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alyxmelia
The Poor Man's Big Mac
Join date: Dec 2006
333 IQ
#1
I did my Searchiest Searchy McSearchenstein and couldn't find an FM12 Thread

I'm pretty sure I'm not breaking any rules, and searching through some of the offical FM12 blogs for something is akin to trying find your longest pubic hair in the dark. So all things FM, UG it is.

Just somewhere to post problems, share tactics, brag about how Putting your FM achievements on your CV worked etc etc.

I'll go -

Manager - Alex Melia

Teams -
West Ham United (2011-Present Day)
England (2018-2022 - Resigned & 2024-2025 - Resigned)
Spain (2022-2023 - Resigned)
Mexico (2023-2023 - Resigned)

Career Highlights -
2011-2012 - nPower Championship Play-Off Winners (vs Brighton - 3-1)
2013-2014 - FA Cup Runners up (vs West Brom - 0-0AET - 4-3p)
2014-2020 - Nothing, just nothing, I think I kept my job through "almosts"
2020-2021 - FA Cup Winners (vs Liverpool - 3-0)
2020-2021 - Europa League Winners (vs Liverpool - 4-0)
2021-2022 - Charity Shield Winners (vs Manchester United - 2-0)
2021-2022 - European Super Cup Winners (vs Inter - 3-1)
2022-2023 - League Cup Winners (vs Aston Villa 2-1)
2024-2025 - League Cup Winners (vs Arsenal 2-0)
2025-2026 - League Cup Winners (vs Arsenal 3-1)
2025-2026 - English Premier League Winners (101 points)
2026-2027 - League Cup Winners (vs Aston Villa 2-1)

Went 27 games unbeaten with England until Euro 2020 Semi-Final vs. Italy (Lost 1-0)

England Record - 35W-3D-1L

100% Win Record in all qualifying competitions.


Tactics

4-1-2-2-1 - Attacking

Full Backs - Full Backs - Automatic

Centre-Back 1- Ball Playing Defender - Stopper

Centre-Back 2 - Central Defender - Stopper

Defensive Midfielder - Anchorman - Defend

Central Midfielder 1 - Advanced Playmaker - Support

Central Midfielder 2 - Box to Box Midfielder - Support

Wide Attacking Midfielders - Inside Forward - Attack

Striker - Poacher - Attack

Team Instructions -

Drill Crosses
Zonal Marking
Slow Tempo
Short Passing
Never Time Waste (If you can't see a match through without time-wasting, you don't deserve to win)
High Defensive Line


Senior Squad

GK
Ashley Lloyd (Age 29) (Wales) (Regen) (3 Star Current, 3.5 Star Peak)
Rachid Haiji (Age 18) (France) (Regen) (2 Star Current, 3.5 Star Potential)

CB
Izudin Hodzic (Age 28) (Germany) (Regen) (3.5 Star current, 4 Star Peak)
Trevor Taylor (Age 22) (England) (Regen) (4 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)
Nicolas Laurent (Age 20) (France) (Regen) (3.5 star Current, 4 Star Potential)

FB
Right - Adria Carrion (Age 21) (Spain) (Regen) 3 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)
Right - Frank Straus (Age 27) (Germany) (Regen) (3 Star Current, 4 Star Peak)
Left - Christophe Leveque (Age 28) (France) (Regen) (4 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)
Left - Pau Herrera (Spain) (Age 19) (Spain) (Regen) (2.5 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)

DM/CB/CM
Niels Menzo (Age 24) (Holland) (Regen) (4 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)

DM
Simon Wrobelski (Age 19) (Germany) (Regen) (2 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)

CM
Juan Carlos Villaronga (Age 23) (England) (Regen) (4 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)
Joao Basse (Age 26) (Portugal) (Regen) (3.5 Star Current, 3.5 Star Potential)
Eddie McNab (Age 22) (England) (Regen) (4 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)

CM/DM/AMR
Jose Radafison (Age 19) (England) (Regen) (1 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)

