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    Spaceman came down to answer some things, the world gathered round from paupers to kings...

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    I enjoy farting when I'm in a lift, which is wrong on so many levels


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    err....football manager?!

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  1. I can't believe it's already been a year since I've been this underwhelmed!
  2. Started a game last night, having finished pre-season. Won all my friendlies convincingly with a ballsy 4-1-1-2-2, managing to beat Anderlecht and Napoli were the highlights. I'm fairly happy with the squad, there don't seem to be any massive gaps. Tight wage budget and low transfer budget mean I won't be changing much this season. I'm also going to try and be fairly realistic in my signings (i.e. not overload on 48 month transfers), and hopefully get some youngsters in as the number of U-21s is way too low. In: I've only signed C. Benitez (£1.9m) and Kadlec (£975k) as I wasn't happy with the low finishing amongst all strikers. Out: Gudjohnsson's gone back to Stoke, Kamara, Riise & Trotta left for £6m in total. Greening's gone out on loan too. I'd be happy to place in the top 10 this season, as I'm trying to build things slowly it should take a while to rejuvenate the squad, but I'm hoping that by the second season I'll be 'best of the rest'.
  3. Is it just me or do the opposing team tend to pick up a lot of bookings when you use this tactic?
  4. Started a save with Man Utd, and it's looking very promising so far, good tactic Zero Sea
  5. I always buy players, never tried disabling the first window. However, I've always disagreed with the fact that you have the choice to have a transfer window at the start but you can't choose whether players start with injuries or not.
  6. First season so far - up to November Things are going brilliantly, much better than I expected. I started playing with a 4-5-1, which evolved to a 4-2-3-1, and I've now ended up at a 4-2-4. 3 games in to the new formation and I've had a 3-1 win away at Spurs, then 4-0 home to Bursaspor, then a 5-2 home win against Man Utd, so it's looking good given how tough two of those games should be. I think the Match Preparation has really helped with this, as the tactics stay almost the same, so as I've changed the formations from safer to riskier, the players are still quite comfortable with the tactic. Premier League Currently top by 6 points, having only dropped 4 points, drawing against Man City (away) and Chelsea (Home). Scored 38, conceding 10. I felt like I hadn't been tested that much, although now we've held our own against Citeh, Chelsea, United and Spurs I'm feeling better about that. Champion's League Got off to a shaky start with a 2-2 away draw vs Bursaspor, but have won my following 4 games, with 1 to play against Werder Bremen, although I think we're guaranteed top spot. Outstanding Performers Chamakh has been my best player so far, with 11 in 13. RVP and Arshavin have also been banging them in with 10 each, and Koscielny has 5 goals already (no set piece set up either!).I've stayed true to life and been playing Fabianski in goal, and he's been solid enough, although the whole defence have been brilliant so far, very solid. Transfers Managed to secure the signings of Lukaku (£8m), Sanogo (£7.25m) and Kevin (£2.4m) to come in January. Will probably get rid of Bendtner to accomodate the two youngsters. Fixtures so far: http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/rougess87/Nov.jpg
  7. Got given £16.5m, and I overspent in the transfer window so I guess whatever you spend then gets taken away in November. Happy with my first team atm, so will be looking at Sanogo and Boubacar with that money, possibly Kevin as well.
  8. Thought Arsenal would be a nice start to FM11. Playing a 4-5-1, only signed Rodwell and Paolo Henrique. In hindsight, I'm not really sure why I signed Henrique, as I intend to try and get Ramsey, Wilshere and Fab all playing together. Toying with the idea of Cesc as a DLP atm. League gone well so far 1-0 away at West Ham, 3-1 home to Blackpool. Pretty easy CL group too: Werder Bremen, Basel and Bursaspor
  9. When you delay knee surgery so the three weeks you have to take off work line up perfectly with the release of FM
  10. Started a save with Lyon, never managed outside of England or Spain, and I know Lyon are held in quite high regard round here Aiming to play with a 4-2-3-1 wide (but not deep), and signing either French players or players that will qualify as HG. Here's the squad so far: GK: Lloris, Hartock DL: Cissokho, Helan / Gassama DC: Otamendi, Boumsong DC: Cris, Lovren DR: Reveillere, Clerc / Aurier MC: Toulalan, Makoun / Gonalons MC: Kallstrom, Bodmer AML: Bastos, Ederson AMC: Pjanic, Grenier AMR: Ait Fana, Govou / Clerc ST: Lopez, Gomis / Tafer Also have James Rodriguez, who'll be able to cover anywhere in midfield. ATM I think the squad is slightly inflated in some places, ie full back, as well as inexperienced, ie AMC and FB again, but given my knowledge is so low I'm willing to risk youth and put it down as part of the learning curve. Any suggestions for possible signings would be welcome, but you'll also need to suggest who I should sell in that position as well
  11. The changes I would like to see will improve the experience of turning a small club into a big club, which I know a lot of FMers do. The first change that needs to be made are Season and Match Day Tickets. I turned Fulham (admittedly not the smallest club) into the biggest team in the world. But the ticket prices didn't change at all, despite building a new stadium and winning the EPL and ECL several times. I understand that it might be hard to implement the changing of ticket prices, but I feel this is an important issue that needs to be addressed in order to maintain realism. The second change is rather similar. Sponsorship deals. In the same Fulham save, my sponsorship deals rose greatly, but still didn't reflect that of the biggest club in the world, and the time it would take for the sponsorship income to match that of Man Utd and R. Madrid would be a lifetime. In all my FMing experience, the only new deals I've seen appear in game are related to new stadiums, and I think that SI needs to look at clubs striking multiple sponsorship deals.
  12. Looks like I'll be busy reading this tonight Cheers for this, hopefully it'll help me create something special
  13. I would like the ability to set the target man supply options to "not X". For instance, Rooney has Heading = 10, so I don't want the players to play it to his head as the chances are he'll lose out to a centre back. But I want his supply to vary so "Mixed" is the only option. I would like to have a "Mixed but not to head" option.
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