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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: Caddie Video Trailer

Posted: 31 Jan 2011 03:33 PM PST

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The True Football Manager

The True Football Manager

Title won by goal difference

Posted: 29 Jan 2011 11:48 PM PST

Well, Boston United managed to win Blue Square Premier League title in the end. Everybody is happy about that, especially club's board:

Boston United board estatic with the title

Boston United board praise...

Last matches in Blue Square Premier League

These matches were the last in BSP league for Boston. I believe we will never relegate to this league:

Last matches in Blue Square Premier League, FM 11

You can look through goals of 2 interesting matches of this period at my additional 'pictures & videos' blog:

- Boston – Bath 6:0

- Wrexham – Boston 1:2

The last one was crucial for title winning. Wrexham was leading during the match, but then James Collins managed to score twice providing us with morale raising comeback.

Though the destiny of the 1st position was decided in 2 last fixtures. It was like giveaway checkers. My team made a draw against Stevenage, York lost their match to Fleetwood at all… Then I understood that the title is mine because of huge advantage by goal difference. My players wanted to win the last match against York but poor goal moments realization prevented:

Last match against York, FM 2011

So here is the final table where goal difference matters much:



Boston players and their stats

Boston players

Worst Boston players

Boston players are the best in the league – that's for sure. Abdou Sall is the most valuable one. James Collins became the leading goal scorer. The most efficient and effective during the 3rd part of season – Toni Silva. He displaced Ismael Fofana from the main squad at AML position. My personal thanks to Abdeltareck Sakali whose efficient actions earned many points for the team.

Now some stats of my and other players in Blue Square Premier League:

BSP league goalscorers in FM 2011

James Collins was acknowledged by fans this year:

Boston Fans' Player of the Year

Best assisters in BSP league, FM11

MoM awards

Average rating

Shorts on Target, FM 11

Finally I would like to show you the league totals where you can see Boston United as overachievers and James Collins as the Signing of the Season:

Blue Square Premier league totals, FM 2011


Preparing for League 2…

The preparation for the next season has already started. Actually I started with evaluation of players' strength in League 2. The analysis gave me the information that there is no large distance between League 2 and BSP League. Its clubs are somewhat stronger but I feel we should promote next year again. Though the current squad is not tough enough and should be strengthened perceptibly.

The other thing is that I was impressed by the best League 1 clubs. Don't know how to compete with them if I promote in the next season as well. Anyway it's a matter of future. Now I should be concentrated at League 2. It's not an easy task to beat the top clubs in this league…

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

Race of Champions 2008 1.0 – Released

Posted: 30 Jan 2011 02:18 PM PST

Com8 has released yet another high-quality track for rFactor, bringing the 2008 Race of Champions track inside London’s New Wembley Stadium to the simulation. Features - detailed Wembley stadium - catacombs used as garage - nightracing atmosphere - close side by side racing with accurate timing The real Race of Champions event uses a variety of cars including Cup Porsches and [...]

Power & Glory 3.0 – Ford Capri RS3100 Preview Video

Posted: 29 Jan 2011 09:32 PM PST

The GT Legends Workshop has released a new preview video of Power & Glory 3.0 for GTR2, showing off the Ford Capri RS3100. The RS3100 was one of the most extreme racing versions of Ford’s popular Capri, the cars raced both in the European Touring Car Championship and in sports car events like the Nürburgring 1000km [...]

Need for Speed Shift 2 – Plenty of New Previews

Posted: 29 Jan 2011 09:24 PM PST

EA has released new preview material of Slightly Mad Studios’ Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed title, revealing some new cars and features of the upcoming title. The previews show a mix of already unveiled and new cars as the studio has started unveiling the title’s cars and tracks on the official website. So far, only [...]

Formula Two 1978 1.0 – Released

Posted: 29 Jan 2011 06:27 AM PST

In early January, st-dave released the 1976 Formula Two mod for rFactor. Now, he’s added another season of historic F2 racing as Formula Two 1978 is available for download. Following record numbers in 1976 in terms of chassis & engine manufacturers and entries, the 1978 F2 season saw Hart & BMW engined cars compete for the [...]

Triumph Spitfire for GTL – Released

Posted: 29 Jan 2011 04:16 AM PST

Tony Benev has released the Triumph Spitfire for GT Legends, bringing a British roadster to Simbin’s historic racing simulation. Designed by Giovanni Michelotti, the Spitfire was an open-top sports car build by the Triumph Motor Company from 1962 to 1980. The lightweight car weighed less than 800 kilograms and was powered by a four-cylinder engine putting [...]

Pixsim Cars for rFactor – Render Video

Posted: 29 Jan 2011 03:08 AM PST

During the past year, Pixsim has shown off various work in progress cars for rFactor, attempting to bring several French racing cars to the simulation. Their projects include Le Mans machinery such as the Matra M630 V12 and the Renault Alpine A443 as well as historical open-wheel machinery like the Alpine A364 Formula Three racer. Now, the [...]

Grand Prix Legends – Formula Two Preview Video

Posted: 29 Jan 2011 02:06 AM PST

The Grand Prix Legends modding community is still very much active and has proven that with spectacular releases like the Targa Florio or the 1967 Sports Car mod in recent months. Below is a preview video of a spectacular new creation – The 1967 Formula Two. While GPL shipped with the 1967 Formula One season, this [...]

Kart Racing Pro – Reality Check Video

Posted: 29 Jan 2011 01:51 AM PST

Back in December, PiBoSo released a beta of his new Kart Racing Pro simulation, giving sim racers access to a simulated kart and three different tracks. Now, a reality check video has been released, showing that the simulation does not just sport some pretty graphics but features rather accurate tracks as well as we get to compare [...]

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

GP2 2011 by F1-S-R – First Preview Video

Posted: 28 Jan 2011 09:41 PM PST

Aside from working on several historical Formula One seasons and the World Series by Renault, F1-S-R is also working on the 2011-spec GP2 series car. The video below shows off details of the GP2/11 model and shows the car during a test run at Monza. Build by Dallara, the GP2/11 is the third-generation GP2 series chassis, bringing [...]

NASCAR The Game 2011 – Richmond Preview Video

Posted: 28 Jan 2011 09:35 PM PST

Eutechnyx has released a new gameplay video of their upcoming NASCAR The Game 2011 title, showing us a lap around Richmond in Kevin Harvick’s #29 Richard Childress Chevrolet Impala. As usual, the driving is done by iRacing NASCAR World Champion Richard Towler. Developed by Eutechnyx & published by Activision, NASCAR The Game 2011 will include the 2010 [...]

The True Football Manager

The True Football Manager

FM Crowd will be free forever

Posted: 23 Jan 2011 10:40 PM PST

FM Crowd registration

I decided to return back a free registration at FM Crowd. No more payments!

You can just fill sign-up form quickly and start blogging there! I would like to see our community growing every day. So I promise the registration process will be free forever!