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    Taff and FF Present: FMM18 Less Known Wonderkids XI Wonderkids, for many of us they make a save special. That talented teenager who has been at the club since a boy and it’s you who gives him his big break in the first team. With nurture and care a wonderkid can become world class and will be the player you still remember 5 years from now as your favourite FMM18 player. @Taff and I decided we would put our heads together and come up with an team of potential wonderkids and see how they develop playing together at one of the world’s biggest clubs. We didn’t want to use the usual suspects though so you won’t find Mbappe, Donnarumma etc in our team. We hope we will bring to your attention some of the less well known but very talented youngsters in the game. This is our team. There are no guarantees that all these players will become world class but they certainly look good prospects. We based our picks on who we liked the look of but we would also like to thank @Stam who gave us some excellent pointers based on his great work compiling this https://fmmvibe.com/forums/topic/40677-fmm18-wonderkids-complete-list/ We decided to bring all these players to Real Madrid so they could benefit from the world class facilities and the beautiful weather in Madrid. The leagues loaded were England, Germany, France and Spain. They didn’t prove to be a cheap bunch of players to buy. These prices should only be seen as a guide as although Taff tried to get the best price, the Real Madrid factor does push up the price in our opinion. You may find you can get some of these players cheaper or they may even cost more if you are a club in the same nation as the selling team. Taff: Now the overall plan is simple, I managed the team over the first year and to see how our youngsters develop, then I simmed through 5 years and grabbed shots of how they look and then finally ahead 10 years and see what our players look like in their late 20’s early 30’s Let’s see what happened. FF is going to give you a short Bio of the players and then I will talk you through how they look in the game. Alex Meret – Udinese: When you think of young Italian goalkeepers you probably automatically think of Donnarumma. Alex Meret is the other great prospect to take Buffon’s crown as Italy’s No1. Udine born and bred he has come up through Udinese youth teams but has yet to make a senior appearance for the club. He has been on loan at SPAL in Seria B for the last 2 seasons. He has been capped for Italy’s Under 17s and Under 19’s and also made the full Italy squad in March 2017 but never played. Taff: After @azmiG26’s great article regarding the well-known young Italian GK Donnarumma and this young lad, his reputation is up a little, but me and Foxy (always loved a man in Wellies) decided this would be a great chance to see how this particular goalie can develop in FMM 18. His stats show great potential with greens in aerial, agility, handling and reflexes. His kicking and throwing could be a major concern but unlike most strikers Goalkeepers tend to hit their peak later in life, so plenty of time to get those up with some IT. His Physical stats are all in the Blue, and stamina isn’t a major concern for me with my GK’s but his strength needs improving. Benjamin Henrichs – Bayer Leverkusen: A versatile player who can play in both full back positions and central midfield. We have him in his natural position as a right back. Benjamin is a regular in the Leverkusen team having made his debut vs Dortmund in September 2015. He has been capped at senior level by Germany and made his debut against San Marino in an 8-0 win. In 2016 he won the prestigious Fitz Walter medal as the best German Under 19s player. Taff: This young stud of a Right Back jumps right out of you, with his tackling, technique, decisions and stamina all in the green, but what makes him stand out for me is his ability to play in multiple positions. I love a CB who can play both sides as I find it always helps when choosing your subs, but the fact that the young German could also be used as a DM, CM or even as a AM, his crossing, dribbling and passing are all just below the green mark and for a 20 year old 15 in decisions is huge, knowing when to back off or when to get stuck in, I think this lad is the future of the RB position Reece Oxford – West Ham United: Reece started his youth career at Tottenham but after his release in 2011 he joined the West Ham Under 13s side. His style of play has been compared to another West Ham Academy graduate Rio Ferdinand. He is currently in Germany playing on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach. He has been capped at all levels up to the Under 20s for England but West Ham refused him permission to play at the recent Under 17s World Cup in Chile. Taff. Now this is a young CD I have looked at before but never tried, so I’m personally quite interested to see how he develops. His aerial is good, as I like my defenders to be able to outjump the attackers, and he’s pretty quick with 14 pace, his tackling is 2 points shy of green, and most of his stats look primed to jump nicely over the coming years. Issa Diop – Toulouse: Issa is a product of the Toulouse youth system and has made over 60 appearances for his home town club. He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Troyes in December 2015 in only his 2nd appearance for the club. He has played at every level of youth football for the French national team and was part of the team that won the European Under 19s Championship in 2016. He was also included in the team of the tournament. Taff: This young lad looks the business for a CD, he has the three green stats I look for in a CD, aerial, tackling and strength. His other stats look good too with his teamwork, positioning and aggression all just below the green marks. I think this young French CD has a very bright future ahead of him Phillip Ochs – Hoffenheim: Phillip won the Fitz Walter silver medal the same year Henrichs won the gold. He can play anywhere on the left hand side of the pitch but we have him as our left back. He has yet to cement himself a place in the Hoffenheim starting 11 every week but has been capped for Germany from Under 15s up to the Under 21s. Taff: So we chose another young German in our LB position, and while he might not have as many greens as his counterpart Henrichs, he still looks like a very good young player. My major concern is his aggression, which could be viewed as a great stat for a defender, but it also leads to bookings and other issues, but he does have high teamwork, so he’ll look to bring his teammates into the game and play his heart out. His tackling is in the high blues as well as his pace and stamina, as with our GK, his strength is a concern if he’s getting knocked off the ball, but he also has the ability to play higher up the pitch as well as on the right as a 12 in shooting he could be used as an emergency RIF if you’re stuck Weston McKinnie – Schalke: Having been offered the chance to sign for the FC Dallas senior team after coming through their youth academy, Weston turned down this offer and instead signed for Schalke. He was already familiar with life in Germany having spent 3 years in Kaiserslautern as a child. It was during this time that Weston first started playing football. Weston has earned his first call up to the senior USA squad for this Novembers friendly vs Portugal. Taff: With the inclusion of the MLS this year, we thought it would be nice to have one of our American cousins in the starting 11. And so we have Weston “my favourite Cider” McKinnie. At first glance, you can see he has promise, maybe as a BBM, especially with a good high aerial stat, giving him the option to help out at the back, or pop up to head in a few crosses at the other end. His teamwork stat is also a great thing to see, plus the fact that all his other midfield stats are nicely in the blue. I think we can expect big things from this young American. Sander Berge – KRC Genk: At the beginning of January 2017 Sander signed a 4 year contract at KRC Genk and completed the move from Valerenga in his native Norway. He has since become an important member of the Belgian’s team. He won his first cap for Norway in a World Cup qualifier aginst Northern Ireland in March 2017. He comes from a basketball playing family with his Father, Mother and Brother all playing for the Norway national team so its no surprise that Sander is nearly 2m tall. Taff: To accompany McKinnie in the midfield we have this young Norwegian Viking, ready to ransack the competition. His starting stats aren’t as impressive as his American partner, but there is plenty of potential, his high blue stats in passing and decisions mean he could develop into a very good young DLP (FF’s favourite spot) Jeremie Boga – Chelsea: As with many Chelsea youngsters Jeremie has spent much of his time away on loan. He has been on loan to Stade Rennes in his native France as well as Granada in Spain and is currently at Birmingham City in the Championship. He has made 1 appearance for the Chelsea 1st team. He started against Burnley in the opening game of the season but was subbed off after 18 minutes after Gary Cahill was sent off. He was capped at youth level for France but has since gone on to make his debut for the Ivory Coast. Taff: So when I look for a winger, I look for three traits, crossing, dribbling and pace, and these are all something this young Ivorian has. Don’t get me wrong as I have concerns mostly his teamwork and stamina, but with his three main traits in the green, I’m happy to give this young Chelsea player some room to improve. Joao Felix – Benfica: Portugal is a country that produces excellent attacking players and Joao is one of the next crop of players to come through. He has yet to make an appearance for the Benfica 1st team but he is the youngest player to ever appear for the Benfica B team. He made his Portugal Under 21 debut back in October. Taff: Now for the AM position we had multiple options, Horta from SLB Harvertz from Leverkusen, but these guys are fairly well known (especially Harvertz after BatiGoal netted over 1900 goals with him). So we went with someone else, Joao Felix is still only 17 and the youngest of our chosen XI. His stats look decent for a 17 year old kid, with 15 in technique being the stand out, but with 14/13 in Dribbling, Passing and decisions I don’t think it will take him long to join the already impressive list of Portuguese legends. Jacob Bruun Larsen – Borussia Dortmund: We have another player who is based in the Bundesliga. Jacob has only made one appearance for the Dortmund 1st team in the DFB Pokal. He started his career at Lyngby in his native Denmark and moved to Germany in 2015. He was part of the Denmark Olympic team in 2016 making 4 appearance’s at the tournament. Taff: While coming up with our starting XI we went through a few players for every position, but the first one we agreed on was this young Dane. Not sure what it was but we both agreed that there was something about him that jumped out at us. He only has one green stat, but a majority of blues, but his young age and the fact he can play with either foot make him an excellent choice as he can play as both a W and IF on either side of the field, plus this kid has lots of time to improve and we are both very excited to see what he can achieve Jean-Kevin Augustin – RB Leipzig: Jean-Kevin made the move from PSG to Leipzig this summer having found his chances in the PSG 1st team blocked by their superstars. He played for France in their European Under 19s triumph in 2016. He was in the team of the tournament, was voted best player at the tournament and also top scored with 6 goals. Since the move to Germany he has been a regular in the team playing 12 games and scoring 4 goals. Taff: Now we all know the sort of young strikers we all would love to use, Jesus, Rashford, Isak, but we wanted to stay away from the players everyone knows. So we looked and found this very decent looking Frenchman. Augustin has some great stats for a young forward, including Shooting, Movement and Pace, with his Dribbling and Technique just below the green mark, he could prove to be the best striker for France in the near future. FF: That’s the 11 players we choose to go with. Taff is now going to take you through how they developed whilst I sit back and let him do all the work. Taff: So with all the XI brought to the Bernabeu, we decided that it wouldn’t be fair to ask them to jump straight in as a full starting XI. So we split the 10 outfield players across two teams and then filled the gaps with the world class players Real Madrid has on offer. The main reason for this is we thought it would help their development if they had more seasoned players around them to help out, so we created two squads as shown below, and they were switched every other game (apart from injuries and subs some players got a little more time, but we tried to keep it even. Team 1 Team 2 So with the squads in place and a starting tactic (this might change over the course of the year) we set off on our journey through 1, 5 and 10 years. Alex Meret: Let’s take a look at how he’s developed after a year of being between the sticks at Real Madrid facing off against some of the best attackers in the world. Some good improvements here, his already green stats have jumped up, but now both his decisions and teamwork are both in the green, along with some of those nasty browns turning blue. He was the only player to play every game this season, and he had some nightmare games, but he is still only 21 and has plenty of times to improve. Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 65, Goal (conceded) - 67, Assists - 0, Avg Rating – 6.95 Benjamin Henrichs Let’s have a look at how Henrichs has developed over his first year. Looking very strong indeed, both his crossing and dribbling are now in the green, meaning he could work as both FB and WB. His tackling, technique and decisions all at 18 is a huge number for a player of his age, and I predict plenty of good years ahead of him Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 36, Goal - 1, Assists - 9, Avg Rating – 7.36 Philipp Ochs Let’s see how Ochs has grown over his first year. Again some nice improvement for this young LB. His physical stats have grown nicely, as well as his tackling and technique, but his biggest improvement has to be the 5 point jump in his decisions meaning he has matured very well over his first year, facing off against some great players, and I hope he can just keep getting better. Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 31, Goal - 0, Assists - 4, Avg Rating – 7.12 Reece Oxford Let’s look at what Oxford has become after a year. Not as much improvement as I would have liked, as with the two CB’s his tackling and technique have grown into the greens (just) and his teamwork and stamina as well, but the only other real improvement is his decisions but that is only up two points, but he is younger than his other defenders, so maybe he requires more time to adjust and grow Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 32, Goal - 1, Assists - 1, Avg Rating – 7.18 Issa Diop Let’s have a look at Diop after his first year in Madrid Compared to Oxford, Diop has grown very well, yes his technique is still in the blue, but his mental stats have all come up very well, with his decisions, leadership, positioning and teamwork all now in the green spectrum. This kid has all the right stuff to make it as a top choice CD, but only time will tell if he can become a legend of the game. Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 34, Goal - 3, Assists - 2, Avg Rating – 7.14 Weston McKinnie Let’s have a look at how McKinnie has developed over the year. Our young American has seen a nice jump in his stats, most notably his passing and movement, he’s played as both a BBM and a CM while I was trying to figure things out, but he’s been a very decent young player and I can only hope this upward trend continues Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 32, Goal - 1, Assists - 3, Avg Rating – 7.03 Sander Berge Let’s see how our little Viking has developed over the first year Our little Viking has grown into quite the little warrior, 7 of his stats now sit in the green and all the rest in blue with no ugly brown stats left. His passing, dribbling, decisions, movement and stamina mean this guy could happily play as a CM/BBM/DLP or even an AP. He was slightly injury prone this year, and missed a month or two, but get him going and I think he’ll be unstoppable Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 25, Goal – 0, Assists - 4, Avg Rating – 6.84 Jeremie Boga Let’s have a look to see how Boga has developed while playing out wide for Madrid Boga may have been the slowest developing player, with his three green stats growing but the rest remain the same or in the case of his movement and strength actually gone down. He did play well, so not sure why he hasn’t developed as well as some of the others, but his growth (or lack of) doesn’t bode well for the young winger. Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 29, Goal - 8, Assists - 19, Avg Rating – 7.48 Jacob Brunn Larsen Let’s see if our hopes for the young Dane have paid off after his first season Now this was the guy I really wanted to see develop, and after a season where he missed over two months with Injury but still came away with the Spanish YPOTY, my hopes were not let down. Yes only two of his stats have moved into the green, but most of his blue stats have taken a nice leap forward, with his passing the best of the bunch jumping 3 points. I look forward to seeing how this young Dane copes with the rest of his career Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 25, Goal - 12, Assists - 9, Avg Rating – 8.16 Joao Felix Let’s see if he has managed to make that leap over the course of his first year For the youngest member of our XI, Felix is coming along quite nicely, with his dribbling and passing now in the green, and as you can see from his form he’s been performing very well in the AM position. He is still only 18 and I honestly believe this kid has a huge future in front of him Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 30, Goal - 12, Assists - 21, Avg Rating – 7.83 Jean-Kevin Augustin Let’s see how our young striker has developed over his first year Apart from a 1 point jump in his pace, there has been little development form our young French striker, but don’t let the stats fool you, his first season at Real was a successful one with only the big guns of Ronaldo and Bale outscoring him. This young gun will be one of the best strikers in world when he hits his prime so I’d grab him now and let him run your attack for the next 10 years. Season 1 Stats – Games Played - 34, Goal - 27, Assists - 3, Avg Rating – 7.76 Here’s all the team stats from their first season, so you can compare their stats increase vs how they played So not a bad season, and Larsen winning the Spanish YPOTY and POTY speaks volumes about this lad, especially after he missed over two months with Injury, and making the Spanish team of the year along with Augustin and Oxford, these young guns have done very well. Now after the first season finished I resigned my post and left the players’ development to the AI, let’s hop into our time machine and travel to the year 2022 and see what the future holds for our XI players The year is 2022, monkeys have taken over the earth, and football as we know it is played by the slaves with the winner getting to eat the losers are the food…. Or it hasn’t changed at all, either way let’s see how our players have grown over the 5 years since they joined Real, would they all still be there, or have they moved on, would they be getting the game time, or rotting on the bench. Should I stop talking and just show you….OK Alex Meret So Meret is still at Real as their #1 choice between the sticks, and has been fairly solid looking at his history conceding 248 goals in 232 games in the four years since I left, avg 1.07 goals per game. His stats have all improved very well with 3 now sitting at maximum on 20, and 2 just shy on 19. Can’t see this guy getting replaced in the next 5 years, so long may he serve the Real Madrid faithful Benjamin Henrichs Look at all that green, feel like I’m at a Reggae festival (cough cough). Henrichs is also still at Real after 5 years and getting some good amount of game time as well,, and it’s not hard to see why when you look at those stats, his tackling and decisions sit at the max level, then three 18’s, 2 17’s and 4 15’s this kid looks the absolute business, he has the stats of a great FB, or even a very good DM, his lack of pace means I wouldn’t personally use him as a WB but I can’t see anyone having an issue with such a hard hitting German Machine at the back Philipp Ochs Ochs hasn’t had quite the jump as his fellow German, but this could be down to his severe lack of game time. He still looks like a very good LB, but I think with more IT and game time he could be one of the world’s best at his position Reece Oxford Oxford is still with the Spanish Giants, but has been sent out on loan back to England for the past two seasons, once at Blackburn and more recently at West Brom. As with Ochs his stats haven’t seen that much of a jump, but he still looks like a solid young option, just maybe not for one of the world’s biggest teams. Issa Diop Diop remains in Madrid and unlike his defensive counterpart has remained with the main squad. His game time was limited the first two seasons after my departure, but the last two have seen him gain much more playing time and this will only help his growth. His stats haven’t taken that big of a leap, but he still has some solid green stats in (most) of the right areas, so only time will tell how much he can grow Weston McKennie Looking at the healthy growth in his stats, you would think this lad is burning up La Liga, but he’s played only 23 games since my resignation. His passing, tackling, decisions, movement, teamwork and stamina are all looking very good, and any other team might think this lad has all they need in a DM, but sadly the new manager at Real can’t see it and has this great looking talent rotting on the bench, I’m hoping that he eventually gets a move elsewhere, so he can really shine. Sander Berge We now come to the first player to have moved on from Real. Berge was sold to French outfit Bordeaux for almost £40M, and it’s not hard to see why, when you look at his stats, all that green and the guy has all the skills needed to play any role across the centre of the park. Let’s hope his upward trend continues Jeremie Boga Boga looks, like a lethal Winger, with max stats in dribbling and crossing and 15 pace, he looks like he could give some DB’s some headaches. We also see improvement in his shooting, technique, decisions and movement and also getting some game time at Real, so this good upward trend will only continue Jacob Bruun Larsen After his steller first season it’s a real shame to this young lad not being given a chance at Real, even being demoted to the B team before being sent on loan to Southampton. Some of his stats have increased but not to the extent I would have liked, and as with McKennie this guy needs to move on to get the game time he deserves. Joao Felix Whoa, now that is some major improvement, looks incredible with two max stats and 2 just under the max mark, this young Portuguese player looks to have developed into a stud of a player, yet he also spent some time on loan, and has managed minimum game time. Will love to see what he becomes in another 5 years, as I can’t imagine there will be many better by the time he hits 27 Jean-Kevin Augustin Apart from Meret, Augustin is the only other player who seems to have gotten decent amount of game time, and his stats have seen a nice impressive jump in his stats, dribbling, shooting and movement all maxed out, with passing, aggression, creativity, decisions and pace all sitting pretty in the green, this lad could be a World class talent So there we see how the guys have done over the first 5 years of our experiment, but now once again we must jump into our Time machine, this time the destination is June 10th 2027 Now we find ourselves 10 years into the future from our start point, and the world is still spinning Some of our players showed great improvement 5 years ago, some not so much. Let’s see what a further 5 years has done to our (not so young anymore) players Alex Meret Meret is still the #1 keeper at Real, and it’s not hard to see why when he’s conceded less than he’s played over his last 5 seasons. His stats still look good, without too much in the way of growth, but this guys could be your best option at GK if you’re a team looking to get them young and have them at the club for plenty of years to come Benjamin Henrichs Henrichs has grown into his role and over the last three seasons seems to have become the #1 option at RB for Real Madrid, and with all of his green stats it’s not hard to see why. Looking for a great player to anchor your team at the RB position then look no further then Benjamin Henrichs Philipp Ochs Ochs has had some moving to do, leaving the Spanish Giants the year after we last saw him and joining Italian side Roma, then his 10th season sees him back in Spain but with the Red side of Madrid. He has developed nicely (not as well as Henrichs but still). It’s easy to see why and I’m glad he got to leave Real and get the game time he needed, and he has become a very attractive looking LB, one really worth a look. Reece Oxford Oxford is another player who has been on the move, after a few loan stints he ended up at Man U for the measly sum of £5.5M, then after only playing 19 times in 2 seasons, moved to Southampton where he seems to finally be getting some time on the pitch. His stats are decent, but not amazing, so it’s not hard to see why this English CD has struggled at the bigger clubs, but maybe a mid-level club is just where he belongs. Issa Diop Diop had been a strong presence at Real for most of the 10 years, but after only 10 appearances in his last season the club sold him to French team AS Monaco for the modest sum of £8M, where he played more than 40 games. Unlike Oxford his stats are pretty impressive, with 7 greens (2 of which are maxed). So maybe with a full time IT regime, Diop could become a world class CD Weston McKennie The American midfielder has also been on the move, after struggling to break into the first team at Real, he was shipped off to Italian team AC Milan for £15M, there he managed to get some time playing and having a couple of decent seasons, but then AC Milan cashed in for double what they paid for him and sold him to Chinese side Shanggang for £30M and his first season there saw him grab an avg rating of 7.59 netting 3 and laying on 5 assists. So fancy some American talent in your team, try this guy and see what he can do for you. Sander Berge When last we left the team 5 years ago, Berge was the only player who had moved on Joining French team Bordeaux, where he stayed until 3 years ago when the talented Norwegian got a move back to Spain to play for Sevilla, where he seems to have come into his own. He still has some great looking stats and I think this guy could become a fantastic addition to most teams who need a solid versatile CM Jeremie Boga Boga is the first player since Meret and Henrichs who we find still at Real, he seems to have been used quite sparingly but is getting some play time, and he still looks like a very good option out on the wing, even if his physical stats don’t look all that impressive. Jacob Bruun Larsen This one really breaks my heart, this kid played extremely well for me in his first season and if you remember won the Spanish POTY, and to see him fallen so hard, after a few loan spells, Larsen finds himself back in Denmark after being released by Real after 2 games in the 2022/23 season. He’s been a mane stay at AaB, but this guy should be flying high in some much bigger club, but sadly it’s not to be for him. His stats still look great (apart from his physicals) and I believe with proper nurturing this guys could be a killer addition to any squad Joao Felix Now the pick of the bunch, another player who got left behind by the Real management, but a good £67M move to Juventus has seen Felix get much more game time and form his history has been fairly impressive, especially his second season at Juventus netting 7 and laying on 18 assists for his team mates. His stats look amazing and he’s really in his stride now as he’s hit his peak age and there’s still plenty of years left in him, so snap him early Jean-Kevin Augustin Now this is both sad and confusing, after simming the 10 years I could not find Augustin anywhere, might be a bug, but I believe he may have retired early due to injuries. Everytime I simmed a year I liked to check on our XI and Augustin was constantly injured, so while he looked like a very good striker, be warned that he may hamper your team with persistant inuries So one more jump in my glorious time machine Ah back to good old 2017, wait why is Donald Trump the President of America, oh god no I must have caused a terrible tear in the space time continuum, oh no wait, that actually happened Back to you Foxy (I still love a man in wellies) FF: There we have it then, a mixed set of results for our chosen 11. It’s very possible that with your own expert management some of the players that under performed would do much better. As we all know the AI doesn't always do these players justice in how they develop and use them. Saying that we have some real belters in our list. We would both like to know your thoughts on our chosen 11. Have you been using some of these guys in your own save and how are they doing? Have we inspired you buy some of these lads and see how they develop for you. I would like to take the opportunity to thank @Taff. I approached him a couple of weeks ago with an idea of doing an ‘wonderkids XI’ article and he was on board straight away. Since then he has come up with lots of great ideas and has really put 100% into this article. I hope it wasn’t to traumatic working with me mate Thank you for reading
  2. 5 points

