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  1. Much appreciated Smurf, but rest assured, I used the link in the opening post to find it in the first place.
  2. Great thanks. That is good advice indeed. At first glance there appear to be some compromises in the power unit. I'll continue to delve.
  3. Hi all knowledgeable folk - I can get this for around the £770 mark Lenovo IdeaPad L340 17 https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/p/81LLCTO1WWENGB1/customize?guid=26efef34-9720-404e-b86f-689c6437cf9a&options_11= Processor Intel Core i7-9750H Processor (2.60GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache) Windows 10 Home 64 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SoDIMM 1TB SSD 17.3 FHD display NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4GB GDDR5 128bit FM is the only intensive thing it will have to do. I'd love to have around 10 leagues running and some pretty high level match graphics but I understand that I'm very much around the lower-mid budget for a gaming laptop so I'm happy to lower my expectations according to the expertise out there. Does that seem a good deal or am I missing something? Is there anything better out there for £800 at the absolute max? Many thanks for donating your expertise and time in these deeply weird times of ours
  4. So strange that I focused on concentration and entirely missed flair . Thanks for pointing that out. A second set of eyes can be a wondrous thing. You're right, mentoring is a must but I'm happy with that, my mentoring game is strong. I have Henderson and Milner.
  5. Many thanks Here he is And here's the tactic, with my first choice XI. Created with much inspiration from @CleonCleon and @Rashidi, so many thanks chaps. Don't pay too much attention to the mentality or extreme pressing as they do change related to the context of each match. I tweak a fair few of the roles and duties too, in relation to where the space is, or where I want it to be, in each game. Sometimes I use 2 IFs, sometimes I need a DM, sometimes I reign the WBs in, sometimes I need a more creative centre forward etc. But the segundo volante has been a constant. Loving that role.
  6. Couple of quick questions. Both relate to Liverpool in Feb 2021. Currently well on the way to retaining the Premier League Title and progressing nicely in the Champions League. Club finances looking really healthy. Firstly, I've been at 13 First Team Coaches and 25 Scouts for ages. The board just keep rejecting request after request for more. I've tried all of the question/response options, although I have steered clear of the big ultimatums. Do they ever loosen up? Or am I banging my head against something hard-coded? Secondly, how low is too low for an attribute? For example, I've found a really promising 16 yr old Segundo Volante prospect - Fairly Ambitious, good determination, no glaring lack of professionalism. Several quality scouts rate him in the upper 80s so he should have plenty of postential. All his relevant numbers look good apart from Concentration, which is 5. If I set a minimum bar for development at 12, is that possible? Lower? Higher? I would like to develop him into a future world class key player. I understand that nothing is guaranteed with youth development and that it relies upon numerous factors. I just want to know what is possible and what should be considered a lost cause from the beginning? Cheers folks.
  7. Have a look at this - It is from here Excellent work by @optimusprimal82 Full of insight, especially related to game management utilising your team mentality. Following the flow chart through a few games taught me SO much. It's a bit like the process Klopp went through when he moved Liverpool on from Heavy Metal Football madness to a more sophisticated team who understood when to fly forward and when to sit back. In short, the mentality of our opponents is not static, it fluctuates through matches in response to the changing circumstances, and so should ours.
  8. It is an indication that you have created a note for that player. You can find the notes on your homepage under 'notebook'
  9. Agreed. It shouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility to be able to say to your U18 manager - 'play so and so as an an AP in the AMC position no matter what I'm doing with the senior squad' - without having to actually be the U18 manager yourself.
  10. Yep, that seems to be the case. It's making me wonder about the managers of the other squads and whether they have their own version of creative freedom. I might try just setting a generic formation for a while - 4123 wide - and select the players I want in the correct positions, Then leave the rest to the managers.
  11. Thanks Seb, that's what I have been doing. Good to know I'm not missing something. Interesting. I do have my tactics saved and the U18s and U23s have been using them all season (7-8 games so far) but the option is still greyed-out. I wonder if it has to hit a minimum number of uses to qualify as 'previously used'? Thanks. I'll keep an eye on it.
  12. Can you instruct your U23 and U18 managers to play players in specific positions? I have some younger players learning new positions and want them to be played in those positions in every match. I think I've seen other posters alluding to doing this but I can't find any details on it for the life of me. Also, I have my U23 and U18 squads playing with first team tactics. However, when I alternate bewteen my 3 first team tactics it also changes the tactics for the U23s and U18s which may not be suitable for their upcoming matches. Can the U23 and U18 managers be set to choose between the 3 main tactics? I don't think so, but I might have missed something. How do others mange this?
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