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    Scratch got a reaction from broodje kip in FMM22 - Now Available to Preorder + Screenshots   
    From Marc Vaughan on the SI Games forums 8 hours ago:
    So, it definitely isn't happening with FMM22, but might happen some time.
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    Scratch reacted to broodje kip in Scratch and Club 150 [Season 1]   
    That’s a weird way to spell broodje kip
    added 0 minutes later It’s arguably too low for your standard. Those numbers are Rich’s
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    Scratch got a reaction from broodje kip in Scratch and Club 150 [Season 1]   
    I've evolved and can now see the matrix:

    Or have I got it wrong and you are in fact saying it's too low? 🤣
    EDIT: Umm, have you seen the Matrix? Just realised that is now an old movie, watched by old guys...  
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    Scratch got a reaction from Titjes in Scratch and Club 150 [Season 1]   
    Season 1
    Alright, let's jump into it. I'll probably try to keep the write-ups minimal, but this one will be more normal.
     
    Transfers
    A lot of transfers of course, the highlights being:
    We cashed in on Edouard, with Newcastle spending £31M on him (wait a minute, Newcastle still has Ashley in the game, right?). We kept James Forrest for half a season, juggling his playing time with Pavon, Vignato and Mikey, but then got a big offer on him (£23M) and of course accepted it.  We sold all the other fringe players we could. We bought a whole host of young talent as the foundation of our squad, all of whom I've used before.  
    Results
    We're already doing fantastically well:

    We won the league, of course, with more than 3 goals a game already. We won the Betfred Cup, of course. We were knocked out of the Scottish Cup in a shock semi final loss, with an old favourite Hornby putting the nail in our coffin (guess who's joining us in Season 2 as a back up striker?). We went on an excellent run to the UCL final, beating Liverpool and Bayern on the way, only for Sevilla to beat us 1-0 in final, despite us having the better of them for most of the game. Shout out to the EUFA / FIFA officials who allowed a clash between the UCL final and the U21 Euros, meaning we lost Esposito, Vignato, Cottrell, Ghion and the on-loan Moriba for the final. 🤦‍♂️ Other screenshots:
     
    The Lad
    This is what he looked like at the end of the season:

    He must have had 6 or 7 updates at least and is looking awesome. As per usual, once he got an upgrade on something, I switched the focus to something else, in the hopes that he wouldn't get held up if he was improving a particular attribute too quickly for the game's liking. 
    His Aerial went from 13 to 19 over the course of the season. 2 of those came courtesy of Carrillo's mentoring, 2 of those came when we had focus training set to Aerial and the other 2 came as a bonus during the other updates. 
    I also started toughening him up for the challenge ahead:

     
    Goals
    An absolutely storming first season, crushing my best ever, with 102 goals from 52 games:

    I normally start slowly and then double the tally the following year, so this is very strange for me.
    Partly it's down to Esposito already being way too good for a very weak league, but it's mostly gotta be this new tactic. It's far more attacking than my Sniper tactic, so there a lot more team goals - but I did the math and the percentage going to the TM this season was 69%, which is even higher than the Sniper from memory. 
     
    Progress
    This is where we stand after season 1:
    Season Goals 01 102     Total 102 Of course the measure of success here is scoring 150 goals in a season, but I may as well add it up because he'll reach the 1K in no time at this rate.
     
    Thanks for reading!
     
     
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    Scratch got a reaction from Titjes in Scratch and Club 150 [Season 1]   
    Season 1
    Alright, let's jump into it. I'll probably try to keep the write-ups minimal, but this one will be more normal.
     
