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/Bangers only/ edition.
>>92775991>He certainly didn't mean that!
>>92775991>>92775996>>92776002...Are you an actual fan of Maribor?
>Oxford City game>Clayton has just dropped out of 8.03 average range>he's on 39 goals>Tshimanga is on 21 assists, nearing 30 goals and has the highest pass % in the teamClayton has improved a bit and is now 5* current ability (at least based on my assistant view). We're gonna easily win the league. Still not lost because Clayton and Tshi have got like nearly 70 goals between them. Just gotta beat Bristol Rovers to get into the 5th round of the FA Cup and then get twatted by some PL team and watch the board go 'WE ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS RESULT'.Also, why does the media say your team is expected to win even if the team you're playing is way higher division than you? It seems to take fucking form into the equation. Fuck off.
>>92776214>Bury is now trying to sign my regen GK I signedSigh. I can't afford to give him a contract as he's on a youth one atm. So, gonna just forget it and hope when I am promoted I can sign another one.
>>92776213Yes, la. Here, have some of our finest slags.
>>92775991>>92775996>>92776002And this is why you go for tall goalkeepers, ladies and gentlemen.
What's going on in this thread?Anyhow is BWM the worst role or what? Maybe they are better with worldclass players but I always found them trash in low league teams
>>92776436Bwm(s) in a three man Midfield with a dlp(d) and cm(a) is goat for me at lower leagues
>>92776214Had the same in league 1. 2nd round of Carabao we had Crystal Palace who we somehow beat and this wasn't even considered the highlight of the month.3rd round my fans were disappointed i didnt beat Man U, who had just come off a quadruple season
>>92776436It was shit in previous FMs, where it had Close Down Much More locked in. Feels easier to use this year.
>>927762553rd keeper was tall enough, but he had a slow reaction [in part because his teammate blocked vision of the shot]2nd one could have reached it if he didn't have a crap reaction time1st is the closest that you can blame on height, but let's be honest the striker played that really well.
any of you ever done a "home city only" challenge? so only using players from your club's city.I'm at Valerenga in Oslo and think it mite be cool to only use players born in Oslo.
>tfw your 22 yr old 5th choice centreback that is being kept out of the team by younger, better players and has absolutely no hope of making it at your club is still considered a "hot prospect"it just seems cruel at this point
>Very Attacking mentality>Much Lower Defensive Line>Tighter Marking>Get Stuck In>Extremely Direct Passing>Pass Into Space>Run At DefenceShow me a more based counter-attacking system.
>>92777247Literally ripping teams apart with direct passing, after luring them in. Once their fullbacks commit, you're guaranteed a 3v2 situation upfront and because of the high mentality, nobody thinks twice before exploiting the space.
>>92777247Why not IWB(D) to avoid being flooded int he midfield? They're not going forward as FB(D), so it shouldn't expose the flanks anyway.
>>92777339Yeah, IWB is a very good shout actually.
apologies in advance for this embarassing question, buthow the fuck do you manage a national team? like, how do I become a national team manager in the first place. never did it, genuinely dont know. pls help
>>92777417Same way you become a manager, except there's no contract negotiations. Also, don't bother, it's a waste of time.
>>92777417>how do I become a national team managerI mean, you can either choose it at the start or wait for job offers. You should get plenty a few years into the save.>how the fuck do you manage a national teamYou don't. Seriously, it's a clusterfuck. SI never bothered improving national management, so it becomes very boring, very fast.
>>92777417You either apply for jobs [and get laughed out in the news section] or gain enough reputation to get national teams to call you at interviews
what the fuck happened here
>>92777607looks like the transfer could not be completed as Ajax are currently under embargo due to a potential takeover
>>92777617Are you sure it wasn't a case of the transfer could not be completed as Ajax are currently under embargo due to a potential takeover?
>>92777824I'm not sure... It looks like Ajax could be under a transfer embargo due to a potential takeover, and the transfer couldn't be completed.
>>92777442Being a national team manager can be helpful if you're playing on a team with limited scouting capabilities since you could get a good read on every player from that nationality and get increased personal scouting knowledge too. Other than that it's kind of a meme.
>>92777251>>92777258>this triggers the tikitakababbyhow do you view goals like this? is it in the match analysis screens because the analysis UI is an indecipherable mess to me
>LLM>Utilize a tactic halfway into my first season out of frustration>It works>I keep getting promoted>Expect that this year will be the one and we'll hit a wall>we never do>get to the Premier League>finally hit a solid wall of shit, can't do anything and only out of the relegation zone because of other shittier teams>create a new tactic designed to be ultra defensive and Italian>first game I try it in we're 4-2 up in the first halfFUCK SAKE
>>92778547Team/Player Analysis -> Shots -> Goals -> (click on one) -> Show Linked Events
Any tips for managing in the Croatian Second Division? Anywhere I should be looking to snag decent players?
