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    Derby County Researcher


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    FM enthusiast, I maintain my own database based on transfers and managerial changes reported by the BBC. Derby County season ticket holder and member of the Derby Telegraph's Rams Fans Panel.

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    Live in Derbyshire.

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    Derby, Burton A, Belper T

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    Man Utd (signed Will Hughes)

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  1. Frank Lampard misses out on Ipswich Town job as the Tractor Boys appoint Paul Lambert Ipswich Town have announced the managerial appointment of former Norwich City manager Paul Lambert: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/27/ipswich-appoint-former-norwich-manager-paul-lambert Frank Lampard was interviewed for the job, and was believed to be a serious contender, but misses out as Ipswich opt to go for experience. Lampard remains in the running for the managerial vacancy at Derby County.
  2. If you decide to manage Derby County on FM19 I think you'll have a fun save with a squad capable of challenging for promotion in your first season and with some exciting loanees and youth players you can develop. Good luck.
  3. Derby County are owned by wealthy local business man Mel Morris, who has invested heavily into the club both on and off the field. The expectations for the 2018/19 season are to: reach the Championship playoffs, reach the F.A. Cup 4th round, and the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup. Investment in previous seasons means the club has had to tighten the purse strings this season to stay within Financial Fair Play, but the mix of experienced and youth players, plus the exciting loans in of Mason Mount (Chelsea), Harry Wilson (Liverpool) and Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea) means the Rams start the season with a squad capable of meeting the club's expectations. Derby County start the 2018/19 season with a transfer budget of £3,000,000 and a wage budget of £507,905 per week (with committed spending of £502,269). The club has around nine senior players out-of-contract at the end of the season which will allow you plenty of scope to mix things up and create a Rams squad in your own image in readiness for the 2019/20 season. Unfortunately, Derby County start the season with a number of injuries. There are a good number of leaders and influential players at the club: A number of players are on half-season loans who may be able to contribute in a Rams shirt in the second half of the season. And these players are out on loan for the entire season.
  4. Derby County 2018/19 Founder members of the Football League, Derby County have a rich history having won the League Title in 1971/72 under Brian Clough and in 1975/76 under Dave MacKay. The Rams also won the F.A. Cup in 1946. In FM19, Derby County are playing in the Sky Bet Championship, having been relegated from the Premier League in 2007/08. The Rams finished 3rd in the Championship in 2013/14 and lost 1-0 to Q.P.R. in the playoff final, and have been in and around the playoffs every season since, finishing 8th 2014/15, 5th 2015/16, 9th 2016/17 and 6th 2017/18. The squad you inherit in FM19 (season 2018/19) is a good mix of experience and youth. Goalkeepers: Right-backs: Left-backs: Centre-backs: Midfield: Attacking Midfield / Wingers: Forwards:
  5. Hi @WoodyFM, I hope you enjoy your Derby County save. I’ve not tried 5-4-1, I must admit. I have considered it but haven’t gone with it as I don’t think the Rams have the CBs for it while Curtis Davies is out injured. By the time Davies is rehabilitated, Derby are usually doing well with a four at the back system so I haven’t changed. In my Derby saves I’ve mainly stuck with the existing squad to see how they do. If you show faith in Jayden Bogle (D/WB R) and Fikayo Tomori (DC D/WB R) they will develop nicely. In terms of signings, you can usually get: * Jordan Archer GK from Millwall * Przemyslaw Tyton GK free agent * Logan Bailly GK free agent * Jan Mucha GK free agent * Johnny Placide GK free agent * Carl Jenkinson RB on loan from Arsenal * Jonjoe Kenny D/WB R on loan from Everton * Conor McLaughlin D/WB R / DM from Millwall * Jeffrey Schlupp D/WB/M/AM L on loan from Crystal Palace * Diego Polenta DC free agent * James Collins DC free agent * Silvan Hefti DC / DR on loan from St Gallen * Yoann Barbet DC / DL from Brentford * Patrick Bauer DC from Charlton * Ethan Ampadu DC / DM on loan from Chelsea (January) * Josh McEachran DM / M C from Brentford * Dan Gosling MC on loan from Bournemouth * Kadeem Harris AM/M RL from Cardiff * Eddie Nketiah SC on loan from Arsenal * Sam Winnall SC from Sheffield Wednesday although he’s injured at the start of the season Let us know how you get on. Good luck 🍀 !
  6. When the FM19 Winter Update comes out I’m in two minds what to do with this save: Option 1 Replace Frank Lampard as Derby manager. Yes, just do a straight forward take charge of Derby County, meaning all Lampard’s signings stay at Derby. Option 2 Let Frank Lampard take charge of Ipswich Town (he was reported as being interviewed by Ipswich prior to being interviewed for Derby), returning Nathan Jones to Luton (was it?), and take the high profile loan signings of Harry Wilson and Mason Mount, plus Ashley Cole to Ipswich Town with him. All other signings Lampard made remain as Derby players. Option 3 Similar to Option 2, except the older Lampard signings (Martyn Waghorn, Scott Malone, Florian Jozefzoon) also go to Ipswich with Frank Lampard. Or Option 4 which I’ve only just thought of. Demote Frank Lampard to AM, and Jody Morris to FTC, and keep everything else the same. Note [1] I want to keep the younger, lower profile, Lampard signings at Derby because these fit with the club philosophies: George Evans, Jack Marriott, Duane Holmes, Fikayo Tomori (loan). [2] I will probably use the pre-game editor to remove (or move to Ipswich, depending on option selected) the Backroom staff Lampard brought in, allowing Igor Stimac to recruit his ex-Rams teammates Aljosa Asanovic, Stefano Eranio and Mart Poom. Thoughts, and any other suggestions, would be welcomed. Thanks for reading...
  7. Manchester United win the Quadruple - 2018 / 19 What a first season! I don't think I've had a first season like this in any save on any version of FM. These were my transfers. I started playing 4-1-2-3 and 4-2-3-1 and, whilst we did ok, neither Lukaku or Rashford were scoring much as a lone striker. I switched to more of a 4-4-2 and suddenly Romelu and Marcus were on fire. I only signed Tierney in the January transfer window. Before that Shaw was my LB and after Tierney arrived I rotated them, with Tierney being my big game player. Martial rotated up front as well, Sanchez rotated wide left, and Mata rotated wide right as an AP. I gave Hughes playing time in the Pogba role and Fred playing time instead of Fellaini. Herrera figured early season in the Fellaini role but, after a longish injury, never got back into my thoughts. Lindelof was my back-up at RB and CD. But I'm not sure about our finances.
  8. Thanks. Where do I find the screenshots folder?
  9. 5th May 2019 and this isn't looking good.
  10. Apologies this has probably been asked before, but how do I take screenshots while playing FM19?
  11. Did your DoF at least get a good price?
  12. Has anybody had FFP trouble in the first season?
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