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    I used to chase eggs. Now I am just trying not to respond to eegits. Responding to eegits.

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  1. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    I think it certainly is helping. We seem to be developing nicely across the board. I'm still not sure when the U19's get into a playable league. Fingers crossed for..... actually I have just checked and our U19's are in a playable league for the 1st time in 2028/29. Rennes U19's have win the league for the last 3 seasons, so it will be interesting to see how much of a hiding they give us. I think this is going to give our development another boost. https://gyazo.com/fc0a3a8636b205d078f7787845caae53
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    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    Job offer number 7. Jun 2028. Jobs offered. FC Metz while 10th in Ligue 2. Dec 2025. Dijon while 20th in Ligue 1. Dec 2025. Troyes while 17th in Ligue 1. Dec 2025. AJ Auxerre while 11th in Ligue 1. Nov 2026. Strasbourg while 20th in Ligue 1. Jan 2027. EA Guingamp were 14th in Ligue 1. Jun 2028. Stade Lavallois were 1st in Ligue 2. Jun 2028.
  3. 2018/19. 5 goals, ? assists and 8 clean sheets from 24 appearances. (I don't know how many assists he got in that 1st season and I don't have an old save available to go and check). 2019/20. 11 goals, 4 assists and 10 clean sheets from 31 appearances. 2020/21. 4 goals, 1 assists and 10 clean sheets from 33 appearances. 2021/22. 5 goals, 1 assists and 13 clean sheets from 32 appearances. 2022/23. 5 goals, 5 assists and 10 clean sheets from 30 appearances. 2023/24. 11 goals, 2 assists, and 9 clean sheets from 39 appearances. 2024/25. 8 goals, 1 assist and 9 clean sheets from 35 appearances. 2025/26. 5 goals, 2 assists and 9 clean sheets from 37 appearances. 2026/27. 7 goals. ? assists and 4 clean sheets from 34 appearances. 2027/28. 8 goals. ? assists and 7 clean sheets from 37 appearances. Total. 69 goals, 16 assists and 89 clean sheets from 332 appearances. (That's a goal every 4.81 games).
  4. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    I love stuff like that. Thank you.
  5. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    Job offer number 6. Jun 2028. Jobs offered. FC Metz while 10th in Ligue 2. Dec 2025. Dijon while 20th in Ligue 1. Dec 2025. Troyes while 17th in Ligue 1. Dec 2025. AJ Auxerre while 11th in Ligue 1. Nov 2026. Strasbourg while 20th in Ligue 1. Jan 2027. EA Guingamp were 14th in Ligue 1. Jun 2028,
  6. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    Part of the Furniture. Jun 2028.
  7. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    Manager of the Season. May 2028. Franck (BAS) (Bal) has a nickname because he used to be my Ass Man and has now gone on to be manager of Grenoble. He was our Reserves Ass Man, then the Reserves Manager, then my Ass Man before he took the Bergerac job and then moved on to Grenoble, (who smashed us 7-1 at the beginning of April. Stéphane Ruffier (BAS) is someone who was mentioned on page 1 of this thread by @BoxToBox as a potential transfer target, (but although I scouted him, I wasn't keen on signing him). He's a Bayonne fan, (he comes from Bayonne), but only spent 1 season with is on loan from Monaco.
  8. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    End of Season 2028. French National League. Reserves. National 3 - Nouvelle - Aquitaine. U19's. There are still not in a competitive league at U19 level. Overall Best XI. Seasonal Best XI. End of Season Awards. Season Review. Dynamics. Confidence Review. Finances.
  9. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    May 2028. Brest are way too good for us and we were never going to beat them, but we bounced back with a good away win against VH.
  10. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    I'd be more concerned if they were looking at employing my Ass Man. I've gone through a string of them already during the save and they have all gone on to become Managers in their own right. (Probably influenced by the fact that they are basically Managing this club anyway).
  11. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    Apr 2028. Something has just happened for the very 1st time that has just given me another way in which to show you how the squad has developed over the course of the save. We started off in N3 - Nouvelle-Aquitaine and after finishing 3rd in the 1st season, we were promoted as Champions in the 2nd season. This season, 2027/28, our Reserve side played in a competitive league for the 1st time. I don't know what the "trigger" was, only that it was met and that our Reserves played this current season at the same level that we started the save at in 2018/19. So, considering that they were completely managed by the AI, (there is a dedicated Reserves Manager), how did they do I hear you ask? That's correct. Our Reserves are now better than our Senior side was at the start of the save.
