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  1. Si is already aware of this issue, it has been raised several times, it happened to me as well and i was kind of "frustrated" by this situation tbh Hopefully they will find out what's up for FM 20 and fix it
  2. May be i'm not a squad management expert But playing the FM series for decades now, this is the first time i've noticed this behaviour from players regarding their contracts, that's why i'm "moaning" my self as well To be clear, i'm not waiting that an important player for me mostly runs out of contract to start talking to him, i will renew his contract 24 months before , and here i'm not talking about crazy wages requests, but just how often people will ask for a pay rise I've even experienced after a loss, where one of my player was MoM, an agent asking for a pay rise and the player did not want to sack his agent as i suggested, and then moaned in the locker room I tend to offer 5 years deal contract to all the players i retain important for my side, if they accept this deal when they join me it means that it was a fair deal for them as well otherwise they would not join me at all, no ? Doing this, i expected not be worried by their moanings for at least 18 to 24 months, but it's not the case at all, worth mentionning the "chaos" you can create in your locker room as well And i insist on this point, this is the first version of the series where i have to face such moanings So may be it's just poor squad management or just as you said, or it's just an issue I can't explain my self why a young lad, first teamer, 18 Detetermination when he joined, tutored in a group where nobody wil get less than 15, and still losing points Also left this to my Ass man, can't make it work properly Found the "old" tutoring system, more practical and more efficient most of all Regarding gegenpressing, was talking for us, human manager Pretty easy to averchieve with lower teams just using this tactic, needs to be balanced imo As said in other posts, i'm just highlighting some of the issues i noticed, and hopefully SI will improve it for the next game
  3. Could have selected all these suggestion tbh But for me, players are asking for new contracts far too often is really a pain Can't count the players,despite long terms contracts , asking me for new contracts, not even after 1 full season completed Really bothering for me this continuous moaning
  4. @Tom8983 Even if your examples are absolutely correct, transfers have completely exploded recently You won’t be able to get anything top with the money you just talked about Nowadays for any kind of prospect anywhere in the globe, millions are mandatory
  5. As a a Ligue 1 player in most of the versions, i disagree with your point of view According me they are underpowered, results in Europa League are not releavent as this competition is quite average In UCL, few french teams will compete, PSG excepted The most overpowered teams are located in England, it's been the same for years now, lots of Uk based players are "buffed" IG while they're average IRL Basically the 3 most powerful are PSG, Monaco and Lyon which reflects reality, even if Monaco was a total failure last year As a human manager you can be better at managing a less powerful like Marseille and make them overachieve even in S1
  6. May be add a second nationality if it's something doable ?
  7. The main concern for me is most of all AI which is completely failing at teambuulding, and i guess it's the trickiest part to code for SI I can't count saves where a particular team is stockpiling players at a specific position, spending silly money and did not give them a single start Same goes for teams buying players to the human manager We (human managers) will always have a large advantage regarding team building, that's one of the reason why most of us are over achieving as well
  8. Gegen press tactic seems to be the key to success In all my saves i'm using self made tactic based on gegen press football, cause i like this intensity IRL, and i'm always overachieving Last experience is roughly the same than OP, i'm playing in French 3rd division with Marignane Gignac, a team expected to be relegated, i'm sitting 3rd in late december with transfers disabled
  9. Apologize i did not write my title properly "No Europa league" is meant for the final we lost in 2018 against Madrid , but your're qualified for this competition
  10. I ended up signing Rodrygo for 163M€ for the new season @ZeonfluxCurrently managing Marseille in Ligue 1 with great success, either domestic and european, money is not an issue for me as i've made big sellings profits, PSG agreed to sell me Mbappe but he won't join me Already have top regens on loan and just wanted to sign a top "real" player for my weakest area, and 250M€ to spend for the upcoming season (including 4 players i've just sold)
  11. Hi guys, Currently in 2024, i need a top left inside forward for my 4-2-3-1 set up, i have 300M€ to spend I can pay me for roughly the same price (more than 100M€) either Joao Felix (in Barcelona IG) or Rodrygo (the young lad from Madrid but in Arsenal in my save) If some of you have experienced the 2 lads, which one will you recommend ? I'm more on Rodrygo tbh Thanks
  12. Started a new game one week ago and experienced the exact same problem in 2023 as well
  13. Luka Jovic, Lautaro Martinez can be your guys
  14. Hi guys, Currently managing the same team for now 5 years, won a major trophy each year since in charge, never holidayed for a game etc It appears that my B team manager, in charge during this succesful period and not a legendary player/staff in my club,is more considered as i am in the favoured people in the front page of my club Year after year and success after sucess from my main team, my B team manager had climbed the ladder of the favoured personnal of my team without any rationnal reason How can this be possible ?? He never had any success with the team ??
  15. 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
  16. 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 !
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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 !
  22. 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 !
  23. 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
  24. @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
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