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  1. First time I'm seeing this after about 12 board takeovers in my time playing the game. It was a consortium takeover and they instantly bid for 2 players who aren't any better than what I have. Makes no sense whatsoever. I can see a new board coming in and having targets, but this is absurd. It's not something that happens. Especially when you're a long serving and successful manager, they'd consult with you at least. It's going to completely ruin the chemistry of my team and force me to sell favorite players.
  2. Would be interesting to include pandemic stuff, but very difficult I imagine. Imagine a team talk where you ask your players to take a wage cut. We all know how that would turn out
  3. I've noticed a few glitchy press questions that don't match what's happening. I just lost a CL quarter final and was furious, then the press asked me "how does it feel to not qualify for the CL", despite being 1st by a long way in the league. Was already angry after the loss and this one didn't help. I don't remember these from previous versions. Except the "so and so team has done the quintuple!" nonsense
  4. Right, U23 team. Fair enough if the U23 manager gets final say in his team, but I'm not sure that's how it is IRL. In any top league if a player is returning from injury they'd get priority in any game the first team manager wanted. I could see somewhere like Spain where reserve teams are a bit more autonomous, but even there the main team has full rights to any player there.
  5. I think it's been this way for a long time, but why do the youth team managers not listen to your requests of playing first teamers for match fitness? Sometimes they do, most of the time they don't. I don't know how it works IRL, but wouldn't a U23 manager have to listen to the first team manager's request to play someone? Or is it at their discretion?
  6. Finally tried it in full screen and yes, starts up perfectly fine. Should I post a bug report about the windowed loading? Seems like it might be my hardware
  7. Starting up FM20 takes me a few times before it work. The intro screens are all glitchy and sometimes freeze. I'm playing in windowed mode if that could be part of it?
  8. I know what he means. You can have a 21 yr old wonderkid still only "valued" at 30 mill or whatever it might be. In reality any team with him on the books will be looking for 80 million plus. It's impossible in FM to convey that to the player. It's either agree to sell him for a fraction of his actual worth, or risk upsetting him and ALSO selling him for much less.
  9. WHERE IS MIKE DEAN ON THIS LIST??? Once again FM fails in the reality department
  10. I had the awful habit for a while where in the pre-match screen I'd make some changes and because of bad click and drags would move the GK to an outfield position. I caught it before starting the match most of the time, when I didn't it was always full on panic. I maintain that the clicking/dragging on that screen isn't the best. Kind of hard to snap players into the correct positions.
  11. As my save progresses I love to give players (and opposing managers) nicknames. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes it's just to shorten names. Mourinho has gotten several nicknames for me over the years. None of which I can type here
  12. Philippe Mexes bicycle kick? Benjamin Pavard's WC belter? As many have said, these are professional players. If you put them on a pitch with a pub team they'd run rings around everyone and WOULD be doing insane stuff regularly. An 8 first touch at professional level is for your average person more like 18-20 first touch.
  13. True, but it's worth pointing out that de Ligt/de Jong definitely wanted to go to top leagues. Would they have been happy to stay at Ajax another year? Possibly, but I don't think it was just a case of Ajax looking to cash in.
  14. I love how rare really great newgens are in your academy. Most youth intake players are barely worth setting up training for, let alone signing them up. But when you do get the rare 5 star recruit then do everything you can to ensure he makes it to first team it feels pretty great
  15. Very cool, love seeing what professional players think of FM. I'm sure there are dozens more that are FM fanatics.
  16. As an Arsenal fan I must admit, we are pretty OP in the past few years. It takes very little work to win the title within the first 3 years. Also seems like Arsenal get a much more significant budget than they would IRL. I know Pepe was a massive layout, but the net spend was still relatively low.
  17. I've seen things like this quite often actually. In my saves it usually happens when a player demands a transfer. If the club is foolish and try to milk as big a transfer fee as possible, they'll end up rejecting several excellent bids hoping for something even better. Then the player gets mad and they end up selling to the next decent offer that comes in. I've seen it with Asensio - bought him for 20 million. Happened to me with Federico Chiesa as well. He wanted to go to Madrid, but I'd rejected a measly 60 million offer from them (he's worth much much more). By that point though they'd
  18. Generally I'll start by clearing all the coaching duties and then set them all myself. You can do this by going to the Training screen, then at the far right at the top selecting 'Coaches' From there click on "Edit Coaching Assignments" at the top right. Here you can clear everything and reset yourself. If you "ask assistant to assign" he'll likely put back the same duties as before. I try not to have each coach on more than 2 duties, I think it spreads them too thin and eventually will get an inbox item "this coach is coaching too many categories". The more coaches
  19. If anything I'm finding it easier than last year so far. Maybe I've just unwittingly created a solid tactic. I do think there remains an issue with players reaching the byline and shooting from ridiculous angles. Especially when there are one or more unmarked players for a simple cut back or square pass. Does this happen in real life? Absolutely. Does it happen as often as FM? Nowhere near it. In fact, if players attempted some of these shots IRL I could see them being benched, or at the very least would get an earful from their teammates. I also appreciate that many situations in fo
  20. I've gone with the extra large collar on my shirt. Really accentuates my pencil neck.
  21. If true I imagine there will be workaround figured out quickly. I would bet money that dozens, if not hundreds of people will take their existing face/logo packs and keep them updated on their own. These would then easily be shared around. It won't be as accessible as it is now, but with a little digging you could easily get it.
  22. I'd like to report a bug. Jose Mourinho took the Roma job in my save and, well... he doesn't seem quite like himself:
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