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  1. Similar to you. All too slow and lacking substance.
  2. Not too good, but not his fault as sadly I just can't get a hang of Ajax so far.
  3. Surprised Milan didn't came up yet. They have great facilities, and some amazing players: Donnarumma and Plizzari in goal, Calabria, Caldara and Romagnoli in defence, Kessie and Paqueta in midfield and Cutrone up front. Obviously one of the most successful clubs in the world, currently going through some rough time.
  4. So my mom got back from Holland and surprised me with two Ajax kits - last season's home and away. The blue away kit is beautiful This inspired by to start again with Ajax after the last save didn't end so well for me. Last time, I tried to play the Vertical Tiki-Taka 4-1-2-3 and failed with it, so I'm trying now the Tiki-Taka presets the 4-2-3-1 and 4-1-2-3. I think one of the major issues I had last time was the combination of Kasper Dolberg's starting injury and David Neres getting injured himself in pre-season. I replaced both with Huntelaar and Vaclav Cerny and it made my attack too slow and lacking quality. This time, I'm considering retraining Donny van de Beek to play up front. His attributes kinda remind me of a poor man's Roberto Firmino. I know irl Ajax played Dusan Tadic as a striker but I just can't really find a place for van de Beek in midfield but really want him on my team. First thing I did was to activate Lasse Schone's contract extension. He's decent and way past his prime, but I'm keeping him around for his Model Citizen personality and because I want him to retire in the club. I also signed Noa Lang and Sebastian Pasquali on long terms contracts. I promoted John Heitinga and Rene Stam to Jong Ajax's coaches. Signed a bunch of physics as well as Christian Mockel, a perfectionist German scout Pim Koolwijk, a fitness coach for Jong Ajax. A couple of questions about De Jong and de Ligt. Both are obviously head and shoulders above everyone else in their age bracket. How long can you keep them around? What would you say is a good offer for them?
  5. A consortium led by a former player. There were rumors about a potential selling I take it? I don't mind it that much, might add a bit of spice to the save.
  6. Finally started my save with Ajax. Got a takeover approach, did anyone else get it? Is Henrichs looking to sell in real life?
  7. TheJanitor

    FM19: Liverpool - Success Has Many Fathers

    Don't forget Gomez. Also, there's Vagnoman at HSV who's supposed to be good.
  8. A good team guide makes you want to play with the club. I want to play with Ajax. By the way, love the Wu-Tang Clan
  9. TheJanitor

    FM19 Looking for Inverted Wingers

    Since you want an RM, a good left footed option is Leon Bailey. Young but with a good starting ability.
  10. TheJanitor

    Gedson Fernandez

    I mean, what's left to say?
  11. TheJanitor

    FM19: Liverpool - Success Has Many Fathers

    Thanks, you play exactly like I do. I find it more realistic and also it streamlines the game for me at the start.
  12. TheJanitor

