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saint_stevo
16-11-2008, 11:18 PM
Anyone found this years Aaritalo or Cardenas?

Merida has done me proud so far, and picked up Mifsud for 250k and has done the biz up top with Chopra (6month loan)

Best players listed in this thread perhaps?

Niemster
17-11-2008, 09:44 AM
Emiliano Insua is dam good at left back for me, who did you sell to get your cash? Chopra seemed good but got injured so i sent him back, i bought in Helguson and Murphy in for the hell of it and they can be quite good.

saint_stevo
17-11-2008, 10:34 AM
Sold BWP, Skacel, Thompson and Lloyd James, pulled in 2.5m

I got Fabio from Man U, seems pretty solid at LB.

CabbageFace
17-11-2008, 07:32 PM
Celso Borges
Michael Morton
Robert Lewandoski
Rok Kronvater
Mika Aaritalo

freebies

Edgar Davids
Quinton Fortune
Abel Xavier
Dibrijl Diawara

TIP TYPE "NO CLUB" in search bar. ;-)

maxi_sopez
17-11-2008, 08:03 PM
saints is so hard this year, just so ****, lost 4 out of 6 so far, got a few loans and sold skacel thats it... no idea how to turn it round, oh well lowe will proabably sack me soon

Niemster
17-11-2008, 08:23 PM
Stephen Carr, Lucian Smaertan(sp?), Lamine Diatta and Ugur Yildirim are very good freebies along with Trabelsi if you can get a WP.

saint_stevo
17-11-2008, 09:47 PM
Stephen Carr, Lucian Smaertan(sp?), Lamine Diatta and Ugur Yildirim are very good freebies along with Trabelsi if you can get a WP.

They are quality, picked em both up.

Im not doing too bad, 5th after 26games, Merida is the boy and Chopra rips em home. Otsemobor pretty good too.

my team-


John/Mifsud---------Chopra

Holmes/Surman------Merida--------Lucian Sarmartan (sp)

------------Schneiderlin------------

Fabio---------Cork---------Svensson------Otsemobor

------------------Davis----------------

Andy_Porter
18-11-2008, 08:21 PM
Just got Merida, Chopra and Fabio all on loan for the rest of the season. Not paying a penny in wages for any of them apart from 6k p/w for Chopra. Nice tips, they all look awesome, especially Chopra he should be class for me this season.

Had to sell John, Euell, Bialkowski, James and BWP to give me some money to bring a few new faces in. Mostly looking at some free transfers at the moment and once i've got some decent free's in i'll see where my squad is and spend some money on key areas.

The only thing i'm a little bit dissapointed in is how poor Lallana looks, some of the garbage saints players like James and Wotton have much better stats.

Matthew Le God
18-11-2008, 08:31 PM
The only thing i'm a little bit dissapointed in is how poor Lallana looks, some of the garbage saints players like James and Wotton have much better stats.

Lallana is one of the best young English players on the game

saint_stevo
18-11-2008, 08:34 PM
Just got Merida, Chopra and Fabio all on loan for the rest of the season. Not paying a penny in wages for any of them apart from 6k p/w for Chopra. Nice tips, they all look awesome, especially Chopra he should be class for me this season.

Had to sell John, Euell, Bialkowski, James and BWP to give me some money to bring a few new faces in. Mostly looking at some free transfers at the moment and once i've got some decent free's in i'll see where my squad is and spend some money on key areas.

The only thing i'm a little bit dissapointed in is how poor Lallana looks, some of the garbage saints players like James and Wotton have much better stats.


Chopra, 18 in his last 14 games......

that lucian bloke we spoke of earlier is good too, Lallana has decentish stats for me, still on the bench a lot for me at the moment though

Andy_Porter
18-11-2008, 08:39 PM
Lallana is one of the best young English players on the game

Ok, I'll keep hold of him for sure. I was just expecting him to be the dogs ******** from the off. I guess it takes a little bit of training to get him to his full potential.

Andy_Porter
18-11-2008, 10:02 PM
Transfer Out:
Jason Euell 90k
Bartoz Bialkowski 375k
BWP 210k
Lloyd James 650k
Wayne Thomas 180k

Transfers in:
Fabio - Loan
Fran Merida - Loan
Michael Chopra - Loan
Lucian Sanmartaen - Free
Ulises De La Cruz - Free
Nik Omladic - 35k
Binya - 190k - Looks quality so far a box to box African midfielder with really good stats
Mascio - 28k
Shelton Martis - 45k - Looks like a bargain, he was on the transfer list valued at 1.2m but WBA only wanted 45k.
Adrian Leijer - 500k - Young and quite good, not 100% sure he was worth 500k but I was getting desperate for another CB and he can also play on the left.


