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About mr_whitey

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  1. I've been my annual game as Le Havre, it look me 6 seasons to beat the big money spenders and take the title.. My policy is to only look to bring in players under 27 years old so I have young average age, Ozdemir, Mendy and Moukoudi remain from my first season. Odegaard was signed on a free, Mayoral has been my best signing 101 goals in 3 seasons (72 league goals) and only cost 1.3m from Real Madrid. Ruiz was another free transfer. And how about this for a result
  2. Pictures at the top of the post should be sorted now Hopefully I'll update with how my game is going in the coming days. 5 League games in and I'm W 2 D 2 L1 sitting mid table
  3. Squad Analysis - First Team The following analysis has been done without playing any games so is subject to a lot of change. One of the great things with FM is that players who look like they wont perform for you on paper actually play better than what you think, and obviously the system you play, and how you look to build a squad will play a massive part. Goalkeepers Ageing and already playing a backup role at the club. Can cover for the odd suspension or injury but you should be looking for a replacement longer term, the answer to that could be in the U'19 squad in the shape of Stefan Rakocevic (More on him later). Should be your starter in the first season, more than good enough for this level. Although he doesn't show that he is going to improve that much he is a good age and should be good enough to allow you to strengthen in other areas. Defenders Can cover both full back positions but probably backup at best, at 29 not a long term option. Best right back at the club (Unless you plan on playing Philipp Ziereis there), has good stats for the position and should do well. More suited to a defensive full back role, so if your looking to play attacking full backs then you may need to look at other options Almost completely the opposite to Hornschuh in that defensively Hedenstad is very poor (11 tacking, 8 positioning, 10 marking) but his attacking stats are very good, looks more suited to being a winger. If your looking to play attacking full backs he may be an option, if your looking for more defensive options then look elsewhere. The best left back at the club, good age and shouldn't need to look anywhere else for the first season. Solid defensive and attacking stats mean he should be able to play in a variety of systems. Can also cover in the midfield positions down the left hand side. Doesn't have the required current ability to push Buballa for a starting sport, at 21 though he is young enough to reach his potential. Maybe a candidate for a loan first season, or give games in the 2nd team. Captain and one of 3 good centre back options at the club for this level, at 29 is the oldest of the three which may become a factor for some if they want to blood younger players. Unless your going to play 3 at the back it's probably a straight fight between Gonther and Ziereis but moving the latter to right back could get the best players (and your captain) on the pitch. There's not much in it but looks the best centre back at the club, good solid stats and at 25 a good age. More than good enough for this level and may even be able to play the level above should that become the case. At 6' 5" you will be hoping for him to dominate in the air in this league. At 23 one of the younger defensive options and maybe the one to build your defence around. First decision is whether you see him playing in front of either Gonther or Sobiech or if you require him to play at right back which he is more than capable of doing. If you want to play 3 at the back you have 3 great options. Midfielders The only natural defensive midfielder at the club although there are other options who can play there if needed. He can also play as a centre back (and Right back) and his media description is actually this position rather that the DM one. A good player to have around the squad just for his ability to cover a number of positions. A good option on either side of the midfield and plenty good enough for this league. Passing could do with improvement but at 29 there probably isn't too much more growth in his game. Very pacy winger who can play either side and will attract interest from bigger clubs from the off (In my game 2 Bundesliga clubs are interested), the club has good options in the wide positions so it may be a good opportunity to make a bit of money, alternatively he could be difference between mid table and pushing into the higher positions. On loan from a Turkish side and like many of the wide options at the club can play either side. There is a future free arranged but at over 2 million this looks like it will be too much. The loan cannot be terminated so will be part of your squad first season. A young player and probably not going to push for a starting place in the current squad, 2nd team games or a loan may be best option. Does have good potential if it can be reached so maybe worth keeping around. A player who can play in both central midfield and defensive midfield as well as play right back. A combative midfielder and will push for a starting spot. May be the best defensive midfield option at the club currently. Like Nehrig he can play both DM and MC positions but is a more of an attacking option. Has good potential so may be worth giving him games in the first season to see how he develops. Misses up to 2 months at the start of the season. Has the potential to become the best player at the club, can play out wide on the right and also in the AMC position. If you did decide to move Miyaichi on for the money then Kyoung-Rok is a great option to build the team around. Pretty much a mirror image of Kyoung-Rok in terms of the positions he plays, but in this case the left hand side. Looks like his best position is on the wing, but a more technical play rather than a quick/nippy winger. Very good option but the next player on the list in Dudziak may be preferred. A left winger with the biggest potential ability in the whole squad. Can also play in both central midfield and the more advanced attacking midfield area. Signed from Dortmund and at 20 someone you can try to build this St. Pauli team around if you play wide men. Strikers Fafà Picault - Probably the weakest option of the 3 out and out strikers at the club but can also fill the wider positions too. Unless he proves to be useful in those positions or he fits into a 2 striker system you want to play there are probably better options out there. The first of 2 good options at this level, but it will probably depend on the system you decide to play as to how many games Aziz will get. Ducksch is a very simular option, has slightly more potential and is a much younger option which could see Aziz as a backup. The youngest and potentially the best striker at the club. Doesn't have the greatest work rate so this is where Bouhaddouz may get the nod in systems where pressing the position is key, one of those players where games will decide the role he will play. Squad Analysis - Under 19's There are only 2 players in the Under 19 squad at the start of the game so not much to develop to start with. Both players who are there so potential, especially Stefan Rakocevic. It may be worth using him as backup goalkeeper in the first season instead of Heerwagen. Squad Analysis - St Pauli II The team don't have a schedule in the first season as they are not in a playable league. Analysis of this squad to follow but no immediate starters in this squad, a few with potential though.
