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  2. Check the eligibility criteria on the League rules page.
  3. Match-day loan limits can be added in the same place; fixture rules.
  4. Season 2018/19 - Tshakhuma Took me a good 5/6 months to get a first job, had some interviews but never got any until Tshakhmua from the South African 1st Division came calling. Around half way through the season they were 3rd bottom (media prediction of 5th) so they were underachieving somewhat. The team quickly adapted to my system and after the break (I took over on December 28th) we had 16 games to play. We won 11 of those (drawing and losing 2 apiece) and we snuck into 3rd spot on the final day of the season and grabbed the final playoff place. In them we faced an uphill struggle with 4 players missing on international duty (the other 2 sides had 1 player missing between them ) and then injuries and suspensions meant we never found our best form and ended bottom of the mini table. Frustrating but more than we could have hoped for when I took over. Plan for next season is to find a striker (our top scorer had 6) and go again. Career Progress Ultimate Season Team Country League Position Notes 2018/19 Tshakhuma South Africa 1st Division 3rd Lost in playoffs Challenge Progress Club 0/10 top domestic leagues (Insert nations) 0/10 domestic cups () 0/5 club continental championships () 0/1 club world championship International 0/5 continental tournaments () 0/2 world tournaments ()
  5. Currently the circle that displays when you place a player in a position/role is an indicator of familiarity, i.e. how comfortable the player is in that position/role based on previous training/experience. While this is helpful; I believe that it's misleading, especially to players unused to the inner workings of the FM engine, because it indicates "this player will be absolutely useless if you play them there" whereas it's actually entirely possible for that player to put in good performances if they're being asked to do something that that plays into the strengths of their attributes/PPMs. My suggestion here is to split the circle so that the left half would indicate familiarity (i.e. exactly what it does now) and the right half would indicate suitability, which would be a similar filled-space/color scale based on comparing that player's attributes to the attributes that are deemed key for that position/role, thus giving an idea of "oh, okay, he's never played as a striker before; however, he has all the attributes to be at least a decent striker". This would enable players to better identify players who could play a role in a pinch or better indicate what players should be chosen for retraining into which roles (in the case of the latter, it would be even more helpful if your assistant's assessment of the player's flexibility was also taken into account).
  6. Yeah its horrible when you are on full game mode and watch a game where both teams are trying to sit deep This is why they actually opt Hilight modes in haha. But i think a more proactive approach does also bring more realism to your gameplay.
  7. April 2042 All I want is to score four goals from the last three games...
  8. Seemingly true. But what if the counter-press fails, i.e. the opposition manages to beat (works its way through) your counter-press? How much space twill hey have between your counter-pressing forwards and midfielders and the back-line? Acres of space to exploit before your more advanced players can get back to help out the defense. I don't say you should never use CP along with a lower line, but you need to take all factors into account when assessing the risk. Some systems (like 442) entail more risk when it comes to the combination of a deep DL and CP, while others are better suited (e,g, 4141 dm wide or 4231 with dms). Of course, quality of your players will naturally have a certain effect as well.
  9. Its my third year and it's the second year in a row that i start with no money, I don't have any problem with ffp as i made a lot of money last year, any solutions?
  10. Without reading all the Thread, what are you trying to achieve as i recently was at the same point as you are i might be able to bring some light into the dark. What do you mean by "fast flowing attacking football"? Which formation do you want to use What kind of offensive football? Fast (Counter) or Slow (possession) transition? What kind of defensive Football? High Press / Gegenpress or some Deeper sitting Style?
  11. Im just starting my 3rd season. I have a 3rd keeper Joel Perrera (portugal) And a spanish wonderkid ages 19. Both are on 20k a week. They have been rejected for a WP. 1. I thought it was above 8k to get one. 2. What happens to those players? They failed appeal.