---------Chopra
Skacel Sanmarean McGoldrick
-----Schneiderlin Binya
Surman Leijer Cork De La Cruz
---------Davis

saint_stevo
18-11-2008, 10:18 PM
Merida and Lee Holmes are 2 of my best players, surman in midfield has chipped in a few goals also

mynameisthehulk
19-11-2008, 02:25 AM
Lallana is one of the best young English players on the game

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1599/captureok2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

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mynameisthehulk
19-11-2008, 02:29 AM
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8455/capture2ku9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Morgan looks better though...

mynameisthehulk
19-11-2008, 02:34 AM
And I am even more impressed with this one MLG :)

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/5939/capture3hq3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

mynameisthehulk
19-11-2008, 02:41 AM
Pernecky and Racine are also worth keeping but cant be arsed to upload any more.

SuperSAINT
19-11-2008, 12:10 PM
Not played FM09 yet chaps... But you have to PLAY young players & they will improve.

Got Saints 2nd in the Prem on FM08 with an average age of 22. Have some faith - Nippers do improve.

Andy_Porter
19-11-2008, 03:38 PM
Won my first league game of the season 1-2 away at Watford. Chopra got a brace and all my new signings apart from one where spot on.

I've turned the 3D engine off aswell, not impressed with that at all and it's not really running very well on my machine.

The Flying Finn
19-11-2008, 04:53 PM
Just been promoted via the play offs, and have been given a measly £1.3 mill to spend to keep us up in the Prem.

Ignore any doubts over the stats, Lallana is a star. Scored 19 for me plus 10 assists from an attacking midfield role and now worth nearly 6 million. Spiderman is also brilliant and now virtually every club in France want him. Gasmi is quality too, and a must have signing.

liquidsnake
20-11-2008, 09:09 AM
In an interview with ShortList magazine that I read on the bus this morning, Miles Jacobson says the top young players are:

Cristian Zapata - Udinese
Gabriel Obertan - Bordeaux
Robert Acquafresca - Inter
Marek Hamsik - Napoli
Freddy Adu - Benfica
Henri Saivet - Bordeaux

MacFad2207
20-11-2008, 11:14 AM
Hi Guys.

I started with Saints but just found it too heart breaking being in control of the train wreck that we are! So i am now brighton, made some class signings, my team is;

Forstar---------Robbie Fowler

Ljunburg!------Junior--------Lucian Sarmartan (sp)

------------Livermore------------

Richards (Ipswich-Loan)------zakuani (Loan)---------Elphick------Whing

--------------Ruddy--------------------


Had a patchy start, now won 5 on the bounce including Leeds 4-0 away from home! Not sure how i signed Freddie Ljunberg for 12K, bargain, he runs the show!

Niemster
20-11-2008, 11:36 AM
Just gonna mention the i checked the potential ability of all the players on fm in the editor and some random kid called Martin Galvan has one of -10, keep an eye out for him.

Andy_Porter
20-11-2008, 07:11 PM
I think I might have to get some more RAM for my PC, this game is starting to run really slow. I thought it might be my GFX card driver but i've updated that and it's still really sluggish. It's annoying because 2008 run really smooth and this version is like constantly "not responding" and then after a minute sorting itself out.

Niemster
20-11-2008, 10:21 PM
i get not responding occassionally when i click on go to match and it sits on the loading ball or when i click on the info of a club. really annoying have to force quit and do it all again.

Black Sea Saint
21-11-2008, 12:04 AM
I'm still playing the demo and having mixed fortunes. What formations are you guys playing? I've tried 433, 442, 442 Diamond, and I'm currently trying a 4231. None of these have been particularly consistent.

I bought Sanmaertan, who looks great for a freebis, but first game he got injured in the first minute and is now out for 4 or 5 months. Great!

Andy_Porter
21-11-2008, 02:13 PM
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6848/4231totalfootballja1.jpg

saint_stevo
22-11-2008, 12:10 AM
that is a dodgy formation if ever i saw one!

4-1-3-2 is the way, with a holding midfielder

CabbageFace
22-11-2008, 03:21 PM
Cant find any recomended players on this thread? Start a how to bum saints on fm2009 fred, gimps.

saint_stevo
22-11-2008, 04:58 PM
Hernani

Lita

saint_stevo
23-11-2008, 03:01 PM
http://cmfrenzy.com/forum/index.php/topic,11042.0.html

Andy_Porter
24-11-2008, 11:22 AM
that is a dodgy formation if ever i saw one!

4-1-3-2 is the way, with a holding midfielder

I do like to be different!

It's not quite as strange as it looks. Schneiderlin just sits in front of the back four and Binya comes back to help alot, the two full backs are very attacking and the four attacking players are all over the place.

