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SO16_Saint
27-10-2009, 11:46 AM
Not sure if there is normally a thread like this, or whether it's ethical / the done thing - but how about having a list of players that you've picked up on a free / cheap that have turned out to be good value or if you've found any tactics that have worked a treat etc etc.

I remmeber back in Champy 2 Cherno Samba was absolutely fantastic.

Lets have one for FM2010 from Friday....

Rory
27-10-2009, 03:02 PM
Samba, Palermo, Kennedy Bakircioglu, Kim Kallstrom, Peter Madsen, Mark Kerr, Leon Knight and Zlatan Muslimovic were absolute gods.

Was really funny seeing Bakircioglu playing for Ajax against Saints for real in the pre-season friendly.

Rory
27-10-2009, 03:05 PM
Oh, and don't forget Tonton Zola Moukoko.

skintsaint
27-10-2009, 03:22 PM
Nii Lamptey, Tommy Svindal Larson, Sherman Cardenas & Andri Sigparsson or however you spelt it, icelandic striker you got for 20k and never stopped scoring.

gjphilsaint
27-10-2009, 03:48 PM
Oh, and don't forget Tonton Zola Moukoko.

now he really was a God in this game!!!

stevegrant
27-10-2009, 03:49 PM
Mads Jorgensen

saint_stevo
27-10-2009, 03:51 PM
Saviola before he got famous.

Mads Peter Oleson

Fredy William Thomson

saintsmike25
28-10-2009, 01:01 AM
To Madeira..

Andy_Porter
28-10-2009, 08:19 AM
To Madeira..

That's the best of the lot.

Still find it hard to believe these made up players can make it through to the full game.

SO16_Saint
28-10-2009, 08:22 AM
That's the best of the lot.

Still find it hard to believe these made up players can make it through to the full game.

what's this?

Colinjb
28-10-2009, 08:39 AM
Serge Makofo. The guy was a god on CM03/04. Now turned up at Burton Albion.

As for FM 2010.... Henri Camara on a free was pretty cool.

saint stu 20
28-10-2009, 08:52 AM
alexander farnerud in the first fm games about 2001 season was incredible!
guardiola on a free in that game too

Saint Samuel
28-10-2009, 09:41 AM
Can't wait to play it now, not sure whether to go 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 with Saints though?

SO16_Saint
28-10-2009, 10:41 AM
Can't wait to play it now, not sure whether to go 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 with Saints though?

i went 4-3-3 and have been storming the league so far. 5 matches in and im on -1 point.

Beat Millwall 5-0 on opening day :D, but lost to Cheltenham in cup :confused:

SuperMikey
28-10-2009, 11:03 AM
I usually line up like this:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2524/4052810130_1dd3a3b70f_o.jpg

Saint_clark
28-10-2009, 11:33 AM
Sol Campbell, Michael Mifsud, Nathan Tyson, Mikele Leigertwood, David Wright, Richard Cresswell, Rohan Ricketts are all good free/cheap players.

Saint Samuel
29-10-2009, 12:08 PM
I usually line up like this:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2524/4052810130_1dd3a3b70f_o.jpg

I'll probably go for something similar, have you had much success with that formation? Did you sell Lallana?

Clapham Saint
29-10-2009, 12:37 PM
Only playing te demo at the moment but Saga is awsome!

19 goals from 22 apps by the end of November

SuperMikey
30-10-2009, 01:18 PM
I'll probably go for something similar, have you had much success with that formation? Did you sell Lallana?

No, kept Lallana, but he's only a bit player. Schneiderlin and Hammond are keeping him out of the team! He's worth £2m at the moment though, so might flog him in January or at the end of the season if I can get a decent amount for him.

I think the formation's been successful, we'd be top of the league if it weren't for the points deduction, currently sitting 7th, looking peachy. Got a game in hand over Bristol Rovers as well!
As you can see, goals certainly aren't a problem, Tyson and Lambert work really well with each other, with Tyson getting 19 in 27 so far, and Lambert with 17 in 28. Play Lambert as a Deep Lying Forward or Target Man and get him to support, and then play Tyson as an Advanced Forward and you're going to score plenty of goals. Has anyone found the best way to play Saga yet? He seems to have little impact for me goalwise, but he usually pops up with a late assist when he comes off the bench for me.

http://i34.tinypic.com/116kuib.jpg

Andy_Porter
30-10-2009, 04:56 PM
what's this?

Every so often a player makes it into the game that's completely fictional and made up by the various scouts.

To Madiera was one of the most famous ones and last year we had Mascio.

Thedelldays
30-10-2009, 05:19 PM
I remember years ago the makers put themselves in the game

one of them was called collis or something and he was awesome

lamptey was another

Saint Samuel
31-10-2009, 07:16 PM
No, kept Lallana, but he's only a bit player. Schneiderlin and Hammond are keeping him out of the team! He's worth £2m at the moment though, so might flog him in January or at the end of the season if I can get a decent amount for him.

I think the formation's been successful, we'd be top of the league if it weren't for the points deduction, currently sitting 7th, looking peachy. Got a game in hand over Bristol Rovers as well!
As you can see, goals certainly aren't a problem, Tyson and Lambert work really well with each other, with Tyson getting 19 in 27 so far, and Lambert with 17 in 28. Play Lambert as a Deep Lying Forward or Target Man and get him to support, and then play Tyson as an Advanced Forward and you're going to score plenty of goals. Has anyone found the best way to play Saga yet? He seems to have little impact for me goalwise, but he usually pops up with a late assist when he comes off the bench for me.

http://i34.tinypic.com/116kuib.jpg

I took your advice on the formation, its been pretty successful so far, played 10, won 7, drew 2, lost 1. Got Neil Mellor for 95k, good buy so far.

SuperMikey
31-10-2009, 07:37 PM
I took your advice on the formation, its been pretty successful so far, played 10, won 7, drew 2, lost 1. Got Neil Mellor for 95k, good buy so far.

Glad to hear that, Neil Mellor is a good player, and certainly a good buy for 95k on the game. He's quite a similar player to Rickie Lambert though, and Rickie is a lot better I feel, so I didn't get Mellor in the end!

I've suffered a dip in form recently, losing on penalties to Southend in the League Cup and then getting beaten 3-1 by Dirty Leeds in the League has meant that we've now lost 2 of our last 3, and the board is on my back!

itchen_dan
31-10-2009, 07:44 PM
I signed Connolly on a free and he is absolutely amazing, but it is unbeleivable how many 1 on 1 chances we have had and him and rickie have missed them!! Also, can't score a penalty for s***!!

Another problem is that can't keep a clean sheet drew 4-4 with Walsall after leading 4 times and won the next two 4-3 v Brighton and someone else!! Really starting to annoy me but other than that very very good game

Black Sea Saint
31-10-2009, 11:22 PM
I'm using a combination of 433 and a really rigid defensive 442. Saganowski is the top scorer with 29 in 38 appearances! Followed by Lambert on 25 in 36. It's currently 2nd April and Saints are top of L1 on 78 points - scored 83 conceded 40. All going well.
Only brought in Gradel, Leandro, Darren Ward, with Tyson and LuaLua on loan.

Matthew Le God
01-11-2009, 12:32 AM
Amr Zaki for £1.9m in the first season is a great buy. :)

Black Sea Saint
01-11-2009, 01:04 AM
just got promoted to the Champ...Liebherr has given me £20k to spend! Ha

SuperMikey
01-11-2009, 08:46 AM
Amr Zaki for £1.9m in the first season is a great buy. :)

Or on a free in January! :D

Deanovski
01-11-2009, 06:02 PM
just got promoted to the Champ...Liebherr has given me £20k to spend! Ha

yeah feels abit stingy on fm..lol

Tac-tics
01-11-2009, 08:13 PM
Within the first day of joining I made some immediate tweaks putting Dave Puckett in charge of the Under 18's and putting all squads on a serve pre-season fitness and ball control regime. Decided I would stick with Pardews current 4-4-1-1 changing to a 4-4-2 to keep them guessing. Sent Ollie Lancashire out on loan to Bournemouth, Wotton followed him to Notts County with Jamie White going to Aldershot for the season.



Quickly snapped up Bobo Balde as a back up on terms of £500p/w for a year. Maxi Gradel then joined from Pearson's Leicester for a season loan with a future fee of £230k agreed.



Kelvin Davis was confirmed Saints captain with the vice-captaincy being rewarded to Dean Hammond.



Sold Marek Saganowski for £100k to Murica and then sealed the quadruple deals of Neil Mellor(Preston) £95k,Nathan Tyson(Nottingham Forrest) £300k, Michael Raynes(Stockport) £250k and Anthony Grant(Southend) £75k which all had the Saints fans in dreamland.



Sailed through pre-season winning all 5 away games at Eastleigh, Cheltenham, Totton, FC United and Bournemouth with confident performances.

Saints then hosted Scotland giants Rangers for the 'Ted Bates Trophy' which ended in a 1-1 draw resulting in the teams 'sharing' the trophy.



Feeling confident with the squad, Murty lost his place to Grant for the opening day due to carrying a knock while £million pound man Rickie Lambert spearheading the team.



Southampton 1-0 Millwall

Schneiderlin 34



League cup drew us at home to Cheltenham who Saints had beaten 4-0 pre-season.



Southampton 3-0 Cheltenham

Lambert 28

Hammond 49

Mellor 85



Huddersfield 2-2 Southampton

Lambert 29

Schneiderlin 75



found them very frustrating and very good.



Swindon 1-3 Southampton

Hammond 19

Scheniderlin 45

Lallana 81



Southampton 3-1 Brentford

Lambert 33

Hammond 34

Gradel 87



Finding things are going well on the footballing front Saints easily change to a fluid 4-4-2 with the Jaidi,Raynes,Trottman constantly giving me a selection headache. Hammond and Morgan are finding the net but tend to drift off in the last 20 and Lambert missing many one on ones resulting in a re direction in training. The win against Cheltenham resulted in Saints being drawn at St.Mary's against Premier League strugglers Bolton, a game we had a chance to shine in.



