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  1. I regret downloading the 2 wing backs and 3 striker plug in and play tactics, they break the match engine and it's made me question whether or not i am doing well with other tactics or if its just that the ME is fecked.
  2. I have managed to fix this by going into the editor and changing the start date of the new contract to 1/6/2017, its removed him from being transfer listed and he has the 'pleased to have signed new contract' message on his dynamics.
  3. Can be, but developing young players is what i really enjoy doing in the game so i don't mind, the financial side is just a bonus from that.
  4. I signed 60+ youth players (not including the youth already at the club) over the 3 seasons i have played so far, offered them out for between 75k-150k per month (which averages about 1mil-1.5mil for 10months for a single player, do that with 60 or so players and you get about 70mil or above in loan fees and another bonus is making the other club pay all wages, its a great way to make cash and keep the wage bill down. In some cases such as Jeff Adelaide, Calum Chambers and Reiss Nelson you can get 200-250k per month for them.
  5. Hi, yes i have a save at the start of the season the day before i bid for the player, so if you press continue the contract talks will start, can't attach it to this post as its too large a file though(105,048,100 bytes), can only seem to compress it down to 100mb too.
  6. That's a good point, he does fill a number of roles, probably worth a go then, how much signing on fee does he want? i find you can really bring those down if you offer other clauses like sell on percentage, appearance fee, fee per goal etc. Another bonus about Griezmann is his high determination, i think its 17, if you still have Reiss Nelson and Jeff Adelaide you could have him tutor both and i think that would really help them develop and step up fairly quickly into first team roles. I really want a largely English focused squad so i don't mind the big fees, plus its taking Spurs key players lol
  7. Griezmann on around 375k? he will likely want 400k+ which is pretty insane, he is worth the 89mil in my opinion but his wages could be crippling, especially if it upsets your other key players, Malcom went to Bayern in my save, he looks a pretty good prospect, his finishing attribute is a bit questionable though for the inside forward role, might take a few seasons to reach his full potential in contrast to the already established Griezmann. Did you happen to come across Hirving Lozano or Andrija Zivkovic whilst scouting?
  8. Third Season Sorted out a lot of contracts, had to replace a few staff that got poached by Barcelona and City Out Mario 60mil - PSG De Vrij 65mil - PSG Mustafi 66mil - PSG Iwobi 36mil - United Made 70mil loan fees for youth players (50+ youth players on average of 75k-150k per month fees) In Gary Cahill free - Chelsea John Stones 35mil - City Dele Alli 250mil - Spurs Two youth regens Mario and Iwobi were planned departures, De Vrij came asking for a move when PSG showed interest, and Mustafi wanted 250k wages, so i took what i think was good money for both and replaced with Cahill for 25k p/w wages and John Stones who City had listed, sadly Stones picked up a 7month injury against United in the Charity Shield... I put a 120mil bid in for Alli and it unsettled him, and was eventually transfer listed for 122mil, Spurs wouldn't take any offer i put in till i got to 200mil up front, 50mil over 3 years and 50percent of the next sale, his contract is 250k p/w and 50percent of next sale (neither realize he is never getting sold ) I put in a 120mil bid for Kane too but he had recently signed a new 175k a week deal, will try again January or next season, still have 429mil and 425k wage budgets available.