AMR
Francisco Mazzini (Age 23) (Italy) (Regen) (4 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)

AML
Jiri Latal (Age 27) (Czech Republic) (Regen) (4.5 Star Current, 4.5 Star Potential)
Mick Casey (Age 22) (England) (Regen) (2.5 Star Current, 2.5 Star Potential)

AMR/ST
Mohammed Diallo (Age 32) (Cote D'Ivoire) (Regen) (2.5 Star Current, 4.5 Star Peak)

AML/ST
Neymar (Age 35) (Brazil) (Santos) (2 Star Current, 4 star Peak)

ST
Abdramane Montcho (Age 26) (Regen) (3 Star Current, 3.5 Star Potential)
Ion Costache (Age 23) (Romania) (Regen) (2.5 Star Current, 3.5 Star Potential)
Faruk Guletkin (Age 21) (Turkey) (Regen) (2.5 Star Current, 4 Star Potential)
Reiner Romminger (Age 24) (Germany) (2.5 Star Current, 2.5 Star Potential)*

EDIT: All star ratings based off a club predicted to finish first in the EPL

Feel free to share your own, give opinions, advice anything, just get this going.


Problems

No problems right now, feel free to ask for any of your problems to be quoted in to this section.
Last edited by alyxmelia at Aug 20, 2012,
slash_GNR666
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#2
I wanna play FM now
Quote by lambofgod127
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padgea7x
I'll wank you, you dick.
Join date: Jun 2008
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#3
I prefer to play football.


But I did lead Everton to the title without buying anyone. Fellaini got young player of the year, despite being better than everyone else
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

I'm a firework, primed to go off
alyxmelia
The Poor Man's Big Mac
Join date: Dec 2006
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#4
Quote by slash_GNR666
I wanna play FM now



Me too, I'm in work, and doing forums as part of my qualification, thought I may as well do this, now I'm regretting it as I'm all sad that I'm not prepping for the FA Cup final
SMH07
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Join date: Aug 2007
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#5
We have an FM group if you're interested. Got made because people complained about too much FM talk in the football thread: http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/footballmanager/

Hasn't been used in ages though so it probably isn't even worth it.
The plan was to drink until the pain over.
But what's worse, the pain or the hangover?
Who am I? I'm a titan so be expectin' a clash.
alyxmelia
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Join date: Dec 2006
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#6
Quote by padgea7x
I prefer to play football.


But I did lead Everton to the title without buying anyone. Fellaini got young player of the year, despite being better than everyone else



I never get money, so I survived my first 3 years on free transfers, managed to snap up Michael Owen, Andy Carroll, Pepe, Angel Di Maria, Clarence Seedorf and Daniel Van Buyten all on frees.
alyxmelia
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#7
Quote by SMH07
We have an FM group if you're interested. Got made because people complained about too much FM talk in the football thread: http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/footballmanager/

Hasn't been used in ages though so it probably isn't even worth it.



There's some decent pages on facebook -

"Putting your Football Manager Achievements On Your CV"

"Giving A Random Young Player a Pay Rise Because You're A ****ing Top Bloke"

"Rejecting Your Offer From Barcelona Because You're Happy At Barnet"


They're all top class if you bother with pages on Facebook
padgea7x
I'll wank you, you dick.
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#11
Quote by alyxmelia
I never get money, so I survived my first 3 years on free transfers, managed to snap up Michael Owen, Andy Carroll, Pepe, Angel Di Maria, Clarence Seedorf and Daniel Van Buyten all on frees.

