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    Foxy reacted to LenTheWelsh in 4-3-2-1 EME   
    Long time lurker here. Tried so many tactics from here that are apparent world beaters and they never are. I’ve evolved this tactic over the last couple of years from other tactics I’ve found here and it works wonders for me. To really get the best out of it you’ll need a fast team, your wb’s will need decent decision making and your striker should be strong and decent in the air aswell as a good fast striker. 
    Would love to know what ppl think of it.

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    Foxy reacted to Seth Anacondas in Yellow and Blue Blood: Season Three - Part One   
    Sess has been a must buy in every career recently. I blame the Championship Team of the Year, PFA Young Player of the Year and Vibe Community Dream Team for hyping him up.🤔
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    Foxy reacted to PriZe in Yellow and Blue Blood: Season Three - Part One   
    Holy F nice going @Foxy!   
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    Foxy reacted to Titjes in Yellow and Blue Blood: Season Three - Part One   
    Last season going great so far mate 😉
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    Foxy got a reaction from NucleusNT in Yellow and Blue Blood: Season Three - Part One   
    Yes I am resting players before the two legs of the semi finals. I only have 22 players in the squad so with no injuries I can replace the whole starting XI although it isn't a second XI that is packed with quality. For example this is my back up RB.
    but as you say we should be safe with points we have already so winning either the League or FA cup is my biggest priority now.
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    Foxy got a reaction from NucleusNT in Yellow and Blue Blood: Season Three - Part One   
    Author’s Note: I think before the third and final season starts I should remind you of what I need to do for the challenge I have set myself. So far I have completed the first two stages as I have emulated the achievements of Jim Smith in winning back to back tier 3 and tier 2 titles. I now have to emulate what Maurice Evans achieved and keep Oxford Utd in the top flight and win a domestic cup. Also to note that I can only sign British players to reflect how football was in England in the 1980’s.
    So lets get on and see how I did in the first half of the third season.

    In the summer of 2019 the Oxford faithful got the news they had waited 18 years for. Following promotion to the Premier League the club was going to build the fourth stand at the bowling alley end of the ground. This would increase the capacity of the ground to 18,900 with the work to be completed in time for the new season.
    The club also completed further improvements to the training ground to bring the standard up to average.
    With promotion to the big leagues surely Foxy would be looking to do a lot of business over the summer.
    Foxy:” I want to keep faith with some of the lads that got us promoted back to back but of course I need to add some extra quality as well. That is easier said than done though as a lot of players see us as too small a club to sign for and don’t fancy a relegation battle. The two that really got away where Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham both on loan from Chelsea but then if they don’t fancy it I don’t want them at the club.

    Two major players left over the summer with Dickie going to Birmingham and Myles Kenlock deciding to leave at the end of his contract and signing for Shrewsbury on a free. Both were a large part of our promotion team last year but they were unlikely to feature much this year so they left with my blessing.”

    “I was lucky that the board have backed me with a good budget of around £28m and although I spent most of it on one player I think I was able to do some good deals.”

    “Will was great for us last season in goal and with Wolves willing to sell I was delighted to bring him in to be our number one this season.”

    “I needed another centre back as we only have Nelson and Streete on the books. I think Roberts is good value for money at £6m as he is a good header and tackler and physically he is quick and strong. He is also an intelligent defender who takes up good positions on the field and leads by example by putting the team first. He will be my captain this year.”

    “With Kenlock leaving I needed another left back and Mings is a player I have liked for a few years and that Bournemouth seem to undervalue. He is a good defender first and foremost and can also play centre back although I feel he can get caught out of position at times.”

    “I am always willing to take advantage of the loan system to bring in players and that what I have done with Campbell. He will provide some steel to a midfield that is heavy with ball players.”

    “Reiss scored against us last year for Arsenal in the League Cup semi finals and he is a young player with a lot of talent. With his pace, dribbling and crossing I think he can give teams a lot to think about this season.”
    Unfortunately Reiss suffered a bad injury in October and missed three months of football.

     “This was a real coup for the club and we smashed our transfer record to get this lad in. He is one of England’s young lions and has plenty of attacking threat as well as being able to play further back as a left back. I plan to use him as a winger for most of the season.”

    The Sessegnon transfer made the big headlines for the club but I think it is Kasey who will be the big signing for us this season. He is comfortable wide right and left as well as through the middle and has an excellent range of attributes. I expect his to be a threat both creating and scoring as he will be our set piece taker this season.
    Pre season
    With the transfers complete the club embarked on there pre season friendlies, without Foxy of course. It wasn’t the most strenuous program of games for the club as they recorded a draw and three wins.
    The club had a tough start to the season with an away game against Chelsea followed by a home game with champions Man City. The game against Chelsea showed what the club would be up against this season as they got thrashed 4-1. A week later the champions rolled into town for the clubs first top flight home game since 1988.
    “After the game against Chelsea I don’t think anyone expected us to do anything other than be thrashed against Man City but I hoped the lads wouldn’t be put off by the occasion and would do themselves justice.”
    Things looked bleak when City took the lead on 9 minutes through Bernardo Silva but Kasey Palmer got Oxford back into it 4 minutes later. In a close game Oxford gave as good as they got and could have won it when Mavididi scored with 7 minutes remaining but City proved why they are champions as Aguero got an equaliser two minutes later. 

