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    Nucleus got a reaction from Titjes in The Power of Five - A Multi-Challenge   
    Well he’s beat your best season already 😂 he’s on corners and free kicks though. I’m happy for Mbappé to take penalties and score from open play. Hoping that he gets a few assists from free kicks to bump the numbers up
    Thanks mate, also thanks for not minding me do a five in one as you are in the process of doing the same!
    See if I used an AP on the LW I’d have used a right footer. He’s had a decent first season at the club so I’m expecting big things from him
  2. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from Titjes in The Power of Five - A Multi-Challenge   
    The Challenge(s) Reveal:
    I think 14 hours is long enough, I won’t keep you guessing for three months plus like a certain Panda did *cough* @PriZe*cough*
    So some of you have attempted to guess the challenges I’ll be attempting in this save, some have guessed correctly, others incorrectly or if you’re anything like @Damilare you were on a different planet of guesswork. First off let’s work our way through the GIF’s as they appear and I’ll reveal what they all mean.
     
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -

    Kylian Mbappé has been compared to one of the turtles in a recent social media post, and he will be undertaking a 1k Challenge but with a more challenging target of 1.5k. @samhardy and @Ashez both guessed correctly with Mbappé for this one.
    Lionel Richie -

    Lionel Messi’s namesake, and Ashez guessed correctly with ‘beating a Messi record’ The Calendar Year Scoring Challenge  is the second one I’ll be attempting.
     
    ABBA -

    An incorrect guess by Ashez in this one, it’s not Isak, it is in fact a mention to one of ABBA’s songs “Fernando” as I’ll be attempting the Fernando Peyroteo Challenge
    Paris Hilton -

    A correct guess from Ashez, this career will be hosted at PSG, mainly because of the Mbappé situation and that I didn’t want to make things too difficult on myself.
    WWE Triple Threat -

    A triple threat, but not the one you’re all thinking of. In this part I’ll be attempting the Triple Threat Assists Challenge
    Arnie -

    Arnie shares the same nationality as one of the players I’ll be using for the Triple Threat Assists Challenge but after seeing Ashez’s guess of Trent-Alexander-Arnold I’m pissed off with myself I didn’t think of it before! 
    Keyzer Soze -

    A shoutout to my favourite film of all time The Usual Suspects. This GIF actually points to a player I’ll be using as part of the Triple Threat Assists in a stand-alone Assists Challenge,  “Kaizer” Kai Havertz as @BatiGoal named him last year, (instantly reminded me of the films anti-hero Keyzer Soze) completes the lineup for this career full of challenges. Five in fact. Let’s recap which ones I’ll be attempting
     
    Mbappé 1k Challenge Calendar Year Challenge Fernando Peyroteo Challenge Triple Threat Assists Challenge Assists Challenge Thanks for reading Vibe, Season One should be out in the very near future, until then tatty-bye!
  3. Sad
    Nucleus reacted to Ashez in Nucleus’s Super Intensive Training Guide   
    Don't poke the bear!
  4. Happy
    Nucleus reacted to samhardy in Nucleus’s Super Intensive Training Guide   
    What an outstanding point that is.
    Translation added.
  5. Shocked
    Nucleus got a reaction from Ashez in Nucleus’s Super Intensive Training Guide   
    This is an English speaking site, please refrain from using dominant languages like Welsh please. Thanks
  6. Favourite
    Nucleus reacted to Foxy in Foxy Presents: The Teutonic Treble - The Finale   
    It all comes down to this, one last season for Leon to get a goal in the 56th minute of a game and he will have completed the Goal a Minute challenge. He is 40 now and I won’t be asking him to reconsider his retirement whatever happens this year.
    Last season saw the retirement of Amiri as he finished 5 assists short of 600 on 595 which as it stands is the top score on the assists challenge leaderboard or at least until someone comes along and beats it.
    We will check in with Arp first before we get to the main event.
    Arp 1KC
    This season will be Arp’s last at the club as well. With his contract expiring, his attributes dropping fast and the fact he hardly plays any more I think it is time for him to call it a day at least at Atletico.
    Just the 5 goals this year from 18 appearances all from the bench and no fairy tail ending like Amiri last year who scored in the Champions League final in his last appearance. Unfortunately he got an injury that ended his season.
    So a bit of an anti-climax for Arp in this save but 1209 goals from 1050 appearances isn’t bad and I’m sure that without the emergence of Foxy Jr he would have just about got the 1.5k as well.
    Arp will go down as an all time legend for me as he is my first 1Ker and he did it with style as well. On top of that he also got my first ever 100 goal season and when you add in the 179 assists he got he was involved in 1388 goals for the team.

