PCM.daily banner
24-05-2019 00:34
PCM.daily
Users Online
· Guests Online: 13

· Members Online: 1
wilsonkas291999

· Total Members: 137,065
· Newest Member: fABRICEcoutard
Donate
View Thread
PCM.daily » Pro Cycling Manager 2018 » PCM 18: Stories
 Print Thread
Diamond in the Rough
Moldef
Just finished the entire story in one sitting and I thoroughly and entirely enjoyed it! I especially like that you're keeping it realistic and that you're not making Marcus too strong early on.

Hope you'll keep your interest in the story for a long time so that me and many other readers can enjoy it Wink

+1.5 Sprint
+0.5 Hills
+0.5 Acceleration
+0.5 Flat
 
Ad Bot
Posted on 24-05-2019 00:34
Bot Agent

Posts: Countless
Joined: 23.11.09

IP: None  
Mresuperstar
i.imgur.com/vC1RAVm.jpg

2019 Football Offseason (Part 1): Premier League Recap

The top flight of English football draws all the crowds and all the money. For the 21st time, The Red Devils are back on top. Led by Italian Andrea Belotti with 21 league goals, Manchester United topped Liverpool by a point for the title.

League Table

i.imgur.com/Zw2qBSu.jpg

Past Winners

i.imgur.com/WqIg2u1.jpg

Award Winners

Top Scorer

i.imgur.com/KDCudSy.jpg

Golden Glove

i.imgur.com/jTXvxa1.jpg

Team of the Year

i.imgur.com/ma79j7r.jpg

Young Player

i.imgur.com/idV7Iys.jpg

Head Coach

i.imgur.com/kSwoFVg.jpg

Player of the Year

i.imgur.com/XpSZiWt.jpg

Tournaments

FA Cup

i.imgur.com/q2bn970.jpg

Champions League

i.imgur.com/xfHUSKo.jpg


Long break: Marcus Diamond is in the process of moving to Scotland to join Limerick FC in January for the 2020 season. Different soccer updates to come over the offseason. No training grounds this time, the early part of the offseason will be used to rest up and focus on cycling.

i.imgur.com/CLh3ZFw.png
i.imgur.com/wOuhm5A.jpg
i.imgur.com/g5J7yBi.jpg
i.imgur.com/3UeMfy1.png
 
https://twitter.com/Mresuperstar
jandal7
Manchester United topped Liverpool by a point for the title.

Mre you've tampered with your save too much because I refuse to accept this.

Also, Marcus might want to recheck his plane ticket - not even going to the right island to join Limerick Pfft

I am loving Chris Wood's form though Banana
ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ

30/12/14 - matt17br said "Sutty's birthday is more important than [Jesus' Birthday]"
[ICL] Santos-Euskadi | The Life And Times | [PCT] i.imgur.com/c85NSl6.png Xero Racing p/b Octagon
[CX] Listerijns & BoK

i.imgur.com/PdCbs9I.png
i.imgur.com/RPIlJYr.png
i.imgur.com/olRsxdu.png
 
Aquarius97
jandal7 wrote:
Manchester United topped Liverpool by a point for the title.

Mre you've tampered with your save too much because I refuse to accept this.

Also, Marcus might want to recheck his plane ticket - not even going to the right island to join Limerick Pfft

I am loving Chris Wood's form though Banana


If he wants to live in Scotland and then travel to Ireland every day for training and games, who are you to go against it? Pfft

Also, Atletico beating Real in UCL? Come on, let's be serious
Manager of [MG] Repsol - Netflix

Manager of [ICL] Wilier Triestina


pcmdaily.com/files/Awards2016/newmember.png
pcmdaily.com/files/Awards2017/newmanager.pngpcmdaily.com/files/Awards2017/improved.png
 
Mresuperstar
jandal7 wrote:
Also, Marcus might want to recheck his plane ticket - not even going to the right island to join Limerick Pfft

That's what I get for writing a report at 2 a.m. Embarassed
i.imgur.com/CLh3ZFw.png
i.imgur.com/wOuhm5A.jpg
i.imgur.com/g5J7yBi.jpg
i.imgur.com/3UeMfy1.png
 
https://twitter.com/Mresuperstar
Mresuperstar
@All: I'd just like to take a moment and say thank you for the PCM.Daily One-Rider Story of the Year award. Crazy to think I've picked up that honor three times now. I appreciate the support, it has helped me become the writer that I am today and for me to actually make a living.

