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  1. On 17/12/2020 at 09:32, WillyBroadband said:

    That's an interesting point, mate. I always think that Teamwork & Work Rate matter more... is exactly why I couldn't get rid of Pepe quick enough.

    To be fair I'm going into my 5th season with Pepe and I wouldn't trade him for anything. Club legend already, scores massive goals, and has scored at least ten Messi type worldies. 

    For me his low determination his well worth his goals, Nelson just doesn't have the end product to justify him lowering others determination. 

  2. On 14/12/2020 at 02:49, WillyBroadband said:

    Hi @lomekian when did you sell Willian & how much did you get? He's been ok for me so far but little injuries are frustrating - Nelson has been very good for me - he's playing as I loaned Pepe to Man United. 

    Nelson is good but I'm wondering about selling him. His low determination along with a lot of other players we inherited - Pepe, Gabriel, Saliba, Willock all have fairly low determination. A few of my great youngsters determination is plummeting and I have to think it's that group that's doing it. 

  3. Just had to vent here, had my most brutal run of results ever. In my first 2 seasons with AFC we won the PL my first season and a Carabao Cup. Decent enough, but in first 2 seasons I also lost an FA cup final, Europa final, and a CL final. 

    In 3rd season I had won Carabao cup, and was poised to do the quadruple. Going into last game of PL I'm in 1st place on goal difference. Away to West Ham and we are awful, can barely create a chance, nil nil draw. Chelsea win their game and win the PL. Then I proceed to lose the FA Cup final and CL final both to Chelsea. The FA Cup we lost 1-0 on a penalty, the CL final we lost 2-1 in injury time of extra time. Heartbreaking stuff. I think I need a month break at least. 

  4. This is ridiculous. Last year it was scheduling the Euro Super Cup during the first int'l break of the year when no one's available. Somehow the other team had their entire first team squad available.

    FM21 now I'm unable to field 2 of my most important players who happen to be U21s. Shameful stuff really, it's a simple scheduling issue!

  5. 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. 

  6. 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

  7. 1 hour ago, oblongata21 said:

    Are you talking about youth team or U23?

    In U23, your players are nominated as available to play, but i assume if the U23 manager is in charge of teams selection for that side, then he can play whoever he wants. Also, i think in most U23/reserve sides, they might have a limit on how many players over 23 they can play per game. Is there match fitness good enough to run out a whole game?

    I guess in real life, most players good enough to play in the first team, would be walk ins for the U23's as well

    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. 

  8. 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? 


  9. On 01/07/2020 at 18:45, FrazT said:

    Dies this still happen if you play in full screen?  Is your graphics card driver up to date?

    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

  10. 3 hours ago, Snorks said:

    I'm not sure what the 'actual sale value' would be though. How do you arrive at that figure?

    The 'sale value' is what another club is prepared to pay for him. 

    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. 



  11. 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. 

  12. 1 hour ago, enigmatic said:

    Board decision making can sometimes leave a lot to be desired, but selling key players to bigger clubs even though they didn't need the money is exactly what last year's Champions League semifinalists Ajax did.

    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. 

  13. 5 hours ago, oi_oi_ginger_roy said:

    I think this is totally un-realistic if you ask me.......


    ......i mean Arsenal, 2nd?

    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. 

  14. 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 had enough and he had to settle for Monaco who offered 40 million with FAR less wages. 

    Kind of a buggy thing in the game IMO. While you can see the logic - all realistic deals break down due to stubbornness from the selling club, so the club and player is forced to accept a 2nd tier club. Doesn't happen IRL though really. 

  15. 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 you have in each category the more stars you get (also depends on the quality of coaching). If you have a small staff then focus on the areas you want to make the most of (possession or defending, etc.)

    This screen used to be up front last year, they've hidden it behind another button which I'm not crazy about this year, but works the same way. 


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