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Re: Football Manager 2017
« Reply #240 on: April 19, 2017, 04:27:52 AM »
First season with Wolves in the Championship, 35 games in the season, sitting first with 75 points, 5 points ahead of Newcastle and 8 points ahead of 3rd placed Leeds.

Board wanted a playoff place so I'd say we're on our way to exceed expectations (fingers crossed) but since I only signed one year contract, and the club's finances are in the gutter, I am not sure that I'd stay with them even if I get them promoted. A lot of the players's contracts end in the summer and the squad need a massive rebuilding job to survive the PL.

Gonna concentrate on the task at hand first, hope I would hit the 80 point mark before the International break.
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Re: Football Manager 2017
« Reply #241 on: April 20, 2017, 04:04:37 PM »
With Liverpool, 4th season. Won the league every season so far but apart from a couple of Community Shields I've only won the FA Cup on top of it. Champions League is doing my head in though, every single year without fail I get one of Madrid or Barca in the group stages as well as probably the strongest third seed team. It's a fucking nightmare then seeing United swan through their groups playing the likes of Kiev, Anderlecht etc.

Just like real life I suppose but needed to vent!

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Bloody hard work though!
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Re: Football Manager 2017
« Reply #242 on: April 20, 2017, 04:30:53 PM »
I'm playing with a mate at the minute using the January update.

In the first season and Tottenham, Utd and Chelsea (his team) seem to be winning every single game, I just cant keep up.

I'm about 7 points clear of 5th with 5 games left so I'm just looking to qualify for the CL, and then hopefully I'll be able to better strengthen in the Summer.
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Re: Football Manager 2017
« Reply #243 on: April 20, 2017, 05:07:06 PM »
I'm playing with a mate at the minute using the January update.

In the first season and Tottenham, Utd and Chelsea (his team) seem to be winning every single game, I just cant keep up.

I'm about 7 points clear of 5th with 5 games left so I'm just looking to qualify for the CL, and then hopefully I'll be able to better strengthen in the Summer.

They all normally have a blip at some point mate so that's mental!

Think in my second season United had dropped 2 points from their first 14 games, somehow clung onto their coat tails and won the league. They had a dreadful last 10 games and finished 4th. Just. Keep dreaming!
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Re: Football Manager 2017
« Reply #244 on: April 20, 2017, 05:18:40 PM »
They all normally have a blip at some point mate so that's mental!

Think in my second season United had dropped 2 points from their first 14 games, somehow clung onto their coat tails and won the league. They had a dreadful last 10 games and finished 4th. Just. Keep dreaming!

Looking at this again, it looks like I've just drawn way too many games. I've got a good defence and actually a decent attack, just can't seem to score when it matters I guess.

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Re: Football Manager 2017
« Reply #245 on: April 21, 2017, 09:13:52 AM »
Looking at this again, it looks like I've just drawn way too many games. I've got a good defence and actually a decent attack, just can't seem to score when it matters I guess.



Yeah a couple of those draws into wins mate and you're right in there. Looks like you could do with a few more goals though to take you to the next level. How do you play if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: Football Manager 2017
« Reply #246 on: April 21, 2017, 02:45:40 PM »
Course I don't mind. When I'm playing a top, top team, I play the one on the left. Otherwise, I play the one on the right:




I managed to overtake my friend to finish 3rd with on the last game of the season. We both finished on 79 but I had the better goal difference.

Tottenham and United both finished on 85 points but United won the league on goal difference.
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Re: Football Manager 2017
« Reply #247 on: April 21, 2017, 03:34:08 PM »
Course I don't mind. When I'm playing a top, top team, I play the one on the left. Otherwise, I play the one on the right:


Good base to work from mate and I think 3rd is a good season! I play very similar to your one on the left actually. What has actually worked really well for me is the full backs. I have both wingers on IF-s, but then my left back is a full back attack who gets double figures in assists every season. And my full back is Charlie Taylor as well so not exactly a world beater! Personally, as Liverpool, I also think you could play with a control mentality too, really try and seek the initiative from the off.

One other point (sorry if it sounds critical!) is that I don't think you need two advanced playmakers either, as well as a DLP. There is a lot of focus there on creating opportunities as oppose to getting people in the right positions to take them - if that makes sense?!
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Re: Football Manager 2017
« Reply #248 on: April 21, 2017, 11:37:02 PM »
Change Moreno to attacking - you're really emphasising width in your tactic but Mane is the only man providing it. Coutinho the way he is with Moreno attacking behind is a great combination in this game

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Re: Football Manager 2017
« Reply #249 on: April 21, 2017, 11:39:22 PM »
End of my 6th season with Liverpool, won the league 5 times in a row and the European Cup twice in that time. Anfield has been at 59k capacity for a while now so asked the board for a new stadium, they said no, I leaked it and complained to the press and now we're going to be moving to a new 77k seater stadium in a few years time!
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