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    Ashez reacted to DonkeyDele in FMM Experiment: Are Managers Really That Important?   
    Are Managers Really That Important?
     
    Recently, Man City have been tearing up the Premier League, winning games 3-0 and 4-0 (and losing 2-0 to Chelsea) . Much has been made of their record-breaking team, and of course their record-breaking manager, everyone's favourite baldhead tiki-taka extraordinaire.

     
    However, if we look to FMM, any random Joe with a "Local" or "Unknown" reputation can simply take charge of City and easily win the league with some 4-3-3 tiki taka short passing tactic. Surely our dear Pep, and of course our other managers, have a bigger role to play here in the game, rather than being just some name in the "General Info" page?
     
    So what did I do? I took Pep out of Manchester and put him into... 

    ...well, Manchester again. But this time, he's taking charge of the almighty FC United of Manchester, all the way in the depths of the Vanarama North, attempting to assert his dominant short passing tiki taka.
     

    In the meantime, it seems City have hired a former River Plate manager as his replacement. Interesting choice, considering there are people like Zidane and Wenger unemployed on the market. But this probably just reinforces the idea that managers don't really mean that much in the game.

    Not the worst, but not exactly world class either.
     

    FC United manager in the Hall of Fame! Who would've thought that?
     
    League Performance:
    Firstly, let's take a look at how Pep did.

    We're halfway through the season and FC United are sitting pretty in 5th place. Not exactly great by Pep's standards, but decent enough for a playoff spot.
     

    City are not doing too bad without Pep. They're in 4th, but a long way off their usual unbeaten selves. They've already lost more than twice the number of games they did the whole of last season, and it's not even January yet.
    Fast forward to May.

    Oh no, what happened here? From challenging for the playoffs, Pep's side have fallen down into 11th place. Was his tiki taka tactic with short passing and inverted wingbacks really that unsuccessful in England's lower leagues?
     
    Meanwhile, City seemed to have cemented their 4th place in the Prem.

    Even without Pep, they have qualifed for Europe, still outsmarting the likes of Klopp and Moanrinho to sneak into the Champions league on goal difference.
    Pep's going to be so disappointed with that measly 77 goals scored. But his own side's even worse, scoring only 64 in 4 more games!
     

    After a full season with FC United, Pep's attributes and CA haven't changed much, but he's completely disappeared from the Hall of Fame rankings, probably just because he's in a lower league
     

    Meanwhile, Gallardo's propelled himself all the way up to 17th, courtesy of purely just being the manager of Man City.
     
    Transfers:
    So why did Pep fail to inspire FC United to promotion? Let's take a look at what he did with their whopping 90k transfer budget.
     

    After unsuccessfully attempting to spend the entire club's budget trying to buy Riyad Mahrez's thumb, Pep decided to turn to cheaper alternatives, such as the 1.5k Jack O'Leary.
     
    Great scouting by Pep to sign a player with an absurdly high 3 for technique! He's the perfect inverted wingback FC United need...

    ...who also played only 10 games, and did absolutely nothing.

     
    Pep also brought in a bunch of loanees from the upper echelons of the English leagues, the most successful being Kian Flanagan.

    He plundered home 6 goals and 3 assists from midfield, becoming the team's third-highest goalscorer.

     
    Meanwhile, City made some interesting transfers, letting go of Mangala and Bravo on frees, and bringing in Thiago Silva and Muslera as replacements.

    Very City-like activity in the market even without Pep, spending 37m upgrading their backup players.
     
