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    Foxy reacted to Ashez in 10 Things FMM Needs - By Sam and Ashez   
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    Foxy got a reaction from Ashez in 10 Things FMM Needs - By Sam and Ashez   
    The pitch designer idea speaks to me in a deep and almost primordial way although you can get piss off if you think I’m letting cows all over my pristine mowed pitch!
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    Foxy reacted to samhardy in 10 Things FMM Needs - By Sam and Ashez   
    10 Things FMM Needs - Based On Real Life
    Hello vibe and welcome to this piece brought to you by myself and @Ashez. Both of us have played the series for over a decade now so feel like we are well placed to offer ideas about what the game needs added to it or improved on... And we have tried to take inspiration from real life where necessary.
    Bold - Me
    Normal - Ash
    I'll be the first to admit it's dangerous to start thinking about FMM 2020 right now as it's months away at this point, however with the Premier League ending and the various other competitions coming to a close this month I think it's only natural to think of the year ahead. The buzz word of FMM since the winter update has been "realism" which is why @samhardy and myself have undertaken the task of looking at the present, the past and the future of real life football to find 10 features FMM 2020 needs! We tried to keep our expectations in check and realistic for a game like FMM but in one or two cases we reached for the moon as it's the hope that kills you, so sit back and relax as the article is about to begin! 
    1) Structured Club Mode
    Before this article got to the writing phrase we had a list of ten so it's likely not a good thing I'm instantly going rogue and changing items on the fly, however this section was originally reserved for the need of stats but I think that drum has been beaten enough by me. With that in mind I'd like to put forward the idea of a structured club mode. As it stands the owner of the club in FMM has no real impact and with no director of football or unique people to answer to we can do as we please which I do appreciate, however I think a separate mode where you have more specific targets to meet could be a worthwhile distraction. The requests of a Director Of Football (DoF) mode has been heard before but I think expanding it to a full structure and including an owner could be the way to go. The owner would dictate certain things like budget, style of play and targets which the DoF would also influence and in some cases they might even make your transfers. What if your owner suddenly changes your DoF and you have to scramble to meet a new philosophy or fight to keep your job as he has his own men he fancies for the position. The challenge mode shows to an extent these things could be implemented while other things could also be changed a little to have the desired effect, for example what if Sugar Daddy was in fact a new owner coming in? Bringing with him his own philosophy and targets to meet, the place on the board unlockable could also be edited so it means you've earned the owners trust and he'll accept you instead of having a DoF. This idea has a lot of potential as a side and more challenging mode in my opinion, the base game would be like a "free for all mode" with this being the "storymode", obviously I've not developed the idea a lot here but it's food for thought.
    2) Referee Stats, Personalities, and Histories
    This has been discussed in the past but I find it a very viable and potentially interesting addition to the game which would add a uniqueness to each match. For example in real life some referees are known for letting more go than others while some are more dramatic. I'm thinking on the next opponent preview screen we could get information on the referee like card count, penalty awards, advantages given, experience at said level and so on so we could edit things as needed in an attempt to get an advantage, say for example one ref is card happy so you'd lower your tackling or play less aggressive players while a ref who lets more go could see you ramp up the aggression. With this blanket case referees we currently have we face the same risks of aggression week in week out but having kinder and more difficult referees could be a nice addition, especially As this is something I assume SI have looked at as I've found red cards in continental competitions like the Champions League more frequent than in domestic games. 

    3) A Bug Free Release... Or Certainly A Lot Less Bugs Come Release Day
    Probably the most unrealistic out of everything covered in this article as FMM has more bugs than the Amazon Rainforest, but it has to go down as the most important. There is no point in adding anything new, updating the interface or AI intelligence etc, if the game is still going to be a bug filled mess come release and for the months to follow. I don't know how the testing works for this game or if there is any at all, but what can't continue is for the customers who pay to play the game to find more bugs than people who are employed to develop and test it in the first place. Bugs are essentially a new feature in themselves at this point and you just need to look at members here who deliberately hold off starting a proper save for months until the worst of the bugs have been half-heartedly "fixed" in a patch. We haven't had a good release in the series since 2013 which says it all as for anyone who has played the series for years will remember that as the last great game in it.
    4) Pitch Designer
    This suggestion would add some much needed personality into the game. We've seen some groundsmen in real life have field days with how they cut and design the pitches, Leicester's created different patterns every game just a couple of seasons ago, so why can't we do the same? It could go further than just looks and variations of the pitch when watching the matches. When preparing for a cup match against a team from a much higher division than yours, it would be nice to have the choice to not cut the grass or water the pitch beforehand, which would give your team much more of a chance against an opponent playing slick possession football. Also why not add an option where you can contact the local farmer and get the cattle on the pitch the week before welcoming Manchester City to the Globe Arena as Morecambe manager? This not only would give your team a better chance of causing an upset but would make you as the manager feel more in control of the outcome of the match than the limited tactical instructions the game currently has!
    5) Foreign Objects Easter Eggs
    This one is a little bit of a stretch and for fun but I've always loved the Easter eggs in FMM like the on pitch brawl but one area the game ignores completely is foreign objects on the field which I think would make an ace Easter egg. Obviously I don't want to promote things like streakers or idiots running on the pitch as that can be pretty scary in today's climate but that doesn't mean there aren't more fun or safe options. For example how cool would it be on pitch view to see a wave of colour take over the pitch as your fans pitch invade to celebrate promotion or a trophy like they do in real life? Or how about something as innocent as a wild animal interrupting the field of play as we've seen cats, dogs, squirrels, birds and various other animals disrupt games plenty of times and it would make a sweet Easter egg on rare occasions. What if you're under fan pressure and a little drone or aircraft flies above the pitch with a banner? Or worst of the worst you get defeated by the football bouncing off a beach ball and finding the net! Yes these are silly but I whole heartedly find them charming which would add some much needed personality to the game. 

    6) Goal Music
    Following on from Ash's previous point a part of FMM that could do with major improvement would be the matchday experience. Picture the scene - Messi's regen has just put your Bayern side 16-0 up with 10 minutes to go against some amateur outfit in the German 15th tier. As the ball hits the net you hear the crowd go wild and FMM blasts out Song 2 by Blur for the 16th time in a couple of minutes. For added realism you could get the fans on side by letting them choose the goal music, or SI could make more tracks available to unlock as you journey through your save. After all, FMM is the most realistic managerial simulation out there, so why is this key part of modern day football over looked by the developers? No goal will be "just another goal" in all these 1K challenges we see with goal music, and I would ensure you that it wouldn't get annoying in the slightest.
    7) FMM Virtual Reality
    Virtual Reality is a pretty new development in gaming and things like PSVR don't come cheap, however there are plenty of cheaper cardboard alternatives like Google Cardboard and the unrelated Nintendo Labo headset. These headsets are designed for phones and tablets which are obviously the format of choice for SI and FMM. VR in football is becoming normalised with channels like Sky using VR to show exactly what players and officials see on the pitch and as FMM is meant to be a game of realism where we're the manager it's a perfect fit! Literally putting us in the managers shoes! Obviously the view point of the game would have to change as no manager dictates from a hot air balloon above the ground which would give us a brand new view point and game to understand. To sell the feature SI could add sound effects linking to the previous feature as imagine hearing the roar of the crowd behind you and the dots moving in front of you. Whilst the view point change would take some getting used to it would be a revelation tactically as you'd see alot more at ground level and you could even look to your left or right to see your physio and assistant holding the stats so you have the whole picture. You can't get more realistic than this lads, it's the future.
    8. Dressing Room Politics
    Another key aspect of the modern day game. This season, Norwich City painted the away dressing room pink in a bid to reduce testosterone levels in away players. It worked as they won the title much to Bobby's delight. Now personally I think SI need to take this into account for future FMM games. Not just that, we've seen all sorts of "politics" in the dressing room over the years. From making sure the opposition's showers are cold to not having the heater on. I think we should have similar options to tamper with the opposition in game. This coupled with the earlier pitch suggestion could really make your home ground a fortress, and could make for some interesting news items. "Klopp hopes cold showers at Fleetwood hasn't given players pneumonia". It could also build up some great rivalries between sets of players. Has to be considered. 

