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  1. Excelsior Maassluis 2035/36 Season Review So yeah, this was a thing that happened. We got off to a great start and maintained it for the majority of the season, and we had a legitimate shot at winning the league until injuries and suspensions at the back end of the season killed us. Mulder was our top scorer despite missing the last 3 months of the season with a broken ankle. But besides that, everything just clicked. Our defence was the best in the league by far, only conceding 18 goals 6 less than the next best (Utrecht) and 15 less than 3rd best PS
  2. V 21.2 Major Update feedback. I have played about half a season on the latest major update and for the most part, it's a good update. By this I mean that certain things have improved without negative consequences in other areas. Normally I wouldn't praise any company for this, as this should be the standard, but in recent years SI just didn't get the balance right and that's just my opinion. This time, this patch, everything they have put in that changelog is working as expected The Match Engine For me is the vital and most important part of this game and it's exceptional after
  3. AFC Rushden & Diamonds Season 2030/31 review Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances Well, it turns out we are quite good. And frankly, we keep overachieving. So, I think this is down to the fact that the team cohesion is through the roof. I mean, these players have played together for many years now, and I actually think that is more important than ever. At any rate we stormed this season as well and won the league by a mile. Playing in League One doesn't pay very well, now does it? I hope the Championship pays better, because we really need to up the facilities now. Looking forwar
  4. Obviously due to Covid19, most of us are face a departure from our usual plans at Christmas. I myself found out that I'm now not going to see my daughter over the holidays, but hey-ho. Anyway - I guess there will be a few out there who may well be spending the day irself on their own, or perhaps with just their partner/family they live with. Is there anyway we could set something up via Teams or Zoom - where at a specific time or maybe throughout the day itself, we could get folk together to talk and 'chew the fat'? Maybe whilst having a bit of grub or a drink in hand. Just a wee idea - a
  5. I'm not taking lectures on wealth hoarding from the son-in-law of an actual billionaire.
  6. After stalking this thread, and trying the challenge silently on my own every year, I'm going to make a post here, just to add some extra pressure on myself. I have tried and given up on a youth challenge with Buckie Thistle (FM 17), San Marino (FM 18) and Merthyr (FM19). Last year I didn't bother. I have, against my own better judgement chosen England again, and giving Merthyr another go, even if I didn't finish better than 16th in Vanarama North ever in my last attempt. So, meet the new manager of Merthyr Town, Rhys Llewellyn: Not sure if there is too much hope for this chall
  7. Hi @Andrew James I made a comparison from FM20 to FM21 simulated until 2029. One league playable, all others view-only. The problem is still huge, especially with unloaded leagues and players added via the advanced db. FM20 was mostly stable, only premier league had a loss of active players in their league went down from 1376 to 871 (no problem due they have so many blown squads with loans). All other leagues are working quite good. Unloaded Nations, even smaller ones are working well. FM21 is still struggling extremely. Some numbers from players with nationality from unloade
  8. AFC Rushden & Diamonds Season 2029/30 review Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances Umm.... we are very good apparently. I expected us to fight for survival this season, but somehow we just....won. I think my tactic somehow got even better after the update, and we flew through the season having great fun. I'm still conceding way too much, but I just can't make defensively sound tactics apparently. The continued improvements are still paying off and we continue to make improvements both on and off the pitch. I got in another million from some clauses after the big sale we had a few
  9. This will likely come across as overly harsh, but what’s really annoying me as someone who has lost both their parents a few years ago is this people flouting everything because they miss their family. They’re just being selfish and increasing chances that their family or others will suffer more from it. Yes, it sucks if you can’t go visit your parents at Christmas, but ffs don’t be part of the problem that can cause yourself/others to not have another Christmas with their parents/grandparents. People ultimately just hate being told what to do.
