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    BatiGoal reacted to danovic78 in The Fernando Peyroteo Challenge   
    The Fernando Peyroteo Challenge

    So you think you can score a lot of goals? 100 plus a season from just one player?  This is the challenge for you! 
    Fernando Peyroteo is rarely mentioned alongside the likes of Eusébio, Luís Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo in the debate about who is the greatest Portuguese footballer of all time, but going on statistics alone, the Sporting Clube de Portugal legend should undoubtedly be in the discussion.
    Fernando Peyroteo’s goal scoring record is nothing short of ridiculous. In a short but extraordinary career for Sporting Lisbon, the Portuguese managed a mind blowing 331 goals in just 187 games. In his debut season, Peyroteo was at his blistering best, amassing 34 goals in 14 games at nearly 2.5 goals a game.
    In 12 years at the club, Peyroteo won the league 5 times, as well as 5 domestic cups and a Portuguese Super Cup. He holds the distinction of having scored 9 goals in a single game as well as 8 in another game.
    Peyroteo also managed 14 goals in 20 international appearances for Portugal. 
    Can you get close to the record of 331 goals in 187 games?
    Rules
    Load up any league and take over any club you like. Pick a striker already at the club or sign a new one to try and beat the record. You have just 187 club games to score as many goals as you can (No friendly or INT goals) No preferences/unlockables. No uses of text changes, save editor or IGE at all. No cheating - Restarting to avoid injuries counts as cheating! A career can be posted but screenshots are needed as evidence. If requested you must upload your save so we can check no cheating has taken place via the save editor, failure to do this will result in you being rejected from the leader board. Own formations only SI databases only No Myclub or created players Leaderboard
     
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    BatiGoal reacted to danovic78 in The Triple Threat Assist Challenge   
    The Triple Threat Assist Challenge

    Combing two of the best challenges around. Its simple, can you beat the current assist record for the Premier League with three players in three positions?
    Currently, Leighton Baines of Everton holds the record for the most assists from a defender (unless you class James Milner as a defender but most of his assists were playing a midfield role) In midfield we have the all-time assist holder in Ryan Giggs and up front we have Wayne Rooney leading the way.
    DF - Leighton Baines - 51*
    MF - Ryan Giggs - 162
    AT - Wayne Rooney - 102* (totals as of 15th Dec)
    These are the targets to aim for and it can be achieved in any league, although these figures were set in the Premier League I thought I would open it up to any league.
    We could end up with a leader-board for each country
    Rules
    Load up any leagues and take over any club you like, start in the Premier League for that authentic challenge. Select three players already at that club or transfer them in but one must be a full back, a midfielder and a Striker. You can move clubs with the players but only the assists under your management will count. Club assists only. No preferences/unlockables. No uses of text changes, save editor or IGE at all. No cheating - Restarting to avoid injuries counts as cheating!! A career can be posted but screenshots are needed as evidence. If requested you must upload your save so we can check no cheating has taken place via the save editor, failure to do this will result in you being rejected from the leader board. Own formations only SI databases only No Myclub or created players Leaderboard
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    BatiGoal reacted to FuddledFox in FF Presents: Double Trouble in Barcelona   
     
    I felt it was time to get started with my first challenge of FMM18. I am taking on the Double Trouble challenge with Barcelona and more details on the challenge can be found here. I love a good old fashioned double act up front so this was the challenge I really wanted to try on this years game. As for my choice of Barca, well for one thing they start with a shed load of money but they are also a club that I really like with one of my first FM saves being with them 20 years ago.
    So who are the players I have picked for this challenge? I wanted two players from the same nation to give me a chance of international management as well. I decided to stick to my home nation so hopefully Southgate will get the heave-ho at some point unlike in @samhardy 1kc. I also wanted to try and get the players to complement each other so they were a classic partnership.
    Marcus Rashford

    It had to be the golden boy of both Manchester United and hopefully England at next year’s World Cup. He didn’t come cheap at a cool £100m but at 19 he already looks a great player and I’m convinced he will get a lot of goals and be the main man in my front 2. He does lack strength and aerial ability though so his partner needed to have those attributes.
     
    Keinan Davis

    The Aston Villa youngster is probably a surprise choice but some times I like to try something different. He was brought to my attention in @Stam Wonderkids list and I decided I wanted to give him a go. A couple of other players I considered where of course Harry Kane but he was simply too expensive at over £150m and I felt a little to old at 24 and also Tammy Abraham. Unsurprisingly Keinan was substantially cheaper than Rashford at only £7.5m and I do expect Marcus to be the main goalscorer on this partnership with Davis backing up with a good few as well. Looking at his stats you can see that he has strength and aerial ability and I will be looking for them to grow over time, his shooting isn’t bad either. With the top class facilities and coaches at Barcelona I’m sure he will improve and as we know he has decent potential because he is on the wonderkids list.
      