    9. The Option To Buy Players With Pork, And Alternative Currencies
    FMM does a good job handling currency as you can set it to whatever you're used to, however why can we only trade in money or players? That might sound like a stupid question but in real life players have been traded for various things, going back just 21 years you could buy a player with Pork.....Yes as in pig meat. In the transfer window of 1998 Ion Radu was transferred for 500 kg of pork which was valued at around £1750, the record transfer that year was Denílson de Oliveir from Sao Paulo to Real Betis for £21.5 million and a £100m player would cost around 29 million kgs or 630,000 pigs! Real life has fascinating oddities and FMM should too, you could easily link this to the first suggestion of this article to take advantage of whatever resource your owner has, come on who doesn't reckon Mike Ashley hasn't tried to sign a player for a few hundred boxes of Reebok Classics.....As we've seen stranger things have happened.
     10) Banning Players From Travelling Into Space, And Extra Contract Clause Options
    In 1999, Sunderland signed midfielder Stefan Schwartz from Valencia for a then large sum of £4M. When it came to contract negotiations, one of the clauses in the Swede's deal was that he was banned from travelling into space whilst contracted to the Black Cats. Now I can already sense the shock running through you reading this that this or similar options aren't included in the game already. It would be dangerous for any of your players to partake in such activities. Injuries could come of it so we should really have the option to ban them from doing so. Also what about some other clause options? It would be nice to ban your winger from going to KFC. Or it could go the other way to benefit the player as well! If he's not happy with a low signing on fee you could cushion the blow with a £25 gift voucher to the local curry house that sponsor the club. Why not? More options = happy FMM players.
     
    That brings us to the end! We hope that you've all enjoyed reading. As we all know, SI pride themselves on FMM being the most realistic managerial simulation available, as proven recently by an image posted by @Mr Tree showing Kevin Nolan being named France manager.
    That's why we feel we've put forward some solid realistic suggestions for @Marc Vaughan and SI to consider. Let us know which ones are your favourites, and any other potential suggestions you have.
    And remember this was absolutely a joint effort so any praise or brutal criticism you want to send my way please send it to @Ashez as well.
    Thanks for reading!
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    Foxy reacted to Ashez in Vibe World Cup 2019: Qualifying Challenge   
    I changed my DP for you.....You monster! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
  5. Funny
    Foxy got a reaction from Ashez in Vibe World Cup 2019: Qualifying Challenge   
    How much do you weigh?
  6. Shocked
    Foxy got a reaction from samhardy in Vibe World Cup 2019: Qualifying Challenge   
    Ffs Sam stop turning me on!!!
  7. Happy
    Foxy got a reaction from Ashez in Foxy is the Boondocks Rogue: Club 2   
    oof indeed!
    Minus the women and money 😕
    Just got to keep going 😀
    Thanks glad you like them 👍🏻
    Thanks Keisuke!
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    Foxy got a reaction from smoggy90 in Vibe World Cup 2019: Qualifying Challenge   
    Welcome to the Vibe World Cup 2019.
    This is the 2nd edition of this team competition with the Welsh combo of @Taff and @Nucleuswinning last years final and @PriZe taking the Golden Mobile award for the competitions top points scorer. We won’t be seeing any of those guys this year with Taff and PriZe both AWOL and Nuke taking a break from competitive events. This means a new name will be on both trophies in 5 weeks time.
    I will be sharing hosting duty’s with 1759 this year and I want to thank him for his excellent input so far and taking some of the burden of posting from me. 
    The Format
    We have 5 teams representing nations from around the world but before we meet them let me run you through the format that the tournament will be taking. 
    Week 1: The pressure is on straight away as week 1 will be a qualifying phase with all 5 teams trying to secure a place in the group stage. The team with the worst score will be heading home this week. Weeks 2-4: This will be a 3 week group stage as teams battle for a place in the final. All 4 teams will compete against one another with points awarded for the best score (5 points) all the way to the worst (1 point) for each challenge. Week 5: The top 2 teams in the group stage will go through to the final where they will face off for the title of world champions. The Teams
    Each team is made up of two Vibers so let’s meet the teams. I sent Vibes roving reporter Sexy Sue   to find out a little more information on the members of each team.
    So let’s meet the competitors.
    Scotland
    The Scots make there VWC debut this year and they will be looking to perform better than the national football team as they have never made it past a World Cup group stage. At first glance these lads don’t seem the most Scottish but delve deeper and it tells a different story.
    @samhardy: We all know Sam as a true lad of the North East but he has his roots in the highlands of Scotland. In fact he may or may not be able to claim he is a direct descendant of Bonnie Prince Charlie and he may or may not be currently in the process of raising an army for another Jacobite rebellion. Either way he loves Irn-Bru and has a lot of family in Scotland and that’s good enough for us.
    @1759: It’s a North East love in for Team Scotland as my co host completes the team. Just like Sam though 1759 has roots and family north of the border and even his display name on Vibe reflects his Scottish roots. Some say he is named after the year that Scottish poet Robert Burns was born whilst others say that 1759 is actually the number of cans of Tennents Super he drinks every week.
    England
    England were beaten finalists last year and the boys are back for another tilt at the title with both Rob and Woody again representing the nation that gave the world the “beautiful game”.
    @Rob: You will all know Rob as the undisputed king of strikerless football but what you may not know is that he is the real life James Bond. He mainly operates in the South West of England trying to foil the plots of the Cornish and there plans to conquer England. He can often also be found frolicking in the waves on Weymouth beach with his latest female assistant after another plot has been prevented.
    @Woody: The Pele of the Potteries is very much the elder statesman of Vibe and can call the former Man Utd player Alan Smith as well as Robbie Williams and Phil “The Power” Taylor close personal friends. What you may not know is that Woodys first job was on the titanic and in an interview given in 1920 he said this about that time “I was gutted when that ship sank as I loved being it’s captain”.
    Japan
    The Japanese make there VWC debut this year and will be hoping to mark it with victory.
    @Ashez: Where would Vibe be without the input of this man over the years?!? He is also venerated in the land of the rising sun with statues in town squares and a national holiday every year on his birthday. This may surprise you that a nation could so love a normal lad from Shrewsbury but a recent report on this phenomenon in the Financial Times shed light on the subject with it stating. Over the years Ashley Sale has become vital to the Japanese economy simply by virtue of the amount of Nintendo games and paraphernalia he buys every year. Estimates by Tokyo University state that his spending alone is worth £9.2b to the Japanese economy.
    @Foxy: My hope is that some of Ashez fame and glory will reflect back onto me.
    Czechia
    Another new team joins the party.
    @smoggy90: After a strong performance in the VPL this year Smoggy will be looking to maintain that form in the VWC. Smoggy is a man who enjoys many of Czechia exports especially the Staropramen and in fact enjoys the city of Prague so much he “accidentally” missed his flight on his last visit just to fit in more drinking time.
    @Mr Tree: Legend has it that a wandering Irish Bard planted an acorn whilst visiting the town of Staines on the outskirts of London. As that sapling grew he dreamed of the forests of Central Europe and the beer of Bohemia which would help him grow into a mighty oak. That’s why he uprooted himself in 2008 and moved to the Czech Republic so that he could plant a few wild acorns of his own.
    Brazil
    You can’t have a World Cup without the Brazilians but we aren’t exactly brimming with them round here especially as FMM isn’t for sale over there. Luckily the powers that be have rushed through passports for 2 of our members and put them up in all expenses paid penthouses over looking Copacabana beach for the duration of there participation in the tournament.
    @Kanegan:Despite taking Brazilian citizenship for this event Kanegan is still a proud Indian and he is hoping that he can be successful in the VWC and take some of his homelands attention away from the Cricket and onto football for awhile. In an interview with Sexy Sue he said “Well, the popularity of ISL i.e the franchise based competition similar to IPL has been increasing with every passing year and of course my country has already fallen head over heels in love after seeing my managerial skills and posting my 1st ever 1KC”.
    @DutchTony: Speculation has been rife since Dutchtony joined Vibe as to just how Dutch Tony actually is. Sexy Sue spent 6 months digging around into his past and found absolutely nothing so instead just put this question to Tony and he was forthright with his answer
    “With my dad being from Cape Town South Africa, there will be the obvious Dutch connection if you go back far enough but that's about it.
    The reason for the nickname - One day many moons ago I was chatting with some friends about my dad's background and the history of his country. I was also wearing a bright orange T shirt at the time similar to the Dutch National Team. Out of nowhere someone piped up - "Hey Dutch Tony", And the name just stuck. 
    How Dutch am I? 
    Not very...“
     
    That ladies and gentlemen is your 5 teams that will be looking to be crowned world champions.
     Golden Mobile Award
    The Golden Mobile award will be presented at the end of the tournament to the competitor that scores the most points across all the challenges.
    Team Member Numbers
    One final piece of business is the matter of each competitors team member number. In each challenge you and your teammate will be using different teams or players. This ensures some variety in the competition and also stops both teammates just doing the same thing.
    You are all numbered either 1 or 2 and I have already told you in your team PM what number you are but just to remind you here they are again.
    Team Members Number 1: @samhardy, @Rob, @Ashez, @smoggy90, @Kanegan
    Team Members Number 2: @1759, @Woody, @Foxy, @Mr Tree, @DutchTony
     
    The first challenge will go live tomorrow so in the mean time banter amongst yourself.
     