     
    Goretzka GaM
    This is it then.
    Last season Leon missed 5 months of the season with injuries but just managed to sneak in a time in the last game of the season. This year he was a little luckier with injuries but he still suffered as he missed about 3 and half months of the season.
    He played 9 more games than last year and the best thing about that final injury was that it made absolutely no difference because…
    HE ONLY WENT AND FUCKING DID IT!!!!!
     
    Honestly I nearly fell of my chair when that goal went in and in the excitement I never took him off meaning that Foxy Jr missed the chance to score a penalty in the final minute as I never took Leon off.

    I honestly never thought I would complete this challenge and certainly not with a midfielder. I believe this might be the first GaM that has been completed by a midfielder in Vibe history but even if it isn’t I don’t care all that matters is I did it. Yes this has been a frustrating journey as he kept getting duplicate times and also a good number of injuries, he never manged to play 1000 games unlike Arp, but when that goal went in the sense of achievement made it all worth it. Thanks to @Ashez for recommending the challenge to me😀
    In terms of shear numbers Arp and Amiri outshone Leon but he has been the heartbeat of this team for 17 of the 19 seasons this career has lasted with only the last 2 years seeing him take a back seat role more. The numbers look pretty good to me as well with 332 goals and 258 assists and a whole host of wards and trophies.
     
    Like Amiri, Leon went out with a bang with a goal in the Champions League final with his final touch of a football in anger as well. I brought him on in extra-time because my AP was knackered and I had no one else to use for that role off the bench
    In the final minute from a corner….
     
    The perfect way to end his career.
    Time has taken its toll on him though and I think it is time he put his feet up on a beach somewhere and enjoyed his retirement.
    Any Other Business
    Transfers
    I went a bit mad this year with signings into the club and then found it hard to move players on so I was left with too big a squad and my goal this summer will be to sell more than buy.
     
    Competitions
    Another clean sweep was completed this season mostly thanks to Leon’s goal in the final seconds of the

    That brings the curtain down on this save and I have to admit it has gone so much better than I imagined at the start. I want to thank everyone who has read any part of this career the views have been great with an average of 300 views per update which is pretty crazy. Most of all I want to thank everyone who has commented and given me the motivation to keep plugging away at this career as it would have been so easy for me to have sacked it off when Arp got the 1k or Amiri the top assists total but you guys really kept me going and pushing for those final times.
     I know I go on a bit with these updates as proven by a career total word count of 19,323  but to know there are people taking an interest enough to comment is a huge boost and keeps those of us that post careers motivated to continue.
    This career will continue as I try to emulate Arp and Gortetzka’s achievements with my son regen. You can find that career here.
    Cheers lads
     
  7. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from Titjes in The Power of Five - A Multi-Challenge   
    Close! But no cigar! 
    All the gifs above have some relation  of sorts to the challenge I’m about to undertake
  8. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from Titjes in The Power of Five - A Multi-Challenge   
    But...but...what does it mean?!
  9. Favourite
    Nucleus reacted to Peely in Where There's Grot There's Goals - A 1K Challenge   
    Season 11  
     
     
    Introduction
    I started my third season at Madrid feeling a bit more chipper. The last season had certainly had it's frustrations, but we'd proved ourselves the best team in Spain and in Europe. Grot was chugging along at his apparent cruising speed of sixtyish goals a season and, as long as he didn't get hit by a bus or suffer catastrophic knee failure, it looked like the 1,000 goal mark was within reach. With two additional trophies to compete for this season I was hopeful that we could achieven some great things.
     
