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    BatiGoal 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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    BatiGoal reacted to Ashez in FMM19 General Discussion   
    Yet people say FMM isn't realistic 😂😂

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    BatiGoal reacted to Ashez in Amateur You Say?!?   
    League Table Reveal:




    1st:Celtic.....:38:19:11:08:69:51:18:68

    2nd:Hearts.....:38:15:15:08:58:49:09:60

    3rd:Rangers....:38:16:09:13:56:48:08:57

    4th:Motherwell.:38:13:14:11:61:53:08:53

    5th:Dundee UTD.:38:13:11:13:56:51:05:53

    6th:Hibernian..:38:14:11:13:59:60:-1:53

    7th:Queens Park:38:14:11:13:72:61:11:53

    Miss A Few:

    12th:St Johnstone:38:09:12:17:54:71:-17:39




    So can someone explain to me ytf i've missed out on a European place?




    Cheers for reading a few comments would be grand

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    BatiGoal reacted to Ashez in Amateur You Say?!?   
    Alright lads?

    Welcome to my first proper attempt at a save on IOS, as you may know i'm a semi decent PSP player and i aim to complete as many challenges as i can on FMH/i as its where i find my enjoyment. I've attempted many challenges over the past few months including Wonder Seasons, 1000 Goal Challenges, Pride Of Continents and Countries and even an Olympic inspired challenge to name a few so i decided to once again test myself by creating a new challenge for myself which will offer me a different experience compared to the rest and here is the challenge.

    The Challenge:




    Lead the only amateur club on the game to glory while treating the team as an amateur side.

    Sounds rather simple doesn't it? Well the only amateur team on the game is Queens Park from Scotland who play in the third teir of Scottish football. This means i need to climb up two tiers and win the final one to complete my challenge.




    I hear you asking me how do you play as an amateur club? Well i haven't came up with all the rules or ideas as yet so i'm looking for sugguestions so please don't be shy, the only rules i have in place so far are:




    Rules - Will Be Updated As Need Be:




    1. You can only sign free agents - No player can join on loan or for a transfer fee
    2. No poaching of players with expiring contracts, the player has to be free from a contract.
    3. First season salary cap of £250 pounds.

    Like i said thats all i could come up with so anything you guys think of could be added.




    The Journey Begins:





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    BatiGoal reacted to Foxy in FMM19: Tips For Lower League Success   
    FMM19: Tips for Lower League Success
    Lower league management (LLM) is one of the most satisfying ways to play FMM19 as you take your chosen team from lower league obscurity to the top table of world football. There are many aspects of management that you need to master to build your club and hopefully this guide will give you some ideas that will help you on your road to glory.
    This is written with a focus on the English lower leagues or more specifically my save with Oxford Utd but the tips can be transferred to any other nations lower leagues in the game.
     
    Don’t look for the perfect player, look for the effective player.
    This may sound obvious but you are never going to find the perfect player when you are down in the lower leagues and you will need to compromise somewhere when you sign players or evaluate your squad. This isn’t as big a problem as it sounds as every club is in the same position so it’s just a case of being clever and sniffing out the players that can be effective for you.
    What you need to do is concentrate on the key attributes for the roles you need and build from there. It is unlikely you will find a winger who can cross, dribble, run like Usain Bolt and also have good shooting and passing. The key is to work out what you want your players to do within your tactic and then look for players that have those specific attributes. If you have a big target man striker in your squad then look for players that can cross and are quite quick, if you have a quick striker with good finishing then look for midfielders who have good passing and creativity who can play through balls for him to run onto.
    Remember that the number you are looking for in each attribute gets lower as you go down the leagues so 14 crossing would be ok in the Championship but excellent once you get to the Vanarama leagues.
    To find out more on player attributes and what roles need which attribute please check out @PriZe A-Z guide under this link.
    Take this guy for example.

    Inih isn’t the greatest striker to ever lace up a pair of football boots, he lacks football intelligence and his stamina isn’t up to much either but he has some attributes that can make him very effective right up to League 1 level with the right players around him as well.
    You can see from his highlighted attributes that he has good key attributes for a target man but he is still a compromise as he lacks technique, aggression, teamwork and passing that would make him an even better target man. You can sign him from Dover for around £35k and if you can get wingers that can cross the ball he will get you goals as I proved in League 1 when I used him for Oxford.

    After his 44 goal season I then managed to sell him for £1m to Blackburn making an excellent profit on a £35k initial outlay whilst he also got the goals to help me win League 1.
    This brings me onto my next tip.
     
