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    Scratch got a reaction from gunnersaur in No One Left Behind - A Koita 1KC [S1]   
    Thanks! For me, I just keep building and building the team until they are unstoppable in any league, then the goals start flowing. But takes a bit longer to get there in the Premier League.
  2. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from smoggy90 in ‘Hey Jude’ - A Strikerless 1k Attempt   
    Great work (apart from winning the League Cup against Newcastle, you could have let us have that! 🙂). 
    The players are developing nicely and performing well. Gonna reach those targets without much worry!
    I've never used Dembele before, even though I play at Celtic at lot - I always sell him - so I'll be interested in how he turns out. On the other hand, I have used Bellingham (and Eze) several times and they've always been class for me. Hope they do as well for you.
    Pity about the ITN job, but I've noticed you don't have any chance if it comes too early in the save, even if you are ranked number 1 in the world (ie started the save as a World Class manager). Seems you need to win some things in the save before it will let you succeed. 
    Anyway, great start, keep it up!
  3. Favourite
    Scratch reacted to Woody in No One Left Behind - A Koita 1KC [S1]   
    Nice one 👍
  4. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Kun Aguero in No One Left Behind - A Koita 1KC [S1]   
    And we have a winner.... Take a bow Mr @BatiGoal! No way to keep secrets from you!

    Koita of course got left behind in my 2KC+1KC+Assists1KC career, so I need to go back and get him and make sure he completes a 1KC. And I generally have a Newcastle career each version, but haven't had one this time. Feels good to be back!
     
    @Kun Aguero I started a 1KC with Beijing, using Adam Armstrong (my first ever 1KC player back in 17) and got a few months into it. He was doing well - a bit over a goal a game - but it didn't feel right somehow. Then I realised that I'd rather be back in England, where I hadn't played this year. I might go back to Beijing at some point, but maybe for something shorter than a 1KC. There's no doubt it's a great place for scoring goals and I like it because I lived near there, but it feels very different with 2 clear levels of players. I've mostly been managing in England since CM2 so a bit set in my ways!  
    Anyway, when I decided I wanted to play in England, I tried a couple things out: a) start at the bottom (done it before, liked it, but this time couldn't get excited by the level of players); and b) Oxford United which is my 2nd club - but right about then I had the Koita / Newcastle idea and I knew I had to do that.
    So there we are. I'm currently pulling Newcastle to shreds (the squad is always terrible in FMM, which I suppose is fair). Only about 5 or 6 players are going to survive in the squad. I'm calling on old reliable players like Palacios, Moro, Marin, Ajer, McKenna etc. There are a couple I used in the 2KC (like Ajer), but I spent a long time looking at Vignato before deciding No and that I shouldn't have too many of the same players.
     
    @Xjfbdh - thanks, but this one will be tougher as the EPL is much tougher than the SPL and the last one really worked on the Aerial 20 thing. I'm training him in Aerial and found a mentor for him that will teach him that, but we'll have to see how far that takes him. Still... I have done okay in the EPL in the past, I think the really good players get to their maximum much quicker (sometimes in the SPL I think they never make it there). So I'm hoping to make it by the time he's 30, but we'll have to see.
    Oh... and no ITN management this time around. The only way I could get Koita in the first place was to use the original DB (he seems to have slipped out in the Winter update) and to load Scotland. He doesn't appear if I only load England. Then to get Mali as an ITN side, I needed to load up France and Belgium as well. My phone is not new anymore, so I decided to ditch ITN... 
     
  5. Shocked
    Scratch got a reaction from samhardy in FMM20 General Discussion   
    Thankfully NOT my striker... Still hurt though...
  6. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Gandalf in FMM20 General Discussion   
    Okay, I went ahead and did a (very unscientific) test on this.
    I used Arsenal and I bought Gouri to use as my young striker, as he is generally in the same ballpark as Koita when it comes to PA and his starting Aerial is 11 which is only 1 more than Koita. Closest I could get to him. Then I sold Aubameyang and Pepe to give Gouri a better chance at some game time. I set his Target role to TM and Target attribute to Aerial. Then I holidayed through to 31 Dec twice, once with a Heading mentor (Carillo who has Aerial 18) and once with no mentor.
    He started off like this: 

    By 31 Dec he looked like this with Carillo as his mentor:

    And again at 31 Dec but this time without a mentor:

    Note, in both cases he played 12 games, but he did have a higher rating (7.0) in the first test than the second (6.75). In both cases he increased the same amount of ability (CA increased by 20 points). So that's probably as close we could possible hope for in terms of things that could affect this test (playing time, different rate of development).
    Of course each update can be quite random, so the difference in ability at the end of the test could simply be a result of that. However, given the size of the difference for Aerial (+5 vs +2), I'm going to be using a mentor that helps with heading from now on.
     
    Next: Is it just Heading that's improving, or is Jumping improving too. Screenshots and information inside spoilers if you are interested, but TLDR conclusion is they are both improving.
     
    So there you have it. Very unscientific but at least we know that both Heading and Jumping can improve and although not guaranteed, it looks like a mentor focusing on 'heading' will help.
    EDIT: I have had players in the pr winter update who didn't increase Aerial at all, so I'm interested in whether that's changed in the latest version or whether maybe it's still just some players who can increase and Koita and Gouri just happen to be in that camp. So many unknowns here...
     
