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  1. Introduction Amongst all the articles and the guides/tips flying around at the moment, I have decided to run a fun little competition for all you Vibers. Now, there's no prize for winning, as it is just for fun, after all. So, let's get to the business part. We all know the dominance of the 2 Manchester clubs, the 3 'big' London clubs and Liverpool, as they all form the current top 6 this season in the Premier League. But what if they all had to start from the Vanarama National League, and work their way up? Well that is now a reality. Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool have all been placed in the Vanarama National League, the fifth level of the English Football pyramid, one level below the Football League. Here's the fun apart. I will simulate through how ever many seasons it takes for one of them to work their way up, back to the Premier League, winning the title. All you have to do, is guess which team YOU think will win the Premier League first, and the year. Simply lay it out like this : Name of team who will win the Premier League first - Year they will win - Please post your guesses below. Updates will follow within the coming days. Good luck!
  2. Introduction Managing a small team on Football Manager comes with great reward. The feeling of achievement and accomplishment when, after years and years of hard work, you finally reach where you wanted to be. One of the hard aspects about managing a small team, however, is when you come up against some of the 'stronger' teams in your league/nation, which can give you a reality check at times. In this guide, I'm going to tell you how you can prepare before the big matches, how to set yourself up during the matches, and if needed, how to execute an action plan if things aren't going to plan. Do Your Research One of the first things you have to do is research. Research everything about the team you're coming up against, such as tactics used in their last game, in-form players and recent results. To view the players' form, click onto the 'view' bar at the bottom, and click onto 'form', then confirm. It should look like this: The numbers shown are a rating out of 10, so you can check what players have been performing the best in their last few matches. This is so you know what players are in-form for that team, thus knowing the players who will probably be the most dangerous when you come up against them. Another piece of research you could do is checking on the teams' recent results. Doing this gives you an idea of what form they are in, whether that is a losing run, or a winning run of games. From the screenshot above, it is easy to conclude that Chelsea are on a fairly bad run of games, with only 1 win in their first 4 matches of the season. This can work to your advantage, because if a team is in bad form, it could work in your favour, therefore giving you the chance to capitalise on that, and even potentially giving you the upper hand with the game. And finally, the other method of research on your opponent are the reports your assistant manager sends to you a day before the matches. It gives you a visual on what their predicted line-up is, who their star player is and a simplified version of their recent form. Probably the most important part of the report is the part that says 'style of play'. This gives you an indication on how your opponent likes to play their football, which gives you the opportunity to counter that style of play. It's no surprise that a big team like Chelsea like the passing style of play, as most big teams prefer that these days. If you are managing a smaller team, like Burnley, you will need to think of way to break them down so that they don't get the chance to pass the ball around. Pressing could be an option for this, but at the same time, it is risky, as it can make you very exposed if you get caught on the counter-attack, and can also tire your players out and make them fatigued much quicker. During The Match So, you've picked your formation, picked your starting 11 and picked your team instructions, and now it's come to the big match. So I just sit and watch, right? No. A big no. Doing this is a big mistake, as it could, and probably will go horribly wrong. You must keep an eye on your team stats AT ALL TIMES. You must keep checking which of your players are under-performing, and which of your players are doing well. However, it isn't just your team you should be keeping an eye. During the match, you should always click on 'opposition' at the bottom of the screen to check your opponent's tactics, to check how their players are performing as well. A good thing to do with this, is to check on what players are out of position (if the players' icon is yellow or red, it means they aren't playing in their natural position). For example, Loftus-Cheek is currently playing on the right wing for Chelsea, and has a yellow icon, which means he isn't in his natural position. This gives you the chance to take advantage of this, as you can simply go onto your team instructions, and change the passing focus. Doing this will change the areas of the pitch your players will play the ball, so if you focus it on the same side of the pitch where the opposition is out of position, it will put pressure on that side, therefore taking advantage of the opposition's weaknesses on the pitch. And Lastly, Have An Effective Action Plan The worse case scenario after doing your research, and setting your team out, is to start losing. If and when this happens, you need a plan B, or atleast an action plan that can get you back into the game. If you are 2 goals or more down with 20 minutes of the game left, I recommend that you change your formation to 3 at the back, with 5 in midfield and 2 upfront. How you structure them is entirely up to you, but as long as you have those foundations, you stand a good chance. I would also switch the mentality to 'balanced', and turn 'men behind the ball' off. I wouldn't have 'pressing' turned on, as like I said earlier, it can leave you very exposed. I have used these tactics and instructions during matches where the same circumstances have occured, and 9 times out of 10, I have atleast scraped a draw out of the match, and worked again with the Burnley and Chelsea match. There's more than one plan B, so keep trying and keep testing until you find a one that works. I hope this guide has helped. Thanks a lot for reading!
  3. The Race Back To The Top

