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  1. Jogo Bonito

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Good luck, use the youngsters and be ruthless with the senior pros! Will follow with interest @Dong21 Wow, what a revamp that is! Always a good read, best of luck.
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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Great stuff with Luton and what an exciting finish. Nice to see some virtual sparring between you and Lee Bowyer too
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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @Dong21 Well done on that finish, I like it when there is something to really work for and you've definitely had to do that with Charlton. An excellent read and good luck for next season. @warlock Well done on a great escape (possibly a seasonal thing to say, if they still show that film every Christmas like they used to), best of luck to Sheffield Wednesday for next season. @Jaketomsett Well done with Reading, that's a bit of a surprise. Now that I can see it's possible to remove Aluko in the first transfer window, I might be tempted to do a youth-focused (and dross removing) effort there myself using the likes of Rinomhota and Loader and kicking most of the underperforming senior players out of the club. Food for thought for me there. @dino Well done with Bradford. It's a club with great potential but in reality they're along way from achieving it, so you did well to get them promoted in season 1. I feel your pain about the Checkatrade Trophy, I only wish L1 and L2 clubs were given the chance to refuse entry (still hate myself for winning the damn thing with Grimsby). For anyone else not name checked, sorry but just too many to acknowledge. I've not had a chance to play any games this week, so still have my December 2019 top of the table clash against Reading as my next fixture for Grimsby.
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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Good luck at Shrewsbury! Only the fact that I managed them once (maybe four or five years ago) stopped me going there again. I had a disastrous season when they were really weak in League 1, just about avoided the drop! James Bolton looks alright to me, considered him for Grimsby in the summer.
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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Cheers, and I'm just as shocked as you by the season so far. I'm not sure it will last, but it's enjoyable so far! By the way, George Glendon has done really well, with seven assists and a couple of goals from 15(6) appearances in all competitions (average rating 7.15) . I'm pleased I went back in for him, not so pleased with the back-tracking I did to sign Rodwell though! Still, even a tactical genius can get some right and some wrong McFarlane has only scored one goal since a brace at Leeds in August (Carabao Cup) so he does need to come good. Bizarrely he gets a 10 in training almost every week, so I have to praise him for that (his attributes are always rising) and yet his match performances are really disappointing. I can't really work that out.
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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Rodwell may still come good, and with a wage of £2k p/w he's not earning enough to make me panic if he doesn't. But yeah, not great so far. I agree about the loss to Bolton. Of three defeats in the league so far, two have been at home and they've been to Bolton (14th) and Luton (who are 18th).
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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    GRIMSBY TOWN - SEASON 2 (LEAGUE 1) Having adapted well to League 1, my team was 5th at the end of August - way above expectations The 0-0 draw in that last outing began a sequence of 10 games that saw my defence concede just one goal in the next nine fixtures Considering this was the area of team I felt might struggle, this was somewhat surprising, but incredibly satisfying This solid form saw the club fluctuate between 3rd and 5th for most of September and October But a run of four games without a win (three in the league) made me realise this management lark wasn't as easy as I suspected The last of those winless games was particularly disappointing as I couldn't break down non-league Chesterfield at home in the FA Cup The rest of November looks easy here, but it certainly wasn't in reality A very late goal was needed to edge past a very young and weak Burnley U23 side in my favourite Checkatrade Trophy Chesterfield also took my side to extra time in the FA Cup replay, but the league form continued to be excellent The win at Colchester was another example where I had good fortune as a goal after 94 minutes was needed to grab victory And finally, Carlisle were edged out 1-0 in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup - again a bit of a struggle against a team in a lower league But as December arrived, this is how the club was looking 2nd in League 1 is quite incredible, although it's still very tight and some teams have played a game less Next up is a massive fixture against leaders Reading (they had been relegated with Ipswich and Bolton the year before) To add some extra spice, they're managed by former Grimsby boss Paul Hurst And my Assistant Manager is Kevin Dillon, a former Reading player who also served as their right hand man to Steve Coppell some years ago As you can see, the club finances are healthy and with continued involvement in two cups too, this should continue to be the case The only negatives on the playing side are Jack Rodwell and Kyle McFarlane Rodwell has been pretty mediocre since signing, but hopefully will play more of a role going forward And McFarlane has only managed six goals so far this season, with only three of those in the league (from 20 appearances) Considering he got 23 in 46 league games last year, it's a bit disappointing - but luckily Rodel Richards & Josh Bohui are doing their jobs well
  8. Jogo Bonito

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Going well in the league, but can't be happy losing to Grimsby
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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @Dong21 and @karanhsingh you too really are on different spectrums! But both doing well with your clubs A £48m signing? It can't be Jack Rodwell then...
  10. Jogo Bonito

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Great to see so many different games going on, well done to @warlock and @Chevie for your promotions and good luck for your next seasons. I'm not sure what idiot was managing Grimsby to 22nd in League 2 though Chevie To those that have started and are in their first season, it's always good to see how people approach things so thanks for sharing. I'm only in November of season 2, will update once I have progressed.
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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Interesting to hear your replies, hopefully more opinions will follow. I have to say that it's less stressful and more 'fun' this way, even if it seems (to me) easier to achieve success.
  12. Jogo Bonito

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @kozmik You may be disappointed, but that's an amazing achievement anyway. I've asked this before, but does FM19 seem a bit easier to most of us? In my BETA save with Liverpool I was top of the table, virtually never conceding goals. My first full game with OH Leuven we were top of the league (2nd tier) and hardly conceded many goals, and it's fair to say I expected life at Grimsby to be tougher than season 1 turned out. I'm using a basic 442 with no additional instructions, so hardly deserve a tactical genius tag. I do like that I don't concede a late goal in every game any more (usually to lose or draw), as that used to frustrate me a lot, but closing games out seems to be easier to me.
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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Indeed, and this is Grimsby, so would be viewed as a coup when you consider he's actually getting games with Blackburn in the second tier. I'll be following Mowbray's lead, so if he ever plays it will be as a centre back or holding midfielder.
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    FM19: KRC Genk

    Great to see Tanzania's greatest ever player serving you well. Hongera Mbwana
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