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Biggest shocks you've seen in FM

  1. Biggest shocks you've seen in FM

    Title says it all really. With it being FA Cup Third round day today, the idea of this thread came to mind. I've seen similar ones around before, but not for a while. In all the years we've been playing Football Manager, what are the biggest shocks/upsets you've seen in game? Or even been a part of yourself.

    It can be a cup winner, a cup game, a league title, a surprise transfer move, anything!

    Personally, I don't have all that many shocks in my time, other than Swansea winning the FA Cup final against Tottenham on FM11, of course Swansea were still in the Championship at that time. In the same season, Tottenham won the Premier League too. Other than that, I've not come across too many, or if I have I've forgotten them.

    Please share!

  2. Liverpool winning the premier league title.
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  3. liverpool beating Bate 8-0

    Barca beating Man city 7-1 away

  4. I have seen loads of clubs win cups which you would never see in real life... tbh mainly the league cup as fm ai always seems to have managers rotate for this cup. On FM10 i took notts county to the prem and after 1 season in the prem (came about 9th) i got the liverpool job so went off.. within 4 seasons notts county became my biggest title rivals was bizzare!

  5. I have to mention this as well! on my current game got the man u job once fergie retired following a succesful spell in holland anyway im doing awesome have one of the best FM teams ive ever assembeled and enjoying good football. So when we lost 6 - 0 to newcastle totally out of the blue me and FM fell out for a few days...

  6. Fenerbahce battering Real Madrid in CL semi's, all Turkish CL Final with Galatasaray (winners) in 2013/14!.

  7. Everton beating Man utd 7-1 and in FM11, Getafe got to the CL final before I thumped them 4-0

  8. I won the CL final against Barcelona 8-0 with a Man City team. I also won 21-0 with that same team in a friendly against Hyde.

    While those scorelines are shocking, I suppose they aren't exactly what you're asking for because it's not a shock that my team won either game. In that sense, I one time lost 5-0 to QPR as a Manchester United manager (despite having a team and tactic that won the league easily that season). I also one time beat Newcastle 1-0 as Gloucester City in the FA cup. I think that one takes the cake actually.

  9. I just lost a game in my Rangers save first season at home 1-0 to Elgin,was raging!!!! played with a full team as well!!!

  10. Liverpool relegated first season on my save. Then again some people would say it isn't that much of a shock.

  11. Tottenham winning the league, Arsenal spending their transfer budget!!!! (BTW, is it me or are Spurs really overrated in this game?!)

  12. MagicalMistakes
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    Arsenal spending £44Mil on Neymar.

    That was one of those WTF!!!!!! moments.

  13. Torres scoring a CCC. Kidding seen Swansea win FA cup a couple of times Fulham and Aston villa in league one too

  14. Arsenal being relegated in my first season with WBA and Stoke.

    And Man City playing attacking football.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by ajt09 View Post
    Arsenal being relegated in my first season with WBA and Stoke.

    And Man City playing attacking football.
    More of a shock, Man City playing consistantly.

  16. In my Vitesse Arnhem game, FC Groningen just pipped Ajax to the Eredivisie title, that's a shock considering they've never really challenged at the top before.

  17. Real Madrid 1 Bristol City 2. In the Europa League. I'd taken Bristol City to 5th in the Premier League but then left in the summer after Juventus offered me a job. I think it was Mick McCarthy who replaced me and pulled off the shock.

    *edit* Barcelona 1 Juve 9 was also pretty special, but it was a pre-season friendly on an internationals day, so my second string against their B team. And I did have one first XI player - my number 9, who wasn't called up due to being German. He got 5.
    Last edited by Spleen; 06/01/2013 at 10:36 AM.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by WarroOxford View Post
    Title says it all really. With it being FA Cup Third round day today, the idea of this thread came to mind. I've seen similar ones around before, but not for a while. In all the years we've been playing Football Manager, what are the biggest shocks/upsets you've seen in game? Or even been a part of yourself.

    It can be a cup winner, a cup game, a league title, a surprise transfer move, anything!

    Personally, I don't have all that many shocks in my time, other than Swansea winning the FA Cup final against Tottenham on FM11, of course Swansea were still in the Championship at that time. In the same season, Tottenham won the Premier League too. Other than that, I've not come across too many, or if I have I've forgotten them.

    Please share!
    Bad then.

  19. Old thread, but in FM12 in my Man Utd save, I witnessed Blackpool finishing only 11th in the Championship, but winning the FA Cup 3-2 over Blackburn in extra time, therefore qualifying for the Champions League.

  20. Ive played the various guises of this game since 1993, but the biggest ever shock ive come across was when i was managing Ireland i got to the world cup final, but through a horrific run of cards and injuries i had 10 starting players, no subs and was against brazil in the final, i put 5 in defense, 4 in defensive midfielder roles and 1 in attacK with a long ball and hoped to lose by less than 4 goals, i won 1-0 it was a crazy game, still not sure how it happened.
    Worst one the other way was a 7-2 loss to Wolves in an FA Cup final, i was Man Utd and flattening everyone, and they were in division one, back in CM93/94.

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