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    Re: Football Manager 2019

    Now I ain't saying my manager is some gold digger - but I've just changed my team for the fourth time in six years. After leading Palace to the Europa League in my second season, struggling Chelsea decided to offer my manager a nice £30k wage rise early into the 23/24 season. Managed to get Chelsea from 15th to 5th that season.

    I find managing big clubs like Chelsea boring, so I've decided to play it in a way that I've never played. I've completely taken control out of my hands when it comes to players. I can't sign anyone, I can't renew contracts, or add anyone as a transfer target. I can't decide what offers to accept or reject. I am completely at the mercy of my director of football. While that might sound a bit shite because signing and building a squad is one of the fun parts of FM. But on the other hand, I am guilty of picking the same type of players to fit the system that tends to work me just fine. So this adds a different challenge: I have to adapt my tactics based on whatever the fuck the DOF does with the team.

    So all I do, as manager is build the tactic, set up training, sign staff members (except the DOF) and all that stuff. Looking forward to how it plays out.





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    Re: Football Manager 2019

    Well, perhaps this is karma for all my money hungry moving, I got sacked as Chelsea manager after 18 months. Which for a Chelsea boss is a pretty good innings, I guess.

    Lots of problems. None of the players bought for me suited my system that I like so had to design a new tactic which failed. Tried another tactic that failed. Tried putting them in my trusty tactic but that failed too. Players got unhappy, we fell into a slump and I never recovered.

    When it became apparent that I was going to be sacked because my position was untenable, I decided to do the pettiest thing I've ever done in an FM game. Before my "make or break game" against leaders Manchester City at the Etihad, which I knew was going to be a disaster, I decided to hand new contracts to a few Chelsea youngsters. The most bang average of 18 year olds, who probably won't be much more than League One standard players, are now on £350k p/w contracts for five years with a 50% yearly wage rise. Fuck you Chelsea football club, fuck you.

    I promptly lost 3-0 away to City and sent packing. On to new things.





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    Re: Football Manager 2019

    18 months is above-average for a Chelsea manager duration, TBH.

    Love the spiteful huge contracts. Brilliantly dickish.

    I'm almost into August of 2022 with Atletico Mineiro. Same old problems.

    Won the state league. That's almost a given - its only Cruzeiro who are even marginally competitive. Now Serie A is underway. We are rolling the league - again, no surprise. I have one player (a real player, a B2B central mid named Jonny Lucas) who is described as a World Class Player, which I mentioned last post, and several more who get that description in scouting reports. Two newgens - a Brazilian GK and a Chilean AMC - are competing to see who will reach their top-end potential first and be the best overall player I've ever developed on Football Manager. I have third string players who at 17 or 18 years old are legitimately good enough to be solid Championship players.

    Windows are the painful part, so I wasn't looking forward to hitting the summer. Its only been kinda really annoying so far. I had 15 players wanted by European clubs at one point, and United were after about 7 of them. I turned down several shitty bids, and then they came in with a 50m bid for my DM. I like a DM who is a strong passer but can still defend reasonably well, as I use the Deep Lying Playmaker role. They aren't always that easy to find, at least in South America. On my last save, I ended up retraining AMCs. But this guy I found after the 2nd youth intake and he's played pretty regularly. He's 19 now and has the almost perfect skillset and PPMs. Personality isn't ideal. He's a 4-star potential guy and he's maxed out. So he won't get any better. Weirdly, in the youth intake after I found and bought this guy, I got an almost identical player come through, Mao. So while I wasn't actively looking to sell this DM, getting a 50m bid when I had a drop in replacement ready to go was too tempting. Oddly, Mao asked for more matches the day after I accepted the bid for the other DM. Also, United included a clause where we get 12.5m more if he plays in 10 internationals.... and I'm the Brazil manager, so better believe he's getting those.