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    Foxy got a reaction from smoggy90 in Vibe World Cup 2019: Qualifying Challenge   
    Welcome to the Vibe World Cup 2019.
    This is the 2nd edition of this team competition with the Welsh combo of @Taff and @Nucleuswinning last years final and @PriZe taking the Golden Mobile award for the competitions top points scorer. We won’t be seeing any of those guys this year with Taff and PriZe both AWOL and Nuke taking a break from competitive events. This means a new name will be on both trophies in 5 weeks time.
    I will be sharing hosting duty’s with 1759 this year and I want to thank him for his excellent input so far and taking some of the burden of posting from me. 
    The Format
    We have 5 teams representing nations from around the world but before we meet them let me run you through the format that the tournament will be taking. 
    Week 1: The pressure is on straight away as week 1 will be a qualifying phase with all 5 teams trying to secure a place in the group stage. The team with the worst score will be heading home this week. Weeks 2-4: This will be a 3 week group stage as teams battle for a place in the final. All 4 teams will compete against one another with points awarded for the best score (5 points) all the way to the worst (1 point) for each challenge. Week 5: The top 2 teams in the group stage will go through to the final where they will face off for the title of world champions. The Teams
    Each team is made up of two Vibers so let’s meet the teams. I sent Vibes roving reporter Sexy Sue   to find out a little more information on the members of each team.
    So let’s meet the competitors.
    Scotland
    The Scots make there VWC debut this year and they will be looking to perform better than the national football team as they have never made it past a World Cup group stage. At first glance these lads don’t seem the most Scottish but delve deeper and it tells a different story.
    @samhardy: We all know Sam as a true lad of the North East but he has his roots in the highlands of Scotland. In fact he may or may not be able to claim he is a direct descendant of Bonnie Prince Charlie and he may or may not be currently in the process of raising an army for another Jacobite rebellion. Either way he loves Irn-Bru and has a lot of family in Scotland and that’s good enough for us.
    @1759: It’s a North East love in for Team Scotland as my co host completes the team. Just like Sam though 1759 has roots and family north of the border and even his display name on Vibe reflects his Scottish roots. Some say he is named after the year that Scottish poet Robert Burns was born whilst others say that 1759 is actually the number of cans of Tennents Super he drinks every week.
    England
    England were beaten finalists last year and the boys are back for another tilt at the title with both Rob and Woody again representing the nation that gave the world the “beautiful game”.
    @Rob: You will all know Rob as the undisputed king of strikerless football but what you may not know is that he is the real life James Bond. He mainly operates in the South West of England trying to foil the plots of the Cornish and there plans to conquer England. He can often also be found frolicking in the waves on Weymouth beach with his latest female assistant after another plot has been prevented.
    @Woody: The Pele of the Potteries is very much the elder statesman of Vibe and can call the former Man Utd player Alan Smith as well as Robbie Williams and Phil “The Power” Taylor close personal friends. What you may not know is that Woodys first job was on the titanic and in an interview given in 1920 he said this about that time “I was gutted when that ship sank as I loved being it’s captain”.
    Japan
    The Japanese make there VWC debut this year and will be hoping to mark it with victory.
    @Ashez: Where would Vibe be without the input of this man over the years?!? He is also venerated in the land of the rising sun with statues in town squares and a national holiday every year on his birthday. This may surprise you that a nation could so love a normal lad from Shrewsbury but a recent report on this phenomenon in the Financial Times shed light on the subject with it stating. Over the years Ashley Sale has become vital to the Japanese economy simply by virtue of the amount of Nintendo games and paraphernalia he buys every year. Estimates by Tokyo University state that his spending alone is worth £9.2b to the Japanese economy.
    @Foxy: My hope is that some of Ashez fame and glory will reflect back onto me.
    Czechia
    Another new team joins the party.
    @smoggy90: After a strong performance in the VPL this year Smoggy will be looking to maintain that form in the VWC. Smoggy is a man who enjoys many of Czechia exports especially the Staropramen and in fact enjoys the city of Prague so much he “accidentally” missed his flight on his last visit just to fit in more drinking time.
    @Mr Tree: Legend has it that a wandering Irish Bard planted an acorn whilst visiting the town of Staines on the outskirts of London. As that sapling grew he dreamed of the forests of Central Europe and the beer of Bohemia which would help him grow into a mighty oak. That’s why he uprooted himself in 2008 and moved to the Czech Republic so that he could plant a few wild acorns of his own.
    Brazil
    You can’t have a World Cup without the Brazilians but we aren’t exactly brimming with them round here especially as FMM isn’t for sale over there. Luckily the powers that be have rushed through passports for 2 of our members and put them up in all expenses paid penthouses over looking Copacabana beach for the duration of there participation in the tournament.
    @Kanegan:Despite taking Brazilian citizenship for this event Kanegan is still a proud Indian and he is hoping that he can be successful in the VWC and take some of his homelands attention away from the Cricket and onto football for awhile. In an interview with Sexy Sue he said “Well, the popularity of ISL i.e the franchise based competition similar to IPL has been increasing with every passing year and of course my country has already fallen head over heels in love after seeing my managerial skills and posting my 1st ever 1KC”.
    @DutchTony: Speculation has been rife since Dutchtony joined Vibe as to just how Dutch Tony actually is. Sexy Sue spent 6 months digging around into his past and found absolutely nothing so instead just put this question to Tony and he was forthright with his answer
    “With my dad being from Cape Town South Africa, there will be the obvious Dutch connection if you go back far enough but that's about it.
    The reason for the nickname - One day many moons ago I was chatting with some friends about my dad's background and the history of his country. I was also wearing a bright orange T shirt at the time similar to the Dutch National Team. Out of nowhere someone piped up - "Hey Dutch Tony", And the name just stuck. 
    How Dutch am I? 
    Not very...“
     
    That ladies and gentlemen is your 5 teams that will be looking to be crowned world champions.
     Golden Mobile Award
    The Golden Mobile award will be presented at the end of the tournament to the competitor that scores the most points across all the challenges.
    Team Member Numbers
    One final piece of business is the matter of each competitors team member number. In each challenge you and your teammate will be using different teams or players. This ensures some variety in the competition and also stops both teammates just doing the same thing.
    You are all numbered either 1 or 2 and I have already told you in your team PM what number you are but just to remind you here they are again.
    Team Members Number 1: @samhardy, @Rob, @Ashez, @smoggy90, @Kanegan
    Team Members Number 2: @1759, @Woody, @Foxy, @Mr Tree, @DutchTony
     
    The first challenge will go live tomorrow so in the mean time banter amongst yourself.
     