Bolton went to ten men after 6 minutes when ex Pompey player Matt Taylor was giving his marching orders for a tackle on Papa Waigo, Saints dominated but couldn't break the dead lock. It looked to be heading to extra time when an un marked Elmander scored from a Basham corner.



Southampton 0 - 1 Bolton

Matthew Taylor s/o 6



Stockport 1-1 Southampton

Lambert (pen) 58



MK Dons 1 - 4 Southampton

Decided a few changes was needed with Simon Gillet, Callum McNeish and Matt Paterson making starts.

Paterson 49 88

Gradel 54

Trottman 69



After impressing in the win over a strong MK Dons Patterson would start in the difficult trip up to the Valley where league leaders Charlton entertained Southampton.



Charlton 2 - 2 Southampton

Lambert 9

Patterson 75



With two games now at St Marys, I was looking to take full advantage and charge up the league, two keys players where lost to injury.



Southampton 4 - 4 Colchester

Lambert 9,21,56,84



Southampton 3 - 0 Yeovil

Lambert 44 48

Tyson 59



Dissapointed with conceding a late equaliser to Colchester but becomming very impressed with Gradel and especially Lambert who is now league top goalscorer with 10 goals in 8 matches.



Would be sitting top of the league on goal difference, now drawn at home to Aldershot in the JPT Trophy.

Deanovski
01-11-2009, 10:26 PM
i restarted after doing good, i got pele, sol, camara and gradel and im doing really bad whilst i did better with a not so good squad before although i drew 0-0 with man city in preseason;]

SuperMikey
01-11-2009, 10:32 PM
Things have taken a turn for the worse at SMS. Our form has been very sketchy of late, very inconsistent, and we're losing games we should be winning. Also, we got thrashed 8-1 by West Ham in the FA Cup 5th Round. Eek.

Job Security: Insecure. Doubt i'll last much longer, which is a shame because i've got Amr Zaki coming in June on a free and 2 Irish regens with premiership potential coming in from St Pat's Athletic too!

oxfordshire_saint
01-11-2009, 11:01 PM
On one of the old ones, anyone remember Fabio Paim? I believe Scolari took him on loan at Chelsea, only for him to be a massive flop.

As far as the new game goes, Saints backline is seriously slow, Izzy Iriekpen was a great free-signing for me at centre-back.

Black Sea Saint
01-11-2009, 11:03 PM
Don't sell Saganowski, he's fantastic! He scored 35 in 43 appearances for me in the first season. Top scorer in the league and voted fans player of the year. In season 2 he's doing OK having scored 4 in 7.

I'm surprised how good Saints are this time around, usually MLG is a little too honest about our players.

oxfordshire_saint
01-11-2009, 11:05 PM
Don't sell Saganowski, he's fantastic! He scored 35 in 43 appearances for me in the first season. Top scorer in the league and voted fans player of the year. In season 2 he's doing OK having scored 4 in 7.

I'm surprised how good Saints are this time around, usually MLG is a little too honest about our players.

Kelvin's kicking is 7, I'd say that was brutally honest!

Hopkins
01-11-2009, 11:57 PM
Whats the deal with transfer budgets with Markus in this then? Matt Le God might want to give us a little insight into what Markus might be doing for us in season 2 and onwards...

So far for me, I've signed Simeon Jackson and Kiki Muzino and i'm mid table in december. I have 2 games in hand though and if I win i'll be in or around the play offs.

Doing pretty well. Jackson is superb with Lambert and Papa in a 433. Not too sure where/if anywhere I need to stregthen in January.

emerson massey
02-11-2009, 03:07 PM
A couple of good cheap players i have picked up for saints so far include:

Jonatan Cristaldo (from a south american club - Velez i think) about 20yo, got him on loan for 500k upfront, 1M in future and has scored plenty of goals

Wael Gomaa - Egyptian CB - get for around 100k at start of game - is 33yo but with him and Jaidi we completely dominate in the air almost every game

As on of the ss above, Omozusi is a good RB (Better than murty) and i also got a young(ish) LB from Tel Aviv (Name bypasses me atm but there are only a few available players from there anyway) - a very good, cheap singing who will go onto bigger things.

Been ok - currently sitting 9th, but would be 4th or so w/out -10. However, keep being described as under-achieving and have also seen a report saying i " only have 2 games to save job" or something very similar, which is a little frustrating (although out of all cups so maybe something to do with this - oh well

hth

Clapham Saint
02-11-2009, 03:59 PM
Drew the skates at notarf krap in the 2nd round of the league cup.

Took an early lead but eventually lost 3-2

gutted!

Not a bad effort though

Deanovski
02-11-2009, 05:18 PM
vasilev and senicanin are two cheap strikers who should be good prospects vasilev on last fm was the next berbatov.
look for parent club offered me man ure ,spuds and aresenal

Saint Samuel
02-11-2009, 08:41 PM
Anyone know how to get the best out of Lambert? I'm at the end of December and he still hasn't scored from open play! He was injured for a month, but I've given him plenty of starts as a target man once he came back. Just two penalties from Lambert so far, good thing Saga and Mellor (95k bargain) are scoring.

Deanovski
02-11-2009, 08:46 PM
play him with saga

SuperMikey
02-11-2009, 08:46 PM
Anyone know how to get the best out of Lambert? I'm at the end of December and he still hasn't scored from open play! He was injured for a month, but I've given him plenty of starts as a target man once he came back. Just two penalties from Lambert so far, good thing Saga and Mellor (95k bargain) are scoring.

I play him up front, as a Target Man (support), with a nippy striker (Nathan Tyson in my case) and that seems to do the trick. 29 goals in 50 games this season, can't argue with that! Especially considering Tyson has got 32 in 49, just a shame about the defence!

Ludwig
02-11-2009, 09:10 PM
I've stuck him up as a complete striker, with either Saga or Connolly as a poacher. Got 11 from 17 so far.

The Flying Finn
02-11-2009, 09:24 PM
I'm confused :S.

I thought Liebherr was a 'sugar daddy'.

Yet although we are not in debt, are top of the league and scoring goals for fun...he sold Fish to Boro for 1.5 million behind my back!!!

Matthew Le God
02-11-2009, 09:53 PM
I'm confused :S.

I thought Liebherr was a 'sugar daddy'.

Yet although we are not in debt, are top of the league and scoring goals for fun...he sold Fish to Boro for 1.5 million behind my back!!!

Yep there are now 3 types of sugar daddy where as in FM09 there was only one kind. Only Chelsea, Man City and Notts County have the splash the cash sugar daddy. Saints have a "background sugar daddy".

I will try and get this changed for the next data update however SI are likely to want to see us spend more cash in January to show as evidence that Saints warrant this kind of chairman long term.

Clapham Saint
03-11-2009, 09:25 AM
"Pressure grows on Southampton boss"

Pre season expectation was to make the play offs.

After 24 games (so about half way) I am 3 points of the play offs and would be 2nd but for the -10.

I've also just been awarded December Manager of the month.

Harsh IMO.

Clapham Saint
03-11-2009, 10:27 AM
Yep there are now 3 types of sugar daddy where as in FM09 there was only one kind. Only Chelsea, Man City and Notts County have the splash the cash sugar daddy. Saints have a "background sugar daddy".

I will try and get this changed for the next data update however SI are likely to want to see us spend more cash in January to show as evidence that Saints warrant this kind of chairman long term.


Fair enough atm imo.

Deanovski
03-11-2009, 11:16 AM
how the heck can we sign papa waigo =[

Niemster
03-11-2009, 03:15 PM
waigo is god awful in this but i recommend gasmi for 35k! o and veratti who plays for pescara usually costs about 100k, is 16 and quality prospect!

Deanovski
03-11-2009, 03:17 PM
hes really not awful lol

supersonic
03-11-2009, 04:29 PM
Does anyone know how I can uplaod a print screen from FM2010 onto here please?

Mark``
03-11-2009, 04:39 PM
upload the image too tinypic.com then post the link toit with tags

Matthew Le God
03-11-2009, 04:58 PM
waigo is god awful in this

No he isn't :D

Clapham Saint
03-11-2009, 05:04 PM
No he isn't :D

He's quick but not much else.

Not been great for me.

:(

Deanovski
03-11-2009, 05:23 PM
le god how do i get him a work permit=[

Thedelldays
03-11-2009, 06:12 PM
---------davis

gilbert thomas jaidi harding

--------james

hammond morgan lallana

sagga lambert


4-1-3-2

lambert deep..sagga adavnced..short passing attacking game

played 10 won 9 drew 1

Matthew Le God
03-11-2009, 07:49 PM
2014 and I have Saints back in the Premiership :)

Clapham Saint
03-11-2009, 08:14 PM
---------davis

gilbert thomas jaidi harding

--------james

hammond morgan lallana

sagga lambert


4-1-3-2

lambert deep..sagga adavnced..short passing attacking game

played 10 won 9 drew 1

Quite narrow...

How do you have the midfield set up attack/support/defend wise?

Thedelldays
03-11-2009, 08:50 PM
morgan as defensive
the other 2 as attackersave the defensive line 2 clicks above the middle and have the full backs cross often from deep..

lambert and sagga are scoring for fun and morgan is my highest average rated player...

Mark``
03-11-2009, 08:57 PM
2014 and I have Saints back in the Premiership :)

and how long have you had the game :smt107

Saint_clark
03-11-2009, 10:05 PM
and how long have you had the game :smt107

He's the Saints researcher so has probably had FM 2010 since 2005.

Tac-tics
03-11-2009, 11:35 PM
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb9/Sk1nny_2007/opooo.jpg

Saint_clark
04-11-2009, 12:03 AM
Everyone else always seems to do much better than me :(
Who did you sign/sell tac-tics?

