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    In a football-forsaken country, wishing back to ROSENBORG..


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    Rosenborg, Man Utd
  1. Just had a conversation with David de Gea in 2025 about how he wants to go to Real Madrid to win silverware. We've won the league 10 years running and the Champion's League 7 times in 11 years. Yeah, sure, buddy...
  2. I had a 26 year save on FM 07 that saw me win the Champion's League with Rosenborg (Norway) 5 times, and the Norwegian league 18 years in a row. It was a hard save to let go of. I fostered a thriving youth system to plug players into my custom 3-5-2 tactic, and I had some very memorable wins in Europe. I distinctly remember playing Arsenal in the Champions League final for both my 500th and 1000th game (what are the odds of that). The 500th game was my first Champions League win, and the 1000th was my 5th. Towards the 'end' of the save, I was basically playing weakened squads in the Norwegian league, only putting out my 'true' starting 11 in Europe. If I put out my strongest in Norway, it wasn't unusual for games to end six or seven - nil. My favorite player from the save was a South Korean named Young-Hoon Kim. He was an AM C, and I picked him up in 2012, which was the year I was allowed to start scouting the world. He played until 2027, and was integral in me winning three European cups. I also had a Portuguese youth product MC called Dias who played for me from 2008 to 2029, captaining for 17 years. He wasn't the best player, but he was consistent. I'm pretty sure I put about 40 days worth of play time into that save, and I can still name most of my starting 11 from 2012-2022 off the top of my head, as this was my 'golden age'. I miss that save a lot. Since then, I've never really had the time to pump into newer versions of the game, so I tend to pick bigger teams with bigger budgets, as opposed to picking less glamorous European sides and leading them to a dominant position. I only buy odd-year FMs, and I usually go with Manchester United as my first save. Sometimes I try to start a Rosenborg save again, but it's so difficult to motivate myself to play with them without remembering all of the fantastic players I had in that 07 save...
  3. I signed him back for Utd in 17/18 and play him in a front 2. He scored 37 goals and had 30 assists his first season, even being out 4 weeks. The season after, he scored 53 and had 17 assists. A couple seasons later, he's scored 8 in 5 at 35 years old. He's still got 15 in pace and acceleration, which is plenty for having him pull strings up front. Buy him if you can.
  4. Didn't Champ Man do this? And didn't they disappear?
  5. As far as I've seen, the potential star ratings can fluctuate with more scouting, so maybe they're finding a bunch of players with 2 1/2 'hard' stars and one or two black stars, so they don't meet your criterion. You may just have to set them to scout youth without a star filter, and then go through the reports yourself to pick out individuals for increased scouting.
  6. I've got a way worse PC in terms of processor and graphics, and I'm running England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Spain and Italy with no problem.
  7. There's nothing in the rules saying the opposition has to put the ball out.
  8. This is now the first window the DoF has had full control over offering money for transfers. And he's tried to bring in Benzema and Carlos Vela, both for over 30 million quid. Thank goodness I was smart enough to set myself as the final contract offerer.
  9. Keepers are a bit wonky. My keeper just killed his 8 game clean sheet run by slowly walking toward a live ball as the opposition striker ran up, dribbled it around him and slotted it into the bottom corner. They have gotten better, though. In the very first game I played, my keeper decided to punch the ball out, then immediately run straight to the touchline, leaving the goal empty for a beautiful 45 yard lob from the opposition.
  10. Have you somehow recorded a video from my game, because I swear I've seen that. That being said, my keeper has kept 7 clean sheets in a row right now, and he hasn't done anything this blindingly stupid all season. I don't know if they're less likely to be complete bell-ends if they're in good form or something...
  11. Oh, I agree with you. However, I find that the changes I need to make are rarely as drastic as I might think, and I also have to resist the urge to immediately tear the whole thing down. Often, it's been as simple as switching player roles, or even just a few instructions, to get my tactic "back". Then again, I've never been one to exploit known bugs. Almost none of my goals have come from crosses, even though I know that they're still broken. If your tactic, knowingly or not, takes advantage of glaring bugs that people complain about, your tactic will be broken when they fix it.
  12. When the major complaints about bugs involve the match engine, the changes will affect your tactics. I had to change a few things in my tactic when 15.1.3 came out, and now it works fine. I hate to be one of those guys, but it kinda definitely is your tactics. Also, no tactics are perfect ever. The one I run 99% of the time will see me beat all kinds of people 3-0 or 4-0, but some times I lose 3-0 or 4-3 or something like that. Sometimes you just have to adjust.
  13. I've found that my DoF is 100% useless in getting clubs for my dead weight.
  14. I'm toying with resurrecting a system I had working in FM07. GK CD CD CD CM - Defense CM - Support, or DLP AMC - Attack, or APM AML - Winger AMR - Winger ST ST I'm still trying to translate my slider settings into Player Instructions and roles. This tactic won me everything for 20 years with a Norwegian premier league team, so if I can manage to get it right with a decent team, I'd be chuffed to bits.
  15. Are you set as an american Citizen?