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jaysdailydose last won the day on May 25 2018

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    You don't want to know about me, just that I play FM at a very high level. :D

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    Winning since CM 93/94!


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  1. I went into the Final Day of the season up two points. I needed a draw to win the title, or could lose and needed Dorking to lose. I wound up losing the match 1-0... but we're looking in the 93rd minute, and Dorking is still tied 2-2. The whistle goes and they present our side with the trophy, we're going wild, and we go into the Team Talk and "Due to other results, we are champions!" There was only one problem. Dorking had won their match at 90+4. So, we were given the trophy presentation, and told our side we'd won -- we didn't. I got all excited, even Tweeting out that we were champions and a photo of the celebration! Here's the photo of us celebrating with the championship trophy... even though it wasn't ours. That's pretty awful. Luckily, I wound up getting promoted anyway, but you can't really be more deflated by a video game than thinking you've won a Championship to have it ripped from you like that, when that would have NEVER happened in real life. They would have known about this result before they even got the trophy presentation stand set up.
  2. It is ten minutes between shouts, unless you have a goal scored in that interval, which will allow you to "re-shout." I use: Concentrate: If I see any complacency, last 5 minutes/starting 5 minutes of a half. (I usually send a concentrate at 40 mins to cover the end of the first and start of the second halves.) Show Some Passion: Usually if the opponent scores, or if the other team seems to be taking control of play. Demand More: Same as show some passion, but absolutely if we go two down. Calm Down: Bookings No Pressure: If anyone has "Nervous" body language. Praise: Usually the scorer, the assister, and anyone who made a piece of play to the goal. I don't use it often, more if it's a big goal, or if a young player scores or is involved in the play. Encourage: Usually if I'm going for a "giant-killing" and we're dominating play or have taken the lead. ----- I pretty much find that if you use your shouts in the same way you would if you were truly on the sideline, it goes well. Same with press conferences and tunnel chats, really... if you act as if you're approaching these situations in real life, you usually get great results, and it can really help with morale.
  3. It's this, for me. No other game brings me as much entertainment, year after year. I got this game on sale this year, and I've paid a little over $0.02 per hour for my enjoyment of it. (I'm just over 650 hours in, with buying LATE) Granted, I got it on sale. If I'd paid full-price, I'd be spending around $0.07 per hour this year. So, today, on American Labor Day, I'll be spending about 8 hours playing. Since I got it on sale, I'll have paid SIXTEEN CENTS for my enjoyment today. That's not even two returnable aluminum cans. I don't see the FM franchise ever getting to a point where it isn't worth the money we all put in, for how much we all play. I bought LATE, LATE, LATEEEEEEEEEEE and will still get over 1,000 hours of enjoyment out of this iteration. And have yet to see most of these bugs anyone talks about... I'll tell you what, though... I *do* see some things that could be improved, and probably quite easily... but those things will likely get pushed to the side for things like "we have to fix three striker formations" or "we need to add audio commentary" (even though there was a great mod for it for years.)
  4. 20 December 2020 We have taken the reins at Norwich City F.C. on a contract through 2022! Things at Preston North End were very "meh" and we were solidly mid-table. The side was hyper-frustrating, as they'd get a nice win, over a club they probably shouldn't beat, and then come out the next match and set out stink bombs where my players used to reside. On top of that, the board had JUST cut my wage budget by £50,000 per week! Mind you, I had never been over budget a single day at this club, and had not made a mess of my transfer funds, either. This is past manager's transfer clauses coming home to roost, along with the club's previous debt. It was actually used as a stick against me in another interview (Leeds also interviewed me) even though I'd been over budget less than a week. I've literally not even had a chance to sell players! With Preston North End cutting my budget so terribly, while I was under-budget and meeting expectations, makes me feel a lot better about taking a move just a ways up the Championship table. If Preston is that broke, it is going to be hard to build a base to get to the Prem and start achieving. We are in 7th position, on 36 points through 22 matches, and only five points off the top! We also have MONEY to spend in the upcoming window, as I have £88,000 in available wage budget, and just over £10M in the transfer kitty! I would have much preferred a Premier League job, obviously, but there has yet to be a vacancy in early December. It's a very interesting Prem this season, through 14 matches there is only seven points separating 10th in the table and the bottom! This was just a quick update that I've moved clubs, we have a lot of season left for Season 4, and let us HOPE a potential promotion to the Premier League. We are unbeaten in three in the League, and we go to Goodison in early January for a FA Cup Third Round match with Everton. There is definitely a base to run with here. See you at the end of the season, and LET'S GO CANARIES?!?!?!
  5. I'm honestly not sure in this year's version, they all make the jump to my senior squad -- as my Preston North End side in the Championship still haven't been awarded a U23 squad. (It's my biggest gripe with the game. I'm damned tired of wasting players because they can't get game time.)
  6. Yes, I did. I've only ever lost one Champions League Final in my many years of play. It wasn't that one.
  7. It's because you're at Feyenoord. The Dutch league, and hence, it's teams, all have relatively low reputations compared to your "big" clubs.
  8. I've found that my Match Sharpness numbers are much better throughout the squad as a whole, now that I've started managing the preseason fixtures as well. (I'd previously always left to my assistant.) But, as others have said, about ten preseason friendlies and you should have a great level of fitness throughout your squad.
  9. I run almost exclusively high-pressing tactics... you can certainly get a very fair interpretation of this through the current tactics and instructions system. Yes, you have to use both player and team instructions to really have a lot of control over it, but it can certainly be done, so it isn't fair to say it doesn't have these.
  10. The first time I ever played in a Champions League Final, I definitely got suited and booted. Yes, I am a nerd. Yes, I am okay with that.
  11. I bought very late this year myself, got it for $14. I have few other games I enjoy, but I was fine playing FM17 until the opportunity presented itself to get the new game. We had to have a major home restoration due to a flood, and medical problems in the family -- and it led to a really low price. If people don't want to buy the game, I totally get it... I've had my "pauses" before and even skipped entire versions before. I just don't get why people would come on strictly to bash the game -- which was all the OP was. This game is absolutely not an "absolute shambles" that is for certain. I've yet to have a crash, and my system is hardly "elite." I'd certainly be mad if I had a bug where I could no longer improve my youth facilities, but I haven't come across that one yet, either... I get that you are not OP, @isignedupfornorealreason, I just quoted your post because we both got it at a very nice price.
  12. I will be the voice of caution... sometimes, there are issues that are going to make you want to restart your main save, especially if you only play one all season long. There's certainly nothing wrong with trying to start your main save with Beta Day #1... but prepare to potentially have to change your plans due to a bugfix or data issue that you want to take advantage of. I am someone that traditionally starts with the game after the winter window, though -- but that is usually because I am still devoted to the previous year (or even the previous year's) saves, to where I can wait the few extra weeks to two months to get "everything" so to speak. There are definitely a lot of people that manage to make it all the way through the version on a single save started in Beta, though. Just don't be too let down if something tweaks.
  13. So don't buy it. My point was that obviously on an FM forum, you are going to get many dissenting opinions to yours. I stuck with 14 a long time, same with FM17. Your issues with the game would be much better served in actual bug reporting and the like. Bugs happen. We tend to forget this is a pretty damned ambitious game. There's a whole lot it does well. I really love the new dynamics and the new medical system. If you are getting issues and documenting them, and sending them saves to fix bugs, they will probably do that. The game is a quantum leap ahead of a decade ago...and it isn't because of posts like these. No offense.
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