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  1. Just started with Lyon and need a new cb. Cant decide between gianluca mancini and wallace. Suggestion?
  2. Gomez and trent is the same. Alisson is downgraded (!). Woodburn as well. Youngsters ki-jana and ducan got very improved.
  3. Champions of Europe in season 2.
  4. Got a crash dump on previous save with 1. FSV Mainz 05, so had to start over again. Did well on my previous save, finished 2nd in Bundesliga with 62 points in the first season. Will also this time playing a 4-2-3-1 gegenpressing inspired tactic. And stick with the same system, not mine it up all the time, with i did the last time. Have started very well, and after 7 games in Bundesliga we are 1st, with 6 wins and 1 draw. Will upload after the season. Transfers: Just bought Francisco Trincao as well, he will be joining us january 1st.
  5. So the difficult 2nd season with Mainz is under way. Its been a busy transfer window, shaping the squad with some real talented players. With so many young players its going to be some ups and downs this season. But were hoping for at least a Europa League spot. Its going to be tough, with the other teams improving their squad with a lot more cash than we. Especially Bayern , who has signed Julian Brandt and Federico Chiesa! Transfers: Really happy with the transfer window. Got some quality in, Palacios and Almada will be in starting line up, the rest will rotate and be given a lot of game time as well. Going to be more rotation than the last season, since were now in Champions League, Not the worst group , but not the easiest either.
  6. I have always loved to play in the Bundesliga, even more this year after the league was licensed. Was after a long term save and in the end i decided for Mainz. Purely because of my admiration for Jurgen Klopp, and Mainz will of course play a gegenpressing style. And rely on buying young players for the future. The board wanted avoid relegation and the bookies tips was 14th place. But with the right addition and some luck i was hoping to fight for a Europa League Place. Transfers: Absolutely love playing with Mainz, they have some real talents. We were doing good in the league from the first kick on the ball, way ahead of the expectation. When we came to the winter breake we were 4th and we started dreaming about a sensational place in Champions League. RB Leipzig were flying in the first half of the season, 10 points ahead of Bayern before the 2nd half of the season. But with two straights defeats in january, and we suddenly were sniffing on a league win. It was so tight, as you can see in my previous post, and with 3 games to go we had RB Leipzig home, and would with a victory be on level points. 2-1 to Mainz, after a 93 minute goal from Pierre Kunde. That win meant that with two match days to go, Mainz, RBL and Bayern all had 59 points. Unfortunately we lost the next game away to Frankfurt, and Bayern beat Leipzig. And they were crown champions! On the last match day both Werder Bremen and Hertha Berlin got past Dortmund and RB Leipzig , and stole the Champions League spot away from them! But so happy with the first season. Going to be a much tougher 2nd season. And will try to bolster the squad with a good bbm.
  7. Last attempt on a long term Bundesliga save. After some tries with Leverkusen, i decided to give it a go with Mainz. Will do a post on it when the season ends. But just have to post a picture of the league table with 5 games to go! What a crazy end to the season.
  8. Wich tactical style do you guys recommend for Leeds? The plan is to play 4-1-4-1. Bielsa is well closest to gegenpressing if you look at the tactial style that FM presents
  9. Love playing in Germany. Even more this year after the licencing. I usually play with Leverkusen, but after winning Bundesliga 1st season, i got bored. I want to do a long term save in Germany, and need a challenge, so decided to start with St. Pauli. A team i always have wanted to manage om FM, but havent until now. Will update after the season.
  10. Started with my annual Leverkusen save, always a fun team to managed. Playing gegenpressing style. Still early on , but just had my best comeback ever on FM i think. Home against Dortmund, they absolutely counter attacked us of the field in the first half. 1-4 at half time. Switch from 4-1-4-1 DM to 4-2-3-1 and substituted Aranguiz in as a box-to-box, and this happened.
  11. Here we go, ready for the Premier League. Got a tough start with Man City and Liverpool in the first two games. Really happy with the transfer window, and think i have the squad to keep us up. Time will show!
  12. @warlock thanks for that. Yeah had a lot of injuries during the first season, but was lucky i guess, only small one. Typical i got a injury on Ollie Watkins just before the season ended, out 4-5 months. If I'm lucky he will reach the Premier League start. Have had a really busy transfer window regarding players and staff. And feel I'm ready for the new season. Going to be tough, but i believe we can stay up. Will update after the season.
  13. After reading this thread over some time now, it made me wanted to start my last FM 18 save with a EFL. After some consideration my i decided to go for Brentford. Had a really fun save with them some editions a go, when players like Jota and Lasse Vibe was on fire. Looking at this years squad i see a lot of potential, and a little surprised about the 15th media prediction after looking on the talent in the squad. Playing with Brentford is more about building a club from the start. Just look at the facilities. Small stadium, 0 youth level , no junior coaching and recruitment. So we have a job to do! Going tp play a 3-4-3, with wingers to get the best out of my attacking trio Canos, Watkins and Mercondes. Transfers: I was hoping to maybe challenge for a play off spot before the season started, but we did so much more than that. Playing some good football and absolutely dominating the league from the start. Had a really tough fight with Wolves to begun with. As they didn't lose again before we beat them in january. After that they got some bad result on the way, and we clinched the promotion quite easily in early april Going to be a busy pre season before the Premier League starts. Need some additions in the squad and better staff. Been giving a transfer budget on £32 m. And need to strengthen with a defender, midfielder and attacker. Also getting a new stadium, Lionel Road, with a capacity at 17,000. So we need to play our home games at Selhurst Park to the new stadium is finished before the 2019/20 season.
