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Jason the Yank

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  1. Finally pounced on it. 25% off in the Steam Winter Sale. Same discount as the pre-release "Contract Extension" but that expired before I saw the cool new features. (I presume squad dynamics are working as intended)
  2. Interesting to see SI program in a club relocation.
  3. They could also be thinking "If the gaffer blocks Dembele leaving, then he might not let me make a big money move away."
  4. Israel is one of those countries I always want to manage in but it never quite works out.
  5. Looks like I can wait for a sale (or final patch). (I really do want this version. The scouting and contract changes alone look like it will be worth getting)
  6. That'll get the dressing room back on side.
  7. So you're telling me that my decision not to take the "contract extension" offer was the right one.
  8. Seems a bit odd you should use a photos of a guy who ended up starving to death in the Alaska Interior.
  9. Oooh, I had considered starting a save as Minnesota or Atlanta in FM 17 and going through the expansion draft but never did it.
  10. I passed on the "contract extension" discount because the "Dynamics" video had me concerned about the likelihood of bugs. But the changes to scouting and tactics look really good. I never got into FM 17 (think I have only 30-some hours on record) but I'm actually kind of excited about this one. I'll probably still wait until it goes on sale at some point, by which time any bugs likely will have been sorted out. Probably do the usual unemployed/no badges/no rep/journeyman save. Might change up the leagues I load though; usually the squad restrictions some countries have (like "must have two U23 players in the first XI") would put me off until I realized I usually look for those players on free transfer anyway. Might just start with the English-speaking and Spanish-speaking nations because FM gives you fluency in both as an American. I'm getting old though, so I may need to create a manager instead of just plugging myself into the game.
  11. This. I think the nice thing about this forum is it's generally allowed people to post in their own way. Whether that be only after their season concludes, or game-by-game. So if someone wants to post their career updates in video form, I think that's fine. I personally don't watch them, but that's because I prefer to read and detest the "pivot to video" RL sports media outlets are trying to do now. I agree with db though that it shouldn't just be spamming videos to the forum (or driving traffic to your vlog, but I kinda feel the same way if someone were posting links from here to an offline blog where they write up their career). There should be some kind of interaction, even if it's a just a quick "FFS, we just blew a 2-goal lead in stoppage time. "
  12. I thought it might just be me, since I'm used to "league average" and "replacement level" players in the context of US sports.
  13. I'd also like a "league average" somewhere to be able to make comparisons. OK, this MC in my squad averages 3.7 interceptions. How does that compare to the league average? Is he better than or worse than average? If there's a way to find that, I've never been able to do so.
  14. If this had been the first video, I would have snapped up the "contract extension" offer.
  15. Same. I've been holding off on the "contract extension" pre-release purchase until some more details came out, and this has actually made me think I'll wait a few months until it's working as intended.
  16. Eh, maybe I'm going to hold off on buying until there's assurance this is actually working as intended.
  17. Looking forward to the RAGE POSTS when the dynamics aspect causes the squad's morale and form turn south because you don't want to negotiate a new contract with an Influential Player in-season.
  18. IIRC, Hong Kong is 18 games, but has three or four cups. Iceland is 22 games
  19. Because it originated when two teams couldn't agree on whether to play with FA rules or rugby rules, so they agreed to a hybrid. And it took off from there (there's actually still a "free kick" rule in the NFL rulebook). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1869_college_football_season There's also Canadian football, which is similar to American football but on a longer field and with 12 men instead of 11. The CFL actually developed out of rugby organizations.
  20. Advanced analytics still gets resistance in baseball and "Moneyball" was 15 years ago.
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