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    Rich reacted to Scratch in Triple Threat Delight At Celtic (Season 8)   
    Haha, you've got a high rating for Tweaking, but a low one for Knowing When To Stop. I need to find that image someone put together of your 'player screen' and edit it to add those! 🤣 
    Yeah, challenges really change things. I was used to constantly trading in players for a better version etc, rather than sticking with someone all the way through - but when you start on challenges you get much more affinity for the chosen ones.
    Adam Armstrong was my first and I used him a few times after that and I'll always have a soft spot for him. There are a few others, but I mostly used them once - until I got to Esposito and Pellegri who I've used a lot over the last couple of year and now just love them both..  
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    Rich reacted to Scratch in Triple Threat Delight At Celtic (Season 8)   
    Congrats on getting your first home mate! I can just see it now though, you'll have the best living room anyone's ever seen, but after a little while you'll be like "nah, time to change it all around, or at least tweak it a little bit"... 🤣
    Absolutely killing it on the pitch. And I for one am not surprised about Esposito's exploits at all. He's gonna be on those "best FMM players of all time" lists soon, if he's not already...
  3. Funny
    Rich reacted to Rob in English football   
    *rips shirt off and slaps his belly*
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    Rich reacted to Albionic in Goal-a-Mile: Ticket to Ride - Europe (SEASON 12)   
    I am at the final destination!

    I had 286 miles at the end of last season, and thanks to the bonus I got another 80 miles 😁 Giving me 366 miles
    -25 as I have to pay Kane to use Paderborn
    So 341 miles

    My actual final destination is Bielefeld, but Paderborn is within 30 miles, so we are ok
    So only @geordiekrispy to finish now!
    I will probably play through the season
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    Rich reacted to Aortic in The Vibe Record Store   
    I'd like to jump in on the 4 penalties in 1 game. 
    Literally managed it in my 2nd game while going for Buffons Badge 

  6. Funny
    Rich reacted to George Traistă in Goal-a-Mile: Ticket to Ride - Europe (SEASON 12)   
    Congrats! No need for the 3 milers. 
    2 lost out of 2 for @geordiekrispy😂
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    Rich reacted to Dai_ in Triple Threat Delight At Celtic (Season 8)   
    I had Esposito as one of my three in a triple threat on last years game. He scored 900 or so of the total. I think he's just too good for anyone to compete with. 😄
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    Rich reacted to Dai_ in Triple Threat Delight At Celtic (Season 8)   
    Thats because you tweak an already outstanding tactic too much. 😏😉
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    Rich reacted to FuddledFox in Foxy’s United Nations - Season 1 Part 5   
    Season 1 - Part 5
    Having had an 8 point lead at one point Liverpool capitulated in the league and in the end I won the title with 2 games to spare which was handy as it meant I used the last two games to try and get some extra players in the team to complete there nations. That was some what successful as despite a loss and a draw I did get one country completed in that game.

    We lost the FA Cup final on penalties to @Mr Tree Bee’s as we simply couldn’t score for love nor money in that game.
    We did win the Champions League though beating Atletico in the final.

    Here is every transfer that I made in this season.
    Here is all my transfers out.
    Season Player Stats

    Manager Profile

    The rate of progress drastically dropped in these final 10 games as I was trying to get some proper shitters to score before the end of the season so I could get rid of them instead of buying a load of new players. In the end I only completed 3 more countries.
    Match 54 v West Ham
    This match won us the title although we didn’t score till into the final 10 minutes of the game when Welsh midfielder Matt Smith scored to complete Wales as well as win us the league.

    Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿- Despite Wales’ reputation of loving sheep they don’t have the most sheep per person in the world with Mongolia taking that crown with over 7000 sheep per person - Matt Smith ✅

    Match 57 v Burnley
    This was a very dull end of season game where I had a lot of dodgy players in the team in the hope a couple would score. In the end young Scottish midfielder Josh Adam’s did score so it wasn’t a complete waste of a game.

    Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿- Despite being synonymous with Scotland bagpipes weren’t invented there but were instead likely introduced to the country by the Romans - Josh Adam’s ✅

    Match 58 v Atletico Madrid
    I played a strong team in this game although there was still 4 players in there that I wanted to score to tick off there countries in Muskwe, Ravel, Zinchencko and Sangaré.

