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A Little Spurs Project
[account-removed] 2 years ago
I have a little project that I wanted to try out and need a bit of input from you guys. I remember this has been mentioned once, but I'd like to take it one step forward. I'd like to see a Spurs members Squad please, upto 25 members, and what position they'd like to play as.

Basically what I want to do is to create a modified team that replaces one of the other teams (probably Spurs team itself) in Football manager 2012, with our members as the players. Each member will start at 20 for the sake of continuity, and will play in the EPL instead of our players against the rest of the league. So it is a little bit of a "roleplay" football season, and would like to see where we'd end up at the end of year one.

The more details you give, the better your character will be. If you feel like being "realistic", feel free to do so. If you feel like being the next "wonderkid", you're free to do that as well. You could give traits like "tries to dribble", "aggressive", "not a team player", "likes to shoot from far", "likes to play one-twos", or whatever your mind can come up with. Your character is going to be how you want it to be. If anyone of you guys actually even plays Football manager, and want to throw in your own attribute values (capping it at 15/20 per attribute as I want to see some growth in the player as well over a few seasons), feel free to do so! If you can play in more position than one, like say CB and LB.... Then mentioning that would be great

So, what is it that we need? A basic squad with 3 GK, about 8 Def, about 10 Mid, and 4 Strikers. I'll update this thread as and when people respond. I'm not going to assume we'll get 25, but I hope we get enough to atleast have XI and make it a playable squad! Cheers for anyone that would want to participate

Here are the attributes if anyone wants to throw in their own. No compulsion if you feel like being a bit vague. I'll fill in the values for those who can't be bothered through all that

Crossing -
Dribbling -
Finishing -
Heading -
Long Shots -
Marking -
Passing -
Tackling -
First Touch -
Technique -
Penalty -
Corner -
Free kick Taking -
Long throws -
Aggression -
Anticipation -
Bravery -
Composure -
Concentration -
Creativity -
Decisions -
Determination -
Flair -
Influence -
Off the Ball -
Positioning -
Team work -
Work Rate -
Acceleration -
Agility -
Balance -
Jumping-
Natural fitness -
Pace -
Stamina -
Strength -
Injury Proneness -
Consistency -
Dirtiness -
Imp Matches -
Versatility -
Adaptability -
Ambition -
Loyalty-
Pressure -
Professional-
Sportsmanship -
Temperament -
Controversy -
Left Foot -
Right Foot -
LeDerp (Footytube Moderator) 2 years ago
This is a bloody brilliant idea.

Well back in highschool.
I used to be team captain.
(I live in Saudi Arabia by the way.)
We had these inter-school leagues which I played in for 6 years.
I started out as a holding midfielder.
But as the years passed. My head coach shifted me to a VDV-esque like position.
Just behind the striker. (Since I'm a playmaker and loves cracking goals in from range.)

We won the Inter-school league twice.

During 11th grade I was asked to join a youth squad. I play for Shabbab Al Ittihad Football Club (Shabbab meaning Juniors)


My skills developed from there.

I'm a dead ball specialist and I'm known here for my playmaking skills. I do love embarrassing my opponents by doing panna's/rainbow flicks and the like. As I mentioned earlier. I do love scoring from range. (The best goal I've ever scored was when I rainbow flick'd a defender and just as the ball was about to hit the ground I volleyed it from about 25 yards.) Damn it. I remember waiting for the replay to come on. Smh.

Anyway's.
These are my strong traits.

- Dead ball specialist.
- Playmaker.
- Finisher.
- I do have good accuracy with my passes (Both long and short)
- I love to smash balls from range. They almost always hit the target. (PS. I don't shoot from range when I don't feel like it. I only shoot when I think there's a realistic chance of scoring)
- Penalty taker.
- Aerial presence (I'm 6'1")
- I'd rate my left foot like this (From close - mid range[Just outside the penalty area]: 4. 5/5. From Mid to long range. I guess I'm a 3/5)
- Disciplined (I have never been shown a red card. 2 yellows up to date) [1 yellow when I took my shirt off when I scored that volley from 25 yards. Lol. ]

So how would you rate me?
I'd love to be a part of this project.

Cheers!
Nippro (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
Wow pretty interesting idea Mag.

I guess my best position is a stopper.
Clears the ball at will, tries to prevent my marker from passing me as much as possible even by hand but bad at tackles. Good understanding with the wingbacks and keeper. 50/50 situation in air. Besides that, I guess I'd give myself a 6/10 rating
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Cheers for the response One player for my club! Yay! Lol.

So your traits so far are :

-Plays short simple passes
-Marks opponent tightly
-Winds up opponents
- * (removed argues with officials)
-Stops Play
-Stays Back at all times
-Does not dive into tackles


High stats in Marking, Team Work, Work Rate, Aggression, Determination, Dirtiness, Anticipation, Influence.

Low stats in Tackling, and general wing play/attack attributes.

Current rating 3/5 potential rating 3. 5/5.

