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  1. League Position

    Its been a tough season so far with 0 points after 8 games and sitting rock bottom. We need to turn it around ASAP to survive in the league.

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    Facilities and Trophies

    We play in a 1k capacity stadium and have basic and poor facilities. As we have a focus on bringing through youth we will want to improve our youth facilitities

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    We have 6 trophies in our history, but none of them major Welsh trophies

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    Squad

    We are a squad with payers on part time contracts. We are stacked with talented CMs and hardly any wide players. We desperately ned points, so our focus will have to be on solidifying our defence. For all these reason I decided to go with a tactic that fills the middle of the pitch, so hopeully we can keep he ball. One of our attacking midfielders will drift wide and the other will act as a second striker.

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  2. I've jus started my managerial save, my first since FM22. I will be documenting the journey in a similar way to how I did back then, hopefully its engaging and is a fun read, feedback on how it can be more entertaining will be appreciated. I will be acting like a modern manager, working with a DoF, I'll only be able to recommendations to my DoF on transfers, contract renewals staff and scouting, but the DoF has the last say. I will take full control of training and tactics and the first team coaches though.

    The first post is here:

    @Junkhead @Brother Ben

     

    But just for this first post Im putting it here too:

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    29 year old Arsenal supporter Nathan Francis was visiting Snowdonia in Wales on holiday when he met a man named Steve Green when eating in Bryn Arms restaurant. They got along quite well and they spoke about football in detail, particularly on the tactical side and analytical side, and Steve Green was impressed.  The conversation almost felt like an interview. At the end of the conversation Steve Green revealed he is chairman for Semi-Professional Welsh Cymru South team Trefelin Boys and Girls Club, based in industrial town Port Talbot, and in a half serious tone said, "If we ever need a new manager you should apply".

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    Nathan seriously considered it as it would be a dream, and once he saw that Trefelin BGC had sacked their manager in late September he applied. Whilst in the moment he also applied for other jobs around the world in the lower divisions and was asked for a few interviews, but he decided not to go to them, knowing he didn't have the credentials. The interview with Trefelin went well, with Nathan being honest and also telling them he would be more than happy to work with DoF Dan Bates. He also decided to apply for for the team that was last in Cyrmu North and got an interview.

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    Trefeling offered Nathan the job and he accepted, travelling up to Wales right away and signed a 1 year contract on £130 p/w, which means it is a part time job for now while he also does a remote working analytics job. Trefelin are currently last in the league with 0 points after 7 games in Cymru South wanted to avoid relegation and have the same goal for the next 5 years. Its a big challenge. but the ethos of the club is something that really resonated with Nathan. They have strong community roots with both boys and girls and their first team is littered with players that have been with the club since kids. Its the type of football romance I love and wish to continue.

    Message from the chairman that was made 2 years ago when they first entered Cymru South

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    This is the start of the dream and that dream extends to managing Arsenal one day!

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    The next post will cover the squad and facilities and all posts will be written in first person from now on

    Note: In this career I hope to achieve success in Wales before continuing a managerial journey that culminates in me joining Arsenal and winning the league and Champions League. That's the dream, but whether I get there is another question.

    I will act as a modern Head Coach/manager and so will have a DoF that takes care of transfers, contract renewals, scouting and hiring staff (apart from first team coaches). I will recommend players to my DoF for transfers, contract renewals and being scouted, but the DoF will always have the final decision. 

    Players that I don't want sold under any circumstances will have that set on the player screen, but the board can of course still overrule this.