    Introducing "harder mode" - NIT Difficulty

    It's no secret that if you spend any amount of time with FMM, you will find that it is too easy. There are many reasons for this, most related to the poor AI - playing players out of position, questionable tactical instructions, poor squad conditioning management, failing to lock up good players, etc. All of those things are out of our control so there's no reason to dwell on them. But there is one thing that is within our control and it can drastically change how we play this game. And that thing is - player training. Intensive training to be exact. Let me show you what I mean. I ran a quick test where I picked 12 "first team" Manchester United outfield players (Shaw, Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Jones, Matic, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Mata, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku) and tracked their attribute changes (tracked as a sum of all attributes) while on holiday from game start date of July 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018. Only training regimes that were tested are General, Defending, and Attacking. Since this just a long-winded introduction to the new difficulty level idea and not a full test, I'll spare you the details, but here are a couple highlights: Test 1 (default training when you start a new game): on average, the 12 players gained 4.62% total attributes (for example: Pogba went from total of 244 to 254 - a 4.10% increase). Players lost an average of 1.17 weeks to injury. Team went 10-4-7 for 34 points and 12 goal difference. Test 2 (PriZe intensive training per his guide): on average, the 12 players gained 7.86% total attributes. Players lost an average of 2.67 weeks to injury. Team went 13-4-4 for 43 points and 21 GD. Clearly, intensive training boosts your players to unrealistic levels compared to the rest of the players in the game. This gives the human player a huge advantage by essentially having a team of Messi's and makes the game too easy! But what if we turn the training down a bit? I alluded to this in a thread in FMM17 and it likely inspired a famous competition challenge during one of the cups last season. So I tested LIGHT training - all training regimes turned to light, except the "main" one (tactics for general training, defending/attacking for those respective regimes) which was at medium. For example: Test 3 (LIGHT training): on average, the 12 players LOST 4.33% total attributes. Players lost an average of only 0.42 weeks to injury. Team went 8-9-4 for 33 points and 17 GD. This looks a bit like overkill. And so my final tweak helped me arrive at what I would suggest should be the default training mode for those wanting more of a challenge! I call this mode: NIT (Not Intensive Training) Difficulty Your training regimes should follow the following rules: set Fitness and Motivation to MEDIUM set the PRIMARY role in the regime to MEDIUM (tactics for general - see example below, defending/attacking/goalkeeping for those respective regimes) set all others to LIGHT (or none for non-GKs) Test 4 (NIT difficulty): on average, the players lost 0.5% total attributes. Players lost an average of 0.83 weeks to injury. Team went 12-2-7 for 38 points and 10 GD. I should also mention that under NIT, the young stars who you would expect to improve, did just that - Pogba, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku gained an average of 3.91% total attributes. Perfect! I would challenge everyone to try the NIT training regimes and let me know in this thread if you still find the game "too easy". And if you do - try it with LIGHT training regime (test 3). Let your tactics guide you to victory!
  3. 4 points

