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  1. Does anyone else think it is really silly marketing to release the new features in the same week that FIFA 18 will come out? Start of September would be an ideal time to release the new features IMO.
  2. FM17: Everton - Nil Satis Nisi Optimum

    Just started an Everton save to round out FM17. Want to play 3/5 at the back, and its going well so far, playing a possession style with the two beasts Idrissa Gueye and Morgan Schneiderlin in their winning the ball and feeding it to our more technical players. Brought in 5 players, Riedewald (25m), Sergej Milinkovic Savic (18m), Davide Zappacosta (9m), Sergio Canales (8m) and Gonzalo Escalante (6.5m). Also sold Lennon and Kone. Current system is Lukaku (AF-A) Savic (AM-S)-----Barkley (AP-A) Gueye (BWM-s)-------Schneiderlin (CM-D) Baines (CWB-A)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Zappacosta (CWB-A) Williams (CD-D)---Riedewald (BPD-D)--Jagielka (CD-D) Stekelenburg (GK-D) Going okay so far, started dodgy with a draw at Burnley and a home loss to Middlesbrough but we have since turned it around with a 4-0 win over West ham in the league, as well as thumpings of Stevenage and Scunthorpe in the cup. Followed by draws with Chelsea, Arsenal and Palace. Got Coleman back from injury now and McCarthy almost there so hopefully we can push on now, shame that Besic is out the whole season. As for which players have been good both wing backs have been sensational, in particular Zappacosta has been a steal. I love the midfield pairing as they a real force and can compete with the top midfields in the league. I think I have a good base for something special with the current team and the tactic has been looking good.
  3. FM16: What Team Should I Be?

    Looking for a final save for FM17, have done a long term Preston save and that is my only major save I have done this year. Got bored as I got to about 2025 and it was all regens. Nation: Top European league. Probably England, Germany, Spain or Italy. Division: Top flight, not long left so not a usual rise up the divisions European Competition: don't mind Media Prediction: Probably mid table, but I could stretch to a bit higher in the bundesliga or la liga as I don't normally play in those leagues. Board Expectation(s): any Transfer Budget: I want a fair kitty to be able to make some interesting transfers, preferably at least 20m and with some assets I could sell. Wage Budget: any Finances: any Other: Interesting backstory, a fallen giant now in mid table. Team from small city hasn't won anything. Rising up the divisions, that sort of thing. Solved: Went for Everton
  4. Your ideal squad size?

    Usually try and have two players for each position, plus a back up third choice who can play both right and left back. If playing a 4-2-3-1 then then the 3 behind the striker must be able to rotate and play the other positions. I normally try and make at least a few of my back ups youth players, and give the best ones bench spots on rotation. Usually have about 20 players in Under 23's and 18's
  5. Notebook in FM or pen and paper IRL?

    Pen and paper, plus if its a small thing I will use the notes function on my actual laptop (works the same as the one on iPhone).
  6. Hi thanks for the reply, I have since passed the date of the promise but moved to a formation for one game where he was the 'pure' centre back. Since then the bug seems to have been fixed and he has realised he is playing in the right position.
  7. So I bought Chancel Mbemba in the January of the 2021/22 season in my Preston save and I promised him he would be played in as a Defender (Centre) with the role of Centre back. It is now April 2023 and there is 42 days left on the promise and according to his information page he feels time is running out to be playing in his favourite position. He has played in that position for me every time he has played. Even on the form tab on his page he it says that all of his last 20 games for the club have been in this position and role. He is probably my best player so I do really not want to lose him once this promise is up. If it matters in he is a regular as well, playing 23 out of 31 matches this season despite missing 7 while at the AFCON. He is playing in a back four, so technically the position is listed as DCR, but surely that can't be the reason why he thinks he is playing out of position? That would have to mean I could only play 5 at the back if he played in the middle of the defence. And Centre back is listed as a position by itself on the game, doesn't reference which side.
  8. FM2017 Transfer Records

    1. Julian Brandt - Bayern>Man City - 107m 2. Thomas Lemar - Monaco-Man United - 98m 3. Anthony Martial - Man United>PSG - 87m 4. Antoine Griezmann - Atletico>Man City - 86m 5. Gelson Martins - PSG>Real Madrid - 84m 6. Riechedly Bazoer - Monaco>Real Madrid 83m 7. Renato Sanches - Bayern>Real Madrid - 83m 8. Koke - Atletico>Man United - 81m 9. Paulo Dybala - Juventus>Man City - 80m 10. Harry Kane - Tottenham>Man United - 78m
  9. Am I the only one that does this?