    No player is bigger then the club so sell if a good offer comes in and reinvest
    It’s understandable that you will become attached to the players that have been doing the business for you and that you may want to stay loyal to them as you move up the leagues but money talks at all levels of football. After promotion to the Championship it was clear to me that I would need a better striker than Inih if I wanted to challenge for promotion and his value had grown from £30k  when I bought him to £1.1m so it was the perfect time to sell whilst he was relatively hot property following his 44 goal season. I offered him out and Blackburn came in with a £1m so he was off.
     
    Sometimes it’s not a player that you know isn’t good enough for the level above and it’s a player that you would like to keep but the money is just too good to turn down.
    That’s the situation I faced with Cameron Brannagan who was developing into a good Championship level midfielder but that was attracting the attention of other clubs.

    As good as he is for the level of football we play when Leeds came in with £6m for him I didn’t think too much about it before I accepted the deal. That £6m could go a long way with half of it going into improving the squad, plus a good increase on the wage budget which help in getting us promotion ready. I was then able to convince the board to improve the training ground twice meaning it went from a below average to a good rating which will enable more of my players to improve then just one midfielder and it sets us up for the next few seasons behind the scenes.
     
    Look to sign youngsters who have been released or transfer listed
    This method can be applied to any age of player and you want a good balance in the squad between youngsters who are developing through game time and training and players that are at their peak and are good consistent performers at the level you currently play.
     You can often pick up bargains at the end of the season as bigger clubs cull there reserve players that are out of contract. They may be players that will never make it at the top level but they could be good enough at your current level and they may develop to play a level or two higher or after a good season or two you may sell them at a profit. This rule also applies in the transfer market and it is possible to pick up players that other clubs don’t want at a cut price if you spend the time to look for them and are willing to haggle.
    Personally I love a freebie so I like to look for the players that have been released and start to look around for these players in January using the player search. You could look by positions and add in some attribute filters as well but I like to start with a general search of all players that have contracts expiring,  are 21 or under, have an EU passport (if I am managing in an EU country) and would be interested in signing for me. I can then look through the full list and see if anyone takes my fancy but that is a personal choice and you may want to refine the list by position from the start. I can then start to refine my search after I can had a scan through the full list and I often use value as a guide as if I can get a fairly high value player for nothing then great.
      
    This search turned up a few interesting players that I could then add to my shortlist to make sure I can keep an eye on them. One useful thing to do is not be blinded by looking for attributes that are good enough at the time of signing for the to play in the team now. This Italian striker caught my eye as a good example of the type of player I would look for as he has some good base attributes as a target man and he is only 17.

    He isn’t going to be good enough at a higher level but if you could get him in at a smaller club he could be a useful player and with playing time he is very likely to improve and could prove to be a good player that you eventually sell for much more then he cost.
    You can’t solely go on value though as I found this GK as I looked based on youngest players and he would be a good signing lower down the leagues in my opinion as he again has the base attributes and if you can give him some game time then he could develop and with a current wage of £50 I’m sure he would be affordable.

    The important thing to remember is that these players need to get some playing time in order to develop so it’s important not to stockpile these players and then stick them in the reserves to rot. Time on the bench can often see a player improve a little when they are young and you can also try and loan them out for a while if you don’t feel they will get the playing time they need.
     
    Improve the club facilities as often as the board will allow you

    If you want to get even more out of these players then better facilities are going to help, as this allows you to have more backroom staff which is going to benefit the players development and health as you can have extra physios as well. I personally would always focus on the training ground before the youth facilities as I can’t see much point having good youngsters come through the youth setup if they have a ploughed field to play on once they are in the first team. Once the training ground is getting better you can then think about asking the board to improve the youth facilities but trying to do both at the same time is going to eat into your transfer and wage budgets so I like to concentrate on just one at a time.
     
    Exploit the loan market

    This might not be everyone’s cup of tea as it isn’t realistic because in real life there are restrictions on loans that aren’t in the game but this is a game and I am happy to exploit something that is in the game and isn’t cheating.
    It could be seen as short term thinking as you are essentially helping other clubs develop there youngsters but in the lower leagues you need to balance long term thinking like updating the training ground alongside the immediate priority of getting promoted. When money is tight you need to make every penny count and the loan market can mean you bring in players that are of a better quality then you can actually afford if you tried to buy them and of course with regular game time they are likely to get better as the season goes on.
    I hope I have given you a few things that might help you in your next LLM save and help you achieve your goals. If you have any tips of your own why not comment below.
    Cheers guys  
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    BatiGoal reacted to AnusTouffu in 4-2-4 Grande Torino - GTO   
    Hi, i Tested the tactic :
     

    Conceded a lot of goals: 63
    Best attack : 79
     
     
     

     
    For me, good results with this weak team, promoted from the last season in real life.
    I got 7th european place. I changed nothing about instructions or roles players that is why i think if i do some changements, ( instructions, new players etc.. ) will can possibly have better results.
     
