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kmcmillan19

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About kmcmillan19

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Biography

  • Biography
    These dang kids keep taking up all my FM time.

About Me

  • About Me
    Columbia, SC USA

Interests

  • Interests
    Sports and stuff

Favourite Team

  • Favourite Team
    Everton/Atlanta Utd

Currently Managing

  • Currently Managing
    Everton/Brescia/Amiens/Forest Green/Etc.

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  1. I usually try this once or twice on every version. It usually ends in failure pretty quickly or I just lose interest and go back to bigger clubs where I can shop around and play against the big names. I did succeed once though. It was either FM18 or FM19 with Leyton Orient. I got promoted every year except for 1 when I spent an extra year in League One. Things that I think helped me: 1) I had a good formation that I stuck with. Too much tinkering never goes well with me. 2) Lots of loans. Especially if you don't have to pay any wages. 3) Lots of free transfers and selling prospects for a profit. I hated selling my home grown prospects but I had to make money. Always include the % of next sale and other clauses to try to keep money coming in. 4) I was fortunate with some players coming through my youth team. I definitely had some keepers that would grow with the club as I rose through divisions. 5) Have some luck. Sometimes you just need some breaks. I think I'm going to start another save. Hopefully I'll stick with this one.
  2. Mine are usually: [my name] 1 [my name] 2 [my name] 3 I know, very creative
  3. This is the question I've been trying to answer for a couple weeks in anticipation of the new game. I usually always will do an Everton save but my preferred formation doesn't fit so well with the squad they have. I'll probably set up similar to them irl and phase into playing my way. I had a great run with Leyton Orient in FM18 and may try that one again. I've been meaning to play a German save the last couple of years so maybe I'll go that route. I'll probably do a lower league save or maybe a middle tier journeyman save. If only I had enough time to do all of this...
  4. Less than 10 hrs nowadays. I can usually get about 1-2 hrs a night after the kids go to bed if I'm not busy. Used to play a ton when I first found FM back in college. Responsibilities suck...
  5. You could try Leyton Orient. I've had a really good save going with them this year. I seem to keep getting great young strikers. Also, Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch league was a good one I had. LOSC in the French league was enjoyable.
  6. I always try to make sure I have pacey defenders. I prioritize the quicker defenders over height. I think Juusal is right about the CMd or DLPd.
  7. I understand that. I get maybe an hour to play most nights after the kids go to bed and before I start falling asleep in my chair. Free time has dried up.
  8. Where are you @PaulHartman71? I've been enjoying this thread. It's like I've been watching a movie and it just cut off right in the middle.
  9. I'd go out and buy up a bunch of domestic under 18s with great potential if you can. haha
  10. Does it matter at all where you chose to hold your training camp? I'm American so I chose to take my Middlesbrough side to the USA. Then I thought, maybe I should have gone to Brazil instead. If you chose Brazil, does it increase your reputation there and increase your chances of signing players out of Brazil? Does it do anything for scouting knowledge? Are there commercial benefits?
  11. You could do Leyton Orient. They were just relegated to Conference National. They have some pretty good youth players for that level but I wouldn't call them wonderkids. I've also had some pretty good youth intakes for the level that they play in. Right at the start, you have Henry Ochieng, Josh Koroma, Sam Dalby, and a few others that are good and young. I sold Dalby and Koroma but have kept Ochieng up to League One now.
  12. I know there are already loads of attributes, but this makes you wonder if there should also be both an offensive and defensive attribute for some of the mental ones. Like offensive positioning, defensive positioning, offensive decisions, etc. A defender may have great positioning ability thus a high number for that attribute. However if you stick him at forward, he's still going to have a great positioning attribute number. Does that get teased down like the decisions attribute when you play him out of position? Also, does the players versatility affect the degree to which the decisions attribute will be decreased if played out of position?
  13. @Cleon Do you ever find it more useful to re-train defensive minded FBs to play the outer CBs in this back 3? When I play my back 3, I prefer a more pacey back but it can be tough to find them with a good amount of pace and passing. Do you find that it matters what their preferred foot is for the outer CBs at all?
  14. One of the things that I've done recently is to grab the best player on a team that gets relegated. In FM17, I was able to get Sigurdsson from Swansea for much less than they wanted after they were relegated.
  15. I'm having a bit of this issue at the moment. I'll usually play a save with Everton. I'll enjoy it and have plenty of success but then I come on here and read about someone doing a lower league save. So then I start a lower league save and go for a bit until I read about someone trying resurrect a fallen club. So then I start a new save with Portsmouth or the like. After playing that for a week or so, I decide I want to do a journeyman save with the top European leagues where I start unemployed. I get hired by whatever random club and try to get them out of the relegation zone and up the charts. Then, I watch an Everton match and decide I should really go back to managing them. Only I can't go back to my original save because it's been a few weeks and I don't remember exactly what was going on. So I start a new Everton save and there the cycle begins again. I'm about to start a new Everton save tonight I think. Now I just have to quit with the forums...
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