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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. They could also be thinking "If the gaffer blocks Dembele leaving, then he might not let me make a big money move away."
  3. 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)
  4. That'll get the dressing room back on side.
  5. So you're telling me that my decision not to take the "contract extension" offer was the right one.
  6. Seems a bit odd you should use a photos of a guy who ended up starving to death in the Alaska Interior.
  7. Oooh, I had considered starting a save as Minnesota or Atlanta in FM 17 and going through the expansion draft but never did it.
  8. 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 tw
  9. I thought it might just be me, since I'm used to "league average" and "replacement level" players in the context of US sports.
  10. 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.
  11. If this had been the first video, I would have snapped up the "contract extension" offer.
  12. 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.
  13. Eh, maybe I'm going to hold off on buying until there's assurance this is actually working as intended.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Advanced analytics still gets resistance in baseball and "Moneyball" was 15 years ago.
  17. Playing the top team in the division. We've been playing OK with one up front (4-1-2-2-1 or 4-2-3-1) all season, and everyone we've played so far has run with a 4-4-2 or a 4-2-2-2 (basically just the 4-4-2 with the CMs deployed as DMs) But I see our opponents typically go with a 3-4-1-2. So I devise our own 4-2-2-2 and attempt to exploit the flanks and counter. We get a first-half goal, and another early in the 2nd. We're up 2-0 in the 75th minute when I choose to pull us back from counter to defensive. We give up 2 goals in the next 5 minutes, and then an 88th minute penalty to lose
  18. So I've started a save with my usual starting points (unemployed, Sunday League player, no badges) and I'm one month into the Swedish season with IS Halmia. Which is about 3 weeks further than I've got into any other season on FM 17. Won my first match, then lost 2, then conceded a late equalizer at the bottom side but finally getting a win. So I'm 2-1-2, but unfortunately the board want the team to reach the promotion playoff, and the media is picking us for 3rd. Plus the club is losing money hand over fist (although I'm still well below the wage budget). And I've already cocked up
  19. There's also FC Santa Claus in Finland, which I remember somewhere here did a save with them a few releases back. Finland is great for team names, I also remember an FC Jazz and FCJ Blackbird. Not a playable league, but Ghana has Hearts of Oak.
  20. Different board, different game but I've been using https://postimages.org and it seems to work out well.
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