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Everything posted by DrPoods

  1. With that in mind, I think I’ll take the second suggestion and try Spain. Only ever had short saves with Atlético and Bilbao before and not for a long time. So something fresh.
  2. Doesn’t Holland lack promotion to the bottom playable division in the first season?
  3. Spain would be tricky. The Netherlands for the same reason due to Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord. @Balahara called it. The Netherlands it will be.
  4. I'm going to restart this in a week or two. I need to get to grips with all the changes since I last played FM. I'll be back once I've sorted out how I am going to play and what I'm going to do.
  5. I just wonder when the new Charlton owners will be added in. I’d play the Hell out of that!
  6. To be honest, I’m now tossing up some other leagues than Germany. I’d prefer something more along the lines of a Spain/Italy/Portugal than a Finland/Serbia. I had a save ages ago as Dunkerque where I won the CL but they are now playable 😟. Anyways, I reckon I might be willing to simply take the first suggestion I get from you lovely people, risky as that might be ha ha. So, first suggestion will be the league I take as I am unable to make decisions and want it done for me. Have at it! (Be gentle). (Note: Doing a youth academy save with Palermo, so Italy would probably not be a preferred option).
  7. If and when I give this a crack, it’ll be with Carshalton. Great job having those saves there.
  8. To be honest, I’m still tossing up my Volou and Palermo saves. I suspect Palermo would have more staying power. Also, I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy a bigger team. In the past I’ve done Iceland/Switzerland/Denmark and couldn’t really get any to stick. What do you all reckon? I’ll sleep on it. Suffice to say I love this challenge!!
  9. OLYMPIAKOS VOLOU Just a mini update. We had a shocker in the Greek Cup 4th round, which was our first competitive game. We gave up 6 CCCs so a little tweak was made to the tactic changing the style from a fluid counter to vertical tiki taka. And it seems (at this early stage) to have worked... Both draws have been in away games. The second draw was against Larisas where a defensive lapse in the last ten minutes allowed the equaliser. Anyways, off to a good start. I just worry that our small squad will really hurt us as we start getting injuries.
  10. AS OLYMPIAKOS VOLOU Manager Profile | Club Information | Club History | First Team Squad | u19 Squad Welp, I finally took the plunge. Taking on Greece this time which should be a nice change of page. It's a good league in my opinion as the standard of players is pretty good and the youth tend to be pretty decent in my experience (way back when). At present they are only spending about 50% of the available budget for wages after I re-signed the expiring contracts. The squad is a decent size without too many super old stagers which is handy. Also, while the u19 team only has one player in it, I think that allows the chance to make something from nothing as it were. We are expected to "struggle against relegation" and the following 4 years of the 5 year plan are essentially for us to consolidate in the lower reaches of the Superleague 2. The league itself consists of 12 teams who play each other once home and away for a 22 game regular season. Following this the league splits in two with a relegation group and a championship group. The bottom two sides are relegated which one sincerely hopes we can avoid. Tactically, we've played some friendlies with pretty pleasing results against overmatched competition. I set up a ton of friendlies as there is quite a long gap between the reset date (19 June) and the start of the league season (26 September). We are going to use this period to smash some minnows and build some confidence and familiarity with the system. I have rehashed an old strikerless tactic that I used a few versions ago (haven't played in a while) and I think it's going to work well. There are two variations. One is basically all out attack and the other is a counter style. Essentially the plan is to use the counter away and when we are at home to go all out to try and get two quick goals then switch to the counter. It helps that teams in Greece seem to think it's still 2004 and use a 5-3-2 or a 4-1-4-1 setup, sitting back and looking to counter. When the tactic is working it just gives them too much to deal with. Let's hope it works over a season. But I reckon it's better to flame out hard than to play a rigidly defensive system and try and survive. That's not to say we'll play like Zdenek Zeman or anything! Here it is in all it's glory... "Wish me luck, I'll need it!" And last but not least, we managed to get our hands on a coach who might be familiar to some of you...
  11. Seeing Met Police in the list of saves makes me keen to give this a go. Every FM version I’ve played I’ve tried to get them promoted by holidaying...
  12. Palermo! Got ‘em!!! Better give Holiday Man the boot and get cracking!
  13. I always found that to be the issue in this challenge. Having a top flight squad with a 3rd division keeper can be depressing 😂
  14. Yeah I know the drill. I recall trying the Small to Big Challenge with Parma back in the day. Now THAT was a demanding board!
  15. Apologies to @Diego D10S but Palermo look too good to be true. Mind if I give them a go as well?
  16. Yeah. I tried it a few times with smaller nations and it just never stuck. That’s why I am considering a bigger league. Not sure why I am considering Brazil. Probably just for “something different”. Issue is that, if I recall correctly, Brazilian seasons can end up being excruciatingly long.
  17. Going to finally give this one a real go after a long time away from FM. Just thinking of what league I want to try. Any suggestions? I’m considering Brazil just for the crazy league format. But I don’t know. I’m happy to consider just about anything...
  18. Reckon I’m going to give this a crack in Germany. Might try and get used to things first though. Or Palermo 😂
  19. I'm having a similar problem. But I am on a mac and mine just bugs out. Might try windowed.
  20. Yes I am, unfortunately Someone mentioned that "iz mac, is rooted".
  21. I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong place, but every time I try uploading videos from FM17 to youtube they come out looking awful. Like a movie that needs a decoder. A grainy kind of static over the top of it, in black and white and it appears to be repeated 3 times across the window. I was wondering if anyone knew a way to fix it? I tried Dr Google but he wasn't very forthcoming.
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