     
    Transfer Activity  
     
    The Season in Review  
     
    The Grot in Review  
     
    Team-mate of the Season  
     
    Me in Review  
    A pretty dire season in most respects, aside from dominating in the league. I'm a bit concern at the drop in Grot's physical stats and his slump in scoring, but with at least five more seasons I'm hopeful that he will still be able to make it. Comments etc. are always welcome and I could do with the encouragement
     
     
    The Challenge  
    Goals Scored: 714  
    Goals Required: 286
  10. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from ManLikeRobbieBrady in Final Careers?   
    How much will you pay me? 😅
  11. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from ManLikeRobbieBrady in Final Careers?   
    I’m going to do a 1000 goal challenge with Harry Maguire
  12. Funny
    Nucleus reacted to samhardy in Final Careers?   
    Tempt Jason Koumas out of retirement and do a double trouble with him and Gethin Jones
  13. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from ManLikeRobbieBrady in Final Careers?   
    I’m going to do a 1000 goal challenge with Harry Maguire
  14. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from ManLikeRobbieBrady in Challenge Cup XII   
    What a terrible reply even by your standards 😝
  15. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from ManLikeRobbieBrady in Challenge Cup XII   
    As you did in the Vibe World Cup...look what happened there 😂
  16. Funny
    Nucleus got a reaction from Foxy in Challenge Cup XII   
    I prefer the new bearded version, it’s like Vibe has aged him and made him wiser
  17. Funny
    Nucleus reacted to samhardy in Challenge Cup XII   
    It might have aged him but it certainly hasn’t made him wiser.
  18. Sad
    Nucleus reacted to samhardy in Challenge Cup XII   
    Yes anything less than victory for @Foxy in this tournament means that he’s changing his DP back to the original (and better looking) fox.
  19. Favourite
    Nucleus reacted to Foxy in The Price Debate   
    We now know that FMM19 will be released on Friday 2nd November and that it will likely cost the same as last year at £8.99 or 9.99 euro. The price the game costs is often up for debate here on Vibe in the lead up to a new release and I thought I would just jot down a few of my thoughts on the issue.
    One thing to get out the way early is that there are ways to save money on the game if you act quickly by signing up to some of the questionnaire apps that are available and give you credit to spent in the app stores. I have been using the Google Opinion Rewards app since the beginning of September last year and over that time I have earned £10.52 for answering 69 surveys (a bit more than 1 a week) so that is about 15p a time which doesn’t sound much but most surveys take about 30 secs to complete and as it stands FMM19 is going to cost me about £1 as I have spent some of that credit already. You can get similar apps for iOS as well and I think it is something worth looking into as even though you may not save a massive amount before FMM19’s release anything is better than nothing.
    I think one point that can often be missed is the fact that at least in my opinion anyway FMM19 is a true computer game and not just an app which may sound obvious but I often see people describe FMM as an app. It is far more detailed and immersive than your standard mobile game and so I don’t think it can be put in the same bracket as something that is free to download or costs a few pence. We are all used to going onto the app store and downloading an app for free or for a few pence and a lot of mobile “games” work on a freemium model. That means you can download it for free but to progress in the game quickly you need to spend money on extras that may otherwise take hours to unlock and without them you are stuck waiting to continue the game. FMM is different in that almost all aspects of the game are available from the off and you can play as long as you want without needing to wait to earn coins etc, we can also start in any of the leagues and with any club we wish straight off without any extra payment. The exception is international football which takes a bit more effort or 99p to unlock but things like sugar daddy, no loan restrictions etc can be unlocked after a few hours of play especially if you start with one of the easier teams to manage. If you compare FMM to its PC big brother it is only the fact you can’t start in international management without unlocking or paying that is the difference although FM does come with a free PGE so you can give your chosen club a sugar daddy that way of you wish.
    That isn’t to say SI aren’t trying to squeeze a few more £££ out of us all with a myriad of extras or shortcuts that can be purchased, some which save you time in the game such as sugar daddy or a tutor to help a coach pass his exam first time and some which add new in game scenario’s and of course the IGE. I believe the complete package of extras and unlockables comes in at around £15.99 but in the end it’s your choice if you want to pay that or not. One area I feel SI could be a little more generous though is the IGE as they are asking the same price for that as the full game costs! Personally I have no interest in editing my saves unless it is for an experiment but I know that for many people they do like to use the editor for whatever reason and with the create a club feature being pretty basic I can see the appeal if you wish to make a club of your own with perhaps your mates in the team. To charge the same price as the game though seems crazy to me and unless the price has changed it is more expensive then the IGE that can be bought for the PC version which to me makes no sense. I think that at the moment SI have the balance right with the unlockables and I would hate to see them add many more especially extra leagues which need to be unlocked or payed for as I think all teams and leagues should be available straight away.
    The other big bug bear for many of us is that we are asked to pay £8.99 for a product that if it follows the last few years is essentially unfinished and will likely need a couple of updates to fix problems in the game within the first few weeks of release. Just take a look at our bug reporting thread and you can see the myriad of problems that this year’s game has had and in some cases still has. It is hugely frustrating but I think we have to look at were we are in the list of priorities for SI. FMM19 will cost £8.99, FM Touch 19 will be £21.99 on Steam and the full game is listed with a pre purchase 10% discount on Steam at £34.19. The PC version will far out sell any other version and bring in much more money so that is always going to get the most development time with a big team working on it and of course FMT is essentially the same game so much of the development overlaps with the full game and now it is on Switch probably sells very well too. That leaves FMM at the bottom of the pile and will have a much smaller team working on the game and a much shorter development time which shouldn’t excuse a buggy release but at least goes some way to explaining why it happens.
    The one thing that will ultimately lead me to buying the game again is that for all its faults I love it and I get far more than my moneys worth out of it and in no small part thanks to Vibe. If I go to the game status page on my current Atletico save I can see just how much value for money I have got by looking at the game time.
     