    Good tactic , good job bro, Thanks
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    BatiGoal reacted to Villen in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    It would've been nice to see your career, but i can really see your point of view and thanks for pointing that out
    Sometimes i feel like the only ones that read my carrer are You and Kanegan
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    BatiGoal reacted to Kanegan in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    Come on @BatiGoal, you cannot cop out like this. I understand your concerns but hell, you got so many votes man. You definitely need to give us some update. No way are we going to let you live in peace without this career.
     
    GIVE US UPDATE!!!!
    GIVE US UPDATE!!!!
    GIVE US UPDATE!!!!
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    BatiGoal reacted to samhardy in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    He got sacked.
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    BatiGoal reacted to Woody in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    Simply gutted! But totally understand.
    Only just realised this had been posted but in saying that i have not been around the site much the last few days.
    Read the OP and i was soo looking forward to it. 1kc are great infact i love them but i do think moving from the normal teams and players is what make things more exciting.
    Im positive @BatiGoal would of made this a great career to follow too.
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from Nucleus in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    There's not going to be any updates here, people, the update was written but I've decided to end this career. The interest seemed to be there with a promising large majority vote in the poll but lots of views and a scarcity of comments makes it simply not worth my time. 
    Real life is a lot of 'take take' and no 'give' and this community sorry to say has become no different. Yes, I've said it. I miss the old Vibe where career posters were brave enough to venture outside their own career bubble to encourage others with theirs. Perhaps that's the strong disconnect I have felt lately with this new generation of FMM players. The truth is that very few careers interest me with the same PSGs, the same Pellegri's and the same Fabio Silva's, zero pts for originality but I feel it's important to drop a few encouraging words anyway to nurture these career posters and simply hope the next one's better. That's one of the main reasons you'll find at least one comment of mine in your career. But the FMM player of today is a lot more self-centered in that aspect and that I think is a shame for a great place like Vibe. 
    I've been nothing but honest with my words today, as always, and if you feel offended by anything I've said that problem is entirely yours. Chew on that while this FMM veteran closes the door behind him. Take care everyone. 
    BG
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    BatiGoal reacted to Ashez in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    Such a shame but I know where you're coming from, Vibe has always had issues encouraging viewers to comment and of late it does appear shit again tbf. Lurkers just don't understand the power a simple comment can have on content providers, I'm however trying to focus on views just to keep myself motivated. I unfortunately missed this completely and when I spotted it today my excitement of a Bati career soon vanished lol. 
    I'll admit I've dropped off the support wagon of late and that's simply because nothing's gripping me, people can post as they wish but not everything will be for everyone lol. I'm just tired of the 1kc in general tbh and similar clubs and players have worn me out, I agree with Foxy's points and I know why they're popular but I jump in and out now instead of following religiously lol. 
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    BatiGoal reacted to Foxy in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    I 100% agree with you which also I admit makes me a hypocrite as I never got round to commenting on this, I also don’t comment on every career I read and even the careers I follow I can be a bit sporadic in my comments. This despite the fact that I know just how far a comment can go to help with motivation when posting anything.
    I have no problem with 1k’s and it is up to the individual what career they want to play and post on here. I did a 1k in last years game for the same reason as others have said which was to say I have done it, a Vibe right of passage I guess and it seemed to be a career people enjoyed but that wasn’t because of the 1k but instead the more unique Goal a Minute challenge with a midfielder. The problem does come when there are careers posted with similar clubs and often the same player despite there being loads of potential 1k strikers in the game but again that is people’s personal choice as they used there own money for the game so they can play as they want.
    What surprises me is the number of people that read posts but don’t comment ever. It takes a minute to say well done or commiserations to someone but a comment means a lot as it shows you felt that particular career or post was worth taking the time to comment on. In the most part Vibe is a friendly community if people are constructive in there comments so it would be great to see more people comment on all careers or posts.
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    BatiGoal reacted to Nucleus in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    This is what I’ve been banging on about solid for the last year! It’s absolutely depressing to say the least. You take so much time to write a guide or a career update and it’s all for nothing the majority of the time. No thanks, no well done, no nothing. Shame about this BG as it had some promise 🙁
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from Nucleus in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    There's not going to be any updates here, people, the update was written but I've decided to end this career. The interest seemed to be there with a promising large majority vote in the poll but lots of views and a scarcity of comments makes it simply not worth my time. 