My main downfall is not having any quick centre backs, I get battered by any quick strikers.

Andy_Porter
24-11-2008, 11:24 AM
http://cmfrenzy.com/forum/index.php/topic,11042.0.html

You should probably say what that links to, not everyone likes to see CA/PA.

saint_stevo
24-11-2008, 01:06 PM
You should probably say what that links to, not everyone likes to see CA/PA.

Why not!?

Andy_Porter
24-11-2008, 01:30 PM
Why not!?

Seems like cheating? Doesn't really bother me that much but on another forum i go on people are always moaning.

Andy_Porter
24-11-2008, 02:02 PM
Can anyone reccomend a decent strike for about 1m. Misfud rejected me, atm i've got McGoldrick, Zeefuik and Chopra and I play two upfront so need another player, preferably young.

saint_stevo
24-11-2008, 02:29 PM
Mifsud rejected you?! How odd. 21 goals in 34 games for me

Carlton Cole on Loan?

Bueno from Real Madrid? got him for 90k

Andy_Porter
24-11-2008, 02:34 PM
Misfud said he wanted more money p/w and a higher win bonus. I tried to buy him again and Cov wanted 600k!

I've just had a 1m bid for youngster from Milan but he said he has no desire to leave Milan (strange?!). Will give Cole and Bueno a look now.

saint_stevo
24-11-2008, 03:20 PM
FYI David Connolly went to QPR and was top scorer in the league when i was promoted

Papa Shango
24-11-2008, 03:37 PM
Signed Volodymyr Yezerskyy for my Coventry team who has made my defence almost unbeatable. Struggling to get goals at the other end though, Mifsud is out long term and Morrison and Eastwood etc aren't really doing the business.

saint_stevo
24-11-2008, 03:52 PM
Signed Volodymyr Yezerskyy for my Coventry team who has made my defence almost unbeatable. Struggling to get goals at the other end though, Mifsud is out long term and Morrison and Eastwood etc aren't really doing the business.

where from?

Papa Shango
24-11-2008, 04:03 PM
Shaktar. Costs about £1m but has been worth every penny for me.

saintsforlife7
24-11-2008, 10:12 PM
Need some cheap GK's and CB's, any help?

saint_stevo
24-11-2008, 10:29 PM
Hernani is a quality CB, 170k

Saint_clark
25-11-2008, 03:24 AM
In an interview with ShortList magazine that I read on the bus this morning, Miles Jacobson says the top young players are:

Cristian Zapata - Udinese
Gabriel Obertan - Bordeaux
Robert Acquafresca - Inter
Marek Hamsik - Napoli
Freddy Adu - Benfica
Henri Saivet - Bordeaux

Trouble is, not a single one of those will come to Saints.
Freddy Adu is no big revelation either, one of the best players on the last 3 games....
Is Cardenas still around or has he disappeared?

Andy_Porter
25-11-2008, 09:22 AM
Need some cheap GK's and CB's, any help?

Jourdren is a decent young keeper, i've got him as back up to Kelvin atm but i'm sure he is good enough to play as first choice.

Crouchie's Lawyer
26-11-2008, 02:00 PM
http://cmfrenzy.com/forum/index.php/topic,11051.0.html

Link to site where some bloke has created a shortlist of all the CA/PA stars.

I ordered my copy of FM09 Monday and still dont have it!!! Getting agitated!!!

Niemster
26-11-2008, 09:31 PM
In reality Cardenas has suffered some problems with his development and has grown any further than when he was 16 so i think FM may now have him down as an average player.

Crouchie's Lawyer
27-11-2008, 11:56 PM
Matej Rapnik. Amazing DLC. Purchased for £750k.

I have managed to get Insua, Chopra and Merida on loan with no wage contribution. I am playing Chopra upfront alone with 3 AM's. Merida on the left, Sanmartaen Central, Yildirim on right. With Gasmi, Llanna as back up. I play Binya and Schneiderlin infront of the back 4, which consists of Insua, Rapnik, Cork and James. Davis in goal with Jourdren as sub keeper.

skintsaint
28-11-2008, 12:26 AM
you can pick up Ljundberg for 14k, hes my 2nd best player at the minute.

Crouchie's Lawyer
28-11-2008, 07:55 AM
you can pick up Ljundberg for 14k, hes my 2nd best player at the minute.

Got him too!

Niemster
01-12-2008, 02:56 AM
from which club there are quite a few Lundbergs.

skintsaint
01-12-2008, 03:05 AM
the ex-Arsenal one, playing in the USA

saint_stevo
01-12-2008, 08:44 AM
i am struggling in the prem, was given only 1.3m to spend!