Tac-tics
04-11-2009, 12:45 AM
I am still un beaten, now first and in the soutern final of the JPT against swindown. Lambert has played 31 scored 32 in all comps.

I signed Gradel,Balde(back up), Anthony Grant,Michael Raynes,Nathan Tyson, Neil Mellor.

Lambert, Gradel, Morgan and Hammond are cracking.

Deanovski
04-11-2009, 12:55 AM
AMR zaki mate!!! get him! 1.8 mill
or therry racon(1.4 mill)

get lauren or jean-perrier on a free.. and try and get sol cam and pele too( only wants like 1.3 k a week) and ivan campo is a good back up if you cant get the rest.

skintsaint
04-11-2009, 07:15 AM
Match Engine is a big a joke as FM09. Same old same old misses from 4 yards by the worlds best players. At this point in time I have had 67 shots in 3 games with no goals. Hit bar/post about 15 times in that. :lol:

ChrisPY
04-11-2009, 07:44 AM
Pos 10th. Played 12. Won 9. Draw 1. Lose 2. For 31. Against 13. Points 18.

Won 8 and drawn 1 of last 9 games.

Saganowski 16 goals in 12 starts and 4 sub appearances.
Mifsud 8 goals in 8(3).
Schneiderlin 5 goals in 10.

Saganowski average rating 7.51
Schneiderlin 7.49
Mifsud 7.38

Davis
Harding
Perrier-Doumbe
Hines
Jaidi
van der Meyder
Waigo
Schneiderlin
Hammond
Saganowski
Mifsud

Subs
Ikeme
Mills
Perry
Lallana
Holmes
Lambert
Tyson

Signings

Mifsud FREE
van der Meyde FREE
Ikeme 275k
Tyson 475k
Hines 450k
Perrier-Doumbe FREE

mynameisthehulk
04-11-2009, 08:22 AM
6th in the CCC in November of the second season, am going to get to the Prem before you MLG....

mynameisthehulk
04-11-2009, 08:44 AM
Lost a game but still 7th

http://i34.tinypic.com/nxw5qc.jpg

Here is the team who is getting me there

http://i38.tinypic.com/2u542zb.jpg

skintsaint
04-11-2009, 01:24 PM
not many hints n tips in here

Thedelldays
04-11-2009, 02:23 PM
im now top at xmas (with saints)....piece of ****..only got kerrea gilbert on loan

saga has got 17
lambert has got 15

morgan is my highest rated player with an average of about 7.5

saintsforlife7
04-11-2009, 03:15 PM
Creating a shortlist at the moment. Doing all countries in Europe and S.America bar England, Spain, Holland, Germany, France and Italy because they are easy to look through.

Poland for instance has some quality cheap players, just wondering if anybody would be interested in a look if I upload it when it's finished?

Saint_clark
04-11-2009, 03:16 PM
Creating a shortlist at the moment. Doing all countries in Europe and S.America bar England, Spain, Holland, Germany, France and Italy because they are easy to look through.

Poland for instance has some quality cheap players, just wondering if anybody would be interested in a look if I upload it when it's finished?

Please do so either in a link to somewhere else or in a seperate thread with SPOILERS in the title. I prefer to find them myself.

Crab Lungs
04-11-2009, 08:02 PM
I, for whatever bizarre reason, like to reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally go in depth with my tactics and fashion a tactic that I would like my teams to play, no matter the opposition or league (though I do tweak sometimes.)

However, I've just created a superb attacking tactic, standard 442 but lots of one touch, fluid, quick passing - for pixels, it really is a joy to watch. I'll upload it if anyone wants to give it a go?

Very proud of my team so far. :-)

Clapham Saint
04-11-2009, 09:06 PM
I, for whatever bizarre reason, like to reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally go in depth with my tactics and fashion a tactic that I would like my teams to play, no matter the opposition or league (though I do tweak sometimes.)

However, I've just created a superb attacking tactic, standard 442 but lots of one touch, fluid, quick passing - for pixels, it really is a joy to watch. I'll upload it if anyone wants to give it a go?

Very proud of my team so far. :-)

I'll take a look

Colinjb
04-11-2009, 10:13 PM
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo68/Colinjb84/FM10SaintsL1.jpg

Just posted this to show off really! A nice round 110 points scored.

Key signings: Michael Mifsud, scored 20+ as a free transfer. Craig Cathcart, 750k from Man Utd. superb centre back, but only got him in Jan when Trotman's load expired and his stretch at Watford ended.

Other then that, it was 4-4-2 with the players we already have available!

Oh, and Papa Waigo was bl**dy awful!!!

Thedelldays
05-11-2009, 06:30 AM
played 10 games in the ccc in the second season...(won league with 104 points)

CCC played 10 won 6 drawn 2 lost 3

davis

volz----dervite---thomas---harding/a. traore

--------------sno

-----hammond----morgan---taraabt

-----cristaldo---lambert

Clapham Saint
05-11-2009, 11:22 AM
Its starting to p1ss me off that everybody seems to so much better at this game than me.

Even when I try to emulate the tactical "advice" on here.

Time for a proper sulk.

Deanovski
05-11-2009, 11:42 AM
lol i know what you mean

Thedelldays
05-11-2009, 11:43 AM
Its starting to p1ss me off that everybody seems to so much better at this game than me.

Even when I try to emulate the tactical "advice" on here.

Time for a proper sulk.
if it helps..just played a couple more games this lunch

first season..won the league with 104 points
second season in the CCC am 2nd after 12 games and 2 points from the top...

beat pompey away..but got humped at home to leicester...but won 8 out of 12...

lambert and cristaldo up front...awesome...I had to bring in more coaches at the start of the season..defensive and attacking specialists so to speak..

if I knew how to put a picture on here I would and go into my tactics so it may help others

Black Sea Saint
05-11-2009, 12:53 PM
January came (in S2), I was hoping for a few extra £ from Marcus and what does he do? Sells Sneiderlin to Dortmund for £4m and only gives me a fraction of it!

Saint_clark
05-11-2009, 05:13 PM
January came (in S2), I was hoping for a few extra £ from Marcus and what does he do? Sells Sneiderlin to Dortmund for £4m and only gives me a fraction of it!

I have to say MLG, whilst Liebherr does seem to be a "long term chairman" as you put it, the above is clearly not realistic at all.

itchen_dan
05-11-2009, 05:19 PM
I just think this is unbelievable :smt096

http://i34.tinypic.com/68sd50.png

Matthew Le God
05-11-2009, 05:29 PM
I agree all of this is wrong and is annoying me in my Saints save game aswell. I will try and get it changed in the next data update. Until then you can go into the editor and make Saints have a foreground sugar daddy rather than background.

Mark``
05-11-2009, 05:56 PM
I agree all of this is wrong and is annoying me in my Saints save game aswell. I will try and get it changed in the next data update. Until then you can go into the editor and make Saints have a foreground sugar daddy rather than background.

Can we do this without restarting the game?

Saint_clark
05-11-2009, 07:48 PM
Can we do this without restarting the game?

Nope, as the database is already loaded.

Matthew Le God
05-11-2009, 08:52 PM
They may be an official save game editor out there that may do it.

Deanovski
05-11-2009, 09:23 PM
there is?

Niemster
05-11-2009, 09:35 PM
someone want to tell me how waigo is anything but pure turd? he has some gas, and 13 finishing...thats it. he is pretty crap!

Thedelldays
05-11-2009, 10:02 PM
On course to be promoted to the prem.

Am 2nd in ccc in my second season and have 10 games left

cristaldo, dervite, mellis (who I bought) and mostly Morgan are my star players

Morgan is awesome

skintsaint
06-11-2009, 03:51 AM
at last getting it together, sitting in playoffs with 12 games to go, still chance of automatic.

Team:

GK: Davis
RB: James
LB: Harding
CB: Jaidi
CB: Thomas
RM: Gradel (Loan)
LM: Lallana
DMC: Plessis (500k for Liverpool) - Surprised he joined.
MC: Schneiderlin
FC: Big Rickie
FC: Saganowski

Learnt not to over attack especially away from home is the key.

Clapham Saint
06-11-2009, 10:00 AM
....

Alwightmush
06-11-2009, 10:25 AM
I've put together a facepack for the Saints team at the start of the game if anyone is interested.

http://rapidshare.com/files/303140545/Southampton_Squad_Pictures.rar.html

To install

1) Unrar the downloaded file into the directory:

C:\Users\'yourname'\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\graphics\Players\Saints Squad

You may need to create the folders for those in bold.

2) Then when in game go to Preferences/Display and Sound

Untick 'Use skin cache'
Tick 'Always reload skin on confirm'

Tac-tics
06-11-2009, 10:44 AM
Played 38 still UNBEATEN in the league.

Went out to Spurs in the FA Cup 6th round lost 2-1.

Just beat Rochdale 3-0 in the jpt trophy.

Crab Lungs
06-11-2009, 10:56 AM
Sorry it's taken me a while, here's the tactic, 19 games, 13 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat with the tactic so far.

http://www.box.net/files#/files/0/f/34105832

Directory:

C:\Users\'yourname'\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\tactics

Deanovski
06-11-2009, 11:04 AM
markus is upset i lost to spurs 5-1 =S

Thedelldays
06-11-2009, 11:38 AM
does markus give you any money ffs

Deanovski
06-11-2009, 12:37 PM
i did change him to a foreground sugardaddy so now he does...ALOT of money..

Thedelldays
06-11-2009, 04:24 PM
i did change him to a foreground sugardaddy so now he does...ALOT of money..
how do you do that..

with my current game..i will be ****ed off when I get to the prem (which i am about to) and I get no more than say £10m.....

load of crap if that happens

Deanovski
06-11-2009, 04:37 PM
start again and use the game editor orrrrr try and find a editor that works with save files HTH

Hopkins
06-11-2009, 05:27 PM
To the people who have put him as a foreground sugar daddy, does he give you money in a realistic way or a Man City never ending have what you want way?

