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  1. Mauro Junior Latest Youngster signed as a FA. Will train him to be a Shadow Striker due to lack of depth at that position.
  2. Just signed this FA out of Australia at age 18, and free is as cheap as it gets 15 strength and heading could be dangerous as a Target Man or Poacher. Alex Ward
  3. Just bought this guy from my affiliate Libertad in Paraguay, he will join the squad next summer. He cost a million but i need to pay to get youngsters now that I no longer sign outside of affiliates and youth intake.
  4. I make reminder notes of intake dates of the teams that are my affiliates so I can scout the youth intake right away to hopefully poach some youngsters.
  5. My 2017 Lineups Turning down 10-15 million ndollar offers for Andre Martins because i do not believe we will be able to place in the Division without some stability.
  6. The remaining transfers for summer including my first find from an Affiliate. Frederik De Jong from Heracles Going to train him to be my potential Right Back Andrew Kekec All the rest of my transfers were Americans i had to wait until they turned 18. Left back but not super exciting Bryan Velarde Going to have to go after his dribbling immediately if he is going to ever feature in my lineup. Carl Galvan Another defender my scouts liked when i initially signed Christopher Olivares The most exciting of the bunch, i think he may be able to start some games immediately for me Dave Gonzalez In a position i am thin at but I wish he could be a shadow striker These are the last players to come to my team not from an affiliate or my youth academy. I hope to resell some of them for big money!!!!
  7. My cheap signings to start my team in the right direction! Lorenzo Orellano He will be trained to fill the leftside inside forward role. Juan Carlos Palacios Central Mid Role Jordan Lotomba Good for the Right Winger Role and has a couple appearances this season, i will decide if i loan him next year or not. Heikki Makela 20 Determination, i had to bite after my scouts gave him a good review. Will be a DLF. Franco Lopez A lefty that i will train at the Inside Forward Role Emre Gurcuoglu http://i.imgur.com/IhwJ2kv.jpg Will be trained to be a Central Defender Bart Bruyninckx No idea how to pronounce his last name but another 20 Determination player I fell in love with Andres Carrillo Looks to be developing really well and i have played him a few times this year so far. Petar Pusic I don't know what to do with him exactly but maybe will train him at the Central Mid Role, not sure he could be a first team shadow striker.
  8. I play a possession based style and because of this i consider passing to be the most important attribute. I also consider work rate and dribbling to be important and like to have every member have a minimum of 10 in these categories regardless of position(except GK) My best youth intakes from last season: Bahadir Cimen I have yet to decide what role he should play but he could be a CM or IF because of how young he still is Benjamin Lambertz Its obvious that he will be a Central Defender but i am not sold on him ever becoming 1st team Eric Knorn I am excited about him and he also plays a role that i struggle to get often in a Fullback Koen Elmali http://i.imgur.com/yUfivxe.jpg Will make a perfect Central Midfielder and i am very excited to see how he progresses Marco Van Ooijen Will be trained as a Winger and should get a good opportunity to succeed! Max Smits I hope he progresses because having a left footed FB is hard to find! I will do a season update every year for each player i find promising!
