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  1. Hi guys, Haven't been following this release since 2013. I found it hard to get into 2013 as it had a feeling that you never knew what was going wrong with your team when results were going poorly. Was just wondering if the general consensus is that this has been addressed with this version? Appreciate any replies!
  2. Managing in Wales is hard. I'm unofficially trying Gundo's European Adventure challenge in FM13 and I'm having a similar problem with you. I'm managing Barry Town and to cap the problem attracting regens, I can't even win the league to get Champions League money and become Professional as Bangor City got there before me. TNS and Bangor are now the Celtic and Rangers of the Welsh Premier League, signing all of these magnificent English youth rejects, while I can't sign anyone better than I already have. It's a tough spot!
  3. No. Because what is seen on the pitch is a representation of the statistics running in the background. The players aren't really kicking the ball in a gameplay sense - so therefore the ball isn't moving realistically. When you see a ball being kicked, all that is happening is that it is using all the relevant stats such as the passing ability of the player, etc and then calculating whether it was successful or not. Also, as has been said before, the 3D graphics are a recent change brought in to appease those that wanted 3D graphics. Therefore style over substance.
  4. For all issues about the ball not moving correctly, players, etc... The graphics are a REPRESENTATION of the match run by the simulator. If you want realistic ball physics, etc you can buy this game called 'FIFA'. If you want an indepth simulator of tactics, squad makeup, etc then that is what Football Manager is for. The match simulator is by far much better than anything else out there and much better than previous management games I've played (Anyone remember Kevin Keagan football manager? ) Substance over style anytime.
  5. We best be charging them the Earth!
  6. I've only had one tycoon takeover of my club, and maybe seen one or two takeovers. Seems rare to me... Ahhh, Newcastle united with Hulk up top....
  7. Off the ball stat is 11... In all seriousness, as others have posted don't worry too much about the graphical portrayal of the match. It's not 100% accurate and I don't think it's supposed to be 100% accurate. It's supposed to give you a visual representation of what is going on, not an exact blow by blow account. Think yourself lucky, the first football manager game I played (Kenny Dalglish football manager I think it was called for the C64) had 3 or 4 animations for scoring a goal or missing. That was it...
  8. I do it for important matches now and again.
  9. Wow... Someone brought this thread back from the dead... I think the best thing to come from the answers in this thread is that now I use a lone striker up front and and AML and AMR!
  10. Problem is now, how on earth do I replace him? I'm trying to understand what makes him so good.
  11. I got lucky in my latest 2011 game. Newcastle got taken over by a free spender, so in my first season of takeover I got something like a £60 million transfer budget. Raided Porto and bought three players, Fernando, Rodriguez and Hulk. Been playing as a 4-1-2-3, with AM wingers and Hulk as a lone striker up top. He's been by far my best striker I have ever had, in the last two seasons getting above 40 goals in all competitions, over 35 goals in the league. Think I have got the best out of him and he is now in the twilight of his career, but still, 127 goals in 177 appearances isn't too shabby. Not to mention we won the champions league in 2016. Of course this save WAS supposed to be where I relied on youth...
  12. Good luck to any candidates who apply. Seems like a temp. job.
  13. Careful though. The next Michael Owen? So he'll be a star for the first half of his career and then go and rot on someone's bench? *caws evily as he flies off*
  14. I love watching full matches, but as the OP mentions, they take quite a long time! Last season with my beloved Newcastle I think I watched two full matches, one Champions League match against Barcelona (We won!) and then the Champions League Final.
  15. From a Newcastle fan, that sounds like a typical Sunderland mistake to make... As far as my transfer mistakes, I think they have just been like the OP's in which I agree to a move but don't look at the date of the transfer...