    The month was rounded off with home wins against Luton in the League Cup and Watford in the Premier league.

    If the yellows had any aspirations of staying up they would need to pick up points against the types of teams they faced this month. A comfortable away win at Wolves was followed up by a win at home versus Derby before a League Cup third round at home to Villa.
    “I would love to win a cup this season and home ties give us a great chance to progress but saying that Villa are a decent team so it would be tough.”
    The strong U’s team put in a great performance to win 3-1 and book there place in the fourth round.

    The final game of the month was against Villa as well three days after the cup game but this time it was Villa, who had rested players mid-week, that ran out easy winners.

    Following on from that lose against Villa form was a little mixed as the yellows could only draw at home to Brighton and then following a win at Leeds they suffered a home loss to Arsenal. The month was rounded off with a home game in the League Cup versus Sheffield Wednesday. The fans expected an easy win to make the quarter finals but it wasn’t quite that simple.

    Despite having the bulk of possession and shots Oxford could only labour to a 1-1 draw and required penalties to get through. A relieved Foxy had this to say after the game.
    “That was frustrating tonight. We had all of the game but we are very toothless up front at the moment and we aren’t creating good goal scoring chances and its something we are going to need to look at.”

    Two draws to start the month, the first at Norwich in a game Oxford would have loved to win against a fellow newly promoted side and then a good point in a 0-0 versus Manchester Utd. With Oxford sitting in 9th and 7 points clear of the bottom three you would think Foxy would be happy with his side but he wasn’t.
    “I feel like we are playing with the handbrake on. Our striker is too isolated up top as our midfield isn’t able to get close enough to him and we aren’t getting the best out of Kasey Palmer either. I’m sure we have more to give in this team and I am determined to find a way of bringing that out of them.”
    When the team took the field against Spurs at the end of November the fans noticed something very different in the teams formation. Foxy had abandoned his favoured 41221 that had served the team so well for the past two seasons and instead was playing without a striker. Osawe was in the side but he was taking a position on the right wing and then cutting inside on his left foot in an inside forward role with then Sessegnon playing as a left winger and then Kasey Palmer in the centre attacking the box from deep.
    The tactic worked as they ran out 2-0 winners over Spurs with goals from Palmer and Osawe.

    December was going to be a very busy month as they faced a run of 7 games in the month that would put the small Oxford squad to the test. Foxy continued with his strikerless set up in a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at the beginning of the month before travelling to Merseyside to take on Everton in a match that no Oxford fan will ever forget.
    “At times this season we haven’t got the rewards that our play has merited especially in front of goal but this game it all came together. Osawe and Palmer where simply unplayable all game and we blew Everton away.”

    A disappointing loss to WBA followed the Everton game as the Oxford fans where brought firmly back down to earth. The club then booked its place in the semi finals of the League Cup as they beat Huddersfield 3-1. A solid 2-0 win against Newcastle just before Christmas gave the yellows some holiday cheer. On Boxing day the fans travelled back up the M6 to Merseyside to take on the red side of Liverpool but the result and performance was far less positive as they lost 3-0.

    As has been the case most of the season the team bounced back in the next game as they beat Stoke 2-0 and then got a good 0-0 draw at home to 2nd placed Chelsea.

