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My Fm12 Journey! Starting with Borussia Dortmund...

Started on 1 December 2011 by ChaosTheory
Latest Reply on 20 December 2011 by Raoulrq7
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Hi There! In this story I wish to bring you along on my Fm12 journey, starting with the current German Champions: Borussia Dortmund. My aim is to make them by far the best German team (And one of the best in Europe for that matter) with a good Squad, Youth Team, Finances, and Reputation, so that when I decide to seek pastures new, they are able to continue the success I can hopefully bring to them! My reasons for choosing them to start with are simple, Dortmund have some quality young players, great potential for expansion and I’ll admit, I have a one-way bromance thing with Mario Gotze at the moment (/Guilty face).

As for tactics, I don’t plan on doing anything too spectacular, having 2 main formations (One for attack, and one for defence) and one for a back-up, should the situation arise that I lose faith in either of my main formations.

The formations I have chosen are as follows: 4-2-3-1, 4-5-1 (With DM) and a more offensive variation of the 4-5-1. The reasons behind these choices are simple; For the majority of the time, I want my team to play attractive attacking football with plenty of movement and slick passing, whilst always remaining defensively competent. However, against the bigger teams I come up against, defensive capability is my priority, hence the use of the second formation. The aim of this formation is to contain and frustrate superior opponents, in the hope of keeping games level for as long as possible, opening up the opportunity for me to snatch a few late winners with a few tactical changes in-game. As many wise men have said, the key to a good offence is a good defence! The inclusion of the third tactic is a balance between the two previous, aiming to contain my opponents attack, and remain a threat at the other end.





I set my target as Europa League qualification (Same budget as winning the league, so may as well lower expectations for my maiden season) and I’m ready to go, fun times await!
good luck with this story mate . i was doing one with dortmund aswell. was really enjoyable in my first season came second only to bayern munich by 9 points :/ . 2nd season will be a struggle. shinji kagawa will want to leave . and the interest that gotze attracts is insane.
try using ilkay gundogan as playmaker. he plays it really well
Hey toonman, thanks for the advice :) I already guessed that I may have problems with Kagawa, due to his reluctance to extend his contract, so I'm considering selling him this window (or maybe January?) and bringing someone else in?

As for Gotze, well... As I mentioned before, I have an embarrassing one-way Bromance with him, so I shaln't be allowing him to depart :) And thanks for the tip on Gundogan, I'll try doing what you said and see if it works out for me at all. :)
yeah good luck with ur story. keep me in touch with how u go.
A decent pre-season see's me win 5 games out of 5, score 19 and conceed just 3. I feel this sets my team up nicely to have a real go at Schalke in the curtain raiser!

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h434/Total_Chaos77/PreSeason.png


-----Injury Update!-----

Sebastian Kehl - Est. Return: 7 days (Twisted Ankle)
Marcel Schmelzer - Est. Return: 12 days (Knee Tendonitis)
Jakub Blaszczykowski - Est. Return: 2 weeks (Torn Hamstring)
Antonio da Silva - Est. Return: 3 weeks (Knee Tendonitis)
Patrick Owomyela - Est. Return: 7 weeks (Pulled Hamstring)
Lucas Barrios - Est. Return: 2 months (Torn Hamstring)
Mario Gotze - Est. Return: 3 months (Broken Ankle)

Several first team players are out of action, but the one I will miss most is Gotze. Not only do i lose his attacking threat for 3 months, but he loses out on 3 months of experience helping him develop as a player!
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9 yearsEdited
German Supercup vs Schalke (Neutral)

4-2-3-1 : Weidenfeller | Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Lowe | Gundogan, Leitner | Grobkreuts, Kagawa, Perisic | Lewandowski

Dortmund 5 - 0 Schalke

Hummels gives me the lead in the 4th min as he charges forward, plays a 1-2 with Gundogan and heads in.
Grobkreuts doubles my lead in the 33rd min after going through 1-on-1 with the keeper and keeping his nerve to slot home!
The lead becomes 3! Lewandowski scores a volley from 18 yards on 42' to seal the victory before half-time.
Not long after the break (53') the lead becomes 4-0 as Kagawa gets the ball on halfway, drives forwards and smashes an effort in from 25 yards!
A sour note in the 68th min as Hummels is shown his second yellow, and ordered from the pitch.
A penalty in the 81st lets Kagawa put more gloss on the result as he slots home after Grobkreuts was brought down in the box.

