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  1. Players generally won't join if they are far above the quality of your current squad. You will need to improve incrementally until a player of elite calibre will consider joining. Recent versions have really improved the willingness of uncontracted older players to join lower league clubs. Generally it does a good job of filtering those you have no hope in hell of getting. I wouldn't bother unticking it.
  2. I think the match engine could use some balancing in regards to how it deals with Pace/Acceleration, especially in roles that don't demand it. I'm sure we've all experienced a player who plays out of their skin just because they have those two attributes, and it is a reason why playing a team of youngsters is more effective than it should be.
  3. Love the idea of this challenge. Always gravitate towards silky attacking style of play so I want a challenge like this to force me to switch things up. Have used the following 6 year old thread to get ideas for what I want to achieve. My challenge aims - Full backs who are basically CB's. Not having any fancy wing backs at my club. - To get a dedicated long throw specialist - Height discrimination. I want a team who can all challenge aerially. - Use of a target man up front. - To have long balls and set pieces be the main source of goals. Loadout was European based with a focus on UK and Ireland. Manager is starting off at the lowest rung and I'll have no reservation about moving on to better teams. Took the job to avoid finishing bottom at Portstewart FC in Derry. Gives me the opportunity to bring in free transfers and mould the team into the Pulis vision. Will try and race through this season and get an update posted after it ends. Database - Manager - Job Offer
  4. Seems like you are after a foreground sugar daddy. The finances attribute of your director influences the amount they will invest each season. Is all there to tinker with in the editor.
  5. Sacked after 12 games sitting dead last with 6 points. Back to lurking I go, It does need looked at. Hate to rub it in but he looks incredible and Shenzen don't mind spending a few bob.
  6. Facilities - League History - Manager Profile - Squad - Setup Enjoyed reading the stories here and it's inspired me to start an attempt of my own. I don't expect to ever compete with the big boys but I want to see how far I can get a Finnish side in continental competition. Therefore I'm going with FC Espoo, a team in the Greater Helsinki region. As seen on the setup, I'll be playing with a several additional European leagues loaded as I like having a full database, especially one that incorporates all of Scandinavia when I'm playing there.
  7. Monterrey - 2030/2031 Opening League / Opening Playoff / Closing League / Closing Playoff - Finally won both stages of the league. Was suffering in the Clausura league stage near the end but the team held if together in the playoffs to clinch the double. Cups - Disappointing here. With the lack of quality in MLS teams I should not be losing to them. 3-0 penalty shootout was a real kick in the teeth. Champions League - Absolutely cruised through the cup that mattered, ending in a 9-0 aggregate win over Salt Lake in the final. Was surprised to face them in the final as I was expecting an all Mexican affair. 3/5 tasks complete. Squad - Got a ridiculously great team. Inside forward Mario Chamorro is the best of the bunch and showed it with his 11 goal tally in the Champions League alone. On the other wing the opposition have to deal with Luciano Molina. Leading the line is Neyveson, who was great to watch and has the ability to do it all. Ojeda is the pick of the defence, playing as a ball-playing centre back. Transfers - Just have to show Manjarrez. What a player for 17 years of age. Kind of a shame I won't be around to see how he develops. Using him as a right back as I don't like CBs who can't compete aerially. Finances - Continues to look good as long as a profit is made in the transfer market. Next season plans - Played the start of the new season with Monterrey on auto-pilot when looking for a suitable job in Argentina or Brazil. Resigned from Monterrey after a 2-0 defeat to Ney York Red Bulls in the Campeones Cup. Around a month later Botafogo approached me for the manager role, with them around mid table with 13 games left to play in Serie A. Need top 7 for a Copa Libertadores place. Season Team League Cup1 Cup2 Continental Notes ================================================================================================================================================================================= 2020/21 Tuks 7th Prelim N/A N/A Joined after 9 league games. 2021/21 Tuks 1st Semi-final N/A N/A Promoted. 1st league title. 2022/23 Tuks 2nd Winner Winner N/A Double cup winners. 2023/24 Tuks 2nd 2nd Rnd Winner Runner-up MTN8 runner-up. 2024/25 Tuks 1st 2nd Rnd S-final Winner League and CL double. Joined FC Anyang. 2025 Anyang 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Joined after 18 league games. Promoted. 2026 Anyang 2nd Winner N/A N/A 2027 Anyang 2nd Q-Final N/A Winner 2/5 Complete. Joined Monterrey. 2027/28 Monterrey 7th 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Joined after 6 games of closing stage. 2028/29 Monterrey 1st/6th Winner 1st Rnd N/A Apertura Champions. 2029/30 Monterrey 1st/1st N/A S-final Q-Final Apertura Champions. 2031/31 Monterrey 1st/1st N/A Final Winner Apertura, Clausura and NACL winners.
