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  1. Thanks for all the responses - it has definitely answered a few questions, even ones I hadn’t thought of. I am trying to create a career where it isn’t all about winning, which is hard, but more about developing players and playing attacking football. I always end up creating a hard working, defensively sound team which at times plays quite direct. So trying a long term career game of development while trying to play more attractive/attacking football is going to be a real challenge, but I hope a rewarding one. One comment above from @Garrlor stated that as I progress up the leagues I could maybe train a central defender to play as a ball playing central defender, am I wrong to be trying to play BPD in league 2? I realise they won’t be technically as good as a championship standard BPD but they are playing against a lower standard of player? Or am I over thinking this? I am trying to create a team that play out from the back, which surely is possible at a lower level, I realise to keep my job if results aren’t going for me I will have to change short term at times, but the long term is to play a short passing style through from the youth team to the first team while keeping my job.
  2. Can anyone provide any help please? although i have played the game for a long time I am no expert but I am trying my hand at taking a lower league side with a good youth setup and developing them long term. I have done plenty of research on these forums and think i have my head around tutoring, training and such like but one question I do have is how much first team action should you give to young players and does it help aid there development? I remember years ago reading that really you should try and give a young player 15 first team games per season, but is this 15 sub appearances, 15 games of 90 minutes or just 60 minutes + etc etc... And leading on from that question at what level does a player need to be at to play, so I have plenty of current ability 2 star players in my youth setup with potential of 4 star plus, should I be blooding these in to my first team now? By the way, not sure if it makes any difference but I am still playing FM18
  3. Still playing FM16- anyone got any ideas for a striker, struggling second season January. Sturridge injories are mounting up and need someone to stick the ball away.
  4. Ok great I think I get it, so for example if I wanted an attacking full back who is going to be involved in unlocking defences than I would be looking at a creator, if I think the full back will just be some-one involved in transitions, it would be support attributes I would look for, and if it was just a defensive full back then just the stopper attributes. This thread has been very informative and will be very useful, playing a 4-1-3-2 (I agree how useful central midfield players are) I have just got promoted to the prem and squad building is going to be key now.
  5. One question I have is, what do you mean by having a squad made up of: Destroyers, supporters and creators do you mean your more defensive players are the destroyers, your supporters are the midfielders and the creators the attackers, obviously you can have a creator at full back, but you can't have a team full of creators, and he can be a creator as long as he has good swing attributes aswell?? am I on the right wave length?
  6. Be interesting to see how you get on, I have just sealed promotion to the premiership with Shrewsbury, after 2 seasons in league 1 and 4 seasons in the championship. We have a few players who will be ok in the prem but am dreading the summer transfer window trying to sign the right players. After six seasons of hard work don't want to be losing every week and relegated by Christmas.
  7. I went ahead and signed Iheanacho without a work permit, i have had him at the club for 1 month and he still has a status of 184, this isn't coming down. Any idaeas?
  8. Playing FM16, start of 5th season trying to sign Iheanacho from Man City, he is out of contract and agreed terms. He has been at Man City 6 seasons, never played for Nigeria apart from 8 u20 caps It takes 1825 days to get a UK passport, he has completed 1641 and has a status(whatever that means) of 184 His work permit application has been rejected on appeal, I can sign him and wait but will the days continue to count down? roughly 6 months?
  9. Really? Always thought you could recall a loan with 24 hours notice?
  10. Can anyone tell me how to terminate a loan spell, i have recall from loan set in the players loan contract but can'd find the tab to recall loan. Or am i just being blind?
  11. So wouldn't be worried he wasn't a natural in central midfield in this example?
  12. Just a question about fitting players into your system. For example Zivkovic isn't a natural central midfielder, in fact he is probably accomplished there. Did you train him put him straight start of second season or did you slowly introduce him while he got better at the position? You bought him for that position so did you think his stats matched what you wanted from the role and then train to suit the position? just interested in finding the right player for the right role
  13. Been really inspired by this thread so thankyou! I was losing my way with having no clear identity to how wanted to play and indeed manage. Rather than start again I have applied my own DNA half way through first season and am starting to reap the rewards into the second season. One thing I did want to know though is do people have a plan B?? For example I play with a false 9 but when things aren't working against certain teams I throw on a advanced forward who will test the defence line in a different way. It is all well and good having a club DNA which I agree with but sometimes I find I need an alternative. What do you do?
  14. Lucas does a surprisingly good job at this in front of the back four, I have brought in Sven Bender who is playing there he is neat and tidy does a good job - and I have Maia for the future.
  15. Think your right and will try and do that. Just starting second season and sold Luan for £40mill, profit £32mill after one season and signed Embollo for £10mill rising to £17mill. Thinking of offloading Henderson, Balotelli, Mignolet, Lucas as they all seem surplus to requirements. And also Firmino wants to leave as we aren't in champions league. How has Henderson done for people? Still not sure what to do with him
  16. How soon are people introducing youngsters into the first team. Just starting second season and have the likes of Rulli, Joe Gomez, Ojo, Thiago Maia, Andrija Zivkovic, Iver Fossum, Johannesburg Eggestein- they would all benefit from first team football but at the same time I need to remain competitive.
