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  1. I would take him for this price. Having said that I purchased Strootman for 36mil and hes been awesome for me in the middle of the park. I extended Falcao loan after he got 34 league goals. I am looking to sell Rooney and RVP as they only chipped in 12 goals between them. A revelation for me was Valencia - he scored 19 goals playing right wing in a 4-2-3-1 formation so I would advise others who are just starting the game to give him a season before cashing in.
  2. It will be very difficult to sign Vidal. I couldn't get them to budge below 80-90 million. Plus his wages and no CL football it would take an effort to get him.
  3. Nick101 - I had the same issue. In my second season I had cleared out many of the same players as you have. I hit the lowest point in mid December when I lost 6-0 to City in the league. This took them 14 points clear. Rooney slated my teamtalk and all the players were seeking assurances. I decided to change skipper to Phil jones and make sure I made the team hard to beat. We won a lot of games 1-0 or 2-1. Change your formation to put more men in the middle, you will probably see possession improve. 4-2-4 is way too open and your team is lacking quality in CM. Luckily for me City imploded and lost 3 games on the spin and I then beat them in the home game at the end of the season to scrape the league by a point! We only managed to score 72 goals all season which is awful really. But it goes to show a solid defence and midfield is the most important part of the game. At least that is how i see it.
  4. Halfway through my second season with United. Won the league by 11 points in first season, looked solid at the back and my players were all happy. Now I am languishing in 5th fighting to get into the top 4. Serious dip in form, I can only put this down to the fact Evra, Rio, Giggs & Rafael left. Kagawa has just joined inter for 18mil (transfer request due to club under achieving!). Valencia wouldn't sign a new contract and no one would buy him so he has agrred to join Napoli on a free. Got fed up with Fellaini always getting sent off os shipped him off to Real for 35mil. I have agreed a pre contract deal with Ter Stegen to give Valdes (also free) and De Gea competition, although valdes will probably leave. My line up is currently; GK De Gea DR Gino Perruzzi DC Vidic/Smalling DC Umtiti/Jones DL Shaw/Fabio/Umtiti MC Wanyama (25mil Jan window signing) MC Carrick/Verratti/Fletcher AMR Zaha/Januzaj AMC Rooney AML Brandt/Welbeck STC RVP/Rooney/Hernandez Will let you know how I get on tonight, looking to get into top 4 and win a cup as i am around 15 points behind with 14 games to go. Not impossible... but unlikely to win title. I am aiming to construct a team that will be together for 10 seasons.
  5. Just finished my first season with United. A very,very poor season. Finished 5th playing 4-2-3-1. I drew 14 games which was frustrating as I was neck and neck with city until about 12 games in and then it all fell apart. Got knocked out in the quarters of the LC, Semis of the FA cup and Lost on penalties to Atletico in the CL final. They won the treble! I bought Verratti at the start of my save, for around 15m. I then moved for chiellini and got him for 16m in the winter window. After finishing outside the top 4, (which was devestating!) Jones, Smalling, Rafael & Nani all wanted to leave. Rafael and Jones went to PSG for 30mil each. Smalling went to barca for 20mil. Nani to Juve for 18m. In order to save my job, the board want 10 points from my next 5 games. So I set about making my team hard to beat. IN: Marchisio - 35m Marquinhos - 30m Caulker - 16.5m Jonathan Silva - 13m De Bruyne - 6m Willian - 10.25m Willian and de bruyne were listed and I couldnt resist adding them to the attacking players I have. Will be starting tonight, will let you know whether I am still in a job by October!
  6. Started a game with the mighty reds the other day. Sold Valenica to Arsenal for 25m and Nani to Spurs for £30m. Bought in Marchisio for 35m and Muller for 33.5m. I am top are 11 games level on points with City. My starting 11 is: De Gea Rafael Vidic Jones/Rio Evra Marchisio Cleverley/Carrick Muller Kagawa Young Rooney RVP has 2 goals in 6 games but he is also picking up injuries often. He got injured and missed most of pre season then in his first game back, off the bench got injured and is out for another 4-5 weeks. Will look to sell him and bring in a younger striker in January. Rooney is absolutely firing the goals in, scoring 5 against Valencia in the CL in a 6-0 win. Possibly Alexis Sanchez who I could get for 25mil but as Welbeck wouldn't agree terms with Milan, the deal fell through. Anyone bought Sanchez before?
  7. I am going start a game tonight with Manchester United after being off the game for 3 months. Who is a realistic marquee signing for centre midfield?
  8. Do any Arabic teams have big transfer budgets? And has anyone else tried it?
  9. I started a career game with Dortmund and did 2 seasons winning the league in my second season. Fergie then retired so I applied for the United job. Obviously the Dortmund fans and board went mad and asked me to apologise or resign. I resigned as I thought it would be better than staying. Guardiola got the United job as he is obviously a better coach. I then saw the Barcelona job became available os applied on the off chance and they approached me immediately with 41m to spend. I have now began my season, signing Phil Jones for 21m, Dembele for 9m & Milner on loan as cover for my ridiculously talented midfield. First game was Real Madrid at home which I won 1-0. I have 19pts from opening 7 games. I have lost to Milan and Dortmund (Tears) in openign 2 CL games so I have to pick it up now. Perhaps the best part is they already had Neymar. He is coming back from injury he picked up in pre season so I cannot wait to see him in action. I simply cannot think of anything better than Neymar, Messi & Sanchez up front. I will keep you posted on my progress, main aim is to get out of the group stages but will have to beat Milan away and Dortmund at home. LETS DO THIS!
  10. I just won my first title on FM13 in my second season as Dortmund. I bought Rodrigo from SLB after I sold Lewandowski to Arsenal for £20m. Rodrigo has been a revelation, scoring 25 in 40 games. I am delighted with the amount of good youngsters at the club who I have used instead of buying big named players as I usually do with Man united etc. Just been given 16m to spend in summer and am in need of a good keeper, I like keepers to be older so anyone 28+ would be ideal. Any of you seasoned pros have any suggestions? Weidenfeller coming to the end now and want to replace him before he completely loses it!
  11. Anyone else signed this guy? I signed him for my second season with Dortmund and he banged in 25 goals in 40 games. only about 23 or 24 and was a snip at 13mil.
  12. I bought Falcao as I do not believe Giroud is a decent enough striker to be first choice. So I made a decision and jut went for Falcao for 52million. He's got 2 in 3 and is looking good. My question is who else has had him and how do you get the best out of him? I want to build my team around him and have sold arshavin, chamakh, gervinho. I play him up front on his own with cazorla, ox and podolski behind him. Played 3 and drawn 3.
  13. I need a new challenge. I need some suggestions. I want to start at a club which is not top of the league but there or thereabouts which need improving so I can start a dynasty. This is to keep me going until the next release. Obviously need a reasonable budget so I can make the improvements I need to. Any suggestions appreciated.
  14. I am in my 4th season with United. I have won FA cup, league cup, league title and 3 CL. Rooney came to me and said he wants to leave as he needs a new challenge. I wasn't particurly fazed by this as Nani, Valencia & Welbeck are my top scorers. My problem is that Wayne will not accept any contract offers form the clubs bidding for him. He's rejected RM, Barcelona, Tottenham, Arsenal & Chelsea. I have put him on transfer list and plced him in reserves but I still can't sell him. Anyone esle had this problem with Rooney or any other player for that matter?
  15. Whats everyone's thoughts on Toni Kroos as centre midfield alongside Fletcher for Man Utd. Am looking at getting him if the price is right.
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