  10. Vikeologist's 2027/28 Folkestone Season Report At one point we were dangling above the relegation places only on goal difference, and I thought this season was going to put an end to my challenge via relegation, but we recovered with key wins against our relegation rivals. There were some progressions this season. We had a board takeover which cleared both our debt and my way to a further training qualification. We’d already reached the second round of the FA Cup, including a big win against local rivals Dover along the way, which had reduced the debt anyway. Ou
  11. Season Review 2038/39 Really poor season, finishing 17th Youth intake looks ok Lost to West Brom (again!) in the 3rd round of the FA Cup Back into the red and board won't improve any facilities
  12. Okay. I'll try not to whinge that you all play it wrong this time.
  13. Bit harsh Gizzy, it's clear Tony is struggling, doesn't need everyone piling on him.
  14. Can the Ass Man stop telling me to make a substitution when I'm clearly out of substitutions?
  15. After the new patch and playing for a while, i've decided to quit fm, probably not forever, but for a long time and a couple of versions for sure. I'm tired of this circle of being perfectly happy with match engine, and then all of a sudden nothing is working, if not fully, not working as before, and no matter what i do, i can't get that enjoyment as I did pre-patch. Feels like falling in love and then getting dumped one day without a clue what even happened. I can revert to the older patch, but then there's no youth intake fix, so it's a lose-lose for me. After reading some of the feedb
  16. These 'no context' issues are just getting worse and worse. Or, i should say, more like same, same "nothing's been done". End of season review. Swedish Division 2. Final table: Checking the new arrivals. The board are disappointed with one deal. My consistent AMR who's been vital to our success. The reason? Giving the player a wage that is too high for his place in the squad: The thing is, he's on a non-contract. No wages. There are bonuses though with a relative high appearance fee. That might be what's triggering the board: Moving on to 'How you lined up': The 2 p
  17. @RHKC, I'm sure you know this wasn't necessary, but thank you. I didn't intend for it to be a public thing as it wasn't about getting attention or (on the other side of things) receiving PMs begging for a copy. I saw your post and wanted to 'help' - though of course it doesn't help your business or car. We're in a pandemic and I knew of a way to make someone smile during a difficult time. Went through your previous posts too, just to get a feel for the kind of person you are. It's not something I've ever done. May not even do it again ever. I think it was the last line that got to me.
  18. @Andrew James Quick update if the problem affect's a save where all leagues are playable and with advanced db: Top League-players/players with nationality: 17.08.20 (242k players) England: 1401/7927 Spain: 850/9216 Switzerland: 414/2503 China: 1221/4153 Iran: League NA/707 USA: 733/4434 09.08.24 (218k players) England: 1277/6926 Spain: 838/8630 Switzerland: 402/2427 China: 674/3072 Iran: League NA/554 USA: 730/4499 Conclusion: First of all: it's definetly playable for users without a personality like "p
  19. I don’t like Boris and he is a lying bastard but the idea this new strain is being made up or exaggerated is risible. The government might lie but they are not going to have SAGE scientists, Whitby and Vallance all singing from that sheet as well.
  20. Definitely not. If you click to start a game your computer will blow up.
  21. Belem 2026-27, our first season in Liga NOS! aaaand we somehow survived. As you can see in our final match, the team really wanted to stay up Happy to finish above Famalicao who took my favorite player at the end of the last season... If you recall, coming up from the Second League, we lost 4 of our starting 11, so I was not hopeful. Porto had an invincible season, so we know how good they are. Only 7 of 18 teams have a positive GD, so more teams in the bottom than top here! I showed this in my last post, but here are our transfers to show what we lost... our best defender,
  22. Season 2022/23 - League 1 Pretty happy with the league position. I hope we can be between 4th and 7th place next year too. Nothings special to see in tems of rengens. Im enjoying this slow grind. WIth Virton I had basicly everything.
  23. Dear friends, I couldn't hold myself back anymore. Last year I got so addicted to this challenge that I need to start with it also on FM21. Same as last year, I will play on the Touch version of the game as I think you get a higher number of the youth players on FMT21 than on FMT20. I hope that it will be a bit easier to get better players in this version, and consequently, I will have a better chance to come at least close to completing the challenge. After checking all of your updates, I didn't see too many France saves so I decided to start my journey in France. I picked the football c
  24. Is there such a thing as a Prime Minsterial job exchange?
  25. Not massively relevant to Covid, but something I just stumbled across and a nice gesture that shows the generosity of some that have come through Covid. Thought I'd share here as I'm sure not many go in GD forum so may not have come across it. @HUNT3R
  26. Analytics and statistics are still either broken or useless post-patch. Mistakes don't show up in the Analytical Data menu at all, passing maps still broken etc. What's the point of adding data analysts and facilities if the data they produce doesn't exist?