I can never get many players I want on frees (I do play on the psp though >_>
I saw that Kakuta's contract was like a month from expiring, but it wouldn't let me offer him one so I kept trying then, Chelsea gave him a new contract. Had to settle for Thiago, who decided to get injured for like 8 months
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

I'm a firework, primed to go off
SMH07
Chat shít get banged
Join date: Aug 2007
126 IQ
#12
Quote by alyxmelia
There's some decent pages on facebook -

"Putting your Football Manager Achievements On Your CV"

"Giving A Random Young Player a Pay Rise Because You're A ****ing Top Bloke"

"Rejecting Your Offer From Barcelona Because You're Happy At Barnet"


They're all top class if you bother with pages on Facebook


I never really play it now. I had a season going with some National League French team, was on my way to Ligue 2 then my laptop died. Installed it on my new one but I haven't started anything properly yet.
The plan was to drink until the pain over.
But what's worse, the pain or the hangover?
Who am I? I'm a titan so be expectin' a clash.
raoooos
gaffer
Join date: May 2010
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#13
Don't even have the new(est) game, I still play FM10 achieved an unprecedented streak of success as Arsenal from 2009-2026. They built a new stadium and named it after me. Then I got bored.
lol nah bish
alyxmelia
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#14
Quote by SMH07
I never really play it now. I had a season going with some National League French team, was on my way to Ligue 2 then my laptop died. Installed it on my new one but I haven't started anything properly yet.



Recently transferred my saves on to my fiancee's laptop... mine was Windows XP, hers is windows Vista... It's like playing a whole new game, it's spectacular with half-decent softward :')
alyxmelia
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Join date: Dec 2006
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#15
Quote by raoooos
Don't even have the new(est) game, I still play FM10 achieved an unprecedented streak of success as Arsenal from 2009-2026. They built a new stadium and named it after me. Then I got bored.



I did that once... CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER 4 for PS2!!

Urawa Red Diamonds in the J-League <3
alyxmelia
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#16
Quote by padgea7x
I can never get many players I want on frees (I do play on the psp though >_>
I saw that Kakuta's contract was like a month from expiring, but it wouldn't let me offer him one so I kept trying then, Chelsea gave him a new contract. Had to settle for Thiago, who decided to get injured for like 8 months



What's it like on Handheld? The iPhone app is ****ing dreadful.
sam b
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#17
This thread is getting a link put in the OP of the Club Football thread
JohnnyGenzale
Bitter old sod
Join date: May 2008
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#19
Soon finished my 4th season with Dortmund. 77 games unbeaten in the league the two past seasons. 6 draws and won the rest. 3 draws per season.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
Last edited by JohnnyGenzale at Jun 18, 2012,
SMH07
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#20
Quote by alyxmelia
Recently transferred my saves on to my fiancee's laptop... mine was Windows XP, hers is windows Vista... It's like playing a whole new game, it's spectacular with half-decent softward :')


Yeah I bought a MacBook so now I can run a game with a large database and more than 1 league at more than like 1/2 a star game performance.
The plan was to drink until the pain over.
But what's worse, the pain or the hangover?
Who am I? I'm a titan so be expectin' a clash.
Stugg334
Bristolian
Join date: May 2009
368 IQ
#21
I don't think I have the patience for FM. I've got a copy from a year or two ago that I might dig out, never really gave it a try.
Quote by slash11896
I picked up my guitar this morning and started playing next thing i know i cant stop playing In the key of A, the first letter or her name, I ended up recording a whole song in A.


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I like women with balls.
sam b
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#22
Quote by alyxmelia
LAD

I guess you don't realise, but you've saved that thread about 50 pages of arguments over the next year
alyxmelia
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#23
Quote by JohnnyGenzale
Soon finished my 4th season with Dortmund. 77 games unbeaten in the league the two past seasons. 6 draws and won the rest.



I took a big break from the series, I'm basically from scratch, learning all the time... I'm the best manager ever to never win a trophy (;
alyxmelia
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#24
Quote by SMH07
Yeah I bought a MacBook so now I can run a game with a large database and more than 1 league at more than like 1/2 a star game performance.



First thing I did


USE ALL THE DATABASE!!
alyxmelia
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#25
Quote by Stugg334
I don't think I have the patience for FM. I've got a copy from a year or two ago that I might dig out, never really gave it a try.



