Football Manager 2021

Jason Cummings is the best player you can sign on a SAFC save. Got him for 350k in League One. Playing him as a lone striker (AF - attack) in a 4231 Wide and he's been incredible.

Brings back memories. He was class for me in FM18 I think which was out the same time as he went to Forest. Remember Moyes had apparently earmarked him for us in real for the Championship before he walked and he ended up doing very little but was lethal in the game.
 


dixonsafc

Striker
Anyone finding this years game a bit easy? Not sure if I've accidentally managed to create a tactic that's bugged or what, but i'm not having much of a challenge at all. My tactic is a 4231 pressing/tiki taka attacking, not much different to what i used last year.

I walked League 1 + Championship. Plan was to stay in the league this year and avoid relegation, I signed a few players but didn't spend a lot of money.

This is the season preview screen -


This is the league table going into the Qatar World Cup break -



My side is nowt flash either, this is the tactic/team -

 
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SAFCMark

Striker
Anyone finding this years game a bit easy? Not sure if I've accidentally managed to create a tactic that's bugged or what, but i'm not having much of a challenge at all. My tactic is a 4231 pressing/tiki taka attacking, not much different to what i used last year.

I walked League 1 + Championship. Plan was to stay in the league this year and avoid relegation, I signed a few players but didn't spend a lot of money.

This is the season preview screen -


This is the league table going into the Qatar World Cup break -



My side is nowt flash either, this is the tactic/team -

Send over the tactic mate, more than happy to give it a go myself.

I've definitely found the beta a little, shall we say favouring myself, even when playing players out of position with huge wins. I'm wondering if it's intentional to get players hooked prior to full release?

I think they would have done that in the past with demo versions.

Enjoy it before the full release tomorrow and before it gets ridiculously difficult.

As said, upload the tactic file somewhere and put the link up and I'll give it a go :)

My one annoyance I'm finding is I've loaned a few players, one is a right winger/st and he is banging the goals in every game but the manager who loaned him out is threatening to cancel the loan because I'm playing him slightly out of position.
 

dixonsafc

Striker
Send over the tactic mate, more than happy to give it a go myself.

I've definitely found the beta a little, shall we say favouring myself, even when playing players out of position with huge wins. I'm wondering if it's intentional to get players hooked prior to full release?

I think they would have done that in the past with demo versions.

Enjoy it before the full release tomorrow and before it gets ridiculously difficult.

As said, upload the tactic file somewhere and put the link up and I'll give it a go :)

My one annoyance I'm finding is I've loaned a few players, one is a right winger/st and he is banging the goals in every game but the manager who loaned him out is threatening to cancel the loan because I'm playing him slightly out of position.

There you go mate, knock yourself out. Hopefully works as well for you as it has for me.

I had a similar issue with a loan in the first season. Playing a lad from Liverpool as box to box CM and hadn't realised in the negotiations I'd said I'd play him DM.

Recalled even though he'd played 19 out of 21 games and was averaging 7.12.
 
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SAFCMark

Striker

There you go mate, knock yourself out. Hopefully works as well for you as it has for me.

I had a similar issue with a loan in the first season. Playing a lad from Liverpool as box to box CM and hadn't realised in the negotiations I'd said I'd play him DM.

Recalled even though he'd played 19 out of 21 games and was averaging 7.12.
Have you been taken over yet and if so, anyone decent?

I had a transfer embargo enforced in the first transfer window for some local businessman from Barrow in Furness (sounds exciting) - fortunately it fell through

I'll report back on the tactic. I'll be hammering through this first season tonight
 

MackemLad

Midfield
Into my third season and at January time I’m in the playoffs but hitting my usual bad run of form at this time of year.

Current team is

Burge/Brantanescu

Luther Wildin
Frankie Kent
Luke Woolfenden
Denver Hume/Sam Mcallum

Dobson/Magennis
Aldiniran

RAM-Tarique Fosu
CAM- Josh Windass
LAM- Andre Green

ST- Jason Cummings/Jack Marriott

Pain in the arse the World Cup being in the middle of the season as well.
 

Bear

Striker
Dobson spat his dummy out because Jack Wilshere is the new vice captain Sheff Wed offered £2.5m I thought try me luck ask for £5m they've taken the bait :)

Signings for our return to the championship

Could say been a bit busy pretty much a new squad eat your heart out Barry Fry :lol:

Kevin Ehlers £1.2m
Whatmough £500k
Wildsmith £210k
Harry Pickering £2.5m
Lewie Coyle £1.5m
Magennis £200k
Finley Robertson £2.2m
Chris Mochrie £800k
Scott Banks £500k
Louie Barry £1m
Nick Powell £500k
Jack Wilshere Free
Fran Feuillassier Free
Dembele loan (Celtic)
Banzunu (loan)

Wildsmith
Coyle - Wright - Whatmough - Pickering
Magennis -Wilshere
Dembele - Powell - Feuillassier
Cummings​
 

Hend79

Goalkeeper
Im 9 games into my first season back in the Championship, won 7, drawn 2. Wasnt expecting it to be this good of a start, also just knocked Fulham out of the Carabao Cup. Jason Cummings who was my hero last season just isnt doing it in the Championship, he missed the first couple of games but every game he has played since he has been poor. For sentimental reasons I brought in Defoe on a free and he has been banging the goals in, hes 38 :lol: Also managed to sign Papetti, Gilmour and Layton Stewart again on loans. The club did get taken over in the summer but no increase to my transfer budget, but it doesnt look like Im going to need it.
 