  9. Finished my second season. Won the league by 3 points, United finishing second. Won the Super Cup 2-0 vs Chelsea Won the FA Cup 2-0 vs Chelsea Won the League Cup 5-1 vs Birmingham(two cup finals for them in two seasons, pretty good) Won the Charity Shield 4-3 vs Liverpool Won the Champions League 3-1 vs Chelsea, beat Barcelona in the Semis and Bayern in the quarters. Best results of the season was 9-0 vs Norwich(H), 8-0 vs Bayern(H), 6-1 vs Liverpool(H) and 6-1 vs City(H) Lost 2 games all season, the Shaktar game in group stages of Champions league and 6-2 away to City after the 8-0 Bayern game (even fielded the same first 11) Top performers are Lacazette(49 goals in 51apps) who won top scorer and player of the season awards, Ben Woodburn(43 goals in 47apps) who won young player of the season and Champions League golden boot, along with these two Mustafi, Koscielny and Dier made it into Premier League team of the season. Plans for the next season are to get Fekir and Dolberg fit, upgrade some of these young players contracts to be reflective of their performances, Sell Iwobi and possibly Mario, Wilshere and a CB to make room for the returning De Ligt and Oxford and finally have another go at signing Kane and Alli from Spurs who finished 5th, they won the Europa League so it might be difficult.
  10. I signed three youth players on condition that i gave them playing time the following season, i gave each of them a game and the promise updated to a green light, i didn't play them for a while and they got yellow, the promise downgraded to a yellow light, i gave them all more games and the promise status stayed yellow but had no text to indicate the progress, i increased playing time but the progress text never changed from being blank but the timer ticked down, to the point where all three failed, they came to me unhappy that the promise was broken, i went to interact with them but there was no options only a button to leave the conversation.
  11. According to my manager history page in-game i have spent 787mil, and received 718mil overall lol.
  12. Second Season Completely overhauled my squad during the summer window, and demanded new training and youth facilities. Out Welbeck 63mil - City Xhaka 59mil - City Ramsey 59mil - United Coquelin 54mil - Monaco Kolasinac 53mil - City Ozil 51mil - Juventus Elneny 51mil - PSG Giroud 50mil - Barcelona Walcott 45mil - Stoke Ospina 21mil - Chelsea Jenkinson 6.5mil - Huddersfield Alot of loans (70+ most notably De Ligt to West Ham) In Trent Alexander-Arnold 77mil - Liverpool* Tom Davies 70mil - Everton* Reece Oxford 55mil - West Ham* Ben Woodburn 120mil - Liverpool Eric Dier 80mil - Tottenham Alban Lafont 30mil - Toulouse Kieran Tierney 28mil - Celtic Mamadou Coulibaly 20mil - Udinese (failed work permit so loaned to Sturm graz) Willem Geubbels 9mil - Lyon Some more youth players. *These players actually brought on deadline day of the January 2018 window, forgot to mention that in my previous post. Nabil Fekir and Ben Gibson completed their loan seasons at Lyon & Middlesbrough. So my first team line up is - Rajkovic, De Vrij, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin, Grimaldo, Dier, Milinkovic-Savic, Dolberg, Fekir, Lacazette Lafont, Gibson, Oxford, Chambers, Holding, Mario, TAA, Tierney, Davies, Wilshere, Iwobi Nketiah, Woodburn, Pellegri Even after all these changes i still have 446mil transfer budget and 955k wage budget available. Made it to January 1st with only one loss, that came in the first game of Champions League away to Shaktar Donetsk 3-2, despite being undefeated in the league that is currently only good enough for 2nd place, Chelsea are top 42points, Arsenal 39points and Chelsea third with 37points but with 2 games in hand. With the transfer window in August shutting earlier (16th) due to the new rule changes i realized too late that i was short a ball winning back up center midfielder for depth, i went for Mamadou Coulibaly but he failed the work permit.. so deadline day passed, i unsettled Lewis Cook and he will be joining me when January's window opens for 30mil. Had to fend off bids for Fekir from Barcelona they was offering 80-90mil for him before he had even played his first game for Arsenal, i regret not taking it though as come the end of October he picked up an injury that will keep him out for 7months Highlight of the season so far is beating City 6-1 at the Ethiad, Woodburn got himself 4. TAA the other 2. I put in 300mil bids for Harry Kane and Dele Ali, the latter was unhappy he was on 58k a week, Spurs woke up when i bid and promptly offered him 145k a week, rejecting all my offers. If we was able to interact with players agents like real life then i would of told the agent i'd offer him 250k. Kane is still on 100k and United are sniffing around him, so ill go in with more than what they offer when they do eventually bid for him.
