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Liverpool Football Club Thread

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History

Liverpool F.C. was founded following a dispute between the Everton committee and John Houlding, club president and owner of the land at Anfield. After eight years at the stadium, Everton relocated to Goodison Park in 1892 and Houlding founded Liverpool F.C. to play at Anfield. Originally named "Everton F.C. and Athletic Grounds Ltd" (Everton Athletic for short), the club became Liverpool F.C. in March 1892 and gained official recognition three months later, after The Football Association refused to recognise the club as Everton. The team won the Lancashire League in its début season, and joined the Football League Second Division at the start of the 1893–94 season. After finishing in first place the club was promoted to the First Division, which it won in 1901 and again in 1906.

Liverpool reached its first FA Cup Final in 1914, losing 1–0 to Burnley. It won consecutive League championships in 1922 and 1923, but did not win another trophy until the 1946–47 season, when the club won the First Division for a fifth time under the control of ex-West Ham Utd centre half George Kay. Liverpool suffered its second Cup Final defeat in 1950, playing against Arsenal. The club was relegated to the Second Division in the 1953–54 season. Soon after Liverpool lost 2–1 to non-league Worcester City in the 1958–59 FA Cup, Bill Shankly was appointed manager. Upon his arrival he released 24 players and converted a boot storage room at Anfield into a room where the coaches could discuss strategy; here, Shankly and other "Boot Room" members Joe Fagan, Reuben Bennett, and Bob Paisley began reshaping the team.

The club was promoted back into the First Division in 1962 and won it in 1964, for the first time in 17 years. In 1965, the club won its first FA Cup. In 1966, the club won the First Division but lost to Borussia Dortmund in the European Cup Winners' Cup final. Liverpool won both the League and the UEFA Cup during the 1972–73 season, and the FA Cup again a year later. Shankly retired soon afterwards and was replaced by his assistant, Bob Paisley.In 1976, Paisley's second season as manager, the club won another League and UEFA Cup double. The following season, the club retained the League title and won the European Cup for the first time, but it lost in the 1977 FA Cup Final. Liverpool retained the European Cup in 1978 and regained the First Division title in 1979. During Paisley's nine seasons as manager Liverpool won 21 trophies, including three European Cups, a UEFA Cup, six League titles and three consecutive League Cups; the only domestic trophy he did not win was the FA Cup.

Paisley retired in 1983 and was replaced by his assistant, Joe Fagan. Liverpool won the League, League Cup and European Cup in Fagan's first season, becoming the first English side to win three trophies in a season. Liverpool reached the European Cup final again in 1985, against Juventus at the Heysel Stadium. Before kick-off, Liverpool fans breached a fence which separated the two groups of supporters, and charged the Juventus fans. The resulting weight of people caused a retaining wall to collapse, killing 39 fans, mostly Italians. The incident became known as the Heysel Stadium disaster. The match was played in spite of protests by both managers, and Liverpool lost 1–0 to Juventus. As a result of the tragedy, English clubs were banned from participating in European competition for five years; Liverpool received a ten-year ban, which was later reduced to six years. Fourteen Liverpool fans received convictions for involuntary manslaughter.

Fagan had announced his retirement just before the disaster and Kenny Dalglish was appointed as player-manager. During his tenure, the club won another three League Championships and two FA Cups, including a League and Cup "Double" in the 1985–86 season. Liverpool's success was overshadowed by the Hillsborough disaster: in an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989, hundreds of Liverpool fans were crushed against perimeter fencing. Ninety-four fans died that day; the 95th victim died in hospital from his injuries four days later and the 96th died nearly four years later, without regaining consciousness. After the Hillsborough disaster there was a government review of stadium safety. The resulting Taylor Report paved the way for legislation that required top-division teams to have all-seater stadiums. The report ruled that the main reason for the disaster was overcrowding due to a failure of police control.

Liverpool was involved in the closest finish to a league season during the 1988–89 season. Liverpool finished equal with Arsenal on both points and goal difference, but lost the title on total goals scored when Arsenal scored the final goal in the last minute of the season.

