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  1. FM 17 - Valencia CF

    Great result DannyFM87 Vs Madrid! Well played. 5 goals in 22 minutes - Wish i had a ticket.
  2. When entering transfer negotiations to loan a player from your team to another team, the negotiations all ways break down, instantly, if you do not agree first time on the level of playing time you require your player to have. Example: The AI Manager wishes to loan John Smith from me and suggests he will be a 'Backup' player for AI United. If i wish to negotiate, just to see if they will be prepared to make him a first team player, and change the playing time drop down to First Team, they will completely pull out of the transfer. Every time. With any other facet of contract negotiation there is some to-and-fro and negotiation. As soon as it comes to playing time you have to agree to their initial suggestion first time for the loan deal or it completely breaks down. I do not know if this is actually a bug. I suspect it is working exactly as SI intend. But that would seem odd, given that it is the only part of contract negotiation within the game, whereby if you disagree and attempt to barter, the AI will completely pull out of the deal without any comeback or renegotiation. Steps to reproduce: List a player for loan from your club Await offer from another club and enter talks. Attempt to change their initial proposal on playing time, to a role that would involve a greater level of playing time i.e Backup change to First Team. Or First Team change to Key Player. The club making the offer will attempt no re-negotiation and will all ways pull out of the deal. Many Thanks SaintLane
  3. FM17 - French Football Thread

    Wow! Did you just win the title second season with Nancy!?!? That's incredible. Well played.
  4. FM17 - French Football Thread

    Ah I love him too! I have him and Rabiot in my Ligue 1 fantasy team. And all ways have those 2 as my CMs on my FIFA Ultimate team lol.
  5. Saido Berahino

    Wow. The dev team nailed him in game then!!!
  6. FM17 - French Football Thread

    Angers SCO Season [1] Preview 2016/17 I'm taking the helm of Angers for my Ligue 1 adventure. Big fan of theirs after their fantastic debut season back in Ligue 1 after 20 odd years. They defied so many expectations after a fantastic start to the season last year finishing just in the top half. The infrastructure is a little weak, and the depth of talent around the first team certainly needs work. With little to no room for manoeuvre in the first transfer budget the first season is going to be a big challenge. With key players such as the man mountain Cheikh Ndoye i am confident i can deliver safety and push for another mid-table finish. I've rearranged the backroom staff as best as possible to bring in a goalkeeping coach and fitness coach. But with a limit of just 4 coaches, the workload is stretched. Transfers In: Kalilou Traore - Free Lukman Haruma - Free Transfers Out: None. I am settling on a fluid 4-4-2 system. I am keen to keep things tight and use the strong physical presence in the team to grind the opposition down. Discipline and organisation will be key i think. I am worried about the lack of technical ability in the team and i think we could struggle to break teams down. To counter this I want to play a tad more direct, using crosses and direct football to force mistakes and rush the opposition - I want to unsettle and not allow them to settle into a rhythm. Alot, i feel will hinge on Ndoye staying fit in the middle of that midfield. He is a beast and a real physical presence. Pre season went well but performances were inconsistent, to be expected with rotation of players. My FM habit since the beginning of time is to use pre-season to set up my defensive shape and make sure my defensive line is coherent. The results were nice but against weak opposition, and i am worried about the cover the 2 MCs are providing for my CBs - On the counter we will be vulnerable. Something for me to work on. Anyone else also arrange that last preseason friendly just so they can just batter a team 9-0 ad get morale up!? Onwards to Montpellier for the season opener!
  7. FM17 - French Football Thread

    What a season! Not many could pull of an 8th place spot first season with Nancy. I watched them loose 6-0 to Monaco (RL) a few weeks back so kudos lol! How did you land Upamecano for 1.5m - It's a steal!
  8. FM17 - RB Leipzig

    You may all find this interesting on the topic of Leipzigs tactics this season. Tactical article here. http://outsideoftheboot.com/2016/09/06/hipster-guide-2016-17-rb-leipzig-tactics-key-players-and-emerging-talents/
  9. FM17 - French Football Thread

    One of my favourite FM saves was with PSG, a season or 2 before the takeover when Lyon and Marseillie (Lisandro Lopez!!) were the dominant teams. I can still remember that team with Nene, Sessegnon and an old Ludovic Giuly! A yong M.Sakho too!
  10. FM17 - French Football Thread

    Boom. Well done Jogo - I was hoping you'd get this going again this year. I have a save going with Toulouse. Will update soon!
  11. FM17: Southampton FC - #WeMarchOn

    Don't forget social media is a joke! Some of the comments you read about football on twitter, facebook etc. People (Majority of) are clueless. I think that's reflected in some of the comments you read in game.
  12. [FM17] CFM Skin 2017 - v1.01D | v2.1D | v2.1L

    Great update. Thank you for your work. The changes to the player 'dots' on the tactic display have upset the view for those who use 2D views when watching match highlights. Rather than players appearing as neat circles the icons are like oblongs and distort when moving. See below:
  13. FM17: Issa Diop

    Start of season 3 (18/19) - User developed.
  14. [FM17][SKIN] VITREX17 v2.0 (updated 1.1.2017)

    Fantastic Skin. Once again. Consistency in simplicity.
  15. FM17: Issa Diop

    Not many defenders will my friend!