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    Leicester City

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    Luch Vladivostok

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  1. Sir_Liam

    A Soviet & Asia journey, man that sounds fun

    I love managing in ex-Soviet leagues, good luck.
  2. On my game I've been offered a player by an agent and see that someone such as Monaco is interested, so I think immediately they must be a great signing for me, as my team was much weaker than Monaco at that time. They turn out to be crap once I've had them on trial though, and then Monaco go and sign them when there's no way they'll ever be good enough for them. I do think my scouts have been much better compared to FM2017, however the AI's judgement in actually signing players still seems far from perfect.
  3. With regards to transfers, are you using a combination of your own scouting and the director of football? If you are is that the way you'll play this save game throughout, or are you just using the DoF as he's already there?
  4. What a way to win the title! It reminds me of a few I've won over the years on FM where I think I've thrown it away, only to pull out an unlikely result on the last day.
  5. This has been an incredible career and the thread an enjoyable read throughout. I wasn't following right from the start, and had a lot of catching up to do, but I'm glad I did.
  6. Sir_Liam

    FM 18 - Russian League

    I'm managing in Russia at Luch Vladivostok who start as one of the weaker sides in the 2nd tier and have a transfer embargo for the first transfer window. It's a challenge. In the 2nd tier you're only allowed 3 foreign players on the pitch, with the number increasing to 6 in the top flight. The definition of foreign player is a player eligible for the Russian national team. For example if a player is from Kazakhstan but has Russian 2nd nationality, as long as they have no caps for Kazakhstan they will count as Russian. Once they're capped by Kazakhstan they'd be a foreign player according to the rules. The step up from the 2nd tier to top flight is huge too in terms of standard and finances, especially as it's not easy to find Russian players I both want and can afford. So it's difficult, but I like managing in Russia, and particularly Luch, because of the challenge, uniqueness and once I qualify for Europe it's funny to imagine teams travelling 5000 miles for a European fixture.
  7. Sir_Liam

    [FM18] San Marin-oh no, not him again...

    Bucci looks great, just a shame it might be difficult to get the most from him in your existing system. I've caught up with the whole thread now and am enjoying the fun as before. It's nice that SI have changed the youth recruitment this year so it appears to operate in the same way as facilities and junior coaching upgrades, if you can afford it the board will accept it.
  8. My game has frozen probably around a dozen times in FM2018, happening both before any patches and after the latest one. It's not crashing, so there's no crash dump file, it's just unresponsive and has to be exited via task manager on my PC. There doesn't appear to be a particular trigger that makes it happen, although I think it's nearly always not when it's showing some highlights. It's happened when looking at match stats, doing the half time team talk, or happens at full time. I can't really say much else I'm afraid as no crash dump gets created for this issue.
  9. That Ivory Coast team you put together is incredible, I had a feeling you'd win that World Cup and you did.
  10. Sir_Liam

    Whats your great ever FM Save?

    I have 3 which stand out over the years, all involving taking minnows to great success. On FM2006 I managed New Zealand and after about 20 years reached the World Cup final, knocking out teams like France and Argentina, only to go and lose to Scotland 4-3 after being 2-0 up. On FM2016 I took Belarusian side Khimik Svetlogorsk from the 2nd tier (irl they've never been promoted or relegated from that league) to the Champions League final, only to lose again having led 2-1 against Napoli. My CB got sent off and we lost after extra time. Remarkably I'd never got out of the group stage before that run to the final. The best though is easy, as it's the one where I actually ended up winning the 'big' trophy. I took over Hammerfest on FM2007 from the far north of Norway and after 14 seasons won the Champions League after starting in the 3rd division. I love building a small club up away from the elite leagues, dominating domestically and pushing for European success, and I'm doing it again on FM2017 currently, and will do on FM2018.
  11. Another thing I've enjoyed about this thread is the variety of team's in the latter stages of the Champions League, a contrast to the stale tournament the real life version has become. It's also been nice to see fluctuations in the league rankings with Belgium and France rising significantly.
  12. I've eventually finished reading this whole thread, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. A great career, some randomly brilliant characters, and so many cliffhangers once I'd stopped reading this thread on a particular day. Well done!