**Kevin Grobkreuts is named Man of the Match
Strange...Same thing happened to me with Chelsea when I bought Gotze. He broke his ankle and was misisng for 3 months. I brought it young Felipe Anderson who flourished in his absence.
moritz leitner is a more than capable replacement if given enough game time . i was 7 points clear at christmas. until a run of 9 games without knocked out of chmps league gp stage :/ . moreal was pretty low at that point
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DFB Pokal vs Rostock (Away)

4-2-3-1 : Weidenfeller | Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Lowe | Gundogan, Bender | Grobkreuts, Kagawa, Perisic | Lewandowski

Rostock 1 - 3 Dortmund

Ilkay Gundogan gives me the lead in the 4th minute after a good passing move on the edge of the box.
After 22mins we go 2-0 up through Perisic! He won the ball deep inside our half, beat 2 players and smashed a shot into the top corner from 25 yards! Stunning goal!
A flowing counter attack in the 61st minute see's the score rise to 3-0! Grobkreuts is the man to finish off the move with an easy tap in!
Rostock got their consolation in the 90th min when sloppy marking allowed Blum enough room in the box to head home unopposed!

**Perisic named as Man of the Match
#36652 toonman8589 : moritz leitner is a more than capable replacement if given enough game time . i was 7 points clear at christmas. until a run of 9 games without knocked out of chmps league gp stage :/ . moreal was pretty low at that point

Indeed, when he has played, Leitner has done well. Trouble is, I have better players, who can develop to a higher level ahead of him in the pecking order, so it's likely I will send him out on loan either now, or in January.

And that's some pretty bad luck you have there :/

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Injury Update:

    Marcel Schmelzer returns to training after a 7 week lay-off.
    Chris Lowe is out for 2 weeks with a thigh strain.
    Patrick Owomyela resumes light training. About a month before full training.
    Jakub Blaszczykowski resumes full training.
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9 yearsEdited
Bundesliga vs Nurnberg (Home)

4-2-3-1 : Weidenfeller | Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer | Gundogan, Bender | Grobkreuts, Kagawa, Perisic | Lewandowski

Dortmund 2 - 0 Nurnberg

A truly stunning goal from Piszczek from wide on the left wing gave me the lead on 11'.
Perisic scored the second, and last, goal of the game to double my lead and secure a comfortable 2-0 win!

**Piszczek named Man of the Match.

Here is the Piszczek goal!
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Injury Update:

Antonio da Silva returns to full training.
Sven Bender out for a week after picking up a knock in training.
Bundesliga vs Koln (Away)

4-2-3-1 : Weidenfeller | Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer | Gundogan, Leitner | Grobkreuts, Kagawa, Perisic | Lewandowski

Koln 2 - 3 Dortmund

Geromel gives Koln the lead in the 4th min after rising highest from an early corner.
Shinji Kagawa replies instantly with a free-kick from the edge of the box in the 5th minute.
Perisic runs onto a through-ball from Kagawa and slot home in the 25th min.
Kagawa gives me a 2 goal lead, after being left unmarked in the box, and rolls it home for his 2nd of the game!
Podolski scores a sensational goal in the 92nd minute to give Koln a very slim chance of a comeback!

**Shinji Kagawa named as Man of the Match.

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Injury Update:

Chris Lowe has resumed full training.
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9 yearsEdited
Bundesliga vs Hertha BSC (Home)

4-2-3-1 : Weidenfeller | Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer | Gundogan, Bender | Grobkreuts, Kagawa, Perisic | Lewandowski

Dortmund 3 - 1 Hertha BSC

Perisic gave me the lead in the 25th min after dispatching a penalty for a foul on him in the box.
Lewandowski doubled my advantage with a cooly dispatched effort on 57'.
Ilkay Gundogan wrapped things up in the 66th min with a volley from inside the box.
Hertha got a goal back in the 87th but it was too little, too late.

**Ivan Perisic was named Man of the Match

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Fixture Update:

I am drawn in a tough Champions League group, with Porto, Valencia and Man City all tough teams to beat.

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Bundesliga vs Augsburg (Away)

4-2-3-1 : Weidenfeller | Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer | Gundogan, Leitner | Blaszczykowski, Kagawa, Perisic | Lewandowski

Augsburg 0 - 2 Dormund

Perisic (5), Lewandowski (32)

**Ivan Perisic named as Man of the Match.

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Injury Update:

Lucas Barrios has resumed full training.
Bundesliga vs Werder Bremen (Home)

4-2-3-1 : Weidenfeller | Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer | Gundogan, Bender | Grobkreuts, Kagawa, Perisic | Lewandowski

Dortmund 6 - 0 Werder Bremen

Lewandowski (23, 51, 62), Gundogan (39), Kagawa (59), Grobkreuts (69)

**Robert Lewandowski was named as Man of the Match

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