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  1. You might be bored really soon, the money you got will be completely insane, managing Marseille my self in France i'm always amazed by the players they are stacking summer after summer Even managed with IA they are really often above 100 pts in the League and winning Champions League But definitely, this strike force should be really enjoyable to manage, only a few tweaks in the midfield and at the back and you can be unbeatable
  2. Hi guys Just curious, does this influence you when you plan to start a new career when something exceptionnal happen irl ? Like what Ajax did this week or Leicester winning the Prem back in the days ? I remember a very nice save i used to have with Blackpool when they surprisingly got top flight football for the first time of their history after an incredible run at the end of the Championship campaign, i now still follow the club despite their poor run IRL Did you experience it so far ? Or it doesn't affect you at all when you want to start a new career ? Cheers !
  3. Hi guys A few things i noticed The full name of the Marseille squad is not shown correctly in my save, "Olympique de" is missing Other thing When on the league table only, no full name available for Olympique Lyonnais, no issue when clicking on the club page btw Hope it helps
  4. Well, i guess Balotelli is now adopted by the fans Completely unexpected tbh The 4-2-4 is suiting the team pretty well with the latest update, as it is IRL now since Balotelli has joined us
  5. Glad to see you guys are having success with the team ! I can't wait to start over with the winter update to get a proper striker day 1 as Balotelli joined us in January this year I'm sure that will make a HUGE difference from the original starting squad
  6. Lyon squad is really solid from the start, especially upfront, really good players Worth mentionning your monster midfielder Ndombele, what a cracking player ! Really looking forward for your saves guys
  7. Weird that you don't want to rely on Kamara as a back up during the first season at CB, he's really capable already (Ligue 1 level...) Tactic wise it's obvious to start with this set up Pretty interesting signings here, curious to see as Youan will develop for you, used to be a beast back in the days Hope you'll have some great success in Marseille in any case @jckstevens !
  8. Well this first season had been a long quiet way to the Prem Bamford is my top scorer in the league banging 27 + 12 assists in 45 games Already made some business for the Prem, can't wait to shift my deadwood coming back from loan !
  9. Like often i started a side save with Leeds always nostalgic of your champions league rune with the likes of Dacourt, Kewell, Harte..., this year's especially worth it as Marcelo Bielsa is doing great IRL, and i remember the thrilling games i had when he was in charge of Marseille I started with transfer disabled and it's annoying that there is absolutely no cover for the CB spot, as a result i brought in the 31st of August KAMARA on loan from Marseille with a buyout clause of 5M€ that i will trigger for sure, i'm pretty sire you can get a lower fee Antonio MARIN is joining us from Dinamo in January Anyway halfway of this first season, we kind of performing pretty well, Bamford is solid upfront The tactic i'm using Really surprised by Kilch that i obviously did not know, lethal from outside the box Promotion should not be an issue as i will try to improve the squad in January, i just hope that EPL money won't kill the fun and the struggle to get my way to the very top
  10. @lblanc Will post a screen when possible, but in my save, he's nowhere near the keeper i used to know in FM18 if i remember well, may be has random potential now
  11. The jouney continues, 3st season done SEASON 2020/2021 Even if we could not manage another league title last year, another win in Coupe de France almost saved our season, but we need to improve this significantly This year must be more accomplished TACTIC I'm still using my 4-2-3-1, this year i tweaked a liitle bit more my CB's area TRANSFERS OUTS Good money incoming for second choices I could never get the best of ORIGI last year, and i nver considered him as a first choice, considering i got him on a free that's the reason why this money was too good to refuse, i have to pay a good part of his wages indeed MORENO spent a very solid season with me, unfortunately he's been injured quite a lot in the first part of the season and most of all i had 3 Left backs in the first team at the the beginning of this season, so i could easily sell him to my dear chinese friends for so little money, was a freebie as well FISCHER had been sent out on loan to Lazio last season where he played average, i'm already covered with a far better option (DANI OLMO) so i'm glad Bournemouth splashes the cash for this player paid less than 