    My current favourite one is for Lucas Moura who I have now signed twice in my Preston save (signed him from PSG, then they bought him back then I bought him back after one season). We've got Moura, Lucas Moura I just don't think you understand He f****d off PSG, to play for PNE We've got Lucas Moura! Also the Gini Wijnaldum chant that Liverpool sing adapted to Martin Odegaard, seven nation army for a regen by the name of 'Gennaro Guerra'. Then more longer and complex chants for other regens I have by the names of 'Simone Rossi' and 'Jeet Padaruth', bought Padaruth from one of our rivals (Burnley) so his is centred around that. Also a similar thing I will do when I have Champions League games (haven't got to that level yet in this save) is play the CL anthem beforehand.
  10. Am I the only one that makes chants in my head for my players and I will sometimes hum them when they score? Please tell me I am not the only one that does this and if other people do this what chants do you have?
  11. Watford unbeatable.......

    I am in 2022 and they are just an average mid table side on mine 2016/17: 15th 2017/18: 15th 2018/19: 13th 2019/20: 9th 2020/21: 9th Everton meanwhile are in the championship after getting relegated in 2020, finished 17th in the first season too and don't look like they will come back up this season. Wimbledon got relegated into league two early on but went straight back up and are currently mid table in League 1.
  12. Thanks a lot mate! I will report back on how the changes I have made have gone, although my players have demanded (yes I know I gave in to player power lol) that I change formation for a few games to try and get better results, so the changes will have to wait a month which gives me time to perfect it I guess.
  13. Cheers mate. Yeah I was thinking that, the only reason I didn't have the BBM on as a DLP is because I thought having two playmakers in one team would get in the way of each other. Basically for my TI's I wanted us to close them down quickly and then to keep the ball and play it on the deck for the most part, but once we get into attack play quick passes between the lines and use our pace. Maybe if I revert the tempo back to normal I would get better results? Also I have changed to BBM to a DLP (S) and the 10 to a AM. I have also flirted with the idea of work ball into the box at times because we seem to be having a lot of shots of target but that didn't really have an effect as it just meant we had no chances. Once again thanks a lot for the help! It is not so much that we are awful, it is just the consistency that bugs me and how good we are against the top teams but how rubbish we are against the lower teams, I just got a 2-2 draw at the Etihad after having 10 men the entire game and them getting a shonky penalty. Also a few games ago I came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 against West Ham at their place (they are regularly in Europe on my save). But in between that I had home losses to Derby and Southampton.
  14. Okay cheers, good point and been taken into account. Anything else you notice? I tend to have more shots than my opposition and a lot more possession. A lot of my goals conceded seem to come from a central area in terms of assists, in last 50 league games 11 assist locations down our left side, 10 down our right, 15 in the penalty area and 9 from outside the box, a lot of these being from through balls and crosses. I tend to perform a lot better against the top teams to be honest.
  15. Honestly what is wrong with my team, I am so awfully inconsistent it is disgraceful, one game I beat Swansea 6-1, then I go on a 5 game winless run including a 5-1 loss to Palace. I am Preston btw and it is my third season in the Prem, I finished 12th first season, then 13th last season. I am currently 9 games in and am 16th despite starting well with wins over Chelsea and destroying Swansea. Even last season I wanted to get top half and I was like 7th at Christmas but only won two league games from the turn of the year and plummeted down the table ending up in 13th. This is my tactic: Control mentality, Flexible team shape, TI's are to close down more, play a higher tempo, fairly wide and retain possession. I tend to tinker with this a fair bit but this is what it usually is. After trying a lot of formations and tactics in the second half of last season to end my slump I am currently Playing a 4-2-3-1. G (De) FB (Su) CB (De) CB (Co) CB (At) CM (De) BBM (Su) IF (At) AP (At) W/IF (Su) (depends who I have there) AF (A) My players are GK Mvogo/Sokol RB Estrada (regen)/De Sciglio CB Stark/Sokratis/Bailey Wright LB Finlayson (regen)/Van Aanholt CM (D) Pearson/Mandragora BBM Holtby/Ntcham RM Halilovic/Padaruth (regen) AM Onomah/Abdulrahman LM Kaputska/Payet ST Rossi (regen)/Guerra (regen)/Sturridge Plus Giovani Dos Santos but I am trying to sell him and he doesn't really play anymore