    This left Oxford in 6th place at the half way stage of the season, 16 points clear of the relegation zone and with 32 points all but safe and only 3 points from a European spot.
    How was Foxy feeling going into the new year with the club as good as safe?
    “I don’t think we can look at ourselves as safe just yet as we need to keep pushing for as many points as we can. I would hope we can at least hold on to 6th place for the rest of the season and the we have the League Cup still to go for and also the FA Cup as well so it should be an exciting second half of the season.
    NEXT TIME ON YELLOW AND BLUE BLOOD: How high can Oxford finish and can they win one of the cups?
    Thank you for reading.
  7. Happy
    Foxy got a reaction from Ashez in The Weekly Poll: Are you tempted to try FMT on Switch?   
    About £280 without any games I think. I was lucky back at Xmas because a certain Nintendo obsessed Viber pointed me towards a deal which saved me £50 at the time.
  8. Funny
    Foxy got a reaction from NucleusNT in The Weekly Poll: Are you tempted to try FMT on Switch?   
    Easy answer to that. Don't buy FMT as all the cool kids play FMM
  9. Favourite
    Foxy got a reaction from Titjes in The ABC of football   
    Really well thought out challenge mate👍
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    Foxy reacted to Ashez in Ashez Vs Foxy - Who'll Come Up Trumps?   
    Ashez Vs Foxy - Who'll Come Up Trumps?
    Ladies and gentlemen please take to your seats as the show is about to begin! You are here today to witness the start of the very first Vibe Trumps tournament where the stats are the aim of the game! 
    Before we begin let's cover the rules of this tournament to ensure the audience is on the same page as the competitors! 
    Each competitor has a player roster of seven players and each player has five unique stats. During each round two players will face off with one competitor calling a stat, which ever player has the highest stat will win the duel with the loser transferring sides. The competitor who can clear out the opposition's team first will be the victor. Players for each round are drawn at random as each squad and player placement will be a mystery to us until the player is drawn. Please look to the TV screen to see an example of this process. 
    Player One goes first drawing Ronaldo, the competitor than calls to use the players pace stat. His opponent will then draw a player from his squad and reveal the players pace stat. If Ronaldo has the higher stat he wins and obtains the card of the opposition, however if the opposition player has a higher pace stat Ronaldo will lose the duel and be transferred to the other team, then these players are returned to the bottom of each squad list. This process continues until one players squad contains no players or the player gives up. 
    This is a simple explanation of the process you'll witness in this tournament but we'll be bringing plenty of bells and whistles to the table as we have custom cards! That's right my friends as our stat guys have been hard at work tailor making information for our squads based on information from FMM 2018. While the graphic department (Foxy) have been working night and day to produce cards of the highest quality for this show piece event! 
    Due to this being the first time hosting such a event you might see some growing pains as we try and work out the best way to handle this process, however for starters we'll try and post a few rounds a day to keep the excitement flowing! For obvious reasons crowd involvement is needed and encouraged and if this does work out as I hope we could even bring new squads to the table (Vibe members? FMM Legends? The 1KC Club? The squad potentials are endless!)
    What squad will be using this time I hear you cry? Well ladies and gentlemen you'll have to wait and see as the player reveals/predictions are half the fun! However I can reveal that everyone of you helped piece together this deck without even realising! 
    Although we are in need of your assistance yet again before we even begin! The fourteen card deck has been randomly split into two squads of seven by a certain Vixen. We now need you guys to decide who gets what squad! So make sure you scream as loud as you can in the comments section letting us know who should have which squad! How are you meant to decide? Well Foxy will be drawing one card from each deck right now! Boom!
    Squad List One - The First Reveal
    Squad List Two - The First Reveal
    So the question remains Vibe, who will you give each pack? 
    As always thank you for viewing and we hope you're interested in our latest use of FMM to bring you content! Make sure you leave a comment below with any opinions, questions and your squad votes! 
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    Foxy reacted to kts365 in Scoring problems   
    Short passing, a gap in midfield and 5 advanced players. Your team probably isnt producing the right kind of opportunities like that. At some points you are going to have 4 players in the box all vying for the same opportunities.
    Advanced or complete forward might help, shift one or both AP back to midfield. Possibly make one a CM or DLP.
    I rarely use limited defenders above league 2 level as they just lump the ball forward and often lose it, and with nobody really in the middle of the park it just invites pressure for you, hence late equalisers.
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    Foxy got a reaction from NucleusNT in Hi there, I'm Titjes   
    Great to know more about you Mr Tall. I have to admit I had wondered what the name titjes meant and I had kinda hoped it was rude!
    Both you and @NucleusNT have been great additions to vibe and I'm really looking forward to seeing what you guys and @mcandrew003 come up with for the Olympics.
    Not sure mate but it would be cool if it came from Cotswold as I live in the Cotswolds😃 There is a story behind how I got this logo but it's boring so I won't share it here😂
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    Foxy got a reaction from Titjes in Hi there, I'm Titjes   
    No such thing as a stupid question and its better to know exactly what you have to do before you go ahead and play half or a whole season and then find out you got it wrong.
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    Foxy got a reaction from NucleusNT in Hi there, I'm Titjes   
    Great to know more about you Mr Tall. I have to admit I had wondered what the name titjes meant and I had kinda hoped it was rude!
    Both you and @NucleusNT have been great additions to vibe and I'm really looking forward to seeing what you guys and @mcandrew003 come up with for the Olympics.
    Not sure mate but it would be cool if it came from Cotswold as I live in the Cotswolds😃 There is a story behind how I got this logo but it's boring so I won't share it here😂
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    Foxy reacted to Taff in MRI - Taff needs his head examined A 3K Journey COMPLETE   
    A Roundup
    So with this mammoth career now over I thought I'd just give you guys a quick roundup of trophies, manager stats, year by year goal breakdowns and some of the tactics used to achieve this huge triple 1k.
    Here's a run down of our Trophy Cabinet after 18 amazing seasons 

    We won the league every season 

    Plus 98 various cup competitions over the course of our time at PSG
    The Manager profile looks pretty decent as well

    £4.3 Billion spent on players and £1.4 Billion from sold players over 18 years, which equals out at about £239M buying players and £78M on players sold
    So some huge spending there, but we built the world's greatest teams each season to give my three strikers the help they needed in securing over 1000 goals each during their time in Paris.
    I ended my 18 years in Paris as the 5th best ranked manager in the world

    But god knows what more I could have done to break the top 3 after all the awards and such, but there we have it, bribes obviously exchanging hands somewhere.
    Here's the teams overall records

    The highest goals award goes to Rashford for his 89 goal season during the 11th season, and I think Bowen is getting a fair deal there as a backup striker who played maybe a handful of games getting a 9.00 avg rating, but Isak was our youngest ever player, while Rashford can go down as the oldest who played for us, then when you look at the transfer records, you can see why it's not balanced with our most expensive signing being £150M more than our most expensive sold player
    Here is (according to the AI) my best ever XI