  7. Favourite
    Scratch reacted to Ian in FMM20 General Discussion   
    I had a player on a test recently improve his aerial over a very short period of time without being focus trained on it or even target man trained but mentored by Messi of all people. Messi had lower aerial than him to begin with so I found it strange to say the least. No screenshots though I’m afraid but I’m starting to think there could be a bug related to mentoring and aerial on the latest update. 
  8. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Kun Aguero in No One Left Behind - A Koita 1KC [S1]   
    And we have a winner.... Take a bow Mr @BatiGoal! No way to keep secrets from you!

    Koita of course got left behind in my 2KC+1KC+Assists1KC career, so I need to go back and get him and make sure he completes a 1KC. And I generally have a Newcastle career each version, but haven't had one this time. Feels good to be back!
     
    @Kun Aguero I started a 1KC with Beijing, using Adam Armstrong (my first ever 1KC player back in 17) and got a few months into it. He was doing well - a bit over a goal a game - but it didn't feel right somehow. Then I realised that I'd rather be back in England, where I hadn't played this year. I might go back to Beijing at some point, but maybe for something shorter than a 1KC. There's no doubt it's a great place for scoring goals and I like it because I lived near there, but it feels very different with 2 clear levels of players. I've mostly been managing in England since CM2 so a bit set in my ways!  
    Anyway, when I decided I wanted to play in England, I tried a couple things out: a) start at the bottom (done it before, liked it, but this time couldn't get excited by the level of players); and b) Oxford United which is my 2nd club - but right about then I had the Koita / Newcastle idea and I knew I had to do that.
    So there we are. I'm currently pulling Newcastle to shreds (the squad is always terrible in FMM, which I suppose is fair). Only about 5 or 6 players are going to survive in the squad. I'm calling on old reliable players like Palacios, Moro, Marin, Ajer, McKenna etc. There are a couple I used in the 2KC (like Ajer), but I spent a long time looking at Vignato before deciding No and that I shouldn't have too many of the same players.
     
    @Xjfbdh - thanks, but this one will be tougher as the EPL is much tougher than the SPL and the last one really worked on the Aerial 20 thing. I'm training him in Aerial and found a mentor for him that will teach him that, but we'll have to see how far that takes him. Still... I have done okay in the EPL in the past, I think the really good players get to their maximum much quicker (sometimes in the SPL I think they never make it there). So I'm hoping to make it by the time he's 30, but we'll have to see.
    Oh... and no ITN management this time around. The only way I could get Koita in the first place was to use the original DB (he seems to have slipped out in the Winter update) and to load Scotland. He doesn't appear if I only load England. Then to get Mali as an ITN side, I needed to load up France and Belgium as well. My phone is not new anymore, so I decided to ditch ITN... 
     
  9. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Kun Aguero in No One Left Behind - A Koita 1KC [S1]   
    And we have a winner.... Take a bow Mr @BatiGoal! No way to keep secrets from you!

    Koita of course got left behind in my 2KC+1KC+Assists1KC career, so I need to go back and get him and make sure he completes a 1KC. And I generally have a Newcastle career each version, but haven't had one this time. Feels good to be back!
     
    @Kun Aguero I started a 1KC with Beijing, using Adam Armstrong (my first ever 1KC player back in 17) and got a few months into it. He was doing well - a bit over a goal a game - but it didn't feel right somehow. Then I realised that I'd rather be back in England, where I hadn't played this year. I might go back to Beijing at some point, but maybe for something shorter than a 1KC. There's no doubt it's a great place for scoring goals and I like it because I lived near there, but it feels very different with 2 clear levels of players. I've mostly been managing in England since CM2 so a bit set in my ways!  
    Anyway, when I decided I wanted to play in England, I tried a couple things out: a) start at the bottom (done it before, liked it, but this time couldn't get excited by the level of players); and b) Oxford United which is my 2nd club - but right about then I had the Koita / Newcastle idea and I knew I had to do that.
    So there we are. I'm currently pulling Newcastle to shreds (the squad is always terrible in FMM, which I suppose is fair). Only about 5 or 6 players are going to survive in the squad. I'm calling on old reliable players like Palacios, Moro, Marin, Ajer, McKenna etc. There are a couple I used in the 2KC (like Ajer), but I spent a long time looking at Vignato before deciding No and that I shouldn't have too many of the same players.
     
    @Xjfbdh - thanks, but this one will be tougher as the EPL is much tougher than the SPL and the last one really worked on the Aerial 20 thing. I'm training him in Aerial and found a mentor for him that will teach him that, but we'll have to see how far that takes him. Still... I have done okay in the EPL in the past, I think the really good players get to their maximum much quicker (sometimes in the SPL I think they never make it there). So I'm hoping to make it by the time he's 30, but we'll have to see.
    Oh... and no ITN management this time around. The only way I could get Koita in the first place was to use the original DB (he seems to have slipped out in the Winter update) and to load Scotland. He doesn't appear if I only load England. Then to get Mali as an ITN side, I needed to load up France and Belgium as well. My phone is not new anymore, so I decided to ditch ITN... 
     
  10. Favourite
    Scratch reacted to HermanSmutley in FMM20 Bug List   
    Looks like he is the German Joey Beauchamp.
  11. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Kanegan in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Update - Season 19
    Only an 11 month injury could stop Unuvar reaching the 2K mark this season... Hmm, why did I choose "11 month injury"? That's oddly specific, isn't it?
     