Flash Gordon

Striker
It takes the average between the Scouts rating and the Data Analyst now.
There's definitely a bug in the way the Data Analysts provide their ratings. I've got one who gave a rating of 26 with the narrative that he would be a good player at my level. One of the negative pieces of data was that his average of 7.30 in a particular cup was only the 103rd highest in that competition. Seems ridiculous, and the analyst stats pull the ratings down of players so you might not even give them a second glance.

I'm sacking recruitment analysts and working without them until the bug is fixed.


Season 2 at Hammarby and I've won the league by an absolute landslide. Hammarby have only ever won 1 title in their history. I've now won 2 more in my first 2 years. Predicted to finish 4th in Season 1 and 2nd in Season 2.

On another note, Ashley Fletcher has found his level:



I picked him up on a free in the summer and he's been an absolute beast. 19 goals in 15 in the league and 5 in 9 in the Champions League too.

My Champions League adventure so far has been epic too. I started off in the 1st qualifying round expected to go no further than the 3rd. I beat Qarabag 3-1 (on agg), Kristiansund 5-1, Basel 2-0 and then Wisla Krakow 4-1 to get into the Group stages which brought a £15m windfall with it. My group is Liverpool, Atletico and Kobenhavn, so I'm obviously going out, but it's great progression for a Swedish club.

It seems far too easy this year. In my first 2 seasons, I've completed the double each time and I'm absolutely dominant in my country already. Oh and on another note, my assistant manager is Joachim Bjorkland and my star defender is his son Kalle!

For those playing as Sunderland or a Championship standard, there's a lot of talent in Scandanavia. Norway is full of class players this year. The following players are worth a look:

Patrick Berg - Bodo Glimt - went to Liverpool on my save but I have him on loan. (Prem Level)
Kalle Bjorkland - solid centre back. (Championship)
Joel Kabongo - Pacey centre back that I signed for £800k. Being chased by a handful of Ligue 1 clubs. (Championship)
Donis Avdijaj -versatile attacking mid who can also play up front. Would be a good signing at League 1 who could step up. Available for free. (League 1/Champ)
Aimar Sher - 17 year old Iraqi at Hammarby. Stats aren't great yet but just scored and assisted in double figures and now Chelsea are after him. (Championship)
Max Normann Williamsen - 17 year old centre back at Kristiansund. Potential wonderkid I think. (Championship/ Prem)
Isak Bergmann Johannesson - 17 year old winger who can play left back or in midfield as well. Cost me £1.5m from Norrkoping but he looks like a wonderkid too. (Champ/Prem)
Filip Ronningen Jorgenson - 18 year old CM from Odds. He;s been just out of my reach so far and now Inter want him so I'll likely miss out. (Champ/Prem)
Emil Ceide - 18 year old Norwegian winger. I got this one wrong. Rosenborg wanted £2m and I went for a cheaper option. Now he looks like the real deal and they want £8m. (Upper Champ)
Odin Thiago Holm - 17 year old AMC at Valerenga. This lad looks excellent and his the Driven personality and 18 determination to make it to the top. (Prem)
 
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Bear

Striker
Finally got a work permit for Kevin Ehlers (cracking young defender from Dresden) and added Luca Connell to my signings too think all done for the season
 
I’m a handful of games into the 1st season after playing loads of friendliest. Found a pretty strong 4-4-2 formation which seems to be doing the bizz. Didn’t register Wyke or McGeady, sold Grigg. Brought in Elisa and Kaylem Hinds for pace up front. Heneghan for CB and a left and left footed winger from Fleetwood and some other pacet right winger to compete/cover for Gooch. Lashing everyone at the minute like.
 
You can always play your beta saves, but you’ll lose some of the new changes, particularly the database ones. Not that I’ve seen any significant changes during my couple of games so far
So does the beta not automatically upgrade to the full game? I’ll be stuck in the beta version of my save game forever if I don’t start a new game? 🙈 you can’t do custom training schedules and stuff on beta, can you do that on the full game mate?
 
So does the beta not automatically upgrade to the full game? I’ll be stuck in the beta version of my save game forever if I don’t start a new game? 🙈 you can’t do custom training schedules and stuff on beta, can you do that on the full game mate?
Yes it automatically upgrades. What I mean is in your save, most of the features will be save game compatible, like the training schedules, but there’ll be some that only apply to new saves, such as brexit changes, transfer window changes, changes to players ability and rankings and probably other things, but there isn’t a comprehensive list to find out. If you aren’t totally committed to your save, I’d start fresh though
 

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