5M€ On a side note SANSON had been sent out on a loan to Newcastle with a 29M€ mandatory option to buy Can't be seen on the screen but STROOTMAN will join Juventus in July for 30M€, the move was already agreed in January, did not play a game after his knee injury, and get another hip injury afterwards, spent the rest of the season in the B team after being sold INS Surprisingly RAJKOVIC was running out of contract, but i don't rate him much this year, just took it to make business because he was on really low wages, will be loaned and sell, did not have a single game with me ARP moves was already agreed from last season, i now have two real finishers upfront, has a great potential to be developed ! TORREIRA was not even transfer listed, but barely played for Arsenal, happy to spend so "few" for this quality according me RAHMAN on a free from Chelsea had been a superb coup, he was not intended to be 1st choice for the spot, but put everybody on the bench, low wages as well, solid signing BAKAYOKO brought on loan from Chelsea for 30% of his original wages and a buyout clause of less than 18M€, was transfer listed, good HG option for my midfield GUENDOUZI was brought in just to add depth, barely get a game MBABU is another really good surprise, Barcelona spent big to get him previously, but was unable to sell him, bargain price here for my new #1 choice at RB, big wages here indeed, but worth it STERLING (newgen) is a colombian wonderkid, hopefully, midfielder POLITANO from Sassuolo is also joining me on a free next summer, quality IF, and my only freebie this year COMPETITIONS LIgue 1 The objective this year is to get the trophy back in Marseille Challenging run ! But we made it !! A 3 horses race from the start of the season, could not manage a single win against Monaco (loss away and draw home) while i trash them in Coupe de France, beated PSG home and away (in cup) Really impressed by my defensive records, 18 goals is really few while getting the best attacking records depsite an incredible PSG attacking army (Dybala, Mbappé, Cavani, Neymar, Zivkovic, Under, Pavon...) On my side VARGAS and DANI OLMO were brilliant, the whole team averaging above 7 As always, got this "FM" loss against Nimes away, who were #20 at the time... In and out was a pretty exciting season and i'm quite happy that i have serious contenders to compete with PSG buying madness is still there, just bought Arthur from Barca for the upcoming season French Cups Coupe de la Ligue is definitely not our competition, no final in 3 seasons, my journey stopped against Reims in semi's, which had a spanish tycoon takeover and now can spend more than expected on the transfer market On the other hand Coupe de France is definitely our favorite competition, after beating PSG away 1-0 with an injury time goal, and trashed 3-0 Monaco home, we now can face Strasbourg to make our first doublé ! Well It was really really close from a huge disappointment Despite TONALI madness being sent off at the 19th minute we managed to grab this title at the very last minute of the extra time, would have lost on pens otherwsie like usual this year First doublé on our shelves ! CHAMPIONS LEAGUE What a shi**y run !! Absolutely disappointing, 2 awfuls draws against SLB and Brugge (the most incredible one) Being trashed 8-1 (!!!!) at City with 2 players sent off We'll see an european spring, but with the kids this time... Hope we'll get someting good in the end But it's unacceptable to fail in the group stage, my objective next season for sure Europa League I m'quite happy to discover that i'm not alone in Europa League, ManU, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Milan and Barcelona are aslo there Well The french side Toulouse was just a warm up for my B team Then, we obviously had to face the Spanish champion Madrid, as usual in big games, we missed our classical pen away End of the story in Europe What an horrendous run I know where i have to improve next season In Europe ManCity, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus are again all top of the League for a back to back title, total dominance for EPL teams in Europe as Liverpool won the Champions League as well Hopefully next season we will be able to get our first back to back league title, and we really need to do something in Europe !!
  12. I started with transfer disable Signed him in February 2019, he joined me in July
  13. You're welcome, glad it's working well for you with this set up as well ! Mitroglou hit double figures in goals and assist in Ligue 1 averaging above 7 all season long, and he qualified me on his own while playing against Inter in Europa League, but he could lack regularity i admit I've been lucky enough to avoid injury crisis in S1, but i forgot to mention it in my reporting in S2 but Strootman picked up a 6-8 months injury, for knee ligament
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