  8. Monterrey - 2029/2030 Opening Table / Opening Playoffs / Closing Table / Closing Playoffs - Unbeaten league season achievement gained, although I could only win the opening stage. Form started to creak big time towards the end of the season cumulating in a 4-1 defeat to América that I couldn't claw back in the return leg. Cups - Two cups added to the trophy cabinet. Was second best against Pumas in the leagues cup so can't be upset about our penalty shootout exit. Champions League - This one hurt. Was the favourites for this competition but lost to a poor Toronto side courtesy of a 90th minute set piece. Really disappointed I'll have to have another season here as I'm ready to move on to Brazil or Argentina. Squad - Got a very strong team now. Jumped at the chance to bring Hiram Rodriguez back on loan after he was listed by Shandong. Utilised the Argentinian market to bring in my favourite three players of the squad in right winger Luciano Molina, inside forward Mario Chamorro and sweeper goalkeeper Lautaro Glavinovich. Transfers - Racked up a pretty big transfer deficit but my squad is more than ready to pick up any championship they are apart of. Am swatting away £20m+ offers for several players if finances really start to go down the drain. Finances - Was saved from having to sell some players with a £20m cash injection from the chairman shortly after this pic was taken. Things are good on the financial front. Next season plans - As I can't really improve the squad and league matches are getting rather one sided, I'd really like to move on from here. Must not choke in the North American Champions League next season. Season Team League Cup1 Cup2 Continental Notes ================================================================================================================================================================================= 2020/21 Tuks 7th Prelim N/A N/A Joined after 9 league games. 2021/21 Tuks 1st Semi-final N/A N/A Promoted. 1st league title. 2022/23 Tuks 2nd Winner Winner N/A Double cup winners. 2023/24 Tuks 2nd 2nd Rnd Winner Runner-up MTN8 runner-up. 2024/25 Tuks 1st 2nd Rnd S-final Winner League and CL double. Joined FC Anyang. 2025 Anyang 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Joined after 18 league games. Promoted. 2026 Anyang 2nd Winner N/A N/A 2027 Anyang 2nd Q-Final N/A Winner 2/5 Complete. Joined Monterrey. 2027/28 Monterrey 7th 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Joined after 6 games of closing stage. 2028/29 Monterrey 1st/6th Winner 1st Rnd N/A Apertura Champions. 2029/30 Monterrey 1st/1st N/A S-final Q-Final Apertura Champions.
  9. Monterrey - 2028/29 Opening Table / Opening Playoffs / Closing Table / Closing Playoffs - Quite like the league system in Mexico, I secured a Champions League spot by the halfway point of the season with a win in the opening stage. After I won that teams started playing more cautiously which affected my results. Laboured to a 6th place finish in the closing stage but was utterly embarrassed in Quarter Final by losing a 4 goal lead in the second leg to Santos Laguna. Totally my fault for putting in a load of reserve players with my regular positive tactic. Cups - Didn't take Atlanta seriously and paid the price early on in the season in the Leagues Cup. Had an easier time of it in the Mexican cup apart from a scare against a poor Tampico Madero side. Squad - Neyveson led the line again but I can't be too impressed with a goal tally of 14 from 45. Definitely some tactical adjustments needed because he is a quality player. Top goalscorer went to Monterrey youth product Cantú, who was electric as an inside forward. Got a frustrating youth intake where I've got a potential great in Álamo, but his personality and determination are awful. Put him in a mentor group but nothing much has shifted yet. Transfers - I was £11m in the red and losing money fast so I had to take Shandongs £41.5m for superstar Hiram Rodriguez. I didn't want to part with Osmar but he was starting to unsettle the squad with his moaning about wanting a move so I had to take £16.5m for him. As for ingoing's', £2.4m was well spent on wonderkid Ojeda. Finances - Will need to be a selling club as even with a positive transfer income of £45m, the clubs balance is still only £24m. This is partly due to a loan repayment that siphons £525k/month from the club that lasts for the next three years. Spending just over £4m to get our youth facilities to the best possible level to bring it in line with our training facilities. Next season plans - In spite of a poor Clausura, I think I'm the best team in North America. I get the chance to prove it next year in the Champions League. Hope I get it first time as I'm ready to move on. Gets a little annoying swatting away transfers offers for most of your squad knowing there's a chance of them kicking off and causing a scene. Season Team League Cup1 Cup2 Continental Notes ================================================================================================================================================================================= 2020/21 Tuks 7th Prelim N/A N/A Joined after 9 league games. 2021/21 Tuks 1st Semi-final N/A N/A Promoted. 1st league title. 2022/23 Tuks 2nd Winner Winner N/A Double cup winners. 2023/24 Tuks 2nd 2nd Rnd Winner Runner-up MTN8 runner-up. 2024/25 Tuks 1st 2nd Rnd Semi-final Winner League and CL double. Joined FC Anyang. 2025 Anyang 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Joined after 18 league games. Promoted. 2026 Anyang 2nd Winner N/A N/A 2027 Anyang 2nd Q-Final N/A Winner 2/5 Complete. Joined Monterrey. 2027/28 Monterrey 7th 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Joined after 6 league of closing stage. 2028/29 Monterrey 1st/6th Winner 1st Rnd N/A Apertura Champions.
