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  1. Depends entirely on your own preference I feel, as long as its a top division team with decent facilities. For example whilst at Newcastle when we were winning the prem, I had 2 main feeders, AGF in Denmark and Mordovia in Russia, with a couple lower league ones, has the added advantage of potentially having european games for them. Any wonderkids I felt would guarantee first team I would keep, but others I wasn't sure about i'd send out to these teams. A few became backups at my team, and a few became internationals and first teamers elsewhere. At one point we were credited with developing 39 top flight players. Also makes it easier to sell them, for example, 2 of my players spent a while at Mordovia (one had 2 years, and other 4). Spent a year as backups in my team, when I wanted to sell them was able to offload them to CSKA for £10+m thanks to their reps over there. Dutch Eredivisie teams are always a big personal preference for me too.
  2. Mads & Andreas Laudrup in too.
  3. Based off the options on the list mine would be: GK: Frey RB: Srna CB: S.Taylor CB: Breno LB: Zonneveld DM: Maduro RM: Jorgensen LM: Saivet AM: Kerlon ST: Bojan ST: Saviola I think all of my greatest saves and memories had 1 of these guys in the team. From watching my Brothers dominant Parma team lead by Frey and Jorgensen (wiht Kallstrom as well) in 99/00. To having Taylor, Breno and Bojan become the rock of my 08/09 Newcastle teams! (up until this year, I always managed to win the WC with Taylor as captain and watch him make at least 50 caps). Saviola has always been a favorite of mine since his CM days, and some of these are also in there thanks to PES memories. Some great time
  4. Regarding the regens you signed, I personally would keep from Negouai down, and loan the others out. They could make a real impact, the others probably wouldn't get a look in and need first team football. One of the best moves I had was getting Morodovia in the Russian prem as a feeder team, most guys I send are guarenteed starters and get great experience and development. Meanwhile, as I have nothing better to do, I have already finished my next season! Turns out that Lionel Messi fella is a pretty decent player. Even at 34 he scored 24 league goals in 30 games and set up another 14. My regen netting 20 goals himself. Took the league at a canter again and won the champs league with a 2-1 over Madrid. Barbosa and Roberts getting the goals. Was going to leave end of this season but decided to extend my contract a couple of years as I really enjoyed watching the team. In the meantime, going to have a crack at the world cup with spain.
  5. I had a player called Yuri Mamute last year who I think only had a 149 PA, I bought him for Juve because he seemed to be banging in goals non stop, when I left Juve I brought him with me to sevilla, and then again to celtic. All told he scored over 300 league goals in 500 league games, he was rated as 2 stars in my Juve team but scored 30-40 every season so I could never drop him. It's fun to see CA/PA but it really does shatter the illusion, you can have a very poor CA player, but as people have said, if his stats are right for his position, and has the right hidden attributes, they can still be world class
  6. I play this formation all the time and have found a similiar problem, my team is: GK: Rulli FB(A): Danilo CB: Balanta CB: Umtiti CWB: Shaw DM (Anchor) : Amartey BBM: Goretzka DLP(D): Ward-Prowse T: Roberts/Mastour CF(S): Regen ADV (A) Messi Now i've experimented a lot with the striker roles over the seasons, the biggest problem i've found is midfielders and strikers taking a lot of shots from distance, which is why you get so many shots, they opposition tends to pack the edge of the area leaving no space, and so your players just shoot. Defensively you largely have the roles spot on, the wingbacks should be providing you a lot of chances, where I believe yours is failing is the CM roles and the AM role. Basically from what it looks like is the only attacker you have is the wing backs and falcao, the Attacking Midfielder will likely play too central and therefore not crate much movement or chances, and the midfielders aren't providing enough options in attack (a BBM tends to get further forward). I would try dropping the F9 for a DLF in support mode, the false 9 drops much much deeper and in my experience often gets lost in the game, and an attacking midfielder will drop deeper. the AMC then needs to be changes to a Trequartista or a Shadow Striker, essentially they will then provide a lot of side to side movement and run past the strikers, giving you an extra scoring option. See if those changes make a difference, i've found I still dominate a lot with a lot of shots, but they are better at taking chances now. I dropped the F( as even with messi, just wasn't impacting the game
  7. I've seen Amartey and Ajer both mentioned in here, Amartey 10 years in became one of the bets players by far in my title winning Newcastle team, huge ratings solid as a rock, Ajer was a good backup, stats improve nicely great CM, sold him for £33m
  8. Best 16 y/o ever? I mean damn, even if he doesn't improve hes world class, I must see him in 6 years!
  9. Yeah you're probably right there, on my game he knows plays for Real Madrid after a couple of years at Liverpool, he attributes are pretyt great but I doubt he'd get into my team or would have done if I kept him, I couldn't get him scoring, he's never done better than 13 league goals, and 4 assists, so for me he doesn't cut it regardless of atts, because he can't score.