    You need to take that figure with a pinch of salt as I have a tendency to leave the game loaded on my tablet and going off for an hour or so and doing something else but still if you half that it is still only 6p an hour or 9p if it is quartered. This isn’t the only save I have had with my DT that lasted 8 seasons and then test saves, saves for articles and various short Vibe challenges I have essentially got the game for nothing when you consider the amount of time I have put into it and despite a few bugs and areas of the game that could have just a little more depth I have loved it and will be back for more next year.
    This is just my thoughts but I would love to hear from you guys. Will you buy the game next year or do you feel the game doesn’t offer you value for money these days and you may give it a miss? You can also vote on the polls below.
    Cheers lads.
     
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    Nucleus got a reaction from Ashez in Tactical Showpiece - Episode Two - Max Meyer   
    Hello Vibe, and welcome to Epsiode Two of my Vibe exclusive Tactical Showpiece series where I will be showcasing the newest talent to arrive in the Premier League and one’s who I think will feature prominently in FMM19. If you haven’t seen episode one yet I highly suggest you give that a read here - Tactical Showpiece - Episode One
    So as you may have guessed, the new premier league star I will be focusing on in this episode is none other than former Schalke & Germany man Max Meyer, who has recently signed for south London side Crystal Palace in what could be seen as the coup of the season. That’s right, Crystal Palace got their man on a free transfer from the German side after he let his contract run down after a dispute with Schalke’s sporting director Christian Heidel which consequently left him out of training for the remainder of the 17-18 season.
    As FMM18 starts a year ago, none of this has happened in game so I obviously had to go out and buy Meyer for Palace myself, and it proved a tricky transfer to pull off for the Eagles. An initial bid of £35million was enough for Schalke, but it wasn’t enough to convince Meyer himself to sign. In the end I opted to switch on Sugar Daddy so I could offer him what he wanted financially to sign for the club, a £190,000 per week in fact! What a money grabbing little ba***rd! But we’ve got our man either way, and I could get the experiment under way...

    In terms of Palace quality players he looks a quality player, with 14 in dribbling and Passing, 15 in Creativity and 18 in Technique along with a plethora of other decent attributes. In real life Schalke manager Domenico Tedesco started to deploy Meyer more as a Deep Lying Playmaker as he felt the positional change better suited his qualities. I disagree, and I will be playing him as an Advanced Playmaker in the centre of the park.

