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  1. I don't mean to come across rude with this but what would the gain be from all the hard work of actually putting this into action?!
  2. Just as a sub-question to this; Does assigning players their preferred squad number make any difference? Personally I've never had any feedback from a player on it but you never know!
  3. It's mostly dependent on what squad status you will set for the player. Key Player/First Team - the manager from the club you're loaning from will expect the player to play 80%+ of the games Rotation/Backup - much less requirement to use the player but of course less likely they will want to loan the player out, loaning is mostly for development of said player of course By all means sign the player using key player status but take note if you break the agreement the manager will refuse to do business with you in the future & from my experience that will count with whatever club they are then at.
  4. @Mica Thanks for the explanation, I have always believed they must have some form of impact, I suppose it's harder to see evidence of this! @herne79 Can fully well believe it after just being sacked by Sunderland before Christmas! Great morale in the dressing room, awful results on the pitch. Thanks for your replies.
  5. So is the general consensus that the majority of things we do in the game has no bearing on results? Player instructions, team talks, press conferences etc. I don't mean this in a negative way at all I'm just keen to further my knowledge on the game.
  6. How is this going? Recently began a Sunderland save myself after watching the documentary & was impressed with the detail you have put into this save.
  7. About three months before the end of season I sent my head scout out to watch every game of his, I also began my praise for how much of a quality player he is. (Compliments go a long way!). I have three lots of installments at £15.3m each time, apart from that it was the full figure upfront. I had the luxury of finishing each season with a massive transfer budget so ended up spending it. Funnily enough I have just played Tottenham & Kane has scored the winner, he really is worth the figure you pay! Average a goal every 70minutes in the Premier League currently. I do really need to bring Greenwood a bit more, however this season really is make or break for a lot of players so I do have to be careful with who plays in what game.
  8. Finishing 6th in my first season without any silverware was bad, however, losing out on the Premier League (against Liverpool nonetheless) in my second season was much worse. I decided to adapt my tactics & bring in some fresh faces. I was given an ultimatum during the start of my third season to win achieve 11 points in five games, the pressure was well & truly on. Transfers In: Frenkie De Jong - Ajax - £27m - Solid 7.20+ rating over the past few seasons, will ultimately fill in the DLP role Malang Sarr - OGC Nice - £15m - Only played once in his three seasons with the club but once again he's in for the future Timo Werner - RB Leipzig - £59m - Made 26 appearances picking up seven goals, not awful but never found his feet in Manchester Jan Mlakar - Maribor - £600k (£2.1m) - Extremely promising young striker, can't recommend enough Ondrej Duda - Arsenal - £11.25m - Strange one, transfer listed after playing 19 games for Arsenal, fitted nicely in the voided AM role for a reduced price Gedson Fernandes - Benfica - £51m (£74m) - The beginning of the transformation in transfers, terrific player. 7.30+ rating in the past two seasons Benjamin Pavard - VfB Stuttgart - £31.5m - Potentially my best buy, seems to be decreasing slightly in ability but still performing brilliantly Federico Chiesa - Fiorentina - £88m - Very hit & miss in my opinion, still young so will be keeping the faith Harry Kane - Tottenham - £180m - English, still yet to hit his prime & an incredible first two seasons caused the extreme value of the transfer, best signing I've ever made on any management game Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - Napoli - £77m - I did say I wanted to transform the club, another great purchase, beginning to realise you pay for quality Alan Franco - Independiente - £9.25m - Sometimes you uncover a gem & that's what really gets you into a management save, Franco is that player Out: Ashley Young - Al-Hilal - £950k (£1.1m) - Fairly predictable, great servant just not the ability that I require Jesse Lingard - Chelsea - £43m (£52m) - Disappointing as I do really love Lingard but just doesn't fit the bill for me Lee Grant - Chelsea - £1.2m - Poor Lee Grant, left United without making an appearance & then Chelsea released him without playing a game! Marouane Fellaini - RB Leipzig - £15.25m (£19m) - Love his character just not sure his qualities shine on a management game Eric Bailly - Barcelona - £28m (£32m) - Probably could of asked for more but never really shone for me Nemanja Matic - Barcelona - £20m - New arrivals forced me to sell Matic, didn't really perform either Antonio Valencia - Al-Shabab - £4.6m Sergio Romero - Al-Hilal - £5m Chris Smalling - Aston Villa - £14.5m (£18.25m) Scott McTominay - Brighton - £20m (£28.5m) Ondrej Duda - VfB Stuttgart - £12m Timo Werner - Napoli - £40m Joel Pereira - Sporting - £5.75m (£8m) Currently playing a 4-2-4 wide formation to fully exploit the creative side of the players I have signed. According to my assistant manager, Marco Van Basten, my best XI would consist of these players; GK - De Gea RB - Diogo Dalot CB - Alan Franco CB - Benjamin Pavard LB - Luke Shaw CM - Paul Pogba CM - Sergej Milinkovic-Savic RW - Federico Chiesa LW - Anthony Martial ST - Harry Kane ST - Marcus Rashford Originally I was just using this save as an introduction to the game but I have found myself falling in love with it, especially as the youth is slowly coming into it's own. Personal favourites are James Garner, Arnau Puigmal & Angel Gomes. Not too sure how I've managed it but I seem to be best of friends with Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba & Diogo Dalot, even without bringing them anything to celebrate almost three seasons in! Currently sitting top of the Premier League in November 2020, one point clear of Tottenham. Big game against Juventus to qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League after being pitted in an extremely difficult group, (Borussia Dortmund & Lokomotiv Moscow joined us).
  9. Just thought I'd post a quick review of my how I'm doing at United on my first proper save. Capital One Cup runners up, FA Cup winners (2012-2013). (I was then offered a new contract). Community Shield winners, Champions League winners (2013-2014). Super Cup runners up, Glazer leaves, local businessman takes over, Club World Championship winners, Capital One Cup runners up, Premier League winners (2014-2015) Community Shield runners up (2015-16) (still in play) I have made some 'interesting' signings in which my scouts have influenced, although the best buy has to be either Schneiderlin or Papadopoulos. My horror buys have been Ward-Prowse, Tioté and Deulofeu. Was just wondering what others have had happen in there save? City are fairly dominant, Columbia beat England in the final and won the World Cup and Rangers are back in the Scottish Premier League.
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