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  1. Anyone that is interested in this please upvote the feature request
  2. Match storage space is limited to 300MB (a recent reduction compared to previous years) however the size limit should be much larger so that I can watch old matches (ideally there would be no limit). If I want to load games and have the storage on my PC and the speed of processor to load old matches I believe I should have the option for this, and I can accept that the loading times could be longer. Separately from the outside it seems that it shouldn't increase loading times if each match has a match file that could be loaded on demand instead of during the loading of a save game.
  3. There isnt a way to increase it past 300MB, however I agree, we should have the option. Was very dissapointed when they reduced the storage space
  4. Play Spotlight: Geslin Matondo I'm keeping my eyes on a great youth player we have called Geslin Matondo, not to be confused with fellow youth player Cherubin Matondo who is also not his brother despite them sharing DR Congo heritage. 16 year old Matondo was born in Exeter and has been one of the best players in the U18 league with his dazzling dribbles and 13 goals, 6 assists. 5 PotM awards and an average rating of 7.71. Here are some clips of Matondo in action for the U18s: 2022-05-21 13-30-42 (1) (1) (1).mp4 2022-05-21 13-26-14 (1) (1) (1) (1).mp4 I gave Matondo his debut against Aldershot in our FA Cup replay win against them. Hopefully it is the first of many appearances for him. He is currently training his weaker foot as he is too one footed right now. My coaches think he is a Vanarama South/North level player rigth now, he has been improving in training and he has a high level of flair which helps him beat his man which is very important for me,
  5. Rocky Month: November 2024 It was a difficult month as we finished the month in 5th place in the league We had 9 games this month which didn't make things any easier but it's not an excuse as other clubs had that many games too. We failed to win in the league after 6th November and ended the month with a total of 3 wins 3 draws and 1 loss. Hopefully we can pick things up. Tommy Blair started the month brilliantly but ended up going on international break during the middle of the month which didn't help us. We outperformed our opponents in every match this month but an issue we had is that we just couldn't score enough goals. Not scoring enough goals is a real problem and we will have to bring in another top striker to provide competition for Blair Matt Jay is really starting to get in great form and won the Leagu 2 Player of the Month award. He got 3 goals and 4 assists, a real stats machine. If he keeps this up he will become the first name on the team sheet as he was inconsistent earlier in the season. He's able to make a goal out of nothing. 2 seasons ago he scored 15 goals and got 8 assists in the league so hopefully he can replicate something like that again! Also Scott Tomlinson is really started to perform now and is starting to dictate our tempo in his Deep Lying Playmaker role, for someone so young he is really doing well. Guthrie has started to complain about his playing and I understand as I told him he would start most games and whenever he has played he has done very will. Because of the fixture congestion this month it was easy to give him the starts he wanted and I think he may have proved he should be a starter as he has continued to play very well. Other good news is that we were able to break two Exeter records. We have the most wins in a row with 8 and most matches without losing in a row with 14! Elsewhere in the world of football Cameron Jerome the former Premier League striker is currently manage of Bradford City in League 2. He's a good manager and it looks like League 1 clubs are interested in him Messi is a OSG legend, he is in his fourth season with them now and has scored over 70 goals and 40 assists and won 8 trophies with them. Mbappe is a Bayern Munich icon. Although he is in his third season with them he actually became an icon after his first season. He has already won two Bundesligas, one Champions League, one European Super Cup, one German Cup and one German Super Cup Haaland is a goal machine for Man City as he has scored more goals than games Goalscorers this Month Tommy Blair - 5 Matt Jay - 4 Jon Guthrie - 2 Lewis Walker - 2 Jordan Graham - 2 Josh Key - 1 Jordan Turnball - 1 Goal of the Month Two goals this month Hattrick goal for Blair 2022-06-05 01-25-37 (1) (1) (1) (1).mp4 Great goal by Graham 2022-06-05 01-26-46 (1) (1) (1) (1).mp4 Stinker of the Month Poor defending from Turnball - he had a bad game 2022-06-05 01-25-09 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1).mp4
  6. His valuation should be much higher and he should be demanding much higher wages than 90k per week after scoring and getting high match ratings consistently for so many seasons
  7. I actually think his progression has been pretty good since im a League 2 side with poor facilities
  8. Im a League 2 team and this is the progress of an 18 year old youth academy product who has been a squad player in the first team this season. This progress is from 4 months:
  9. 3D Full match for league games and later stage cup games. Comprehensive for cup games against teams from weaker leagues.