    Real life is a lot of 'take take' and no 'give' and this community sorry to say has become no different. Yes, I've said it. I miss the old Vibe where career posters were brave enough to venture outside their own career bubble to encourage others with theirs. Perhaps that's the strong disconnect I have felt lately with this new generation of FMM players. The truth is that very few careers interest me with the same PSGs, the same Pellegri's and the same Fabio Silva's, zero pts for originality but I feel it's important to drop a few encouraging words anyway to nurture these career posters and simply hope the next one's better. That's one of the main reasons you'll find at least one comment of mine in your career. But the FMM player of today is a lot more self-centered in that aspect and that I think is a shame for a great place like Vibe. 
    I've been nothing but honest with my words today, as always, and if you feel offended by anything I've said that problem is entirely yours. Chew on that while this FMM veteran closes the door behind him. Take care everyone. 
    BG
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from Nucleus in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    There's not going to be any updates here, people, the update was written but I've decided to end this career. The interest seemed to be there with a promising large majority vote in the poll but lots of views and a scarcity of comments makes it simply not worth my time. 
    Real life is a lot of 'take take' and no 'give' and this community sorry to say has become no different. Yes, I've said it. I miss the old Vibe where career posters were brave enough to venture outside their own career bubble to encourage others with theirs. Perhaps that's the strong disconnect I have felt lately with this new generation of FMM players. The truth is that very few careers interest me with the same PSGs, the same Pellegri's and the same Fabio Silva's, zero pts for originality but I feel it's important to drop a few encouraging words anyway to nurture these career posters and simply hope the next one's better. That's one of the main reasons you'll find at least one comment of mine in your career. But the FMM player of today is a lot more self-centered in that aspect and that I think is a shame for a great place like Vibe. 
    I've been nothing but honest with my words today, as always, and if you feel offended by anything I've said that problem is entirely yours. Chew on that while this FMM veteran closes the door behind him. Take care everyone. 
    BG
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from Nucleus in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    There's not going to be any updates here, people, the update was written but I've decided to end this career. The interest seemed to be there with a promising large majority vote in the poll but lots of views and a scarcity of comments makes it simply not worth my time. 
    Real life is a lot of 'take take' and no 'give' and this community sorry to say has become no different. Yes, I've said it. I miss the old Vibe where career posters were brave enough to venture outside their own career bubble to encourage others with theirs. Perhaps that's the strong disconnect I have felt lately with this new generation of FMM players. The truth is that very few careers interest me with the same PSGs, the same Pellegri's and the same Fabio Silva's, zero pts for originality but I feel it's important to drop a few encouraging words anyway to nurture these career posters and simply hope the next one's better. That's one of the main reasons you'll find at least one comment of mine in your career. But the FMM player of today is a lot more self-centered in that aspect and that I think is a shame for a great place like Vibe. 
    I've been nothing but honest with my words today, as always, and if you feel offended by anything I've said that problem is entirely yours. Chew on that while this FMM veteran closes the door behind him. Take care everyone. 
    BG
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    BatiGoal reacted to Foxy in Foxy’s Score One, Take One: Match Days 33 and 34   
    Maybe its time he redeemed himself then.
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from samhardy in Foxy’s Score One, Take One: Match Days 33 and 34   
    He's ruined many a challenge here on Vibe. The two recent ones I recall were @Ashez's King Solomon an Israeli Adventure and @samhardy's Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King.
    So don't trust that guy, mate. 
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    BatiGoal reacted to Titjes in Titjes and his first 1K --> Season 4   
    Thanks I guess guys 
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    BatiGoal reacted to Jens in Titjes and his first 1K --> Season 4   
    Yeah, thanks, I really hope I can make it happen. 
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from Nucleus in PriZe & Nucleus separating the boys from men – a 1KC H2H   
    😂 Can't hear it enough 😂 
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    BatiGoal got a reaction from smoggy90 in The Steve Gibson Dream - A Middlesbrough FC Challenge   
    Solid progress for you and I hope you get that first Cup for the club. The first one's always the sweetest. 
    Really nice work on those academy graduates too. Must feel great to see them do well for you. That's the sort of challenge I'd like to do as well this year. 
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    BatiGoal reacted to Nucleus in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    😂😂😂 this literally had me in stitches
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    BatiGoal reacted to Jens in 11 Bati's For Glory   
    The Dutch don't need me for that. Just look at their Frankenstein-kroketten.
    But in all seriousness, I like the OP   I hope your Bati gets spanked here and there, but I honestly don't foresee any problems.
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