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  1. I've had a few saves and all of them have been a soft Brexit. The one thing that really annoys me with this is the fact you have to wait til a foreign player is 18 before he actually joins your club. I used to love bringing 16 year olds in an developing them from the off, but Brexit puts a stop to that. It's so annoying.
  2. Alright, Has anyone ever had any issues with scouting assignments just randomly stopping? It's happening quite often on my save now for some reason. When I first noticed, only a handful of scouts were left with the assignments I set them. The rest (a bucket load of them) were no longer scouting and their assignments were not even showing up in the completed assignments, which makes me think it's a bug. It's literally as if they have never been given an assignment as there's no history or anything. I only set them all up again the other day only to find just now that they've all become unassigned again. Can anyone explain this? It's doing my head in! Cheers.
  3. Re: Powello's post on André Silva (above). He isn't in the game on my save. Could this be because I've not got the Portuguese league loaded? Seems a bit weird considering he's obviously highly rated. I've set the Portuguese to be loaded, which will occur in pre-season anyway. Does anyone know if that will enable certain players currently non-existent to actually exist?
  4. Alright lads, Just a quick question - André Silva of Porto and Kieran Tierney of Celtic are not in my game - could this be because I don't have the Portuguese and Scottish leagues loaded? Both players are of the higher potential, especially the former, so it would seem a bit odd that they're not in there when practically all other Porto and Celtic players are in the game. Would appreciate an actual answer because I've seen how good André Silva is on the game, and I'm raging he doesn't exist on my save! Cheers!
  5. haven't yet had time to go through each page, so forgive me if these have already been mentioned, but these are just a handful of features that I'd love to see implemented into FM17 and beyond. - Actual match day squads. At the moment, we can choose any player from any squad on match day (unless they've played for their squad that day). I'd love to have to select a match day squad every week. The same goes for pre-season tour squads. I could play be playing in China or South Korea, and still be able to select ANY player from any of the three squads my club has. For me, that isn't very realistic as the whole first team, Under 21's and Under 18's squads don't go on pre-season tours. - Make arranging pre-season friendlies against other clubs in different nations easier. I want to be able to approach a club and offer to play them in the US in the summer much easier. There are loads more features I'd like to see, but don't want to drag this post on and on.
  6. So, pre-season ahead of the 2019/2020 season. I've splashed out mega money to bring Neymar to the club. £90m up front, with £9m after 50 league appearances. Barca bid for Griezmann just before I bid for Neymar, which I accepted. I'm at work and can't really remember the initial fee, but the deal is worth up to £70m in total. He's given me three great seasons, but only made 17 starts in the league last season, and my coaches tell me he's dropped in ability recently, so I think it's a great deal. I used Griezmann on the right hand side as an Inside Forward. Neymar is best on the left, which is where I have Memphis, so I think a slight change will have to be made. I'm considering starting Memphis on the right, with Neymar on the left, but allow them to swap during games, and just giving them complete freedom. Memphis is rated at 4 stars along with Neymar and Martial, and with Martial only 23, Memphis 24 and Neymar's 27, so the latter is just entering his prime. Andreas Pereira has made a move to Monaco for £38m. I loaned them Lincoln for the whole of last season, and want to use him this season, so Lincoln has replaced Pereira at United, and Pereira has replaced Lincoln at Monaco! In terms of the squad, I'm more than well stocked ahead of the new season. Every position is well covered with a few players able to play in numerous positions. Absolutely loving Football Manager 2016 and this save.
