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      mcarz
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #100: Jun 15, 2015 12:16:18 pm
      Just finished my first season in the Prem with Watford. Started really well, was in 6th for 3/4's of the season but then dropped off significantly and finished 10th. A new owner has just come in and gave me £30m to spend. I bought Zivkovic 8m, W.Hughes 8.5m, Simao (DM) 2m, Byram 4m and D. Gayle 300k. I had a 2.5m offer accepted for Diego Reyes but he's had a work permit rejected which surprised me considering how many caps he has for Mexico.

      My team atm is:

      Burki

      Wisdom Paletta Reid Daprela

      Tielemans Simao Hughes

      Jese

      Deeney Zivkovic

      I'm currently in the market for a centre back but it's not looking that great so far.

      Edit: I had an offer accepted and a wage agreed with Lucas Romero but because his agent wanted so much, the deal broke down. Agents on this game are annoying!
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #101: Jun 15, 2015 10:32:11 pm
      A centre back? Three words;

      Eder.

      Alvarez.

      Balanta.
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #102: Jun 15, 2015 10:32:45 pm
      Jonathon Silva and Ruben Neves have been boss on mine
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #103: Jun 22, 2015 06:21:17 am
      Just finished my third season with Schalke and won the league for the second time in a row. Also won my first German Cup. Got thumped out of the UCL by Chelsea because they're impossible to beat in every single save (but beat Barcelona and Real Madrid along the way).

      This is the current team i'm rocking. I also have Axel Witsel in on loan from Chelsea as back up for my midfield and a kid that came through my academy as back up for Coentrao:





      These were my transfers heading in to the new season:



      Hoping Saúl and Danilo are beasts. Haven't used them in FM15 and went for them instead of Kovacic and Clyne who pretty much would have made the team a carbon copy of my Udinese save, which is not fun.

      Lukaku came in January and scored about 20 goals onwards for £41m. Needed to sign a big name player to keep Roberto Pereyra happy so i splashed the cash on Lukaku.

      Also, the game bugged and now there's two Martin Odegaard's in the one save :D One is at Toulouse and one at Madrid still. I came across it when i had a loan offer for one of my players from Toulouse and checked their team and saw him there, but then i went on to the loan list to look for back up players and saw him playing for Madrid. Kind of temped to buy both versions and put them in the same side :D

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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #104: Jun 29, 2015 07:18:59 pm
      A centre back? Three words;

      Eder.

      Alvarez.

      Balanta.

      Balanta was pure class in FM 2014.

      Playing with Rangers, it's so difficult attracting players especially that the club is financially screwed and your best players all want to leave. I brought Alen Halilovic on loan from Barcelona and he has been superb so far. Already in my 2nd season, 1st in the scottish premiership and in the scottish league cup final
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #105: Jul 04, 2015 12:20:06 pm
      Just finished my fourth season and won the league for the third time.





      Won the German Cup:



      Won the German Super Cup:



      Lost the Champions League final to Chelsea because they're unbeatable. Can never beat them:

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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #106: Jul 04, 2015 12:24:24 pm
      Unbeaten in the league for 55 matches now from 10th December 2016 to (currently) 2nd September 2018.

      These are my transfers this season. Splashed out big time:

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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #107: Jul 04, 2015 12:35:28 pm
      That's some going Crouchie. I've not been on mine that much lately, I've been doing an online game with my brother,
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #108: Jul 04, 2015 01:28:47 pm
      That's some going Crouchie. I've not been on mine that much lately, I've been doing an online game with my brother,

      On holidays for a while after uni semester ended so this is all i'm doing :D

      Chelsea came in with an offer for Trindade de Vilenha on deadline day and i asked for £30m up front and £5m after 10 internationals and they accepted. I was broke after all my previous deals so i went with it and brought in a back up right back to Danilo which i didn't have. Got a youth player to fill in Trindade's spot so should be ok depth wise, as well as having Oscar and Roberto Pereyra who can play there and Donis Advijaj if i'm desperate.
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #109: Jul 11, 2015 02:34:29 pm
      Right, 5th season over with Schalke. Won the lot.