Sounds decent? I've put up the attributes after your post, and not sure if you want to do them yourself Once I have this clarified, I'll put up a screenshot of what your character's stats will be like
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Here are your provisional ratings Nippro. Feel free to let me know what need to be changed, and maybe fill in the? .

Crossing - 7
Dribbling - 6
Finishing - 5
Heading - 11
Long Shots - 12*
Marking - 15
Passing - 12
Tackling - 12
First Touch - 9
Technique - 9
Penalty - 14
Corner - 10
Free kick Taking - 12
Long throws - 10
Aggression - 15
Anticipation - 15
Bravery - 15
Composure - 14
Concentration - 14
Creativity - 6
Decisions - 13
Determination - 15
Flair - 7
Influence - 14
Off the Ball - 14
Positioning - 15
Team work - 14
Work Rate - 15
Acceleration - 9
Agility - 9
Balance - 10
Jumping- 12
Natural fitness - 15*
Pace - 13*
Stamina - 15*
Strength - 15
Injury Proneness - 2* (lower is better)
Consistency - 13
Dirtiness - 11* (decreased this a bit)
Imp Matches - 14
Versatility - 10
Adaptability - 10
Ambition - 15
Loyalty- 15
Pressure - 12
Professional- 15
Sportsmanship - 14*
Temperament - 12
Controversy - 7*
Left Foot - 12
Right Foot - 20

The basis is for a mentally strong and team oriented CB who does all he can to put the player off from getting behind him but doesn't prefer tackling all that much. Modify it based on how you'd see yourself
Nippro (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
So the ratings are over 20 ei?
-Arguing with referees is not my thing but I do shout one words and do gestures and stuff but most of the time I'd let the game be as it is and talk about it after the game.
-I'd say my right foot is 16 and my left is 9. Got a pretty good right foot when injuries arent wriggling.
-I'd put more on my fitness as bear in mind I am an aspiring rookie Marathon runner. Been running all my life.
-With our medical team at top and with some rotation here and there, I'd be alright but I do get into injuries playing week in and week out (my university league, almost 3 games per week, full time 90minutes). So, if it's a proper league of once per week games, I think I'd be ok.
-Loyalty? Pretty much like all of us man. We've been here for years and non of us has sailed ship. Started with super play by Croatia in the euros-admired Luka-he came to Spurs-been supporting Spurs ever since. I do feel down sometimes when we lose and stuff but my motivation always comes during the holidays when I stay at home and catch the live league matches. Now, at university I could only catch the big games (which we always lose) due to supporter ratio priority (One TV, Dominated by united fans) but I do catch the long highlights at will. It's still not the same though but I guess its the best I could get.
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Sorry, I should have explained one thing better! The Max rating is 20 as far as the game is concerned, but I've put a cap of 15 as of now (I might raise it up to 16 if the overall ratings aren't suffice once the season starts). The reason to do this, is that I've set everyone to be 20 years old, to keep it as a league that can run for quite a long time, and for everyone to be able to play for many years instead of "losing attributes" once they reach the 30s because of the game's mechanics. This also allows us to see you "grow" in the areas that you really want to, as I can set individual training schedules for everyone.

I skipped that aspect of explanations, as I thought it'd be overbearing amount of info right off the bat. It feels a little nice to see our virtual characters not just play every week and perform well, but also grow as the season goes on due to the amount of "training" we put in

So, when I've put your Natural fitness as 14, I meant to say that it is extremely high. Not that it was low I'd have put your training focus on athleticism to improve your strength, pace, stamina, fitness and so on. Your physical attributes, which is vital for a CB. The loyalty wasn't to question your loyalty to the club! You've been here as long as I have bro, if not longer, and I know that for sure. Lol. Its just a tiny role-play element where you'd be loyal to the club, but have an Agent that'd push for a better contract for you every year. Its nothing major. I might as well make it 20 for everyone

With the recent information you've given, I'll update your physical attributes and remove the Arguing with refs trait. Sorry to keep asking, but when its done, would be great if you could see and modify it further to your liking. I'd love all these characters to be your characters, not my imagination with your names on them!

All the attributes with * marked have been modified based on your input You could also copy, paste and edit what you feel is right and post it so I can just replace it with that if you prefer!
[account-removed] 2 years ago
LeDerp: Cheers for the post mate I'll try and fit in your traits to what traits are available in the game's database. Check and see if they're okay with you and if you feel something's missing. Also, the rating is not for me to decide, but for you to decide. I'll throw up initial stats pretty high based on your assessments, but the potential is something that you need to come up with. Going to finish 4 and a half stars? Going to stagnate in your growth and end up with 3? All is upto you mate

Creating a new thread so its easy to respond and keep track of what you want, so I can just look at the end of this thread to finalize your character.
Initial traits:
- Gets into opposition area
- Gets forward whenever possible
- Shoots from distance
- Shoots with power
- Tries Long range Free kicks
- Tries first time shots
- Tries Long range passes
- Hits free kicks with power
- Tries Tricks

That's a total of 9 traits. For your attributes, here's a basic stat. Just copy, paste with a modified version of what you want, in case you want to change anything

