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On 08/09/2019 at 22:12, john1 said:

Not sure anyone managed them but on my save, they are very decent team, always hard to break them down. I would give them a go :thup: 

I've started up a save with them, and will keep you all posted... Being Danish, I have to try them, now they've signed 3 Danish players :p

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9 hours ago, Gungner said:

I've started up a save with them, and will keep you all posted... Being Danish, I have to try them, now they've signed 3 Danish players :p

Good luck :D 

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Posted (edited)

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What? 2 games in 2 days? :herman:

EDIT:

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So, don't know what I was complaining about :lol: 

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haha @john1 not the greatest fixture planning :lol:

are any of you guys (other than @quee) planning on doing an italian save in FM 20? I was thinking of trying to take one of the bankrupt Serie C teams that get decent attendances back up to Serie B/A.

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4 hours ago, ajt said:

haha @john1 not the greatest fixture planning :lol:

are any of you guys (other than @quee) planning on doing an italian save in FM 20? I was thinking of trying to take one of the bankrupt Serie C teams that get decent attendances back up to Serie B/A.

I am not entirely sure? Might take over Roma or head to France  :rolleyes: What about you guys?

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Yeah I was thinking about France too actually. I think Rennes have a decent youth academy so that might be fun. Or take a side from the national division and see how far I can go with them. This thread has way more replies than the French one though. Maybe people get bored of having to go up against PSG :)

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6 hours ago, ajt said:

Yeah I was thinking about France too actually. I think Rennes have a decent youth academy so that might be fun. Or take a side from the national division and see how far I can go with them. This thread has way more replies than the French one though. Maybe people get bored of having to go up against PSG :)

Weird cos Rennes was my choice as well :lol: Them or Saint-Étienne :cool: 

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Just went season unbeaten with Torino \o/ However this tops it all

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Our run to Champions League Final

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Just won my second Champions League with Torino :cool:  Two times in past 3 years. Rodrygo, have been immense since joining the club on loan :cool: Finished top goal scorer in CL and top of highest average rating as well. Also finished our our top goalscorer. I can turn his loan move into permanent deal for 60M, I am not sure if I will as I got good youngsters coming through.

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I still haven't given up on my current Parma save, just couldn't find the time to play it at the moment. Might do so soon but will just make a simple update instead of my usual comprehensive-where-people-might-not-read-anyway updates. haha

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wow nice one @john1 that champions league run in looks like it was tough as! not sure I've done an unbeaten season before now I think about it.

@quee I was playing some world of warcraft recently so I wasn't looking at the thread much but I'll defo read your update :D are you planning to play FM20?

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5 hours ago, ajt said:

wow nice one @john1 that champions league run in looks like it was tough as! not sure I've done an unbeaten season before now I think about it.

@quee I was playing some world of warcraft recently so I wasn't looking at the thread much but I'll defo read your update :D are you planning to play FM20?

Yes, planning to. But I usually buy them around the Winter Transfer Updates, that's when I feel the game is at it's "complete" stage. On the downside, I will be missing on a few months of playing time, though.

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6 hours ago, quee said:

Yes, planning to. But I usually buy them around the Winter Transfer Updates, that's when I feel the game is at it's "complete" stage. On the downside, I will be missing on a few months of playing time, though.

Yeah I usually like to wait for at least the first big patch before buying :)

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21 hours ago, ajt said:

wow nice one @john1 that champions league run in looks like it was tough as! not sure I've done an unbeaten season before now I think about it.

Cheers mate! And yeah, when I got drawn against Man Utd, Juve and Barca, I was like oh I am going out. Against Man Utd at home in second leg, I went for 4-2-4 without a striker and tore Man Utd apart :cool: 

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Anybody started the demo?

I think I want to play one more season before buying FM20 (tempted to buy it earlier than usual).

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Yep m8, currently playing as 1860 Munich. Gonna do an Italian save later on in the year when patches come out :cool:

Game is pretty good so far, using a 4-4-2 and my strikers are scoring goals!