  7. Just finished the 2018/2019 season, and all in all, it was another brilliant season. Community Shield winners, UEFA Super Cup winners, FIFA World Club Cup winners, Capital One Cup winners, Premier League winners and FA Cup winners. The one blotch was the Champions League. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it past the quarter final stage this season (having won it last season). A 4-2 win at home in the first leg against Napoli meant that I went into the second leg as favourites. It was a total catpitulation. We lost 4-0 and went out 6-4 on aggregate. The final is a few days away, and sees Napoli and Benfica, who battered Real Madrid in the semi final second leg 5-2, go at it. Weird. I only lost one league game, and that was away to Swansea. Manchester City, who fnished in second place, went unbeaten in the league until the 37th game. They lost away to...Swansea (IIRC - I'm pretty sure it was). I genuinely hated the thought of City going the whole Premier League season unbeaten, and was devastated not to have beaten them a few games earlier. I was 1-0 down to them at half time at Old Trafford. Three goals within 15 second half minutes saw us take command of it, only for City to pull a goal back straight from the kick off after our third. Last minute of injury time, a diagonal ball into the box was put in and we ended up throwing a 2-goal lead and drawing 3-3. Another classic that springs to mind is a 4-4 draw away at Everton and 5-0 win away at Arsenal. My first choice starting XI was as follows: GK - David de Gea RB - Hector Bellerin [Wingback (A)] CB - John Stones [ball Playing Defender ©] CB - Kostas Manolas [Central Defender (D)] LB - Luke Shaw [Complete Winback (A)] DM - Morgan Schneiderlin [Defensive Midfielder (D)] CM - Paul Pogba [Advanced Playmaker (A)] CM - Youri Tielemans [Deeplying Playmaker (S)] RW - Antoine Griezmann [inside Forward (A)] LW - Memphis Depay [inside Forward (A)] ST - Anthony Martial [Complete Forward (S)] Other players in the squad: Gianluigi Donnarumma Matteo Darmian Phil Jones David Alaba Timothy Fosu-Mensah Abdou Lahat Diakhate Bastian Schweinsteiger Andreas Iniesta Callum Gribbin Andreas Pereira Breel Embolo James Wilson To add to those, I do have a good number of regens, most of whom are classed as 'wonderkids'. I've a good number of players out on loan, so they'll be returning for pre-season. I do think I loaned too many out this season. In hindsight, I'd have kept some of them back in order to rest players throughout the season a little more, but I'll rectify that next season. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Andreas Iniesta are calling time on their careers this summer, and I'm hoping the former agrees to stay on as a coach. Iniesta only played about 4 games for me, and spent the majority of the season in the reserves. Anthony Martial scored 62 goals for us this season. Memphis got 28, Griezmann and Wilson each got 22, with Embolo and Gribbin grabbing 19 and 17 respectively. Looking at bringing more youngsters in over the summer and getting rid of those who will never make it at United. The average age of the squad is 24, so the future is absolutely shining bright!
  8. Many thanks for the praise, mate. It's very much appreciated! I'm glad things are looking up for you in the game. Would just like to touch upon the away form issue - if, like me, you have your mentality set to 'control' in most games, maybe set it to 'standard' for away games and see how that goes.
  9. Matteo Darmian has just won the 2018 FIFA Ballon d'Or. Talk about a surprise! He's no longer automatic first choice RB for me, as I have Bellerin competing with him. He did win the World Cup with Italy the previous summer, so obviously that has played a part. Antoine Griezmann and Anthony Martial came 2nd and 3rd respectively.
  10. Robson Wynter - A Youth Academy prospect. Fabian Gadinger - Bought from Stuttgart for an initial fee of £6.75m. Scored on his debut in the Capital One Cup. Ivan Plavsic - Bought from Barcelona for an initial fee of £6.5m. I'm pretty certain that this guy is going to be a monster and become even better than another Serbian was for Manchester United.
  11. Just in November 2018, and I'm already planning my summer transfer activity. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Andreas Iniesta will both definitely leave the club on free transfers. Antoine Griezmann, even though he's a class player, will make way as I want to bring in Neymar. Got some excellent young players who are developing really well, so I will post the screenshots shortly.
  12. I've tried PMing you twice, mate. I'm out so I'm using my phone, but it doesn't seemed to have worked. Try PMing me and I'll see if a reply gets sent.
  13. Opening day of the new Premier League season... Callum Gribbin got me 10 goals in 13(8) league appearances last season. Andreas Pereira scored 3 league goals in the whole of last season. Both developing really nicely, especially the former.
  14. Try these changes and see how you get on. I'm no tactical expert, but this is how I'd set my team up if I were playing your formation. Player Roles - Set Bastian Schweinsteiger as a Deep Lying Playmaker on Defend duty. - Set Juan Mata as an Advanced Playmaker on Support duty. - Set Anthony Martial as an Advanced Forward Team Instructions - Width set to fairly wide (By playing wider, you'll be able to use your wingbacks much better) - Closing down set to 'less' (your team will look to keep its shape when the opponent has the ball) - Look to exploit the flanks. If you wish to leave this unchecked, then use this option during games you're struggling it at least. - Set your team to look for the overlap (your width comes into play here. Your wingbacks will provide the width, and will cause trouble for the teams you're playing against) - Set the crosses to be aimed at the far post. See how you get on doing this. Let me know!