    Features: I will make a post after every game month passes, but preseason will be covered in one post. Each post will have a video of our goal of the month (voted by me) and summary of the top scorers. And also a  summary of any major events in the wider world of football

    Game DB notes: Every league and every division is loaded. Full detail leagues are my current league, major international comps, the Champions League, and the Premier League

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    29 year old Arsenal supporter Nathan Francis was visiting Snowdonia in Wales on holiday when he met a man named Steve Green when eating in Bryn Arms restaurant. They got along quite well and they spoke about football in detail, particularly on the tactical side and analytical side, and Steve Green was impressed.  The conversation almost felt like an interview. At the end of the conversation Steve Green revealed he is chairman for Semi-Professional Welsh Cymru South team Trefelin Boys and Girls Club, based in industrial town Port Talbot, and in a half serious tone said, "If we ever need a new manager you should apply".

    image.png.00d0fc3f77cf7d7313b8aa7513fe106c.png

    Nathan seriously considered it as it would be a dream, and once he saw that Trefelin BGC had sacked their manager in late September he applied. Whilst in the moment he also applied for other jobs around the world in the lower divisions and was asked for a few interviews, but he decided not to go to them, knowing he didn't have the credentials. The interview with Trefelin went well, with Nathan being honest and also telling them he would be more than happy to work with DoF Dan Bates. He also decided to apply for for the team that was last in Cyrmu North and got an interview.

    image.png.f5955d2c2c5936e91fd56ff1d9a3a02f.png

    Trefelin offered Nathan the job and he accepted, travelling up to Wales right away and signed a 1 year contract on £130 p/w, which means it is a part time job for now while he also does a remote working analytics job. Trefelin are currently last in the league with 0 points after 7 games in Cymru South wanted to avoid relegation and have the same goal for the next 5 years. Its a big challenge. but the ethos of the club is something that really resonated with Nathan. They have strong community roots with both boys and girls and their first team is littered with players that have been with the club since kids. Its the type of football romance I love and wish to continue.

    Message from the chairman that was made 2 years ago when they first entered Cymru South

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    This is the start of the dream and that dream extends to managing Arsenal one day!

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    The next post will cover the squad and facilities and all posts will be written in first person from now on

     

    Note: In this career I hope to achieve success in Wales before continuing a managerial journey that culminates in me joining Arsenal and winning the league and Champions League. That's the dream, but whether I get there is another question.

    I will act as a modern Head Coach/manager and so will have a DoF that takes care of transfers, contract renewals, scouting and hiring staff (apart from first team coaches). I will recommend players to my DoF for transfers, contract renewals and being scouted, but the DoF will always have the final decision. 

    Players that I don't want sold under any circumstances will have that set on the player screen, but the board can of course still overrule this.

    Features: I will make a post after every game month passes, but preseason will be covered in one post. Each post will have a video of our goal of the month (voted by me) and summary of the top scorers. And also a  summary of any major events in the wider world of football

    Game DB notes: Every league and every division is loaded. Full detail leagues are my current league, major international comps, the Champions League, and the Premier League

     

  4. 5 hours ago, tezcatlipoca665 said:

    I don't mind the AI staff making mistakes and bad transfers, but on the same token, I do expect their attributes to matter with respect to the decisions they make on the players they attempt to sign, y'know? I'd just love to be able to know that I'll be dealt a fair hand no matter which staff I delegate certain things to, regardless of whether their decisions are always good or not (ie., somebody with a Judging Potential attribute of 14 won't be as good as signing players for the youth team(s) as somebody with 20).

    Actually, I wonder if the AI squad building logic fix can end up making this part of the game work the way it should...

    The attributes of the DoF does make an impact to bth the players they choose to try and sign and their ability to actually sign the players

  5. 20 hours ago, busngabb said:

    This thread and the inverse one quoted above where someone is struggling happen every year with every release. I generally wait until the New Year for the update for everything to settle down.

    But the threads are vital in my opinion. I just cannot see how Football Manager can continue to exist without difficulty levels. For experienced players who can understand the match engine, the game is far, far too easy. Even for inexperienced players, download a tactic from the internet and you can win the league most years, if not all. The real issue at the core of this is the transfer market and the power the manager has in the game.

    You have limitless power to do whatever you want in the game. Sack the entire staff and hire 5* staff (Relative to the club's level) across the board? Okay. Abuse future payments to spread your £30m budget into a £120 million one? Fine. Write off the impact of that debt by just making sure your club is bought out? Fine.

