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  1. Man City, obviously requiring centre-back reinforcements, decided to re-sign Stefan Savic. Liverpool have won a bidding war against Man Utd to sign Adnan Januzaj. Man Utd have now turned their attentions to Jonathan dos Santos. I also seem to be noticing a lot of mid-table Prem clubs (Bournemouth, Palace, West Ham etc) interested in loaning Old Firm players who've only recently joined. Your Ryan Kents of the world, for example. Might be because I've not loaded Scotland as a league. Atlas Guadalajara have just signed Neil Taylor from Villa for £3m. Bizarre.
  2. I wouldn't bother strengthening the goalkeeper position. Ruddy should easily do a job, and Will Norris (at least in real life) is more than adequate back up for cup games etc. You also have Burgoyne coming through the youth ranks before Ikeme is due to return from his leukaemia treatment in 2019. In real life it's one of our strongest positions. If I were you, I'd be looking at signing a RB to compete with Doherty and sign some form of back up for Bonatini because we're lightweight in the striker positions (despite the ability of Costa, Jota and Cavaleiro in the inside forward roles).
  3. Tayo Taiwo is available on a free from January as his contract at HJK expires. Solid left-back for Championship level sides. Ex-Marseille and QPR.
  4. The Nordic/Scandinavia threads are always popular. I started last year's off and would happily be involved with it again in FM17. I've already found a few new talents as well as some old faces. I was considering starting a thread up either over the weekend or early part of next week. The thread was dealing more with the cheap talent you can find over there rather than the leagues themselves, so a separate thread may be necessary if that's what you were after?
  5. The new role of 'Data Analyst' has been put into FM17. I'm in search of one and have put an advert out in the job centre. Is there any specific attributes you need to look out for in a good data analyst? They all seem to have similar high adaptability & level of discipline attributes.
  6. Long-term in real life he'll become a CB (whether that's with Wolves or not), however in the game his stats do appear more suited to the RB role. I've had a look through the list Welshace put up earlier and added a good few of them to my shortlist
  7. Aaron Kuhl at Reading looks like he could be quite a prospect (MC - adept in a roaming playmaker role). He's on loan at Dundee Utd first season so you'd have to wait until 2016 before buying. As mentioned above, Iorfa and Hause are great players on this year's game. I'm playing Iorfa at RB currently and he's averaging 7.64 in the league, although long-term I plan on moving him back into the middle of defence. Hause has rotated at CB but is still averaging 7.5 and is progressing nicely. I've tied Iorfa down to a new deal on about £12k a week but it had to include a £10m buy-out clause for higher division clubs. I'll look at removing that when I get into the PL as he could end up being worth a lot more!
  8. After Hoarau set up this extremely popular thread over the last couple of years, I thought I'd fire one up for FM16 so we can all share our finds from the Nordic gold mine. These young lads can usually be picked up for bargain prices despite their impressive stats & they also offer a chance to make a healthy profit a few years down the line! (Should you be that way inclined) What makes Scandinavia so great is that there's a broad range of talent; some players are easily good enough to go and play for the top clubs in Europe, while others will cut it in second tier leagues such as the Championship, but will cost a fraction of the price of players from England. The players in this thread will no doubt help out those of you that operate on a strict budget and don't have the luxury to splash out millions of £s on players to star in your team. Also, we're not just looking for players from the Scandinavian nations here - there's a number of players plying their trade over there from outside of Europe so all of these are welcome! Having had a quick scout for some of the favourites from FM14 & FM15 I've noticed the likes of Simon Thern, Simon Tibbling, Alex Milosevic and Kasper Larsen have moved on to bigger and better things. However, I fully expect a new group of youngsters to roll of the conveyor belt and find their way into people's teams.
  9. Good work! If I do a quick opening post and chuck in a couple of the players I've found feel free to add the players you find when you get chance.
  10. Will there be a similar thread for FM16? I've noticed a lot of our favourites from 2015 have moved on to bigger things (mainly in the Eredivisie), but there will undoubtedly be a new batch of Nordic talent coming through. I think I've already come across a couple.
  11. Just snapped him up with Wolves on my Beta save. How have people been playing him? I intend on using him as back-up to the likes of Afobe and ALF.
  12. I've just been searching high & low for this thread, having been a big fan the last couple of years! Does anyone by any chance have a link to the FM14 edition as well? I'm sure I had created a shortlist somewhere but the change of laptops has scuppered that plan. EDIT: Don't worry, after some extensive searching I've found last years thread. Already notice a couple of the guys (Kusk & Makienok and probably others) have moved on to pastures new for big money.