     FYI: This screenshot isn't from the Barca save as I forgot to take one when I started. Just in case you wonder why I'm managing Manchester City.
    So those are my lads that I will be using to try and to that magic total of 1200 goals combined. I hope you guys will wish me well and encourage me on this journey. I hope to have fairly regular updates but I always have plenty going on so this challenge may take some time. Also thanks to @PriZe for his unique style of motivation when I was discussing this with him. Which mainly involved him telling me how great him and Isak are
    Thank you for reading.
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from Rjgreeno in Rjgreeno attempts the Latin Europe Challenge   
    Some decent transfers in. Looking forward to your striker reveal
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from Aaron55 in Concord Rangers: Champions on the Cheap?   
    Quite unusual to see an EPL winner with 10! losses. It's all very close in the CL spots, shame about those losses at the end, could've been a much sweeter end to the season. Still great tho and better luck next year. 
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    BatiGoal reacted to Taff in Vibe Super Series: A Mini H2H Tournament   
                                                            
     
    Vibe Super Series: A Mini H2H Tournament
    World War Vibe
     
    So the time has come for the Final of this Mini H2H tournament (along with the 3rd/4th place game) to take place.
    We have two games left with @BatiGoal and @FuddledFox fighting it out in the Final, and @samhardy and @Taffbattling for the Bronze medal
     
    We all agreed that we didn’t want another challenge which required an entire rebuild of the squad, so we brain stormed and we agreed on an idea I pitched a few months back
    World War Vibe!!!!
    The idea is a simple one, take three strikers and score the most amount of goals with them to beat your opponent
    Here’s the twist, we have split each of the pairs into the Axis and Allies, with the highest scorer from the last round choosing which they want to be
     
    The player who will represent the Axis will pick one striker from Germany, Italy and Japan
    The player who will represent the Allies will pick one striker from England, France and America
    Then the two will use their three chosen strikers at the same club and who ever scores the most goals with their chosen three wins
     
    Twist number two is that any player of the opponent’s three nationalities must be sold or demoted:
    I.E. The Axis team can’t have any English, French or American players in their squad and Vice Versa
     
    So a fairly simple idea, but the choice of club could have a positive or negative affect on one of the players depending on the player’s nationality
    As the overall highest scorer in the first round @BatiGoalwas given the choice of picking the club we would all be using, and he had decided to head to Spain as a sort of Neutral territory, and he selected
                                                         
                                                    Atletico Madrid
     Next up we had to decide who would play as the Axis Powers and who would Play as the Allied Nations, and once again we decided that the highest scorer in the previous rounds would pick for their respective games
    So the Final will see Vibe’s #1 Ranked Manager @BatiGoaltake on Vibe’s very own Shakespearean Fox @FuddledFox, and as the highest scorer in the first round between the two BG chose to go with the Axis Powers and will be left to pick a three man strike partnership of German, Italian and Japanese players, while Foxy will chose his three from the Allied Nations using a partnership of English, French and American strikers
     
    In the 3rd/4th place game we see everyone’s favourite Vibe Hooligan @samhardy go up against Vibe’s favourite Handsome, Talented, Welsh Dragon riding Bunny…. Me.  As the highest scorer of the two in the previous round Sam had the choice of who to represent and he has chosen to represent the Allies which leave myself to take the Axis
     
    This will be a single season event and the player who scores the most goals with their three chosen players win’s their respective games and moves up (or down) the new Vibe ranking system
     
    So with all that out of the way………
     
    One Two Three Four I Declare a Vibe War
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    BatiGoal reacted to danovic78 in The Assist Challenge - FMM18   
    The Assist Challenge
    Alright lads this is a rather simple idea/challenge which is based on the goal challenges which are currently popular on Vibe.
    For this challenge you'll be looking for assists not goals so its the person creating the chances who is important.
    This is an interesting challenge which can be played along side the 1,000 goal challenge but unlike the 1,000 goal challenge only club assist's will count (due to international ones not being recorded in game).
    Rules
    Any League. Any Player. Own formations only. No cheats or unlockables allowed. A career thread for us to follow is advised. Photo evidence is needed. No Myclub or created players Leaderboard
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from Brandon Joel Ortega in The Helenio Herrera Challenge [Challenge Accepted]   
    Got your work cut out for you. Goodluck! 
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    BatiGoal reacted to Cockers2505 in Cockers **Completes** The Latin Europe Challenge - 2018   
    Thanks @PriZe 
    Update...
    So Stage 4 full season starts now, I surprised myself winning the League first time round, pipping Barca right at the end...
    My season started just as I wanted, Sandro kept his goal scoring up...

    I was privileged to start winning the Manager of the Month awards for my efforts...
    One of my best results in the first half of the season...
    Another cup followed... The Spanish Cup beating A. Madrid 4-2...

    So I am now in May of Season 8 of Stage 4...
    Sandro was my chosen striker for this Stage as he fit all the attributes I required, I built the team up to challenge in all areas of the pitch, and so far my Tactic had worked to get me here, but.. was it good enough to get me the numbers I required...
    Sandro, 2024 - 2025 so far...

