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Football Manager 2020 - Lime Green to Legend

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Meet Lime Green.

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Lime knows nothing about football, except for one thing.  That he wants to become the most legendary manager the game has ever seen.  But, as you can see from these stats, that won't be the quickest or easiest of objectives.

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He has no coaching qualifications, the lowest attributes you could possibly have, the bare minimum playing experience (one accidental appearance for his local pub's Sunday league team while he was walking his dog), and he's only 20 years old, so it'll be a task to command any kind of respect.  This is FM hard mode.  

However, Lime is determined, and applied for every managerial job...in the world.

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It was a long and arduous job search, mostly because the processing time when you have every league in the game loaded is glacially slow.  But eventually one club was stupid enough to actually offer Lime a job.  

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Skovde AIK is located in south-central Sweden, situated between the two largest lakes in the country, and are @Lann's favourite team.  Probably.  They are a semi-professional team playing in the third (I think) tier of Swedish football, and are celebrating their centenary, so there's a guaranteed party at the end of the season no matter where we place.  The board want a mid-table finish for this season, with the league table looking like this when Lime joined.

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Right on course with less than half the season left.  Lime couldn't possibly mess this up, right?

Just a few words on how I play the game, especially in a save like this.  No save-scumming.  That just cheapens any glory you achieve, and honestly, when you have a database this large loaded, it would just take too long to keep re-loading if you lose a game.  Any players I sign are found by my scouts, so no searching for Brazilian wonderkids.  If I want any of those I'll have to actually send a scout to Brazil and hope that they can find some themselves.  I also don't download any pre-made tactics/formations/set-pieces.  Everything about the way my teams play is set by me based on the players I have, rather than just forcing my team into playing a gegenpress style because it's op.  

That's about it for now.  There are 12 games left in this season, and we're still in the cup, so hopefully Lime can make an impression right away and earn himself some meatballs and a flat-pack wardrobe.  

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Spinnaker1981

What is it with you and the swedish league??? And what the huck is gegenpress? 

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56 minutes ago, Spinnaker1981 said:

What is it with you and the swedish league??? And what the huck is gegenpress? 

Sweden has a lot of shit teams who'll hire a shit manager, and gegenpress is a style of football that relies on constant high intensity pressing on the opposite team.


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Con

Can someone explain what’s going on here  for the Americans? Please and thank you. 

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10 minutes ago, Con said:

Can someone explain what’s going on here  for the Americans? Please and thank you. 

Football Manager is a popular football (soccer) management simulation game.  In it, you take control of a team from a large database of real leagues, and do everything a manager does, set tactics, training assignments, press interviews, scouting for new players, developing your youth teams for future prospects and about three dozen other things.

However, the only thing you don't do is play the games yourself, like FIFA.  You just watch the games, making tactical changes on the fly depending on the situation

In this thread I'll be documenting my main save for this years version of the game, in which I start as a low level manager working with crap teams in semi-professional leagues, slowly working my way up to becoming (after many, many years of in-game time) a Champions League (the most prestigious club football competition in the world) winning manager.

It's a great game that I have spent literally thousands of hours playing over the years.

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Con

Cool I’ll be following your career then. Lmao

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DavidCore89

Nice!

"One accidental appearance" :lol:

I have it, gonna get started next week.

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"Finishing second means you are the first person to lose"  - Gilles Villeneuve.

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Season one is complete, and here's the final league table.

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As you can see, we performed well above our mid-table expectations and managed to finish in second place on goal difference, earning ourselves a promotion play-off place.  We sadly lost this, so will remain in this league for the time being, but I'm kind of glad that we didn't win, as I don't think our team is strong enough to stay up.  Here's the schedule of all of the fixtures I managed in the 2019 season.

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We weren't banging in the goals, but did go on an incredible 8 game winning run to round out the season, and scored enough to secure second place by one goal.  

Finally, here's the seasons best XI.

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As you can see, we played a defensive winger formation, full backs set to attack in the defense instead of wingbacks, providing more cover at the back, and one of the wingers in the midfield set to inside forward to cover the space in the centre.  My two centre mids were set to box to box and deep lying playmaker, so one is more attacking and one more defensive.  The defensive mid is a basic defensive midfielder acting as a link between defense and attack.  The keeper is a sweeper keeper just because I like my keepers to come off the line more.

I did lose two of my best players, Norlin and Orqvist, during the transfer window, but I have made a lot of decent signings myself, and feel that the team is stronger all round heading into the next season.  

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Fido_le_muet

@LimeGreenLegend Are all these real teams and real players ? 


 

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25 minutes ago, Fido_le_muet said:

@LimeGreenLegend Are all these real teams and real players ? 

Yup.  Every year each team gets an intake of fake youth players, so in 20 seasons time there’ll be no real players left in the game.


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