    Conclusion:
    As you can see, taking Pep out of the Prem and throwing him into the Vanarama North did not do both FC United and Pep himself much good. For all of Pep's 20-rated attributes and 5-star CA, he wasn't able to help FC United push for promotion. Pep probably wasn't accustomed to the absolute lack of money in the lower leagues and so didn't sign anyone remotely useful, except for 1 or 2 loanees.
    Meanwhile, in his absence, City were still able to fight for top four in the Prem, beating out Klopp and Moanrinho, who both have significantly better manager attributes than Pep's replacement, Marcelo Gallardo. With City living and breathing money, Gallardo still made some decent signings, but surprisingly didn't sign anyone of really high calibre.
    Looking at this experiment, I had hoped that Pep would somehow be able to steamroll through Vanarama North given that his attributes clearly outclassed the managers of the other clubs in the league. However, it seems FMM tends to place more focus on the club and the players itself, rather than the guy managing them. Regardless of whoever was managing FC United, they probably still wouldn't have achieved promotion, so it seems. Meanwhile, given the calibre of City's players and staff, they were bound to finish in the top 4 anyway, even without tiki taka extraordinaire Pep. It seems managers don't really make that much of a difference in FMM at all.
     
    This was just a fun experiment to do, and I hope you all enjoyed reading this post. This is my first ever post on this website, so please feel free to send in whatever criticism you may have.
    Have a great day!


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    Ashez got a reaction from Woody in FMM19 General Discussion   
    Yet people say FMM isn't realistic 😂😂

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    Ashez got a reaction from Titjes in Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge   
    Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge
    Season One
    Update Twenty-four
    Squad Number 30
    Luiz Adriano

    Not bad at all!
    Match Fifty-one
    Attempt One

    The Ox in the box breaks the Fox
    Match Fifty-two
    Attempt Two

    Ya buy one, you get one free!
    Squad Number 31
    Seydou Doumbia

    Another FMM legend pops up with a tidy finish
    Current Progress
    1-20
     
    21. Nelson Oliveira
    22. Vagner Love
    23. Dawid Kownacki
    24. Andre Hahn
    25. Emmanuel Rivière
    26. Nicklas Bendtner
    27. Gabriel Barbosa
    28. Roberto Soldado
    29. Philipp Hofmann
    30. Luiz Adriano
    31. Seydou Doumbia
    Who Am I?
    I've played in Europe, Asia and Africa
    As always thank you for viewing and any comments will be appreciated! 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Woody in FMM19 General Discussion   
    Yet people say FMM isn't realistic 😂😂

  5. Happy
    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge   
    I wasn't intentionally being hard just vague lol. I knew I couldn't mention Russia or Ukraine as that was the big clue imo. 
    There was even a hidden clue as I specified European competitions implying he'd played outside of Europe. 
    The CWC was misleading though as you typically think of the big European side and not the South Americans, especially with a player connected to 7 league title wins in Europe. 
    I knew that was a risky clue but it felt some what balanced lol. Nice detective work!
  6. Happy
    Ashez reacted to S4NCH0 in Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge   
    It has been very hard jajaja I have found players that ALMOST fulfill the requirements, like Xerdan Shaqiri for example, but none that fulfills them.
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    Ashez got a reaction from Titjes in Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge   
    Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge
    Season One
    Update Twenty-three
    Squad Number 29
    Philipp Hofmann

    He's not a bad TM at all!
    Match Forty-eight
    Attempt One

    Oh Bobby!
    League Table

    Not the best but it could be worse, we should be in for a nail biting finish!
    Match Forty-nine
    Attempt Two

    Oh Mo!
    Match Fifty
    Attempt Three

    Oh Liverpool!!!!
    Current Progress
    1-20
     
    21. Nelson Oliveira
    22. Vagner Love
    23. Dawid Kownacki
    24. Andre Hahn
    25. Emmanuel Rivière
    26. Nicklas Bendtner
    27. Gabriel Barbosa
    28. Roberto Soldado
    29. Philipp Hofmann
    50 matches in with 29 players crossed off isn't bad at all! 
    Who Am I?
    I've won 7 league titles in European competition
    As always thank you for viewing and any comments will be appreciated! 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Titjes in Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge   
    Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge
    Season One
    Update Twenty-three
    Squad Number 29
    Philipp Hofmann

    He's not a bad TM at all!
    Match Forty-eight
    Attempt One

    Oh Bobby!
    League Table

    Not the best but it could be worse, we should be in for a nail biting finish!
    Match Forty-nine
    Attempt Two

