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  1. Ah, didn't see that in the post. Will be patient in that case.
  2. Is the new beta match engine also available in FMT 2020 for Mac/PC? I can change Steam to the public beta version, but I don't see a download happening and version change.
  3. Never seems to work for FMT the way it works for FM though. Still have Zebre instead of Juventus and Real San Sebastian instead of Real Sociedad in Spain for example.
  4. Totally agree. FM Touch on a laptop is much better than fat FM. The only irritating thing is the non-licensed names of teams and competitions which you can't change in FMT
  5. By default, it's under your Library folder in your user's home directory. If you can't see this in Finder, you can use the "Go" menu, see screenshot below: By default you should look in Library / Application Support / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2020
  6. Yesterday I had to reinstall after the 20.0.2 update - I couldn't select another location. But it works again now,
  7. Definitely an issue in my game. Especially irritating when this happens just after a player has won the ball himself.
  8. I've changed the location setting ("choose the location to save all your files to") to a new FM20 folder I created in my Documents folder. Put all graphics there (in a subfolder) just as with FM19 and before. That way you don't have to search deep in the Library folder.
  9. Just started a new game using pr0/fmtu update after window closed in most of Europe. United predicted to finish 5th and a team that needs a lot of work. 110M left in the transfer budget though. Let's see how this goes.
  10. Waiting for a good update pack, including some much needed ability changes, given how we performed last season.
  11. Depends on what you want. Juve and either Milan club are champions league level immediately and very rich. With teams like Sampdoria, Atalanta or Fiorentina you're below that level and have far less money, but you can challenge the bigger teams rather quickly. Personally I like Fiorentina (where I'm currently managing) due to okay-ish finances, nice youngsters and a lovely kit (and the city itself is pretty nice too).
  12. So I finally found time and energy to finish my fourth season in charge of Fiorentina. After finishing 2nd in season 3, I wanted to get rid of some deadwood, bring some youngsters through and find a signature signing to inspire a new tactic. I've found it very hard to get rid of players. Bennassi and Pezzela were in their last year of contract and demanding ridiculous wages for our level (since we're in the Champions League, everyone expects at least 120k/week) but there where no takers for them the entire summer. I wanted to get rid of Malcom also, but offering him for 15M (while his value was 40M+) only got me 1 party interested, whom he rejected. I might have made a mistake signing him (or at least the gamble didn't pay off) but that's another 5M euros in wages this season I should have spent differently. Thank god I managed to sell Otavio and Saponara, giving me some extra money on top of my budget. Main target for the new season was a good right back, since I only had Hugo Mallo there and his absence due to an injury was felt in the previous season. In the end I found Depaoli from Sampdoria to be a good candidate: he performed well in Serie A and didn't cost too much money. With some of the youngsters signed the years before coming through and Caio Cesar - who my scouts where very enthusiastic about - becoming available I made the decision to switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation and try something differently. Transfer dealings As for the competition, we used preseason and the first few matches to tweak somethings and then we went flying. The first half of the season was amazing, winning almost every game and conceding about 5 goals in total. After New Year we had a more difficult period, and I needed to tweak my tactics more and more. We didn't win the Coppa Italia this year, getting knocked out in the quaters by Lazio. In the Champions League we went top of our group, but found that Barcelona was too much for us in the Quarter Finals - still a good results, given where Fiorentina is coming from. The league was ours however, after a spell of losing and drawing in January, we turned it around and kept our distance from Milan, winning the league with 6 points more than them. Bonus was Fiete Arp becoming the league's top scorer with 24 goals. This win makes it 2 league titles in the last 3 years, so expectations for next year are set! League table As for next year, I'll be missing Pezzela, who accepted another team's offer and will go there an a free. I'll need to get replacement in for him. Also, with me snatching Vanderlei up when Arsenal started bidding on him, I have two great prospects for the AMC position and feel like these are the guys I need to build the team around. Hopefully this summer clearing out rest of the deadwood will be possible. With my current wage budget, I have a transfer budget of around 38M euros, so there isn't as much money to play around with as I'm used to in England. What's been very disappointing is that none of the big, rich English and Spanish clubs have been enquiring about my star players. They've been tearing up the league, but the game doesn't seem to generate interest in them. How does this work for everyone else? My two newgen AMCs
  13. @quee quite a thorough and eloquent write up of your season so far. Progress looks good. As for my save with Fiorentina, I'll be a bit shorter. After the great second season in charge, winning Serie A, Italian Cup and Europa League, it'd be very hard to get to the same level again in the 20/21 season. First order of business was to get rid of some deadwood, like Zekhini, Eysseric and Norgard. My main goals for this save are to become a force in Italy and the Champions League and becoming one of the richest clubs in the world. In order to do that, I want to earn a lot of money on player transfers and not spend large amounts on wages. So, this transfer window I had to let go of my major star after Barcelona came in for Federico Chiesa. But for 105M, I couldn't resist. Transfers in were done in two categories: getting players from the transfer list to fill in starting places, and young prospects found by my scouts who might be the stars of the future (and from which I can make a load of money hopefully). So Malcom came in from Barcelona to replace Chiesa, Paredes to strenghen the midfield and Diakhaby to get even better defensively (especially when one of my first choice center backs was injured in season 2, we had a huge problem). Later in the season, during the winter transfer window, I had the option to buy Tonali from Torino, where he didn't play much. I've seen a lot of people raving about him in this topic, so I couldn't pass up on him. Also, Fiete Arp was available, so I got him in to already have a replacement for when some bigger club might come in for Simeone. The results in the first half of the season were fine. We fought with Milan for 1st and 2nd place and held our own. In the Champions League we got out of a much easier group than the season before, but Manchester United were too good in the first knockout round (3-4 on aggregate). The amount of stars in their team was just unbelievable. But after the winter break we had a big slump in form in the Serie A, winning only four (drawing 5) of 11 matches, while AC Milan were still going strong and got a 10 point gap on us. I couldn't find a way to steady the ship, so we had to settle for a 2nd place finish this season, finishing 7 points behind Milan, but also 7 points ahead of third placed Roma. And I'm still proud that we had the least amount of goals conceded. By the way, we did win the Italian Cup again, for the third time in a row, beating AC Milan on penalties after a 1-1 game. For next season I want to sell some of the bigger names I bought before, like Otavia, Malcom and Moreno and see if I either reinvest in better, established players to get better at scoring goals (which I feel is our major issue). Or I put in some of the youth I acquired in these first 3 seasons and let them grow towards the stars they can become.
  14. Worse than I hoped, in this season he only managed 2 assists (no goals) in 14(10) games, rating 6.73. He's indeed the backup for both wing positions. I'll sell him at the end of season 3 to give youngsters some chances to impress. I'm playing FM Touch on my laptop, since I don't have time for all the extras the full game has nowadays. Every season I get a message about non-EU places, but it seems the game doesn't force this rule.
  15. Sure, for most of the season I played the 4-3-3 below. I tried a more possession heavy 4-2-3-1 at the start of the season, but the 4-3-3 suits my players, and myself, better. When I'm up against better opposition, or when I'm a goal in front, I did change the LB to WB/S, dropped the DL and went from shorter to default passing length, sometimes also combined with lowering the mentality to play more cautiously and on the counter. There are no PI's used. And I can already tell you that my third season isn't going as well as my second: scoring goals is getting harder and harder.
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