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The Road to Managerial Dominance

Started on 5 November 2011 by Harry06x / First Post
Latest Reply on 6 November 2011 by 6294 / Last Post
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Introduction

After reading many manager stories on FM Scout over the years I have finally persuaded myself to take the plunge and delve into the marvel of managerial conquests. And where better to start my journey than from the bottom of English football, the Blue Square South Division. I hope you enjoy this story and can experience the ups and downs which are so likely to come along with me. As this is my first attempt at a manager stories any tips, suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Game Settings
Version: 12.0.3
Skin: FM 2012 Dark
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Cut-Out Faces Megapack
Metallic Logos 2012
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Nations & Lowest Active League (All playable):
Argentina – Nacional B
Brazil – Série B
England – Blue Square Bet N/S
France – Championnat National
Germany – 2.Bundesliga
Italy – Serie B
Netherlands – Jumpiler League
Portugal – Liga Orangina
Russia – Pervyj Devision
Scotland – Third Division
Spain – Liga Adelante


Database: Custom
Size – Large
Players from top division clubs – Europe
Players from top clubs – South America
Current International players – Europe


Season Starting: Netherlands June 2011

Background Information

After much deliberation I have selected Dartford F.C. as the team to help me on my journey of dominance not only in English football but also of the wider world. Dartford F.C. founded in 1888 is a semi professional football team situated in Dartford. The club plays its home games at Princes Park (capacity 6000, all seated) and is nicknamed the ‘Darts’. The club is chaired by Bill Archer and boasts good corporate facilities, fairly basic training facilities, minimal youth facilities (rented), minimal junior coaching and fairly basic youth recruitment. Dartford F.C. is also the feeder club of Millwall F.C.


I start my campaign by signing a contract worth £350 a week and the media predicting me 9th in the league. The board are willing to part with £2.5k transfer budget and £4.3k wage budget for a top half finish or 3.5k transfer budget and £4.3k for both promotion and winning the league. I have decided to play it safe and aim for a top half finish, help the team to find their feet before we make a strong move for the title. Seeing as I am already spending £4.3k a week on wages I will need to make some trimmings as well as putting most of my transfer budget into the wages.

I will be looking forward to reading this as they are quite local to me and Charlie Sheringham will be your key player
Looking forward to how you do, post mroe.
Thanks guys I hope you can enjoy this story along with me. JoeCAFC93, Dartford is also a local team to me as well, was one the main reasons why I chose them. I fully agree that Charlie Sheringham will be one of if not the most important player in my beginning season. My squad is a reasonable size consisting of 18 players but I do need to bulk up for the season ahead.



We have good selection of pre-seasons games to help try a few different tactics and mind-sets before the main campaign begins. The games against Millwall and Ebbsfleet are to me the two main games of interest.

Good luck!

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