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About BanOly

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    A goalkeeper coach from Derbyshire who works in a bookies.

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    Man Utd | Leverkusen

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  1. BanOly

    Cloud saves

    I'm having the same issue constantly, my save files from the PC are showing up on the laptop but files started on the laptop do not show up on the PC. I've left my laptop alone on the Steam client staring at "Syncing... 0% (0mb/s)" next to the game title for a good 10-15 mins with no indication whatsoever that anything is happening at all, before it disappears. Then I load up Steam on the PC, load up FM and hey presto... the games aren't there. The whole thing is pretty shambolic, there's no way to actually ask Steam to download save files from the cloud, or any indication whatsoever that it attempts to do so. All we ever see is the ever-vague "Syncing... 0% (0mb/s)" which is about as informative as Theresa May on Brexit. Update: After half an hour of swearing and getting frustrated, I've just started the save again from scratch on the PC. Thankfully I was only 2-3 games and 2-3 transfers into it.
  2. @Eckfahne You may be right. My initial reaction to the removal of what makes the game smoother for me and others who play the game was over the top at the time, and I've changed the title to a more suitable one. As previously mentioned, I'd just like to know that they care about the select few of us who use this option, and are working on ways to bring it back into the game. So far we haven't heard anything.
  3. I can see this isn't getting a reply, as was probably deserved.. Having given the game a further week I am still struggling. I have honestly given a lot of time to this game and trying desperately to get used to it but it's difficult. All I am hoping for is for SI to perhaps reply saying that they are looking into a way to get them back into the game? As research on this topic has shown that the alleged reason for their removal is that they were causing visual glitches with the new skins, it would be disappointing if this feature - a long standing feature since at least FM07 when I joined the franchise - was removed simply because the devs gave up trying to accommodate it in the new-look skin. I would honestly rather play the game with the FM18 skin to get this feature back, as it is I am just having to stick to FM18 playing the dafuge challenge so I don't notice the old squads any reply would be appreciated. Thanks.
  4. BanOly

    [England] (Official) League Specific Issues

    @Freddie Sands Thanks for the reply, that's understandable. I get that the game can't achieve 100% realism in all aspects and to be fair if the club is technically based further north then the difference is probably minimal.
  5. BanOly

    [England] (Official) League Specific Issues

    Wasn't sure where else to post this, but the game seems to be struggling with the English tiering system at the very bottom of the tree.. as you can see, Braintree have been relegated from the Conference Premier and for some reason find themselves in Conference North, despite being very much south this seems to be very common. Edit: Having since researched this further, I have realised it is just about possible but very unlikely - any teams in Conference South in the border counties (listed on Wikipedia but don't include Essex) would be moved to Conference North instead of Braintree Town, and as previously stated Essex isn't one of these border counties so it's highly unlikely that they would find themselves in Conference North before any other team. Worth looking into at the very least, although organisation at this level in the real world seems rather vague as there have allegedly been instances of teams having to be relegated twice due to being unable to make the long hike.
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    FM19 Bournemouth

    They were linked with Andre Gray over the summer, usually Bournemouth tend to sign players with massive Determination and high levels of Stamina and Work Rate, to fulfill the squad mandate of not giving up until the final whistle. Even young players such as David Brooks are capable of meeting this demand. I haven't gotten around to starting my annual Bournemouth save myself, instead choosing to start with West Brom. But they have a good striker themselves in Jamie Soule, who I'd suggest taking a look at.
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    Graphical Atributes

    Does anyone know of a skin for FM19 that either displays graphical attributes or has the ability to display graphical attributes, or anything even vaguely resembling graphical attributes? Does anyone know how to make my own skin with graphical attributes? I'm not against making it myself. I imagine it's as easy as having 20 different images that show various levels of filled progress bar, that simply replace the numbers like for like, or am I wrong? Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
  8. So I finally got my hands on Football Manager 2019. The option... the option... to display player attributes as graphics instead of numbers, has been completely removed?! I would very much like to know who this option was hurting. I've been trying for the better part of a week to adjust to numbers, but to be honest it's like having an automatic car all your life and then having to put up with a manual. Why should I have to go through this, why was this not mentioned ANYWHERE and again... it was an option! Who was it hurting? I've posted this as a bug because either the option still exists (fingers are crossed) and I'm panicking for no reason and it's just so hard to find that it needs fixing... or the option is gone, and therefore a bug. Humor aside. Not happy. I thought we were friends SI! Edit: I'll settle for a link to a custom skin!!?
  9. BanOly

    FM 2019: Screenshot requests

    Could I have a screenshot of current and (if possible) future Giorgi Chakvetadze please? How far into the future doesn't matter. Thanks
  10. Even the obscurity is realistic. In the real world, the manager doesn't tell his staff to hold off recruiting talent if they don't match how the first team play tactically. Also, you talk the big talk about realism but realistically nobody sticks with a single tactic their entire career either! So the positions you are using are bound to change.
  11. Plus this is wrong. Ask Fergie.
  12. Just to add my input.. I can confirm I have the same "problem" as OP, that my youth players often do not play positions that suit my first team's tactics. However, when I play FM I take full control of my youth squad and often use the new players coming in as excuse to experiment with tactics that are better suited to them, at least at first, and then slowly move toward my preferred philosophy/tactic etc. that I use for the first team. I would suggest to the OP that instead of viewing this as unrealistic, which I can assure him it is not, that instead he use it as an opportunity to turn what you could think of as a "clean slate" into your ideal player. Let's not forget that Kyle Walker didn't play the way Sheffield United played at the time when he came through the youth system. He was a right winger, and they re-trained him to be a right-back and now we see him regularly featuring at centre-back for England. That's the way it works. Edit: Just remembered one of my greatest managerial achievements on FM once came from this - playing as Huddersfield who were at the time in the Championship, I had a left winger in the Reserves, it might've been Regan Booty? I can't remember... anyway, he didn't quite fit the tactic I was using at the time, so I played him at left-back. Went all game with my "Ass"man telling me I was playing him out of position. Then the funniest thing happened... he crossed the ball into the box. Or more accurately, right into the opposite top corner of the goal. Then in the next game, too. Went on to get better at crossing and worse at scoring fluke goals, but still... an example of what can happen when you adapt.
  13. BanOly

    Greatest FM myths

    Upvoted, favourite player
  14. As a keeper I agree with all of the above. Still, nice to see him nominated best player after a thrashing. Feel I should have been done so for several of my thrashings everyone likes to place the blame on the goalkeeper but very rarely is a goal entirely the goalkeeper's fault. Refreshing to see the game deciding to place NONE of the blame on the keeper haha!
  15. Don't often do this, but then I don't often change clubs once I made the switch from Bournemouth to Burnley and took Fraser with me, because he's always been my favourite.