    77 Goals, Wow, it's the most I have ever reached with 1 Striker since playing the game, could he go on and beat the record set by the 'God' himself Lionel Messi...
    So I continued in hope he doesn't pick up an injury...
    My concerns were later put to bed as I not only beat the record, I surpassed it setting a new record, but he hasn't finished yet...

    Yep, 80 goals in 58 games, what a effort by a single player...
    More success continued to rain down on me...

    First the League Title again, this time leaving Barcelona and Real Madrid way behind, a valiant effort from A.Madrid...
    Final Standings...

    NEXT...

    The Champions Cup beating R. Madrid on the day...
    A few records to remember...
    So my man Sandro...

    His final stats only highlight how good he gets, and how much he eventually can be worth at such an age, a must for those who want an all round striker in their team...
    So the record...
    OLD RECORD - 2011 - 2012

     79 Goals 2011 - 2012 FC Barcalona
     
     
    NEW RECORD...

    SANDRO - 2024 - 2025 - 85 Goals for Sevilla

    85 goals in one season for me is amazing...
    Old Records...

    New Records...

    Final Totals...

    Final Manager Stats on a successful Challenge...

     
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    BatiGoal reacted to samhardy in World Cup 2018 challenge   

    The challenge that was attempted by @BatiGoal, @FuddledFox, @Taff and myself in our H2H tournament semi finals.
    Take over any club of your choice, preferably one with a lot of money and good sellable assets. Juventus are a good example Demote/sell every member of your squad Then, with the money used from player sales and what you were originally given, rebuild the squad. However the squad must be filled with players with a unique nationality from a country competing at the World Cup.
    Only one player from each WC nation can be in the squad and players from countries not at the WC are not allowed.

    Points criteria is simple, you will receive one point for every win in all competitions (stat on manager profile)
    Rules
    Own tactics only No use of the editors, myclub or anything of the sort SI approved databases only No cheating or reloading. Photo evidence will be required, a career thread is recommended No unlockables unless earned on this save. Leaderboard
    BatiGoal - 54 samhardy - 52 FuddledFox - 51 Taff - 48
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from samhardy in Futsal 3   
    Try finishing above Samhardy. This still makes it very much worth playing for 
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    BatiGoal reacted to kts365 in The Rob Earnshaw Hat-trick Challenge   
    Rob Earnshaw
    This man is unassumjng, unimposing, hasn't played for a top club yet he has a decent career goal record of 200 goals in 535 games, nothing spectacular though. He does, however, hold one of the most difficult accomplishments there is to achieve.
    The Achievement
    Robert Earnshaw is the only man to have scored hat-tricks in the premier league, championship, league 1, league 2, FA Cup, English League Cup and for his country.
    Amazing right?
    The Challenge
    Load up English leagues to at least league 2 and any other leagues Select a player  With this player you must replicate Earnshaws achievement. 50 points are awarded for the first hat-trick in each league/competition 5 points awarded for each additional hat-trick 50 bonus points for a Europa/ Champs league hat-trick 50 bonus points for a World Cup hat-trick Rules
    No unlockables No cheating Proof of hat-tricks required Post a career thread or comments on here to make the leaderboard.
    Leaderboard
         
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from FuddledFox in FF Presents: FMM18 Free Transfers XI   
    It's still early-ish FMM18 days so haven't used that many frees yet but one that did stand out was Goretzka of course like you mentioned. He's indeed worldclass and a must have. 
    As for the inclusions, I remember using 6 of them last year. The entire defensive line + Gk, except Sagna. And also Reyes and Matilla. Kirchoff and Scuffia are really decent players for smaller teams. 
    Very decent looking "free" team. Enjoyed the read FF. 
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    BatiGoal reacted to sharaziuk in FMM18 Bug List   
    Concussion is usually 10 days in game, that's if you want to come back 100% fit...
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    BatiGoal reacted to FuddledFox in FF Presents: FMM18 Free Transfers XI   
    FMM18 Free Transfer XI
     
    Lets all be honest now, we all love a bargain don’t we? It is fun to spend imaginary millions on FMM18 for that wonderkid or established super-star but sometimes it's the reject that you bought for free who shines during a save especially if you are a smaller team. Sometimes you can even pick up world class talent for free once you get a season or two into a save. When I do a lower league save I love going through the free transfer list to try and pick up some gems and even if I’m a big team I always look for players with an expiring contract (I do this in January to avoid the players current club resigning him) such as Leon Goretzka who is a must sign at the end of the first season in this year’s game if you are a big club.
    In honour of all those rejected players out their I decided to put together an XI of players who are available for free at the start of a save. This isn’t a list of players who are going to walk into your Manchester City or Real Madrid side and many of these lads are getting on a bit but if you are a smaller club there are a few gems in this list I think. Most of these guys are towards the end of their careers as I decided to go for players who could do a job straight away rather than youngsters who you can develop. I loaded all the divisions from England, Germany, Italy and Spain which gave me a database of 21K+ players. With this size of database I had a choice of 1125 players who where out of contract and looking for a new club.
     
