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samhardy

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    samhardy got a reaction from DutchTony in FMM20 General Discussion   
    Which is why in general when you have a successful tactic you should keep it to yourself.
  2. Happy
    samhardy got a reaction from Nucleus in The Augusta Challenge: Ian Vs Foxy - 4th Hole Results   
    Yes 80 would still be birdie. When creating the challenge I didn't think it would be realistic for anyone to actually get over +60 😂
  3. Angry
    samhardy got a reaction from Ashez in Have you ever been sacked?   
    Yes of course, no point pretending I haven't. CC a couple of times and a fair few others as well.
    @Ashez what about you? Have you ever been sacked during a save on vibe?
  4. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from Foxy in The Augusta Challenge: Ian Vs Foxy - 4th Hole Results   
    Another halved hole and it's still as tight as it possibly could be after the first 3. Can hole 4 break the deadlock?

    Ian comes in the overall odds for the first time after matching Foxy so far if not slightly outperforming him.
    Overall Odds
    @Foxy - 4/5
    @Ian - Evens
    Hole 4 is a tough one to call as a birdie is achievable but someone could easily fall short and maybe even do worse. Another half is perhaps still the most likely outcome but this really could be the one where someone finally takes the advantage.
    Hole 4 Odds (Flowering Crab Apple)
    @Foxy - 6/4
    Hole Halved - 19/10
    @Ian - 6/4
  5. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from DutchTony in FMM20 General Discussion   
    Which is why in general when you have a successful tactic you should keep it to yourself.
  6. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from DutchTony in FMM20 General Discussion   
    Which is why in general when you have a successful tactic you should keep it to yourself.
  7. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from DutchTony in FMM20 General Discussion   
    Which is why in general when you have a successful tactic you should keep it to yourself.
  8. Shocked
    samhardy reacted to Woody in The Augusta Challenge: Ian Vs Foxy - 4th Hole Results   
    I know its only a few holes in but christ its tight(no puns please) 😂
  9. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from CamelXCVII in The New Stadium Challenge   
    It just comes out of nowhere, there's no real criteria other than sustained success so if you win and keep winning trophies it should come eventually.
  10. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from DutchTony in FMM20 General Discussion   
    Transfers and tactics have been major issues in FMM for years but just get ignored. It’s ok though we have player mentoring and squad numbers to cushion the blow
  11. Shocked
    samhardy got a reaction from Gunners Rishi in 100 Club + Gündogan's Victories   
    Looking good this, all that's missing is a season ending injury to both. Maybe a car crash coming out of the training ground. Grabbing the popcorn.
  12. Shocked
    samhardy reacted to Foxy in FMM20 Bug List   
    The Europa league changes format after a couple of seasons (the season the Euro Conference competition starts) and group winners get a bye to the 2nd KO round.
  13. Funny
    samhardy got a reaction from Nucleus in Substitutions are useless   
    I love thread titles that just get straight to the point
  14. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from Robert Ss in FMM20 General Discussion   
    Green arrows mean other clubs are interested in signing them. If you don’t want to change the tactic to accommodate him just get rid and use the £30M to strengthen elsewhere.
  15. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from Robert Ss in FMM20 General Discussion   
    Defensive midfielders ratings have been fucked for years so either get rid or give him a go in a more advanced position.
  16. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from Nucleus in English football   
    Solsjkaer should have no blame attached to the current situation at United. Clearly a poor manager but not his fault. It's mainly the players who put everything into it when he was first appointed to secure their places in the team, the board fell for it and now the players have thrown him under the bus. Easy to want the manager out but United won't finish top 4 for the foreseeable future whoever's in charge with the current crop of players and their transfer strategy.
  17. Shocked
    samhardy reacted to Scratch in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC + 1KC + 1KC Assists   
    I've finally lost it... 
    I was working along with a nice little career, when I packed it in and started my most ambitious career yet. It's going to include:
    A 2KC from the main striker A 1KC from the back up striker (they won't be playing together) A 1KC for assists from a third player The club is going to be Celtic - of course! Most of my 1KCs are there, because it's the ideal combination of a large club in a weak league.
    I've picked the players, but won't announce them just yet. They are all on the Wonderkids list, which is really a necessity when attempting something this stupid. 
    And I'll primarily be using my defensive tactic from 2019. Early signs are that it will be just as effective - it's not quite delivering the same results yet, but I think that's just because I haven't used it with levelled up players (ie it's consistent with early stage careers in FMM19).
     