Crossing - 11
Dribbling - 14
Finishing - 13
Heading - 12
Long Shots - 15
Marking - 6
Passing - 14
Tackling - 8
First Touch - 11
Technique - 12
Penalty - 14
Corner - 12
Free kick Taking - 15
Long throws - 11
Aggression - 8
Anticipation - 10
Bravery - 11
Composure - 13
Concentration - 12
Creativity - 13
Decisions - 12
Determination - 12
Flair - 14
Influence - 12
Off the Ball - 11
Positioning - 11
Team work - 14
Work Rate - 12
Acceleration - 11
Agility - 10
Balance - 12
Jumping- 12
Natural fitness - 12
Pace - 11
Stamina - 12
Strength - 12
Injury Proneness - 9
Consistency - 13
Dirtiness - 5
Imp Matches - 14
Versatility - 12
Adaptability - 12
Ambition - 15
Loyalty- 15
Pressure - 12
Professional- 15
Sportsmanship - 14
Temperament - 14
Controversy - 8
Left Foot - 12
Right Foot - 20

While you've mentioned how your range is from far, which foot are you stronger at? How is it in comparison to the other foot. Also, what is your loyalty? Would you like staying at the club? Or am I going to have to tempt you with contracts and boosts all the time?

To explain the initial ratings, the concept is to set everyone as a "young team that's on the rise". Everyone starts at 20, and will have the potential to grow. To what level is picked on you. So 1-6 is poor, 7 - 9 is decent, 10-13 is quite good, 14-15 is excellent. 20 will be the max rating in the game. This will put you around a 3 star player (Hudds and Sandro are 2 and a half - 3 stars initially). Feel free to change whatever Cheers!
LeDerp (Footytube Moderator) 2 years ago
Loyalty: Let's put it this way. I'd play for Tottenham without pay. I just love the club so much.

I've got total control over my right foot. I'd rate my left foot at around 12.
Only one change mate. Long throws - 11 (I have a basketball background )
Other than that. The rest are spot on.

I'd love to grow at the club.

I hope more members get involved with this project.
Cheers mate!
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Edited to reflect the changes Yeah. Hope more people get involved. Need at least 11. If not, will have to think of some alternative things like substituting the people involved in place of the bench of the current XI
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Edited to reflect the changes Yeah. Hope more people get involved. Need at least 11. If not, will have to think of some alternative things like substituting the people involved in place of the bench of the current XI
LeDerp (Footytube Moderator) 2 years ago
I'm pretty sure RR and SS will get involved. I'll spread the word. Don't worry. This will be a successful project.
SuperSpurs (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
I only play keeper. Right-footed. I can boot it pretty far. Reactions are fairly fast. I'm just under 6'. Working on my handling on strong shots but I'm good at parrying. Usually conservative with my positioning when playing. Other than that information, I'm not quite sure about anything else. I can't shoot accurately for beans. Can cross but have never had to do that in a game Rarely use my head in games either (only have to head away when defenders do something really stupid). And lastly, I like to go in HARD when I have to

Great idea Mag!
[account-removed] 2 years ago
I would have put you in even if you didn't like the idea Keepers are pretty different from the rest in this, but its good to know the information you've given me. Useful to know traits. Plus, I think you're the only keeper in the actual member base, apart from me, and I can pick defence too. So you might have monopoly

Here's your provisional rating. Let me know if you feel something's off or could be better!

Note: Rating with * implies that lower is better, and is usually based on how aggressive the person is. Gomes has high stats on all of those, and Fridel has super low on all of those.

Aerial Ability - 15
Command of Area - 13
Communication - 15 (can see you yell the hell out of defenders )
Eccentricity - 12*
Handling - 12
Kicking - 10
One on Ones - 14
Reflexes - 15
Rushing out - 14 *
Tendency to punch - 15 (Again, parry over Handling stat)
Throwing - 13
Aggression - 11*
Anticipation - 13
Bravery - 14
Composure - 13
Concentration - 12
Creativity - 11
Decisions - 13
Determinations - 15
Flair - 4
Influence - 11
Off the ball - 10
Positioning - 15
Team work - 14
Work Rate - 13
Acceleration - 10
Agility - 14
Balance - 13
Jumping - 14
Natural fitness - 12
Pace - 11
Stamina - 14
Strength - 12
Injury Proneness - 10*
Consistency - 14
Dirtiness - 9
Important matches - 14
Versatility - 10
Adaptability - 12
Ambition - 14
Loyalty -? (Question about how much you want to push for contracts)
Pressure - 12
Professional - 14
Sportsmanship - 14
Temperament - 12
Controversy - 5


Traits :
- Argues with officials
- Gets crowd going
- Possesses long flat throw
- Rushes out for one vs one