    I’m not going to sit here and tell you this is the definitive list of free transfer players in the game, it is simply a list of players that I think can do a good job for you and your team. Depending on who you are manging some of these guys may simply be good back ups to fill the squad or they could be key players in your promotion push.
    How did I pick these guys? I took over Manchester City and then filtered the free transfers based on position and then key stats within that position. I did a couple of searches using different combinations of stats for each position so that I hopefully didn’t miss anyone. I also used the IGE to check some under the hood stats such as current ability and potential ability but I would still recommend scouting these guys before you offer them a contract because hidden stats can change from save to save.
    The Team
     
    GK: Tommaso Scuffia – Italy
    In goal we have Italian ‘keeper Tommaso Scuffia. He started his career at his home town club Maceratese in Serie D and made 25 appearances for the club before signing at Fiorentina. He never made an appearance for the Florence based side and since leaving them has played lower league football for a variety of clubs including Rimini (loan), Melfi, Catanzaro, Lecce (loan) and Ancona who he left in the summer. In total he has made 141 first team appearances in his career.
     
    At 25 Tommaso has years of football left in him and with some IT and game time could develop further as he is only just entering his peak as a GK. What attracted me to him was the fact he has 14 for aerial, handling and reflexes. All three of these stats are vital for a GK and are only one below becoming green stats. His kicking (12) and agility (13) aren’t bad either although communication of only 7 is a concern. On the mental side of his game a decisions rating of 7 is a concern as one bad decision as a GK leads to a goal conceded. His positioning is OK at 11 but hopefully could be improved. The main physical stat I look for in a GK is strength and 13 is OK again. I wouldn’t want to play him as a Sweeper Keeper though with only 7 pace and 3 creativity.
    RB: Bacary Sagna – France
    I can’t imagine Bacary will take much introduction as he has been one of the top RB in the Premier League for a decade. Sagna joined Arsenal from Auxerre in France for £6.25m in 2007 and went on to play 213 times for the Gunners, winning the FA Cup in the 2013/14 season. He then joined Manchester City at the end of his contract in 2014. Whilst at City he won the League Cup in the 2015/16 season. On the International stage he made his debut for France in 2007 and played 65 times for Les Bleus.
      
    As you would expect for a 34 year old Bacary isn’t the player he once was but I’m sure he could do a job if you could convince him to drop down a league. I would use him as a full back as he doesn’t have the pace any more to get up and down the pitch as a wing back does. He does have plenty of stamina (16), strength (15) and he works well with the rest of the team. The rest of his stats are quite average but aerial (13), tackling (13), decisions (14) and positioning (13) are decent and that all round spread of OK stats could help he do a job for a lower league team. He can even play CB if required and his vast amount of experience could prove valuable for your team.
    LB: Benoit Tremoulinas – France
    We have another Frenchman at LB in the shape of 31 year old Tremoulinas. Benoit had a very successful spell with Bordeaux and won Ligue 1 in 2008/09, French league cup 2009 and the French FA cup in 2012/13. He played outside of France for Dynamo Kyiv where he won the league in 2014/15 and the cup in 2013/14 and also Sevilla in Spain where he won the Europa League twice. He played 5 times for the French national team.
     
    Benoit is quicker (14) than his compatriot on the right and also like Sagna still has good stamina (15) but he does lack strenghth (9). His positioning (9) isn’t great but he works well with the team and his movement (13) is decent. The game says his best role is as a wing back so we are looking for crossing (13), dribbling (11) and tackling (12). I think Benoit could do well at League 1 or lower Championship level and could be a good back up option for bigger Championship teams.
    CB: Emir Spahic – Bosnia
    If you are looking for experience at the back then Emir has it in spades at 36 and with 93 caps for Bosnia. At club level he has played in his native Bosnia as well as Croatia, Russia, France, Spain and Germany. The only honours he has won are the Croatian league and the Russian FA cup but he has played for many well known teams including Lokomotiv Moscow, Montpellier, Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg during his 19 year career.
     
    Emir has some good stats that I would look for in a CB but I’m not sure I would play him as a ball playing defender as the game suggests due to only having 12 passing and 11 creativity. He has 15 for the essential tackling stat and 14 aerial, aggression and positioning is decent as well. He could be captain material with 15 leadership so he can impart some of that experience to the younger lads, that said only having 8 teamwork is a worry because you want him to work well with his CB partner. When you are looking at a 36 year old you expect some drop off in physical stats but 10 pace really isn’t terrible but strength of 12 could be a worry against very physical strikers.
    CB: Jan Kirchoff – Germany
    I think Jan could be one of the best free transfers this year. He started his career at Mainz in his native Germany before signing for Bayern on a free transfer. Whilst at Bayern he joined Schalke on a year and a half loan to gain match experience. He only made 7 appearances for Bayern before joining Sunderland for an undisclosed fee in January 2016. He helped Sunderland stay up that season but was released following the black cats relegation last summer. In real life he is scheduled to play for the Kerala Blasters in the 2018 Indian Super League.
     
