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Majick

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    Thinks Ledley King is an inspired leader
    Thinks Robinson organises his defence well
    Hopes the clu

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    London, England

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    Champ 2, Champ 3, Champ 4, FM...

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    Cagliari

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  1. I'm four seasons into a Serie A game with Cagliari. I'm aware that there are restrictions on signing non-EU players and have mostly avoided doing so, except for picking up one Uruguayan teenager to try and comply with Cagliari's preference for signing Uruguayan players. Approaching the new season he was the only player in my senior/U20/U18 squad with a nonEU tag. Mason Greenwood's contract was running out at ManU. Now, I'd tried to bring him in last summer on loan, but I'd hit the limit for nonEU players due to the Uruguayan. Greenwood went back to ManU and *cough* acquired Irish dual nat
  2. I find it to be a chore to try and get as much useful information on screen as possible when looking at things like the squad view, shortlist or player search window. Something that really doesn't help with this is how difficult it is to get columns to the size I want - and this is partly because some columns seem to have priority over others. For example, I'm playing in Italy where I can sign one non-EU player a season. It's therefore important to know if a player is an EU national or not, so in the player search I have that column enabled. But the title for that column, EU NATIONAL
  3. The only change I can think of is the Zebre/Brazilian teams name fix. I've just started a new season and conceded an equaliser in the 90th minute - again no highlight so the only thing I knew of it was seeing the final score. EDIT: And now a 94th minute winner for me in a match - although as I was clock watching due to being down to 10 men I did actually see the score tick over in this one! EDIT 2: 90+3 Juventus equaliser, no highlight. EDIT 3: 90+3 3rd goal for us in a 3-0 win, shown without issue. 90+4 equaliser in 2-2 draw with Lazio, no highlight. EDIT 4: 45+1 goal
  4. I play on the full game rather than touch. I play with Only Commentary, replays only for goals, max speed between highlights. Something I've noticed several times now is that goals scored during second half injury time aren't always shown in replays. Case in point, I've just drawn 1-1 with Juventus, playing as Cagliari, with their goal scored at 90+1 and no replay. I thought I'd got away with a great win - but in the time it took me to look from the text bar to the clock they scored and the match was over. This doesn't seem to happen every time with 90+ goals - I've scored or concede
  5. Just wanted to add my support for this tactic. Playing as Cagliari in Serie A, predicted a bottom-half finish, I only signed DR/MR Luca Vignali to add to the existing squad. We never had any particularly long winning streaks, but at the same time our worst runs were 2 defeats in a row, and a DLDD where the loss was to Juventus in the cup. We got revenge on Juve late on in the season, with overwhelmingly our best performance of the season coming in a 5-0 away win that was kickstarted by their referee panicking under a long throw and fumbling the ball into his own net, the only time I've ev
  6. I have every CM/FM going back to the original CM2, but depending on the version many of them no longer run on modern systems - I know FM06 doesn't run from CD due to outdated copy protection, for example, and I think a lot of the physical disc copies have similar issues. For an old-school fix 01/02 is available as freeware to download - not without its own bugs, sadly, but it'll play without needing any disc. I don't know if a direct link is allowed, but it should show up easily enough if you search for it.
  7. At their very best with this tactic/these tactics you'd expect the PF to get maybe 1 in 2 - I've played as Spurs for several seasons with Kane, Parrott and Haaland, and that's about the best I've got. It's the wingers who really get the goals in this tactic; Jarrod Bowen in my last season using 1.0.0 scored about 24 despite rotating heavily with Kingsley Coman. If I'd paid a little more attention I'd have played Bowen more and he'd have probably scored more, but I wasn't short of goals even with Coman misfiring.
  8. Another season update from my Spurs game, now in May 2027. Simply put, we won the League, Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Champions League - principally using v1.0.0. After so long in-game, starting with a strong Spurs squad, having had the fortune to get Sancho, Bowen, Coman and Foden for (relatively) cheap and with previous success meaning that there's money to spend when I need to, I could say that it's not down to the tactic. However, I played the opening couple of months using (your version number neatness is my version number confusion) one of the v1.2 tactics and it simply wasn't deli
  9. End of season update, having run the whole season from pre to post with v1.1 First up: Premier League champions - our second title in seven seasons, and at the end a comfortable victory as Man City took just 5 points from their last 5 games to finish 7 points off the pace, having led for 27 of the 33 rounds prior. Still, we took 40 points from our last 14 games - ultimately an irresistible run of form. We were top scorers with 102, and had the 3rd best defence with 30. We also added our final missing trophy as we claimed the FA Cup for the first time, beating Man City 3-0 in the fina
  10. A few thoughts on post-match team talks. I mainly use FuSS' pre/mid-match talks, for guidance: Defeat/draw with a bad performance - Aggressive, not good enough, we should have won that (tends to generate the 'locked in the dressing room' news item) Win with a poor performance against a smaller/weaker team - Assertive, bit of a let off Win with a poor performance against a comparable/bigger team - Calm, good win Win with a good performance (most/all players over 7.0) - Calm, happy with result and performance Win in a derby match/cup final - Passionate, good win/happy wi
  11. 2nd. About as realistic as the board's expectation of a title challenge, given how badly I messed things up last year... but it's actually going to plan, so far!
  12. Following on from the above, I switched to a 4231 shortly after as none of my DMs were really firing in that spot. I made it into 4th spot at match 37 and somehow won the CL - very, very luckily, as 5th placed Man City won the EL. I didn't think that the tactic was the problem; The 4231 still let me down against the best teams, but it was scoring more. My gaze shifted to my midfield and 'keeper, which star-wise had the lowest rated players in the team. I brought in Mattheus Henrique from PSG and Alexander Nubel from Bayern (beautiful, beautiful 30m release clause), freeing up funds with t
  13. A quick update as I close in on 2 years of FuSSfilment. Spurs bought no-one over the summer. Our targets were Frenkie de Jong and Kylian Mbappe, so unsurprisingly even as English and Europa champions we weren't quite capable of matching their prices - and all the while we had the perpetually complaining Erling Haaland parked out on the front doorstep, with orders to make come hither eyes at anyone with 90 million to spend. Sadly, the best we got offered was 55 million by Atletico Madrid, so in desperation we loaned him to Barcelona to kick the problem down the road a season, and only as I
  14. End of my second season as Spurs using this tactic, and after switching to v1.1 around November my team picked up the pace, improving from narrow wins with some draws to comfortable wins in most matches, we ended up winning the PL with 4 games to spare, beating out a Liverpool side that remains strong even at the end of the 23/24 season. There weren't many crushing wins domestically, but a 2 or 3 goal is nothing to be sneezed at - and there was a very pleasing 5-1 shellacking of Man City in there, even if they did struggle this season! Erling Haaland was top scorer with 19 - but that did
  15. Can't say for sure if it'll work in your game given how few staff members you have, but click on Staff in the sidebar, then along the top look for Responsibilities, then Match at the bottom of the drop down menu. In that window, set another member of staff to handle the development team during matches - that should sort it out.
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