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    Who has been the biggest signing you've made on FM12 in terms of reputation?

    For me, I'm Swansea in the 3rd season and I've just signed Arjen Robben on 60k a week and hes 29

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    I generally avoid big names as I don't like paying over the odds but Angel Di Maria at £12m was too good to resist

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    biggest was Jésus Navas in 2011 for 40 mil,my only signing as Man Utd,
    was playing against my brother,he got injured in his 3th match for 4 months,and just when he was coming back he got injured for another 2 months,my brother however bought Neymar,Hazard,Dzeko,David Luiz,Phil Jones and i also think he went for Ganso on the winter as Chelsea and was still left behind by 5 points .

    best was probably neymar for 29 mil iirc
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    On this FM its Hazard in my current game with Man Utd. Ask the board to sign him first season and they paid a massive £47.5m.

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    Signed Micah Richards for Aberdeen on FM11. Too bad I have no idea how to access my old account. Had to search for a bit before I found the old Aberdeen thread in the Good Team thread.

    Still, him and Matej Delac were amazing players to have at Aberdeen. IIRC Richards was still an England regular at Aberdeen.

    Not going for marquee players this time around on FM12. Trying to be more realistic though paying Falkirk almost £2m for a regen seems a bit unrealistic. Oh well.

    Sorry, to sum up, Micah Richards at Aberdeen in FM11. Proud of that one.

    EDIT: Sorry, I know you asked for FM2012, just re-read your opening post. Plus just remembered I signed Hatem Ben Arfa for Aberdeen on the same game for free then sold him to FC Bayern for more than £10m. Sorry Micah but you've been ousted.
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    The mighty Pablo Counago for Burton in League 2. Finished the season with 22 goals and 26 assists and helped us win the league.

    If a free transfer can be a marquee signing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Brewers View Post
    The mighty Pablo Counago for Burton in League 2. Finished the season with 22 goals and 26 assists and helped us win the league.

    If a free transfer can be a marquee signing!
    Yep, I signed him as well...for Chelmsford City in the BSS. He scored 28 goals, and 31 assists. Incredible.

    It was a particularly difficult decision to sign him though...as I'm a Norwich fan and I hate him IRL!

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    After 6 premier leagues in a row with Everton and the highest transfer fee being 9.75m for Alex Sandro, I've just signed Neymar for 29m in 2017.
    I thought I was finally entitled to at least 1 big name signing after a net spend of -92m in the previous season.
    He's been pretty good so far, to be fair to him.

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    James Rodriguez for £14.5m, picked him up from Real Madrid and had an EPIC 18 months for me, scoring and setting up silly amounts. He has a goal of the season to his name too (Perhaps two). I use him in rotation with a newgen now who is at least his equal.

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    i paid £110m to sign messi for man city on FM2010 and £90m to sign rooney for arsenal on a previous version.

    biggest signing on this one was steven fletcher for £5.25m but i've only played as forest so far so that's as close to a marquee signing as i'm likely to get for a few seasons.

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    Jack Wilshere to Sunderland - €32m

    Peter Cech to Sunderland - FREE (34 too )

    There were a few others. Spent €130m at sunderland in 1st transfer window. Got them to champs league position. Offered job at Arsenal.

    2 seasons later, sunderland fighting relegation. I should have stayed. Have that save still there might go back to it

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    Özil for 130 million euros in FM11. I had more money than I could spend 3 seasons in as Bayern, so I ended up with an attacking midfield of Özil, Pjanic, Kroos, Wilshere. Not too shabby.

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    Think this has to be up there as my most exciting trasnfer window yet.

