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  1. So I'm in 2024 on my 2nd long term Norwich save on FM20 and in the news section I noticed a few managers in jobs that I wouldn't expect them in, and one which makes sense. I started looking around and found the following - Brian Rice - Lazio - Lazio appointing a Scottish manager. Hired from Hamilton. Steve Clarke - Returned to Chelsea. Was still the Scotland Manager in 2024. Not overly strange but still surprised me given he's not exactly a 'big name' manager. Volodymyr Gorilyi - Frankly I've never heard of this guy but he's manag
  2. @essien_5 "One player I can buy if I want is Kane. Spurs got relegated" Now I haven't switched to FM21 yet as I'm still enjoying FM20 too much, but the above makes me smile! So many questions - How did Spurs get relegated? Did they slip down the table or have a terrible start to the season that they couldn't recover from. Are any players transfer listed or asking for a move? Was Mou in charge when they went down? If not who? What version of the game are you running? (Sorry I haven't been following the game too closely but I'm guessing by now the beta can be replace
  3. I love stuff like this @nico_france. Inter selling, what looks like, nearly half their team (Martinez, Lukaku, Erikson, Gagliadini, Skriniar and Asamoah) Bonkers
  4. Norwich – 11.07.2024 I‘ve complete my 5th season with Norwich City. Finished 6th in the table which I was happy with. Finished 8 points away from ECC qualification. My league places have been 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, and as above 6th. 1st Team (2nd team) GK – Emil Audero (Alessandro Russo) DR – Max Aarons (Andrea Andrenao) DC – Ben Godfrey (Alessandro Bastoni) DC – Armel Bella-Kotchap (Davide Bastoni) DL – Jamal Lewis (Gaizka Mancisidor) DM – Eduardo Camavinga (Gustavo Assuncao) MC – Carles Alena (Ryan Gravenberch)
  5. I've completed my 1st season with Leeds. 1st time using the latest database update. How are people managing the finances in the 2nd season? I've been promoted as winners of the championship but we're £4-5 million in the red. I sold Kalvin Phillips to Liverpool in January 2020 for a payment in January 2021 of £45 million (with a 50% sell of fee clause) so this will be coming in 6-7 months time. My board has given me a £40 million transfer kitty but I'm reluctant to spend any of it really in case we get into more finance trouble.
  6. Thanks @Welshace & @Ronaldo Beckham this makes sense
  7. I started a Leeds save on the weekend to use the latest update and got promoted from the Championship as winners but Brentford went up as runners-up. They were amazing. We went up with a points tally of 108 and they had a points tally of 106. There was a 30 point gap between us and the play-offs. We were like 2 heavy-weight boxers slugging it out! If my Leeds save gets dull I'm tempted to start a save with Brentford.
  8. Maddison has a sell on clause doesn't he? How does the sell on fee work if you bring them back to your club @Ronaldo Beckham or did you activate/buy it before you bought him?
  9. What players are you liking and which ones aren't doing it for you @Ronaldo Beckham I sold pukki after 1 season. He scored something like 3 league goals for me. Buendia went in season 3, he couldn't stay interested in games and wouldn't respond to my shouts. Sold him to Newcastle for £40 million. I think the defence is good though. I'm in 2024 on my save and Lewis, Godfrey and Aarons are all still 1st teamers.
  10. @Welshace & @Geordieboy52 I bought Gvardiol on my Norwich save (granted it was the beta) and he didn't develop like I hoped he would. I think he'd be a good championship player but he stagnated on my save and I sold him for £10 million +. If he's had stat boost from the update could be worth a punt. Also depends on the level/league you're in of course.
  11. I looked at grealish a few seasons ago but I wasn't impressed by his stats. Villa wanted crazy money for him, like £40 million plus. I ended up buying Harry Wilson from Liverpool for £10 and he's been great for me. I'm tempted to start a new Norwich save with the recent update. My version is the beta so it still has some of the 'kink's in the system.
  12. Nice. I had a takeover on my Norwich save but not a 'sugar daddy' and I've had some rumours since then. I'm in April 2024 on my Norwich save but I can't crack the top 4, the big clubs seem too well established. Liverpool are about to win their 3 title in a row with Haland up front but Barcelona are after him. I've been concentrating on buying youth to develop and sell on. I've bought and sold Antonio Marin and Jude Bellingham, realising a profit of £80-90 (combined) for them.
  13. Totally agree @Norfair. I remember on FM18 stockpiling wonderkids, sending them on loan, seeing their value soar after a few seasons and then selling them on for huge profit. I managed to build a balance of nearly £500 million after 10 seasons with Norwich. This has led to adjustment of mindset on my part - whereas before I would pay £10 million for a highly rated youngster, now I find I'm asked to pay £30-40 million for 80+ rated youngsters. Does make me consider more carefully who I'm bidding on.
  14. Can you post pictures of the table and Haland and Szoboszlai? I'm in 2024 on my Norwich save and I finished in 17th place after my 1st season!
  15. @Norfair The stats on that Portuguese newgen are UNREAL! The mental stats alone. I tend to play quite 'conservatively' on FM when it comes to money and I've never broken the £100 million barrier (I have sold at this amount though )
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