Sadly, that's also the reason updates on this story have been infrequent the past couple of months. My IRL work schedule gets very hectic from like September to May.

Like I said before, I still like the concept of the story so I plan to keep it going at a grinding pace for now. Hopefully, come summer time, I can get back to regular updates.

Thanks for reading! - Mre

i.imgur.com/CLh3ZFw.png
i.imgur.com/wOuhm5A.jpg
i.imgur.com/g5J7yBi.jpg
i.imgur.com/3UeMfy1.png
 
https://twitter.com/Mresuperstar
Tamijo
Keep it up - in your one pace off course
i.imgur.com/nEJjzHN.png


If you're interested in weird music:
https://tamijo201...dpress.com
 
Raziz
This is an insanely good story. I commend you for your efforts and can assure you I'll be waiting with baited-breath for the next steps of Marcus' journey.
 
DavidCorperial
Have just read through all of it myself, a great read.
 
Mresuperstar
i.imgur.com/LnqrOaN.jpg

Monthly Review

August equals cobbles. Time to test out my northern classic skills on the paved streets. Probably my specialty early in my career, but got to be careful.

After all the contract talk and the football season coming to a close, it feels like I haven't ridden a bike in a few months. Hopefully I'm not too rusty.

Race Day #27 at Hansa Bygg Kalmar RR
August 4, 2019
Target on my back, I'm one of the top favourites for once.

i.imgur.com/LNOYgke.jpg

Spoiler
i.imgur.com/bjPxQTQ.jpg

Summary: Crashes were frequent. The rain was unrelenting. A miserable, intense day for everybody involved.

A crash in the roundabout with 75kms to go causes some chaos. 58 cyclists were left in the peloton to chase the four-man breakaway.

i.imgur.com/dMJd8Md.jpg

15kms to go, the final cobble sectors. The breakaway is 30 seconds up the road, and Marcus Diamond decides to up the tempo. Those left in the peloton need to react. Diamond has shown before that he can ride away from the field.

i.imgur.com/a9hSM3x.jpg

Diamond catches the breakaway. Has the remaining peloton made a huge mistake in letting Diamond slip away here or are they playing him as fool to beat him in a bunch sprint?

i.imgur.com/jvQYCNZ.jpg

Looking over his shoulder, Diamond gives in and allows the peloton to make the catch with 10kms to go. That at least gives him a chance to recover for a good sprint result.

i.imgur.com/tYjliS3.jpg

Forget the sprint, Diamond is going again. 6.2 kms to go. Is this the winning move?

Gotta give it to this kid, he has a lot of heart.

i.imgur.com/LaaHnoe.jpg

No... Caught with 2.3kms to go.

i.imgur.com/dBKZmHS.jpg

Result: 8th - I tried. I probably could have got a Top 5 if I didn't attack, but I'd rather win with a gutsy attack than settle for a slightly better result. We will get them next time.

1Aljaz JarcAdria Mobil4h40'42
2Matt ZoricichMinsk Cycling Clubs.t.
3Anders SkaarsethUno-X Norwegian Dev. Teams.t.
4Dennis Van WindenMonkey Towns.t.
5Franklin SixSovac - Natura4Evers.t.

Race Day #28-32 at Baltic Chain Tour
August 21-25, 2019
I'm fighting a little cold, but that shouldn't slow me down.

Stage 1:

i.imgur.com/c0MY6HI.jpg

Spoiler
i.imgur.com/C8aGm3s.jpg

Summary: What should have been a boring sprint stage gets ripped to pieces on the speed bumps coming to the line. The peloton fractures and unprepared cyclists are thrown off the back. Chaos ensues as those in the rears tried to catch up.