Clapham Saint
06-11-2009, 06:18 PM
Sorry it's taken me a while, here's the tactic, 19 games, 13 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat with the tactic so far.

http://www.box.net/files#/files/0/f/34105832

Directory:

C:\Users\'yourname'\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2010\tactics

It asks me to log in.

I assume that if I sign up I'm not going to magically get access to your files, or is that the whole point of the site?

ChrisPY
06-11-2009, 06:22 PM
Season 1 Update.

Pos 5th. Played 37. Won 23. Draw 8. Lose 6. For 87. Against 45. Points 67.

Won 7 and drawn 1 of last 9 games.

Mifsud 28 goals in 28(6)
Saganowski 23 goals in 28(6)
Schneiderlin 14 goals in 37(1)
Lambert 11 goals in 16(11)
Tyson 10 goals in 16(11)

Mifsud average rating 7.40
Saganowski 7.31
Schneiderlin 7.27
Dan Harding 7.15
Seb Hines 7.08

Tac-tics
06-11-2009, 06:39 PM
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb9/Sk1nny_2007/ooooooooooooooooooooooo.jpg

Crab Lungs
06-11-2009, 06:46 PM
It asks me to log in.

I assume that if I sign up I'm not going to magically get access to your files, or is that the whole point of the site?

sorry mate, here you go

http://www.box.net/shared/vjhuy228cv

durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... my apologies!

Clapham Saint
06-11-2009, 07:32 PM
sorry mate, here you go

http://www.box.net/shared/vjhuy228cv

durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... my apologies!


Thats lucky. I thought I was being an idiot.

Thedelldays
06-11-2009, 09:11 PM
not bad..won the CCC in my second season and markus game 20 £13m for the prem which turned into £19m after a budget adjustment

signed gallas on a free with diogo
got digard and kerzakov..

maybe need a keeper but might wait till jan

Saint_clark
06-11-2009, 09:19 PM
Is that Diogo the ex-Zaragoza one or Diogo Rincon?

Thedelldays
07-11-2009, 07:46 AM
Is that Diogo the ex-Zaragoza one or Diogo Rincon?
the RB Diogo..

also got Rosicky (was transfer listed) and Tim Krul

my team at the start of my 3rd season (now in the prem)

------------Krul

Diogo----Gallas---Dervite---Harding

-----------Digard


----Mellis---Morgan(c)--Rosicky

-----Cristaldo-----Kerzakhov


subs

Davis
Lambert
Traraabt
James
Volz
Thomas
Hammond

Colinjb
07-11-2009, 11:18 AM
not bad..won the CCC in my second season and markus game 20 £13m for the prem which turned into £19m after a budget adjustment

signed gallas on a free with diogo
got digard and kerzakov..

maybe need a keeper but might wait till jan

So, crucially, you do get backed once you are back in the big time. That's not so bad!!

Thedelldays
07-11-2009, 11:29 AM
So, crucially, you do get backed once you are back in the big time. That's not so bad!!
sort of I guess....

when promoted my wage buget was about £115kish and the start of season expectation for them prem started at..

£330k(ish) wage buget and £13m transfer....

after altering it I got around £19m and £220k(ish) for wages..

rosicky was transfer listed and gallas was free...kerzakhov cost me £12m and is my top scorer so far....

after 13 games currently 12th in the prem....


what is annoying....I lost 3-2 away to man u and I was told the fans were disapointed....after they scored the winner in the 88th min..

WTF

itchen_dan
07-11-2009, 01:06 PM
Anyone know if there is anyway to turn off the "address by first name" feature?? Sounded good at first but now is just getting annoying

Matthew Le God
07-11-2009, 02:20 PM
Anyone know if there is anyway to turn off the "address by first name" feature?? Sounded good at first but now is just getting annoying

You can't turn it off once a save game has started.

The whole point of it wasn't for things like European names (Forename/Surname)

It was for example those in Brazil where name structure is different and this option corrects it in the game.

Carozzi
07-11-2009, 04:01 PM
i not sure if people can give me advice on this but i have tried editing the game using the data editor, (making Markus a foreground chairman) but the changes do not apear when i start a new game, can someone provide instructions on how i can make changes and get them working in game

itchen_dan
07-11-2009, 06:13 PM
Just starting 3rd Season (2nd Season in Champ) and after 4 games, currently second with 9 points! Havent made that many changes to squad - have a squad of only 19!!

Starting XI
-------------Davis-------------
James--Jaidi--Balkestein--Taylor
Clingan--Schneiderlin--Hammond--Harding
-----------Ambrose-----------
-----------Lambert-----------

Subs
Thomas
Gillett
Holmes
Jackson
Connolly
van der Meyde
Wotton

That will need to change now because Lambert got injured in 2-1 win away at Watford and is out for 4-5 months - major major loss :( :(

Think i need to go 4-4-2 and play Connolly alongside Simeon Jackson??

Clapham Saint
07-11-2009, 08:41 PM
Am b*ggered if I can find the editor.

Downloaded the game through steam. Anybody point me in the right direction?

S-Clarke
07-11-2009, 08:45 PM
Am b*ggered if I can find the editor.

Downloaded the game through steam. Anybody point me in the right direction?

it's buried away....i had the same problem looking for it first time

try...C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\football manager 2010\tools\editor

SuperMikey
07-11-2009, 09:15 PM
Well, my first game with Saints went t*ts up, finished 10th and got sacked, although we would've been in the play-offs had we not had the -10 points.

I've got over that though, and started a new game with Saints. Found some amazing frees, namely Iliasu Shillia (CB), Ze Rui (AML) and Serhat Akin (AMR/ST). Mark Wilson (DRL/WBR) is also a bargain at 600k from Celtic too.

Only played a few games, but we've wiped out our 10 points after 4 games (3 Wins, 1 Draw) and just knocked Sheffield Wednesday out of the LC.

COYR!

Black Sea Saint
08-11-2009, 12:01 AM
after Markus selling Sneiderlin behind my back it now says on the board confidence screen that the board are disappointed at my decision to let him go!!!

ChrisPY
08-11-2009, 12:11 AM
Season 1 Finish.

Pos 2nd. Played 46. Won 30. Draw 9. Lose 7. For 116. Against 58. Points 89.
(Would have been top by a point if not for points deduction).

League Cup 4th Round. Lost 1-3 away to Man United
FA Cup 3rd round. Lost 2-4 away to West Ham
Johnstone's Paint 1st round. Lost 2-4 away to MK Dons

Mifsud 33 goals in 34(7)
Saganowski 29 goals in 37(6)
Schneiderlin 17 goals in 46(1)
Tyson 15 goals in 18(13)
Lambert 12 goals in 17(14)

Mifsud average rating 7.38
Saganowski 7.32
Schneiderlin 7.28
Dan Harding 7.14
Seb Hines 7.07

2nd Place in Manager of the Year.

Perrier-Doumbe, Schneiderlin and Mifsud in Team of the Year.

Saganowski Fans Player of the Year.

Saint_clark
08-11-2009, 12:22 AM
after Markus selling Sneiderlin behind my back it now says on the board confidence screen that the board are disappointed at my decision to let him go!!!

:lol:
Actually, that reminds me.
I've thought in a few other games that when the board accept a bid "because it's too good" you should be able to offer an ultimatum - either they keep the player or sack you.

JonnyLove
08-11-2009, 09:12 AM
:lol:
Actually, that reminds me.
I've thought in a few other games that when the board accept a bid "because it's too good" you should be able to offer an ultimatum - either they keep the player or sack you.

that would be good. And I to also get told off for selling players even though it was the board who sold them and not me

ChrisPY
08-11-2009, 10:12 AM
Given 700k to spend at the start of season 2.

Have so far signed:
Kris Commons 500k
Charlie Mulgrew FREE
Callum Davenport FREE

Have Geremi on trial

Mark``
08-11-2009, 09:53 PM
Just brought this Regen. hes an absolute beast

http://i38.tinypic.com/6rugeq.jpg

Smirking_Saint
08-11-2009, 10:35 PM
I should have this by tommorow (all going well). Any big tips ??? Is Zaki really worth the money you spend on him ??

Saint_clark
09-11-2009, 12:39 AM
I should have this by tommorow (all going well). Any big tips ??? Is Zaki really worth the money you spend on him ??

Offer Saga a new contract straight away, he asks for £3k less than he's already on. That's someone like Mikele Leigertwood paid for right there.

Matthew Le God
09-11-2009, 01:02 AM
Buying players over 48 monthly installments is the way to go :)

You can spend far more on transfers than your budget allows. Of course this can backfire :D

Deanovski
09-11-2009, 01:12 AM
zak is worth every penny

ChrisPY
09-11-2009, 06:19 AM
zak is worth every penny

How many did he score for you season 1?

Deanovski
09-11-2009, 10:05 AM
32 goals in 42 apps in the league plus like another 14 int he cups

Saint Samuel
09-11-2009, 10:54 AM
Offer Saga a new contract straight away, he asks for £3k less than he's already on. That's someone like Mikele Leigertwood paid for right there.

Thats exactly what I did!

Thedelldays
09-11-2009, 11:27 AM
Finiseh season 3 and reached 9th in the prem

Morgan is by far my best player. He got the hump in jan when i turned down bids from man c, arsenal, Chelsea and benfica. Kerzakhov is also very good

Thedelldays
09-11-2009, 11:29 AM
Finiseh season 3 and reached 9th in the prem

Morgan is by far my best player. He got the hump in jan when i turned down bids from man c, arsenal, Chelsea and benfica. Kerzakhov is also very good

ribbo
09-11-2009, 12:22 PM
3rd season in on my Albion Rovers game and i come up against Michail Antonio playing for Morton on the right wing.... didnt do that good :)

has anyone else suffered a massive drop in form or is that just my managerial n00bness? :)

Clapham Saint
09-11-2009, 05:54 PM
Buying players over 48 monthly installments is the way to go :)

You can spend far more on transfers than your budget allows. Of course this can backfire :D

Is there a way to request that the board riase some money for you secured against the next 10 years tv revenue?