  10. Hey all, thought i'd post my career with Newcastle so far, always do my first save with them and refuse to leave until I win a title. Has to be said to me this seems like the best Newcastle team in years (at least on fm). Good players who can either perform or be sold at a decent price (although not in the first season). First couple of seasons not a huge amount to shout about, massively struggled to score goals, couldn't get anything out of Ayoze, top scorer first season was De Jong with 11 goals, and second year it was Lacazette with only 8!!! Nevertheless I finished 7th followed by 6th the following year, finding a formation to settle on was tough but eventually settled on one of my most succesful from last year the 4-1-2-1-2, just a classic narrow diamond. Major transfer in first year were: In Jetro Willems - £10m Hachim Mastour - £1.5m Patrick Roberts - £11m Dele Alli - £3.5m Eder Balanta - £7.25 (January) Out Williamson - £2m Dummett - £1.8m Gouffran - £5.25m (A little upset seeing the prices some people got for him) A lot of the transfers were done with monthly installments, and I got a January boost allowing me to buy Balanta. 2015/2016 - Finish 6th In Alexandre Lacazette - £8.25m Sam Byram - £8.5m Andy Carroll - £6.75m Daniel Amartey - £4.7m Kris Ajer - £900k Gabriel Barbosa - £17.25m Out Davide Santon £9.75m Daryl Janmaat - £9.25m Emanuel Riviere - £5.25m Hatem Ben Arfa - £9.25m Various other squad players for small sums (Colo, Saylor, Abeid, Colback, Vuckic, Cisse, Obertan) Couldn't score goals but most of those transfers became key in later success. 2016/2017 - 2nd, 90 points In Giovinco - £11m Jose Gaya - £9m Out Siem De Jong - £8m Ayoze - £12m (Laudrup, Haidara, Ameobi, Darlow) Difference between this season and the year before was Patrick Roberts stepping up, me settling on the narrow diamond and the signing of Giovinco, scored 15 goals and got 13 assists, meanwhile Chelsea were incredible, scoring 94 points. 2017/2018 - 1st, 84 points, FA cup winners In Sam Gallagher - £12.5m Alessio Romagnoli - £7m Leon Goretzka - £35m Davide Santon - £15.25m Nicola Gacesa - £1.9m (REGEN) Out Andy Carroll - £3.6m Denis Suarez - £8.5m Jamaal Lascelles - £6.25m Jose Gaya - £23m (Tiote, Rabiot, Aarons). Obviously there is 1 big difference in this season. Goretzka. Had to heavily weight it bakc end and break the £100k barrier, but he was worth it, performed brilliantly all year (at this point Balanta is averaging 7.5). Tiote left as Amartey was easily first choice, not amazing stats but great performer. Santon came back to replace the leaving Gaya, as Willems hadn't developed as I hoped. Barbosa went and got 24 league goals and was superb, so we were finally able to score goals whilst keep them out the other end. Chelsea were easily beaten 3-1 in the FA cup as well. From that point on I hadn't made many changes until the 21/22 season (current one) where a few players were too old. Bought no one of note in 18/19, and unfortunately resulted in me finishing 3rd, runner up in champions league and league cup, and out of FA cup in semi final, so not a great season. Followed up by bring in Prowse to rotate with Alli, Insigne and Bazoer as ST and DM backup, and Andreas Christensen as backup. Won the league that season and the year after I brought in Jordi Alba, and then in January Luke Shaw as Alba spent most of the yera crippled so was still playing Santon. Finished 20/21 winning the league with 99 points, losing only 1 games (a 3-1 thrashing from Arsenal with only 1 more game left to play after...) culminating in a 41 game unbeaten streak in the premiership, so close to the invincibles... WOn the Champions league at least, thrashing Chelsea 4-1 and taking the League cup. and now to my current team: (Link provided as I don't know how to stick the screens on here) I've put up a few key players, including my latest transfers, many of the players I bought earlier (Ajer, Bazoer) went for ridiculous sums, I got taken over during about 2019 and that chairman has a bit more to pump into the club, not a Tycoon though. Obviously many will question signing Messi for £10m at 34, signing him to £275k p/w and for 5 years, and I would 100% agree it's crazy, but after all i'm a football fan, and regardless of his age I want Messi in my team, because I rarely manage Barca so never get to play with him... Mastour has become amazing, unfortunately I think he has a thing going on with the physio because he spends ages there, but I rotate him and Roberts very nicely, Krul has now also been replaced and i'll be letting him and Santon leave for free after this season. Amartey ended up becoming a superb player considering his fee, and I love the way Alli developed. Anyone wants to see specific screens uploaded i'll be happy to oblige. Problem now is balancing depth with the whiney players.
  11. Had Balanta since first season and he still managed to score buckets againstg me. Although Balanta does stop everyone else lol
  12. haha, he always scores against me, even in a season where i've taken Newcastle to unbeaten, I still can't stop him.
  13. A bit of a random thread, but I wanted to share something I haven't seen before (though it may have been in the game for years.) Leon Goretzka is down as my penalty taker, always takes penalties (unless someone is on a hat trick). SO we win a penalty, and Goretzka has missed the last 3. Lacazette is stood on the spot, Goretzka goes and gets the ball, and Lacazette just stays on the spot, until Goetzka walks away. Looks like the team got fed up with his misses and Lacazette took things into his own hands. Like a say a bit random, but it made me laugh.
  14. Its been bugging me as well, I was playing Hacchim Mastour every other game as hes injury prone starting him, and bringing him on as a sub loads, and he starts moaning about not playing enough!?!? I have so many players who I play regularly, I almost have to sell half my squad each year. I even have backups moaning when I play them fairly regularly
  15. No doubt i'm Kevin Keegan (big Newcastle fan as well haha). The only difference is I actually win stuff, but then again he gave up to soon. I play constant direct attacking football, regardless of the situation, I don't care how many goals I concede as long as I score 1 more. Tend to handle losing badly and my teams normally start to wilt under the pressure in the last 10 games. I could definitely do a "I would love it rant".