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    Massive FM fan. Been playing since 1999 and still going!

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    Sunny Skegness

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  1. Sergio Roberto started as a central midfielder. Seem to remember that he got moved to right back when Dani Alves left. I wouldn't consider him world class in any position. His reputation is higher than it should be because he plays for Barcelona and he has the "world class" tag as a result. You will see a similar situation with some young regens. They will be classed as "wonderkid" but their ability isn't near to that.
  2. I'm feeling bewildered. Perhaps SI were inspired by Manuel Neuer to include it in the match engine! Wolves win a throw in close to my penalty box with nearly 38 minutes played. They decide it's a brilliant idea to let Rui Patricio take it. He takes the throw and the ball is quickly passed back to him. Patricio does his best Neuer impression and gets tackled. My defence clear the danger which results in my striker having a clear run on goal and tapping into an empty net.
  3. One thing I noticed a long time ago was the AI really struggles when it comes to rating goalkeepers. You can have amazing staff but sometimes they are way out with what they are trying to tell you. Best thing to do is judge on everything you can see yourself and make your own conclusions.
  4. Great to see so many of you choosing to manage in France. I had a 25 season spell in charge of Toulouse on FM19. I like to build my club and develop talent so Ligue 1 was a perfect fit for me. It took me about 10 years but we were in the end superior to PSG. Saint Etienne became the 3rd best team in the league after a tycoon takeover around half way through the save. My favourite story though had to be that of Bastia. They started in the non playable 5th tier and worked their way up to Ligue 1 inside 12 seasons before establishing themselves in the top flight. Whilst I'm here, I feel the need to mention the quality of the French regens. There were plenty on my save over the years with incredible ability and you won't find a better standard anywhere else in Europe. I never had more than 10 foreigners in my squad (I didn't count African as foreign) and yet pretty much every top club had a couple of class French players, if not more. Getting some of the best HG talent signed up before they get the chance to move abroad is really important if you want to do amazingly well. Affording to bring them home is an almost no go.
  5. Seems very strange to me. I had to ground share with Bristol City for 1 season after reaching the Premier League. Ashton Gate should have also been one of the logical options for your club.
  6. I had a right back who had his determination drop from 16 to 6 over night. He was my first choice at the time. There was one notable change about his match performances which I picked up on very quickly. If he started a game slowly, his performance level would not pick up later on.
  7. This is the record of my regen striker at Toulouse. The save is still ongoing and he is now aged 32. He's also scored in plenty of big matches including finals over the years. Annoyingly, the fans don't even class him as a legend. What more do they want!?!
  8. Was the 2nd half performance really that bad? I've seen similar before but my team have missed all their chances in the 2nd half whilst the opposition have scored from their 2 breaks up the pitch. I'm not going to have a dig at them for that. My team also play better when they have to. I'm not going to tell them off for downing tools at 7-0 up because they are motivated when I need them to be.
  9. It appears he also has some attributes randomly set at the start of a save which will impact his PA. On FMInside he has 3 determination. He probably has hiddens that vary on a save by save basis too.
  10. I think you are being very kind to the transfer system. It is shocking and has been for a long time. If you have a save 5+ years in then have a look around and you will see there are more problems than you realise. It is most evident at the top clubs who spend big transfer fees on players they don't need or then play, stockpile for seemingly no reason, won't sell players aged 21/22 that are clearly never going to play for them before eventually selling him aged 24 for peanuts and they prefer to spend £100m on a player than give a chance to the odd really bright talent they do have. We talk about the game having an AI but when it comes to transfers, developing players and running a club with a bit of common sense, there is very little sign of any intelligence at all.
  11. I might be totally barking up the wrong tree so please forgive me. I see he has 5 adaptability on his hidden attributes. Perhaps as a result he would only consider a move to a club in another English speaking country. He knew he wouldn't be able to settle in Spain so wouldn't consider it. In the end he got a move to Liverpool which was a lot more suitable for him.
  12. I'm managing Toulouse and we are one of the best teams in the world. I have a senior central midfielder who is much worse than anyone else on paper but has always been reliable. He is team ethical, does the simple things and spreads the play. I start him about 20 times a season because I just need someone doing what he does and it brings my other players into the game.
  13. 105 points is nothing in Ligue 1 haha. I still didn't come top on 108! I took the 4 points off PSG. They won every other match they played.
  14. It just so happened that I requested a stadium expansion earlier today so it was fresh in my memory. Pleased to have helped.
  15. My current stadium holds 52,500. We are having an expansion of 12,500 seats. The board have told me that the estimated cost is around £72m. Thankfully we have £350m in the bank so it's fine.
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