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24 minutes ago, djsterry said:

here come the replacements 

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2 or 3 players that will become first teamers at least hopefully

2 players with 3 star ca, and 7 with 5 star pa?!?! Nice

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Season 11 - 2031/2032

Transfers - Past Positions - Best XI - Finances

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Season Summary - 18th - Relegated

Ouch. We really weren't good enough this season, no matter what tactic I tried. Often outplayed, a few of our wins were entirely undeserved (although we also had some losses were we really should have won). 

Despite all that, we were always in with a shout of staying up. A horrid end to the season that included 7 losses in our last 8 games (including to Oliveirense and Sporting B) guaranteed our relegation, but it could have been different. In the last macth of the season again promotion-chasing Feirense, we managed to claw back to 1-1 and were laying seige to their goal (even hitting the post) only for them to get a 94th minute winner. 

Gutted, but not disheartened. Our squad was the worst in the division by a long stretch, and some more time in tier three may be particularly useful. 

Both cups saw first round eliminations for us. 

Off the Field

In November I managed to offer a 5 year deal to Daniel Andre - YP6b that did not include a release clause and I was quite happy, even if it made him the best paid player by a LOT. Then in January a great offer came in for him (3.3M and 50% of Next Sale) so he will be leaving us at the end of the season. With Gustavo Campos - YP10a now in the squad, we could afford to let him go. 

We have been using the influx of money very well, with our faciloties improved multiple times to the point they are now Great and Good. Both being improved further in time for the new season. 

Prospects worth Noting 

Gustavo Gomes - YP1k (ST/AML/AMR) - 17 goals and 3 assists, he really tried his best but it just wasn't enough. A frustrating inconsitency didn't help either. 

Gustavo Cassiano - (AML/AMC/ML/ST) - (5th intake) Can now play up front and did so a few times, but is mainly our left winger. 7 goals and 4 assists, he missed some penalties that could have helped keep us up. Has relegation release clause of 500k so won't be surprised if he leaves. 

Daniel Andre - YP6b (AMR/MR) - Huge drop-off in his performances this year are part of the reason I agreed to his sale, although blaming him for our results would be quite unfair. 1 goal and 6 assists as he leaves for First Division Famalicao. 

Youth Intake

With the nerves of the relegation battle I forgot to take a screenshot but the intake was quite good even if nobody is ready for the first team yet. Two 5 star PA players and four 4.5PA players have been tagged, which naturally includes ANOTHER keeper. That's 5 consecutive intakes with a keeper as prospect A or B. 

Next Season

Compete for promotion has to be the goal, although thankfully the board don't expect it until 2 years from now. Giving more chances to the youngsters with better potential will also be paramount if we hope to survive and eventually succeed in the Second Division.

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Money in the bank beats potential money any day.

 

Question is, do you need the money? if not you could wait it out I suppose, but still. It would be hard for me to pass on the guarenteed money

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1 hour ago, Brentmeister said:

2 players with 3 star ca, and 7 with 5 star pa?!?! Nice

very happy with that :D

 

this one looks good, not the bet personality but good stats imo

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59 minutes ago, TheGreatTraveler said:

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Thoughts on if I should sell the transfer clause? Dortmund and Lazio are interested in him, and I sold him for 3.5M back in the day so to get 21M they would need to sell him for 45.5M. 

I'd definitely sell it at that amount

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1 hour ago, karax268 said:

Money in the bank beats potential money any day.

 

Question is, do you need the money? if not you could wait it out I suppose, but still. It would be hard for me to pass on the guarenteed money

 

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Widzew Lodz (FM20)

Season 10 (2029-30) - Review

On the pitch

Starting 11

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Domestic: PKO Ekstraklasa - 1st, Polish Cup - 3rd round.  Legia still have their tycoon owner and put a lot of pressure on this season, even going top for a few weeks in the middle of the season.  We managed to beat them 2-1 and then after a draw against Jaga their owner decided to sack their manager and then fall away at the end of the season.  They are providing a fun twist to the save.