  17. Hi looking for some help/inspiration here, started a save a while back and lost interest/time to play, but have gone back to it as it was managing Liverpool and I had signed some good potential players as I try and win some silverware. Thing is I have got to 18th December 1st season in 5th somehow without playing at all well and getting through the Europa League group with 1 win. I usually manage lower leagues to some success but I am struggling at the top end on FM16 so far. I have listed my squad below and would like some suggestions on how you would line up with this squad. I have mainly used a 4-2-3-1 with 2 X defensive midfielders and 2 wing backs, Luan cutting in from the left as a IF and he is my top goal scorer. We usually have 50/50 possession and less shots at goal than the opposostion. I have never had any of these players on previous FM16 saves so looking for some help. My aim is to finish top 4 this season and push on from there. Liverpool season 15/16 Goalkeepers are Mignolet and Horn Right backs Clyne and injured Flanaghan Centre backs are Skrtel, enzo roco, Sakho, Sven Bender is about to arrive and also Emre Can acts as cover- Kolo Toure is also on the books still Left backs are Moreno and augistein Defensive and central midfielders are Lucas, Can, Maia(1/1/16), Bender(1/1/16), Henderson, Allen, Fossum (currently getting first team action in championship for 3 months) Wingers are Milner, Luan, Ibe and Zivkovic Attacking Midfielders are Firminho and Coutiniho Strikers Sturridge, Ings and Benteke Out on loan: origi, eggestein, It isn't using the latest update as I think I stared this game in Feb, I remember Caulker wasn't at the club on loan and I imagine he was in the latest update. So how would you line up?
  18. Just started a Leeds save - has anyone signed Paul Robinson? Think i'm going to sign him, scouts say better than Silvestri at the start and i will try and offload Turnball.
  19. Thanks for your help - contracts re-negotiated and agreed. Quite surprised I got Paul Robinson to re sign with no agent fee.
  20. Hi Just a quick question. I have started a new save with Leeds and selected no transfer budgets in first window just to make it realistic - but i want to sign a player on a free transfer. I have plenty of wage budget, i think it is £20k per week left. The player i wish to sign as agreed a contract for £3k a week, plus £5k signing on fee and £5k agent fee. The transfer won't go through as i need to deduct the £10k signing on fee's from my transfer budge - which is zero and can't be incresed. Any ideas what i can do?
  21. I do have a third left back, Juan Sanchez Muno - 2.7 mil from Boca, argentine with spainish passport. Did well on loan first season and has cheap wages. Ok well will aim on using Suso more, probably on the left of midfield as I play 4-4-2.
  22. No it is Jordan Lussey, has 3 1/2 stars for potential for me- but that reminds Suso has great potential, is he worth pusuing with?
  23. I ended up signing Papadoplous(21mil) to replace Carragher and Ramieries(10.75mil) from Southampton to add competition on the left hand side of midfield with Coutinho. I agree with above keep Kelly and Johnson, both did will for me and after loaning McLaughlin out for first team football in season 1 he will be a squad member for season 2. What are peoples experiences with the following: Robinson good enough to take over from enrique? Wilson as back up cb? Shelvey Mclaughlin Ibe Yesil Assaidi Carroll Borrini I assume Wisdom, Coady, Morgan aren't good enough but there is a cm in the reserves with a good potential but his name escapes me....?
  24. Finished First Season: Won league by 8 points above Man Utd, over the moon! Less impressive in the cups, league cup out 2-1 at home to Southampton in 4th round, FA Cup out 1-0 at Barnsley in 5th Round, Europa League out in quater final to spurs, lost 3-0 away and couldn't even get a goal at home. First Season In: Diego Costa on loan, Thiago loan, Sanchex Muno loan, then in Jan Given free, Will Hughes 9.25 mil and Mason Bennett 4.5mil First Season Out: Brad Jones 500k Playing a simple 4-4-2 GK: Reina RB: Johnson/Kelly LB: Enrique/Sanchez Muno/Robinson CB: Agger/Carragher/Skrtel/Coates CM:Lucas/Gerrard/Allen/Henderson/Hughes/Shelvey RM: Downing/Sterling/Gerrard/Assaidi LM: Coutinho/Thiago/Downing/Sterling ST: Suarez/Sturridge/Diego Costa/Borrini/Bennet/Yesil For Season Two I have signed Ademilson to replace Diego Costa whos loan won't be made permanent and I have Ospina coming on a free, but I am struggling who else to sign. I think i need a CB to replace Carragher although Wilson is back from loan with a new contract, Coates played really well towards the end of the season but feel i need an experienced CB, Have been monitoring Hangland as Fulham got relegated. Also possibly require a LM but really not sure who as don't want to stop Coutinho playing. Robinson will become reserve left back as Sanchez Muno also goes back, although this is with a heavy heart as he has been a good reserve lb. Does anyone have any ideas that could help me, budget 42million.
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