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Paul McKenna

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  1. Here are screenshots of my Champions League campaign so far: As you can see above, I have had a fantastic start to the Champions League, I only conceded 2 goals in 12 games. I was annoyed with the 1-0 defeat to Galatasaray as this was my first defeat in FM 13. The draw at home to Schalke was a disappointment too after heavily beating them away from home. Celtic qualified at the top of the group: In the next round we have been drawn against Bayern Munich, whilst Galatasary who finished second got drawn against Feyenoord. So much for seeded teams getting an easier draw, (Bayern did finish second though, Feyenoord finished above them ) I suspect a difficult tie for me and not so difficult for Galatasary.
  2. Anytime I have ever made 3 substitutes and then a player gets injured usually he is just taken off straight away automatically? The tactic screen usually pops up and you can then arrange players if need be for cover and 'Confirm Changes'
  3. Thanks for that, was just clearing it up in my head. Wanted clear examples.
  4. I've only been on the forum since Monday, not been on here since 2010. So another example for you here, Mr. Scout A scouts a player for Man U and gives him a 2 1/2 star rating but you then sign Mr Scout A to another club say Peterborough, he would then give that same 2 1/2 previously rated player a 3 or 4 because Peterborough aren't as good as Man U?
  5. Interesting, does that mean that a 2 1/2 star player for Man Utd, would actually be a 3 or 4 star player in a poorer quality team?
  6. That's just typical! Did you rest any players for the CL final? Surely you have adequate cover though, and good luck in the final. How has Bernard been playing for you?
  7. You are 8th? How is that possible? I have had some injuries in the squad, but for only 1 or 2 weeks at a time. I find that the starting squad you have a lot of cover so you can swap players out before important matches. In my first six competitive matches I only seen one attack against me. What version of FM are you running?
  8. Thanks for the tips guys. In my game so far I am just coming upto the January transfer window and I'm unsure if I will be bringing in any players yet. At the start of the season Wanyama wanted away to a bigger club, I told him he could leave but only for £12.5 million or more and he was happy with that, we had a falling out and his morale was always poor. He wouldn't talk to me or even consider signing a contract. So far I have had a fantastic Champions league campaign which saw us reach the group stages alongside A.C. Milan, Galatasaray and Schalke. Celtic qualified to the first knockout round with 1 game to spare, as we were undefeated at home and had fantastic results away from home. I will post screenshots soon. After qualifying I noticed Wanyama's morale went to ok, so I held contract talks and his agent said I would have to offer an amazing deal before considered the contract and eventually Wanyama signed a new contract with me and his morale was back to superb! He does have a £14 million release clause in his contract so if anyone matches that then they can have him. Celtic are doing excellently in all domestic competitions. We are sitting at the top of an ever changing league with roughly 10 points clear of second place. Through to the semi final of the SLC which we knocked out Sevco in the 3rd round. Only played one round in the SC but we hammered Queen of the South with a bit part squad 4-0 at home. Has anyone else had trouble when selecting the Champions League squad? I go on holiday when I have to do it in the news as I don't meet the requirements of 8 and 4 but after holiday my team has been selected, and no one important has been missed out. I am now looking forward to this Champions league campaign and wonder how far I can take my unchanged team. COYBIG!
  9. I read the first post and many below, just didn't check the dates and was extremely confused. :confused:
  10. Just downloaded the pdf version and printed it out as a little A5 sized book from work. Will keep it in my bag and read whenever I have the time. Just skimmed through the pdf and it looked good quality content, fantastic idea and keep up the good work.
  11. I remember a few years ago someone posted screen shots from when the year was 2100 and I'm pretty sure Bury was one of the 5 five clubs in the world. EDIT To Add: That no one actually managed, it was all just holidays etc.
  12. What if that team went from stardom to complete and utter failures and couldn't even fill their new multi million pound stadium, has anyone ever had to downgrade?
  13. I have had every FM from the series and usually would buy it as soon as I could after release and start a new game after every patch but recently I have been waiting untill the 3rd and final patch comes out before I decide to buy. As for FM 2012, I hated it, played it for maybe 2 or 3 weeks before it was binned. I only bought FM 2013 this week so this should allow me to play right up until FM2014 might even be on offer.
  14. I have only had the game since Monday but the tactic I prefer is: 4-1-2-2-1 or 4-3-3 as FM calls it. I play a fluid controlling game and play as wide as the pictch allows me. I have two full backs with pace and two attacking midfielders hugging the touch line which alloys runs inside, overlaps and plenty of cover.
  15. Yeovil Town! Simply because they play in green and white.
  16. I have only just purchased FM 2013 on Monday night but from the games I have played (3D view, medium paced games) I haven't noticed any ice like movements, although I am running it on a top of the range Vaio. As someone previous mentioned above me, updating direct X and making sure your graphics card is up to date might help but I doubt it. As for your second point I think that its pretty accurate, when going to an EPL team a young player would be expecting at least £20k a week which is ridiculous but realistic. One thing that does annoy me about the aesthetics is when my team scores a goal and in the commentry it says something like: "Player x has ran into the fans, the stewards are struggling to hold them back." When actually Player X is walking back to the centre circle.
  17. How are we doing guys? I recognise a few names on here from previous threads. I haven't posted on these forums in a while as I only bought FM 2013 on Monday night! Started a new save with Celtic (offcourse ) with the latest official patch. I have had great success so far with my save, really enjoying the game and the new features compared to other versions. I am still getting used to training and pre match preparations but my assistant can handle these for the moment. I will post a more detailed turn of events (maybe even screens) when the first season is finished. Anyone got any advice about training or individual training techniques? What works and what doesn't? Cheers, Paul
  18. Good play there from Paddy to set up Griffiths goal, who is this Griffiths btw? Is he a young lad at Celtic? A would check, but I am in the middle of a game. Haa
  19. Haa too true mate. Just bet Dundee Utd 1-0 away from Home whilst the Huns lost 1-0 to Motherwell which makes me 5 points clear with Rangers having 1 game in hand.
  20. Here is my 2 first uploads to Youtube from FM 2011: McGinn Scores A Fluke Wonder Goal to make it 7-1 to the Celts Samaras Scores a Fantastic Self Made Goal to Send the Celts Through! What you guys think of Samaras' goal?
  21. Had a mediocre start to my Celtic career, got drawn against Fenerbache in the Champions League Qualifiers and bet them 4-1 on aggregate. Then got drawn against Zenit in the next round and I bet them 5-3 on aggregate. In my Champions league group I have been drawn against Barcelona, Benfica and Rubin. I expect at least Europa League out of this group. As for the League I have had a undefeated run so far, I have played 7 games, Won 5 and Drawn 2. Rangers just got bet of Hearts 3-2 which put Hearts 2nd in the league 1 point behind me on 16. Where as Rangers are 3rd on 15, but they do have a game in hand. As for my tranfers I have: Ins: Keiren Westwood (GK) £1.2m Christian Benitez (ST) £1.5m Saimon (DC) £160k I have also signed Robert Pires on a free, along with a young winger called Gai Ausslin. I havent sold anyone, and will be looking to free up some wages in the next transfer windows and get rid of the teams deadwood.
  22. Alright lads, just managed to get this game this morning! Looking for a few tips on training and tactis for Celtic?
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