    2 promotion spots. And you can only choose one team
  4. Basque Players

    Basque is a region in Spain, like Catalonia. Athletic Bilbao only sign players who are from that region of Spain. It would be a bit like Chelsea only buying players from the London area to keep players local.
  5. Basque Players

    A basque player search would be useful on future additions on the game to make Bilbao saves easier. Good luck with your career!
  6. Basque Players

    I think the only way to know who the Basque players in the game are is to just google it. There's a list here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Basque_footballers that you can work from (Some names on there are retired players, so be careful) I'm sure there's more websites with a list of more Basque players. With Bilbao, it encourages you to promote players from the youth team to the first team.
  7. I try to. Everytime I sell a player, their value seems to go up by £10m/£15m, so I can never afford to buy them back
  8. Did Odegaard make the right choice?

    In my experience, he's never become the player he's been touted to be. Bit of a shame really. I hope this loan move to Heerenveen ignites his career a bit, because he hasn't exactly showed any signs of his potential. Interesting article
  9. How to prepare and set-up against big teams

    Yeah I suppose. I think more research etc has to go into the opposition if you're a smaller team as you know that you're going to have a tough game on your hands, so doing that extra little things may give you the upper hand. Thanks Sam Thanks I rarely use 'pressing', because to me, it's a sign of desperation and like you said, forceful. Pressing is a last resort for me, If it doesn't go to plan, it can badly backfire as you're left with a team who have no energy left, which leaves you in a worse position than you were in before.
  10. UEFA Super League

