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  1. Should still be able to get Aleix Garcia on loan from Man City! Very good player - I'm in Season 4, he's still available for loan, and is worth £19m. I've taken him on loan to Atletico Madrid, and he's a Key Player for me, so you being in Season 3 with QPR he should be a good player for you! Won't give you the experience you feel you want, but I'd highly recommend you get him!
  2. I was scrolling down ready to type 'Goncalo Guedes' anyway, so good shout!
  3. On the flip side, I am 4 seasons into a Southampton save, and decided to take the Atletico Madrid job! As soon as I got there I signed 3 players from Southampton - my English wonderkid regen striker, Will Hughes (English) and an Argentinian wonderkid regen goalkeeper - which took up my max 3 FGN players in the squad. I had no idea these were the rules (English players now classed as FGN in Europe), and frantically had to cancel the negotiations I was in with James Ward-Prowse, then start looking for EU Nationals to sign! In all the excitement I accidentally confirmed the signing of Gerson from Roma - who I've immediately had to loan out as I can't register him! I then also had to sell any players who were already at Atl Madrid and were FGN as there was no space for them! Not the best start to my time in Spain - but on the pitch it's been all good, including 15 goals in 7 games for the 19 Year-Old Regen striker, Mark Maloney!
  4. Also, check out this regen goalkeeper I just got on a free transfer...
  5. Weird really when you consider he only has 3 assists! He's scored 12 in the first 7 games of Season 4!
  6. I started a save with Southampton recently - I got £50m for Van Dijk from Chelsea. I got Keane & Jonathan Tah - Keane is better though. Think I paid £25m for him.
  7. Just wanted to share this regen - appeared in my Youth Team toward the end of season two, and scored 5 goals on his Under 18's debut! Had a quick look at the coach report and it was very positive so thought I'd stick him on the bench for the first team - came on for his debut and scored! Since then, he's gone from strength to strength. I gave him a few cameo's in the first team in Season 2, he scored a few (mostly in the cups) and then season 3 I played him regularly and he's scored 23 PL Goals and 33 in all competitions...he's still only 17 years old! (Dubbed the next Gary Linekar - been booked once though!)
  8. You lot don't deserve him... Anyway, in addition to my original post, another two examples have just cropped up back-to-back on my save: 1) Alfie Jones, my backup centre-back has just picked up an injury which will keep him out of action for 7-8 weeks. The Social Media light up with fans disappointed that he's injured, saying we're going to have to adapt our tactics due to this injury, questioning who is going to step up to replace him. Alfie has played two games this season - both in the league cup, against Charlton and Newcastle. There are 3 or 4 other defenders ahead of him in the pecking order! This is not an issue, and again, wouldn't even be worthy of a mention on Social Media. 2) As I said, I'm in the Champions League in my second season with Southampton after winning the Europa League in Season One. I qualified from my group, and have just been drawn against Real Madrid in the First Knockout Round. Social media post said: "Doesn't really have the Champions Cup magic about it!" REALLY? What better team could we have drawn? Literally, no other club would have created more 'Champions Cup magic'!
  9. I know what you're saying about an unrealistic input resulting in an unrealistic output...but please remember, this has not been a problem in the last 20 years of FM/CM! My reputation has always grown at a realistic rate in line with trophies/promotions won etc. It is only this year that it has become a problem - hence its an error on FM17 which has ruined the game for me!!
  10. You've lost me with that first paragraph...
  11. Exactly. They've released something ****, so next season they can go "Look at us, we've made vast improvements on this area of the game!" Whereas, really, they should have just brought it out when it was actually good! Some people fall for it though, I guess!
