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A day in the life of a Forum – 30/10/2011

Hey everyone!

Haven’t posted on the main site for what seems like an eternity but I have been involved with all things forum related by helping Johnny develop that part of the site. Obviously we have a lot of new writing talent down there and it’s only fair for me to shout out about some of their achievements so they can get some recognition. So, I will be doing one of these short little snippets to broaden your perspective of stories on the FMS site and hopefully get you interested in supporting the writers, getting involved in the forum or maybe even creating one of your own!

Anyway lets crack on, its only been a little over a week since the game has come out but there has been a lot of recognisable stories:


DK124’s San Marino Challenge

So far he has done exceptionally well so far, sitting top of the Serie C2 and going well in the cup. Obviously this is one of the hardest challenges on the game so it will be intriguing to see how he is doing in weeks to come when he has taken over the national team and has (hopefully) progressed in the league

Here is the link to his story:



Davewig1980’s Football Tourism

Dave has been a member of the site for a while but is I think his first real story on the site. His challenge is set to win all the major cups and leagues in all the countries that are on FM. Quite a challenge you might agree, and it will be interesting to see how far he will go after failing to win the Finnish league on goal difference last season!

Here is the link to his story:



Ri916’s Beating the big five

Debut story for Ri916 and what a challenge he has undertaken, seriously I wouldn’t go anywhere near this ;)! Basically he wants to completely change the face of football by choosing 5 mediocre leagues and turn them into the best in europe, effectively knocking the big five leagues (Italy, England, France, Germany and Spain) out of the top 5 leagues. So far, he is in Greece with Olympiakos trying to make them into European Champions which is proving harder than he thought.. Hopefully he can get Greece into the top of those coefficients with some persistence!

Here is the link to his story:



Nielsneutron’s Welsh Challenge

Niels has been on the site for a while, supporting stories both on the main site and in the forums but he has opted to take Bala Town, relegation candidates in the Welsh Premier league and win the Champions league with them. Obviously a little friendly competition with him and Stromson as they are technically doing the same challenge so it will be interesting to see how their two paths to glory differ!

Here is the link to his story:



Excessive’s Youth Academy Challenge

Well I couldn’t create a forum post without mentioning my own story could I ;)? All self-promotion aside, it is turning into a great laugh for me. I chose to opt for Holland as my nation of choice because of their incredibly fortunate gathering of decent youth prospects across the country while not having that great of a league. I chose to managed Fortuna Sittard, predicted bottom of the second tier of dutch football and we are currently sitting first! It’s not all roses though, as my next update will highlight..

Here is the link to his story:


Now onto my story of the week, and it comes in the form of an ex-writer!


***One to watch – Story of the week ***

Crosby’s road to achievement

Well, my first story of the week and it reluctantly isn’t my own.. Only joking, but Jon Crosby has been flying through his challenge of taking Woking, a club that he holds dear to his heart and is currently working as a youth coach at, and taking them to the top of English football. His ultimate goal though is to complete all the Steam Achievements! His progress stands at 25% after taking Woking into league 2 and winning the F.A trophy after only 3 seasons!

Here is the link to his story:


Anyway boys and girls, I hope that you have a flick over to the forums and get involved in all things Football Manager!






  1. vaibhavc

    October 30, 2011 at 16:54

    Soon I hope to be up here!

  2. Laxeyman

    October 30, 2011 at 17:10

    Hi Excessive, I must admit that I completely forgot about the Forum and the wonderful stories on it, sorry about that. However, now that you’ve rejigged my memory I’ll try to pop down to the forum more regularly :)

  3. nielsneutron

    October 30, 2011 at 19:03

    I think these stories on the main site really will promote the forums and thank you for mentioning my story. I do have to agree with your story of the week. Jon Crosby is a joy to read.

  4. David Wiggins

    October 30, 2011 at 19:35

    good idea this. helping promote all the excellent stories on the forum. And mine too despite my epic fail :)

  5. ri916

    October 30, 2011 at 19:50

    thanks for giving us some recognition jake. cheers for the mention!

  6. Darren Smith

    October 30, 2011 at 20:27

    Nice to see you giving the forum writers a shout out mate. Unfortunately with my guides and scouting network I’ve struggled to keep up so just read through the forum when I can but don’t comment and what I’ve seen is very good.

  7. DK1247

    October 30, 2011 at 23:27

    thanks for that jake. i do have to say the stories are awesome, both on the main page and the forums. now it just adds to the pressure to do better haha

  8. Johnny Karp

    October 31, 2011 at 06:48

    Thanks a lot for this post Jake, the forum deserves a lot of attention because there are wonderful people writing amazing stories in there. I regret that I don’t have the time to comment on each and every one of them but I do read almost the whole lot ;) Keep up the good work!

  9. CsAtlantis

    October 31, 2011 at 09:03

    Nice post Jake, I am hoping to join soon, just finished downloading fm2012 from Steam yesterday and started a new game with AS Monaco, Crosby’s story is very interesting, I agree with you

  10. Sears

    October 31, 2011 at 17:54

    I must admit, I’m very lazy regarding the forum. However, I’ll try to be a more frequent there from now :)

  11. Kevin

    November 1, 2011 at 23:39

    I feel really bad but I just can’t find the time to read all the stories which I’m sure are wonderful. I see Mr Corsby is already played 4 seasons whilst I haven’t even played 4 months!

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