Thedelldays
09-11-2009, 06:37 PM
at the end of my 3rd season I was offered the Man U job as fergie retired...they had just finished 2nd and gave me £50m to spend..after I sold nani and a few others...have £70m to spend....

I think my tactics rock

S-Clarke
09-11-2009, 06:41 PM
markus is bloody harsh....

first season, finished just outside the playoffs on 74 points (scored 87 goals, conceded 42)

if we didn't have the -10 points we would have gone up in second.

he sacked me ffs!

saint_bert
09-11-2009, 08:00 PM
My pre-ordered copy from Zavvi, has still NOT arrived :(

Thedelldays
09-11-2009, 08:05 PM
markus is bloody harsh....

first season, finished just outside the playoffs on 74 points (scored 87 goals, conceded 42)

if we didn't have the -10 points we would have gone up in second.

he sacked me ffs!

its a harsh world

Saint Samuel
09-11-2009, 11:24 PM
I got promoted as champions 1st season, Saga and Lambert were unstoppable up front together.

Brought a few good regenerated Irish players over summer, David Edwards and Mark Viduka on frees, spent most of the budget on Clarke Carlisle. Just played my first game of the second season, Pompey away, was expecting to get thrashed, but won 2-0, well chuffed.

Deanovski
09-11-2009, 11:57 PM
pompey by no means have the worst prem squad on fm but seem to get relegated on every ones lol

ChrisPY
10-11-2009, 06:52 AM
pompey by no means have the worst prem squad on fm but seem to get relegated on every ones lol

Just stayed up on mine :(

JackFrost
10-11-2009, 08:19 AM
i not sure if people can give me advice on this but i have tried editing the game using the data editor, (making Markus a foreground chairman) but the changes do not apear when i start a new game, can someone provide instructions on how i can make changes and get them working in game

I have exactly the same problem. (surprise surprise)

My editor never actually saves the changes i make despite it saying it does.

Is there a fix for this?

JonnyLove
10-11-2009, 08:39 AM
I got promoted as champions 1st season, Saga and Lambert were unstoppable up front together.

Brought a few good regenerated Irish players over summer, David Edwards and Mark Viduka on frees, spent most of the budget on Clarke Carlisle. Just played my first game of the second season, Pompey away, was expecting to get thrashed, but won 2-0, well chuffed.

What was your formation?

Saint_clark
10-11-2009, 09:43 AM
I have exactly the same problem. (surprise surprise)

My editor never actually saves the changes i make despite it saying it does.

Is there a fix for this?

Are you saving the database as something else? I.E saving it as "flibblegoo" rather than "sports interactive 10.0 or whatever it is?

skintsaint
10-11-2009, 10:13 AM
game is naff, beat chelsea, man utd and liverpool in a row, all by at least two goals, then lose 6-1 at home to Wolves before losing the next 3 to teams in the bottom 6!! got to love FM10, random as **** and **** as FM09.

Saint Samuel
10-11-2009, 12:44 PM
What was your formation?

4-2-4 was the formation that got me promoted, but I adapt if my backroom staff tell me to. For the Pompey game they told me to go 4-4-2 and play a with a narrow width and slow tempo, worked a treat. Started with this team:

Kelvin Davis

Lloyd James Shelton Martis Radhi Jaidi Joseph Mills

Jay Simpson David Edwards Morgan Schneiderlin Adam Lallana

Marek Saganowki Rickie Lambert

JackFrost
10-11-2009, 01:11 PM
Are you saving the database as something else? I.E saving it as "flibblegoo" rather than "sports interactive 10.0 or whatever it is?

that's a good point

I'm merely attempting to overwrite the original editor file (which I've been able to do on previous FMs)

Dunno why i didn't think of it before, I'll see what happens when i save it as a separate file.

saintsforlife7
10-11-2009, 02:12 PM
Just played first five games and have reached zero. Starting a bit later than everybody else has left me in a good position to sign some absolute gems.
My team:
Davis
Salukvadze(loan) Jaidi Shilla(free) Harding
Namouchi(free) Hammond Schneiderlin Ze Rui(free-class)
Lambert Saga

Subs:
Mifsud
Acapandie(loan)
Lallana
Van Der Meyde
Soley(free)
Trotman
Bialkowski

Other ins:
Bossman(free)
Alioui(free)
Hines(loan)

Saint_clark
10-11-2009, 02:39 PM
Bossman on a free?

saintsforlife7
10-11-2009, 02:43 PM
If you mean Richard then yeah? Ze Rui and Shilla are the best two frees though!

FMPR
11-11-2009, 06:00 AM
pompey by no means have the worst prem squad on fm but seem to get relegated on every ones lol

Its because of the managers CA, hence why Arsenal last year dominated everyone

JackFrost
11-11-2009, 10:13 AM
Are you saving the database as something else? I.E saving it as "flibblegoo" rather than "sports interactive 10.0 or whatever it is?

Yeah I've worked out how to do it (I think).

The save process in the data editor is so unnecessarily complicated and very misleading but I got there in the end.

Saint_clark
11-11-2009, 10:29 AM
If you mean Richard then yeah? Ze Rui and Shilla are the best two frees though!

It was a slight joke about getting a Bosman on a free. Nevermind.

Andy_Porter
11-11-2009, 10:46 AM
Where's the cheapest place to get this online?

SuperMikey
11-11-2009, 11:05 AM
Where's the cheapest place to get this online?

I think prices have gone back up since the initial release, but Amazon will probably have it cheaper than anywhere else.
I would recommend downloading it from Direct2Drive or a similar site (links for downloads are earlier in this thread, posted by MLG), and although you pay slightly more, you don't have to wait for it in the post and you can download your game directly onto your hard drive. You don't need to patch downloaded versions either, they patch automatically (I think).

saintsforlife7
11-11-2009, 12:52 PM
It was a slight joke about getting a Bosman on a free. Nevermind.

I got that after. Oops!

Black Sea Saint
11-11-2009, 02:50 PM
ha, I just played Swansea in the League Cup 3rd Round beating them 5-3 on pens after a 2-2 draw, however the result was recorded as a 7-8 DEFEAT on pens! Gutted

saint_bert
12-11-2009, 12:56 PM
Where's the cheapest place to get this online?

Avoid Zavvi like the plauge!

No sign of mine after 10 working days

Now awaiting a form to sign to ask for another copie or full refund

Matthew Le God
12-11-2009, 12:59 PM
Those complaining about lack of money from the chairman. He will never let you go into debt and will "top" you up. He has given me £20m on three occasions now. Best way to buy players is over 48 monthly installments - means you can spend loads.

saintsforlife7
12-11-2009, 02:20 PM
Avoid Zavvi like the plauge!

No sign of mine after 10 working days

Now awaiting a form to sign to ask for another copie or full refund

Mine came on the Tuesday after it was released on Friday, I would recommend but obviously not the same results with everyone.

saint_bert
12-11-2009, 02:37 PM
Mine came on the Tuesday after it was released on Friday, I would recommend but obviously not the same results with everyone.

I apreciate the postal strike and all that, but to still not have recieved my game is a nonsense.

Im doing great with citeh on 09 though

SuperMikey
12-11-2009, 06:03 PM
MLG, i'm having trouble installing a skin that i've downloaded (vitreous). I assume that the directions are the same as in previous games, but the skins aren't showing up on the list in the Preferences screen. Any help is appreciated guys.

PS: All the steps have been correctly followed, but the files aren't showing in the screen, that's the only problem.

Clapham Saint
14-11-2009, 05:17 PM
For those of you that have made it through to the PL at what stage did you drop the "stars" of the team you started with.

I've finally managed to put together a blinging first season. Finished 1st with 105 points, 10 points clear of dirty leeds. Would have been 115 and 20 without the -10!

The championship is clearly a harder test. I think Morgan looks like PL material as does Zaki but doubt that Saga and Lambert are going to have what it takes to get me up again.

itchen_dan
14-11-2009, 09:45 PM
I was in my 3rd Season and whatever i did, we lost and couldnt win - won 1 in about 15/16 games

I had players such as Diogo, Balkestein, Taylor, Clingan, Jackson, Lambert (Injured for 5 months), Hammond and nothing would work so gave up - only just managed to stay up season before

Then decided to resign with Saints left 18th in the Table, got a position at Sunderland in the Premier! Played 3 games (2 in Euro Cup, 1 in League) and unbeaten

SuperMikey
14-11-2009, 11:42 PM
Just finished the first season (i'm a slow player). Blitzed the league, finished miles ahead of anyone else, and only lost 2 games (to Dirty F*cking Leeds and a last minute penalty against Oldham).

http://i33.tinypic.com/s3ddae.jpg

Got Marc Crosas, Delron Buckley, Charlie Mulgrew, Amr Zaki, Jose Goncalves and Darron Gibson coming in June, hopefully them with a few more signings will construct a team that can reach the Championship play-offs next season, or maybe higher. Any suggestions for people to sign anyone?

