neilez2

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  1. Just started an offline 'Unemployment Challenge' with my mate. Got a job in Brazilian Second Div, so going to give the box a try. I'll post back with how I get on and how the 'new patch' has affected it. Going with the basic settings in the first post and going to focus on getting in players that suit on free transfers. I did amazingly well with a wingers formation in a Partick Thistle save I had but the new patch has totally changed things. Are there any Shouts that you recommend for this? I quite like using the 'Hold On/Keep Possession' one mentioned in Mr. Hough's thread near the end of a game and also having an 'All out Attack' for the last 10mins when losing. Other than that I'll just be changing my strategy between Control, Counter and Defensive depending who I play.
  2. I'm having to have a proper re-think since the most recent patch. Took Partick Thistle to 2nd in SPL in my 4th season and thus into Europa League. Sold some of my most promising youngsters to give me money to develop club and squad but using same tactics that did me well, following the excellent advice from this thread after not playing FM since Fm 10, I now find myself 2nd bottom after being predicted to challenge for title. Same issues are appearing with my Colombian national team as well. I'll report back with any findings from what used to work to what doesn't work anymore.
  3. Very interesting read mate. What do you do regarding strategy within games? Do you play counter against everyone? I've been tinkering with this and playing Attacking at home vs weaker teams, Counter away to similar etc. Are you a fan of shouts as well? I've tried creating some to allow me to hold on to a lead, as this is a weakness in my current Jags game.
  4. Cheers mate. Delighted with how it went with Santos. To be honest the money that I had to spend made the team for me. I was gutted at first about the loss of their big 3 players just before I arrived but it allowed me to get in exactly the type of players I needed to do well. Don't think I'll be going to Africa next to be honest. I fancy a shot in Europe while I can still sign some of todays big names. I haven't experience that in FM 2010 yet.
  5. Well done on completing the challenge AcidBurn. Seems to be quite a lot of people doing it now. Its interesting to see how everyones careers take them off in totally different directions, other than the NZ start.
  6. Update Was on holiday for a week then had to change from a desktop to a new laptop. Heres my bumper update: Brazilian Championship 2013 Final League table - Taking over at the mid point in the season I was gutted to just miss out on the title. In Brazil it comes down to which team won the most games. Best Player Award Internet Player of the Year Midfielder of the Year South American Team of the Year Transfers Transfer History 2013 - With so much money taken in from transfers I was able to radically change the shape of my squad. Although I did sign quite a few players who were not eligble to play until the end of the 2013 season. Dammit. Anyone else playing in Brazil beware, if you sign them after the State Championships they will be unavailable until after the Brazilian Championship finishes. Sao Paulo State Championship 2014 Final League Table - Very straight forward to be honest, managed to blood quite a few 'promising' youngsters throughout the season Playoff Semi Final Playoff Final - Palmeiras are the current Copa Libertadores Champions and I was delighted to take their scalp and the trophy. Team of the Year Young Player of the Year Transfers Transfer History 2014 - I have really enjoyed, for the first time in this career, being able to really form 'my own' squad. Very, VERY, difficult to keep the European clubs from unsettling my star players though. Brazilian Championship 2014 Current Brazilian Championship League Table (2014) - Happy with my efforts so far. There are so many fixtures with the State Championship then the Copa Libertadores then the Brazilian Championship. Injuries and tiredness have affected my squad for several crucial games so far but I'm hoping this will pick up now and I can catch Fluminese. Copa Libertadores Fixtures/Results - I was a huge outsider for this tournament and got very lucky in the group stage draw. Delighted to win it at my first attempt, although it was touch and go in the 2nd leg of the final!!! Best Player Award Top Scorer Jobs: AC Milan Juventus Palermo Villareal As you can see lots of links to Italy, which has been evident throughout my career so far. I'm hoping that Europe will be my next destination. I was offered the Egypt national job after their poor African Cup of Nations display but I really wanted to see through my time with Belgium at the World Cup. I was also approached by Reggina, just promoted to Serie A, but I think I can get a bigger job than that now. Players: Here are some of my favourite players at the moment in my Santos team... Felipe - Great keeper and holds the record for most apprearances at the club Ganso - One of, if not THE, best player in South America at the moment Henrique - My biggest signing in this challenge so far. Went on a 36 game, yes 36 game, unbeaten run from the minute this guy took up my holding role Luiz Henrique - this wonderkid has been a nightmare to keep a hold of, rejecting bids almost weekly. I hope to take him with me wherever I go Pimba - Very attacking midfield player who arrives late in the box and plays in the 'hole' Roberto - Signed for a bargain £2.5mil, this wonderkid has just earned his first cap for Brazil and will hopefully follow me to my next managerial destination Tardelli - The experienced striker has had a tremendous impact on so many games either starting or coming off the bench to score the winner International Management Belgium Fixtures 2013 - Delighted to qualify for the 2014 World Cup Fixtures 2014 - Terrible start to the World Cup but managed to qualify before facing an incredible Italian side who brushed my over achieving boys aside ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenge progress: Oceanic Champions League Asian Champions League South American Champions League To do: European Champions League North American Champions League African Champions League
