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About Ricotero_uy

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    Uruguay, 1981. Playing CM/FM since 1995

About Me

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    Montevideo, Uruguay


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    Football, Motorsport, Football Manager, SimRaces

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  • Favourite Team
    Sud América,Athletic Club

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  • Currently Managing
    Sud América, Athletic Club

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  1. [Uruguay] (Official) Data Issues

    Mariano Miño (14167757) is set to the wrong Sud América team, currently assigned to Sud América of Carmelo (78067784) and not to the one from Montevideo. He should be assigned to Sud América (5512556) from Montevideo which plays in the First Division. https://www.transfermarkt.com/mariano-mino/profil/spieler/538092
  2. FM18: Athletic Club (Bilbao) - Los Leones

    In real life, Athletic has signed young players from other teams but usually those teams are basques. This year there was a situation with Youssouf Diarra (13/9/97) who is from Mali, moved to Lleida (not basque country) at the age of 8, at the age of 17 he moved to Pamplona (Navarra) and in 2017 moved from Chantrea to Basconia (Athletic C team). Those years are considered by Athletic board enough to consider that the player is developed in the Basque Country. Remember, it matters more where the player was developed than if he has basque family. The game does not simulate that, the game only allows Athletic to buy spanish 15&16 yo players and turn them into basques. The reality in the game would be that basque teams convert automatically all the young players into basques, no matter if they are spanish, french or chinese, and then they are able to play for Athletic. Of course that basque born players are available, the issue is with those that didn't were born in the basque country. The trick Athletic does, is to buy players at a young age and develop them in their affiliated clubs in the basque country to make them available to sign them later for the C, B or first team. The most known player that is not basque is Aymeric Laporte. He was signed by an Athletic affiliate when we was a kid and Athletic couldn't bring him to Lezama. That team was in the basque country (inside France), and immediately he was able to play for Athletic. Some people would understand this like cheating at solitaire, but Athletic wants their players to be identified with the people from the Basque Country, doesn't matter where did they born, the idea is that every player that play for the first team know the place, know the people, know how they feel football, and how they feel Athletic. That's the philosophy, IMO. I leave the link to Diarra's news. https://en.as.com/en/2017/06/28/football/1498654135_861421.html
  3. This is how teams used to play in the first years of football. 2 CB, 2 FB, 1 Center Half, 2 Wingers and 3 Strikers. Beautiful!
  4. FM18: Athletic Club (Bilbao) - Los Leones

    My advice. Renew the contract for all the potential big signings. Laporte, Williams, Muniain, De Marco, etc and put from 120 to 80M the release clause. (big wages have to be given but is necessary). Then promise that you can qualify for the CL. I think is a realistic target if everything goes well.
  5. I used this tactic with my favourite team in Uruguay. A small team called Sud América. The media prediction was to be relegated but it was amazing how the team performed, although some of the players used didn't fit into the roles of the tactic, their performances were superb. We won the Apertura, the Intermedio (Is a new tournament where the table is split in two, 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15 into Group A and 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16 into Group B and then after 7 matches the winners of each group play a final). We fight for the Clausura but lost it before the last match against Defensor, the winners of the tournament. As winners of the Apertura we had to play against Defensor as winners of the Clausura for a "semifinal". As we won the overall table if we had won that match we could have won the Championship, but lost 3-2 and went to the finals. Won the two matches and get the championship for the first time in history. We broke a lot of records but the most incredible was Fernando Morena's topscorer record from 1978 (36 goals) was broken by Gastón Colmán (our AF) with 41 (plus 7 in the Intermedio which are not counted) Apertura Results & Standings Intermedio Results & Standings Clausura Results & Standings Overall Standings Gastón Colmán's Stats Best XI Ratings Great job @knap!!!
  6. FM18: Athletic Club (Bilbao) - Los Leones

    Season 2017/18 Update 2 An excellent run from the last update. 6 straight wins in La Liga before our draw in the last minutes (goal by Ibai Gomez) against Alaves. We also won 3 matches in the EL and the first match in Copa del Rey against Mallorca. The team is not scoring the great number of chances created. Probably those chances are not so clear. I reduce the number of shots using Work ball into the box instruction. 6 points ahead of Atletico and 7 ahead of Barcelona. The batlle for the title (I think at this point we are able to fight for it) is against them. Real Madrid is out of contention imo. After losing the first match against Viktoria Plzen we won the other 3 matches and now we have the revenge against the czech team to qualify first in the group. Both teams are already qualified for the next round. Team Stats. I didn't include some of the youth players that were used in a couple of EL and Copa del Rey matches.
  7. FM18: Athletic Club (Bilbao) - Los Leones

    OIs are done by the AM and the player instructions are there in the tactic. Most of them are automatic set by the tactic or the role. I prefer the better role for each player than a fixed role for the tactic where players may not feel that its their best. Athletic 4-2-3-1.fmf
  8. FM18: Athletic Club (Bilbao) - Los Leones

    Finally I decide to use the 4-2-3-1. Only lost 2 matches so far, against St. Johnstone at the Europa League debut and against Viktoria Pilzen at the group stage debut. At La Liga we have won 6 of 7 and we tied against Real Madrid at home, a game we should have done better because they played with 10 for more than half game and we started winning 1-0. Currently top of the league and now we will have to face Barcelona. Real Madrid struggling at the beginning, I hope they've already lost so many points to not consider them for the fight. After losing in the debut we could get a good win with almost bench players against Lokomotiv. The group is not hard and we are trying to go through without using our best players.
  9. FM18: Athletic Club (Bilbao) - Los Leones

    Great!!! Aupa Athleticzaleak! (something like Aupa Athletic's supporters) Do you suggest to start a new save or continue with the beta save is fine?
  10. I did. Playing the friendlies right now. Have to play against St. Johnstone at the EL 3rd Qual. I'm using a 4-1-2-2-1. Kepa De Marcos, San Jose, Laporte, Balenziaga (bought Isma Lopez and could be a replacement in winnable matches) Iturraspe Beñat, Raul Garcia (he's the only one playing outside his natural AMC position) Williams, Muniain as wingers Aduriz. I think 4-2-3-1 is to open at the middle and will struggle a lot against the top teams and also in away matches. Let's see what we can do. I'll post when the official matches start. EDIT: DO WE NEED TO OPEN A NEW THREAD FOR FM18?
  11. Bielsa wanted to improve Lezama (Athletic's training facility) but he had problems with president Urrutia. The last season didn't go well and that lead to his departure. It was a great time for Athletic and he left his mark.
  12. In my save I didn't use him as Striker. I used him as AMR (Inside Forward), Aduriz first and Villalibre second were my first options to that position. He has been playing really well although he didn't score too many goals. His attributes at 3rd season. His stats in my career.
  13. Yes, he has great potential but looks he doesn't want to play for us. I prefer giving the chance to the young lions.
  14. I coulnd't buy him in my story. I think there are a lot of basque players that don't like Athletic because of their original teams are derby rivals. (Real Sociedad, Osasuna) Merino was formed at Osasuna. It takes time and you have to win respect to make those team available for signing.
  15. Club -> History -> Players