    One quick question, where the hell is Mbappe how can you not include the guy in the all time XI, but all of these guys did play huge parts in this challenge so no real complaints (but seriously no Mbappe!!!!!!)
    Now I did this as I thought it might interest some of you, this is a season by season breakdown of my three strikers goals per season.  I've put the highest scorer in bold each season and the highest season total as well
    Season Total
    You might also noticed that the total I gave in the final update was out slightly as I must have miscalculated somewhere and the final total is 3123 (not 3127) but still a huge total for my three strikers.  Season 11 and 12 is where the boys shined best breaking the 200 goals in a season mark.  We also had 2 seasons where one of the boys broke the 80 goal mark and 5 where someone netted 70 or more, but I can't stress enough how proud I am of all these three have done.
    Here's a screenshot of the three main strikers achievements after 18 seasons in Paris 

    Mbappe was named WPOTY 10 times as well as a host of best player in Europe, and French player of the year

    Rashford only won the WPOTY once, but he matched Mbappe for goals and to me that's more important

    Isak was always the third wheel in this act, but he powered on winning best foreign player on multiple occasions as well as a whole host of other awards
    Now onto the tactics and I used a variety over my 18 years but these are the three I used mostly

    A fairly straightforward 343, the GK was a SK when I had De Gea in, and the three front roles changed depending on when the boys were in their prime (CF-P-CF) but this was the main setup

    I also used a 433 for a time as well, but you need World Class WB's to bring the pain up the wings but with Stamina enough to get back and cover, the instructions changed later on to this less aggressive approach as my three got older and less creative.

    This little beauty served me well for 3/4 seasons, alternating the front three around so all of them played in each position but it worked well for me.

    Defense wise I didn't like playing too high up as that left me vulnerable to counter attacks from quick opposition, but I believe in commited tackling (yes half my team ended the game on yellow cards, but we won a huge amount of games, so half of one...  

    Then I like mixing my passing up, rather than sticking to one, I let the players decide on which is the best path to take, and the final third instructions seemed to serve me well
    So that's it for my wrap up guys, hope you all enjoyed this career and I look forward to starting something new in the near future (as soon as the Vibe Muse strikes)
    Many thanks again for all the comments and support during this and I'll see you all soon for another Career
  16. Funny
    Foxy got a reaction from NucleusNT in Hi, I’m Nucleus   
    That's all the parenting I have done for the last 11 years!!!
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    Foxy reacted to NucleusNT in Hi, I’m Nucleus   
    Hey guys, so @Foxy suggested I post a little something about myself in here. To be honest I had no idea this thread existed as I would have done so earlier. 
    Anyway, I’m Nucleus. Real name Nick/Nicholas and I’m a very proud Welshman. I live in north wales on the lleyn peninsula so I’m right out in the sticks. We’ve only had 4G installed last year! I live with my girlfriend and our beautiful 3 month old daughter and I work as an assistant manager in a supermarket. Unlike some of the oldies on the site *cough* @Foxy *cough* I’m at the tender age of 28. So not exactly the youngest pup here either!
    Football Manager
    Onto FM then, I started playing football manager games at around 2003/2004. My first foray into the genre was with LMA manager on the PS2 followed by me falling in love when I first played Championship Manager 5 on the same console. Championship manager 2007 was the one I played the most back then and fondly remember always buying Anthony Vanden Borre for each career I started and another signing I always made was Igor Semjonovs, a Latvian midfielder who turned into a right beast for around £20k. Onto the full fat FM PC games. Never played them often, mainly due to the fact I’ve never owned a decent enough computer to play them! So a hiatus was needed until the release of the mobile version and I fell in love all over again.
    I actually joined Vibe in 2015, mainly as a lurker and looking for tactics to help me. I did post a couple of tactics myself but they didn’t receive the love I hoped for lol. One of the articles that I remeber fondly and still refer back to now and again is @MerlionMaple96‘s wide advanced playmakers
    Reading this article just showed me that there’s so much more to the game than I originally thought. I then remember reading some of the careers posted by the likes of @Ashez @PriZe @samhardy@Taffand @BatiGoal and I just really wanted to do the same. I’d learnt so much on Vibe in such a short space of time, and thought I could give something back in the form of my careers this year (and there’s been plenty). 2018 has been a mad busy year for me so far, juggling being a dad and work, with a bit of FMM on the side but I wouldn’t change anything. I love being a part of this community, I’ve made some good friends in @Titjes and @mcandrew003 and hope to make a lot more in the future. My PM’s are always open if anyone wants to talk football, FMM or just general chit-chat
    Thanks for reading
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    Foxy reacted to Titjes in MSN vs BBC   
    Hi everyone and welcome to another challenge
    This time it's MSN vs BBC, can you beat them?
    The totals can be off by a few, that's because on 5 different sites there are 5 different amounts they scored
    The challenge:
    The challenge is made up of 2 parts (part 1: MSN & part 2: BBC). You are allowed to do part 2 before part 1 if you want. In both parts you will try and beat the goals and assists made by MSN and BBC. The challenge lasts 2 times 3 seasons. Load up Spain and any other leagues you want. Take control of Barcelona or Real Madrid (depending on what part you start with). If you are done with 1 part, start a new game to begin the other part  
    Part 1: MSN
    Sell or demote Messi, Suarez & Dembélé (as Neymar ain't at barcelona no more) Transfer in 3 strikers (1 Argentinian, 1 Uruguayan & 1 Brazilian), they al must play striker positions (IF's or W are allowed as long as they play top line) You have 3 seasons to beat the goals and assists made by MSN (171 assists & 364 goals) 2014-2015
    Part 2: BBC
    Sell or demote Bale, Benzema & Ronaldo Transfer in 3 strikers (1 Welsh, 1 French & 1 Portuguese), they al must play striker positions (IF's or W are allowed as long as they play top line) You have 3 seasons to beat the goals and assists made by BBC (102 assists & 269 goals) 2014-2015
    Other transfers are allowed. No unlockables (sugar daddy etc) (gold badge and reputation are allowed). No use of text changes, save editor or IGE at all. No cheating - Restarting to avoid injuries counts as cheating!! A career must be posted, as 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 Have fun  
    Points system:
    Goals Assists Winning a Cup: 25 bonus points Winning League: 10 bonus points + or - Goal Difference  
    The Leaderbord:
    Feel free to ask questions or to let me know if I made a mistake somewhere
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    Foxy got a reaction from NucleusNT in Titjes: The F.C Barcelona 86-87 Challenge   
    Sounds interesting.
    We have a Hello section on the website where a few of us regulars have posted Hello my name is... pieces so that we can all get to know each other a little better.
    I for one would definitely be interested in knowing more about you if you ever fancy doing one and the same goes for @NucleusNT as well as you both are most prolific posters at the moment.
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    Foxy reacted to RipRip in Yellow and Blue Blood: Season Three - Part One   
    Bloody brilliant! Very nice read mate. All the best in the Premier League. Can't wait!
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    Foxy reacted to Taff in Yellow and Blue Blood: Season Three - Part One   
    Back to back promotions, what  job dude congrats, and now it's on to the big time
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    Foxy reacted to NucleusNT in Yellow and Blue Blood: Season Three - Part One   
    Premier league title next mate!  Cracking stuff, and a great read too
    Shame about the Sunderland result!
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    Foxy got a reaction from Taff in The Vibe Community Dream XI   
    Over the past week you guys in the community have been voting for an FMM18 dream XI. I decided that it would be fun to take a look at the back story for the players and also how they look in the game and how they progress in the game as well if they are a youngster.
    The final XI looks like this.