      League:


      Champions League:


      German Cup:


      German Super Cup:


      Managed to post a financial loss for the first time in any save. Spending £80m+ on two separate players (Pogba and Oscar) does that :D Was in £50m+ debt at one point but the prizemoney covered it and sitting on £60m+ balance now. Still got £100m in transfer debt, though.

      Only bought in a keeper for my quota as Fahrmann wanted to leave, and also the left back Abdul Baba for £7m or so. Very little activity as the team doesn't need many upgrades from last season (plus Abdul Baba and Mammana as back up):



      Only have 3 regens in the team:





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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #110: Aug 03, 2015 10:39:01 am
      Just started my 3rd season with our team. Won the UCL in the first one, finished 2nd in the league, in my 2nd season i went trophyless (bar the World Club Cup, lost the European Supercup at pens against Everton!), semi in UCL and finished 4th.

      I really have high hopes for the new season, my starting lineup is as following :

      Mignolet-Carvajal-Bartra-Mustafi-Rodriguez-Romero-Henderson-Sterling-Coutinho-Depay-Sturridge

      Subs: Rulli, Knoche/Schar, Wijnaldum, Emre Can, Berahino, Calleri, Kranevitter.

      I'm looking to sign another attacking midfielder who will be happy to play a rotation role.

      Can't post screenshots as i'm at work right now.
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #111: Aug 03, 2015 11:07:28 am
      You've got Rulli benched for Mignolet? Why?

      Otherwise a beast team.
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #112: Aug 03, 2015 11:28:46 am
      You've got Rulli benched for Mignolet? Why?

      Otherwise a beast team.

      Just signed him, i will rotate between him and Mignolet this season, i signed him rather cheaply when compared to other savegames (10 mil euros), he'll become my number 1, but this season is for settling in.

      Also Carvajal, Knoche and Calleri are new signings, Calleri really looks to be a player with great potential, scored the equaliser at OT in a 1-1 draw.

      My attack is doing fantastic, the defense is a problem, hopefully sorted for the new campaign. Depay is frightening, Coutinho and Sterling aswell.

      This summer i sold Markovic for around 43 mil at PSG, Balanta for 30 mil at PSG too (didn't work for me, stagnated and was doing mistakes so i decided to sell him). Origi sold to Juve for 25 mil, with Clyne at Real for 20 mil. I was thinking in keeping hold of Markovic, because every time he played he's done a great job, but the fee was too big for a squad player.

      I'm thinking to sign De Bruyne, and play him as a AMC and Coutinho in Henderson's place, but i don't think this is really a good idea, so i'll go for Kishna or Balde Keita to offer cover if one of my attacking midfielders gets injured.

      When i'll arrive home i'll post some screens with the dealings i've done and how my players fared so far.

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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #113: Aug 03, 2015 12:37:55 pm
      F**k Calleri. He's at Dortmund in my Schalke save and has something stupid like 10 goals in 8 against me.
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #114: Aug 03, 2015 12:44:06 pm
      Just signed him, i will rotate between him and Mignolet this season, i signed him rather cheaply when compared to other savegames (10 mil euros), he'll become my number 1, but this season is for settling in.

      Haha I love when people take FM that seriously - a season for "settling in" a new keeper? Mate, Rulli is much better than Migs, just play him and you'll be fine :D
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #115: Aug 03, 2015 04:27:36 pm
      This is how my team sets up :



      I just decided to take up the France manager job, usually i don't have alot of success while managing international teams, and resign after a few matches, but i'll have a go at them.

