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  1. Got to agree with james_wilko regarding Miele, looks like either a DLP or CM support. ---- Played a further wee bit last night and the January transfer window saw a significant departure in the form of Tim Krul to Porto for £15m upfront. With Ospina and Ustari already at the club as well as a decent home grown prospect in Jak Alnwick, I didnt see the need for 4 goalkeepers so when Porto offered £6.75m - his value - I renegiotiated to £20m, they came back with an offer of £15m and I accepted and made Ospina first choice. Vurnon Anita has picked up a long term injury which will keep him out for 3-4 months so I've brought in Marco Verratti on loan to rotate with our other loanee, Romeu as our DLP. We have reached the halfway mark in the league and we currently sit 10th on 25 points. In my time with the club, we have played 10 league games and won just 3 of them - Sunderland, West Brom and Wigan - with 5 defeats to Blackburn, Man City, Spurs, Stoke and Villa as well as draws with QPR and Everton. Not a great start but its been tough with Europa League football coupled with injuries meaning we had been playing the same side on a Thursday as on a Sunday but with the additions now I'm more confident in the depth of the squad which should mean more rotation and hopefully start to pick up more league wins.
  2. Playing a 4-2-3-1 formation lined up like this: GK - Sweeper Keeper, Defend - Krul, Ospina, Ustari RB - Full Back, Auto - Debuchy, Clyne RCB - Centre Back, Defend - Yanga-Mbiwa, S. Taylor LCB - Centre Back, Defend - Coloccini, Nuytinck, Streete LB - Full Back, Auto - Santon, Haidara DMRC - Deep Lying Playmaker, Defend - Anita, Romeu DMLC - Defensive Midfield, Support - Tiote, Melo CM/AMC - Advanced Playmaker, Attack - Cabaye, Stanciu AMR - Winger/Inside Forward, Attack - Obertan, Gouffran AML - Defensive Winger, Attack - Jonas, Bertrand ST - Target Man, Support - Derdiyok, Dempsey, Ameobi Clyne, Nuytinck, Stanciu, Bertrand and Derdiyok are all new signings with both Taylor's, Prodl and Gosling being sold. Need to start using Adam Campbell somwhere though. I could never sell Cabaye, quality player! Unlucky about Gaitan, any alternatives? That's quite the midfield you have, Sissoko is great! Good luck with the save
  3. Wouldn't mind still having Sissoko, Ben Arfa and Cisse tbh! Great signing in Will Hughes, bought him in a Chelsea save and quickly turned him into an England international and then captain! Can play any midfield role, and also played CB and LB for me with no problems. Great shout in Hernandez! Always prolific in any save, although after this most recent game I might have to reconsider going after a striker: A truly fantastic team performance but ruined by an injury to Anita which will keep him out for 4 months!
  4. Was thinking that myself regarding Tiote and Melo hopefully not too many though! Nothing yet, unsure what type of striker I want tbh, used Clint Dempsey against Sunderland (still my only game I've played so far) in a TM support role with Jonas at AML as a DW-attack, Obertan at AMR as Winger-Attack and Cabaye at CM as APM-Attack. Worked pretty well. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently transfer listed and may be an options. Any suggestions? How's your squad look in your game?
  5. My first game, a home fixture against Sunderland. Talk about a baptism of fire, a chance to get the fans onside after just 2 days in the job. We done our best to throw away our first half 3-0 lead but we held on for a great win to lift us upto 7th and just 2 points off a Champions League football albeit just after 10 games.
  6. Just downloaded a save from the 'Tycoon Saves'. It is the end of October 2013 and I started unemployed, Newcastle had just sacked Pardew even though they were 10th in the league and I applied for and got the job. In the first season they finished 6th, just 4 points off a Champions League spot however lost Cisse to Chelsea, Sissoko and Ben Arfa both to Lyon in the summer transfer window with no real significant replacements we now lack a goalscorer. Squad currently looks like this: I have a transfer budget of £20m but just £30k per week excess wage budget and I think there needs to be a major restructure starting with buying a goalscorer whilst developing Adam Campbell (hopefully the year and a bit under Pardew wont have stalled his development too much).
  7. This is my best player, just bought in the summer from Spartak Moscow for £28m.
  8. Ty, what's his personality? Any good for tutoring? IIRC, he has some good PPM's.
  9. Got a new laptop today and my Liverpool save won't load however I loaded up my Chelsea save which is in October 2020 and played a few days when the Liverpool job became available and so I applied and have took over Liverpool. If I am as successful at developing youngsters and winning trophies as I was with Chelsea, I'll be happy. Will try to bring in some of my regens with me but doubt too many will leave. Liverpool have had a lot of managers in 8 seasons. Rodgers only lasted until March 2013 with Guus Hiddink taken over, however he retired in the summer of 2014. Michael Laudrup left Swansea for Liverpool but lasted 16 months before Barca came calling and Liverpool went to Walter Mazzarri for a replacement. He lasted 18 months before being sacked and the return of Rafa who himself lasted 18 months. Their most recent recent manager was Michael O'Neill who was in the job less than 8 months. In the league they have had 3 top 4 finishes as well as an 11th placed finish last year. In their three seasons in the Champions League, they have twice finished bottom of the group but they did however win it in 2013/14. They have also lifted the Europa League twice and been beat in another final. This season they are currently sitting 10th, 13 points behind my former club, all-conquering Chelsea. I will post up the squad soon, possibly after the January transfer window.
