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  1. Ian

    Leadership stat

    Leadership is one of the attributes that I try to have as high an average number throughout the team as possible. It’s purely observational but I’ve noticed a few times when I’ve had a lot of younger players with a low number there that I seem to be more prone to late comebacks and conceding stupid goals against the run of play. Game management really but as I say I haven’t tested it. If I had the in game editor I would probably test my theory so I may get the editor for next years game to test such things.
  2. Ian

    Hey, I'm Vipper

    Welcome to Vibe!😀
  3. You’ve done a great job showcasing these fabulous Dongs. Unfortunately I’ve only had the pleasure of using one of the said Dongs. It was Didier and I was so satisfied the first time that I actually went back for another go at another time.
  4. Ian

    Hi I’m Sophia

    Hello and welcome to Vibe! We are generally a friendly bunch and hopefully you’ll enjoy being a member. Look forward to seeing you around the site.
  5. Welcome to the Vibe Community Save A-Z Challenge This is the career thread for the community save challenge which can be found here. The challenge and all other rules can be found there. Please note that there are still some places available and if you wish to participate then please sign up in that thread so we can keep this one purely for posting our season updates and subsequent discussions. The Challenge The challenge is an A-Z challenge and each season the member who’s turn it is will have to sign a goal scorer and assister who’s surnames (can be first name on tricky letters) begin with the letters for that season. So season 1 is the A and B season then season 2 C and D and so on.... When you have the save you may manage the club how you see fit and buy and sell whichever players you wish and your season score is striker goals + midfielder assists from the two players you sign. Order of Play Ok so let’s make a start shall we? Season One As I’m taking charge of the opening season I get to choose which club we are going to manage. So who have I gone with? Club Tottenham Hotspur We decided we wanted to manage a top English club with Liverpool, the two Manchester clubs and Spurs being the ideal candidates. I had the ultimate decision with playing the first season and originally I was going to be selfish and go with Liverpool but once I realised I was about three decades too late to be able to use the two John’s in Aldridge and Barnes as my player choices I scrapped it and went with Spurs. Players Choices A: Lautaro Acosta (Assists) I signed him for just £3.5m and whilst he’s not fantastic I was intrigued by him as I can’t say I’ve ever came across him on the game. This could turn out to be a horrible decision but I kind of had to go cheap here as my next choice cost a fortune. B: Andrea Belotti (Goals) It took £66m to sign him from Torino which might sound really high but when you factor in the low cost of my assister it balances out not too bad. He’s an established player so I’m hoping he does well as I can’t be sure with having never used him before. So that’s my player choices and now I’ll have to make a few decisions in terms of the squad as a few will have to go to make way for new signings as the budget is almost totally used with my duo. Anyway, wish me luck and I should be back in a couple of days with my end of season update. Thanks for reading and any comments are greatly appreciated.
  6. I was wondering what total you’d end up with here. Simply brilliant 👍
  7. It’s fine to have used the players you pick before. It’s just regens we are trying to avoid unless there is no other options available.
  8. Good luck! The boys are nice and young which always gives you that little bit more time to get things right.
  9. Brilliant season from team and players but especially Gyorkeres!
  10. I know and I always have the opposite where when I go for more goals I can’t seem to get the goals to go to the right players.😂 Most of my systems have been very similar from the midfield back with just the odd tweak for the different challenges. I’ll have to go into testing and try a few different things but I’ll probably save that for next years game now.
  11. Hello Vibe and welcome to my next little adventure where I’m going for The Triple Threat Challenge originally created by @J-savage so credit to him for that. The challenge is simple to understand but not necessarily easy to execute. You need to use three strikers all played in forward positions at all times and try and get them to score a combined 1500 career goals under your management. When I attempted the double trouble challenge I went for a couple of players I hadn’t heard of or seen anybody else use and I’ll be doing the same here but obviously picking three lads this time. What club have I chosen to manage to undertake this challenge? Benfica Why? As I’m using unknown players I felt I needed a fairly weak league to give me a chance of success even if the boys turn out a bit poor. I’ve managed Porto before on other challenges and I felt the league was right for this but went with Benfica this time due to their top facilities which should help my boys reach their full potential whatever that may be. Now I better introduce the players. The Terrifying Trio Jan Thielmann Jan the man was actually released by FC Köln so their loss is our gain as we sign him up on a free transfer. Fabio Lorenzini Fabio was bought for 550k from Olympique de Marseille Reserves and hopefully he can prove his worth. Emincan Tekin Tekin was brought in from the Hertha Berlin second team for 210k and hopefully he’ll do the business for us. These players look a bit ropey in places but hopefully they can develop into decent players and give me a fighting chance of hitting the target. Anyway that’s the introduction out of the way and I’ll back back in a day or so with an update so we can see how they get on in their first season. Thanks for reading.
  12. Brilliant season and well done in advance for the DT! If I’m not mistaken that’ll be you onto the Vibe Triple Crown?
  13. I like the look of this challenge especially with having to use a team not in a continental competition. Nice choice of team and player so good luck.