  9. How to make the world rely on you for talent! My goal for this save is to only use players that come through my own youth intake, 19u free agents or affiliated clubs going forward but have bought some youth so that i have actual talent to develop at this stage of the save. I decided to use Twente in the Eredivisie for this because they are in a good location and the Netherlands does not have strict rules for players born out of the nation/EU so I can truly focus on development without worrying about who i can or cannot start. So to begin, I am on my second season as Twente, I won the league my first season and got to compete in the Champions league where i was ousted in the group stage without a single Win to my name. The reason I did not start this thread at my saves beginning is because I wanted to get a nice currency base before taking on something like this. And with the money I invested in around 10 young players my scouts liked that cost less than $250K each to be the foundation of the team. Some have yet to join but are expected to this summer, but what would a developmental thread be without actual talent to develop, right! I will list them them all eventually along with the talents I have been able to get during my youth. But first I would like to explain my development style. Developing players is my favorite part of the game. Every edition of the game i always focus on youth, most of which i like to either get in my own intakes or from my affiliates. I begin by picking a tactic to build around and training my players to be effective in that position immediately. This year i decided to Use MR L's 4-2-3-1 Spin the Wheel Tactic and will focus on making players that can use this tactic. I also use other tactics but this will be my main tactic throughout the save. So as soon as a player enters my team the first thing I do is determine what role/pos he will play for my team and rename him as such so that I do not forget what role I want him to master. After that i then group the players by ages. 15-17 play in youth squad as to not stunt there growth. I may let a couple sub in during the season if they look pretty solid. I want to put my youth in a position to succeed so i take care to not over expose them. 18-19 I loan players out to either affiliates in the Jupiler or sometimes better teams if they are interested. Sometimes i have room for them or am forced to keep a player due to depth issues, which is fine because i can develop them the way I want and play them in the role I want. I typically try and sign players until they are 22 so that I control them and keep them around until the last second to see if they can be a full time contributor. At the start of each season i set up 3 lineups. Lineup 1, Lineup 2 and Best Lineup. I rotate between the 2 regular lineups during cup and regular season games. This means I have 2 players at every position so that I can mix in players i am trying to develop with my 1st team regulars. When i play teams like Ajax or in the Champions league I play my "Best" lineup to ensure that i am able to get as much money as possible to put towards developing my team. Join me as I begin my journey to win the Eredivise my way!
  10. I wish i could make some sort of Aspire academy for my team
  11. I am playing as FC Twente and am curious if anyone has any suggestions on the best way to fill up my youth sqaud? I like to sign young players and train them into my formation but typically i have to wait for them to be able to come here and I have to over pay them. Am i doing something wrong? Don't better teams poach tons of youth players all the time in real life? Any suggestions are welcome. I want to eventually make a team of all home grown talent or at least players I trained and maybe loaned out for a season or 2.
  12. Has anyone posted anywhere on this forum or else any analytical studies that have been run where they simmed some seasons to figure out the best formations or attributes or roles, etc. just curious. I have did this kind of stuff for other sports games and learned some stuff. Thought maybe someone has done that with this game.
  13. Players in basketball take hundreds of shots a season and you can quantify defense in basketball to a degree, they even have stats determining offensive and defensive win shares that are pretty good indicators of ability. PER is a really good marker in basketball, something i don't think that soccer can ever get close to. I think that you could compare striker contributions but determining a defenders value seems almost impossible. I suppose turnover ratio would be something that can translate in soccer as long as you factor in pace and what not. I should add i am very interested to see how this play through goes.
  14. As an American who knows baseball much better than i know "soccer", i would say that you cannot really qauntify player ability via stats like you can in baseball. In baseball, there is some coaching, and the manager needs some ability to set lineups and such but the reality of it is that you will have 9 guys go bat in the same order and field in pretty much the same spot no matter what team they are on and who their manager is. In football, the playing style and formations have such an effect on what a given players stats will look like. I guess i have a hard time thinking about how they could ever have a WS/WAR like statistic in professional football. Although i see using statistics like Brenham does to determine what kind of strategy/philosophies to use to win games to be exactly what you would use advanced stats for. Thats why Billy Beane caring more about on-base-percentage, walks and not allowing his players to steal bases, is why his strategy worked. If you want to truly learn whY "Soccer" can never be analyzed like Baseball, go look on baseball-reference.com and any player and look at all the stats and how complicated a lot of the stats are to determine. Also Front Offices like the A's go even further and are now recording bat speed and how hard the ball is is hit and where it lands. Teams like the Devil Rays use defensive shifts hundreds of times a season based on where players typically hit a ball. Just the amount of data that can be recorded in baseball is unmatched. But with all that being said, i am a huge stat-head and love the idea of this post. I would say in FM the fact you have a 1-20 rating for each attribute is used by most in a money ball like way to determine what players to buy, and thats why i was drawn to this game despite initially having zero knowledge of the sport.
  15. I would like to create custom training roles of attributes i think are important, instead of choosing like 10 attributes by choosing an individual role or a specific attribute to train, i would like to be able to make my own. An example would be i would like my DC to train Tackling, Positioning, Marking and Jumping Reach only, so i could create that and put all my DC's on it.
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