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  1. Usually have Man Utd as my first save then Dortmund followed by Sky Bet Championship. Think I will split between Dortmund and Aston Villa to start with then follow with Man Utd in due course. Have ordered the game but in hospital waiting for a third open heart surgery so will hopefully get going in next fortnight or so. Duds
  2. You can do it already. When searching for staff choose general from the list of filters then personality.
  3. Aston Villa - new money men bought in, kept Jack Grealish. Can they return to the Premier League? Sunderland - what a fall from grace but new owners, debt supposedly cleared and a whole new squad. Most but not all of the higher earners gone though. Fulham - £100m spent on new players, first time a promoted club has done so. Seri, Mawson, Rico, Schurrle etc and they still have Ryan Sessegnon.
  4. For people with a slower computer like myself I sometimes holiday for a bit when I know I won’t get to play much. The two options to tick currently are ‘use same tactics’ and ‘use same tactics and same team’. I’d like to see an option to band games so you can pre-select a starting 11 for top teams, one with a few changes for mid teams and one with multiple changes to the starting 11 for bottom teams. The problem with holidaying is the squad dynamics and unhappiness when you return. This way you can ensure squad members get some game time to help the dynamics. In an ide
  5. Hi Guys, Apologies for no update from me but spent four nights in hospital after collapsing twice. Turns out I had two cardiac arrests and was only saved by my pacemaker-defibrillator kicking in. I've abandoned my saves for a while to avoid unnecessary stress. I will follow updates here though and wait for FM19 to come out. I've had heart issues my whole life, two open heart surgeries and thankfully had the pacemaker fitted last October. Good luck to all with your saves and I look forward to following your progress. Duds
  6. Been a bit pre-occupied as I’ve been ordering lots of beer and cider for a festival I am organising. Hopefully I can pick up my Nottingham Forest save and update tomorrow. I’ve picked out Southend United for one of my first FM19 saves. Sam Barratt (22) formerly of my club Bracknell Town has just joined them from Maidenhead United and signed his first pro contract. From Non League Step 5 and 6 with Bracknell to step 2 and then step 1 with Maidenhead following their promotion to Conference Premier now to League One. So happy for him. Great talent and great attitude.
  7. NOTTINGHAM FOREST SEASON ONE (2017-18) COMPLETED - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS COMPETITIONS:- Championship - Football and Football Manager is a funny old game. In my Sunderland save (with a better squad than Forest), I finished runners-up to Wolves but in this save I won the Championship with 97 points, finishing fifteen points ahead of them - used same tactic in both saves. Aston Villa (finished 5th) will face Reading (finished 6th) in the play-off final. FA Cup - expectation was reach fourth round but I made it to the semi-finals before losing to Burnley 3-2 AET, I had
  9. I've picked Nottingham Forest. I've loaded the game but won't get to properly play until tomorrow night and Thursday so will update then.
  10. Just a heads up that after getting promoted from the Championship with Sunderland first season and after my tycoon takeover, I went on to finish 2nd in the Premier League.......obviously the Knap tactic I use is very good but the unrealistic nature of the second season has cheesed me off. I've abandoned my Sunderland save for now and I think I will save them for FM19. That should be fun with the Stewart Donald thing and relegation to League One. I'm going to look for another Championship or League One club to play with, one that definitely won't get taken over in the short term.
  11. SUNDERLAND SEASON 1 COMPLETED COMPETITIONS Championship - Finished second behind Wolves. We swapped the lead all season and heading into the last match I was two points behind them. Last match was Wolves at home!!! Sadly a 1-1 draw meant they beat me but automatic promotion was secured. FA Cup - Lost in sixth round (quarter final) to Derby. Expectation was to reach fourth round. Carabao Cup - Lost in third round to Arsenal - expectation was to reach third round. Ultimately my lack of knowledge on the loan rules cost me the title with seven loanees but only five
  12. Only five loan players allowed in match day squad and I have seven on loan. Guess a bit of rotation is needed then.
  13. I heartily recommend signing Pirlo. He actually played all 25 league games for me. Sadly I knew he was retiring but he retires on 31st December 2017, not summer 2018 like I thought so he's now gone. JANUARY 2018 TRANSFERS * Samuel Bastien joined on loan from Chievo. He will replace Cattermole with McNair replacing the retired Pirlo. Cattermole replaces McNair on the bench. * Sebastian Jung joined on loan from Wolfsburg. He will be starting DR instead of Matthews. * I let Duncan Whatmore join West Ham. He pushed for the move and I declined and the players were angry s
  14. Apologies for rather spaced out post above, copied and pasted from Word.
  15. So I’ve decided to play another non-top division save and I’ve plumped for SUNDERLAND, mainly for their stadium and as I have mates who are long suffering Sunderland fans. Just closed the Summer 2017 transfer window and I’m currently top of the Championship and through to the third round of the Carabao Cup (beat Mansfield but only just and then stuffed Rotherham). Tried to overhaul the staff and squad as best as I could. STAFF · I have added Derek Langley (unattached) to my scouting team. · David Moss has joined as Director of
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