  14. Thank you Kane, yes a few more similar would be nice. Cheers Smoggy, yes I’m hoping for that to give me a shot at it. Yes I know I’m rather stingy at the back and it’s one aspect of real life that I’ve taken with me onto the game as I hate my team conceding stupid goals so I usually try to have a decent defence. Thank you very much. Switching to the Tekin 1kc has reinvigorated the save for me and I honestly couldn’t have continued on as a triple threat so I’ve made the right decision I feel.
  15. Thank you Rob, a few more like that and we should be able to do it.
  16. Excellent season again. I’m not going to try and press you to find out the final total as I’m more than happy to patiently wait.
  17. Season Seventeen Here we are at season seventeen of this career and now that the triple threat is finished we continue to focus on Emincan Tekin and his attempt at reaching 1000 career club goals. This season was his first full season up top alone so let’s see how he got on. Emincan Tekin Emincan scored 74 goals in 58 games which is only slightly better than last season but it is an acceptable return and it gives us a fighting chance. He’s about to turn 33 years old and it looks like his decline is starting so we just have to hope it’s a slow and steady one. I’ve brought in three fitness coaches along with me as an attacking one and Roy Keane as my defensive assistant manager so hopefully that’ll help keep his physical attributes decent for as long as is possible. Notable Matches Team Performances The league was as usual a walk in the park but we did draw three games. We only scored 88 goals but I suppose that shows the shift to a one up top formation in which I’m not sure the squad is perfectly set up for as of yet. We beat Vit. Setúbal 6-0 in the Supertaça and I say beat rather than hammered as the game was slightly closer than you’d think looking at the score. We were just really clinical in front of goal with Tekin helping himself to a hat trick. The European Super Cup was fairly one sided as Tekin scored a goal to help us beat a decent Napoli team 2-1. Cruz Azul couldn’t muster a shot at goal in the final of the Club World Championship as we strolled to a 2-0 win. Tekin got one of goals and the only negative was not scoring a few more if I’m honest. Again Tekin scored a goal in the League Cup final but we made fairly hard work of it as we limped to a 2-1 win over Braga. We hammered Estoril in the Taça de Portugal final but found scoring rather difficult so had to make do with a paltry 1-0 victory without a goal from the main man. Tekin made up for his poor performance in the domestic cup final by blasting home four goals against Dortmund in the Champions League final. The match finished 4-1 but it wasn’t a hammering as we just made better use of our chances on this occasion. Fixtures and Manager and Transfers No Gündogan Victory Challenge again this season unfortunately. I haven’t totally gave up on it though but obviously the priority has to go to Tekin now and I have a feeling once he starts to decline the bigger results will be much harder to come by. Score Emincan Tekin 1kc This season: 74 goals Total: 717/1000 goals Triple Threat - Jan Thielmann, Fabio Lorenzini and Emincan Tekin: 1500 goals (Completed) Conclusion A decent season for Tekin as it’s his first full season alone up top and it’s difficult to know what a good return for him is with him being older so we take it and move on. We need 283 goals to get him to the target and I’m hoping he plays on until he’s 38 so that would mean we need about 48 goals a season on average. Of course he might chuck it in before then and his returns should decrease as the years go on so I’m looking for around 60 for the next couple of years at least. Thanks for reading and comments are greatly appreciated.
  18. Yeah I think you’ll get it done which is easier said from the outside I know but I can’t see him declining quickly enough to hinder you. Good luck
  19. Some fantastic ideas put forward and hopefully they’ll be useful to the developers. For set pieces I’m in full agreement with @smoggy90 that I’d just like some more control over them. Simple system where you can select who is taking either direct or indirect free kicks. You could then choose which players you want forward or back. For corners simply whether you want a player attacking near post, ball from deep, standing on keeper etc. You could then select where you want the taker to try and place the ball whether it be to near post, far post or six yard box as examples. I know the EME is based on the match engine from the full fat game of around 10-15 years ago and we had control over set pieces on those games. One problem was that I remember there were issues and weaknesses with the system where you could funnily enough exploit the near post and I’m not sure they were ever totally ironed out so that might be why the developers aren’t keen on adding them onto the mobile game but I’d like them if they could be implemented in a decent way. Another thing that’s annoying me recently is that often the players who are selected in third or fourth to take set pieces don’t work. Thing is I don’t think it’s all of the time and I’m not sure what triggers it but I got so sick of seeing my centre back taking corners that I started just selecting two takers as they always work. I try to select two players that means based on my rotation there should always be one on the pitch but sometimes I mess up and start a game and realise I haven’t got a corner taker playing so I’d like to be able to change the set piece takers during the game. Anyway great article and I’ll be back later to give my opinion on the other subjects otherwise this post is going to be an article itself. 😂
  20. Congratulations on the 1.5k! Hopefully there’s a lot more goals left in him but I suppose it all depends on how quickly he declines.
  21. Nearly there now, hopefully you can get the job done next season.
  22. Thank you Foxy, yes I'm relying on that as he's just about to turn 32 so I feel we need three or four good seasons to give us a shot at this.
  23. Fabulous career and some fantastic numbers. Sargent has been a revelation and still did well in the final couple of seasons with such horrible physical attributes. Well done, I've enjoyed following it all and good luck with your triple threat.