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11 hours ago, ajt said:

Yep m8, currently playing as 1860 Munich. Gonna do an Italian save later on in the year when patches come out :cool:

Game is pretty good so far, using a 4-4-2 and my strikers are scoring goals!

I've been following the Beta topic, I'm seriously tempted to get it now. But as I understands it, there are still some things to polish. Looking at video, the ME seems to be better? Especially those passes.

Anyway, I've been playing my current Parma save on FM19 since last night (the urge to play FM20 is strong, hence need my fix of FM haha). In September now, will do a quick update later.

 

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Yep the match engine has a few flaws, the full backs ping 50 yard passes to each other too often for my liking but it's definitely an improvement on last year.

Yeah I had recently started a save with southampton and had got to 2023 but gave up on that when the beta came out. Not regretting it!

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Not getting the game till the full release. 

Are we making a new thread for the Fm20 Italian saves so save the clutter? 

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PARMA CALCIO 1913 - 2022/2023

SUMMER OF FIFTH SEASON

It's been a few weeks/months since I've played. My last save was on July 3rd 2022, so I've forgotten some of my thought process previously.

Transfers OUT

Sprocati was asking for £90k+ p/w wages, so there's no way I'm keeping him. Gomez was my highest earner at £65k p/w, but since he was unhappy and he didn't like En-Nesyri, decided to ship him out as well. Broke the transfer record received for Hernan Crespo previously (£34.6m to Lazio). This was all done before my long hiatus from the game.

Mauri was a mandatory loan fee, Leao was not needed (don't know why I bought him in the first place), Joel Pereira was unhappy by Juventus' interest and I had accepted a £6.75m offer by them, only for Inter to offer £7m, so cancelled Juventus' offer instead. Others were young players that don't have a future. Marcos Paulo didn't want to go out on loan again, so he will be part of the squad as backup.

Nobody was willing to meet my asking price for Palacios, but Juventus came in with a loan offer with £60m mandatory future fee. Negotiated that to £79m somehow, and I'm very happy for a player that didn't fit in my team. 

Verdict: Good summer in terms of clearing out numbers.

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Transfers IN

Dionanton (regen) was arranged 2 seasons ago when he was 16. Got my main transfer target for his value price (£21m), which I'm surprised with. Hoping for big things from Despodov, who replaced Gomez as my highest earner at £65k p/w.

I wanted to add one more body in midfield. I had offers accepted for McTominay (went to Norwich instead) and Eljif Elmas (signed a new contract at Fenerbache instead). I've been watching Parma's matches this season, and Kulusevski have impressed me so far. The fact he can cover all midfield position was a bonus (in FM20 he can play as stiker as well I think). Whilst his current stats in FM19 won't be as good as he should be in FM20, it is a signing I'm looking forward to try. If I can make him a permanent signing in FM20 after his loan, he might just be my Parma's Player Project alongside Inglese (like Brazao, Stulac in FM19).

When I sold Gomez, I had planned to bring in Pedro (Fluminese). When the transfer window reopened, it surprised me to see that my non-EU quota was already taken (Matias Palacios last season and Farinez just short of 60~ days on getting his Spanish passport), so if Pedro were to arrive, he won't be able to play. Searching for a Pressing Forward, I couldn't find anybody that I liked within my wage budget (£65k p/w max). Some of the young Brazlians were interesting but are not natural Pressing Forwards (Kaio Jorge, Igor Jesus - they would be able to play due to their youth caps). Igor Jesus moved to Wolfsburg on a £100k p/w anyway.

Cavani came into my thoughts as he was released by PSG and he had accepted a £60k p/w for 2 years contract.. only to choose Porto for £47k p/w! Not meant to be.

