Discussion in 'Football Games (FIFA, FM, FPL, etc.)' started by al-Ustaadh, Sep 30, 2018.
do tell how you feel about it
Gegenpressing feels pretty OP to me. Won Bundesliga with Hoffenheim and La Liga with Valencia first seasons just using the base gegenpressing tactic. I hope it doesn't end up being like 3 striker tactics in FM18.
Been getting some negative reviews. The new training system overhaul has been hit and miss.
Still on FM 18.
Had an amazing season with Pescara in Serie A.
I was promoted after finishing 1st in Serie B with 95 points, scoring 86 goals and conceding 38.
This was the team I got promoted with:
Fiamozzi was a joke, notched up 16 assists from RB.
The 19 year Capone was my top scorer with 20 goals from the left wing.
The problem however was that I didn't own some of my best performers. And the fact that they had performed so well made it near impossible to purchase them for a reasonable price. Additionally, depending on which club they were owned by I couldn't loan them back because they thought they were ready for 1st team action. Because of that I was unable to retain the likes of Fiamozzi and Cappelluzzo, who had scored 15 goals for me. I was fortunate enough however to secure both Capone and Del Sole on 2 year loans. Valzania's loan agreement also had a very low optional future fee, which I of course exercised.
I also was fortunate in that I had some good players coming back from loan spells, including Zampano, Benali, Memushaj, and two young sweeper keepers in Calore and Kastrati. The squad however still had gaping holes in both the centre of defence and attack. I had about 5 million to work with and bought the following players:
Pio Schiavi - RB - Napoli - Free
Davide Mazzocco - CM - Padova - Free
Jacopo Scaccabarozzi - CM - Piacenza - Free
Alessio Lo Porto - LB - Gubbio - Free
Rogerio - LB - Juventus - 350K
Dario Del Fabro - CB - Juventus - 130K
Alessandro Capello - LW - Cagliari - 72K
Stefano Padovan - ST - Juventus - 130K
Lorenzo Crisetig - DM - Bologna - 1.5M
Elio Capradossi - CB - Roma - 700K
Luca Valzania - CM - Atalanta - 450K
Leandro Mancuso - RW - Juventus - 275K
I also bought an attacker by the name of Michael Fabbro, who played for Bassano in Serie C, for 250K. However, he was going to join at the end of my first season in Serie A.
Basically, my transfer activity consisted of scouring the lower leagues, and bringing in a bunch of discards who were deemed not good enough to play at the highest level.
In retrospect, and though he'd perform well for me, I shouldn't have bought Crisetig. He wasn't a necessity and it left me with no money and a wage bill which was 30K over
During preseason, the guy who I was planing to use as my main striker, Stefano Pettinari, threw a strop because I refused I give him a new contract. A. I was skint and B. he'd been outperformed the season before by a young kid, he didn't deserve a raise. I ended up selling him for 250K, way less than what he was worth, to Livorno, where he stunk the place up, only managing to score 6 goals in 38 appearances in Serie B. He's now been transfer listed by Livorno.
Problem was that I had no money to buy a replacement and had two strikers in Padovan, who Juventus basically gave away, and Bunino, who was my 3rd choice striker from the season before. I ended up having to play Padovan as my striker, a 24 year old journeyman who had never managed to score more than 5 goals in season in the lower leagues of Italy. Things weren't looking great.
We ended up finishing 9th on 58 points, with 18 wins, 4 draws, and 16 losses. We scored 85 goals, but conceded 74 . My front 3, aka the holy trinity, scored close to 60 goals between them. My boy Capone notched up 24 goals from the left wing, and former Serie C journeyman Padovan scored 19 goals in his debut Serie A season. Del Sole scored 15 goals.
This was the team:
4-2 win VS AC Milan
5-3 loss VS Napoli. We were 3-0 up within the first 25 minutes of this match and were 3-1 to the good at half time. 3 of my players got sent off in what was a farcical end to the match.
3-2 win VS Inter Milan.
4-3 win VS Chievo. Crucial win after 3 consecutive losses. Benali scored the winner in the 92nd minute.
5-1 win VS Napoli. Revenge.
We were also named Serie A's best club of the year.
**** Serie A and their lame head-to-head rule.