    Deployed on the left side of a 4-3-2-1, he would also be taking all set-pieces this season, as I felt that with his technique, creativity and eye for goal it would benefit the team massively.
    Let’s now fast forward to the end of the season to see just how Crystal Palace, and more importantly Max Meyer got on. Well it was a fantastic season all around for Palace, as they finished up in 5th placed in the league with a more than respectable 67 points. They were the leagues top scorers with 79 Goals and would next season be playing European Football. In the end, too many draws saw them miss out on the Champions League spots.

    As for Max Meyer, he too had a fantastic season for the club and ended up winning the league’s Young Player of the Year award whilst also winning the Footballer of the Year award.


    He was the league’s top assister, beating the likes of Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne to take the top spot with 18 assists. He also had the best average rating for the whole league, narrowly beating out teammate Wilfried Zaha to take top spot with an Average Rating of 7.70

    As for his development, well he looks a much better player than when he first arrived at Selhurst Park. 18 in Dribbling and Passing, a full 20 in Technique, 16 and 17 in Creativity and Decisions respectively with his Movement and Teamwork also up to 15, couple all this with his 15 in stamina and he looks a world class midfielder with plenty of room to grow further. He managed 40 games throughout the season, scoring 12 goals and assisting a further 18. A very very successful signing in my opinion.

    So Vibe, have Palace pulled off the coup of the summer? Will Max Meyer live up to his potential at the South side of London or will he just be another one of those players who never lives up to his original hype? Let me know in the comments below what you think.
     
    Thanks For Reading
     
     
  21. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from Ashez in Tactical Showpiece - Episode Two - Max Meyer   
    Hello Vibe, and welcome to Epsiode Two of my Vibe exclusive Tactical Showpiece series where I will be showcasing the newest talent to arrive in the Premier League and one’s who I think will feature prominently in FMM19. If you haven’t seen episode one yet I highly suggest you give that a read here - Tactical Showpiece - Episode One
    So as you may have guessed, the new premier league star I will be focusing on in this episode is none other than former Schalke & Germany man Max Meyer, who has recently signed for south London side Crystal Palace in what could be seen as the coup of the season. That’s right, Crystal Palace got their man on a free transfer from the German side after he let his contract run down after a dispute with Schalke’s sporting director Christian Heidel which consequently left him out of training for the remainder of the 17-18 season.
    As FMM18 starts a year ago, none of this has happened in game so I obviously had to go out and buy Meyer for Palace myself, and it proved a tricky transfer to pull off for the Eagles. An initial bid of £35million was enough for Schalke, but it wasn’t enough to convince Meyer himself to sign. In the end I opted to switch on Sugar Daddy so I could offer him what he wanted financially to sign for the club, a £190,000 per week in fact! What a money grabbing little ba***rd! But we’ve got our man either way, and I could get the experiment under way...

    In terms of Palace quality players he looks a quality player, with 14 in dribbling and Passing, 15 in Creativity and 18 in Technique along with a plethora of other decent attributes. In real life Schalke manager Domenico Tedesco started to deploy Meyer more as a Deep Lying Playmaker as he felt the positional change better suited his qualities. I disagree, and I will be playing him as an Advanced Playmaker in the centre of the park.

    Deployed on the left side of a 4-3-2-1, he would also be taking all set-pieces this season, as I felt that with his technique, creativity and eye for goal it would benefit the team massively.
    Let’s now fast forward to the end of the season to see just how Crystal Palace, and more importantly Max Meyer got on. Well it was a fantastic season all around for Palace, as they finished up in 5th placed in the league with a more than respectable 67 points. They were the leagues top scorers with 79 Goals and would next season be playing European Football. In the end, too many draws saw them miss out on the Champions League spots.

    As for Max Meyer, he too had a fantastic season for the club and ended up winning the league’s Young Player of the Year award whilst also winning the Footballer of the Year award.


