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  1. I might actually be a creep, but for some reason I have always thought of this song as "Special", (both in name and nature). In any case, I would like to dedicate my Beta save to someone who, at this very early stage, is at least hinting, that he just possibly, might be...... a little bit special. I've never managed in Austria, and if my FM19 soujourn in France, Brazil and most Nordic Nations tells me anything, it suggest that trying new things can be fun. This bloke has really caught my eye this season in real life and I thought that watching him fill his boots, (he will even be taking free-kicks and pens away from GK's), could be fun while I see what's what in the Beta. The updates are going to be player-based rather than team-based, but to be honest I am making this up as I go so who knows what's going to happen. The only thing I know for absolute certainty, is that his Dad hates Roy Keane and the feeling is mutual.
  2. I Know you don't ever test the game since 2017 on ubuntu. But I continue to play FM on it, and i'ts OK with FM 18 and 19. And for the first time, the game doesn't work. I've seen this screen attached, or just a black screen. Could you help me? Thanks!
  3. Dear all, does someone know if the BETA Version provides Online or Network Managing (Playing together with frinds by net)? Thank you. Best regards WK
  4. 309. I had been to the 40 000 all-seater Campéon del Siglo before. At the time I was hopeful of managing the then 40-year old legend who scored the first goal at this new stadium in 2016: Diego Forlan. He’d returned from a stint in India to play for Fénix, a struggling side that had just been promoted against all odds. After finishing his career there, in hindsight he should have retired after he came back over to Montevideo for the first time. Returning to his boyhood club after a four-year post-Europe tour in Brazil and Japan, he scored the goals to sign them off in their old stadium and get them going in their new one. It was a fairy tale 12 months, winning the Campeonato Uruguayo halfway through the new transition back to the calendar year league format. If I could find out where he was, maybe he could be tempted to work as an assistant at the third most successful finalists in Copa Libertadores history: Club Atlético Peñarol. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics’ South American Club of the Century had won more than 50 domestic titles and kept pace with Argentinean monsters River Plate and Boca Juniors in continental competition, although Independiente were a modern-day colossus with three Copa Libertadores wins in a row. Their rivalry with Nacional was immense; if one didn’t win the title the other would. This was a huge job. Ecuadorean side Liga de Quito are in town, the only side to have dropped points against Peñarol, and were going home with nothing more than participation money. Since that opening fixture Manyas had lost every game in the competition, and back to back defeats against River hardly helped their heavyweight claims. Paraguayan side Libertad currently topped the group by two points and only needed to avoid a loss in Argentina – this was not a campaign that should have been thrown away. The Uruguayan side had only scored two goals and remarkably both came in the first minute in Ecuador and Paraguay before throwing the game away. A cool shower descended over the city. At least 35 000 people had turned up to see this game and if anyone was stupid enough to not take their seats before kick-off they would be rushing in after that roar from the crowd. From the off the ball was worked wide left of the 4-2-3-1 DM Wide formation and Saracchi beat his man on the wing and whipped in a deep cross which was headed up in the air by the Liga de Quito defence. Right winger Sirino didn’t let two thoughts enter his head and hit the sweetest volley into the near post to make it 1-0 inside 15 seconds! Lightning had struck a third time in the first minute for Peñarol. The defensive box employed by the Ecuadoreans had a long night on. The visitors did well to control the ball thereafter but an incisive move in and around the box got the hosts 2-0 to the good, Sirino again providing the finish. Number ten Elizari had played a lovely square ball with his back to goal to assist the strike. After quarter of an hour the game is surely settled now. A knee injury to Saracchi saw play subdued and he didn’t reappear for the second half. Sirino took a knock soon after and the visitors made two quick changes to try and get back in the game. The home side’s defence had little to do and it looked like complacency was setting in. Liga de Quito were very frustrated but the manager showed no tactical guile is trying to alter the game, just throwing on his third substitute to freshen up the central column once more. Peñarol were quick to win the ball with possession lost and that tenacity saw left wing substitute Rodríguez drive at the opposition and cross into the middle. Again the ‘keeper punched clear but not far enough. Sirino… hat-trick! A crashing hit across the goalkeeper for a marvellous trio of goals, Elizari again the master of the one-touch assist. He was taken off for a well-deserved ovation soon after. Rodríguez still wanted his name in lights, if only as a subheading, and came inside to strike low and hard into the bottom corner with a quarter of an hour left. It had been a terrific performance from the attacking midfielders but caretaker Jorge Gonçalves, a Peñarol veteran of 20 years as player