Picked up a few frees but need a good CB and CM and possibly another ST all for little or no money people!

Signed some Israeli striker for 300k who is amazing. Dont remember his name though, began with a 'G' i believe

Crouchie's Lawyer
01-12-2008, 10:25 AM
I am doing sheet at the moment, think my first season will be about consolation in the CCC to mount my attack on the title next year. I have a very young squad.

Been experimenting with formations though as I cannot seem to keep a clean sheet.

Now playing two upfront aswell.

----------- Chopra ------ Mifsud -----------
Holmes - Sanmaetan (sp)/Yildirim - Ljungberg
-----------Binya ----- Schneirerlin ----------
Insua ------------ Rapnik ------------- Cork
------------------Davis---------------------

Its finally coming together and I think I will manage about mid table this year. Signed Hernani who is to join in Jan and also some young Lazio LB which will be my first choice next year. Has very high potential too.

saint_stevo
01-12-2008, 12:57 PM
3 at the back is helm.
4 at the back, wotton holding midfield, 3 infront surman/holes on the left, schnedier in the middle with sanmartan/mcgoldrick on the right. 2 up top, i signed Lita and played him with Mifsud, nice.

Hernani is amazing

Crouchie's Lawyer
01-12-2008, 01:13 PM
3 at the back is helm.
4 at the back, wotton holding midfield, 3 infront surman/holes on the left, schnedier in the middle with sanmartan/mcgoldrick on the right. 2 up top, i signed Lita and played him with Mifsud, nice.

Hernani is amazing

I have sold Surman to raise spondooleys to buy the others.

If I play 4 at the back it would be:

Insua -- Rapnik -- Cork -- James

But I would still want to play 2 upfront:

Chopra -- Mifsud

meaning I have 4 more positions to fill with the following players:

Schneiderlin DM/MC
Binya: DM/MC
Sanmartan AMRC
Yildirim AMC
Ljungberg AMR
Holmes AML
Merida AML
McGoldrick AMRC ST
Wooton DM/DC
Gasmi AMRL

Suggestions?

What would you also do about the coaching? In previous games I have fired all coaches, and started from scratch getting the best coaches specified to each field (like Shooting, Ball Control and Tactics).

Saints will only allow 6 coaches.

I would need one for the following:

Strength
Areobic
Tactic
Defending
Attacking
Ball Control
Shooting
Set Pieces
Goalkeeping

So I need 9 coaches!

saint_stevo
01-12-2008, 03:43 PM
i just left the coaches as they were. players got knackered quickly, so use subs sparingly and listen to Wotte when he says to sub people, do it!

Can have 10 coaches now in the premier league, so i'm sorted.

Play Holmes left, Merida CM and McGoldrick on the Right with Schniderman DM. Try it.

mynameisthehulk
01-12-2008, 09:58 PM
I am doing sheet at the moment, think my first season will be about consolation in the CCC to mount my attack on the title next year. I have a very young squad.

Been experimenting with formations though as I cannot seem to keep a clean sheet.

Now playing two upfront aswell.

----------- Chopra ------ Mifsud -----------
Holmes - Sanmaetan (sp)/Yildirim - Ljungberg
-----------Binya ----- Schneirerlin ----------
Insua ------------ Rapnik ------------- Cork
------------------Davis---------------------

Its finally coming together and I think I will manage about mid table this year. Signed Hernani who is to join in Jan and also some young Lazio LB which will be my first choice next year. Has very high potential too.

Play only 1 CB and you are going to concede goals, try an actual formation and you might do ok.

saint_stevo
01-12-2008, 10:07 PM
Life is rough in the Premier. Rough i tell you

Tac-tics
01-12-2008, 10:53 PM
Sanmaetan?

I cant seem to find this player on the game, I have the patch.

Whats his correct spelling?

I play with the large all leagues English DB

Tac-tics
01-12-2008, 11:25 PM
Never mind just found him

adriansfc
07-12-2008, 01:11 PM
Only signed Tacchinardi so far who gets booked every game. Got Saga back now though and sold Skacel, McGoldrick, Euell, John and Dyer.

J Bizzle
07-12-2008, 01:15 PM
Henry Saivet and Alan are my two best signings that arn't regens.

both picked up on 'end of contracts' Saivet will come to you when his contract is up in the thrid year so long as your third year is spent in the prem.

SuperSAINT
10-12-2008, 12:01 PM
What's Rapnik like, chaps?

Needs a centre-half and SLOWLY saving my pennies for one.

Also gone for the Russian nipper Fedor Smolov for £3m (gamble, i know).

saintsforlife7
10-12-2008, 08:20 PM
Saivet will come to you when his contract is up in the thrid year so long as your third year is spent in the prem.

