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I am sure if you mention certain words then some people/bots end up following you. I think I mentioned monster munch and the monster munch bot retweeted me and followed me!

Interesting, however I'm clueless why so many porn stars are following me...:D

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I'm currently reading Jonathan Wilson's book on Brian Clough. It's great stuff. Actually more addictive to read than Inverting to be honest.

It's really making me crave an FM save in England though. Really badly! I want the humble beginnings at Hartlepools United, the big opportunity to manage at Derby County and so on and so forth. Perhaps not the same clubs exactly but you get the idea!

Funny how a book can sometimes influence you in such a way. Especially when it comes to FM though as I've always ended up being inspired by reading football books and then starting a new FM save! :D

I'm reading that book as well, a compelling and inspiring story of football. :thup:

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I'm still waiting on you for that! Still up for trying it some time? I now have a decent enough PC to load then leagues!

The Clough book is the best of Wilson's stuff so far, in my opinion. I've found his style in the past to be a bit dry but the Clough book is gripping. Maybe it's just because the stories are so good!

Are you going to come back to FMCU some time soon and start a new career thread? You've left us all for your buddies over at CSE! :p

I am certainly thinking about it. But having invested so much time in my Novese file, I kind of want to keep that career world going. That's not to say I couldn't turn it into a career and retire my manager and start say, I don't know....in Eastern Europe? ;)

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Trouble with that, Iacovone, is that I've heard that there are all sorts of problems with the add/remove league feature and that it can potentially ruin your save in the long-term. :(

I think AB will know more than I do. I seem to recall him talking about it in here and also on GD at some point.

Big fan of your Novese career btw. That attacking 4-4-2 with AMR/AML has certainly got you knocking the goals in! What philosophy do you use with that, out of interest? Last time I read one of your updates, I was pretty impressed with the goals for column! :)

I'm due a Perugia update today. I've finished off my most exciting season on FM12 so far. :)

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What do you fellas do when youth candidate comes around? In regards to scouting other clubs etc...

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I just accept what I get and carry on :p (@hursty)

Thanks Crouchy :D

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It seems like the add/remove league feature can be a bit dodgy on some games. It adds a huge amount of unneeded players to the save peoples game have increased from 50,000 players to 200,000 players by adding a few leagues. There are some stats somewhere in GD, even SI acknowledged it and said they are looking into it. Pretty poor that such a big new feature would be so bugged. I added a few league but also took a few away and by 2021 my game had gone from 47,000 players to 156,000 players making it terribly slow.

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That's pretty terrible AB. I will be staying away from that feature then, for sure, as it sounds terribly bugged at the moment.

What about removing leagues though? Does that have a potentially harmful impact too?

On another subject, when posting about individual games (say the final of a competition or a massive league match that decides a title) in your career thread, I was wondering what people prefer? Do you like watching a YouTube video of the goals? Or do you prefer seeing the match stats via some screenshots? What's the general consensus? I've mainly been uploading videos lately but I'm not sure whether that's a better way to do things than posting up stats tbh.

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I love watching videos of games and upload quite a few goals.

Removing leagues is sound enough as far as I can tell.

Anyone playing anything other than FM? I won a free copy of Prototype 2 on twitter so will be on that in the next few days, just seen there is a Game of Thrones RPG as well which could be great but I haven't got my hopes up too much for it. The TV show and the books are brilliant.

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Was adding a load of leagues back ready to revive the old save (as that managed tokeep the runtime errors at bay for a bit every time I did) but while I was leaning against it anyway that pretty much sealed my decision not to as I was probably heading for more trouble whereas I could enjoy my prefered larger setup on my current FM11 save. Civ V caught my attention briefly for the first time in months late on last week.

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I play MC, Gotham City imposters and anything that takes my fancy :p

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I love watching videos of games and upload quite a few goals.

Cool. Well, maybe I'll stick with uploading vids for now. I guess for really big games, there is no reason I couldn't start doing both tbh!

Removing leagues is sound enough as far as I can tell.

That's good then. It's possible that I may remove a league or two in the future if it looks like I'm not going to end up managing there.

Anyone playing anything other than FM? I won a free copy of Prototype 2 on twitter so will be on that in the next few days, just seen there is a Game of Thrones RPG as well which could be great but I haven't got my hopes up too much for it. The TV show and the books are brilliant.

Other than FM, I have mainly been playing a bit of Minecraft, as usual! :D

I haven't fired up Skyrim for ages. I really need to play a bit more as I still have loads of the main quests to do! :D

I've also been playing some Terraria recently. That's a really fun game but I haven't fired it up for about a week.

I recently bought Legends of Grimrock when it was on offer but have only loaded it up for a quick look around. Will start playing that properly at some point!

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I liked completing the main quest in Skyrim thought it was great fun, not played it for a while now but I will do because I want to create and mould my character for the DLC.