and staff, had recognised the lack of mobility with the striker and replaced him five minutes previous. The game petered out. The defensive players had been so tough all night long and rightly celebrated together while the attackers congratulated each other. The tactic created these divisions but it was fantastic to see these men turn a corner as one. The Valencia Football Review called to clarify a few things about my departure, completely unaware of where I was, and it felt good to talk away from home. I wouldn’t have to look anyone in the eye in response to what they read in the newspapers. Peñarol would keep me waiting until the Intermedio was a fortnight away before offering an interview. It had been an expensive five days at short notice in the hotel. New president Carlos Ádrian Noble had formally invited me by letter but on the day the director Ricardo Peluffo was the only one at the interview. There was a managing director who could not make it as well as another, less senior director who was now away on holiday. It seemed like this was at least plausible, despite the yarns I have been spun by suits in the past. He wasn’t a man to get on the wrong side of; immediately he spoke of his ‘considerable reservations’ about the time I spent at my previous clubs. I rode the storm and stuck my neck out, asking about the data analysis facilities and if the training ground was at the level required to dominate Uruguayan football. I had to impress this guy after all. He eventually let the business mask slip and looked to be warming to me, or maybe he had just forgotten that conversations with the manager didn’t have to be a terse post-defeat war. I begged him to take a chance on me. I explained how my ground-breaking approach last season had led to a win ratio of 67% and it would never be bettered at Mestalla. I cheekily told him I’d also won every cup I’ve ever entered, and we shared a laugh. Have I convinced him?
  5. 252. The next morning, we were back at Cuidad Deportiva de Paterna. Ortiz is now a trusted assistant and his playing experience would be a massive asset to these starlets. He knew what it meant to be some young kid trying to find his way at a big club’s B team, having come through the ranks at Atlético. He broke through into the first team La Liga squad but soon left on a two-year loan to Osasuna to add to his game time. When that diminished, he dropped down to the Segunda Division for a year before an eventful four years at Almeria. Upon relegation he was sold to Scottish titans Rangers for € 1M. That didn’t work out and this was where his hindsight could help our players. He was loaned back for that second half of the season before being brought back to La Liga. After battling relegation at Granada, he saw out his final year on loan in the Valencian community at Hércules in the Segunda Division, yet he was to suffer another relegation. The bravery to go abroad again at 32 was commendable, and he was rewarded with a three year stay at AEK Larnakas in Cyprus, finishing league runners up behind a five-time league winning giant in APOEL. He had been all around Spain and across the water twice. It was certainly something for these players to learn from every day in training. He would earn respect. Director General Mateu Alemany met us at the door, introduced himself and fellow director Juanma Lora, and beckoned to follow him into the meeting room. Owner Peter Lim wasn’t there, and neither was club president Anil Murthy. Were they coming later? No, came the curt reply. They will contact you when they see fit – they have a La Liga club to run. Alemany ran operations and was our boss. If we couldn’t get hold of him then speak to Lora. The size of this club! They needed departments just to delineate the workload. It was mesmerising. Under-19s Manager Miguel Grau was already in the room, as was ex-Barcelona stalwart José Ramón Alexanko who was the Basque Director of Football. Gentlemen, you must decide your responsibilities between yourselves. The Director General was in no mood for pleasantries. We are here to mediate but ultimately you all share the remit to develop players for the first team. The minimum expectation is that Mestalla avoid relegation from Segunda División. We have been waiting for nearly 50 years to get the team to this level and we are not going to let any of you derail that. Someone will carry the can if we fail. Vílchez and Camacho did not want that level of heat so they are gone. Imposta, Ortiz… you two are last in the door and will be first out. With that, Alemany and Lora were gone. Grau, a friendly face in all of this, broke the silence and said we just need to sort out which players are playing for which team. We can work on it later in the day but right now I think you new boys need to speak to this man, pointing to Alexanko. The Under-19s Manager took his bosses’ idea and got up to leave. I shared a look with Ortiz. It seemed as if it was a case of every man for himself! Alexanko opened up. I’m in charge of continuity here. Staff contracts, player contracts – everyone has to impress me to stay. Everything else is up to you. If you want I can bring bodies in or get rid of people but I’ll level with you: I don’t have time for that. I can talk to the media and maybe even manage your pre-season games while you get your feet under the table but believe me when I say that my job is the senior team, not all the teams. If you were wondering if you can meet with the manager Vitor Pereira or the assistant Luís Miguel then the answer is no. You just work Mestalla.
