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Everything posted by BowTieSamurai

  1. Please give some attention to the function of managing in America, and how the youth system works there. With the financial restrictions that are present when managing in the MLS, the only way to really sustain long-term success and growth is through a good youth program. But in FM17 there isn't a whole lot that you can do with that. There are no U18 or U20 leagues and no real way to develop youth players other than playing them in the first team or loaning them out to a 2nd or 3rd tier American team that FM won't even simulate games for. There is also the issue of the U.S. Development Academy, which is seemingly the only way to find American players under 17, but you cannot sign players from the academy, it is just locked.
  2. Ali Maaloul - Not a world beater by any means, but great stats on an experienced Left wing-back who is very cheap from Al-Ahly in Egypt. I was able to get him to move to Minnesota FC in the MLS for 475K, so you should be able to get him to move literally ANYWHERE else.
  3. A fun little tidbit for making the most out of that first transfer window budget. Go after some old guys! For me fixing the defense was my #1 priority, after transferring a few people out, I brought in Manolas and Rugani to sure up my CB's, then Toni Lato to back up Shaw and promoted Tyrell Warren to learn from and back up Darmian. Left me with very little to improve my attack. But a FREE transfer to back up your offense is Ronaldinho. His physicals aren't great at all, but his mental and Technicals are immense! I brought him in as back up for the CAM position in case of emergency, but more specifically to tutor Angel Gomes, who is also in the rotation for CAM. He's only available for a 9 month, ~$1m contract. Doesn't have a great expectation to play. I recently had my emergency, with Mata and Herrera both injured and out for 2 and 4 months respectively. Gave Ronaldinho his first start, handled 90 mins, with 2 assists, 8.5 rating. I tried to do the same with Drogba, but he was set on seeing out his contract and retiring.
  4. Muhammad Iqbal Just had this youngster moved up into the youth team managing Ajax. Looks like a phenomenal prospect at 16!
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