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      Re: Football Manager 2016
      Reply #25: Nov 03, 2015 09:23:14 pm
      I'm playing with Fenerbahce. I'm first with ten games left with 4 point advantage. I only sold players and got Adebayor and Vlaar free. I'm still in cup but I'm always guilty that focus on the league and use fringe player for Euro :/
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      Reply #26: Nov 04, 2015 02:15:02 am
      Paid the price for letting all the British players go.

      I ended up selling Ibe because i don't use wingers and City came in with an enquiry and matched my £31.5m asking price.

      Now i have Alex Song in on loan to make up the quota and i'm without Lucas and Origi in my Champions League squad. Thats ok, i have Ayoze Perez, Sturridge and Benteke up top to get me through a relatively easy group.
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      Reply #27: Nov 04, 2015 02:16:22 am
      Gonna start playing this tomorrow... or maybe tonight? hmmm
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      Reply #28: Nov 13, 2015 05:32:31 pm
      Anyone a Football Manager fan on here? Been looking at this list all day in preparation of who I'm going to sign when I get home!
      http://realsport101.com/football-manager-16-europes-best-wonderkids/

      Anyone got any tips Liverpool/non-liverpool related?

      Boo!

      Hate looking up lists takes away from the scouting system in my eyes.
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      Reply #29: Nov 14, 2015 11:32:55 am
      Just started a new save unemployed with the full release of the game. Opened every league and applied for any job and ended up in the Belgian Third Division.

      Top 2 get promoted, 3rd to 6th play off and 7th to 18th get relegated! Savage league system they have in Belgium.
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      Reply #30: Nov 14, 2015 03:13:38 pm
      Just started a new save unemployed with the full release of the game. Opened every league and applied for any job and ended up in the Belgian Third Division.

      Top 2 get promoted, 3rd to 6th play off and 7th to 18th get relegated! Savage league system they have in Belgium.

      Good luck, that will be hard.
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      Reply #31: Nov 16, 2015 01:35:45 am
      Whenever there is a new FM out, I always play a first save with a big club in order to get used to it, before moving on to greater challenges. It's usually Liverpool that I pick but this time I decided to begin with Flamengo in the Brazilian league.

      The Brazilian league is as easy as it used to be on FM15 - won it twice already (2015 and 2016), plus the Libertadores (2016).

      I've signed so many top quality South American youngsters! I'm now also Brazil manager and have players like Lincoln (16 when I signed him, now 17 or 18) and Matheus Pereira (currently 18 in my game) in the national squad - unrealistic but you can do no wrong signing them to your teams. There are a few Lincolns in the game but the one I'm talking about plays for Gremio and is an attacking midfielder or left winger. Matheus came from Corinthians if I'm not mistaken, and can play on both wings or centrally as a number ten. Gabriel Jesus is also a great young striker from Palmeiras, as is Erik from Goias.

      Two players in particular made it possible for me to build a squad with unreal talent for Brazilian standards: Jonathan Calleri and Lucas Romero.

      I signed Calleri from Boca and he scored 50 goals in all competitions for me in 2015. I then sold him to Juventus for £35M - all straight cash, no monthly payments. Lucas Romero is a defensive/central midfielder I got from Velez and who Barça bought from me in 2016 for £40M - again all upfront.

      With all this money, it was relatively easy for me to build a squad to win the Brazilian league quite easily for a number of years in a row... I even managed to attract Douglas Costa (Bayern) and Lucas Silva (Real Madrid) on loans.
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      Reply #32: Nov 17, 2015 11:55:48 pm
      I dont know the game well enough tactically in this years version to be doing unemployed saves yet.

      Anyone able to get fullbacks to defend? No matter what i do they are incapable of marking and tackling.

      Ive tried every single player role and mindset, having ball winning midfielders helping, having an anchorman, limited defenders helping. Nothing works. Wingers always run past them or get away from them in the box to get on the end of corners.
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      Reply #33: Nov 18, 2015 05:55:30 pm
      I dont know the game well enough tactically in this years version to be doing unemployed saves yet.

      Anyone able to get fullbacks to defend? No matter what i do they are incapable of marking and tackling.

      Ive tried every single player role and mindset, having ball winning midfielders helping, having an anchorman, limited defenders helping. Nothing works. Wingers always run past them or get away from them in the box to get on the end of corners.

      I've only played with a fairly good team so far so probably wouldn't be able to help you much with the defending.
      However, you can try to use that to your advantage too - I've found my wide players to be incredibly effective, and fullbacks from other teams were also frequently among the players with most assists in the Brazilian league.

      My team was set up with 4 at the back, 1 DM, 1 CM, 2 wingers and 2 strikers (very attacking).
      The fullbacks were CWB set to "attack", while the two wingers were in "support" mode, with "Look for Overlap" instruction in both sides as well as "Work the Ball into Box" (or something like that).

      I encouraged my team to play through both sides. That way my four wide players were to a large extent my most important players, wingers scoring 15+ goals per year and fullbacks getting many assists.
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      Reply #34: Nov 19, 2015 03:47:24 am
      Yeah i had Carvajal and Clyne in my Liverpool save on the right side and Moreno on left and they always got 7.2+ ratings and a bunch of assists but i hate conceding at least a goal per game from their errors, no matter how good they are.

