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  1. U20's really isn't a thing. Seem to remember from the time that it's always Africans and South Americans that win or do well in it because it's not an age category that not just England but any of Europe takes seriously.
  2. Think there's been enough that Arry's said before his book, in it, and since, that anything he says needs to be backed up in some way If Fergie did it? Wouldn't care unless they were current players. People pulling out of their national teams all the time doesn't mean you should ignore what it says about what the mentality of those players would be like when they are playing. As an aside, I'd suspect club managers exaggerating injuries to be a hell of a lot more common than players requesting to be pulled out.
  3. How do you know it's in the past? If they're in contention for the current squad, the actual players in question are very relevant.
  4. Redknapp in bellend shocker. No issue with playing Lampard, just because I can't see who the hell the 'young player' is that's missing out by him playing. Other positions sure, but I'm pretty sure we know what James Milner (if he doesn't also play anyway) is by now.
  5. That would be a very valid point if the the reason given at the time was how bad the press is after tournaments instead of all that guff about how we were supposedly hyped. To be fair though, like you say, the media has pretty much been a bit of a cluster**** since we went out (even one H Redknapp managing to get his name involved. If fore some reason he gets appointed post WC, lets keep this open for 2 years so all the English can get on board), but it's pretty much died down now. There's not really much outrage over the manager now his future's been clarified, which is an achievement considering how much the press love the guy he beat to the job. I think even if your side goes into a WC with no expectations, it's kinda unreasonable to expect no talk of what they can do better in future if they fail at the group stage, especially when looking at the roles that the younger players from this squad will play in 2/4 years time and how we're going to fit players in together if at all. People underestimating Costa Rica isn't Alan Shearer not knowing who Hamsik is as well. I think there would be more of the reaction you describe that you say you've seen about being able to beat Uruguay and Italy if CR can, but almost every single group in this thing has had some kind of shock or a close possibility of one.
  6. Would place money on no . Don't see why they can't just auto change formation via drag and drop like fpl, maybe that's just too easy.
  7. Changing formation ****s you up apparently. Removes the right hand side guy to your bench every time from the position/s where you're losing men from. Also had Neymar's points change, think it's just that they show the 'standard' score for your captain now. Seems to still count double though, based on my overall points.
  8. Think we definitely looked dangerous going forward in the 1st half, 2nd half not so much though imo. We saw the same in the Honduras game, that when the other teams sit further back then we can have all the possession in the world but nothing comes of it. One reason I put it down to was a lack of width, especially down our left. Leighton Baines in the 2nd half attacked like a centre back playing at full back. Couldn't count how many times he'd go so far forward, then basically put his foot on it, turn inside, and dump it off to Gerrard/Henderson or Cahill/Jagielka. It's fine if the wide men in the 3 behind are going to cut inside, but you need fullbacks to then offer width or you're narrowing the pitch so much that their defence is so concentrated in one area, and it's so hard to find a way through. To be fair, Glen Johnson offered it down the right, but his final ball wasn't there.
  9. That's like one of those adverts for a greatest hits album for a band that had like 2 somgs you've ever heard of. Featuring tracks such as Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, and MANY MANY MORE.
  10. I think the most amusing thing is dangling the same carrot out with big flashing signs around it a day after nobody bit the first time.
  11. But that doesn't give anyone anything to hide behind when hoping the team fails. "NO, THAT'S NOT AT ALL WE'RE DOING, THIS IS ABOUT POINTING OUT HOW SILLY YOUR PUNDITS AND SOME IDIOTS ON TWITTER ARE". If this was such TOP BANTER we'd have a big mediawatch style thread about all the stupid stuff they said on motd all season. If people want England to lose, that's fine, it's part of the fun of football. It's rivalry. Just do it honestly, rather than hiding behind possibly or possibly not wanting England to lose in a wishy washy way just because you don't want to 'look bad' or because the likes of Alan Shearer and Ian Wright shouldn't be anywhere near a TV studio
  12. Wim Jonk feigned injuries to get more money from us 16 years ago, therefore I will be actively rooting against the Dutch. Scum, subhuman scum.
  13. By and large, we do. If you want to cling to the stereotypes of England fans past, fair enough.
  14. Local radio inviting fans to call in. Just asking for it really. As Dave says, shoes off in the car park time.
  15. Well yeah, but we can't exactly set the fireworks off at 9am.
  16. http://www.financial-spread-betting.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Matthew-Le-Tissier.jpg
  17. Lovely. As you've potentially foiled that plan, can we have Player X plz? You won't be needing him or anything.
  18. Has MLG gone yet? Safe to enter? I don't think United will be joining us, they've just not looked right without Ched Evans. Over the season they've clearly been better than the likes of udders and Franchise, but if I had to bet one one to go up, I'd guess MK.
  19. MLG should just get involved. He'll show them the proper way to **** money away.
  20. Some of those would be great, but I guess some would be hard to solely implement for multiplayer games. Processing - Longer time intervals is a priority especially during transfer windows. Last day of the window is fair enough, but when it's taking us 6 hours to get through what, 2 weeks(?), then its a bit ridiculous. Like JamboLad said, the "extended processing" which we assumed would solve the problems for FM11 seems to do nothing. Youth players - People snapping up all the new players is a massive problem, the transfer market gets stupid within about 6 seasons if you have a full league. It's partly a problem with people knowing when players are generated, but I think it's mostly to do with just how easy it is to roughly find out a the potential of a player via scouts. 48 months - ideally it shouldn't be a problem, but I'm not remotely convinced that it really affects any seasons budgets other than the first one, so it's a MASSIVE problem, and it contributes to screwing up the market. It's not fantasy football, some clubs do have small budgets, and it increases the spending power gap between the rich and the rest anyway. To add into this because it's a personal annoyance, previous seasons spending and success should be taken into greater account when setting future budgets. Said it in the other thread, but would be nice if the host could move a current manager into a job in the same way that you add a new manager into the game. Must repond/timer - As we are now, if you play with a timer, the game will still continue over some 'must respond' news like contracts, which you might not have time to do with the new agents feature, and all negotiations are reset. Timer shouldn't continue the game when there are must responds still outstanding imo, as it doesn't move the game on far anyway, and anyone in the middle of responding has to start again. It's the same for squad registrations. Assistant decision making - particularly re squad registration. If a player can't make a session, then obviously their assistant controls it. But we've had assistants leaving 10m+ signings out of the registered 25, and in some cases, registering U21 players who obviously don't need to be registered in their place. Obviously no single player game is going to be holidayed past squad registration, so it's not a problem there, but it is for fmo, and it was the same in fm10. Probably more stuff.
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