No he won't, not interested and I'm sitting above the relegation zone

saint_stevo
10-12-2008, 08:29 PM
What's Rapnik like, chaps?

Needs a centre-half and SLOWLY saving my pennies for one.

Also gone for the Russian nipper Fedor Smolov for £3m (gamble, i know).

Hernani!!!

J Bizzle
10-12-2008, 08:57 PM
No he won't, not interested and I'm sitting above the relegation zone

I was 20th and got him, approached him as soon as i could.

SuperSAINT
10-12-2008, 10:00 PM
Hernani!!!

He's not interested, mate. Do i need a certain amount in the bank for him to be interested? Or do i need to be in the prem?

saint_stevo
10-12-2008, 10:15 PM
He's not interested, mate. Do i need a certain amount in the bank for him to be interested? Or do i need to be in the prem?

I was mid table championship club in season 1 when i bought him, him at CB coincided with my run to finishing 6th and winning the playoffs. Cost only £190k, now worth £5m.

Where are you in season/league/position?

SuperSAINT
11-12-2008, 07:46 AM
I was mid table championship club in season 1 when i bought him, him at CB coincided with my run to finishing 6th and winning the playoffs. Cost only £190k, now worth £5m.

Where are you in season/league/position?

1st season (In January in the game) - About 14th in the league.

It may help if i had more spondoolies in the bank. Aalborg took up the option of the 800k on Saga but he rejected - But I've now managed to get Brondby to come in for £2m. (Shame i only get 60% of it).

Rusaldo
12-12-2008, 09:28 AM
Hernani!!!

i cant get him a work permit!!

i am just entering january 2010 so am looking for transfers to sure up my defence, atm im relying on killer, olly and a young italian i brought in

Rusaldo
12-12-2008, 09:42 AM
just sold binya to bristol city (in the prem) for 2.5 mill
not bad as i got him for £190k

so thats a cb and a dmc i now need if anyone knows any potential wonderkid bargins?

J Bizzle
12-12-2008, 12:30 PM
look around for regens, get some decent scouts in.

zuculini is quality, i got him on the cheap.

SuperMikey
16-12-2008, 04:14 PM
Against my better judgement I bought this game a few days ago. It's nowhere near as good as FM08 or any of its predecessors, but i'm enjoying spending all of Man City's money.

If you get into the position where you have a huge transfer budget in the future, I recommend you get Oscar Cardozo. Got him for £7m, he's got amazing stats (Finishing 17, Free Kicks 19, Long Shots 20, Heading 19) and he's scored bags of goals for me so far.

Man City are still sitting mid-table though, despite spending over £75m on transfers. :(

Papa Shango
22-12-2008, 08:52 PM
Silviu Lung Jr (GK)
Majd Younes (DL)
Vaclav Kadlec (FC)

J Bizzle
23-12-2008, 12:55 AM
zuculini is a god. picked him up on a free, now he's 25 and tearing up the league. saying that not doing too well having lost a couple of absolutley key CB's.

Sfc90
26-12-2008, 07:01 PM
help guys, i can't find these sarmartan bloke, playing on a full database aswell

saint_stevo
27-12-2008, 09:29 AM
Sanmaertan i think

Papa Shango
01-01-2009, 11:02 PM
Managed to sign Andrea Russotto (AMR/C) on a free at the end of the first season on my Hearts game to replace Larry Kingston and he's been absoulte class. Joel Ekstrand looks like a good centre back but Karipidis and Berra are ahead of him at the moment in my game. Saban Ozdogan looks like a promising midfielder as well. Lung jr is amazing in goal.

niemi14
02-01-2009, 02:21 PM
I have just completed my first season with AFC Bouremouth.

My best signings were Dave Brammer (free), Stuart Fleetwood (free), Dean Bowditch (loan), Jerome Bigard (free), Gabriel Zakuani (loan)

Jerome's a fantastic man, he really is.

SuperMikey
03-01-2009, 07:43 PM
Managed Scotland for 5 years and then took over at Coventry and took them from League 2 (!?!) to the CCC in 2 seasons, then took over at Ghana.

John Fleck (AMLC, ST) from Rangers is one to watch. He'll be 16 or 17 at the start of the game, so you ought to be able to poach/loan him. Darren Smith from Motherwell is also quite a good player at CCC/League 1 level and is relatively cheap. James Walker (AMR, ST) is also a good buy from Southend, again relatively cheap.

J Bizzle
03-01-2009, 10:31 PM
i'm just about to start my 2021 season, yet to win anything as man city just dominate, all the other big teams with exception of arsenal have faded away. Utd and Liverpool are now scrapping about in the championship.