    Transfers
    Nothing worth mentioning:
     
    Club Results
    We won everything again this year, but look at those league results! 4 draws. Only 84 goals. That's what you get when you play 2 players who are declining. The 5-nils turn to 1-nils... There are moments when it clicks though, like the Betfred Cup final, where Vignato supplied 5 and Unuvar scored 5.
     
    ITN Results
    Another World Cup, another win, this time over Spain (1-0):
     
    Injuries
    Koita and Unuvar stayed injury free, but Vignato had more bad luck with 1 month and 3 week injuries:
     
    Decline
    Not going to itemise the attribute loss this time. Here they are in all their glory at the end of the season:



    Still a bit of life in Unuvar, but not so much in the other two - and by the end of the World Cup, Vignato looked significantly worse than that, down 2 in Pace and Stamina and 1 in Crossing, Dribbling. Movement etc.
     
    Unuvar 2KC
    Unuvar scored 81 goals from 57 games, a great return, but the ratio slipping:

    At the ITN level, he started the season on 41 (+256) goals and scored 21 goals, ending the season on 62:

    That gave him the total of 102 goals this season, taking him back above the 100 mark, thanks mostly to it being a World Cup year.
     
    Koita 1KC
    Koita scored 11 goals from 57 games:

     
    Vignato Assists 1KC
    Vignato slowed right down, providing 29 assists from 42 games:

    First time since his very first season that he's averaged less than 1 assist per game, so it is quite a slow down.
     
    Progress
    Season Club (U) INT (U) Total (Unuvar) Goals (Koita) Assists (Vignato) 01 44 N/A 44 24 29 02 65 N/A 65 56 76 03 73 N/A 73 62 78 04 78 7 85 50 81 05 82 20 102 46 72 06 89 11 100 49 76 07 106 29 135 41 77 08 96 16 112 40 76 09 106 20 126 26 77 10 104 10 114 34 71 11 126 34 160 34 99 12 107 16 123 26 80 13 109 27 136 37 82 14 104 9 113 49 92 15 108 34 142 32 80 16 99 21 120 20 64 17 95 29 124 10 62 18 83 14 97 12 50 19 81 21 102 11 29 Total 1755 318 2073/2000 659/1000 1351/1000  
    Wrap Up
    So there you have it: Unuvar's 2KC achieved, Vignato's 1KC achieved, but Koita's 1KC was a bust (he did play 1043 games for Celtic, which is impressive in it's own right).
    Vignato finally signed a new 5 year contract a day after his current one expired. I could possibly play on until he's 42, but at 20 assists a year tops, he'd still fall short of 1.5K. Unuvar could obviously play on for some time yet, although the serious deterioration is starting. I could probably get him another 200 goals over the next 3 years, but that'd be it.
    So there are still things to play for, but honestly, this save is done for me and I hear other ones calling. It's been fun, but I want to go somewhere new, where I can pull apart the squad and build it into something awesome. Right now I'm just making incremental adjustments and it's not fun any more.
    Thanks for reading all, I muchly muchly appreciate it....
     
  12. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Kanegan in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Update - Season 19
    Only an 11 month injury could stop Unuvar reaching the 2K mark this season... Hmm, why did I choose "11 month injury"? That's oddly specific, isn't it?
     
    Transfers
    Nothing worth mentioning:
     
    Club Results
    We won everything again this year, but look at those league results! 4 draws. Only 84 goals. That's what you get when you play 2 players who are declining. The 5-nils turn to 1-nils... There are moments when it clicks though, like the Betfred Cup final, where Vignato supplied 5 and Unuvar scored 5.
     
    ITN Results
    Another World Cup, another win, this time over Spain (1-0):
     
    Injuries
    Koita and Unuvar stayed injury free, but Vignato had more bad luck with 1 month and 3 week injuries:
     
    Decline
    Not going to itemise the attribute loss this time. Here they are in all their glory at the end of the season:



    Still a bit of life in Unuvar, but not so much in the other two - and by the end of the World Cup, Vignato looked significantly worse than that, down 2 in Pace and Stamina and 1 in Crossing, Dribbling. Movement etc.
     
    Unuvar 2KC
    Unuvar scored 81 goals from 57 games, a great return, but the ratio slipping:

    At the ITN level, he started the season on 41 (+256) goals and scored 21 goals, ending the season on 62:

    That gave him the total of 102 goals this season, taking him back above the 100 mark, thanks mostly to it being a World Cup year.
     
    Koita 1KC
    Koita scored 11 goals from 57 games:

     
    Vignato Assists 1KC
    Vignato slowed right down, providing 29 assists from 42 games:

    First time since his very first season that he's averaged less than 1 assist per game, so it is quite a slow down.
     