Most couldn't. The damage had been done.

i.imgur.com/vfOsdhb.jpg

Result: 73rd - So much for taking an easy day to save some energy. I got caught on the wrong side of the split, losing 1'54." I might have to consider just pulling myself out of this race if I don't feel any better tomorrow. I could easily race the whole tour, but it might be wiser to just rest up and get ready for the big one: the Tour of Britain.

1André LooijMonkey Town CT4h41'46
2Simon SellierLa Plage Le Clubs.t.
3Arvid De KleijnMetec - TKH Cyclingteam p/b Mantels.t.
4Daniel LópezBurgos - BHs.t.
5Youcef ReguiguiUnitedHealthcares.t.

Stage 2:

i.imgur.com/TDMxw2N.jpg

Spoiler
i.imgur.com/rf6XBmJ.jpg

Summary: Early breakaway started by Marcus Diamond doesn't last, sprint finish won by local Estonian Laas Martin.

i.imgur.com/HjEO4aS.jpg

Result: Withdrawn - Following team orders, I put all my energy into making the morning breakaway. Six of us got away. I lasted until the only KoM climb. My legs gave out and it was a struggle to just take in oxygen, then it started to rain. That was the final straw. I dropped back through the peloton and hoped into the team car.

Team manager John Herety wasn't pleased, but I got nothing to prove here. I'm leaving at the end of the season and I need to regroup to be ready for my home tour through Great Britain in a week and an half.

Sorry, not sorry. *cough*

1Martin LaasSovac - Natura4Ever4h23'58
2Christoffer LissonRiwal CeramicSpeed Cycling Teams.t.
3Simon SellierLa Plage Le Clubs.t.
4Anders SkaarsethUno-X Norwegian Dev. Teams.t.
5Alexander GeuensSovac - Natura4Evers.t.

Calendar

Spoiler
DateRaceWinner
1-AugPostNord Danmark RundtMaciej Bodnar
1-AugVolta a PortugalGeorg Preidler
4-AugHansa Bygg Kalmar Road RaceAljaz Jarc
4-AugTour de PologneBob Jungels
4-AugClasica Ciclista San SebastianJulian Alaphilippe
5-AugLa Poly NormandeDamien Touze
6-AugThe Larry H. Miller Tour of UtahAlexandre Geniez
7-AugVuelta a BurgosRigoberto Ur√°n
9-AugCzech Cycling TourAlexey Lutsenko
11-AugKOGA Slag om NorgKenny Dehaes
13-AugBinckBank TourOliver Naesen
15-AugTour du Limousin - Nouvelle AquitaineDavid Gaudu
16-AugArctic Race of NorwayIvan Sosa
16-AugColorado Pro ClassicBrandon McNulty
19-AugEuroEyes Cyclassics HamburgMikel Aristi
21-AugBaltic Chain TourAndré Looij
21-AugGP Stad ZottegemKristoffer Halvorsen
22-AugArnhem-Veenendaal ClassicPim Ligthart
23-AugDeutschland TourSimone Petilli
25-AugVuelta a Espa√Īa
25-AugOmloop Mandel-Leie-ScheldeChristophe Noppe
25-AugBretagne Classic-Ouest FranceArnaud Démare
26-AugRonde van Midden NederlandEvaldas Siskevicius
26-AugCroatia-SloveniaAndré Cardoso
29-AugDruivenkoers - OverijseOwain Doull
1-SepBrussels Cycling Classic
2-SepOVO Energy Tour of BritainMarcus Diamond In
2-SepSchaal Sels
2-SepCircuit de Fourmies
5-SepTour of South Bohemia
7-SepGrand Prix Cycliste de Québec
8-SepDe Kustpijl
9-SepChrono Champenois
9-SepTour du Doubs
9-SepGrand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
12-SepGrand Prix de Wallonie
14-SepKampioenschap van Vlaanderen
15-SepCoppa Agostoni - Giro delle Brianze
15-SepPrimus Classic
16-SepGP Jef Scherens - Rondom Leuven
16-SepCoppa Bernocchi
16-SepGP Judendorf-StrassengelMarcus Diamond In
18-SepIndustria e Commercio di Prato
18-SepGiro della Toscana
20-SepCoppa Sabatini
21-SepOmloop van de Westhoek
22-SepMemorial Marco Pantani
22-SepTour de l'Eurométropole
23-SepGooikse PijlMarcus Diamond In
23-SepGrand Prix d'Isberques - Pas-de-Calais
23-SepTrofeo Matteotti
26-SepWorld Championships ITT
27-SepFamenne Ardennes Classic
30-SepWorld Championships