  12. SERIE A, PREPARE YOURSELVES!! Victory against Verona ensured the Championship for the Titani. What a season!! The stand out players for me this season: Luca Mele, STC, on loan from Milan, 33 apps, 27 goals, 7 POM's, at 7.42 Tommaso Farabegoli, DCL, on loan from Sampdoria, 35 apps, 2 goals, 95% tackle rate with 1.09 tackles per game, 3 POM's, at 7.25 Gabriele Bellodi, DCR, on loan from Milan, 32 apps, 86% pass success rate, 94% tackle rate, 4 POM's at 7.23 Gian Filippo Felicioli, DL, on loan from Milan, 36 apps, 5 assists, 93% tackle rate with 1.92 tackles per game, 83% pass success rate, 1 POM, at 7.18 Stefano Pellini, DM, 35 apps, 2 goals, 7 assists, 94% pass success rate and 3445 passes attempted, 91% tackle rate with 1.02 tackles per game, 1 POM, at 7.13 Super excited for next season. Pellini absolutely bossed it. Averaging nearly 100 passes every match is ridiculous, especially considering he's been with me since Serie D. Under no illusions that next year is going to be a struggle. Need some key personnel, in addition to players. FORZA TITANI!!
  13. Do you guys have any general guidelines you follow for player development? Is it better to keep players under the age of 18 at the club for best development?
  14. It's that time of the year where I give this challenge ago again Starting profile I have already finished first season so update in next post
  15. After a year-long absence, the UEFA Champions League returned to Stamford Bridge. Spencer knew that a good run in the competition was essential, especially as the fans had suffered withdrawal symptoms after the club’s abysmal 2015/16 season had caused a year of cold turkey. Of course, it wasn’t going to be straightforward. Borussia Monchengladbach, Chelsea’s Group C opponents, were no pushovers, having demolished fellow competitors Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 at the weekend. Spencer had opted to make one change from the Derby County game, bringing Pedro in for Willian. Chelsea Courtois Azpilicueta Zouma Luiz Alonso Kanté Matic Pedro Fàbregas Hazard Costa Substitutes: Begovic, Gayà, Rüdiger, Camacho, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi Borussia Mönchengladbach Sommer Jungwirth Strobl Kolo Wendt Dahoud Kramer Herrmann Stindl Johnson Raffael Substitutes: Sippell, Elvedi, Correa, Wagner, Traoré, Vestergaard, Drmic Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) The two teams lined up for the Champions League Anthem, and then the match started. It took eight minutes for the opening attack. Eden Hazard played a free kick into the area, and Zouma saw a header saved by Sommer. Two minutes later, a shot from Fàbregas was deflected behind off Dahoud, before another Fàbregas shot was blocked by Kolo - his full surname being Kolodziejczak - in the thirteenth minute. It took until the seventeenth minute before Gladbach had their first chance. From a free kick, Wendt bent the ball around the wall, but Courtois did superbly well to save. The ball was deflected against the post, and Zouma got to it ahead of Herrmann to clear it into touch. Two minutes later, Marcos Alonso was booked for a foul on Herrmann. The visitors then began to dominate and forced a series of corners, none of which came to anything. In the 34th minute, a free kick from Hazard found Zouma, whose header was saved by Sommer. Two minutes later, Sommer saved first from Hazard and then from Fàbregas. In the 40th minute, Gladbach won a corner. Stindl looked to find Wendt, but David Luiz handled the ball, and was shown a yellow card. Raffael stepped up and converted the penalty to give the visitors a shock lead. Chelsea responded with Kanté and Pedro having shots blocked, but the Germans still held the lead at the interval. Spencer told his players in no uncertain terms that he was not happy with their performance, and they came out fired up for the second half. In the 54th minute, a Gladbach attack broke down as Kanté dispossessed Johnson, before passing to Pedro. Pedro played a quick one-two with Fàbregas, before curling the ball in to the far post. Kolo intercepted, but Matic recovered possession and passed to David Luiz, who adopted the route one approach with a long pass to Costa. The pass was intercepted, but Kanté won it back and found Fàbregas. Fàbregas looked to play in Costa, who got into the area. He was too wide to shoot, but he looked to cross to Hazard. Jungwirth headed clear, but only as far as Fàbregas, who passed to Hazard. Hazard's shot ricocheted off a defender to Costa, who had no trouble firing home from close range. The linesman, however, flagged for offside, and the goal didn't count. A minute later, Jungwirth was booked for a foul on Hazard, before Elvedi came on to replace Stindl. As the clock ticked around to the hour mark, Azpilicueta robbed Johnson and passed to Fàbregas. Fàbregas played a one-two with