    I randomly decided to start keeping track of how many times individual clubs bid for my players. I got a bit annoyed at Tottenham as they had bid for 3 different players before the end of June. Each bid was players value plus 2-3m, and while they weren't locked bids, they walk away if you try to negotiate up at all. They have plenty of money in the bank and I'm not asking for absurd sums (like when I kept demanding 120m for my RW every time City bid). But sorry Mr Levy, I'm not selling you an 18 year old wonderkid Brazil international with 4.5 star potential for 16m. Get fucked. What's really fucking annoying about this process, besides happening repeatedly, is that its not the start of a process. When I complain about these bids on the SI forum, I get told that its AI clubs starting a process of unsettling your player and looking to get them TL'd. Except Tottenham drops their interest after that one bid so even if the player did get upset and ended up TLd, they are no longer pursuing him.

    Got annoyed enough that I submitted shit bids for 4 Spurs players, two of whom are South Americans. Spurs reject the bids and I offer again at 1m more. Rinse and repeat. The intent was to unsettle on or two of their players and its failed so far, but Tottenham hasn't bid for any of my players since I started this and its been like 3 weeks in-game.

    As I bitched about before, the really annoying thing about constant bids for your players is that clubs ignore any pre-existing transfer saga. So if I turn down 4 bids from Inter for my 5-star newgen LB and the final bid is 45m, the first bid from Monaco 3 weeks later isn't going to be using that as the starting point, but they are going to be offering 18m like I didn't turn down more than double that amount.

    I do have a few players I would happily sell. Notably the last two original player - striker Alessandro and LW Bruninho. Both are good prospects to start with but have maxed out their potential, which is notably lower than a lot of the newgens I have. I got a nice offer for Bruninho and negotiated it up to about 40m, but he turned Hoffenheim down. Now Dortmund are interested. Alessandro has had Portuguese clubs interested for awhile, but no bids. All the bids I keep getting are for the players I want to keep

    The winter World Cup is coming up later in 2022 and I am curious to take Brazil through it. We are still ranked #2 in the world after France. We have the firepower to win it, even if I go heavy with players from my club. Not sure how much further I will keep going with the save beyond that, to be honest.
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    Re: Football Manager 2019

    I've had a Man Utd game from the start on FM this time but I think I'm going to start with someone else as I've exhausted that game and been very successful. What should I do and who should I be?

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    Trying to lock this title up. Managed to beat my friend 2-1 (all 3 goals came in the first 6 minutes) away from home to nearly seal the deal.

    He's in the Champions League quarter finals so he shouldn't be too mad.

    I actually loaned out Havertz because I got tired of his moaning. I sold Jedvaj to ARsenal for 26.5M with 50% sell on clause. Also loaned out Zaniolo to Mainz (same as Havertz).

    My rotation looks like this:

    GK: Lukas Hradecky - Pedrag Rajkovic (bench warmer)
    LB: Ayrton Lucas - Joshua Vagnoman
    CB: Jorge Mere - Tin Jedvaj - Moussa Niakhate - Kevin Danso - Rayan Jabrane (wonderkid) - Franco Saiz (wonderkid)
    RB: Mitchell Weiser - Carlos Ordiales (wonderkid)
    CM: Sandro Tonali - Ryan Gravenberch - Marcel Albanstetter (wonderkid) - Marcelo Paulista (wonderkid)
    LW: Amine Gouiri - Juan Pablo Nunez (wonderkid who stole Gouiri's spot until a 2 month injury )- Mateus Andre (wonderkid)
    CAM: Dani Olmo - Ivonei
    RW: Julian Brandt - Kevin Volland - Thabo Sithebe (injury prone south african wonderkid - Maurice Hille (wonderkid)

    I play a 5-2-3 Strikerless.

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    Absolute catstrophy last night. I outta cry.

    Fired up the gaming rig after work and then tried to fire up FM. Gave me a weird message about needing additional drivers, so I open up Steam. Its on the Stream option. Weird. But there is no Play. Just Stream or Install. WTF? Why would FM uninstall overnight? Then I look and its an update that its demanding. So I download the game update and fire it up. All good.

    Go into the Atletico Mineiro save. Except we aren't Atletico Mineiro anymore. We are ATM.

    I've seen a porn. I know what ATM stands for.

    The update reset my name file. The 3 letter acronyms are used for Brazilian clubs by default due to licensing reasons. The name file gives everything proper names but SI just nuked it on me.

