Apologies it's taken so long to get something back up for everyone, but rest assured it wasn't through lack of trying! We've had a bit of a nightmare with various server providers, most of which I hoped was an easy fix, but nothing seemed to be done quickly by any of them.
That will all be behind us now.
We'll be making a few cosmetic changes to the forum over the coming weeks, just to make it look a bit better, but if you have any suggestions or improvements, just fire them at either me or Dale and we'll see what we can do.
Heeeeelloooooooooooooooooo!!!! Been missing this place and (most) of you guys, at least the ones who I don't have on Facebook. Glad this is up, I even might consider buying FM 19 now (as of right now, I'm not pre-ordering).
I pretty much looked on Twitter every day for a month following the crash of the site before giving up hope on this forum. Perusing twitter and getting my teeth into the beta, I was interrupted by a Steam notification that Dale was playing FM19 and lo-and-behold, I found the new site on Twitter.
I was going to send some steam messages to the old crew when the beta had launched (I assumed it'd be midnight tonight and I'd send messages tomorrow), but it launched when I was at work and I've only been home an hour or so!
Glad you've decided to join us again, hopefully we can get an active little group going.
Whilst there are disadvantages to using a freehosting site, particularly aesthetically, it does mean that there's very little chance that this place will break or disappear. We're not relying on anybody to keep us going, fund us, or keep the server database up and running, so hopefully this will be home for a good long while!