  10. It's starting to come together: October 2024 We had a very good month going unbeaten for the duration of it, however what pleased me the most were our performances; we had some good performances that are a big improvement on last month. My philosophy is that I put more importance on the performance than the result because I know if we consistently have the performances I am looking for then we will win games. A good performance for me means we give away at max one 1on1 chance and we get the ball to our three attackers in the box multiple times per game. We have mainly achieved that this month. We aren't perfect though as we don't finish enough of the chances we create so we often only win by 1 goal, which leads to a nervy ending. Our ability to keep the ball is much better now as we aren't misplacing as many passes. We are first in the league and Tommy Blair has had a good month, getting 3 goals and 1 assist in 5 matches. Handler, our goalkeeper has continued his good form and has made some massive saves for us. I was pleased with the teams mental strength in our final game of the month against last placed Eastleigh; Eastleigh scored in the second minute but we managed to make a comeback after a 2 minute double salvo between minutes 67 to 69 won us the match and meant we finished the month in first place. We also won in the EFL Trophy against Leagu1 side Walsall so we are now second in our group. Guthrie, one of the CBs we bought, has also got a good few games in the league this month and has looked very solid which is great and means we have real competition at CB. Other players that have impressed me are Regan Riley an on loan creative centre mid from Norwich, Lewis Walker a 25 year old technically sound player who can play all across the front 3 and both our main starting CBs Stubbs and Turnball . Sonny Cox has put in some good performances for us but I want to see a bit more consistency from him. I was also pleased that Eddie Howe called me a respected face after I said that I would want to eventually talk to Eddie Howe about extending Regan Riley's stay with us Youth Adilson Furtado has continued to get some minutes in the first team as a sub and he is making great progress. I'm still not sure where his position will be, but its great to have a player that can cover many positions. My young players on loan are also progressing very well and im keeping a close eye on Tychique Kouakou who is a talented left back. Ollie Watkins and Ethan Ampadu have come from our academy and lot's of current first teamers, I want us to continue this tradition. Injuries Unfortunately we got a big injury in training to Jake Caprice who will be out for 6 to 7 months. Caprice is our 31 year old back up right back; I will be looking for an up and coming young player to replace him in January. Jordan Graham and Jack Sparkes just returned from injury at the end of the month but they haven't played yet. Unfortunately both Jack Sparkes and Jake Caprice are significantly less brave in the challenge due to the impact their injuries have had on them psychologically. Finances We are doing very well financially, making a profit each month and we have over £800k club balance. A £200k sell on clause sale for Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea came in this month which also helped boost our bank balance. Goal(s) of the Month Clinical from Tommy Blair against Crawley 2022-05-18 23-17-50 (1) (1) (1) (1).mp4 Absolute banger form Turnball, the CB i bought in, that began the comeback against Eastleigh 2022-05-18 23-16-28 (1) (1) (1) (1).mp4 Stinker of the Month Second minute goal against us against bottom placed Eastleigh 2022-05-18 23-15-49 (1) (1) (1) (1).mp4
  11. Thanks for explaining that, do you ever use screen flow? That can be helpful too
  12. Ive never got that far but I want to on this FM, I can imagine it can be really cool. How do you keep up to date with the best players, managers etc. Do you make good use of the news and social media screens?