    Jan is a natural DM but I have him at CB because I think he can do a job there and I have other options for midfield. He has good numbers for the required CB technical stats with 16 for aerial and 14 for tackling as well as 14 passing if you want to play out from the back. He isn’t the most aggressive (10) you will ever manage but his decisions (15) and positioning (15) are good as is his teamwork (14). One reason I think that Jan might be better as a CB is his low stamina (10) as this would be less of a problem as a CB than a BWM. His strength and pace are Ok at 13 and may go up with some training.
    CM: Javi Matilla – Spain
    Javi came through at Villareal and played 14 times for their first team before joining Real Betis in the summer of 2011 for 1.3m euro. Javi spent 5 years at Betis but only made 52 appearances including 15 during the 2015 season when they where promoted back to the top tier. He spent the 2012/13 season on loan at Murcia where he played 34 times and scored a career best 12 goals. In 2016 he signed for Elche but was released this summer. He made one appearance for the Spanish under 21s in a qualifier against Poland in 2009.
     
    At 28 years old it is now or never for Javi if he is going to break into a clubs first team. A natural in CM he is going to provide an creative spark from central areas. He has some good stats for an advanced playmaker with 16 passing, 17 technique and 15 creativity but 12 decisions means he won’t always make the correct choices on the pitch and only 10 movement so he wont always find the space to receive a pass. I would suggest you play him alongside some players with better mental and physical stats who can protect him perhaps in a midfield 3 with him as the creative spark.
    CM: Joey Barton – England
    We have a controversial inclusion with Joey Barton simply because when Joey is around controversy is never far away. I won't go through the list of his misdemeanours here as the Vibe lawyers may not be happy but in real life he is currently banned from football for betting offences. He is available to buy and play in game so I have him in the team. Despite being a Scouser Joey started his career at Manchester City  before they had all the money. He then moved on to Newcastle United for £5.75m where he got one of his three promotions from the Championship the other two coming at QPR and Burnley. He also spent a season on loan at Marseille but was unable to make the move permanent at the end of the season.
     
    Joey is going to add the steel to the midfield although with only 5 pace it won’t be as a BWM as he isn’t going to catch anyone. I would either use him as a CM or an anchor man in DM with that 15 tackling and 15 positioning. It is his mental stats that really stand out although 15 aggression paired with 5 pace may mean a few bookings. I like the fact he has good decisions (15), leadership (16) and teamwork (14) and would be the captain of this reject XI. He still has good stamina (15) for a 34 year old so he shouldn’t tire quickly although that might be because he can’t really move.
    CM: Nana – Ghana
    In the interests of fairness I should say that you won’t get a work permit for Nana if you are managing a club in the UK as he has no caps for Ghana and no second nationality but of course we don’t all manage UK teams so he is in. Nana was born in Ghana but has spent all of his career in Spain playing for the ‘B’ teams of Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano and the first teams of Cadiz, Recreativio and Fuenlabrada.
     
    Nana is an exception in this team because he is more about potential. He isn’t a great player at the start of the game although 15 stamina and 17 strength is very good but I have him in the team because he has 2 and half CA but 3 and a half PA. At 23 you should still be able to develop him if you are a lower league side by giving him games and IT and either have a very good player or sell him for a healthy profit. Looking at the blue stats he has he could become a decent box to box midfielder.
    AM: Jose Antonio Reyes – Spain
    Having started at Sevilla Reyes famously joined Arsenal in the 2003/04 season for a huge (at the time) £10.5m. He didn’t have a bad spell at Arsenal winning the Premier League, FA cup and a Champions League runner up medal. He spent the 2006/07 season on loan at Real Madrid where he won the La Liga title and then joined Atletico Madrid for £8.25m the season after where he picked up two Europa league titles. He also had a loan spell at Benfica before re-joining Sevilla in 2011 for £2.8m where he won a further three Europa leagues. He played at the 2006 World Cup and earned 21 caps for Spain before the golden generation took over and won everything.
      
    Jose is natural anywhere in the AM strata but his days of flying past defenders with his pace (11) are long gone and he also lacks the stamina (11) to get up and down the wing. He still has good dribbling (16) and crossing (15) which could be handy on corners. He has decent passing, decisions and movement all at 14. I have him in CAM so he can get involved in the game with his dribbling and movement to try and create space.
    ST: Diego Forlan – Uruguay
    I couldn’t resist including Diego in our XI despite the fact he is now 38 years old. Starting at Independiente in Argentina he scored 37 goals in 80 appearances before joining Manchester United in 2002. He only managed 10 goals in 63 appearances at Old Trafford but is still remembered fondly for his two goals versus Liverpool. Once he left England to join Villareal his career really took off and he scored 128 goals for both Villareal and then Atletico Madrid in 240 appearances before joining Inter Milan in 2011 for a disappointing spell. Since leaving Europe he has played in Brazil, Japan, Uruguay and India. He is considered one of Uruguay’s greatest players having scored 36 times in 112 caps and also won the best player award at the 2010 World Cup.
       
