Football Manager 2019 - Out 2nd Nov


#121

Can I just say— I HATE F*CKING VAR!!!

Lost some many points because of it!


#122

i believe it’s just using the same reasoning as before, as the referees were essentially ‘flawless’ (they flag/disallow if a goal is offside or when a foul has been committed, because the match engine knows exactly when those things occur), only now certain decisions are branded as being VAR rather than the ref/linesman making a decision. They can’t have referees make mistakes in the game because they use real referees, and there’s a whole defamation thing if they try to represent real referees as making professional mistakes. It’s similar to how you don’t get players banned for drug use, match fixing, or gambling because if the game portrays a real world player as more likely to do any of those than any other it’d be defamation. SI don’t have the licenses EA have so they’re dependent on getting along with everyone (and their fans to fix the rest of the DB when germany, brazil, japan, and oliver khan were being dicks about it).

Everyone remembers Jens Musterman, right?


#123

Three down, three to go:

I lost two matches (roma CL group match, and away tie in the knockout stage against PSG) and drew a third this season (Citeh, league cup semi first leg), yet my ‘moment to forget’ is a 4-3 win over arsenal in the league…


#124

Well that was the most bizarre I have seen so far. Chabolah by the 18 yard area, under no pressure decides to pass back to the keeper…

Nothing odd there until you see that to pass back he decides to lob the keeper, hits the cross bar and the opposition catch everyone napping and score… FFS!


#125

ouch! at least it didn’t bounce back in off the keepers back before he could turn round, or as a result of him turning round. I’ve gotten rid of defenders for pulling that shit before.


#126

Ad - you need a bigger stadium!


#127

it only got upgraded to 60k last year :confused:


#128

Fired this up again last night and quit as Everton manager as it was boring me. Interviewed for the psg job but didn’t get it. Ajax manager got it. So I went off his job. Got it. What is nice in this one is it gives you a screen to help you bright what staff you want from your old club to your new one. Unfortunately hardly anyone want to come with me apart from 2 coaches. Thankfully they are better than some of the coaches already there. So now I need to figure out who I have and where they can play. Also need to get more coaches in. Hopefully the board will let me. Like working with more than 2 of each type of coach


#129

I have four games left of the season with Watford and I am 2 points and 3 places off of Champions League football to complete. If Only I could put down BF V


#130

Ajax is a PROPER good team to manage - excellent youngsters come through. Tricky to keep them, mind, but still.


#131

All the big names are already gone. Squad seems solid enough. Two attacking wingers are all I need really for want I want to play. Or might switch to wing backs and 2 up front.


#132

A GREAT Ass Manager is required - one with high rating for Player potential as he’ll help with your youngters so you can start using them.

Also high rated Youth bloke to ensure the excellent academy do produce the regens :wink:


#133

Not a bad way to finish the season, 5th, beating Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield, pushing them down to 6th and leaving Chelsea 7th.

And Won Manager of the Year :smiley:


#134

Forgot how unsettling bids for your top players can be. Ajax keeper is class and I’ve turned down a bid from a Spanish team. Way under value. He’s worth at least 15 mill and they offered 4. He’s now kicking up a fuss. Didn’t want to let him go as other keeper was stalling over a new contract. However he has now signed and I will signed an 18 year old Egyptian keeper who is as good as them both. He can now leave if I get 10 million for him.

Worse thing about managing Ajax. Big clubs love taking your players and I’ve a few on really low buy out clauses. Working on getting them all up to at least15/20 million. Time for an attitude change for me. Selling of older players and bringing in good young players to build up and do the same.


#135

What a difference 6 months is…

Left Watford at the start of Jan following 3 heavy defeats, now unemployed… waiting for the next opportunity.


#136

And change of fortune again… no job til the summer. Sarri is sacked from Man city finishing 5th.

I get the job after Allegri turns em down for Bayern.

Brought in Arthur (Barcelona), Rodrygo (Real Madrid) and Barkley (Chelsea) so far. Need another striker only got Jesus. Need to trim some high earners but managed to tie down De Bruyne and Sterling.

Also need a LB and DC. Any recommendations for young players who would be 22-24 by now


#137

De ligt for cb. Good luck!

Lb - can’t remember as I not played it for ages.
How soon you need to know as I can fire it up later and see who’s on my lists?


#138

Kieran Tierney’s a solid left back but might be over your age range. What sort of LB i suppose?

What foot CB, and I’m assuming BPD, or …?


#139

If they young and have good potential, can retrain :wink:


#140

DE Ligt is at Chelsea and the b’stards brought in Teirney just before I signed for City.

On CB no preference on type but BPD if available. Left footer but happy for any.
On LB, I have Mendy but long term injury, need a good youngster to bring in - no preference really bit of a WB may be.