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    as man utd...
    olic? hamsik? kagawa?
    i dunno

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    Signed Pedro from Barca for my Newcastle team for 13m, signed Bosingwa on a free, signed L Diarra for 6.5m, Signed Joe Cole for 3.5m which all got me kit sales from signing them.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo for Man Utd.
    www.fmbosnia.com - The game starts here

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    For Panathinaikos, it's probably Pablo Aimar. Got him on a free, but he's 33 now. It hasn't worked out. He doesn't fit the formation I play and he's been crap as one of a central midfield three. Can't get off the bench most of the time. I only gave him a one year contract so I'll let him go next summer. Shame, though. I held out high hopes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommonufc View Post


    Think this has to be up there as my most exciting trasnfer window yet.
    now if only that happened irl (them playing in the same team)

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    Regens have been my biggest signing on FM so far, but from the real players I would say a fully developed Radja Nainggolan (£15.5m) or Sokratis Papastathopolous (£20m) for Hoffenheim.

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    I picked up Jack Wilshere (€10M) and Mario Götze (€20M) in the same window as Swansea. Both were way above my reputation, but had been unhappy for almost a full season due to fights with the manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jro1982 View Post
    Yep, I signed him as well...for Chelmsford City in the BSS. He scored 28 goals, and 31 assists. Incredible.

    It was a particularly difficult decision to sign him though...as I'm a Norwich fan and I hate him IRL!
    Not too shabby lol. I'm about to find out if he can still hack League 1 at nearly 33. Fingers crossed because I think we'll be in a world of trouble if he can't!!

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    West ham signed tevez he was 30 for free and on 75k wages it was 2014-15 season and they had just been promoted to the pl

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    favoured clubs for that one

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    Probably as Galatasaray on FM10, I spent £15M on Anderlecht's Lucas Biglia, he was a good player but his end products were normally disappointing.

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    David Goodwillie on a free to the dons

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    I got Robert Pires to return to FC Metz. I was expecting him to stay on the bench and play a few matches throughout the season but Robert had a stunning season with ten goals and eighteen assists. Signed him on a free transfer as well. However, he was not as good in the second season and I had to let him go as his salary was pretty high.

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    Edinson Cavani, 26m

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    Quinton Fortune. He was rubbish though. Have now signed him as a player, then twice as a coach.

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    Who was that for?

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    Got Yaya Sanogo on a Bosman free in the 2nd season for Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship. He signed the contract whilst I was still a League One side too! Tore the Championship apart with 26 goals and 13 assists and is currently the Premier League's top scorer with 14 goals in 18 games.

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    Edison Cavani - 25.5 million, 125k p/w + appearances - worth Every. Single. Penny. I have lost count of the number of big games he has won for me almost single handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kain View Post
    Quinton Fortune. He was rubbish though. Have now signed him as a player, then twice as a coach.
    I brought him in on a free with Fleetwood in the BSP; the guy was utter garbage. Failed to notch anything above a 6.7rating whilst others around where excelling. Got rid of him for around £1k come January and the next window.

    Wouldn't reaaally call him a 'marquee' sigining to be honest. Was never that great at his peak. His ability to warm Man United's bench is only to be rivalled by the abilities of Michael Owen at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommonufc View Post
    I brought him in on a free with Fleetwood in the BSP; the guy was utter garbage. Failed to notch anything above a 6.7rating whilst others around where excelling. Got rid of him for around £1k come January and the next window.

    Wouldn't reaaally call him a 'marquee' sigining to be honest. Was never that great at his peak. His ability to warm Man United's bench is only to be rivalled by the abilities of Michael Owen at the moment.
    Same, got injured in his first game. Came back four months later and he was utterly useless. Got on the bench 2 or 3 times in the last 4 months of the season and waved goodbye at the end.

    What use is it being able to play in lots of positions if you are useless in all of them.

    I should add that my team won League 2 with a record points total and didn't lose a single game in the league, so to be so bad really is quite an achievement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Brewers View Post
    Same, got injured in his first game. Came back four months later and he was utterly useless. Got on the bench 2 or 3 times in the last 4 months of the season and waved goodbye at the end.

    What use is it being able to play in lots of positions if you are useless in all of them.

    I should add that my team won League 2 with a record points total and didn't lose a single game in the league, so to be so bad really is quite an achievement!
    Quite a similar story here if I recall. Poor old Quinton was injured for a good part, and had terrible fitness - could barely play 60mins, let alone twice in a week. The Fleetwood side eventually ran away with BSP, not that Fortune played much part - all the hard work was done after January. Coincidence?

