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  1. This is tremendous. I played a lot of FM12 back at university and had that mainly cracked. I have struggled at FM19 as there are a lot of changes so this is helpful to say the least. Out of curiosity is there any reason you've done this or is it just purely to help people out?
  2. I always like the idea of restoring a bit of a 'fallen giant'. My team Sunderland are a good challenge this year. Back to back relegations and a change in ownership. I've found them a challenge so far with a host of new players etc.
  3. You're only as good as the tools at your disposal. If the players don't have the capability to pass through the press then you're going to struggle to beat it with a tactic designed to do exactly that. Likewise if your players aren't creative or able to take a man on, they may struggle to break down the parked bus. Might be worth visiting the tactics forum on here for some in depth tactical help.
  4. What tactics do you use for Sunderland? I've just started a save with them and lost the first two games without scoring and struggled to get the team working well.
  5. After a tumultuous spell as Chairman and Owner Ellis Short finally agreed to sell the club to Stewart Donald after month of negotiating. With the club suffering back to back relegations, some managerial disaster appointments and a core of rotten signings, Sunderland have plummeted down the spectrum. Struggling to compete both on and off the pitch it was imperative that something new was to happen. With the growing discontent from the fanbase over the past few years Donald needed to make something exciting happen to reengage the fanbase. And so, after an illustrious career with notable clubs of Southampton, Aston Villa and mainly Sunderland where he scored 113 times in 208 appearances and listed as a club legend, the return of (Super) Kevin Phillips is a welcome one to all connected with the club. A previous England international gaining 8 caps, Phillips has plied his trade in the coaching world since retirement in 2014 with Leicester, Derby and Stoke and has gained valuable experience from some well known managers. Phillips has taken the steps to work his way through his coaching badges and was said to have jumped at the chance of joining the club under the new stewardship of Donald to a club in which he holds incredibly close to his heart with the aim of getting them back where they belong the Premier League. With his Uefa A Coaching Badge and having coached in the youth set ups at previous clubs, Phillips will be looking to bring the youth through the ranks and recruit wisely with a philosophy of buying players cheap, developing them and flipping them on for a profit. (Should be noted this save may be a fairly slow burn, and I am planning on giving monthly game updates).
  6. Mine are mainly with player numbers. Main keeper gets number 1, young keeper (generally 3rd choice) gets 13 and second choice keeper get 40. I have a strange affiliation to the numbers 14 and 17. Reserve right winger always get 17 and third choice striker always 14. Second choice left back always gets 33 and second choice right back 12.
  7. So I started the game unemployed and took over a struggling Leeds team in November. January transfer window comes around and Modibo Maiga is available - I 'interact with board' and my chairman says yes to the transfer etc etc. Brilliant I think - anyway, we agree a fee and terms and then it comes to the work permit, turned down on the first attempt, so I appealed. Anyway, it was turned down again on appeal meaning I can't re-apply for another 120 days, yet instead of cancelling the transfer because he can't play, the chairman cracks on with it and signs him anyway leaving me with no budget for transfers and a player I can't even play. Surely this is flawed? Anyone else had any similar stories?
  8. He's the England manager on one of my saves. Almost immediately after Capello left he was sacked from Chelsea and has been England boss for a number of years.
  9. Has anyone else seen a goal keeper who can is also 'accomplished' as an outfield player. I've just started managing in 2023 and my keeper can play both in goal and right wing. Surely this can't be right. Don't know how to post a screenshot otherwise I would!
  10. You Sir are a hero. Much appreciated, I'd never have thought of or tried anything like that.
  11. Hey guys, wondering if anyone can help. I recently uninstalled FM11 via steam, then reinstalled via steam earlier today. Steam says the download was completed, but when I double click to play the message box comes up "steam is preparing to launch...." then nothing happens. Any help much appreciated
  12. I'd been looking for my save games in the programme files not my documents. I wasn't sure whether Steam had it's own kind of filing system incorporated of not. Thanks for the help.
  13. I have FM installed via steam and I was wondering if I was to uninstall FM11 for one reason or another, would I lose my save games too? Any help appreciated
  14. Ideally I play them in an advanced playmaker role behind the front man. Keeping Pastore, bye bye Marek.
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