    Ravel then came off and was replaced by Saint Lucian defender Donacien who completed the scoring with 8 minutes left on the clock.

    St Lucia - Janoi Donacien ✅

    Matches Played: 58
    Nations Completed: 51 out of 147
    Nations Completed per Match: 0.87
    I have another 96 more nations to complete and 89 games to do them in if I want to have completed one nation per match played.
    Thanks for reading.
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    Rich reacted to samhardy in 2021 Vibe Premier League   
    Well done @Rich 🏆
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    Rich reacted to JamesVilla in Goal-a-Mile: Ticket to Ride - Europe (SEASON 12)   
    We have moved folks! 
    And it will be our final move of this game. Entella wasn't my destination club exactly (that was Genoa) but falls within the 30 mile radius allowed; 

    My miles; 
    206 rolled over + 11 + 24 + 34 = 275 total. 
    Distance travelled; 

    Just 9 miles wasted which isnt too bad. 

    @George Traistă I'll finish the season with Entella and send you the usual league/win screenshots today or tomorrow. Do you need me to pick 3 milers by the way? 
    If you need anything else, just lemme know  
    P.S = Hope I have screwed some predictions over here with my final move ha 😂
  12. Funny
    Rich got a reaction from broodje kip in Badges of Honour   
    You’ve failed everyone you’ve tried 😝
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    Rich reacted to Rob in Badges of Honour   
    Hi everyone. I haven’t been on as much as usual the past few months so if anyone’s missing an entry on the table please send me a direct message letting me know which.
    (Don’t tag me on here as I don’t always see it)
  14. Funny
    Rich got a reaction from Kun Aguero in The Resurgence of Football Academies- 9 spots remaining   
    Can’t believe you took my favourite Lascelles 😝
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    Rich got a reaction from hhooo in hhooo's 5-in-1 challenge   
    Sounds like it will be a fun one to follow! Everyone giving this fabled no 10 one a go is really making me want to try now 😂
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    Rich reacted to geordiekrispy in English football   
    I think if fans had been in the stadium since the start of the season, he would have gone in Jan. He'd lost the dressing room and the results were shocking.
    The problem is I doubt anyone wants the job, not with Ashley in charge at the minute. Everyone's seen how he treated Rafa, it's probably the biggest poison chalice in English football (if not European there is). Also the "threat" of a takeover that could happen at any point means the job would not be safe enough for it to be thought of as anything other than caretaker.

    The media portray the fans as wanting Europe and silverware all the time, yes it'd be nice. But most, if not all Newcastle fans just want a team that was enjoyable to watch. Rafa proved that you didn't have to win things to have the entire fan base behind you (pretty much, there were still some people saying he was to defensive, but they're the deluded ones that go on TalkSport and say we should be pushing for titles and Europe every year).
    I reckon most Newcastle fans realise nothing is going to change until the takeover/court case/tribunal/dice are thrown/toys are thrown/big 6 decide/the wind changes/the groundhog comes out and says it's summer/the glitch in the matrix is fixed/Ashley's favourite pub gets rid of it's fireplace/Bacon is taxed higher as it's a European import/god knows what else, is over and the dust settles there's going to be no change. But we still need it to be made heard that we're not happy about it!
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    Rich reacted to Dai_ in English football   
    We're mathematically safe!
    Can't accept so many mind numbingly poor performances again though. #BruceOut
  18. Funny
    Rich reacted to geordiekrispy in Goal-a-Mile: Ticket to Ride - Europe (SEASON 12)   
    Well has that blown out one of my predictions? We'll have to wait and see!
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    Rich reacted to broodje kip in Goal-a-Mile: Ticket to Ride - Europe (SEASON 12)   
    We’re on the move lads and it’s our final destination!!

    Offered me when the new season had just started. Sort of. The French league has but not the Spanish one.

    A whooping 381 miles travel there but no worries as we got like 422 miles or something at the time. So here’s the lads chosen:

    My 4th miler from last season will now be our main guy.

    The dude I promoted in the Youth Intake back in the first season I was incharge at Nancy.