At the end of the window, I only found Papagaio (not a natural PF) but interesting enough (left footed, good work rate and physical stats). Unfortunately, he didn't have Youth caps to qualify for the non-EU exemptions. Might be my main target for next season. Thought about reuniting Han Kwang-Song with Despodov, but I have doubts about his physical attributes to play in the role that I want. Will keep tabs on him still.

Verdict: Disappointing couldn't get a replacement striker in.

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My First XI

GK: Brazao/Moha Ramos/Ruffier

RB: Birindelli/Coetzee/Schelotto

RCB: Ribeiro/Peda

LCB: Bastoni/Botturi

LB: Olaza/Friedl/Minelli

DM (REGISTA): Kiyine/Tonali/Hiekkanen

RCM (RPM): Stulac/Bennacer/Agoume

LCM (MEZZALA): Diakhate/Ivonei

RW (A): Despodov/Kulusevski/Marcos Paolo

LW (S): Xadas/Casarini

SC (PF): En-Nesyri/Da Graca/Dionanton

START OF SEASON

6-1 odds, predicted 6th. Hoping to push on to challenge the title this season, can I do it without a replacement striker?

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En-Nesyri is in the running, can he do it? If he's injury free, maybe.

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Bastoni is by far the best player at Parma, stats wise. Will be important.

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JULY

Decided to tour China, and was surprised by the quality of the oppositions! Wasn't an easy stroll, especially in the 2nd and 3rd game. Toulouse invited me for a cup (my first invite!), so accepted it despite it being close to the Serie A opener.

Verdict: I can already see the schedule will all be messed up due to the Winter World Cup.

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AUGUST

Good month, especially the home win against Inter. En-Nesyri was out for 8 weeks, so I only had Da Grace and Kulusevski as emergency backup. Dionanton was injured as well. Xadas played his 125th game for Parma.

Against Bologna, it was Xadas's 100th league game for Parma.

Stulac played his 125th game for Parma against Foggia. Da Graca - scored in the 8th minute, red card in the 25th minute. :seagull:

Disappointing performance against Crotone, conceded to the first lob goal I've seen in FM19, before Despodov scored his first freekick - 3rd in 'Goal of The Month'.

Verdict: Almost a perfect month before conceding against bottom placed Crotone.

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UEFA Champions League Draw

2 big teams and 1 smaller one. Will be tricky. OL will be especially interesting as we had lost against them previously on penalties in the 1st knockout round.

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SEPTEMBER

A bit of personal landmark, as Palermo game was my 200th game in charge of Parma!

The game against Lyon, as expected, was a closed one. We were behind 1-2, before coming back to get a deserved win. Stulac with both freekicks goals and Kulusevski's making an impact as backup striker with his first goal (Da Graca is next to useless at the moment!).

Rotated heavily against Lazio and Vitesse, and both were a struggle.

Stulac scored his 3rd freekicks of the season against Torino, with one eye against Real Madrid next.

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Not the easiest of game to break a record with.. :onmehead:

Rodrygo scored a great goal in the 19th minute and was dominating the first half, before we turned it around in the 2nd half. First Kulusevski equalised, before Despodov followed a clearance from his own free kick to dribble into the box and placed a shot into the corner of the goal! Get in!

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Verdict: Fantastic month! Delighted with the Madrid win!

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SERIE A - END OF September 2022

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VERDICT SO FAR

Despodov have been brilliant so far. His goals and assists are most welcomed. One thing that I just noticed, he does tend to lose the ball when dribbling forward. Something to look at for his traits.

Captain Stulac is closed behind, he's at his peak and his performance is reflected as such. 3 freekicks goals already!

Bastoni truly is the defensive leader. Without him in the side, huge difference can be seen.

Kulusevski surprisingly has been better than Da Graca playing as the striker, despite not having striker as one of his many position. En-Nesyri upcoming return hopefully help the team even more now.

Unbeaten heading to October! Hopefully this keeps up until before the Winter World Cup break, as I have a feeling my form will be affected by the long inactivity!