Dalglish cited the Hillsborough disaster and its repercussions as the reason for his resignation in 1991; he was replaced by former player Graeme Souness. Under his leadership Liverpool won the 1992 FA Cup Final, but their league performances slumped, with two consecutive sixth-place finishes, eventually resulting in his dismissal in January 1994. Souness was replaced by Roy Evans, and Liverpool went on to win the 1995 Football League Cup Final. While they made some title challenges under Evans, third-place finishes in 1996 and 1998 were the best they could manage, and so Gérard Houllier was appointed co-manager in the 1998–99 season, and became the sole manager in November 1998 after Evans resigned. In 2001, Houllier's second full season in charge, Liverpool won a "Treble": the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. Houllier underwent major heart surgery during the 2001–02 season and Liverpool finished second in the League, behind Arsenal. They won a further League Cup in 2003, but failed to mount a title challenge in the two seasons that followed.

Houllier was replaced by Rafael Benítez at the end of the 2003–04 season. Despite finishing fifth in Benítez's first season, Liverpool won the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League, beating A.C. Milan 3–2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended with a score of 3–3. The following season, Liverpool finished third in the Premier League and won the 2006 FA Cup Final, beating West Ham United in a penalty shootout after the match finished 3–3. American businessmen George Gillett and Tom Hicks became the owners of the club during the 2006–07 season, in a deal which valued the club and its outstanding debts at £218.9 million. The club reached the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final against Milan, as it had in 2005, but lost 2–1. During the 2008–09 season Liverpool achieved 86 points, its highest Premier League points total, and finished as runners up to Manchester United.

In the 2009–10 season, Liverpool finished seventh in the Premier League and failed to qualify for the Champions League. Benítez subsequently left by mutual consent and was replaced by Fulham manager Roy Hodgson. At the start of the 2010–11 season Liverpool was on the verge of bankruptcy and the club's creditors asked the High Court to allow the sale of the club, overruling the wishes of Hicks and Gillett. John W. Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox and of Fenway Sports Group, bid successfully for the club and took ownership in October 2010. Poor results during the start of that season led to Hodgson leaving the club by mutual consent and former player & manager Kenny Dalglish taking over. Despite a record 8th League Cup success against Cardiff and an FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea, Liverpool finished in eighth position in the 2011–12 season, the worst league finish in 18 years and led to the sacking of Dalglish. He was replaced by Brendan Rodgers. In Rodgers' first season, Liverpool finished in seventh. In the 2013–14 season, Liverpool mounted an unexpected title charge to finish second behind champions Manchester City and subsequently return to the Champions League, scoring 101 goals in the process, the most since the 106 scored in the 1895–96 season. Following a disappointing 2014-15 season, where Liverpool finished sixth in the league, and a poor start to the 2015-16 season, Brendan Rodgers was sacked in October 2015. He was replaced by Jürgen Klopp, who became the third foreign manager in Liverpool's history.

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SQUAD ANALYSIS

Goalkeepers

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Simon Mignolet

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Good at shot stopping, but average at everything else. Eccentricity is a weakness.

Notes : N/A

Adam Bogdan

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Not bad if you need to rest Mignolet for 1 game, but not good enough to get a run of games.

Notes : N/A

Daniel Ward

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : Sell when loan finishes.

Notes : On loan at Aberdeen for the season.

Lawrence Vigouroux

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : Sell when loan finishes.

Notes : On loan at Swindon for the season. Asshole in real life.

Defenders

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Nathaniel Clyne

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : Great fullback. Fast and good defensively. Won't need replacing for a long time.

Notes : N/A

Martin Skrtel

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : First team for a season or two. He's good in the game but will start to decline. Keep as backup as he is a good tutor.

Notes : N/A

Mamadou Sakho

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : First choice defender. Better vice-captain than Milner. Keep for as long as you can.

