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  1. Yep, on the BETA. Only play one save a year now and it has taken me ages to get through the first season, very meticulously. Guess I'll start over, no biggie.
  2. Does anyone know why every player I'm trying to sign in the summer window after the 1st season will not join until January 2022? I'm signing these guys in June/July 2021 and it makes squad building very hard as I can't sell deadwood when no new signings will arrive in the first half of the upcoming season. One of them is a Bosman signing, running his contract down in June but then remaining without a club for 6 months until he can join me? Don't see how this makes any sense. By the way, I don't think I have any transfer embargo or anything similar. Can't find anything on this when googling.
  3. Do you guys know why every player I'm trying to sign in the summer window after the 1st season will not join until January 2022? I'm signing these guys in June/July 2021 and it makes squad building very hard as I can't sell deadwood when no new signings will arrive in the first half of the upcoming season. Can't find anything on this when googling.
  4. Happy with my solid, if unspectacular, first season at the helm. Streamlined the squad, played the youth a lot and brought home some silverware and Champions League football.
  5. This is exactly what I thought. It does not really make sense that Ryan Alebiosu has more potential as a right back than Daniel Oyegoke. Ryan has done well now and then (I like him on the flank, actually), but Oyegoke is definitely a bigger talent. For 2-3 years Dan Ballard and Zech Medley had no upgrades, despite Ballard breaking into the senior national team setup and Medley playing in pre-season and Europa League. Finally they've got upgrades, but should have had these numbers two years ago. Tim Akinola is also set as a wide player in game, but is a combative midfielder, but I guess that mi
  6. Although the game itself looks amazing, the 85% zoom on my Macbook Pro makes it look kind of cartoonish and I don't like it very much. 50% is too small to read. 70-75% would be great, but it doesn't seem like that will be an option this year, sadly.
  7. Bandeira, Flores and Azeez are exciting talents in real life as well. Oyegoke is a very highly rated right back and touted to be one of the most exciting ones in that position that has come through at Arsenal (even more so than Hector (who, to be fair, played on the wing as well)), but he's not exciting at all in game.
  8. The son of Joey Gudjonsson, who played for Villa, Wolves, Leicester, Burnley and Huddersfield... if anyone fancies a storyline. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Guðjónsson
  9. Made my yearly Beta save with Arsenal yesterday. Having lots of fun. Hoping someone will start a FM 21 thread for Arsenal, instead of us reusing this one. I don't have the time to make anything fancy, so if anyone's up for it – go ahead.
  10. Cheers mate! 18-10-3 actually – but managed to get us into the playoffs! ...where we showed that we deserved to follow the Eagles and the Blades to the top flight: It was extra sweet to get one over Villa in the final, as that's the team that had fired me the season before. Always nice to get the revenge, love when my saves get a storyline that adds something extra to it. We also managed to get to the semis of the FA Cup, where we were knocked out by Spurs 1-0. Very excited for the coming season – an already strong squad paired with 41 million pound transfer kitty, b
  11. The table when I took over: Current table: As can be seen, we hit a good run of form and have played very well since I took over. We look like we're going to the playoffs and we're through to the quarters of the FA Cup after having beaten Arsenal in the 5th round. This is the tactic I use, keeping things very simple: Have not delved into their histories, but I think I have quite a few players who were here in 2019. Mitchell, Bogle, Lowe, Buchanan, Bielik, Brown, Lawrence and Whittaker. McGuire (AMR) and Gard (DM, on the bench) are regens from the academy. McGui
  12. I've been offered the Derby job in September 2023 after a successful stint with Ascoli in Italy (first season promotion and establishment in Serie A over 2.5 seasons) and an unsuccessful attempt at saving relegation bound Aston Villa from December 2022 to May 2023, resulting in me being sacked. Derby currently sits in the relegation places in the early 2023/2024 season, and I may need to take the step down to the Championship to resurrect my career after my time at Villa. Will give a more thorough update later.
  13. Ascoli season 3 summer transfers Very happy with this window, we definitely got what we wanted. As said earlier, Andrea Ghezzi joins on a free to back up the midfield. He's professional and a solid young player. Walter Segovia joins as a future left back for us, he'll be backing Ranieri up this season and maybe the next, and then hopefully overtake him. Zabaleta joins as a backup to Barbieri and a mentor as model professional. Kiril Despodov is a player who some here have signed and was great in FM19. He'll compete with Sernicola for the MR position.
  14. Interesting – never noticed that. Will keep an eye out and maybe do some tests.
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