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  1. I've been directed to this thread, but coach training assignments isn't what I was complaining about the other day. My problem is I can't look at an overview of just my U18 medical team for example. We've been able to access these U23 and U18 pages for several games now, so why would SI deliberately remove it? It has to be a bug, and if it isn't, then it's a really stupid decision. As @ajax_no_staff:-/ said, these pages are useful for assessing staff contracts, seeing who is worth keeping, being able to offer mutual terminations to multiple people without having to go to each individual's page. I'd like it back, ASAP.
  2. I'm having the same issue. Tried changing back to the default skin and it still wouldn't work, plus it's affecting my old saves too.
  3. Any changes with United? I think Fred deserves a CA upgrade, downgrades for Pereira and Lingard, maybe Chong too. I'm hoping Shola Shortire was added to the U18s as well.
  4. Depending on availability, my number rules are: - #7 goes to a star player, be it a forward, winger or midfielder. Don't need to explain why this is important to United fans. - #18 (Scholes) and #16 (Keane, Carrick) are to be worn by great central or defensive midfielders. - My most hardworking player gets #13 because Ji Sung Park >>> Second choice goalkeeper. - Best Regista/DLP gets #21 in honour of Pirlo. - #15 (Vidic) is for my toughest CB. - Best youth winger gets #44 (Januzaj), best youth CM gets #42 (Pogba). - I've got quite a few numbers to pick from for strikers. Young strikers breaking into the first team squad might get #14 (Chicharito), #19 (Yorke) or #20 (Ole, RVP). There's the more generic #45, #49 and #54 that I use for other young forwards; but my best striker in the U18s gets #47 (because of Agent 47 from the Hitman series).
  5. You got rinsed. I paid £37m with a £3m bonus once he scores 50 goals.
  6. Yeah the latest cutout pack update left his ID out of the config. There's a fix in the link below. https://sortitoutsi.net/forums/topic/362/megapack-home-thread-fm17-megapack-90-out-now-18102016?page=70#comment_502041
  7. No idea if they have fixed PA or not but some U21s to look out for are: Brandon Williams & Reece Devine (Man United) Ruben Vinagre (Wolves) Aaron Hickey (Hearts) Francisco Ortega (Velez) Vitaliy Mykolenko (Dynamo Kyiv) Josha Vagnoman (Hamburg) Owen Wijndal (AZ Alkmaar) Alex Centelles (Valencia) Marc Cucurella & Juan Miranda (Barca)
  8. City re-signed Savic on my save too. And Liverpool signed Januzaj, as well as Grimaldo and Lautaro Martinez to be squad players.
  9. Well, we won the league again but this was our toughest season yet. Took us until matchday 5 to pick up our first win, with our first league loss since 2018 coming in one of the opening 4 matches against West Ham. We didn't actually reach the top of the table until February, which is crazy considering how dominant we've been in the first three seasons. As for the cup competitions, we only won the Community Shield and Club World Cup. City knocked us out of the League Cup in the quarterfinals and they went on to win it, we lost the UEFA Supercup and the Champions League final to Chelsea; but worst of all was the complete bottle job against Watford in the FA Cup final... And yes, both of their goals came from set-pieces. Vintage FM cheese. Pogba had an outstanding campaign and deservedly won PFA + Football Writer's Player of the Year awards, as well as the Best Player in Europe, World Player of the Year and the Ballon d'Or; so that's the most enjoyable thing about this season for me. As you can see I mainly brought in wonderkids and rotation options for the past two windows, so I plan on being a lot more active this summer. Seriously considering a new first choice striker because Rashford had a really wasteful year finishing with just 13 goals in all comps whilst also flirting with PSG over the winter, while Greenwood went from scoring 14 in 18 the previous to 7 in 27 this year. Fekir did a decent enough job when I put him up front ahead of the other two, but I don't think he's a good enough finisher to lead the line over a full campaign. Lewandowski had been struggling too, so given his age & the fact I'd only signed him on a two year deal anyway, I thought I might as well cash-in when Madrid started sniffing around.
  10. I usually play him as a #10 with an Attacking Midfielder - Support role, but when I've played him in central midfield he's been an AP Support and hasn't had a bad game there yet.
