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  1. I thought someone would have mate, as a few have been reported, but thought I'd drop them on anyway 🙂
  2. A few Newcastle staff issues: Neil Winskill is now Head of Coach Development, rather than U18 manager. Not sure how this would be shown in-game, maybe U23 coach?: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAABG_IywBD1RFVvr-ReFyK_ruxZDUWjf_Pt8?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAABG_IywBD1RFVvr-ReFyK_ruxZDUWjf_Pt8&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_search_srp_all%3BXEW8omQWSX%2BzEtDD%2FvBHXw%3D%3D This means Peter Ramage has become U18 manager: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-ramage-0001a152?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAAAsP3MABdrDvpq39XcBuc24UM51J-qNeowk&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_search_srp_all%3BXEW8omQWSX%2BzEtDD%2FvBHXw%3D%3D John Fitzpatrick is now a First Team Sport Scientist: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-fitzpatrick-phd-83291558?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAAAw842YBDdN7FjpjibjHLfjVnsT2CKDhzBg&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_search_srp_all%3BopmcM2NeTVWz9IiV%2Fynd8g%3D%3D He was replaced by James Newton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-newton-107717114?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAAByVFNcBVcs6k_gfS2YxOvaw1zdV0nilyfE&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_search_srp_all%3B0YktyBbIRJ2%2FZE%2B30%2B6AoA%3D%3D Haydn Rockall is now a first team analyst, promoted from U23s: https://www.linkedin.com/in/haydn-rockall-504a4759?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAAAxvPhQB9xgLD1WfkoR9KTr-zFocj4XcjA8&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_search_srp_all%3B71dKSEUFRSmjCt8Q9vi8zw%3D%3D Cristian Martinez has moved to Everton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristianmfm?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAAA9f9ZoBWQbWddQiaQGiVRe1_ffheDrIXJo&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_search_srp_all%3BgOaB8vSvS7Wi6Y4cr28E5A%3D%3D Lee Fraser has left the club: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-fraser-244a7645/ Jake Kemp now works for Crystal Palace: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-kemp-a14365a8?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAABbVcXABiVkAKjLM7wki4Wgyz_35chzEnrM&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_search_srp_all%3BU2JDqR7gQ0GIoNCB8jopUA%3D%3D
  3. What sort of shape have you been playing mate? I started out with a 4-3-3 but struggled for creativity in midfield (admittedly didn't try Freeman in centre mid!), so I've gone for a 4-2-2-2 with Knockaert/Lolley & Freeman/Ameobi on the wings. Mighten has played a bit on both sides too as his form has been brilliant at times! Seems to suit the players more though.
  4. Exactly! That's what prompted this post. I've just switched to a new tactic, used it for the first time and had one chance in the first half to have a look at it and that's it.
  5. It's good to see a lot of unnecessary stuff has been removed from extended highlights, but I'm barely getting anything to watch now. I can play a game and only have one highlight to watch in the first half, despite being on extended, and despite there being 8/9 shots across both teams. Could extended highlights not have a bit more added to them? I feel like I'm barely seeing any of the game at the moment. I know I could move up to comprehensive but in previous years extended was perfect for normal games, with comprehensive being nice for cup finals and to get a better look at new tactics.
  6. Thanks, Kevin. What sort of circumstances would these be? How you develop him and how much game time he gets?
  7. Agree with this, it was a nice feature. I like the new 'tv' style scorer popup but having the assister on would be nice too.
  8. Think Elliot Anderson at Newcastle should have a bit of an upgrade. He's now training with the Newcastle first team (regularly in photos on their website), has been on the bench in the Carabao Cup and is one of the best players in PL 2 Division 2, all while still being eligible for their U18s team. He clearly has a lot of potential and Newcastle rate him highly so this should be reflected in the game. He's also a Scotland U19 international. He's also signed a new contract until 2024, probably on a first team wage now. More proof of how highly he's rated at the club too. Source: https://www.nufc.co.uk/news/latest-news/teenage-midfielder-elliot-anderson-signs-new-long-term-deal/
  9. A lot of bugs that get fixed on updates are often save game compatible, so you're usually fine to start your main save on the beta.
  10. Just wondering if anyone has seen an up to date database, including all summer 2020 transfers but with future transfers? Rather than the players already at their new clubs. I'd like to start a game and play out the 2019/20 season, then have the real transfers happen in summer 2020.
  11. Just finished my fourth season at Arsenal. Another great campaign in the league, holding off a very strong challenge from Spurs. Didn't do great in the domestic cups, losing on pens in both of them, but with very much a second string team. Lost in the Champions League final for the 3rd time 😭 This time to AC Milan on penalties also, following a last minute equaliser from them to take it to extra time. Heartbreaking really as this is the one trophy I wanted to win this season to complete the set. On a positive note, Ansu Fati was sensational throughout the season. He won the golden boot in the Premier League and also took home both the PFA & FWA Footballer of the Year awards 👏🏻 He also broke Thierry Henry's record of 39 goals in a season in all competitions, managing 41 - which from left wing is quite brilliant and he was truly unplayable at times. I lost count of the amount of hat tricks he got in the Premier League! I do think this may be the end of my time at Arsenal. I've won everything twice domestically and the only thing missing now is the Champions League which we just can't seem to win. There's a few jobs available abroad that I fancy going for but hard to tell if I'd be in with a chance. If I do leave, I wouldn't rule out a return to the Gunners to hopefully win that elusive European trophy that we crave.
  12. Nothing wrong with that mate, I think a lot of us do it! He's a great find and a brilliant name too
  13. I didn't think I'd beat it to be honest, we had some tough games towards the end of that season and a few of the draws were from us scoring late goals. I've never really had a team that can come up with something when needed as well as my current group can. Even in the Champions League final they were so close to coming back again in extra time and really should have won it with the penalty. Must have been tough to reach 47 and then lose but that's still an incredible run
  14. Just come so close to a perfect season with Arsenal in 2026/27 - the quadruple and an unbeaten league season. Valencia beat me in the final of the Champions League, in what was a real rollercoaster of a game. I was jumping around my living room when we equalised to take it to extra time! Similar to @llama3 above, only one team was trying to win and unfortunately got done on the counter a couple times. We also had a goal disallowed for offside in the 119th minute which would have taken it to penalties. Cohen had missed a few penalties for me in the past 2 seasons and I had relegated him to 5th taker. But of course as he was on a hat trick and I still had that box ticked, he took it. Bit of an error from me, on the biggest stage of all! But oh well, it was a chance for him to be a hero and I'm not sure anyone has ever managed that in a Champions League final before. I'd managed a domestic treble the season before too, knocked out by Liverpool in the Champions League quarter final after going down to 10 men early in the 2nd leg. Considered my future a bit after the Valencia game, having won everything but the Champions League twice, but Atletico was the only big job available so I decided to stay at the club for at least one more season. The project now is to try to mould the team back into a shape involving wingers, rather than the 4-1-2-1-2 diamond that I've been using for the past 2 seasons. Our unbeaten run in the league has meant we've broken the original invincibles record of 49. We're currently on 51 which will of course lead into the next season. It was another reason I wanted to stay, to see how far I could take that record and try to set something that perhaps will never be beaten! Proud to have built what I'd imagine people would call 'Invincibles 2.0', having started my career at Coventry in League One! Not something I expected to happen in this save.
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