  13. Why not give Wolves a go? They get a healthy budget on the latest patch and the squad is capable of competing in the Championship if you get promoted first season.
  14. @smplfc123 - Good work with the back-to-back promotions! I like the approach you're taking by trying to keep the core of the squad together. I did one season with Wolves when I first got the game back in November and won L1 with 116 but it just got boring and I never went back to it. I've started one on the new patch this afternoon with the aim of integrating some of the younger players (esp. now Jack Price and Lee Evans have been boosted). I don't think I'll do much to the squad over the course of the season, probably just a couple of loan signings here and there. Just in pre-season so I'll update in the thread as I go along.
  15. Just completed my second season with Spurs, having finished a respectable 4th and won the Europa League in 2013/14. I added a few players to my squad for the new campaign: - Tomas Vaclik (£2.5m) as back-up 'keeper after I released Gomes and Friedel. - Fabian Schar (£9m) from Basel. I'd lost Kaboul on a free after he refused a new deal. Schar has 4* potential. - Ogenyi Onazi (£12.75m) from Lazio. I felt I needed another holding midfielder and had to shell out quite a bit but he looks a good prospect. - Christian Benteke (£18.5m) - Finally managed to persuade Villa to part with their prized asset on deadline day after having 4 previous bids rejected. He took a while to get going (ironically not scoring his first league goals until I beat Villa 5-2 at WHL) but ended the season on 17. My only notable departures were Lennon, Defoe and BAE. The first two had not performed last season while the latter was never going to oust Ben Davies and Danny Rose from their left-back berth. In terms of the Premier League, we went top in November after a 2-0 victory over surprise package, Southampton, and that is where we remained for the rest of the season partly down to an 18-match unbeaten run. We finished up with 91 points and 23 points clear of Man City. http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa299/laner250290/BarclaysPremierLeague_OverviewStages_zpsa190330e.png The Capital One Cup didn't last too long as I usually rotate my squad and give some of the fringe players a chance. We were knocked out by Chelsea on penalties in the 4th round. The FA Cup was a lot more promising, we were pushed close by a couple of Championship sides (a 5-2 win in a replay vs Bournemouth and a 6-4 win in a replay vs Blackburn) but we reached the final for the 2nd year running and, in a repeat of last year's final, we faced Chelsea. They out-played us last year but it was a different story this time round and the teams were a lot more evenly matched. It finished 1-1 after normal time and went all the way to a penalty shoot-out, we eventually won it 13-12 after 14 penalties each! (One of the longest shoot-outs I've experienced). http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa299/laner250290/TottenhamvChelsea_OverviewOverview_zps20c8b1b5.png The Champions League handed us a tough group in the form of Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Steaua but we ended up finishing top of the group thanks to a shock victory over Bayern at home. They got revenge with a 4-2 victory at the Allianz. The knockout stages began with a relatively easy tie against Sporting CP, which we won 5-2 on aggregate. The Quarter Final draw then paired us with Man Utd, who had been struggling in the league and recently sacked David Moyes. We thoroughly dominated them in the home leg and took a 3-1 lead to Old Trafford, but conceded 2 first-half goals to let them back in. An away goal from Michael Dawson sent us through to a semi-final with Schalke. They had also been struggling in the Bundesliga and a fortunate 1-1 draw away meant that we just needed to win at home to reach the final. We cruised to a 3-1 victory thanks to a Benteke hat-trick. It was an all-English final in Berlin as we faced arch nemesis Chelsea once again. However, a truly wonderful first-half display saw us 3-0 up at the break and we added to that with 2 more early in the second before they scored a late consolation. The treble was complete. http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa299/laner250290/TottenhamHotspur_FixturesSchedule_zps543a40bc.png So, a massive over achievement as the team exceeded my own expectations. I shall aim to retain the Premier League next season and would like to complete the set with the COC. The squad doesn't need much doing to it over the summer but there are a few areas I'm looking at, while I also want to get a few more impressive youngsters in as my own crop are not up to scratch despite an upgrade in facilities. Currently awaiting my budget for the new season. In terms of stand-out players, I'd have to say Eriksen was my player of the season and he has really made the no.10 spot his own. Chiriches has been a rock at the back throughout the Champions League campaign with an average of 7.51. Interestingly Chadli has popped up with a few vital goals throughout the season and despite only having 3* potential is a player I'll most likely keep around. Both full-backs are outstanding and are moulding into the CWBs that I want them to be, Ben Davies has even managed 3 goals with some late runs into the box.
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