      In my Belgian Third Division save, the same thing. I got two of the best fullbacks in the league and they can't defend at all.
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      Reply #35: Nov 19, 2015 07:31:01 pm
      Yeah i had Carvajal and Clyne in my Liverpool save on the right side and Moreno on left and they always got 7.2+ ratings and a bunch of assists but i hate conceding at least a goal per game from their errors, no matter how good they are.

      In my Belgian Third Division save, the same thing. I got two of the best fullbacks in the league and they can't defend at all.

      My fullback are sh*t as well and they have cover too :(
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      Reply #36: Nov 19, 2015 10:50:34 pm
      Just drew 2-2 as Dortmund against Schalke (before the game crashed in the second half) and both their goals a simple ball to their winger and a cross that goes through 3 defenders and Sidney Sam is wide open far post to tap it in.

      Second time, exact same but Kevin Prince is wide open in the 6 yard box and taps it home.

      I have 20+ shots and complete garbage.

      They never learn from their previous versions of the game. Same problems, different year.
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      Reply #37: Nov 23, 2015 12:57:56 pm
      After winning pretty much everything in 2 years with Flamengo, I accepted a job offer from Arsenal. A couple of months before I had been interviewed by Liverpool, but the idiots thought Unai Emery was a better choice. I built such a strong (and ridiculously big) squad at Flamengo that they've won the Libertadores for a 2nd time in a row without me - the club's new manager is former Blackburn player Carlos Villanueva :D whom I had hired as a coach a while back.

      I brought some of my Flamengo players with me to Arsenal, such as Mammana, Jorge (one of the best left backs in the game), Lincoln, Matheus Pereira and Gabriel Jesus (of those, only Jorge hadn't been signed by me for Flamengo). I also paid £100m for Paul Pogba :D I usually don't do that sort of thing, but I had plenty of money left and decided I would bring a superstar.
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      Reply #38: Nov 23, 2015 02:26:23 pm
      Seriously cannot win a game to save my life. Every game is at least twice as many shots and i concede to a team who <40% possession and scores on their first chance.
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      Reply #39: Nov 23, 2015 02:50:53 pm
      By the sounds of it I'm glad I haven't bought it yet :D
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      Reply #40: Nov 23, 2015 04:17:06 pm
      The last 3 goal scorers against me have been strikers with finishing of 9, 11 and 13.

      I have Reus, Aubamayang, Luan and Gabriel Barbosa and none of them have f**king scored. My last 3 goals have been from Sven Bender.

      F***ing hell.
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      Reply #41: Dec 12, 2015 01:05:45 am
      I would always buy this game on the day of release but stopped doing it last year and waited until Christmas. Whilst uni exams played a part in this, I mainly refused to buy the game until the release of the 2nd patch because I feel that it is unplayable up until this point every year. Usually, when this patch is rolled out the game's flaws are heavily reduced and it's a lot more playable.

      What's this year's version like so far anyways? I have to say I really enjoyed FM15 :)
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      Reply #42: Dec 12, 2015 02:00:46 pm
      Just started a new save unemployed with the full release of the game. Opened every league and applied for any job and ended up in the Belgian Third Division.

      Top 2 get promoted, 3rd to 6th play off and 7th to 18th get relegated! Savage league system they have in Belgium.

      Christ on a bike that's harsh
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      Reply #43: Jan 10, 2016 03:24:36 pm
      Like clockwork.

      Challenge for the title. Fade after 30 games. Changed all sorts of training methods, tactics etc. to try maintain momentum but nope.
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      Reply #44: Jan 10, 2016 03:55:46 pm
      Started as Lazio this year. F**k all money to spend and board are tight fisted cu*ts. Decent squad but not selling any of the big names just yet. Anderson and Keita should be my stars this year.
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      Reply #45: Jan 12, 2016 03:59:02 pm
      I've finally invested in FM '16. Let's do this!!
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      Reply #46: Jan 13, 2016 05:11:12 am
      Good luck, sir.

      Buy a stress ball. Or a punching bag.
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      Reply #47: Jan 13, 2016 11:42:11 am
      Good luck, sir.

      Buy a stress ball. Or a punching bag.

      Some of the valuations of players on this game are ridiculous. Joe Mason for Spurs is worth 14.5m?! Some of the transfer budgets are stupid as well.

      I opted to start a game with Huddersfield. They gave me £2m to spend but I had to extend my wage budget with that. I signed Ryan Tunnicliffe (CM) on loan, Marc Beevers (CB) £700k, Brad Smith (LB) on loan and Harrison Reed (CM) on loan. They've got a pretty good team really so should be interesting.
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      Reply #48: Jan 13, 2016 12:49:57 pm
      Just like every other FM, mate. Sometimes you get lucky and most of the other times you get asked to pay £170m for Domenico Berardi.

      Just tried to sign Felipe Anderson from Chelsea as he wanted to leave because they didn't make the Champions League. I get we're rivals but they accept a £38m offer from PSG but want £140m from me at a minimum.
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      Reply #49: Jan 13, 2016 12:53:57 pm
      Just like every other FM, mate. Sometimes you get lucky and most of the other times you get asked to pay £170m for Domenico Berardi.

      Just tried to sign Felipe Anderson from Chelsea as he wanted to leave because they didn't make the Champions League. I get we're rivals but they accept a £38m offer from PSG but want £140m from me at a minimum.

      As you say, just like every other FM then :D. I'm already raging in just my 2nd game. Away at Walsall in the League Cup, I had 20 shots, 10 on target, 1 goal. They had 5 shots, 2 on target, 2 goals.

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