    Someone I just met
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    Rich reacted to Kun Aguero in FMM 21 Ultimate Team   
    Deadline Passed
    Gylfi Sigurdsson -> The UnSpecial One Georginio Wijnaldum -> Inter Dudley
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    Rich got a reaction from Rob in Pipi tries dual 1kc goals ✅ & 900 assists 🤷‍♂️ - S21   
    Well done Rob, that’s great going getting the 1k goals. Be awesome if you got the assists as well, but that’s going to be tough. Good luck cause you need it as you’re shit.
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    Rich reacted to Daejeoncitizenworship in The Resurgence of Football Academies- 9 spots remaining   
    I dunno if this half baked idea will suffice for a place amongst the numerous great competitions/games on this website so "applications"(is that what they're called?) Aren't open yet.
    I do have a few ideas for how this thing will work though.
    1. Pick a team in Spain (Yall can tell me whether it should be in the top tier, the second tier or the bottom tier) then tell me if you want me to customize the club. You can then leave a comment using @Kun Aguero's FIFA ultimate custom club template.
    2. Pick 16 players aged 16-19 but the value of each player must be under 4 million dollars/pounds. Then, pick 2-3 of players of any value with their leadership stats over 17 to act as the 'mentors'.
    3. Your goal is the same as footballing academies, developing your players as best as you can and make a profit, while bringing through new prodigies. As a result, I shall give the clubs participating top youth facilities.
    4. I will then simulate and give updates every month if this does become a thing
    Please do leave suggesstions below and if i should run with this idea.
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    Rich reacted to SSolas in How to play Football Manager Mobile 21 - For Beginners   
    Good Evening All,
    Hope this finds you all well,
    This is just a post to help those players that are new to this Football Manager. The game has so many different aspect's which is why we love it, but it can be confusing or overwhelming if your coming to it for the first time. As always with some of my post's, this is a very rough guide on how you can just pick up & play the game without thinking too much. This is not the right or wrong way to play & it is encouraged to find your own style of Football Management.
    Firstly, The game gives you the chance to manage in 24 Countries, which is a lot. The club you decide to manage can be based on anything - winning trophies, getting lower teams to the top or being a club which holds meaning for you. The general consensus is that when you start, it may be easier if you are a club you are familiar with & know the players for. Once you have chosen, every club with inform you of the board's expectation ( This is your most important goal & the most important thing to keep your job). Alternatively, once you have chosen the country, you can start unemployed & work your way up the ranks.

    Everyone plays differently & has varied priorities but one of the key priorities to me is the foundations of the club - The stadium & the Facilities. In reality, the bricks & mortar of the club will be there long after the managers & the players. This was the 1st point listed out by Sir Alex Ferguson in his "Steps for Success" - Start with the foundations. In the game, you can request the board upgrades the Stadium, 1st & Youth team facilities. You can also request affiliate clubs proving a lasting link with the club.

    The managers option's screen is fantastic & basically provides you the chance to say what manager you want to be - from very hands on( Handling Training/ Youth Promotions etc) to very hands off ( Delegating it all to your Assistant & Coaches). If you are new to the game, maybe delegating more of these would be better to just pick up & play FMM21 with the option to take more control as you wish. 

    The club staff screen is very important & can have a huge effect. For me, Gold & Natural coaches can have a huge effect on a players development. In addition to this, Prevention Physio's can help reduce injuries to top players greatly. Therefore, in my opinion, it is very important to improve staff member's whenever possible - From Bronze to Silver or Silver to Gold badged.

    The Club Finances are also a huge part of Football Manager. The main reason is obviously stability as a club losing money every week will eventually be in dire straits or bankruptcy! Also, There is a big tactical side to the transfers as spending big one season & not gaining promotion etc, may leave you with no funds next season. This said, you need to be very careful with this & try to keep the finances screen as Green! If it turn's orange or red, it means action is definitely required - Eg: Sell players etc.

    Club Training is significant & can make a big difference on the pitch. Once you have found the tactic you want to play & the roles within it, you can set the players training regime.  In the training screen, you can specifically input which role it is you want a player to learn as well as a specific attribute to focus on. This is something which you can delegate to a coach & they will be in charge of training.

