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  1. Kettering Town - Vanarama National League North - 2019/2020


    Not sure if I'll stick to updating in here, but thought I'd make a quick post as I do have some questions about managing this low in the leagues.

    League Table - Tinkered with tactics all season long, finally found a tactic that is super solid defensively and creates loads of chances, but we just can't score. We relied totally on set-piece goals, own goals and scraping home 1-0 wins and somehow we managed to win the league that way. Shoutout to AFC Telford for an all-time great choke. Just have a look at the past positions.

    FA Trophy / FA Cup - Out early in both, nothing to write home about.

    Squad - Not the best, but genuinly thought we had gotten together a pretty solid squad, but turns out only our defence works. Lots of work to do offensively.


    Anyway, I do have some questions for those of you who score goals galore. So the tactic I've found most of my success with looks like this. 9/10 games with it I dominate possession, barely let the opposition into my half (they usually have between 1-4 shots during the whole game, even less on target), my own shots are from decent positions, but my players just will not put the stupid ball in the back of the net. The screenshot of those shots are only from 1 game, but they are very typical for my team. Now I know players at this level are dire and there will probably be more than the usual amount of misses, but I very, very rarely score from something other than stupid rebounds, own goals or set pieces and very rarely do I score more than 1 goal in a game. It just doesn't happen for me. My players get into shooting positions in the box and then either shoot straight at their keeper, their keeper pulls out a worldie and ends the game on 7.5-8.5 rating (regularly - also why does this never happen to mine when he has an incredible game?) or the shot is blocked by a defender.

    Now, I'm no tactical mastermind at all, so if someone has any feedback to what might be my problem that'd be suuuper appreciated. It's not just a few games this season where my team have played poor offensively and missed loads, it's genuinely every single game and I do not know what to do. I see people scoring over 90+ goals in a season on here, and have players who score 20+ goals or make 10+ assists and I just get so jealous, because I have players that are rated as good enough for the league above, but none of them post numbers that are remotely close to those.

    My top scorer ended with 14 goals during the entire season, 8(!) of those goals came from 3 games and no one else finished with more than 8. My top assist-maker had 10 (practically all of them from set pieces) and no one else finished with more than 6(!).

    It's a mindnumbingly boring only ever scraping home 1-0 wins and relying on pure luck to score when I play. I know I won the league, but it took an incredible amount of luck in my last ~10 games and AFC Telford putting up a choke for the ages.

    Career Overview:

    Season      League                       Position     Achievements
    2019/20     National League North        1st          Promoted

    Next Season:

    Survival is the goal, but kinda hoping for a mid-table finish. Was unable to get many of my players for this season to only sign 1-year contracts, so got quite a lot of useless players on the books until 2021 (unless I somehow manage to off-load them, but I doubt it). I do have around £10.000 available for wages next season, and so I might splash some of it on a few key players, but still unsure. Would end up with a stupidly big squad if I went out and signed several more players.


  2. Would you be prepared to buy back any of your home-grown players now you have pots of cash? If they'd come back that is.

    I believe it's been discussed before in this thread, and obviously it's all up to abulezz, but I will say I hope he doesn't do it. If one of his former players become available on a free, I'd be OK with it, but as far as spending money on players (even those from the Kafra academy) I hope he sticks to not allowing himself to pay any transfer fees for players at all.

  3. Alright, so I'll admit to not having read every single post to see if this issue has come up yet, but since the update I haven't been able to go back and forth using the 2 buttons on the side of my mouse, like in a web browser. It may seem like a very small issue, but not having to move the mouse to the back button etc. and just clicking this little button on the side of my mouse was something that made going through player pages and what not a lot easier and faster. I'm not sure why this feature doesn't seem to exist on my game anymore, but I just really want it back! Spending a lot of time on FM, something seemingly small as this saves a ton of time, so it'd be great if it could go back to the way it was.

  4. I know this isn't a picture of some 16, 17 or even 18 year old wonderkid, but he still seems to be such a monster in front of goal. For instance, have a look at his international goals record, which since I took this picture has risen to 70 goals in 70 apps(!). Was wondering if anyone else have seen regens with such an impressive international record?


  5. Spent every penny I could.











    Suarez (DoF sold him from under me!!!!!)





    Because Suarez went, Sturridge and Batshuayi will be strikers for the season, Needed to strengthen attacking wingers and AMC. As I sold Alberto, Aspas as well.

    Think you've got your threads mixed up here, I suspect that post belongs in the Liverpool thread :brock:

  6. Mario Gozte eat your heart out. Almost Messi like.


    My other regen, whom I have had for sometime. 10x better then Mat Hummels.


    Yes I know natural fitness is low, which scared me away originally, but he had a 5 star future potential and his stats to begin with were awesome. I mean at 15 he had 18 for bravery and 16 for determination. I couldn't pass up on him.

    So purchased for £6.5M, and he's worth every penny. And been barely injured in the 3 years with me. Biggest injury was 2 weeks with a twisted knee. Not missing Balanta or Doria at all at the minute.

    Fernando Couto eat your heart out. And just like Oliver Schwarz above, he's very similiar. Gee my centre pairing is deadly.


    None of your links seem to work for me. You don't have to come back here and have a go at FloydRix, he clearly proved that his signing was worth every penny. Please keep it friendly in here.

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