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  1. Hello my fellow OTFers. I've just put my automatic replies on my work emails and I'm off now until the 11th January. In my euphoric state I'm feeling overly generous and decided to do something nice for the good and great people of OTF. On Christmas Eve I'll choose FIVE lucky random OTF users to receive a £25 Amazon Voucher each and another, some might say even luckier, OTF user to win an Epic store FM21 code, which has been donated to me by a mysterious benefactor. If you would like to win the Amazon voucher all you have to do is post a link to something on Amazon that you would use
  2. After todays checkup, rehab is FINISHED! Still not 100% and it took some effort, but the result is well worth it Some numbers to put it into perspective: Gained 3,8 kilo of muscle mass since (lost aproximately 8 because of Corona....) Fat percentage is 4,8% lower (this one is indeed massive!) Weight loss is 1,4 kilos (wasn't planned, but it does show the effect of exercise) So there is still ways to go, what I lost in 3 weeks of Corona, is not coming back in 6 months, even with the great help I had. But at least I laid a foundation that will keep me on the healt
  3. Deep in his Glaswegian slum Gizzy sat staring at the blow up doll in the corner. “It’s not fair Mrs Gizzy”, he lamented, with tears in his eyes... “I give my soul to these ungrateful sassenach bastards year in, year out, and how many awards do I win....while that fat grumpy old **** sits on his arse and scoops three. I’ve gotta up my game this year.....I know! I’ll show them!!” As ever the loyal Mrs Gizzy said nothing, just quietly hissing from the slow puncture in her bottom that happened on a really passionate evening.
  4. Excelsior Maassluis 2036/37 Season Review This is something I definitely wasn't expecting. We had an awful start, including a 4-0 loss to AZ and a 5-0 loss to NEC. But I changed the tactical mentality from Control to Attacking, and everything changed. We won 23 of our last 26 games, including great performances against PSV and Ajax. PSV's team on paper is still miles ahead of us, and Ajax probably would be too. But somehow we're Eredivisie champions, and we have a spot in the Champions League next season! We had another succe
  5. 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.
  6. SEASON 14 - 2035 - ICELANDIC PREMIER DIVISION LEAGUE TABLE - FIXTURES - FIXTURES - PLAYER STATS - TEAM STATS - COMPETITION REVIEW MANAGER PROFILE - CHARACTERISTICS - ATTRIBUTES CLUB PROFILE - GENERAL - FACILITIES - HONOURS - FINANCES - TRANSFERS LEAGUE CUP A good group stage followed by a 2-0 defeat to Breioabik in the semi-final. Still no League Cup for Haukar. LEAGUE So this was the most excited I had been for the start of the new season with our little Brazilian winger starting his first full season. Despite my positive mindset
  7. Just coming in to us at GizNews! We're hearing there are now 2 Amazon vouchers up for grabs. Generosity is spreading all over OTF. Or @SouthCoastRed couldn't let me have all the plaudits. Either way there will now be 3 lucky winners
  8. I have this right now for "in between highlights". Are the kits in front of the club logos what you mean or do you mean kits on the small pitches?
  9. Thanks guys, I tried this myself with Timo's Europe pack and it took me over 20 minutes to even get into the game - I can see what you mean Logged, this is with us to review now, appreciate your patience while we investigate & sorry for the issue occurring.
  10. 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?
  11. SEASON 16 - 2037 - ICELANDIC PREMIER DIVISION LEAGUE TABLE - FIXTURES - FIXTURES - PLAYER STATS - TEAM STATS - COMPETITION REVIEW MANAGER PROFILE - CHARACTERISTICS - ATTRIBUTES CLUB PROFILE - GENERAL - FACILITIES - HONOURS - FINANCES - TRANSFERS EURO CUP II So the two remaining group games fell in this season. A 2-2 draw with Qarabag at home and a 2-0 home win to Bodo/Glimt, meant financially, we had done brilliantly out of the competition. LEAGUE CUP Due to the late ending of the previous season, the players hadn't returned in time for the League Cup
  12. 2020 - 395k players 2040 - 250k players the database has shrunk to almost 60% of original numbers. Not good.