    FMM18: All Playable National Teams

    FMM18: All Playable National Teams The nations that are available to you during a save depend on the leagues you have loaded, as you require at least 50 players from that nation to be able to manage their national team. I have loaded up the database in various combinations to try and ensure that this is complete a list as possible. You will need to load the correct leagues to get some of these teams E.G. Load the MLS to manage Canada, Jamaica or Bermuda. The more players you load the more nations you will have available. If I have missed anyone please let me know and I can add them to the list. Europe Belgium Croatia Denmark England France Holland Ireland Northern Ireland Italy Portugal Russia Scotland Serbia Spain Turkey Ukraine Wales Greece Slovakia Poland Austria Bosnia & Herzegovina Czech Republic Romania Sweden Switzerland North America USA Bermuda Canada Jamaica Mexico South America Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Uruguay Asia Australia Bahrain Iran China Iraq Uzbekistan Qatar Jordan South Korea North Korea Saudi Arabia Africa Cameroon Ghana Ivory Coast Nigeria Senegal Morocco DR Congo Mali Cape Verde Oceania New Zealand Thank you for reading
  4. 4 points

    Calvin Stengs

    Name: Calvin Stengs Age: 18 Club: AZ Alkmaar Position: Attacking midfielder Value: £6.25 million League Loaded: Eredivisie Attributes at the start of game: Attributes after 4 seasons: How he performed for me: 2017/18 - Played 36 - Scored 13 - Assists 22 What position/role did he play? Season 2020/21 he played AMR as an advanced playmaker, first 3 seasons played in midfield and attacking midfield in different roles. How much does he cost in first transfer window? He will cost £16m if you can't unsettle him and £8m - £12m if you can. Can he be retrained? I retrained him to play as a striker and he had very poor aptitude for MC/DMR/DL Negatives? His physical Attributes are capped at 15/14/14 and his favourite club is Man Utd. Potential? I think he's good enough to play for the top clubs but there are better youngsters on the game. Coach report at Liverpool was to exceed Salah's level of ability in the future. So will you be signing Calvin Stengs on this years game?
  5. 4 points

    Starting Budgets

    Below are the starting transfer budgets and also the wage budgets for all the top teams in Europe.....for now it's the English premier league and serie A , the rest will be uploaded shortly....I apologise for the basic outlay but it's my first post 😜 English premier league ⚽️ Arsenal - £57.91M / £2.9M p/w Bournemouth - £26.38M / £1.1M p/w Brighton - £22.1M / £840k p/w Burnley - £14.4M / £938k p/w Chelsea - £153M / £4.8M p/w Crystal Palace - £26.9M / £1.2M p/w Everton - £36M / £1.9M p/w Huddersfield - £17M / £801k p/w Leicester - £28.7M / £1.7M p/w Liverpool - £58.9M / £3M p/w Manchester City - £153M / £5.2M p/w Manchester Utd - £131M / £4.6M p/w Newcastle Utd - £42.8M / £1.7M p/w Southampton - £28.3M / £1.7M p/w Stoke - £27.5M / £1.2M p/w Swansea - £27.2M / £1.2M p/w Tottenham - £57M / £2.3M p/w Watford - £26.7M / £1.1M p/w West Brom - £27.2M / £1.2M p/w West Ham - £42.8M / £2M p/w Serie A ⚽️ AC Milan - £36.7M / £2.3M p/w Atlanta - £12.4M / £642k p/w Benevento - £3.9M / £226k p/w Bologna - £11.3M / £508k p/w Cagliari - £4.2M / £512k p/w Chievo - £11.3M / £380k p/w Crotone - £3.9M / £251k p/w Fiorentina - £13.7M / £950k p/w Genoa - £12.2M / £596k p/w Inter - £32.5M / £2.27M p/w Juventus - £87.1M / £3.4M p/w Lazio - £17.7M / £1.17M p/w Napoli - £27.9M / £1.8M p/w Roma - £22M / £1.6M p/w Sampdoria - £12.4M / £642k p/w Sassuolo - £12.2M / £596k p/w Spal - £3.9M / £237k p/w Torino - £13.15M / £666k p/w Udinese - £11.9M / £585k p/w Verona - £3.9M / £352k p/w
  6. 4 points

    The OME Thread

    The OME Brethren My brothers, we are a dying breed, comrades that have been left behind, consigned to the scrap heap, the poor relation to our EME playing family, but we won't be forgotten! We are united in our love of the OME, whether it's by choice or forced upon those of us who's devices can not manage the newer abomination that is the EME. Our numbers are dwindling but we refuse to be wiped from the FMM history books and we will continue to build a brighter future. This is our front line , our final stand. This is The OME thread. I will start the ball rolling. -How is everyone finding things so far? The non believers are quick to trot out the line that 'the OME hasn't changed in years' but I for one can notice the difference with how the team and players act in 18 compared to 17. Forget regurgitating the same tactic you finished 17 with. -Do you think the the new tactical changes impact the OME? I'm sceptical, just like when primary attacker was introduced, I didn't see it make any difference and I'm not convinced telling my little round men to cross the ball early will impact things in this version. - Do you think the challenges (especially goal challenges) will be harder or easier this edition? Personally after a little tinker I'm a bit confused. I can get my striker scoring at a 1.5 goals a game for 6 months then bam it all grinds to a stop. I've convinced myself there is an inbuilt mechanism to force you to change things up. One thing is for sure, the OME is still where it's at for challenges, not only for speed of play but also in the challenge itself. Overloading the EME with attacking formations resulting in 150 league goals a season maybe fun at first but that's going to wear thin pretty quick especially as every Tom, Dick and Harry will be completing all the challenges with out too much effort. For those who are about to OME, we salute you.
  7. 3 points
    Really appreciate the comments so far. Feels good to be back in here.
  8. 3 points
    So this topic is for everyone that has tactical questions and wants input from the communities more tactical knowledgable users to give you some guidance in becoming the next Mourinho or Guardiola As questions and answers will fly in i will make a FAQ in the OP for quick reference!
  9. 3 points
    I think the biggest problem for most here is that they don't know how to create a tactic, they don't know when and how to tweak etc. Not saying I'm an expert mind you, but I think if people had a general idea how to go about it we'd have fewer questions we have right now. Or perhaps the patience levels have decreased considerably over the years. Start with any tactic (442-541-3223.. etc) and play 5-10 games. Go back to the start of the save and play the exact same 5-10 games with a few tweaks. It's important you play the same opponents in the same conditions in order to determine whether your tweaks have had a positive or negative impact on your team's performance. Tweaks include new players, new player roles, new positions or new match settings. Everything that seems logical does not always work and not everything that works seems logical, remember this, so it's vital to always test and experiment on the pitch. Don't apply too many tweaks at once or you'll get lost, I'd recommend 3-5 tweaks as a start. If results worsen go back to initial settings and try new / other tweaks, if results do improve keep tweaks and return to the start of the save again. Rinse repeat. Once you've done this several times you should have a decent workable tactic. Once you have your hands on a good tactic the only way to perfect it is to do the above with a single tweak at the time. Yes, I need to stress that. This is the most time-consuming part since progress is very slow but if you manage to acquire the right amount of patience and tweaks you'll eventually end up with a very good and consistent tactic. No one said it was going to be easy but if you long for managerial success this is the way. And I can say there's nothing more rewarding and fun in FMM than to create a great tactic and school opponents with it, season after season and career after career. And if you can't, well, you'll continue to struggle endlessly goodluck! @PriZe maybe add the above tip or something similar to the FAQ in order to avoid the most basic questions.
  10. 3 points
    Great working with you Foxy but now I’m off for a well deserved break. I’ll leave it to the rest of Vibe to tell us what they think
  11. 3 points