With you mate, its been a little difficult to not let what I know about you get in the way of how you want your character to be. For example, the trait of "argues with officials" was put in there simply because I know how much you get annoyed by refs, or your injury prone nature was filled out remembering your knee problems. Lol. So, I've got to ask you to modify things how you feel you'd be or want to be more than anyone else Cheers!
SuperSpurs (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
"Argues with officials "    Lol!    Good job! That's fairly accurate.    What is this dirtiness stat? :S
[account-removed] 2 years ago
You need to have a shower more often! Lol. Jk. That is to say you get into harsh tackles if you deem it fit, putting you in risk of a card. So when you say you go in "hard" in one on ones, you could potentially get red carded. But since you said it is occasional, I put it medium, instead of high. It decreases your rushing out slightly, which is a combination of "Rushing out", "Aggression" and "Dirtiness". Dirtiness for CBs could be something like a shirt tug, or a last ditch tackle
Canning (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
I am so in this, I am 5'10 145 pounds (17 yrs). I play CB, DM, and both fullback positions. My greatest strength is my tackling and speed. I have tried to model myself off of players such as Philip Lahm, Gareth Bale, Michael Dawson and Leighton Baines. I am very brave and am never afraid to make a tackle. I do get carried away and am over aggressive at times. I like to bomb down the flanks playing one-twos with my winger and then play a cross from the by-line or beat my man and get into the box to shoot or lay it off. Another strength I have is my passing, specifically long passing. I have looked at VDV's technique and like to play long diagonals over the defence. I know my position well and rarely get caught out of position. My one on one defending is very good and all of my coaches have labeled this as my best attribute. I also like to wind up the opposition and at times can play a little dirty. I also have good stamina, at the end of games I usually have the most energy on the field.

My weaknesses would be my aerial ability (good header though but my height is a disadvantage), Strength, and left foot (can dribble but no shooting). Sometimes I can be one dimensional and I don't have a lot of flair. Decent creator though I can pick out a pass.

I have a little bit of a temper, but have good sportsmanship when it comes to the actual game itself.

If you get a full squad save the editor file and send it to me I would like to have a go with our team!
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Lol. I actually wanted to ask you for your own character, since you're one of the few here who actually played the game

Is it possible to have one modified player exported? Do you have fmrte? Because if you do, then you'd be able to actually make your own character easily and let me know, all traits and all. If you don't have it and don't feel like doing it, then I'll surely fill in the sheet, no problem! And once I have about XI players, I'll start making them and start the season. So far, its 5 people including you and me. Will surely send you the editor file when its done
Canning (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
You can make me, I have my own character who plays striker for Tottenham U-18 squad just for fun haha. I am not sure about the fmrte I stopped using it when it stopped being free. I wonder what your character will have for stats
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Hmm. I thought with your descriptions, it'd be better for you to play RB who can play CB with relative confidence and LB and CDM if you have to.

Provisional Stats:

Crossing - 11
Dribbling - 12
Finishing - 8
Heading - 11
Long Shots - 11
Marking - 11
Passing - 15
Tackling - 15
First Touch - 12
Technique - 14
Penalty - 9
Corner - 12
Free kick Taking - 9
Long throws - 13
Aggression - 14
Anticipation - 14
Bravery - 14
Composure - 12
Concentration - 12
Creativity - 10
Decisions - 11
Determination - 12
Flair - 9
Influence - 11
Off the Ball - 12
Positioning - 14
Team work - 15
Work Rate - 15
Acceleration - 13
Agility - 13
Balance - 13
Jumping- 8
Natural fitness - 14
Pace - 13
Stamina - 14
Strength - 8
Injury Proneness - 6
Consistency - 12
Dirtiness - 12
Imp Matches - 14
Versatility - 15
Adaptability - 14
Ambition - 13
Loyalty- 15
Pressure - 12
Professional- 13
Sportsmanship - 14
Temperament - 12
Controversy - 11
Left Foot - 10
Right Foot - 20

I've tried to reflect your versatility, your wanting to run with the ball and then lay it off to a teammate instead of crossing. Plus your weakness in strength and in jumping. Give it a think and let me know

Traits:
*Runs with Ball down right
*Gets forward whenever possible
*Plays One-twos
*Knocks ball past opponent
*Tries to play way out of trouble
*Avoids using weaker foot
*Tries tricks
*Dives into tackles
*Hugs line
*Tries long range passes
*Likes to switch ball to the other flank

I think that's 11 traits that you've mentioned. Let me know if anything's missing. Cheers!
Canning (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
Brilliant!
Achiox (Manchester United) 2 years ago
Very cool idea! I would like to see how this turns out. Keep up the progress! (Am I allowed to post here? If not, please notify a moderator and have him delete this message completely!)
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Not at all, Achiox. Feel free to comment Glad you liked the idea!
Gunning4Glory (Arsenal) 2 years ago
Yea nice idea, didn't know you could make players on fm12, how do you do that?
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Cheers! Its through fmrte. Its free during the beta phase, and I have the free version. Its now gone to a payment of 1 euro for a licence, I think. Always wanted to play football as a kid, never got to do that past school phase. I captained my team both as a defender and a GK. I like imagining how it'd have been if I were in a different country and actually playing it as a sport. So I do that through fifa/FM Fifa is straightforward, while FM, I need to start a game, load fmrte, and then either "clone" or "modify" an existing player by renaming them and rewriting their stats
Gunning4Glory (Arsenal) 2 years ago
That's very tempting to get, better wait till after my exams though lol. Does it effect every game or just that save?
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Just the save that you're currently loaded. While I can't promise you that, its still something I'm quite confidently sure about
FayJay (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
I'm a weird case. Primarily my main sport during school was Rugby (born and raised in Tottenham but I was sent to a traditional grammar school which didn't include football- only rugby and cricket primarily).

