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  1. Something that is awfully bothering me has been the attribute distribution of Kalidou Koulibaly. Last season, in reality, he's defensively was not at his peak, scoring quite low on defensive and aerial duels per 90, meaning he showed a few defensive weaknesses. His positional awareness was also not great. This was, to be fair, a bad season for him. In FM, he's quite a monster in this regard. However, also in reality, Koulibaly was second only to Skriniar in terms of passes per 90 for a defender, and was at the top of defenders in the league in terms of ball
  2. There's a seriously poor double standard that is continuing to exist for transfers, and has been ramped up this year. AI clubs make one single stupidly low bid, and your player is throwing his toys everywhere, because you've rejected it. Even if you reject, there's absolutely no room for negotiation. They want that player far below his actual value. On the other hand, a player you've scouted and showed interest in all season long and tried your best to unsettle at an infinitely smaller team in a league below is unwilling to budge and will not push for a move at all, while the
  3. Agreed. The problem is players demanding new contracts that are through the roof despite just having signed a new deal or just having joined the club. It makes it hard, especially when you're trying to create a wage system where nobody earns more than 200k.
  4. In FM20? Declan Rice, Lewis Cook, Sandro Tonali, Florentino Luis, Ruben Neves, Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ismael Bennacer. At least from what I can remember. Also, don't think you overpaid for Sancho. Pretty much all of us paid that price for him.
  5. I'm doing okay with transfers out of the club, despite the majority leaving on a free. But for the life of me, Phil Jones does not want to leave the bloody club! Just keeps rejecting every offer.
  6. Have sold Pogba for around 60m. 1 year left on his contract and no regrets. AWB is getting a bit annoying, but I've managed to shut him up for now. Ricardo Pereira is a great current option and Lamptey would be great for the future. As for Pogba, I'm currently hoping I can persuade Odegaard to make the move for 100m.
  7. Hoping for the update soon. Till then, I'm reliving a bit of Skyrim.
  8. No, he actually looks quite good. Personally wouldn't go for him because his pace is on the lower side for me, but if you're happy, he looks a good buy.
  9. Hoping for an update this week. I imagine many people are tucking in for the holidays now, so would be nice.
  10. Definitely a common problem. They finished 13th in my current save, 16th in the one before that. And I've seen a few others mention this.
  11. Think I'm going to forego the signing of Sancho. Not decided yet, but spending over 200 odd million in a window just doesn't sit well with me even if that's the gross spend, rather than net. Will probably sign Thauvin on a free, with someone younger to develop or work with Pellistri. Son was the alternative, but it seems they want 78m for him. Boooooo, Levy, boooooo. Possibly may try to sign Sancho the following window, but it feels unlikely. I take this all way too seriously.
  12. Yeah, I like this save(despite that I'm going to spend enormous amounts of money), so I don't want to break anything. I really don't want so spend so much money, but there's something so alluring about the prospect of that all English front 3 of Rashford - Greenwood - Sancho. I like to have at least five British players in my first choice XI, just as a given.
  13. For the first season, I trained him individually for a CF role, but he plays on the right as an IW(S). Given we both leave the window disabled, it's a nice way to keep him improving constantly. And he really, really does improve. I'm unsure on a CF role this year. It seems this year there's more emphasis on the physicality of the CF, and I saw Martial being played out of games quite often in that role. Greenwood's distribution is shifting up nicely, his finishing is already good and I'm working on his aerial ability, but right now I see him mostly as a PF(A), who can play as
  14. His off the ball movement and anticipation seem a bit high. But he's probably becoming second choice very quickly for me. Greenwood came on leaps and bounds, so he's likely going to be first choice soon, and I might sign another striker and sell Martial to continue running down the wage bill.
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