It's something I can just sit there and do, clocked up just voer a thousand hours, it's like it just exists now, no effort required :')
Stugg334
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#27
Quote by alyxmelia
It's something I can just sit there and do, clocked up just voer a thousand hours, it's like it just exists now, no effort required :')


Haha, I think I already have enough distractions going on, I'm a terrible procrastinator. It would probably stop me going outside this summer.
Quote by slash11896
I picked up my guitar this morning and started playing next thing i know i cant stop playing In the key of A, the first letter or her name, I ended up recording a whole song in A.


Quote by WhiskeyFace
I like women with balls.
hendo123456789
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Join date: Jan 2006
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#28
This thread has resulted in the loss of my life for approximately the next 4 months.


Damn you!!!!!!
Sunderland AFC
alyxmelia
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#29
Quote by Stugg334
Haha, I think I already have enough distractions going on, I'm a terrible procrastinator. It would probably stop me going outside this summer.


I work 40 hours a week, and when I get home, I don't have my own TV, so I can't xbox or anything, so having a laptop that I can chill on with something that gives me a sense of achievement, is a wonderful thing to have :')
slash_GNR666
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#30
Quote by hendo123456789
This thread has resulted in the loss of my life for approximately the next 4 months.


Damn you!!!!!!




I know the feeling can't wait till I have finished work

Going to try the 'Unemployment Challenge'
Quote by lambofgod127
btw im in hs and im almost 18 so if u do think she was flirting with me dont say that its wrong im almost a grown man.




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alyxmelia
The Poor Man's Big Mac
Join date: Dec 2006
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#32
Quote by slash_GNR666


I know the feeling can't wait till I have finished work

Going to try the 'Unemployment Challenge'



I finish work in 90 minutes, 30 minute journey home... Tick ****ing Tock
hendo123456789
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#33
Quote by slash_GNR666


I know the feeling can't wait till I have finished work

Going to try the 'Unemployment Challenge'



Going to have to be FM 2011 though, but at least that means I can buy all the younger players who were unknown then but mint now
Sunderland AFC
slash_GNR666
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#34
Quote by alyxmelia
I finish work in 90 minutes, 30 minute journey home... Tick ****ing Tock


I finish work in 90 minutes, 120 minute journey home... Tick cunting Tock

Quote by hendo123456789
Going to have to be FM 2011 though, but at least that means I can buy all the younger players who were unknown then but mint now


Same here don't have 12 will most probably wait till 13 comes out now for my update
Quote by lambofgod127
btw im in hs and im almost 18 so if u do think she was flirting with me dont say that its wrong im almost a grown man.




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hendo123456789
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#35
Quote by slash_GNR666
Same here don't have 12 will most probably wait till 13 comes out now for my update


This. Makes for an enjoyable game when you know the players that are going to become good
Sunderland AFC
SMH07
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#36
Quote by sam b
I guess you don't realise, but you've saved that thread about 50 pages of arguments over the next year


Nobody even talks about in anymore though.
The plan was to drink until the pain over.
But what's worse, the pain or the hangover?
Who am I? I'm a titan so be expectin' a clash.
hendo123456789
North East's Joke Club
Join date: Jan 2006
128 IQ
#38
Quote by SMH07
Nobody even talks about in anymore though.



Im going to mis this years FMgate
Sunderland AFC
alyxmelia
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#39
Quote by hendo123456789
Going to have to be FM 2011 though, but at least that means I can buy all the younger players who were unknown then but mint now



h4x :P

I couldn't bring myself to quit my game now, but if I have one regret... it's not buying Gylfi Siggurdson right at the start, 5 time player of the year on fm12
slash_GNR666
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#40
Quote by alyxmelia
I, would hate my life.


I would hate my life aswell....if it wasn't for my daughter and wife, alcohol, cigs and FM

Quote by lambofgod127
btw im in hs and im almost 18 so if u do think she was flirting with me dont say that its wrong im almost a grown man.




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