    Progress
    Season Club (U) INT (U) Total (Unuvar) Goals (Koita) Assists (Vignato) 01 44 N/A 44 24 29 02 65 N/A 65 56 76 03 73 N/A 73 62 78 04 78 7 85 50 81 05 82 20 102 46 72 06 89 11 100 49 76 07 106 29 135 41 77 08 96 16 112 40 76 09 106 20 126 26 77 10 104 10 114 34 71 11 126 34 160 34 99 12 107 16 123 26 80 13 109 27 136 37 82 14 104 9 113 49 92 15 108 34 142 32 80 16 99 21 120 20 64 17 95 29 124 10 62 18 83 14 97 12 50 19 81 21 102 11 29 Total 1755 318 2073/2000 659/1000 1351/1000  
    Wrap Up
    So there you have it: Unuvar's 2KC achieved, Vignato's 1KC achieved, but Koita's 1KC was a bust (he did play 1043 games for Celtic, which is impressive in it's own right).
    Vignato finally signed a new 5 year contract a day after his current one expired. I could possibly play on until he's 42, but at 20 assists a year tops, he'd still fall short of 1.5K. Unuvar could obviously play on for some time yet, although the serious deterioration is starting. I could probably get him another 200 goals over the next 3 years, but that'd be it.
    So there are still things to play for, but honestly, this save is done for me and I hear other ones calling. It's been fun, but I want to go somewhere new, where I can pull apart the squad and build it into something awesome. Right now I'm just making incremental adjustments and it's not fun any more.
    Thanks for reading all, I muchly muchly appreciate it....
     
  13. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Kanegan in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Update - Season 19
    Only an 11 month injury could stop Unuvar reaching the 2K mark this season... Hmm, why did I choose "11 month injury"? That's oddly specific, isn't it?
     
    Transfers
    Nothing worth mentioning:
     
    Club Results
    We won everything again this year, but look at those league results! 4 draws. Only 84 goals. That's what you get when you play 2 players who are declining. The 5-nils turn to 1-nils... There are moments when it clicks though, like the Betfred Cup final, where Vignato supplied 5 and Unuvar scored 5.
     
    ITN Results
    Another World Cup, another win, this time over Spain (1-0):
     
    Injuries
    Koita and Unuvar stayed injury free, but Vignato had more bad luck with 1 month and 3 week injuries:
     
    Decline
    Not going to itemise the attribute loss this time. Here they are in all their glory at the end of the season:



    Still a bit of life in Unuvar, but not so much in the other two - and by the end of the World Cup, Vignato looked significantly worse than that, down 2 in Pace and Stamina and 1 in Crossing, Dribbling. Movement etc.
     
    Unuvar 2KC
    Unuvar scored 81 goals from 57 games, a great return, but the ratio slipping:

    At the ITN level, he started the season on 41 (+256) goals and scored 21 goals, ending the season on 62:

    That gave him the total of 102 goals this season, taking him back above the 100 mark, thanks mostly to it being a World Cup year.
     
    Koita 1KC
    Koita scored 11 goals from 57 games:

     
    Vignato Assists 1KC
    Vignato slowed right down, providing 29 assists from 42 games:

    First time since his very first season that he's averaged less than 1 assist per game, so it is quite a slow down.
     
    Progress
    Season Club (U) INT (U) Total (Unuvar) Goals (Koita) Assists (Vignato) 01 44 N/A 44 24 29 02 65 N/A 65 56 76 03 73 N/A 73 62 78 04 78 7 85 50 81 05 82 20 102 46 72 06 89 11 100 49 76 07 106 29 135 41 77 08 96 16 112 40 76 09 106 20 126 26 77 10 104 10 114 34 71 11 126 34 160 34 99 12 107 16 123 26 80 13 109 27 136 37 82 14 104 9 113 49 92 15 108 34 142 32 80 16 99 21 120 20 64 17 95 29 124 10 62 18 83 14 97 12 50 19 81 21 102 11 29 Total 1755 318 2073/2000 659/1000 1351/1000  
    Wrap Up
    So there you have it: Unuvar's 2KC achieved, Vignato's 1KC achieved, but Koita's 1KC was a bust (he did play 1043 games for Celtic, which is impressive in it's own right).
    Vignato finally signed a new 5 year contract a day after his current one expired. I could possibly play on until he's 42, but at 20 assists a year tops, he'd still fall short of 1.5K. Unuvar could obviously play on for some time yet, although the serious deterioration is starting. I could probably get him another 200 goals over the next 3 years, but that'd be it.
    So there are still things to play for, but honestly, this save is done for me and I hear other ones calling. It's been fun, but I want to go somewhere new, where I can pull apart the squad and build it into something awesome. Right now I'm just making incremental adjustments and it's not fun any more.
    Thanks for reading all, I muchly muchly appreciate it....
     
  14. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Kanegan in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Update - Season 19
    Only an 11 month injury could stop Unuvar reaching the 2K mark this season... Hmm, why did I choose "11 month injury"? That's oddly specific, isn't it?
     
    Transfers
    Nothing worth mentioning:
     
    Club Results
    We won everything again this year, but look at those league results! 4 draws. Only 84 goals. That's what you get when you play 2 players who are declining. The 5-nils turn to 1-nils... There are moments when it clicks though, like the Betfred Cup final, where Vignato supplied 5 and Unuvar scored 5.
     
    ITN Results
    Another World Cup, another win, this time over Spain (1-0):
     
    Injuries
    Koita and Unuvar stayed injury free, but Vignato had more bad luck with 1 month and 3 week injuries:
     
    Decline
    Not going to itemise the attribute loss this time. Here they are in all their glory at the end of the season:



    Still a bit of life in Unuvar, but not so much in the other two - and by the end of the World Cup, Vignato looked significantly worse than that, down 2 in Pace and Stamina and 1 in Crossing, Dribbling. Movement etc.
     
    Unuvar 2KC
    Unuvar scored 81 goals from 57 games, a great return, but the ratio slipping:

    At the ITN level, he started the season on 41 (+256) goals and scored 21 goals, ending the season on 62:

    That gave him the total of 102 goals this season, taking him back above the 100 mark, thanks mostly to it being a World Cup year.
     
