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Finished my third season, second in the Championship. Jordan Shipley wasn't doing much in midfield and was looking to leave but injuries made me switch formation and personnel and he's found his calling on the left wing, also must have enabled the 'Fairytale Mode' cheat by accident as he scored the winner in injury time against West Brom to win the playoff final
 

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Finished my third season, second in the Championship. Jordan Shipley wasn't doing much in midfield and was looking to leave but injuries made me switch formation and personnel and he's found his calling on the left wing, also must have enabled the 'Fairytale Mode' cheat by accident as he scored the winner in injury time against West Brom to win the playoff final
Wait..... You finished Second but had to play the play offs? Something isn't right here!

Really enjoying this years. Promoted as champions in first season. Currently second in the championship 10 games in, but starting to hit a rough run of form. Got some great cheap players in, playing 4-2-3-1 Gegenpress.
 

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Sorry, badly worded - my third season overall but second season in the Championship. Pretty much made fourth place my own for the last three months of the season
 
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Sorry, badly worded - my third season overall but second season in the Championship. Pretty much made fourth place my own for the last three months of the season
It's crazy how different the value of players is depending on how you manage! E.g. Pask for me is nothing more than a rotation option but is one of your best assets!

I also see you have George Thomas! Tried to get him but he rejected me for Dundee!
 

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Jones and Hiwula being valued so high is a particular surprise, they're both very much impact subs rather than starters so if big bids come in at any point they're off like a shot.
 
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Ok finally hooked in on my cov season, took a while.

my top tip for the second half of League 1, if you manage to offload any of the dead wood or get your stars stripped from you mid-season and can scrape together a few 100k:

Okyere Wriedt from Bayern Munchen II is an absolute steal, has 11 in 12 so far

Kwasi Okyere Wriedt - Wikipedia

Signed him off the back of his prodigious record IRL at Bayern Munich II of 43 goal in 59 games

Plays for Ghana but is a EU citizen, can get him in on similar wages to Allen
 

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Has anyone successfully kept hold of Adi Viveash? both Cov games (a failed earlier attempt) ive played he buggers off mid season to Derby. got a fair whack of compo but its a ball ache
 

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Has anyone successfully kept hold of Adi Viveash? both Cov games (a failed earlier attempt) ive played he buggers off mid season to Derby. got a fair whack of compo but its a ball ache
It's impossible to keep Viveash! Have done two separate Cov saves in FM20 and he left in the 2nd season both times for a Prem team.

Pask, Hiwula, Kastaneer and Jobello are all stars for me. Godden was awful. Feel like the game is a bit too easy this year. The teams at the top of the table aren't consistent at all so it's weirdly easy to put together a small unbeaten run and glide into the playoffs or top 2.
 

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To be fair no team in league 1 is constant!

Bombed off Hywula and Krastaneer. Got about 1.5m for the pair. Just never did enough 1st half of the season. This Wridet lad is unstoppable, over 1 in 1 for goals and loads os assists.

What happened with Brexit on your game? Got a feeling mine is gonna destroy the fun. Looks like I'll be allowed 17 non brits which is fine but they would need to be current internationals?! That's not tenable surely?
 

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I kept hold of Viveash for a while but he went to Palace as assistant manager at the end of the second season. Brexit on mine appears to be the softest option where players already in the league can crack on, and non-EU players have to play X% of international games to qualify for a permit or be signed for a big fee.
 

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To be fair no team in league 1 is constant!

Bombed off Hywula and Krastaneer. Got about 1.5m for the pair. Just never did enough 1st half of the season. This Wridet lad is unstoppable, over 1 in 1 for goals and loads os assists.

What happened with Brexit on your game? Got a feeling mine is gonna destroy the fun. Looks like I'll be allowed 17 non brits which is fine but they would need to be current internationals?! That's not tenable surely?
I’ve had bad brexit both times. All non-UK players need work permits and to get them need “X international appearances” or to be earning a certain amount - which is hard when you can’t afford it.
 

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My unlikely promotion from the Championship has been shown up as unlikely after half a season in the Premier League showed how ill-prepared the squad is for top flight football. 2 wins, 2 draws, 17 defeats. My only hope is that a) I at least beat Derby's record from that year b) I don't get fired and can regroup for a season to prepare properly for another go
 
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It's impossible to keep Viveash! Have done two separate Cov saves in FM20 and he left in the 2nd season both times for a Prem team.