Notes : N/A

Alberto Moreno

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Star of the defense. Stats are not that impressive, but he will drive you team from left back. First team material for the next 10 years.

Notes : N/A

Jon Flanagan

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★

Home Grown Status :
Club

Recommendation : Good defensive fullback. Slow and injury will make him slower. Try to recover him to his best. Won't displace Clyne.

Notes : Injured for 6-7 months.

Ryan McLaughlin

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
Club

Recommendation : Well rounded but not developed enough for his age. Might become a good backup if Flanagan doesn't work out.

Notes : On loan at Aberdeen for the season.

Dejan Lovren

Stats :

Rating :
★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : His low composure and concentration mean he is mistake prone. Decent backup. Don't use him in big games. Sell for any decent offer. High wages for his status in the squad.

Notes : N/A

Thiago Ilori

Stats :

Rating :
★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : He's fast, but not much better than Wisdom or Gomez. Hope Villa use their buy clase. Sell him.

Notes : On loan at Aston Villa for the season, fee is €155K per month. They can buy him for €9.8M.

Joe Gomez

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : Future star of the defense. Get him tutored by Toure, then Lucas. Give him game time.

Notes : Becomes home grown for the club on 19/06/2018.

Andrew Wisdom

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★

Home Grown Status :
Club

Recommendation : Good defender, give him a go when he comes back from loan. Tutor him with Skrtel.

Notes : On loan at Norwich for the season, fee is €165K per month.

Kolo Toure

Stats :

Rating :
★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Decent Backup. Great tutor. Wages too high, try to resign him on less money.

Notes : Contract exprires at the end of the season.

Jose Enrique

Stats :

Rating :
★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Decent backup, but old and on high wages. Sell once you get a replacement.

Notes : Injury prone.

Brad Smith

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
Club

Recommendation : Keep him first season as you are light at LB. Might turn out to be a good backup in the future.

Notes : N/A

Defensive Midfielders

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Lucas Leiva

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Great at breaking up attacks and playing from the back. Excellent tutor. Keep him until he retires.

Notes : N/A

Emre Can

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : A complete midfielder. Needs training in positioning to be a DM. Very versatile. Make him unlearn the
Avoids using weaker foot
PPM, he's got a reasonale left foot. Get him tutored by Henderson.

Notes : N/A

Joe Allen

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : Good cover for all midfield positions. Retrain him as DM, then as Fullback, so he can get more game time.

Notes : N/A

Jordan Rossiter

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★

Home Grown Status :
Club

Recommendation : Great potential. The next big Scouse Hope. Give him time and tutoring. Can be trained as either an offensive or defensive player.

Notes : N/A

Jordan Williams

Stats :

Rating :
★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
Club

Recommendation : Well rounded for his age. Might become good. Keep an eye on his development.

Notes : On loan at Swindon for the season.

Allan

Stats :

Rating :
★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Looks good for his age. Physical stats are a bit low. Try to develop him.

Notes : Becomes home grown for the club on 29/06/2018.

On loan at SJK till 15 november. Won the league IRL with them.

Pedro Chirivella

Stats :

Rating :
★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Decent potential. Might become a backup player.

Notes : Becomes home grown for the club on 29/06/2016.

Offensive Midfielders

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Philippe Coutinho

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Our best player. A magician with the ball. He also becomes a great tutor at 24.

Notes : N/A

Jordan Henderson

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : The engine of our midfield. Can be retrained to a great RB is Flanagan or McLaughling don't develop well and you have better midfielders. Great tutor.

Notes : Injured for 3-4 months.

Adam Lallana

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : Good player but his physicals let him down. Too similar to Coutinho but not as good. Play him a little so he can be sold for a decent value.

Notes : N/A

James Milner

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : Good all-rounder but on huge wages. Great tutor but needs to be sold.

Notes : N/A

Sheyi Ojo

Stats :

Rating :
★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : Has the making of a good box-to-box player. Develop him.

Notes : Becomes home grown for the club on 03/06/2016.