    So... Am I crazy? Probably!
    I feel confident about the 2KC because the game engine seems so similar to FMM19. I was on track to achieve that with the Tim Cahill regen before FMM20 came out and I packed it in. Cahill 2.0 probably wasn't as strong as the striker I'm using this time, so 🤞 it will go the same way in FMM20. 
    The 1KC for assists is the same. I was only two seasons away from wrapping that up in FMM19 with Arzani (with plenty of seasons left in him) and hopefully the match engine will allow my tactic to deliver that again.
    But the extra 1KC? That's the potential deal breaker here. How on earth would that even be possible? The hope is that he will score a goal off the bench every game or two, plus sub in for the main striker when he needs a break to stay fresh etc or is injured etc.
     
    Sounds a bit unrealistic I know - so here are the numbers
    The tactic allows about 66% of goals to go to the striker.
    If we are getting about 120 in the league and another 60 or so across the cups and say 20 in ITN fixtures (though the strikers are different nationalities), we'll be getting about 200 per year. So about 130 will go to the strikers. If we go for 20 years that will give us 2,600 which will be... um... Wait a minute...
    Damn, it is unrealistic... Still, I've said I'm going to do it now, so I have no choice but to push on and go down in a glorious ball of fire... 
     
    Why did I decide to do this?
    I had 3 strikers I really wanted to use in FMM20 - all players who are going to be great, but whom I hadn't heard of before (I like to try fresh strikers). 
    I picked one of them for this challenge and signed him, before realising that I probably can't manage him internationally because I didn't load the right leagues at the start. 
    So I kept him, but went and signed one of the other strikers to take his place. Then I started thinking the first striker is still going to score a bucket load of goals and maybe he'd be able to grab a sneaky 1KC in the background. Once I had that thought, I couldn't let it go, so here we are...
     
    Who are the players?
    You tell me! Their nationalities (in no particular order) are Italian, Dutch and Malian. One of those at least should be pretty obvious! 😄
     
    Will this be another abandoned Scratch career?
    Perhaps. I'm not afraid to throw away a career if it's not working, as many of you will no doubt be aware of. However, I think this one has legs as FMM20 should let me at least get close to it. 
    Honest answer: time will tell...
     
  18. Angry
    samhardy reacted to Foxy in The Who’s The Best Attacker a community game   
    I’ll have Shandon Baptiste as a CM then if no one steps in.
  19. Happy
    samhardy reacted to Deji in Opinion: No Improvement on FMM19   
    I have some experience in the tech industry, and I see your (valid) point. 
    But I'm not sure you fully @samhardy's point. Most of these "improvements" are just embellishments that don't really add functionality to the game, or aren't needed (I reckon they're needed to distract the players from the stagnation/regression). I don't think I need to add to what Woody has said, but the reserve leagues thing especially annoys me. It's not particularly useful, and to me, it just looks like they made an invisible process visible. The process still was there without reserve leagues, and arguably, loans work much better. I'm not sure anybody asked for it. No new roles, no tactical improvements whatsoever.
    There's something else though, the business model of Sega, at least with respect to the Football Manager franchise. It's obvious the real deal is FM. Running two games for mobile devices isn't particularly fun, and I think they'll (Sega) push FMM to obscurity (stagnation is better, but the end point is probably obscurity) and work on FMT to expand functionality and eventually move everyone to Touch. The only issue is that most mobile users don't play FMM for an in-depth managerial experience (more depth obviously would be better, but not too much). It's to use time. Touch requires more attention (FMM is more plug-and-play), and FM requires infinitely more focus than the rudimentary FMM. I'm not sure what net profit would come from moving to FMT.
    Even if nothing was added, the release day bugs should've gone. Unfortunately not. That being said, I'll continue to play FMM (the jury's still out on when I'll buy it) but the lack of improvement is worth losing it over. 
  20. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from zaangie in Opinion: No Improvement on FMM19   
    It’s not pirated, CM 01/02 has been legally and freely available for download for years now. Not sure directly where from but FMScout have the info and link to it I think.
  21. Shocked
    samhardy reacted to Thepremiermanager in Guilty Pleasures   
    If we're highlighting poor music choices from our past... 
     
  22. Favourite
    samhardy got a reaction from Gunners Rishi in English football   
    Depends what you class as a "big club" as I can think of many managers who have done worse than Emery at big clubs.
  23. Shocked
    samhardy reacted to Lord Danish in Help   
    😅Oh yes really forgot Norwich is in the Prem and still think they are in Championship
  24. Sad
    samhardy got a reaction from Foxy in Help   
    Bobby raging at these replies.
  25. Funny
    samhardy reacted to Heskeynho in Guilty Pleasures   
    I work at a Christian financial planning firm in a redneck part of Florida (Not my first choice but they pay good), and on my way to work I listen to hardcore murder rap at full volume for the world to hear, until I’m a block away. That way I can survive listening to old people quoting the bible on why they made horrible financial decisions. I’m from the streets yo. 
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