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[FM16] Partisan (adj) strongly supporting a person, principle, or political party, often without considering or judging the matter very carefully: My Youth only save in (GIB) has just died a death as I lost all 3 saves. As a result I am looking for a new save but am determined to keep the focus on Youth based principles, but possibly relax it a little so that there is some scope for signing players of some sort, (but I'm making this up as I go and I haven't really decided yet) . I have always been keen on the Balkans but I have never had a long-term save there. I have done San Marino and Gibraltar as youth only, (it's hard), and now it's time to see what I can do in an area where the potential for new players might be significantly higher than what I am used to. I recently saw a list of the 11 best Serbian players of all-time and I was astonished that there was only 1 Partizan player on the list, (and he just happened to have also played for Red Star for half a season). There seems to be some Red-Star bias around and I am keen to redress the balance so I am going to be managing Partizan. My plan is to not only ensure that Partizan are the best team in Serbia, but also to try and ensure that Red Star are NOT the 2nd best team. I want to try and create a gulf between the 2 clubs whereby Red Star are so poor that they are no longer even deemed rivals. To see them relegated would be the ultimate goal, but I'm not sure how realistic that is. My plan, (it's sort of developed as I write this), is that I'm going to sign only Serbian players, (so that I can nick the best that Red Star produce), and I'm also planning on never selling to them, (EVER!), (although I might change my mind if there is an opportunity to sell an old player to them for lots of money when the player is also going to be on huge wages). Anything basically that will screw them over. My main focus will be on producing my own youth players, but I will not be adverse to signing the products of other academies or even established players from elsewhere, (just so long as they are of Serbian Nationality). The Rivalry. Well this graphic shows that the rivalry is alive and well, although we have had the best of it in recent years. Our Facilities are significantly better than at any club I have managed in...... well possibly ever in terms of FM. The Squad Depth page initially looks promising, but I have found this to often be misleading and it is certainly so in this case. It suggests that things are looking fine and dandy just so long as we do not employ wing-backs and also it suggests that we afre more suited to playing attacking wingers rather than more conservative wide players. The reality is that we are desperately short of even 1 single decent striker at the club, (which I personally find astonishing and could lead me to be sacked before this save has even got going). The best striker, (according to my Ass Man), is the Ivorian Fofana, but of course he is out on loan in China, (no, I have absolutely no idea why), and I'm not sure when he will be back. After that we have a succession of wide players who can also play up front, (but who are most definitely wide players playing up front rather than front players playing up front), but really none of them are what I would call good enough to spear-head an attack that I hope is going to win us the title, grant us some progress in Europe and hopefully get 1 round further in the domestic Cup than Red Star, (yes I am building the rivalry already). If we change the Squad Depth chart so we are looking at PA rather than CA, (I didn't realise that was possible until just now), then it shows things in a slightly better light. We have PA in abundance in lots of different areas and the future looks bright, (potentially). It still leaves the problem of who plays up front in the here and now. Partizan under my stewardship are not going to be a team that park the bus, so I'm in dire need of someone to convert the chances that we are surely going to make. I'm already thinking "wrong-footed" IF's instead of wingers to try and take up some of the slack, (if you haven't hear/read one of my tirades on the folly of wrong-footed wide players then you obviously know me not at all), but what I really need is a... Clive Allen/Robbie Fowler type player who does little but celebrate the astonishing number of goals he has scored for me. The next graphic shows exactly what I am up against and what I am getting at here. 6 of the best 9 strikers at the club are actually wide players who "do a job" through the middle. The single best striker as I've already mentioned is an Ivorian who is out on loan in China until...... [goes to look]....... January. Of the 2 other strikers in the top 9, the next best is a 16 year old called Ivan Saponjic. He actually made 14 appearances last season, (I'm guessing from the bench), wherein he scored 5 goals, but I can't rely on him to score the goals that are going to win us the title, (not this season anyway). I've just looked him up in real life on the internet and it seems that he made 17 more appearances this season, (scoring just 2 goals), before being farmed out on loan to Benfica B, (where he only scored 4 goals in 13 appearances so he's not exactly setting Portugal alight either). The next guy on the list, (and the only other striker who isn't a teenager), is Bulgarian Valeri Bojinov. He is so not the next Dimitar Berbatov that he had been shipped off to our "B Team" Teleoptik. I have brought him back on the basis that it actually looks like I might have to start him, (can't believe that I might have to), but it's either him or the 16 year old Saponjic and I would at least like to protect the kid a little by utilising him from the bench. Unfortunately, he's never scored the number of goals that I'm going to need from him, (although Man City once paid £5.75M for him and he rewarded them with 1 goal in 2 years before they first loaned and then cut their losses and sold him to Parma in a cut-price deal). So we need a striker and we need one on the hurry-up just to cover us between now and January, (at the very least). I can only buy Serbians, (doesn't seem like such a clever idea now but let's stick with it), so let's see how much money we have got and start the scouts looking for someone who is going to score the goals that are going to keep me in charge here long enough that I can get someone else in. Well the Financial situation isn't too bad at all, (especially when you consider we are just looking for 1 player). We have £6.5M in the bank which is great, but importantly we have a transfer kitty of just over £570,000. When you consider that our best player is only valued at £1.1M, (and we only have 2 in total valued at more than ££0.5M), buying a decent Serbian striker for £0.5M certainly seems doable at this stage. The other thing to consider is that we have a surplus wage budget of approc £3.6k per week and nobody at the club currently earns more than £2,700 per week so again that seems to be fine. My initial reaction is to immediately go and buy Red Star's best Serbian striker, but that would just be too easy wouldn't it?