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  1. Hi guys... great to see some challenges still going strong (and some not so much ). Been lurking in the shadows last few days following everything. After a long week of work and one failed attempt I’m ready to go at it again, though may stick to more familiar surroundings with England. With the advanced database and loading players from unplayable leagues what is everyone’s general set up for English saves? Unsure which divisions to load.
  2. Annnnnddddd sacked, first season in my fist attempt Trying to pinpoint what exactly went wrong with Bitonto.. after a promising start everything just fell apart, picked up a few injuries (I already had only two very poor fullbacks and absolutely no natural wingers) confidence was low and just remained that way - no matter what I said to the players it was received badly, no manner of team talk could motivate them... set expectations high they’d get demotivated, take the pressure off they simply wouldn’t bother. Every team meeting was an utter calamity and did more harm than good!
  3. After my solid start now lost 7 of last 8, drawing one, dropped in to relegation zone, alienated my entire team by giving them the water bottle treatment (did slam a can of Diet Pepsi at home so seemed fitting), board won’t give me a kitkat let alone start me on training courses, star CB is still out injured, strikers couldn’t hit a cows arse with a banjo, everyone’s either a teenager with 5 determination and concentration or nearing retirement with 5 pace and acceleration. I have no natural fullbacks, no natural wingers, no pace... You love to see it.
  4. Should live stream and play the match in its entirety
  5. Had such a solid start with Bitonto - knocked out at 3rd round of cup qualification by Serie A Cagliari (admirable 0-2 loss) having beaten a Serie B side along the way and have 7 points from opening 3 games after a last minute Sirri (CB) tap following some fortunate free-kick bounce found him unmarked far post against Monopoli (predicted to finish 7th). Also beaten Ternarna who sit top 6. Riccardo Lattanzio has 4 in 3... early doors I know but signs are good. All a bit surprising considering i don’t think I’ve played more than 8 mins with the same tactic in place Honestly, I’m changing
  6. Pretty much how I wing it on a game to game to game basis
  7. Finally settle on my 352 set up which after a few games of tweaking shows very promising signs, totally ditch 41212, and within 30 minutes of next game star CB goes off with a hip injury and is ruled out for 5-6 months. Left with only two natural first team CB’sa after another one was ruled out for six weeks after a training injury. Didn’t see that coming.
  8. Started my save with Bitonto last night - will do a proper write up next week when I have a bit more time but for now some cliff notes. Pleasantly surprised with some of the players already in the squad - the star of the show being 25 year old attacking midfielder Leandro Taurino who possess above average pace and passing (for the division) and some all round solid stats - coupled with two all round but unspectacular 32 year old strikers, a whole host of CM’s, three decent CB’s and 2 GK’s (though they aren’t the greatest) the spine of the team is most certainly there. However, there
  9. Haha, I commend your efforts and totally understand the reasoning - bring Taranto back to its historical glory via the means of football! Only in FM are such things possible! Don’t know anything about the football club but assuming the location and it almost a right of passage for Italian clubs to dissolve and start again assuming this has also happened to Taranto? Cavese tempted me for a while for that reason alone... They’ve got more lives than most cats that club!
  10. The google reviews are pretty spot on tbh - most of them, and a very damming article about the pollution etc, came well after we had visited - just fancied a look at all the potential Greek history, museum etc before mooching to Venice. Ahh those were the days, lucky to get to a trip to Tesco Express let alone Venice at the moment! It really was a drab and dreary affair - extremely disappointed and genuinely felt unsafe for large parts; and I’m a 6ft3 bald bloke with a Vikingesque beard!!!
  11. Bitonto it is then - tiny stadium, never been above Serie C in their history, pretty part of the world... finally after two evenings of deliberation I have my club!
  12. Despite being a coastal town and often an available team, Taranto ain’t half a shoddy run down place... Went there once when holidaying with the wife (weren’t married at this point) and Jesus Christ felt like we had gone to a run down ghetto in the far reaches of the world. Team has potential though with good youth and training facilities etc. Just an awful part of the world! I was happy when I saw Bitonto become available in a reload - but the board insist on signing under 23 players so imagine that will cause issues later down the line. Anyone have experience with bo
  13. Thanks again for the help @thomas_e Will update with my team, progress etc in due course though typically will only get to play for a couple hours in the evenings so may be a little slow with the material Good luck in your second season!!
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