One thing to note, I haven't rotate as much as previous seasons, so some of the younger players barely played this season so far. Might have to finally look at letting some of them go.

Welcome any comments and feedbacks.

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PARMA CALCIO 1913 - 2022/2023

FIFTH SEASON

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

9 games in 29 days? Let's do this!

Had to fully rotate for the Empoli and Sampdoria games, with the returning En-Nesyri scoring his 25th goal for Parma in his 75th league appearance in the latter game. The 2nd goal was a beautiful curling goal as well from just outside the box.

Bastoni was making his 100th league appearance for Parma in the Udinese game.. and he also scored the winner!

The Real Madrid game.. I think this is the best way to describe it:

0-1 29' Rodrygo

1-1 31' DESPODOV

2-1 44' EN-NESYRI

2-2 45' Martial

2-3 51' Martial

2-4 55' Bastoni Own Goal

3-4 84' KULUSEVSKI:eek:

4-4 87' EN-NESYRI:applause:

4-5 88' Martial :seagull:

First lost of the season but proud of the comeback. Kulusevski was the catalyst after coming on in the 72nd minute. Hated that both times En-Nesyri scored only for Martial to score another within a minute. Martial must have a feud with En-Nesyri or something :idiot: Great game!

I have never seen this before, where 2 goals were scored in the same minute of the match. From the restart/kickoff, Diakhate received the ball and drive into space beating 3 players before finishing with a fierce shot. As you may know, Dao is my Ivorian regen (Wonderkid) who's been out on loan for the past 3 seasons. First points dropped in the league here. The after effect of the Madrid match can still be felt.

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Somehow, I was less worried about Juventus visit this time around. And we rightly played them off the pitch, hitting the post 3 times. It was Brazao's 150th league appearance for Parma! At 22 years of age.

Going into the Lyon game, both Parma and Madrid are on 9 points, whilst Lyon with 6 points. So, a win could confirmed our progress. It came with a price though, with both Despodov (5 weeks) and Stulac (4 weeks) forced out of the game due to injuries. Luckily, the Winter World Cup means we have 2 months off and both of their nations didn't qualified.

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Verdict: Perfect half season so far, but I'm still worried things will collapsed after the World Cup. Luckily the 2 injuries were not more serious as well.

SERIE A - START OF NOVEMBER 2022

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VERDICT SO FAR

Building a bit of a gap over Milan and Juventus, which I think I will need.

Since his injury return, En-Nesyri has scored 5 goals and created an assist. Much needed presence up front.

Special mention to Kulusevski, who has scored 5 goals, mostly as a subbed. In 19 appearances, he only started 7 and most of those were as strikers due to the injuries early in the season. 4 of the goals were in the CL as well!

Despodov are leading with 6 goals and 5 assists, then Kulusevski, En-Nesyri, Diakhate follows with 5 goals. Stulac and Da Graca with 4, and Xadas with 3 goals and 3 assists just behind them.

Kulusevski below, very happy with his signing. Can't wait to use him in FM20 with better stats.

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What do you usually do during the Winter World Cup? Lots of friendlies or rest?

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Wow what a great start to the season! :applause:That kulusevski looks great.

Can you show a screenshot of Dao? Always liked Ivorian wonder kids.

For that world cup window I usually just put on a heavier training regime and lots of friendlies before the season resumes.

 

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The above 2 were from my previous updates. Below is him currently.

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The funny thing is, at the moment, I have no intention of using him haha since I don't use AMC and don't think he would fit in MC. Will see how he develops.

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Damn what a regen! Maybe you could adapt your tactic to suit him when he evolves into a true beast :D

I would be tempted to play him as advanced playmaker in midfield as his tackling and positioning are actually quite respectable for an AMC.

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PARMA CALCIO 1913 - 2022/2023

FIFTH SEASON

DECEMBER

INTERNATIONALS

Only Bastoni will be involved for the FIFA 2022 World Cup. He scored his first goal for Italy on his 10th appearance in the group stage against Iran. Italy were knocked out by Spain in the 2nd round.

