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    Football Manager Addict

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    28 years old living in Cardiff


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    Football, American Football, TV Shows, Movies & Video Games

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    Manchester United

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    Deportivo La Coruna

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  1. Hi guys, I Started a new save recently with Salford City and thought I would share the journey on here. Please feel free to give any suggestions along the way (not promising i'll go with them but always nice to hear how others think in certain situations). So to start with my team is a bit all over the place, loans in, loans out, a LOAD of newly signed this season players too which can be problematic when trying to stamp your tactics/personnel onto a team. However, I do think I've done relatively well so far - see my results, transfers and league table attached along with my formation/tactics. Starting XI is as follows: GK (Sweeper Keeper)(Defend) - Tomasz Kuszczak DR (Full Back)(Attack) - Oscar Threlkeld DL (Full Back)(Attack) - Ibou Touray DCR (Central Defender)(Defend) - Ashley Eastham DCL (Central Defender)(Stopper) - Alex Bruce CDM (Ball Winning Midfielder)(Defend) - Nathan Pond CM (Deep Lying Playmaker)(Support) - Darron Gibson AMR (Winger)(Attack) - Bruno Andrade AML (Advanced Playmaker)(Support) - Bicho STR (Target Man)(Support) - Tom Elliott STL (Poacher)(Attack) - Adam Rooney Being hit with a few injuries at the minute with Gibson only just getting barely back to full fitness, Touray needing a rest. Gael Bigirimana on international duty along with Touray. Richie Towell just took a bad injury and is out for up to 7 weeks. Eyeing up 28 y/o free agent Box To Box Midfielder Tom Adeyemi for January if I can free up some funds for his contract - just offered him a trial for 4 weeks. Also Tommie Hoban will be fit by January time so could be another potential transfer target from free agency meaning I could potentially cut a loan deal short for the CB's they've brought in before my time.
  2. Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this but I imagine a lot of you will know the answer. I am currently making a database for which I am uploading player faces for a local team - i've done the 'normal' and 'small' faces and put them into the relevant files but they aren't showing? Is there anything else that needs doing and can you give me some guidance if so. Thanks in advance
  3. Thanks - I will start working on that, just been granted another affiliate too that will cover Albania!
  4. Hi all, I have recently (due to being more bored than usual with this pandemic on our hands) been looking at trying to get my scouting world knowledge to 100% (if possible) or as high as possible for one club. I am playing as Deportivo La Coruna - we started at 17% - I have now managed to get this up to 43% so far due to gaining a larger range of scouts/coaches/physios and making sure I have as many GOOD scouts/coaches/physios as possible from different countries. One BIG way to gain 100% in specific countries is by gaining affiliations with clubs from that country - at the moment I have managed to acquire: APOEL - Cyprus Cork City - Ireland Dinamo Moscow - Russia Ordabasy - Kazakhstan As well as the obvious Coruna B team - Spain. Have any of you guys tried this and if so, do you have any further hints and tips for me to continue building my world knowledge? Thanks in advance for anyone taking the time to read/reply to this thread.
  5. October started off well with a win vs then close table rivals S. Gijon - Maximiliano Romero with a brace and they scored a 67th min goal to keep it tight but the result was never in danger. Followed by a 1-0 win vs Bilbao from a CB Adrian Fuentes goal. A must win game vs SK Rapid Vienna following on from that and Fuentes came up with the decisive goal again! Vigo beat us 3-1 after opening to a 1-0 lead, Coruna equalised in the 30th min but it wasn't enough as our stand out player and goalscorer Hojbjerg got injured and it all went downhill from there. Another poor result vs Real San Sebastian as we went into the break at 0-0 and they piled the misery on with 3x second half goals. Another must win game in the Europa to have any chance of progression from the group and Zoltan Marton scored 3 mins in - Heritier Deyonge got himself sent off in the 20th minute but we managed to hold onto the victory to put ourselves in a great position to get through to the knockout stages. Moving into a busy December - We opened with a clean sheet and 1-0 victory vs Sevilla with Deyonge making amends after his Europa league red card by scoring the only goal. Usually a tough game vs Granada followed - a solid 2-0 win and another clean sheet for Vandevoordt saw Rodrigo & Marton get the goals. The deciding game vs Spurs came up in the Europa - they had already topped the group but progression was still there between Coruna & Aberdeen. David Otto finally made his full comeback to action with a hatrick in this game but three second half goals and a very late (95 min) equaliser share the points. Following on from that, two 0-0 draws vs Athletico Madrid and Barcelona are very good results as we move into the friendly period and now we move onto January. Another update incoming once we reach the end of Feb - the final one will then be shared at the end of May.