    Oh Mo!
    Match Fifty
    Attempt Three

    Oh Liverpool!!!!
    Current Progress
    1-20
     
    21. Nelson Oliveira
    22. Vagner Love
    23. Dawid Kownacki
    24. Andre Hahn
    25. Emmanuel Rivière
    26. Nicklas Bendtner
    27. Gabriel Barbosa
    28. Roberto Soldado
    29. Philipp Hofmann
    50 matches in with 29 players crossed off isn't bad at all! 
    Who Am I?
    I've won 7 league titles in European competition
    As always thank you for viewing and any comments will be appreciated! 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Woody in FMM19 General Discussion   
    Yet people say FMM isn't realistic 😂😂

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    Ashez got a reaction from Titjes in Titjes and his first 1K --> Season 4   
    Nice going @Titjes
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    Ashez got a reaction from Woody in FMM19 General Discussion   
    Yet people say FMM isn't realistic 😂😂

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    Ashez got a reaction from Woody in FMM19 General Discussion   
    Yet people say FMM isn't realistic 😂😂

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    Ashez got a reaction from Woody in FMM19 General Discussion   
    Yet people say FMM isn't realistic 😂😂

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    Ashez got a reaction from Woody in FMM19 General Discussion   
    Yet people say FMM isn't realistic 😂😂

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    Ashez reacted to Titjes in Titjes and his first 1K --> Season 4   
    Season 5 update
     
     
     
    Transfers Out / In

     
     
    The League

     
    Cups

     
    Fixture List
     
     
    The Player

    How did he do?
     
    Awards
     
    Team goals & assists

     
     
    International 

     
    International Fixture List 
     
    International Awards (best player award from the WC seems bugged as I got it twice as soon as I got to January 1st)
     
     
    The journey to 1K
    Old total 337 This season 94 TOTAL 431 Old International 13 This season International 17 TOTAL 30 GRAND TOTAL 461 / 1000  
     
    The conclusion
    Mbappé had a small drop in goals for PSG, but I can't complain with a total of  111 goals for this season   
    Leave a comment and if you see a mistake, let me know  
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    Ashez reacted to kts365 in Latest 4321 Tactic   
    Seriously. Quit with the youtube links. If you hsve a tactic post it here properly instead of trying to get your youtube hits up. You arent pewdiepie but these constant video posts are just as annoying
  17. Funny
    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge   
    Are we taking incorrect spelling as right lads? 😛
    Na, just messing! It is indeed Philipp Hofmann. 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Titjes in Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge   
    Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge
    Season One
    Update Twenty-two
    Squad Number 28
    Roberto Soldado

    Roberto doesn't look the best now a days but I only need one goal!
    Match Forty-five
    Attempt One

    I'll take two please @Foxy 😂
    Match Forty-six
    Attempt Two

    Dominant yet no goal for our Spaniard
    Match Forty-seven
    Attempt Three

    Those Anfield European nights
    Current Progress
    1-20
     
    21. Nelson Oliveira
    22. Vagner Love
    23. Dawid Kownacki
    24. Andre Hahn
    25. Emmanuel Rivière
    26. Nicklas Bendtner
    27. Gabriel Barbosa
    28. Roberto Soldado
    Who Am I?
    I was born in 1993 and I've played in England and Germany. 
    As always thank you for viewing and any comments will be appreciated! 
  19. Shocked
    Ashez got a reaction from samhardy in Gutted!   
    I didn't know that! 
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    Ashez got a reaction from DutchTony in Gutted!   
    Your profile says you're Android? It might be worth seeing if it will connect to a PC so you can grab any saves or personal files, no idea if it'll work but it's worth a try. 
  21. Sad
    Ashez reacted to DutchTony in Gutted!   
    Was 5 seasons into a career and my phone screen randomly started flashing different colours and apparently I will need to replace my phone 🤬🤬🤬
    I rarely post careers on here as my careers are quite boring but I had an idea for a 1kc with a difference and went with it. It was very up and down and at the end of season 5 I was going to start posting it.
    I genuinely don’t know if I would have achieved the 1kc but it wouldn’t have mattered as the career was quite fun.
    All that preparation, planning and playing time out the window now!
    Anyway just wanted to have a quick moan...
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    Ashez got a reaction from Titjes in Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge   
    Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge
    Season One
    Update Twenty-one
    @S4NCH0 just about hits the nail on the head!
    Squad Number 26
    Nicklas Bendtner