    FM19: Liverpool - Success Has Many Fathers

    Facilities First Team Squad Goalkeepers 13 - Alisson Becker - This summer's major signing. One of the best sweeper-keepers in the game and at 25 could be your man between the posts for at least a decade. Professional personality as well. 22 - Simon Mignolet - The club's former #1. More of an old-school keeper, and nowhere near Alisson, but should be a very reliable back up for you in the first season. Another one with great personality - Resolute, which is my favorite for tutoring. Center Backs 4 - Virgil van Dijk - The world's most expansive defender, the Dutch is a our rock. Monsterous defensive attributes, unbeatable in the air, elegant on the ball and a leader at the back. This guy is the complete defender. Never lose him. 6 - Dejan Lovren - Degsy had a turbulent career at Liverpool, but last season he cemented himself as van Dijk's first choice partner and had a good World Cup showing. Very similar to VVD in terms of attributes, just not as good. Starts off injured for the opening six weeks to three months. 12 - Joe Gomez - The prefered choice in defence during Lovren's injury. Can play across the backline, but is best as a center back. The 21 years old brings something else to the table with his speed, composure and less aggressive nature. Somewhat of a Kolo Toure to VVD's Sol Campbell. Definitely got the potential to become first choice. 32 - Joel Matip - Joined the club in 2016 and seemed exactly like what we needed in his debut season - a calm, classy defender. Sadly, injuries and inconsistency lowered his stock and right now he finds himself 4th choice. Still a very capable defender and a good personality, Matip might be an ideal first choice for some of you in the first season. Starts injured. Right Backs 66 - Trent Alexander-Arnold - The brightest academy graduate in recent years, an excellent attacking full back who is also capable of playing in the middle of the pitch. Only 19 years old and already one of the best fullbacks in the Premier League. Potential captain material for the future as well. 2 - Nathaniel Clyne - Starts off transfer listed, I think he is worth keeping for three first season. Brings a different, more defensively minded style of play compared to Alexander-Arnold with his better Marking, Tackling, Bravery, Positioning and Teamwork. English as well, good personality and competent at left back. Left Back 26 - Andrew Robertson - A revelation last season, Robertson shored up the club's problematic LB position and won the fans over very quickly. A real 7/10 player, good cross, quick, hardworking and an excellent team player. First choice no doubt. 18 - Alberto Moreno - One of the relics of the Brendan Rodgers area, some fans believe Moreno's time at the club should come to an end. While there's no rush to get rid of him in the first season, I do recommend looking for a replacement sooner rather than later. Very good phyisically but lacks mental and technical qualities. Midfielders 3 - Fabinho - A new player at the club, the defensive midfielder is not a regular destoryer. Fabinho is very mobile and very capable with the ball. Quite adventurous PPMs as well, like Gets Into Opposition Area and Tries Long Passes. Can play at right back as well. 5 - Georginho Wijnaldum - Another well rounded and versatile player. To me, the best option within the starting squad to play as a DLP who is more of a controller than a Hollywood passer. 7 - James Milner - The greatest free transfer in Liverpool's histroy. the never-ending Milner is a brilliant utility player, capable of playing in midfield, out wide and even at fullback as he displayed in the 2016/17 season. Very hard-working and fit, as well as a Professional personality. 8 - Naby Keita - Very highly rated Keita joins us this season after his transfer was arranged in the beginning of the last one. Great Dribbling, Agility and Technique makes him highly press-resistant. 14 - Jordan Henderson - Club captain, his role on the pitch has evolved in recent years from a box to box midfielder to more a deep lying playmaker. Determind, diligent and technically proficient. Attacking Midfielders 20 - Adam Lallana - Probably the closest to an old-fashioned "#10" at the club. Good Dribbling, First Touch, Technique and Flair with a hard-working edge. Suspect to injuries and in his 30's, but has a good personality and is English. 21 - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Sadly injured for up to 11 months, decision about him should be made after he returns. If haven't detoriated much, could still be a key player in your squad. Great at driving into the opposition due to his speed and dribbling ability. 23 - Xherdan Shaqiri - Another new face at the club, capable of playing on eack flank or in the #10 position. A flairy, powerful dribble with great vision who is also an accomplished set pieces taker. Lacks a bit of Teamwork and Work Rate. Forwards 9 - Roberto Firmino - Equally capable upfront or as an attacking midfielder. His intelligence and ability to hold up play makes him an excellent false nine. Not very quick or physically strong, but his clever movement and finishing means he could also do well in a more goal-oriented role. 10 - Sadio Mane - A very direct, pacy player who can naturally play on both wings, whether as an inside forward or as a winger. 