However, I did join a club outside of that and I was played in every position possible except goalkeeper. That is a bit ridiculous though so I'll just give you what my attributes are as a footballer and you can put me as whatever you want.

I'm only 5"8; 172cm, oriental background.
I'm not naturally fit but through sports I've got pace and sprint but not stamina to match. In terms of play style for football I don't like to dribble as such, but I tend to boot it up past a player then sprint past them to retrieve. Not quite as beastly as Bale but pretty much that's how I would do it.
Right footed and fairly useless with my left. I'd say about a 3/5 at best for my left.
Very good at headering despite not being the tallest- good positioning and I know how to time my jumps, I have defended well against players of 6" in the air, and I've also scored many headers from corners against 6" defenders.
Got one of the best long throws out there because of my Rugby background. Also very strong physically despite my size, I'm short but I'm not a small dude. (Don't know how much you know about rugby but I play Hooker, the guy who does all the throwing from sidelines and is the main part of the scrum).
I am a good passer of the ball, accurate long balls and when I played as supporting striker I had some deadly threw balls.
Very powerful shots but not always the most accurate. Inside the box I can be a deadly shot but outside the box not so much. I would always look for a pass into the area rather than shoot. Unless there is an obvious opportunity to shoot, I would go for it because I got more than enough power to do so. The accuracy is another issue though
There was a time when I took corners because I'm not that tall, my corners were always lofted high and curl towards in the area. Never sharp powerful ones.
I was the freekick taker of the team and used the same technique. I was never a Ronaldo style of FK taker which based on power and dip. Mine are side footed and go for curl into corners. Often very effective, and from areas just outside the box I would more often or not score them. The ones further I was used to cross them in.
I do not do any tricks or skills. Just very simply football.
I've never had a red card for challenges, and hardly ever get yellows. But I tend to get quite aggressive when an unfair challenge has been done to me so I can get quite rude and into their faces a bit.

That's all I can think of really. Excited to see how this project pans out for you!
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Your initial traits :

- Tries Killer ball often
- Shoots with power
- Curls ball
-Tries long range free kicks
-Tries long range passes
-Likes to beat man repeatedly
-Looks for a pass rather than attempting to score
-Knocks ball past opponent
-Possesses long flat throw

Problem I face so far, is that I still cannot see what position you really will be suited to! Lol. Here are your initial attributes:

Crossing - 12
Dribbling - 9
Finishing - 10
Heading - 13
Long Shots - 13
Marking - 10
Passing - 15
Tackling - 12
First Touch - 14
Technique - 12
Penalty - 14
Corner - 15
Free kick Taking - 15
Long throws - 15
Aggression - 11
Anticipation - 12
Bravery - 13
Composure - 12
Concentration - 12
Creativity - 11
Decisions - 13
Determination - 13
Flair - 9
Influence - 12
Off the Ball - 12
Positioning - 14
Team work - 15
Work Rate - 15
Acceleration - 14
Agility - 12
Balance - 13
Jumping- 13
Natural fitness - 10
Pace - 14
Stamina - 11
Strength - 14
Injury Proneness - 8
Consistency - 13
Dirtiness - 9
Imp Matches - 14
Versatility - 15
Adaptability - 14
Ambition - 13
Loyalty- 11
Pressure - 12
Professional- 13
Sportsmanship - 14
Temperament - 12
Controversy - 10
Left Foot - 12
Right Foot - 20

I've initially set you as a CM or CDM with 100% proficiency, but can also play down the right or cam with 70% accuracy. Let me know what to change, because I do think there will be some!
FayJay (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
Additions: I'm loyal, but not a blond follower. I am fairly consistent, I never really had off-days. Just days were I'm mediocre, maybe a bit quiet during games. But more often then not I would have a game where I'm literally everywhere and involved with everything, even scoring a fair few goals. I listen closely to the captain and manager, what needs to be done. I'm not a leader though, even when I played defence I needed guidance from our team captain (CB) and goalkeeper.

Personally though I feel my best position would be the same as Huddlestone's, who is also my favourite player. Just food for thought
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Cheers! I'm currently at my friend's place, checking this while taking a break from coding. Will make your character in a couple of hours
EarnYourSpurs (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
Lol, ok, I'll induldge. I've never played football manager, I'm more of a Fifa fiend. I'm not sure how much you can customize a player so i'll just describe myself how I think my coach would have described me.

I'm 5'8 about 145lbs. In youth league and middle school, being that I'm left footed, I'd always play on the left side whether it was LB LM or LS. It wasn't until high school that I cemented my spot as a Left midfielder/winger. Occasionally I'd fill in for the CDM and the Second Striker but my predominant role was LM.