  6. Hi, hoping someone can help. I purchased a steam code advertised as the full version of the game but giving access to the Beta. I made my purchase a day or two before release but never got to play it until after release date. My laptop was left on so it I thought that FM had updated to full version. However I’ve grown more suspicious that I still only have Beta? Today I see an update has come out but my FM seemed to still be running the first database. I tried forcing steam to update but its stated client list is up to date. So I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the game and now I notice it’s only 3.1gb which seems low for a full version?? When I go onto the FM19 steam store page it says I have the game?? Am I just being paranoid? Is there something else I can check to confirm?
  7. Hello guys, i thought I would share my YT series with Roma on here. I have put a fair amount of effort into animations for line-up introductions as well as highlight screens. I really hope you guys enjoy it, any feedback at this stage would be brilliant!
  8. Amsterdamned with Ajax Yes, here we go. 'Tis the time, and while I had very different plans just a few days ago, I am starting this Football Manager with AFC Ajax. It's the club I support, but I haven't managed them since FM14 or 15 or so. They appealed to me a lot because of the transfer business that has been done recently and because I want to get going really. Can't be waiting for some inspiration to hit me! Now, just a few things. while Ajax have spent quite a bit of money, I am super excited about the players at the club at the start of the game so won't be spending much. Probably just a loan here or there. Also, these are my tactics for now. I might be going into more detail later, but let's just say I was inspired by some other FMCU regulars for that last one. Generally that should be the main home-tactic, while the wing play one might be used more for away games. The Wingback one is mostly just there to get a third tactic in there if the first two don't work!
  9. Hi, I hope not to post a silly question, but I'm using a beta version save (created before 2nd Nov): does it allow me the right patching of the game? I'm worried about the extremely high number of injuries I'm still having in my games, and I'm start wondering if it could be caused by the incorrect application of the first patch, wich should have resolved (or at least minimized) the problem. Anyway, do you think it is a better Idea to stop using the Beta saves and to start a new career after 2nd november, or it is exactely the same thing? thanks in advance F.
  10. For the Salernitana team, the shirt number 4 is not retired. From 2011 the number's shirt is available. In this competition the number 4 is Bernardini
  11. CLUB DETAILS HISTORY FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" van Gaal OON (born 8 August 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former player. He was formerly manager of Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich, the Netherlands and Manchester United. Van Gaal is one of the most decorated managers in world football, having won 20 major honours in his managerial career. Before his career as a coach, Van Gaal played as a midfielder for Royal Antwerp, Telstar, Sparta Rotterdam, Ajax and AZ. He is also a fully qualified physical education teacher and has worked as such at high schools during various stages of his career as a semi-professional footballer. "Louis van Gaal, who as a defensive midfielder for Sparta Rotterdam in the late 1970s was said to resemble “a slug on sandpaper”, or a medieval knight clunking around in a full suit of armour. Tall, bolt upright, he ran, in the words of one spectator, “as if he’d swallowed an umbrella” and would direct games from the centre circle, recycling possession, barking instructions at his team-mates and rolling his eyes at their technical shortcomings regardless of their seniority. He was not only a control freak but a battler, too, his flattened nose testimony to his fearlessness in attacking aerial balls with his “Minotaur noggin”." TACTICS + PHILOSOPHY I have picked two shapes well used by Louis van Gaal. In his prior spell at AZ, bringing them the league title, Louis used a more direct 4-4-2 shape. But with the current selection of players, the 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 look like the best fit. The variation in the midfield diamond allow for more flexibility depending on the opponent players and the players available. Louis' obsession is with the reality of being sucker-punched by faster opponents who exploit the space in behind a high pressing 'Total Football' unit to break out. As such, this later phase Louis Van Gaal football starts from a negative premise that his teams must be super secure against turnovers in possession through a very deliberate, orchestrated style of secure, possession obsession build-up play. He wants to move the opponents defenders around through passing in front of them until they break their discipline and leave a gap to exploit. It is a war of attrition, death by 1,000 cuts. To Louis, the collective and the team is more important than the individual. So a cautious mentality is taken along with instructions that ensure patient build up play. Another priority is to keep good shape with and without the ball, so