  10. Favourite
    Foxy got a reaction from smoggy90 in Vibe World Cup 2019: Qualifying Challenge   
    Welcome to the Vibe World Cup 2019.
    This is the 2nd edition of this team competition with the Welsh combo of @Taff and @Nucleuswinning last years final and @PriZe taking the Golden Mobile award for the competitions top points scorer. We won’t be seeing any of those guys this year with Taff and PriZe both AWOL and Nuke taking a break from competitive events. This means a new name will be on both trophies in 5 weeks time.
    I will be sharing hosting duty’s with 1759 this year and I want to thank him for his excellent input so far and taking some of the burden of posting from me. 
    The Format
    We have 5 teams representing nations from around the world but before we meet them let me run you through the format that the tournament will be taking. 
    Week 1: The pressure is on straight away as week 1 will be a qualifying phase with all 5 teams trying to secure a place in the group stage. The team with the worst score will be heading home this week. Weeks 2-4: This will be a 3 week group stage as teams battle for a place in the final. All 4 teams will compete against one another with points awarded for the best score (5 points) all the way to the worst (1 point) for each challenge. Week 5: The top 2 teams in the group stage will go through to the final where they will face off for the title of world champions. The Teams
    Each team is made up of two Vibers so let’s meet the teams. I sent Vibes roving reporter Sexy Sue   to find out a little more information on the members of each team.
    So let’s meet the competitors.
    Scotland
    The Scots make there VWC debut this year and they will be looking to perform better than the national football team as they have never made it past a World Cup group stage. At first glance these lads don’t seem the most Scottish but delve deeper and it tells a different story.
    @samhardy: We all know Sam as a true lad of the North East but he has his roots in the highlands of Scotland. In fact he may or may not be able to claim he is a direct descendant of Bonnie Prince Charlie and he may or may not be currently in the process of raising an army for another Jacobite rebellion. Either way he loves Irn-Bru and has a lot of family in Scotland and that’s good enough for us.
    @1759: It’s a North East love in for Team Scotland as my co host completes the team. Just like Sam though 1759 has roots and family north of the border and even his display name on Vibe reflects his Scottish roots. Some say he is named after the year that Scottish poet Robert Burns was born whilst others say that 1759 is actually the number of cans of Tennents Super he drinks every week.
    England
    England were beaten finalists last year and the boys are back for another tilt at the title with both Rob and Woody again representing the nation that gave the world the “beautiful game”.
    @Rob: You will all know Rob as the undisputed king of strikerless football but what you may not know is that he is the real life James Bond. He mainly operates in the South West of England trying to foil the plots of the Cornish and there plans to conquer England. He can often also be found frolicking in the waves on Weymouth beach with his latest female assistant after another plot has been prevented.
    @Woody: The Pele of the Potteries is very much the elder statesman of Vibe and can call the former Man Utd player Alan Smith as well as Robbie Williams and Phil “The Power” Taylor close personal friends. What you may not know is that Woodys first job was on the titanic and in an interview given in 1920 he said this about that time “I was gutted when that ship sank as I loved being it’s captain”.
    Japan
    The Japanese make there VWC debut this year and will be hoping to mark it with victory.
    @Ashez: Where would Vibe be without the input of this man over the years?!? He is also venerated in the land of the rising sun with statues in town squares and a national holiday every year on his birthday. This may surprise you that a nation could so love a normal lad from Shrewsbury but a recent report on this phenomenon in the Financial Times shed light on the subject with it stating. Over the years Ashley Sale has become vital to the Japanese economy simply by virtue of the amount of Nintendo games and paraphernalia he buys every year. Estimates by Tokyo University state that his spending alone is worth £9.2b to the Japanese economy.
    @Foxy: My hope is that some of Ashez fame and glory will reflect back onto me.
    Czechia
    Another new team joins the party.
    @smoggy90: After a strong performance in the VPL this year Smoggy will be looking to maintain that form in the VWC. Smoggy is a man who enjoys many of Czechia exports especially the Staropramen and in fact enjoys the city of Prague so much he “accidentally” missed his flight on his last visit just to fit in more drinking time.
    @Mr Tree: Legend has it that a wandering Irish Bard planted an acorn whilst visiting the town of Staines on the outskirts of London. As that sapling grew he dreamed of the forests of Central Europe and the beer of Bohemia which would help him grow into a mighty oak. That’s why he uprooted himself in 2008 and moved to the Czech Republic so that he could plant a few wild acorns of his own.
    Brazil
    You can’t have a World Cup without the Brazilians but we aren’t exactly brimming with them round here especially as FMM isn’t for sale over there. Luckily the powers that be have rushed through passports for 2 of our members and put them up in all expenses paid penthouses over looking Copacabana beach for the duration of there participation in the tournament.
    @Kanegan:Despite taking Brazilian citizenship for this event Kanegan is still a proud Indian and he is hoping that he can be successful in the VWC and take some of his homelands attention away from the Cricket and onto football for awhile. In an interview with Sexy Sue he said “Well, the popularity of ISL i.e the franchise based competition similar to IPL has been increasing with every passing year and of course my country has already fallen head over heels in love after seeing my managerial skills and posting my 1st ever 1KC”.
    @DutchTony: Speculation has been rife since Dutchtony joined Vibe as to just how Dutch Tony actually is. Sexy Sue spent 6 months digging around into his past and found absolutely nothing so instead just put this question to Tony and he was forthright with his answer
    “With my dad being from Cape Town South Africa, there will be the obvious Dutch connection if you go back far enough but that's about it.
    The reason for the nickname - One day many moons ago I was chatting with some friends about my dad's background and the history of his country. I was also wearing a bright orange T shirt at the time similar to the Dutch National Team. Out of nowhere someone piped up - "Hey Dutch Tony", And the name just stuck. 
    How Dutch am I? 
    Not very...“
     
    That ladies and gentlemen is your 5 teams that will be looking to be crowned world champions.
     Golden Mobile Award
    The Golden Mobile award will be presented at the end of the tournament to the competitor that scores the most points across all the challenges.
    Team Member Numbers
    One final piece of business is the matter of each competitors team member number. In each challenge you and your teammate will be using different teams or players. This ensures some variety in the competition and also stops both teammates just doing the same thing.
    You are all numbered either 1 or 2 and I have already told you in your team PM what number you are but just to remind you here they are again.
    Team Members Number 1: @samhardy, @Rob, @Ashez, @smoggy90, @Kanegan
    Team Members Number 2: @1759, @Woody, @Foxy, @Mr Tree, @DutchTony
     
    The first challenge will go live tomorrow so in the mean time banter amongst yourself.
     
