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"Our objective is essentially that you not get relegated at any point over the next 5 years."

"You didn't get relegated in year 1! Well done for achieving the goal 4 years early!"

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I have never known a chairman to give less of a fuck.

 

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Welp, ended up relegated from the Premier League with Swansea in the end. Somehow, I think the two wins at home all season played a part. 

The final day had myself (18th) away to Aston Villa (17th) with my side having to win to secure safety. So promptly had zero attacking highlights for me and losing 1-0 from a 25-yard strike. 

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Do you automatically get fired if you’re relegated? I’ve only really played the lower level leagues and the one time I was close to getting relegated I admitted defeat and resigned before the end of the season.

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I think you only get automatically sacked if you're relegated from the lowest league you have loaded, everything else is based on context.

I won automatic promotion from the Championship when the original aim was just making the play-offs, and so I was set with 'battling bravely against relegation' rather than 'avoid relegation'. So the board weren't phased and even offered me a contract extension despite getting relegated.

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Semi-regular update on the net game I'm in.

League: Spursed.

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Too many draws. Was top for most of the season as well until the last few games :(

Operation This Shit Can't Happen Again: COMMENCED.

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(also asked the board try and sign Chiesa for me to which they have agreed, that is ongoing) (they initially refused to sign Havertz for me, which is probably fair)

You can see I was quite defence based with my signings. I made a pointless bid for Ederson just to see how much they'd want, not even intending to try and sign him. And they asked for only £61m? So I was on that shit. £30m now, £31m later? Yes please. Aurier is *hopefully* going to Cruzeiro, bizarrely.

Squad: a nonsense

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Really no excuses for not winning something at this point.

Money: SPENT. 

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Spending £627m in three windows is... that's a lot, isn't it?

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7 hours ago, Arjen Robben said:

League: Spursed.

Between you and lollujo I'm getting a lot of the "oh God Spurs have underperformed HELP" flavour of schadenfreude this week.

Keep up the good work. :shifty: 

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Maybe because fuck all happened in the January window...

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Apparently there will be another release in a couple of weeks time with February transfers.

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Because everyone is dying to load up a Barcelona save with the addition of Martin Braithwaite. 

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Coventry invite me to an interview. Okay, sure. I don't really see them as a step up, but I'll see what they say.

Interview done... What's my next match? Oh, right - against Coventry. Thrash them 6-1 (4-0 up 15 minutes). Lol.

 A few days later, Coventry come back to me and say...unsuccessful.

Me: "WHAT?! I mean, I didn't really want this job, but this is an insult! What kind of two-bit HACK have you morons decided would be a better manager than -"

Spoiler

 

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Me: "...Heeeeeeeey, Mr. Akinfenwa. Uh, sir. Delighted to make your acquaintance. i can see they chose the best man for the job. I'll get out of your sight now."

 

 

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Have now been offered interviews (without applying) by Swansea, Sheff Wed, Cardiff, Wigan, Sunderland and Bristol City. Virtually the entire bottom half of the Championship, at this rate.

Not one of them actually went as far as to offer me a job, mind. They're just here to waste my time. <_<

 

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I always sign too many players in January, with all those contracts running out lol. Anyway, in 1st place and through in the Euro League in my first season with Feyenoord, going well. Bought Gosens from Atalanta for only 4 million, now I need teams to go after Haps. How do I get teams interested without offering them my players? 

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Sorry, Orient. They're offering to quintuple both my salary and the size of my budget. It's a no-brainer. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Pictured: Me re-discovering the Championship after losing weekly in the Premier League.

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Moving swiftly past the fact that that monstrosity is apparently roaming around my home town...

This is £16.99 on CDKeys at the moment, is there a catch?

I normally dip into a new FM every few years but really struggled to get into the last few. Could do with a football fix though and since Windows 10 won't run my favourite old FM games that I've still got lying around, I may have to turn back to present day. Are there any big differences in the gameplay between now and say, 3/4 years ago?

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45 minutes ago, Adam said:

Moving swiftly past the fact that that monstrosity is apparently roaming around my home town...

This is £16.99 on CDKeys at the moment, is there a catch?

I normally dip into a new FM every few years but really struggled to get into the last few. Could do with a football fix though and since Windows 10 won't run my favourite old FM games that I've still got lying around, I may have to turn back to present day. Are there any big differences in the gameplay between now and say, 3/4 years ago?

The last version I bought was 2017 and I love this version. Loads of little features that you'll notice and like. Main thing is interaction with the team and the players on a personal level has much improved. There's a whole new screen now for team hieracrchy and cohesion as well as a development centre for loan players. Tactic creation seemed eaiser and more intuitive too. I'd 100% jump in at that price, coming from someone who always skips a few years!

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One little thing I love about this years version is having the Director of Football recommendations option front and centre on the scouting page instead of having to hunt for it like before. Makes things so much quicker

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My first six games in charge of Reading:

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Honestly thought we might never score a goal again. 😂

EDIT: Aaaand in the very next game we do of course lose 4-3. <_< 

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So on average how many people do you all carry on your senior squad? When I carry 16-18, I get slammed with injuries and end up with only 3 or 4 guys on my bench. And if I carry 20+ I have everybody complaining about playing time. I try to have at least one back up for every position, but I’m curious if I should be rotating my U21’s in more than I am.

I tend to play in the Vanarama leagues if that makes any difference. I’m sure if I was a Man City I could just buy 40 people and never care about money or anything at all. But I’m on a shoestring budget so any cheap maneuvering is preferable.

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