Spain went on to win the World Cup for the 2nd time. I watched most of the big games (10 games in total) and Spain were magnificent in the knockout stages with players at their peaks. From what I noticed, Koke, Saul, and Sergi Roberto are all World Class (is there a way to see a list in-game who is considered World Class?). They scored in the 120th minute to win their Quarter Final against Brazil, in the 117th minute to win their Semi Final against Germany - both times coming back from a goal down to force extra time. Portugal and Ronaldo was easily disposed 2-0 in the Final.

Paco Alcacer won both Golden Ball and Golden Shoe.

One curious thing I noticed during the Spain-Brazil match, in extra time, just minutes before the winning goal, Neymar was switched to RB. He was on 50% for his condition, might be the reason? Very interesting.

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Deserved first cap for Kulusevki in the friendlies before the World Cup.

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Farinez got his EU passport, hopefully next season I will get 2 non-EU slots.

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CLUB NEWS

The stadium finally finished the much needed expansion, hoping it will fill out again like last season.

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Just noticed Ivonei is now a Wonderkid as well. Developing well.

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The fall out of the World Cup is here. Should I accept? I'm leaning to no at the moment as I don't really want the extra distraction and commitment now, as I'm not sure how long I will play FM19 now that FM20 is around the corner.

Besides, I don't feel like I deserved it yet since I only won the one Coppa Italia so far, and not using many Italians in my Parma squad.

On the other hand, it will be my last chance to manage 'real' Italian players, who might retire soon and be replaced by regens by the time the next opportunity (if I last that long) comes along.

:stop::onmehead:

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Thoughts? What would you do?

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Congratulations on the stadium expansion, always lovely when that happens.

Ivonei looks great, which club did he come from?

Also as for national management I always turn it down, but that's only because I've never enjoyed it :onmehead:

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3 minutes ago, ajt said:

Congratulations on the stadium expansion, always lovely when that happens.

Ivonei looks great, which club did he come from?

Also as for national management I always turn it down, but that's only because I've never enjoyed it :onmehead:

Santos. I actually don't remember why I bought him 3 years ago haha it was a phase where I tried to get as many non-EU as I could before I understood the rules, for the most part.

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I have decided to reject the Italy offer. Maybe it is something for me to save the experience for FM20. In previous FMs, I do enjoy being National managers, but mostly because I have players from my club who can benefit from my appointment :lol:

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Haha yeah back when I was a child (early 2000s) I would "cheat" by taking over a national team (usually England) and select all my players. Only because I thought it would increase their values so I could sell them :lol:

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2 minutes ago, ajt said:

Haha yeah back when I was a child (early 2000s) I would "cheat" by taking over a national team (usually England) and select all my players. Only because I thought it would increase their values so I could sell them :lol:

Same! Always get messages in my inbox how the press don't think they deserved to be called up :lol:

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As usual I started my first save with Roma, the squad looks good, lots of youngsters like Kluivert, Mancini, Riccardi, Zaniolo etc, the future is promising!

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3 minutes ago, LucasBR said:

As usual I started my first save with Roma, the squad looks good, lots of youngsters like Kluivert, Mancini, Riccardi, Zaniolo etc, the future is promising!

FM20?

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Just now, quee said:

FM20?

Yes, I forgot to mention hehe

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1 minute ago, LucasBR said:

Yes, I forgot to mention hehe

Nice! Do let us know how you get on. Will be the first Serie A update on FM20.

Anybody in your Youth squad with potential?

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6 minutes ago, quee said:

Nice! Do let us know how you get on. Will be the first Serie A update on FM20.

Anybody in your Youth squad with potential?

Oh yes, Riccardi is the best one, 4 star potential maybe 5, the first thing I did was call him to senior squad.