Niemster
04-01-2009, 11:59 PM
2021! jesus thats a long game! i rarely do more than 4 or 5 seasons i cant stand the fake players that make their way into the game. still Man U and Liverpool in the championship must be fun.

Saint_clark
05-01-2009, 01:09 AM
2021! jesus thats a long game! i rarely do more than 4 or 5 seasons i cant stand the fake players that make their way into the game. still Man U and Liverpool in the championship must be fun.

You could argue it's better when there are fake players, as it's a lot harder to judge their ability.

J Bizzle
05-01-2009, 02:59 PM
2021! jesus thats a long game! i rarely do more than 4 or 5 seasons i cant stand the fake players that make their way into the game. still Man U and Liverpool in the championship must be fun.

i'm a student i have **** all else to do in the day.

Matthew Le God
05-01-2009, 07:47 PM
You could argue it's better when there are fake players, as it's a lot harder to judge their ability.

use your scouts :)

Saint_clark
05-01-2009, 10:28 PM
use your scouts :)

Scouts are sh*t, they told me to sign Bojan as a last resort after he scored 46 goals in 43 games and got world footballer of the year.
(This is with 20/20 judging player ability/potential).

Sfc90
07-01-2009, 06:15 PM
As i said in an earlier post playing with saints,

Played 18 and lying in 12th place. After things were looking up my 2 best players Rodrigo Possebon and Lewis Buxton had to both go back as their loans finished and can't get them again this season!. Badly in need of a goalscorer, got Kevin Phillips coming in January aswell as Dwight Yorke to try and steady the ship out.

Doing OK i think just can't wait to see if Phillips can deliver. Could have had Diego Tristan in on a free but couldn't afford Wages,Appearance Fees etc etc.
Also had to send Insua back to Liverpool after he was injured and out for up to 4 months (3 month loan).

SuperSAINT
07-01-2009, 06:26 PM
Badly in need of a goalscorer, got Kevin Phillips coming in January aswell as Dwight Yorke to try and steady the ship out.

Goals do seem to be a precious commodity on 09, mate.
Starting the 3rd season with Saints (still in CCC) - But have a real young squad and they're getting better every season.

Goals have a been hard to come by though.... Got Jose Baxter from Everton for 3.8m (but he's not gonna come good for another season or so). Had Welbeck on loan from Utd who was pretty good when he hit form (only 12 goals though).

Signed Christian Nade from Hearts, and he's started the season brightly.

Keep us posted on what's going on with your team.

Sfc90
07-01-2009, 06:45 PM
Goals do seem to be a precious commodity on 09, mate.
Starting the 3rd season with Saints (still in CCC) - But have a real young squad and they're getting better every season.

Goals have a been hard to come by though.... Got Jose Baxter from Everton for 3.8m (but he's not gonna come good for another season or so). Had Welbeck on loan from Utd who was pretty good when he hit form (only 12 goals though).

Signed Christian Nade from Hearts, and he's started the season brightly.

Keep us posted on what's going on with your team.

I will do mate, same too you. It's always interesting to hear/see how different people are getting on with Saints. Looks like Stern John is coming into a bit of form 3 in 3 and grabbed a winner in the last 10 minutes to beat 2nd placed Birmingham 1-0 at home, (Was well impressed with that result). I think if i can just get to January in a comfortable sort of 8th or 9th position then the back end of the season could be interesting. Just got Tottenham as my parent club but Can't get anyone on loan from them at the moment.

SuperSAINT
07-01-2009, 07:13 PM
I will do mate, same too you. It's always interesting to hear/see how different people are getting on with Saints. Looks like Stern John is coming into a bit of form 3 in 3 and grabbed a winner in the last 10 minutes to beat 2nd placed Birmingham 1-0 at home, (Was well impressed with that result). I think if i can just get to January in a comfortable sort of 8th or 9th position then the back end of the season could be interesting. Just got Tottenham as my parent club but Can't get anyone on loan from them at the moment.

I got Utd as my Parent club. And signed Aldershot up as a feeder club (Ideal for when you bring in youngsters that cant quite get in the team).

