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  1. @essien_5 I will say Rice has been great for me in backing up Kante, and I expect him to take over that role full time. I've got Adarabioyo alongside Tomori right now and his attributes look great on mine, with potential to grow, though his performances so far have only been ok. I'd be really interested to see how Kane performs for you if you do go for him, plus it's always good to deprive Spurs of their best players, though ideally without giving them £75m Hoping to post my season review soon, but am away from my laptop over the next few days for Christmas
  2. Sure no problem: Gk (SK - Defend): None RB (FB - attack): Shoot less often, stay wider, close down more RCB (CD - Defend): None LCB (CD - Defend): None LB (FB - Attack): Shoot less often, stay wider, close down more DM (BWM - Defend): None MCR (AP - Attack): More direct passes, roam from position MCL (B2B - Support): Take more risks AMR (IW - Support): More direct passes, take more risks, get further forward AML (IF - Support): More direct passes, roam from position ST (PF - Attack): Take more risks Also, all of the CMs and Ams have b
  3. Also had this issue, would love to upload a couple of goals, anyone had a solution?
  4. Nice work @essien_5, I'm in the same boat with Havertz, really haven't got him firing as I'd want. Halfway through the second season and he only has 1 assist so far this year for me... Eerily similar to real life... I also didn't get much of a budget for the January window first season (I wasn't planning any signings anyway), but I got a much larger one in the summer, which I put to some use. I'll do another review at the end of season two, currently my main challenge is that Real and Barca are after Tammy and Mount and doing everything they can to unsettle them. It's gonna be a figh
  5. Bucket! Nice to see some of the old familiar names again Great signings! I've always used Mount as the BBM in mine, haven't quite managed to get Havertz firing as I'd like, but I'll keep experimenting. My setup showing my first team second season, modestly named Brackenball, is: It's a modified version of vertical tiki-take, and I love the football that's played. I'll upload some goals when I get the chance, but it's lovely fast short passing through the midfield, usually ending in a through ball to either Tammy or the wingers, or a cross from one of the full backs. I w
  6. Great season @MBJ96, any particular transfer plans for next season? How did you play Havertz, 18 assists is a fantastic return from him
  7. Just finished reading this thread from the start, absolutely fantastic work, and I'll be following this closely. Not seen this level of detailed analysis on a consistent basis anywhere, truly impressive. Keep it up!
  8. Hi all, been a while since I've had any time with FM, but finally got to play a bit and am really enjoying this edition so far. Nice to see some familiar faces in the thread too! Thought I'd post a season review here if people are interested as it went startlingly well. 2020/2021 Review: Transfers Out: Kepa - £10.5m plus clauses to Shakhtar Alonso - Loan to buy Leicester Drinkwater - Loan to buy Brighton Some development loans Transfers in: Nobody, I wanted to give the current squad time to gel and figured they were good enough for my ambitions this year
  9. Will be following this with interest, hope you end up at Chelmsford, used to enjoy going to the odd game there in my younger days. Great work so far!
  10. A very belated review of my second season: Premier League: Well, we won it, but it was a lot tougher than the final table looks. After 12 games, United had only conceded 1 goal, and were scoring on average 4 a game. Thankfully, that one goal was against us, in a 1-0 win at the Bridge, which really paid off. But for the first half of the season we were slugging away, really not finishing teams off like we should, but grinding out the results. Suddenly, January hit, and everything changed. I didn't shift tactics or personnel (other than using Pulisic on the left a little more), b
  11. Nice work @jonathan44 particularly a CL win in the first season! Also see you got some great outgoing business done in selling off the deadwood, I wish someone would've paid me that much for Batman How's Ziyech been for you second season? He's been kind of hit or miss for me, poor decision making always seems to let him down. I'll post my season 2 review later today, it was a hell of a year
  12. Been a while since I've played much FM, but the quarantine has given me the opportunity to start a Chelsea save. Just finished the first season, finished in 2nd by a point off Liverpool (if we'd won our last game we'd have been champions but drew with darned Leicester), out of the CL in the quarters to eventual winners Barca, but beat United in the League Cup final and got revenge on Liverpool by beating them to win the FA cup. Bought in Chilwell in January to replace outgoing Emerson, but otherwise the squad was basically the same from the start. Tammy was great for me, 37 go
  13. Just read this from the start, really enjoying these updates, great career so far. Hope you can get a particularly satisfying bit of revenge by beating a Chinese team in the CL final
  14. + 1 on these, would love to see em, also Reece James if possible
  15. I've tried a lower tempo, but the challenge is that they just then slowly play up to the penalty area, allowing the opposition to get organised, and leaving us no space to get in behind. Coupled with the lack of movement, it just results in the midfielders passing the ball around between them before the inevitable long shot. So, higher or lower, it ends up with a lot of long shots from the midfielders, it's just in one case I get at least some more dynamic build up. I wish it did lead to speculative through balls, I'd love some of those! But even with the higher tempo and direct passing I don'
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