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  1. God Rashidi... I was about to go to bed and you drop this bombshell on me.. Sleep is for the weak right? Right?
  2. Sure! With a bit of intercontinental football next season at the rate you're going Nah, I predict this is the point you'll struggle. Anderlecht, Genk, Club Brugge, Standard and Gent are the bigger clubs which will most likely battle for European tickets most of the time with Antwerp coming up strong. There is also this weird playoff system here in Belgium where, after regular season, your points get cut in half and you have playoff groups. edit: ofcourse you're about 3 years into your save so the balance of power might've changed during those 3 years
  3. It's the closest eligible stadium to Verviers in Belgium. that 10M loan is going to be a pain though... how many years on it?
  4. OK I lied, it wasn't a 'little' background but I hope you understand where I’m coming from when I say I grew attached to that guy. Now for this save I’ll be playing as Stefano Beltrami in his first managing job starting out in Italy. I also like to play with some rules and it could be hard to achieve but I came across some interesting stuff the other night reading articles from Cleon and wondered if the following could be done: Start out in Italy using Claassens (spelling?) database for the Serie D. I have the fmsiamo db with the Eccelenza leagues and below as well but this seems a bit overkill as those are a lot of clubs and all amateur (which I hate) Start unemployed with no coaching badge but with International experience. The ‘no coaching badges’ is up for debate as he was my assistant for quite some time and received all courses in the FM15 save. Only apply for jobs in the Serie D at the start.Use no attributes! This is where it might get a bit iffy. The TCS 1.5 skin allows you to hide their attributes panel on the profile page. I need to check where else I need to hide them. If anyone has any suggestions or knowledge on how to go about this that would be great. To pull this off I need to go by the reports sent to me by the staff. Scouting also needs to be done like this, meaning I need to go some games myself if I have the time. Work out a realistic setup when the club operates under a DOF. Here I need some help with how to setup staff responsibilities regarding DOF. Transfers will be arranged through him. This is going to take a bit of research how to set it up correctly. If possible: focus on youngsters and going abroad. Goals for this save? Become as successful as a manager as he was a footballer. So no real goals. However, the way the game is set up regarding DOF and with the no attributes would make this challenging. Here’s where I need some help: A skin to hid player attributes. I know TCS 1.5 can but 1.6 can’t for some reason Staff responsibilities for a realistic DOF setup. EDIT: no idea why this formatting seems so weird, must be something with the copy/paste from Google Docs
  5. I have a special place for that name. You’ve never heard of him, as he was a regen in my FM15 save. I’m going to give you lot a little background about why I still remember this guy. When I took over the job at Stockport County after they failed to promote to the Vanarama National League 3 seasons in a row I had quite a challenge. Most of the top players of the team were gone or disgruntled, the squad wasn’t well balanced and morale was low. Financially they were in a good enough place because of the big stadium and attendance was pretty high for a club in the Vanarama North. I promoted the first season, the first season in the national league we bottled it in the playoffs but we managed to go up the next time around. Another promotion through League 2 followed the next year and we had to strengthen the squad for the upcoming season in League 1. For funsies I was browsing through Barcelona B and saw this 17 year old kid who was worth quite a bit available for loan and unwanted by any club. Mind you, this is with attribute masking so I had no idea what I was getting. I applied for a loan deal and I was sure they were going to reject it but no. In came Stefano Beltrami. He was a very technically gifted attacking midfielder with good mentals and decent physicals for his age. Along with a permanent signing I made, an 18 year old striker from Basingtoke, they terrorized League 1 in our 4411 formation and got us promoted instantly. Stefano stayed with us the following two seasons, one where we avoided relegation and the other where we became champions in the Championship. This kid single handedly got us from League 1 to the Premier League. As he had so much game time he developed strongly over the years and back to Barcelona he went to star in the first team. Stefano leaving left a void in the team which was hard to fill. We had to change tactically because we missed a lot of his flair and vision. Anyone who could fill his shoes was not willing to join us anyway. After a couple of building years we managed to make a bid for Champions League football and we came across our former superstar who was a blight to play against. He was still playing at Barcelona like the star he was, winning trophies all over. At a certain point I felt nostalgic and decided to get him back. I sold my two best players to gather enough funds to make a bid. It still wasn’t enough for Barcelona so I broke the bank even more. We managed to get him for €140M, his bloodsucker agent added a lot to that but we got hold of him. We barely scraped through the FFP though. The next seasons we dominated both in Europe as domestically, winning Champions Leagues as Premiership titles. Stefano managed to get the Ballon d’Or twice as well in that period. As time went on, so did the Italian stallion. At the age of 33 he was still going strong albeit less in a physical manner. I was hoping to get someone through our youth ranks but alas, noone even got close to the potential and ability he had. So we started scouting and after a couple of weeks of intensively looking we found what we were looking for. A 20 year old playing for AS Roma. The kid had everything we looked for but not as great as Stefano. AS Roma relegated that year for some bizar reason and that was our chance. We brought him in, was Stefano’s backup and tutored him. He became amazing as well! Three seasons later Stefano decided to hang up his boots, he accomplished everything. As I was feeling a bit gutted about him leaving I offered him the job to become my Assistant Manager when the season was over. Gladly he accepted and we both went on to win silverware together. Edit: I'm sorry I have no screenshots of him. I have a different computer since then and my screenshots were stored locally.
