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  1. Currently playing as my beloved Sunderland and I'm doing rather well :)



    League has been an absolute cakewalk so far.  Have been playing a high pressing, possession based tactic.  Had some fantastic wins including a 2-1 home win against a near-full strength Chelsea side in the cup.


    I managed to offload Wyke, Flanagan, Watmore and Ozturk and brought in quality  cheap players including Ricardo Ferreira who is an insane player at this level;


    Max Power is also absolutely mental for League One, I play him in the Mezzala/Attack role and he dominates everything;


    Sorry if this is a low effort post, there's really not too much to report when playing in the first season as Sunderland.. Anything less than total domination in this league with the resources you have is very much a failure. 

  2. On 21/09/2018 at 14:29, steff13 said:

    as for me (my plans for FM19):


    1. Metalist 1925 (Ukraine) - new born team from Kharkiv, which continues traditions of old team Metalist. Just my local team, which I play in all FMs

    2. FC Dnipro (Ukraine) - finalist of Europe League 2015 now plays in Ukraine Amateur League (4th tier) because of financial and license problems

    3. FC Sochi (Russia) - renovated Dinamo SPb team, which was rebranded after moving to Sochi. Beautifull warm city, big modern stadium - all facilities to make a big club

    4. Neftci/Sabail/Sabah (Azerbaijan) - long-term leader of Azeri football, which is having bad times now, or two new clubs from capital city with interesting squads and perspectives. Will be interesting, for sure.

    5. Pyunik/Lori (Armenia) - Armenian championship was finally increased from 6 to 9 teams. Will be interesting for taking a team with big traditions (Pyunik) or a new club, which concentrates for signing young african players for re-selling.

    6. Lokomotivi/Saburtalo (Georgia) - both teams are focused for developing their home-grown players, so they have good youth facilities. 

    7. Taraz (Kazakhstan) - also team with good history, had given many good players to kazakh football, now playing in second division and hoping to get their positions back.

    8. FC Riga (Latvia) - russian owners solving a very hard task of making a big team in Latvia. And, IRL, they're close to the needed result. 

    9. Flora (Estonia) - playing for this team every year. Estonian championship is quite interesting and unpredictable. 3 ukrainian stars on loan will help to make a good performance.


    1. Feyenoord (Netherlands) - my favorite club for more then 15 years, so I've played for them every year since 2002

    2. B36 (Faroe Islands) - also playing for them every season. I like this country and their football

    3. Derby County (England) - also one of my favorite team for many years. But I don't like playing in England, so my saves for them are usually short.

    4. Aris/OFI/Iraklis (Greece) - strong teams in past, two first are newly-promoted to the Highest division in season 2018 and third has promoted from Third division. So, it'll be interesting to get them higher.

    5. Tromso (Norway) - the team from the biggest city beyond the Arctic Circle


    1. Paxtakor (Uzbekistan) - strong team, interesting big league and playing in Asian Champions league - I had some great saves for that team in the past

    2. Persepolis (Iran) - same as above, but also better finances and reputation to sign star players and updating facilities

    3. Istiqlol (Tajikistan) - leader of Tajik football, always having the best players in league, good foreigners - good chances to win AFC Cup and qualify to Champions league

    4. Dordoy (Kyrgyzstan) - same as above, but harder. Also two advantages - increased league (now 8 teams) and some naturalised players from Germany, who are usually agree for transfer to Kyrgyzstan

    5. Altyn Asyr/Kopetdag (Turkmenistan) - both clubs from very closed country, with full prohibition for signing foreign players. The first is young and ambitious and second shined in Soviet Union, was dissolved and renovated two years ago. The main problem is absence of real players

    6. Qingdao Jonoon (China) - famous team, which plays in Third division now. It's interesting to get them to the top, there're much money, but imperfection of reputation system makes the task very hard

    7. Boeung Ket (Cambodia) - grand of the South-East Asian football - good squad, interesting championship, many third-party cups

    8. Lao Toyota (Laos) - same as above, but harder

    9. Yadanarbon (Myanmar) - team from the legendary city of Mandalay (remember Robbie Williams's song?) - one of the strongest in the country. Big challenge to push Yangon United from the podium

    10. Home Utd (Singapore) - played for that team in FM05 first time, every year after that. Just a habit :)

    11. April 25 (North Korea) - as in Turkmenistan, for the bravest :)

    12. Erchim (Mongolia)/New Radiant (Maldives)/Three Stars (Nepal) - wanna play there very much, but the research is afful. So, waiting for actual database for these countries...


