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AndyFromDonny

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  1. Still doing this will update soon. Battling it out for promotion from serie b in my 5th season. Will probably look to take national team job soon too. Still annoying that all my youth players that are good leave and that the board still won't invest in facilities.
  2. I'm doing this. Season one ended up third as I just could not score. My midfield were tidy but not creative enough, defence really solid though. Season two I strengthened signing the league top scorer herlein and a few solid loan players (cori from fiorentina) up front who was superb. The key thing was changing the whole midfield and it worked. Won the league quite comfortably. Frustratingly the really good Regens that came in got largely picked off as my board post takeover take pathetic bids due to finances. The top striker went to watford for 1k, so annoying as he went straight in to the first team. A few good defenders i managed to keep did OK though. Season 3. Now just in to this. Solid start so far with 7 points from four games. I'll take a mid table finish but could do better, it's hard to tell. At least now we're professional it should help retain youngsters and I've got the junior coaching up too so I'm hopeful of some progress there. It will be interesting to see how long the owners hang around, they are already dropping in the board happiness area.
  3. Biggest bottle job ever?

    Well it certainly happens in real life. My club managed to snatch third place from nowhere this year needing just one win in 5, we got none. The same team that got relegated 3 years ago on goal difference having needed two points from the last 7 games.... It happens in real life. All about character of players rather than tactics I find.
  4. On a similar vein in my San Marino game my owner is accepting bids of around 1k for good Regens due to financial status. Clearly that will make no difference and is clearly under valued. Even more frustrating if I then offer one of these players out clubs are bidding 40k easily. Seems a little flawed or is there another reason? Perhaps my chairwoman is just stupid?
  5. From what I saw the other day it could be based on Preston? However, I've gone back to FM12 for now, 13 just won't respond to the tactics I want to use at all, players just won't do as asked.
  6. Firstly, thanks for the hard work as ever, it's not easy getting things right. Constructive comments then on the new patch. I agree with long shots, too many of them and a bit of an issue fixing that at the moment. Passing wise it has improved, my tactics now translate better with that, in that my midfield will now try and pass it shorter, dictate possession and play how I'd like them too. Not enough through balls I'd say, it's not far off but it's just slightly too low, they don't have to connect, but they aren't attempting them enough either and that's a bit of an issue with the way I'm set up, as it thrives on through balls. It's getting there, but the long shots issue is a weakness IMO.
  7. I've been a bit hit and miss but I'm slowly I think figuring out my mistakes. I think we need moreso than ever before to bring in players to fit our team (makes it a tougher ask to get going) and how we want to play. EG I just played Sheff Wednesday with a more rigid approach and the weakness was my players up front didn't move enough. Switched to a more standard, fluid approach I think works better as there's more movement solving my problem. It's a WIP but I think it will eventually get right. As for these 'bugs' spoken of, some are, some though are just genuine mistakes from players, they need character not robotic tendencies, my keeper Gary Woods just misplaced a kick horribly, given I watch him every week I'd call that realism not a bug.
  8. My only grumble with this one is that I used to always use the team stats page that still exists and shows all my players' passing, tackles, shots etc. This in game gave me loads of stats. It's still there but I used to like reviewing that between highlights and then it would automatically switch to the pitch tab for the highlight then back again, I miss this function as it was a very good way of seeing both without potentially missing something.
  9. Describe yourself - FM-style!

    Ambitious, Level Headed, Perfectionist Man Management 8 Working With Youngsters 14 Adaptability 5 Judging Player Ability 12 Judging Player Potential 17 Level of Discipline 13 Motivating 16 Tactical Knowledge 18
  10. It's about having the right strategy. Get in lots of 18-21 year olds on free transfers at lower levels and then sell them for cash, then replace with more frees. Good way to make money. Then if you're good in management you'll win enough games for a good cup run. It is tough but not impossible. I've taken Hendon from BSS to the Prem using this method, I didn't even spend one fee until I reached the Prem and even there I've made 18M of profit so far in my first season, ploughing cash into facilities as we didn't even have a stadium, it's good fun actually and feels like an achievement. I'm also 8th so it can be done. Prime example is this guy....
  11. Annoying Stadium Ground Share

    They do, I've just moved into a new ground at Hendon which co-incided with promotion to the Championship, 5800 capacity (I was selling out every game at Wembley FC 4000 capacity) but it only had 1400 seats meaning most of the ground is closed, the finances are now awful, how do I solve this, does the game resolve it or what? I'm actually doing well in the CHampionship aswell.
  12. Strange England Managers

    This has just happened to me, they appointed a guy with an obscure rating, 66 and hasn't even managed a club before, rather weird. I've just resigned after 2 years in charge after I lost in the final of the Euros. More out of frustration of 5 of my players getting injured after the semi either in training or in the first half of the final - my whole midfield in fact.
  13. Gotze - How Much

    I paid 100M which is nothing like what I'd normally ever pay. But as I've got the Man City job in my career game then why not? Him down the right Hazard down the left.
  14. Eden Hazard

    I have him as a left winger where he is immense, worth paying anything for (I just turned down 47M). Really suits my tactic, I have him on the left, Gotze down the right and Milner/Hamsik through the middle.
  15. Cant even loan players now :@

    It is very realistic. Anyone who's into Championship football will be familiar with it. For example as I support the second smallest club at Championship level, we find it tough getting good loans in. We now have Matt Kilgallon who is costing a large loan fee and big wages to have on loan (and he's been crap). It is more realistic this way but much more difficult.
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