      Btw, England won Euro 2016 in my save :)

      Look at these stats (posted only the links to photos, i don't want to flood the thread with them):

      Depay : http://s4.postimg.org/5ebydi3st/Memphis_Depay_History_Career_Stats.png

      Sterling : http://s12.postimg.org/tsr1phcnx/Raheem_Sterling_History_Career_Stats.png

      Coutinho : http://s28.postimg.org/w7nh0fb5p/Philippe_Coutinho_History_Career_Stats.png

      Sturridge : http://s8.postimg.org/v2s323dlh/Daniel_Sturridge_History_Career_Stats.png

      Depay absolute beast, Sterling right next to him. I highly recommend signing him, as a bonus: he never gets injured ! (at least in my save).

      I think i'll sell Mignolet in the winter transfer window, Rulli is much better than him. Also changed Carvajal's role to Wingback, rather than Fullback.
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #116: Aug 03, 2015 05:38:34 pm
      Haven't played this for a few weeks, but seeing you guys talk about it reminded me of my Bournemouth save.

      When I stopped playing, my strikeforce was the following: Jordan Rhodes (current European Golden Boot), Harry Kane (didn't really need him, but I wanted a big name signing and he was the only one who wanted to sign!), Gabriel Barbosa (an absolute genius in that game), Luciano Vietto and Danny Ings (another one I absolutely did not need, but signed him anyway because I wanted to have at least one Bornemouth youth product!)

      Not bad eh :D
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #117: Aug 03, 2015 07:55:26 pm
      Sky Sports use Football Manager database to profile players in real life
      Sky Sports News caused something of a stir amongst the football community on Monday by using the Football Manager database to rate clubs' new signings.

      Several players including Robert Lewandowski and Esteban Cambiasso had their individual attributes displayed on screen as presenters looked to determine who might fit various potential transfer suitors.

      The immediate reaction on Twitter was to mock Sky Sports for using the data, with many struggling to comprehend that a computer game might have some actual research put behind it and unaware that clubs have been using the same database for years. That reaction developed over time and can now be upgraded to mixed.

       While it remains a video game (or simulator), the data collected for use in Football Manager is extensive and accurate. In 2014 Sports Interactive, the company that produces Football Manager (a game which has been cited in over 35 divorce cases), revealed that "performance analysis pioneers" Prozone had entered a "ground-breaking partnership" in which said data would be used in real-world player recruitment.

      Due to confidentiality agreements SI are unable to reveal exactly which clubs utilise the database though did say that several "Premier League and big European clubs" actively did.

      In 2008 Everton became the first club in the world to sign up to the Football Manager database, using data gathered from around the world by over 1300 scouts to facilitate a faster way of learning about potential transfer candidates, cutting out the need to wait for feedback from the club's existing scouting network.

       A press release in 2014 stated:

      "The original database included some 4,000 players and staff. Today, the current total stands at more than 550,000 (including 245,811 currently active and contracted footballers), with up to 250 individual pieces of information being stored about each person. These range from personal details to more creative scout ratings on various footballing abilities and skills.

      As well as players, the FMD currently lists more than 32,000 active clubs and is maintained by Sports Interactive’s full-time in-house scouting team."

      Many on Twitter ridiculed (for a change) Sky Sports' decision to use a computer game to explain how good a player might be but the lines between virtual reality and reality in football are becoming ever more blurred. Some American Football clubs use videogames and virtual reality to create plays to be used during actual matches, with the ability to physically show a team how everything is supposed to work hugely beneficial to players and coaching staff.

       Sports Interactive Studio Director Miles Jacobson said in 2014:

      “For years we’ve heard stories of real-life managers and scouts using our data to help with the recruitment process. From now on, it’s official...real managers around the world will be finding and comparing players using data and a search system that will be very familiar to players of Football Manager.”

      In reaction to the tidal wave of "crying while laughing" emojis on Twitter that accompanied the screen grabs of Sky Sports presenters explaining that Robert Lewandowski would make a good signing for Manchester United because his finishing is 16, Jacobson said:

      https://twitter.com/milesSI/status/628151776177487872

       "Some other data providers seemingly not happy with us providing data for @SkySportsNewsHQ transfer center. Clubs use it, so why not Sky?