    Transfers
    A lot of transfers of course, the highlights being:
    We cashed in on Edouard, with Newcastle spending £31M on him (wait a minute, Newcastle still has Ashley in the game, right?). We kept James Forrest for half a season, juggling his playing time with Pavon, Vignato and Mikey, but then got a big offer on him (£23M) and of course accepted it.  We sold all the other fringe players we could. We bought a whole host of young talent as the foundation of our squad, all of whom I've used before.  
    Results
    We're already doing fantastically well:

    We won the league, of course, with more than 3 goals a game already. We won the Betfred Cup, of course. We were knocked out of the Scottish Cup in a shock semi final loss, with an old favourite Hornby putting the nail in our coffin (guess who's joining us in Season 2 as a back up striker?). We went on an excellent run to the UCL final, beating Liverpool and Bayern on the way, only for Sevilla to beat us 1-0 in final, despite us having the better of them for most of the game. Shout out to the EUFA / FIFA officials who allowed a clash between the UCL final and the U21 Euros, meaning we lost Esposito, Vignato, Cottrell, Ghion and the on-loan Moriba for the final. 🤦‍♂️ Other screenshots:
     
    The Lad
    This is what he looked like at the end of the season:

    He must have had 6 or 7 updates at least and is looking awesome. As per usual, once he got an upgrade on something, I switched the focus to something else, in the hopes that he wouldn't get held up if he was improving a particular attribute too quickly for the game's liking. 
    His Aerial went from 13 to 19 over the course of the season. 2 of those came courtesy of Carrillo's mentoring, 2 of those came when we had focus training set to Aerial and the other 2 came as a bonus during the other updates. 
    I also started toughening him up for the challenge ahead:

     
    Goals
    An absolutely storming first season, crushing my best ever, with 102 goals from 52 games:

    I normally start slowly and then double the tally the following year, so this is very strange for me.
    Partly it's down to Esposito already being way too good for a very weak league, but it's mostly gotta be this new tactic. It's far more attacking than my Sniper tactic, so there a lot more team goals - but I did the math and the percentage going to the TM this season was 69%, which is even higher than the Sniper from memory. 
     
    Progress
    This is where we stand after season 1:
    Season Goals 01 102     Total 102 Of course the measure of success here is scoring 150 goals in a season, but I may as well add it up because he'll reach the 1K in no time at this rate.
     
    Thanks for reading!
     
     
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    Scratch got a reaction from Dzordinjo757 in Vibe Awards FMM21 - Voting Now Open   
    Haha mate, you totally deserve to win. A couple of cracking careers there. I don't think I deserve to win either, except for the biggest fail one, I totally deserve that! 😄
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    Scratch reacted to Dai_ in Jumping on the bandwagon. My split 1KC attempt. (S3)   
    Cheers mate. Yeah. I entered this wanting an even split all the way through, if I can. He seems capable anyway. As his shooting improves further he'll hopefully score a few more. The amount of times he gets one on one and misses the target is annoying. Same with his crossing. As it gets better he'll get more assists. That's all dependant on having appropriate players in the right places at corner time, as you now know 🤣. Most assists so far come from subtle little through balls to my striker.
    I'm not sure the score will be massive. I'm hoping to get it done in 10 seasons. It'll be a bit of a stretch but 10 seasons is always my target.
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    Scratch reacted to Dai_ in Scratch and Club 150 [Season 1]   
    Wow! 100 in the first season is ridiculous. 
    Your thoughts process for the other tactics you've used makes sense though, especially "the Sniper". Seriously effective too. It was never in doubt that you would come up with something better.
    I don't like you sharing my corner tactics though. That exact system is the main source of my success on FMM.
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    Scratch got a reaction from Titjes in Scratch and Club 150 [Season 1]   
    You've all heard of The 100 Club right? A great place to kick back with a few cigars and late afternoon or after-dinner drinks with the old boys...

    I like it, but didn't bother to renew my membership this year.
    I have my eye on a different kind of club: Club 150. Kicking back with the ladies in the VIP area...

    Club 150 has all the same rules as The 100 Club, but to get in, well you need to be a high roller, worth at least 150 club goals in a season. Otherwise, don't bother to apply...
    There's no actual address (or leaderboard) for me to point you to, it changes location all the time (one week in an abandoned warehouse in Stockholm, the next in the Forbidden City in Beijing) - but if you're in, you'll know where it's at.
    Anyway, with that out of the way, this career is going to follow me joining the club. I'll be back with some more details later...
     