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No idea to be honest, I really hope we will get another area to explore like the Shivering Isles DLC from Oblivion. A lot of talk that the areas from previous games are kind of in the Skyrim map but it would be extremely ambitious to allow us to go to these places.

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Trouble with that, Iacovone, is that I've heard that there are all sorts of problems with the add/remove league feature and that it can potentially ruin your save in the long-term. :(

I think AB will know more than I do. I seem to recall him talking about it in here and also on GD at some point.

Big fan of your Novese career btw. That attacking 4-4-2 with AMR/AML has certainly got you knocking the goals in! What philosophy do you use with that, out of interest? Last time I read one of your updates, I was pretty impressed with the goals for column! :)

I'm due a Perugia update today. I've finished off my most exciting season on FM12 so far. :)

I've had no problem with the adding of leagues on my Novese file. That said, I am only a season on from adding them.

As for the formation - it's a rigid framework with attacking mentality. Never change the framework, occasionally go to standard if we need to hold on in games. It's a massive possession based tactic. Plenty of patience, narrow, high-line, lots of pressing. One winger's an IF, the other is a winger. It does help that I have two World Player of the Year's in my side though :D.

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On another note - Crouchy (or any other minecrafters) - have you played the Tekkit mods? I'm currently getting stuck into a new world playing with tekkit and on peaceful and just learning the ropes really. It seems ridiculously complicated but I'm enjoying working out what I can build and automate!

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I dislike mods that change the core game but thats my opinion :)

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Is that the technic pack stuff? I tried to understand it but I gave up.

Anyone watch Athletic v Sporting last night? Awesome game. Athletic's movement and attacking play was spectacular at times, they could easily have gotten 5 or 6 with a bit more luck. Llorente is a monster, Andy Carroll should watch him closely - that's how he should be looking to play. He's got the attributes as well, IMO.

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I've had no problem with the adding of leagues on my Novese file. That said, I am only a season on from adding them.

I've not tried it myself. What I said before was just based on what I have read. Hopefully, there will be no problem with your save. Fingers crossed.

As for the formation - it's a rigid framework with attacking mentality. Never change the framework, occasionally go to standard if we need to hold on in games. It's a massive possession based tactic. Plenty of patience, narrow, high-line, lots of pressing. One winger's an IF, the other is a winger. It does help that I have two World Player of the Year's in my side though :D.

Sounds good to me! :)

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On another note - Crouchy (or any other minecrafters) - have you played the Tekkit mods? I'm currently getting stuck into a new world playing with tekkit and on peaceful and just learning the ropes really. It seems ridiculously complicated but I'm enjoying working out what I can build and automate!
I dislike mods that change the core game but thats my opinion :)

I'm kind of the same really in that I prefer vanilla Minecraft.

Maybe one day I'll try mods if I ever get a bit bored with the game but I can't see it happening for a long time!

The technic/tekkit mod does look interesting though. I guess with mods, I dislike stuff that changes the game dramatically, as then it seems that it ceases to be Minecraft any more.

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On another note - Crouchy (or any other minecrafters) - have you played the Tekkit mods? I'm currently getting stuck into a new world playing with tekkit and on peaceful and just learning the ropes really. It seems ridiculously complicated but I'm enjoying working out what I can build and automate!

I absolutely love the tekkit mods. It adds so much to the game, making it much more interesting to play. They are difficult to get your head around at first but once you get used to it it's absolutely fantastic.

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Anyone watch Athletic v Sporting last night? Awesome game. Athletic's movement and attacking play was spectacular at times, they could easily have gotten 5 or 6 with a bit more luck. Llorente is a monster, Andy Carroll should watch him closely - that's how he should be looking to play. He's got the attributes as well, IMO.

Yes I sort of agree. I didn't see the game last night, just the highlights but thoroughly enjoy watching Bilbao - as I'm sure every football fan does - and it looked like Llorente was at his best. I don't think Carroll has the same goalscoring instinct he has but I certainly agree that he could learn a lot from him. Carroll is rare in that no matter who he plays for and at what level, he has a set of attributes that make him entirely unique (cue 'yep, he's utter crap' jokes :D) and those will always make him a useful striker for me. If he can harness them for pure footballing devastation, he'll be brilliant!

I dislike mods that change the core game but thats my opinion :)
I'm kind of the same really in that I prefer vanilla Minecraft.

Maybe one day I'll try mods if I ever get a bit bored with the game but I can't see it happening for a long time!

The technic/tekkit mod does look interesting though. I guess with mods, I dislike stuff that changes the game dramatically, as then it seems that it ceases to be Minecraft any more.

Totally know where you're coming from. It does change the game and the way you play it - see me playing on peaceful as an example! I guess I'm still mining and crafting though - just in much more efficient ways ;)

I absolutely love the tekkit mods. It adds so much to the game, making it much more interesting to play. They are difficult to get your head around at first but once you get used to it it's absolutely fantastic.

