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    on the run from authorities after my intervention of the Miner's strike. trying to escape from my house and head for the English Channel and freedom in Europe. hoping to collect enough objects to form a Freedom Kit and then board a ferry to France.

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  1. MontyOnTheRun

    [ENGLAND] (Official) Liverpool Data Issues

    Had a look at Gerrard in the editor again, and I'm pretty sure the problem stems from his profile having a checkmark at the "retiring after spell at current club". Please fix, or we won't be able to re-hire him as coach for Liverpool once he gets the sack at Rangers.
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    [ENGLAND] (Official) Liverpool Data Issues

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/transfer-quirk-liverpool-allowing-steven-14876341 - should add Rangers as an affiliate with loan option. MTK and Wrexham are set up as affiliates that play annual friendly. Neither first team nor reserves have any match scheduled with either of these teams this pre-season. Matthew Virtue is a childhood Liverpool fan (can't find the interview where he stated this), and at age 20 deserves a set value for determination. He apparently trains with the first team and should be added to this squad next season as a backup player. He's noted for his consistency and is almost like a poorman's Kuyt (if only he'd have the good sense to go out on loan). Lijnerds is back (and probably will be Klopp's new assistant)! Please decide on his discipline value. Maybe add "marks opponent tightly" as PPM for Firminho? He does decent enough tracking back when played as F9, but nowhere near as good as IRL.
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    [ENGLAND] (Official) Liverpool Data Issues

    Squad morale should be raised from 15 to 18-20. By the time you finish your updates LFC will have won the CL and morale will be sky high. In the first team only Can and possibly Klavan wants out. Similarly, the club reputation should be raised with at least 100 points, allowing the club to be at least on par with United. It speaks volumes when VVD chose LFC over other rivals this January. Chelsea are out of CL next season and LFC should be allowed to overtake them in the reputation table (reputation is a very important stat to get realistic games when AI is in control of the teams). It says in the editor that Anfield have an expansion capacity of 85,000. According to Kayla Bibby (and I trust her) 108,000 is doable. Supporter profile – in this year’s PL LFC have a 16 for ‘passion’, a stat that is somehow trumped by Swansea (17) and Crystal Palace (18)! The Stoke City researcher claimed back in 2015 that this stat is generally a reflection of “how noisy fans are at home games”. Well no offense to the aforementioned teams, but I don’t think their fans generate anywhere near the volume that you get at Anfield – LFC supporters even out noise the opposition at some away games. A passion rating of 19-20 would seem logical when you compare this stat with other major clubs across the continent. By allowing Kornmayer to be both a Head of sports science and a fitness coach, you hamper his star rating as a coach (I usually solve this by hiring a new Head of sports science which allows Kornmayer to be only a fitness coach). Please decide if he is a Head of sports science or just a fitness coach. According to the official website he is a Head of fitness and conditioning. That Korny still has not been given his vital stats for motivating and level of discipline I find diabolical. I’m impressed at whoever already got it right that Totti and Ronaldo were Salah’s idols. I see several of Salah’s stats that you could make an argument should shoot up at least 3-4 points… but before you look at that I’d like his PA to be fair. Currently there are 12 PL players with a higher PA than the Egyptian king and 7 players with a higher CA. Given his accolades this season I don’t see why Salah’s CA and PA shouldn’t be improved even further. If the person he beat for the PFA award (childhood Liverpool fan De Bruyne) is a 183/184 CA/PA, then I think Salah deserves to be closer to this bracket. I can’t recall anyone in FM history who have been seriously talked about as a candidate for the Ballon d`Or who didn’t have at least 180 PA. When I buy the game next year I should realistically see “Salah” in the “media dream eleven” ahead of the new season. Brewster have no set person data. His determination is also random. Please give him set values as I have a feeling he could soon feature on the bench if Ings/Solanke are sold or loaned out next season. From watching his games with England he seems like a young Michael Owen – determined and ambitious. Suarez is apparently his idol. VVD – I think the Southampton researcher overreacted a bit when sending him over to you with a 16 for controversy, 4 for loyalty, and a crippling 5 for professionalism. Players are usually either unprofessional or controversial – it’s rare that they are at the extremes at both ends. In fact, VVD is the only player in the entire database with a PA over 140 with this trifecta of conditions. Surprise performer of the season Robertson should possibly have his PA raised by 5 points. On the current database he’s only got 9 CA to go before he reaches his PA. Given the strides he’s made this season (and his still relatively young age) I think there’s a lot more to come from the Scott. From the people I talk to who followed his 3 seasons at Hull, they were always adamant that Robertson would eventually become a better player than Moreno. I guess the Hull researcher did not agree at the time.
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    Loyalty to players