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57 minutes ago, LucasBR said:

Oh yes, Riccardi is the best one, 4 star potential maybe 5, the first thing I did was call him to senior squad.

Apart from him? The more 'unknown' name, per say.

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22 minutes ago, quee said:

Apart from him? The more 'unknown' name, per say.

Zakaria Sdaigui, Zan Celar, Agostinelli, Mory Bamba and Mirko Antonucci I'll definitely bring them to senior squad and try to develop them.

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I guess this thread continues for FM 20 then :D Roma looks like a great club to play with this year!

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Minor update, how can this be offside? I tried recording the highlights but there's no option to export it. A notification came up saying the 'clip is recorded successfully and can be exported at the end of the match', but nothing happened. This was done after the game, though.

Even the highlights doesn't show the VAR review, with the yellow and red lines and stuff. It showed the yellow line was behind the red line during the game.

There's not even a message discussing the goal in my inbox, I was only asked about it in the press conference and I had a go at the referee. Usually the FA had something to say, but zero.

And they scored 5 minutes later :seagull:

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2 minutes ago, quee said:

Minor update, how can this be offside? I tried recording the highlights but there's no option to export it. A notification came up saying the 'clip is recorded successfully and can be exported at the end of the match', but nothing happened. This was done after the game, though.

Even the highlights doesn't show the VAR review, with the yellow and red lines and stuff. It showed the yellow line was behind the red line during the game.

There's not even a message discussing the goal in my inbox, I was only asked about it in the press conference and I had a go at the referee. Usually the FA had something to say, but zero.

And they scored 5 minutes later :seagull:

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Google the rules about the goalkeeper and offside. There has 2 be 2 players behind him i think :)

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44 minutes ago, quee said:

Minor update, how can this be offside? I tried recording the highlights but there's no option to export it. A notification came up saying the 'clip is recorded successfully and can be exported at the end of the match', but nothing happened. This was done after the game, though.

Are you using a Mac? I found when I decided to start uploading highlights in my Lyon career thread that I had to do it twice before they would appear, thought it might be a me issue, perhaps its a Mac issue, or just an FM19 issue. Took so long I stopped doing it.

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I started with Inter on FM20 like I do every year in Beta. Esposito looks like a beast in the making. He has already insane stats at only 17. 

And the Lukaku / Martinez partnership looks way more promising than Icardi + x. Inter as a whole looks really strong in this years FM. 

 

Also there's so much talent in Italy. Got myself Amad Traore and Nicolo Armini for next to nothing. 

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1 minute ago, gandrasch said:

I started with Inter on FM20 like I do every year in Beta. Esposito looks like a beast in the making. He has already insane stats at only 17. 

And the Lukaku / Martinez partnership looks way more promising than Icardi + x. 

Doing inter myself 3-5-2 formation Rom and Martinez up front doing wonders especially Lautaro. 

Esposito broke his leg in pre season unfortunately for me. 

I brought in Belotti to give Rom/Lautaro competition. 

Hammered Chelsea 4-0 in champions league group phase. 

Currently 4th in league 3 points off lazio who are top. 

Other signings I made 

Lucas Tousart to cover the defensive mid role and Benjamin Heinrichs for the versatility he offers... Though I had to leave him out of the champions league squad and my board aren't happy with the deal. 

Overall a great squad 

Only real lack of cover is goalkeeper-which I now have to deal with after Handanovic picked up an injury, Padelli is OK but wouldn't be overly relient if Samirs injury was long-term. (Radú is back in the summer so will offer that) 

5 top CBS in Godin, de Vrji, Skrinar, Bastoni and Rannochia. 

Left wing back Biraghi has been phenomenal for me as has Asamoah (diMarco gone out on loan) 

On the right D'ambrosio and lazaro have done well 

With Heinrichs cover for both sides as well as defensive mid. 

Midfield take your pick of Brozovic, vecino, sensi, barella, gaglirdini and Tousart. 

