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  1. Yes, this has been there for like forever, but I just felt it's not enough. It's just, too, bland. I guess when I go Home and click on My Profile, I want to see something more shallow like having a statue built for me, or a stadium named after me, or a knighthood, or an honorary citizenship. Or maybe a wacky fun label or two: "longest serving manager at any one club in the top flight in the country" or "the only manager to win five league titles in a row" or "most emotionally loyal manager (for having always appealed his players' red cards)", and so on. I understand SI is trying to make as much real life-like simulation as possible, but it's still a game and having fun in a game should always be top.
  2. I've been playing FM (CM) for more than 20 years now, but rarely have I ventured beyond five seasons with a club, let alone a decade or more. So this is something that I've been wondering for a while: Is there some sort of in-game personal recognition after I bring continuous, sustained glory to my club for a good long while? Or if I overachieved beyond wildest dreams? For example, I'm currently playing Liverpool, in fifth season now, and in the past four I've won four league titles and three champs league title, plus countless smaller trophies. If I keep this up for another five years, then at the end of my tenth year with Liverpool - if this were real life - then I'm sure I'd be getting my own statue. Or a stand named after me. Or a street or two. Or in another game, I brought Wycombe (predicted to struggle against relegation) to be promoted every year until we reach premiership, and stay there respectably for a many years. If this were real life, I'd be getting a key to the city or similar recognition. Or if I brought a small country to the World Cup for the first time, I might get a stadium named after me. Stuff like that. For those of you (or SI) who have ventured for decades as a manager in the game, any of the above or something similar happening? If it does, then what is it? If not, then SI definitely needs to consider it, SI can even get creative with their in-game recognitions to be 'unlocked', I think it would create an even greater atmosphere for gamers. (I understand there's manager ranking in the game based on trophies won, but it's all statistics and numbers, many times things intangible like above samples are much more satisfying.) (And no, I don't consider Steam achievements or badges or whatever they're called to be the same.) Thanks.
  3. My apology if this has been raised before (I checked on the first page, none on this topic). How are awards selected? More specifically, those that were more 'subjective' in nature, i.e. non top scorer-type. An example can be seen below. My goalie, Geronimo, has played better than DDG this past season in the Premier League, allowed less goals, had much higher pass completion ratio, thus better average rating (0.28 more). But then DDG was selected as the "English Premier Division Golden Glove" winner. How is this possible? What is the reasoning? Geronimo played less games, yes, but not significantly less (33 to DDG's 38) and he let less goals in per ninety minutes anyway. Geronimo Rulli 18-19.html David De Gea 18-19.html I've played FM/CM for two decades now and this has been a quirk that I noticed in the games year after year but never could be bothered to post about this. Thanks for shedding the light.
  4. Why so serious? Of course players have to score their first goal of the season against someone, but that someone doesn't have to be my team, does it? And surely not every season? Hence the 'rigged' feeling.
  5. The only thing that seems blatantly 'rigged' to me is that sometimes in February/March there'll be that player who scores an equalizer, or most likely a winning goal, against you and it's his 'first goal of the season'. Back in versions like a decade ago this would happen every season, now only every few seasons.
  6. Well, for me I'm still on my first game, so yeah I'm trying to be the best at it and to do that you try to get the best players or ones with the highest potential. Usually in my next games I sign different players. Of all the names mentioned here, Barbosa I signed because my scout recommended him to me, ditto with Embolo and Hojbjerg. Zivkovic and Romero came on a free after scouting. So I guess if you're with a good club with good scouts then more than likely the names returned will not vary that much.
  7. So I've been scouting Breel Embolo for 2016 summer signing; him and a few other forwards, but I'm most confident in him (I'm playing Liverpool, btw). Came January's transfer window, Sporting/Porto/Benfica bid for him for a measly sum of 18mil. Alright, then, change of plan, I'm gonna have to snap him now instead of waiting 'till summer. So I matched the bid and got it accepted. And he refused! I talked to him and he said that he was very ambitious and that my club didn't match his ambition or some crap. I didn't even get to the negotiation stage, he flat out refused and moved to Portugal instead. My club lacking ambition? We're sitting pretty at the summit of Premiership and well on track for domestic clubs, how dare he! But anyway, his Minimum Fee Release Clause is only 48mil, so I'll come back in the summer after a trophy or two won and CL secured. He better not be bleating out about "ambition" this time
  8. So, like most of you here, I had been waiting to snap up Geronimo Rulli on a free came 2016 January. If not for the attributes (I'm playing Liverpool and Mig is acceptable for me) then for the name; can't get any more bad-ass than "Geronimo Rulli." So I scouted him a few weeks into the game, like any good manager would do, just to find out that bit more about the guy. Lo and behold, his club gave him a new contract, which he accepted. So, no Geronimo for me this summer.
  9. Hey, guys, just started my game here. Anybody else finding Sakho and Can conceding needless amount of yellow cards and, annoyingly, red cards? I'm in February of season 1 and they've both had two straight red cards and countless yellow cards resulting in suspension. Really annoying. And I didn't put them under specific more-tackling instruction or such. Sakho is always a ball-playing defender, and Can is deep-lying midfielder, not even a ball-winning one, yet they still generated needless amount of fouls that led to costly results. Is this persistent, or will I be able to get it off of their system? Major bids have been tabled for both but I refused, hoping they'll get better despite my frustration, but if this is gonna be an issue then I won't mind selling them. Thanks!
  10. The tactic is working fine for my Liverpool side, and Sterling really is explosive in this role. I've played about ten games so far, lost two narrowly (Arsenal away and MCity at home) and drew one (Chelsea away), won the rest, mainly against weaker PL and average Continental teams, as expected. It's a fun tactic so far, mainly because the roster fits. The only problem I have so far is Sturridge looks second rate in his role, hardly scores. Maybe because he's assigned as a Complete Striker on Support duty, I'm thinking of changing his role to Poacher or something else, with maybe an Attack duty (though I do see his value in Support duty). Cheers.
  11. Yes, I've heard about this, too, and I wonder if it's real. I hope that a player who has actually got this, or an official SIgames statement, will confirm this later. Like how long did it take, and how successful were they, and what else needed to happen, etc. I wish that there were rules for these rewards like in the old SimCity games: after a certain growth, you get a mayor house, and then a stadium, and then a statue, and then another landmark, and so on, and you can place them anywhere you want in your city grid.
  12. Hahahaha, seriously?? That's it. That's all I needed to make me stay =D
  13. Hi all, just a very quick question. I tried to search for a similar topic but couldn't find one. I've been very successful with Liverpool in my game, winning the league three times in the past four years and Champs League twice in a row. Now, if I keep this up for a few more years, basically becoming the most successful manager the club has ever had, is there any possibility that the club will reward me with something like a statue outside the stadium, or renaming a stadium stand in my name, or renaming the stadium altogether, etc.? The reason I'm asking for this is that if there's no such reward, then I wanna jump to another club in another league sometime in the near future. But if there is, then I would love to stay around and be a legend here. Thanks.
  14. I wonder why this tactic doesn't get more shout. So far in my game, my Liverpool is unbeaten in the league and only lost 0-1 to Barca away. Very high possession rate and numerous chances created. I hardly ever lose by halftime and even if I do lose or draw by halftime, aggressive teamtalk during the break more often than not result in victory at the end. The only downside to this tactic is that it's prone to yellow cards (and always to the usual suspects) and that it drains stamina more than any other tactic that I've seen. I guess that's the result of full pressing and very fluid play that the tactic demands. Overall, I'm a very satisfied customer =)
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