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    Scratch got a reaction from Dai_ in Scratch and Club 150 [Season 1]   
    As mentioned in other places, I recently came across a tactic that would work really well for a 1KC:

     
    I tried it out on an old save and got Scamacca to score 137 goals in a season in Serie A. I was thinking I might go for a 2.5KC (or even a 3KC), but there's not enough time before FMM22 drops, so I started thinking about Club 150. 
    I could have tried another season with Scamacca, but he had just hit 30 years old and already had lost some attributes, so I thought I'd start fresh. I thought about going with a top striker (like Lukaku), but I'm not sure that would be possible. I think it will be much easier to build a striker (and team) up to truly world class level.
    So... I decided to start a new save with Sebastiano Esposito at Celtic. Yes, I know, I use Esposito a lot and I use Celtic a lot too, it's very boring. But to reach 150 goals, I need to pick the right combination. 
     
    Why Esposito?
    Esposito is just about the perfect striker for a 1KC. He has a good base, a low starting CA and a high PA - a combination that means lots of development AND it will be early on in the save too. He is guaranteed to get 5 or 6 updates in the first season, just because his starting CA is so low. In fact, in this save he got an update even before our first game. 
    As for his PA, there is a range of course (anywhere from Vardy's level to Cavani's), but even if he comes out on the lower end, he will still be fantastic. And of course, my tactic relies on Aerial prowess and Esposito is a player I've trained to 20 Aerial before. He also is very rarely injured and decent at penalties and free kicks.
    You can't go wrong with this guy.
     
    Why Celtic?
    Celtic just are about the perfect club for this sort of thing. Serie A (where Scamacca fot 137) is actually pretty easy, but Scotland is next level on the easiness charts. And Celtic has some good players already, a decent budget and the ability to sell players like Edouard for big money. You can turn them into truly world class in 3 to 4 seasons.
    The only easier option would have been China, which is super easy and where the budgets are huge, but I decided I'd enjoy Celtic more.
     
    How It's Going
    I'm in January of the first season now and I've brought in a pretty good supporting cast for him (Pavon, Vignato, Netz, Livakovic, Henrique, Thorsby, Menino, Ghion, etc and Carrillo to mentor him in Aerial).
    As for how we're doing? Well...
    How it started:

     
    How it's going:

     
    Thanks for reading...
     
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    Scratch got a reaction from Dai_ in Scratch and Club 150 [Season 1]   
    As mentioned in other places, I recently came across a tactic that would work really well for a 1KC:

     
    I tried it out on an old save and got Scamacca to score 137 goals in a season in Serie A. I was thinking I might go for a 2.5KC (or even a 3KC), but there's not enough time before FMM22 drops, so I started thinking about Club 150. 
    I could have tried another season with Scamacca, but he had just hit 30 years old and already had lost some attributes, so I thought I'd start fresh. I thought about going with a top striker (like Lukaku), but I'm not sure that would be possible. I think it will be much easier to build a striker (and team) up to truly world class level.
    So... I decided to start a new save with Sebastiano Esposito at Celtic. Yes, I know, I use Esposito a lot and I use Celtic a lot too, it's very boring. But to reach 150 goals, I need to pick the right combination. 
     
    Why Esposito?
    Esposito is just about the perfect striker for a 1KC. He has a good base, a low starting CA and a high PA - a combination that means lots of development AND it will be early on in the save too. He is guaranteed to get 5 or 6 updates in the first season, just because his starting CA is so low. In fact, in this save he got an update even before our first game. 
    As for his PA, there is a range of course (anywhere from Vardy's level to Cavani's), but even if he comes out on the lower end, he will still be fantastic. And of course, my tactic relies on Aerial prowess and Esposito is a player I've trained to 20 Aerial before. He also is very rarely injured and decent at penalties and free kicks.
    You can't go wrong with this guy.
     