Pask, Hiwula, Kastaneer and Jobello are all stars for me. Godden was awful. Feel like the game is a bit too easy this year. The teams at the top of the table aren't consistent at all so it's weirdly easy to put together a small unbeaten run and glide into the playoffs or top 2.
Are they stars in League one for you? Pask, Hiwula are squad players for me, Kastaneer was dreadful and i sold him in my first Jan window. godden scored 34 goals for me in League one!
League one was very easy i agree. Championship i am fourth in my first season in the divison (defo not ready to go up!), but the top 2 are 20 points clear, and there is about 8 points between 4th-16th!
 

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I kept hold of Viveash for a while but he went to Palace as assistant manager at the end of the second season. Brexit on mine appears to be the softest option where players already in the league can crack on, and non-EU players have to play X% of international games to qualify for a permit or be signed for a big fee.
I had this Brexit too
 

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Are they stars in League one for you? Pask, Hiwula are squad players for me, Kastaneer was dreadful and i sold him in my first Jan window. godden scored 34 goals for me in League one!
League one was very easy i agree. Championship i am fourth in my first season in the divison (defo not ready to go up!), but the top 2 are 20 points clear, and there is about 8 points between 4th-16th!
Stars in League One, very good in the Championship. Pask - and Dabo actually - the best of them. 4-1-4-1 Gegenpress with Kasta as an IF on the left, Jobello on the right. Hiwula up top as a Pressing Forward, but splitting time with Dominic Samuel who I managed to get for £20k i think.
 

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Stars in League One, very good in the Championship. Pask - and Dabo actually - the best of them. 4-1-4-1 Gegenpress with Kasta as an IF on the left, Jobello on the right. Hiwula up top as a Pressing Forward, but splitting time with Dominic Samuel who I managed to get for £20k i think.
my problem is i don't often play wingers, im going wingbacks, Dabo and Mason have both really improved and are judged to have championship potential. have McCallum and some lad on loan called Lamptey(!) as back up.

there was a total bun fight for Kasta in Jan after he agitated for a move. think I got 700k!

top by 5pts in League 1 but the whole squad went mental when I sold a freebee Algerian DM that i picked up preseason. dunno why as he was only cover for Kelly. they basically demanded I strengthen. so went out and spent 140k on ex Liverpool DM Kevin Stewart from hull. Best bit was Hull agreed to pay 3k of his 4.5k wages. he has been excellent.

next deal im working on is offloading Godden for Omar Bogle from Cardiff as ive not got any target men to bring on if plan a goes to shit.

Jones has just gotten fully fit and has been great off the bench.
 

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Stars in League One, very good in the Championship. Pask - and Dabo actually - the best of them. 4-1-4-1 Gegenpress with Kasta as an IF on the left, Jobello on the right. Hiwula up top as a Pressing Forward, but splitting time with Dominic Samuel who I managed to get for £20k i think.
Don't feel i developed Pask enough when in League one, so i am apprehensive to put him in now, as he is 4th choice. Dabo is a monster on the game, i play 4-2-3-1 Gegenpress. I have a young American winger and Jobello who i interchange depending on the game.

Shipley has been great in the Champ for me, didn't really play in league one, but an ACL injury to Kelly led to a change in formation, and he's scored 10 already.
 

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Don't feel i developed Pask enough when in League one, so i am apprehensive to put him in now, as he is 4th choice. Dabo is a monster on the game, i play 4-2-3-1 Gegenpress. I have a young American winger and Jobello who i interchange depending on the game.

Shipley has been great in the Champ for me, didn't really play in league one, but an ACL injury to Kelly led to a change in formation, and he's scored 10 already.
On that recommendation i might play Pask in place of Hyam for the last 1/4 of league 1 . I play 3 CB and 2 Wingbacks so should be space. I have a CB Jack Simpson on loan from Bournemouth and got a highly rated young CB on a free part way through the season after a long injury. the name escapes me but he is the top rated i have.

bit spoilt in CM. Shipley, Kelly, Allen, Westbrooke are all equally good hard to rotate enough

pretty happy with my squad if i make it to the Champ.

need a new GK really Marosi has been ok tho

I have two strikers on loan, Brewster and Obeifemi (saints) took up most of the wage budget (3k over :( ) but neither have pulled up trees. Godden has been ok but nowt special. Wriedt has been incredible, still on a goal a game stats and chips in with assists