    Update 9.0.3

    Basically - Fixed crash on startup with some specific device/league/language combinations (a fun one to track down) - Fixed some other obscure crashes - Got the live crash tracker for Android working fully - Fixed some stalled transfer issues - Possible fix for career stats not being recorded - Fixed one example of problem demoting players - Fix AI bad picking of central midfielders against other AI clubs which was causing some good players not to be used enough.
  12. 3 points

    2018 Standard Logos Megapack

    That can't be true The instructions are supposed to be a mess! None of them are clear enough and aren't meant to work! @Putzy what time zone do you have to be in to get these to work? And which side of the equator will give better download speeds?
  13. 3 points

    Player is mad at me

    This is one of the reasons I strongly dislike media interactions. And then to think some people want SI to expand this aspect of the game really baffles me. . I know this too is one of the many tasks that falls under the manager's responsibility but it's downright silly to now be stuck with a big baby who holds a kindergarten playground grudge against you. Idiotic tbh. Hopefully the above advice will solve the issue but still pathetic imo.
  14. 3 points

    Going out with a Bang! Lee Dong-Gook

    Going out with a Bang! Lee Dong-Gook Following on from the @Real_Randomtrology from last year here is a challenge set in the brand new K League He is a record scorer in the K-League, and had brief spells in Europe with Werder Bremen and Middlesbrough. Lee has earned 105 international caps for South Korea since 1998, scoring 33 goals. He has played at two FIFA World Cups, two CONCACAF Gold Cups, two AFC Asian Cups and the 2000 Olympics. The 6ft 1in centre-forward joined Boro in January 2007. In Korea he had a reputation as a rambunctious, physical player with such a slack attitude to training and manifest love of beer the locals nicknamed him "the Lazy Genius". Following a drink/brothel incident at the Asia Cup in 2007 Lee – who is married to a former Miss Korea – was banned from international football for 12 months by the South Korean FA. Sadly for Teessiders the ban didn't extend to the Premier League. In 29 appearances for Middlesbrough he found the net just twice, in cup ties against Northampton Town and Mansfield. He was released without charge in the summer of 2008. How many more goals can you squeeze out of the 37 year old before he retires? He currently sits on 178 goals...can you reach 200? 225? 250? RULES Load up South Korea and any other leagues you like. Take control of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. Usual other rules apply. LEADERBOARD (Total Club Goals Only)
  15. 2 points

    This is our club.

    "This is our club, belongs to you and me. We're United, United FC" Long time viewer, first time poster. With FMM18 out, I thought it was finally time to make the plunge onto Vibe, and what better way, than through a career. The team in question, is FC United. Or FCUM for short. Many of you wil be have a rough idea of what FC stand for/are, but for those who don't... Formed in 2005, FC is a club ran by the fans, for the fans. In the wake of the Glazer takeover, and the general slippery slope that is modern football, United fans walked away 'Big United' and formed 'Little United'. It has been, and still continues to be a contoversial, and devisive issue within the core support of both cubs. FC are based in the National League North, and after years of flying through the leagues have reached a certain point of stagnation. It's now time to get moving once again. The board seemingly though that Mid Table was acceptable for the season. That is probably about right with the squad we currently have, however, I've also no doubt that with the right players we can certainly make a push for the play offs. The transfer window was a brilliant one. Managed to raise funds to increase our chronically small wage budget-which I was still over by a good grand or so per week-but also managed to get in some top quality personnel. Blyth and Hoban in partiuclar, along with Larnell Cole-(Ex United). That first month was, erm, decidely mid table. 2 wins. 3 draws. 2 defeats. Its clear that the defense needs a lot of work on. Have often found that the lower leagues on FM are notorius for lots of goals at the best of times, yet alone with the seemingly large issues at hand with the new game. Another inconsistent month. Ever so sligtly more solid at the back, however we really need to be converting these draws into wins. The less said about this shambles the better. I say, what is this I see? Finally a bit of consistency. 4 games, 4 wins in October. It saw me gain manager of the month, and the lads move up to 7th in the table. Another good month in the league. 6 points out of a possible 9. However, it is very dissapointing to see us dumped out of the FA Trophy at the first time of asking, much like the cup. Also, as we're on the matter of the FA Trophy. What is the point in this? The first leg weirdly went to extra time, and then a replay. Only for the replay to go the full distance again. Why? Just get it over with on the Saturday ffs. Another solid month. Solid is certainly what we are. We're losing games that we should't be losing, which is frustrating, however the progress from August to Christmas is there to see. The best of the rest. York 12 points clear already, it looks unlikely anyone will catch them at the rate they're going, however, we need to make sure we keep away from the chasing pack as best we can. A very, very good month. The Blyth defeat aside I couldn't have asked for much more from the lads. Looking like a real contender now. As I was saying. Ahem. Back to winning ways, a good month to set us up for the final haul. A play off place was guaranteed with a win against Leamington. Weird one this. We go into April with no way of catching the top of the table, and no way of not finishing in the play offs. A dead rubber month. Oh what could have been. August, September and February came back to bite us. Forgot to screenshot Aprils results, but there you have it. A very good season it has to be said. Comfortably clear of 3rd place, however York were in a different to league to just about everyone else. Onto the play offs, and to get the job done. Was very pleased to see this. 3 of the top 5 being our players, along with the 2nd best defence in the league. As the season went on we found the balance between defence and attack a lot more, and hopefully this will stand us in good stead going into the playoffs. Part one-complete. Needed to just get the job done, and that we did. Standard, solid, bosh. Oh my that one hurts. Controlled the game, had more clear cut highlights, but for the second time this season we lose on penalties. Its a tough one to take really, as I do believe we were ready to go up this year. However another year in the North it is, Next year we wont leave it to chance, and will win the league. Apologies for how long the post is, I wanted to get the whole of the first season out the way so I can crack on with season 2. From now on it'll be more in depth 2/3 Month at a time updates. Thanks for reading, and hope to catch up with you all soon.
  16. 2 points

    Major flop in Fmm18

    A couple of games perhaps could very well go unnoticed but pls don't tell me that you believe if you replaced those 3 top players with lower division ones for the entire season you'd get the same results lol.
  17. 2 points
    Odd post with a potentially great tactic. Why would you spend time and energy to remove the dates from your screenshots?
  18. 2 points
    Marc Vaughan

    Save file request

    If you are circumventing the copy-protection to run a cracked game then yes I'm afraid that your request has EVERYTHING to do with piracy and as such I'm glad that the admins here aren't facilitating you in doing so. There are many ways to purchase the game through a VPN and no country to my knowledge has a way in preventing you doing so - which country are you located in out of interest that is so restrictive in nature, yet has access to phone networks and devices capable of playing the game?
  19. 2 points
    You may be lacking experience dude but watch your language, I know kids use the site too. Let's keep it good for all....just saying. Peace!
  20. 2 points

    FMM18 Bug List

    happens to me too, esp naby keita wanting to leave, and it keeps saying that fans are shocked, i wonder how many times fans can be shocked over same old boring news
  21. 2 points

    FMM18 Bug List

    Baffles me too. Isn't promoting youth players and giving these kids a chance in the first team one of the very fundamentals of sustaining a financially healthy club? It's something every club or manager should strive for imo and definitely not something that should be condemned by the silly board. Pls fix this SI.
  22. 2 points

    This is our club.

