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Lower League Manager Careers
LLM forum regulars post about their ups and downs in the world of Football Manager. Free from tactical spoilers, player naming and tipping. As is the LLaMa way.
We are the Lower League Managers or LLM / LLaMa for short
Football Manager enthusiasts playing the LLM way: as realistically as possible, without tipping, cheating or bragging.
The challenge of an LLM save is not to ‘win everything’, but simply to undertake a career with all the ups and downs that would be expected within the real football world and, for the most part, failing spectacularly.
LLM isn’t just about starting in the lowest leagues, it is a whole ethos, a certain way of playing the game.
Tactics & Training
We always use our own tactics and training, LLM players regard foreknowledge of such things as spoilers and prefer a DIY approach which is far more rewarding in the long run.
We use our scouts to search for players and never the player search screen. If someone plays well against us or appears in a news item then we always get our scouts to give them the once over before making an approach.
An absolute no-no. You are only cheating yourself and honesty is one of the cornerstones of the LLM ethos.
The editor is never used in any LLM games to maintain fairness. Dispite best intentions of those who do provide edited databases it can lead to imbalances in the game. LLM players play the game as is “out of the box”
Staff are always found by placing an advert in the job centre. It is far more realistic than trawling through a list with all attributes fully visable.
It would be highly unrealistic to know every players exact attributes without scouting or trialing them so use of this feature is mandatory.
Realism & Ethics
We play as realistically as possible within the framework of the game and make a personal commitment not to take advantage of any quirks, bugs or loopholes in order to maintain the integrity of our saves.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what others have to say:
Before I started playing the LLM way I was really crap at the game. Now i’m still crap but i’m in good company
I’d always dreamed of winning the Champions League with River Plate and now those dreams can become a reality
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