    On the league table page, there doesn't seem to be any relegation spots from the first division.
  11. The 31st edition of the African Cup of Nations gets underway this Friday, with hosts Gabon taking on Guinea-Buissau in the official curtain raiser. Here is a list of 5 players who are almost certain to light the 2017 tournament. Enjoy! Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Gabon This tournament has Aubameyang's name written all over it. Although he first starred for France U-21's, Aubameyang made his Gabon debut back in 2009, scoring 20 goals since. With Gabon, he reached the quarter-finals of the 2012 African Cup of Nations, finishing as top scorer of the tournament with 3 goals. Disappointment followed for the striker, however, as Gabon were eliminated in the group stages in both the 2012 Olympics and the 2015 AFCON. Aubameyang bagged 15 goals in the Bundesliga last season, with him already scoring 16 this season with Borussia Dortmund. Can Aubameyang continue his hot form this season and fire Gabon to glory? Riyad Mahrez - Algeria The Leicester City man has put his name on the map within the last 16 months. Moving to The Foxes from French side Le Havre in 2013, he has been influential in Leicester's surge to the top of English football, winning the Premier League back in May 2016, scoring 17 goals from the wide position as he also picked up the PFA Player's Player of the Year, along with the African Player of the Year. Mahrez didn't have the best of starts to his Algeria career, after he was dropped after their first game of the 2014 World Cup, where they were eliminated in the last 16. 2015 was a brighter year on the international stage, as he starred in every game in the 2015 African Cup of Nations as Algeria reached the quarter-finals of the tournament. Can Mahrez fire Algeria to the pinnacle of the African continent? Sadio Mané - Senegal Signed by Jurgen Klopp from Southampton for a fee of £34m in the summer of 2016, Mane has made himself one of the first names on the team sheet for Liverpool. Previously playing in Austria with Red Bull Salzberg, Mane joined Southampton before the 2014-2015 season, and instantly became a fan's favourite at St Mary's. Scoring 10 goals in his first season for The Saints, he went on to score an additional 11 in the next season, helping Southampton finish 7th and 6th respectively. He has already scored 9 goals so far this season for Liverpool, including a last gasp winner in the Merseyside derby. Quarter-finalists in the 2012 Olympics, Senegal had to go without Mane for the first group game in the 2015 tournament, and couldn't prevent them going out in the group stage. Will Africa's most expensive player step up to the plate for Senegal? Serge Aurier - Ivory Coast The Ivory Coast are notorious for producing some of the world's finest players, including ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Manchester City's Yaya Toure, with Serge Aurier's name potentially being the next one on that list. Starting his career of at Lens, Aurier was shipped to Toulouse, before joining Paris-Saint Germain on loan for the 2014-2015 season. He experienced a rocky first season at the Parisian club, with injury and controversy problems with UEFA overshadowing the season. Despite this, he secured a permanent transfer to PSG in April 2015, as he began to impress Laurent Blanc in the right-back position. He bagged himself league goals against Nantes and Lyon, and Champions League goal against Shakhtar Donetsk in the group stages. He found himself in hot water again, however, after he made a remark towards team-mate Angel Di Maria, and a homophobic slur towards manager Laurent Blanc, leading to him training with the reserves for the majority of the 2nd half of the 2015-2016 season. Can Aurier put his past problems behind him, and help Ivory Coast to the AFCON title? Andre Ayew - Ghana Since arriving in England back in 2015 with Swansea City, Andre Ayew has arguably been one of the Premier League's best strikers in the last 2 years. Marseille was his first destination as he signed his first professional contract in 2007 with the French side. 2 loan moves followed for the Ghanian, as he temporarily moved to Lorient and Arles-Avignon in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. He returned to Marseille for the 2010-2011 season, before signing for Swansea City in the summer of 2015 after scoring 44 goals in the 5 year period. Ayew spent just 1 season at Swansea, as he moved to fellow Premier League side West Ham United in 2016 for a club record £20.5m. On the international stage, Ayew has managed to rack up 11 goals for Ghana, whom he retired from in 2013 after a dispute with the Ghana FA, only to return 7 months later. The 27-year-old may not have much time left to win silverware with Ghana. Will 2017 be their year? Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. The African Cup of Nations starts this Friday, on ITV 4 at 4pm.
  12. Hello and welcome to my first guide for Football Manager Mobile 2017. In this guide, I'm going to tell you how you can find and sign the perfect players for your team. So, without further to do, let's get on with the tips.. 1. Have a Philosophy This is the most important aspect of managing a football team. Every manager has their own idea about how they want their team to play. Guardiola likes the passing style, while Wenger likes the fancy-football style. And just like real-life manager, you should also have a style of play that you want your team to play. What formation? What mentality? How do you want your players to operate in certain positions? After you've got your personal style of player, you can then go for players that suit your philosophy. If you like to play with wing backs, then you should be looking at wingers who have good attacking and defending stats, and so on. I'll explain later on how exactly you can search for players to suit your mentality. 2. Identify What Postions Need Strengthening It may sound obvious, but before you even start to look for players, you need to know exactly where you need to improve your squad. To do this, you simply just go to the squad page, and sort by position (If it isn't already). Then, you need to observe what positions you have a low amount of. For further detail, you can also click onto each players' profile to see what positions they can play, and to see if they fit into your philosophy. From looking at the squad, I have identified that a centre back is probably most needed for Chelsea, as there isn't that much in the squad that are reliable enough to replace John Terry when he retires. 3. Identify What Attributes You're Looking For After identifying what sort of players you want in your team, and what positions need improving, you can then start to look at the attributes you want in a player to slot into your team. The best way to know what attributes you're looking for in a player is to look at current players in your team. For example, I'm going to be looking for a player to replace John Terry, so I want a player with similar attributes to him. As you can see from the picture, Terry's key statistics that I am looking for in the centre-back position are aerial and tackling, which I am going to search for in the next step. 4. Attribute Searching To search for specific attributes in players, go to the 'player search' page, and click onto 'customise'. Then, click the attributes tab at the top, where you can then search for players with certain attribute scores to suit your requirements. So, because I identified 'aerial' and 'tackling' as the two main stats from John Terry, I am now going to search for centre-backs who have the same/similar stats. There's 3 ways of searching for atrributes in FMM 2017. Firstly, you can set a template from a player from your team, which could make your search a lot more accurate. In some cases, however, it doesn't work, as when I tried this with John Terry, the only player who came through the search was 35-year-old Diego Lugano. The second way is to set a template from a player from your shortlist, which would only work if you have a big shortlist. And finally, the third way is to set a template from a famous player, so if you are looking for a Ronaldo-like player who possess similar stats, then this is a good way. 5. Bid Slightly Higher Than Their Value Once you have searched (It may take more than 1 search) and found the player you want, you can then start bidding for him. For my example, I have identified Lazio's Stefan de Vrij as the centre-back I want in my team. Now, although his value is £12.75m, I know for a fact that I will not get him for that much. It is very very rare that you'll purchase a player with the same price as their value, as clubs always ask for a little bit more than their value. A top tip for this then, is to make your first bid the exact same as the value. Chances are it'll get rejected, but the club will come back to you with a price that they will sell the player at. That's when the negotiating begins. Knock your offers up by a couple million each time, until they accept. As you can see from my example, I managed to buy De Vrij for £22.5m. After my first offer was rejected, Lazio said that they would only sell him for anything in the region of £27m, so I actually got him slightly cheaper than their valuation. Thank you for reading. I hope this guide helped you. Happy player hunting!
  13. 5 Steps To Buying The Perfect Player

