How-To: Play as an Unplayable Club – UPDATED!

More often than not, on Football Manager I start as a very small side and look to take them to Champions League glory. For most people, that means a club in the lowest playable division, or using an extended leagues database. But what if you don’t like the unreliability and instability caused by xml files, and are bored with the same old clubs in the lowest divisions? I’ve noticed that often in the blog statistics people have found the blog by searching Google on ‘how to play as’ or ‘how to manage’ Enfield Town and FC United of Manchester – two of the previously unplayable clubs I’ve managed without resorting to an editor.  This blog post is their answer!  Using the method I will detail below, you can play as any club in the division immediately below the last playable division. It will not work for any divisions below this, as promotion/relegation is set only for one division below the playable divisions.

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Enfield Town – Season Review 2014/15

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2014/15 End of Season Review

Here it is, at long last – my FM 2014 Enfield Town career! It seems by general consensus that it is harder managing in the lower leagues on this years’ iteration of the game, because a) the tactics system is new and will take some time to understand, and b) agents don’t seem to offer players as readily as before, nor does the assistant seem to recommend anyone – both my main source of player-spotting in previous years.

Skrill South (stats)

We started the season slowly, primarily because I needed to get a grip on the new tactical system. A simple change from Counter to Control saw us steadily improve our position, and by December we looked like genuine playoff contenders. We continued to pick up points until Christmas, when tiredness really hit hard and we only managed one win in seven games. From mid January onwards we recovered, as the games became further apart the players had time to rest between games and we got ourselves into a promising position in the playoffs, and in the end we managed to take the title on the final day by a single point! Continue reading Enfield Town – Season Review 2014/15