>>92778660LLM isn't even that hard, I'm the anon that did a SCB save and we are in Ligue two and I beat OM and PSG to win Coupe de la ligue in the Nat 1
>>92779191it's easy until you're in the Premier League
>>92779214And even then, the PL is so much filled with cash that you really only have to survive during the first season. After that, the cash rolls in and you really gotta be stupid to screw it up.
>>92780195Yeah but until I get my second round of big spending in this guy is my first choice LB (even then we're pretty safe from relegation as the teams at the bottom are so shit)
>>92780346Find good loan players, preferably teenagers. Works every time. They'll be too good for your league, improve even further throughout the year, and you can often renew the loan 3-5 times until their contract runs out and you sign them for free.
>>92781070>too good for the Premier League
>>92781091I didn't think you were too retarded to figure out to get a better player than a 3rd div tier player by the time you're in the EPL, man. I thought you were in the Championshpi
>>92781117Its not being retarded or not, its not having the money or time. I had a League One squad and then got promoted. Most of my team are "leading Championship"
>>92781117the post was also about me being in the Premier League, dunno how you were so retarded as to not being able to read
>>92781167why do you have so many players under contract that you cant simply get like 10 PL-ready starters on loan? sounds like its on you desu to have money tied up in contracts in the LLM stage of the game where you jump divisions every year.
>>92781207Do you not think I tried to get players in on loan? Turns out, getting players on loan who are "Premier League ready" is hard and those players are pretty rare, especially when there's a cap on domestic talent and the best I could get is a Ukranian hot prospect striker. I loaned three players and the best of those is a Championship level player.
>Been playing at a stadium 50 miles away from our town all season>Stadium renovation finally gets finished>First game in it is a "win and confirmed safety" game>2-0 up in the first halfHome :)
the league is so bad this year
>>92782186>fewest losses>rightfully in 1stIT'S NOT FAIR
the STATE of Arsenalthey're also 8th in the league
>>92782913>>92781333stop giving me those looks, people have posted much dumber shit in here
Does my assman really have to tell me "we don't have anyone marking the posts when defending corners, we should put some peple there" literally every match? dude its a deliberate choice, get over it you 8 tactical knowledge cunt
>>92782972Take your lumps you coward.
>>92782972They also have said brilliant stuff
>>92783009>not having anyone marking the posts when defending corners
>>92783250I literally never concede goals from corners, and I score like 10 per season myself. I'm a master at them, mate. Putting players on the posts just means youre leaving people open in the box, enjoy conceding goals.
>>92783828I guess Lampard > Bielsa
>>92784017stapler's in absolute shambles right now
>The year of our lord 2019>Thinking Fraudco Bauldesla is a good manager
>the average player that always plays a blinder against youwhat's his name, tribble?
>>92785465I don't know. But I can give you the name of his physio...
>>92785491anon please I'm lurking on /trb/ for escapism
>>92785465Danny Ings and any very fast striker.
Alright trb, do I watch Vaughn/Halifax or York/Blainville? Please help.
>>92786101the second one
>>92786157Probably the best chance of an upset. Good choice.
>>92786101what language are you speaking
>>92786101For me, it's Match 8 Winner vs Match 9 Winner
>>92786193half of those teams aren't even good enough for the canadian premier leaguewhat the fuck
>>92786362Please don't disrespect the Whitecaps like that.
>>92786421if anyone deserves disrespect its toronto for using designated player slots on michael badley and jozy altisnore
>>92786481not sure what this face is trying to convey
FStill got the J league and champions league to win :(
>>92786489It's one of Ron's many faces reacting to whatever inane shit Don Cherry is complaining about. It felt right to me.
>>92786566Are you saying Toronto shouldn't be derided for making Bradley and Altidore two of the top five paid players in MLS?
When it says "Media Description: Wonderkid", that mean's their PA is ridiculously high right? I ask because relegated Aston Villa and Premier League Brentford both had Brazilian "wonderkids"
>>92786436Had a save where I went to LAFC and they had Jonny Evans as a DP. Some MLS team (I think it might have been Toronto) had Joe Hart as a DP. Retarded decisions throughout the league, easiest league I've ever won
you now remember Maxim GOATgalko
When I lose a game, how do I know whether its because my tactics are shit or my players are shit?
>>92786780I think it is a high CA in relation to his age, so not always a much higher PA than his CA.
>>92786592That's exactly what I'm saying because it's a silly thing to say.
>>92786794If their condition is over 75%, your tactics are either shit or they don't care about you.
