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  1. That's a great way to do it and one I will definitely try. Can I ask, on England intake take for example which can have 1000+ players coming through, how do you decide which clubs to scout? I take it you're going for the big six plus those renowned for their academies? What happens if say Burton Albion have a star in the ranks? Do you miss out on him and hope he is scouted in another assignment further down the line?
  2. My current save I'm with Norwich. Started with 5, requested more straight away and got another. Once in PL after winning Champ in first season it went up to 8. Then requested more in autumn and now up to 10ish. I've had saves with Tottenham on past and present edition of FM when you can have about 20 scouts... with these numbers you can have a scout at all top nations, plus some scouts roaming regions, and others at competitions. On a Sunderland save I did after the recent Netflix Doc, I had one in Scotland looking at U21 players, and one looking at youngsters in League One and League Two. I know if you ask board to lift restrictions you should be able to look across Europe too.
  3. Thanks Herne, with the above I mean that the AI will be able to identify newgens (via their scouts) at other clubs quicker than I can, once the newgens have signed for the clubs they've been developed at. Am looking for tips on how to best scout young talent from other clubs... Are there specific scouting assignments to setup? For example, if I send a scout to Eastern Europe looking at players aged 18 max, could I be missing out on talent from some countries that develop better players, when for example my scout is scanning Albania? Am I better to have my scout looking at just Argentina than say Argentina, Brazil and Columbia all together...? How long is best to have them looking at one nation before moving them on? Just looking for suggestions on how people have setup their scouts on their games...
  4. Hi guys, I'm after some thoughts on how to best set up my individual scouts before and after the newgen dates. I understand that I can find a list of all Youth Intakes through the World - Transfers tab, and then I can scout every single player at each intake date. However this is time consuming and also difficult with a small team of scouts as there can be hundreds of players coming through at each date. Obviously the AI will be able to identify the best newgens earlier than me, so I'm looking for some advice on how to stop missing out on the best young talent that comes through each season. A few years ago on FM, I found it easier to bring in quality 16/17 years old and build a strong unit from U18 age group up to the seniors. Though I do think it is better now that maybe less are coming through and/or they are more difficult to identify, i'm currently playing a save where I am aiming to bring through a new 'Class of 92' 'Pep's Barca' etc.... Thanks for the help in advance. I know many of us love the scouting part of the game and i'm sure plenty have some useful tips to pass on...
  5. After a busy pre-season it's time to get the Premier League season underway. The fixture list is kind with Wolves (H), Everton (A), Southampton (H), Burnley (A) the four games in August. The pre-season prediction is for Leeds to finish 18th and get relegated, though Andrea Radrizzani expects a mid-table finish at the very least. With the squad assembled, strength in depth and at least two viable options for every position, i'm quietly confident of meeting the chairman's expectations. Squad for the opening game:
  6. Played him right-sided cm as box-to-box with Kilch/Forshaw DLP. He's also now top of the hierarchy standings
  7. So my first full season of this year's game came to an end, and it was a productive won with the final home game a festival at Elland Rd, with Jack Clarke grabbing his first league goal after a few in the cup. Then came a 1-0 win at Ipswich on the final day of the season. Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Tom Pearce and Kalvin Phillips all made it into the best XI, along with Antonio Marin, who was the only player I spent money on. Kalvin Phillips deservedly won the fan's player of the season award after bossing the midfield and finishing with the league's highest average rating. Chelsea loanees Lewis Baker and Izzy Brown were sent back on Jan 1st with Manuel Lanzini, Juan Foyth and Jurgen Locadia coming in on cheap loan deals. And with money to spend immediately after promotion was guaranteed with four games to spare, three major transfers have been concluded quickly. There's still a hefty budget left to spend and with the future's of Kemar Roofe, Liam Cooper, Adam Forshaw, Luke Ayling, Patrick Bamford and even Samu Saiz not certain, funds can be raised to bring in real quality. Just who that me be only time will tell. A great season all in all. MOT!
  8. Quality that, can you send a screenshot of his history? I'm now in Jan first season and have Dennis Diekmeier performing well (Ayling suffered broken leg late Sept and is a few weeks from returning). Dunno if to recall Coyle but need him playing games. It'll be difficult in first season in PL to have playing time for Diekmeier, Ayling, Coyle and Shackleton (trained him as a WB during Ayling injury). Also, how well have Clarke, Phillips, Pearce, Shackleton progressed? For European squad registrations I'd imagine they're pretty important, and always great to have some local Leeds lads in.
  9. What instructions do you have set up for set pieces (this is one thing I hardly mess about with) to rack up that many goals? I’m top atm with 20 to go and am confident I’ll win the league but in the PL some goals from set pieces could be crucial. On a site note - I’m in mid Jan and Kalvin Phillips has 15 goals in all comps including a hat-trick against QPR (all from out the box) and and a brace of worldies at Bramall Lane. Deservedly given him a small pay wise with two more years and he’s now worth £12m! BBM with Kilch as a DLP.
  10. De Ligt and Pablo Fornals my first signings with Spurs all with the challenging £27m. That does get a boost from the board come December and finally struck out a deal for Paqueta after numerous disagreements with his agent. Think he cost me around 25m inc agent fees. Agreed to sell Lamela to Napoli at end of season and got the £22m immediately, allowing me to sign Everton. Loaned Fornals to Everton for game time second half of season. Bit of a nuisance Son misses so much time with the Asian games both at start of season and in Jan. Heavy rotation also necessary with the intense tactics. Second in the league in Feb and still in UCL and FA Cup. COYS.
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