    So, after the dissapointment of last season, we were back. With one objective, and that was to gain promotion. The difficulty at this level is that if you fail to gain promotion, your younger players who are far too good for this level, start to get restless. This was an issue I was keen to avoid. FORGOT TO SCREENSHOT TRANSFER WINDOW. Nowt serious. Usual deadwood out etc etc. August A very good start to the season. 10/15 with only the two goals conceded. We had the best defence in the league last season, and I'm desperate for us to keep that up this year. Kettering have set the pace very well. However, I'm still confident that with the squad we have, and the experience of last season, we're the team to beat. September Slightly mixed month. A very good end to the month it has to be said, however last year silly defeats cost us. We cant afford to be doing that again this year. The usual suspects in and around the top already. I've a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of these guys. October A mixed month. Solid, and good to get through in the cups, however we really need to start converting draws into wins. Those draws have seen us slip down the table. I'm not too worried at this stage, as there is plenty of time left, but we need to make sure we avoid a repeat of last season with York firing away. November Just the four games this month. Couldn't have asked for much more in the League. Three wins from a possible three. We really need to get a run of form going now. A valiant effort. Could have knicked a replay if truth be told, but this is the standard we want to playing at sooner rather than later. Great month. Right back in the mix. December Another excellent month in the league. Maximum points once again, has put us in a great position. We're finally getting the run together that we need, and just at the right time over the cold grinding months. Naff all in the trophy, again. Heading into the new year top of the table, hopefully that will be where we finish! January Transfer window Bollocks, pt 1. Bollocks, pt 2. As you can see, Larnell was a massive part of how we played. He was top scorer, and top of the assists pile at the time of him leaving. Ilias was bought in on a free as his replacement. One thing that the money has done however, is allow a bit more flexibility in the wage budge, and I've managed to tie down some lads to deals, without Big Club Release Clauses. January An ever so sligh stutter around the time the two lads left. Not worrying yet, as I've faith in the boys, however we need to get back on the horse soon. February An okay month. The defeat away at Kettering was a big one, in a game where we didn't have a kick if truth be told. Still in a very good position, however the chance to have been four clear is a big one. Dissapointed. March That's more like it. The two 1-0 away wins in a week at Spenny and Harrogate were possibly my two favourite results of the season. Proper backs to wall grind out jobs. Exactly what we need at this point in the season. Massive. It couldn't be much tighter going into the final month. Will that defeat at Kettering turn out to be costly? April Absolutley not the start to the final month we needed. We were far too sluggish, and got away with it in the end if truth be told. And here's how. Salford won, taking them top by a point. Luckily for us, Kettering were also held at home. Disaster. Kettering could only draw again. Failing to capitalise on both ourselves and Salford losing away from home. Does anyone want to win the title?! Our OUTSTANDING defence is really putting us in the driving seat if Goal Difference comes to it. Which you wouldn't bet against with the table so tight. A much needed three points. Nothing much more to add than that. Kettering matched us, with a good win at home to Tamworth, however Salford losing at home you'd think makes it a 2 horse race. 4 points with only 6 available means Salford are looking at the play offs bar a complete tits up by both us and Kettering. It's theirs to lose. Again, job done. Can't ask for much more at this stage. Perhaps Kettering to drop points? Oh go on then! An 87th minute equaliser, no less for Alfreton! That goal was MASSIVE. It leaves the destiny of the title in our hands going into the final game. Never in doubt. Champions. As it so happened, Kettering lost their final game. I'm absolutley delighted we go tthe job done. To have missed out automatically, nd then be thrust into the play offs, after last season would have been a recipe for disaster. The club needed promotion this year. Thankfully, we've got it. AGAIN! Sorry for the long one, my playing to posting ratio isn't good at the minute, as I'm currently in season 4 ffs. I'll try and get season 3 done tomorrow, and then be back on track from there on! Thanks for reading. xx
  23. 2 points
    João Felix is a beast. Portugal is full of young talents this year. You can actually make a world class team with only Portuguese players.
  24. 2 points

    The American Dream

    The American Dream: A Capitalist Story You grew up in awe of the great US of A, with dreams of capitalism, Big Macs and bald eagles filling your head. Everything you could hope for was waiting for you on the other side of customs, however being from (Insert any other country in the world here) it's remarkably difficult for you to get your Visa, the only way you could achieve your dream move going from rags to riches was to climb the ranks from being an unemployed, inexperienced, local football manager to the future "special one" and grasp the opportunity to move to the USA. The Challenge You will start in the nation of your choosing excluding the MLS of any Nationality apart from American, from there you must apply for jobs and proceed to work your way up the leagues until you are offered a job in the United states. You will then Meet your Business partner (American player of your choosing) and challenge for the league title, U.S Open Cup, Gold Cup and Club World Cup. To keep your business afloat your business partner needs to turnover a combination of 30 goals and assists a season (eg. 20 goals and 10 assists or 15 and 15). Once he fails to do so your business will go bankrupt and you will be deported, ending your challenge. The total score of your challenge will be calculated using the points system below. Rules: -Nationality of any Country but NOT the US -Load any three countries and the United States -Start Unemployed with reputation of Normal (Local) -Work your way up the leagues and earn yourself a job in the MLS -Once at a club in the MLS you cannot move clubs -Select a player of American Nationality (Business Partner) -Challenge for the league title and available cups -Once season total of goals+assists is less than 30 the challenge is over (International goals do not count) -No cheating (Sugar daddy, work permits, IGE etc...) Make America Great Again Bonus If you feel like adding more of a Challlenge you could always try to take over the US national team and lead them to world cup or Continental cup glory Points: - 10pts - Complete a season in the MLS with your business partner - 10pts - Win the Eastern or Western Conference - 20pts - Win the league playoffs - 15pts - Win the American Cup - 25pts - Win the Gold Cup (North American Champions League) - 35pts - Win the Club World Cup - 1pt - For every goal and assist over the original 30 scored with your business partner DM me your results and I will update the Leaderboard or create your own thread and post your results. Enjoy Leaderboard
  25. 2 points
    I have posted tactics before because I know some people who come here simply can not or do not enjoy coming up with their own formations. It the type of game they prefer to play. I'm the opposite, I love nothing more than to test and experiment until I get a working product. No better feeling than to have a good tactic after hours of dying and trying. I guess those who don't wouldn't know
  26. 2 points
    Appreciate the comments guys, unfortunately a busy work schedule has stopped me from being as up to date as I’d like, anyway I have an update finally! Season Two Again the League was won fairly easily, undefeated for 2 domestic seasons so I’m overjoyed with that! Unfortunately it was another dismal showing in the champions league as we dropped out at the group stage... On the plus side we did get 1 huge away victory at PSG and a Home win against Porto so there’s some positives. Transfers A few young future prospects came in in the form of jones and Garcia as well as some squad players No major outgoings, just fringe players and ones that were unhappy with their involvement Things could have also been different as we received 2 massive offers for maxi and Ezequiel Barco but there was no way I was letting them go The Player The moment you’ve read this hole update for, how did maxi do... Well I’ll leave these screenshots for you get an idea... I lost track of the amount of braces and hatricks he scored😩 Heres how he looked at the end of the second season... Still developing well, those physicals are insane but his movement and decisions were the focus this year! Now, the main event, how many goals did he bag....... 89!!!!!!!!!! Insane second season, he was out for a few weeks injured and he even had a poor run of 3 or 4 games without winning so to still bag 89 is incredible! Not getting carried away but I’ve got a good feeling about this! See you in season 3!👀
  27. 2 points

    Benfica - The Journey

    End of Season 2 As Horta, Talisca and co walked back into the legendary dressing room of Benfica deep down I sense what was coming - the season to remember! After speaking to@BatiGoal @Ashez and@Aaron55 on the downlow and with their advice, guidance and support I developed a tactic that would aid me in using the players I had at my disposal. I started by requesting to retrain Talisca to a AMR, Horta to a AML and Zivkovic to a Striker - and thankfully they all agreed. In changing my tactic and using a smaller squad it was time to clear out some deadwood... His stats look decent but I got a bid of 21m in and after pushing it up to 22m Watford grabbed at the chance to have him. With a cheeky percentage sell on bonus added goodbye sir.... Unfortunately Im keeping the tactic close to my chest for now but here is how it began... After another slight tweek we clicked... 6-0 against a side that turned me over twice last year. They was 3-0 up in 20mins last season - what a turn around! We were prolific going forward and we rarely conceded which was music to my ears as last season I was getting hammered. I found an ex Arsenal star rotting in the reserves. It was only right I gave him a chance and boy did he perform for me. Average form was 8.45 and he scored 7 goals which aided me through the season. IT has really helped him to with greens now showing. Step up Chris Willock. Nothing worse than hearing your fav player is retiring... only right so sell him for £3.8m - I forgot to mention he retires in 6 months telar! We made it to the Euro Final, the tactic was killing it. Dont get me wrong I lost some games but I won alot more! Season 2 dun no! I won Manager of the month - well deserved but surely it should of been Manager of the Year? Arsenal have come knocking but there is zero chance I would take that job. Not in a month of sundays! I had 4 players in the team of the year too. Slight concerned that Svilar made it as I played Caesar all season 🤣. And how did we fair with the stats? Star Players - My fav youngster from #17 - step up De Ligt! Signed for 22m from Ajax with a p/ex thrown in via Daniel Carrico (spelling?). Well worth the money and only going to get better. Wish his leadership was better he would make a smashing captain! The best free signing your going to find. High wages but look at them Greens! Bit part defender who I promoted at start of season 2. Will play a massive part in season 3. Being kept out the side by Willock at the moment but what a cracking talent! Him and Talisca are by far my fav players! Rated at £250k when I promoted him. Only going to get better. Currently retraining as AMR just to make him more of a squad player. Ligt and Ponch are my CB pairing and Ponch is only going to get better. Solid for me last year keeping Lopez out the side As season 3 nears closer I am again selling deadwood and keeping to my aim of selling more than buying. *Spoiler alert* Alex Meret has signed to take up the Vacant no.1 spot after Caesar retires Thank you again for reading. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am. Kyle.
  28. 2 points

    The American Dream

    Thanks mate. Its 30 combined so 15 goals and 15 assists for example or 20 and 10 but I'll make that more clear. Cheers
  29. 2 points

    2018 Standard Logos Megapack

    First time I ever bothered to mess with the download section and got myself this logo pack. Download was quick, instructions clear, and the logos look real nice. Definitely makes for a better FMM experience. Fantastic job @Putzy.
  30. 2 points

    FMM18 Bug List

    Do people not read comments in this thread or do they just comment? Even after the problem has an answer people are still moaning about the same thing...
  31. 2 points

    Is it getting easier?