On loan at Wolves for the season.

Luis Alberto

Stats :

Rating :
★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : He's basically a better version of Teixeira, but you can't use him this season. Has good potential but won't replace Coutinho as the side's creator.

Notes : On loan at Deportivo for the season.

Joao Carlos Teixeira

Stats :

Rating :
★★
★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : A little younger than Alberto and on less wages. Try to give him some games.

Notes : Injured for 3-4 months.

Forwards

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Daniel Sturridge

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : Excellent striker. Destroys teams with his pace. Very injury prone. Protect him.

Notes : Injured for 2-3 months.

Roberto Firmino

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Good player but very weak mentally. I'd look to replace him after the 2nd season. May be able to be tutored by Sturridge.

Notes : N/A

Christian Benteke

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : I usually sell him because I don't know how to play with a target man and usually go with only one up front. If you keep him, make him unlearn the
Likes to try to beat offside trap
PPM.

Notes : N/A

Lazar Markovic

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Becomes a good winger. Needs to train on his stamina.

Notes : On loan at Fenerbahce for the season.

Mario Balotelli

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Not worth the wages. Used to be really good in previous versions. Sell.

Notes : On loan at A.C. Milan for the season.

Jordon Ibe

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★

Home Grown Status :
Club

Recommendation : Our only true winger. Has a lot of potential.

Notes : N/A

Danny Ings

Stats :

Rating :
★★★
★★

Home Grown Status :
Nation

Recommendation : A good Sturridge replacement. Will score a fair amount of goals.

Notes : N/A

Divock Origi

Stats :

Rating :
★★★★

Home Grown Status :
No

Recommendation : Great potential. Usually becomes a beast physically. His creativity is a weakness. Better as an inside forward than a striker.

Notes : N/A

Notable Youngsters

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[tr] [th]Name/Stats[/th] [th]Age[/th] [th]Home Grown[/th] [th]Potential[/th][/tr]

[tr] [td]Bobby Adekanye[/td] [td]16[/td] [td]No[/td] [td]★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Taiwo Awoniyi[/td] [td]17[/td] [td]No[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Cameron Brannagan[/td] [td]19[/td] [td]Club[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Sergi Canos[/td] [td]18[/td] [td]No[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Yan Dhanda[/td] [td]16[/td] [td]Club[/td] [td]★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Jack Dunn[/td] [td]20[/td] [td]Club[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Herbie Kane[/td] [td]16[/td] [td]No[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Ryan Kent[/td] [td]18[/td] [td]Club[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Brooks Lennon[/td] [td]17[/td] [td]No[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Callum Nicholas[/td] [td]17[/td] [td]Nation[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Adam Phillips[/td] [td]17[/td] [td]No[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Jerome Sinclair[/td] [td]18[/td] [td]Nation[/td] [td]★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Daniel Trickett-Smith[/td] [td]19[/td] [td]Club[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Harry Wilson[/td] [td]18[/td] [td]Club[/td] [td]★★★★[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]Samed Yessil[/td] [td]21[/td] [td]Club[/td] [td]★★★★★[/td] [/tr]

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Disclaimer : Most of them have random stats and potential.

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TACTICS

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TRANSFERS

There are 4 main areas where you need to improve the squad :

1. New Goalkeeper

2. Backup Leftback

3. Backup or Upgraded Defensive Midfielder

4. A creative right winger

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[tr] [th]Position[/th] [th]Name/Stats[/th] [th]Age[/th] [th]Value[/th] [/tr]