  13. Every year there is something that makes game experience pretty broken. Previous versions were famous for 1v1. It was fixed somehow. Now we have crosses and blocked shots. Did SI introduce problems on purpose so there will be oportunity to say in next FM version that we improved 1v1 or crosses or whatever is broken? I wonder if there will be at last and at least 1 balanced version that is playable without stupid things like this :/
  14. SEASON 18 - 2039 - ICELANDIC PREMIER DIVISION LEAGUE TABLE - FIXTURES - FIXTURES - PLAYER STATS - TEAM STATS - COMPETITION REVIEW MANAGER PROFILE - CHARACTERISTICS - ATTRIBUTES CLUB PROFILE - GENERAL - FACILITIES - HONOURS - FINANCES - TRANSFERS 1 2 LEAGUE CUP Despite losing the first game 1-0, we managed to get through the group, where we met Vikingur R. in the semi-final. After a drab 0-0 we got through on pens, meaning we would meet FH in the final. A 2-1 win, meant that we had finally won the League Cup!!! Not the most prestigious compe
  15. SEASON 21-22 - VANARAMA LEAGUE NORTH First try at this. Unexperienced manager takes charge of FC United of Manchester. The league table ended as follow: A whopping 103 goals scored but also 73 goals against. And that is indeed how our team looks: decent quality up front (especially because of Kian Smith) and serious lack of quality at the back (even though Chris Doyle is a good DC, the full backs never worked). I use a simple flat 442 with DLP-BBM as midfielder pair and TM-AF as striker pair. As you can see, we're no longer in the play-offs. While we beat Blyth 4-0 (after deci
  16. SEASON 17 - 2038 - ICELANDIC PREMIER DIVISION LEAGUE TABLE - FIXTURES - FIXTURES - PLAYER STATS - TEAM STATS - COMPETITION REVIEW MANAGER PROFILE - CHARACTERISTICS - ATTRIBUTES CLUB PROFILE - GENERAL - FACILITIES - HONOURS - FINANCES - TRANSFERS LEAGUE CUP Back to fielding proper players for this competion. We managed to scrape out of the groups on goal difference past Valur, only to be hammered 5-1 in the semi-final by KR. Still no League Cup after 17 seasons. LEAGUE Far better than the previous two seasons and back in Europe thro
  17. Start | Season 1 (2024/2025) ''IJsselmeervogels exceeded expectations this season and were one of the feel-good stories as they impressed week after week. After a terrible start, quickly dropping to 20th place, they found themselves emboiled in a relegation scrap they were ultimately able to escape from.'' Stats: Position: 19th (Keuken Kampioen Divisie) Cup: Knocked out in 2nd round by Telstar Player of the year: Stef Brummel Topscorer: Joey Lieshout Most assists: Philippe van Arnhem Other links: Transfers Squad League table Youth in
  18. SEASON 15 - 2036 - ICELANDIC PREMIER DIVISION LEAGUE TABLE - FIXTURES - FIXTURES - FIXTURES - PLAYER STATS - TEAM STATS - COMPETITION REVIEW MANAGER PROFILE - CHARACTERISTICS - ATTRIBUTES CLUB PROFILE - GENERAL - FACILITIES - HONOURS - FINANCES - TRANSFERS LEAGUE CUP Hoping to kick on from our league win, I wanted us to start to stamp our authority on Iceland! We breezed through the group stage and demolished Grindavik in the semi-final. Into the final were we was humiliated 5-0 by Breioabik! Not what I had planned!! LEAGUE Befo
  19. Season 4 - 2024/25 - Vanarama National League League Table - Fixtures 1/Fixtures 2/Fixtures 3 - Squad 1/Squad 2/Squad 3 - Best XI - Transfers League - Started off the season brilliantly and for a long time thought I might make a playoff push as I was in touching distance right up until the start of February, and then I just fell apart. A combination of a thin squad and poor fitness made the end of the season really difficult, only picking up 10 points out of the last 15 games, but I did finish in the same position as last season so it wasn't the worst season. I am happ
  20. Season Review 2040/41 Another awful season I've got nothing to say
  21. Gizzy's kids probably got a £25 Amazon voucher each off a relative in the post....
  22. Hello. I did some testing in FM20 a few months back to look how certain things influence the CA and PA of newgens in the first season youth intake (four teams in EPL). The test included over 1000 newgens split between 8 tests and looked at facilities, academy spending and HoYD. I got about 75% of the way through testing HoYD attributes and reputation but found these had a very small influence on CA and PA and I seemed to have given up before finishing that part of the test. The HoYD results aren't shown below. The two graphs below show how min/maxing attributes in the db alters (i
  23. This is like a pandemic in a pandemic. Pandemic inception even.
  24. Season Review 2039/30 Another poor season. Can't see any improvements at all at the moment My star player from intake a couple of years ago, Ian Mason, never signed another contract after the first one. Tried to get the most I could, got £2.5m from Newcastle. Good amount of money but was a potential Premier League player according to coaches. Used some of money to improve facilitates Lost in final of FA Trophy to Northampton, 4-1 League form is so up and down. Can't get on a decent run Fatigue issues again second half of season Youth intake looks ok agai
  25. Football existed before 1992, much as the likes of Sky would like you to forget.
  26. Damn, it’s a shame because I truly believe this is the best fm ever made but since I play long term saves this “bug” is a major issue for me. I haven’t played since I discovered this was happening and I’m honestly not in any rush to play again I just pray SI can figure out a proper fix for this issue within the next few months.