    I think the biggest thing we can take from this dream team is just how much we value potential over current ability in our players as a community. We all love a wonderkid and I think that shows in this XI, as most of these guys definitely fall into that category. Of course that makes a lot of sense as we are often playing many seasons and it’s the younger guys that we buy and develop and that spend longer playing for us and stick in our minds more than the established star that may only play a couple of seasons before he starts to decline and we ship him out.
    The lads that are youngsters and can significantly develop further in the game I have posted screenshots of them at the start of the game and then 4 and a half years later to show how they develop. The guys that are at Barcelona have had IT training and the guys who aren’t have had to put up with the AI managers training them and so could develop better if you have them at your club. As my Barca save got corrupted I didn’t have a save that was far enough in that I could get the screenshots so a big thank you to @NucleusNT for providing these from his Justin Kluivert 1KC save.
    All the information is as up to date as I could get it.
    So without further ado lets meet the team.
    GK. David De Gea
    David is the current Manchester United and Spain number 1 and is a strong contender to be considered the best goalkeeper in the world. He began his career at his home town club Atletico Madrid and made his first senior appearance in 2009. The following year he was there first choice ‘keeper and helped the club win the Europa League and European Super Cup. These performances for the club attracted the attention of Manchester United who bought him in June 2011 for £18.9m a British record for a goalkeeper at the time. Since joining Man Utd he has won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League and won the Sir Matt Busby player of the year award three seasons in a row.
    He has represented Spain from the Under 15’s right up to the full team and has won 27 caps for his country. He was first choice for Spain at Euro 2016 and was part of the Spain squad at the 2014 World Cup. At junior levels he won the European under 17’s championship in 2007 and the European under 21’s championship in both 2011 and 2013 making the team of the tournament on both occasions.
    David De Gea in FMM18

    At 26 when the game begins De Gea is just about at his peak and as can be expected is very very good. He has all the attributes you would want from a ‘keeper with good aerial, agility, handling and perfect reflexes. He makes good decisions and takes up good positions as well. His kicking is very good but with only 8 for throwing along with 1 for creativity his distribution isn’t perfect. As a sweeper keeper his pace isn’t the best at 13 either but all in all he is a top goalie that any team would be happy to have between the sticks.
    CB. Jonathan Tah
    Jonathan is a promising centre back for both Germany and his club Bayer Leverkusen. He joined Hamburg from SC Concordia in 2009 and made his senior debut for the club in a cup match in August 2013 versus SV Schott Jena. In 2014 he joined Fortuna Dusseldorf in a one year loan and made 23 appearances for them in the 2.Bundesliga. After that loan Hamburg decided to cash in on him and accepted a bid of 10m Euro from Bayer Leverkusen for him. Since joining Bayer he has made 70 appearances and won the prestigious Fritz Walter medal as the best under 19’s player in Germany.
    He has represented Germany from under 16’s right up to the full national side and has so far won three caps for Germany. He made his Germany debut in a 3.2 friendly loss to England in 2016 and was called up to replace an injured Antonio Rudigar in the German Euro 2016 squad.
    Tah in FMM18

