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  1. Sorry, don't mean to be perceived as "stealing" this thread, just wanted to let it be known that I just got this exact same issue, also when selecting seasonal objectives.
  2. Currently managing San Marino in the Serie C and have had 2 players seriously injured recently recently, for 3-5 months. In both cases, they sustained these injuries mid-match, seemingly the result of harsh challenges or tackles. I can accept this, that's football, it's a physical game and these things happen. However, it's the type of injury they ended up suffering that is baffling to me. In the first instance, I was told in a news item afterward that a player had torn a hamstring after pulling up during a sprint - this is clearly not what happened according to the ME. And in the 2nd case, it was a torn calf muscle. Why are my players tearing hamstrings and calves, when the match engine is portraying the injuries as ones you'd typically expect to see from harsh challenges, such as broken bones, etc. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't really see how it's realistic to tear a hamstring under a challenge? :confused:
  3. Play time: I'd say around 400 hours, with it being on in the background a good amount. I have found FM 13 to be a better game in 12, but not really in the areas that truly matter. There are little touches and features that make it better, but some core areas of the game such as the ME, contract negotiation (players and staff...staff won't accept 25 GBP a week less...LOL) and AI Squad building have either been steps backward or remain problematic. I'd give the ME a 5/10, really hope it's improved for 14.
  4. Just wanted to highlight the importance of this post. Thanks for taking the time and posting your findings. Hopefully SI takes notice of this.
  5. Agreed that it's a small sample size, but something to keep an eye on nonetheless. Cheers.
  6. Agreed with people who suggest that free kicks are flying in all too frequently now. I'm playing in the Polish second tier, for context. Prior to the update, I had seen maybe one free kick go in all season (3 games left), whether for or against me. Now, since the patch, I have played four games. I have seen 0, 2, 1, 2, free kicks go scored, with the last game still in progress.
  7. This wasn't a problem before the patch and am not sure if it was triggered by the patch itself, but I have noticed that for my last few fixtures, I've kept getting the same referee. Twice in a row I would even understand, but this goes beyond that. I'm playing in the Polish second tier if that makes a difference.
  8. Would appreciate any help with these two completely unrelated and quite random questions: 1) Has it been acknowledged by SI that there are all too many goals credited as "own goals" that shouldn't be? For example, I just had one where the opposition keeper made the initial save but couldn't keep the shot out as it was just too powerful to stop - and he was credited with an own goal. Any word on whether this will be addressed for 13? 2) Screen flow. I could never quite get it to work properly when I tried to mess with it. What I wanted to do was essentially have it be as it was in the old days - I want to be able to see the scheduled matches in the CL and European Championships( ONLY on the days they are being played, though) even if I'm not managing a team that's participating in those tournaments. Is this possible?
  9. Just got the game today, first thing I did was start holidaying so that I could get straight into this challenge. Luckily, on my first attempt, I was presented with some rare teams, namely Canvey Island, Bedford Town and Weymouth. In the end, I opted for the Seagulls. So here I am.
  10. Keep up the great work, 10-3. I too have read this story over roughly a 24 hour period and I have to's simply brilliant.
  11. It's chee like the beginning of cheat, and the "chy" sound is kind of like the beginning of hit or him. Combine those and you'll have Cichy...hope that makes sense.
  12. Unfortunately, you're both incorrect. I was going to type the name out phonetically, but to be honest, it looks a little ridiculous...and I was struck by a better idea. Click listen
  13. I'm new to FMS, but this is utterly brilliant. I can see why you've earned all those awards, PM7. I'm not ashamed to admit that I laughed out loud while reading. Sad, I know, but keep up the good work!
  14. Thanks, B.W.G. That game against Gornik Leczna really is going to settle it, I feel. It's funny too, because for most of the season when asked by the reporters which team I saw lifting the title, I always responded the same way - Gornik Leczna. Hopefully we don't slip up against already relegated Dolcan Zabki in our next match, though. I'd be more confident if we were at home, where we very rarely lose. It looks like the classic banana peel game to me. Also, B.W.G. - your updates and progress are inspiring. I remember how a short while ago I'd tipped you to make it out of the CL group stages - and now you've been in a semi-final! Unbelievable. Keep up the fantastic work. I may be getting a bit ahead of myself, but what are your plans after you've completed the challenge? Will you continue managing in Wales to see how much you can improve the league's reputation?
  15. Start Otwock - Polish First Division - The Run-In 11/12, Part I Finally, it’s squeaky bum time. That time of year where heroes and antiheroes are born. Every match is poised on a knife-edge, the difference between the euphoria of promotion and the agony another slog through the second division is often one goal. Now then, Start Otwock…contenders or pretenders? We’re about to find out. Game #25: (A) Ruch Chorzow 0-0 Remember, this is the same side that stole 3 points from us in Otwock with 2 late goals. I’d obviously have liked a little revenge, but given that they’re in the thick of the promotion chase themselves, if you’d have told me prior to the match that we’d get a point out of it, I’d have snapped your hand off. On the pitch, we were pretty well dominated. Our backline (well 3 out of the 4…left back was a weak link) played very well collectively and we somehow snuck out with a point. It was key to avoid defeat, especially since this was our 3rd match in a 6 day span. Game #26: (A) Odra Wodzislaw 0-1 Delighted with the 3 points here. Odra are better than their position in the table indicates. In a game of precious few chances, it was our execution from a corner that made the difference. Lewandowski’s goal made bearing the downpour conditions worth it. Game #27: (H) Polkowice 4-2 We were playing a side that would surely be on a high as they were coming off a victory against Ruch Chorzow. We really showed the difference in class between ourselves and Polkowice – who had spent the entire season in the lower reaches of the table. From the off, the attacking football and the manner in which we played in the all-important final third of the pitch was breathtaking. Dare I say, our first half performance would have been applauded by the likes of Arsenal. Our front three of Kozakiewicz (brilliant goal and 2 assists), Mikhalevskyi (goal and assist) and Matus (goal and assist) was in sublime form. We were 3-0 up at the interval and cruising. We were well on our way to our first comfortable victory in what seemed like ages – probably since the early stages of the season! Game #28: (A) Gornik Walbrzych 1-3 The first game of a 3 game stretch against teams either relegated or firmly rooted in the relegation zone. We really should be taking 9 points from these games if we want to celebrate promotion at the end of the season. Despite being away, I trusted in our quality and thus attacked from the off. It took about half an hour, but we finally took the lead. Only to give it back 10 minutes later. Don’t let the scoreline fool you. This was actually a very close, nail-biting encounter. It wasn’t until less than 20 minutes from the whistle that we took the lead. Their keeper spilled a harmless cross, which the opportunistic Matus made no mistake with for his 2nd of the match. It was also nice to see Bala, who was just returning from his ribs injury, come off the bench to bag the insurance marker. Pad that goal difference baby, you never know… Game #29: (H) Lechia Zielona Gora 3-2 This was another game in which I was hoping to pad the goal difference column. As opposed to the last match, though, this one was never as close as the score indicates. The reckless style which we adopted made it closer than it should have been in the end. We always held a lead and were clearly in control. Roles were reversed in this one, with Bala, returned to the starting lineup in place of Mikhalevskyi, bagging a brace and Matus chipping in with another. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With 5 games remaining, this is the table. Undoubtedly the pick of our last matches is the home encounter we’ll have against Gornik Leczna on the third to last matchday of the season. I have full faith in my team, but even if we fail I’ll be proud of what we’ve achieved. One problem I’ve noticed is that I haven’t been involved in a single cup match this season. Don’t know why that is, but it’s not been good for our finances, as we’re currently over 50K in the red.