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  1. Did you sell anyone Rob to raise funds and bring the wage bill down a bit? Stoney is a good shout Shakey, thanks.
  2. I must start with an apology as no great introduction to this thread will follow. Suffice to say that he club after 5 terrible years of mismanagement has been taken over by people who seem to know what they are doing and have in a short space of time brought some feelgood factor back to the City Ground. it's early days and there is still much to be done but the signs are at least considerably better. They also have a manager who seems to fit perfectly with the club's ethos in Mark Warburton. So, maybe rather than spoil all that we should manage another team and let Forest just get on with it! The squad still needs a bit of work with the defence being the major concern, but you also have some exciting young players at your disposal. Barrie McKay and Kieron Dowell should help bring some attacking flair and Jason Cummings should develop into a very decent striker. There are also academy graduates Jordan Smith, Joe Worrall, Ben Osborn, Matty Cash, Tyler Walker and Ben Brereton to build some club personality around. From my perspective I am keen to give some responsibility to my staff, so any recommendations for a staff team that can support bringing in young players and developing them would be much appreciated. The club is so much like the one I want it to be now that I just want to follow that through. Possession football but with a cutting edge, player development and good core values. Hopefully I will have the time to put a backroom team in place to support that while I focus on winning football matches. Time will tell. Share your progress here and be prepared to share your wisdom, I think I'm going to need it!
  3. In my game that is the one striking role that it says he is completely unsuited to!
  4. I have renewed Cohen and Lichaj but let everyone else out of contract leave. I have also welcomed Paterson back as I think I need the bodies and my scout/coach says he's a Premier League player. Also renewed Pinillos's contract as he was at risk of going. I have signed Zuculini from Man City for 2m and made a couple of lesser signings for the squad and only have 4m left to spend which is not a lot given all the players I have lost from loans and contract expiry. I am trying to sign Bamford - I'm a sentimental old fool - which would be a fair chunk out of the rest of my budget. Think I am going to need some good loan signings to make up the squad.
  5. I need to figure out the photo thing but I have now won the league in season one. Bizarrely given they came bottom in Rob's game it was MK Dons who took us to the wire. I lost the 3 games prior to the final game which was a title decider at their place and fortunately a draw secured us the title. Now the difficult bit starts as I try to build a team to stay up. Going to be a big turnover of players I think with so many on loan or out of contract and wanting big money to renew. Fryatt was amazing when he got fit with 13 goals in 15 appearances. Britt just kept getting niggles and made a couple of substitute appearances only.
  6. Seems bonkers that we could do that within a year and a half of where we are now!
  7. I have made it past game 34 in season 1, yes I am slow - time is short, and am top but it is very tight with 4 or 5 teams fighting it out and positions changing with virtually every game. Williams has gone back to Palace but I have signed Norwegian Kristoffer Ajer on loan immediately after he was signed from Start by Man City. I have also signed Icelandic winger Arnor Ingvi Traustason from Norrkoping who is doing a great job of laying on goals for the newly recovered Matty Fryatt. Assombalonga returned from injury and was immediately injured again in training without ever playing, I doubt he'll play this season.
  8. I agree, but as you say it is a problem with top flight football as it exists rather than FM.
  9. I am not doing very well with the photos thing but I have now made it to the international break after the Derby game so nearly up to real life! We beat Derby 4-1 with Jamie Ward getting a hat-trick. [video=youtube_share;AZMszvIshFo] We are now 2nd having previously dropped to 4th but come back with 5 wins on the bounce. Wolves are relentless at the top at the moment, Sheff Wed just a point behind in 3rd.
  10. Good to see Pinillos still there, I'm loving on the game and in real life. Of course real life and the game are now starting to blur. I was a bit gutted to discover I cannot make loan signings under this embargo. That's really scuppered my plans.
  11. I have made it to the first international break with a surprising degree of success. We beat Brighton 3-1 on opening day and then Cambridge in the League Cup, as I said losing 4 players to injury in the process including Jonny Williams for 3 months of a six month loan. We then won our next 3 league games with Jorge Grant and Ollie Burke playing key roles and Kasheme Walton making his debut as a sub - Blackstock, Walker and O'Grady all being injured. Next up came Aston Villa in the League Cup and we held them at 0-0 through extra time but lost out on penalties. By the end of the game, on a Wednesday night, all my players were down to around 50% conditioning and were were facing Cardiff on the Saturday which we drew 0-0. So with the break a welcome relief for the tired players we are top of the league with 13 points from 5 games but out of the League Cup at the 2nd Round stage. Osborn, playing wide left as an indie forward because of an injury to Ward, has 3 goals, Oliveira 3 too I think and Jorge Grant replacing the injured Williams at AMC has 2. Jack Kelly, Roger Reira, Alex Iacovitti and Dylan Burns have all made appearances.
  12. I think I am going to cry. I've played 2 competitive games beating Brighton 3-1 and then Cambridge 3-1 in the league cup. In both games the condition of all of my players was down to the 60%s by the end and I have lost 2 more players to injury in each. I now have 11 injured players mostly for several months. On the basis of the condition problem am I doing something wrong in pre-season? I am playing FMT so only have limited control but did some fitness work early on and then team cohesion and played 7 pre-season games.
  13. So I ended up selling Kelvin Wilson to Norwich for £1.3M to free up some wages but I think it may have been a mistake. Injuries are taking their toll and I haven't even played a competitive game yet. I haven't managed to sign anyone yet so I have some serious gaps, especially a right back and a holding midfielder.
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