  27. It would be nice if the game AI could be quicker to recognize a promotion in the game. If you, for example, get promoted from the Championship to PL, everyone in the game seems to act like you still are a Championship team until you actually are in the PL table. Scouts will still recommend you championship players, mediocre PL players on the transfer list are'nt interested in joining your team, mediocre championship players wants contracts and playing time fitted for kings. This changes only when you are in the PL table, when everyone suddenly treats you like the PL team you are.
  28. The wife asked me just now if I'd seen the dog bowl? I'll be honest, I didn't even know he played cricket ffs
  29. A quick look at our new boys constantly refreshing the sign-up sheet.
  30. Wait, so now that young people, poor people and lower-middle income people have started hoarding some wealth it's a actually bad thing? But I thought they said the young, the poor and the lower-middle income should save for a rainy day or that if they stopped wasting money on crappy superficial things they'd have enough money for a flat/house deposit?
  31. FM has always made a much bigger deal of home and away differences than are true to life. In reality the biggest difference comes from the fact that home teams naturally play more attacking and get pushed into taking more risks by the home support (which mostly works in their favour and sometimes spectacularly backfires - hello Palace) and away teams tend to play more conservatively until they have the confidence of being a consistently winning squad. In FM it always feels like hard-coded home advantage regardless of tactical approach.
  32. Yeah we could, couldn't we. I'll sort out a set up and get a thread up tomorrow.
  33. Season 2023 / 2024 Have really been struggling this season after taking a gamble bringing in more youngsters to the senior squad. But stayed out of relegation playoff and I have now the option to keep the same squad into next season witch should give me a better season. Youth intake was absolutly brilliant with 6 players with 4.5 -5 star potential. Most of them 15 year olds this time, so future looking very bright. GL ALL !!!
  34. What's the problem now? Still scared of about 200 UK fishermen catching stuff we don't even eat?
  35. Last Tuesday I happened to post on the beta feedback thread, saying this: "Just caught up with this thread (yes, I have read every page over the space of five days) I don't yet have the game due to losing my business recently and my car spectacularly failing it's mot... So, when I can eventually afford it, I'm really looking forward to playing the game with the much improved match engine! I just really hope things haven't reverted back to FM20 by the time I get to play Please, SI. My year has been bad enough as it is, so please don't nerf strikers! Can't wai
  36. Before the update if you had the In-Game Editor you could see the "is newgen" as a condition in the player search tab of the scouting window. Was it intended to be removed? I used it to easily get a list of all the newgens in my save so I could give them replacement faces images. I hope it gets re-added/fixed as it was very useful. EDIT: Looked through all the options and it hasn't been moved to another category, it was just removed.
  37. You can smash me under the SC, you can crash into me coming out of the pits, you can break my front wing every race. But interrupting my fastest lap attempt. This I cannot forgive.
  38. You can still do a 10-year save until the effects of newgen bug become gamebreaking. In that period you'll have a great time - the new ME is awesome with the latest patch.
  39. That is one perspective on it, but I don't really agree with it. And that is simply because I don't plan on reaching 2030 by the time the fix comes out. Historically speaking I haven't played more than 10-12 seasons per FM edition for the past 2 or 3 FM editions, I just don't have the time for it. So for me it really does matter if the fix is save game compatible or not. But that is for me personally. And for the second part, about the missing young players, I agree with you but not fully, because if you reach 2030 or 2040 you don't lose 10 to 20 years of young players you lose a large p
  40. A Christmas that occurs in the middle of summer then? That actually sounds fairly sensible at the moment...
  41. Season 2022/23 - League 1 Youth Intake 2023 Pretty decent intake, we got some potential here. High hopes on those 3: Added some new nations on the list.
  42. Thanks guys. This year just seems to get worse and worse. I’ve literally seen nobody all year. This was my one chance to see my girlfriend and her daughter and have some family time. I’ve seen her twice this year, February and October for a grand total of four days. My parents are isolating as my dad has cancer and my son has gone nowhere all year (including school) due to anxiety issues beyond covid. My own mental health has been dropping and dropping. I’m now in two lots of therapy as I was so close to killing myself, the pain and the anger I feel is just overwhelming. My last the
  43. Had to sell another of my best players, since his contract is up at the end of the season. So I did as last time and set his transfer date to the end of the season. Sad to lose him, but it was the best I could get.
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