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  1. Same savegame. Three successive seasons. Three different clubs in three different leagues in three different countries with three different tactical approaches. Story is always the same, overachieve in the first half of the season, get to 1st January and form just falls off a cliff, then it eventually comes back in March. My career win rate is 48%. My win rate in January and February over the six seasons I have played is 22%. Over the last three seasons, it's 7%.
  2. Three consecutive league games, four free kicks, four goals. All of which in my opinion should have been fairly easy saves for the keeper (slow, central part of the goal, medium level from ground). It might be because I'm in the Belgian third division and the keepers are relatively poor, but I still think none of these free kicks should have resulted in goals. Uploaded as GazzP Freekick 1.pkm, GazzP Freekick 2.pkm and GazzP Freekick 3.pkm. It's the four goals scored by Mikael Soisalo for Chatelet across the three games.
  3. Uploaded save game as GazzP misreported draw.fm
  4. As someone who coaches at a Level 12 club, yes they do. They'll just go an play for the team five or ten miles down the road or they'll just not play for a while whilst they have a sulk about being left out of the starting eleven for three games on the bounce. The only way Dan could make this more realistic is if there was a way to add in a random 'Sorry boss, I can't play on Saturday as work are making me cover someone's shift' unavailability.
  5. Don't know if you use / were aware of it Dan, but the new FA Full Time website is pretty comprehensive when it comes to leagues and teams. https://fulltime.thefa.com/ff/LeagueDetails?leagueid=3244788&seasonid=603384594 On a more personal note since I coach at one of the teams involved, if you get the chance to add the West Midlands (Regional) League Divisions One (Lvl 11) and Two (Lvl 12), that would be brilliant.
  6. Harvey Neville at Man Utd has his uncle, Gary Neville as a relation, but doesn't have one with his dad, Phil. Also, should Phil be available to recruit at the start of the game, given that he has a full-time contract with England Women?
  7. Anyone discovered any good routines or tips for defending corners so far? Keep conceding the same type of goal regardless of setups, it will either be a cross into the near post and the player nips in infront of the defender to score at the near post or it will go deep and outswinging, get headed back across and a tap in at the opposite post as my guy on the post does nothing.
  8. https://www.austria.org/citizenship/ Austrians cannot gain second nationalities.
  9. You should be able to go on holiday for a day and it will sim past it.
  10. Adalberto Penaranda 1. Shouldn't he be unavailable for Watford as he doesn't have a work permit? 2. Should he be really rated as the second coming of Pele given that he had a fairly unspectacular loan period at Malaga last season?
  11. I find the demands and lack of paitence when it comes to demanding first team football to be too severe. It seems to affect the AI too and you end up with lots of players transfer listed by request barely months into the season. I'm playing as Newcastle, so I've already got a problem where I have four centre backs of equal ability and can't fit them all into the team at once. Problem is, I am 10 (league and cup) games into the season, Lascelles has started 7, Fernandez 6+1 sub, Schar 5+1 and Clark 4+2 Fernandez, Schar and Clark have all come to me already complaining about not playing enough games. Me promising them game time has then had a knock on effect of upsetting basically the whole squad, which has made performances terrible and my job security is precarious already and senior players have lost all confidence. I've basically being forced to play a back three in an attempt to keep them all happy even though that is not what I want to do. How am I meant to have any squad depth / team stability long term if every player who isn't playing week in, week out is going to get unhappy inside a month of two? I understand players wanting to play, but players with rotation squad status who have started 40% of games should not be kicking up a massive fuss in early October. Bare in mind, in reality, Newcastle have played 13 games this season and Schar has 2 starts and Clark has five starts and both seem perfectly happy. Uploaded save game as GazzP - poor dressing room atmos.fm
  12. Has anyone had a takeover that isn't led by someone who when you google their name isn't a dodgy Ukrainian or Russian oligarch?
  13. Ryan Sessegnon for £10m from Fulham. They'd laugh in your face if you offered them that in real life.
  14. Do you have a version of this without the legendary managers? I'd like a database where the AI managers are better as currently, they're not a challenge long term.
  15. Surely it would be something that would be better coming from SI as something to improve the game and to be hardcoded into the game engine? It's also not really an aspect of the data as there should be some element of randomness. For example, I know a guy who was born in England to Norwegian parents, met his Japanese wife whilst backpacking and they had a daughter who was born in Australia, so she qualifies for four unrelated countries.
  16. Quite simply, we're living in a more multicultural, more globalised world, so there should be more and more newgens that come through with secondary or multiple nationalities. This should be especially prevalent in former 'colonial' countries such as England / UK, where we have large populations that would have ancestors from Commonwealth countries (India, Jamaica etc.) I've had four batches of newgens so far in my Newcastle save and I've only had one newgen with a second nationality and that was English/Greek, there's not even so much as an Anglo-Scot.
  17. 10 goals, 3 red cards, penalties scored, penalties missed, injuries, streakers, aliens, the lot.
  18. Won the title in my fourth season, would have probably won it in the third but Arsenal had a ridiculous season and finished with 101pts. Current team is (4-2-3-1 MCR Assymetric) GK/D - Ethan Horvath (£11.5m from Club Brugge) / Jason Steele (Free transfer for HG reasons) FB/A - Fabian Mosquera (£675k from Santa Fe - Colombian 19yo regen who is better than Bellerin - absolute steal) / Mario Gaspar (£15m from Juventus) / Yedlin CD/D- Kurt Zouma (£20m from Chelsea) / Reece Oxford (£32m from Swansea) CD/D - Phil Jones (£22m from Man Utd) / Lucas (£3.5m from Atletico) / Mbema (sold to PSG for £30m, bought back six months and no apps later for £17.5m) FB/A - Guilherme Arana (£17m from Corinthians) / Federico Ricca (£4.8m from Brighton) VOL/A (DMCL)- Dragos Nedelcu (£2.5m from FCSB) - Absolute monster in the role - club captain / Merino DLP/S (MCR) - Marco Benassi (£23m from Fiorentina) / Stefano Sturaro (£6.5m from Juventus) / Hayden IF/S - Justin Kluivert (£8m from Ajax) / Ritchie SS/A - Ayoze Perez - shouldn't work in this role but just does, assists galore. IF/S - Diogo Jota (£20m from Atletico) / Ryan Sessegnon (£10m from Fulham) / Atsu CF/A - Moise Kean (£18m from Juventus) / Alassane Plea (£13m from Nice) / Mitrovic
  19. Dragos Nedelcu. He's 21, really cheap, can play in multiple positions and is already PL quality. Using him as a Volante in the second season with Newcastle and he's scored four and assisted three in nine games.
  20. Ayoze Perez as a Shadow Striker in behind a DLF-A has been on absolute fire for me. Mikel Merino as a Segundo Volante-A has been brilliant as well. Signed Plea in January for £13.5m and he's scored 5 in 9, so he's looking very promising too.
  21. I've always took 'wants a new challenge' as code for 'my agent reckons I can triple my wages signing for someone else'.
  22. Anyone else having discipline issues, six games, four red cards, all second bookings. 2 for DLP and 2 for CD/D. It seems weird because I've taken off 'Get stuck in' but I played with that all last season and had 2 reds all season.
  23. What's 'reality'? The amount of variables in 'reality' is practically infinite and impossible to program. Every game that has ever been programmed has things that can be exploited that wouldn't apply to real life, to expect FM to be any different is silly.
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