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  1. Finally finished 1st season... what a cool one with a double hehe OM won Ligue 1 6 points ahead of OL...PSG was second for most of the season but had a poor end and lost their last game against Reims which allowed OL to pass them on the last day I did not buy any player during summer but brought in Kelvin Amian for 5.1 M€ in January to cover for Sakai who had broken a leg and was out for 4 months. The team in general performed well but both Mitroglou (13 goals in 32 games) and Germain (10 goals in 28 games) were below par well covered by Gustavo, Thauvin, Payet and Lopez. After a pushy start in the group phase where OM qualified on the last day, the second phase was unexpectedly great.. Victories against Real Hispalis, Bayer Leverkusen, Lazio and Lepzig, OM faced Eintracht Francfort in the final and won 3-1 The team played really well during the second phase and 6 players made it to UEFA CUP's team of the year; I don't remember when this happened to me on FM at European level OM lost to PSG 2-0 away in French cup's 1/4 final and 2-1 away in league's cup 1/4 final. All in all a great 1st season with original team and only Damian as a purchase. For season two, OM was a bit more active on the transfer market, strengthening the attacking sector being a priority. IN Divock Origi for free Vincent Koziello for 10 M€ let's see how he performs on FM 19 Juan Pablo Cobelli -Argentinian CD for 9 M€ to replace Rolando who left at expiry of his contract Michy Batshuayi 20 M €+ 20 M € over 12 months, I might have overpaid but I had to replace Mitroglou and Germain who simply didn't score much. Let's see... Also got Theo Hernandez from Real, Claudio Gomez from City and Andre Moreira from Atletico Madrid on loan. OUT Mitroglou to Spartak Moscow - 13 M€ Germain to Crystal Palace - 8 M€ N'jie to Angers - 7.5M€ Radonjic on loan to Auxerre with an option set at 8 M€ other players left for free Season 2 started with a 4-1 win against OL in the trophee des champions and a 1-0 win against Dortmund in the UEFA Super Cup. Let's see if the team can retain L1 this season and what can it do in the champions league
  2. @dokera I am using stock tactics for the moment: I am mainly using 4-3-3 (what the game calls 4-1-4-1), vertical tiki taka with an attacking mentality or 4-2-3-1, tiki taka with a positive mentality. The only tweaks I have done so far is to personalise roles for some of the players. @nico_france I know, OM impresses me a lot on this game or I am extremely lucky (I was expecting to be trashed by QSG as always...)Still looking for a good striker for 8M € (why the hell didn't they buy Dembélé IRL....) and about to start the January transfers period; who did you guys buy as a striker?
  3. Hi, I started a game with OM and so far it's quite an enjoyable journey :) Transfers are disabled and I play 433 or 451 Here are the standings half way through Won against Monaco 3-1,drew against Lyon and then this :D In UEFA league, the journey was rocky and OM only qualified on the last day still managing to end up 1st in gate group. Players are actually quite good and Rocchia and Sarr are doing a monstrous job at the back but in front it is not that good and I need to find a decent striker... any recommendations with the 8 M budget in mind?
  4. Yeah, it was a really good season indeed Yup, you read well about M. Sarr hehe, actually 19 goals and 9 assists, I play him in the AMR position (IF,attack) How much I got for the players I sold? Mitroglu to Sporting Lisbon for 9 M €, Bedimo to Lens for 185 K, Cabella to Saint-Etienne for 7 M € and N’jie to Alaves for 9 M €.
  5. I finally managed to complete season 1 (can’t play as much as I used too) It was a joyful season that somehow exceeded my expectations. In Ligue 1, the tension was high between Monaco, PSG and Marseille, OL kept the distance for most of the season but a string of bad results in March made them drop to the 4th place. On the last day, the situation was the following: Monaco 1st with 77 points, PSG second with 77 point and OM third with 76 points. PSG, who was having a bad run, lost away to Caen 2-1, OM won 3-0 against Amiens and were virtually champions for 5 seconds until Monaco won 3-2 at the 93rd minute against Troyes… gutted ! Let’s see what next season will be like In UEFA cup OM crashed against Leipzig in ¼ finals (3-3 at home but 2-6 away…) In the French cup OM managed to reach the final but lost a tough battle against PSG 1-0. Coupe de la Ligue: nothing to see here, move along… got beaten by Sochaux in the 4th round. In terms of transfers, I played with 1st window disabled and got rid of Evra. During the winter season, I brought Dembele from Celtic for 20 M € and Appiah from Anderlecht for 7.5 M €. What I am trying this time is to only sign French or former OM players keeping the foreigners that are already at the club and only looking for non-French in case I wouldn’t find the player I need. Line up for season 2 looks like this: GK: Mandanda-Escales (Lafont is joining next season for 25 M €) DR: Appiah-Sakai DC: Rami-Rolando (wil try to bring Diop at some point) DC: Abdennour-Doria (Kamara is playing cup games and less important UEFA/L1 games) DL: Amavi-Hernandez (on loan from Real) DMC: Gustavo-Sertic MC: Sanson-Anguissa MC: Lopez-? (target is to try to sign Lemina, or a loan for this season) AMR: Sarr (absolutely on fire last season with 20 goals)-Thauvin AML: Payet-Ocampos ST: Dembele-Germain Sold Mitroglu to Sporting Lisbon for 9 M €, Bedimo to Lens for 185 K, Cabella to Saint-Etienne for 7 M € and N’jie to Alaves for 9 M €. Targets for this year are to win the L1 and reach the knock-out phase of the Champions League; national cups are extras… Lest see what this season will bring J
  6. Hi nico, who are you using as RB's? really struggling with that one... currently in the 1st season in December, 2nd in the league and qualified for the 1/8 UEFA cup, will post a summary at the end of the season. I also started the game with transfers disabled btw.