Evaluation

i.imgur.com/BvcQWg9.jpg

Training Ride
*Community Growth Development*

Spoiler
- Each member gets 3.0 points to spread however they like over the 13 attributes listed above. One post per member.
- Stats work on a decimal system starting at 55.0.
- Stats are bumped up in PCM when they hit that number, ex. 55.9 = 55 in-game, and 61.4 = 61 stat in-game.
- The decimal numbers will remain hidden.
- There is a threshold for each stat when more points are needed to increase that stat. It's start off on a 1-to-1 scale where 1 point equals 1 stat upgrade. However, the scales get exponentially further and further apart the closer that stat gets to the maximum of 85. The increasing scale will also remain a mystery.
- Comment below to provide stat upgrades

Anonymous Text Message: "Nice job quitting on the team again today. Always doing everything you can to do the least amount of work. I'm sure your new teammates next year will enjoy that as much as I have."

What should Marcus Diamond do?

(A) Replay back trying to figure out who this came from.

(B) Replay back with a photo giving the middle finger and holding Tylenol in the other hand. Then send out a passive aggressive tweet about it.

(C) Ignore it.

(D) Get management and human resources involved.

i.imgur.com/CLh3ZFw.png
i.imgur.com/wOuhm5A.jpg
i.imgur.com/g5J7yBi.jpg
i.imgur.com/3UeMfy1.png
 
https://twitter.com/Mresuperstar
jandal7
Yay, it's back Grin Option B sounds fun, but I'll go for A. Think that Marcus shouldn't have quit the race but that's a bit unwarranted as he hasn't done it before or gone way against team orders. C is fine too and D is unnecessary really.

+3 RES for the Tour of Britain coming up, he'll need it in a HC field.
ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ

30/12/14 - matt17br said "Sutty's birthday is more important than [Jesus' Birthday]"
[ICL] Santos-Euskadi | The Life And Times | [PCT] i.imgur.com/c85NSl6.png Xero Racing p/b Octagon
[CX] Listerijns & BoK

i.imgur.com/PdCbs9I.png
i.imgur.com/RPIlJYr.png
i.imgur.com/olRsxdu.png
 
DavidCorperial
I'll go for D and +3 Recovery
 
Scatmaster111
I know I'm kind of curious what would happen if he did B, but I'm actually going to choose A, as I think that's the best option. B and D would just exacerbate the conflict with whomever this is even more, and it might not be a good idea to just leave it sitting and just not even address it, who knows what might happen as a result shrug

+2 Cobblestones
+1 Stamina

I read through every page of this and I'm loving it so far! I look forward to following more.
i.imgur.com/Vni13o4.png

i.imgur.com/NyeM8as.png

i.imgur.com/swcJrFG.png
 
https://twitter.com/KiryDraws
Mresuperstar
i.imgur.com/a4fnH5n.jpg

2019 Football Offseason (Part 2): La Liga Recap

The top flight of Spanish football holds the highest reputation in the world, yet there have only three different winners of the league since the 2004-05 season.

That trend continued this season with Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona getting back on top for the first time in three seasons. While doing so, they only lost one game in the league (only lost two games all season).