Highest Rating - Marek Saganowski (7.31)
Top Scorer (League) - Rickie Lambert - 31
Top Scorer (Overall) - Marek Saganowski - 39
Most Assists - Marek Saganowski - 20
Fan's Player of the Year - Marek Saganowski

Best XI

GK - Kelvin Davis
RB - Mark Wilson (600k, Celtic)
LB - Dan Harding
CB - Shelton Martis (500k, West Brom)
CB - Iliasu Shilla (Free Agent)
CM - Dean Hammond
CM - Morgan Schneiderlin
AMR - Serhat Akin (Free Agent)
AML - Ze Rui (Free Agent)
ST - Marek Saganowski
ST - Rickie Lambert

Subs: Bialkowski, Perrier-Doumbe, Jaidi, Lallana, Papa Waigo, Stephan El Shaarawy, Paterson

gjphilsaint
15-11-2009, 09:05 AM
still on first season... (work etc..) and although out of the relegation zone by September am being criticised for "Saints disappointing start to the season", the board seem to take no account of the -10! Also (maybe because my database is slow) no Ze Rui or Shilla, Van Der Meyde went to Leeds, Doumbe is ****, so is Saga! Lambo on a goal drought for over 400 mins, but Mifsud, Spider and Lallana are vg indeed. Davis went unbeaten in league for over 400mins!! Bought Vaz Te for 1M, Connolly is so so!

Causer
15-11-2009, 09:11 AM
Just got Promoted to the championship- Top by goal difference in league One.Just beat Pompey in my first game

Gk Davis
RB Volz/Omozusi
CB Mikel Silvestre
CB Campbell
LB Harding/De Laet/Mills
RM Barazite
DM Schneiderlin/Campo
AM Litmanen/Sibeirski
LM Lallana
CF Saha
CF Harewood

Shocked I could sign Saha, Harewood and Silvestre on frees.

Smirking_Saint
15-11-2009, 03:14 PM
I got saints promoted in first season, 2nd and only by goal difference. Leeds ran away with it. Amr Zaki dominated and Lallana also did very well. I had barazite on loan who i have now signed.

Cheers MLG for the 48 months tip, it makes your transfer budget go a long way !!!!!!!

Signed Faronetti, Hart, Mame Diouf (legend, Man Utd 3mil) Poulson, Shorey. All apart from Diouf around th mil mark. Currently top of championship and struggling to fight off attention for Zaki.

oxfordshire_saint
15-11-2009, 04:31 PM
If you want cash for the 2nd season, I signed Sepp De Roover for £400k in January in the first season then in the summer Hull came knocking for £4.2m!

That gave me a nice budged for the Championship, current starting 11 is:

GK - Davis
RB - Gilbert/James
LB - Antunes/Harding
DC - Martis
DC - Rocha/De Laet
AMR - Pennant (£2.3m from Zaragoza, funds courtesy of the De Roover sale!)
AML - Mills
MC - Schneiderlin/Michael Woods
MC - Bassegio/Lallana
ST - Lambert/Andreev
ST - Saha/Kovacs

saintsforlife7
16-11-2009, 03:56 PM
Don't know how you guys managed consitency out of us, I sit 4th, 4 points off Leeds in second with about 5 games to go, one minute I score 5, next minute I lose 2-0 to 10 men Brighton? How did you do it?

skintsaint
16-11-2009, 04:03 PM
apparently consistancy is to do with your teamtalks and micromanaging in-game and barlarks like that.

Clapham Saint
16-11-2009, 04:33 PM
apparently consistancy is to do with your teamtalks and micromanaging in-game and barlarks like that.

And so you should keep the team talks varied/consistent/who knows?

skintsaint
16-11-2009, 04:45 PM
Depends, for example if im playing someone poor I expect a win and dissapointed if not winning by two goals at HT.

Playing someone good away I tend to just wish luck..sometimes just go with the Asst manager and if not winning at HT go with 'you can win this'.

SuperMikey
16-11-2009, 04:49 PM
Don't know how you guys managed consitency out of us, I sit 4th, 4 points off Leeds in second with about 5 games to go, one minute I score 5, next minute I lose 2-0 to 10 men Brighton? How did you do it?

I think that's called realism mate ;)

Consistency for me is achieved by motivation, if your players are motivated to perform well, then they will. Squad rotation is also quite important, because although certain players are key to a team and how they play, they can't play every single game. Make liberal use of the Rest function on the Training settings, especially as you near the end of the season.


In my game, i've just started the second season now, and i've gone a bit nuts with transfers. I've signed:

Delron Buckley (Anorthosi) - Free
Jose Goncalves (Hearts) - Free
Charlie Mulgrew (Aberdeen) - Free
Amr Zaki (Zabalek) - Free
Marc Crosas (Celtic) - Free
Darron Gibson (Man Utd) - £1.8m
Robbie Brady (Free Agent) - Free
Martin Petrov (Man City) - £1.6m
Joe Hart (Man City) - £2m
Jermaine Pennant (Zaragoza) - £900k
David Jensen (FC Nordsjaelland) - £5k

SuperMikey
16-11-2009, 06:12 PM
Skintsaint, can't reply to your PM because i'm only a registered member. The formation I use is a good old fashioned 4-4-2, with the right and left midfielders pushed up into AMR and AML positions. One central midfielder is set to 'ball winning midfielder', and told to defend, while the other is set to 'advanced playmaker' and told to attack. I find that this gives good support to both the defenders and attackers.

Instead of me explaining the whole formation, i'll upload it so that people can use it as they wish, and manipulate it.

http://www.mediafire.com/?nzg32mknljz (http://Download my tactic here)

mynameisthehulk
16-11-2009, 10:00 PM
I got promoted 2 seasons running, and got £19m to spend or turn into wages when I got to the prem, but **** me the prem is HARD! I think I made a poor decision spending all my money trying to build a squad rather than investing in a couple or three world class players, I must be Rupes :( Might start again as L1 and the CCC was good fun to play ;)

joffystevens
16-11-2009, 10:24 PM
Screwed up my first season as saints losing last 3 games to miss out on playoffs but signed Febian Brandy from Man Utd reserves on a free and he won the league by himself. 44 goals in 55 appearences. Beat the skates 1st game 2-1 Brandy and Lambert combined of the new season in the championship and sat 6th after 15 games.

My biggest signing however has to be David Beckham! Signed him on a free after his contract with Zaragoza (probs spelt wrong) ran out! 6 goals and 7 assists in 15 games from right side of midfield

Smirking_Saint
17-11-2009, 02:47 PM
Won the championship with Mame Birame Diouf setting the CCC alight.

Just played a whole prem season and finished 16th, not good. However i had a job offer from the Manure heirarchy asking for me to be their manager, which i thought long and hard over but want to see how i can get saints to progress. Another bad season and i will be open to offers.

If you guys can get him, sign Jo, i got him for 4 mil from city as he was not playing, the boy is unbelievable, also got krancjar, and wes brown. My biggest signing was Cattermole for 10 mil.

Now i am concentrating on young guns

Smirking_Saint
17-11-2009, 02:51 PM
Check out this little gem

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2003/62034575.jpg

saint_bert
17-11-2009, 08:28 PM
Screwed up my first season as saints losing last 3 games to miss out on playoffs but signed Febian Brandy from Man Utd reserves on a free and he won the league by himself. 44 goals in 55 appearences. Beat the skates 1st game 2-1 Brandy and Lambert combined of the new season in the championship and sat 6th after 15 games.

My biggest signing however has to be David Beckham! Signed him on a free after his contract with Zaragoza (probs spelt wrong) ran out! 6 goals and 7 assists in 15 games from right side of midfield

Do show us

Saint_clark
18-11-2009, 03:00 PM
I don't know what it is you guys do, i've given away a three nil lead and a two nil lead so far.
Saganowski isn't scoring for sh*t.

Thedelldays
18-11-2009, 03:09 PM
done the saints thing..for some reason I cant keep a game going for more than 5 seasons...

fancy starting one with like a Juve, or Milan or Arsenal and see if I can will everything within 3 seasons

Saint_clark
18-11-2009, 03:15 PM
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9808/gameso.jpg
http://img24.imageshack.us/i/gameso.jpg/

Saint_clark
18-11-2009, 03:30 PM
"The fans are outraged at the sale of Oliver Lancashire" :rolleyes:
FFS, no pleasing Alpine is there...

Crab Lungs
18-11-2009, 04:54 PM
Just wondered if many of you have had the opportunity to try my tactic out... ??? And if so, how did it work out for you?

Saint_clark
18-11-2009, 06:23 PM
Figured out what was going wrong - all pre-season I let my assistant manager take over friendlies, which we dominated. However he NEVER have a team talk at the end for some reason, so the players all got really p*ssed off and by the time the season came around their mentality was f*cked.

skintsaint
18-11-2009, 10:12 PM
3 years in a row ive been beaten in the CCC playoffs..****ing game drives me nuts.

seem to ship loads of goals in...most games end up silly scores like 4-3 5-2 3-2 etc etc

Saint_clark
18-11-2009, 10:30 PM
Indeed, it seems impossible to stop conceding loads of goals.
Having said that it may be the way I like to play, as in every version of this game I usually end up as top scorers in the league but conceding more goals than most in the top half.

skintsaint
18-11-2009, 10:33 PM
I play a deep 532 counter attack, dont let many shots against me...but AI never seems to miss whatever chance they get...normally takes me about 10 shots per goal typically.

JonnyLove
19-11-2009, 10:08 AM
Anyone else noticed that your 4-0 up at half time and then use the team talk as pleased then you end up loosing 4-5. I would not mind this if it was every now and again but this is every fecking time. (Infact the only time my team does not give up is if I say I'm angry with them but then the players start to hate me and then stop performing all together).

Saint_clark
19-11-2009, 10:47 AM
Anyone else noticed that your 4-0 up at half time and then use the team talk as pleased then you end up loosing 4-5. I would not mind this if it was every now and again but this is every fecking time. (Infact the only time my team does not give up is if I say I'm angry with them but then the players start to hate me and then stop performing all together).


Happens all the time with me as well.
MLG - if my backroom staff are telling me that the team "seems complacent against the smaller teams in this league" then how do I sort it out???

Saint_clark
19-11-2009, 10:49 AM
Little bit annoyed as well. Woke up this morning to find my computer has deleted the game. Yay.