  7. Hello, I completed season 2 and... OM are champions (28V 4D 6L)!!! 8 points ahead of PSG and 10 from OL. The team also won the coupe de la ligue on penalties against Monaco. In Europe, we improved a bit in the champions league, reaching the 1/4 final and loosing 3-1 to Atletico.... For season 3, I brought back Mendy from Monaco after upsetting him for 25M €, Koziello from Nice for 17.5M € and Butelle for 500k as a backup GK as Pelé retired. Season jut started and OM won the Trophy des champions against PSG 3-1. Ow and for some reason the stadium should have been bought at the end of season 2 but it didn't happen... I asked again and it is now scheduled for the end of this season
  8. Hello, Didn't post for a while. I also started again during Christmas break and here is an update as I start season 2. For this game, I have decided to sign primarily French players (French as a 2nd nationality also or former OM player), only looking at foreigners when I really can't find/can't afford the player I am looking for. Season 1 was a joy and it went far above expectations, I got 38 M€ for transfers at the beginning and only signed Sanson in September. I managed to upset him during the summer and got him for 20M€ During the winter break, I got another 20M€ and brought Amavi for 23M€, Dembele for 13 M€ and Fares for 8.75M€; also sold Alessandrini for 7M€. The team finished second in the league: 6 draws and 5 defeats (2 points less than PSG) and OL finished third. Bafe helped a lot as he was on fire all season and finished as the club's and league's top scorer with 28 goals in 32 games. In the cups, I got kicked out in the French cup early and lost league cup to PSG For the summer window, I got 95M€ to spend and brought Corchia for 6M€, Lafont for 18.5M€, Zakaria for 18M€ and Lenglet for 12M€, I also brought Batshuayi on loan. Zakaria is Swiss but when I was looking for a DMC, I couldn't find one.... only after signing him I saw that M'Vila was available on a free so I brought him too. Zakaria will replace Diarra which I intend to sell during the winter window. Training and youth facilities have been upgraded and the board has launched the process to buy the stadium, which will occur at the end of the season. For season 2, the line up looks like this: GK:Lafont-Pele DC: Rekik/Lenglet DC:Doria/Rolando DL:Amavi/Bedimo WBR:Corchia/Sakai DMC:M'Vila/Zakaria/Diarra MC:Diaby/Khaoui MC:Sanson/Lopez AMR:Thauvin/Campos AML:Cabella/Fares ST:Dembele/Batshuayi
  9. ok it tried with graphics quality down to medium and indeed the fan makes less noise (on low even less) but this is a workaround until SI fixes this through a patch right?
  10. Hi, since beta whenever I play the game the fan on my Mac goes berzerk. It is so annoying that I am now playing with a noise cancelling headset as I have the impression my computer will take off every time I play. I provided all info about my system but my previous topic disappeared System is a late 2013 iMac 3.5 with 16gb RAM I already cleaned the fan so dirt on it cannot be an excuse. I play in window mode and I have tried with GPU rendering and software rendering=same. When I launch FM 16 with same settings (French leagues on and 1st division in IT,DE,NL,England, Brazil and Argentina (view only), there is no fan noise. What else can I try? I have seen several similar threads so I tend to think it is a game issue, not the machine (remember the issue is only present while playing FM17) For the moment, I am really not enjoying the game. please help thanks Daniel
  11. the issue with fans is still there on Mac the computer makes way too much noise especially during games, this seems to be affecting several Mac users since beta
  12. ok finished season 1 and OM finished in 3rd place, 12 points away of PSG and 6 of Lyon... which means CL qualifications next season :D I tried to bring Alisson from Roma but it was impossible so I settled for Lafont as a GK, I am sure I paid too much (20M) but it's an investment, also brought Corchia from Lille for 7M, Walace, a DM from Gremio for 15 M and brough back Mishy on loan from Chelsea. I also sold Sarr fro 6M (could rise to 11) and Andonian for peanuts. This year's target is to try to qualify for CL group stage, reach the final of one of the national ups and finish at least second (self imposed targets)
  13. Just reached the first transfer window, after playing a bit with the budget, there is 21 Millions € to spend. Currently sitting in 3rd position (to my amazement only 1 defeat (PSG away) but 10 draws.... PSG is first 7 points ahead. I do not want to change the whole team quickly, so only made 4 purchases so far: Machach - 1M € Cheick Keita - 3M € French U21 DL Yann M'Vila (what was he doing at Rubin to start with...) even though his contract ended in June 2017, I was not able to sign him o a free (?) so I ended up paying 3.5 M € Moussa Dembele - 12M € Curious to see if I ill be able to maintain 3rd place until the end of the season
  14. Are you sure you updated to full game from beta before starting a new game?
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