  15. Do you mind posting your formation and team instructions?
  16. 2017/2018 Season Community Shield Winners Capital One Cup Winners FA Cup Winners Premier League Champions Champions League Winners A simply amazing season capped off by the thumping of Real Madrid, twelve months on from being beaten by Juventus in the final. Having decided against spending a lot of money last season, I have decided to make a couple of changes in personnel this time around. Chris Smalling has made a move to Tottenham for a fee which I just couldn't turn down. He was playing second fiddle to John Stones and Kostas Manolas, and at 28, I thought the time was right, especially considering Timothy Fosu-Mensah broke into the first team last season. Ander Herrera, who, after since last Christmas, was part of the reserve team squad was sold to Crystal Palace for £17m. Hector Bellerin and David Alaba have been brought in for pretty big money - £53m and £47m respectively. I was very light in the fullback positions. Luke Shaw had a couple of injuries that kept him out for quite lengthy patches last season, so Darmian had to fill in for him, which meant Jones was played at right back. Both Bellerin and Alaba were unhappy at their previous clubs, and both will play integral roles in my squad for the forthcoming seasons. Alaba's versatility is a huge plus too! Andreas Iniesta signed on a free transfer - he was initially going to replace Schweinsteiger, who wanted to go back to Germany throughout the season, but with a few weeks left on his 3 year deal he signed in 2015, he told me he wanted to stay, and I couldn't find it within myself to let him leave. A new contract was signed, and of course, I couldn't cancel the Iniesta deal, so he came in on the 1st July. Both will play back up to Pogba, Tielemans, Pereira, Schneiderlin and Diakhate. They're both of hefty wages for back up players, but money isn't an issue, the club is out of debt now, and they will be fantastic tutors, so I can't really complain. I've a good pre-season fixture list, with LA Galaxy, Barcelona and Seattle Sounders on my US tour, then two away friendlies at Bayern and Aberdeen, with Ajax at home before the Community Shield against Arsenal. Liverpool are our opponents in the UEFA Super Cup. Roll on the new season!
  17. Sorry, I should've said - those were just the initial fees.
  18. Is that so? I can't quite remember what it started at. Here's the progress his strength has seen.
  19. Here are a few youngsters that I'm trying to develop for the first team. Ro-Shaun Williams - Has been sent out on loan a couple of times for first team football experience, but isn't really developing that well. He's got time on his side, so I will continue doing all I can, but if I were a betting man, I'd say he'll be sold on in a couple of years' time. Timothy Fosu-Mensah - Coming on leaps and bounds and is featuring more in match-day squads. Can play CB and DM, so that allows me to give him more exposure. He'll feature even more for me next season. Ibnu Pakage - A 6"5 seventeen year-old striker. He cost me £800k from Jong Ajax in the summer (2017/2018). He's progressing really well, and will ultimately give me another option as a target man. I'm really excited at how this guy is going to turn out. I hope his aggression will improve. Not too fussed about his agility, as he'd be able to use his strength to hold up the ball, or power his way through defenders. Yannis Moulin - Eighteen years old, and 6"6. Signed for £900k from Troyes AC. I've high hopes for this fella. With Stones, Kanolas, Smalling, Jones and Fosu-Mensah occupying the CB slots in my squad, I probably won't be able to afford him much game time next season, so a season-long loan will be on the cards to help his development. Musa Onuegbu - A £1.2m signing from Lille. At Eighteen years of age, this guy is already a brilliant finisher. He possesses good pace and excellent physical stats, bar his balance. Determination and off the ball movement is also excellent for someone his age. He's just a goalscorer, basically. Lack of teamwork is something I'm hoping improves over time, as well as his passing, but get the ball to him in the box, and he'll score goals. Chancel Kalala - One of the youngest players at the club. Arrived in January for £750k from Anderlecht. A couple of years younger than Onuegba, but very, very similar. Saving the best til last. Callum Gribbin - He's just insane. The progress he's making is amazing. Currently coming in for Griezmann on the left as an Inside Forward, and occasionally playing as a left winger. I'm hoping to improve on his finishing, but 6 goals in 7 Premier League starts, and 11 goals in 11 starts overall isn't something I can complain about. He's going to be absolutely class for me!
  20. What's the difference between sending a scout to, let's say, South America, with the the age and potential ability set to 'at most 19' and 'at least 3 stars', and sending a scout to the same country but telling him to search for a Hot Prospect? I've never understood why the scout for a Hot Prospect option is there, when you can manually amend the search criteria.
  21. I'm not surprised Rooney's terrible playing that role, he was terrible for me in any role I gave him so I shipped him out. Is there a specific reason as to why you wish to play a False 9 up front? I can only think of one player on the game whose stats are suited to that role, and that's Messi. What is your formation and what roles are given to the other players, specifically your striker's supporting players? Also, I don't think it's possible to scout a player's 'preferred' role as such, but you can scout for players based on role suitability.
  22. Agreed a deal with Andres Iniesta. He'll sign when his contract with Barcelona expires. An opportune signing, but with Basti leaving on a free transfer come the summer, Iniesta will prove invaluable when it comes to tutoring the likes of Diakhate and Pereira.
  23. For sure. Here they are. Griezmann normally plays on the right with Memphis on the left, but Memphis is out injured at the moment. Tempo, width and mentality are all changed during the game depending on the score. If I'm 2 goals up against a top 4 team away from home, then I revert to 'standard' and keep the tempo and width the same. If I'm drawing at half time, whether at home or away, then I change the tempo to 'normal' and width to 'wide'. If I'm chasing the game, then I change to 'attacking', 'wide', 'quick' and ask the players to close the opposition 'more'.
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