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  1. Woolly

    FM18 - Celtic

    Season 3 ended unbeaten in the League, the Man Utd interest for Tierney never materialised so he remains in my squad. However, he is now sharing LB duties with Luke Shaw who I picked up just in case Tierney did leave, for a bargain 8 Million so now having to keep both happy until the next transfer window. Pre-season has gone well and included a brilliant 3-1 home win against a very strong Milan which bodes well for Europe this season. The summer transfer window was very quiet interms of incomings although 4 youngsters were got on frees, the best of which was a wonderkid called Okore who is proving to be a good challenger for Tau on the right.
  2. Woolly

    How Do People Find Bargain Players

    For younger players I do what the earlier posts state, however, I always look at the beginning of a season for players who are coming to the end of their contract within 12 months, and make a note of any I like the look of. Come January time I look again at the contract list I scout those players at larger clubs and below the age of 25, then if the scout report is favourable I will offer a contract. Not every player will want to accept a contract especially if you are with a team in a lower reputation country/league but even if they don't want to take up your offer straight away waiting a few months when the contracts get closer to finishing or have finished can usually lead to a player changing their minds and not only want to join a lower rep team but will be more take lower wages as well. I've picked up many bargains this way (not all of them have been successful but I've nearly always managed to sell them on without losing too much to agents and signing on fees). As has been said before Brazil is great for picking up regens however, don't forget the other South American countries one of the best goal scorers I have found was a regen from Peru who I got on a free the lad just scored for fun. I've also had a fair bit of luck with African teams the gems are there to be found even if some are better hidden than others.
  3. Woolly

    FM18 - Celtic

    Now halfway through season 3 and A Periera is now my first choice on the left wing (Sinclair's form has dropped off a little bit but he still performs when required), Smalling I feel has been one of my signings of the season he has formed a formidable partnership Boyata and is helping the younger defenders develop nicely. Unfortunately I got drawn in a very tough Champions League group and missed out not only on the knock out rounds but also the Europa league (the Europa place did go to the last game with Liverpool claiming the place after beating me 5-3 at Anfield). Rangers are starting to improve this season and are more or less neck to neck in the Scottish League. The big clubs have been sniffing round Tierney but so far I've managed to hold on to him, with the January window approaching there are rumours than Man Utd are willing to offer £100 million for him (if that happens I will definitely be taking the money and running very fast) the lad deserves the move he has been a model professional not letting all the rumours affect him. Tau has come back from his injury and is starting to get his form of last season back. The squad I have now is quite young (average age around 24-25) with a few older players to ensure that the youngsters don't get carried away. No doubt this season will result in more domestic honours but I'm not interested in those I want success in Europe for which I'm going to have to wait at least another season
  4. Woolly

    Teams to Manage - FM19

    I'm looking forward to once more being able to managing Altrincham again without having to wait for a lower league edit. As a Semi-pro team in what is increasingly even at Conference and the regional Conference level a pro game is interesting. I've also go my go to Italian team in Cagaliri a good little yoyo club but with potential I find. Any one of the 3 relegated sides in the Championship would be interesting for different reasons. Getting Stoke to play more exciting attacking football could be interesting, whilst proving West Brom were unlucky despite going down at the bottom of the pile is another challenge, Swansea meanwhile would be the hardest of the 3 to get back to the Premiership IMHO. Elsewhere why not try to break the 'Guttermann Curse' with Benfica before the 100 year point (only 44 years left). Or breaking the Moscow clubs virtual stranglehold of the Russian league (only 3 non-Moscow based clubs have won the top Russian league since 1992)Zenit St Petersburg maybe your best bet there although Rubin may also make for an interesting save.
  5. Woolly

    FM18 - Celtic

    I'm now into my 3rd season of managing Celtic. Yes Scottish domination is easy but that isn't my aim. I want to bring back the spirit of the 'Lions of Lisbon' and win the Champions League not just as a Scottish team but as a Scottish team with only Scots playing. The first aim is to actually win a European title and therefore boost Scotland's standing. Winning in Europe is one thing but to emulate the Lions is something else. Still holding on to Tierney whilst at the same time looking out for his successor. Best bit of business so far was managing to sign A Pereira and Smalling on frees from Man Utd, Pereira hopefully will stay long enough to replace Sinclair whilst Smalling will help develop my young defenders. Also made a coo in signing a young R Mid/Winger from S Africa called Tau unfortunately he currently has a long term injury which is affecting his bravery so I have no idea if he will recover to his previous state.
  6. It definitely needs an editor even if it only lets you move players and allow you to play lower leagues.
  7. I totally agree an editior for FMT19 is a must. It doesn't have to have as many features that can be edited as the full version but a chance to move players as and when RL transfers happen would be a bonus.
  8. Woolly

    Round of 16: Belgium versus Japan

    I did as well !
  9. Woolly

    England have just won the World Cup. What would you do?

    Roll over and go back to sleep after the nightmare
  10. It's a stupid idea, for the following reasons: 1. It promotes the dark side of rl football (yes we all know it happens or has happened but it doesn't mean it needs to be in a game), and 2. What is the point after all you can cheat easily enough with the ingame editor or pre-game editor.
  11. Although you have him as a key player are you actually playing him in the first team regularly if not it is no surprise he wants to leave to join Man City. Mind you he could really be after more money so if you want to keep him in that instance offer him a new contract to reflect that.
  12. Woolly

    Man U Always Dominant

    In most of my English saves it's usually Tottenham or Arsenal who dominate for the first 5-6 seasons, however, Chelsea and Man City are more yoyo clubs going from top 4 to mid-table from one season to the next. The biggest surprise for me is Liverpool on at least one of my saves they have been relegated. I'm sure it's not a bug in the game just a case of the strongest wealthiest sides doing well with the odd exception.
  13. I guess I will never know how far I could take my young Cagliari team due to accidently overwriting the file. I was looking good in my second season as well
  14. I've just got one in my second season with Cagilari but I've also got a fair few decent youngsters in the current squad. Now if I can just keep them in Serie A I will hopefully bring back the title to Sardina for the second time ever.
  15. Just finished my first season with Cagliari in a respectable 10th, the young North Korean Han has been a godsend scoring 23 goals in 35 games this despite being very inconsistent. Looking forward to how he will develop over the next few seasons. Other notable performances includes on loan striker Pavoletti who chipped in with 18 goals in 37 appearances and goalkeeper Cragno who despite letting in 65 goals over the season still managed to have an average rating of 6.75 and 7 clean sheets. The squad is still young and with added maturity should improve together. Only downside is the big clubs now seem to be sniffing around looking for bargains which is starting to distract. The team itself has also been awarded the best Serie A club by other teams which is not bad considering the likes of Inter, AC and Juve are in the same league