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Everything posted by conshaldo_bonaldo

  1. Nothing saying you cant revamp the team enough to survive in the prem. Its a new challenge. Of course you go to win every game you can in the championship. When/if you get promoted this year then just plan to avoid defeat every game instead of going for wins or even balanced. On last years i was Pescara and did extremely well just blocking out teams in the first season then built from there quickly. This year did a similar thing with West Ham in the first season, looking to build from deep, block teams, aim to possibly get a sneaky goal on the break or a set piece, nothing fancy. The money to gain from going up is immense. If the wages are set to rise, then sell the players whom you deem not worthy of a higher level. Always look to the next step; this is just a silly question. Promotion is ALWAYS a good thing. So what if you get pounded next year? You're expected to. If you dont, you've won. And of course, you're not gonna tell the board you can do more than escape the inevitable, so just play safe and you'll be fine job-wise. There's so much more you can do with a squad by going up than not going up. Higher rep gets a better selection of players willing to come, more money can get them, look to the next few years. Dont be afraid to fall just because you've risen. Rise again, but even stronger.
  2. I'd also like to see more news things that mention about historic titles won, be it yonks ago, or in recent history in same generation. Never see anything about year-on-year title battles, only a brief mention at the end of a season if its close for example. It would be good if the clubs and fans would make more of a manager who makes a team really big from being small too. Even a Prem team who doesnt win things winning the title would be huge, yet its the same old news stuff that gets relayed when you win a title. You should go down in history but doesnt happen. I won the Champs league with FC Zurich and i dont even think i was on the favoured list at the club or anything really mentioned about it, when it would be the most talked about thing in football for yonks.
  3. Re: the post above ^ I'd love to see a Mourinho style dot running down the touchline when you score in the dying minutes of a big game xD edit: infact, concerning what he did the other night - if you are making changes after scoring a goal your dot seems to go over to the players to tell them what they need to do and to concentrate on the new job at hand
  4. National team FA's should give demands about team play when taking the job as they do with clubs now.
  5. Not alot of what can be done in football manager is done by the manager to be fair.
  6. There doesnt have to be a massive local population to have a decent attendance and big revenues. Tv money, merchandise, etc all can become huge to help. But nothing is saying if a club becomes big, that it wouldnt get people from outside regions following and going to games. Also, houses could be built over time. In Qatar a whole town is being built for the world cup....
  7. I'd like to see better assistant manager team selections (including the auto filter selector) when the ass man takes control of your team in games for you. For e.g, I've had my ass man play the same player/s over and over in pre season friendlies when they are knackered, and left out players pretty much same ability that need match fitness/practice, it doesnt make sense. I'd want him to rotate far better to give everyone a go at getting match fit in the games available, without over cooking players, in particular important and/or injury prone/jaded players. This should also be complemented with an option to auto non-pick players for games if you think you need to rest them from games (not just from training as atm that doesnt affect this situation). The u18s should be able to play for u21s and vice versa, they were in my save in the beginning, then since the latest patch werent selected to and were only being picked for one or the other, odd bug or something going on.
  8. Exactly this is an instruction, not technical, so its not down to ability. Its something he can stop doing. I enjoy the humour about being an addict :-D
  9. Not advice, but actual AI using a player in goal and using the keeper outfield when an outfield player got sent off.... Most are buggy...
  10. This sort of thing happens to me and others too...definitely a bug of sorts. Players not realising youve won leagues and cups and not enough stature being gained from winning them from being smaller
  11. Playing there helps to get them natural and keep it natural, but will have to play there often.
  12. I thought that when you had enough money the board did decided based on their own judgement how many levels to go up.
  13. I thought star ratings arent relative in terms of your own team like they used to be. Maybe relative to your league, but i wouldnt know if they are not relative at all now or not because ive not managed in a lower league this year so dont know.
  14. Why would you google the problem instead of making si aware on the bug forum? I genuinely lol'd at the resurrection comment. Repeatedly
  15. Could it be something to do with the fact you now have to pay for agent fees in the transfer? Making even free transfers not 'free'..... Also, in reference to sign Valdes, at the end of the first season as West Ham, i got to confirmation stage with him, then i reconsidered and thought i would just get Khune instead because of the financial difference between their contracts.
  16. Same as other people, i dont look for determination, as i see it as something that i can tutor to get better. I look for mental stats that dont have much/if any room for improvement; such as bravery and aggression for defensive type players such as DC or DM/BWM, teamwork and workrate for everyone bar keeper. As been mentioned aswell, players with obvious bad personalities are almost impossible to tutor and work with, for you and the rest of the team, but i wouldnt not buy if it was a potential worldy. If its a touch and go decision on whether he is going to be a good'en then i wouldnt bother and just track his progress for future reference incase. Some players you know damn well will become stars of the game, some are just a 'hope'. On my save i basically started out just signing a host of regens to spread my bets and hope i got a few top dogs. One stat i really dislike for being low though is natural fitness. Never goes up much, and renders a player useless for playing back to back games, particularly in busy times like the Prem can get, with cups and europe. As a side-note, im not sure why regens dont come through as being quicker. Kids that are quick, are quick from young, not suddenly go from snail pace to speed demon. And in contrast to my experience with things like strength in older players. A touch of pace may go, but strength is one that would stay with a player far far longer if not 'forever'. But thats by the by
  17. Two lessons to be learnt here: the first being starting half way through the season with no tactical familiarity, and secondly downloading a tactic. I always set up plenty of friendly prior to a season simply for team cohesion and tactical familiarity, wheareas in the past did it for the sake of a few pounds instead, when familiarity didnt exist on the game. I cant believe anyone would download a tactic in this day and age. The tactics module has been made far more user friendly, particularly for beginners, and is straight forward. It is quite frankly the best feature EVER to be implemented into the game, with the duties/roles etc. Each team, when i say team i refer to players, rather than 'club' as a whole, has different strengths and weaknesses, for e.g using a role that is ballwinner for a flair player is simply going to fail, its just basic stuff. I have been back on FM 08 and the whole sliders thing with the new-at-the-time assistant advice telling you of "gaps between midfield and defence" etc, which meant the sliders were a bit out of sync.... I cant emphathise just how much better it is now, rather than people on this forum going on about 'x' amount of 'clicks' of each slider etc etc. that was just so unrealistic for a 'simulation' and/or beginner friendly; to think that some people wouldnt even know of the forums for 'help' would mean alot of people being dumbfounded about what to do on the game.
  18. does loaning out actually count against the player? ive never noticed
  19. Ive had a model pro reject tutoring someone.....which i wouldnt say would be likely....
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