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Everything posted by raymondafc

  1. I'm trying to set new scouting assignments to search for young talent, however after I click on start assignment it automatically reverts to searching for all players. Am I missing something?
  2. I never get that far. Normally after about 10 seasons I've been sacked so many times by different clubs that nobody will hire me and I end up being a call centre manager selling blu-tack to educational establishments.
  3. Do Odegaard and Halilovic come into this? Or do they still have time to come good? Ryan Gauld perhaps too... Denilson was touted as being the next big thing when Arsenal signed him, don't know of he is still going.
  4. Click on the top player in the squad, hold the shift key & click on the bottom player. This will highlight the whole squad, right click any player and go to Training in the drop down menu and choose "Rest", whichever length of rest you choose will apply to all the players
  5. Get sacked every time I manage St. Pauli, which is every version since FM08ish!
  6. Might be worth researching as to whether the 2 are linked in any way
  7. Just caught up with this, Basingstoke is only 20 minutes down the road so it perked my interest. I actually knew 4/5 of their squad many years ago (post FM days!) Keep it up, really interesting read!
  8. FWIW, in my current long term save they've done ok with 4/5 Premier League wins and 3 Champions League titles in a row. Throw in a couple of FA Cups, Club World Cups for good measure. Having said that, it all happened AFTER Guardiola left (sacked) in around season 2 if I recall. I'm now in 2027 & this happened in the last 7 years. I can't say who is in charge now as I'm playing a different save and don't want to exit it due to the well known "team collapse when you save and exit bug"
  9. I thought my exertions in Peru were good until I saw some of the countries in here!
  10. I use my real name but I used to have an alter ego called Helmut Polischer when I managed St Pauli
  11. I always remove the unused sub clause plus any yearly pay increases with no issues. Will have to try the appearance fee one as well though!
  12. The opportunity to transfer my FM earnings into my actual bank account would be a welcome addition..
  13. Historically I only manage 2 or 3 seasons but am currently in July 2024 and showing no signs of getting bored yet. I keep changing club once my contract expires(although I have been sacked once lol) and I think that's helping this time. I have 1 year left with my current team Sporting & I have already added the South American leagues as I plan to spend a few years there before returning to Europe. In fact this is shaping up to potentially be my longest ever FM save - my record is 16 seasons on FM09.
  14. I've just had one of those "up yours" moments on FM which brings a huge grin to my face! Currently playing a travelling man game which has so far taken in Olympiakos, Roma, Wolfsburg & currently Sporting Lisbon. I did OK in Greece, 1 cup & 1 title in 2 seasons. Italy saw no trophies but a cup runners up medal and 2 x 3rd place finishes before I foresaw a financial collapse and didn't renew my expiring contract. Then I went to Germany where I always fail miserably in the Bundesliga for some reason and this was no different as I was sacked in February 2023 with the club in the bottom half whilst the board expected Champions League (was never going to happen with that squad!) I rejected a few 2nd tier jobs in England and Germany before I was offered the role at Sporting who had finished 3rd in the previous season and sacked their manager. Having never attempted a Portuguese team I thought, why not? I cleared out a load of dead wood/players over 35 - they had loads! Brought in a handful of young & hungry lads with the promise of winning the title (that is to say that the board demanded it) and somehow, my team of youngsters & few older heads kept it together and we were crowned champions of Portugal with 2 games to spare and followed it up with a win in the cup final! Wolfsburg? Got relegated to 2. Liga...Up yours
  15. I once managed Arsenal and we played Man City at home & either a bucket load of City fans had got in or 90% of the Arsenal fans were wearing the away kit lol
  16. Ah yes you could be right, the barefoot thing came from the 1948 Olympics, FIFA banned the practice before the 1950 WC.... I was pretty close though
  17. "Technically" India did qualify in 1950 but withdrew before the tournament. I may have dreamt this, but I'm sure it was because they wanted to play barefoot but FIFA wouldn't allow it!
  18. I found that when using the Quick Pick option, the Ass Man would generally pick the strongest team so it's quite likely that's what is happening. Now I pick the squad to ensure most players start the friendlies & then I let him play the match. I should add that I use FMT so I don't know if you can use Instant Result.
  19. Can't remember exactly as it would have been on CM in around 1992/93 but probably was the Premier League with Arsenal. Not very inspiring I'm afraid!
  20. PS: I have no idea why my first line above is underlined lol
  21. Blackburn is a good shout, thanks. I'm also considering going out of my Premier League comfort zone and heading to Eastern Europe, probably a "Big club small league" kind of thing eg Red Star or Dinamo. I once had a 5 season save in Peru with Garcilaso (sp) which went nowhere but was fun in a different league format.
  22. Yeah, I must admit I keep thinking about dropping down. I love the idea of building a team/my reputation up & progressing through the leagues, I've just never done it. I think I would enjoy it!
  23. So, after my old laptop died, I had to install FMT18 on my new one which means that I lost my save. I was quite happily emulating Arsene Wenger's current Arsenal side, 3rd season, finishes were 4th, 5th, 6th. I was getting annoyed because I had bloated my squad with under qualified players which, when added to my mediocre management skills was causing my team to slowly disappear down the Premier League table (who says FM isn't realistic?). I also had been given a hard brexit (All foreign players needed WP's). Despite all this, it was the longest save I had achieved for some time & I was actually happy to keep plodding along. Now, I need to start a new save but find myself staring at the start screen wondering what to do. Do I try Arsenal again? Nah, I did that. St. Pauli, my favourite not-Arsenal team? Nah, no money to spend. Perhaps a South American save & a change of scenery? Hmm, back to the no money (you may be spotting a pattern here). How about Asia? Never managed there in my 20 odd years of playing this game.... completely unfamiliar with it so it puts me off a little. I miss the days when I could just start managing a team & get into with no problems (It's how I've come to follow St. Pauli, thank you FM09) Does this happen to anyone else?
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