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    Pardew Gone \o/ Carver Gone \o/ McClaren Gone \o/ Rafa Gone /o\ Bruce...


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  1. I have to say I'm not particularly wowed by the changes to FM so far, expect more. But end of the day, I get money worth out of the hours played so it's essentially £25-£30 for a squad update for me. Disappointed about there still being no option to manage reserve/youth sides, and it sounding like they won't bother any time soon Really would add something to the journeyman/career save.
  2. Also might be me not paying attention to this FM because of the save I'm engrossed in, but can you become a club u18/u23/reserve manager? If not, I'd like that included in this FM so it adds a different dimension to a journeyman save. You can be charge of B sides, so would be similar but elsewhere.
  3. Posted elsewhere but will post here what I'd like to see in FM20: Basically an added difficulty to the game and added realism, that can be changed for people that don't want it. If I leave/join a club and they want a 'Head Coach' rather then 'Manager', then make it so the club signs the players to a certain model. Means I have a more difficult job in deciding to join. Also hope they update some of the media interaction. Always leave it to assistant anyway, but the one part I find annoying is after being at a club for multiple years (in this case it was 22 years in my save), I resigned with a year left on my contract. At no point was any questions about my 22 years there, or why I resigned (i.e. wanted to take a break from the game). Was all directed like I had a fallen out with the club, no recognition for what I did etc. Game has improved on the AI transfers over the years, but feel it's an area they could make bigger strides. If they go even more mental on the tactics/coaching aspect for FM20, yet don't include the part I mentioned about Head Coach, I'll just stick with my current FM19 save.
  4. Overall Best Team to date 11 seasons in, the overall team to date. Still some cult players in there that helped the club raise, most notably Sambou. Still our top goalscorer for what you'd expect to be just for a couple more games. Airam is there, and we had a chance to resign him for £10m, however he wanted over £150k pw so I had to back out as that's silly money for a back up LW.
  5. League Table 28-29 Championes!! We've not reached Sir Alex Ferguson peak Man Utd times with now 3 titles in a row, this one culminating in our most points and goals to date so far in the Premier League. Yet again it wasn't an easy title, with Spurs for 2nd season in a row pushing it all the way to the final 2 games of season, and even though it went down to the final game of season, our superior GD meant it was won, and another win coupled with Spurs losing at Man Utd makes the gap look bigger then it was. Elsewhere, Man Utd continue to do badly since Simeone left, and Arsenal/Chelsea are slowly falling away as no longer being top 4 clubs and are in danger of slipping into a mid table side. Start Season started with an exciting Community Shield clash with Spurs which set the tone for our battleS to come this season. Moving into the start of the league, things did not start off cracking, with just one win and a shocking defeat at home to Bournemouth. I started the season with droping Palko for a new CB signing (see further down), and after the poor start I reversed on that decision, restoring Palko despite him stats wise being poorer but our form picked up and he remained in side ever since We had a big defeat in the UCL, but that was just to turn out to be just a one off... Run In As you can see from the run in, the 8 wins in the league was what sealed the title, fantastic squad depth from the talented youngster proving crucial alongside the UCL run, with fitness being great and minimal injuries. Spurs collapse (they were leading league by 5 points) can probably be attributed to the embarrassing defeat they suffered at our ground in the UCL, this meant in return league we could send out our 2nd side and play a fresh full strength side against Arsenal away to move top on GD and remain ahead from fair on in. FA Cup I sent out the 2nd string because of the UCL, and this didn't end well with Chelsea easily bossing the game Chelsea went on to lose in the final for the 3rd time in last 4 seasons. In the UCL, our great form continued by dispatching Real Madrid who had lost in the last 