    He was the league’s top assister, beating the likes of Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne to take the top spot with 18 assists. He also had the best average rating for the whole league, narrowly beating out teammate Wilfried Zaha to take top spot with an Average Rating of 7.70

    As for his development, well he looks a much better player than when he first arrived at Selhurst Park. 18 in Dribbling and Passing, a full 20 in Technique, 16 and 17 in Creativity and Decisions respectively with his Movement and Teamwork also up to 15, couple all this with his 15 in stamina and he looks a world class midfielder with plenty of room to grow further. He managed 40 games throughout the season, scoring 12 goals and assisting a further 18. A very very successful signing in my opinion.

    So Vibe, have Palace pulled off the coup of the summer? Will Max Meyer live up to his potential at the South side of London or will he just be another one of those players who never lives up to his original hype? Let me know in the comments below what you think.
     
    Thanks For Reading
     
     
  22. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from Foxy in Foxy Presents: The Teutonic Treble - The Finale   
    It’s all down to luck from now. You’ve done absolutely amazing though Foxy, and if I had a hat I’d tip it, but I don’t, so I won’t 😂
    Massive Kudos mate 😁
  23. Favourite
    Nucleus got a reaction from Ashez in Tactical Showpiece - Episode Two - Max Meyer   
    Hello Vibe, and welcome to Epsiode Two of my Vibe exclusive Tactical Showpiece series where I will be showcasing the newest talent to arrive in the Premier League and one’s who I think will feature prominently in FMM19. If you haven’t seen episode one yet I highly suggest you give that a read here - Tactical Showpiece - Episode One
    So as you may have guessed, the new premier league star I will be focusing on in this episode is none other than former Schalke & Germany man Max Meyer, who has recently signed for south London side Crystal Palace in what could be seen as the coup of the season. That’s right, Crystal Palace got their man on a free transfer from the German side after he let his contract run down after a dispute with Schalke’s sporting director Christian Heidel which consequently left him out of training for the remainder of the 17-18 season.
    As FMM18 starts a year ago, none of this has happened in game so I obviously had to go out and buy Meyer for Palace myself, and it proved a tricky transfer to pull off for the Eagles. An initial bid of £35million was enough for Schalke, but it wasn’t enough to convince Meyer himself to sign. In the end I opted to switch on Sugar Daddy so I could offer him what he wanted financially to sign for the club, a £190,000 per week in fact! What a money grabbing little ba***rd! But we’ve got our man either way, and I could get the experiment under way...

    In terms of Palace quality players he looks a quality player, with 14 in dribbling and Passing, 15 in Creativity and 18 in Technique along with a plethora of other decent attributes. In real life Schalke manager Domenico Tedesco started to deploy Meyer more as a Deep Lying Playmaker as he felt the positional change better suited his qualities. I disagree, and I will be playing him as an Advanced Playmaker in the centre of the park.

    Deployed on the left side of a 4-3-2-1, he would also be taking all set-pieces this season, as I felt that with his technique, creativity and eye for goal it would benefit the team massively.
    Let’s now fast forward to the end of the season to see just how Crystal Palace, and more importantly Max Meyer got on. Well it was a fantastic season all around for Palace, as they finished up in 5th placed in the league with a more than respectable 67 points. They were the leagues top scorers with 79 Goals and would next season be playing European Football. In the end, too many draws saw them miss out on the Champions League spots.

    As for Max Meyer, he too had a fantastic season for the club and ended up winning the league’s Young Player of the Year award whilst also winning the Footballer of the Year award.


    He was the league’s top assister, beating the likes of Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne to take the top spot with 18 assists. He also had the best average rating for the whole league, narrowly beating out teammate Wilfried Zaha to take top spot with an Average Rating of 7.70

    As for his development, well he looks a much better player than when he first arrived at Selhurst Park. 18 in Dribbling and Passing, a full 20 in Technique, 16 and 17 in Creativity and Decisions respectively with his Movement and Teamwork also up to 15, couple all this with his 15 in stamina and he looks a world class midfielder with plenty of room to grow further. He managed 40 games throughout the season, scoring 12 goals and assisting a further 18. A very very successful signing in my opinion.