    1. Pyramids/Al-Ahly/Zamalek (Egypt) - the first team is very rich and second/third are grands of African football. Good research, big stadiums and traditions - will be interesting for sure

    2. Raja Casablanca (Morocco) - the same as Al Ahly/Zamalek

    3. ASEC (Ivory Coast) - team, which brought up many strong ivorian players like Gervinho, Yaya Toure, etc

    4. Costa do Sol (Mozambique) - I like this country, also , for example, it's possibility to make realistic transfers of portuguese/brasilian players

    5. Green Buffaloes (Zambia) - now playing for them, very intertaining championship. 38 games (+ Cup), more then 100 points, more then 150 scored goals, final scores like 8:0 or 7:1 - I'd like to make it one more time in FM19


    1. Las Vegas Lights (USA) - one more intertaining club with Freddy Adu in attacking line.


    1. Fuerza Amarilla (Ecuador) - just for beautiful name :)


    1. Auckland City (New Zealand) - also playing for them every year. Also a great possibility of participating in Club World Championship.



    Such an amazing post.  I do wish a lot of these countries were default without having to unlock in editor 

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    Despite simming the last 10 games due to not being bothered about the Championship, this is how it turned out. 

    Although he was never going to be as good as Tarashaj, Sigurðarson was absolutely phenomenal even with rotating occasionally with James Wilson.


    Tactically, I went with something that pretty much goes against what Sunderland have always played with; possession football.  It's worked absolute wonders,  This game against Sheffield Wednesday is a prime example of utter dominance with some ridiculous passing stats;



    I only brought in Daniel Bentley for £9.5 million (I know) in the winter, selling Mika for £145k and robbing Hull of £2 million for James Vaughan and £5 million from Celtic for Ruitter. :lol:

    It's going to be a fun summer with over £75 million for our transfer budget but I absolutely want to keep my wage budget under a million/week so players will be leaving.

  4. I'm starting up a new save now with the full version of the game, hopefully

    Don't let the new £2 million transfer budget fool anyone, there's still tonnes of sellable assets.

    Kone (if you hate him like me), Cattermole, Rodwell and Jones all a fair whack of money.  I also cancelled all of the loans because none of them had future fees.. so not much point paying inflated prices at the end of the season if they play well.

    I have been extremely busy however and have a squad that is unbelievably strong for the division, in my opinion.




    Konradsen in my opinion is the pick of the bunch.  He is an absolute bargain for £800k.  Look at him! 


    I'll be looking forward to this save. :)

  5. Spennymoor is quite literally down the road from me and it serves as a source of pride for the area considering Sunderland are a load of toss. :lol:

    Best of luck, definitely following and might play as them myself at some point.

    The demise of United stemmed from an arson attack at the local social club which was the main source of income for the team. So without much income, they ended up being unable to fulfill fixtures and were removed from the league and forced to fold.  During the year that they had folded, they were working with another local side - the other merger, Evenwood Town who coincidentally had plans to move into the Brewery Field. So United and Evenwood had a proposal accepted  from the council for a new, merged club that can play at the Brewery Field and Spennymoor Town was born. :)


  6. Sadly, since I got a glitch that was featured in the Beta saves, I can no longer play my game, so I'll have to start over, but I really can't be arsed.

    Basically, I won the FA Cup last season which gives me an automatic place into the Europa League.  Problem is, however, I have come to the point where the group stage draw is and it hasn't been drawn... so no Europa League at all. 

  7. We are truly in great position in the game.  Huge transfer budget, sellable assets and relatively low expectations in comparison to the squad's ability.

    I managed to get £5 million for Rodwell, £4.1 million for Billy Jones, £11.75 million for Cattermole and £17 million for Kone. 
    I highly recommend buying the transfer listed Shani Tarashaj from Everton for £4.6 millon.  He did.. rather well for me.


  8. 8 hours ago, MontyOnTheRun said:

    This thread is about discussing football manager - not the games that Liverpool play IRL.


    I hadn't watched tonight's game yet and you spoiled it for me. Thanks mate!

    Since a majority of the posters in the Liverpool threads are actually Liverpool fans, we tend to post about Liverpool IRL as well.