I gambled big-time with my strikers 1st season. Let Stern go (was top earner) and hoped McGoldrick would do the trick - Which he did. Just wanted to stay up 1st season. The 2nd season was even more of a gamble. Basically about 20 clubs wanted Morgan Schneiderlin and i'd been in the situation before (Whereby they start bidding low and keep working up, and the board accept a pretty small bid) - So I offered him to clubs for 7.5m, with me getting a large percentage of sell on. West Ham took the bait. Shame, as he's a top player on it - But it was the only way to finance my 5 year master plan ;)

saintsforlife7
07-01-2009, 07:35 PM
I got 23.5mil for Morgan from Chelsea, just about to start my 2014/15 season after finishing 7th in Prem

Niemster
07-01-2009, 10:59 PM
im a student too but i have loads of files with loads of teams i just find it hard to keep plodding on with one team i spose. but back to topic, scarpolli i think thats how you spell it french guy up front for chateroux i pretty good as well as jerome lafourcade for ESTAC.

saint_stevo
08-01-2009, 08:17 AM
in the championship, sign Chopra and or Carlton Cole, play DMG right wing, a 4-1-3-2 formation with wotton holding and morgan in front of him, get a decent CB (i signed Hernani, awesome for 190k) and your laughing, promoted first season, via the play offs though of course

saintrich
13-01-2009, 05:29 PM
Prince Bauben from Dundee United.

Ghana midfielder - 20 years old.

Available for around 800k.

Regarded as a definite purchase by Mark Wotte.

Just gave a debut to him in pre-season away at Eastleigh. I Know it's only Eastleigh, but a hat-trick from CM and an assist is good going.

Tac-tics
13-01-2009, 05:51 PM
hernani isnt on the new patch

Niemster
13-01-2009, 06:40 PM
and i can only get hernani once he gets his polish passport and when that goes through everyone wants him!

saint_stevo
13-01-2009, 07:12 PM
hernani isnt on the new patch

Harsh


and i can only get hernani once he gets his polish passport and when that goes through everyone wants him!

Bad news, he is f*cking amazing

Tac-tics
13-01-2009, 08:59 PM
even when he was on the old patch, he allways needed a bloody permit, how long did you wait to sign him Stevo?

COMEONYOUREDS
14-01-2009, 12:52 PM
vagner love

Black Sea Saint
14-01-2009, 07:36 PM
in the championship, sign Chopra and or Carlton Cole, play DMG right wing, a 4-1-3-2 formation with wotton holding and morgan in front of him, get a decent CB (i signed Hernani, awesome for 190k) and your laughing, promoted first season, via the play offs though of course

So, do you have a flat back four, a defensive midfielder then three midfielders across thehalfway line (in the formation screen) or pushed up in attacking midfield positions? Can you post a screen shot? How are you setting up the team in the instructions menus?

saint_stevo
14-01-2009, 10:35 PM
even when he was on the old patch, he allways needed a bloody permit, how long did you wait to sign him Stevo?

January transfer window- £190k


So, do you have a flat back four, a defensive midfielder then three midfielders across thehalfway line (in the formation screen) or pushed up in attacking midfield positions? Can you post a screen shot? How are you setting up the team in the instructions menus?

Flat back 4, one CB with a back arrow

DM just infront, 3 midfielders across the half way line as it were on the instructions screen. wingers arrowed forwards.

High tempo, little time wasting, low creativity, short passing, use Cole as target man if you have him. DMG right mid is another good ploy, averaged 8 over a 10game period out there for me.

if i remember, ill grab a screen shot when i am on the other P.C (loaded on there) but that should explain it hopefully

Junior Mullet
23-01-2009, 02:38 PM
Am I the only bugger plodding along with Eastleigh?

Last night Rupert Lowe said that the parent club thing wasnt working and now I can loan most players from Saints ressies. Looking good for at least the playoffs after 3 years in the Blue Square South. Got some really good lads in.

Come on you spitfires.

Thedelldays
23-01-2009, 04:25 PM
yes junior..

i am going to start a game with athletico madrid...

i can only keep a game going for about 5 seasons then I get bored

Jimmy_D
24-01-2009, 12:17 AM
Another one that goes with Eastleigh here ^^

Can't help you with good players I'm afraid though as I play without real players for a bigger challenge.

Junior Mullet
28-01-2009, 10:44 AM
I'm in for the longhaul Dell Days.

I got promoted in my 4th season with the mighty Eastleigh - won the title on the last day (McLaggon, McNish and Goeburn were particularly good for me) and am now I'm fighting off relegation in the Blue Square Prem - should do it although I've made Pompey my feeder club now because the Saints youngsters available were tosh. Just turned coaches and first teamers full-time pros.

Get through this season and then I'll get a few good strikers in ready for a promo push next season.

Picked up a few good younsters on frees from Neath and play them as amateurs so pay them nothing!

mikey_boosh
28-01-2009, 12:29 PM
I can confirm that Hernani is class and that he is on the new patch. Pretty sure his other nationality is Polish or something similar so you shoudn't have too many problems gettin a WP. Maybe wrong though.

After starting my first season very badly and lying in 24th place till mid october, all my new players are finally startin to gel and I'm now making a promotion push.