    Why Celtic?
    Celtic just are about the perfect club for this sort of thing. Serie A (where Scamacca fot 137) is actually pretty easy, but Scotland is next level on the easiness charts. And Celtic has some good players already, a decent budget and the ability to sell players like Edouard for big money. You can turn them into truly world class in 3 to 4 seasons.
    The only easier option would have been China, which is super easy and where the budgets are huge, but I decided I'd enjoy Celtic more.
     
    How It's Going
    I'm in January of the first season now and I've brought in a pretty good supporting cast for him (Pavon, Vignato, Netz, Livakovic, Henrique, Thorsby, Menino, Ghion, etc and Carrillo to mentor him in Aerial).
    As for how we're doing? Well...
    How it started:

     
    How it's going:

     
    Thanks for reading...
     
  12. Funny
    Scratch got a reaction from MikeF in Scratch Tries The Split 1KC (Actually Completed!)   
    It's this one bro, give it a go:

  13. Funny
    Scratch got a reaction from broodje kip in FMM21 General Discussion - Winter Update Out Now   
    I always go for 2 prevention, 1 rehab. Basically trying to stop them getting injured in the first place. But I have the feeling that many clubs in the game were set up that way in the past, but I think they are more 2 rehab / 1 prevention now, so maybe the game thinks that's more effective? Who knows...
    added 0 minutes later You really should go for three, maybe that's what's been holding you back! 🤣
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    Scratch got a reaction from Rich in Scratch Tries A Maybe 1KC / Assist 1KC [Season 9]   
    Season 9
    I'm back with just one more season of this (still won't finish it off).
    Whilst completing the split 1KC with Lainez, I created a tactic that worked really well for the TM, even though he wasn't the focus of the tactic. He was getting around 80 goals per season and that was with a large chunk of goals going to Lainez (midfield T), no penalties, no free kicks and without wingers who could cross it in.
    I felt that with a few tweaks it could do pretty well for a TM. At the same time, I was hoping the W would get even more than the 70 or so assists Lainez had been getting from the T position.
    I had to try it out. And this career seemed to have the ideal pair to try it with: Scamacca as the TM and Cangiano as the W.
    I moved the TM into the centre (he'd been to the left), turned the AMC role to AP (had been T), which left it looking like this:

     
    The result was just gangbusters for the TM role. Scamacca raced to 88 goals from 28 games. 

     
    He slowed down after that, either due to tiredness or the AI getting used to the tactic, but he still had a massive season, finishing with 137 goals from 49 games.

     
    Unfortunately, it was business as usual for Cangiano, a really good season, but not next level numbers, with 70 assists in 51 games:

     
    That takes us to the following numbers:
    Season Scamacca Cangiano 01 34 17 02 77 42 03 75 56 04 104 75 05 114 91 06 91 75 07 91 68 08 105 73 09 137 70 Total 828 567  
    Scamacca could probably get the 1KC in the next two seasons, although he is now 30 and starting to age. Cangiano is only 27 and if I went for another 7 seasons he could probably make it to 1KC. But I don't have the desire for it at the moment. I've started another career to build up a team to have a crack at the 150 club goals in a season. And then FMM22 will be out...
     
    Anyway, here's what the two lads look like:


     
    Oh and I've done this all backwards, but here are our results:

    The key result is this one, with Man City knocking us out of the UCL with a 123rd minute winner from Haaland...

     
    Anyway, that's all for now, thanks for reading.
     