      "All different forms of data are valid. Saying humans can't provide accurate data is wrong - players signed from scouting, not stats alone. And that makes our research & huge scouting network just as valid as other sources - plus we have much better coverage globally."

       The brunt of the criticism aimed at Sky Sports is that on occasion Football Manager has misread the potential of certain players and made them superstars in the game, while in real life they are actually Mark Kerr.

      Cherno Samba, Andri Sigporsson and the legendary To Madeira have all achieved a form of cult status with players of the game but as Jacobson has said in past, if they believe the potential is there, perhaps there are other reasons why some players never reach it. Freddy Adu the biggest culprit of wasting talent.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/babb/11780655/Sky-Sports-use-Football-Manager-database-to-profile-players-in-real-life.html

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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #118: Aug 03, 2015 11:51:56 pm
      Won everything there was to win at Liverpool so wanted a new challenge. Seen Hamburg got relegated to D2 in Germany and stayed there so that's my new adventure.
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      Reply #119: Aug 04, 2015 06:52:23 am
      Won everything there was to win at Liverpool so wanted a new challenge. Seen Hamburg got relegated to D2 in Germany and stayed there so that's my new adventure.

      I know that feeling :)

      I'm trying to win the league in my 3rd season, it is really hard because Arsenal seem to win every game, they are 4 points in front of me at the top of the table.

      I want to win at least 4 titles (because UTD won the last season so they have 21 titles now).

      BTW, Calleri is a fantastic signing so far, super-sub and i'm thinking to start him over Sturridge. He scored some crucial goals for me in the last minutes (equaliser at Arsenal, winner vs Chelsea, Man Utd). Berahino also is that kind of player, that scores almost everytime he comes from the bench.
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #120: Aug 04, 2015 04:13:19 pm
      So, i'll have a new giant it seems in the next season. The now oil-rich Stoke City. It happened very rarely in my saves that a tycoon would take over a team. Exciting times for the Potters it seems. I'm really curious how they will invest the money. Mark Hughes is still their manager.

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      Reply #121: Aug 04, 2015 07:57:12 pm
      We may soon find out if Messi can do it on a cold night in Stoke.
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      Reply #122: Aug 04, 2015 08:16:41 pm
      So, i'll have a new giant it seems in the next season. The now oil-rich Stoke City. It happened very rarely in my saves that a tycoon would take over a team. Exciting times for the Potters it seems. I'm really curious how they will invest the money. Mark Hughes is still their manager.



      Happened on mine too, they signed Clyne and Keylor Navas from me for about £80mill in total, signed Negredo for a load too....They finished lower than the previous season.
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      Reply #123: Aug 04, 2015 09:05:21 pm
      In my save they signed so far 7 players for about 108 mil (Lamela, Benteke, Balde Keita, Moreno and Wilson among them). Mark Hughes left them and went to Man Utd, Phillip Cocu is their new coach.

      Btw i won the title in my 3rd season, an incredible fight until the end with Arsenal, finished level on points but had the better goal difference, won the FA Cup and the Europa League (i finished 3rd in my UCL group). A fantastic season after all.




      But what was more baffling was the fact that Balotelli was a huge success this season at Arsenal, i always feared that he would do very well at them after i sold him (for about 28 mil). Scored 32 goals in 31 games for Arsenal in EPL, 22 goals in UCL (they won it) and he received the Golden Boot award too. A beast.

      I signed Stevie for 2.5 mil :D Hopefully i'll have him retire as a champion with us.
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      Re: Football Manager 2015
      Reply #124: Aug 04, 2015 09:39:36 pm
      My final Liverpool team before I left lined up like:

      ------------------------------Leno(sk)

      Danilo(fb)----Sahko(stopper)-----Freirtas(CD[re-gen])------Alaba(IWB)

      ----------------Henderson(BBM)---Coutinho(RPM

      Gotze (AP)---------------Isco(Engage)----------------Mempis(RMD)

      ---------------------------Balotelli (Poacher)

      Balo was my best player by miles 40+ goals every season in all comps.

      Now in German D2 with Hamburg haha

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