    Jonathan is tall and powerful in real life and FMM reflects this with excellent aerial, strength and pace. He has lots of good blue attributes as well such as tackling, decisions, teamwork and passing. His aggression at just 10 isn’t great as you don’t want a timid defender. At just 21 you can see he is going to develop into a top defender if you give him the chance.
    This is without any IT and you can see that he is looking excellent as either a CB or a RB. The only attributes you may have wanted more development in are probably teamwork, aggression and leadership but everything else for his position are very good.
    CB. Dayot Upamecano
    After impressing for Valenciennes youth teams in his native France Dayot joined Red Bull Salzburg in Austria for 2.2m Euro in 2016. After a year and 33 appearances for both Salzburg and there feeder team Liefering in Austria he moved to Germany and signed for RB. Leipzeig for 10m Euro.
    Dayot has yet to make an appearance for the full French team but has represented his country at youth levels since the under 16’s. He was part of the France squad which won European under 17’s championship playing in all six matches. He was also included in the team of the tournament.
    Upamecano in FMM18

    Dayot is one of my favourite players this year and at just 18 he already looks brilliant with green attributes in pace, strength and aggression. I have used Dayot for seven seasons and I never found him at much risk of sending’s off despite having quite high aggression. He then has excellent blue attributes in tackling, passing, aerial and positioning in name a few. He also looks like he would be a candidate for retraining as a DM or CM as well.
    What a player he has become! He is let down a little bit as a centre back by only having 14 for aerial but with tackling and positioning of 18 coupled with 20 pace and strength he isn’t going to do a bad job. As you can see Nucleus has retrained him to play midfield an looking at his attributes he could do a great job as a box to box midfielder with the only negative the lack of growth in his movement which my hinder him finding space in the midfield.
    RWB. Benjamin Henrichs
    Benjamin has spent his entire career at Bayer Leverkusen having come through there youth ranks. He is a regular in the Leverkusen team having made his debut vs Dortmund in September 2015. In 2016 he won the prestigious Fitz Walter medal as the best German Under 19s player.
    He played at under 19’s and 21’s for the German national team and he has been capped at senior level by Germany and made his debut against San Marino in an 8-0 win. He has so far won 3 caps for Germany and was part of the squad which won the Confederations Cup in 2017.
    Henrichs in FMM18
    He is a versitle player who is natural at RB but can also play RWB, LB and CM and could probably be retrained in a number of positions as well. His pace isn’t the best at the start of the game but he has good stamina which is very handy as a WB. He makes good decisions and works well with his team mates. His technical stats don’t look great at a glance but he isn’t far away from green in crossing, dribbling, passing and tackling.

    He has progressed very nicely and know has everything we would want from a WB. His pace has increased along with his stamina so he is going to bomb up and down the wing with ease. He has all then technical skills as well and would be very at home in CM as well. Excellent crossing, dribbling and passing coupled with 16 tackling means he will be a threat going forward as well as defending.
    LWB. Kieran Tierney
    A Celtic fan since a child Kieran has been with the club since the age of 7. He made his Celtic debut versus Dundee in April 2015 and the following season really broke into the Celtic first team making 23 league appearances. He has won two (soon to be three) league titles, one FA Cup and the League cup twice and was voted young Scottish player of the year the last two seasons.
    At international level he only made a total of five appearances for the Scotland Under 18’s and 19’s and has never played for the under 21’s instead going straight into the full squad. He has played nine times so far for Scotland and has been used as a centre back and right back as well as a left back due to the presence of Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson in the same position. Kieran is seen as a future Scotland captain and has already captained the side in a friendly versus Netherlands in November 2017.
    Tierney in FMM18

    You can see the promise in this lad straight away with some good green attributes and plenty of high blues as well. He has good pace, crossing, tackling and teamwork which are all important WB attributes. His movement and positioning aren’t the best so far and it will be interesting to see how they improve. He is already captain material with that 16 leadership though.

      Considering he has been managed by the AI he has progressed well although only his crossing and tackling have seen a massive jump in his technical’s. He has had great progress in his mental attributes as well as his physical’s with only his creativity being any kind of weakness in those areas of his game.
    CM. Arthur Melo
    Arthur’s performances for Gremio have led to him being labelled the Brazilian Iniesta and he may have chance to prove this in the coming seasons as Barcelona have first refusal to sign him and its expected he will sign for the Catalans this summer. He began at his home town club of Goias before being spotted by Gremio at a youth tournament. He made 50 appearances for Gremio in the 2017 season scoring 2 goals. During his time at Gremio he has won the Brazilian Cup as well as the Copa Libertadores which is the South American equivalent to the Champions League.
    He received his first call up to the full squad for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia but has yet to make an appearance for Brazil. At youth level he has represented the under 18’s and 19’s. 
    Arthur in FMM18

    As a player that’s being compared to Iniesta you would expect good passing, technique and teamwork and Arthur has all three of these along with bribbling as well. I like a playmaker with high teamwork as he tends to look for the pass a little more often than shooting which can be important in a goal based challenge. I would like to see his creativity and movement up significantly as well as some physical improvement as well.

