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  1. This is especially difficult to cope with if you reject what you consider to be a poor bid, and the board accept a much lower bid the day after. After some vultures had been circling over my promising newgens for two seasons, and my board accepted four poor bids after I had tried to get better bids on the table, I decided to quit. Also, whether your board decides to interfere in this way is also dependent on a hidden interference attribute, if I remember correctly.
  2. Formation Roulette Hello everyone! While a lot of the challenges here are about achieving certain goals with set league or clubs, this challenge may seem a little different. The aim Take over a random club you might not be familiar with and make them play a random formation that neither you nor the team might be familiar with. The rules Start a save in any league system. Choose the “let FM pick team” option. You now make a blind draw of one of the 53 in-game formations. I wrote all 53 out on individual post-it notes and picked one from a bowl without looking. You now have your formation. You have to keep the positions (formation) as it is, but you are allowed to make changes such as player roles, mentality, team shape and team instructions, and I, personally, try to set up variations in the three tactic slots such as a home, away or counter variant. After every finished season, you are allowed to make an optional draw, which is a risk, as you are probably on your way to adapt your team to the current formation. If you get a new job, either because you get sacked, or if you are offered a new job, you must make a new tactic draw. This hinders you from for example seeking out jobs at teams where your 4-1-3-1-1 DM Narrow would fit perfectly. The challenges There are several interesting challenges to this, and for me, it is a nice way of getting familiar with tactical systems that you aren’t familiar with, assuming you don’t pick a familiar one. Assuming you don’t pick a very rich team, you may also be forced to re-train players for new positions, which require an eye for what attributes are desirable. Playing a “forced” formation will perhaps also make you look at player roles in a new way. Some of you might even tweak the roles and instructions to your given formation to make it behave more like your preferred system. You might often end up in leagues and clubs where your formation seem hopeless at first. You risk having to use a complicated formation with a Lower league team, or may risk having to use a very defensive formation with a progressive team full of playmakers and trequartistas. The board, fans and players might hate you for not playing their favoured playing style, and some might not like playing out of position. You may have to have a huge fire sale of surplus players, as you might for example end up having to play without wide players or fullbacks at a team full of wide players and fullbacks. You may also have to apply a bit of vision and creativity here and see whether some players can fit into new roles. Could your target man be re-trained to a central defender? Can your defensive forward be re-trained to a fullback? This is of course a challenge in the making, so I would be happy to hear suggestions of more rules to the challenge.
  3. Having the best available physios and sports scientists, as well as good training facilities and a good pitch condition hopefully decreases the frequency and severity of injuries.
  4. Brexit and FM17

    I was actually hoping for a "hard Brexit" to give myself an interesting challenge. Hopefully this will happen when i play my next save.
  5. Brexit and FM17

    Only had a message that Great Britain would be leaving the European Union, but with no changes to the work permit system and no restrictions on EU players, so more or less a cosmetic Brexit.
  6. Hello I noticed that Jo Tong-Sop is still listed as the manager of North Koreas national team. However, as of may 2016, the Norwegian Jørn Andersen is the manager of North Korea's national team. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jørn_Andersen
  7. 13 out of 20 . Good enough, considering that CM 2 was my first CM game
  8. Training for a new position in FM16 I have recently attempted to retrain several of my youth prospects, who are for the most part wingers, to a striker or fullback position, where they have delivered some good ratings in their matches. However, as their retraining for the position somehow seemed to halt, I took a sneak peek into the editor, and discovered that all five of them had halted at 12 out of 20 for that position for a year or so. Is there a way of furthering the development for their new position, or are players limited to gain more than 11 points for an unfamiliar position by the game?
  9. Yup. Only had a save made after the planning had started, but nevertheless two years prior to the finishing of the building. Uploaded as "LCFC community guide".
  10. As Leicester City in 2030, I have been waiting for a few years while a new 66393 seater stadium has been built, and was looking forward to owning a stadium which could potentially become even larger. However, the news item on the day we relocated to the new stadium stated that the stadium's expansion capacity was 65 000. Why would an expansion capacity entail fewer seats than it's current size?
  11. 1 Striker, 10 Games 53 Offsides

    If I remember correctly from a guide about CM 01/02, the positioning attribute was important for strikers that were hanging around the defensive line looking for long balls and through balls. So while the off the ball attribute was useful for some of the player's positioning, one also had to take positioning into account. Don't know if this was actually true or not, but you could compare the offside stats of players with high and low positioning attributes. To exploit this, I usually instructed a player like Tony Cottee to hang around the opposition's back line, and more often than not, he would position himself wisely enough to beat the offside trap.
  12. When talking to a player about tutoring, does the two dialogue options "...help to improve his game" or "...take him under your wing and tutor him off the pitch" focus on different attributes, or is the option merely cosmetic?
  13. Thanks, seems logical. I guess the "hold up ball"-instruction could be my main culprit, but waiting for support when you are alone with the goalkeeper, and letting the defense regroup seems to be a trend here.
  14. I often see very fast players slowing down dramatically as soon as they receive the ball. Is there a specific attribute or preferred move related to this that can be trained? This dramatic slowness with the ball hinders fast strikers like Vardy to outrun slow defenders, as he seemingly does with ease in real life.