    Although there are no action's on these screen's, it is one of the most important.  The Team Summary page provides an overview on where you club stands in comparison to the league you are playing in - PSG for example have lots of green & a only a few reds, because they are by far the best squad in the league. In addition to this, the suggested XI provides you a snapshot of your best XI based on the opinion of your Assistant Manager. This mean's player's stars rating are only a reflection of how good players are within your team. I would advise new players to give these screen's a glance to see where the club stands as it is.

    Tactic's in my opinion are the most important of Football Manager. The tactic implemented can reflect your football playing style & result in absolutely beautiful football on the pitch. This year, FMM21 has made it even easier for beginners to create the best tactic for the team you choose. I have detailed the process of creating the tactic below:
    Assistant Manager recommends the best playing style with the current squad( Eg: Tiki Taka for PSG). Clicking on More Info provides you an in-depth explanation of that playing style. Assistant Manager recommends specific formation's that suit your playing style. Finally, You choose the formation you prefer & are provided a fully formed & balanced tactic ready to go. The tactic also provides you something else - player roles!( EG: Sweeper Keeper etc) Of course, you can also create a tactic yourself through looking at squad depth & identifying best/worse position's as well as area's with lots of players & those with few players.

    Assessing the squad is the next thing to do and probably the most fun too. Through assessing the squad, you can learn which players should stay & which should go. Assessing the squad relies heavily on players individual personalities & attributes. There are a lot of attributes & this process can be confusing. Luckily, in training screen, it provides you the Key Attributes for the roles your assistant has recommended to you ( as seen below). A good way of assessing the squad is bringing up the player search screen & assessing each position with those player templates, you can include your own squad in the search to see if you already have the 2x best sweeper keepers OR is there someone reasonably priced who fit's the role better?

    Transfer's in & out can make OR break a season on Football Manager.  I think every manager make's transfer's differently & transfers into the club are usually made in the following ways:
    Scout players Player search based on templates( Seen below) Player search based on personal preference (EG- FM's attributes below) Player's out are mostly made due to quality & not being good enough for the squad going forward. Be aware of the effect this may have though based on the squad dynamics.

    The match day is what you have been waiting for- all the tactics, transfers etc has all been building to this!  I would recommend watching the match on the default settings chosen or with extended highlights. It is a good speed & provides an opportunity to see how your instruction's are playing out on the pitch. In term's of the screen's, the overview screen & player rating screen's are my personal favourite. Most importantly, you want to make sure your shot's & shot's on target are more than the opposition - at the end of the day, goals win matches. Everyone makes changes in-game differently but the game lay's out good changes to make for you:
    Red Condition/ Rating - Player is struggling with fitness during the match & may get injured if not subbed OR player is having a poor performance which may lead to more goal's, confidence issues etc. ( As seen below)

    Football Manager can provide some issues which you need to respond to the press above, these can vary but are mostly for - Outstanding performances, Poor form or Red Card's given. Firstly, with Red Card's, you can decide how harsh or lenienty you want to be with your player. I normally choose a 2 week fine as red card's every week are not helpful to the squad & the player has the learn. In contrast, with comments on players playing well, I normally build this up which normally helps with confidence & maintain's the players good form. Finally with poor form player's, It is good to check the players average rating & make an informed reaction, above 7 rating & I normally tell the press the player is doing fine.
    Finally, the last day of the season has come & you can assess your 1st season as manager. The ultimate reflection of the job you have done is in board satisfaction & hitting their expected finish. For PSG, success may be reaching for another Ligue 1 title whereas for Sheffield United, just staying in the Premier League is success. Rome was NOT built in a day & Football Manager gives you the chance to build - just like Alex Ferguson at Manchester United!

    I hope this help's any new players to Football Manager Mobile 2021! So much of Football Manager & Football in general is opinion & everyone likes doing things differently. This guide is for those players who are just lost & find the whole game daunting. The game has tried, especially this year to almost gift you with a template on how to play BUT with almost endless scope on changes you can make to take full control yourself!😊
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    Rich reacted to JamesVilla in FMM 21 Ultimate Team   
    Apologies for not getting my guesses in on time, been abit under the weather recently. Will be on time next time! 👍
  25. Funny
    Rich reacted to Chelseaplchamps2022 in FMM 21 Ultimate Team   
    I saw the white wine, and I immediately thought Pirlo for some reason, but I wasn't confident enough to guess it lol.