League Table

i.imgur.com/nwxLrXr.jpg

Past Winners

i.imgur.com/ActYCW9.jpg

Award Winners

Top Scorer

i.imgur.com/mS5YblA.jpg

Golden Glove

i.imgur.com/ND6uRJm.jpg

Team of the Year

i.imgur.com/FhMgIWW.jpg

Head Coach

i.imgur.com/WNF1N1s.jpg

Player of the Year

i.imgur.com/XkpcTMV.jpg

Tournaments

Copa Del Rey

i.imgur.com/TYXp8bq.jpg

Evaluation

i.imgur.com/rDJt5RJ.jpg

Training Ground
*Community Growth Development*

Spoiler
- Each member gets 5.0 points to spread however they like over the 36 attributes listed above. One post per member.
- Stats work on a decimal system starting at 1.0.
- Stats are bumped up in FM when they hit that number, ex. 2.9 = 2 in-game, and 13.4 = 13 stat in-game.
- The decimal numbers will remain hidden.
- There is a threshold for each stat when more points are needed to increase that stat. It's start off on a 1-to-1 scale where 1 point equals 1 stat upgrade. However, the scales get exponentially further and further apart the closer that stat gets to the maximum of 20. The increasing scale will also remain a mystery and is different from the cycling progression scale.
-Comment below to provide stat upgrades.

Text Reply: After receiving an unsolicited text about his work ethic, Marcus Diamond sent a text back, "And who is coward hiding behind their phone? If you got something to say, say it to my face."

No response back.

i.imgur.com/CLh3ZFw.png
i.imgur.com/wOuhm5A.jpg
i.imgur.com/g5J7yBi.jpg
i.imgur.com/3UeMfy1.png
 
https://twitter.com/Mresuperstar
jandal7
+2 Work Rate
+2 Flair
+1 Technique
ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ

30/12/14 - matt17br said "Sutty's birthday is more important than [Jesus' Birthday]"
[ICL] Santos-Euskadi | The Life And Times | [PCT] i.imgur.com/c85NSl6.png Xero Racing p/b Octagon
[CX] Listerijns & BoK

i.imgur.com/PdCbs9I.png
i.imgur.com/RPIlJYr.png
i.imgur.com/olRsxdu.png
 
DavidCorperial
+5 Determination
 
Raziz
+5 Dribbling
 
Tamijo
Technique +5
i.imgur.com/nEJjzHN.png


If you're interested in weird music:
https://tamijo201...dpress.com
 
sammyt93
+2 Work Rate
+2 Decisions
+1 Concentration

Nice to see this back btw.
 
jseadog1
Haven't been posting but wanted to give a heads up that I am still here and really enjoy the direction this has been going.

+5 Leadership

pcmdaily.com/files/Awards2016/fantasy.png

PCM.Daily Survivor Season 2 Fan Favorite Winner

PCM.Daily NFL Fantasy Football Champion: 2012
PCM.Daily NHL Prediction Game Champion: 2013
PCM.Daily NFL Prediction Game Champion: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
 
http://www.jclarkwebdevelopment.com
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Pokémon Diamond/Pearl Games 3 25-07-2007 13:16
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest content
Screenshots
Spectators eagerly waiting
Spectators eagerly waiting
PCM 07/08 Official Screenshots
Fantasy Betting
Current bets:
No bets available.
Best gamblers:
bullet Vien 18,634 PCM$
bullet Paul23 9,050 PCM$
bullet df_Trek 8,801 PCM$
bullet jseadog1 7,992 PCM$
bullet baseba... 7,904 PCM$

bullet Main Fantasy Betting page
bullet Rankings: Top 100
ManGame Betting
Current bets:
No bets available.
Best gamblers:
bullet trekbmc 10,794 PCM$
bullet baseball... 9,456 PCM$
bullet Vien 9,400 PCM$
bullet jseadog1 8,955 PCM$
bullet Marcovdw 7,593 PCM$

bullet Main MG Betting page
bullet Get weekly MG PCM$
bullet Rankings: Top 100
Render time: 0.46 seconds