    Koita 1KC
    Koita scored 11 goals from 57 games:

     
    Vignato Assists 1KC
    Vignato slowed right down, providing 29 assists from 42 games:

    First time since his very first season that he's averaged less than 1 assist per game, so it is quite a slow down.
     
    Progress
    Season Club (U) INT (U) Total (Unuvar) Goals (Koita) Assists (Vignato) 01 44 N/A 44 24 29 02 65 N/A 65 56 76 03 73 N/A 73 62 78 04 78 7 85 50 81 05 82 20 102 46 72 06 89 11 100 49 76 07 106 29 135 41 77 08 96 16 112 40 76 09 106 20 126 26 77 10 104 10 114 34 71 11 126 34 160 34 99 12 107 16 123 26 80 13 109 27 136 37 82 14 104 9 113 49 92 15 108 34 142 32 80 16 99 21 120 20 64 17 95 29 124 10 62 18 83 14 97 12 50 19 81 21 102 11 29 Total 1755 318 2073/2000 659/1000 1351/1000  
    Wrap Up
    So there you have it: Unuvar's 2KC achieved, Vignato's 1KC achieved, but Koita's 1KC was a bust (he did play 1043 games for Celtic, which is impressive in it's own right).
    Vignato finally signed a new 5 year contract a day after his current one expired. I could possibly play on until he's 42, but at 20 assists a year tops, he'd still fall short of 1.5K. Unuvar could obviously play on for some time yet, although the serious deterioration is starting. I could probably get him another 200 goals over the next 3 years, but that'd be it.
    So there are still things to play for, but honestly, this save is done for me and I hear other ones calling. It's been fun, but I want to go somewhere new, where I can pull apart the squad and build it into something awesome. Right now I'm just making incremental adjustments and it's not fun any more.
    Thanks for reading all, I muchly muchly appreciate it....
     
  15. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Kanegan in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Update - Season 19
    Only an 11 month injury could stop Unuvar reaching the 2K mark this season... Hmm, why did I choose "11 month injury"? That's oddly specific, isn't it?
     
    Transfers
    Nothing worth mentioning:
     
    Club Results
    We won everything again this year, but look at those league results! 4 draws. Only 84 goals. That's what you get when you play 2 players who are declining. The 5-nils turn to 1-nils... There are moments when it clicks though, like the Betfred Cup final, where Vignato supplied 5 and Unuvar scored 5.
     
    ITN Results
    Another World Cup, another win, this time over Spain (1-0):
     
    Injuries
    Koita and Unuvar stayed injury free, but Vignato had more bad luck with 1 month and 3 week injuries:
     
    Decline
    Not going to itemise the attribute loss this time. Here they are in all their glory at the end of the season:



    Still a bit of life in Unuvar, but not so much in the other two - and by the end of the World Cup, Vignato looked significantly worse than that, down 2 in Pace and Stamina and 1 in Crossing, Dribbling. Movement etc.
     
    Unuvar 2KC
    Unuvar scored 81 goals from 57 games, a great return, but the ratio slipping:

    At the ITN level, he started the season on 41 (+256) goals and scored 21 goals, ending the season on 62:

    That gave him the total of 102 goals this season, taking him back above the 100 mark, thanks mostly to it being a World Cup year.
     
    Koita 1KC
    Koita scored 11 goals from 57 games:

     
    Vignato Assists 1KC
    Vignato slowed right down, providing 29 assists from 42 games:

    First time since his very first season that he's averaged less than 1 assist per game, so it is quite a slow down.
     
    Progress
    Season Club (U) INT (U) Total (Unuvar) Goals (Koita) Assists (Vignato) 01 44 N/A 44 24 29 02 65 N/A 65 56 76 03 73 N/A 73 62 78 04 78 7 85 50 81 05 82 20 102 46 72 06 89 11 100 49 76 07 106 29 135 41 77 08 96 16 112 40 76 09 106 20 126 26 77 10 104 10 114 34 71 11 126 34 160 34 99 12 107 16 123 26 80 13 109 27 136 37 82 14 104 9 113 49 92 15 108 34 142 32 80 16 99 21 120 20 64 17 95 29 124 10 62 18 83 14 97 12 50 19 81 21 102 11 29 Total 1755 318 2073/2000 659/1000 1351/1000  
    Wrap Up
    So there you have it: Unuvar's 2KC achieved, Vignato's 1KC achieved, but Koita's 1KC was a bust (he did play 1043 games for Celtic, which is impressive in it's own right).
    Vignato finally signed a new 5 year contract a day after his current one expired. I could possibly play on until he's 42, but at 20 assists a year tops, he'd still fall short of 1.5K. Unuvar could obviously play on for some time yet, although the serious deterioration is starting. I could probably get him another 200 goals over the next 3 years, but that'd be it.
    So there are still things to play for, but honestly, this save is done for me and I hear other ones calling. It's been fun, but I want to go somewhere new, where I can pull apart the squad and build it into something awesome. Right now I'm just making incremental adjustments and it's not fun any more.
    Thanks for reading all, I muchly muchly appreciate it....
     
  16. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Titjes in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Update - Season 18
    We've been going at this for a long time now and honestly - I'm starting to look forward to the next career.
    But this one is not yet done and we still have some things to play for, with Unuvar's 2KC being the main focus now. Let's see how this season went.
     