  4. FC St. Pauli FM2017 Team Guide History FC St Pauli, is a German sports club based in the St. Pauli quarter of Hamburg. The team dropped down to the Regionalliga in 2003, at that time the third highest football division in Germany and remained there for four years. In 2007, they won promotion back to the 2. Bundesliga and in 2010, they were promoted to the Bundesliga. Since the 2011–12 season, they have played in 2. Bundesliga. FC St Pauli has a cross-town rivalry with Hamburger SV, the matches between the two are known as the Hamburger Stadtderby. The club also has a rivalry with Hansa Rostock. While the footballers have enjoyed only modest success on the field, the club is widely recognised for its distinctive culture and has a large popular following as one of the country's "Kult" clubs. FC St. Pauli supporters are highly identified with left-wing politics Fans/Support St. Pauli enjoys a certain fame for the left-leaning character of its supporters: most of the team's fans regard themselves as anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-homophobic and anti-sexist. The organisation has adopted an outspoken stance against racism, fascism, sexism, and homophobia and has embodied this position in its constitution. Team supporters traditionally participate in demonstrations in the Hamburg district of St. Pauli, including those over squatting or low-income housing, such as the Hafenstraße and Bambule. The centre of fan activity is the Fanladen St. Pauli. The club prides itself on having the largest number of female fans in all of German football The club has many fan clubs around the world, in England probably the most notable being Yorkshire St. Pauli Facilities The home venue of the FC St Pauli is the Millerntor-Stadion. Work on the stadium began in 1961, but its completion was delayed until 1963 as there was initially no drainage system in place, making the pitch unplayable after rain. It originally held 32,000 supporters, but the capacity was later reduced for safety reasons. In 1970, the stadium was renamed Wilhelm Koch-Stadium, in honour of a former club president, but this name became highly controversial when it was discovered that Wilhelm Koch had been a member of the Nazi Party during the war. After protests by fans, the name was changed back to Millerntor-Stadion in 1999. A total redevelopment began in 2006. The final phase of the redevelopment work ended with the completion of the new north stand in July 2015. The stadium is since then permitted for a capacity of 29,546 spectators of which 16,940 are standing and 12,606 are seated. The Stadium is located next to the Heiligengeistfeld, and is overlooked by the infamous Flak Tower IV to the north and a building of the Deutsche Telekom to the south. It can easily be reached with the Hamburg U-Bahn line U3 (St. Pauli Station and Feldstrasse Station).
  5. Pretty sure I'll start at Le Havre in France as I normally do. St Pauli is another possibility though
  6. Glad to see a thread for managing in France. I'm currently enjoying a save with Le Havre who start in Ligue 2, I was promoted season 1 (And won the French Cup, qualifying for Europe) and in my 6th season I have finally toppled PSG and won the title. If there is interest I will try and summarise my save.
  7. Until recently I hadn't notice any issue with players wanting to leave, id managed in France for years and England without issue. It want until I started a save in Germany that I notices a potential issue. Very early on in the season (9 games in) I had already had 7 players complaining about the lack of first team football and it spoilt the experience becuase I just wasn't enough games to give them the game time I wonder if the issue is cause becuase in Germany it's 1 game a week and the lack of first team football it triggered more on games within a certain space of time rather than ratio of games played and missed?
  8. Has anyone reported an issue with Transfer Budgets since the patch? Now this may just be my club but i've got 30+ million in the bank after qualifying for the champions league last season (I'm Le Havre in france) making it to the semi final so making a load of money. I finished 3rd last season which gets me into the final qualifying stage of the champions league and I'm expected to qualify for the champions league again this year, but I've been given a 500k transfer budget... that can't be right can it? I was given 10m 2 season's ago when the club had very little money in the back and 7 million last season when I was almost in the red. I'm hoping the patch hasn't messed up my budget becuase it will kill my game as I need to improve the squad to stay with the big teams. I hope its my board doing it for a reason?
  9. No if I'm playing in a league with only 5 or less subs, my only exceptions being important cup games/finals. Yes if I'm playing in a league with 7 subs.
  10. Sorry for the lack of updates from my game, I'm just about to start my 2nd season in the Bundesliga having just missed out on Europe in my first season there, finished 7th, 1pt behind the last Europa Cup spot. Really enjoyable game so far. Poulsen one of key players still, not many originals left in my starting linup now, Frahn still about but not a regular now.
  11. Tix hasn't progressed much on mine but I haven't played him at all or tried too hard to improve him as he doesn't look good enough to me. I've just started my 2nd season as still have Fabio Coltorti as my number one having signed Marko Meerits as his backup
  12. 2013/14 End of Season Update Promotion was secured with 2 games to go of the season after being top from gameweek 6, a brilliant season which went much better than I had expected. Unfortunately after applying the new 14.2.0 patch my form dipped which made the end of season a bit painful, winning only 3 of 12 games, made the end a bit tighter than it would have otherwise been. Daniel Frahn ended the season as my top scored dispute struggling with injuries and playing only 22(5) games, he ended the season injured and with 16 goals to his name. Other key players were Georg Teigl, Thiago Rockenbach and Yussuf Poulsen who finished the season with 12 goals. Most surprising player was Tobias Willers who spent most of the season playing Right Back and out performed every other defender on the team. I setup a link with Bayern Munich half way through the season which I hope will help next season to get at least 1 key loan signing. I need a fair amount of players next year, especially in defence where I'm pretty weak. Looking forward to the new season, I had quite a good youth intake, a handful of 4 1/2 star potential's who I'll be looking to develop.
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