    Well he isn’t brimming with green stats but his shooting (15) is still decent and Poacher would be the only role to consider for him. I think Forlan is a player you could bring in for a one season challenge where you see how many goals you can get before he retires. Make sure you get good players around him to get him the ball in dangerous areas and he will do the rest.
    ST: Mirko Vucinic – Montenegro
    Our final player is Mirko Vucinic a player once dubbed the 'Balkan Maradonna' in his youth due to his skills. Mirko has spent most of his career in Italy having played 111 games and scoring 34 goals for Lecce he joined Roma. Whilst playing in the capital he won two Coppa Italia’s in 5 seasons. He then joined Juventus for £13m where he won the league in all 3 seasons he played for the old lady. He has played 48 games scoring 17 goals for Montenegro and scored the first goal in his nations history following there split from Serbia.
     
    Mirko is a player who is renowned for his creative ability and we can see he has a 15 for that stat which coupled with 14 passing and 16 technique means he could do well as a DLF. He is also a good dribbler (14) and crossing of 14 is Ok as well. He doesn’t have great mental stats with decisions (13), movement (13) and teamwork (11) but I think he could still do well in the Championship.
     
    Hopefully you will find a use for some of these guys in a save this year and I would love to hear from you if you have used any of these guys already this year, at what level and how they did for you. You could also tell me your favourite free transfers of all time both on FMM and in real life.
    Thank you for reading.
     
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from Aaron55 in Concord Rangers: Champions on the Cheap?   
    One win away from a CL spot. What a season! Hope you get your Cup next season. KIU!
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    BatiGoal reacted to kts365 in Going for, going for gold! 2.5kc   

    Last year i got him there in 2025
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    BatiGoal reacted to PriZe in Cockers **Completes** The Latin Europe Challenge - 2018   
    Just caught up! Smashing it mate  And nice challenge @BatiGoal!
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from william815 in The Abdelhak ″Appie″ Nouri Challenge   
    A wonderful journey. I wouldn't even call it a challenge, probably because I feel incredibly honored to bring virtual Appie to all the successes he deserves. 
    Had something like this in mind already for this year. Thanks for posting, it's beautiful. 
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    BatiGoal reacted to william815 in The Abdelhak ″Appie″ Nouri Challenge   
    The Abdelhak ″Appie″ Nouri Challenge

    Abdelhak ″Appie″ Nouri, who is a member of the AFC Ajax. Unfortunately, he had suffered permanent brain damage due to his horrible cardiac arrhythmia attack on July 2017. 
    In FMM18, he is set to retire in 06/2020 with PA -85, no matter Barcelona or PSG, Nouri would not leave Ajax with any transfer bids.
    Within the 3 years, Would you like to SUPPORT Nouri with GOALs as much as possible to let him WINs further champions and awards, such as European Champions Cup, Eredivisie Champion and Golden Boot.
     
    Example:


     
    p.s. Nouri left intensive care and is in stable condition now, but has severe and lasting brain damage, obviously he will never touch football pitch again in his life. You may get editor to help him changed for his life. "Nouri, I Hope You Have A Good Life."

     
     
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    BatiGoal reacted to PriZe in PriZe presents: Beating the 1000 goal challenge guide   
    PriZe presents: Beating the 1000 goal challenge guide

    Hi all and welcome to The 1000 goal challenge guide, one of the most attempted challenges on Vibe but often failed challenge. With this guide (a revamp of @Ashez and @Sunny their guide )i hope to help you achieve glory and get your name on the leaderboard!  Forgot how the challenge works? Then have a look @danovic78 explanation 1000 goal challenge post
    Now let’s get cracking!
    The chosen one

    One of the most important decisions you are going to make before you even have started is your striker. Finding and picking the next Messi, Pele, Ronaldo might seem easy, but as you will learn in this guide there are many things you want to keep in mind. And believe me, finding that right player can be pretty frustrating! As the striker is at the core of the career, picking your striker first before everything else is highly recommended. With starting reputation being a thing in FMM now, keep in mind that although you have fallen in love with your to be Messi, he might not want to join you unless he get’s a significant boost in wages. 
    Keep in mind, you are free to use that tasty Messi regen, but his results won’t count for the official leaderboard.
    Attributes