>>92786436>jozy altiSnoreWell I'm jelly of him for fucking that nigress. Too bad she's a tennis player, and like all sports(wo)men likely to be completely insane.
>>92786811Altidore is on double the wage of Wayne Rooney. Bradley made three times as much as Almiron. You really don't think toronto should be laughed at for this?
>>92786845All MLS teams should be laughed at if they spend their money on 30+ year old washed out players instead of doing the logical thing like Atlanta and finding young-to-peak players in the Americas who will play for cheaper desu
>>92786859Most MLS teams literally just sign Euro's past their prime
>>92786895Exactly, laughable. Even the Chinese have moved towards signing average EPL players or Sudamericas on megabucks than ageing stars on Megamegabucks
>>92786502does he have aids?
>>92786845Well Altidore was 7 years younger than Rooney when he signed with TFC and Bradley last played in Italy rather than Argentina. In the end with DP slots being a thing it all costs the same to the clubs.But since the two joined, Toronto has appeared in more MLS Cup Finals than anyone but Seattle and Portland, has won more Finals than any other MLS side outside Portland, Seattle, and Atlanta, became only the 3rd MLS side in over a decade to reach the CCL Final, and then had the best season ever in MLS in 2018. Also the Canadian Championships, if we're still counting silverware. The two have been massive in the success TFC has had since they joined. So go ahead and laugh I guess, but no one who has been around the club is going to care if you do. They'll just see another American who still isn't over missing out on the 2018 WC and is looking for an outlet.
>>92787034it's just a bad cough
How do I make the best defense ever? I want to win ever game 1-0
Couldn't beat a team down to 9 men since the 35th minute, starting to think I'm not going to make it as a manager
>>927897395-5-0-0-1Hoof it to the big man.
>PacificBC sports in complete shambles.
>>92787236>But since the two joined, Toronto has appeared in more MLS Cup Finals than anyone but Seattle and PortlandBy virtue of luck in cup runs. Outside of 2017 they've been distinctly average midtable in MLS.>has won more Finals than any other MLS side outside Portland, Seattle, and Atlanta,really says more about the league allowing random 6th place shitters to even be in the final at allgoing by how a league is actually measured, toronto won easily in 2017 and in every other season has been mediocre at best>became only the 3rd MLS side in over a decade to reach the CCL Finalits nice that they made it, but they lost. They also shouldn't have even been there, a qualification for an MLS team through the canadian championship is retarded. they lost the final to a team who had never been out of the group stages before>and then had the best season ever in MLS in 2018they finished 2018 with 36 points from 34 games>Also the Canadian Championships, if we're still counting silverware.those definitely don't count when they get entered in the second to last round and their competition is teams who weren't even good enough to be invited to the canadian premier leagueI don't think they're absolute shit, but they're being massively overpaid. Are you actually going to tell me that Bradley is worth 5 Josef Martinez's and Altidore is worth a Rooney and Zlatan? The two have a combined 1 (one) team of the week appearance so far this season after 11 games. In 2018 Toronto paid Jozy ~$710,000 for each of his seven goals. These two have an impact once every five games and then spend the next five injured.If I was just salty over not qualifying, I would be salty at people like Gulati and Arena, not necessarily the players. Not qualifying was a freak occurrence that took three games to have specific results. The only player I'm actually upset at is Omar Gonzalez, as the only fucking ball he got to before a T&T player that night he put into the back of his own net.
just like real life, r-right guys?
>>92791299very realistic and totally normal, happens every weekt.miles jacautist
>>92790957>they finished 2018 with 36 points from 34 gamesYou know I meant 2017.I just think it's odd that you're asking why a guy, who has watched the likes of Koevermans, Frings, Gilberto, Defoe, and many others fail, doesn't think that TFC should be ridiculed for the players who finally brought the club out of mediocrity. All three of them are club legends. It doesn't matter how many more down years they have with TFC. The city stands behind them.
>>92792171>I just think it's odd that you're asking why a guy, who has watched the likes of Koevermans, Frings, Gilberto, Defoe, and many others fail, doesn't think that TFC should be ridiculed for the players who finally brought the club out of mediocrity.But the team is still in mediocrity. One stellar season followed by returning to languish in midtable is exactly what Toronto has done.
>>92792188And yet silverware.
>>92792398A single supporters shield?
>>92792408The greatest Supporter's Shield ever. First MLS side to win the treble. Three Canadian Championships. And it would have been a pair of MLS Cups too if it wasn't for Stefan Frei. Silverware.Nothing else matters once you've won, mate. You can try and tear them down but it doesn't matter.
>>92792463So a single trophy and then some mickey mouse shit and a bunch of almosts.
I still love him
Is mls fun? I wanted to make the usa a football superpower but No rel/prom league seems boring