  11. Favourite
    Foxy got a reaction from smoggy90 in Vibe World Cup 2019: Qualifying Challenge   
    Welcome to the Vibe World Cup 2019.
    This is the 2nd edition of this team competition with the Welsh combo of @Taff and @Nucleuswinning last years final and @PriZe taking the Golden Mobile award for the competitions top points scorer. We won’t be seeing any of those guys this year with Taff and PriZe both AWOL and Nuke taking a break from competitive events. This means a new name will be on both trophies in 5 weeks time.
    I will be sharing hosting duty’s with 1759 this year and I want to thank him for his excellent input so far and taking some of the burden of posting from me. 
    The Format
    We have 5 teams representing nations from around the world but before we meet them let me run you through the format that the tournament will be taking. 
    Week 1: The pressure is on straight away as week 1 will be a qualifying phase with all 5 teams trying to secure a place in the group stage. The team with the worst score will be heading home this week. Weeks 2-4: This will be a 3 week group stage as teams battle for a place in the final. All 4 teams will compete against one another with points awarded for the best score (5 points) all the way to the worst (1 point) for each challenge. Week 5: The top 2 teams in the group stage will go through to the final where they will face off for the title of world champions. The Teams
    Each team is made up of two Vibers so let’s meet the teams. I sent Vibes roving reporter Sexy Sue   to find out a little more information on the members of each team.
    So let’s meet the competitors.
    Scotland
    The Scots make there VWC debut this year and they will be looking to perform better than the national football team as they have never made it past a World Cup group stage. At first glance these lads don’t seem the most Scottish but delve deeper and it tells a different story.
    @samhardy: We all know Sam as a true lad of the North East but he has his roots in the highlands of Scotland. In fact he may or may not be able to claim he is a direct descendant of Bonnie Prince Charlie and he may or may not be currently in the process of raising an army for another Jacobite rebellion. Either way he loves Irn-Bru and has a lot of family in Scotland and that’s good enough for us.
    @1759: It’s a North East love in for Team Scotland as my co host completes the team. Just like Sam though 1759 has roots and family north of the border and even his display name on Vibe reflects his Scottish roots. Some say he is named after the year that Scottish poet Robert Burns was born whilst others say that 1759 is actually the number of cans of Tennents Super he drinks every week.
    England
    England were beaten finalists last year and the boys are back for another tilt at the title with both Rob and Woody again representing the nation that gave the world the “beautiful game”.
    @Rob: You will all know Rob as the undisputed king of strikerless football but what you may not know is that he is the real life James Bond. He mainly operates in the South West of England trying to foil the plots of the Cornish and there plans to conquer England. He can often also be found frolicking in the waves on Weymouth beach with his latest female assistant after another plot has been prevented.
    @Woody: The Pele of the Potteries is very much the elder statesman of Vibe and can call the former Man Utd player Alan Smith as well as Robbie Williams and Phil “The Power” Taylor close personal friends. What you may not know is that Woodys first job was on the titanic and in an interview given in 1920 he said this about that time “I was gutted when that ship sank as I loved being it’s captain”.
    Japan
    The Japanese make there VWC debut this year and will be hoping to mark it with victory.
    @Ashez: Where would Vibe be without the input of this man over the years?!? He is also venerated in the land of the rising sun with statues in town squares and a national holiday every year on his birthday. This may surprise you that a nation could so love a normal lad from Shrewsbury but a recent report on this phenomenon in the Financial Times shed light on the subject with it stating. Over the years Ashley Sale has become vital to the Japanese economy simply by virtue of the amount of Nintendo games and paraphernalia he buys every year. Estimates by Tokyo University state that his spending alone is worth £9.2b to the Japanese economy.
    @Foxy: My hope is that some of Ashez fame and glory will reflect back onto me.
    Czechia
    Another new team joins the party.
    @smoggy90: After a strong performance in the VPL this year Smoggy will be looking to maintain that form in the VWC. Smoggy is a man who enjoys many of Czechia exports especially the Staropramen and in fact enjoys the city of Prague so much he “accidentally” missed his flight on his last visit just to fit in more drinking time.
    @Mr Tree: Legend has it that a wandering Irish Bard planted an acorn whilst visiting the town of Staines on the outskirts of London. As that sapling grew he dreamed of the forests of Central Europe and the beer of Bohemia which would help him grow into a mighty oak. That’s why he uprooted himself in 2008 and moved to the Czech Republic so that he could plant a few wild acorns of his own.
    Brazil
    You can’t have a World Cup without the Brazilians but we aren’t exactly brimming with them round here especially as FMM isn’t for sale over there. Luckily the powers that be have rushed through passports for 2 of our members and put them up in all expenses paid penthouses over looking Copacabana beach for the duration of there participation in the tournament.
    @Kanegan:Despite taking Brazilian citizenship for this event Kanegan is still a proud Indian and he is hoping that he can be successful in the VWC and take some of his homelands attention away from the Cricket and onto football for awhile. In an interview with Sexy Sue he said “Well, the popularity of ISL i.e the franchise based competition similar to IPL has been increasing with every passing year and of course my country has already fallen head over heels in love after seeing my managerial skills and posting my 1st ever 1KC”.
    @DutchTony: Speculation has been rife since Dutchtony joined Vibe as to just how Dutch Tony actually is. Sexy Sue spent 6 months digging around into his past and found absolutely nothing so instead just put this question to Tony and he was forthright with his answer
    “With my dad being from Cape Town South Africa, there will be the obvious Dutch connection if you go back far enough but that's about it.
    The reason for the nickname - One day many moons ago I was chatting with some friends about my dad's background and the history of his country. I was also wearing a bright orange T shirt at the time similar to the Dutch National Team. Out of nowhere someone piped up - "Hey Dutch Tony", And the name just stuck. 
    How Dutch am I? 
    Not very...“
     
    That ladies and gentlemen is your 5 teams that will be looking to be crowned world champions.
     Golden Mobile Award
    The Golden Mobile award will be presented at the end of the tournament to the competitor that scores the most points across all the challenges.
    Team Member Numbers
    One final piece of business is the matter of each competitors team member number. In each challenge you and your teammate will be using different teams or players. This ensures some variety in the competition and also stops both teammates just doing the same thing.
    You are all numbered either 1 or 2 and I have already told you in your team PM what number you are but just to remind you here they are again.
    Team Members Number 1: @samhardy, @Rob, @Ashez, @smoggy90, @Kanegan
    Team Members Number 2: @1759, @Woody, @Foxy, @Mr Tree, @DutchTony
     
    The first challenge will go live tomorrow so in the mean time banter amongst yourself.
     
  12. Favourite
    Foxy got a reaction from smoggy90 in Vibe World Cup 2019: Qualifying Challenge   
    Welcome to the Vibe World Cup 2019.
    This is the 2nd edition of this team competition with the Welsh combo of @Taff and @Nucleuswinning last years final and @PriZe taking the Golden Mobile award for the competitions top points scorer. We won’t be seeing any of those guys this year with Taff and PriZe both AWOL and Nuke taking a break from competitive events. This means a new name will be on both trophies in 5 weeks time.
    I will be sharing hosting duty’s with 1759 this year and I want to thank him for his excellent input so far and taking some of the burden of posting from me. 
    The Format
    We have 5 teams representing nations from around the world but before we meet them let me run you through the format that the tournament will be taking. 
    Week 1: The pressure is on straight away as week 1 will be a qualifying phase with all 5 teams trying to secure a place in the group stage. The team with the worst score will be heading home this week. Weeks 2-4: This will be a 3 week group stage as teams battle for a place in the final. All 4 teams will compete against one another with points awarded for the best score (5 points) all the way to the worst (1 point) for each challenge. Week 5: The top 2 teams in the group stage will go through to the final where they will face off for the title of world champions. The Teams
    Each team is made up of two Vibers so let’s meet the teams. I sent Vibes roving reporter Sexy Sue   to find out a little more information on the members of each team.
    So let’s meet the competitors.
    Scotland
    The Scots make there VWC debut this year and they will be looking to perform better than the national football team as they have never made it past a World Cup group stage. At first glance these lads don’t seem the most Scottish but delve deeper and it tells a different story.
    @samhardy: We all know Sam as a true lad of the North East but he has his roots in the highlands of Scotland. In fact he may or may not be able to claim he is a direct descendant of Bonnie Prince Charlie and he may or may not be currently in the process of raising an army for another Jacobite rebellion. Either way he loves Irn-Bru and has a lot of family in Scotland and that’s good enough for us.
    @1759: It’s a North East love in for Team Scotland as my co host completes the team. Just like Sam though 1759 has roots and family north of the border and even his display name on Vibe reflects his Scottish roots. Some say he is named after the year that Scottish poet Robert Burns was born whilst others say that 1759 is actually the number of cans of Tennents Super he drinks every week.
    England
    England were beaten finalists last year and the boys are back for another tilt at the title with both Rob and Woody again representing the nation that gave the world the “beautiful game”.
    @Rob: You will all know Rob as the undisputed king of strikerless football but what you may not know is that he is the real life James Bond. He mainly operates in the South West of England trying to foil the plots of the Cornish and there plans to conquer England. He can often also be found frolicking in the waves on Weymouth beach with his latest female assistant after another plot has been prevented.
    @Woody: The Pele of the Potteries is very much the elder statesman of Vibe and can call the former Man Utd player Alan Smith as well as Robbie Williams and Phil “The Power” Taylor close personal friends. What you may not know is that Woodys first job was on the titanic and in an interview given in 1920 he said this about that time “I was gutted when that ship sank as I loved being it’s captain”.
    Japan
    The Japanese make there VWC debut this year and will be hoping to mark it with victory.
    @Ashez: Where would Vibe be without the input of this man over the years?!? He is also venerated in the land of the rising sun with statues in town squares and a national holiday every year on his birthday. This may surprise you that a nation could so love a normal lad from Shrewsbury but a recent report on this phenomenon in the Financial Times shed light on the subject with it stating. Over the years Ashley Sale has become vital to the Japanese economy simply by virtue of the amount of Nintendo games and paraphernalia he buys every year. Estimates by Tokyo University state that his spending alone is worth £9.2b to the Japanese economy.
    @Foxy: My hope is that some of Ashez fame and glory will reflect back onto me.
    Czechia
    Another new team joins the party.
    @smoggy90: After a strong performance in the VPL this year Smoggy will be looking to maintain that form in the VWC. Smoggy is a man who enjoys many of Czechia exports especially the Staropramen and in fact enjoys the city of Prague so much he “accidentally” missed his flight on his last visit just to fit in more drinking time.
    @Mr Tree: Legend has it that a wandering Irish Bard planted an acorn whilst visiting the town of Staines on the outskirts of London. As that sapling grew he dreamed of the forests of Central Europe and the beer of Bohemia which would help him grow into a mighty oak. That’s why he uprooted himself in 2008 and moved to the Czech Republic so that he could plant a few wild acorns of his own.
    Brazil
    You can’t have a World Cup without the Brazilians but we aren’t exactly brimming with them round here especially as FMM isn’t for sale over there. Luckily the powers that be have rushed through passports for 2 of our members and put them up in all expenses paid penthouses over looking Copacabana beach for the duration of there participation in the tournament.
    @Kanegan:Despite taking Brazilian citizenship for this event Kanegan is still a proud Indian and he is hoping that he can be successful in the VWC and take some of his homelands attention away from the Cricket and onto football for awhile. In an interview with Sexy Sue he said “Well, the popularity of ISL i.e the franchise based competition similar to IPL has been increasing with every passing year and of course my country has already fallen head over heels in love after seeing my managerial skills and posting my 1st ever 1KC”.
    @DutchTony: Speculation has been rife since Dutchtony joined Vibe as to just how Dutch Tony actually is. Sexy Sue spent 6 months digging around into his past and found absolutely nothing so instead just put this question to Tony and he was forthright with his answer
    “With my dad being from Cape Town South Africa, there will be the obvious Dutch connection if you go back far enough but that's about it.
    The reason for the nickname - One day many moons ago I was chatting with some friends about my dad's background and the history of his country. I was also wearing a bright orange T shirt at the time similar to the Dutch National Team. Out of nowhere someone piped up - "Hey Dutch Tony", And the name just stuck. 
    How Dutch am I? 
    Not very...“
     
