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  1. [FM18] Road to 1,000 Goals: Life of a Striker

    It's a small thing, but I love you've nicknamed him just 'Paulista'. He's looking class!
  2. We could potentially see an Andorran-Spanish-Basque regen come through at Bilbao! Keep up the good work!
  3. Could Vos come home one day to form a dream strikeforce with Inaki Torres if his form at AC Milan doesn't improve? Loving this so far!
  4. [FM17] African't you see what I did there?

    Get ****ed Zesco! Persistence pays off!
  5. [FM17] Adão Dragão - A Managerial Journey

    Another move for Dragao Porto B was a good experience, but I was not a fan of the interference by Nuno in my plans. We did well to come 2nd in the league but it is time for a new challenge. Feirense provides that. I want to spend multiple seasons here, hopefully getting back up to Liga NOS. We have an extra initiative to do well this season, as it marks 100 years since foundation. Let's hope Dragao can bring glory to Feirense (or move to Belenenses halfway through the season)
  6. [FM17] Adão Dragão - A Managerial Journey

    Porto B - End of Season Update A decent half season. We couldn't quite win the league, but a second-placed finish in the second league was a decent result and should boost our reputation We made a solitary signing; Jose Branco from Limanios for his £32k compensation fee. He established himself as the starting right back under my management and I think he will have a solid Liga NOS career.
  7. [FM17] Adão Dragão - A Managerial Journey

    The Porto manager has control of incomings and out goings. I think when you manage the first team you can give the B team manager more autonomy in responsibilities but the AI doesn't do this. The only thing I can influence is training and tactics really. I can sign players, but I have no budget to do so. I can only promote or demote players to the U19s. What is annoying is the core of my team, and Porto's best youngsters on the game, have been loaned out or promoted during the January window. It's a challenge I have to deal with and I think if we can win LigaPro it will help me get a job in this division or the Primeira Liga where this won't be an issue. I've not been too badly affected. Most of the players promoted or loaned were too good for this level anyway and needed to further their development. Benfica B was top of the league but have since fallen to 12th, which I assume is down to loans and promotion of players. It's understandable why the board objective is so low now as well.
  8. [FM17] Adão Dragão - A Managerial Journey

    2017-18 Update 2 - Moving on Our good form at Atletico CP continued, although we weren't as emphatic as our start to the season. You might notice something different with the top screenshot though... Porto B A new challenge, something I've never done before on FM. We will take over Portuguese heavyweight Porto's B team, meaning we are reliant mainly on players from the first team. Porto B won the LigaPro in 2015-16, and are currently 5th, so we do have a good squad. The job only became available because their manager joined Martimo. I am hopeful the job can do the same for Dragao, and provide a springboard to manager in Liga NOS or another LigaPro team. Perhaps we could be the Portuguese Guardiola, and be offered the Porto first team job, who knows. Atletico was a good experience, and I'd like to return, but it is onwards and upwards for Dragao!
  9. [FM17] Adão Dragão - A Managerial Journey

    2017-18 Update 1 We've started brilliantly, and the new tactic seems to suit the team well. We have shown great character in some of our games with late rallies. One of the best moments on the save so far was winning the Lisboeta with two late goals. I was on my feet when Katchana netted his penalty in the 86th minute. Joao Santos has started the season well and signed a new two-year deal with the club. He kicked up a fuss when I rejected a Benfica bid for him (less than what we paid Real) but now he has decided to commit his future to us for the next two seasons. A positive start to the campaign for Dragao and Atletico.
  10. [FM17] African't you see what I did there?

    If you traveled to Zambia by road it would be quite the trip! Phiri looks good
  11. [FM17] Adão Dragão - A Managerial Journey

    Pre-Season 2017-18 The board took all my money I assume there a mechanic which stops lower league teams having huge budgets. I had nearly 220k from Varela before this. We get a decent amount from sponsors though, must be that Atletico CP brand coming into force The pick of the summer transfers: Olivier Kingue is a must sign for any Portuguese Lower League save. The young Cameroonian was available on a pre-contract from an academy in Cameroon. Katchana is a versatile attacking option in our strikerless system and provides a wealth of experience. Fabio Pala is another pre-contract, and makes the DR spot, previously the weak point of the team, one of our strongest areas. Ponde is a good option on the left hand side, and is an insurance option if strikerless fails this season. Vitor Gomes is a project. The youngster comes in from AD Oeiras, the Lisbon suburb where the Estadio Nacional is located, and despite his lack of height and positioning, he is rated well by the staff. May look to retrain him as a full back or defensive midfielder. This is the system we will use this season. Hopefully, it will continue to be for the rest of my time at Atleti. Hoping for promotion this season!
  12. [FM17] Adão Dragão - A Managerial Journey

    Thread Update Decided to change the thread to focus on the manager rather than the club, Atletico. I have done this because I think I will move clubs at some point on this save. Even if I decide to take Atletico all the way, changing the thread layout provides greater flexibility on this save. Feel free to read the updated opening posts. This change will not disrupt FM at all. Hope you understand my decision
  13. [FM17] African't you see what I did there?

    I wonder if Operarios are linked to this Portuguese side Also got a Sao Tomean on a free next season