    When you offer a player out this stat seems to plummet. If on the other hand you transfer players only when a player comes to you and complain about something (lack of first team appearances for example); and they agree to be transfer listed and you only sell when a club comes to you, then this stat stays at status quo. It would be nice if SI could tell us what effect this stat has, if any.
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    FM Best Scandinavian Bargains

    If there was an Ice Skating Manager then Eng Strand would be one of the top prospects in Europe. How does he get on with football for you?
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    FM Best Scandinavian Bargains

    He had no choice... former Bryne badass, Keane slayer and Leeds player spawned him during his run there in '96. He's got tighs like a Brama bull!
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    FM18: Liverpool FC - Pace Abuse

    There's only one better as a false 9 in season 2, and that's Dybala. You can thank me for alerting the researchers about this clause
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    FM18: Liverpool FC - Pace Abuse

    I play him MC on his preferred left side in a classic 4-1-2-3 wide formation, as a central midfielder on attack duty. He's having an absolute stormer! I think the key is to make use of his wonderful 18 off the ball movement and PPM "play's one-twos", ie you want him involved in the attacking moves while running from deep (Gini is also very effective in this role, with a 15 off the ball movement and the diabolical "arrives late in opponent's area" PPM). I'm thinking next season it will be Keita and Hendo as my MC pairing, with whoever Klopp decides to bring in as a DMC sitting behind them.
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    FM18: Liverpool FC - Pace Abuse

    I call BS on this screenshot. A £76M valuation of TAA - at 20 years old - is not possible unless you boosted his CA with an editor. Why don`t you retrain VVD as targetman while you`re at it and make him score +20 league goals in a season - that would be more impressive.
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    FM18: Liverpool FC - Pace Abuse

    He can do a fine job both as IF and AMC/ST. I play Firmino as a false 9, and there’s no better teenage striker in the game to study that role than Woodburn - he already have 14 for both passing and creativity.
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    FM18: Liverpool FC - Pace Abuse

    You're exactly right my friend. Because of VVD's outrageously low professionalism he'll now probably never reach the rest of his PA. And if he gets a long-term injury and loses CA because of it, he won't get that back through training. Would love for someone with an in-game editor to tell me otherwise. VVD is still a mighty fine defender on FM, but for now we're left wondering 'what could have been' for this fine athlete.
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    FM18: Liverpool FC - Pace Abuse

    Apology on behalf of all Liverpool fans for him. He wanted the distinction of creating the thread - not maintaining it. On topic; have anyone managed to get VVD to visibly improve? The Southampton researcher left a parting gift of '5' for professionalism for this guy. It's Andy Carroll all over again.
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    reserves moved automatically to first team

    Tested with a new save where I didn't have my DoF be assigned to making bids for first team and youth players. The moving did not occur.
  14. Managing Liverpool, I notice that during the pre-season most of my reserves are automatically moved to the first team. I assume this is a new feature? I like it, if it wasn't for having to move them back into the reserve team myself. Then on 27th August this process repeated itself, as I had just played my last league game before the international break. 14 reserves snuck into my first team without me asking for them. For our next league game on Sept 9th (after the international break has finished) they are still there and I again have to move them. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to who gets automatically moved from reserve team to first team. I still have 8 left in my reserves, playing 4 vs 4 during training while my first team now have 38 players!
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    opposition instructions

    Thanks Marshall, I hope this gets solved soon so that I won't have to do this chore every match. Also, if you could fix it so that when you open the opposition instructions menu during match and then click on a player name and open the player information screen (to check out his strength and weaknesses before setting the OI), the opposition instructions menu does not disappear (you have to click on the menu again) when hitting the 'back' button at the player information screen. I want to stay locked on the opposition instructions menu even if I check out the opposition's players from there.