BuffaloPhil

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  1. Thanks Ben. I appreciate the reasoning for the change. Maybe the restriction put in place can be changed to be only for clauses within loan agreements or something? In my case the player was at Real Madrid but on loan elsewhere, I wanted him to continue on loan to get games, which he wouldn't get at Madrid, but I wanted to make sure I could activate the release clause before they got him to sign a new contract. In the end I waited until after the deadline to make the offer so he's joining me in January, which isn't ideal but better than immediate.
  2. Hi Ben, I've just had a similar issue and wondered if there had been any further update on this one? Thanks
  3. Yeah in my game he left the scum on a free after 3 seasons, joined Everton and was instantly worth £27m. I refused to take him though!
  4. Started a Spurs game with the Oxford tactic... was a bit disgruntled when I was 2-0 down at home to Leicester at half-time in the first league game, but came back to win that 4-3 followed by a 2-0 win at Stoke and a 3-0 home battering of Man United. Looks a great tactic, getting a hell of a lot of chances whilst keeping it pretty tight at the back (after that first half!) Thanks knap!
  5. Sure you've seen it, but Emmanuel Adebayor has been released by Tottenham
  6. Haha, yes he's done one but it's missing all the transfers, CA/PA updates, wonderkids etc. And on top of that he hasn't even bothered to upload it!
  7. Ismael Azzaoui has moved to Wolfsburg from Tottenham
  8. Great work, many thanks pr0 - your efforts are much appreciated! I'm going to start as Spurs and try and buy Berahino...
  9. Thanks Fenech. Looking at your squad list from the previous version, and assuming you're insistent on keeping the same number of people in various positions, then I think it would have to be Ron Burgess who misses out. But in my humble opinion I would dispense with Les Ferdinand even though Blanchflower wasn't a striker - Spurs have Greaves, Smith, Gilzean and Woodward as strikers, plus Bale can play there, so I don't feel there's really any need for a further, significantly weaker, striker in the squad. Another Spurs suggestion would be to include the late, great John White - a wonderfully talented inside-right who was right up there amongst the best of the double-winning team before sadly being killed by lightning aged 27. I'd also include Bill Brown, Stephen Carr, Chris Hughton, Ledley King, Graham Roberts, Ossie Ardiles and Teddy Sheringham who weren't in your original squad. My 25 man squad would be : Pat Jennings (GK) Bill Brown (GK) Steve Perryman (DR, DC, DM) Stephen Carr (DR, WBR) Cyril Knowles (DL, WBL) Chris Hughton (DL, DR) Dave Mackay (DC, SW, DL) Ledley King (DC, DM) Gary Mabbutt (DC, DM) Maurice Norman (DC, DM) Graham Roberts (DC) Danny Blanchflower (DM, CM, MR) Luka Modric (MC, DM, ML, AML, AMC) Glenn Hoddle (MC, AMC) Paul Gascoigne (AMC, MC, AML, AMR) Osvaldo Ardiles (MC) John White (AMR, MR, ML, AML) Chris Waddle (AMR, MR, ML, AML) Cliff Jones (AML, MR, ML, AMR) Gareth Bale (AML, DL, ML, AMR, AMC, ST) Jimmy Greaves (ST) Bobby Smith (ST) Vivian Woodward (ST, AMR, AMC, AML) Alan Gilzean (ST, AMC, AML) Teddy Sheringham (ST, AMC) but obviously it's your project and your decision!
  10. RIP Dave Mackay, one of the all-time greats. Nice touch, Fenech. On a Spurs note, if you're looking for debate, I posted this in the 2014 thread as I didn't notice this one so I'll reprise it here for your input. It has been addressed before, but I firmly believe Danny Blanchflower should be at Spurs. I appreciate your criteria for deciding which club a player should be at, but you did list "Common sense" as the overriding factor in the decision. Yes, he didn't move to Spurs til he was 28, but he was there for 10 years, captained the most successful (double-winning) team we've ever had, captained the first English team to win a European trophy and is consistently voted amongst the top 5 Spurs players of all-time - indeed The Times ranked him as Spurs' greatest ever player in 2009. He played more than twice as many games for Spurs than he did for Villa, and had immensely more success with us. A Spurs legends side without Blanchflower makes absolutely no sense. Still, it's your baby and therefore your choice, so keep up the good work!
  11. Only just seen this amazing thread - looks like an unbelievable effort on your part Fenech, not least your remarkable record of responding in depth to every comment, question or suggestion that's been made! On that note, I have a small one of my own. It has been addressed before, but I firmly believe Danny Blanchflower should be at Spurs. I appreciate your criteria for deciding which club a player should be at, but you did list "Common sense" as the overriding factor in the decision. Yes, he didn't move to Spurs til he was 28, but he was there for 10 years, captained the most successful (double-winning) team we've ever had, captained the first English team to win a European trophy and is consistently voted amongst the top 5 Spurs players of all-time - indeed The Times ranked him as Spurs' greatest ever player in 2009. He played more than twice as many games for Spurs than he did for Villa, and had immensely more success with us. A Spurs legends side without Blanchflower makes absolutely no sense. Still, it's your baby and therefore your choice, so keep up the good work and I can't wait for the FM2015 version!
  12. I think it's simply the fact that it's a World Cup, with massively high profile, crucially important games in pretty quick succession, often in a climate that the players aren't used to, at the end (for most) of a gruelling domestic season, and any players that don't have superb stamina will feel like they need a rest. It probably also has to do with your tactics and the amount of ground covered during matches due to that. I tend to think 'screw it they just have to get through another couple of games' and play them anyway. I don't find it affects their performance significantly although it does slightly increase the chances of injury.