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Custom FM12 IPL-styled League

Have you ever been so frustrated with a manager ( cough, Rafa, cough ) that you'd like to take matters in your own hands? Well Football Manager lets you do just that.A FM fanatic like me, I've done all the challenges, you know, winning the quadruple with Chelsea, helping a team in administration through multiple promotions into the Premier League, the Pentagon Challenge and winning the World Cup with multiple countries.I needed a new challenge , and then BOOM! brainstorm, why not create a Indian Premier League styled FM league.Cricket you say? Booo ! No, wait, where you going? Hear me out!

The league consisted of 6 teams, who will each get a budget of 200M to buy a team of 26 players.Teams must consist of 3 goalkeepers, 6 under-21 players and no team can have more than 3 players from the same club.I'd create the teams using the super addictive FM Editor.And then we get to best part, we have an auction! Wooohooo! Notice the extra 'o' ! Prices are decided according to football manager 12, so Torres is worth 50mil and therefore went unsold. ( Yeah, THAT's the reason)

The Auction™

After I convinced 5 of my friends into this brilliant idea I had, and trust me it took some convincing, I'd handed out templates to fill out their teams, team captain, and team name.Instead of having an auction of each and every player which'd take forever, I had friends submit their teams to me and we'd just auction for the players that were common in 2 or more teams.

So after everything was done, and it was finally auction time. 6 teams and there were only 19 players up for auction.The most popular being Jack Wilshere wanted by 4 teams with a base price of 7.9 million, most expensive player up for auction was Juan Mata priced at 22.2 million.The 6 of us had our bids in, anonymously of course, and here are the results :

Player Name

Base Price

Winning Bid

Wilshere, Jack

7,952,240

15,000,000.00

Fellaini, Marouane

7,135,050

9,390,387

Johnson, Glen

7,692,710

9,836,421

Eriksen, Christian

3,330,510

11,000,000

Vertonghen, Jan

2,737,370

10,000,000

Alba, Jordi

2,932,810

20,000,000

Ramsey, Aaron

5,318,920

11,000,000

Mata, Juan

22,298,460

30,000,000.00

Bale, Gareth

9,942,720

16,155,045

Cabaye, Yohan

4,728,920

8,098,267

Cahill, Gary

4,258,360

5,500,007

Baines, Leighton

6,717,820

10,500,000

Klose, Miroslav

2,471,360

4,667,110

Chiellini, Giorgio

8,618,230

9,500,006

Courtois, Thibaut

7,718,700

11,000,009

Ibrahimovic, Zlatan

18,749,360

23,000,007

Jones, Phil

16,500,000

18,000,009

Varane, Raphaël

5,654,020

5,934,020.00

Falcao

17,352,460

22,000,000.00

After the auction was done, players had to re submit teams because of the players they would've lost out in the auction.And lucky the re submitted teams had no common players so there wasn't a secondary auction. The teams had been decided and it's down to creating 6 teams from scratch.The teams need a youth setup, coaches, home grounds,etc,etc.Imagine creating teams from scratch using the FM Editor.However, it does allow you model a new team based on an already existing team.Like say for example, if I'd modeled my team based on Chelsea, I'd inherita their finances, home ground, training schedules, etc, etc.

The Teams

Right, the league is called 'A Game of Thrones' cause it's my league and I get to call it whatever the hell I want ! Also the League Cup is called 'A Song Of Ice and Fire Cup'.Out of the 6 of us , 4 are Chelsea fans, 1 Arsenal fan ( Boooo! ) and one Real Madrid fan.Here's the list of teams.Click on the team names for screenshots!

Team Name

Modelled After

Team Captain

WinterFell FC

Bayern Munich

Gerard Pique

Death Angels FC

Borussia Dortmund

John Heitinga

Iron Isles FC

Barcelona

Javier Zanetti

Lannister FC

Real Madrid

John Terry

PickPocketers FC

Chelsea

Gary Cahill

Blue Rollers FC

Juventus

Juan Mata

Yeah, that's about it.I really loved the auction bit.So if you have friends looking to get through this dreadful pre-season period, you can start your own custom FM league.I have a rules document, auction list template, team templates and FM12 database sheets, so email me for details.I'm also working on a trading system instead of the winter transfer window.Suggestions would be great.

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