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    i can think of better quality bench warmers... or torres as he is known

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    I've never really been one for signing name players (or spending huge wodges of money), although I do remember one exception which was a "no chance" punt at the time and totally shocked me when he agreed. As you'll see, we're going back a fair few years here- he'd just blown up big in real life, but was still sitting in the reserves on the game.

    League One Gillingham signed an 18-year-old French kid from Arsenal for £1m- some guy named Nicolas Anelka. Did a pretty decent job for us, think he got something like 40 goals in 30 games the following season, before obviously his wage demands made keeping hold of him a total impossibility.

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    I managed to sign Jan Vennegor of Hesselink to Adelaide United in the A-League, and he performed much better than Kewell or Emerton.

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    Ronaldo and Bale for Man Utd :-)

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    My biggest signings have been Mattia Destro (£16M) and Emmanuel Adebayor (free), both in 2014/15 for my Premier League Sheffield United side.

    Adebayor has 19 in 31, so that's worked out pretty well!

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    That's easy, the best player in the game/IRL.

    Messi in season 6, on a free to Arsenal

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    The two big names I got on freebies are Emmanuel Adebayor and Owen Hargreaves. Managed to keep the latter injury free for the most part. Nicholas Lodeiro was a pretty big signing on a free to.

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    Daniel Drinkwater end of April in first season with Newport County on a free. Bosses my midfield and my free kick specialist.

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    Kiesuke Honda for 12m
    Cristian Eriksen For 10m

    Not bad considering there two of my star players, and Honda's deadballs are priceless.

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    Mario Gotze to Tottenham for $97mil. Sure, I probably overpaid, but he was only 19 and should be with my club for a very long time to come and he's been spectacular.

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    I signed a 33 year old Ronaldo for £42m for United. I had money to burn, so I thought why not.

    He was still pretty fantastic.

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    I've signed Diego Maradona for Luch Vladivostok,...











    ...Diego Maradona Nery Ferreira from Belo Horizonte in Brazil.

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    Thiago Silva, Marek Hamsik, Ganso and Guiseppi Rossi for Man City. They've made a great team into an unbeatable team. Cost about 100-110 million pounds all together, but definetly worth it.

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    Best ever has to Fabregas on FM2007 for 83 million. Was the heartbeat of my Man Utd team for over a decade!
    On Fm2012 thinks its going to have to be Cavani, just signed him for 28 million and hes scored twenty goals in 17 appearances
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    Hazard 45 million for manchester united
    for united i have Hazard, kagawa and hamsik as well as the regualar midfield
    made an east stirlingshire save, scouts were finding me people for £0. which was my transfer budget O.O found this antique


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    Hah, I've signed Sinclair as well, for Maidenhead- figure he can give a bit of depth at least for a season. Has a really bad habit of giving away penalties though.

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    well he wants to be a coach so, that is a good bonus to have.

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    I only sign regens, lol.

    Won last 2 season, every trophy possible, super cup, club world championship, the lot. No worries. REGENS FTW

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    I signed a 37 year old 'Kily' González as a free agent. He can't play an entire match, but when he plays, he does it fine

    And in my last FM11 game, I remember signing a 16 year old CB called Gaston Carvajal. He had a 4 and a half stars potential and a 2 and a half of actual quality. I wasn't going to make him play yet, but the injury of one of the CBs forced his debut, and he made it with 2 goals :O. Then he kept the place and made it great to the point of achieving the 1st division. He was so good that at the age of 17 Roma asked for a price for the boy. I had to say no since the time for buying/selling players was about to finish and I wasn't going to be able to find a replace in time

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    The best signing I have ever made was a regen called Juan. Right back. Signed him age 16 before his club could, which actually cost me around 5 mill in compensation. By the second half of the season he was starting to get regular games, still 16 years old. By age 17 he was my first chose DR. Age 18 he was the best player in my team. Age 19 he won the golden boot and footballer of the year.

    I miss Juan.

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    A RB winning the Golden Boot.

    Impressive.

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