Front two options of the above mentioned and Belotti, Politano and sanchez (who I can't wait to get rid of for wages alone) 

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PARMA CALCIO 1913 - 2022/2023

FIFTH SEASON

As mentioned and discussed in previous update, decided to turn down Italy's offer. They hired Sarri, who resigned from his Newcastle job.

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WINTER TRANSFER WINDOW

Friedl threw a tantrum about guaranteeing him as a starter and his episode made Olaza hates him. This was despite him playing 8 games whilst Olaza was out injured.:seagull:  Then he was not happy about my team talk, so can only mean he had to leave. Good profit on a player I got on a Bosman, but would have liked to keep him otherwise. 

Molteni (regens) was on a Youth contract, and Sassuolo had been offering him between £100-250k on transfer. All rejected as they didn't want to go higher and they did the direct approach instead. First money I made on regens produced by the club.

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DECEMBER & JANUARY

Only 3 friendlies during the break, sandwiched in between was a 10 day mid-season camp in Modena. I guess it was not enough, as we were lucky to win against Milan. The goal was against the run of play and it was a sluggish performance. Would have been happy with a draw before and after the goal. Brazao was my Man of the Match, despite Ribeiro officially getting it (both on 7.2 ratings).

Busy month in January means I had to do heavy rotating. Since already qualified for the next round, I used my 2nd team against Vitesse. Russo (regens) made his debut in this match.

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An even younger team played in the Coppa Italia. My assistant manager, Zola, and Hyso (regens), my starting GK for this match, credited our team talk during half time for the turnaround. It needed extra time to win the match though. Two new debutants from Fornaciari and Cardona (both regens), who started the match at RB and MC, respectively.

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Milan next, away. Will be hard, especially if I'm using the kids again.

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Stulac was amazing in January. I kept getting questions in news conference about him, especially the fact he covers the most ground in Serie A. 3 goals in 3 games was an amazing Captain performance. Though, 2 of them were penalties. He did missed one against Juventues in the 2-0 home win in October.

Against Benevento, Diakhate made his 100th league appearance for Parma. On the same day I sold Friedl, Olaza also went off injured for 3 weeks :seagull:

Russo (regens) made his league debut against Genoa. It was another heavily rotated team as well, In preparation for the Milan game next.

Dionanton (regens) scored his first goal for Parma to give us the lead, before Vargas equalised. We went ahead again with Marcos Paulo's goal. Away from home with mostly young players. Only Tonali and Bennacer played as they needed the match fitness. We lost the game, first when I had took off Tonali and replaced him with Hiekkanen, then Minelli for Casarini. We lost control of the game then. Botturi and Hiekkanen made two mistakes to gave the game for Milan to win in extra time. Marcos Paulo and especially Kulusevski were amazing for Parma, getting 8.3 and 8.9, respectively. Pandini (regens) made his debut for Parma.

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In Coetzee's 100th appearance for Parma, we lost our first Serie A game this season. It was coming, I supposed. In my minor update, I thought En-Nesyri had given us the lead. Chukwueze, just arrived on-loan from Dortmund, scored both the goals. One was a freekick that slipped under Brazao, and the other Ribeiro made a mistake on. 4 mistakes in 2 games from my defence. Joel Pereira played a great game, after becoming their new number 1 as Inter sold Marchesin in January. Should have sold him to Juventus, so he can forever be backup! :onmehead:

Verdict: Good month, considering. Disappointed to lose in the Quarter Final of the Coppa Italia, as the board had expected a Semi Final appearance. Hopefully this won't mean we lose our form for the coming months after losing two matches on the bounce.

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Champions League Draw

Looking at all the teams, any games would be hard for us. First time facing Dortmund, looking forward to it, as they are 'my German team'.

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SERIE A - END OF JANUARY 2023

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VERDICT SO FAR

Potentially only having 8-points gap after a heavy month. Hopefully form won't suffer that much. 