Saint_clark
19-11-2009, 11:06 AM
Installed it again, now it's telling me the game is unavailable every time I try to load it!
I'm just gonna uninstall FM and Steam and start over.

This whole Steam thing has just made it a lot more complicated.

saintsforlife7
19-11-2009, 09:47 PM
Just wondered if many of you have had the opportunity to try my tactic out... ??? And if so, how did it work out for you?

Got me promoted in second place in League 1 with by far and away the best squad. However, playing high line at the back I always ended up with teams running through on my goal from the halfway line with nobody to beat except the goalkeeper the whole way, did you not find this?

Also, how did you keep your players performing every single week?

Crab Lungs
19-11-2009, 10:00 PM
Got me promoted in second place in League 1 with by far and away the best squad. However, playing high line at the back I always ended up with teams running through on my goal from the halfway line with nobody to beat except the goalkeeper the whole way, did you not find this?

Also, how did you keep your players performing every single week?

Hi mate, at the top of my league but only half the way through with Truro (with a very talented squad) but I've had exactly the same problem! I'll definitely have to have a look at it and tweak it but thanks for the feedback, I'll try and get it sorted. :)

On the plus side, some of the football has been sensational

Saint_clark
19-11-2009, 10:16 PM
Hi mate, at the top of my league but only half the way through with Truro (with a very talented squad) but I've had exactly the same problem! I'll definitely have to have a look at it and tweak it but thanks for the feedback, I'll try and get it sorted. :)

On the plus side, some of the football has been sensational

Can't you just tell your pacier (is that even a word?) CB to stay back at all times?
Can't thank you enough for the game CL, and that games booster has made my whole computer run faster, not just FM. :D

Crab Lungs
19-11-2009, 10:20 PM
Can't you just tell your pacier (is that even a word?) CB to stay back at all times?
Can't thank you enough for the game CL, and that games booster has made my whole computer run faster, not just FM. :D

Haha, no worries mate, enjoy! What happened with you're FM, anyway? Just read above Steam might have had something to do with it crashing/faltering?

As for the tactic, that's what I am going to look into - and I still haven't corrected the set-pieces (corners, free kicks etc), though I've put the template in place. In previous FM's I always managed to create my 'dream' tactic and hopefully I can do so, with a bit of trial and error on FM10. :-)

Saint_clark
19-11-2009, 10:23 PM
No idea what happened, I just installed it off the disc anyway, didn't bother installing Steam again.
And same, I always play the same way in every game but getting them to play that way in this one is a bit trickier as I haven't really got used to the new tactics creator...but i'll get there. Think I might just play as Man City until the january update, I don't want to get too far with a Saints save then have to start over.

saintsforlife7
19-11-2009, 10:50 PM
Haha, no worries mate, enjoy! What happened with you're FM, anyway? Just read above Steam might have had something to do with it crashing/faltering?

As for the tactic, that's what I am going to look into - and I still haven't corrected the set-pieces (corners, free kicks etc), though I've put the template in place. In previous FM's I always managed to create my 'dream' tactic and hopefully I can do so, with a bit of trial and error on FM10. :-)

I look forward to V.2!

mikey_boosh
20-11-2009, 08:43 AM
I apreciate the postal strike and all that, but to still not have recieved my game is a nonsense.

Im doing great with citeh on 09 though

I'm in the exact same situation mate. Have you got yours yet? Should I contact Zavvi?

Tac-tics
20-11-2009, 09:54 AM
I'm in the exact same situation mate. Have you got yours yet? Should I contact Zavvi?

if you have'nt got it now you should bloody contact them and get your money back!

Smirking_Saint
21-11-2009, 10:56 AM
Can't you just tell your pacier (is that even a word?) CB to stay back at all times?
Can't thank you enough for the game CL, and that games booster has made my whole computer run faster, not just FM. :D

Games booster ??

saintsforlife7
21-11-2009, 11:16 AM
I agree, whats this booster you speak of?

Second season after being promoted in second from League 1
My team is as follows:

Davis

Tiendalli(free) Shilla Luirink(600k) Bertrand(free)

Namouchi Morgan Pinzi(free) Ze Rui

Cristaldo Trejo(£500 - yes just £500 pounds)

Subs:
Vailatti(free)
Hersi(free)
Lambert
Lallana
Saga
K.Pearce(loan)
Radosavljevic

SuperMikey
21-11-2009, 02:20 PM
Just about to start the second season, Markus gave me a very nice transfer budget (£8.5m for mid-table, yes please!) so i've managed to get a few prem quality players in.

First XI:

------------Hart------------------
Wilson--Shilla--Goncalves--Mulgrew
-------Crosas--Gibson-------------
Pennant---------------------Petrov
------Lambert--Zaki---------------

Subs: Davis, Harding, Martis, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Ze Rui, Saganowski

I did change ML to a Foreground Chairman in the editor, hence the hefty transfer budget!

saint_bert
22-11-2009, 09:06 AM
I'm in the exact same situation mate. Have you got yours yet? Should I contact Zavvi?

They say if you havent recieved your goods within 10 working days contact them.

I did this, then they send you a letter to sign to confirm if you want a refund or duplicate.

I guess they claim it back off Royal Mail.

So thats where I am with them atm

Hoping my game coes mid week

Saint_clark
23-11-2009, 04:56 PM
Just about to start the second season, Markus gave me a very nice transfer budget (£8.5m for mid-table, yes please!) so i've managed to get a few prem quality players in.

First XI:

------------Hart------------------
Wilson--Shilla--Goncalves--Mulgrew
-------Crosas--Gibson-------------
Pennant---------------------Petrov
------Lambert--Zaki---------------

Subs: Davis, Harding, Martis, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Ze Rui, Saganowski

I did change ML to a Foreground Chairman in the editor, hence the hefty transfer budget!

Is that Jose Goncalves from Hearts? I was thinking about signing him but my scouts said he would be the fifth worst CB at the club.

Matthew Le God
23-11-2009, 05:52 PM
Is that Jose Goncalves from Hearts? I was thinking about signing him but my scouts said he would be the fifth worst CB at the club.

Not sure you meant that...

5th worst would mean he'd be one of the best ;)

Saint_clark
23-11-2009, 06:44 PM
Not sure you meant that...

5th worst would mean he'd be one of the best ;)

Ah yes :lol:

Smirking_Saint
23-11-2009, 08:42 PM
First season in the premier league was a disaster, only just managed to stay up on goal difference with many thanks to a Jo who scored 36 goals and cost a staggering 3.8 million, what a bargain !!!!

Just how Liebherr kept his faith after asking me to finish mid table and allowing me to spend 20-odd mill.

Second season and a complete difference, asked again to finish mid table and with another 20mil war chest i was able to spend on some real quality, 3rd in the premier league and a champions league place awaits !!!!!!!

Matt Le god, the 48 monthly instalments are a god send !!!!!

Bensfcno1
24-11-2009, 01:31 PM
A lad called 'dalle valle' from liverpools reserves on loan for the first season, but i struggled to get him permanantly without a lil bit of cheating as they wanted 12million for him! the fans are always chanting his name! he scores on average 2/3 games!

SuperMikey
24-11-2009, 09:00 PM
Is that Jose Goncalves from Hearts? I was thinking about signing him but my scouts said he would be the fifth worst CB at the club.

Yeah, that is the Jose Goncalves from Hearts. He's a good back-up defender, he's versatile and is pretty pacy too. Worth a look!

Despite having a pretty strong squad (easily one of the best in the division) i've not started too strongly, currently sitting 6th after about 8 or 9 games. Starting to pick up form though, hopefully we'll still be in and around the same position at the end of the season!

Deanovski
24-11-2009, 09:46 PM
got promoted to prem with markuss changed to the type that gives me fair bit of money.
he gave me 33 million to come mid table.
with this money i spent nearly 100 million with the 48 months etc...for this i got
Aquilani,cavani(i think?)Sakho,rafinha,ben arfa,obertan, joevetic,ricardo faty and djouro(Sp)

This in onto of a squad that won plays offs and fa cup with players like beckford, zaki (who scored 49 goals in his last season),schneiderlin,leo,scwhelen,snodgrass,ukra,v olz,Lunng Jr, Gadzhev,RAcon,Falchone(Sp) among other players

Saint_clark
24-11-2009, 10:02 PM
Deanovski, with spending like that I dread to think what your finances are going to look like at the start of the fourth year. (No doubt you will use the same four year plan for all your signings between now and then).

Deanovski
24-11-2009, 10:16 PM
Yeah but he never lets you get into debt does he lol
im spending some serious wages wage bills 1.4 mill

Smirking_Saint
25-11-2009, 01:32 PM
Deanovski, with spending like that I dread to think what your finances are going to look like at the start of the fourth year. (No doubt you will use the same four year plan for all your signings between now and then).

I agree with this assessment, my club finances have become f*cked.

Matthew Le God
25-11-2009, 02:45 PM
Deanovski, with spending like that I dread to think what your finances are going to look like at the start of the fourth year. (No doubt you will use the same four year plan for all your signings between now and then).

I have spent £294 million as Saints manager and I'm fine 10 years into the job :)

Deanovski
25-11-2009, 03:00 PM
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/760/picture5pb.png

Deanovski
25-11-2009, 03:01 PM
inflated prices but i needed players and quick

Saint_clark
26-11-2009, 01:19 PM
Are all those paid over four years Deanovski?
You will be f*cked at the start of the 13/14 season.

Smirking_Saint
26-11-2009, 02:07 PM
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8707/best11.jpg

Best 11.

Plus subs, 5th season.

Liebherr is forground sugar daddy, no cheating at all, Gourcuff and Ben Arfa picked up on free's after contracts ran out.

Jo is a beast.