    Yeah, that's a good shout. Should have probably included that.
  14. 5 Steps To Buying The Perfect Player

    I like to open the negotiations by bidding their value, so then I know the exact amount they are looking for, or atleast the region. Either way, you're going to get to the end product, which is the player. I've just found that enquiring is only effective when it's for a player who is on the transfer list, because the club then tell you how much exactly they are looking for.
  15. 5 Steps To Buying The Perfect Player

    The only problem I've found with enquiring first, is that sometimes, they just say 'We are not interested in selling this player', so you don't really get a price, which isn't helpful. I think that enquiries only work for players who are on the transfer list, as the clubs always come back with a price they are wanting for that player.
  16. Hello and welcome to a new series of simulations, where I will holiday through major events to see what the outcome is, according to Football Manager Mobile. The second article of the series will be concentrating on the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which is to be held in Russia in 2018. The Groups Costa Rica qualified for their second consecutive World Cup from the North American section, while World Cup 2010 3rd placers Uruguay qualify once again. Repiublic of Ireland are in their first World Cup since the 2002 tournament which was held in South Korea and Japan. Holders Germany are expected to win this group, which contains first-timers and 2022 hosts Qatar, Slovakia and Tunisia. Algeria are in their 3rd consecutive tournament, while Romania qualify for the first time since 2002. Iran feature once again alongsidw 5-time winners Brazil. The group of death of the tournament is no doubt group D, which contains Euro 2016 winners Portugal, Colombia and Belgium, with Saudi Arabia qualifying for the first time since the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the last to be held in Europe. Group E contains Euro 2008, Euro 2012 and World Cup 2010 winners Spain, with Alexis Sanchez' Chile, with both expected to slot into the top 2. Poland and Mexico make up the rest of the group. Euro 2016 hosts France qualify looking for their first silverware since the 1998 World Cup, as they are set to battle it out with 2010 hosts South Africa, 1994 hosts USA, and Croatia. Group G sees 2014 finalist Argentina and 2006 champions Italy go head-to-head, with Australia and Egypt making up the rest of the group. Last but certainly not least, group H sees a repeat of Euro 2016 as England and Wales face each other once again, while 2002 joint-hosts South Korea and African nation Ivory Coast make up the rest of the group. The Opening Game The opening game of the tournament saw hosts Russia play out a dramatic 3-3 draw with Costa Rica. Ex-Fulham player Bryan Ruiz scored the first goal of the World Cup, with Pavel Mamaev pulling Russia level 3 minutes later. Jason Jimenez steered Costa Rica back into the lead after the break, but again, Russia struck level straight after through Mario Fernandes. Dmitry Kombarov looked to have won the game for the hosts, but it was Costa Rica's turn to pull level when Oscar Campos scored with a minute remaining of normal time. Last 16 Group B runners up Tunisia shocked Costa Rica, while Germany comfortably beat Uruguay 3-0. There were no surprises in the next 2 last 16 matches, as Portugal and Brazil both ensured their place in the quarter-finals. France and Spain beat Chile and Croatia respectively. England were beaten on pens by Argentina, while Ivory Coast produced the shock of the tournament as they beat Italy in extra-time. Quarter-Finals Tunisia's fairytale came to an end as they were knocked out by Portugal, and Germany knocked Brazil out 3-1. It was Argentina's turn to suffer penalty heartache as France went through along with Spain, who eased past Ivory Coast 3-0. Semi-Finals In the semi-finals, France won on penalties for the second game in a row, as they beat Portugal, while Spain narrowely beat favourites Germany 1-0. The Final So, France vs Spain in the final. The 2 sides have never met in a World Cup final, as France look to put the final defeat of Euro 2016 behind them, while Spain will want to win their first World Cup since 2010 and prove to the doubters that they are still the best in the world. It was France who won in the final, with a 1-0 enough to etch their name onto the famous trophy. Germany took 3rd place as they beat Portugal 2-0. Top Scorers Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema topped the scoring charts with 5 goals, which included the winning goal in the final. Bryan Ruiz and Paulo Dybala make up the top 3 with both players bagging 5 goals each. Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this simulation. Have a good new year everyone!