    Transfers
    Not much coming in, but we had to let go of a few squad members due to the log jam caused by developing youngsters:
    The names won't mean anything to you as they are all regens, but it was hard to let go of Scully and Devine, two of the very few remaining Scots at the club.
    Valery had been a promising French youngster who had turned into a truly world class midfielder - but he scored too much. Sound familiar? I'd missed it, but in hindsight, he must have been Pogba's regen. Once I realised that, he was out the door - I've never had any luck with his regens, they always shoot too much.
     
    Club Results
    We won everything again this year (I actually want to lose something to break up this monotony):
     
    ITN Results
    We won the International League again, beating France 1-0:
     
    Injuries
    Koita stayed injury free this year, but Unuvar had two (2 weeks and 10 days) and Vignato had two as well (3 weeks and 10 days):
     
    Decline
    Unuvar (33 yo) continued to decline (-2 for Stamina, Decisions, Dribbling; -1 for Heading, Shooting, Movement, Pace, Strength), but is still a decent forward.
    Koita (37 yo) is ready to move to an Amateur club so he can sign up for @BatiGoal's team. He has more Yellow than Blue now and the Reds equal the few remaining Greens (Heading, Technique and Leadership).
    Vignato (36 yo) is hanging in there compared to last year, despite the injuries (-1 Pace, Stamina, Creativity Decisions, but holding steady at 16 for Crossing and Dribbling). Worth mentioning he had another "rolling back the years" event this year.
     
    Contracts
    All three lads plan to retire when their contracts expire, but while Unuvar has 3 years left, and Koita has 2, Vignato only has next season. So, when this season was over, I asked Vignato to reconsider his plan to retire and he said Yes:

    Yay! However, when I offered him a new contract, he wasn't interested:

    Boo! So now I have to wait and see if he is interested in signing a new contract near the end of the season (like Koita did a few years back). I'm worried at his age he might just decide to retire again and I may have wasted the reconsider. Time will tell, I guess, and I'm unlikely to play on anyway.
     
    Unuvar 2KC
    Unuvar scored 83 goals from 52 games:

    At the ITN level, he started the season on 27 (+256) goals and scored 14 goals, ending the season on 41:

    That gave him the total of 97 goals this season, the first time he's been below 100 since season 4, but a great result in the circumstances.
     
    Koita 1KC
    Koita scored 12 goals from 59 games:

     
    Vignato Assists 1KC
    Vignato provided 50 assists from 45 games:

    Slowing down, but still great.
     
    Progress
    Season Club (U) INT (U) Total (Unuvar) Goals (Koita) Assists (Vignato) 01 44 N/A 44 24 29 02 65 N/A 65 56 76 03 73 N/A 73 62 78 04 78 7 85 50 81 05 82 20 102 46 72 06 89 11 100 49 76 07 106 29 135 41 77 08 96 16 112 40 76 09 106 20 126 26 77 10 104 10 114 34 71 11 126 34 160 34 99 12 107 16 123 26 80 13 109 27 136 37 82 14 104 9 113 49 92 15 108 34 142 32 80 16 99 21 120 20 64 17 95 29 124 10 62 18 83 14 97 12 50 Total 1674 297 1971/2000 648/1000 1322/1000  
    The Future
    Unuvar only has 29 goals to go, so should polish that off next year.
    Koita obviously has no chance of the 1KC, but is now sitting on 986 games for Celtic (1014 - 28 before he joined), so should pass that early in the new season.
    Vignato is hanging in there, but is unlikely to make it to 1.5K, mainly because I think next season is likely the last... But even if I kept going, it would probably take 4 or 5 years at least and there's no guarantee I get him to go that long.
    So... Let's do this one more time...
     
  17. Funny
    Scratch reacted to BatiGoal in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    An "amateur" with nearly 650 gls is exempt from doing those tedious "fanzone" dialogues 😉 
  18. Happy
    Scratch got a reaction from Kun Aguero in The "Myth" in China - Scoring With A Goalie (Season 4)   
    I think I used him as a back up last time (behind a 1KC striker) but he seemed pretty great for that league. 
    I saw the Birds Nest Stadium getting built but left before the Olympics, so never been there. One day I'll get there...
  19. Favourite
    Scratch reacted to Kun Aguero in The "Myth" in China - Scoring With A Goalie (Season 4)   
    Thanks mate, Beijing have some great players, Bakambu was a total beast for me. 
    I actually love going to the Bird Nest Stadium after evening.  😀
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    Scratch got a reaction from Titjes in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Update - Season 17
    Time stands still for no man... Or does it? Let's see how our three stars are dealing with Old Man Time...
     
    Transfers
    Fairly quiet this time around:
    We are carrying too many promising youngsters, so we'll have to have a clear out sometime soon.
     
    Club Results
    We won everything again this year:
     
    ITN Results
    We won the International League again, beating France 2-1 in a very tight affair:
     
    Injuries
    Only one injury this year - a one month injury (ouch!) for Unuvar:
     
    Decline
    Unuvar (32 yo) starting to decline (-2 Aerial, -1 Shooting and Pace), but still pretty good.
    Koita (36 yo) looking like he might have trouble making the local primary school team (-3 Strength, -2 Pace and Stamina, -1 Shooting, Movement and Decisions).
    Vignato (35 yo) had a couple of "rolling back the years" events this year and recaptured 2 points of Pace (one after this screenshot, he's now at 14). But apart from that it was bad news (-3 Crossing, Dribbling, and Movement, -2 Passing and Decisions, -1 Stamina and Creativity).
    But how did this decline actually affect their results? Let's see...
     