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League

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Cup

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Europe: UEFA Champions League - Group stage (7 points in group). Qualified for the UEFA Europa League and made it to the quarter finals before going out to Leverkusen.

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Youth Intake

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Players

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2030 Intake

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Top players

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SUMMARY

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I'm sorry, what?! One of my relegation rivals is a subject of a tycoon takeover? Oh no...

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Farnborough 2029-30 Season Review

Fixtures 1, 2, 3, 4: Slight improvement around the edges but we are still a mid-table team who needs to rely on set pieces and other shithousery to win games until Stephen Lynch 30D joined the club

League: Chester needed a win on the last match day to earn the championship.  We finished close to .500 with 17 wins and 18 losses and sat in the middle of the table.  Eastleigh, Boston United, Stevenage and Woking head down the Vanarama Regional Leagues.

Playoff Tree: Barrow suffers final heartbreak has they lost to 3rd place Notts County.

FA Cup

FA Trophy

xG General Performance : Defense is slowly creeping toward average.  Still struggling with shots per game which is holding back our xG.

xG Expected - Actual: We were still on pace to be a relegated if you were to go by xG goals and points but we outperformed both and finished in 13th instead of 23rd.

xG Attacking Efficiency      xG Defensive Efficiency

Stats 1     Stats 2

Player of the Year Carlo Davies 28D: Davies wins Player of the Year for the second year in the row and is quickly becoming a quality National League goalkeeper

Rookie of the Year Stephen Lynch 30D: 8 goals in only 8 games including a club record 4 goals in one game is enough to earn Lynch the Rookie of the Year

Transfers

Youth Intake Preview      Youth Intake     Youth Intake DNA      Paul O'Donovan 30A    Josh Hewitt 30B     Jason Wiltshire 30C     Stephen Lynch 30D     Andy Deeley 30E

Moments to Remember      Best XI     Accolades

Accolades

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Right now, we've got the best youth set up in the National League.  Hopefully, I've only got a couple more years of this non-league football.

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Joe Baitup 23D will become the first academy player to 300 caps next season.  Stephen Lynch 30D will quickly move into the Top 10 Goals chart next season as well.

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Not a bad first year for our U18s in league play much better than AFC Sudbury.

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With the importance of developing our own players, I was wondering if anyone has any tips?

I was really struggling keeping my players fit (they were always having to take long mid-season holidays) and I decided to follow my physios advice everyday during the season.  For the last couple of seasons I have been going to Training > Rest and setting training intensity as per physio instruction.  To to this I have: (i) select all players (they stay highlighted so only need to select once - in FM20 at least), (ii) right click and select automatic to set them all to normal intensity (I have set all % ranges to normal - you only have to do this once), (iii) select the physio recommendation button at the bottom of the screen (which sets to Half intensity, Double intensity and Holiday).

This hasn't helped massively with keeping my players off the beach (perhaps a little) but I have definitely seen the weekly training reports showing higher numbers.

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I never really had fitness problems, only sometimes.

If there are two games in a week for e.g. Wed and Sun, I give the players 2-3 days rest between matches.

And if there heart are not fully green, I rotate them out.

 

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Chengfeng Season 23/24

Table - Squad - U19 Squad- Youth Intake - Finances - Transfers

We actually nearly got promoted and only because of loosing the last three games we have to go another Season in the Jia League. We had an unbelievable 18 games unbeaten run, which was pretty sick. It seemed like we cannot loose. I could play youngsters, players out of position but it seemend like we couldnt loose. Even I know it would have been too early to go up, i think financially it would be nice. We are still relying on cash injections by the board. My 22 intake striker Ma Zhiyi actually was the topscorer of the league, but he already asked to join a bigger club, so I think we will need to sell him.

