"Keep Right On" Track: The Birmingham City Guide

  1. "Keep Right On" Track: The Birmingham City Guide

    Hi fellow FM fans,

    After seeing a few guides for a certain things i have always wanted to make one of my own, although never really pinning down what it would be about. Until the other day when i saw a guide made by 'Godcubed' about my local rivals. This spurred me on to do one of my own about my own team.

    It took me two evenings to put together, it is a basic interpretation on how to take on managing Birmingham City in the first season of FM11.

    "Keep Right On" Track: The Birmingham City Guide-picture-1.png

    Hope you enjoy reading it as much as i did putting it together,

    Let me know what you think, I would appreciate your thoughts & opinions...

    Blues FM guide.pdf

    Blues FM guide.doc


    Due to the size of the guide it needs to be in downloadable format instead of directly in the OP. If there are any other forms that would make it easier to access, i will try to do so on request. I recommend viewing in PDF for the best quality.

    Cheers.
    Last edited by Matty; 24/12/2010 at 07:06 AM.

  2. Informative, well-written, really helpful, extremely detailed. There is hardly anything you haven't covered, makes mine look amateurish by comparison. A useful bluenose, what is the world coming to?

    Really well done mate, thanks for taking the time to do it.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by GodCubed View Post
    Informative, well-written, really helpful, extremely detailed. There is hardly anything you haven't covered, makes mine look amateurish by comparison. A useful bluenose, what is the world coming to?

    Really well done mate, thanks for taking the time to do it.
    Cheers pal!!

    Nice come back with the 'useful bluenose comment' shows you read it thoroughly

    how about that a vile that can read

    and it doesn't make yours look amateurish... it shows 3 years of being able to pull assignments out of MY ASS at uni with no time left to do it in you will pick up this useful skill in the future, it will never leave you!

  4. Great guide mate, nice work with this. You seem to play excatly the same as I do with West Ham with the home and away tactics. But I stay with Rigid home and away, might have to try going to fluid for home matches I should be dominating/winning.

    Looks like you play quite deep defensive line away aswell, maybe you should move Ferguson down to DM so there isn't too much space between your midfield and defence? I started to do that after realising I was giving away a lot of goals from long shots due to the space and Since I started playing Kovac there they have decreased. You probably already know about that an have it covered but I thought I would mention it just incase.

  5. Sorry if it is a bt off topic, but how do you read PDF's?

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Sorry if it is a bt off topic, but how do you read PDF's?
    Download Adobe Reader mate and then just open the file with that.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Mally View Post
    Great guide mate, nice work with this. You seem to play excatly the same as I do with West Ham with the home and away tactics. But I stay with Rigid home and away, might have to try going to fluid for home matches I should be dominating/winning.

    Looks like you play quite deep defensive line away aswell, maybe you should move Ferguson down to DM so there isn't too much space between your midfield and defence? I started to do that after realising I was giving away a lot of goals from long shots due to the space and Since I started playing Kovac there they have decreased. You probably already know about that an have it covered but I thought I would mention it just incase.
    Cheers mate, i used to stay rigid with both formations, but went for fluid once my team had got more used to the tactic and seemed to have good results so stuck with it. Although in all honesty Im a "fiddler" i mess around and tweak my tactics all the time for different teams and situations i don't just stick to the original idea.

    I would love to move Fergie into the deep role, although on the game he doesn't play DM accomplished, and due to his age its not really worth attempting retraining for it. I have brought in a DM on previous saves and developed Brice Ntambwe "promising youth" to play that exact role in the future, as i agree the gap can cause a problem.

    Thanks for the tip though, much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Sorry if it is a bt off topic, but how do you read PDF's?
    I can save it to a different file type if you don't want to download Adobe.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by mfage1 View Post
    I would love to move Fergie into the deep role, although on the game he doesn't play DM accomplished, and due to his age its not really worth attempting retraining for it. I have brought in a DM on previous saves and developed Brice Ntambwe "promising youth" to play that exact role in the future, as i agree the gap can cause a problem.

    Thanks for the tip though, much appreciated.
    Ah I see, I thought he was a natural DM aswell as CM. No problem mate, thanks for the tips aswell.

  9. Flicked through most of it, and it looks really well set out, and in sufficient detail! Well done mate!

    I prefer not to follow guides myself, but im sure it will help those who to immensly.

    Great work!

  10. Quote Originally Posted by mfage1 View Post
    I can save it to a different file type if you don't want to download Adobe.
    Any chance you could save it as a Word Doc?

