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  1. I’m providing a meme for every country... Bahrain here we come and it looks like Poland is as bad as America
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    Your managerial "role model" ?

    In both FM and Real life, Marcelo Bielsa. I love his dedication to tactics as well and uncompromising nature on those tactics, while being flexible. I also love his style of play. Sarri, Michaels and Cruyff are close seconds
  3. Here’s the obligatory Azerbaijan countryball meme. Good luck overthrowing Qarabag
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    FM19: An Ambitious Andorran

    Wow. That actually sounds quite effective
  5. Great work, time to move on? I heard that tycoon club need a new manager
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    FM19: An Ambitious Andorran

    I’m lazy, what are these crazy gun laws? Surely they’re not as mad as America’s “you get a gun you get a gun everyone gets a gun” policy
  7. I got here too late to say this’ll but sorry... Up the pilgrims (yes we did lose to an eight tier side in the cup this year) Edit: saw the result... can’t really say I’m suprised we lost tbh
  8. Superliga Backdoor There’s someone there Its Makoto Its always Makoto
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    A Story for the ages

    First, this is my first attempt at a thread on this forum and as I get bored easily it may not last, so this is a way for me to try and keep me focused. Also it will be very narrative driven, inspired by the thread A Jewel From Edena by @King Cactus (hope you don't mind the mention). Anyway enough rambling on with the story, a journeyman based upon one mans desire to recreate the great teams of the Sir Alex Ferguson era. Entry One: I've been called obssesive, addicted, dedicated, all the words to do with this. I've also been called several less nice things, but they don't matter, then again I don't think my mental state matters but who am I to judge. Anyway where to start? I am Luke Rose, as mancunian as they come. 27 Years old with a chequred childhood and time spent on the streets, I've only ever had one dream. Wait thats just my impassioned plee for help I have always wanted to be involved in football. I had been in the Manchester Uited academy since I was 11, but at 18 I was tossed aside, a worthless Target Man. At the end of that season it will have been ten years ago. But today, I start a new job, a new chapter. I have been doing my coaching badges, working with youth teams throughout manchester, some proffessional, some amateur whle studying my coaching badges. Then there was an oppertunity, one that couldn't be missed. A chance to begin my career and mabye take my mind off this coathanger I'm spinning. P.S: This is one out of three in short succession (I really should've made the forum, then started the career).
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    A Story for the ages

    Entry Two: I don't know how. I don't know why. I have wormed my way to the english 6th tier. It appears someone at the club had a reference for me, I was expecting to start as a coach. I spent the entire interview shaking my bollocks off with anxiety, and I thought I fluffed it. I ran home and cried, sure I'd blown my last chance. But my girlfirend, god knows how I have one, interuppted my meltdown. She told me I had to put my best 'I definatly did not have a meltdown just now'face and head to Hurst Cross. When I got there, the chairman told me two things: 1) You left your (girlfriends) car and keys here 2) £240 per week for one year, take it or leave it My heart lept. I guess my necessent rambling about how I was going to play and how I aimed to match the achivements of my idol, Sir Alex Ferguson, had done it. I took the job in a heartbeat and drove home giddy. I spent the next two days frantically hunting videos of Ashton's promotion season and other teams in this division and on the 25th June, met the squad and media. And I realised there was work to do. I had been told to survive, thats it. I told the squad that and they looked terrified. I though I had overestimated my ability, but didn't back down. I'm proud of that. Anyway I introduced them to my system and immediatly got to offering some trials. If we were going to play my 442, we needed bodies, especially up front and down the right flank. We've already got two, Simon Kirby is a 16 year old RB and Christopher M'Bougnou (Chris), a 26 year old french CB. And I've aranged more friendlies, some to simply get money through the door. (This is 2/3) Edit: so while writing the post I accidentally deleted it and since I don’t really want to spend another’s half an hour on that it won’t be comming unfortunately, especially as it was a 5-4 defeat to Barnsley
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    My guide to hoofball

    For that Target Man, look for Tom Denton. I’m having a lot of success with him in a 424 as the TM-S due to him being 6ft7. Physicality is massive at this level, so he’d be a gem if Chesterfield don’t renew his contract (3.5* VNR Level)
  12. You won’t like my preferred 3331 then. Although I’ve struggled to get that working this year
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    [FM19] A Jewel From Edina

    The plot thickens
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    [FM19] US Palermo – Looking For Stability

    Good luck surviving la pazzia
  15. So I started a Nottingham Forest save to continue into the main game as the Beta seems not so bug filled. I had originally tried to impliment my way of playing (A quick passing 3313) but after that rather ambitious plan failed, i switched to a more sane 433. Same style of play, one that normally leads to goals at both ends led us on a run of poor preformances and scraped wins. So I looked at the squad report to see if the issue was the players. Short story, it was. They are neither suited or unsuited to my style. So after looking at the report, I saw we had good dribblers and technical players in generall, a lot of CB's, few strikers and good wide players. So I created a 343. Preformances have been mixed. We've not been great, but we've not been poor either. A win, a draw and a loss so far while using it. So what I ask is: where can I improve the system? The idea is to try and defend in a tight mid block, forcing teams to play over us to our fairly quick and decent in the air CB's (particularly Diagne) or play through us, where we press aggresively before looking to counter quickly through the wide spaces, trying to find space in the channels for either a cross or a shot. Wingers have been told to roam. Any help appreciated
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    Help with 343 (Nottingham Forest)

    Yeah. One possible idea your post did give me was increasing the line of engagement so our players are further forward, especially if we win the ball in the Forward line.
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    Help with 343 (Nottingham Forest)

    In bold is the main issue. But I’ll take your idea on board. Only thing is we don’t have any raumdeuters so I’ll play a IF-A instead with PI’s. Thanks for the help Also I did win in the derby incase your wondering
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    My guide to hoofball

    How can you be timid when your bloody 6ft7?
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    [FM19] A Jewel From Edina

    Don’t worry about that, glad your enjoying the new game. This has been a quality read so far
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    My guide to hoofball

    Can someone tell me if either Denton or Fortunè are a psychopath?
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    My guide to hoofball

    Right. I am inspired. I’m having a few problems trying to get a stuttering Chesterfield rolling, so I guess I’m going to try some good old hoofball. A change from my normal Bielsaball style principles, but I’m not adverse to a long ball so why not give it a go as a side note, an opinion I hold of training and tactics for football: I belive that if your not spending at least 3/4 hour developing an effective long ball and even set piece tactic, you are missing out hugely. You can get such good chances from it and it can be hugely useful, especially when chasing a game in the last 5 mins or playing a gegenpressing team like liverpool
  22. Could be worse, at least your not making love to footballs... but desperate times call for desperate measures?
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