    Most players start the game and make a raft of signings, of players they know or suspect will be future wonderkids. I've seen people posting "the game is too easy, I'm second with Everton in the second season. I bought Zaire-Emery, Endrick, Nusa, Scalvini, Colwill, Barco, Fresneda, Schjelderup, Roque and Leonardo". And you can do stuff like that. In reality, none of those players are signing for clubs outside the Champions League unless there is a compelling reason, i.e Brighton picking up the odd wonderkid due to their reputation as a stepping stone club. Not only would the players not join the club, the club itself would never sanction such risky expenditure from a rookie manager. Even as a club like Man City, they might let you sign one or two of those kind of players, but not 6/7/8/9 over 12 months etc. There would be so much more difficulty getting those deals sanctioned. First season as manager, sign 8 wonderkids, all in future fees? No problem in the game.

    To make the game more realistic for experienced players, transfers should be made more realistic. I.e elite level transfers are almost impossible to complete without 6 months to a year of negotiations behind the scenes. A high number of signings should also not be permitted. The transfer strategy should be defined when the manager is hired and kept to, i.e 'The club feels it needs two signings to compete, a midfielder and a young striker with potential'. You should then not be allowed to go and sign 4 wonderkid fullbacks as it's just ridiculously unrealistic and easy to achieve. Alternatively, unless you've done very well at a club, most of the transfer strategy and actual targeting of players should be done by the club and imposed on you. No way the Chelsea manager is choosing his own signings for example. That would also ramp up the difficulty and realism several notches.

     

    Grate post 

  6. 10 hours ago, Dagenham_Dave said:

    I really wish SI would bump up injuries to be more in line with real life. 

    I've got a lot of my fringe players kicking off over game time because hardly any of my starting XI ever get injured. 

    I'm in season 3 in game, and for the entirety of season two, I had a total of 12 injuries, only one of which was more than a month. 

    I've no idea why they don't make this part of the game closer to reality. 

    Please SI listen to this for the next game, make it an option if you must but its something that really takes away from the realism and immersion

  7. 32 minutes ago, DarJ said:

    I've seen people talk about this a lot but managers irl don't usually change how they okay unless they are forced to for one reason or the other. Klopp has been playing the same formation since he got to Liverpool. The style of play has changed a bit but the core principle is the same so I don't get why people are expecting the AI to use different systems every time. Not even the human managers do that 

    I disagree, managers often change formation and player roles a lot during real Prem matches. And then season to season formations and play roles are always changing.

    You explained it correctly, the core principle should often stay the same, but the specific formations should change.

     

  8. On 16/10/2023 at 05:29, Junkhead said:

    Anyone had any thoughts about where their FM24 careers will start?

    Whichever team is predicted to be last in the lowest Northern Ireland league. I'll start once the update for the main game is released and I'll make a thread in the Stories forum.

    How about you?

  9. 6 hours ago, Brother Ben said:

    Ok so what are our thoughts on the new Game Modes from a realism standpoint?

    For me the only way to go would be the third option of Your World.  (for reasons I will expand on but i'm interested to see other peoples opinions)

    This is a brilliant QOL addition that I didn't really know I needed but that makes so much sense.

     

    Something I wanted for a long time.

    From a realism point of view, if you are starting the game employed then Your world makes sense. If you are starting unemployed then choose Real World, however start the game after the transfer window has ended.

    Also PSA: I will be playing FM 24 after and giving my updates in this thread and the Story forum like I did in FM 22. 

    As usual I'll be using a DoF

  10. On 14/09/2023 at 11:54, rusty217 said:

    Yep! Pretty sure that's what I did for FM23. Just renamed my FM22 folder. Copy/pasting it the time before that took an awful long time due to the sheer size of the file. Just renaming it is pretty much instant though!

    That's because you copy and pasted instead of cut and pasted. If you are copying you are making a copy of all the files which will take a long time and is unnecessary as you have duplicate files

  11. 43 minutes ago, gunner86 said:

    I could be wrong, but feels like the Saudi interest has come too late for this version, if not for a licensing point of view, then for a research one. Might be something they do as official DLC like they did with Canada though.
     

