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  1. Shame about that Crossing though. How does Salah survive with such poor service?
  2. [FM18] 12 Years A Slav

    Europa League Group Draw ... Workable is the only thing I'll say. I think I can beat both Young Boys and RBS, Milan is another matter entirely. And sorry for the lack of updates, work has kept me awfully busy. Hopefully I can churn some updates out over the weekend
  3. This Saint Gonna Be Easy

    Brilliant Window. Wallace looks like an utter beast and Goretzka is world class. Good luck with the next season.
  4. [FM18] 12 Years A Slav

    2nd Season - The Beginning No dream start for us this year. Too many games to focus on with our run through Europe and as a result we've lost as many games as we did across the whole previous season in the first five. Everyone's pretty average though so no one's taken a massive early lead. How that shifts over the next 5-10 games will definitely be something to look out for though. Slavia vs PSV A great result, one marred by conceding two goals in the 2nd half before Dimitrov put us ahead immediately after to seal a 3-2 win. A lot less room to work with and I would rather have taken the 2-0 result at Half-Time. It showed we could compete though and perhaps there was a faint glimmer of a chance in the 2nd leg. Nope.... Player of the Update Ivan Minchev Carrying us through the league in the early stages. A lot of those wins off the back of his play. Hopefully he can drag the club back to our previous level the season before. One Year Down and this time it's a lot harder
  5. [FM18] 12 Years A Slav

    Transfers, Europe and A Tactical Revolution Transfers A productive transfer window, our main focus being to add depth in key positions and also to improve the quality of the team. I also had an eye on some talented youngsters and looked through the amateur teams given our lack of actual funds to work with. Milen Borisov was the best of the bunch we brought in and has a lot of potential. Not sure how good he'll turn out in the future, but it's something to work with at at least. In addition to youth we decided to strengthen a few spots. Bringing in Naydenov, Terziev and Adzic. Mostly adding a strong centre back to work with Hristov and Velkov in our 3 man system. Adzic adds another option out right for our alternative tactics. Most importantly though I was able to finally get my hands on Valentin Yoskov, my favourite player in FM17 and if I'm lucky I'll be able to coax out his max potential. EUROPE We've had an incredible draw. Working our way through to the Playoffs where we'll be taking on PSV for a chance at the Champions League Group Stage. Zrinjski gave us a minor scare but BATE and Qarabag were easy targets and we've cruised through a relatively hectic pre-season. The sheer volume of games though isn't ideal and our squad doesn't have the money for the depth I need. Predicting a struggle regardless of whether we land in the CL or Europa League Group Stage. TACTICS With Adzic and adding an extra option out right in Naydenov we have some talented wide options and I'm going to be using them to full effect. Introducing the system I want to win the Champions League with, combining my favourite player roles into a potent threat. 4-1-4-1 Assymetric Attacking Wingbacks surge forward, hugging the line. This allows the Raumdeuter to cut inside and Mezzala to shift forward and provide a third option alongside the Advanced Forward while the Enganche serves as the anchor of the offense and plays in the attackers. Meanwhile the BWM and the Regista recycle possession and allow us to keep pressing the play. It keeps our prior philosophies of high pressing, attacking play and elevates it to yet another level of potential insanity/offensive viability. BUT It's a system that we'll only fully transition to over the next few seasons as we slowly increase the quality of the first team and get players capable of playing in these positions. Raumdeuter is an example of this issue as our best option has no idea how to play it. If I can get a Regen player to mould or a really good prospect once the European Money comes in I'll be delighted. Onto the Next Season!
  6. [FM 17] Wake me up when Septemvri ends

    Nice to see another face trying out Bulgaria! Do Septemvri play out of the Vasil in yours as well or is that an 18 addition? The table looks tight, well primed for a surge with the right results
  7. That's a really nice squad you've got on your hands... Here's hoping the season is a good one
  8. [FM18] A New Avenue For The Discarded...