  7. Update Was on holiday for a week then had to change from a desktop to a new laptop. Heres my bumper update: Brazilian Championship 2013 Final League table - Taking over at the mid point in the season I was gutted to just miss out on the title. In Brazil it comes down to which team won the most games. Best Player Award Internet Player of the Year Midfielder of the Year South American Team of the Year Transfers Transfer History 2013 - With so much money taken in from transfers I was able to radically change the shape of my squad. Although I did sign quite a few players who were not eligble to play until the end of the 2013 season. Dammit. Anyone else playing in Brazil beware, if you sign them after the State Championships they will be unavailable until after the Brazilian Championship finishes. Sao Paulo State Championship 2014 Final League Table - Very straight forward to be honest, managed to blood quite a few 'promising' youngsters throughout the season Playoff Semi Final Playoff Final - Palmeiras are the current Copa Libertadores Champions and I was delighted to take their scalp and the trophy. Team of the Year Young Player of the Year Transfers Transfer History 2014 - I have really enjoyed, for the first time in this career, being able to really form 'my own' squad. Very, VERY, difficult to keep the European clubs from unsettling my star players though. Brazilian Championship 2014 Current Brazilian Championship League Table (2014) - Happy with my efforts so far. There are so many fixtures with the State Championship then the Copa Libertadores then the Brazilian Championship. Injuries and tiredness have affected my squad for several crucial games so far but I'm hoping this will pick up now and I can catch Fluminese. Copa Libertadores Fixtures/Results - I was a huge outsider for this tournament and got very lucky in the group stage draw. Delighted to win it at my first attempt, although it was touch and go in the 2nd leg of the final!!! Best Player Award Top Scorer Jobs: AC Milan Juventus Palermo Villareal As you can see lots of links to Italy, which has been evident throughout my career so far. I'm hoping that Europe will be my next destination. I was offered the Egypt national job after their poor African Cup of Nations display but I really wanted to see through my time with Belgium at the World Cup. I was also approached by Reggina, just promoted to Serie A, but I think I can get a bigger job than that now. Players: Here are some of my favourite players at the moment in my Santos team... Felipe - Great keeper and holds the record for most apprearances at the club Ganso - One of, if not THE, best player in South America at the moment Henrique - My biggest signing in this challenge so far. Went on a 36 game, yes 36 game, unbeaten run from the minute this guy took up my holding role Luiz Henrique - this wonderkid has been a nightmare to keep a hold of, rejecting bids almost weekly. I hope to take him with me wherever I go Pimba - Very attacking midfield player who arrives late in the box and plays in the 'hole' Roberto - Signed for a bargain £2.5mil, this wonderkid has just earned his first cap for Brazil and will hopefully follow me to my next managerial destination Tardelli - The experienced striker has had a tremendous impact on so many games either starting or coming off the bench to score the winner International Management Belgium Fixtures 2013 - Delighted to qualify for the 2014 World Cup Fixtures 2014 - Terrible start to the World Cup but managed to qualify before facing an incredible Italian side who brushed my over achieving boys aside ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenge progress: Oceanic Champions League Asian Champions League South American Champions League To do: European Champions League North American Champions League African Champions League
  8. Cheers mate. There was no mention of this throughout the whole transfer process! Dammit!
  9. Partick Thistle (Sco), YoungHearts (NZ) and Melbourne Victory (Aus).
  10. I singed a few for my Santos team in 2013 and gave them squad number but they are showing up as unavailable! I thought this would change once the window closed but it hasn't. Anyone else came across this? Any ideas how to fix it?
  11. I just use the basic filters that are in the booklet that comes with the game. Both target men and fast strikers have worked for me. The only attribute thats 'essential' in my eyes, is passing for the DM, as they do have a lot of the ball. Think Xabi Alonso for Spain. Its not a wonder tactic mate. It has worked with all the teams I have used it with so far. Besiktas, Partick Thistle, YoungHearts, Melbourne Victory, Santos, Honduras, Belgium and Liberia. It doesn't produce ridiculous results, I just find that teams find it very hard to beat me and I score a few in the process. I does take time at each club for it to start working but I always put that down to me chaning all my staff, the tactics and usually quite a few players too. After 10 games or so, I find, that it really kicks in. Seeing my go on unbeaten runs for between 10-20 games.
  12. Ha ha! Cheers mate. I've still not decided what to do.
  13. Santos have been poor so far in this save and I can only attract a limited amount of players. Here is his career so far. Really not sure what to do...
  14. Buying/Selling: Buying Player Name: Alan Your Team: Santos Buyer/Seller: Fluminese Player's Value: £3.8mil Offer: £12mil Transfer/Wage Budget: £33mil/£356k Patch: 10.3 Season: Brazil 2013 Will be the biggest transfer I've made in FM 10 so far. Doing AcidBurn's Continental Dominance Challenge. Neymar was sold to Juventus for £24mil days before I arrived as Santos boss. I'm looking for a replacement to help me push on for the Copa Libertadores title. Any thoughts appreciated.
  15. Balance is £22mil mate. They have sold off these guys in the last few months - Neymar for £22mi, Zezinho for £11.75m and Alan Patrick £17.25m.