    He looks pretty handy tbh!
    Match Forty-one
    Attempt One

    I was sure Bendtner would score here
    Match Forty-two
    Attempt Two

    A disappointing result but we'll fancy ourselves at Anfield. 
    Match Forty-three 
    Attempt Three

    I can't complain but I'm frustrated!
    Match Forty-four
    Attempt Four

    Now that was almost worth the wait!!
    Oh look at that wonder kid!
    Squad Number 27
    Gabriel Barbosa

    Who doesn't love Barbosa!
    Current Progress
    1-20
     
    21. Nelson Oliveira
    22. Vagner Love
    23. Dawid Kownacki
    24. Andre Hahn
    25. Emmanuel Rivière
    26. Nicklas Bendtner
    27. Gabriel Barbosa
    Who Am I?
    I started my career in the Real Madrid youth system. 
    As always thank you for viewing and any comments will be appreciated! 
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    Ashez reacted to Foxy in Foxy’s Score One, Take One: Match Days 33 and 34   
    Match Days 27 and 28
    Yesterday I was basically moaning about scoring too many goals in one game and I have decided that the game knows what I am up to and it is just sh*thousing me now......
    Match Day 27 versus Middlesbrough Away 
    We travelled up to the (kinda) north east to take on Middlesbrough in the 1st leg of our League Cup semi but would the favourites tag weigh heavy around our necks?
    No not really! They scored with there only shot on tafget but we were already 2 up at this point and we added 2 more in the 2nd half to take a commanding lead at half time of this 2 legged semi. Only blemish was the injury to Johansen who will be out for a month.

    This means I add another 3 Championship players to the squad....well the reserve squad.

    Reserve squad is actually a lie with one of these players as I am a big fan of him and he will be going straight into the team for the next game. We took Clayton and Howson who are both good Championship/lower half Prem players but it was Randolph the GK who I was lucky enough to take as he has the highest AvR of the 7’s and he is a good player to add in my opinion and an improvement on Begovic.
     
    Match Day 28 versus Tottenham Away
    An away trip to Spurs is always going to be tough but we do have the chance to take players like Kane and Alli.
    Those chances really increased as we put 4 past them with only 1 going in our net in another dominant performance from the lads. We did leave it late though to get the winners but with Schneiderlin scoring a draw would have seen him leave.

    With Kazaiah Sterling scoring it was obvious we would take him which was under whelming but who else would we get?


    Kane and Alli both got 5’s!!! You can’t tell me the game isn’t taking the piss 😂
    We actually did ok other than Sterling as we took Dier who is better than Schneiderlin and we took Aurier who is a decent RWB but it would have been nice to really weaken Spurs.
    We are closing in on top.

    That means we add 6 new players to the squad of which 3 I’m very happy with and 2 in Dier and Randolph will almost certainly play big parts in the 1st XI from now on.
     
    Tomorrow’s Update: We take on Man Utd at home and then we have the 2nd leg against Middlesbrough.
  24. Happy
    Ashez reacted to S4NCH0 in Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge   
    Ok, thanks! 
     
    Am I Scandinavian? 
     
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    Ashez reacted to S4NCH0 in Ashez Plays The Squad Number Goal Challenge   
    No
     
    1/20
    added 0 minutes later Quick Recap, we have to win this! 
    Do I play in one of the top 5 leagues (I am assuming it is Germany, Italy, Spain, England and France)?
    No
     
    Am I older than 30?
    Yes
     
    Have I ever played for Liverpool?
    No
     
    Was I born in South America?
    No
     
    Am I French?
    No
     
    Do I play in Eastern Europe?
    No
     
    Am I Asian?
    No
     
    Have I played in the Premier League?
    Yes
     
    Have I played for LA Galaxy?
    No
     
    Am I English?
    No
     
    Do I currently play in European team?
    Yes
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