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    Leeds...Where else ?

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  1. Yeah, my plan is to start to bring Gelhardt in from season 2 as Rodrigo transitions out - he's my long term view so I'll post updates on him periodically. My conscience is clear, just didn't want anyone getting the wrong idea - some people get overly sensitive about such things - I thought about a Dortmund save, but it's just not the same as managing Leeds - I may do one later down the line.
  2. Morning - I'm not going to to update on my current save, as - well frankly - I cheated and edited Moukoko in as a January transfer. I wanted to see how I could develop him from an early age to see how good I can make him and if (and how quickly) I can get him to be Leeds' all time leading scorer. Will still be playing as per the rules above, if anyone wants any updates or screenshots, shout up. Cheers
  3. In terms of squad aims / summary. Davis will back-up Dallas at LB Shackleton will be first choice RB with Dallas back-up Kenneh will long term replace cooper / Llorente Struijk will be back-up for Kalvin McKinstry will cover RW & LW as back-up for Harrison and Raph Olise will challenge Klich for first team Gelhardt will be back-up for Bamford Jenkins, Cresswell, Roberts will be in and around the squad. Summerville, Drameh and Poveda I'm undecided on, so they along with others will be reserves until I can set about sorting the academy out when
  4. Spent a bunch of time last night researching and scouting for my Youth / UK save. Decided I would allow transfers but as a priority only young (under 21) UK (or dual) nationality players that won't block a pathway into the first team for academy players. As the save goes on I might allow myself the odd "Galactico" (Moukoko). Haaland still counts as he was born in Leeds. I'm also going to try and not sign any players I've had in my prior saves, although Arrey-Mbi and Musiala may make it onto the shortlist as they fit the criteria. where possible I'm also going to try and make a p
  5. £31m for Bamford at game start is an absolute gift, I'd be delighted. Gelhardt is arguably not that much worse, and has the advantage of not having Bamfords PPM. Once I move away from the save I'm on with, I'd like to do a youth / UK Leeds save - McKinstry is another I think I could develop into a good player. In the meantime, this should be a fun window...
  6. Haha yeah. Best advice I can give to get him as early as possible is be shrewd in the first 3 windows. If you sign the likes of Ahmedodzic, Daka, Menino, Almada, Szoboszlai you can make some insane money and build a nice pot for him. You also need to get into CL asap, probably in the first 2 seasons. In this save I sold Szoboszlai for £170m. Keep your eye on Bayern, Dortmund, Barcelona and Ajax. They all let wonderkids go for way below value. Use the loan market as well, I got Reinier from Madrid for 2 years, which basically allowed me enough time to save up enough to sign
  7. I have the same challenge. can you do anything about it on FMT?
  8. Coming towards the Jan window 3rd season. Going well in the league but still don't think I'll catch Liverpool, Chelsea are having a good time of it as well, so unless something changes, will be battling for 2nd place. Summer window was quiet aside from one big deal, I wanted a statement signing so managed to get Camavinga for £65m. He and Tonali are some CM pairing. Looking forward, I really want Haaland, Rodrigo will be cashed in on as at 31 he'll decline rapidly shortly, also Spurs are sniffing round Raphinha, and as good as he is, If I can get £60m for him, that will cover probabl
  9. Season 2 done, successful but felt like a slog at times. Finished second, miles behind Liverpool and just about as good as the 4 teams who finished below me, won the FA cup with some insane results (8-0 v Man City in the QF, 6-4 v Liverpool in the Semi). An injection of real quality required in the Summer, this season was very much done on the cheap - in fact since I took over we've spent £63m on transfers and sold £80m worth. Two of my favourite signings came from Bayerns second team, Jamal Musiala and Bri Arrey-Mbi. Musiala was listed at £6m due to refusing a contract and simi
  10. Good stuff @yorkshire22 progress being made. So far in the window... In Blanco - Free - As I mentioned above, be good to see how he develops Takehiro Tomiyasu - £28m - Never had him before but looks like the complete BPD, only 22 and had all the massive clubs chasing him. Arthur Zagre - £7.5m - Best value LB I could find, if I can get him developed he'll be very solid Armindo Sieb - Free - Never heard of him, but 18yr with 14 finishing, 16 off the ball and 15 pace is worth a punt. Came up on a scout report, a project for the U23's and loaning him out to see how he
  11. Season 1 completed saw us confirm a Champions League spot by avoiding defeat on the last day of the season, I had hoped for Europa League qualification, I think the CL has come too soon, but I can't argue with the finances and players it unlocks. Players wise the screenshot tells the story, my front three were all great. The CM slots didn't achieve brilliant avg ratings, but they are heavily involved all the time, the ME doesn't reflect their true value when calculating ratings. Aims for next season are to find a LB, DC and maybe a AMC /ST - but Greenwood and Gelhardt have both had g
  12. Great, cheers. Yeah in an ideal world he'd play in the DM role, but obviously Kalvin has that locked down and I'm developing Jenkins to be his understudy. He'll probably replace Klich playing as a BBM, his finishing let's him down a bit, but if I can develop him he could be very well rounded as you say. I'll take that project as a free transfer any day.
  13. First season going well, reached Jan transfer window and was looking at the transfer list and came across this guy. I've got him on a free as his contract was up, needs some work physically but at 20 has time to develop. @Welshace any experience of him?
  14. Cheers, but he's not on my game. I play touch with minimal leagues loaded - simply because I'd never get past the first day and would spend months just looking at players On another point I solved the backup GK issue. I want rid of Casilla and was trawling through reserve teams and found Simon Scuffet. I'm sure he was a wonderkid on previous versions of FM. Hasn't played much football and has 1 or 2 dodgy attributes, but £1.3m and 15k a week is great for a backup.
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