  11. Great work, i was going to suggest you post the guild on the thread instead of making us download it but it is obviouse why you put it that way. Only problem i have is that sometimes the text can be hard to see on top of the backgrounds, maybe a colour that stands out more in those places?

    Great now i have to add a brum save to my never ending list of teams i want to be

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Shay Given View Post
    guild
    There it is again

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    There it is again
    dam this spell-check fail

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Any chance you could save it as a Word Doc?
    Ye i originally created with word so could upload that one as well if you want.

    Just thought it looked much smarter in PDF.

  15. WonderManager's Avatar WonderManager
    Star Player
    Quote Originally Posted by mfage1 View Post
    Ye i originally created with word so could upload that one as well if you want.

    Just thought it looked much smarter in PDF.
    Could you put the guide in your OP?

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Shay Given View Post
    Great work, i was going to suggest you post the guild on the thread instead of making us download it but it is obviouse why you put it that way. Only problem i have is that sometimes the text can be hard to see on top of the backgrounds, maybe a colour that stands out more in those places?

    Great now i have to add a brum save to my never ending list of teams i want to be
    Ye i was originally going to just copy and paste it form the word doc i made it on, but as it got longer and longer i thought it would be stupid to have an OP thats that long!

    Ye i thought that might be a problem with the text, although i made the pics transparent to combat it and on mine i can read it reasonably clearly.

    Thanks for the tip though, i may amend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderManager View Post
    Could you put the guide in your OP?
    Its 21 pages long. it would be ridiculous. I will upload it on word as well so its easier for people to access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie View Post
    Flicked through most of it, and it looks really well set out, and in sufficient detail! Well done mate!

    I prefer not to follow guides myself, but im sure it will help those who to immensly.

    Great work!
    Thanks mate, appreciate it

    And ye tbh i don't really follow guides, slightly hypocritical some would say, i just enjoyed writing my own

  17. Great guide mate.
    Do you ever get down St Andrews and if so, where do you sit?

  18. Quote Originally Posted by shanethbcfc View Post
    Great guide mate.
    Do you ever get down St Andrews and if so, where do you sit?
    Cheers pal, to regular Blues FM players everything iv said will be very much obvious

    Ye been a season ticket holder for 15 years at the end of this season. I sit up the top of Kop Corner, only been there for 2 seasons, used to sit in the middle of the Tilton half way up.
    I go about half of the away games a season too, would go to more like the old days, but finances, and other commitments prevent it unfortunately.

    how about yourself?

  19. Quote Originally Posted by mfage1 View Post
    Cheers pal, to regular Blues FM players everything iv said will be very much obvious

    Ye been a season ticket holder for 15 years at the end of this season. I sit up the top of Kop Corner, only been there for 2 seasons, used to sit in the middle of the Tilton half way up.
    I go about half of the away games a season too, would go to more like the old days, but finances, and other commitments prevent it unfortunately.

    how about yourself?
    Well I'm only 14, been going to the Blues since I was about 4.
    Had a season ticket in the Kop Corner (Row 26) for 5 years I think.
    Get to about 7/8 away games a season.

  20. WonderManager's Avatar WonderManager
    Star Player
    Ok, 1 complain.
    The background makes the word hard to see

    But overall good guide.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by shanethbcfc View Post
    Well I'm only 14, been going to the Blues since I was about 4.
    Had a season ticket in the Kop Corner (Row 26) for 5 years I think.
    Get to about 7/8 away games a season.
    Fair play, gotta respect the real fans that put money into the club

    Im three rows above you then, in block 19.

    I haven't got to as many as i wanted so far, been to Villa, Albion, Wolves & Stoke, have tickets to West Ham, Blackpool and will have for Millwall. But i need to get on the road more, iv let it slip this year.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by mfage1 View Post
    Fair play, gotta respect the real fans that put money into the club

    Im three rows above you then, in block 19.

    I haven't got to as many as i wanted so far, been to Villa, Albion, Wolves & Stoke, have tickets to West Ham, Blackpool and will have for Millwall. But i need to get on the road more, iv let it slip this year.
    Yeah, Millwall will be good.
    Shame we've only got 1000 though because we could have took a decent following down there, bloody police.
    Do you go in a pub before the games at Blues?

  23. Quote Originally Posted by shanethbcfc View Post
    Yeah, Millwall will be good.
    Shame we've only got 1000 though because we could have took a decent following down there, bloody police.
    Do you go in a pub before the games at Blues?
    Ye they have prevented our attendance in a few games this year. They cap us at Villa and Stoke always, and obviously Millwall has massive potential to get a bit messy, so it doesn't surprise me.