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    Scratch reacted to smoggy90 in Scratch Tries The Split 1KC (Actually Completed!)   
    Congrats mate, great career and good to see it done in Denmark too. Good luck with Scamacca!
  16. Angry
    Scratch got a reaction from broodje kip in Scratch Tries A Maybe 1KC / Assist 1KC [Season 9]   
    Should I finish this one off? That would take me from 33% complete to 50% complete... 🤣
  17. Funny
    Scratch reacted to broodje kip in Scratch Tries A Maybe 1KC / Assist 1KC [Season 9]   
    Stop! I’m tipping you for the most abandoned big careers!
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    Scratch got a reaction from Rich in Scratch Tries A Maybe 1KC / Assist 1KC [Season 9]   
    Season 9
    I'm back with just one more season of this (still won't finish it off).
    Whilst completing the split 1KC with Lainez, I created a tactic that worked really well for the TM, even though he wasn't the focus of the tactic. He was getting around 80 goals per season and that was with a large chunk of goals going to Lainez (midfield T), no penalties, no free kicks and without wingers who could cross it in.
    I felt that with a few tweaks it could do pretty well for a TM. At the same time, I was hoping the W would get even more than the 70 or so assists Lainez had been getting from the T position.
    I had to try it out. And this career seemed to have the ideal pair to try it with: Scamacca as the TM and Cangiano as the W.
    I moved the TM into the centre (he'd been to the left), turned the AMC role to AP (had been T), which left it looking like this:

     
    The result was just gangbusters for the TM role. Scamacca raced to 88 goals from 28 games. 

     
    He slowed down after that, either due to tiredness or the AI getting used to the tactic, but he still had a massive season, finishing with 137 goals from 49 games.

     
    Unfortunately, it was business as usual for Cangiano, a really good season, but not next level numbers, with 70 assists in 51 games:

     
    That takes us to the following numbers:
    Season Scamacca Cangiano 01 34 17 02 77 42 03 75 56 04 104 75 05 114 91 06 91 75 07 91 68 08 105 73 09 137 70 Total 828 567  
    Scamacca could probably get the 1KC in the next two seasons, although he is now 30 and starting to age. Cangiano is only 27 and if I went for another 7 seasons he could probably make it to 1KC. But I don't have the desire for it at the moment. I've started another career to build up a team to have a crack at the 150 club goals in a season. And then FMM22 will be out...
     
    Anyway, here's what the two lads look like:


     
    Oh and I've done this all backwards, but here are our results:

    The key result is this one, with Man City knocking us out of the UCL with a 123rd minute winner from Haaland...

     
    Anyway, that's all for now, thanks for reading.
     
