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Friel

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About Friel

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    Ireland

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    Football, Computers, Cars

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    Man Utd

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  1. I didn't sell him, and he's just won World Golden Ball and World Player of the Year. What a player. Edit: with Mata second in both also.
  2. Hell of an offer. Genuinely unsure what to do for once. He's turned in to an unbelievable player for me, but is hard to keep happy. He's already complained about squad depth, about Bayern being interested (they weren't) and wanting to win the CL, which I promised him we'd do this season. Edit: just noticing it's hard to see. That's £86.5m.
  3. He didn't do too bad, but he's not worth the £18m I paid. He never really puts in amazing performances, but never really has horrible games either. In the end up he finished with a 6.94 rating for the season, but he was much higher than that for a long time. Only 1 goal, and 1 assist, with no MOTM awards. Goals and assists aren't really his job, but pitching in every now and then at corners wouldn't hurt. I played him LCM with a ball-winning midfielder role, with either Blind or Fellaini sitting behind him.
  4. Not a bad first season for me. Managed to wrap up the League after a dip in form that seen me almost throw it away. Too many draws when I should of been finishing teams off. I also won the Capital One Cup. Falcao was unplayable at times, but I'm sad to say I can't afford him now. I'd love to keep him as he's a better goalscorer than Rooney, and just better than RvP in every way.
  5. It could be, but Ulcerative Colitis isn't a viral infection?
  6. Wouldn't it be lovely if they could replicate this next weekend. Edit: Januzaj may of just contracted Ebola. Is this a bug? 8-9 months? This could likely mess his whole career up on this save.
  7. Has anyone else had the percentage of players sales that goes to the transfer budget lowered? Mine is now at 25%. Kinda annoying.
  8. Few key players are looking to leave for me so far. De Gea wanted to move to PSG to play in the CL, so I asked him what reassurances he wanted if he stayed, to which he replied that he wants us to win the CL THIS season. Obviously a bug in the game since it isn't possible. He was unhappy when I told him it'll be next season, he ended up unsettling the whole squad and I had to hold a team meeting. Eventually all the players agreed with me, with the exception of Lindegaard and Rooney. De Gea eventually chilled out and signed a new 4 year contract. As for Phil Jones, Arsenal were at no point even interested so that's obviously a bug also. To be expected in a beta and I'll no doubt report them. So far I've signed Nicolas Nkoulou from OM for a neat £6m, and Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton for a not too shabby £18m. There'll be no more transfers in, and I'm looking to offload Anderson, with Darren Fletcher remaining but taking a back seat for most of the season. I've also given Jonny Evans the vice-captain role. Over the next few season one of my main transfer focuses will be bringing in leaders (14+), as the squad lacks leadership badly. Pre-season has been terrible, with W1 D1 L3. I don't remember me having that bad a pre-season in all my FM history. I think it's a lot to do with my tactics and I'll be working on them throughout the first 3 months of the season. As for FM15 itself, I'm impressed so far. The new interface is clean, fast and easy to use. I like the new interactions with potential signings, but the scouting system is going to take me another day or 2 to get fully used to. I'm sure it'll be better than previous when I figure out my way around it.
  9. I think this would be awesome. I love Ubuntu, and FM is the only reason I keep Windows on my computer. So to have a skin that matches Ubuntu's interface would be great.
  10. This tactic is really good. I took over Real Murcia 7th February and they were 17th and struggling. Managed to finish 5th and win the play offs so I'm now promoted. My first game was Recreativo.
  11. Just about to start a save myself now. Thinking on adopting the policy of only signing German players. Make it abit different to the rest of the saves that I do.
  12. At the minute, the amount of times Vidal gets sent off is driving me nuts. I've fined him 6 times, and each time he gets concerned. Also when a good player is transfer listed and wants to leave their club. The next week, they're back to normal and looking forward to their future at the club. Just happened with Hazard in my save.
  13. This tactic is working well for me. Only been using it half a season so far but I'm impressed. Most of my goals come from crosses or corners. Joaquin is on fire, and Willian is my top goal scorer. I have Joaquin on the right wing, and Willian on the left. Crosses come from the right, and Willian bangs them in. Defense is nice and sold, and the 2 holding players do a good job. Definitely impressed so far.
  14. It's a decent tactic, it does get good results, but I used it with Utd so that's probably why I got good results. Wasn't anything special. If anyone is coming here thinking it's like FM12's Grid System where the central striker was bagging 80+ goals a season unfortunately that's not the case. Not a bad tactic by any means though, and I quite like that formation anyway due to using it in FM12 so I'm happy enough with it.
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