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  1. He had a habit in both games of smashing in at least one, but I managed to keep him pretty quiet. Sandro, ironically was their most dangerous player in both ties. After that and his real life move I decided to pick up Ronaldo at the end of the season, especially since I'm opting out of purchasing FM22. The man is a monster! I actually bought him with the intent to play him in my favourite CF role(Complete Forward), but he has a very strange habit of dropping in like a False 9 and moving back into the box too slowly, which is not utilising his goalscoring skills. It seems to be a Ronaldo problem because neither Martial, Cavani nor Greenwood do the same thing. But as an AF, he is unstoppable. Goals from everywhere!! Seems to have made the ones around him monstrous as well. Both Marcus and Bruno really turned it up. Kinda insane the numbers they're putting out. I'm only in February.
  2. Speaking of sending offs, I had this match the day after our Young Boys debacle. CL Group Stage match to determine who tops the group. Their first goal was a bit flukey as we battered them. But we took the lead and seemed set till the sending off. Made a few changes that didn't work and we conceded(I insisted on keeping a striker on). I relented after and took Martial off for Matic, leaving Bruno as the furthest forward. Seems to have worked out in the end. Good 'ole Slabhead hit a screamer.
  3. On the topic of this, I really just buffed him in the editor before starting my save. I tried to keep it realistic, but still had to consider he's arguably the best LB in the league. Initially, I just boosted his PA, so he'd gain a little more, although it didn't make much progress(he became a pretty well-rounded LB though. But, after my save broke due to wage demands becoming unrealistic, I've restarted and boosted his attributes in general.
  4. Anyone have Spurs get relegated in their first season? I'm 25 games in and it looks like it's headed that way for them. I know they're bad, but...... what?
  5. He is? He signed a 5 year deal with Milan in my save. Sad moment. He signed a new deal and Alaba rejected me for the scousers.
  6. Haven't played this in a while due to a broken laptop. Going back to it in a week or so. Have there been any new updates or fixes? I speak mainly about the match analysis tools after a game. Sometimes I want to analyze the movement of a player I'm testing in a role, but the heat map just shows me a faded blue I can't even see. So no idea can be got from there. Then switch to the "Passes Received" tool, only to find its a convoluted mess and giving me unselected players' names. Surely this was fixed???
  7. Any hope of a look in at Wesley Fofana? Can't find anything about the guy anywhere. Thanks!
  8. Incredibly irritated by some of the changes to player attributes in this update. Yes, yes, I know I'm a Man United fan, and I might have bias, but changes to a few players constantly baffle me. This, in mind, while Kalidou Koulibaly continuing to have the attributes of a "strong physical, non technical(stereotype much?)" type player while it's well known by watches and by his stats that he's one of the best ball playing CBs around. Back to the club I know well, though, Marcus Rashford receives downgrades to his PA despite putting up his best numbers? Hes putting up insane numbers of goals and assists despite being slightly out of form? Doesn't that mean his full potential is quite high for a player in form? Mason Greenwood, at 19 has struggled a bit this season, but that is largely overblown because of how good he was last season, with 17 goals in a debut season, but gets a downgrade? Despite being 19? Aaron Wan-Bissaka gets a massive downgrade despite being almost exactly the same player, with the same kind of form as he showed last season. Shaw'd upgrade is so minimal despite being one of the best LBs in the league this season. A balancing of Bruno (who still gets a downgraded attribute), despite his numbers being utterly insane for a year now. But no, he gets a minimal increase. I would understand if it's Telles, De Gea, Martial(who should have been significant), Lindelof, Matic, even Cavani or James. Liverpool ratings did not take such an attribute hit despite being quite well below par this season. I'll look at a certain Trent Alexander Arnold whose downgrade is nowhere near the state of AWB. And yet one maintained form, the other is out of it, but the player who maintained gets the massive downgrade. I'm actually trying to be slightly objective, but this is just insane. It's almost FIFA levels of ludicrous.
  9. Kinda baffling to be honest. We've had players like Leon Bailey hold their PA for more than one edition, despite never showing that level, but Rashford gets nerfed despite his numbers being seriously good and Greenwood is still a kid with a little bad form. I've honestly never seen SI seem so reactionary.
  10. Seems awfully reactionary of SI this year, and the prime reason why I will not be starting a new save.
  11. 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 progression. This has been prevalent throughout his rise in stature in the game. And yet in FM, he is more on the average side technically. Despite being regarded as a highly technical and composed defender. Not so long ago, he was compared as the best defender in world football behind Van Dijk. This annoys me greatly, because he's been rated in the same manner for a past few FMs, despite reality being contrary, and what annoys me about it is that it just feels to reinforce a stereotype that exists and continues to exist. Tall, big and strong, but lacking technically, despite not being that sort of player at all. Its very frustrating that these sorts of minor transgressions keep appearing.
  12. 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 they're asking for double the price, and unwilling to relent. Its a massively poor standard on this in FM21.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Hoping for the update soon. Till then, I'm reliving a bit of Skyrim.
  18. 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.
  19. Hoping for an update this week. I imagine many people are tucking in for the holidays now, so would be nice.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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