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This offseason I think we need to sell some players and rely on youngsters again. Especially because the contacts of our 2 beste players Sun Weizhe and Liu Boyang are running out, and I dont think we can reniew them.  Actually Ren Qisheng (22C) and Jiao Guanyu (22A) are stagnating a bit but that means I can probably keep them.

From the 23 Intake Wang Yafei (23F) and Zhao Wenqing (23B) are improving.

This years Youth Intake was very average. Tang Ning (24A) and Wu Zhong (24B) look like the most promising ones.

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So, we just finished the challenge with FC United in 2038. Managed to take the CL with a 2-1 victory over the Spurs.

 

Man, the luck i had, mindblown. A first group with PSV, AC Milan and Dortmund, getting the next round in the last game winning in the 93th minute against dortmund. Then next round i got up to Inter Milan, which were doin pretty damn awfull in Serie A.

After that, we got Leicester City who had like  a 10th position at that point in the PL. Only Barca in the half final was a hard nut to crack, but again Spurs in the final ( Number 8th in the PL) and only landed a single shot on target until minute 74, By that time it was 1-1 and Spurs got a red card. After that everything turned around and we hit the jackpot.

I'll post a screen tonight when im done with work. 

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1 hour ago, JAwtunes said:

With the importance of developing our own players, I was wondering if anyone has any tips?

I was really struggling keeping my players fit (they were always having to take long mid-season holidays) and I decided to follow my physios advice everyday during the season.  For the last couple of seasons I have been going to Training > Rest and setting training intensity as per physio instruction.  To to this I have: (i) select all players (they stay highlighted so only need to select once - in FM20 at least), (ii) right click and select automatic to set them all to normal intensity (I have set all % ranges to normal - you only have to do this once), (iii) select the physio recommendation button at the bottom of the screen (which sets to Half intensity, Double intensity and Holiday).

This hasn't helped massively with keeping my players off the beach (perhaps a little) but I have definitely seen the weekly training reports showing higher numbers.

This is what i always use and never seem to have many problems. Everyone is set to auto

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Pre-season should also be suitably rigorous to stave off fatigue and jadedness longer into the season

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31 minutes ago, Elsjorro said:

So, we just finished the challenge with FC United in 2038. Managed to take the CL with a 2-1 victory over the Spurs.

 

Man, the luck i had, mindblown. A first group with PSV, AC Milan and Dortmund, getting the next round in the last game winning in the 93th minute against dortmund. Then next round i got up to Inter Milan, which were doin pretty damn awfull in Serie A.

After that, we got Leicester City who had like  a 10th position at that point in the PL. Only Barca in the half final was a hard nut to crack, but again Spurs in the final ( Number 8th in the PL) and only landed a single shot on target until minute 74, By that time it was 1-1 and Spurs got a red card. After that everything turned around and we hit the jackpot.

I'll post a screen tonight when im done with work. 

Well done mate, looking forward to your summary :applause:

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ACN Siena 1904 - 2034/35 Season Preview

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So the beginning of the season has arrived and the media considers us to be one of the worst teams of the league (once again), with the team being predicted to finish in the bottom two positions. Given that we're going into this season on the back of a 9 game winless run, things could go very badly this season if we do not improve soon. Lets hope we do.

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I have setup a new training schedule for my under 19s. I want them ready to be able to cope with the first team by 18yo. I am now starting to see first team with mainly 1st year intakes. 

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If I haven't helped Pierantonio Pigneri become a superstar for Siena, then I will have failed him.

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Chengfeng Season 24/25 Review

Table - Squad - U23 Squad - U19 Squad - Youth Intake 25 - Finances - Transfers

Another Season in the books and we failed promotion again, despite having a great season. At the end, finishing 5th with only 3 points behind the playoff spot. We sold our Topscorer Ma Zhiyid before the season for 1 Million and of course 40% of the next sale. So we were having a little bit of a problem in the striker position. At the end it was Dong Tinghan who stepped up and scored 16 Goals this season.