    I must admit I'm finding way too many goals from 25/30 yards out, it's a bit annoying
  32. 2 points

    What a stupid games

    This is what I want to see, I don't recall ever seeing a sorry before. 👏👏👏
  33. 2 points

    The OME Thread

    Hey! I couldn't leave @billy2shotsflying this flag alone!
  34. 2 points

    2018 Standard Logos Megapack

    So, follow the instructions in the description like I originally provided, exactly to the letter, and you're fine. I will be doing a video installation at some point as well. Frankly, the installation method isn't rocket science, and I fail to understand why so many people are having issues - I have now tested the installation on 11 different devices on both Android and iOS, and everything has worked fine every time. To add a folder into iTunes, hold Shift and then "Add Folder". To be fair, most of this can be found with a simple Google. Similarly to the fact I'm not in the business of telling people how to install iTunes, I'm not telling people how to add files onto their device beyond the specific location for our graphics packs. (This is not aimed at you, but rather in general)
  35. 2 points
    Season 1 - End of Season Update August: From the previous update, you know that we started in brilliant form, winning all of our first five league games, with Jordan Brown hitting the back of the net on nine occasions. We played two more games in this month, with Brown continuing his fine form with a double as we won 2-0 at St. Albans, which was followed by the joint highest scoring game for us in the whole season, a game with 8 shots on target between the teams ending up in a 6-3 victory for us at home to Chelmsford. Jordan Brown did not feature in this game! Safe to say then, that August was a good month for us! 7 games played, 7 games won, and 25 goals scored in the process. September: Could we maintain our early season form in September? The first test for this was an away game against Hungerford. Unfortunately for us we fell at the first hurdle, as a first minute strike followed up by goals either side of half time gave us far too much to do, and we couldn't manage to salvage anything from the game. What I wanted now from the team was a reaction, and I managed to get one in the next game vs Eastbourne Borough, where 4 goals from Jordan Brown helped us to a 5-0 win. We had four more games to play in this month, where we managed two wins, including a comfortable 6-1victory in the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round, and two more defeats, both in the league. The last of those two losses, a 2-0 defeat at Hampton and Richmond was notable for the fact it was the first time Concord Rangers had failed to score this season. In fact, before this game we had managed to hit the back of the net at least twice in every game. September then, wasn't a bad month, but still felt a bit disappointing after August. October: There were six games for us to get through in October, including the next round of the FA Cup qualifiers, where we got past Chorley, a 3-1 win seeing us progress to the FA Cup 1st round, where we were drawn against League Two opposition, Newport County. We'd soon have a chance to see if we could cope with a step up in class. We also played five more league games this month, continuing our high scoring start to the season, with scorelines including 4-1, 5-1 and 5-2. November: The first game of November would likely be our hardest test yet, with the visit of a team two divisions above us for the FA Cup 1st round. Would we be able to get a result? Just two league games were played in November, with our good start being maintained by wins over Welling and Chippenham. Whitehawk were also our opponents at the end of the month, in the FA Trophy third qualifying round. We'd started the month of with a great cup result, could we end with one? A month of mixed emotions then. Unhappy to be knocked out of a cup competition so early, but at least we're still in the big one! December: Again, we start the month with a cup tie against higher level opposition. In the week between our FA Trophy defeat and our upcoming game against MK Dons, I decided I wanted another option for up top, and so in came Jacob Blyth. Would he be able to make an impact against The Dons? This cup tie was followed by four league games, a 2-1 defeat to Hemel Hempstead being our only loss, as we won the other three games, including a 5-1 win against Wealdstone, as Blyth helped himself to a hatrick, and two assists to top it off. So, we'd reached the end of the year in good shape, the loss in the FA Trophy still the only real disappointment in an excellent season so far. The league table at the end of 2017 showed that we were still the dominant team in the league, 9pts clear of Welling after 23 games, and comfortably outscoring the teams around us. January: 2018 started how 2017 ended with game against East Thurrock in the league. This time however, we couldn't get the win, an 81st minute East Thurrock goal meant the game ended 2-2 and we had our first draw of the whole season. The next game was the biggest of our season so far, as we came up against Derby in the FA Cup. Could there be another cup upset on the cards? After the cup game, it was back to league business, where we had a mixed bag of results. Two wins, a draw and a 3-2 defeat away to Truro. There was a departure from the club this month, with Larnell Cole leaving to go to Wycombe. Cole had been a regular source of goals and assists, but the £170,000 offered was too much to refuse, and allowed us to get our wages back in budget, as well as hire a scout and a physio. Kundai Benyu, formerly of Ipswich and Celtic was also brought in, given a chance to see what he could do. February: Knocked out of both cups, we now just had the league as our sole focus. We started of well, with a 4-0 win over Oxford City, before an away game against Weston-super-Mare resulted in our biggest defeat of the season. However, we got back on track with wins against Gloucester and Welling. March: March was a good month for the team. An 89th minute penalty giving Whitehawk a 4-3 win against us at the end of the month was the only negative, as we matched our highest scoring game of the season, with a big win over Chippenham. The 6-3 scoreline meant that we'd hit over 100 league goals for the season so far. Every game in March was a high scoring affair, a 7-1 win against St. Albans, our biggest winning margin of the season, coming in the same month as 4-1 and 5-3 victories. April: Into the last month of our season, and we were doing well. Our next game was away to second placed Chelmsford, and a win would all but guarantee the league trophy heading our way. We lost the game, however. A 4-2 defeat seemed a bit unfair in an as expected closely matched game. We were still clear favourites for the title though, and if we won the next game we would be crowned champions. Could we do it? We finished the season with three more league games, and after only two draws all season, we decided we wanted a few more, with high scoring draws in each game, including a 4-4 draw on the last day sure to keep the neutrals interested! So, the end of the season had arrived, and Concord Rangers, labelled relegation strugglers by their own board, had won the league, scoring 133 goals in the process! Unsuprisingly, players from our team dominated the leaderboards, with 8 of the 10 leading assisters being Concord Rangers players. And 3 of the top 5 goalscorers were also our players, with Jordan Brown scoring more than double his nearest challenger. As manager, I also did not too badly Overall, probably as good a season as I could have hoped for. Defending is something I want to try to sort out for next season, as I'm conceding a lot of goals. But really, as long as I'm winning, who cares? We've taken the first step on our journey, and now we have to see if we can keep it going next season, in a new division. Will we be able to? We'll just have to wait and see....
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    Update - Season 9 So everybody is playing FMM 2018, but Colidio is plugging away here in FMM 2017 and will be for some time. He's getting about 80 goals a season now (club and country combined) and is on track to get to 1K in a month or two. Transfers, etc Not much action this year. Sold some of the (quite good) players that can't quite get game time and bought in another couple of promising youngsters for the future. The big drama of the year was a non-transfer: Kingsley Coman. I left him out for one game too many and he spat the dummy. Now a bunch of players, including Colidio, don't like him much. And he doesn't like me. He cost £150M plus a very good player, but he's going to have to go. One team offered £44M and I decided to bargain - wrong move. They took their money and went home and after that no-one would even look at him, not even on a free transfer. In the end he got very familiar with our reserve squad, but I need to find a way to move him on next year. I won't miss him from a playing perspective, because he hasn't been the assist monster I've found him to be in other saves (apart from that one decent season in 22/23): Very good, yes... But Pavon provides more assists and we have so many youngsters who can take his spot in a heartbeat. Not to mention Pulisic coming in on a free next season. So off to the Reserves you go... Fun Fact According to the scouting agency, the top 25 players in Scotland are all Celtic players. Nice squad! Competitions Shock horror! For the first time in years we didn't win all the domestic competitions. Rangers knocked us out of the Scottish FA Cup in the semi final. They equalised in the 96th minute of normal time, then again in the 118th minute of extra time, before putting us away on penalties. We had 21 shots to 2... Still, it goes to show that the only way to beat this Celtic team is through something truly extraordinary like this. Meanwhile in the League, we finally won every game! 38-0-0 with 124 goals for and only 5 against. Not bad. We wrapped the title up on 9th Feb and I keep wondering if we'll ever get it done in January. A couple of draws instead of wins for the 2nd placed team and we'd have done it. Elsewhere, we won the European Super Cup, The Club World Championship and the Champions League again. Development & Awards This is what Colidio looks like now: And he was World Player of the Year again: Injuries Colidio got a ghost injury in early November: He got injured for real in December, with a 3 week injury, meaning he missed 7 games (including the Club World Championship): Goals Colidio scored two quadruples this year: At the club level, he scored 71 goals in 49 appearances: Doing well. Interesting to note that my policy of resting him against good opposition in Europe (and injuries of course) has meant he's never played more than 50 games in one season. In my original Armstrong 1KC, he was playing 55-60 each year. The difference is that I manage Colidio internationally and he's playing quite a few more games there. ITN Goals Colidio started the season with 30 ITN goals (9 before I took over): By the end of the season, he'd scored another 8 goals (in 5 games) at ITN level: We finish the season with the Confederation Cup about to kick off, but seeing it's after the new season prompt, I'll leave it for the next update. Progress 24 years old (EOY) Season Total Club Goals 71 455 ITN Goals (-9) 8 29 Totals 79 484 Just shy of the 80 mark (but with Confederation Cup goals to come), so doing well and on track for at least 1K. The Future Rinse and repeat. And keep reading the FMM 2018 bug post, so I'm not tempted to go start a career in that (I bought it the first hour it was out)... 🙂
  37. 2 points