  13. Thanks! I use OBS studio to record FM which is a free software. Then I take the mp4 file and compress it using free online software to make it less than 10mb which is the file limit here. Feel free to DM me and I can explain in more detail
  14. Three all: September 2024 We got three wins and three losses in what I would say was a challenging month. Two of our losses came in cup matches against Chelsea U23s in the EFL Cup and Everton the Carabao Cup where we got thrashed 5 nil. The Carabao Cup match was unfortunate as I had to play my second string team due to fixture congestion. A worry I have is that we don't score enough goals despite creating a plethora of chances and it means we never end a match without it being tense. Tommy Blair needs to be more clinical with the chances he is getting. Also the quality of our passing can be truly terrible in some matches, I think I need to tinker with our midfield to make sure its a midfield that can keep the ball instead of constantly overhitting passes. Injuries We ended the month with two big injuries. Our left back Jack Sparkes who has started playing well recently will be out for 2 months and Jordan Graham our new right winger will be out for 5 weeks. League Table We are doing well in the league so I shouldn't be too harsh on oursevles. We are right in the mix, however if we want to keep it up our attackers need to be much more clinical. Goalscorers this Month Tommy Blair: 2 Scott Tomlinson: 1 Corey Blackett-Taylor: 1 Sam Stubbs: 1 Goal of the Month 87th minute winner from Sam Stubbs after we practised corners in training the day before this match 2022-05-14 00-29-13 (1).mp4 Stinker of the Month 3rd goal in the 5 nil thrashing from Rafa Benitez' team 2022-05-14 00-30-03 (1) (1) (1).mp4
  15. Is there any way to download the story I've been posting here? Along with the images and mp4 clips?
  16. Thanks! And yeah he is some talent, I had to make good of my knowledge of Northern Ireland.
  17. Elsewhere in the world of Football England won the Euros in the summer beating Portugal on penalties. England were absolutely outplayed in the match and Bruno Fernandes missed a 90th minute penalty. Valverde was the manager who led England to glory and he left after the Euros, with Newcastle manager Ten Haag taking over. Amazingly neither Saka nor Smith Rowe were ever called up to the national tea under Valverde so they didn't take part in the competition and Saka couldn't get his redemption from the Euro 2020 penalty miss.
  18. Great first month: August 2024 We had a great first month, avoiding defeat and finishing the month in 5th place. The two draws we got in the league were unfortunate as Tommy Blair didn't have his shooting boots on, but he has been great so far. We also began a great run in the Carabao Cup (EFL Cup), beating Bristol City who are in the Championship. Lastly I was delighted to manage my first professional game which was also my 130th game in management. Im confident we can have a great season and so far we have shown good defensive solidity, but we will have to start scoring more. Tommy Blair had a great start to life with us, scoring in 45 seconds on his debut which was also his first touch for us. He is able to stretch opponents with his runs and he is very skilful, he is able to hold up the ball and then beat his man with his excellent flair and technique even though he isn't tall. He is also fairly creative and creates good chances for others. He is comfortably the best striker I have ever managed and I can say that after only 1 month. Also Furtado made his debut and impressed. One thing we have struggled with this month is keeping the ball - we do lots of poor passes but I put this down to my players still learning the tactics I want us to play The team Dynamics is below: Goalscorers this month Tommy Blair: 2 Corey Blackett-Taylor: 1 Jermaine Hylton: 1 Archie Collins: 1 Alex Hartridge: 1 Matt Jay: 1 Goal of the Month 2022-05-11 00-45-30 (1).mp4 No stinker of the month this month as I want us starting my (hopefully long) time at Exeter with positivity
  19. Getting Started: June - August 2024 Im delighted to be at Exeter. Last season we finished 20th and this season the minimum expectation by the board is to reach the playoffs so a big improvement is needed, but I think we have bought in some good players this summer. Staff I bought my assistant manager Mark Holland and goalkeeping coach David Gurn from Cliftonville who are quality and can coach at the highest level. The board also bought in a Director of Football called Alex McDonald who previously played for Gillingham; he was our second choice and unfortunately was a significant downgrade on the boards first choice. However hopefully we can work well together. Transfers When I joined we had some quality players in our squad, particularly in CB and CM, however we have some big weaknesses, in particular we had no depth at CB, and we were missing a quality striker. Despite missing out on a lot of players we wanted (including Ben Cottrell who was a standout in the Danske Premiership last season) we made 7 signings that should shape us up for getting that playoff spot and potentially challenging for the title this season. We also let many players leave on loan/let their contracts expire as our squad was massive. Tommy Blair was my first signing. I had followed him since my time in Cliftonville and even tried to sign him while I was with