  17. Hello and welcome to a new series of simulations, where I will holiday through major events to see what the outcome is, according to Football Manager Mobile. The first article of the series will be concentrating on the upcoming January transfer window, which opens in just over a weeks time. Top 5 Deals 5. Marcelo Brozovic joined Atletico Madrid from Inter Milan for £32.5m. The Croatian internation racked up 2 goals and 5 assists in 25 games for the Italian side. The 24 year-old is likely to be deployed as attacking support for striker Antoine Griezmann. 4. At number 4, it's another recruit for Diego Simeone's side, as they completed the signing of centre-back Kostas Manolas from Roma for £32.5m. In 21 appearances for Roma, the Greek managed to bag a goal and 2 assists from defence. Manolas will likely play alongside club vice-captain Diego Godin. 3. Barcelona completed the signing of midfielder Jorginho from Napoli for £34m. 3 assists in 22 games was enough for the Catalan club to snap up the Italian. Jorginho is unlikely to have a starting place in the Barcelona starting XI, as Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic would probably remain as the midfield partnership, but Jorginho could be a replacement for Iniesta once the Spaniard retires. 2. Xherdan Shaqiri quit Stoke for Valencia as he moved for a whopping £36m. It took Valencia 2 bids to lure the Swiss away from the Premier League, after a previous bid of £30m was turned down. 2 goals and 5 assists in 22 games for Stoke City resulted in Shaqiri's departure to Spain. Shaqiri will no doubt be a starter for Valencia, as he can either play on the wing, or as the number 10 role behind loanee striker Munir El Haddidi. 1. Finally, at number 1 as the biggest transfer of the 2017 January transfer window, it's a defensive recruitment for Bayern Munich. Alessio Romagnoli joined the German champions from AC Milan for £40m, and has been touted as one of the best young defenders in the world. Romagnoli is likely to play alongisde fellow new signing Mats Hummels or Jerome Boateng. Other Major Deals Let's have a look at the other major transfers that took place in January 2017 : Bayern Munich clinched another 2 major signings in Fabinho and Carlos Vela for a combined fee of £51m. Juventus signed both Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund, and Sporting CP's Rui Patricio. Staying in Italy, Lucas Biglia and Newcastle United centre-back Chancel Mbemba both signed for Roma. Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly moved to the red half of Madrid to beef up the defence. And finally, after rumoured interest from Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang signed for the latter, for a bargain fee of £18.75m. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. Part 2 will be out next week, where I look at the 2017 summer transfer window. In the meantime, I hope you all have a great Christmas!
  18. Introduction 10 years in football is a long time. Teams either rise or fall, managers come and go, and ultimately, some players become world superstars. In this new series, I'll be simulating 10 years into the future of Football Manager Mobile 2017, to see just how much the football landscape changes. The third part of the series will be focused on Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah. 2016 As always, let's have a look at Jonathan Tah's stats as of 2016. As you can see, Tah has a lot of green stats, including aerial, tackling and strength, which are probably the 3 most vital stats for a centre-back. Understandably, his 2 weakest stats are shooting and movement, which stand at 7 and 8 respectively. Lastly, his £10.25m value makes him one of the most expensive centre-backs under the age of 21 on the game. 2026 And this is how 2026 looks in Jonathan Tah's world.. Now a Tottenham Hotspur player, Tah has blossomed into one of the best, and most expensive players on the game, with his value shooting up to £56m, just over 5 times his 2016 value. A lot of his stats have rapidly improved, with his tackling and stamina being the most improved, both increasing by 4. Although it isn't really important, it's also worth noting that he is now earning £140,000 per-week, much more than his 2016 wage of £19,000. Transfers Jonathan Tah was involved in 2 big transfers during the 10 year simulation, moving to Real Madrid in 2018 for a fee of £27m. After what looked like 2 succesful years in Spain, he was shipped to his current club Tottenham Hotspur for £38.5m in 2020. Achievements 5 major trophies for Tah, which includes the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid at the end of the 2018-2019 season. He also won La Liga and the Club World Cup during his time in the capital. On a personal level, Tah won the Youth Player of The Year at the end of the 2016-2017 season, showing the recognition of his potential that he has since fulfilled. Thanks for reading part 3, and I hope you enjoyed. Part 4 will be out next week.
  19. Sir Alf Ramsey Challenge

