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  1. I was going to try there next, but I figured I'd ask here first and make sure I'm not missing something really obvious.
  2. Haven't confirmed the squad yet, I can add and remove every other Belgian player without issue. Tons of space available for Lukaku .
  3. I'm managing as Manchester United and recently got the Belgium head coaching position. Obviously, I want Lukaku to play up top for me on Belgium. But when I try to call him up, this is what I get. The button to call him up just isn't there. I don't know what to do. He's not retired from international play, he's not injured or suspended. He's still in the national pool. I don't know what's wrong or how to fix it.
  4. I'm playing in the Spanish League. You get to register 25 players for your first team, and you don't have a reserve team, like in England. Is there a way to make some of my players available for my B-Team for some matches to maintain fitness and to develop, but still have them available for first team matches if needed? Or am I stuck having to deal with a squad of 25 guys that I need to either rotate into matches or allow to lose fitness?
  5. Also, I'd like to mention that I've been playing Benzema as a False 9, so there's plenty of space in behind him for Ronaldo.
  6. I've taken to play him as a ST (L) instead of AM (L) to good effect. He has 4 goals in the last 3 games, and he's had something like 12 clear cut chances. So maybe that's the solution for now.
  7. Thanks for the response. I know I can play Ronaldo up top, but I'd like to make it work with him on the left. That seems pretty similar to what I've tried, I'm not sure why it's been unsuccessful for me. Maybe just bad luck.
  8. I've started a new save as Real Madrid and haven't been able to really get anything out of Ronaldo, he has 3 goals and 4 assists through 15 games, and most of those are from set pieces. I've mostly been playing him as an IF on the left wing of a 4-5-1, but I have also tried a 4-2-3-1, adjusting his individual settings, and making him a wide target man or advanced playmaker to no effect. I'm not really sure why I'm struggling so much, it seems like it should be simple to just put him out there with basic instructions and have him play well like he does in real life.
  9. Do you guys do anything special with Ronaldo? I've been playing him as an IF on the left wing in a 4-5-1 and haven't really been able to get him to make an impact.
  10. Why do free transfer take money from my transfer budget? Is there a way to tell how much money they will cost be before I'm asked to confirm the deal?
  11. I've had the exact same thing happen. I've also have my AssMan tell me that I don't have anyone marking the posts on corner kicks, when I do, in fact, have players marking the posts on corner kicks.
  12. I like the new feature of being able to give specific player instructions for certain positions. I like the game knowing that if I play Wayne Rooney as a ST I want him to have different instructions that Javier Hernandez playing the same position. However, I've run into a couple of issues with this, and I'm not sure if they are bugs, intentional design features, or just things I haven't figured out how to change yet. First one is, if I give Rooney the role of Advanced Forward, for example, but during a match I want to change his role to Complete Forward for whatever reason, that will be his role in all following games. On old versions of Football Manager, changes to a player's instructions that I made during a match wouldn't be saved to my general tactic for future games. Now, I have to remember that I told Wayne to be a Complete Forward for the last 10 minutes of the match and change it back to what I want before the next game. Second, if I have multiple tactics, the individual player instructions overrides the general position instruction for ALL of my tactics. If I have a 4-4-2 and a 4-3-3 as two of my tactics, I don't want Michael Carrick to play DLP (D) when he's the CM® in both tactics. I may want him to play a different role in different tactics, and have Tom Cleverly play a different role than Carrick what he's in the same position. Third, when I manage an international team, the international players that are on my club team have the same instructions override the general position instructions for both club and country. I may not want Phil Jones to automatically be a fullback (support) when playing RB for England, even though it's his role for Manchester United. So, is the game designed to have these issues, or is it something that might change for the full version? Or have I just not figured out how to change the setting properly on the new game?
  13. I always change Dane Richards name to Dane "Party" Richards, because he insists that it's his real name whenever he plays fantasy MLS with me.
  14. I'm actually pretty happy that he's not. I'd hate to waste my 1-in-a-million shot of having a son in the game on this kid. He's not a great prospect, and this save is one of the few where I haven't listed myself as an American like I am in real life.
  15. I'm pretty sure that one of the kids coming through my youth intake is my son. Same nationality, same last name, and has me listed as a favored personnel. I have a fairly common last name, and I'm listed as English nationality while managing in England, so neither of those things make me 100% sure... Also, he's 16 and I'm 27, which means I would have been 11 when he was born. I was probably a terrible dad.
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