them. He previously played for Dungannon in the Danske Bank Premiership and won 3 cups with them. He is a great player and at 18 years old he has scored 25 goals in 95 games. His goal scorning numbers will definitely improve and its his other qualities that really impress me. His finishing can be lethal as he takes first time shots, he has pace and most importantly he is a skilful player with high flair and has excellent technique. I have great expectations for him this season and I'm really glad to bring him to England. He was a record breaker in Northern Ireland being the youngest player to score in the Danske Bank Premiership at 16 years and 201 days and youngest player and youngest goalscorer for Dungannon. He was also in the top 5 goalscorers in the Danske Bank Premiership last season with 16 goals. Jordan Turnball was bought in on trial and subsequently signed. He is a great player that can play at League 1 level. Jon Guthrie is another player that was bought in on trial and subsequently signed. He is also a great player that can play at League 1 level. He was bought in to compete with existing goalkeeper Gary Woods who had poor form last season. An experienced winger that can provide competition and was delivering the goods in League 1 for the last two seasons. The standards in the right wing position need to be higher and hopefully he can do provide this. An experienced defensive midfielder who I expect to be a solid squad player for us this season, we were light in depth for the defensive midfield position. A creative midfielder that can also defend that was bought in on loan. I expect him to provide competition for a starting position this season and provide some much needed depth in creativity in our CM position. Squad After the signings we made during the summer we have a very strong squad with no big weaknesses. We have three great centre backs who could play in League 1 in Sam Stubbs, Jordan Turnball and Jon Guthrie. We also have two good goalkeepers competing against each other. We have some talented midfielders with a mix of defensive chops and creativity however I do think our creativity could improve. And in our attacking positions Tommy Blair is the standout but and we have a bit of quality sprinkled throughout. Hopefully Jordan Graham can bring some quality in the wide areas. A player I'm really excited to manage is Scott Tomlinson who is an 18 year old who was bought in from South Africa last season. I have no idea how they found him but I'm glad they did We have two other good midfielders in Archie Collins and Matt Jay (can also play in all the attacking areas) who both came from our academy. We have a great attacking wing back in 23 year old Jack Sparkes who came from our academy, he only played 4 league matches last season and had poor form in the seasons before, so I hope I can help him reach his potential. Our captain is centre back Sam Stubbs and the newly appointed vice captain is Archie Collins who came from our academy. 17 year old Adilson Furtado has been promoted to the first team from our academy and will be a squad player for us. Sonny Cox a player from our academy who was out on loan to the Vanarama North last season, but I expect him to be a mainstay in the first team this season in an inside forward position We have a great academy with 9 players in the first team squad currently coming from our academy: Matt Jay (CM, 28) Archie Collins (CM, 25) Josh Key (RB, 24) Jack Sparkes (DL, 23) Sonny Cox (LF, 19) Alex Hartridge (CB, 25) Adilson Furtado (CM, 17) Alfie Pond (CB, 19) Harry Lee (GK, 19) Youth We have a great crop of youngsters in our academy, some of them are on loan as we don't have an u23 team. Some of our best youngsters are below: Tactics I will be continuing my 4-3-3 formation from Cliftonville as it suits this team. Tommy Blair will be the spearhead of our attacks, both creating and scoring. Sparkes has all he qualities to be an excellent attacking wing back so our attacks from the left hand side should be very strong and Key gives us great solidity at right back. We can afford to play without a ball winning midfielder like a did with Cliftonville and instead play with a deep lying playmaker as our defence should be extremely. We will play a very patient game, playing at a very slow tempo and making short passes until we find a good opening. This should mean our front three attackers receive the ball in promising positions and I will leave it up to them at that point. Preseason We had a decent preseason, with a big win against Birmingham. Tommy Blair's skilfulness really impressed me and Furtado fit right in. Season Preview With the additions we made should be good enough to challenge for the title or a play off spot. At the beginning of the season we were predicted 10th place but after signings have been made our new prediction is 2nd. This season we will be competing in: EFL League 2 League Cup FA Cup EFL Trophy Tommy Blair at 18 years old is predicted to be the top goalscorer in the league:
  20. Ive started doing this in FM22 and ive never been rejected because of it. I don't think theres a difference between doing this and manually terminating there contract and then brining in your own staff though. You can of course ask them for budget to bring in your own staff and then decide not to bring any of your own staff in when they ask you who you want.
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