11 - Mohamed Salah - The star attacker, Salah scored 32 goals in his debut season at the club and will probably be the first name on your team sheet. World class attacker with great speed, finishing and mental attributes. 15 - Daniel Sturridge - Very prone to injuries, on a £130K per-week and in the last year of his contract, it might be a good idea to cash in on Sturridge. Should you keep him, you have a very reliable goal-scorer on your hands. 27 - Divock Origi - Another forward on his last year, Big Div is a great athlete, but lacks in movement and ability infront of the goal, as well as creative ability. For me, it's hard to see a way he could hang around for more than a season. 29 - Dominic Solanke - Joined from Chelsea last season and showed glimpses of his potential. A very well rounded striker, with solid Finishing, First Touch and Off The Ball for his age, definitely look to develop him in the first season and see how things are going. Youth Prospects Not a whole lot to begin with, but some interesting prospects. Ben Woodburn probably the best in terms of current ability, while Rhian Brewster, Harry Wilson and Curtis Jones are also worth mentioning. Verdict You have a very good squad at your disposal. Quite a few players who are well-rounded which means you can play different kind of styles since the beginning. Not a lot to do in first season in terms of transfer. I usually start without the first window but if you do, replacing the likes of Mignolet and Moreno would be a good start. If you sell Sturridge and Origi, maybe get another forward who is more of an old-fashion #9 in comparison to Firmino.
  13. Liverpool F.C. Welcome to the FM19 Liverpool thread! Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club playing in the Premier Division, the top tier of English football. History The club was founded by John Houlding in 1892 and play their football at the legendary Anfield stadium since its inception. They joined the Football League Second Division in the beginning of the 1893/94 season and were promoted in the end of it, after finishing first place. They won their first First Division in 1901. They continue to win it in 1906, 1922, 1923 and 1947. Relegation to the second division occured after the 1953/54 season. In 1959, Bill Shankly was appointed as head coach, releasing 24 players and creating the famous "Boot Room", a boot storage room where he would discuss tactics with his coaches. Under his tutelage, the club was promoted back to the first division in 1962 and won the league in 1964, 1966 and 1973, as well as their first UEFA Cup in 1973 and first FA Cup in 1965 and again in 1974. Soon after, Shankly retired and was succeeded by his assistant and Boot Room memeber, Bill Paisley. During his 9 year tenure as The Reds manager the club won six League titles, three consecutive League Cups, a UEFA Cup and to top it all, three European Cups. In 1983, Joe Fagan replaced Paisley and his debut season Liverpool became the first English club to win three trophies in one season - the League title, the League Cup and an European Cup. Two years later, the club's most legendary player Kenny Dalglish was appointed as manager, and added three League titles and two FA cups to Liverpool's trophy cabinet until his retirement in 1991, including the last League title in the club history in the end of the 1989/90 season. The nineties were fairley barren for Liverpool, as they won the FA Cup once and a League Cup once. In 1998, Gerard Houllier was appointed as head coach and he improved the club's fortunes, winning a unique "treble" in 2001 of a UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup. He added another League Cup after two seasons. During Gerard's tenure, some of the future's most important Liverpool players rose to fame, including Jamie Carragher, Sami Hyypia and the future "Captain Fantastic" Steven Gerrard. In 2005, under the helm of Rafa Benitez, Liverpool won the European Cup, now the Champions League, for the fifth time in the club's history, ranking Liverpool third in the list of the tournament winners. They won their last FA Cup in 2006, and in the 2008/09 season, a side featuring Carragher and Gerrard, along with Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres, Javier Mascherano and Pepe Reina, achieved 86 points, Liverpool's highest PL total, and were only 4 points behind eventual champions, Manchester United. Benitez left the club before the start of the 2010/11 season. After a short period under Roy Hodgson, the returning Dalglish and Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool, now under new and more giving owners, appointed the very popular Jurgen Klopp as the man who would lead the club forward. Club Honors: League Champions (18) - 1901, 1906, 1922, 1923, 1947, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990 Champions League Winners (5) - 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005 EURO Cup Winners (3) - 1973, 1976, 2001 FA Cup Winners (7) - 1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2006 League Cup Winners (8) - 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2012 European Super Cup Winners (3) - 1977, 2001, 2005 Community Shield Winners (15) - 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2006
  14. TheJanitor

    FM18: Liverpool FC - Pace Abuse

    Is anyone writing it? I would be happy to give it a shot.
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    Teams to Manage - FM19

    Leeds for me. Fun looking squad and I prefer their kit colors.