2 UCL finals, meaning we would face the holders, Peps PSG, wonder how that goes... League Cup Final The continued battles with Spurs in the league cup, and I've also got to say, the week before this we played in the league at their ground and lost 1-0, so after going down 1-0 at HT I was fearing the worst. However a double change around the hour mark saw us spring into life, and our two main goalscorers this season delivered the goods to ensure we won our 2nd League Cup Champions League Final Bloody money bags PSG and Pep Nothing we could do on the day, their extra talent and depth was just too much for us to contain. Was an evenly balanced game, but when it came to creating the crucial chances, they were more clinical and deserved the trophy. We just have to regroup and hope to go one better next season. Transfers Huge profit made this summer, largely down to Alvarez which you will have seen in a few posts up. His constant going out partying last season meant I had to get rid of him, and without him not handing a transfer request, I blinked first when Porto came enquiring. They initally came in at £65m, but after a few negotiations, we ended up with a huge sale where every party was happy with the outcome. I went into the season without replacing him, but knew after window shut if we are to go far in UCL we need to replace him, so I agreed a deal to sign Baltierra at the start of the winter window. Etoundi was a transfer I agreed 18 months ago and only now just moved, with the two Kansas signings coming after I added the MLS to the save and a few players appearing. Whitney was the CB that started over Palko before being dropped. Biggest signing was Roura. Had my eyes on him last season, and after Arsenal missed out on Europe I made a move to unsettle him and managed to pick him up for a bargain! Went on to be a key player, and even came 2nd in the Balon D'or. We also brought back Harvey just for the nostalgia. Despite being a decade on, he's still the best player our acadmey has produced Jean Etoundi Brandon Whitney Genis Roura Mathias Baltierra Team of the year Even spread of goals across my main 6 attackers (2 strikers, 2 ACMs and both wingers) helped to this great season. Midfield duo are settled with Rodriguez pushing Kovacec close to take his place and is a good healthy battle. Back four also settled with Palko regaining his place of Whitney. Foden lost his place to Roura, but still a key player with rotation key there, and with him having 2 years left on his contract, I may run it down and let him go on a free because I can't see his physicals staying high when he's 31. I might give him a one year extension if his wage demands are not excessive. Lowe is progressing very well as a teenager and again another healthy battle with Machado. Plans for next season It'll be business as usual as the team continues grow as it matures with age. Only signings I will be targeting are a CM and CB, with Wald and Ricardo moving on to keep squad fresh and increase depth. Rest of the sigings will be u18 players because yet again we had another dreadful youth intake where not a single player will progress to be a Gateshead player. Our stadium is maxed out at 33k, and after being there a few season and with plenty of cash in bank, I'm hoping sooner rather then later we'll get an option to build a new one because we need it. With the team maturing, they're now demanding contracts in excess of £150k a week, and we need a bigger stadium to allow us to offer those deals to as many players as possible. We may be good for another 24 months, but after that, wage bill could become an issue or players will need to be sold
  6. Tom White 3 years after losing him for his release clause, he goes and becomes 2nd most expensive player in world football behind Neymar. Was hoping I'd be able to get him back in years to come, that dream is over.
  7. Euro 2028 A dream run to the Semi Finals in all honesty. Playing every home nation at a major tournament is once in a lifetime sort of stuff, and we kept on winning to take our unbeaten record to 40 games, but then disaster struck... 3-0 up after 23 minutes, and the England fans are in party mood as we look to go 41 games unbeaten and make it to another final, but we concede straight away to a 45 yard free kick, then with 2 minutes added on Doni goes on a Maradona run to pull another back. 2nd half then completed the Asensio show as we never got a grip of the game 2nd half and that's my time at England over
