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Abaddon879

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About Abaddon879

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    Reading, UK

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    Farnborough (dafuge challenge)

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I believe this is the document you are after, from his Dropbox drive. FM21 Tactics Handbook (Beta)PUBLIC.pdf
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Farnborough - Sky Bet League One - 2024/25 Mostly due to the strong signings we made last summer, for the first time since taking over we were not predicted to finish bottom. Instead the media had graced us with a predicted 21st place finish. This meant that survival was very much a possibility, and I would go as far as to say expected. Preseason - A very strong preseason from us saw us beat some much more illustrious teams such as the Glasgow pairing of Rangers and Celtic, as well as Blackburn and Aston Villa. This suggested to me that the squad was strong enough to comfortably rema
  8. Sky Bet League One - 2024/25 Season Review Mostly due to the strong signings we made last summer, for the first time since taking over we were not predicted to finish bottom. Instead the media had graced us with a predicted 21st place finish. This meant that survival was very much a possibility, and I would go as far as to say expected. Preseason - A very strong preseason from us saw us beat some much more illustrious teams such as the Glasgow pairing of Rangers and Celtic, as well as Blackburn and Aston Villa. This suggested to me that the squad was strong enough to comfortably rema
  9. Finally, after months worth of speculation, our previous chairman Simon Gardener put himself on garedening leave and relinquished control, of the club . Previously in charge of Hyde United didn't exactly fill me with enthusiasm, and while there were no talks of replacing me, they soon confirmed no additi0onal funding would be injected into the club. They do appear to have cleared the previous loan that remained since our initial stadium expansion however. This was likely just part of the takeover deal however, as there is no sign of investment in the club finances. Saying that
  10. Definitely something funny going on, as already 8 games into the new season and we top the discipline records with 25 yellows and 2 reds. I'm wondering if its due to the fact I often use Instant results, rather than playing out the games. Maybe there is something in the match engine that makes bad fouls more likely. I'll play out the next few matches and see if I continue to get similar. I'll also consider dropping the Get Stuck In instruction and see if that helps. Guessing its a combination of the urgent press and physical style, as the players dont have high aggression or dirtiness rat
  11. On the upside, the additional funds have allowed me to convince the board that they should resume plans to improve the youth facilities. The long term aim is to be self-sufficient and not rely on the scraps thrown out by Premier League clubs each season to remain competitive. Until our facilities are improved however, that is unlikely to be possible, as the standard of the club needs to drastically improve. Hopefully these new training and youth facilities will help us move towards that end goal.
  12. We're being picked apart by the teams in higher divisions, with another of our promising defenders being picked up by Championship team Brighton, Again, another bidding war erupted between a handful of teams, and Brighton emerged victorious, completing the signing for a £4.8M upfront fee, with an agreed 50% sell on clause.
  13. Guessing they must be on FM21, but not sure of compatibility with the Xbox version?
  14. We finished our season with a new league record 121 yellows and 7 reds, so will have to see how this new version performs in terms of discipline.
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