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FlairRA

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About FlairRA

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    I only play for regens

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    Football, Reading, Writing

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    Manchester City

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    AS Roma

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  1. Uruguay have a history of tough, mastering the 'Dark Arts' type of football, not sure which formation would work for them though.
  2. He doesn't break behind the d-line as most sides sit deep against us and give him no space, that's more the wide players job. I chose CF (A) as he's supposed to work hard and create chances with his movement while being on the end of cutbacks as you said, and I think an (A) duty would be better than a (S) duty for that job. That being said, his PPM's do certainly lend themselves to a False 9 sort of role. Well said, I'm interested in how you would achieve this? Perhaps using the "Stick to Positions" TI, though that instinctively feels wrong to me. Can't recall that scenario happening too often this season, but I agree Mendy looks to cut inside more when Sane's on the pitch. An IWB (A) imo. It's beautiful the balance Guardiola's brought to our team.
  3. The roles and duties depend a lot on the players really. Sane's usually a Winger (A) on the left, Mahrez is an IF (A) on the right, and Sterling is a W(A) or IF (A) depending on his stronger foot. You could also consider him to be a Raumdeter as well. Aguero is a CF (A) imo. We don't really use IWB's anymore, as with Mahrez and Sterling typically cutting inside Mendy and Walker stay wide to provide width, so I'd use WB (A).
  4. I think Reus is more suited to being a SS (A), he's not as passive as a simple AP is, I believe he's much more inclined to get into goalscoring positions. Also I think a 4-4-1-1 is a better fit than a 4-2-3-1 if you look at the wingers starting positions.
  5. Depends, at the start of my main save I don't have much interest in the players and it usually takes an hour or two at most. Then as I find amazing regens and develop an interest it takes me more time, 3-4 hours usually.
  6. Thinking of a Marseille save, how have the youth products been shaping up for you all?
  7. I'm guessing that as your team keeps the ball for 0-10 seconds most of the time, the game thinks your team is playing a primarily counter attacking style that lacks possession, but the game is recognizing that you score most when you have extended periods of possession which it feels is at odds with your primary approach of counter attacking, and perhaps your main style of play isn't scoring as many goals as it should be. I could be wrong as I haven't seen your tactics but I don't think its anything to be worried about as your fantastic results show.
  8. Love the new features, "Play for set pieces' and defensive width will be a fantastic addition when trying to create defensive teams.
  9. Very nice, this will be pretty awesome when training up young players!
  10. FlairRA

    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    @zlatanera I first offered them out on loan with a mandatory fee clause of 120 million (easy way to see how high a team is willing to pay) then accepted the highest offer. After that I transfer listed them and made them 'Not Needed' to increase their chances of signing the contract and guaranteeing they leave. It's a bit of an outlier though because the three players are all world class or a level below which doesn't happen every season, but still some great money to be made.
  11. FlairRA

    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    @zlatanera Yeah the exact same thing happened to me, I had around 2-7 million as a transfer budget every year for the first 5 seasons iirc. I'm far from worrying about that now though just loaned out three players with Mandatory Future Fee clauses of 107, 107, and 72 million respectively, which is a total sales of 286 million next year after buying the players for around 20-30 million in total! Good luck with the CL run, I'd love to see an all-Italian squad though, you could take over as Italy manager and win the WC with your own players.
  12. FlairRA

    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    Ahh, heartbreak. After under performing the past two years we reached the CL Final in a strong fashion. Winning it would have been the perfect send off for my legendary team, my back 4, GK, MR and striker are all over 30 and not a single player in the starting 11 is under 25. We were very good and missed an incredible amount of one-on-ones while PSG took the few chances they got. Very disappointing as we deserved a lot more from that match, but there's always next time! On another topic, Trevisan, who's being called the next Buffon now, has some great development going on as a sweeper keeper. He'll definitely become a full-fledged starter next season!
  13. FlairRA

    Need a DM. Any Suggestions?

    Illaramendi, Weigl, Saul and Koke are all options that would do well for you.
  14. FlairRA

    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    @zlatanera Yeah I'm playing a similar way, Attacking Very Fluid with a deep defensive line. Great creative football with a solid defensive record along with it.
  15. FlairRA

    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    I've definitely found plenty of fullbacks who are or have potential to be world class. I had two world class fullbacks come to my youth ranks in the same golden generation but aside from that I do have a healthy amount of young players in my squad who can play fullback at a high level. Keep in mind though my transfer strategy after the first couple of seasons is sign U-18 players with 5* potential with the odd world class player or hidden gem thrown in, and I've been very strong in the fullback position so that was almost never a priority. Some examples of bargains that you can certainly find are: The first guy may be more the type of signing you're talking about: I signed him from Pumas at 21 for 10.75 million when he was a step below world class. The other two were signed for a combined 6.4 million at 18 years (Tomasz is being sold for 90!) and look great now. So yeah, fullbacks are definitely much easier to get as the game goes on.
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