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  1. Not sure it qualifies, but I signed Pedro Chirivella on a free transfer from Liverpool. Playing as Antwerp, he's not only done brilliant for us, he's also worked his socks off in training. Been labelled the standout performer in training most every week, with ratings of +9 and the occasional 10. Very impressed with the kid. shame his performances attracted a lot of attention and we can't convince him to stay for a second season. On the upside, will have made +15m on selling him
  2. Will post a screenshot when I get home, but I picked up Lukas Nmecha on a free transfer (3 seasons in) looks like a very promising striker, for lower leagues especially. Not sure if he's been mentioned before, but Chirivella is great for lower leagues as well. Picked him up for free when Liverpool released him.
  3. Interestingly, I don't even know the answer to Q5
  4. exactly, it's a great idea. It just needs to be finetuned somewhat, as it tends to go with new things being implemented. For instance I like that you can try to make promises to a newgen to try and sign him. Another fair point you make, I tend to have players coming through asking for three promises and even when i remove all of them they are happy to agree. Something that bugs me is how youngsters on 250 a week suddenly want an increase to 15000 a week for their new contract, although with regard to neymars transfer that may even be the new reality. Different discussion that though.
  5. He played as CM with a support duty instead of advanced playmaker so irl on the pitch, that wouldn't be a huge difference. Especially for creative CMs, they tend to be moved around between AM-CM and different duties imo. Anyway, as I stated earlier, I now also refrain from making much promises. Certainly an area FM could improve in.
  6. I've had my star CM become unsettled and eventually leave because I'd promissed him I'd play him in the CM slot as an advanced playmaker. He played an entire season as CM, occasionally at AMC, but not with an AP role. A bit weird imo, no player irl is going to leave because of that. It's not like I played him at right back or something. I try to refrain from making promises as much I can these days. The only thing I'll gladly offer is a language course, cause I'm confident I can keep that promise
  7. Bit confused with promises to players myself. Especially the play in preferred position & strenghten squad.. Wonder how much time they actually have to play their preferred role, or how many attackers/defenders/midfielders of what reputation you need to sign (or already have fgs) to meet the requirements. Hope promisses get looked at for FM18 honestly.
  8. Brilliant, never even considered that as an option. Cheers for the explanation Hand of God
  9. Just seen a thread in GQ about the use of a wide target man.. And I can't help but wonder.. What kind of tactical setup could you use to actually use that role? Doesn't seem to make much sense to me at first glance to push a target man out wide (hadn't even given the role any thought up to this point, never used it before)
  10. makes me think of love is a battlefield, but that was the 80s iirc
  11. @tom hope you're right, time will tell @cleon morning! except it's noon over here =))
  12. They recently beat croatia away 0-1 and narrowly lost a friendly against England i think they'll be hard to break down at home + a lot of our players are injured. I'm not convinced we'll trash them at all.
  13. any predictions for scotland belgium tonight? I'm afraid we're heading for a 0-0
  14. just read about southampton missing out on 25m from the Bale transfer because they bought out the sell-on clause of 25% that's got to hurt if it's true
  15. any chance of Januzaj getting some first team action this year you reckon?
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