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    Scratch got a reaction from geordiekrispy in Scratch Tries The Split 1KC (Actually Completed!)   
    Time for a general update on the Scamacca goal bonanza teased above.
    I finished the season and he faded a little in the second half, either because the AI worked out the tactic a little or he was just tired. He went from scoring 88 from 28 games (3.14 gpg) in the first half to 49 in 21 games (2.33). I guess that was to be expected.
    Anyway, he ended up with 137 goals from 49 games. Stellar effort!
    I'll update that career shortly, but I won't continue with it. Scamacca is 30 now and his attributes have started degrading. He's 2 seasons away from the 1KC, but the other part of the save is 1K assists for Cangiano. He's only 27, but he's maybe 7 seasons away from reaching it and I'm just not excited by it.
    Instead... I've started a very self indulgent career (Esposito at Celtic) where I'm going to try to crack the 150 club goals in a season. It will take a few seasons to build up the team and for him to develop, but I've got a feeling he'll be able to do it. I'm not going to call it a 1KC as FMM22 will probably drop before I finish. 
    Anyway, we'll see how it goes!
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    Scratch got a reaction from geordiekrispy in Scratch Tries The Split 1KC (Actually Completed!)   
    Time for a general update on the Scamacca goal bonanza teased above.
    I finished the season and he faded a little in the second half, either because the AI worked out the tactic a little or he was just tired. He went from scoring 88 from 28 games (3.14 gpg) in the first half to 49 in 21 games (2.33). I guess that was to be expected.
    Anyway, he ended up with 137 goals from 49 games. Stellar effort!
    I'll update that career shortly, but I won't continue with it. Scamacca is 30 now and his attributes have started degrading. He's 2 seasons away from the 1KC, but the other part of the save is 1K assists for Cangiano. He's only 27, but he's maybe 7 seasons away from reaching it and I'm just not excited by it.
    Instead... I've started a very self indulgent career (Esposito at Celtic) where I'm going to try to crack the 150 club goals in a season. It will take a few seasons to build up the team and for him to develop, but I've got a feeling he'll be able to do it. I'm not going to call it a 1KC as FMM22 will probably drop before I finish. 
    Anyway, we'll see how it goes!
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    Scratch got a reaction from geordiekrispy in Scratch Tries The Split 1KC (Actually Completed!)   
    Time for a general update on the Scamacca goal bonanza teased above.
    I finished the season and he faded a little in the second half, either because the AI worked out the tactic a little or he was just tired. He went from scoring 88 from 28 games (3.14 gpg) in the first half to 49 in 21 games (2.33). I guess that was to be expected.
    Anyway, he ended up with 137 goals from 49 games. Stellar effort!
    I'll update that career shortly, but I won't continue with it. Scamacca is 30 now and his attributes have started degrading. He's 2 seasons away from the 1KC, but the other part of the save is 1K assists for Cangiano. He's only 27, but he's maybe 7 seasons away from reaching it and I'm just not excited by it.
    Instead... I've started a very self indulgent career (Esposito at Celtic) where I'm going to try to crack the 150 club goals in a season. It will take a few seasons to build up the team and for him to develop, but I've got a feeling he'll be able to do it. I'm not going to call it a 1KC as FMM22 will probably drop before I finish. 
    Anyway, we'll see how it goes!
  22. Funny
    Scratch reacted to d e m a r a i in FM22 Mobile Releasing November 9th   
    Yep, that'll be another £10M cut from their starting budget 🤣
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    Scratch got a reaction from geordiekrispy in Scratch Tries The Split 1KC (Actually Completed!)   
    Season 11
    Alright, on to season 11. He needs to score 47 goals to complete this, a number that he's surpassed in 5 of the previous 7 seasons. I'm hopeful he can wrap it up this season, as I'm ready to move on. It's going to be tight though...
     
    Actually, let's forget all about transfers (hardly any) and results (won everything), and instead just jump to a point in time when there are 5 games remaining:

     
    And then let's look at where he is up to:

     
    So, he needs 3 goals in the final 5 games. He should be able to bring that home!
    But if you look at that schedule, you'll see those 5 games are over 11 days. He's already on the edge condition-wise and now he has to navigate this!
    Actually, that's the one thing I dislike about playing in Denmark - they have less games, but instead of having a nice leisurely pace so players don't get exhausted, they have 6 weeks off in the middle of the season and spend the rest of the season going flat out with no time to breath...
     
    Anyway, let's get back to it... The next game went down like this:

    Great, he scored, so now we're looking at 2 goals from 4 games. Piece of cake.
    Although his condition is 90 and I should really rest him so he is getting close to 100 for the following game (2 days later). But nah, I want this done, so I play him, but sub him earlier than usual:

    He scores again, so now it's 1 from 3 that's needed. Could do it with his eyes shut!
    But actually his eyes are drooping and his condition is 85%, even with the early sub. Surely he could manage a half? Let's play!

    Oh, that wasn't wise, he didn't score AND now he's down to 83% for the next game.
    Another half game?

    Uh oh... No goals and now he has to play the final game with a condition of 88%. And it's not against easy Danish opposition, it's the UCL final. I should have rested him in one of those earlier games. 🙁
     
  24. Funny
    Scratch got a reaction from broodje kip in Vibe Awards FMM21 - Voting Now Open   
    Well done mate! Though I think I'll beat you for biggest fail. Started 6 long term saves and only completed 2 of them. One of the failed ones was even built around a redemption arc for the failed ones...
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    Scratch got a reaction from broodje kip in Scratch Tries The Split 1KC (Actually Completed!)   
    Thx. Worked. Changed a bit. scored 46 goals to -4. Love it.
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