  14. Decided to give it another game with LFC. Had success the last time, decided to start over after doing to much transfers business in the 2018 transfers window. Lost a bit of joy with that. so playing a 4-2-3-1 gegenpressing style. which suits the team well. Transfers: Didn't wanted to much, but needed a quality striker who were capable to bang in goals. Belloti is the perfect match, with the support of Firmino just behind him. Premier League: A aboslute awesome season from my side. Playing some beautiful football and scoring a lot of goals. The defeats came after the title was secured , playing with the "b-team" before important Champion League quarter and semi finals. Belotti was awesome , scoring 43 goals in the league and 77 in total! And as you see, Newcastle finished in 3rd. And both Mourinho and Guardiola was sacked by february! Carabao Cup: I never regard this tournament , playing with the first team squad players and youth prospects. But they did quite well. Won the final 3-2 after extra time against Tottenham. Did field my best team that game. The funny thing in the final was that Michel Vorm was injured in the 105th minute and Spurs had no subs left. So played with Harry Kane in the goal the rest of the match. The player who impressed most in this tournament was Liam Millar. Will try to develop him further. FA Cup: Another trophy back to the Anfield cabinet. The other big teams had a horrible tournament, leaving us with Bournemouth, West Ham and Middlesbrough in semi finals. Middlesbrough that we just manage to beat at Wembley. Champions League: For the 6th times! Got a tough group with RB Leipzig, Napoli and Barcelona. But was easier than expected. Over home record was vital, and big wins at Anfield made us to the final. Since we lost all the away legs against Porto, Juventus and Bayern. Won the final 2-0 against Atletico.
  15. Finally managed to get starting on a new Liverpool game with the new patch, after som tactic testing. Playing a 4-2-3-1 gegenpressing style. Didn't wanted to do much transfers the first season, but needed a quality striker , because i wanter to use Firmino in as a advanced playmaker. Transfer In: 28.06.17 Andrea Belotti (Torino) - £67m Transfer Out: 03.07.17 Adam Bogdan (Shakhtar) - £2.8m 30.07.17 Ragnar Klavan (Paris SG) - £5.75m 01.08.17 Jordan William (Fleetwood) - Loan 08.01.18 Danny Ings (Watford) - Loan 27.01.18 Danny Ward (Bradford City) - Loan What a seson! Was hoping for top 4, but the team played awesome from start to finish. Won the Premier League easily with 95 points, scoring 121 goals! Played my b-team in the Carabao Cup and were knock out by Manchester United away with a 3-0 loss. But got revenge when we meet them in the FA Cup Final with a 4-1 victory. Was really excited to be back in the Champions League. A was so close! Made it to the semi finals but Chelsea knocked us out on away goals. Lost 3-0 away after two late goals. And did a amazing game at Anfield, winning 4-1 but that wasn't enough. But really recommend Andre Belotti. He is a beast in from of goal. Beating Roger Hunts record, scoring 43 goals in the league!
  16. Poor Southampton, meeting a superb Sadio Made. 7-1, 5 goals from the winger. Oh right, Southampton are bottom of the table, but a fantastic result anyway. Especially when Wijnaldum was sent of just before half time (two yellow cards in 2 minutes )
  17. Wondering testing it. What kind of match prep do you use?
  18. Im curious about which match training are you using in the season Cleon? defensive positioning, attacking movement etc
  19. What a start! Just amazing Afraid to install the new update, in case the tactic dosnt work
  20. I was aware of him, after playing multiple seasons with Leverkusen on FM17. Was planning for Donnarumma, but he wanted some silly wages, 325 a week . So ended up signing Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid. Wondering whats up with Tottenham. They made huge offers for both Lallana and Lovren, which i accepted, but both of them rejected the contract offer.
  21. Finished with my first season with LFC on FM 18. Not a perfect season, but a good start to the carrier. Won the Premier League, finishing with 86 points. Was unlucky in Champions League when we were knocked out by Barcelona in the quarter final, after we deserved to get through. Played with a much weaker team in the Carabao Cup, giving the subs and the youth some valuable game time, and lost in the 3rd round against Wolves. Most disappointed with the FA Cup the first seasoned, were West Ham knocked us out already in the 5th round. Playing a 4-1-2-3 with wingers, inspired by Jürgen Klopp. And made some very good transfers. Going to be a interesting summer window, with a lot of my players wanted by others. Have already used my transfers budget, signing Paulo Dybala from Juventus for £ 95m. In addition to him and Keita i also want to strengthen the goalkeeper position,
  22. Before i got FM 18, i knew i wanted to try a long term save with Wolves. And after trying with Liverpool, i decided to get started with Wolves. They have a exiting team, and this is going to be a fun journey. Will be playing a 3-4-3 formation, which suits the team well. So need to retrain some of the attacking midfielders to strikers. Didn't buy any players in the first window, to get the teams as realistic as possible. Only loaned out two players in Connor Ronan and Daniel Armstrong. Currently made it to september, sitting on 2nd place with 4 wins and 1 loss on the first 5 games. Also through in the Carabao Cup. Will update after the season.
  23. So nice to be back in the Champians League when you are facing Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the group stage. No need to use the word lucky
  24. Started a Leverkusen save some time ago. Have tried a few saves to get to know the team and find a suitable tactic. Leverkusen is so fun to manage , with a lot of young and exciting talents. Will build my team around players like Heinrich, Tah, Havertz and Brandt. Ended up with a striker less formation, playing a 3-2-2-3 with wing backs. Transfers:
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