Recon I'll just get a new Striker, Gk and possibly replace Kelly then use the rest to hoover youth released from big teams. got till second half of 2020 before brexit tho so might get in some random foreign punts
 

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On that recommendation i might play Pask in place of Hyam for the last 1/4 of league 1 . I play 3 CB and 2 Wingbacks so should be space. I have a CB Jack Simpson on loan from Bournemouth and got a highly rated young CB on a free part way through the season after a long injury. the name escapes me but he is the top rated i have.

bit spoilt in CM. Shipley, Kelly, Allen, Westbrooke are all equally good hard to rotate enough

pretty happy with my squad if i make it to the Champ.

need a new GK really Marosi has been ok tho

I have two strikers on loan, Brewster and Obeifemi (saints) took up most of the wage budget (3k over :( ) but neither have pulled up trees. Godden has been ok but nowt special. Wriedt has been incredible, still on a goal a game stats and chips in with assists

Recon I'll just get a new Striker, Gk and possibly replace Kelly then use the rest to hoover youth released from big teams. got till second half of 2020 before brexit tho so might get in some random foreign punts
Isn't Simpson the ex Luton lad?
I never really play my loans towards the second half of the season as i want to develop my own players. Only loan i have now is a young CB from Man city who is miles ahead of everyone else so is hard to leave out, but whenever i have used Pask he has an average rating over 7.

Yep i found the rotation difficult especially with Ngandu and Eccles coming through!

No idea how you got those two on loan! That's good goingI sold Marosi in the summer after promotion and brought in two younger keepers who could develop for about £200,000
 

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Isn't Simpson the ex Luton lad?
I never really play my loans towards the second half of the season as i want to develop my own players. Only loan i have now is a young CB from Man city who is miles ahead of everyone else so is hard to leave out, but whenever i have used Pask he has an average rating over 7.

Yep i found the rotation difficult especially with Ngandu and Eccles coming through!

No idea how you got those two on loan! That's good goingI sold Marosi in the summer after promotion and brought in two younger keepers who could develop for about £200,000
wish i haddent bothered, neither has been that great. got rid of Baka, Biamou pre season, were never gonna be up to it (i love biamou iRL! was a real wrench) re negotiated a couple of contracts for a bit less (Jones took a cut) then converted anything i got. not a lot into wages.
 
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oh and Simpson was only £300 per week wages. weird how some are so low
 

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Wheels come off. 7pt lead squandered now in 2nd.

Brewster, Obifemi & Wriedt all injured.

Leon Clarke available after being released by Sheff U. Wants 2.5k, might have to gamble as Godden is all I have
 

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I don't want to jinx anything but after the worst first half of a season I've ever had, I'm 29 games in and I've overtaken Sheffield Utd to hit the heights of 19th. If I somehow stay up* this would be the greatest escape since Bryan Robson's West Brom dressed up as Steve McQueen wearing strait jackets.




* no chance
 

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Where are you getting you graphics pack from? Prem logos especially. Had a quick look but the usual places seem to be asking for cash nowadays. Gave up as not reached the Prem yet so its not been much of an issue.

Just dragged over a massive facepack from fm17-18 which is OK but some of the players look really young. Godden has frosted tips and Walsh looks about 8:D
 

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I think it should be but I can't say for sure, Cov are one of the teams with full badge and kit already in the game so I'm not sure if this pack includes those teams in which case it could overwrite the defaults
 

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I think it should be but I can't say for sure, Cov are one of the teams with full badge and kit already in the game so I'm not sure if this pack includes those teams in which case it could overwrite the defaults
if its like the old logo mega packs it will overwrite all existing ones. never saw the point to be honest. I tried deleting certain badges from the file and they just go from the game entirely and arent replaced with the defaults. I guess i could go in and put up to date ones in with the fame file names if it is an issue
 

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here are the new ones just need to make sure the PNGs are both named 639

then paste the normal one here:
639.png
C:\Users\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\graphics\Logos\Europe\Angleterre\Clubs\normal

639.png
and the small one here

C:\Users\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\graphics\Logos\Europe\Angleterre\Clubs\small
 
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Complete autopilot for me, only time I get involved in training is to kick off a player learning a new position.