    So Vibe, have Palace pulled off the coup of the summer? Will Max Meyer live up to his potential at the South side of London or will he just be another one of those players who never lives up to his original hype? Let me know in the comments below what you think.
     
    Thanks For Reading
     
     
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    Nucleus got a reaction from Ashez in Tactical Showpiece - Episode Two - Max Meyer   
    Hello Vibe, and welcome to Epsiode Two of my Vibe exclusive Tactical Showpiece series where I will be showcasing the newest talent to arrive in the Premier League and one’s who I think will feature prominently in FMM19. If you haven’t seen episode one yet I highly suggest you give that a read here - Tactical Showpiece - Episode One
    So as you may have guessed, the new premier league star I will be focusing on in this episode is none other than former Schalke & Germany man Max Meyer, who has recently signed for south London side Crystal Palace in what could be seen as the coup of the season. That’s right, Crystal Palace got their man on a free transfer from the German side after he let his contract run down after a dispute with Schalke’s sporting director Christian Heidel which consequently left him out of training for the remainder of the 17-18 season.
    As FMM18 starts a year ago, none of this has happened in game so I obviously had to go out and buy Meyer for Palace myself, and it proved a tricky transfer to pull off for the Eagles. An initial bid of £35million was enough for Schalke, but it wasn’t enough to convince Meyer himself to sign. In the end I opted to switch on Sugar Daddy so I could offer him what he wanted financially to sign for the club, a £190,000 per week in fact! What a money grabbing little ba***rd! But we’ve got our man either way, and I could get the experiment under way...

    In terms of Palace quality players he looks a quality player, with 14 in dribbling and Passing, 15 in Creativity and 18 in Technique along with a plethora of other decent attributes. In real life Schalke manager Domenico Tedesco started to deploy Meyer more as a Deep Lying Playmaker as he felt the positional change better suited his qualities. I disagree, and I will be playing him as an Advanced Playmaker in the centre of the park.

    Deployed on the left side of a 4-3-2-1, he would also be taking all set-pieces this season, as I felt that with his technique, creativity and eye for goal it would benefit the team massively.
    Let’s now fast forward to the end of the season to see just how Crystal Palace, and more importantly Max Meyer got on. Well it was a fantastic season all around for Palace, as they finished up in 5th placed in the league with a more than respectable 67 points. They were the leagues top scorers with 79 Goals and would next season be playing European Football. In the end, too many draws saw them miss out on the Champions League spots.

    As for Max Meyer, he too had a fantastic season for the club and ended up winning the league’s Young Player of the Year award whilst also winning the Footballer of the Year award.


    He was the league’s top assister, beating the likes of Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne to take the top spot with 18 assists. He also had the best average rating for the whole league, narrowly beating out teammate Wilfried Zaha to take top spot with an Average Rating of 7.70

    As for his development, well he looks a much better player than when he first arrived at Selhurst Park. 18 in Dribbling and Passing, a full 20 in Technique, 16 and 17 in Creativity and Decisions respectively with his Movement and Teamwork also up to 15, couple all this with his 15 in stamina and he looks a world class midfielder with plenty of room to grow further. He managed 40 games throughout the season, scoring 12 goals and assisting a further 18. A very very successful signing in my opinion.

    So Vibe, have Palace pulled off the coup of the summer? Will Max Meyer live up to his potential at the South side of London or will he just be another one of those players who never lives up to his original hype? Let me know in the comments below what you think.
     
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    Amiri Update
    It seems that life in Leicester didn't suit Nadiem as I just went to try another offer for him and he has disappeared so I can only assume he has retired after only a few weeks in Gary Lineker land. He no longer appears in a search for the name Amiri and he is greyed out in my all time XI.
    So that is it he finishes on 595 assists for his career. It's a bit of an anti-climax way for his career to end really but at least his last contribution for the club and football in general was a goal in the Champions League final and I'm glad he never played for another team after us.
    595 is a great total for the challenge although it would have been lush to have got those final 5 assists but never mind it clearly wasn't to be.

    So it's time to raise a glass and say cheers to my assists king.
     
     
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