    Unuvar 2KC
    Unuvar scored 95 goals from 51 games:

    At the ITN level, he hit the 255 bug. He started the season at 254 goals, scored 1 to make it 255, then scored another 1 resetting the count to 0, then scored another 27 goals. So he scored 29 goals and ends the season on 27:

    Also worth noting he hit 7 goals in a game for the first time!
    Anyway, he scored a total of 124 goals this season, a great result in the circumstances. His rate slowed a little in the league, but there were lots of easy games in the Euros qualification group and he took full advantage.
     
    Koita 1KC
    Koita scored 10 goals from 51 games:

    He basically can't score anymore except for the odd fluke...
     
    Vignato Assists 1KC
    Vignato provided 62 assists from 49 games:

    He gets a lot of assists from corners, but outfield assists slowed over the course of the season - but just when you think it might be all over, he'll pop up with 3 assists in a game.
     
    Progress
    Season Club (U) INT (U) Total (Unuvar) Goals (Koita) Assists (Vignato) 01 44 N/A 44 24 29 02 65 N/A 65 56 76 03 73 N/A 73 62 78 04 78 7 85 50 81 05 82 20 102 46 72 06 89 11 100 49 76 07 106 29 135 41 77 08 96 16 112 40 76 09 106 20 126 26 77 10 104 10 114 34 71 11 126 34 160 34 99 12 107 16 123 26 80 13 109 27 136 37 82 14 104 9 113 49 92 15 108 34 142 32 80 16 99 21 120 20 64 17 95 29 124 10 62 Total 1591 283 1874/2000 636/1000 1272/1000  
    The Future
    Unuvar only has 126 goals to go. In his prime he'd likely get it next season, but with a) his attributes starting to decline more quickly and b) not many ITN goals on offer (check the chart above, every 4 years is a quiet one), this will go into the following season.
    Koita is basically treading water at this point. He might make it to 1000 Celtic games, but is still more than a season off that (955 - 28 before he joined = 927 so Celtic). He is a terrible back up and I'm going to have enough pain with the other two.
    Vignato is fading fast. He still gets assists, but I don't think he can make the 1.5K mark, so we're just seeing how many he can get.
    I'm starting to get itchy feet though, so I think I will just get Unuvar over the 2K line and then call it quits.
     
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    Scratch got a reaction from BatiGoal in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Thanks mate. Definitely secured my place as Holland manager, but you should have seen the other guy... The German manager was immediately sacked, stripped naked, covered in tar and feathers and driven out of the country by an angry mob... Not pretty...
  22. Funny
    Scratch got a reaction from Gandalf in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Naci not a popular man in Germany 😄:

    Not bad for a 33 year on the decline...
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    Scratch got a reaction from Titjes in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Update - Season 16
    We're at the top of a very tall cliff, staring down downwards... But maybe we can squeeze out one more decent season...
     
    Transfers
    Not much activity this time around:
     
    Club Results
    We won everything again this year:
     
    ITN Results
    We won the International League again, running riot over Spain 5-0 in the semi final and then England 3-1 in the final:
     
    Injuries
    A bad year for Vignato with 3 injuries (1 month, 2 weeks and a few days)
    A decent year for Unuvar with a 10 day injury and 2 ghost injuries
    A great year for Koita with no injuries:
     
    Decline
    Unuvar (31 yo) is just starting to decline (-2 Pace, -1 Decisions).
    Koita (35 yo) is slipping away into the night (-3 Movement, -2 for Pace, Stamina, Shooting, Dribbling, etc).
    Vignato (34 yo) is pretty knocked about physically, thanks to the injuries (-4 for Pace and Stamina, but otherwise not too bad).
     
    Unuvar 2KC
    Unuvar scored 99 goals from 50 games:

    At the ITN level, he started the season with 233 goals and scored a further 21 goals to finish on 254:

    That gives him the total of 120 goals this season.
     
    Koita 1KC
    Koita scored 20 goals from 56 games (slowly right down now):

     
    Vignato Assists 1KC
    Vignato provided 64 assists from 42 games (not bad in such an injury hit season):

     
    Progress
    Season Club (U) INT (U) Total (Unuvar) Goals (Koita) Assists (Vignato) 01 44 N/A 44 24 29 02 65 N/A 65 56 76 03 73 N/A 73 62 78 04 78 7 85 50 81 05 82 20 102 46 72 06 89 11 100 49 76 07 106 29 135 41 77 08 96 16 112 40 76 09 106 20 126 26 77 10 104 10 114 34 71 11 126 34 160 34 99 12 107 16 123 26 80 13 109 27 136 37 82 14 104 9 113 49 92 15 108 34 142 32 80 16 99 21 120 20 64 Total 1496 254 1750/2000 626/1000 1210/1000  
    The Future
    Unuvar only has 250 goals to go. He'll start slowing down shortly, but should make that over 3 seasons or so.
    Koita is finding it hard to score now and won't add much to his tally. I'm half tempted to kill his career as he is a terrible back up and has nothing much to play for - except maybe 1000 games for Celtic (he's on 876). We'll see.
    Vignato had another very good season and broke past the 1.2K mark, but given the amount of damage he took late in the season, it's hard to see him making the 1.5K mark now.
     