    This is sad-making to the nth degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Order View Post
    I've had a Man Utd game from the start on FM this time but I think I'm going to start with someone else as I've exhausted that game and been very successful. What should I do and who should I be?

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    What kind of save do you want? Running a huge club like United has its appeals but also its drawbacks. What about running a club in the Championship? I always enjoy managing there,

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    Trying to lock this title up. Managed to beat my friend 2-1 (all 3 goals came in the first 6 minutes) away from home to nearly seal the deal.

    He's in the Champions League quarter finals so he shouldn't be too mad.

    I actually loaned out Havertz because I got tired of his moaning. I sold Jedvaj to ARsenal for 26.5M with 50% sell on clause. Also loaned out Zaniolo to Mainz (same as Havertz).

    My rotation looks like this:

    GK: Lukas Hradecky - Pedrag Rajkovic (bench warmer)
    LB: Ayrton Lucas - Joshua Vagnoman
    CB: Jorge Mere - Tin Jedvaj - Moussa Niakhate - Kevin Danso - Rayan Jabrane (wonderkid) - Franco Saiz (wonderkid)
    RB: Mitchell Weiser - Carlos Ordiales (wonderkid)
    CM: Sandro Tonali - Ryan Gravenberch - Marcel Albanstetter (wonderkid) - Marcelo Paulista (wonderkid)
    LW: Amine Gouiri - Juan Pablo Nunez (wonderkid who stole Gouiri's spot until a 2 month injury )- Mateus Andre (wonderkid)
    CAM: Dani Olmo - Ivonei
    RW: Julian Brandt - Kevin Volland - Thabo Sithebe (injury prone south african wonderkid - Maurice Hille (wonderkid)

    I play a 5-2-3 Strikerless.
    Nice looking squad. How spread out are your goals? I would assume you end up getting almost all from the front three...
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    Re: Football Manager 2019

    Yeah I hadn't been United for years in the game so felt like doing it this season. I think Championship would be fun but no idea who to be. Maybe I'll randomise. Might do that soon.

    Meanwhile I'll post some United game stuff in here just so you can all see how fabulous I've been.
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    Re: Football Manager 2019

    ATM That's hysterical.


    After Chelsea (who's finances are falling with every season), I took over Championship club, West Ham. West Ham are a club I've never used before but always wanted to. Their team was way too good for the Championship, meaning that getting us from 5th to 2nd was a breeze. Patrick Roberts in the Championship is just broken.

    Into the Prem, and we're trying to play "The West Ham Way" (whatever the fuck that means), and building a side that I would associate with West Ham: young English talent with a couple of ridiculous extravagant foreign forwards.





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    Re: Football Manager 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Order View Post
    Yeah I hadn't been United for years in the game so felt like doing it this season. I think Championship would be fun but no idea who to be. Maybe I'll randomise. Might do that soon.

    Meanwhile I'll post some United game stuff in here just so you can all see how fabulous I've been.
    Post away, good sir.

    Could always do a Sir Alex challenge. Switch it up and go with the Championship instead of the Prem.

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    ATM That's hysterical.


    After Chelsea (who's finances are falling with every season), I took over Championship club, West Ham. West Ham are a club I've never used before but always wanted to. Their team was way too good for the Championship, meaning that getting us from 5th to 2nd was a breeze. Patrick Roberts in the Championship is just broken.

    Into the Prem, and we're trying to play "The West Ham Way" (whatever the fuck that means), and building a side that I would associate with West Ham: young English talent with a couple of ridiculous extravagant foreign forwards.
    ATM is NOT funny.

    I ABSOLUTELY DID NOT laugh when I got an in-game email about ATM Training.

    Nor was REMOTELY AMUSING to see a news rumor about a given player being "interested in ATM".

    I think the West Ham way refers to the club only singing players who have names that are related to or sound slightly like meat.
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    Re: Football Manager 2019

    "Vardy accepts ATM offer"





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    Re: Football Manager 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Shock View Post
    "Vardy accepts ATM offer"
    Its been mostly Spurs players, which makes it all EXTRA NOT AT ALL FUNNY.
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