    The attributes of your future star are key! You might wanna start with a youngster or pick a more arrived player but they all have one thing in common, the core attributes should be good or have potential. You don’t want to get this wrong otherwise your 1000 goal challenge experience may turn in to a grind. Two things i suggest, when selecting a player, you should feel some sort of a connection with the lad, you are going to spend 10+seasons with him. Also, worried about the youngster his potential? Scout him before buying to see if he has potential to improve a lot.
    So what do i look at? To help you take a look at the player roles and attributes in the FMM18: from A to Z beginners guide  
    But here are some stats you should be looking at.
    Shooting:
    Can i get a duhuh? i don’t think this needs any further explanation.
    Aerial:
    I am like a broken record, as i will always point this out, but good Aerial stats will grant you more goals. Now good aerial heading isn't necessary if  you have a pacey striker who can dribble, but this will give you at least 10+ goals per season.
    Strength:
    Strength comes in handy when you are planning to play a lone striker, but is secondary. It helps, look at Ronaldo, but then again it’s not like Messi is a hercules.
    Pace:
    You want to give the defenders a good look at the number on your back, so pace is important to breakthrough the defence.
    Dribbling and Technique:
    You want to have some aces up your sleeve and just relying on pace, aerial and shooting stats is tricky. Having good technique an dribbling stats will make your striker more lethal and effective, so go show them Brazilian samba moves!
    Decisions:
    Like aerial attributes a lot of people forget how important decisions attributes is. You might get only 3 shots at a goal, and you want your striker to make the right decision every time.
    Movement:
    Being in the right place in the right time. Sounds logical right? Well this attribute makes sure your striker will be where he needs to be to react and score.
    Stamina:
    More time on the pitch equals more possibilities to get a shot at goal. You want to maximise the amount of time your striker spends on the pitch so this is a very important attribute.
    Teamwork:
    Teamwork when i want my striker to score a 1000 goals? Yes, this is important, because instead of having a high number here, you want your striker to be selfish. So teamwork attribute is important for the flow, but around 10’ish isn’t a problem and in my opinion even better then 15.
    Age

    Age is an essential element you need to factor in your decision. The younger they are, the slower you typically will start due to them still need to mature, the older they are a higher chance of them staring of smashing it due to being in their prime. But they are also closer to retirement, and after the big 30, you need some luck to make it past 35. So let’s do some math:
    1000/20= 50 goals per season 1000/15= 66 goals per season 1000/10= 100 goals per season Now based on the above you could say the younger your striker the better. Well from a numbers perspective yes, but keep in mind young players need to develop. They might not have the right stats from the get go so a slow start in the wrong league, even with those extra years can bite you in the buttocks. Next to that, playing a young striker too much can risk you burning him out and result in never seeing him peak.
    Personally if you know what your are doing everything between 16 - 24 ish and you should be safe from an age perspective. Where the higher the age the more challenging it will be as a injury might mean you will lose a season. Then again, FMM 18 is a bit more goal heavy so you might want to try your luck!
    To keep your player fit at a young but certainly at an older age keep track of his form, condition and even his moral. If you notice a decline in his performance, it may be due to him being jaded and he may need a break.
    Starting your Road to Glory
    Picking the right league

    The league you chose will definitely have impact on your attempt. So her are somethings you need to keep in mind.
    First of all, are you buying or is your player at the club? If you are buying, make sure you chosen club either has the necessary transferbudget or some players you can sell. If not, pick a different club!
    Moving from club to club to league to league will added an extra dynamic to your attempt, but keep in mind that the better your striker becomes the more expensive he will become. So starting in an easy league might be fun, but can you keep your player happy or do you need to move to a bigger club and competition?
    Now this as said FMM seems a bit goal heavy, but keep in mind that some leagues are harder to score in then others. Portugal and Spain are known for good goalscoring where as the Italian and German league are more difficult. If this is your first attempt, i would suggest picking a league like Portugal or Spain.
    Last but not least, check out the amount of games you can play in a season. The more games means more opportunities to score, but it also means more fitness management. Just don’t make that mistake of counting on 60+ games where you end up with just 50 ish in the German and Dutch league.
    Manager nationality

    Not everybody knows this, but the goals scored under your international management count towards your total. And this can be the difference between failing or succeeding as the majority of the games you will play are relatively easy.
    Nations have a tendency to pick a manager that has the countries nationality so make sure you have the same nationality as your striker. I had to find out the hard way 7 seasons in to a save where i knew i need the international goals to even stand a chance at making a 1000 goals.
    As said this will help you achieve your goal but isn’t a must. And due to license reasons not every country can be managed, SI you reading this? get us Germany!. Want to use a player who you can’t manage internationally? No worries, just keep in mind you might want him to be a bit younger then you initially intended to make up for the lost international goals.
    Picking a club

    Ok so by now you have a striker in mind and a league in mind, all that is left is picking the right club! All set right? Well no, picking the right club is important. So what should pass through your mind?
    You need to be able to buy the player, so you should either have sufficient funds or should be able to make the funds by selling players Your chosen striker should want to move to your club, don’t expect Neymar to move to PSV Can you afford his wage? A trick to be afford the absurd wages is to build up a transferbudget, offer for the player, and the moment you can offer a contract, put the transferbudget in to your wage budget.  Make sure your club can fight for the cups and title as this will keep your striker happy Enough squad depth and decent players? Your striker needs a supporting cast so make sure the team is in decent shape That being said, no you don’t have to start with PSG or Manchester City. Watford and Torino are great as well, but just harder.
    Staff selection