  9. 17 hours ago, MontyOnTheRun said:

    No offense mate, but your Liverpool thread should never have been created! It's mainly a cut and paste job from Wikipedia. Nothing personal written from you that would inspire a person to start a Liverpool save. What's even more shocking is that you've had since 9th of November to adjust the player assessments and give your thoughts on the squad - still there is nothing! It's like it was somehow prestigeous for you to be the one to create the Liverpool thread... it's not prestigeous when what you create even a 12 year old could do better.

    I appreciate the need for having a Liverpool thread so that people can discuss their Liverpool saves. However, there already was a thread on Liverpool in this forum section (albeit not an official thread) and you could have left the discussion there until you were ready to make a proper Liverpool thread. 

    This year's Liverpool squad in FM has got so much promise and excitement with the new players, and the young talents that have finally been rated properly by the Liverpool researcher. Not to mention the fact that they're now back in the CL!

    You have over 1000 posts on this forum and should probably think about quality ahead of quantity... this especially goes when you're creating official threads that people will have to look at for over a year!

    Next year I'm creating the official Liverpool thread and I don't want to hear any moaning from you about it. Capiche?!

    Just who the hell do you think you are? :lol:

  10. 17 minutes ago, hm86 said:

    Loving all these Dutch youth players to try and progress, anyone got any others?

    Another huge talent I noticed was a wonderfully named Giovanni Troupée.


    Another full back, I know.

    Or how about Guus Til from AZ?


    1 hour ago, fidelitywars said:

    Very much on my list of summer targets going into my 2nd season with Heerenveen; one of very few who fit the 'young, talented, homegrown and affordable' bill.

    Attribute-wise, he's actually quite similar to former Sparta teammate, Denzel Dumfries (but far more versatile) who i'm looking to off-load to augment the meagre £3m budget afforded by my board to defend my title. Was hoping for far more given the success and profit of last season. What makes it especially frustrating is that 4 of my 5 highest-rated players in that title season were the on-loan brigade of Odegaard, Grujic (who was unbelievable as a segundo volante following his January arrival), Tuanzebe and Harry Wilson. Only Wilson has extended so a significant re-build of my side's spine is on the cards. Pretty concerned that my small squad, strewn of 3 key players, will struggle with the additional demands of Champions' League football...

    Dumfries was a favourite of mine in FM 17, it seems he's fallen a bit in this version.

    I always prefer trying to get squads that have little or no loanee players who make a huge difference to the team.  Especially when you can't buy them.

  11. I have already posted him in the Dutch football thread, but how about Sherel Floranus of Sparta Rotterdam?


    Here he is at the beginning of the season in one of my saves and below is him a year later in another.  Random determination aside, he looks like a superb prospect.


  12. 2 hours ago, DavidBeckham said:

    Wow absolutely smashing it. Shani Tarashaj is providing solid back-up for me at Everton. He should do well for you in the top flight when you get promoted eventually.

    Surely a record-breaking season ahead!


    He's amazing for the championship and is transfer listed right at the beginning of the season.  He's already rated a good premier league player, and I bet at 22, he has a huge amount of room to improve.

    It's starting to look like it.. we can't be beaten at the moment and although I highly doubt the season will finish unbeaten, I bet we'll break the points tally record.


    On 11/11/2017 at 18:33, john1 said:

    André Hartmann looks awesome :eek: How did you find him?

    I have the best youth scouting package and all 14 of my scouts are out around the world scouting for youth players.  Some absolute gems tend to pop up throughout the season.

    Germany seems to be a goldmine.  I just signed this player and I have a new back up centre back hopefully incoming.

  13. January Update

    So as we get just over half of the season, things at the club are pretty... incredible.  We're absolutely unbeatable and nobody has come even close to threatening us in the league.



    Some huge stand out performances  so far in the season, including a 5-2 win against a near full strength Manchester United side, the already mentioned 7-0 win against Forest and overall, our excellent cup run so far.  We  have Fulham in the Carabao Cup semi final, with Arsenal or Reading waiting in the final.  The main focus of the next half of the season will be developing the younger players at the club.

    Speaking of players, I have brought in a whole bunch of youngsters from across Europe into the squad with Ayoze Arcas and André Hartmann slotting directly into the first team as back up replacements for Darron Gibson and James Vaughan who are being shipped out.


    He's amazing.  :cool:  38 goals in 26 games at the moment.

    13 hours ago, john1 said:

    Tarashaj is on fire :cool: 

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