    Brazilian Iniesta indeed!!! Significant improvements across the board as Arthur turns himself into a world class playmaker and with tackling and positioning of 15 he could quite easily play as a DLP as well.
    CM. Leon Goretzka
    Another German and another Fritz Walter medal winner this time in the under 17’s category in 2012. Leon started his professional career at Vfl Bochum making his debut against Dynamo Dresden in 2.Bundesliga in 2012. In June 2013 he signed for Schalke for a fee reported to be between 3m and 4m Euro and has gone onto make over 100 apperances for the club. As almost anyone who plays FMM knows his contract runs out at the end of the 2017/18 season and he has agreed a deal to move to Bayern Munich in the summer on a Bosman.
    Leon has played for Germany from the under 16’s right up to the full team. In 2012 he was part of the under 17’s side that came runner up in the European under 17’s championship and he also has a silver medal from the 2016 Olympics. He played in the 2017 Confederations Cup scoring three goals in the tournament against Australia and two past Mexico as Germany won the tournament.
    Goretzka in FMM18

    The promise is here for all to see as Leon has a good range of attributes that you would want from a midfielder. A worry with Leon is his high aggression coupled with his poor tackling of 11, if your going to be aggressive at least be able to tackle and he could be a yellow and red card risk.

    Some good improvements for him especially in his physical attributes and he looks a good all round box to box midfielder. Still no major improvement in his tackling and he has got more aggressive as he has gotten older! He also doesn’t have good positioning and he isn’t a player I would consider for a DM role.
    RW. Cristian Pavon
    Cristian is the latest in the long line of attacking talent to come out of Argentina. Boca Juniors signed him from CA Telleres for 1.3m Euro in 2014 and he has gone onto win the Primera Division in the 2016/17 season.
    At international level he has played for Argentina since the under 16’s and was part of the Argentina Olympic squad in 2016. He made his debut for the full team in 2017 and had an impressive debut in a 1-0 friendly win against Russia as he set up a goal for Sergio Aguero. He has so far won four caps for Argentina and will hope to make this years World Cup squad.
    Pavon in FMM18

    Pavon has the classic stats you would look for in a winger with very good crossing, dribbling, movement and pace. He can also play on the left but I wouldn’t say that would be the best use of his talents as his shooting, passing and creativity aren’t as good so he may be less effective cutting inside on his right foot.
    Some good improvements in the areas he was already good and its good that his creativity has grown as well. A very good improvement in his stamina means we can see him running up and down the wing all game and his decisions have had a nice boost as well. He still looks a classic winger to me but that’s great for me as we have too many IF’s in the game and not enough wingers for my liking.
     LW: Ryan Sessegnon
    Ryan made his debut for Fulham at the tender age of 16 years and 81 days old in a League Cup game versus Leyton Orient and has gone on to be one of the great young talents in the English game. Happy as a left back or left winger he has received plaudits around the world with La Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy naming him in the top 30 under 20 talents in Europe. He has played over 60 games for Fulham and has scored 19 goals including a hat trick versus Sheffield Utd in November 2017.
    He has played for all the England youth teams from under 16’s up to under 21’s but has yet to make the full England squad. He was part of the England team which won the under 19’s European championships in 2017 and was named in the team of the tournament. He scored three goals during the championships including two in a 4-1 win over Germany and was the tournament joint top scorer.
    Sessegnon in FMM18

    A really good range of attributes but he probably is more suited to a winger role at the start of the game as he lacks tackling, positioning and strength so may struggle in a more defensive role. He has good crossing and pace and unbelievable stamina of 16 from a 17 year old. It would be great to see his dribbling, creativity and movement improve so we have a top winger in our team.

    Some excellent improvement considering he has had to put up with AI training. We see his dribbling has really improved as has his passing, creativity and movement. His strength and tackling have grown but not much and he still looks better as a winger in my opinion. One area that he is still lacking in is his teamwork, as a winger I would like to see him work more for the team but he is only 23 and that could still improve.
    ST: Kylian Mbappe
    Does Kylian need any kind of introduction considering he is probably the most famous wonderkid in the world at the moment? Kylian came to prominence as part of the exciting Monaco team that won the French title in the 2016./17. The top clubs across Europe have been keep an eye on Mbappe for a few years as he had attention from clubs such as Real Madrid and Valencia and even had a trial at Chelsea as an 11 year old but in the end he chose Monaco. In summer 2017 he was subject to intense transfer speculation with a number of clubs after his signature. In the end he moved north to Paris and signed for PSG. Initially on loan for the 2017/18 season to get around FFP regulations but he will sign for Les Parisians in the summer of 2018 for a rumoured 145m Euro.
    He featured for the French under 17 and 19 teams but has skipped the under 21’s and gone straight into the full French squad due to his impressive club performances. He did win the European under 19’s championship in 2016 and was named in the team of the tournament. In 2017 he won the prestigious European Golden Boy award as Europe’s best player under 21.
    Mbappe in FMM18