  12. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    Yes, we are certainly being help back by financial constraints. Not just in terms of finances which mean that we are unable to improve facilities and the quality of youth intakes, but also in terms of reputation which is currently not high enough to attract Spanish Basques. The third thing which shouldn't be ignored is that I think I started with 0 badges, (or certainly minimal badges anyway), and while I think I have been sent on 1 course, (at the very start of the save), I obviously haven't managed to get myself sent on one since and this causes to keep my personal rep down. In terms of how the team is looking, I'm not really sure how to judge it. I personally think that we are significantly improved from where we were early in the save and I think the best way to show that is as follows. The following picture shows Romain (BAS) (Bal) HG * on Day 1 of the save. It was taken from the following picture on page 1 of this thread showing that he was the only 5.0 PA player at the club at that time. So he was a 3.5 CA 5.0 PA player. He is now a 3.5 CA 3.5 PA player at the age of 29, (so should still be peaking and shouldn't have started declining yet). So the best player (in terms of PA), at the start of the save, is now rated as 2.5 CA. The next question is how many players we have better than 2.5 CA stars now in Apr 2028? So in terms of CA, we have 32 players who are rated better now than the player who had the best PA at the start of the save. It should be mentioned at this stage that the only players who remain from the squad that I inherited are Romain (BAS) (Bal) HG *, GK Lesec (FRA) (Bal), back-up GK Íñigo (BAS) (F.Pro) who has never made an appearance for the Senior team and González (BAS) (F.Det) *. Now let's have a look and see how many players we have who have a better PA than 3.5. We have 24 players at the club with 5.0 PA. We have 13 more players with 4.5 PA. We have 18 more players with 4.0 PA. So we have 24 players with 5.0 PA + 13 players with 4.5 PA + 18 players with 4.0 giving us 55 players rated at 4.0 PA. I could go on and show you the 11x 3.5 players and the 18x 3.0 players and even the 1x 2.5 PA player who is higher than Romain (BAS) (Bal) HG * in the CA rankings, (bringing the total to 85 players with better PA now than the player with the best PA that we inherited. I would say that's enormous progress, but we still inly have 2 meagre promotions to show for it. Even now we are still very much PA rather than CA based.
  13. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    Apr 2028. You would think that I would know by now not to comment openly about how well things are going. The FM Gods are always watching and ready to being you crashing back down to Earth when things are going well. Grenoble absolutely battered us. I mean completely and utterly battered us. Any lingering hope we had of promotion was completely dashed with this record defeat.
  14. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    I'm sure you are right @Thebakerbut the problem is I have become particularly lazy. While I don't have an issue of going through every player and editing their individual training, I'm basically too lazy to swap from 1 tactic to another for home/away games. I'm so lazy that I couldn't even be bothered to alternate tac5ics initially and instead played the new 442 tactic both home and away. The problem with that was that it was just a rubbish as playing the home tactic away. You have to remember that I'm REALLY lazy. I'm not paying much attention to scouting. I was shortlisting & scouting Basque players, but decided to stop because of a mixture of cost-cutting and the fact that I'm just too lazy). I'm also using the IR button rather than watching matches, (again too lazy), and I'm not even a little concerned with individual results, and instead, just so long as there is a general upwards trend, then I'm happy. I think it's pretty obvious though that while I can dodge/delegate/ignore a lot of stuff, I can't ignore the difference between home and away form. I know I shouldn't write this, (the FM Gods are always watching), but I seem to have resolved my laptop issues and the game is no longer crashing on a regular basis. 😎
  15. Jimbokav1971

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    I suppose I could, (and in hindsight probably should), but as I was looking to try something different I started from scratch. In my mind the 343 is VERY attacking with the 3 defenders largely being left to do all the defending while the WB's attacked upfield. What I did 1st was drop 1 of the strikers to a DM position and alternated between a DLP and a DM role, but it wasn't effective and in the end I decided to scrap it and start from scratch. I have used 442 before, (although not for a while), and it just seemed easier. Complimenting full-back/winger relationships, a basic 2 in the middle and 2 complimenting strikers up front. Very basic tactical instructions, (I always tend to go very basic when I'm struggling) and I wonder how I was doing so poorly before. I suppose what I need to do is go back and look at the 2nd tactic, (352), and remove all the team instructions and just start with a blank canvas. At the moment the 442 is working well though and has allowed me to play more players in wide positions rather than just in WB roles.
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