[tr] [td]GK[/td] [td]Jefferson[/td] [td]32[/td] [td]€1.7M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]GK[/td] [td]Sergio Rico[/td] [td]21[/td] [td]€7.25M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]GK[/td] [td]Predrag Rajkovic[/td] [td]19[/td] [td]€0.925M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]GK[/td] [td]Geronimo Rulli[/td] [td]23[/td] [td]€10.75M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]DL[/td] [td]Andrew Robertson[/td] [td]21[/td] [td]€8M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]DL[/td] [td]Jorge[/td] [td]19[/td] [td]€0.925M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]DL[/td] [td]Ludwin Augustuinsson[/td] [td]21[/td] [td]€2.5M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]DM[/td] [td]Cristoph Kramer[/td] [td]24[/td] [td]€27M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]DM[/td] [td]Thiago Maia[/td] [td]18[/td] [td]€0.45M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]DM[/td] [td]Lucas Romero[/td] [td]21[/td] [td]€2M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]AMR[/td] [td]Ivan Cavaleiro[/td] [td]21[/td] [td]€16.75M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]AMR[/td] [td]Cristian Pavon[/td] [td]19[/td] [td]€1.2M[/td] [/tr]

[tr] [td]AMR[/td] [td]Felipe Anderson[/td] [td]22[/td] [td]€31M[/td] [/tr]

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POSSITION

NAME

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Rating :
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★★★★★

Home Grown Status :
Club
Nation
No

Recommendation : TEXTTEXTTEXT

Notes : N/A

[table]

[tr] [th]Position[/th] [th]Name/Stats[/th] [th]Age[/th] [th]Value[/th] [/tr]

[tr] [td]pos[/td] [td]name[/td] [td]age[/td] [td]€M[/td] [/tr]

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Nice start, but you're missing Clyne
It's last years squad because you have Johnson & Sterling listed both left in the summer

I assume he is using that as his template and will edit it slowly as he works through each player, I do the same thing. Makes it so much easier :)

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I assume he is using that as his template and will edit it slowly as he works through each player, I do the same thing. Makes it so much easier :)

Yes. In the process of updating it.

Actually got into the Battleborn closed beta, and playing that for a bit.

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I have noticed that we have a lot of U21 players....time to trim that squad to save money.

Also.....i really dislike the box look compared to the Shirt look on the tactics screen, there really wasnt a need to change it as it still shows the same info.

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Also.....i really dislike the box look compared to the Shirt look on the tactics screen, there really wasnt a need to change it as it still shows the same info.

Agree its ugly, but you couldnt change player roles on the shirts before. Still not worth it imo.

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FM 2016 looks promising so far. Sturridge and Hendo injured when you start the game, and only an average budget means it will be tough.

Hmm.. tempted to sell Dejan. Dont rate him irl and too low concentration/composure.

Luan (BRA) looks immense. Natural as AMR, AMC, AML and SC, good with both feet, age 22, and all round good stats. A must buy at only 4-5M.

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FM 2016 looks promising so far. Sturridge and Hendo injured when you start the game, and only an average budget means it will be tough.

Hmm.. tempted to sell Dejan. Dont rate him irl and too low concentration/composure.

Luan (BRA) looks immense. Natural as AMR, AMC, AML and SC, good with both feet, age 22, and all round good stats. A must buy at only 4-5M.

Ask the board for more money... they give it.

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why is it that every new version has wayyy too many red cards, spoiling the beta for me, otherwise its pretty good

sold lallana for 24m

bought Galloway 8.5m, loftus cheek 8m Rajkovic 3.5m

i try to stay away from the next big brazilian wonderkid etc. try to play a little bit more realistically

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What staff have people looked at getting in? Looking at Niko Kovac as a Defensive coach. Found some other great coaches but few who speak English. I find it difficult to search for decent coaches without actually looking club to club.

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What staff have people looked at getting in? Looking at Niko Kovac as a Defensive coach. Found some other great coaches but few who speak English. I find it difficult to search for decent coaches without actually looking club to club.

What i basically do is a staff search , this method isn't foolproof but it gets me 4.5-5* coaches .

I select Motivating, Level of discipline and determination to all 15+

Then i select the required coaching fields for whichever type of coach i am after and make it 15+ also.

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FM 2016 looks promising so far. Sturridge and Hendo injured when you start the game, and only an average budget means it will be tough.