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. SEASON 19 - 2040 - ICELANDIC PREMIER DIVISION LEAGUE TABLE - FIXTURES - FIXTURES - PLAYER STATS - TEAM STATS - COMPETITION REVIEW MANAGER PROFILE - CHARACTERISTICS - ATTRIBUTES CLUB PROFILE - GENERAL - FACILITIES - HONOURS - FINANCES - TRANSFERS 1 2 LEAGUE CUP So after so long without a League Cup, we win 2 in a row!! Two dissapointing draws in the groups looked liked we wouldn't get out, but we did. A 2-1 win over KR in the semi-final set up a final with Breidablik. The game finished 2-2 and we managed to win the shoot-out to win the trophy
  30. As promised I have done the same test again without the advanced db. I haven't simulated to the same date as the previous test yet, so it's just a interim conclusion. Top League-players/players with nationality: 17.08.20 (204k players) England: 1401/7860 Spain: 851/8861 Switzerland: 415/2506 China: 1222/4132 Iran: League NA/306 USA: 732/4401 12.07.23 (195k players) England: 1363/7191 Spain: 838/8828 Switzerland: 393/2549 China: 717/3147 Iran: League NA/212 USA: 740/4452 Interim Conclusion: Due newgens d
  31. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shambles-D-M-ONeal/dp/1945419288/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1608558144&sr=8-6
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  33. I would love to just be able to see this screen when a match ends. Why can’t we simply see the two sides next to each other, with ratings, goals and man of the match? This is simple and effective. It’s nuts that this screen doesn’t exist in the game.
  34. I’d have no issues whatsoever if they retconned the sequels out of canon. This is the way.
  35. This file set's the bank account from all clubs to zero, except the ones which are in debts already, they still will be. There might be concerns that it will imbalance the game completely, because it really sounds extreme. But no worries, clubs won't struggle much later ingame, but they will face challenges. By default, I experienced that following things happend very often, which isn't realistic to me: Clubs will have way too much money in the future Clubs (especially outside of top5 leagues) are spending much more money for transfers and wages than IRL. I have seen sma
  36. Sorry guys - myles and Chuggzi will no longer be racing with us until I get my first point 👍🏼😉🤣. Yes I saw that Nick haha
  37. A final of Chris Rea v Shakin Stevens is what you people deserve. Scum. Subhuman scum.
  38. Feb/Mar/Apr 2028-29 Well our incredible form couldn't last forever could it and as we headed into the home straight the wheels started falling off my title bus. We managed to hold our nerve though after some very tough games against sides battling it out to stay in this league. But WE DID IT! We headed into the final game of the league season against Clydebank knowing that if we won we would be champions and a goal from the man who couldn't stop scoring this season, Kieran Findlay sent the fans into melt down as we booked ourselves into the Lowland League play offs. We woul
  39. Widzew Lodz Season 1 (2020-21) - Youth Intake Preview Great prospects: GK, 2 Wide Mids. Promising: CB.
  40. Sacachispas FC Season Summary 2027 - 2028 Solid progress on and off the pitch *Note: the Copa Libertadores and the Argentinian domestic cup does not correlate with the league calendar, so the save summary box at the end is a bit off. We started the season with the first knock-out stage in the Copa Libertadores. We faced Corinthians and just like last year we got knocked out in the first round. 5-3 on aggregate and we were far off the pace! Luckily we were far better in the league! Our second season with a new style and formation and this year we showed some real progr
  41. Another Derby team has made it to the Premier League!!! It was super tight down the stretch some much so that 1 point separated the top team to 4th place going into April. We were in 1st place for awhile until Blackburn over took us after the Preston game in late April. On the last game of the season we took the top spot only to lose when Blackburn scored a 92nd minute goal to win the league. All in all great season and I'm proud of the team and what we were able to accomplish. On deadline day I was going to buy American RB DeAndre Yedlin for Newcastle but since Waghor
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