    That ladies and gentlemen is your 5 teams that will be looking to be crowned world champions.
     Golden Mobile Award
    The Golden Mobile award will be presented at the end of the tournament to the competitor that scores the most points across all the challenges.
    Team Member Numbers
    One final piece of business is the matter of each competitors team member number. In each challenge you and your teammate will be using different teams or players. This ensures some variety in the competition and also stops both teammates just doing the same thing.
    You are all numbered either 1 or 2 and I have already told you in your team PM what number you are but just to remind you here they are again.
    Team Members Number 1: @samhardy, @Rob, @Ashez, @smoggy90, @Kanegan
    Team Members Number 2: @1759, @Woody, @Foxy, @Mr Tree, @DutchTony
     
    The first challenge will go live tomorrow so in the mean time banter amongst yourself.
     
  13. Favourite
    Foxy got a reaction from smoggy90 in Vibe World Cup 2019: Qualifying Challenge   
    Welcome to the Vibe World Cup 2019.
    This is the 2nd edition of this team competition with the Welsh combo of @Taff and @Nucleuswinning last years final and @PriZe taking the Golden Mobile award for the competitions top points scorer. We won’t be seeing any of those guys this year with Taff and PriZe both AWOL and Nuke taking a break from competitive events. This means a new name will be on both trophies in 5 weeks time.
    I will be sharing hosting duty’s with 1759 this year and I want to thank him for his excellent input so far and taking some of the burden of posting from me. 
    The Format
    We have 5 teams representing nations from around the world but before we meet them let me run you through the format that the tournament will be taking. 
    Week 1: The pressure is on straight away as week 1 will be a qualifying phase with all 5 teams trying to secure a place in the group stage. The team with the worst score will be heading home this week. Weeks 2-4: This will be a 3 week group stage as teams battle for a place in the final. All 4 teams will compete against one another with points awarded for the best score (5 points) all the way to the worst (1 point) for each challenge. Week 5: The top 2 teams in the group stage will go through to the final where they will face off for the title of world champions. The Teams
    Each team is made up of two Vibers so let’s meet the teams. I sent Vibes roving reporter Sexy Sue   to find out a little more information on the members of each team.
    So let’s meet the competitors.
    Scotland
    The Scots make there VWC debut this year and they will be looking to perform better than the national football team as they have never made it past a World Cup group stage. At first glance these lads don’t seem the most Scottish but delve deeper and it tells a different story.
    @samhardy: We all know Sam as a true lad of the North East but he has his roots in the highlands of Scotland. In fact he may or may not be able to claim he is a direct descendant of Bonnie Prince Charlie and he may or may not be currently in the process of raising an army for another Jacobite rebellion. Either way he loves Irn-Bru and has a lot of family in Scotland and that’s good enough for us.
    @1759: It’s a North East love in for Team Scotland as my co host completes the team. Just like Sam though 1759 has roots and family north of the border and even his display name on Vibe reflects his Scottish roots. Some say he is named after the year that Scottish poet Robert Burns was born whilst others say that 1759 is actually the number of cans of Tennents Super he drinks every week.
    England
    England were beaten finalists last year and the boys are back for another tilt at the title with both Rob and Woody again representing the nation that gave the world the “beautiful game”.
    @Rob: You will all know Rob as the undisputed king of strikerless football but what you may not know is that he is the real life James Bond. He mainly operates in the South West of England trying to foil the plots of the Cornish and there plans to conquer England. He can often also be found frolicking in the waves on Weymouth beach with his latest female assistant after another plot has been prevented.
    @Woody: The Pele of the Potteries is very much the elder statesman of Vibe and can call the former Man Utd player Alan Smith as well as Robbie Williams and Phil “The Power” Taylor close personal friends. What you may not know is that Woodys first job was on the titanic and in an interview given in 1920 he said this about that time “I was gutted when that ship sank as I loved being it’s captain”.
    Japan
    The Japanese make there VWC debut this year and will be hoping to mark it with victory.
    @Ashez: Where would Vibe be without the input of this man over the years?!? He is also venerated in the land of the rising sun with statues in town squares and a national holiday every year on his birthday. This may surprise you that a nation could so love a normal lad from Shrewsbury but a recent report on this phenomenon in the Financial Times shed light on the subject with it stating. Over the years Ashley Sale has become vital to the Japanese economy simply by virtue of the amount of Nintendo games and paraphernalia he buys every year. Estimates by Tokyo University state that his spending alone is worth £9.2b to the Japanese economy.
    @Foxy: My hope is that some of Ashez fame and glory will reflect back onto me.
    Czechia
    Another new team joins the party.
    @smoggy90: After a strong performance in the VPL this year Smoggy will be looking to maintain that form in the VWC. Smoggy is a man who enjoys many of Czechia exports especially the Staropramen and in fact enjoys the city of Prague so much he “accidentally” missed his flight on his last visit just to fit in more drinking time.
    @Mr Tree: Legend has it that a wandering Irish Bard planted an acorn whilst visiting the town of Staines on the outskirts of London. As that sapling grew he dreamed of the forests of Central Europe and the beer of Bohemia which would help him grow into a mighty oak. That’s why he uprooted himself in 2008 and moved to the Czech Republic so that he could plant a few wild acorns of his own.
    Brazil
    You can’t have a World Cup without the Brazilians but we aren’t exactly brimming with them round here especially as FMM isn’t for sale over there. Luckily the powers that be have rushed through passports for 2 of our members and put them up in all expenses paid penthouses over looking Copacabana beach for the duration of there participation in the tournament.
    @Kanegan:Despite taking Brazilian citizenship for this event Kanegan is still a proud Indian and he is hoping that he can be successful in the VWC and take some of his homelands attention away from the Cricket and onto football for awhile. In an interview with Sexy Sue he said “Well, the popularity of ISL i.e the franchise based competition similar to IPL has been increasing with every passing year and of course my country has already fallen head over heels in love after seeing my managerial skills and posting my 1st ever 1KC”.
    @DutchTony: Speculation has been rife since Dutchtony joined Vibe as to just how Dutch Tony actually is. Sexy Sue spent 6 months digging around into his past and found absolutely nothing so instead just put this question to Tony and he was forthright with his answer
    “With my dad being from Cape Town South Africa, there will be the obvious Dutch connection if you go back far enough but that's about it.
    The reason for the nickname - One day many moons ago I was chatting with some friends about my dad's background and the history of his country. I was also wearing a bright orange T shirt at the time similar to the Dutch National Team. Out of nowhere someone piped up - "Hey Dutch Tony", And the name just stuck. 
    How Dutch am I? 
    Not very...“
     
    That ladies and gentlemen is your 5 teams that will be looking to be crowned world champions.
     Golden Mobile Award
    The Golden Mobile award will be presented at the end of the tournament to the competitor that scores the most points across all the challenges.
    Team Member Numbers
    One final piece of business is the matter of each competitors team member number. In each challenge you and your teammate will be using different teams or players. This ensures some variety in the competition and also stops both teammates just doing the same thing.
    You are all numbered either 1 or 2 and I have already told you in your team PM what number you are but just to remind you here they are again.
    Team Members Number 1: @samhardy, @Rob, @Ashez, @smoggy90, @Kanegan
    Team Members Number 2: @1759, @Woody, @Foxy, @Mr Tree, @DutchTony
     
    The first challenge will go live tomorrow so in the mean time banter amongst yourself.
     