  12. I am the OP. I started the save with Sunday League Reputation, managing Southampton. In my first season I finished 7th and won the Europa League - which means now, in my second season I am managing in the Champions League (so far, 4 games, 2 wins, 2 draws). I am also unbeaten in the first 11 Premier League games of the season. My reputation status is still 'minimal', as it was when I loaded up the game with Sunday League reputation at the start of season one - having won a European Cup, and finishing 7th in the Premier League (only 4 points off 4th too). So, no improvement on this error! If they can't get this aspect right it really is going to be curtains for me and my time with FM! The whole point is to build your management reputation within the game, and they can't get it right - makes it such a waste of time! Especially if you want to complete some of the challenges, like winning the league in every country etc or other journeyman careers. This seasons game has been a complete waste of time and money for me!! This is the (strategy game) equivalent of playing Theme Hospital but an error meaning you can employ any doctors - it is fundamentally flawed and means you can't progress!
  13. 1) Does it really matter - the goal was scored against their rivals. 2) You try telling a Man United fan that Liverpool v United isn't a derby - their head will explode whilst telling you that it's the biggest derby in world football! Idiots!
  14. Is it not a derby? a sports match between two rival teams from the same area. noun: local derby; plural noun: local derbies
  15. I'm sure this has been mentioned before - but as with most things, there are so many threads that there simply aren't enough hours in the day to scroll through them all to find I'm just starting a new one! The Social Media feature is one that I liked the idea of when it first was announced, and when I started my first save I enjoyed reading through it... However, It is ridiculous really. Some things that are on there just don't make sense. Now, I know that football is a game full of opinions and everybody has one - but some things are just ridiculous that come up on there. A few examples below: Example 1: My first save was with Man City - and I signed Dybala at the end of season one for around £70m. Since then he has scored around 50 goals per season, become City's all time leading goalscorer, and is currently 31 and still bagging 30+ Premier League Goals per season. He's just a beast - and a club legend. However, in one game (I can't remember who against) he scored 7 goals! 7! SEVEN! In one game! For any Premier League team to score 7 in one game is a crazy...but for one player to score 7 is just insane. So, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the Social Media page pop up after the game and one 'Tweet' said: "Dybala was good? Can't see it myself!" COME ON! Nobody on this planet would have criticised a performance in which one player scored 7 goals in one match! Example 2: I am currently playing a save with Southampton. In the second season a regen has appeared in my Youth Squad called Mark Maloney, who is 16 years old and worth £550k. His stats are decent, so decided to stick him on the bench against Bournemouth in the local derby. In the 74th minute I subbed off Balotelli (Yep!) and put Maloney on with the scores at 1-1. In the 82nd minute Tadic fed a through ball to him, and he dinked it past the keeper to score the winning goal, on his debut, in a derby, as a sub, and became the youngest Premier League goalscorer ever! Went to read the Social Media feed afterwards: "I'm sure Maloney deserves his debut but he was clearly way off the pace out there!" WHAT? For a start, his match stats for that 15 minute cameo were and overall 7.3, 1 shot on target, 1 goal, 2 passes, 2 passes completed, 1 Key pass, and 1 dribble made - so how he was 'clearly off the pace' is beyond me. But, also, if you've just won your local derby and a 16 year-old bagged the winner, you'd be buzzing - not moaning that he was off the pace! Example 3: I am in my second season as Southampton manager - in my first season I finished 7th (but only 4 points from 4th), and won the Europa League, beating Man United 2-1 in the final, and securing Champions League football. I am 11 games into the second season, currently unbeaten in the league, and after beating Newcastle 3-0 in the League Cup 4th Round one of the 'Tweets' said: "The gaffer is still clueless!" SAY THAT TO MY FACE! How on earth am I clueless? The only game I've lost all season was the European Super Cup (against Juventus, so fair enough)! In short, I think there are some situations where fans would be split on opinion - no better example than the current Wenger In/Out campaign currently going on IRL. Or, when Edin Dzeko was at City, you could have split the fans 50/50 those who love him and those who hate him. But, if a player scores 7 goals in one game, or a 16 year-old debutant scored a late winner in the local derby, or an average club were in the Champions League (I'm looking at you, Leicester City) and smashing the Premier League - every single person would be on the same side and be buzzing about it! So, if SI are going to put it in the game, it needs to be done properly. As, at the moment, it seems like after each game or transfer rumour it just randomly generates 3 tweets, always one positive, one negative, and one neutral - which gets very boring, very quickly.