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  1. Agree with you! The easiest thing, would be just to start a new save with another team. But Leverkusen is just too fun to play with. I was thinking about starting with my favourite team, Liverpool. But have delayed that to the march patch. Remember Oliver Bartlett, he was so good in Leverkusen a few years back. Remember the edition with him, and Krösche as assistant manager! Starting over as well. I know you don't like it, but will use the first transfer window to overhaul the squad. So most of the ageing players will leave, except Sven Bender, who i will keep for one season. Palacios will definitely come in. And would probably go with the players i bought in on my last game. Racioppi, Berge, Sergio Gomez and Brewster (Permanent this time)
  2. Typically, when im doing great with Leverkusen , my computer says goodbye. But will start over with this great team.
  3. Bayer 04 Leverkusen - 2020/21 - Part 1 So after a very successful first season, winning the Bundesliga for the very first time, we did go in in the summer with a good feeling. My main target was to strengthen the squad with three players, with smart business, as the boar only gave me £28m. But of course, we did more business than the original plan. Transfers Really happy with the squad. As you can see i tried to signed a lot of players based in Germany, to please the board. Sergio Gomez wasnt really on my plan, but when he was transfer listed by Dortmund, almost for free, i just had too! Perfect start to the season, with a superb win against Dortmund in the Super Cup. Then i really expected big things for the rest of a season! And that feeling were growing after the beating Freiburg 3-0 at home, before smashing Dortmund 5-1 away! But then we just got an awful period with a loss to Leipzig and two draws against Augsburg and Werder Bremen. An suddenly we were 5 points behind Bayern Munich. But we were playing good football, so i didn't panic that much! And luckily enough the bad period didn't last to long. In the Champions League, we got a tough group with Real Madrid, Benfica and Celtic. I expected Real Madrid to get the 1st place, while we and Benfica had to fight for the last spot. How wrong was i! Needed a victory in the last game against Benfica, away, to win the group. Of course they scored 2-2 in the 89 minute. So will be facing Juventus in the first knockout round.
  4. Its really just a standard gegenpress setup 4-3-3. The only changes i made were ro change the DLP - D to DM-D. And Carrilero to - AP-s to get the most out of Havertz. Unfortunate I'm struggling a little bit more this season, even after some nice transfers. Will update after the season.
  5. Bayer 04 Leverkusen - 2019/20 - Part 2 As my earlier post said, we had a really good first half of the season, sitting in 3rd, but with equal points as Bayern Munich and Schalke 04. Through to the knockout stages in the Champions League and still in the German Cup. Used the winter break to play two friendlies against Lechia Gdansk (5-0) and Feyenoord (1-2), and getting ready to some exiting months. Karim Bellarabi left for Norwich City for £12.75, didn't really fit in to my system with Inside Forwards. Also finalised a pre contract with Sergio Reguillon, who will join us for free in the summer. And at last, a big signing from Brazil for £21.5m. Bundesliga After the winter break we started as a three man horse race, but Schalke 04 began to drop out early. There was a real fight between Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, to the end. We changed several time on being on the top. In April we got the advantage , when we beat them 3-0 at Bay Arena. We moved 3 points ahead, and never looked back. Finishing with 4 wins after that and clinching the Bundesliga with 80 points , six points ahead of Bayern Munich. Champions League (Lost against Paris SG in the First knock Out Round, 6-5 on aggregate) German Cup ( Lost against RB Leipzig in the Quarter Final, 4-3) In the end i just wanna show my two stand up players, Kevin Volland and Leon Bailey. Both of them having a fantastic season. Going to be difficult to keep hold of them. Convinced Bailey to stay, if i won the league, lucky for me i did. As for transfers, i feel i have may a lot of them. So would not be doing so many in the Pre Season. On my shortlist i have a striker, defensive midfielder and maybe a centre back. An of course, my main target is to keep my star players.
  6. He is just playing like a Pressing Forward - Attack, with two IF-A on each side. Mid feb, and his total is 28 goals! I should point out that he is my regular penalty taker, and six of the goals is from the spot. As i mentioned before, i had like 2-3 test seasons, and he always ends up with 20-25 goals in total. But i think he is overachieving a little at the moment, with some easy tap ins and being very confident at one-to-ones.
  7. Bayer 04 Leverkusen - 2019/20 - Part 1 After a couple of test game, I'm finally underway with my annual Leverkusen game. Just love to manage this team, on every single version of FM. Since in Germany and since being a Liverpool and Klopp fan IRL, i will of course play with a gegenpress style of football. Wich i think suits this years Leverkusen side brilliant. Will build the team around the three key players in my opinion, Jonathan Tah, Kai Havertz and Leon Bailey. The main issue would be to keep this players, because bigger fish will come after them! Transfers: Pre Season: So just manage to get to the Winter Break, really happy with the season so far. In the Bundesliga its very close race between Bayern Munich, us and Schalke 04, with all of us taking a holiday with 37 points. The highlight so far must be the 3-2 win in Munich, with Kevin Volland scoring a hattrick. And speaking about Volland, what a season so far! 22 goals in 24 matches, with 19 of them in the league. In the Champions League we were a little bit lucky with our group. Not a easy one, but one i felt we were favourites to get the 2nd place. Get drawn against Juventus, Shakhtar and Lille. An after a 3-1 loss in the first match in Turin, we were magnificent. Even beating Juventus 2-1 at home.
  8. After playing with both Liverpool and Leverkusen for the first two months after the game was released, i decided i wanted a long term challenge. I usually don't go further down then Chamionship, but this year i wanted to try something different, and choose to start with Oxford United. They have a really interesting team, with a lot of them also capable to come on the journey further up the divisions. Didn't want to do that many transfers, but strengthen the squad with Rhian Brewster on loan from Liverpool and Brandon Fleming on loan from Hull. Only transfer out was Jamie Mackie, who returned to Scotland and Patrick Thistle. Had a very good Pre Season, specially pleased with the win against Charlton. One draw against Dag & Red, they had one shot on target (!)
  9. Nice to her about the progress @BanOly Bayer 04 is always my go to team. With my two all time favourite FM players In Kai Havertz and Leon Bailey. i always tend to make a test game with them, before my Malin save. And actually won the league and was knocked out on away goals In the Champions League semi against psg. I changed a lot of players, getting rid of L.Bender, Dragovic, Aranguiz, Baumgartlinger, Bellarabi and Alario. Replaced them with Vagnoman, Pongracic, Maia, Berge, Szoboszlai and Selke. But decided to quit and start over with the new patch. And now im so dissapointed with IT. the Scout reports of the players are bad, the same players i bought. Pongracic (was 80, now 63) , Szoboszlai (80-84- now 63-71). Even if their potential are the same. the same with my star player paulinho, with 25 goals. Before i EAs always 4 *, now only 3,5*. does anybody know why? will give IT another go tomorrow, after Two days with frustration
  10. Just started with Lyon and need a new cb. Cant decide between gianluca mancini and wallace. Suggestion?
  11. Gomez and trent is the same. Alisson is downgraded (!). Woodburn as well. Youngsters ki-jana and ducan got very improved.
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