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Before the Season startet, our U23 actually started playing in a league, so its nice that more players can get match time, but I feel with our bad facilities they only make progress when playing in the first team.

Our 25 Intake was again pretty bad, despite the preview was a golden generation. We got a nice left back (Pei Xioapan (25A), but actually Wang Yafei (23F) made a huge leap this season, but maybe we will sell him because of 

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Best players and prospects

Jiao Guanyu (22A)

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Ren Qisheng (22C)

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Li Mian (22G)

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Ma Peng (22B)

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Zhao Wenqing (23B)

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Season Review 2120/21

Another mid table finish, 11th :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Won Euro Cup II again

Carl Howe still banging them in, 44 goals in 53 games!

Liam Archer still creating at 34 years old. Not long left in him at the top level

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Once again we survive It was looking a dit dodgy at certain points  though :lol:

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no star of the season as we were just too awful 

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ive had a bit of clear out and dumped the players clearly not good enough for this level 

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tempted to sell this clause as its basically a seasons income for me

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good progress but the youth recruitment is lagging behind, my reputation is still low so I don't know if that effects it being offered as an option

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three players in the under 19s and two in the under 18s so at least I'm developing a decent standard 

unfortunately my 7th season intake was my worst so far though 

this was my a rated player :rolleyes:

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most of the intake didn't get contracts

yet again I will try to survive next year

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CLUB ESPORTIU EUROPA - SEASON 9 (29/30)

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A really bad season that feels like one step back. After achieving a mid-table position last season, this season relegation has been a real threat, and the 8-point margin was only gained after a good run in the last matches of the season. This has been the first season with a full defense from the academy and has been a total failure, conceding 87 goals in the season. Will have to improve that for the next season. In Copa del Rey, made it to second round and lost to La Liga team Almería.

 

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Nothing impressive in this year squad performance, has the whole season has been. No transfers.

 

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This is one of the bests intakes in terms of potential... but some of the worst in terms of personalities :seagull:

 

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For the first time in the save, and to make it even better, finances are also a problem now. That means no improvements on facilities nor coaching courses, and maybe will have to sell some players on the upcoming transfer market.

 

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What do you guys do with tactics?

 

do you set a tactic and just plug and play?

 

I feel like i tinker to much sometimes and am afraid it is costing me points (as a matter of fact i'm about to be relagated from the segunda B)

It's hard for me to decide if something doesn't work because I made a bad tactic or if my players are just crappy

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3 hours ago, karax268 said:

What do you guys do with tactics?

 

do you set a tactic and just plug and play?

 

I feel like i tinker to much sometimes and am afraid it is costing me points (as a matter of fact i'm about to be relagated from the segunda B)

It's hard for me to decide if something doesn't work because I made a bad tactic or if my players are just crappy

I do a bit of both. If I find a tactic my players seem capable at I'll stick with it unless I begin to see some big flaw in the games. When I got promoted to the Second division I saw my fullbacks were being overrun constantly so changed from 4-3-3 to 4-5-1. Noticed the center of defense was a bit too weak so changed the DM from BWM to Anchor man. Then the season after saw we were struggling to score so changed to 4-4-2. 

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (I did just get releagated :D). My view is if you can get good performances from a tactic give it some time but if you notice an issue with it its worth changing. 

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7 hours ago, karax268 said:

What do you guys do with tactics?

 

do you set a tactic and just plug and play?

 

I feel like i tinker to much sometimes and am afraid it is costing me points (as a matter of fact i'm about to be relagated from the segunda B)

It's hard for me to decide if something doesn't work because I made a bad tactic or if my players are just crappy

I spend ages testing my tactic after the final ME patch and then stick with it on every save.  I tweak it during games but always start a game with the same tactic.  I'm about to start my 11th season in Poland with the same 442(ish) tactic.

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