  13. First Season I let Wenger go completely and cleared out 90% of the coaching staff. You either retire a hero, or manage long enough to become the villain - Arsene Wenger <- quite likely to be inscribed on his tomb. Brought in a whole new coaching set up that is at least 4 and a half stars in all categories and greatly improved the medical staff for 1st, U23 and U18 Teams. Made a financial partnership with Japanese club Sanfrecce Hiroshima, cancelled links with Boreham Wood. I signed a lot of players 63(Mainly youth), i'll list the key ins and outs, too many loans and small deals to mention. Summer Outs - Sanchez 64mil +30percent of next sale - City Cazorla 23.5mil - United Lucas 24mil - Southampton Cech 20mil - PSG Campbell 20mil - Leicester Monreal 19mil - Shanghai SIPG Martinez 13mil - West Ham Debuchy 8.5mil - Stoke Asano - 5.75mil - Stuttgart Mavidi 1.8mil Hull City Iwobi Loaned to Wolfsburg for the season Summer Ins - Milinkovic Savic 32mil - Lazio Alex Grimaldo 31.5mil - Benfica Kaspar Dolberg 30mil - Ajax Stefan De Vrij 20mil - Lazio De Ligt 20mil - Ajax (Loaned him out to Bournemouth for the season) Mario 16mil - Villareal Nabil Fekir 23mil - Lyon (Loaned back for the season) Ben Gibson 15mil - Middlesbrough (Loaned back for the season) Pedrag Rajkovic 5mil - Maccabi Tel Aviv Renewed Wilshere & Ozil contract because no one wanted him. Jenkinson stayed due to being a dick and rejecting all contracts offered by clubs interested in him. My line up was Rajkovic, De Vrij, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin, Grimaldo, Coquelin, Savic, Welbeck, Walcott, Lacazette 2nd team was - Ospina, Holding, Chambers, Mertesacker, Mario, Kolasinac, Elneny, Xhaka, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Dolberg, Giroud Was unbeaten in all competitions till 29/11 when i lost away to City 4-2 (no prizes for guessing who scored the deciding 2 goals..) then made it to January first suffering only one other defeat away to United 1-0. January window opened and i managed to fend off all interest in players from the likes of Barca, PSG and City, i made a few signings, all future youth prospects, Pietro Pellegri and Matt Riley as the top mentions. I was tempted to offer contracts and bids to all those players that had 6 months left on their deals.. but surprisingly the likes of Goretzka, Emre Can, Kepa, Max Meyer, Ross Barkley and Herrera had all renewed without any fuss, seems it was only the Arsenal saves they wanted to shaft with the hard code in this years edition of FM. From there we was unbeaten again in all competitions till the last premier league game of the season away to Leicester losing 2-1 despite fielding a full strength team. First Season Results - Won the League (101 Points), Liverpool and Man Utd came 2nd and 3rd respectively, City finished 4th and sacked Pep. (Lost 3 games, all away to Leicester, United and City) - Beat Birmingham City in the FA Cup final - Beat Chelsea in the League Cup final & Charity Shield - Beat Liverpool in the Europa League final (Chelsea won the Champions league, strong showing from English teams in Europe) Top Scorers over all competitions combined - Dolberg(39), Lacazette(32), Ozil(22), Walcott(18), Welbeck(17), Giroud(16) Despite picking up a few injuries Dolberg really performed well, he wasn't as good as Lacazette in the league but claimed best player in Europa League and European Golden Boy awards. Overall no particular player performed poorly but Kolasinac was by far my most frustrating player to deal with, picked up 5 red cards and 14 yellows, kept complaining about wanting to move to Barca and City when they showed interest, fined him 3 times due to the red cards and conduct. Xhaka was pretty close to Kola's level of complaints, though that was more down to lack of game time.
  14. English Wonderkids

    Afraid not.