    18 years old and he already looks like a goal machine. There is very little not to like a Kylian he has pace, dribbling, movement and shooting ability in abundance and is only going to get better and better. It would be good to see his stamina go up so he can play more minutes and a boost in creativity and decisions to go along side his excellent passing might be good as well.
     Nine years later and he is a beast! All the attributes he had before have got better and better and he has added crossing to his game as well so lots of assists from corners. His strength and stamina have both shot up as well so he has pace, power and endurance now. He makes excellent decisions and his creativity has gone up a little but lets face it this lad is all about goals, goals and more goals.
     ST. Timo Werner
    Our fourth German completes the team. Timo was the youngest player to ever play for Vfb Stuttgart when he made his debut in 2013 and then went on to become there youngest ever goal scorer. He is also the youngest player in Bundesliga history to reach 50,100 and 150 appearances. He currently plays for RB Leipzeig have transferred for 10m Euro in June 2016.
    He has been a prolific goal scorer at youth level for Germany having scored 34 goals in 48 appearances from the German under 15’s up to the under 21’s. He received his first call up to the full squad in spring 2017 and was part of the Confederations Cup squad that lifted the trophy in the summer of that year scoring three goals in the tournament. He won the Fritz Walter medal in both the under 17’s and under 19’s categories.
    Werner in FMM18

    Timo’s pace coupled with his movement, dribbling and shooting make him a real threat up front. He is a little more one dimensional as a player than Kylian as he lacks great passing ability but as an out and out goal scorer he has most of the attributes you would want. The only place he could really improve as a goal scorer is in his strength and aerial but at 21 it is unlikely that his aerial ability is going to get much better.
    Unfortunately Timo hasn’t had the benefit of IT but we have seen some improvements. His strength has really improved and his aerial has gone up one point. His creativity has had a big jump as well as his decisions but we see a decrease in his movement.
    So there we have it our dream XI for FMM18 is complete. I want to thank everyone who nominated players and voted in the polls as without you guys it wouldn’t have been possible to get this team complete. I big thanks to @NucleusNT who provided the screenshots of the players at or very near their peak.
    What do you make of the team, which players have you used from the team this year or is their anyone you will now go and try to buy based on this dream XI? Let us know in the comments below.
    Thank you for reading
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    Foxy reacted to scratch99 in Scratch Tries: Facundo Colidio 1KC [Season 24] - FINISHED   
    Yeah, that was my initial reaction. Like I said in the previous comment, I went from thinking it was a no chance thing, to it being nailed on (I thought), so it was a gut punch... At one point I thought he might even make it last season, then he lost 7 games near the end due to injury. 7 goals in 7 games? Maybe not at this point, but it would have been close... Anyway, done is done...
    I actually fired up FMM18 before and just for fun started a career unemployed. Got a job with Bognor Regis who I had in the second chances career last year and hired Teddy Sheringham as my coach... Half tempted to go with it rather than the U's idea (although I still like that). Was really happy the lagging that was there (Android) in previous versions is now gone.
    Realistically, though I'll probably have a little break. I have other games that I bought and never played that I might check out. Might have a short detour into Motorsport Manager 2 for a start. But we'll see. I have that heady feeling now of not having anything before me and being able to choose my own direction. 
    Thanks for all your support throughout this long journey, it's been much appreciated! Kept me going when most everyone else had moved over to the FMM18 forum. 
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    Foxy reacted to Taff in MRI - Taff needs his head examined A 3K Journey COMPLETE   
    MRI - Taff Needs His Head Examined A 3K Attempt
    Season 18
    Once again guys I have to apologise for the huge wait in this update, spent 2 weeks off with my daughter for Easter I have managed to finish the season, but had no time for the update, but here we are and we left off with both Mbappe and Rashford having already past the 1000 goal mark, and Isak needing only 46 goals to finish the 3K
    So lets not have you guys waiting anymore, lets gets into it
    Let's see how the team fared over the course of the season 
    So we almost clean house, but we struggled more than usual in the UCL this year, and I think Mbappe and Rashford's age have caught up with them.
    Now onto the main event, did Isak do it, can we finally close the lid on this HUGE career, lets see how my 37/36 year old pair did first 

    His physical attributes have taken a decline, but his skill stats are still looking mighty impressive

    He managed 32 goals for the season, having to rest a bit more this year, but he's been a trooper all the way through

    His stats have stayed sharper than that of his French counterpart, and at 37 they look incredible

    He played 2 more games than Mbappe but managed the same amount of goals, 32 for the season what a performance from the pair
    But now this is what we wanted to see, is Isak going to join the boys on 1000 club goals, can we finally close the lid on this save

    Again still looking impressive at 35, but his stats mean nothing if he can't use them......he needs 46 goals to break the 1k mark, could he do it.......

    OH by a long shot he smashed it, netting a huge 75 goals for the season getting almost 30 more than he needed and we have done it 3 players 1000 goals each for PSG
    Here's the magic moment he hit goal #1000 (came in a French Cup game in January)
    Here's their respective histories from before they joined PSG just to show that they all have over 1000 club goals

    Huge shout to @Foxy for all the great graphics throughout this thread, you are a gent and a scholar 
    Here's the season info for anyone who is interested 
    Season Info
    And that's it my friends this massive undertaking which I thought would never succeed has been finished and finished well, these boys have been amazing from the off and I want to thank everyone who followed, commented and believed when I didn't that this insane career would succeed.  You have all helped me keep this going and for that you all have my deepest thanks
    I'll be back tomorrow with a wrap up, share some of the tactics I used and just share some other info with you but for now and for the final time in this career....
    TAFF OUT!!!!!!!