Pedro, before hitting a long aerial ball out left. Hazard timed his run to perfection before volleying the ball into the opposite corner of the net to bring Chelsea level. Gladbach promptly took Johnson off, replacing him with Ibrahima Traoré. In the 65th minute, Hazard passed to Fàbregas, who played the ball on to Costa. Costa went for goal, but his shot was blocked by Kolo and went behind. From the resulting corner, Matic's header was deflected to Luiz. Luiz passed to Pedro, who was robbed by Strodl. Strodl, however, lost out to Luiz, who found Zouma. Zouma went for goal, and his shot struck the underside of the bar before coming down on the right side of the line to turn the game around in the space of five minutes. Chelsea then looked to get another, and barely a minute later Costa robbed Elvedi before taking the ball into the Gladbach half and passing to Fàbregas. Fàbregas was dispossessed by Elvedi, and Sommer got to the loose ball just before Hazard. In the 71st minute, a shot from Raffael was charged down by Matic, before Costa sent a shot just wide a minute later. In the 76th minute, Herrmann headed the ball just over the bar, before Zouma saw a header tipped over two minutes later. Chelsea then took Matic off, replacing him with Camacho. With eight minutes left, a long ball by Kanté found Costa, who played a similarly long ball to Hazard on the left wing. Hazard raced into the box, only to hit the side netting. Chelsea then replaced a tiring Kanté with Loftus-Cheek. In the 85th minute, Raffael was flagged offside. Courtois played the free kick long, and Loftus-Cheek beat Kolo in the air and headed the ball on to Costa, who sent a speculative effort over the bar. As the match entered the closing stages, Gladbach looked to push forward, and in the 88th minute a shot from Strobl was tipped over by Courtois. The corner was caught by Courtois, who sent the ball upfield to Costa. Costa headed the ball back to Pedro, who passed left to Fàbregas. Fàbregas played a one-two with to Costa, before playing it into the area for Hazard, who fired an audacious shot past Sommer to secure the three points. UEFA Champions League Group C, Match 1 - at Stamford Bridge, London Chelsea 3-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach (Hazard 61, 89, Zouma 66; Raffael pen 40) Man of the Match: Eden Hazard Group C Table | Pos | Inf | Team | Nation| Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | GD | Pts | | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 1st | | Chelsea | ENG | 1 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 2 | 3 | | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 2nd | | Juventus | ITA | 1 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 2 | 3 | | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 3rd | | Gladbach | GER | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 3 | -2 | 0 | | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 4th | | Dinamo Zagreb | CRO | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 3 | -2 | 0 | | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Other results: Group A: Besiktas 2-1 FC Porto (Talisca 32, 63; Telles 24), CSKA Moscow 1-1 Athletic Bilbao (Tosic 76; Villalibre 45+2) Group B: Atlético Madrid 1-0 Chievo (Filipe Luís 14), FC Basel 1-3 Benfica (Samatta 6, Stauffer s/o 64; Mitroglou 42, 69, Cervi 67) Group C: Juventus 3-1 Dinamo Zagreb (Dybala pen 32, Correa 48, Mandzukic 90; Vrucina 29) Group D: AS Monaco 0-2 Bayern Munich (Fabinho s/o 64; Müller 49, Lewandowski 65), Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Red Bull Salzburg (Alli 30, Walker 87) Group E: Celtic 2-0 BATE Borisov (Mulgrew 27, Sinclair 44), Real Madrid 2-0 Sporting CP (Benzema 22, Isco 90+2) Group F: Inter Milan 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (Jovetic 21, Icardi 70), Shakhtar 2-2 Club Brugge (Petryak 5, Srna 22; Joselu 38, Immers 53) Group G: Arsenal 2-0 Zenit (Oxlade-Chamberlain 38, Bellerín 53), Barcelona 4-0 Feyenoord (Suarez 7, 22, 27, Messi 77) Group H: Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 Legia Warsaw (Volland 15, 26, 87, Hernandez 17, 69; Langil 46), PSG 2-2 Man Utd (Cavani 44, Di Maria 45+2; Nainggolan 31, Lozano 80) Europa League Results: Group C: Saint-Étienne 0-0 Liverpool Group D: Hearts 0-1 Olympique Lyonnais (Lacazette 6) Group H: Man City 0-1 Espanyol (Sánchez 57) Group K: Schalke 04 2-1 Southampton (Poulsen 4, 18; Austin 77) Group L: Qarabag 2-5 Watford (Bayramov 50, Salahli 53; Bolasie 3, 12, 13, 45+1: Deeney 25)
  16. Cabo 2022 Season Review Feckin awful
  17. there's a few posts up official reply about attacking mentalities and directness. and i never said humans can't overcome the issues with possession but for AI it looks it can't. all i'm saying is the game has all the tools needed so that FM AI Cities play at least half realistically. because currently they are not.
