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Thread: Ultimate Managers League - Introduction

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    Ultimate Managers League - Introduction

    Introduction

    I have an idea that I want to pitch to you guys!

    So far I've enjoyed the concepts of the DTL and the CML, but I think there is something 'weird' about them. It's well known that on holiday mode a certain type of Team Instructions are the most effective (Attacking, Short, Hard, Yes, Yes, No, No ) and it kind of takes the managerial side out of the game. Also the assistent manager is known to make some questionable decisions (like not fielding your best players before an European match). I do realise that this is the most effective way to run such a league and in no way do I want to discredit Mark or AMC for their amazing job on these leagues!


    Concept

    • - A concept similiar to the DTL, but still unique on its own.
      - Playing the games by hand instead of holidaying (replacing the crappy assistent manager for an experienced git like me).
      - Saturn's new patch and the Oktober 2017 data.
      - A league consisting of 12 managers (more can be added in laters seasons if this turns out to be a succes) that can pick their team within the top league of a nation that will be chosen by voting.
      - Each season we will start with a new save on the database that's available. Your previous acquired players will be carried over.



    Finances & Acquiring players

    • - Blank squad and fixed amount of cash for the first season.
      - 10 auction rounds before the start of the season.
      - CPU transfer bids and 5 auction rounds before the month of January starts.
      - Haggling before start of the season and before start of January.
      - CPU transfer bids at the end of the season.
      - After the season the teams will be awarded price money based on their position in the league and trophies won.



    Submitting squads

    • - I will provide a save game before each month and a deadline when to submit squads.
      - Submit your squad to me by PM before the deadline. The PM part is to leave other managers in the dark about what tactics you're going to use against them.
      - Wibwob, less than 3 defenders in backline or no wide player tactics are NOT allowed.
      - Team and Player Instructions are allowed.
      - You can submit multiple tactics so for example one for each match or a home and away tactic. Go nuts! (with this I hope to give the managers more control over the games/season).
      - If you're using tactics with Player Instructions then submit the .tct file to me. It's a bit tedious to screenshot 11 Player Instructions.
      - Ofcourse you can opt to not use this feature and submit one tactic with lineup like in the DTL/CML.
      - Submit your importance roles for your players as well. As I manually setup the teams, I will need to know which players are first to pick when an injury/suspension occurs among your first team players.
      - First team will be given 'Indispensable/First Team' and the rest can be divided into 'Rotation' and then 'Backup/Prospect'.
      - You can also submit a training schedule to me if you want to use that. Just provide me with the schedule (either a file or screenshot) and where to put the players. By default keepers go into GK and the rest in General.



    Match Month

    • - I will manually play the games based on what you've submitted to me.
      - I won't be making any tactical changes during the game. Substitutions will be made only if an injury occurs or when either a GK or defender is sent off with a red card.
      - After playing a month I'll do a write up and post it up.



    How to enter?

    Just post in the comments below if you want to join this league. Once we get 12 managers (first come, first serve), I will go further into detail about league and team selection. Everyone that responds after we've reached the 12 manager cap, will be placed on a waiting list for next season.

    I will not be participating in this league myself, because I don't want any arguing about being biassed or putting myself ahead. Therefore I will run this league for you guys!

    Cheers!




    Confirmed Managers

    1. ebfatz
    2. Redknapp69
    3. trunky
    4. AJ
    5. pyromyst
    6. Janis89
    7. Mark
    8. colml
    9. Erkifino
    10. evesham
    11. London35
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    So the differences from this and DTL are:

    I can have more than one tactic if I want
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    The games are played not holidayed.

    Is that right? Or have I missed something glaring (highly likely?)

    I'm in regardless.

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    Yeah those are the main differences and that we have auctions before the January month as a second transfer window. Also you can only pick a team in the top flight for now (country will decided by voting).

    Edit: Oh, and you submit your lineups/tactics by PM so the other managers are left in the dark about how you're playing against them!
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    I'm in but I don't bother about all of the player instructions etc so I'm unlikley be doing anything different than what I do in CML/DTL

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    Hmmmmmm...

    Pick tactics for the game?

    Auctions?

    In!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    I'm in but I don't bother about all of the player instructions etc so I'm unlikley be doing anything different than what I do in CML/DTL
    Well it's optional mate!

    If you don't want to then by all means don't. But I think it's a great way to have more control over a season and to let your managerial skills come to use a bit more!

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    I have 1 manager skill........................HAGGLING!

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    I always fuck up in games like this one, so yeah, count me in!

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    so if you actually play the games as the manager. How do you play a match between 2 managers? surely you can only play as one of the two managers?
    Im In Anyway.. sounds like a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyromyst View Post
    so if you actually play the games as the manager. How do you play a match between 2 managers? surely you can only play as one of the two managers?
    Im In Anyway.. sounds like a blast.
    You control both teams and can make changes on both sides. But all I will be doing is press 'start match' and watch the result unfold. I won't be making any tactical changes and only substitute when an injury or sending off occurs.

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    Also I will allow you to setup your own training schedules. You will have to provide them to me (you can find them in the 'training' folder within the main folder if you save them) or just screenshot them. Tell me which players you want in what and I'll set it up.

    When you want to change your training schedule, just let me know and provide the new ones.

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    Sorry for not getting back to ya PM mate, had trouble with my internet/laptop (still am actually) and not had a chance to reply in work as been busy.

    If you need any advice from now on let us know and I'll try to get back to you asap, best of luck with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMC View Post
    Sorry for not getting back to ya PM mate, had trouble with my internet/laptop (still am actually) and not had a chance to reply in work as been busy.

    If you need any advice from now on let us know and I'll try to get back to you asap, best of luck with this
    Thanks mate! I will bother you every now and then!

    But do you want to participate yourself?

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    I'll have a go - Always nice to get involved in a competition that I don't actually run

    Gonna be interested to see how long your patience lasts in terms of actually playing the game for 16 managers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I'll have a go - Always nice to get involved in a competition that I don't actually run

    Gonna be interested to see how long your patience lasts in terms of actually playing the game for 16 managers
    It's 12 managers mate!

    But if it goes well, I might increase the amount of managers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFRay View Post
    Thanks mate! I will bother you every now and then!

    But do you want to participate yourself?
    Sorry mate, between a broken laptop, an exam on the 22nd and going to NZ an Oz for 3 weeks in Dec I won't have time to participate, will certainly be following though!

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    Sounds fun, I'll give it a go. The non wibwob aspect makes it really interesting, although I'll probably be doing that in the CML too. I'm all for more auctions though

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    In!


    I think the original dtl started this way albeit with sub instructions. I'd imagine it's painstaking!

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    I believe my first haggle back then was with AJ. zlatan, David villa, cesc and essien...

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    Re-wrote the OP with added clearification!

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    hi GFRay, sounds good so please sign me up. I will be amazed if I don't finish 12th #WorstManagerEver

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    Alright, we have 10 managers now. I think that will be a good point to start out. I've sent out some PM's, but no responses so maybe we will just start with 10 first.

    I've asked Mark to setup a subforum for this thread under the Lounge section and as soon as it's there, I will post further information.

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    Might be worth waiting until Mon/Tue as a load of people not on here at the weekend (even though this was created last week)

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    Alright I'll wait and maybe there will be some more applicants!

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