    I’m interested to know why people think Japan is coming though. Feels like I’ve missed something…

    FM24 heralds a significant milestone for the series and the wider SEGA family as it marks our official debut in Japan and the first time Japanese language will be officially supported in our games. 

  12. 11 minutes ago, SimonHoddle said:

    Is this not meant to be a “love letter to football”??
     

    for me a love letter to the beautiful game should include beautiful matches. I hope this wasn’t a throw away remark and references a ME which gives us the variety and expanse of action football at its best can provide. Risky promise to make….

    They already said this is coming in fm 25

  13. Yep thats why graphics sliders exist. However the CPU and RAM requirements need to upgrade. There are SO many new features that could be added or existing features that could be improved if they did this. 

    The game currently caters to machines built in 2009, you cant improve a game to modern standards when you are doing that, and you will find it difficult to attract a new generation of players. With those requirements the SI team have done very well. Players playing on an Xbox Series X but are seeing a game that supports 2009 hardware will be a hard sell

  14. On 29/08/2023 at 15:22, themadsheep2001 said:

    If you want a technical director type set up, the option exists in game, you can literally set it all up that way, there's loads of depth and options on that front. Re match, i think people largely underestimate how much you can replicate from current football, though its not perfect 

    The option is there but it is not fleshed out properly and it has very little depth, which in my opinion leads to a massively frustrating playing experience. The main issue is that the DoF makes decisions in isolation from you the manager/first team coach, rather than making decisions together as a team. Im hoping its improved in FM24 as this is how I want to play - and from the forums it seems like a lot of people want to play like this.

    Just a few of the glaring issues with it:

    • If the DoF is set to renew player contracts you cant talk to the DoF to give your view on a player - to say whether you think they have a role going forward and how often you think they will play (playing time). This leads to the DoF renewing contracts of players on big wages that you never play, or not renewing contracts of players you always play
      • To get around this you can make it so that the DoF will only try renew the contract of players you tell them to - but in this case STILL you cant tell them what expected playing time to give them, which leads to negotiations breaking down VERY often
    • If you set a player as a transfer target the DoF will not make multiple bids for the player, they will make one bid and if its unsuccessful they will leave it at that. This means you wont be able to buy most players
    • They dont offer a lot of your best youth academy prospects a contract during the trial period 
    • In my experience they have found it extremely difficult to come to contract renewal agreements on your most talented u18 players due to salary demands, so you lose most of them
    • There are two options for using a DoF:
      • Either you  let them choose who to buy and sell - but when they do this they dont take into account your playing style, the type of players you need for your tactic and how you think players will progress. And you cant give them suggestions for transfer targets. This means the DoF builds an unbalanced squad that doesnt fit your tactics 
      • Or you tell them who you want them to buy and sell (which kind of defeats the purpose of having a DoF) - but in this case their negotiating skills are often subpar, you cant tell them the expected playing time  for contract renewals which then impacts the wage they give and leads to contract renewals failing even though the player isnt asking for much. The main cause of this is that you and the DoF can have wildly different views of a player, for example: I viewed a player as a key player (and his current playing time matched that) however the DoF viewed him as a squad player, which meant even the player had modest salary demands the DoF wouldnt match it. This issue happens often. The telling them who to sell feature doesnt really work either as if an unsolicited bid for a player comes in you cant tell the DoF to reject any transfer offers - you have to do it yourself (which means you are subverting the DoF which doesnt make sense)

    The reason for this is likely because this is not a main feature, the design of the game is catered for not using a DoF, but of course football has changed so hopefully FM updates with it. Training should have much more depth than transfers in my opinion, as that reflects the responsibilities of a modern manager.

  15. A high difficult level in FM means:

    • Realistic injury rate
    • Harder to keep squad morale high
    • Harder to convince players to join your team/agree a wage/transfer fee - particularly if you aren't established as a massive club & top manager
    • More competition for player transfers
    • Make transfers and wage negotiations take longer to conclude. Currently they can be done in 1 - 3 hours in the game world time
    • Board are harsher with you when your reputation is low
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