the team is organized and ready in a structurally sound shape incase of losing possession. Risks are kept to a minimum, the priority is to keep the ball and more direct counter attacking play is only used when necessary. Play is stretched when in possession by use of the 'Wider' instruction, so we can look to switch play and use the whole of the pitch in order to help dominate possession. The defensive shape is preferred to be more narrow, so the team is compact and structurally sound. The philosophy remains to play out of the back and keep the ball, but certain things can change depending on the scenario. For example, if an opponent decides to park the bus and look to counter attack, then we will lower our defensive line and line of engagement whilst increasing our urgency to press, so the opponent is forced to take risks and is lured into a trap. There are may also be a case, if we are behind, we will remain patient but we will place less emphasis on holding a shape when in possession in order to allow for more opportunity to counter attack more directly if needed by removing 'Hold shape' to default 'Both'. Ideally the players need to be tactically intelligent and technically capable across all positions. This type of football requires the core attributes of good intelligence and decision making as well as first touch and passing ability, as we look to keep the ball and force the opponent into an error. Stamina is important for the urgency within our press, but other physical traits are not so important as the basic technical and tactical. Preseason training will focus heavily on bringing the players up to speed with the tactical philosophy and ensure the players know the system well. Fitness will be improved by match practice and friendly matches. AZ FIRST TEAM JONG AZ EXPECTATIONS This season I am not aiming to challenge for the title. But still, our aim is to win every game. In any case, this year is about introducing the philosophy and developing a squad which is very young, but full of promise. The adjustment to the philosophy may take some time. I am lucky to have many great youngsters at my diposal, many who have been with the club since youth level. I will give many opportunities to these youngsters even if that comes with a risk. AZ have also qualified for a Europa League spot, but will have to play three two-leg ties in order to qualify. My short-term goal is to qualify for this tournament as it will allow more opportunity for the young players. There are even some players in Jong AZ who I will look to give time too, so squad depth will not be a problem.
  12. Sankt Pauli: It Doesn't Matter If You're A Prinz or a Prinzess So here I am with my first FM19 save; of course I couldn't wait for full release so Beta it is . I've decided to do something a little different and changed sex! For me there was only one club that I could see pioneering a female manager (and taking it seriously, Clermont). St. Pauli enjoys a certain fame for the left-leaning character of its supporters: most of the team's fans regard themselves as anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-homophobic and anti-sexist. The organisation has adopted an outspoken stance against racism, fascism, sexism, and homophobia and has embodied this position in its constitution. St. Pauli were the first club in Germany to integrate a set of Fundamental Principles to dictate how the club is run. The Fundamental Principles were passed by an overwhelming majority at the St. Pauli Congress in 2009 and they go beyond solely football. The first five Principles states that: – "In its totality, consisting of members, staff, fans and honorary officers, St. Pauli FC is a part of the society by which it is surrounded and so is affected both directly and indirectly by social changes in the political, cultural and social spheres." – "St. Pauli FC is conscious of the social responsibility this implies, and represents the interests of its members, staff, fans and honorary officers in matters not just restricted to the sphere of sport." – "St. Pauli FC is the club of a particular city district, and it is to this that it owes its identity. This gives it a social and political responsibility in relation to the district and the people who live there." – "St. Pauli FC aims to put across a certain feeling for life and symbolises sporting authenticity. This makes it possible for people to identify with the club independently of any sporting successes it may achieve. Essential features of the club that encourage this sense of identification are to be honoured, promoted and preserved." – "Tolerance and respect in mutual human relations are important pillars of the St. Pauli philosophy. My aim is to bring success to St Pauli under the guidance of Birgit Prinz, but in such a way that supports the principles above. We will be giving young local talent a chance whilst also embracing internationals from around the world and going forward as a sustainable, financially viable club. FM19, bring it on!
  13. Dave Smith is a guy. He did a thing in a different timeline and that is here. He is now in this timeline full of reverse twins and Tinglers but he is ready to go again. The first few posts in that previous post are the same here... the only divergence is... Meet the new manager of Messina he divint even na how he got here... Game on...