Black Sea Saint
27-11-2009, 02:19 AM
Can anyone help out here? It's the Jan transfer window, I've signed three players but I can't play any of them because they aren't registered. I can't see how I can register them so it looks like I'll have to wait until the end of Jan when, I hope, the registration option will appear. Frustrating!

Smirking_Saint
27-11-2009, 10:27 AM
Can anyone help out here? It's the Jan transfer window, I've signed three players but I can't play any of them because they aren't registered. I can't see how I can register them so it looks like I'll have to wait until the end of Jan when, I hope, the registration option will appear. Frustrating!

Go to squad page, at the bottom there is a button that says change. Press it and it will take you to the registration page.

You need at least 8 HG players registered but bear in mind under 21's don't need to be registered at all.

HTH

Thedelldays
30-11-2009, 08:59 PM
I am in my 4th season with saints...

my team


-------------Carson

Onuaha---Shawcross--Wheater--Enrique


----Noble----Schneiderlin--Aquilani

-----------Wilshere

------Cole----------Agbonlahor


Wilshere in unbelievable....easily the best player in the league..
Currently 3rd, 4 points from top (now in jan) and in the europa league


one thing though...is it me or do the goals tend to dry up after xmas..seems to happen in any game I play

Smirking_Saint
30-11-2009, 10:12 PM
Won the league, took ivory coast to the quarters.

Deanovski
30-11-2009, 11:29 PM
attacking midfielders actually work in this one unlike 09.
i had loads of them last time tried lallana,messi etc all terrible

Saint_clark
30-11-2009, 11:29 PM
Finally finished my first season with Saints, got promoted through the play-offs after a drop in form around january.
Team at the start of the second season;

-----------Ruddy
Vidal Goncalves Shilla Dawson
---------Leigertwood
-----------Morgan
Weiss----------------Ze Rui
-------Lambert Miller

Really pleased with how my team is coming along, even though I had to squeeze every last penny out of my transfer budget.
Managed to get £2.5 million for Lallana as well which could see it rise by another million should Boro get promoted - however, very little of what I bring in goes back into transfers. Not too fussed, I prefer playing that way for the time being.

Smirking_Saint
30-11-2009, 11:48 PM
No no, you should have kept Lallana, he turns into a little gem.

Did you make CCC ?? If so, try and sign Diouf(from Man utd), he is fantastic, also Zaki is a good bet to get you prem bound.

Deanovski
30-11-2009, 11:54 PM
3rd season 1 season in prem im 9th with 2 games in hand over the rest could go sixth 9 games left won league cup, and in europe coz i won fa cup last year and f.a cup final

Smirking_Saint
30-11-2009, 11:56 PM
Just bought Hulk, won the community shield (second year running).

Deanovski
01-12-2009, 12:19 AM
you in cc or prem
i want hulk but when i can get strikers does he really cut it?

Saint_clark
01-12-2009, 12:35 AM
No no, you should have kept Lallana, he turns into a little gem.

Did you make CCC ?? If so, try and sign Diouf(from Man utd), he is fantastic, also Zaki is a good bet to get you prem bound.

Don't care, he would NEVER have played for me. I stick with my formation, thank you very much. I think around 5 players would have had to get injured for him to get in the side.

Smirking_Saint
01-12-2009, 07:25 AM
you in cc or prem
i want hulk but when i can get strikers does he really cut it?

Prem, won it this year (2014), came second last year and 16th the year before.

Without a shadow of a doubt yes.

TBH though, my two out and out outstanding buys over the past 3 years (prem years) are Jo (man city 3.5mil) and Kranjcar (about 4 mil)

Thedelldays
01-12-2009, 08:39 AM
So for anyone ever have the goals dry up after Xmas in this game in any year?

Smirking_Saint
01-12-2009, 08:52 AM
No, though i do find that sometimes my tactics begin to become stale and so i need to slightly tweak them, also make sure that the players don't get tired from training or overplayed etc

saintsforlife7
01-12-2009, 10:37 PM
Go to squad page, at the bottom there is a button that says change. Press it and it will take you to the registration page.

You need at least 8 HG players registered but bear in mind under 21's don't need to be registered at all.

HTH


Can you use players outside of the 25 you register? Like register them for reserves and play them in the first team?

Smirking_Saint
02-12-2009, 11:46 AM
No, only players you register can play, but surely you won't need to use more than 25 ?? plus as i said, under 21's don't need to be registered they can still play

Deanovski
02-12-2009, 01:13 PM
came 7th won league cup and europa

Saint_clark
02-12-2009, 02:03 PM
What's up with Wilkins advising me to buy players worse than the ones in my team?

Smirking_Saint
02-12-2009, 02:11 PM
What's up with Wilkins advising me to buy players worse than the ones in my team?

I find that signing a new assistant is vital, although Wilkins left to take a manager job somewhere.

SuperMikey
02-12-2009, 02:53 PM
I find that signing a new assistant is vital, although Wilkins left to take a manager job somewhere.

I tend to go for Simon Hunt on FM10. He's got good stats for an assistant manager (I tend to bring in some decent coaching staff too which makes up for his lack of coaching ability) and is useful to have as a talented scout too. Even if he is a bit of a c*nt ;)

saintsforlife7
02-12-2009, 04:58 PM
I find that signing a new assistant is vital, although Wilkins left to take a manager job somewhere.


What do you look for most in an assistant to grade your team, is it judging current ability? Ive got a 20 and 20 for potential too but he's decent coaching wise too

Just made it into Prem for 3rd season - Team:
Ochoa
Hutton Jagielka Sakho Renan
Wilshere Rodwell Cattermole Borilla
Naki Jo

Black Sea Saint
03-12-2009, 02:15 AM
Go to squad page, at the bottom there is a button that says change. Press it and it will take you to the registration page.

You need at least 8 HG players registered but bear in mind under 21's don't need to be registered at all.

HTH

Thanks!

Anyone else getting frustrated that a player who gives away a penalty, or makes a mistake, never gets over it for the rest of the game? So often I have defenders that concede penalties then have a player rating of 4.7 for the rest of the game leading to further mistakes. The only solution is to take that player off. Completely unrealistic I think. Is it a bug?

Smirking_Saint
03-12-2009, 10:36 AM
What do you look for most in an assistant to grade your team, is it judging current ability? Ive got a 20 and 20 for potential too but he's decent coaching wise too

Just made it into Prem for 3rd season - Team:
Ochoa
Hutton Jagielka Sakho Renan
Wilshere Rodwell Cattermole Borilla
Naki Jo

I always look for man management, discapline and determination, i am not worried too much about the assistants coaching as i have a decent coaching team.

mikey_boosh
03-12-2009, 11:34 AM
Thanks!

Anyone else getting frustrated that a player who gives away a penalty, or makes a mistake, never gets over it for the rest of the game? So often I have defenders that concede penalties then have a player rating of 4.7 for the rest of the game leading to further mistakes. The only solution is to take that player off. Completely unrealistic I think. Is it a bug?

If he does it in the first half, 'encourage' him in the team talk. I find that helps my underperforming players.

Saint_clark
06-12-2009, 11:35 PM
January in my second season, team looks like this;

-----------Ruddy
Vidal----Shilla--Goncalves--Dawson
------------Sunny
-----------Morgan
Ljundberg-------------Convey
-------Lambert---Miller

Awesome squad built up, rest of my players are;
Mihaylov (gk), Cathcart, Stephen Wright, Joseph Mills, Seyfo Soley, Mikele Leigertwood, Barry Robson, Mariano Donda, Mark Gower, Vladimir Weiss, Ze Rui, Jake Thomson, Febian Brandy, Matt Paterson.

Manage to keep them all happy some how.
Don't wanna get to the Prem this year unless I go up as Champions (really tight at the top, i'm about 4 points behind).

Tac-tics
07-12-2009, 01:27 AM
Just got back into the game after promotion in first season to Championship. Promoted in consecutive seasons after beating Forrest 5-2 in the Final. Markus has just given me £30.5m to finish mid table.

Used the 48 Months to the best I can.
£1.3m Wage Budget
Brought in:
Jo - £2m
Obertan - £1.5m
Gallas - Free
Woodgate - £990k
Kompany - £2.1m
Kyle Naughton - Loan
Oscar Ustari - £5.5m
Jack Wilshire - Loan
Michael Owen - Free
Jonathan Cristaldo - £500K
Bosko Jankovic - £4m
Rafael Van der Vaart - £4.4m

Squad

GK:
Oscar Ustari
Kelvin Davis
Josh Lambo
Bart

RB:
Lloyd James
Kyle Naughton
Anthony Grant

LB:
Harding
Mills

DC:
William Gallas
Jonathan Woodgate
Craig Cathcart
Gerson ( Out on Loan)
Neal Trottman
Michael Raynes

DMC:
Morgan Schneiderlin
Dean Hammond
Vincent Kompany
Liam Bridcutt

AMC:
Rafael Van der Vaart
Adam Lallana
Jacob Mellis

AMRLC:
Jack Wilshire
Gabriel Obertan
Helder Barbosa
Bosko Jankovic

Strikers:
Rickie Lambert
Jo
Cristaldo
Michael Owen
Nathan Tyson
Neil Mellor ( Moving to Norwich )
Rhys Murphy ( Loan to Cardiff
Matthew Paterson ( Loan to Leeds)

Wonderkid:
Mick Cartwright 16 AMLC Amazing will post a screenie soon.

Bulked the coaching and scouting staff to all 5 star rating aiming for 8th place

Saint_clark
07-12-2009, 05:04 PM
You got £30million in the CCC?

SuperMikey
07-12-2009, 05:16 PM
You got £30million in the CCC?

Seems a bit odd, I got £8.5m for the same expectations in the 2nd season. Methinks a bit more fiddling went on with his game :P

Tac-tics
07-12-2009, 11:12 PM
You got £30million in the CCC?

No Prem, I did say I went up in consecutive seasons