  10. Go into the editor, click on File, the Load Database. Then click on Clubs, type in Barcelona and double click on the relevant team. On the details page, it should mention 'Reserve Teams' Click add then select 'B Team' Down the left hand side it should now say Barcelona B Go back and find the original Barcelona B and double click on the relevant team. Go to 'Staff and Players' then select all the players/staff then click 'Edit'. On the 'Contract' section. change their club from F.C. Barcelona 'B' to F.C. Barcelona ''B'' who will have a reputation of 1000. Finally you will need to swap the teams in Liga Adelante so go into that and click 'Teams' then click F.C. Barcelona 'B'and swap them with F.C. Barcelona ''B'' Save this as something, then fire up a new game. Barcelona is just an example as I posted that in the Barcelona thread.
  11. Go into the editor, click on File, the Load Database. Then click on Clubs, type in Barcelona and double click on the relevant team. On the details page, it should mention 'Reserve Teams' Click add then select 'B Team' Down the left hand side it should now say Barcelona B Go back and find the original Barcelona B and double click on the relevant team. Go to 'Staff and Players' then select all the players/staff then click 'Edit'. On the 'Contract' section. change their club from F.C. Barcelona 'B' to F.C. Barcelona ''B'' who will have a reputation of 1000. Finally you will need to swap the teams in Liga Adelante so go into that and click 'Teams' then click F.C. Barcelona 'B'and swap them with F.C. Barcelona ''B'' Save this as something, then fire up a new game. Barcelona is just an example as I posted that in the Barcelona thread.
  12. Why not try selling Carroll now that he is in some form? Might have raised a bit of interest in him?
  13. Leo (Rayo), Willian José (Santos), Arkadiusz Milik (Leverkusen), Leandro Paredes (Boca) I had a very short game with West Ham about a month ago and all these players were willing to join so i'd think they'd join Villa. Paredes will need retrained but IIRC he is already compotent up front.
  14. Yea I planned on selling once the news IRL came about regarding Spurs but I think that I'll keep him. How's your save going? Anyone had much success with Joe Allen? On my save, he is developing into a great deep lying playmaker,
  15. Started a Liverpool save a couple of weeks ago but only just finished season 1 two days ago. A pretty successful first season in charge saw us win the FA Cup beating Reading, West Brom, Middlesborough, Chelsea and Man Utd before disposing of Tottenham in the final after extra time, Suarez scoring the winner. Capital One Cup wasnt as successful however as after a narrow 1-0 Second Round win over Crewe, we were beat 16-15 on penalties by Doncaster following a 2-2 draw. Remarkably, before Toure's critical miss, the first 31 penalties were all scored. However keeping the best to last, we won the Premier League on the final day of the season a point ahead of both Manchester clubs with Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs all just 4 points further behind that. This included league doubles over Everton, Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal. Transfer wise, I've brought in a good few youngsters including Will Hughes, Neal Maupay, Mattheus, James McCarthy and Ben Davies all in the summer window. In Janurary, in came a transfer listed Fernando from Shaktar. In the current window, I've brought in Martins Indi, Butland, Lucas Digne and Geoffrey Kondogbia all players I've never used before. My outgoing transfers include Assaidi, Aspas, Reina, Toure and Skrtel as well as loan deals for McCarthy, Davies and Lucas whos attributes deteriorated badly following a broken leg before Christmas, he has been promised Key Player status at Sevilla (a potential consequence of me buying Kondogbia maybe) with no future fee agreed so hopefully with regular football he can regain his attributes. My squad looks like this: GK: Mignolet, Butland RB: Johnson, Wisdom RCB: Coates, Kelly LCB: Agger, Indi LB: Digne, Enrique DMRC: Allen, Kondogbia DMLC: Gerrard, Henderson, Fernando AMR: Willian, Alberto, Suso AML: Suarez, Sterling AMC: Coutinho, Hughes, Mattheus ST: Borini, Sturridge (I had started the save when Willian looked certain to join Liverpool and I added it to the editor before I started.)
  16. Got to agree with tom regarding Suarez, in my first season with Suarez mainly from AML, sometimes AMC and on rare occasions up front as a DLF in a 4-4-2 he got 20 goals and 10 assists in 31 league games.
  17. What about a PPM? Similar to 'Gets Forward Whenever Possible', maybe something like 'Drops Into Defence Whenever Possible'?
  18. Yes, Arteta is the best tutor in the starting squad. But, Rosicky is also a good tutor with his Resolute personality. Tom, I seen on Twitter you have Benzia and just loaned him out. I have bought him as well, how has he developed/performed for you so far?
  19. No, his personality is Resolute. A fantastic prospect he is! Will get a few games this year, mainly the cup competitions.
  20. Nothing beats when you develop a youngster right through from 15/16 and give them games and see them replace your older players! Ah Serge Gnarby! How has he performed/developed? He's going straight into my first team squad and getting tutored by Rosicky!
  21. Thanks! Looks a tidy squad indeed, fairly young in the main as well bar Arteta, Cazorla, Monreal, Vermaelen and Koscielny but I'm sure you have already got replacements! Just started, will post up after pre-season.
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