  24. Favourite
    Scratch got a reaction from Titjes in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Update - Season 16
    We're at the top of a very tall cliff, staring down downwards... But maybe we can squeeze out one more decent season...
     
    Transfers
    Not much activity this time around:
     
    Club Results
    We won everything again this year:
     
    ITN Results
    We won the International League again, running riot over Spain 5-0 in the semi final and then England 3-1 in the final:
     
    Injuries
    A bad year for Vignato with 3 injuries (1 month, 2 weeks and a few days)
    A decent year for Unuvar with a 10 day injury and 2 ghost injuries
    A great year for Koita with no injuries:
     
    Decline
    Unuvar (31 yo) is just starting to decline (-2 Pace, -1 Decisions).
    Koita (35 yo) is slipping away into the night (-3 Movement, -2 for Pace, Stamina, Shooting, Dribbling, etc).
    Vignato (34 yo) is pretty knocked about physically, thanks to the injuries (-4 for Pace and Stamina, but otherwise not too bad).
     
    Unuvar 2KC
    Unuvar scored 99 goals from 50 games:

    At the ITN level, he started the season with 233 goals and scored a further 21 goals to finish on 254:

    That gives him the total of 120 goals this season.
     
    Koita 1KC
    Koita scored 20 goals from 56 games (slowly right down now):

     
    Vignato Assists 1KC
    Vignato provided 64 assists from 42 games (not bad in such an injury hit season):

     
    Progress
    Season Club (U) INT (U) Total (Unuvar) Goals (Koita) Assists (Vignato) 01 44 N/A 44 24 29 02 65 N/A 65 56 76 03 73 N/A 73 62 78 04 78 7 85 50 81 05 82 20 102 46 72 06 89 11 100 49 76 07 106 29 135 41 77 08 96 16 112 40 76 09 106 20 126 26 77 10 104 10 114 34 71 11 126 34 160 34 99 12 107 16 123 26 80 13 109 27 136 37 82 14 104 9 113 49 92 15 108 34 142 32 80 16 99 21 120 20 64 Total 1496 254 1750/2000 626/1000 1210/1000  
    The Future
    Unuvar only has 250 goals to go. He'll start slowing down shortly, but should make that over 3 seasons or so.
    Koita is finding it hard to score now and won't add much to his tally. I'm half tempted to kill his career as he is a terrible back up and has nothing much to play for - except maybe 1000 games for Celtic (he's on 876). We'll see.
    Vignato had another very good season and broke past the 1.2K mark, but given the amount of damage he took late in the season, it's hard to see him making the 1.5K mark now.
     
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    Scratch got a reaction from Titjes in Scratch Goes Crazy: 2KC✔️ + 1KC❌ + Assists 1KC✔️ [Done]   
    Update - Season 16
    We're at the top of a very tall cliff, staring down downwards... But maybe we can squeeze out one more decent season...
     
    Transfers
    Not much activity this time around:
     
    Club Results
    We won everything again this year:
     
    ITN Results
    We won the International League again, running riot over Spain 5-0 in the semi final and then England 3-1 in the final:
     
    Injuries
    A bad year for Vignato with 3 injuries (1 month, 2 weeks and a few days)
    A decent year for Unuvar with a 10 day injury and 2 ghost injuries
    A great year for Koita with no injuries:
     
    Decline
    Unuvar (31 yo) is just starting to decline (-2 Pace, -1 Decisions).
    Koita (35 yo) is slipping away into the night (-3 Movement, -2 for Pace, Stamina, Shooting, Dribbling, etc).
    Vignato (34 yo) is pretty knocked about physically, thanks to the injuries (-4 for Pace and Stamina, but otherwise not too bad).
     
    Unuvar 2KC
    Unuvar scored 99 goals from 50 games:

    At the ITN level, he started the season with 233 goals and scored a further 21 goals to finish on 254:

    That gives him the total of 120 goals this season.
     
    Koita 1KC
    Koita scored 20 goals from 56 games (slowly right down now):

     
    Vignato Assists 1KC
    Vignato provided 64 assists from 42 games (not bad in such an injury hit season):

     
    Progress
    Season Club (U) INT (U) Total (Unuvar) Goals (Koita) Assists (Vignato) 01 44 N/A 44 24 29 02 65 N/A 65 56 76 03 73 N/A 73 62 78 04 78 7 85 50 81 05 82 20 102 46 72 06 89 11 100 49 76 07 106 29 135 41 77 08 96 16 112 40 76 09 106 20 126 26 77 10 104 10 114 34 71 11 126 34 160 34 99 12 107 16 123 26 80 13 109 27 136 37 82 14 104 9 113 49 92 15 108 34 142 32 80 16 99 21 120 20 64 Total 1496 254 1750/2000 626/1000 1210/1000  
    The Future
    Unuvar only has 250 goals to go. He'll start slowing down shortly, but should make that over 3 seasons or so.
    Koita is finding it hard to score now and won't add much to his tally. I'm half tempted to kill his career as he is a terrible back up and has nothing much to play for - except maybe 1000 games for Celtic (he's on 876). We'll see.
    Vignato had another very good season and broke past the 1.2K mark, but given the amount of damage he took late in the season, it's hard to see him making the 1.5K mark now.
     
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