  11. I tried getting into a save on the Winter update, but eventually decided to return to my main file and complete season 3. I'm glad I did because I ended up finishing unbeaten in the league for the second year running, something I've never done before in all my years of playing FM. We were knocked out of the FA Cup by Liverpool in the 3rd round which was really frustrating (Everton went on to win the competition), but we won every other trophy. In the Carabao Cup we beat Southampton after Extra Time, and we were quite lucky tbh because they outplayed us despite being down to 10 men for most of the game. As for the Champions League final we convincingly beat the holders Madrid 3-0, with two of those being scored by Pavard, which were his first goals for us. It was our semi-finals that I want to highlight though, we got revenge over Bayern who had knocked us out at the same stage the previous year, but we were close to being eliminated again... As you can see I did sell Martial to them, who I replaced with Sancho. We also took a big player from Bayern too... I knew Madrid would come in with a bid for Lukaku late in the window, so I signed Lewandowski. He scored 14 goals for us, including a hat-trick on his debut in the Manchester derby...but Rashford was our top scorer + player of the season & Greenwood had the same tally as Lewy in just 18 games; so in hindsight I don't think we needed him. Suso was having an inconsistent year, Sancho was out for a couple of months around winter, & I fell out with Depay after he started crying over a teamtalk following a draw with Millwall; so I thought I'd bring in Pavon who was transfer listed. I don't expect to be as busy in the next two windows unless there's any more major departures.
  12. Season 2 complete. Finished unbeaten in the PL, smashing all sorts of records and also had one of the biggest wins I've ever had on FM in a league fixture. Oddly enough I saw Porto and PSV also had invincible seasons in their respective leagues. We managed to win all the minor trophies & retain our FA Cup with a 2-0 (AET) win over Chelsea, but we exited the League Cup and Champions League in the semifinals of each competition to Spurs (2-0 agg) & Bayern (3-0 agg) respectively. I was very frustrated because not only did we have Lloris & Neuer putting in world class performances, but we were also missing sitters & smashing the woodwork several times in all four legs. Wouldn't mind if we'd been dominated but this was just typical FM nonsense tbh. In the summer Bailly requested to leave because his contract only had a year left & he wouldn't have been granted another work permit. So instead of letting me know this in June or even July, he waits until there was only a couple of days left in the window to inform me of his situation and unfortunately when I offered him out he didn't attract any good enough offers. In the end I just decided to bid for an unhappy Fekir & I threw Bailly into the deal, which worked out well for him because Lyon won Ligue 1. Fekir for me though was pretty average in every competition bar the Champions League, only scored 9 goals too so it's not looking like my best business so far. Sanchez decided he wanted to leave in January because he wasn't starting enough games, so I was happy to let him go, shame we'll be paying him £150k a week still for another 3 years. Embolo was a bargain replacement scoring 8 goals in 16 games, covering well for Suso, who was excellent in the first half of the season but dipped dramatically in the second half. Breel has sided with Martial in a contract dispute though, and he "doesn't appreciate my position as manager'' so the ungrateful swine might not survive the summer. Rashford was also on fire in the first half of the campaign but dipped in the second, so he finished on 20 goals when at one point it looked like he'd get well over 30. Pretty disappointing that. Fortunately Lukaku stepped up and padded out his goal stats from Winter onwards, still a frustrating inconsistent lump mind. Suso and Pogba had 15 goals each (in all comps) so they were my next top scorers, which just goes to show how poor a campaign Martial (top scorer in season 1) had. He finished with 9 goals but 4 of them came in the last two fixtures (1 in the FA Cup final, and 3 in a 5-1 thrashing of Sheffield United) and I don't think he'd scored a single goal until late December. So often he's averaged 6.4 in games, completing less than 10 passes, missing sitters, yet he thinks he should be on higher wages, laughable. He's refusing to discuss his contract at the moment because of the European Championships but once he gets back from there I'll sell him if he doesn't drop the ridiculous demands. Memphis actually scored less than Martial but he at least made up for it with the assists & his effort on the pitch, surprisingly he replace Alexis as a team leader too. Highly recommend Tonali & Gedson Fernandes, both of whom will probably be regularly starting alongside Pogba if Casemiro & Herrera keep putting in average performances. Even though he's my fourth choice CB Tuanzebe was very impressive all season, his attitude to training is poor but he certainly makes up for it on the pitch. Ethan Laird is another who has stepped up really well when I've needed to rest Nacho & Dalot.
  13. Yeah the FA Cup is from the quarter finals only, in the EFL Cup you can do it in any round and I believe you can do it in all the knockout stages for the UEFA competitions too.
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