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Abaddon879

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    Reading, UK

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    Farnborough (dafuge challenge)

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  1. It depends on what style you enjoy. I find that this tends to be a more direct approach with an aggressive press and clinical attack, however I would ideally like a more possession based approach now that I am able to attract players with better ability. As an example, in my Premier League campaign where I finished 4th with a newly promoted side, these were some of the key stats: General Avg Possession 46% (16th) Yellow cards: 99 (1st) Attack Goals: 75 (4th) Pass completion: 80% (20th) Clear Cut Chances: 37 (1st) Dribbles Made: 152 (2nd) Possession Lost: 3305 (18th
  2. Unless he's likely to be your first choice goalkeeper immediately, I wouldn't rely on an injury prone player reaching their potential. If he is first choice, then perhaps look to get a good backup in case.
  3. Meanwhile, there is news on the stadium. We are continuing to search for a suitable location for our new 5,000 seat stadium,, but in the meantime... Part of me loves the fact that we have moved to the Madejski Stadium, as it is the home of my beloved Reading FC.
  4. I'll just leave these here...
  5. Farnborough - Sky Bet Championship - 2025/26 Another season of struggle predicted, with the media expecting us to finish rock bottom and come strait back down. I was more confident of our survival chances however, especially if I could land some key signings in areas we needed. Preseason - The finances were looking much stronger, but I still wanted to give our guys a real challenge during pre-season to show what level we were at. Recently relegated Premier League sides Derby, Crystal Palace, and Bournemouth were there to show whether or not we could compete in this league, while pare
  6. Sky Bet Championship - 2025/26 Season Review Another season of struggle predicted, with the media expecting us to finish rock bottom and come strait back down. I was more confident of our survival chances however, especially if I could land some key signings in areas we needed. Preseason - The finances were looking much stronger, but I still wanted to give our guys a real challenge during pre-season to show what level we were at. Recently relegated Premier League sides Derby, Crystal Palace, and Bournemouth were there to show whether or not we could compete in this league, while pare
  7. I've seen no drop off in terms of results post update. It is crucial to maintain morale however. If that drops even slightly, it can ruin your season. I am constantly praising training and performances to keep the players happy. As with in real life, if you can maintain good morale throughout the squad, an average set of players can go on to dominate.
  8. I'm planning to transition to a total football style and managed to sign these amazing youth prospects to be the focus of this new style of football. I need help trying to work out where I should focus their training, and what PPMs would work well for them however. Ronaldinho Matthysen (18 y/o South African) A hard working midfielder, I'm thinking he would be best suited to one of the DMC roles, but unsure which of the two? I'm leaning towards the Segundo Volante to make use of his Work Rate and Determination. Would need some focus on his first touch and stamina, but otherwise
  9. Completely agree, after a short hiatus from the game, I resumed my Farnborough save and we dominated the Championship with a team and a budget that had no rights to win it's fourth back-to-back promotion as champions. Yet another record breaking season with the most clean sheets, most points, and very close to the most wins ever in the division. Now to assemble a Premier League squad with a League One reputation... Edit: So after making just 5 signings, my League One standard team managed to finish 4th in our first season. Had we not had our new-year wobble, we could have fini
  10. Still going about our business with minimal recognition. Despite our meteoric rise up the leagues, and me recieving manager of the year each year, I've yet to see any interested from other teams.
  11. Shame it didn't work out. They were the team I had originally been hoping for as they are the closest team to where I live, but they were just a little too low reputation, and after 150+ reloads I gave up trying and finally settled for Farnborough.
  12. I believe this is the document you are after, from his Dropbox drive. FM21 Tactics Handbook (Beta)PUBLIC.pdf
  13. I suspect this is far from a plug-and-play tactic, as I ran a quick holiday sim with Milan, using the exact players that the author suggested, and I was sacked with the team down in 15th! It's not a style of play that you can easily just adapt and expect to work. I would say its an advanced tactic that needs you to understand how and why the match engine works to get the most from it.
  14. I'll see how the summer transfer acquisitions go. As we've now had five back-to-back promotions, our club reputation is well below where it needs to be to attract the required level of player, or I have to pay inflated wages to secure their signatures. I had expected us to struggle with the progression through the leagues, but this tactic has made them somewhat easy, despite a very small squad and limited ability outside the first eleven. I find myself in a similar position to you, where I could have done with an extra year spent in one of the leagues so that my reputation and squad abili
  15. Actually turned out to be a better season that early form predicted. I didn't finish the season with the league's worst disciplinary record! Only received 103 yellows and 3 reds this season, so we are getting better. Considering we are scoring the most and conceding the least in the league, I think I can just about accept this. From what I've seen, they are often a result of the urgent press dragging players out of position and then making slightly rash challenges to recover ground or break up attacks. Considering we are regularly one of the worst for ball possession, it is to be expecte
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