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  1. A really good read this. It goes to show how impactful a little pre-match effort can be when coming up against different opponents. As for me, I was always more of a plug & play guy branching out into OIs baked into the tactics I made (which Danwolf refers to). The result was usually a monstrosity of a tactic which could be badly exploited on occasion with no real answers from the moron in charge of the team (Guess who?). In any event, well done mate. It’s concise, well written and the screenshots really help in visualising exactly what you are looking for and going for.
  2. Well... Almost pulled off a giant killing to end all giant killings. Joinville attacked from the gun and were 5 minutes (plus stoppage time) from beating Goias who play in Serie A. Sadly close but no cigar. Gotta love AI counter attacks from out of nowhere... By the way, if anyone is wondering what the "H" is next to Goias, in the event of a draw in the Copa do Brasil the higher seeded team goes through. No extra time, no penalties.
  3. JOINVILLE ESPORTE CLUBE Club Information | Manager Profile | Club Vision | Advanced Options | League Setup | Database Setup 1 | Database Setup 2 And so it begins again! I think I have outdone myself by creating an avatar that will make women blanch, men vomit and children weep tears of fear long into their adult lives, but I digress... Decided to give this a run in Brazil. Yes the seasons are long and rather convoluted but the State Championships usually give you a good chance to blood your younger players which is of benefit in the long run. Joinville have been in Se
  4. Going Brazil mate. Find a weak state championship to blood the young guns and go for gold. Interestingly there seem to be quite a few teams that have graced Serie A that come up.
  5. For those interested in trying Brazil, I think I have found the appropriate date to save at in order to have a variety of clubs on the reset date. Save game on 7 November 2019. League Reset Date: 2 January 2020.
  6. Yes they can be. Very, very long! But Europe is doing nothing for me at the moment and I have a Spanish small to big game happening. It’s just for something different. I’ve been searching and I’m struggling to find the reset date. I suppose I’ll just go by the fixture list.
  7. Yeah, Turkey can be a real pain in the neck. I think I am going to have another crack at this in South America. I don’t think anyone has ventured down there this version?
  8. @XaW This might be a little left field, but how about a Libero on a support role? He would step up into midfield on occasion but slot back into the defence at other times. Wouldn’t he? Oh. I see I’ve come late to that particular party...
  9. I (along with another FM’er) are trying a save with Atalanta. Fantastic facilities, dynamite young squad and potential to grow. Once I get tactically better I may even *gasp* enjoy it!
  10. 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.
  11. Doesn’t Holland lack promotion to the bottom playable division in the first season?
  12. Spain would be tricky. The Netherlands for the same reason due to Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord. @Balahara called it. The Netherlands it will be.
  13. 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.
  14. I just wonder when the new Charlton owners will be added in. I’d play the Hell out of that!
  15. 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
  16. If and when I give this a crack, it’ll be with Carshalton. Great job having those saves there.
  17. 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!!
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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...
  21. Palermo! Got ‘em!!! Better give Holiday Man the boot and get cracking!
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