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    Enter the dragon, exit Johnny Clarke

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  1. I've not posted in here in ages, haven't really got into a save on the last couple of FM's. Maybe it'll change next year if I buy the game that is!
  2. Turned into an occasional lurker now all my FM chat is on Twitter nowadays.
  3. He's available for £2.2m at the start of my game.
  4. I just check the jobs page any clubs listed as rich just look at their history and landmarks, if they've been taken over by a tycoon it'll say on there.
  5. Yep, I always try to balance it out so I get paid roughly what I spend in payments
  6. That's what I figured, seems quite easy to do I've had similar with a few players. I see people on Twitter saying they don't like monthly payments but if you use them you can get much more for the player.
  7. The way this all works is a bit odd, for example after Southampton were relegated I managed to sign Ward Prowse for my Crewe side for £20m. After a couple of cracking seasons he started to moan about wanting to leave he was valued at £22m, I offered him out for £50m no offers, £40m no offers, £30m no offers, £20m was followed by several offers of around £24m-ish. I then managed to negotiate one offer to £27m up front and £30m over 12 months with a small sell on. Some times all you have to do is hook the AI into a bid at a much lower value than what you actually want and you can negotiate a big deal.
  8. The coffee mug is great Good luck!
  9. Also worth noting that Blackpool and Leeds are in the 8th tier.
  10. If I remember rightly they've signed someone for £300k and someone else for £700k.
  11. Let me know what you think of it, as I say it's fun just looking around pity there wasn't more divisions loaded in less leagues and it's only mostly England that's changed a lot.
  12. Not sure how much interest people would have in this but someone holidayed 100 years with loads of leagues loaded. They did it with added English lower leagues and there's loads of non-league sides that have made it to the top, including Walton and Hersham winning the premier league. Most interesting is Newcastle Town who had a tycoon takeover in 2051, he funded the team for 20 years as they flew up the leagues and went on to win the premier league, few weeks after that he withdrew his funding. It runs quite slow but is well worth a look round!
  13. Damn it, my mobile phone doesn't show the links any different in the posts His mentals are indeed stupidly awesome!
  14. Can I see a screen shot of him?
  15. Frankfurt End of Season Update Transfers I forgot to take these screen shots at the time so these are from just into the start of next season. At the time I saw Kramer available for free he's a good solid player and not old but experienced! He went on to have a great season but he wanted stupid money to stay. Then came a series of loans Daniel Fernandez on loan from Real Madrid as you'll also have a good season but wanted £100k a week to sign on a free along wit a £4m signing on so despite being decent that was a no go. Then I needed to strengthen defence so I signed two more loan signings Gavin Hinchliffe and Bonassoli from Man United and PSG respectively both will be first teamers for us this season. I felt we needed one more striker so I loan Tchibota from Arsenal he scored 5 goals in his first 3 matches and then went and broke his leg so I ended the loan. These aren't exciting transfers and well only one is a transfer and none have any fee involved. The club is not in a good state financially we'll be in debt by the end of the season so I was only able to bring people in on loan. At the end of this season there will be more than £350k a week off the wage bill so I'm hoping we'll have more money to spend next season obviously depending on how this year turns out! German First Division This was a big surprise at least from what I was thinking in the first 2 months of the season, I had a good idea once we got to the winter break that we had a big chance of going to at least challenge for the league title all I wanted was Champions League football. Our inconsistency of beating the big boys of Bayern and more impressively Dortmund away and then losing to three teams two of whom we should be beating if we wanted to challenge for the title. At the half way point we were 6 points clear but a 5-3 thrashing off Bayern and a 3-2 home loss to Dortmund put us and Dortmund level on points. We were scoring well and due to that we were able to go on and secure the league title the clubs first since 1959 I think it said. We secured the title away at Stuttgart we were 1-0 down until the 78th minute when wonderkid Marcus Vinicius equalised and then substitute Bong scored twice making the last game of the season irrelevant for us! I must say that this is my biggest achievement to date and one of the best things I've done on FM in a long while. The defence is a bit worrying but the attack were superb and we can only build on this now, I hope! Europa League A great but disappointing run in Europe, I was worried about Udinese in the group stages but after spanking them 6-2 in Italy I knew they'd not be a problem and that we'd get through the group. We drew with Dynamo Kyiv but really should have won and then came the thrashings of Ludogorets who provided no competition at all but it did signal the debut of Peter Gerhards who is an academy player called up due to injuries. So it might have only been a rubbish team in the Europa League but still 4 goals and an assist on your full first team debut isn't bad is it?!?!?! Anyway we breezed to top place in the group we even gifted Kyiv their only win when they beat us 2-1 at their place. The first knockout round saw us face Getafe who as you can tell we got past with no problem at all securing a 3-0 win in Spain and then our young striker bagged a hat trick in the 5-0 thrashing Getafe. Then came Anderlecht who were more of a problem than Getafe but Bong got a hat trick away from home so we were pretty much through even before the 3-2 home win. It was Twente next if the results were the other way round it could have been conceived as being close but after the 4-0 win at home the 4-4 draw away wasn't as exciting as it should have been. Then came our biggest test against Roma a very narrow 1-0 win at home in a nervy and extremely close match gave me doubts about the trip to Rome. After taking the lead Roma got one back when Vinicius scored an own goal, after that we went 3-1 up and although they scored late on this ended any hope they had. Then came huge disappointment in the final. We took the lead early when Hinchliffe who was on loan from Man United opened the scoring, I wish it had stayed at that as it'd be great to see someone loan me a player and for him to stop them winning a trophy. It wasn't to be though, we went 3-1 up after they pegged us back to 1-1 but they fought back to 3-3. In extra time they scored at the end of the first half and despite going all out for the equaliser we just couldn't get! More annoying for me was that Man United beat Udinese to get into the Final, I'd have loved to have played them they even beat Man United in the first leg 2-1 but lost the second leg 4-1. German Cup Three easy matches to start the cup run it a 6-0 win was followed by a 5-2 and a 4-0 these were all routine wins were the opposition shouldn't and didn't have any chance at all. Then came the first test in the Quarter Finals against Wolfsburg, they took the lead just after the half hour mark but within 10 minutes we were level again thanks to on loan striker Fernandez it took until quite late on for Appiah to grab the winner and send us into the semi finals against Bayern. More disappointment in the final as we were never really in the match that much although it did take them until the second half to really start playing scoring in the 46th minute and to be honest we never really had a chance from then on as they dominated the game. There's always next year I suppose! Best 11 Marcus Vinicius won the Fans Player of the Year and the European Golden Boy award as well and he deserved it. The whole team played brilliantly Raymond Bong was great in the middle which meant I'd made the right decision turning last seasons loan into a full transfer. Although he wasn't put into the starting line up I snapped up Hinchliffe for £5 million following his loan and I also reloaned Bonassoli as well. Galdrow had a fine season but keep moaning about leaving every few weeks so he'll be off at the end of the season, Vinicius played out wide and at CM with Bismark Appiah playing much much more on the right than as a striker. I didn't expect youngster Peter Gerhards to play 40 games but he forced his way into the first team with lots of great goals and a return of 1 in 2 for a 17/18 year old is a great start to a career. As you can see 7 players cracked into double figures and only Appiah scored less than 15. We have a great goal threat from the front three and in midfield. Not much more to say really although here's our group for next seasons Champions League I think we've got a decent chance........... Great draw for us could have been much much worse I think we've got a real chance of progressing to the knock out phases especially if I can strengthen the squad!