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  1. I'm with Kaiserslautern in the Bundesliga after 2 successive promotions to the Bundesliga, expected to battle bravely against relegation in my first season in the top tier. The squad came to me saying that they are unhappy with things. There are a couple of players who have poor/abysmal morale because they're not getting game time, but morale was superb 4 games ago with the board saying that I'm doing an unbelievable job etc. My wage spend is 235k a week (LOL) which is comfortably the lowest in the division. However I am TEN points clear of 16th, with 15 points from 11 games. I did go out of the Cup at the 2nd round, when I was expected to reach the third round. This was my fault, as I played a heavily weakened/rotated side. But I'm generally winning one and then losing one...it's not as though we're 10 points adrift of safety? Nonetheless, I think I'm working miracles and think this is slightly harsh!
  2. hi guys - so just confirming this. I've been promoted with Kaiserslautern into Bundesliga and BADLY need to strengthen...so it looks like there's no windfall coming my way then until the end of the first season?!
  3. Hi all I'm with Kaiserslautern in the Bundesliga after back to back promotions. So I want to improve my coaching staff throughout the club, from first team, to U19s, to the reserve squad. I've brought in a Technical Director, who has 19 for judging staff ability. However, he has brought in some utter dross for my reserve squad, a GK coach of 8 or less for all three GK coaching specialisms. Similarly, a fitness coach with 7 for fitness coaching. The reserve squad does have the most staff vacancies, and Im not expecting 20s across the board, but I'm at a loss as to why he's bringing in such dross?
  4. The signings have really catapulted me way ahead of schedule in terms of the club vision; I'm now making a genuine fist of a promotion attempt to the Bundesliga. Bergmann is a superb playmaker, but I've been impressed by the loan signings I mentioned in the previous post. Without those, it would definitely have been an uphill battle to avoid relegation.
  5. Hi all Well things are going well for me in Bundesliga 2; after a raft of loan signings, I'm sitting third after 18 games, 1 point off 2nd and 4 off 3rd. Since the objective was to avoid relegation, the Board are saying that I'm doing an unbelievable job etc I did spend a small amount on a couple of players, but as above I've made some season long loan signings. Four from Spurs; Tangana, Skipp, Parrott and Jack Clarke. They are all doing wonders for me. As are James Garner from Man Utd and Liam Millar from Liverpool. Im playing a 4-1-4-1 or 442, generally on balanced with conservative full backs. Skipp, Garner and Bergmann make a great central 3 at this level. I'd be interested to hear any updates on Kaiserslautern. Also, keeping squad players fit...do you arrange friendlies for this purpose? They dont seem to get a chance in the U19s.. Thanks
  6. Really interesting thread this mate, cheers. I think the squad is utterly dreadful and needs so much work, but without the resources to do it. I started with them and just won promotion via the play offs. Beat Karlsruhe 2-1 on aggregate. I signed Bakary Kone on a free, and Oliver Skipp on a season long loan, and they were solid if unspectacular for me. Had real issues with the squad too in terms of morale and support, and only now is the manager support good. A big effort required to avoid relegation and will need some wheeling and dealing
  7. absolutely amazing work. Is it safe yet to take over my local team Walthamstow in the Essex Senior League?! How does the new feature of Club Vision work with clubs so far down the footballing pyramid?
  8. yes I'd also love to play on the TV, but need to wire a keyboard and mouse
  9. thanks Ben OK fine, but I could play on a browser through the TV with the mouse/keyboard?
  10. cheers, I just saw this and wasnt sure? https://support.google.com/stadia/answer/9578631?hl=en-GB
  11. yes I totally get that. I'm a PS4 guy and also had a decent laptop for FM19.... So excuse the silly question - but a bog-standard wireless mouse and keyboard would work fine for FM20 on Stadia? I have the founders edition so will be using a Chromecast plugged into my TV
  12. it's a shame from that review that its unplayable on a TV screen with a stadia controller :-( Thats how I was hoping to play it. Would it be possible with a wireless mouse?
  13. of course yes - running every league should be possible, Can't wait
  14. yes fair enough, but when you win the league by 21 points, something is going right on the pitch!
  15. The comment from the board has disappeared but when I dig deeper the point about performances on the pitch is still viewed as a criticism. To reiterate I won the league with 98 points, 21 ahead of Milan in 2nd. I was offered a new 3 year deal. The dressing room atmosphere and manager support are both “excellent” In the coach reports, some players comment that they enjoy our style of play. I am also not breaking any club philosophies. Its very bizarre.
  16. 2029, so 10 seasons in. Tottenham have an opening and I’ve been linked with that. I’ve put so much into Lazio but this has really pissed me off that I might speak to them
  17. I manage Lazio in 2029 and have just broken the duopoly of Juve/Milan's winning sequence of 10 consecutive titles before them. This was Lazio's first Serie A win since 2000 under Sven. The previous year I won the Coppa Italia in what was my first silverware for the club in 6 years, so it did take time to win things. I've finished 3rd in each of the 4 seasons before this one. I won the league at a canter, with 4 games to spare; Milan can't catch me with 5 games to go. The Board have offered me a new four year deal which I accepted. My general style is to sign wonderkids where possible, and sell players who are approaching 27/28. Tactically I'm quite flexible, we've played some great football this season, and this forum has been a fabulous resource for improving my tactical knowledge to get there. However, I've seen something I can't explain on the Board feedback page. Delighted at the Serie A win, but they are "concerned that the club is not held in the same regard since I took charge". I have a decent relationship with the chairman and he rarely denies any requests; he is looking to sell the club ASAP and there was 1 failed takeover attempt during the current season. So I delved a little deeper to see if there were any conflicting philosophies. I don't have any philosophies that I'm being judged on. I then looked into more detail on the club stature on the Board > Confidence page. It says "The club's stature is being tarnished by the team's performances on the pitch since you took charge" So it has nothing to do with finances or philosophies. I accept that it took a few years to turn the club around and win silverware, but the squad is looking very strong and we won the league very easily. What the actual?!!!!
  18. Yes it was the entire squad that demanded a meeting, and I mainly resolved it I think. I deseprately wanted to sign the guy, he was an excellent Bosman deal, but I accept that I didnt take the non-EU factor into account
  19. yes thats true, it's fine to ignore the assman, but when the squad are kicking off and demanding a meeting, it could have serious ramifications if handled badly... I wish the game could be a bit smarter and understand why they're on the loan list, as they're not registered and need game time.
  20. Due to non-EU restrictions in Serie A, and me for basically not being a good administrator, I have 3 unregistered players that I have placed on the loan list. The squad has just kicked off that I didn't register them for the latter stages of the CL, but I was simply unable to. My assman has said that they all need to come off the loan list, because they have a part to play at my club (Lazio). However, they are on that list to give them some playing time, and next season I hope to fully assimilate them into the squad. I wish the game was able to see why they're on the loan list, and that I'm not overlooking them simply because I don't want to include them?
  21. I highlighted it in the original post, the spaghetti map/movements of the players. I don't use them at the moment and feel that I'm missing out
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