Jump to content
Sports Interactive Community


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About ThePigeon85

  • Rank

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Anyone ever seen anything like this? I won the league and Champions League with Sunderland and the new season fixtures are out... Community Shield on 16th July, two Prem fixtures in July, Testimionial between league games, Carabao Cup 3rd round and Champions League match on consecutive nights And 8 weeks without a fixture in November and December? I assume I might need two weeks for World Club Cup but EIGHT WEEKS? So confused. Players are gonna be absolutely knackered!
  2. Wow, great work Knap. I used your Beowulf 4-2-3-1 for Sunderland in League One and finished with 116 points but I always like to try new tactics and fancy playing with two strikers so I will give this updated 4-4-2 a go in the Championship. Thanks for all your hard work with your various tactics.
  3. Absolutely loving my Saints save at the moment - never managed them before and I don't know why but they just really appealed to me when trying to decide who to manage. Will post screenies a bit later when I'm home from work but so far, so good. I amended my seasonal expectations to a Euro Cup position which gave me around £18m transfer budget. Immediately I had Spurs sniffing around Clyne and having seen that I could get Peruzzi for around £3.5m, I decided to go like-for-like and accepted £13m cash for Clyne giving me around £28m to spend. I then brought in: Kimmich - promising young DMC in the deep-lying playmaker mould. £3m Flanagan - Liverpool full-back, got him for £8m and he's been superb, been playing him at left-back and his attributes are all green arrowing nicely Ibarbo - pacey, strong, versatile striker. Felt I needed someone who could stretch teams as Pelle only had single figure pace. £10m Balanta - as we all know, a superb young Colombian defender. Paid around £9m for him over installments. Gil Romero - brilliant and cheap Argie centre mid, I felt this would really bolster my options in there - £4m Nacho - season-long loan from Real Madrid to provide great cover (D RLC) Andre Ayew - probably my biggest signing in terms of wages, around 90k I think. But he's been brilliant and he really tracks back well, something Mane doesn't really do well. £6.5m bargain. Also sold Cork to WBA (£5.5m) and Boruc abroad for 450k. I've been playing 4-2-1-2-1 with two defensive mids in front of the back four. The DMRC is Wanyama as a ball-winning midfielder on 'defend' and the DMLC is Schneiderlin as a deep-lying playmaker on support. In front of them I've had Gil Romero or Ward-Prowse depending on the strength of the opposition. Ayew largely LW, Long (who has been superb) on RW and then Ibarbo as a complete forward up front. My back five of Forster, Flanagan, Balanta, Alderweireld and Peruzzi have been really solid. ------------------------Ibarbo--------------------------- Ayew/Tadic------------------------------------Long/Tadic -------------------Gil Romero/JWP---------------------- ------------Schneiderlin--------Wanyama--------------- Flanagan--------Balanta-----Alderweireld-------Peruzzi --------------------------Forster-------------------------- Tadic had a two month injury lay-off but when he has played, he's been brilliant so I largely rotate Ayew/Long/Tadic in the two winger positions. I'm in second place at Christmas and made the quarters of the LC only to be knocked out 2-1 AET at Arsenal. Highlights: Chelsea 1-1 Saints Man Utd 0-2 Saints Stoke 0-4 Saints Saints 3-0 Liverpool Really enjoying this save; I've gone for the possession approach, i.e. retain possession, short passing, work ball into box, look for overlap, high pressing... with team tactics set as control and flexible. My team training is purely 'Ball Control' and 'High' intensity, with Rene Meulensteen (4.5* ball control) brought in as a coach which I believe has helped massively. Screenies later
  • Create New...