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    How about using slave labor to build stadiums? That's good clean fun that everyone can get behind
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    Man U Always Dominant

    Mourinhos base tactics in-game and I think also his high motivation contribute to this. For whatever reason Pep's tactics in FM just don't seem to work.
  3. One thing I do is if a youth player is crying about training he gets released immediately. Oh what's that you dumb 16 yr old? You don't like your new tutor? Then I hope you'll like your new career!
  4. To be fair I am seeing much more variety in goals this year. I've seen really fantastic short passing leading to goals with flicks and everything, players actually score from those long runs once in a while now too. Yes, winger to winger goals happen a lot, it can't be denied. It looks to me like one of the issues is that the ME makes it far too easy for wide players to drive inside when they're on the shoulder of the defense. A dominant wide player in FM is able to make those angled runs in on goal from a wide position into their nearest post. If their opposite wide player hoofs it in, there's a good chance the fullback/CB won't pick him up and he's right there for a tap-in. Sometimes they're almost inside the goal when they score. That said, I think when you're looking for it you notice it more. Take an actual tally of the types of goals you score and I think you'll see much more variety than you think.
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    Best ever Regen

    Actually this was the regen with 82 million value. A very expensive signing I got from Liverpool. Hes insanely good
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    Best ever Regen

    I signed this regen from Barca for 3.5 million when he was 20. I still don't understand why they sold him. He wasn't listed as unhappy at the club, he had years on his contract and had the wonderkid tag at the time. He hasn't quite performed to what I was expecting. It's mainly his consistency. He still has runs of a few games where he's unstoppable. Also 82 million pounds is one of the highest market values I've seen
  7. Have your current club put out a statement saying "we wont stop Ermant from leaving if Soulless FC come in for him", like the Brodge has just done with Celtic
  8. My strategy now is if there's a player I'm desperate to sign I try to get in done outside the window. This way like others have said you have more time to work with and less competition. I still always keep an eye out during the window though because there seems to be more crazy deals to be had in FM18 than previous years. Just by keeping an eye on transfer listed players I've poached a handful of wonderkids for 2-4 million from mega clubs. I'm not talking borderline wonderkids, but ballon d'or potential players. This seems kind of broken this year. I bought a regen from Barca for 3.5 million and he's now the best AMC in the world. At the time I bought him his mood was happy, he had no information stating he wanted to leave. He was happy at his club. Why Barca would let him go for so little was baffling. Not something I'd seen before.
  9. what is the quality of your players like? In premier league I had players scoring those occasionally
  10. Just curious what skin you're using? I like how the attribute numbers are big for easier viewing
  11. That's interesting that the rules aren't explicit for this scenario. As it went, I finished regular time with 10 men, I was just hoping to make it to extra time when I *should've* been able to bring back on my 11th man. That was not the case though. I was able to sub out one of my 10 remaining players, but was unable to bring on anyone for the "vacant spot". Very odd, logic would dictate that the 4th sub could be used to bring on a player without taking one off I would think.
  12. I haven't run into this situation before and I'm not sure of the rules here. Carabao Cup game which is 3 subs + 1 in extra time. I make 3 subs during regular time, after which a player becomes injured and can't continue. So he is removed by default from the pitch. After regular time, shouldn't I be able to bring on the 4th sub? I think that's correct, and if so then you don't have that option in game. Not a common scenario though I would imagine.
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    What have they done to the ME??

    Without knowing anything about your setup, and from my own experience, when my team is taking too many long shots it's because my striker is isolated. Or even the front 3 can be isolated in a sense where they get forward but theres no one to pass to in support. That's just a guess as to what could be partly causing that. Maybe try playing a high line or get wider or something.
  14. I think he was attempting that crazy Papiss Cisse goal from a few years ago, but he was in the wrong part of the pitch for it!
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    Awesome Regen Names

    Is SI trolling us at this point?