Yeah it took me ages to work out what was going on. My first attempt was abysmal and I've since turned to Duncan from the Yogscast for his walkthrough series. It's helped me understand just what I should be doing, what order I should be doing things in and building a reasonably nice set-up.

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Yeah it took me ages to work out what was going on. My first attempt was abysmal and I've since turned to Duncan from the Yogscast for his walkthrough series. It's helped me understand just what I should be doing, what order I should be doing things in and building a reasonably nice set-up.

Yer his walkthrough is really helpful because it is quite easy to be overwhelmed when you start in a world and you just don't know where to begin. He gives you some idea of what you should be doing next.

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Yes I sort of agree. I didn't see the game last night, just the highlights but thoroughly enjoy watching Bilbao - as I'm sure every football fan does - and it looked like Llorente was at his best. I don't think Carroll has the same goalscoring instinct he has but I certainly agree that he could learn a lot from him. Carroll is rare in that no matter who he plays for and at what level, he has a set of attributes that make him entirely unique (cue 'yep, he's utter crap' jokes :D) and those will always make him a useful striker for me. If he can harness them for pure footballing devastation, he'll be brilliant!

Arguably Llorente didn't look like a goalscorer for a couple of seasons after breaking through - he certainly didn't have great figures. Really, a lot worse than Carroll even this season - four in his first full season, then just two in 23 games the next. From January 2010 til January 2011 Carroll was spectacularly good, and scored lots of goals - a much longer period of good form than Llorente ever managed early in his career.*

I guess what I'm saying is that a very similar player who is roundly admired now had a far worse start to his career than Carroll did, but now nobody would blink an eye if £35m were shelled out on him. I was gutted when Carroll left us, even at that price. Now a fair bit of that is cause he's a Geordie number 9 and it's just in my DNA to love one of them. However, completely objectively speaking, I thought we'd lost not only our only Premier League quality forward, but a potentially world-class forward. I really see a lot of Carroll in Llorente, and vice versa, especially the way they win the ball so effortlessly in the air - usually on the chest, with the second touch being a neat pass for a supporting player - and think he can definitely reach that level if he has the mental strength to do so.

Llorente had maybe a couple of advantages over Carroll in that he never had the pressure of a huge transfer fee, and was at Athletic, where they'll give any young player with a shred of talent a real chance due to their philosophy. If that sort of environment can be cultivated for Carroll then perhaps we'll have our own international class English-style centre forward for the first time since Shearer.

*(A bit of an aside as it gets in the way of my point a bit by waffling) I remember being worried in the summer that he wouldn't cut it in the Premier League and we'd go down again because we couldn't score, then I watched our first game away against Man Utd. We lost 3-0, but Carroll was magnificent. He absolutely schooled Vidic, one of the toughest centre-backs in the air in the league, time and time again. The only problem was fatty Nolan having a heart attack trying to get anywhere near him for support. Even though he only really had one chance to score and missed it, I knew then he'd be plenty good enough to keep us up, which he was. I didn't quite realise he'd be as good as he was though - he bullied defenders, had great touch, was deceptively quick across the ground, and had a great eye for goal.

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Interesting thread. SI should adress this asap imo seeing as Neil posted I'm sure they are looking into it. Long save killer. :(

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The high player count thing has been there since 11 at least, the add leagues just makes it a greater problem. IIRC in Iceland I started with 40k odd and ended at 150k+

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Well, there are a lot of long cold nights in Iceland.

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Wow, TFC is just awful.

As I guess you'd expect an 0-6 team to be. :D

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Wow, TFC is just awful.

As I guess you'd expect an 0-6 team to be. :D

Not looking good against RSL... :(

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Whitecaps just won ;) hehehe

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Extra time is cruel... :(

TFC's defending is like a lot of my FM teams. :D

Brian Dunseth (RSL's color commentator) was repeatedly incredulous at how abysmal TFC is when it comes to defending.

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NOOOOOOOO!

Keep talking abotu Redknapp. They'll tank until the end of the season then!!!

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I'll be happy with Roy. Always been a fan of him.

Better choice for England than Harry, in my opinion.

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I agree, Harry's simply a media darling. Not to say he's not a decent manager, but he's so overhyped. Roy has far more going for him in his career.

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I'm backing Roy, for sure. I hope he is a great success. Fully behind his appointment if it goes ahead.

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I really hope Hodgson is a success because I think he's a gentleman and a very astute maanger, but I don't think he will be. His methods are based around meticulous preparation and repetition of drills in training. He won't have the time with the players to do this with England. I think it's another Gasperini at Inter scenario - appointing any old good manager without really thinking it through.

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the more i think about it the happier i am with Roy, he has the experience at all levels

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What about the issue to do with his methods I raised above?

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What about the issue to do with his methods I raised above?

He managed it with switzerland and guided them to 3rd in the FIFA Rankings, and nearly lead finland to Euro 2008

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