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    Witty, well hung, lots of fun :D

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  1. I remember Spurs getting relegated only 4 seasons in, this was probably FM 18. Thus begun the greatest season in my FM career - applying and getting that job, having £150m to spend in the Championship, having Dele Ali, Son and for the second half of the season Kane (loaned him out for first half cos he wanted to leave, but recalled him on January 1 and he never asked to leave again!) 42 wins 1 draw, 3 defeats. Good times...
  2. I get a lot of interview requests, without applying, when without a club. When with a club unapplied interview requests are a rarity, but most applied for gets me an interview. Although a nice touch I thought, after 3 seasons with Everton and consistent 5th/6th/5th finishes plus a few QF/SFs in all cups I thought good career progression is to go for a 'Big 4' job if available - Man City sack manager (they were 3rd/4th/7th) so I apply pretty confident I'd be in the running. Get the response after a couple of weeks that I won't be interviewed because despite meeting all criteria with regard
  3. I'm sure the topic of game users being Director of Football has been discussed before but my idea may be new I dunno. Say I've managed for 8-10 years at a top league club, been successful and decide to resign and take a break from management. Now also say in my first season I hired a young coach and he (or she, copyright James Acaster) and after 8-10 years under my learning true they are offered a managerial post and: NEW FEATURE As I am out of work (the key component to this feature) a coach I have a relationship with offers me the Director of Football position. Job specs can b
  4. I play this game so much that sometimes I just space bar through and space out at certain points, especially just before a match starts. Ask assistant to handle the team's pre match briefing and let's get to match-day. But upon closer inspection I noticed something queer - without fail, every day before a match I'll get 2 unread news items: 1) Pre-match team briefing 2) [players name here] injured in training It's uncanny how there is always and I mean ALWAYS an injury in training the day before a match. 95% of the time it's a minor 1-2 day job but there have been multi-month
  5. So, post Brexit squad registration rules are a pain in the butt-ox. I'm in my 4th season, currently overachieving at Everton & have my eye on the Chelsea job at the end if the season (their manager is 72 and his contract is up, he HAS to go surely?!?) and perusing their squad, they've got Erling - now: Born in Leeds, England. Doesn't have English nationality. Can this be right?
  6. If you keep doing the same things, and getting the same results - then you change the things you are doing to get different results. i'm in my first full season with Everton, 3rd in game season. Joined from Brighton who I'd turned into a safe mid table team playing a slow possession based game with younger players. I came into Everton and used my same tactic and won my first game 6-1. Then for the remaining 10 games of the season it was feast or famine. And after my big summer recruitment, employing my same transfer tactics as at Brighton, the new season started the same: win games
  7. Offside can include players who even though they don't touch the ball, interfere with play ie standing in front of the GK and stopping him from attempting to make a save.
  8. £106m for Son Heung Min in second season with my champions Man Utd. He was terrible. Sold to Chelsea for £64m after 18 months.
  9. Spoke too soon. New signing, 21 y/old Brazilian striker, in da club and absent from training for 2 days! First day back, and a critique of his conduct, and he twists his ankle and is out for 5 weeks!! And now he's CONSIDERING RETIREMENT DUE TO INJURY!!!
  10. I've had variations on edge of the box inside, which has lead to a red card/yellow card for the defender depending on the outcome. But do hate scoring a last minute winner and then seeing the ref with his finger in his ear. ALTHOUGH what I would say is in real life, checks are always carried out for goals etc and apart from a delay, we don't see any difference from goal to kickoff - and when I get my post match news section it always says my first goal was given with the help of VAR but I've had no animation during the match.
  11. On season 8 of my save and have had nothing like this happen.
  12. I think the problems are related to game stats - if you have you GK set to distribute the ball long then his pass completion stats will be low and bring down his match rating. Same problem I've had for my striker - can have 10 passes/9 complete, 5 shots/4 on target but then headers attempted 12/3 completed and gets a 6.3 rating!
  13. I've seen new boards make offers for players as soon as they takeover other clubs - a new Spurs owner bid £98 million for Phil Foden!
  14. ....still playing their first save from buying FM20? My career so far: S1 - Man Utd; get rid of the dead wood, sign Bruno Fernandes, Rubén Neves, Lucas Digne & January signing Erling Haaland - playing an inverted 4231 (1 W, 2 AM) recover from a bad start to go 31 games unbeaten and catch, overtake and beat Man City to the League Title! S2 - a great start to the season stalls around Xmas, blow a 10 point lead and finish 4th, bring through youngsters Laird , Dalot & Greenwood into the 1sr team squad, panic buy Eriksen in January and he does the business. S3 - almost a cop
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