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FlairRA

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About FlairRA

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About Me

  • About Me
    I only play for regens

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    Football, Reading, Writing

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  • Favourite Team
    Manchester City

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  • Currently Managing
    AS Roma

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  1. 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.
  2. Love the new features, "Play for set pieces' and defensive width will be a fantastic addition when trying to create defensive teams.
  3. Very nice, this will be pretty awesome when training up young players!
  4. 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.
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    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.
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    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!
  7. FlairRA

    Need a DM. Any Suggestions?

    Illaramendi, Weigl, Saul and Koke are all options that would do well for you.
  8. 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.
  9. 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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    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    @zlatanera I've been solid but not spectacular in the trophies department, the Champions League is becoming a real pain to take on, this year we had a man sent off in the second leg when 1-0 down on aggregate. Serie A however, is easy now as I've got 107, 105 and 105 points in my last three seasons. Di Maria has a while to go before beating Totti in the legend's list, unfortunately time is against him! Good to see another one-club youth product of mine with him though, Lorenzo Ruttmann. Somehow though my (yet another) world class youth product who's been captain for 8 years is stuck on the favored personnel list alongside my vice-captain of 4 years, which really doesn't make sense.
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    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    Back to my Roma save for the last two months of FM18, we're a top team but not completely dominant yet in Europe, though Serie A is a cakewalk! Anyways after getting a 'Best of Generation' GK last year in game, my luck definitely isn't running out as I found the heir to Alex Di Maria - AS Roma legend, magnificent goalscoring striker and boyhood supporter - Alberto Bensaja! Bensaja is the perfect fit to take Di Maria's goalscoring mantle.
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    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    Looks amazing, wow! @Ronaldo Beckham I can't give detailed reasons for all the teams but I would recommend Parma as a "fallen giant" with a great story line to follow.
  13. FlairRA

    How Do People Find Bargain Players

    For regens I typically go onto the scouting feature and seperate by 'Interested', two separate categories for Non-EU/EU and then search for the ones with the highest value. After that I highlight 50 players each (from EU and non-EU) and select "Scout till Full Knowledge" and then after that it's a simple matter of choosing the highest potential players with the least cost. I haven't got much to say for non-regens as my saves typically don't go that way! For bargains South America is where you certainly want to go.
  14. FlairRA

    FM18: France

    Anyone managed Saint-Etienne or OCG Nice? Thinking of making them my main save for FM19, was wondering how people found them in 18. Nice seem to have some brilliant regens in my saves!
  15. If all goes well Edson looks certain to hit the 1000 appearances, especially playing in Brazil where there are a lot of matches!
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