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About jbricandy

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    I run fmscrapbook.com. I'm a copywriter from Cheshire currently living in Malta.

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    Guarani and Watford
  1. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Is this one near the level of the £600 MSI? Thanks. Sadly John Lewis seemed to have sold out of the HP Omen https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01N32SX8G/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500800402&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=gaming+laptop&dpPl=1&dpID=41ekBDp4mUL&ref=plSrch
  2. 'but we still draw a crowd' :')
  3. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    I'd like to know too. The Omen looks pretty sexy.
  4. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Okay, mate. I have checked out the MSI laptop before, after your recommendation, and it looks decent. I'm gonna put that at the top of my list and get it, unless anything comes up on the outside late on so to speak Thanks for your help. If you ever fancy writing a blog post about good FM laptops for my site, fmscrapbook.com, that would be awesome!
  5. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Hey guys and the very helpful Smurf. I'm looking for a new laptop to play FM and use MS Word now and again. I don't need to load more than a few leagues from 3-5 nations, like English Prem down to League 1, La Liga and Segunda, Serie A, B and C with players from maybe Brazil. I tend to play in 2D mode now. I want something reliable, fairly quick and ideally quite lightweight, that will stand the test of time better than most laptops (I know this is hard to predict so no worries if you can't help on this) and not overheat too much. Budget around £400-600. Would a Sony Vaio, like this be any good? https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SVE15115FXS-15-5-Inch-i5-3210M-Processor/dp/B0080C21Y8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1499939713&sr=1-1&keywords=sony+vaio+laptop+i5 Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. At My Wits End

    Did the AI need to get better though? Wasn't the game difficult enough? Now we have to make even more adjustments. It's a mindfk because you *could* play every match in full game mode, you could make adjustments every in-game minute to do better but if you did it would take you 50 years to finish one season! Is ANYONE finding success on FM17 due to good management or is any success down to sheer chance, because who the f has time to make 50 adjustments every game just to perform as well as you think you deserve? I've dismissed the idea before but really starting to think the constant 'evolution' of the game is becoming an alienating process. I like a challenge but when it gets to a point you're at a disadvantage if you don't play a computer game an arguably unhealthy amount of time, you start to think, what's the point? Maybe a simpler game, like Top Eleven, would suit me better... Yours, Another player at his wits' end.
  7. Computer performance

    How did you solve this?
  8. Creating a Canary Islands League

    Jordan, I created a Canary Islands league a few years ago. All I did was replace the Segunda Division (or rename it) and created 22 new clubs, such as Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, etc. You can read my blog post about it (including the data editor download) here http://fmscrapbook.com/?p=1068.
  9. Odd managerial appoitments

    I was offered the England job (didn't even have an interview - do you for England job?) after three years not pulling up any trees with Swansea. That seemed very strange.
  10. did this work, Christutty55?
  11. Hardest game ever

    You say you know how to play the game but every new game is different. For me at least, there's always a learning curve before I start to understand how a new game works. All I can say is be patient or maybe have a break if you're not enjoying it as it doesn't make sense to play it if it's annoying you.
  12. Player duties and roles

    Pretty sure if you save your tactic and then go on create new tactic and load that tactic it'll be exactly the same
  13. preferred roles and position

    You'll know his preferred role when you hold your cursor over his role in tactics. The role and duty which gives a complete green circle is his preferred one.
  14. Ball Winning Midfielders

    I've had a fair few red cards in two seasons and I don't use a BWM. Is the role really the issue?
  15. THIS. I think it's down to the style the fans expect you to play. If it's short passing or maybe attacking and you don't play it they won't like it.