I always liked to compare myself to Ryan Giggs when I was younger (Tireless running, quick feet, good pace, good ball control, selfless, great ability to find the open man) and it wasn't until after I graduated in '08 and pretty much quit soccer all together (aside from some occasional old mans league) that I realized I was very similar to Gareth Bale.

I practiced my crossing technique every day in practice and it showed (I finished 4th [on JV], and 2nd twice [Varsity] in my district in assists [we also had a VERY good striker who always made my crosses count which definitely helped]). I totaled 14 assist and 3 goals in 21 games my senior year (we finished 2nd in the west region tournament that year and 15-3-3 overall). I was never much of a goalscorer, I only scored about 5 or 6 goals throughout my high school career, BUT scored a screamer in the west region final similar to BAE's goal against Liverpool, which was the greatest feeling in the world, which, only lasted about 5 minutes when they scored 2 goals within the span of 10 mins to win the game 2-1.... f*****g buzz kill.

I never once complained or argued with a ref, just got on with things. We had a great coach who preached this. Everything was for the team.

I usually hugged the touch line and tried to use pace, trickery, or give and go's to beat the opposing defender.

Alrighty then I'll wrap things up.

Best attributes: Pace, Ball Control, Crossing, Corners, Passing, Stamina, Team Work

Decent attributes: Creativity, Decision Making, Work Rate, Positioning, Defensive Duties, Dribbling

BAD attributes: Heading, Strength, Right Foot(2. 5 out of 5 i'd say....), Versatility (LM, LW, LB), Finishing (5-6 goals in about 50 games isn't too good).


Lol Wheres our striker? .... From what I've read so far we're still lacking a big man up front. You're gonna' have to do some scouting Magneto
[account-removed] 2 years ago
We've found our own version of Bale Great! I'll wrap your character when I get back today. Should be a couple of hours. And about the striker, Bwfyid has volunteered to play there. He's facing a deadline and will give us the details a bit later. Shaping out great so far!
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Provisional character:

Crossing - 15
Dribbling - 13
Finishing - 9
Heading - 7
Long Shots - 10
Marking - 11
Passing - 14
Tackling - 12
First Touch - 14
Technique - 14
Penalty - 9
Corner - 14
Free kick Taking - 9
Long throws - 11
Aggression - 9
Anticipation - 12
Bravery - 12
Composure - 14
Concentration - 14
Creativity - 13
Decisions - 13
Determination - 13
Flair - 14
Influence - 12
Off the Ball - 12
Positioning - 13
Team work - 15
Work Rate - 15
Acceleration - 14
Agility - 14
Balance - 13
Jumping- 8
Natural fitness - 12
Pace - 15
Stamina - 13
Strength - 7
Injury Proneness - 7
Consistency - 13
Dirtiness - 7
Imp Matches - 14
Versatility - 9
Adaptability - 12
Ambition - 13
Loyalty- 15
Pressure - 12
Professional- 14
Sportsmanship - 15
Temperament - 12
Controversy - 8
Left Foot - 20
Right Foot - 11

Traits:
- Runs with ball down left
- Gets forward whenever possible
- Curls ball
- Plays one twos
- Comes deep to get ball
- Knocks ball past opponent
- Looks for pass rather than attempting to score
- Moves ball onto left foot before attempting to dribble
- Tries tricks
- Hugs line
- Likes to beat man repeatedly

This is just an idea. Let me know if you feel something's off and needs to be changed! I'll make you proficient at lm/lw and Adept at LB.
Hatmundo (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
Great idea Mag! I am a big fan of football manager games myself so this really appeals to me on multiple levels. OK.... So I'm a 5'11 Black guy with long black dreadlocks. I weigh about 75kg. Since we are basing this on ourselves I guess I should explain that I have played 'indoor soccer' or 'futsal' as it is more commonly known, for the last 10 years.

With 5 field plaers everyone is expected to do a bit of everything. Differences being there are no slide tackles and no high balls. I guess this would make me a central midfielder who is rubbish in the air and always stays on his feet. I guess you could say I play the Parker role for our team. My job is to break up attacks and look to release counter attacking opportunities. I operate primarily in a central position with lots of one-two with my wide players. I rarely have my back to goal but have the strength and balance to hold people off the ball. I am not a distance shooter by any means and will usually finesse my shots when close to goal. Free kicks are not my forte but I eat up penalties. Working in such confined spaces I've become quite agile with decent acceleration but lack any real pace over long distances.

Personality wise I am about as unpleasant a person to play against as Roy Keane. My marking is relentless and will push the limit of the rules. More than a few talented creative players has been totally shut down by constant harrying. I time my tackles well and have a good anticipation of where the play is headed. I'm capable of a trick or two to gime myself a bit of space but would rather play a through ball to release another player than to try and beat a few players with my dribble. I generally think I make the right decision in most situations.

Back at school I used to play right back in outdoor so I have a decent cross and long pass but never really developed my left foot at all. I also played as main striker for a few season in another futsal team which is kinda like an attacking mid in real football.