    Ye most games i do ye, the Adam and Eve just past the Clements Arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderManager View Post
    Ok, 1 complain.
    The background makes the word hard to see

    But overall good guide.
    Due to popular demand i have changed the colour of the text so its easier to read

    Thanks for the advice

  24. Fantastic document. Read all the way through it. Should be a great help to those who need it.

  25. [QUOTE=mfage1;850232]Ye they have prevented our attendance in a few games this year. They cap us at Villa and Stoke always, and obviously Millwall has massive potential to get a bit messy, so it doesn't surprise me.

    Ye most games i do ye, the Adam and Eve just past the Clements Arms.

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    Aah rite, quite a few of us go in The Bordesley Labour Club. If we go by train, then Hennesseys by Moor Street station. Normally go by car, because it's easy to get to from Warwick.
    So your at Kop Corner by the Tilton?
    Were by the Gil Merrick, the other Kop Corner

  26. Quote Originally Posted by shanethbcfc View Post
    Aah rite, quite a few of us go in The Bordesley Labour Club. If we go by train, then Hennesseys by Moor Street station. Normally go by car, because it's easy to get to from Warwick.
    So your at Kop Corner by the Tilton?
    Were by the Gil Merrick, the other Kop Corner
    Warwick, fair enough ye it would be easier by car. We drive sometimes but usually taxi in.
    Ye Kop Corner near the Tilton, ahh right fair enough, not that close then

  27. this guide is off the flipping chain,

    great stuff

  28. Quote Originally Posted by mfage1 View Post
    Warwick, fair enough ye it would be easier by car. We drive sometimes but usually taxi in.
    Ye Kop Corner near the Tilton, ahh right fair enough, not that close then
    Nope

    Where are you from/live?

  29. Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeMiles6 View Post
    this guide is off the flipping chain,

    great stuff
    ill take that as a compliment then

    Cheers.

  30. Absolutely brilliant guide. Best on the site by a mile.

  31. Great work and thank you
    The tactics are awesome

  32. Quote Originally Posted by Brummy123 View Post
    Absolutely brilliant guide. Best on the site by a mile.
    Cheers mate, slightly biased as its Blues

  33. fantastic guide mate really enjoyed it mate

  34. Quote Originally Posted by Calum View Post
    fantastic guide mate really enjoyed it mate
    I enjoyed making it, so pleased you enjoyed it

  35. thanks mate really appreicate this

  36. Quote Originally Posted by JakeHartlepool10 View Post
    thanks mate really appreicate this
    Im glad you have put it to good use.

    If you have any suggestions yourself to add to it, for others to take into account please post them.

    Thanks.

  37. Very good mate enjoyed reading it, another signing i opt for is Charlie Adam from blackpool, fairly cheap and is a similar player to ferguson and younger so good for the next lot of seasons.

  38. One of the best guide's ive read on the site , so much detail good job mate!

  39. Quote Originally Posted by robertozig View Post
    Very good mate enjoyed reading it, another signing i opt for is Charlie Adam from blackpool, fairly cheap and is a similar player to ferguson and younger so good for the next lot of seasons.
    Thanks for the tip, ideal replacement for Fergie, will help others, Cheers.

  40. Brilliant guide mate even it is from a bluenose

    i love the idea of putting the players pictures as backgrounds on their descriptions
    the length of detail you go into especially on background to the club and the transfers is brilliant

    KUTGW

  41. Quote Originally Posted by houghtie14 View Post
    Brilliant guide mate even it is from a bluenose

    i love the idea of putting the players pictures as backgrounds on their descriptions
    the length of detail you go into especially on background to the club and the transfers is brilliant

    KUTGW
    haha thanks pal, i know how hard it may have been to credit someone from the other side of the city

    i wanted to make it unique, and randomly fiddled around and thought it looked good

    for everybody's information on Birmingham advice...

    When the new "Official" patch comes out, i will be editing the guide.

  42. Quote Originally Posted by mfage1 View Post
    haha thanks pal, i know how hard it may have been to credit someone from the other side of the city

    i wanted to make it unique, and randomly fiddled around and thought it looked good

    for everybody's information on Birmingham advice...

    When the new "Official" patch comes out, i will be editing the guide.
    yes mate gotta love the banter
    Even if it is random it works well tbh

  43. no better guide on this website in my opinion , quality stuff

  44. going to re-read this now as this is my new 11.3 save

  45. Quote Originally Posted by Calum View Post
    going to re-read this now as this is my new 11.3 save
    I will have to update it tbf mate like i said above, with the decent new signings, and unfortunate injuries...

    EDIT: Orr... there are no injuries inaccurate really, but
    Last edited by Matty; 09/03/2011 at 09:00 PM.

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