    Keeping your team healthy, fit and improving them is important. So having a good staff is essential. Depending on your training facilities you will have loads of staff already at the club.  The goal is to get as high rated staff as possible, in this case gold. First off, check if the staff is balanced. If you have the maximum spot for coaches, then try and get attacking, defending, general, fitness. Use your skill for what you find important, for instance youth. With this your coaches are covered.  If you haven't maxed out staff, i advise to have coaches based on the amount of players using a training. So is defensive, general and attacking your main training. Try and get that first.
    Next to that i would advise you to have two prevention physios and one rehab physio. Better to prevent injuries then fixing them
    The formation

    So let’s apply some simple logic, you are trying to get a 1000 goals with one striker, so always choose a 1-striker formation. A partner upfront might be tempting, and you might thing 20 goals per season for the partner whats that, well that’s 200 goals in 10 years. 
    Dominating the opponent will be crucial, as you want to pressure them and attack and attack and attack. I recommend using either a 4 ATB with wing backs or a 3 ATB formation with enough players in the midfield and on the wing. Why? well as we all know, the midfield is key to winning the battle, and with 3 ATB you are a bit vulnerable. So win that midfield battle!
    Mentality i would go contain / attacking from the get go. Anything else doesn’t add to your goal and playing overload all the time might lead to unnecessary loses. Passing is up to you. I prefer short as this gives a bit more controle but direct is more adventurous and will increase the chance of quick counter play.
    For the striker i would recommend only two roles, Poacher or Advanced forward. Where in FMM 18 i can advise you to use Advanced Forward to start with and when you players is getting older and slower you go for Poacher. From the testing i did both have their pro’s and con’s
    Don’t forget to set your Messi wannabe on Freekick and penalty duty! Easy goals even if Freekicks aren’t his main thing. 
    Last tip, think twice which roles you have around your striker. Yes using Inside forward may result in more wins, but keep your eye on the goal and thats a 1000 goals for your man. So setup the roles so that they support your lad. Also keep a lookout on teamwork stats. This will definitely impact how your team member behave. I would suggest using only players that have an team work attribute of 13 and higher and not lower.
    Board request

    Board request? Huh? Yeah my reaction as well. This is an excellent suggestion from the old guide, and to be honest something i did without thinking, but can have a positive impact on your career. During the save you either get notified the board owns you one, or if you have been performing well you can ask your self to make an adjustment to the club (i always do it at the end of the season). Depending on what you need at that time i would advise you to focus on two things. Training facilities, the better they are the better your player will get and will reduce injuries or Wage budget. Assuming you are creating the new Messi at a smaller club you want him to stay happy, so slapping a big fat contract in front of his face will help!
    Concluding
    Well that’s it for the guide! Hope you enjoyed it and good luck on smashing that 1000 goal target! If you still have questions don’t think twice and either post it here or send me a PM.
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from Snip in FMM18 General Discussion   
    You should've been here during 17's release, way and way more bugs maybe you were but I'm guessing not or you wouldn't have written the above. Or you should have anticipated. 
    I do understand what you're saying and OK you make a valid point but like I said it's been like this for a while now. Doesn't make it right, I know, but I think most people here understand and accept that the current SI team needs us as much as we need them. Maybe they work will smaller budgets, less manpower, time restrictions etc etc. Whatever reasons, it's the current state of affairs and I, and many others, still made the decision to purchase a game that isn't perfect from the start. We knew that very well when we bought the game, but we also know from previous years that the large majority of the bugs will be ironed out in a month or two. 
    I buy, play and enjoy the game with all the above in the back of my mind. Ideally we'd have a "bug free"  game right from the start but I'll take a bug free game a month or so in because the alternatives aren't even close to the current FMM18 game incl bugs
    All I'm saying is that the developers need our feedback in order to get those antidotes in, the success and future of the game depends on it, so I have no issues with a "buggy" ride cause I know it'll smooth out eventually. And I simply enjoy the game too much to turn my back on it. 
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from FuddledFox in Vibe Super Series: A Mini H2H Tournament   
    Well done, Fox. You've been asked to step in for a reason and you delivered. Congrats on making it to the final. 
    At this point there are no underdogs mate, I'm not falling for those mental traps 
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    BatiGoal reacted to Taff in Vibe Super Series: A Mini H2H Tournament   

    Well done @FuddledFox the better man won, those draws really did me in and I'm man enough to admit you played better, well done and now it's over to @samhardy to see who lines up in the final and who I will have to play to try and clinch at least a Bronze medal, now if you'll excuse me I hear the missus calling.......

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