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    London, Uk - lying in the gutter looking at the stars


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  1. Never had it quite so bad - even on my first save where I won every game in every competition. Had 4 in a week once but that is mental. Rotation tastic!
  2. Its the goals vs xG that is so impressive. I had Laca get 38 goals in 30 games in the EPL in season 1, but that was pretty much on equal xG
  3. Szoboszlai is SO GOOD for me. Season 1 - 18 starts & 7 sub appearances - 18 goals 21 assists 8.17 av
  4. All depends on who they are, and what their level of ability is. Characters like Luiz will kick off if not treated they way they perceive to be fair in real life, whereas for all Mustafi being a nightmare, he's never caused any commotion. Likewise, Xhaka, both in game and in life is prone to getting emotional about stuff, and can be unhelpful, but if you get him onside he will be a good soldier in his own way. I signed a few freebies to bolster numbers for cup competitions and then promised to trim the squad, and no-one seemed to care either way. But then they didn't care when I forced o
  5. First save I had I picked up Danny Rose from spurs for £2.5m Near the end of the first transfer window there should be some decent options listed as a few players with contracts expiring are LBs
  6. Same as before - in all games at home or expecting to win a 4-2-3-1 and all tricky away games a 2-3-2-2-1 Gegenpress. Lots of counter-pressing, extremely high tempo, higher line of enagement etc. Found bringing Ibra in as an option to be a TM or DLF for games against deep blocks made a big difference. Meant I could always just up the crossing onto his bonce. Poor old Leicester. As well as getting relegated on GD in the end, they then lost 7-0 to me in the EL final 3 days later, with a hatrick for Martinelli filling in for the injured Auba....ouch. Nketiah got 24 in the EL, setting a new
  7. Biting off of hands? ;-) Maybe your mate had some funky clauses, or the club's finances were not great? There should be an agreed % somewhere..
  8. Or at least a large percentage of it - 70-90% - don't know if this applies to deferred payments or if the budget increases are also deferred.
  9. a little. Which is why after a first season on FM I always set myself different challenges. To be honest, this years FM seems too easy though. My only signings of note were Zlatan in first window (and Wilshere on a Bosman), and then Stones for £13m & and unsettled Szoboszlai in Jan (having sold Mustafi, Ozil, Socrates). Boosted the squad for cup games with a few Bosmans, and only really Liverpool Away, Utd Away, City Away & Juventus Away were games I didn't totally deserve to win. But I always try to max out season 1 to give me more flexibility after that. More board patience, more
  10. My Favourite result on any FM/CM. Penultimate game of first season (I started again because I wanted to try a couple of data updates and buy Zlatan! (Started brill, but tailed off, but is the captain who OWNS the dressing room). 7-2 away win at WHL. 4 home grown kids on the scoresheet. Keeps my 100% EPL record. Sends Spurs down. Nice!
  11. My less offensive tactic was just the first thing I put in without any thought to be honest. Gegenpressing 23221 with IF/A on each flank, PF up front, DLP (D), MEZ (A) and either DLP (S) or BBM in midfield, with a WB (A) on the right and WB (S) on the left. Then just tweaked for the strengths of individuals - so if hector at RWB - cross from byline, if Cedric - cross from deep. Took me about 5 mins My more offensive formation is a 4-2-3-1, with WB(s) at full back, DLP (S) & BBM in midfield, one flank has a winger the other an IF/A or IW/A depending on who's picked. AM-A. CF is ju
  12. Yeah - my idea is to spend 21/22 trying to fatten the geese that are Partey, Pepe etc to generate the finds to replace Auba. Going to allow myself to keep anyone 'foreign' who gets HG status. In goal and at centre-forward I may allow myself non HG players simply because English goalies aren't much kop (and I just got Donnaruma on a bosman), and because the best young English strikers seem to have ludicrous prices. Depends how the kids do backing Auba up this year. Other than that, I will only allow myself non HG players if 1) they are u21 and I'm trying to get them HG status OR if th
  13. Well, despite some question marks, my first season went almost as well as conceivably possible. In all honesty I think the game is unrealistically easy as a human manager. Won every trophy without too much difficulty. The league was an absolute cakewalk with 37 wins and 1 draw (in the penultimate game of the season against Palace). Was very lucky to beat Liverpool and Chelsea, but won most games by 2 goals or more. Auba tore it up as both IF/A and AF/A (and even as PF/A) and Pepe won player of the year...hot and cold as hell, but occasionally won games single handedly. Just as his form wa
  14. Yeah - first thing I did was bring in some aging emergency back ups with high determination. They complained a bit about not being registered, but let it go fairly quickly after a couple of cup games. Helped redress the balance of squad impact. Certainly new signings have to be elite talent if they have low determination
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