REGENS WATCH

1. My best outfield player produced so far by the academy. Made his debut against Vitesse in the CL as as sub, and another appearance against Foggia (made an assist) and Genoa. Was unfortunately injured for the Quarter Final against Milan.403831935_Screenshot2019-11-0408_04_58.thumb.png.b0d3ed027a56caff806cab3e0a080f95.png

2. Quite excited about him, as I don't have much options now in both fullbacks position. Made his debut against Foggia as starter.

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3. Made his debut against Foggia as starter.

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4. Made his debut against Milan as a sub. Played him as an MC, might contributed to the collapse in that match as he's not physically ready. A good prospect nonetheless.

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5. Not bothered to lose him, though awesome mental and physical stats.

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Will post a few others who hasn't made their debuts yet next time (and Hyso).

Thought and comments welcome!

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Added a mention for Joel Pereira vs Inter

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1 hour ago, n1mez said:

Google the rules about the goalkeeper and offside. There has 2 be 2 players behind him i think :)

Thanks! It made sense now. I've vaguely heard of that rules before, but I've never seen it in action. FM, always teaching you something about football :brock:

28 minutes ago, zlatanera said:

Are you using a Mac? I found when I decided to start uploading highlights in my Lyon career thread that I had to do it twice before they would appear, thought it might be a me issue, perhaps its a Mac issue, or just an FM19 issue. Took so long I stopped doing it.

Yup, a Macbook. I tried 10 times, to be honest with you. :lol: Still no option to export it. :kriss:

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26 minutes ago, gandrasch said:

I started with Inter on FM20 like I do every year in Beta. Esposito looks like a beast in the making. He has already insane stats at only 17. 

And the Lukaku / Martinez partnership looks way more promising than Icardi + x. Inter as a whole looks really strong in this years FM. 

 

Also there's so much talent in Italy. Got myself Amad Traore and Nicolo Armini for next to nothing. 

Armini got a stats boost in FM20? He's interesting enough already in FM19.

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2 ore fa, lblanc ha scritto:

Doing inter myself 3-5-2 formation Rom and Martinez up front doing wonders especially Lautaro. 

Esposito broke his leg in pre season unfortunately for me. 

I brought in Belotti to give Rom/Lautaro competition. 

Hammered Chelsea 4-0 in champions league group phase. 

Currently 4th in league 3 points off lazio who are top. 

Other signings I made 

Lucas Tousart to cover the defensive mid role and Benjamin Heinrichs for the versatility he offers... Though I had to leave him out of the champions league squad and my board aren't happy with the deal. 

Overall a great squad 

Only real lack of cover is goalkeeper-which I now have to deal with after Handanovic picked up an injury, Padelli is OK but wouldn't be overly relient if Samirs injury was long-term. (Radú is back in the summer so will offer that) 

5 top CBS in Godin, de Vrji, Skrinar, Bastoni and Rannochia. 

Left wing back Biraghi has been phenomenal for me as has Asamoah (diMarco gone out on loan) 

On the right D'ambrosio and lazaro have done well 

With Heinrichs cover for both sides as well as defensive mid. 

Midfield take your pick of Brozovic, vecino, sensi, barella, gaglirdini and Tousart. 

Front two options of the above mentioned and Belotti, Politano and sanchez (who I can't wait to get rid of for wages alone) 

I'm interested in how do you pair Lukaku and Martinez....in real life I think hey are very similar...

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I play them as cf (lukaku) and false 9 (martinez). He's not perfekt but it does work quite well. I do score a lot of goals from the mezalla and bbm though as ranged shoots are kinda broken in this years match engine. 

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11 minutes ago, gandrasch said:

I play them as cf (lukaku) and false 9 (martinez). He's not perfekt but it does work quite well. I do score a lot of goals from the mezalla and bbm though as ranged shoots are kinda broken in this years match engine. 

How far are the long range goals in FM20? 25-30m? Or a bit closer just outside the box?

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