  8. STALEMATE OVER! £5M below his release clause, I'll take that every day. Bet he rejects them...
  9. League Table 27-28 Championes!! Back to back titles secured, despite the season being far from top level stuff. The fact Man Utd are still poor ever since Simeone left has been a major help because there's no way 84 would have been winning the league with Simeone in charge. Could be on for a period of domination domestically, but Europe is where we now need to improve. Start Fans got their money worth in the Community Shield in a 9 goals thriller Neither side knew how to defend and set the tone for the season in terms of our defensive display. A slow start saw us having to play catch up in the league, with a shocking 5-2 defeat away to Spurs making me think we would come up short in the league. Run In After going out of the UCL too early, it helped us domestically as we were able to rattle in the wins and with a small squad cope with little injuries. Title was wrapped up after the 2-2 draw at Leeds, with a 17 GD swing required on last day a drab 1-1 draw saw us mathmatically win the title. Super Cup Final Good close game in normal time, but as soon as we went down to 10 men, it was just a case of hanging on till penalties which we unfortunately fell short. Lesson learnt to shut up shop a bit more in Europe when needed. FA Cup Final Our second FA Cup, and one that was a fairly easy win for a cup final. After wasting numerous chances in the first half, big money summer signing Miath-Castry opened the scoring, before MAM added a 2nd and Maith-Castry scored a beautiful effort to blow Chelsea away and end the season with a double. Lowlight of season 1-0 win away to Porto, you'd think we had one step in the QFs giving our impressive form in Europe leading to the 2nd leg. After going 1-0 up after 8 minutes and entering HT 2-1 up it felt like job done almost with us being in control. However that wasn't the case, a cagey 2nd half saw Porto equalise, and having learnt from the Super Cup I decided to shut up shop and take the draw. Then with 4 minutes added on, referee still gave a free kick outwide in the 95th minute which saw it swung in and jubilant scenes in the away end Heart break. Team of the year Good spread of goals which I like to see, with Machado really looking like a class finisher. Alvarez been carted out to back up LW after going out EIGHTEEN times during the season. He still won't hand in a transfer request, and I refuse to sell without one. He's got 4 years left on his contract so could be a long stalemate this... Only transfers I will be looking at is bringing in a couple of defenders to replace the current back up ones I have to keep things fresh. End of season awards Show, Giarrizo sweeps up the awards Said at start of season it was heard how despite winning them last year he wasn't even in the top odds to win again. Easy money though if you backed him Plans for next season Keep building what we're doing with this young team and start to look at making our mark in Europe. Facilities are now up to the top level, so it's about time we started producing our own players with every intake we get being all players that will never make it into our squad. Once we start producing players that can be part of of our squad, I can start moving on a few players and getting a more home grown Northern core to the team
  10. Things haven't progressed well with him. Guy needs to go into rehab I think... He's unhappy, yet won't hand in a transfer request, and I refuse to openly put him out for sale because I won't get the bids his quality deserves, so he's just rotting away atm.
  11. Just loaded save up for a few games... I've dropped him now from the squad. Not going to sell him though, guy can rot till someone pays his £110m release clause.
  12. Alvarez goes out on the drink start of October and misses training so I fined him 1 weeks wages. He kicks off saying I treat him like rubbish and he wants out (he signed a new 5 year contract last month and this was the 2nd time he has done this). Roll on next game, Chelsea away and we lose 4-1. He plays a 5.9 and I get this news item... What an idiot Going to have to drop him for a while now, despite him clearly being one of my best players.
  13. Cheers. Posted all the players should you want a look. Found this FM a lot more simpler to get up through the leagues then previous ones IMO :/ Took the challenge out of it, but still been enjoyable. Just now want to produce a son, and my own homegrown talent instead of having to buy any. Must be some talent up here in the North-East
  14. Pre season odds. Amazed to see ourselves above Man Utd in the odds, considering the powerhouses they are and regardless we're the current holders. Should be a good competitive season though. Top goalscorer odds Player of year odds Young player of year odds Not sure why despite winning the awards last season Giarrizo isn't in contention If I was a betting man I'd be backing him! Transfers Only one first team signing, with rest being youth players to beef out u18s, with Hugh hopefully progressing to be a good squad back up CB in years to come. Everyone sold was youngsters I signed a few seasons ago and moving them on. Nelso we didn't need so I decided to cash in whilst he had some value, and Pereira was being an idiot. Didn't need him so offered him out for £30m, had a bid of £22m so happy days. Guy then turns down that club So after offering him out loads, the next highest bid I got in the end was just £7.5m. Bargain for Frankfurt.
  15. Squad for start of 27-28 season Starting XI Diogo Luiz Gustavo Paulo Ricardo Jakub Palko Fernando Diego Rodriguez Borna Kovacec Dante Giarrizo Phil Foden Augustin Alvarez Nicolas Machado Subs Marijan Salka Chancel Makengo Antonio Macedo Claude Miath-Castry Cristian Cordoba John Lowe Mohamed Amine Marzouki Others Lee Thompson Mathias Telga Tomas Mohamed Al-Awadi Ricky Scullion Matty Hugh Ones in red are Home Grown for club. Next season and year after, Palko/Saka/Lowe/Scullion/Hugh will all be Home Grown for club too, which will help for European Quotas. I've had to give big new contracts to Diogo, Gustavo, Alvarez and Giarrizo to ward of interest and keep them happy In seasons to come I may need to move a couple on because for our size we can't have too many big earners otherwise we'll start losing money. Miath-Castry a big money signing this summer as I look to add some depth in the CM area to help us compete on multiple fronts. Since the start of the save, the team has always been very young, averaging an age around 20-21, but in years to come this will increase as I look to keep most of the squad together.
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