  10. Monterrey - 2027/28 Closing League Table - Closing League Playoffs - Did an alright job of steadying the ship to clinch a preliminary spot in the playoffs. Got past Cruz Azul on penalties in a game we deserved to win. However was soundly defeated by Pumas in the quarter final. Squad - Got a good squad here. Best player attribute wise is Brazilian striker Neyveson, who is clearly talented but he didn't score ONE goal for me. XG to goal ratio is shocking too. Got a Monterrey made wonderkid Hiram Rodriguez who is gonna be an amazing player. Next best player to highlight is left winger Osmar. As you can see, my attack is potent and I'll be looking to overwhelm the opposition in my tactic for next season. Finances - Still got an £8.5m training and youth facility upgrade to come, but even still the club is in decent shape financially. Next season plans - 4 teams get a champions league place (I assume this is the finalists of the opening and closing stages?). That is what I am aiming for. Season Team League Cup1 Cup2 Continental Notes ================================================================================================================================================================================= 2020/21 Tuks 7th Prelim N/A N/A Joined after 9 league games. 2021/21 Tuks 1st Semi-final N/A N/A Promoted. 1st league title. 2022/23 Tuks 2nd Winner Winner N/A Double cup winners. 2023/24 Tuks 2nd 2nd Rnd Winner Runner-up MTN8 runner-up. 2024/25 Tuks 1st 2nd Rnd Semi-final Winner League and CL double. Joined FC Anyang. 2025 Anyang 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Joined after 18 league games. Promoted. 2026 Anyang 2nd Winner N/A N/A 2027 Anyang 2nd Q-Final N/A Winner 2/5 Complete. Joined Monterrey. 2027/28 Monterrey 7th 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Joined after 6 league of closing stage.
  11. This is how I set mine up on a mid range PC that is 4 years old. Canada and India aren't gonna get you a champions league but they are potential starting points to build up a reputation. The rest are all countries that can provide Champions League winners. Shaved off European lower leagues that are splintered to save on processing time.
  12. The I-League is the historical football league in India. The Indian super league is a recent creation and not supported by default in FM. Had a quick look on wiki and it says that India should be getting a preliminary round slot for AFC Champions League.
  13. FC Anyang - 2027 League table - Only a two point improvement on last seasons amount and it wasn't enough to lift the title. Had tactical issues that I'll get into later, but Daegu beat me three times in the league and deserved to pick up their first ever title. Champions of last season Suwon actually ended up losing their playoff and got relegated, which was a massive shock. Cup - Tough draw early on but I still should have been beating Jeonbuk. Another cup slips away. Champions League - Fortunes were much better in the cup that mattered. Actually thought I had been eliminated when Central Coast scored a 95th minute winner, only to be saved by being one of the best place second place finishers. From that point on with my tactical switch the games were a lot more decisive. The final against Al-Hilal was pretty comfortable, with Di Leo scoring the goal of the save so far with an amazing chip over the keeper from well outside the box. Squad - For the start of the season I tried getting fancy with a new tactic. I made Jae-Suk a wide target man to compliment lone striker Di Leo and AMC Forson...it went horribly and nearly cost me my job. After another goalless defeat to Central Coast Mariners I had a Mike Bassett moment and reverted to a basic 4-4-2. From that moment on results improved drastically. Di Leo as a support striker unlocked his true potential with an assist total of 19. The wingers were crucial in this set up so I used my precious foreign slots on Zaïm and Gonzalez. Transfers - Biggest signing went on getting in a quality centre back in Kenjirô Saitô, signed for £2.4m from Southampton. Would be future captain material if those leadership courses did anything. Wonderkid Koo Kyung-Keun was upset about me rejecting an offer from PSG during the mid season break, so I made the choice to sell him for a measly £3.8m to make him happy. Finances - Tycoon chairman keeping things rosy. Everything set up for the next manager to do what I couldn't and give Anyang their first K-League championship. Next season plans - Took a while to find a job offer that was good enough. Was hoping to do the save using only teams that hadn't won a Champions League but I couldn't turn down the chance of taking the Monterrey job when nothing else seemed viable. I join them with 13 games left of the closing stage with them doing much worse than their predicted 6th place finish. Season Team League Cup1 Cup2 Continental Notes ================================================================================================================================================================================= 2020/21 Tuks 7th Prelim N/A N/A Joined after 9 league games. 2021/21 Tuks 1st Semi-final N/A N/A Promoted. 1st league title. 2022/23 Tuks 2nd Winner Winner N/A Double cup winners. 2023/24 Tuks 2nd 2nd Rnd Winner Runner-up MTN8 runner-up. 2024/25 Tuks 1st 2nd Rnd Semi-final Winner League and CL double. Joined FC Anyang. 2025 Anyang 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Joined after 18 league games. Promoted. 2026 Anyang 2nd Winner N/A N/A 2027 Anyang 2nd Q-Final N/A Winner 2/5 Complete. Joined Monterrey.
  14. Yeah in FM20 you won't be getting a top league job straight off apart from Canada.
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