    2018 Cut-Out Faces Megapack

    Yes, see below what I am trying to do. 1. Create a folder called "Pictures"; 2. Create another folder called "players" inside the Pictures folder with all the Face files inside; 3. Create a folder called "logos" insider the Pictures folder; 4. Put the "clubs", "competitions" and "nations" folder inside the "logos"; 5. Drag this 2.5GB "Pictures" folder inside Document in iTunes File Sharing and replace the original one; 6. As a result, we made Documents/pictures/players and Documents/pictures/logos/clubs, /competitions, /nations. 7. Pray and wait...
  38. 2 points

    2017 License Fixes

    Version 17.0.6


    If you want real competition and club names for England, Spain, Germany, Turkey and more then download this license fix file. This does not include players, that issue is due to piracy. Go buy the game! To Install: This file is for Android only, it doesn't work for iOS due to Apple restrictions Download the file - If you are not playing the game in English please download NON_ENGLISH, otherwise please download the other. Then use the ES File Explorer app to download directly onto your device or on a PC/Mac use: Your device cable OR use the AirDroid app for wireless transferring IF USING NON ENGLISH ONLY! Back up your database folder in files > Installed then delete. Extract the file using 7zip, winzip or ES File Explorer then copy the files folder. Navigate to Android/Data/com.sigames.fmm2017/files then place your file here. Start a new career. Other: Please report any bugs, crashes or missing changes in the comments. Thanks. Thanks to @TheFMEditor, @Kyle and all the BETA testers
  39. 1 point

    Concord Rangers: Champions on the Cheap?

    Absolutely smashed it mate! Now the challenge begins though!
  40. 1 point
    Maaaaaaaaaaaate!!! Thats some tasty end of season points tally...anyone come calling for you yet?? Great read love how its presented.
  41. 1 point

    Football Manager Mobile Online Mode

    I wasn't interested at first but I know I'd end up using it all the time verse guys here so I voted yes.
  42. 1 point

    Game too easy?

    No you are not the only one to think that which is why it has been mentioned dozens of times. Have a read around before starting new threads as the subject has usually been covered before.
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  44. 1 point

    FMM18 Bug List

    I'm with @ADNANJANUZAJMOYES in here. I got a 46M offer for Jonas with 34 years old.
  45. 1 point

    Introducing Female Managers

    FMM 2018 is upon us and we now know what new features the game will bring to the table. While looking over the list one small item really caught my eye and that's the inclusion of being a female manager. I've found myself discussing the woman's game a lot during my time here and today is no exception as I'll be talking about this new feature. Like I've said in previous articles I think FMM really missed the boat with female football as I think it could have been that unique experience to separate FMM from the crowd. I remember when FIFA announced it was having female teams and the buzz and free advertising that came with such a jump forward for the woman's game. FIFA is a console game and those consoles don't come cheap and it's typically a male dominated market, do you know what's not? Yep mobile phones and tablets. Not far off every female on the planet owns a mobile phone thus having the ability to play FMM if they so desired and let's face it the women's market is only growing. In recent years the Lionesses of England have grown in following and exposure with televised games on free to watch TV and more female players being interviewed and talked about in sports coverage like the BBC's. This exposure and coverage will only allow the game and it's audience to grow and as more people get invested in female football they'll look for more ways to be involved, after all aren't you all playing FMM due to your love of football? I honestly feel the free publicity, the chance to forge our own identity with a true exclusive feature and the fact the game would be accessible to almost all females is a missed opportunity but it appears steps are now being taken to draw in female players. With the physio and coach options added in recent years we've seen a handful of females enter the game due to their real life positions but 2018 brings a big change to the table as we'll now be able to be a female manager. This generally intrigues me as what does it mean? This feature could be nothing or it could be a game changer so let's look at some options. On paper this feature appears to mean we'll be able to play as a female character in the leagues present on the game. Looking at the leagues we currently have available they're rightly or wrongly all male dominated as the game includes only the male leagues. So how does a female manager break into this environment? Is this new feature nothing more than a gender icon on your profile or does it go deeper? For example do we have manager templates so we can physically see ourselves as a female? Or if it is just a gender icon on our profile will we be treated differently to our male counterparts? Looking at the current landscape of football the sexism and discrimination is clear for everyone to see and we can only assume this will be shown in FMM as it's a real life sim. Will female managers have a lower reputation? Will they have to do more to build it up compared to a male manager? Will female managers struggle to get jobs or even be sacked sooner? Or is this paragraph all for nothing and this feature is just changing him to her on a few text boxes? Women are underrepresented in male football and they're treated poorly and while I agree this is wrong FMM has to showcase these struggles as if it doesn't what's the point? One example that comes to mind is the on going debate about black managers not getting a chance at managerial jobs and in many ways this is shown in FMM as the more obscure your chosen nationality is the harder it can be to get jobs. This has actually improved in recent years but the impact of your chosen nationality can be seen so what about your chosen sex? That's where my intrigue comes from as this new feature can either be a skin swap that means nothing but potentially appealing more to female players or it can offer a brand new experience and way to play the game. This however is a double edged sword as if they did showcase the struggles a female manager would have in say the Premier League it could put off new female players to the series. FMM claims to be realistic with them shoehorning things like Brexit into the game last year so where do they fall on this subject? I know I'm watching with great interest. Another interesting question to ask is what about the AI managers? Will the game come with a few high profile female managers we'll have to compete with regardless of if we're male or female? Will regen managers have a chance to regenerate as a female manager later in a save? (Come on who wouldn't want to see a female Jose Mourinho!) Or is this option purely a one off just for us? While this is typically a sexist joke relating to female football something on the topic crossed my mind and that's pregnancy. Stepping away from the joke aspect of "oh she's out for nine months as she's pregnant" it is worth noting pregnancy is something already programmed into the game. What?! Yes you read that correctly, being pregnant is already a feature of FMM. While many of us wouldn't think of it the son unlockable is a feature and you can't have a son without being pregnant. Honestly this is very tongue in cheek but if you held off on earning the unlockable for the second half of a 30 year save questions would have to be asked! I'm sure this aspect will be ignored and brushed aside but I thought I'd beat you all to the punchline in the comments while using FMM to shut you up. All in all I think this feature is a positive step as it'll hopefully add a lot to the game and open the door for more bold steps in the future. Vibe wise we've seen a handful of female members over the years and as more females find themselves invested in football it's only right that FMM follows suit and allows itself to be more inclusive. The question remains of how it's implemented and if it's a great new way to play or basically a skin swap but I'm intrigued and I'd love to hear your views on the subject. Thanks for reading and don't forget to leave a comment. PS - I'd like to say a special thanks to @Stam and @Putzy for the awesome graphic!
  46. 1 point

    2018 Standard Logos Megapack

    I just broke 1000 on my missing logos spreadsheet. More to come. :--)
  47. 1 point
    Wow 😮 now that was long... but I loved every bit of that guys what a great read that was, had me hooked from start to finish. 👏 👏
  48. 1 point

    Maximiliano Romero : A 1KC Journey

    Not long till you gonna hit @PriZe's isak's numbers! Definitely blasting through this 1kc mate! Maybe you can think abt 2kc already! KIU
  49. 1 point
    Henrichs could possibly be the best right back in the world, next Lahm.
  50. 1 point
    Awesome stuff here guys. Great job! Ochs was a favorite of mine in FMM17, and McKennie just scored in his first US Senior cap, so it's cool to see them here.