******* Rupert Lowe stepped in and accepted a 1.5m bid for Surman from Everton! Need a good cheap left winger now.

My team:

--------Lita----Lewandoski (sp?)-----
Holmes-----Borges--------Sanmaetan
----------Schneiderlin---------------
Mills----Hernani----Diawara----Martis
------------Davis------------

SuperMikey
28-01-2009, 04:40 PM
Currently at the end of the 2011/2012 season on my England game. Managed the national team from the start, not lost a game so far, won the world cup and just about to head into the European Championships. Was offered the job at Man Utd at the end of the 2010/2011 season but turned it down to concentrate on qualifying for the Euro's, but was offered again a few weeks ago and accepted it.

Ashley Young and Gabriel Agbonlahor are two very good youngsters, both pacy, skillful and with an eye for goal. Young has scored 10 goals in his last 14 games for England, not bad considering he's playing on the left wing! Agbonlahor has scored 12 goals in 25 games too. Rooney is always injured and Owen is cack, so James Vaughan seems to be Agbonlahor's strike partner, he's very good too. Guiseppe Rossi of Villareal is a class act too, extremely good stats. Mario Gomez has won the World Footballer of the Year three years running. These are definately all players to pick up if you have a big transfer budget like I now have at United! :D

Hope you're all enjoying surviving precariously in whatever league with Saints!

Saint_clark
29-01-2009, 12:11 PM
Pernecky and Racine are also worth keeping but cant be arsed to upload any more.

I always thought that the highest PA on football manager was actually -180, not +180 :confused:
At least that's the way it was on 2007.

Andy_Porter
29-01-2009, 04:22 PM
Hugo 1k from Desportivo
Mascio 100k from Cisco Roma
Micheal Morton - South African RW/B DM for around 100k
Carlos Tordoya - Bolivian CB for 150k
Hamed Diomandé - Ivory Coast CB for 100k

In order of brilliance, they all get work permits easily as well. All can do a job in the championship and the first three are brilliant in the prem as well.

Matthew Le God
29-01-2009, 04:40 PM
I always thought that the highest PA on football manager was actually -180, not +180 :confused:
At least that's the way it was on 2007.

Highest PA possible is 200 and has been like that for years and years :)

Saint_clark
29-01-2009, 09:30 PM
Highest PA possible is 200 and has been like that for years and years :)

Really?
Why was Walcott PA -175 on FM 2007 then :rolleyes: or am I being a retard?
I shall go take a look at the 2007 database, just to make sure....
If you're right however, it is obviously worth keeping Lallana, Morgan, Thomson etc as they will be some of the best players in the game.
Quick question - as a researcher, are you allowed to suggest new features for future games?

Matthew Le God
30-01-2009, 10:12 AM
Really?
Why was Walcott PA -175 on FM 2007 then :rolleyes: or am I being a retard?
I shall go take a look at the 2007 database, just to make sure....
If you're right however, it is obviously worth keeping Lallana, Morgan, Thomson etc as they will be some of the best players in the game.
Quick question - as a researcher, are you allowed to suggest new features for future games?

Potential ability is from 1 being the lowest upto 200 being the best. If Walcott was 175 on FM07 then that means he can potentiallly become very good indeed(he has a higher PA on FM09 now).

There is also a - scale for younger players where potential ability is put within a range rather than an exact figure. e.g. -10 means that the PA can be random each time you load a new game from 170-200. A PA of -9 would be 150-180, -8 would be 130-160 etc etc

I can suggest new features to the development team, but then so can anyone on the SI forums.

Saint_clark
30-01-2009, 11:14 AM
Potential ability is from 1 being the lowest upto 200 being the best. If Walcott was 175 on FM07 then that means he can potentiallly become very good indeed(he has a higher PA on FM09 now).

There is also a - scale for younger players where potential ability is put within a range rather than an exact figure. e.g. -10 means that the PA can be random each time you load a new game from 170-200. A PA of -9 would be 150-180, -8 would be 130-160 etc etc

I can suggest new features to the development team, but then so can anyone on the SI forums.

Ah, I see. Thanks for clearing that up.
Well then, can I suggest that they add "asking price" to the filters when searching for a player? Bloody annoying having to look at every single players profile to see if I can afford them.

saintsforlife7
02-02-2009, 12:56 PM
Hugo 1k from Desportivo
Mascio 100k from Cisco Roma
Micheal Morton - South African RW/B DM for around 100k
Carlos Tordoya - Bolivian CB for 150k
Hamed Diomandé - Ivory Coast CB for 100k

In order of brilliance, they all get work permits easily as well. All can do a job in the championship and the first three are brilliant in the prem as well.

Can't find hugo, where is his club from?

Saint_clark
02-02-2009, 10:01 PM
Can't find hugo, where is his club from?

Spain, he meant Deportivo.