  6. I'm in no way a tactical genius, in fact I struggle myself quite a bit but I've seen quite a lot 4231's come through here over the years asking for advice. I find the bottom of your midfield static. You have 2 holding midfielders in there. You could try and change it to CMd --- BBM/CMs (get further forward) or you could even try it with a DLPd --- BBM/CMs (get further forward) Also, Hazard is terrifying with the ball at his feet. I'd give him a go as Trequartista in that spot and see how it all links up. In terms of TI's: most of them seem decent. You got to remember you're the biggest team in Germany and everyone will sit back and soak up the pressure. I'd drop the defensive line to just higher (because they will go direct from the back and hope you to catch out your defensive line) and drop the Line of Engagement down to higher or even standard.
  7. I'm trying the youth only challenge myself and it's not been kind to me so far
  8. Congratulations! I'm jealous how some of the people around here make it seem so easy
  9. Well, we are If I switched it around to positive, it'll move me up the pitch and will be more risky going forward. Since the passing and tempo will be higher already I'll drop the 'more direct' and 'higher tempo' TI's. We'll see how it goes.
  10. Well first game I got hammered 5-1. 3 long shots, 1 free kick and 1 own goal. They managed 35 shots compared to my 6. Not off to a good start Second game was another 0-2 loss. 8 shots vs 31.
  11. I hope people don't mind bringing this thread back up. It's quite interesting to read these stories. My most memorable save was with Stockport County back in FM15. When I got to League One I was looking for fun in the Barca B team, saw their highest valued player in there was available for loan so I just tried it. To my surprise they agreed to it and in came the 17 year old Italian youngster Stefano Beltrami. He was an AMC with all the right attributes for a playmaker: he had flair, he had vision and he had wonderful technique for his age and my level. I loaned him for 3 years straight; the promotion to the Championship in the first season, we avoided relegation in the next and then he single handedly brought me up to the Premiership. After we got promoted he went back to Barca to feature in the first team. While in the Premier League we built a good foundation and improved steadily year after year. Once we got to Europe on a consistent basis we ran into our former playmaker quite often, decimating us. I decided to get him back. I was thinking of switching tactically and design a system completely around him. I sold my world class wingers and got bought Stefano for a whopping 140M€. He stayed with us for many more years, winning Premier League titles and Champions Leagues. He even won the Ballon D'Or twice. At the age of 33 we went looking for a suitable replacement and found another Italian wonderkid in the youth squad of newly relegated AS Roma. After mentoring the new lad for 2 seasons Beltrami decided to hang up his boots. So I made him my assistant manager. We both went on to win more league titles and have European success. Now I use him as my alter ego in some of my saves, it's quite wonderful really.
  12. I like that you loan them to domestic teams! Gives them playing time and they can help secure with the league rep. Ever had a player where you went 'damn, if only I didn't decide to loan him to that club'. Or are there particular players in there who you think can feature in your first team in a couple of years?
  13. It's like that in real life so I suppose it works the same in FM. Congratz on winning the first half of the season! Quite impressive really. Care to show us what tactic you're using?
  14. Right, I forgot about those TI's. hit early crosses is also on the list I'll give it a try when I get home from work later this evening. If it still doesn't work I'm going to be making my own thread. Or just accept it and come to the conclusion my team is just not cut out for this level
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