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  1. I’m wondering if SI’s implementation of this runs at cross-purposes to its stance that COVID and its effects would not be in the game. Those real life substitution rules are not only temporary but were brought in by footballing authorities to aid teams during this period due to their inability to turn out full rosters and usual physical fitness. If the pandemic is not represented in the game, it follows that the rules devised to combat it shouldn’t be either.
  2. The way people talk on here, you’d almost start to believe that SI have some difficulty setting baked-in into the game somewhere. And that they can tweak that and toggle or increase it or decrease it as they please. Granted, I’ve not played FM since the debacle that was FM19 that put me off the game for good. But unless they have changed things significantly, there is no tweak to difficulty between betas and alphas and release versions. All of that is mere speculation, conspiracy or placebo. None of that exists. I’ve been a part of this forum for years and years even on my older account that was deleted eons ago. None of this difficulty tweak exists. No SI employee has admitted to it. It’s never been in any patch notes. It’s never been tweeted out. Nothing of the sort that they’ve said points to any difficulty setting. All people have speculated is that starting with a high rep makes things easier at first (although even that is debatable as the expectations are increased with higher rep selected at start). That’s why these kind of threads though they always seem to pop up at every launch of the game, never proves anything. It’s all just pointless…
  3. There’s a software I have on Windows that can block spoilers like these that you’ve mentioned. As far as it’s in web browser, with a few keywords, it will block those spoilers on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, news sites and even here on SI forums. If you want, drop me a DM, and we’d discuss about it further. I used to avoid coming online when there’s been an F1 race or a football match that has been played earlier in the day that I have scheduled to watch later. Now with it, I don’t need to. It also works for movies too.
  4. What’s with the forum ghost signing in registered users? This started a few days ago and I thought it was just a little bug that would be fixed, but it’s continued without any abating. Am I mistaken? Or is it just happening to my account? All I’m seeing on pages of the site is “No registered users viewing this page”. But I’m pretty sure I’m a registered user and I noticed that the number of users I usually see at the bottom of each page has also dramatically decreased in number. It makes me presume that it’s not just on my account alone that something’s going wrong. It’s not affecting my ability to use the forum or post though. But just wondering what’s happening…
  5. I have found that training the "Runs with ball" trait makes them really want to go at it with their dribbling skills much more. Of course, the extent of his attributes determines how successful and perhaps how often he does try it. But that learning the trait is IMO the biggest factor to whether he's trying to dribble a lot. Then, choosing the right role modifies the behavior. And then his attributes and other tactical settings finetune it even more.
  6. These police and general law enforcement agencies are just not that smart. The same thing happened in the Jan 6th Trump riots. They don’t anticipate anything or they allegedly willfully don’t get involved. We should just thank high heavens there weren’t any loss of lives on this occasion
  7. After a goalmouth scramble that saw a Marco Verratti header pushed against the post by Jordan Pickford, the Juventus man turned the ball in to the delight of the Italian support. It was the first goal from open play that England have conceded in the entire tournament. --Source: Somewhere on the Internet.
  8. What was more encouraging and somewhat surprising to see was the calling-out of the people who only "support" the kick-it-out movement for appearances or for their own ends only. Seeing people like Mings calling-out Patel and people pointing out that the Prime Minister also has made contradictory statements on the matter. This would not have happened 12 years ago. So something is really changing. Slowly, but yes.
  9. I got to say, I know I've been a thorn in the side of the English fans for the tournament. Now the tournament is over, remember that we're all still friends. Alright? No personal hurts, and no hate. Hugs all-round. (: England did do well after all. I'm happy Spain did well enough too. On to club football now and getting Barca back in shape.
  10. Of course, jokes aside, we are all biased to some extent. Everyone has a skin in the game. Except perhaps you're not a fan of football at all, and just a casual viewer of the sport.
  11. I suppose it's getting less and less likely, going by the falling %'s. Why do these kind of theories always arise every single year? It just seems that because we humans can't see the computer thinking, we assume it's not got a brain and must be cheating its way to stuff.. It's so intriguing how our species think. EDiT: That should be how our "minds" work.
  12. Either take it back down to 16 or increase it to 32. Pick your poison. This 3rd place stuff needs to go!
  13. I agree. But interesting that Spain actually bested the eventual champions in a one to one match-up. Very interesting..
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