  14. Hello everyone, I just bought the 2019 version of FM but i can't find the downloadbutton anywhere on Steam.. Is this stil possible? Thanks
  15. 175. Llagostera played their games over in Palamós, which was on the coast and about half an hour drive. Their dizzying ascent through the leagues meant that they had outgrown their hosts. However, with such a growing fanbase, Llagostera was now the de facto premier Costa Brava side and stuck around. It took me an hour to drive to the city of their birth, where the B team were based, and it was here I met with Isobel Tarragó again. She made it clear that I would have to split my time between the two locations - one on the south-eastern edge of the greater Girona urban sprawl, and the other beyond a wonderful drive through the hills and golf courses, opening up into the middle of the coastal route. The reason I would have to split my time was because I had to hire an entire staff that would not just relocate to Palamós because the team played there on a Sunday. The travel did not end there either, as in two weeks’ time the squad would spend ten days in Barcelona. The famous Estadi Olímpic Lluis Companys was ours to use. We could foster our team cohesion on Montjuïc, away from prying eyes. We had two players with coaching licences – experienced attacking midfielder Diego with a B licence and experienced midfielder Álex Vaquero with a C licence. The former was interested in becoming a manager and the latter a coach. Tarragó was also keen to point out that others wanted to stay in the game after they retired, such as centre-back Miguel Fuiza and attacking midfielder Nacho who would both have an interest in scouting. Winger Sergio Alonso was also rumoured to be thinking about this. 22 of our 35 players were in the door this summer. It was to be another difficult window getting the players to work together. There was scope to move players down to the B team, though. We had 22 that were too old for under-19s football this season but only 11 over the age of 23, so space for five. The culture of the place was familial and welcoming. There were players from distant countries, such as centre-back Javi Enríquez of Paraguay and Australian-Argentinean midfielder Gian Mendez. There were also players of African background like young attacking midfielder Amadou N’Diaye and young centre-back Monday Ogbonna who were of Senegalese and Nigerian heritage respectively. A young midfielder from the Basque Country was with us, too! Xabier Martínez had been unable to break out from his under-19s performances into the La Liga first team of Eibar and decided to start anew with this inclusive project under the chairwoman’s tutelage. Full-back Jaime Serrano was said to be able to speak fluent Italian after three years over there a decade ago. As a teenager at Inter then Varese he did not make a single appearance but the culture would have left a lasting impression on the guy. All of these men, players and future staff, were new into the club this summer bar Gian Mendez who hailed from the southern hemisphere. There were sixteen remaining from the previous season and I would make sure that they would all get involved during pre-season. The five youngsters would not be included in my initial 30-man training camp. Three goalkeepers, including Álvaro Merino on loan from Basque club Barakaldo, would stay at home with two midfielders also being paid the minimum. Tarragó informed me that none of my staff expressed an interest in joining me on the Costa Brava. It was galling to hear. I decided there and then that there would not be a return visit. I would wait until I went to the Catalan capital with my new squad. She had also warned me off speaking with the two agents involved with the club. All three of our remaining first team players from the previous season were contracted to Nico Martínez. He didn’t like his players to move around but was very impatient when it came to negotiating new deals. Goalkeeper José Antonio Manzanares, full back Pablo Agudo, and winger Álex Gracia were the spine of the team and, naturally, were among the top earners. The other agent, Alberto Huerto, was similar in character but was said to hawk his players about. It is bad news for experienced winger Sergio Alonso’s scout prospects here, but it also meant that I would not get too attached to Gian Mendez’s southern accent, nor young goalkeeper Pepe Lozano’s big wages. After being given a healthy dossier of players and staff that either had been on the books here in the past or were people I really should know about, I set about drafting job vacancies for the entire club. Financially, the club was in pretty good shape. It was up to me to stay long enough to take advantage of that. A new five-year sponsorship deal had just been signed following promotion, and if we didn’t add any more to the wage bill there was a quarter of a million euros to spend! There was a couple of million in the bank and it would probably last between one or two years based on current spending. Tarragó had heard very good things about Pedro Peso at Ebro in Zaragoza and implored me to bring him on board as Head of Youth Development. He had done it at his home town Granada for the first five of their first six years in La Liga – it may have been no coincidence that they were relegated the year after he left – and spent the last two and a half years in B3 with the same middling results. Yet Tarragó was convinced that the man who worked under many different managers in the south had become bored working under the same man for two and a half years since he left. Her partner Alsina had sounded him out when he signed a youth player from them earlier in the summer. With a year left on his contract I would be spending a tenth of my transfer budget on one man. But I was buying La Liga quality organisation and appraisal abilities. His professionalism would safeguard our futures. It was time to start thinking about friendly matches. Sants were the obvious local choice while at the Olympic park but when we got back from our ten days there I wanted a real test. I wanted us to play Palamós. It was not only a gesture to our stadium-sharing friends but it would also serve as a step up against Tercera opposition. I wondered about our level.
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