  6. Transfer business 2023/24: Ins - Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - Free Alessandro Sala - Free Fabio Maistro - Free Riqui Puig - Free Heritier Deyonge - Loan (Option to buy for 10m) Maarten Vandevoordt - 23m from KRC Genk Scott McTominay - 11.5m from Man Utd (this was an mandatory buy clause from last seasons loan deal) Outs - Francis Uzoho - 23m (32m including installments/clauses) +a lot of loan deals to get youngsters playing regularly. Decent preseason to bed in the new boys. Good start to the season with 3 wins from 3 including 1 vs Valenica, newly promoted Getafe then beat me 1-0 at home which is disappointing along with a loss vs aberdeen in the europa league which was another poor performance. A few draws that maybe could have been wins on paper but take the points over none at all - came back from 1-0 down to Cadiz to win 2-1 with a Rodrigo goal in the 87th minute. Spurs would always be a tough game - Villareal was a bit of a mad one - went 1-0 up, 2-1 down and scored an 82nd and 84th minute goal to win 3-2 after being down to 10 men from 41th minute red after Hojbjerg got sent off, good result. Quality to get the draw vs Real Madrid after being a goal behind. Lucky to get a draw vs Rapid after scoring a 74 min equaliser after being behind from a long range effort since the 14th min. Horrible loss to Real Hispalis after being 1-0 up from Rodrigo in the 34th minute, they have a man sent off in the 60th minute but manage to score two goals, one being a 91st minute winner. Hoping that Scott McTominay & David Otto can be the difference when they return from injuries around December time.
  7. Hi all, So at the beginning of the UK lockdown I started my save with Coruna. My progress so far is shown below: First Season: Coruna win promotion from Spanish 2nd Division by 5 points with 27 wins, 8 draws & 7 losses - scoring 81 goals and conceding 39 finishing on a goal difference of 42 with 2nd place Vallecano the closest with +27 goal difference. Signings: Lamine N'Diaye (Free), Bicho (Free), Francis (Loan), Ander Iturraspe (Loan), Roberto Soldado (230k), Adalberto Penaranda (Loan). Second Season: Coruna place 10th after a good showing in the league and gain Europa League status after winning the Spanish Cup. 14 wins, 12 draws and 12 losses. 43 goals scored with 42 conceded. Signings: Francis, Herbie Kane, Demi Mitchell, Martin Caceres, Ogenyi Onazi, Miguel, Carlos Beitia, Brad Guzan (All Free), Leonardo Campana, Ibou Sissoko, Mamadou Loum (All Loan), Avaro (600k), Neraysho Kasanwirjo (6.5M). Third Season: Slight improvement in the league as we finish 8th with 48 goals scored and 42 conceded. Another Spanish Cup win gives us Europa League again. Signings: Nacho Monreal, David Otto, Ivan Rakitic, Jerome Boateng, David Luiz, Aleksandar Kolarov, Adrien Silva, Junior Moraes, Odion Ighalo, Marouane Fellaini (All Free), Leonardo Campana (Loan) & Adalberto Penaranda (350k). Fourth Season: Poor Season after dropping a place again down to 11th with 69 goals scored, conceding 60 for a +9 GD. 14 wins, 6 draws, 18 losses. ANOTHER Spanish cup win - absolute madness tbh. Signings: Ruben Alonso, Julio Antao, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Blaise Matuidi, Felipe Caicedo, Marcelo (All Free), Scott McTominay (Loan), Adrian Fuentes (5m), Maximiliano Romero (10.5m), Alvaro (500k), Zoltan Marton (38.5k), Rodrigo (5m). Currently into my 5th season now - See my squad below and current tactics. Any suggestions on how to improve my dropping in standards? As i believe transfer wise I've done well every season - currently struggling with a bit of an injury crisis at the moment with SOME aging players but still majority of the team is youthful.
  8. My signings for my Sheff Utd save were: Shay Given: Free - Free (Won signing of the season for me) Scott McTominay - Season Long Loan Darron Gibson - Free John O'Shea - 165k Mohamed Gouaida - 155k With a few Free agent young players that didn't feature much Ended up finishing 2nd after being predicted 18/19th I believe it was.
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  10. Hi folks, Just a quick post as I haven't seen any similar. Every year, I start a warmup game with my beloved Man Utd, to get used to the new layout and features, and then i'll delve into harder saves. Currently dropping down the championship, as manager of Wolves. When I play with said lesser teams, I always delve into the market for legends of the game, in this specific case (so far) I have brought in, Stipe Pletikosa, Lucio, Gudjohnsen, Joe Cole, Helder Postiga and Carlos Marchena. I have expanded my knowledge of who is still playing around USA, India and China etc as this seems to be a goldmine for these types of players such as Anelka, Roberto Carlos, Drogba, Lampard etc. But thought i'd make a post to share any knowledge amongst each other in regards to building a +35 empire! All suggestions are welcome! Cheers
  11. Ok, cheers guys! Wolfsburg have been sending me on the coaching courses when i've requested them! So hopefully will see the improvements soon!
  12. Hi guys, Just wondering how we go about improving our managerial attributes? I gave myself the realistic start of being a former Sunday League footballer with no Coaching Badges. If anyone has any information on this, please share! Thanks
  13. this isnt working for me, bak file? the last one was an xml document, which worked fine.
  14. well i like to try and play tiki-taka football with a team effort to close down when not in possession, but whenever i try to conquer this, it just doesnt seem to work for me, if anyone can help then that would be appreciated, cheers
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