  14. Shocked
    Foxy got a reaction from samhardy in Nintendo   
    Maybe you just secretly love Nintendo.
  15. Happy
    Foxy got a reaction from 1759 in Ian - Double Trouble! Season 3   
    I definitely didn’t create this challenge as it long predates my arrival on Vibe. I just posted it this year.
    Good luck with this as 2 up top tactics can be tricky to get right.
  16. Shocked
    Foxy reacted to Woody in Foxy is the Boondocks Rogue: Club 2   
    Yup...definately drivel!😅😅
     
  17. Happy
    Foxy got a reaction from Nucleus in Nucleus attempts to sell them Slowly   
    Nice to see Fullkrug get some love after his years as Mitros understudy for me. The guys a beast.
    My vote is in.
  18. Favourite
    Foxy got a reaction from Ashez in Foxy is the Boondocks Rogue: Club 2   
    Introduction
    Welcome to what could be a very frustrating career for me but hopefully it will be entertaining as well for both me to play and you guys to watch. Once I finished my Mitrovic 1kc and 80 Games saves I had planned that I would take a little break from posting careers especially with a house move coming up in the next few weeks but for some reason I had about a week off the game and now feeling raring to go with something new. One thing I have never done during my time playing CM/FM and now FMM is change clubs during a save and for the last few years I have hardly done any LLM so this save is going to tick both those boxes. This will also be my first (and maybe only ever) save using the OME.
    This isn’t a new idea as @Ashez created this idea back in the FMM17 days. Back in the autumn when FMM19 was all shiny and new Ash linked me to his version of this and I had a read through and loved the idea and put it on my “to do list”. It got put on the back burner for a while especially as someone else made an attempt at it in the autumn but didn’t get far into it. 
    Now it’s my turn to attempt
    The Lower League Rogue
    The idea of this save is that I start unemployed and start applying for jobs. Once I get a job I have to avoid defeat for as long as I can as once I do get beaten in any competitive game I must resign my post and go back and look for a new club. This cycle continues until I win a trophy which can be a league or cup of any kind.
    This is the set up of the save. You can see I have no rep which means I will be struggling to get jobs any higher than the lower reaches of the leagues loaded, I do have a bronze coaching badge though so that may help me get jobs.

    When Ashez attempted this he was restricted by the fact that we could only load the lower leagues in one nation so he stuck to just England but that has changed now so I have decided to load 4 of the major leagues in the British Isles. I decided against Wales simply because they have no lower divisions in game so it wouldn’t feel totally like it was a LLM save even though obviously the Welsh league is rank. Also they only have one cup whereas Ireland and Northern Ireland have loads of them so increases my chances of winning something. I would like to visit every country in Britain during this save and of course there are Welsh teams in the English league so maybe a job like Wrexham maybe an option at some point.
    I have loaded to the lowest level in every nation.

    I used the November DB because that has the most jobs available to me at the beginning of the save with these leagues loaded. I will be applying for everyone of these jobs although Argentina and the USA may not be interested in my services.
    Scotland or Ireland might be an interesting place to start but we shall see who offers me a job first as I will take the first offer I get.

    I will be posting updates per club I manage and let’s be honest I’m not going to be at many teams for long so I should be able to post fairly regularly with this. I plan that the updates will be short and sweet without huge amounts of detail mainly because I won’t be at clubs long enough for a huge amount of detail anyway I don’t think.
    I hope you will enjoy following this tour through the boondocks of British football as I think it is going to be bumpy ride.
    Here is @Ashez attempt at this from back in 2017.
    Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated.
  19. Funny
    Foxy got a reaction from samhardy in This Tactic Works Great   
  20. Favourite
    Foxy got a reaction from Gunners Rishi in The One Man Team Challenge   
    You are just a one man team!!!
    It is often an accusation levelled at teams who have a star player amongst there squad that outshines the rest of the team. To me at least it is a nonsense as to achieve anything in football it requires the full team performing to a certain level and then if you have that one special player who can change a game in an instant that is the icing on the cake. Take Southampton in the 90's as an example they defied expectations that they would be relegated season after season thanks to there talisman Matt Le Tissier but had the rest of the team not been up to a standard required to stay in the Premier League they would have gone down as one player even one as good as Le God can only do so much.
    The Challenge
    This is a one season challenge with the aim that you get one player in your squad to be both top scorer and top assister at the end of the season. You may pick any club in the game except clubs that are in continental competitions such as the Champions League, Europa League or the Asian and North American equivalents. You are only allowed one transfer into your chosen club and that player must be your challenger or you can also use a player already in the team but in that case you are allowed no transfers in. Transfers out are allowed.
    Summery
    Get one player to be top goalscorer and top assister at the end of the season. You may be any club in any nation and division in the game but that club must not play in a continental competition.  You may bring one player into the club but he must be your challenger. You may also use a player already at the club and in that case you may not bring any a player in. No other transfers in are allowed. Transfers out are allowed. Points
    1 point for every goal your challenger get. 2 points for every assist. If a different player than your challenger is top scorer then -1 point for every goal he scores more than your challenger. If a different player than your challenger is top assiter then -2 points for every assist he get more than your challenger. EG. Your challenger scores 20 goals and gets 20 assists then he scores 60 points but another player in your squad has 25 goals and 21 assists you then lose 7 points meaning your challenge total is 53 points.
    Rules
    No editing, IGE, reloading or cheating in anyway. Nov or Feb DB is fine but no unofficial DBs. OME or EME is fine and i will have two leaderboards so just state which engine you used. Screenshots as proof are required so why not post a career for us to follow. Have fun. Any questions just ask.
    Leaderboards
    Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated. 
     
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    Foxy got a reaction from Gunners Rishi in The One Man Team Challenge   
    You are just a one man team!!!
    It is often an accusation levelled at teams who have a star player amongst there squad that outshines the rest of the team. To me at least it is a nonsense as to achieve anything in football it requires the full team performing to a certain level and then if you have that one special player who can change a game in an instant that is the icing on the cake. Take Southampton in the 90's as an example they defied expectations that they would be relegated season after season thanks to there talisman Matt Le Tissier but had the rest of the team not been up to a standard required to stay in the Premier League they would have gone down as one player even one as good as Le God can only do so much.
    The Challenge
    This is a one season challenge with the aim that you get one player in your squad to be both top scorer and top assister at the end of the season. You may pick any club in the game except clubs that are in continental competitions such as the Champions League, Europa League or the Asian and North American equivalents. You are only allowed one transfer into your chosen club and that player must be your challenger or you can also use a player already in the team but in that case you are allowed no transfers in. Transfers out are allowed.
    Summery
    Get one player to be top goalscorer and top assister at the end of the season. You may be any club in any nation and division in the game but that club must not play in a continental competition.  You may bring one player into the club but he must be your challenger. You may also use a player already at the club and in that case you may not bring any a player in. No other transfers in are allowed. Transfers out are allowed. Points
    1 point for every goal your challenger get. 2 points for every assist. If a different player than your challenger is top scorer then -1 point for every goal he scores more than your challenger. If a different player than your challenger is top assiter then -2 points for every assist he get more than your challenger. EG. Your challenger scores 20 goals and gets 20 assists then he scores 60 points but another player in your squad has 25 goals and 21 assists you then lose 7 points meaning your challenge total is 53 points.
    Rules
    No editing, IGE, reloading or cheating in anyway. Nov or Feb DB is fine but no unofficial DBs. OME or EME is fine and i will have two leaderboards so just state which engine you used. Screenshots as proof are required so why not post a career for us to follow. Have fun. Any questions just ask.
    Leaderboards
    Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated. 
     