    Here are the roles : Gordon Banks - Goalkeeper Jack Charlton - Central Defender Bobby Moore - Central Defender Ray Wilson - Left Wing Back George Cohen - Right Wing Back Nobby Stiles - Ball Winning Midfielder Alan Ball - Advanced Playmaker Bobby Charlton - Trequartista Martin Peters - Wide Midfielder Roger Hunt - Complete Forward Geoff Hurst - Poacher
  20. Introduction Sir Alf Ramsey is probably most commonly known for being the first and only (to date) manager to win the World Cup with England. His triumphs before the national job, however, are even more impressive. Ramsey took charge of Ipswich Town just after their relegation from the second division (Championship) at the end of the 1954-1955 season, remarkably winning the first division (Premier League) in the 1961-1962 season. The Challenge This challenge is to emulate that success, by taking charge of a recently-relegated Championship club, and lead them to the Premier League title 7 years later (If you can do it in less time, then great). Then, you will take over England and lead them to World Cup glory in the following tournament. 2016-2017 At the start of the game, you must take charge of a club who has just been relegated from the Championship, which can be either : - Bolton Wanderers - MK Dons - Charlton Athletic Then, you must lead your side to ATLEAST a 3rd place finish in your first season (If you finish higher, then great) whilst scoring 106 goals in the 46 games (2.3 goals per game). 2017-2018 In your 2nd season, you must guide your team to the division title (If you already achieved promotion in your first season, forget about this bit). 2018-2019 Finish ATLEAST in mid-table. 2019-2020 In the summer transfer window, purchase an English striker aged 22 or younger (Ray Crawford), maintaining the mid-table finish from the previous season. 2020-2021 For the 3rd season in a row, finish mid-table or higher. 2021-2022 Win the Championship title, scoring 100 goals or more. The English striker you bought in 2019 MUST be the leagues top scorer with 40 goals or more. 2022-2023 In your first season in the top flight, win the Premier League title, with both of your strikers (One of them being your 2019 signing) scoring 60 goals or more between them. 2023-2024 Keep your side in the top flight, while making it to ATLEAST the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, and achieving 35 points or more in the league. The England Job Apply for the England job in the summer of 2024. It may or may not be available, depending on the performance in the 2024 European Championships. If it isn't available, stay at your club until it is. Your achievements should be enough to make you one of the favourites. When You Land The National Job When you get the England job, you must name one of your centre-backs the new captain of the nation (If a centre-back is already captain, then forget about this part). In the upcoming World Cup, you must lead England to glory, with one of your strikers scoring atleast 4 goals. Formations You Must Use (If You Want To Make It Harder) If you want to make it a little harder and challenging for yourself, then these are the formations you must use for club and country. For your club, you must use any variation of the 4-2-4 formation (You can structure it yourself etc, as long as its 4-2-4) For England, you must use a 4-1-3-2 formation (England's World Cup winning formation is below). Thank you for reading and let me know if you attempt this challenge. Leave any questions in the comments.
  21. Dec's already pretty much answered this. The game take out what it considers 'unimportant' players to make room for important players.
  22. FMM Predicts : January Transfer Window

    Thanks mate. If only the real life transfer windows were as exciting as FMM ey 😂
  23. What badge is that? It's better than their current one!
  24. 10 Years Into The Future - Jonathan Tah

    I didn't intend it to be in depth, it's just a quick look as to how much they've reached their potential and what team they are playing at in 10 years.
  25. Loan Feeder Clubs

    I was scrolling down my Facebook news feed as you do, when I stumble across a story about Manchester United looking for a loan feeder club. Now, if you're sitting there thinking "what on earth is a loan feeder club", then i'll explain. A loan feeder club is an agreement between 2 clubs that allows team A to loan youngsters to team B so that they can develop. An example of this is Chelsea and Vitesse. Anyways, it got me thinking. Do you think this should be introduced to FMM 2017 as an update, or in FMM 2018? I personally think it would be a great addition. It would benefit both clubs involved, as the feeder club would have developed youngsters, and the other club would recieve promising youngsters from a top European side. Feel free to vote in the poll, and explain your decision below. Thank you.