Hmm.. tempted to sell Dejan. Dont rate him irl and too low concentration/composure.

Luan (BRA) looks immense. Natural as AMR, AMC, AML and SC, good with both feet, age 22, and all round good stats. A must buy at only 4-5M.

You're right. He's this year's must-have player. So far.

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My game

In

Johannes Eggestein 725k Bremen II

Mikel Iuarzabal 800k R. Sociedad

Matheus Pereira 2.5m Corinthians (1/7/16)

Lincoln 2.5m Gremio (1/7/16)

Renan 3M Avai (1/1/16)

Ali Coote 1m Dundee Utd

Out

Toure 500k Celtic

Enrique 3m Stoke

Allen 11m Wolfsburg

Maguire loan Accrington

Tricket-Smith loan Leyton

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So far i signed James Ward Prowse for 11.25m was trying a coup by grabbing stones from everton , had them on the swing after a long series of negotiations for a structed 38.5m deal when all of a sudden out of nowhere Man U bid and tie him up very quickly for 36m going up to 59m !!!!!!

Got a deal in place instead for a structured purchase worth 29m on Kurt Zouma when sadly my Toure and Lovren deals fall through and i have no choice but to delay then cancel :(

Origi was terrific in friendlies but i feel during league i won't fit him in much this first season so he is away to PSV on loan as a key player for the season.

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why is it that every new version has wayyy too many red cards, spoiling the beta for me, otherwise its pretty good

sold lallana for 24m

bought Galloway 8.5m, loftus cheek 8m Rajkovic 3.5m

i try to stay away from the next big brazilian wonderkid etc. try to play a little bit more realistically

Who bought Lallana from you for £24M? That seems like great business.

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Played 3 in the league so far and won 3 , sitting top.

Bournemouth and Watford were my first two matches and relatively straight forward wins with Coutinho and Sakho in particular playing well for me.

Then came a real test , Mignolet broke his hand in the Watford game and i had to play Man-City with Bogdan in goals , he let a very tame effort right through his body for a De Bruyne goal but i managed to keep the head and with a few alterations we ran out 2-1 winners and Ibe could and should have got a 3rd in the 90th minute. A very nervous ending as for some reason the ref said 2 mins of injury time we entered the 7th minute before he finally blew the whistle and confirmed the victory !

So far so good , my only signing so far ( James Ward Prowse ) has setup a couple of goals now with sweet dead ball deliveries. Money well spent i would say so far.

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Sold Lovren to Sevilla and lured Galloway from Everton. Fans not impressed, but I think they will come around.

Also got Lucas Romero super cheap.

Having a hard time deciding on a formation. Keep second guessing myself. I always play some 4231 variant, but want to try something different. Maybe a 4321 with Couthino and Firmino behind Benteke.

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From the looks of it, i am going to sell a fair few players, probably Lallana and Benteke too.

I like my players to have Pace, Workrate, Teamwork and Determination.

Going to really get into it in the next few days. Finishing my 7th season in FM13 and saying goodbye to my 90% young English squad.

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Well , i am on transfer deadline day in the first window and first thing in the morning Arsenal have bid for Lallana , i don't have him listed and nor did i offer him out. After a couple of negotiations i accepted their bid.....26m initial fee going up to £40.5m. If i am going to play anything like realistic i couldn't turn that down for him.

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Players out will be migs, toure, Lovern, Skrtel, Enrique and Allen.

Will keep Lucas for the 1st season as I want to avoid signing Romero on the cheap. Want Rubén neves and want to see what chirivella's pa is set as. Will play with a DM but set as regista

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Have the beta but not really started a save yet, just having a little look around at players

Again it'll be a mass clear out to start with and will defo need 2 back up full backs

Check out the transfer section. I found a few LBs.

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Check out the transfer section. I found a few LBs.

Thinking of Galloway from the bitters. Short term LB cover and long term CB partner for Gomez

Want Callum chambers as back up RB. Get homegrown squad players. Jose Gaya is the long term LB target

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