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    Foxy reacted to samhardy in Man City - Liverpool Title Race Challenge   
    Man City - Liverpool Title Race - Challenge
    The sun has set on another Premier League season and this particular one saw one of the most exciting title races the English top flight has ever seen.
    Both Manchester City and Liverpool have relentlessly gone about their business with the lead changing hands what seemed to be every week. Despite Liverpool having it wrapped up in December as usual in the end it was the Blues who won their 6th league title despite Liverpool finishing on 97 points which would be enough to win the league 99 times out of 100 you would have thought.
    Liverpool had a 9 point gap going into the new year but a loss to their title rivals saw the start of a period of dropped points, but even after that they picked back up again and forced City to win a remarkable 14 straight matches to win the title. Both teams still have a major final to look forward to as well, Liverpool will take on Spurs in their second consecutive Champions League final whilst City face Watford in the FA Cup final looking for a domestic treble.
    With both squads so far ahead of the rest in England this season I've put together a challenge to commemorate it.
    The Challenge
    If there is one criticism of the two squads it is now expensively assembled they are. It will be your job to put together a "similar" squad, for whichever team you choose, but for a fraction of the price. It's your choice whether you choose to go with City or Liverpool.
    You won't be able to use any of the players from either team, with the exception of the club captains. That means you can keep Jordan Henderson if you choose Liverpool, or Vincent Kompany if you go for City.
    Then you will be tasked with rebuilding both squads, but for a fraction of the price. The challenge will consist of you directly replacing each player from 18/19's version of the strongest/most used starting XI's, but only spending a maximum of £10M on each player. Each player you buy to replace the listed players has to have the same nationality as the player they are replacing. Example - You go for Liverpool and buy Leroy Fer for £5M to replace Wijnaldum.
    And then the backup players. You will only be permitted to spend a maximum of £10M on the whole of the rest of the squad, which includes all the substitutes and reserves. These can be any nationality.
    So, £10M maximum on a player that matches this description:
    City:
    (Ederson) GK - Brazil (Walker) DR - England KOMPANY (Laporte) DC - France (Zinchenko) DL - Ukraine (Fernandinho) DMC - Brazil (Gundogan) MC - Germany (De Bruyne) MC - Belgium (Bernardo Silva) AMR - Portugal (Aguero) ST - Argentina (Sterling) AML - England Liverpool:
    (Allison) GK - Brazil (Alexander-Arnold) DR - England (Van Dijk) DC - Holland (Matip) DC - Cameroon (Robertson) DL - Scotland (Fabinho) DMC - Brazil HENDERSON (Wijnaldum) MC - Holland (Salah) AMR - Egypt (Firmino) ST - Brazil (Mane) AML - Senegal And a further £10M on the whole of the rest of the squad. Therefore your whole squad will be build for no more than £120M.
    All your replacements have to have a shade of green in the position they are replacing.
    Aim
    This is a simple pass or fail challenge. No points system. The aim is to win the quadruple (Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League).
    Looking at the nationalities it's clear to see that there are some obscure ones in the Liverpool team. So, if you want it easier then go with City, but if you want a challenge them look to Merseyside
    Rules/Clarifications
    You all know the usual rules that apply. No cheating, editing, reloading etc. Screenshots will be required, a career thread is recommended for us all to enjoy.
     Just a few things to clear up:
    You can only keep Henderson (Liverpool) or Kompany (City) from the original squads. Each listed player has to be replaced by someone of the same nationality and cannot cost more than £10M. The replacements have to have a shade of green in that position. Your subs and reserves can only cost £10M between them. It's a maximum of £120M spent overall. You don't have to play that XI every game - that's what the subs/reserves are for. There is a leaderboard below. You will only get on it if you win the quadruple. Note - Due to it being quite a bit harder to complete it with Liverpool, doing so will put you above a member who has completed the challenge with City. Leaderboard
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    Foxy got a reaction from Gunners Rishi in The One Man Team Challenge   
    You are just a one man team!!!
    It is often an accusation levelled at teams who have a star player amongst there squad that outshines the rest of the team. To me at least it is a nonsense as to achieve anything in football it requires the full team performing to a certain level and then if you have that one special player who can change a game in an instant that is the icing on the cake. Take Southampton in the 90's as an example they defied expectations that they would be relegated season after season thanks to there talisman Matt Le Tissier but had the rest of the team not been up to a standard required to stay in the Premier League they would have gone down as one player even one as good as Le God can only do so much.
    The Challenge
    This is a one season challenge with the aim that you get one player in your squad to be both top scorer and top assister at the end of the season. You may pick any club in the game except clubs that are in continental competitions such as the Champions League, Europa League or the Asian and North American equivalents. You are only allowed one transfer into your chosen club and that player must be your challenger or you can also use a player already in the team but in that case you are allowed no transfers in. Transfers out are allowed.
    Summery
    Get one player to be top goalscorer and top assister at the end of the season. You may be any club in any nation and division in the game but that club must not play in a continental competition.  You may bring one player into the club but he must be your challenger. You may also use a player already at the club and in that case you may not bring any a player in. No other transfers in are allowed. Transfers out are allowed. Points
    1 point for every goal your challenger get. 2 points for every assist. If a different player than your challenger is top scorer then -1 point for every goal he scores more than your challenger. If a different player than your challenger is top assiter then -2 points for every assist he get more than your challenger. EG. Your challenger scores 20 goals and gets 20 assists then he scores 60 points but another player in your squad has 25 goals and 21 assists you then lose 7 points meaning your challenge total is 53 points.
    Rules
    No editing, IGE, reloading or cheating in anyway. Nov or Feb DB is fine but no unofficial DBs. OME or EME is fine and i will have two leaderboards so just state which engine you used. Screenshots as proof are required so why not post a career for us to follow. Have fun. Any questions just ask.
    Leaderboards
    Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated. 
     
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    Foxy got a reaction from Gunners Rishi in The One Man Team Challenge   
    You are just a one man team!!!
    It is often an accusation levelled at teams who have a star player amongst there squad that outshines the rest of the team. To me at least it is a nonsense as to achieve anything in football it requires the full team performing to a certain level and then if you have that one special player who can change a game in an instant that is the icing on the cake. Take Southampton in the 90's as an example they defied expectations that they would be relegated season after season thanks to there talisman Matt Le Tissier but had the rest of the team not been up to a standard required to stay in the Premier League they would have gone down as one player even one as good as Le God can only do so much.
    The Challenge
    This is a one season challenge with the aim that you get one player in your squad to be both top scorer and top assister at the end of the season. You may pick any club in the game except clubs that are in continental competitions such as the Champions League, Europa League or the Asian and North American equivalents. You are only allowed one transfer into your chosen club and that player must be your challenger or you can also use a player already in the team but in that case you are allowed no transfers in. Transfers out are allowed.
    Summery
    Get one player to be top goalscorer and top assister at the end of the season. You may be any club in any nation and division in the game but that club must not play in a continental competition.  You may bring one player into the club but he must be your challenger. You may also use a player already at the club and in that case you may not bring any a player in. No other transfers in are allowed. Transfers out are allowed. Points
    1 point for every goal your challenger get. 2 points for every assist. If a different player than your challenger is top scorer then -1 point for every goal he scores more than your challenger. If a different player than your challenger is top assiter then -2 points for every assist he get more than your challenger. EG. Your challenger scores 20 goals and gets 20 assists then he scores 60 points but another player in your squad has 25 goals and 21 assists you then lose 7 points meaning your challenge total is 53 points.
    Rules
    No editing, IGE, reloading or cheating in anyway. Nov or Feb DB is fine but no unofficial DBs. OME or EME is fine and i will have two leaderboards so just state which engine you used. Screenshots as proof are required so why not post a career for us to follow. Have fun. Any questions just ask.
    Leaderboards
    Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated. 
     
  25. Shocked
    Foxy reacted to samhardy in Around the World in (far more) 80 Games - Career Round Up   
    I've quite enjoyed this.
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