    Great Work! Had Kongolo in a Heerenveen save last year and really liked him so hopefully he can kick on and do some work for you League 1 looking like a matter of formality (Fingers Crossed!)
  9. [FM18] 12 Years A Slav

    Thanks everyone! Yeah, CSKA are giving me a little trouble but it does keep the domestic league a lot more entertaining which is good. Looking at changing up the formations a little too, and I'll probably cover that in a future update Mezzala is a role I am loving at the moment!
  10. [FM18] 12 Years A Slav

    Bulgarian Cup Easy run to the final, with our most difficult opponent our Feeder Club Montana. Penalties left me a nervous wreck but we won the match and strolled past Cherno to set up final against a familiar foe. The match was a tight one. Down early after a corner, Dimitrov levelled the scores on the verge of half-time and the game was left at 1-1 going into the 2nd half. The whole match was markedly even, as had been the staple of almost every match against them this season before we finally broke through in the 85th through an Andrea Hristov header, snatching the game off a set piece. 2-1 Bulgarian Cup Winners Great first season, but we're just getting started. Our real focus is Europe and when we've been matched up against BATE Borisov in the First Playoff. Thanks! I forgot to screen the Intake but we did get 4 5* players. I'm only going to be bringing to into the first team though as they're in positions I regularly use ala AMC and MC. My Personal Favourite is this guy Kostadin Vasilev Bit of a horror personality but he's immense from a techncial perspective, especially factoring in his age. He's already had a few games from the playoffs and he did moderately well, barring a disastrous 4.8 AR when we lost to CSKA 3-0. Meanwhile Mihail Shokolarov All the makings of a great AMC in the future, need to work out how to slot him into the team but he'll be getting game time in the first team next season onwards. Less than Vasilev though.
  11. [FM18] 12 Years A Slav

    My call of Ludo-Choke-its now seems too on the nose
  12. [FM18] 12 Years A Slav

    End of Season - League A second loss... To the same culprits. Otherwise we managed to survive the rest of the playoffs relatively well. Barring one major incident, 4-6 Months out and given the length of the injury you could almost say it's perfectly timed given we have 2 months of inaction due to the Summer Break. Of course a broken leg is never ideal at all and is a massive hamper on development. So it's still frustrating from that perspective. But how did we finish the season? Champions and CL Qualification achieved, destroying pre-season expectations of 8th. A season fueled by a great, cohesive squad and some brilliant development. Budgets Minor 2k Increase but is enough to renegotiate contracts and tie some core players to the squad. Sadly we won't be able to buy any high quality players, but the squad as is can compete in the Qualifiers. It's just the depth that I'm particularly concerned with and will be looking to exploit the loan market. Particularly seeking a new Attacking Midfielder and a Right Back to add depth in core positions. Player of The Season Ivan Minchev Good enough to be the Bulgarian League's Player of the Season and good enough for me. The beating heart of my midfield, able to play across all three centre mid positions and up front with absolutely no issues at all. Versatile and Effective.
  13. [FM18] 12 Years A Slav

    Agree completely, he was brilliant last year and I was pleased to say it stayed the same Massive part of the immediate future Thanks! I was happy to finally get one over them. Haha, I used 4-2-3-1 almost exclusively for the last 3 FMs until I decided to experiment late 17. Makes it a lot more fun for me personally since I need to be a little more creative with instructions etc; to make it click
  14. [FM18] 12 Years A Slav

    (Inspired by @Jimbokav1971) Loss to CSKA Aside they can't stop us. The match vs Beroe was a masterclass response and immediately arrested fears of a poor run of results. The Cherno More game was a gritty one which we toughed out and got the result we needed. We're doing everything champions need to do. Which means that with 5 Games left we've taken a 6 point lead. Saving the Bulgarian Cup for another update down the line. Stergiakis gets coverage on this update with some sparkling development. He's turning into a wall at the back, only conceding 21 in 24 games and the future with him, Velkov and Hristov looks bright, or very secure at least.
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