  18. Don't actually know, but knowing him he's an ex-world class footballer. I'm presuming this has a major effect?
  19. Club Update Season 2032/33 I dont think it would be exaggerating when I say this has been the clubs worst season for some time. We imploded after the January break, and ended up finishing 5th, missing out on the Champions League. We also lost in every competition but the Club World Cup. I really dont know what went wrong, we never had any long term injuries, or anything like that, it was just poor performances from some usually excellent players. Admittedly we haven't signed anyone for 2 seasons now, and that showed this season. The only positives I can think that can come from such a poor season are Lower expectations next season meaning I can play some more youngsters without having to win the league and we never managed to win the Europa League so next season gives us a chance to add that maybe. I still dont want to revert to signing anyone, but if 2 many players want to leave due to the lack of Champions League next season then I may have to just to avoid getting the sack. EOS Awards In what was a poor season Righi 26a won player of the season after hitting a career high 37 goals with 25 coming in the league. He has 87 goals in 145 games, sadly hes been capped for Italy and is lost to the national side. Overall Best Eleven Interestingly thats basically our first 11 now with the exception of N. Zanellatto in the CM position. You can see Goal scoring GK Paolo Ceravolo 25c has scored 36 career goals. Aged 24, I should get another 10 years out of him, I would love him to get 100 career goals. He still isnt a lost cause as far as the national side goes, hes won 4 caps for Italy, but all have been in friendlies, he still refuses to switch nationality though so I kinda expect to never be able to play him. Aims For Next Season I am stuck in between two philosophy's for next season. Depending on the boards expectations, I may go as low as possible, maybe something like qualify for Europa League or something, get rid of a few big earners and promote the most promising Sammarinese youngsters into the first 11 and really focus on the development of players who can push the national side on. This is the one I am most tempted to go with, we have completed all the club side goals in the challenge after all. Or do I aim big and try to wrestle back the league, this will probably involve signing some new stars as we could do with them based on the way we flopped this season. We could do with a CB and with no real talent in the youth ranks, it wont exactly be stifling the development of any youngsters.
  20. This isn't true about attacking mentalities making them too direct. It's not that black and white at all. I'm playing controlled possession football on attacking, Rashidi has got probably the closed man city emulation I've seen for a couple of years using it Mentality is just one aspect of a tactical set up
  21. I have set a transfer window as how it is in the Vanarama Leagues for the lower Leagues. June until end of March. Loan Rules set to how they are in the Vanarama Leagues. Does anyone know where the match rules are to set a maximum of 5 on loan players in the matchday squad? When i have done this i will release a updated file.
  22. Thanks. We've got more strength in depth now and whether we go up this season or not, we are certainly moving in the right direction.
  23. March 2042 Yikes. I'll stick with this formation until the end of the season but then either revert to the one-striker system or do a two striker system for next season.
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