Went back to a save from ages ago. Had Grimsby in the Prem where I'd previously won it. New season, finished 6th with a low budget and was promptly sacked. Took over Walsall who were expected to be relegated. Got them to 3rd in December and was offered the Fiorentina job, who were 12th in Serie A. Guided them to a 7th place finish. New season and currently 2nd. Players want away to bigger clubs so Im considering quitting but I need some stability again.
Got another episode of my FM 16 Bolton Wanderers playthrough, Wakey-Wakey Wanderers for anyone thats interested.
In the first episode we took a look at the club as a whole and looked into the squad and the clubs financial situation, in this episode we run through the results from preseason and pick things up in the league against Rochdale in a North-West derby!
Finally bought 16 this week. As always I'm a former international superstar and began the game unemployed. The Derby job came up in early October, I applied and had an interview but the pricks cut off talks after I asked for a salary befitting my skill. A week later Forest sacked their manager so I went there instead and my first game was at home to Derby, smashed em 5-1. Gave the V's to the Derby board. I won my next game 3-0 but then went on a poor run of losing 3 games straight. Tweaked my formation to 4-1-2-2-1 and got things ticking. Mancienne & Big Kev Wilson allow me to play a very high line, pure pace. I didn't realise I was transfer embargoed so that was a bit shit, had to bring through the youngsters instead. Out of absolutely f'king nowhere we scraped 6th on the last day (we were lower mid-table for most of the season but went on a mammoth run) We then beat Sheff Weds in the semi's and cruised the final 3-0 against Brighton. Unexpected promotion, perhaps the greatest promotion of all times.
My squad is a bit unprepared for the PL. Darron Gibson & Wellington Silva were my big signings of the summer, both on a free. Signed the on-loan boys on a permanent basis but Gibson & Wellington are the only new additions so the squad is still a bit gash but I've got no money left so it's all about the youngsters. First game was a 3-1 loss to Arsenal but we had a tremendous 1-0 win against Everton in the next. It's gonna be tough but my boys can beat anyone on their day.
Started with AFC Wimbledon. Going to be a career game, so I'll probably end up moving Clubs every 3 years or so when I've got them out of L1.
Mid-table in January, which is where the Board want me. Terrible squad, but I've added 5 loan players to it to give me a bit of quality. £10k under budget and I'll just save that until the summer where just about every player is out of contract and at the minute both my LB's have broke their legs and 4 of my 5 strikers are out injured, so happy days.
Will get a better gauge of how I'm going to do next season when I can re-build the squad.
Currently in my 3rd season with Nottingham Forest. Guided them to the Championship title first season with an embargo. Seriously active in the transfer market for the first season for the prem (Keep Nelson Oliveria by all means) then managed to get 5th and a Europa league spot. Could have got top 4 but kept bottling all my last games!
Cracking on with Europa fixtures and not doing too shabby in the league 2nd time round
Yeah, I've got a few of my original players still. Nelson Semedo, Nico Gaitan, Goncalo Guedes, Ivan Saponjic, Luka Jovic, Helder, Ruben Dias (develops in to a great CB with game time as I'm sure you're aware), Alex Grimaldo, Ze Gomes and Andre Carillo (if you count him).
I've made some good money on some of the original players, like Talisca and Andre Almeida, but selling Renato Sanches to Man City in 2017 for £94mil including add ons (with an £80mil buy back clause ) was what really allowed me to kick on and invest, and resulted in the first CL win after 2 QF exits.
I've brought in some good first team players over the years, Bernardo Silva and Alessio Romagnoli being the most important, but I'm generally buying young players from Portugal, Brazil, and mostly Argentina, molding them for certain roles to fit my first teams system in the under 19's, then either letting other clubs develop them further with loan moves once they're too good for the under 19's or putting them in the first team. The B team doesn't seem very helpful and players tend to stagnate rather than improve there imo. Currently have 59 players out on loan for the 2019/20 season.
I'd be really impressed if you won the CL without making any signings. I haven't had many decent regens thus far. 1 or 2 who'd make decent squad players but nothing beyond that aside from this fella I just aquired....
Chucked him straight in the first team squad to be used in the cups and against weaker league opposition. Also made him available for the under 19's. He got injured in his first senior game though
Fair does. My save is on the old patch so I didn't have some of those players. However, Nelson Semedo was an absolute machine for me, averaging 8.5 over whole seasons! Gaitan was also too good for the domestic tournaments, regularly dominating teams. Ze Gomes was my main striker too, he hit 35 in his first full season in the first team and had 40 by mid February second time out.
I had some big sales too, although none as big as that!
Samaris for £28m, Salvio for £26m, Guedes went for £25m rising to £33m to Barca, Sanches to United for £45m, Victor Andrade for £16m rising to £22.5m and Joao Nunes for £28.5m to Juventus.
Tallish would also have gone but I rejected a £32m bid for him at the end of the first season as he smashed it for me (yet unfortunately missed a penalty in the CL Final!!). Kinda got a bit bored of it now, the temptation to splash the £250m transfer budget is huge!
I can see why you would say that but I've already tried replicating the Temuco save earlier this year with Sportivo Trinidense. I really enjoyed it but I didn't succeed because I spent too much tycoon money so I went in admin.
And yes, you read that right, I had a tycoon in the second division of Paraguay.