How do Llamas choose their teams?
#1
08-11-2013, 05:51 PM
As usually happens before I buy a new copy of FM I'm trying to decide what league to play in and eventually what club to choose.

With FM12 I looked at the European coefficients (http://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa...k2011.html) and looked at what the lower ranked leagues were. I didn't want go to Wales, NI, or Iceland. So it was between Slovenia and Finland, I picked Finland eventually.

Once I pick a league I usually go for one of the teams predicted to finish near the bottom.

This time I was thinking I would go for a team in Germany. But looking at the teams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013%E2%80%9314_3._Liga all except one have stadium capacities of 10000 or more.

So I was wondering how do you guys pick your teams?

I know the guidlines say the lowest playable league, but are there countries that you avoid because the pyramid does not go low enough? Always stay in England? Go with whatever Paco gives you?
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#2
08-11-2013, 07:13 PM
Either Paco and lump it, or go with whatever tickles my fancy at the time.
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#3
08-11-2013, 08:49 PM
I go with Paco as a starter -- often you'll wind up with a recently-relegated team or a reconstituted powerhouse or you just don't like the team -- in which case I just pick another team in the same league that's more Llama-esque/plays in a color I like.
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#4
08-11-2013, 09:02 PM (This post was last modified: 08-11-2013, 09:03 PM by Barside.)
Since Frank completed his vanishing act I have no idea how I go about picking a side, I just make a choice on a starting nation & go from their.

Once I compete my new PC build & the German research team release their lower league edit I shall create my German alter ego & see what Oberliga side takes my fancy.
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#5
08-11-2013, 09:03 PM
I either go with Paco, look at a country whose league I enjoy and find the one predicted to finish bang in the middle or try and find a local TSN side.
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#6
08-11-2013, 09:13 PM
(08-11-2013, 09:02 PM)Barside Wrote: Since Frank completed his vanishing act I have no idea how I go about picking a side, I just make a choice on a starting nation & go from their.

Once I compete my new PC build & the German research team release their lower league edit I shall create my German alter ego & see what Oberliga side takes my fancy.

Barside you know we have our own random team picker known as Paco don't you. Have a browse on the Lower League Manager Mainsite page.

I have a variety of ways to pick my own side, including Paco, but for my current FM13 save in England I started with the club most local to my own home.
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#7
08-11-2013, 09:52 PM
Right here Barside Thup http://members.iinet.net.au/~vela/test.html
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#8
08-11-2013, 11:38 PM
I pick my side based on the pun-ability co-efficient of the club name, no point managing a club who's name cannot be used in a funny LLaMa update thread title Smile
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#9
09-11-2013, 12:04 AM
(08-11-2013, 11:38 PM)kin_lin Wrote: I pick my side based on the pun-ability co-efficient of the club name, no point managing a club who's name cannot be used in a funny LLaMa update thread title Smile

I look forward to seeing one of those thread names then Kin Mrgreen
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#10
09-11-2013, 12:18 AM
Mrgreen
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#11
09-11-2013, 12:36 AM
Thup
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#12
09-11-2013, 05:59 AM
We really need to FTP paco to the site and install him on our server (and link to him) rather than keep linking to my test installation on the server of my aussie ISP Mrgreen
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#13
09-11-2013, 12:45 PM
I should be able to sort that at some point today Dave Thup
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#14
09-11-2013, 04:07 PM
I agree with f1dave, there should be a link directly to Paco at the top of the the forum pages.
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#15
22-01-2014, 07:54 AM
I use Paco to give me country and then pick team predicted to finish near bottom based on name or club colours. Always add leagues where I would like to manage later if there is an opportunity (usualy leagues close to starting country). Smile
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#16
22-01-2014, 09:44 AM
It depends really. Sometimes I'll just start with a league at random then choose a team based on if I like the badge/kit/name or what have you, but others I'll go with Paco. I find it a little easier to connect with a side I've chosen myself though.
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#17
22-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Mrgreen You must have picked most teams by now JD
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#18
22-01-2014, 11:28 AM
With some countries it's now "who's least likely to sack me". Lol
(15-02-2018, 10:50 PM)Rodderas Wrote: Maybe this upset the team? Fucked if I know.



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#19
22-01-2014, 12:41 PM
(22-01-2014, 09:44 AM)JD95 Wrote: It depends really. Sometimes I'll just start with a league at random then choose a team based on if I like the badge/kit/name or what have you, but others I'll go with Paco. I find it a little easier to connect with a side I've chosen myself though.

I think a different strategy may be in order JD as experience suggests the sides you choose are not connecting too well with you!
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#20
22-01-2014, 12:42 PM
You may well be right, although my current side seems a good fit. Smile
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