Mentally wise I am captain of my team and by far the most vocal. I tell people what positions to play mid game as well as co-ordinating the subs. You would have to say I'm loyal as I started the team and call everyone each week to tell them the game time and confirm they are playing. So here goes....

Crossing - 12
Dribbling - 13
Finishing - 11
Heading - 10
Long Shots - 7
Marking - 15
Passing - 15
Tackling - 15
First Touch - 14
Technique - 14
Penalty - 12
Corner - 12
Free kick Taking - 7
Long throws - 13
Aggression - 15
Anticipation - 15
Bravery - 15
Composure - 14
Concentration - 11
Creativity - 14
Decisions - 15
Determination - 15
Flair - 14
Influence - 15
Off the Ball - 14
Positioning - 15
Team work - 15
Work Rate - 15
Acceleration - 14
Agility - 14
Balance - 13
Jumping- 12
Natural fitness - 12
Pace - 12
Stamina - 10
Strength - 14
Injury Proneness - 9
Consistency - 11
Dirtiness - 14
Imp Matches - 14
Versatility - 11
Adaptability - 11
Ambition - 11
Loyalty- 15
Pressure - 12
Professional- 14
Sportsmanship - 11
Temperament - 12
Controversy - 13
Left Foot - 10
Right Foot - 20

Traits:

Doesn't dive into tackles
Marks opponents tightly
Places shots
Looks for pass rather than score
Comes deep to get ball.
Plays one twos.
Tries killer balls often
Avoids using weaker foot

Positions:

Cent Mid: Natural
Def Mid: Natural
Right Back: Accomplished
Cent Att Mid: Accomplished
Cent Def: Competent
Right Wing Back: Competent

Keep us updated on how it goes dude.
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Brilliant amount of detail! I'll leave Dawson as the captain this year around (although he won't be playing as many games), and I'll appoint you as the VC. I personally think that Midfielders are the best captains, as they can communicate to both the defence and attack better. I'll phase the current squad out next season, and in doing so, will phase out the captains as well. Will place your character exactly as given
Sikundermalik (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
Magneto I'm in as a Striker/CAM. I will for sure do the rest in the morning so save me a spot! Great idea by the way man!
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Of course! Lol. I wasn't sure a lot of you would be interested, and I've already made the likes of you and North as coaches and assistant managers, but I'd rather have you guys as the squad than coaching. Bwfyid has mentioned he'll do it later as well. Will wait up for you guys for sure!
Northstream (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
Ok, Magneto.... I might be too old for this but - I've always played as a striker.
Main attributes:
- Fast and a strong dribbler.
- Find space and time my runs.
- Good passing ability (right footed).
- Very competitive and high work rate.

In my younger years I was also very flexible (from martial arts) which I also benefited from in my football. (Better reach, movement, less injuries and strong jumper.) My clubs' top scorer most seasons.

I guess I should also put in the stats for my boy Aidan Luca, though at nine he might be too young? Aidan plays as a central midfielder.
- Strong tackler.
- Good overview and understanding of the game.
- Excellent at passing, crossing and shooting with both feet equally! With accuracy and power. At nine years old he shoots better from long range than I do.
- Scores a lot of goals for a midfielder.
His coach (from Liverpool) is full of praise of him for his young age. Difficult to predict what the future holds but his development is very exciting to follow for his football mad father...
Northstream (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
Whether my competitiveness makes me a bad sport or not, I don't know, but I have for example had my 'hand of God' moment too. In a tournament in Sweden (when I was about 17-18) my team won the quarterfinal from a diving header I did. I couldn't quite reach the ball with my head so I gave it a hand.... The ref awarded the goal and we won 1-0. I was almost lynched after the game but still thought it was worth it. We went on to win the whole tournament...
[account-removed] 2 years ago
No one's ever too old for anything. Lol. I actually made you assistant manager, thinking that you wouldn't want to be involved, but am glad you are! Would rather have you on the pitch. I remember talking to Aidan pre christmas, and I remember him telling me how he wanted to be like Hudds amongst other discussions. I knew he was your boy back then, and would have placed him in the squad regardless since I knew enough details. Glad you provided a few more to make it a lot more authentic! Surprised about the competitive streak in you. Lol.

I'm starting everyone at 20 years, just to keep it simple and to have everyone close to breaking into the squad. I might keep Aidan at 16 to start off with though, and lower starting stats with a much higher potential than the rest of us, so he would be playing along with Coulibally

I'll make all of you guys by evening my time, and wait up till around this time tomorrow to start the season so everyone has a shot. Thanks for taking part!
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Provisional stats for North:

Proficiency, Striker - Attacking Forward

Crossing - 8
Dribbling - 15
Finishing - 14
Heading - 14
Long Shots - 12
Marking - 4
Passing - 12
Tackling - 5
First Touch - 14
Technique - 15
Penalty - 14
Corner - 8
Free Kick - 7
Long Throws - 6
Aggression - 13
Anticipation - 14
Bravery - 13
Composure - 15
Concentration - 13
Creativity - 13
Decisions - 13
Determination - 15
Flair - 13
Influence - 14
Off the ball - 13
Positioning - 11
Team Work - 14
Work rate - 15
Acceleration - 12
Agility - 15
Balance - 14
Jumping - 14
Natural fitness - 15
Pace - 13
Stamina- 14
Strength -12
Injury Proneness - 5
Consistency - 14
Dirtiness - 12
Important Matches - 14
Versatility - 10
Adaptability - 11
Ambition - 15
Loyalty - 15
Pressure - 13
Professional - 15
Sportsmanship - 10
Temperament - 12
Controversy - 15
Left foot - 14
Right foot - 20

Traits:

- Runs with ball through centre
- Moves into channels
- Curls ball
- Places shots
- Likes to try and beat offside trap
- Attempts overhead kicks
- Tries tricks
- Gets crowd going
- Likes to round keeper
- Tries to Lob keeper


've actually modeled you on a slightly lower version of cavani and somewhat close to pavlychenko. I'm not sure if these ratings make you "too good" for a 20 year old player, but in case they do, I'll just sub everything by -1. In case something's amiss, let me know! Yet to make Aidan's char.coming up!
[account-removed] 2 years ago
If looks like the team's finally set. Just waiting on SikunderMalik and Bwfyid to place their character info! Here is what it looks like so far


--------------------------ss----------------------------

----Canning------Nippro-----------Magneto--------EarnYourSpurs

--------------------FayJay---------Hatmundo-----------------

---SikunderMalik------------LeDerp----------------Bwfyid---

----------------------------Northstream--------------------

So a 4-2-3-1 with 3 CAM and 2 CDM.

Subs: Fridel, Kaboul, Walker, AidanLuca, Hudds/Sandro, Modric, Defoe



Assistant manager: RR
Scout : RajidelArce71, Vandervaart9109
Attacking Coach : Eezzee, Aviko1120
Defensive Coach : Ivan RUsev
GK Coach: Mr. PP, SpursAussie3
Youth Coach: Tott4life, MrLillyWhite, EdTheFan, Blimps2
Fitness Coach : Holdfasthope
Physio : Spurs10

I've tried to include all the regular members in some form or the other. In case I've missed someone out, that was just an oversight


Players to be sold in the first season:

Gomes, Dos Santos, VDV, Pav, Bassong, Corluka

Players to be sent out on loan for experience :

Kane, Rose, Townsend. The rest are probably going to get replaced by our players.

Players to buy: Not sure as yet. Depends on the reaction of Modric after selling Corluka, and Bale after being dropped to the bench.


Obviously, we can't play every game as our stamina will be lower than most players to play consistently over the first season. But this is the general starting lineup whenever I can manage the team to play together. Subs from the "original" squad will only be brought in to keep them happy or to prevent injuries to players
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Transfers so far:


In Streete: 950k, 16 yewar old CD

Dos Santos : 2. 9 million pounds loan fee to Sivella, future fee of 17. 5 million option to buy. That's a good offer, eh?
Corluka : 1. 6 Million loan fee, 4. 9 million future fee to Juve
Bassong : 1. 6 million loan fee, 4. 9 million future fee to PSG.
Cudicini: 550k to Inter

First game to Montpellier, we won 1-2. I played everyone for 45 minutes per half during the season friendlies. Kaboul got red carded, Hatmundo went off injured in the 38th minute (Aidan stepped up to the plate and bossed midfield with Fay Jay), Defoe went off injured for a bit, SS kept making save after save. Benny broke some ribs and is out for a month and a half, forcing me to probably dip into the transfer market. North was the motm. Still, a good performance for the first game together even with 9 men on the pitch at one point.

Looks like I won't have to modify the team too much afterall!
SuperSpurs (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
9 men on the pitch? :S Is this team that dirty?
SuperSpurs (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
9 men on the pitch? :S Is this team that dirty?
[account-removed] 2 years ago
It was defoe injured and kaboul sent off. In pre season, . I sub out every player at 45 minutes. This is what happened in the second half, with no subs left. Taught me my lesson

The rest of the pre seaon games have been quite dominant. We've woon 5-0, 9-1 and 6-1. I'm waiting for Squad registration and for Bwfyid and SikunderMalik, but looks like they lost interest. So I might as well start and if they are interested, i'll rename Kranjcar and Parker
Northstream (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
It sounds very entertaining!
[account-removed] 2 years ago
Sure is quite entertaining watching our members score goals or rack up assists or make that special tackle and save! Can't wait to get back to it in a couple of days and start the real part. Had a small delay due to travelling
Bwfyid (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
How did I end up mag? Lol    Can you edit after you start?
[account-removed] 2 years ago
I didn't create you and sikundermalik as yet. Lol. Waiting for some input from you guys. And yeah. We can definitely create/modify after we start. I've already boosted Nippro by +1 for all skils and modified my own pace because the defence was getting overrun

You said you could play striker or attacking midfielder? So I put up the formation so that 3 potential strikers can all play together by playing CAM. Even if you are on the wide left, you're a LAM, not a LW. If you feel you need to be just a striker, then go for it. I'll work my way around it



   
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