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  1. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    There was a notebook request above that I replied to similar to your request.
  2. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Yes - but what's really good? How many leagues/databases - how many seasons do you play - how many players are in the database? What's good for you may not be good for someone else.
  3. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Be interested to know too - let us know how many leauges/database size and all that. There's a benchmarking thread too - you could post there. Take out the battery. Use lint free towels to remove any excess liquid. You could take it apart - which would involve about a dozen or so screws if you're confident. Use a hairdryer on the coolest setting - have the laptop upside down to drain the liquid. Leave it to completely dry out.
  4. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    It's good No - I wouldn't recommend it for football manager. But it would work on it. If you insist on it make sure it's the model with the U processor (there are no other choices) https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-pro-2017-specs To be honest, they're designed for portablity and not heavy processing that FM demands.
  5. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    They just don't make notebooks (that I know of) with a processor for FM - most Notebooks are U processors, and they're not great for FM - in a lightweight laptop I can recommend this https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-14A112-090-MSI-GS40-6QE(Phantom)-090UK_1945621.html Battery life is a bit low though Looks good
  6. Oh - yes Short Passing. Close down quickly. Tackling - medium. Through balls. Can't remember the rest off hand. My goal was to replicate Barca style of play. I know I have an extra striker, but I like strikers. I like to think the two wide players pull back to midfield when needed - the Defensive Winger on the Left should be coming back to help out in midfield, and the Inside Forward, I like to think he only goes to a forward position when needed - and pulls back to the midfield when needed. Being a fluid formation - I also like to think the Advanced Playmaker would pull back while the BWM midfielder is back defending. Once he gets the ball back from BWM - he spreads the play to the ADP - who picks the best person to distribute to either on the wing or to the CF. I expect the poacher to stay up front for a through balls. It's always worked for me.
  7. I play a 4-1-3-2 formation - fluid - attacking - since FM12. GK - FB, CD, CD, FB - MC(BBM) - AMR(IF), AMC(ADP), AML(DW) - ST(P), ST(CF) Works great.
  8. And I'm not saying a 17 year old super player can't be generated into the game - I'm saying it's so rare that a 17 year old gets an international cap at 17. I only found 3 in the modern era, and 1 playing outside the top 4, Rooney. It is extremely rare. If it happens too often then it should be raised as a bug.
  9. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    I only quickly put that together - let me know what you decide.
  10. That's why I think it should be put forward as a bug.
  11. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    This is pretty nice - it does have a backlit keyboard, but I'm not sure what colour it is? https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80RU00CPUK-Lenovo-Ideapad-700_1958414.html You might be better off going custom - you can configure with link at end Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor 7700HQ (2.8GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo)Memory (RAM)8GB Corsair 2133MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 8GB)Graphics CardNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti - 4.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1M.2 SSD Drive500GB WD Blue™ 3D NAND M.2 SSD (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)Thermal PasteEK-TIM ECTOTHERM THERMAL COMPOUNDPrice £1,053.00 including VAT and deliveryUnique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/optimusviii-15/AmaJxkKQMP/
  12. The only person in modern history to compare it to is Rooney. And it happened for 125 years before that.
  13. Yeh - but not at 17 years of age. Which is my point really. Joe Cole for example scored 7 goals in a match against spain at Schoolboy level. He had several caps for U16, U18, U21 - in 2001 he was 19/20 years of age. Not 17. Lampard was 20/21 when making senior debut and just signed for Chelsea (case in point) Barry was 19 and at Villa - not 17 years of age for full international though John Stones - 20 years of age (ok at everton) Carrick - 20 years of age (at West Ham) Bent - 22 years old Again - I'm not saying young players don't get called up - but at 17 it's a bit young and not normal - it's certainly not the normality for calling up players. All the players you mention all represented England at youth level before transitioning to the full team. And a lot of them went on to top tier clubs. I just feel at 17 to be getting a cap for England is a bit unrealistic. I still remember the outcry of bringing Walcott to the World Cup ahead of others who had earned the right for the squad. It's a bit unusual and not common.
  14. Ah - my mistake - apologies. Still - it's a pretty rare event.