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Re: FM18

Postby Bodacious Benny » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:42 pm

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I agree. I gave up on these games about six or seven years ago when they took the attempts to make it realistic past the point of being fun.

I just wanted a few hours of playing at being a manager to get over the stress of the day, instead these games started to feel more like work than playing a game.


You guys do know that they release a condensed "classic" version alongside the main game each year? Great if like me, all you care about is picking the team, watching circles, and signing players.


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Re: FM18

Postby Lassassinblanc » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:39 pm

Alfie wrote:Ridiculously in depth now, not sure how much is gained by some it. Started a Newcastle save, spent ages getting scout & data analysis reports on 2 players then once I'd signed them they turned out to s****!


Which players are these now?

Once I can get rid of Diame I'm looking to bring in Liam Kelly from Reading
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Re: FM18

Postby Speedo » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:34 pm

Alfie wrote:Ridiculously in depth now, not sure how much is gained by some it. Started a Newcastle save, spent ages getting scout & data analysis reports on 2 players then once I'd signed them they turned out to s****!


I love the depth. Especially dynamics, that’s super cool. But then I’m a masochist with FM. Currently playing with Darlo in the Conference North <erk>
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Re: FM18

Postby Alfie » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:38 pm

Lassassinblanc wrote:
Alfie wrote:Ridiculously in depth now, not sure how much is gained by some it. Started a Newcastle save, spent ages getting scout & data analysis reports on 2 players then once I'd signed them they turned out to s****!


Which players are these now?

Once I can get rid of Diame I'm looking to bring in Liam Kelly from Reading


Diame (& Ritchie) are our best players on the game. <erk> <erk> <erk>
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Re: FM18

Postby Lassassinblanc » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:04 pm

Alfie wrote:
Lassassinblanc wrote:
Which players are these now?

Once I can get rid of Diame I'm looking to bring in Liam Kelly from Reading


Diame (& Ritchie) are our best players on the game. <erk> <erk> <erk>

true I've actually start ply Diame as a box to box and he is a beast
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Re: FM18

Postby Chappy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:04 pm

Alfie wrote:
Lassassinblanc wrote:
Which players are these now?

Once I can get rid of Diame I'm looking to bring in Liam Kelly from Reading


Diame (& Ritchie) are our best players on the game. <erk> <erk> <erk>


Seriously? <neg>

A lot of work to do in the transfer window then.
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Re: FM18

Postby Alfie » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:44 pm

Chappy wrote:
Alfie wrote:
Diame (& Ritchie) are our best players on the game. <erk> <erk> <erk>


Seriously? <neg>

A lot of work to do in the transfer window then.


Kind of hoping the takeover goes through IRL then when they do the Jan transfer update to the game we suddenly have £500 mill to spend <laugh>
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Re: FM18

Postby Donkey Toon » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:48 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
TBC wrote:
You guys do know that they release a condensed "classic" version alongside the main game each year? Great if like me, all you care about is picking the team, watching circles, and signing players.


No, didn't know that!


Didn't know that either. Thanks for the info will have to investigate. <cheers>

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Re: FM18

Postby Lassassinblanc » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:09 am

So just coming up first real match in Premier League at home to Palace. I'm not going to lie the squad is very well balanced and doesn't really need much investment(having only 10m to spend curtailed this mostly) as their is two players for each postion.

As mentioned colback is squad leader so I didn't want to risk the wrath of the dressing room by selling him so he'll stay for now.

I brought Amim Younes from Ajax for €5m to provide competition for Atsu on the left wing so as said I now have two players I can rely on in each position* (I'd initially intended to have Aarons but of course he got injured for the season)

Eliott and Darlow have similar ability, Darlow obviously younger so has some room to improve but starting season with Rob as he done well in pre-season. I did look to bring in another Keeper but for the 5m I had left to spend their wasn't anyone who would have been better so I'm happy to go with the above two and Woodman as number 3.

Right back Manquillo is young and is rated at 4.5 star potential currently 3 star. De Yedlin is basically just pace and stamina really again is 3 star rating. Used Manquillo more in pre-season as he linked up better with Ritchie on the right.

Left back- Dummett is actually one of the best players in the squad, brought Haidara up from the U23's to play backup as Jesus Gamez is ok

Centre back is probably the best position cover wise we have four very decent options, Lejuene and Mbemba will rotate as ball playing defenders, Lejuene in particular is very good in the tackle and bringing the ball out and has a decent pass on him. Lascelles and Clark will rotate for the other cb position

CM- Merino is a beast just like real life has potential to be a 5 star player played him as a deep lying playmaker which gives him time on the ball to pick out the runs of my wing backs , Shelvey is Shelvey great passer of the ball but picks up bookings needlessly.

Hayden is good young can improve, Also have Colback and Saivet in there to provide cover for the above.

Atsu is my left winger and as i've said brought in Younes for 5m which I think is going to be a bargain.

Ritchie on the right cutting onto his left peg which is lethal, Murphy provides the cover for him

Perez and Diame are my attacking mid behind lone front man

In pre-season I rotated the 3 of Joselu, gayle and Mitro and what do you know

OH JOS-E -LU-LU-LU HE MIGHT SCORE ONE HE MIGHT SCORE TWO

Nope he scored 9 goals in pre-season 4 more then Gayle and Mitro combined who by the way seem fairly injury prone so he'll be starting up top

So my team to start the season will be

-------------Elliot
Manquillo-Lejuene-Lascelles(c)-Dummett
-----------Merino----------------
---------------------Shelvey------------
Ritchie------Diame----------Atsu-------
--------------Joselu--------------

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Re: FM18

Postby Chappy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:16 am

How is Colback squad leader? That's bollocks.
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Re: FM18

Postby Lassassinblanc » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:29 am

Chappy wrote:How is Colback squad leader? That's bollocks.


Haven't a breeze <laugh>.

The squad dynamic is actually mad everyone seems to get on. There is one massive Core group of players and then a secondary group with the new signings from the summer. Joselu was part of this initially but has now become a member of the core group.
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Re: FM18

Postby ALF » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:48 am

Need to get a new laptop to play this on. Any recommendations?

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Re: FM18

Postby Don Sholeone » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:03 pm

Will be illegally downloading this soon as its cracked <diva>

Currently still playing FM17, im literally Ashleys ideal manager as im buying up talented youth players turning them into world beaters and selling them on for huge profit <erk>
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Re: FM18

Postby Lassassinblanc » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:39 pm

I'm doing brilliantly with Toon currently second having just lost my first game of the season 4-3 against Liverpool away had a goal disallowed which afterwards got message to say it should have been a goal.

Brought in few players on loan as I got rid of Colback and Saivet.

Sturaro from Juve to add a bit of steel
Grulic from Liverpool to give jonjo some backup
Ulloa to add something to strike force
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Re: FM18

Postby Chappy » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:49 pm

Not a fan of the scouting system so far...
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Re: FM18

Postby Lassassinblanc » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:18 am

Chappy wrote:Not a fan of the scouting system so far...

it's different alright.
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Re: FM18

Postby CIH » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:35 am

I can't afford it, so I just put the steam mod in for all the transfers. Sold Colback for 10m to Saints, bizarrely. Got rid of Shelvey, Gayle and Dummett. Had Mitro on loan for a few years then eventually sold for a loss. Two years in bought a player for 32m+ loads of installments, a 17 year old striker called Sheyi Berry from West Ham. Eventually went up to 47m. Debut season scored 30 in 28. Then 32 in 36 and 33 in 27. Sold him to City for 80m, spent a year and a half whinging about leaving. But this is all in FM17 so not really relevant!


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