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  1. Yeah, I was running some modified databases to get the J-League and some others, I think this may have been part of the problem, so I haven't bothered reporting it. The kick in the guts was during the final 3 matches of the season at Rieti in Serie C, I was offerred the role at Empoli who were in 1st place in the Serie B and due to be promoted. I accepted the offer, but it just forced me into a new contract at Rieti. For some reason my monthly auto-save didn't work and I'd lose 60 days in game time if I wanted to go back and resign from Rieti. I just called it quits. I've loaded up a new save, without modified leagues and with a 19 year old manager in line with the rules and I've found myself a job in the Bulgarian second tier with Pomorie. Wish me luck.
  2. I currently have a bug in my game that whenever I am offerred a contract from another club to take over, upon accepting the offer it instead just re-signs me with my current club and withdraws me from the running for the new club. This means that I have to resign prior to accepting the new job offer, but if I resign while I have the new offer in my inbox, it also withdraws me from the offer. What it means is that to get a new job, I essentially have to resign before even applying. It's really sucking the fun out of the save and with the fact I started with a manager age of 25 by accident, I think I will be starting over soon.
  3. I'm loving reading this thread. I am currently undertaking the challenge but unfortunately I wont be eligible for the leaderboard should I complete it as I didn't realise I hadn't set my managers age to 20 when I started, starting at 25 instead. I'm currently in my 3rd in game season, and am managing in the Serie C in Italy with Rieti. I have my Continental B badges and I've just been notified that Serie B sides are looking to poach me as I have Rieti in 3rd place in the league in January. There are vacancies in the A-League and South Africa though that I have applied for, I need to get to a top division so I can start racking up those wins.
  4. @Rob Heckman Just encountered a very similar bug. 6 Games into a season I have been warned that the board are very dissapointed for failing to acheive the vision for the end of the season. This time I do have a save file from approximately a month prior to receiving the notification of vision failure. The save has been uploaded as phelix_club-vision_bug.fm Cheers. Edit: I am unable to upload the save as the cloud service reports that there is not enough free space for the file. I have submitted a ticket to raise the issue.
  5. Sorry Rob, I didn't have one at the time, but now that I am aware that an issue exists I'll be sure to find a save from right before I encounter it again. Thanks.
  6. Summary: After finishing 10th in my first season, I was tasked with acheiving "best of the rest" (basically finishing 7th). Despite the fact I am in 5th with 3 games remaining, the board are upset that I have failed to achieve this mission. I have uploaded a save (phelix_bestoftherest.fm) to the cloud for review. Additional Bug: I have since played on since the uploaded save and finished 6th. This infuriated the board and I was called into a meeting with my job on the line. They were unhappy I didn't acheive the goal of finishing 7th.
  7. Could someone please explain to me how I am managing to overwhelm my players when asking them to concentrate shortly after taking the lead in a match? Surely no professional footballer in the history of the game has felt overwhelmed by being asked to concentrate. Is there a guide somewhere to getting the most out of touchline shouts?
  8. @VinnyChilds you sir are a legend.
  9. Hey lads, a quick search doesn't turn up anything so I thought I'd ask the question. I've just noticed a new folder called "future regens.edt" in the 1910 database edt folder. A quick look at the file shows a player called Captain Morgan, from Wales. Any idea what this is about?
  10. I know the "Hingis Out" sky writing was a little much, but the players just felt so strongly about it they paid for it with their own wages! Try not to listen to the chants though, they can be a little crude.
  11. If you include FM Live, I have 10 versions of FM in my Steam Library. I buy this game every year, forgive me for feeling that a little recognition would be nice. It's the money we loyal players pay that keeps this game going. I've bought every version of the game since CM2, ~$1500 on this game. SI can't afford to make me feel a little special by giving me a 20-30% discount?
  12. Phelix joins the game. Ok, I started this game a couple of days ago, I loaded up more leagues than I can remember, and with my managers age set to 20 and experience to nil, the first job I landed was at Nuneaton Town in the Vanarama Conference North. We actually managed to have a very respectable season. Tipped by media to finish mid table at best, we actually reached the promotion playoff, setting a new league record for the number of draws in a single season (16). I also had personal success, the board allowing me to gain not one, but two coaching badges through the season. We went on to lose in the opening round of the playoffs, and rather than spend another year in the conference, I took a punt and left the club. I applied for a number of vacancies and had a series of interviews with clubs throughout Europe, all unsuccessful. It was an application I didn't take at all seriously that actually came through. I looked at Mexican jobs that were available and was actually succesful with two interviews, choosing Dorados Sinaloa as my new club. They have a significant jump in reputation from Nuneaton, and they have also agreed to let me take another coaching course right from the beginning. With some clever recruitment, I think we can gain promotion from the Ascenso Bancomer MX (though the league structure confuses me). That's it from me for now, I'll update again at the end of the season. Career Progress Season Club Country League Position Achievements 2018/19 Nuneaton Town England Vanarama North 6th Most draws in a league season (16), Two coaching badges attained 2019/20 Dorados Sinaloa Mexico
  13. What I see is that you are playing with a High Tempo on a Control mentality which already has a higher base tempo, so you are looking to move the ball really quickly. If a pass is not on, then your players will shoot because they aren't supposed to dwell too long on the ball or take too many touches. I'd remove the high tempo instruction, then I'd look to switch Salah to a winger role, to get him to start in the wider positions. His PPM's mean he will still cut inside, even if played as a winger, and he will be more dangerous, stretching the opposition defence wider and making more room for your DLF and Coutinho.
  14. Nothing jumps out at me as inherently wrong with this set up. You would have to look at the way your team is positioning in game to see if you are getting into the spaces you want to. I was excited for the inverted winger, but I have found that I get a better result (based on what I am looking for) by customising a Wide Midfielder(s) with a few PI's. The ball will naturally gravitate to your DLP, so from there he will look to find a runner, most likely your right winger, otherwise his only options will really be short passing. I don't know how opposition defences are regularly set up in the championship, but perhaps you need to look at the opposition and see if you can identify where the space is to exploit; if they are playing with 2 DM's, then is the inverted winger what you really want, as he will be running into those players regularly. As for the retain possession shout, it makes your players think a little more carefully and take fewer risks, so you may find that you wont pass to pick out runs from your W(a) as you don't want to risk losing the ball. I've found that rather than starting with RP, I use it on an off throughout phases of the match depending on the flow of the game.
  15. Ok, so yes, it could indeed, but no more so than having a 4-1-2-3 Wide really. This way though you do get your diamond midfield, allowing neat passing to take place to bypass any sort of midfield block put out by the opposition. Your fullback will have the space to move into ahead of him, which could work well. Where I would be concerned, and you'd have to test it in some matches to see, is that if the opposition build up play through their own left side, they will have time on the ball and immediately pull your players out of position to deal with it. Either the AMC will have to press laterally, the CM(s) will have to press, or your FB(a) will have to press. You may find that two or more of these players will make the press, which could cause some unsavoury positioning that the opposition can exploit. Really, the only thing you can do is test the formation and see what the results are.
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