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Football Manager 2021

Discussion in 'Computers and Gaming' started by Peej, Nov 9, 2020.

Discuss Football Manager 2021 in the Computers and Gaming area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Ntchampion

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    He strangely took 125k a week along with every conceivable bonus going along with a release clause of £37.5 million. Big money but worth it as there's no way I'll not make money when selling him.

    Season two was another strange one. I walked the league, going invincible again but this time with two draws. Won both cups and reached the CL final where I lost to PSG in typical Celtic style. 2-1 with Hans Hateboer scoring an 89th minute winner. About as close as I've come to reloading the game after a defeat since about FM11.

    The summer transfer window was action packed:

    In
    Gonzalo Montiel - Free
    Demarai Gray - Free
    Victor Kovalenko - Free
    Sergio Gomez - Free
    Francisco Ortega - Free
    Eric Garcia -Free
    Gianluigi Donnarumma - Free
    Omer Bayez - Free
    Leonidas Sterigou - £21.5 million
    Aaron Hickey - £3.2 million
    Scott McKenna - £3.8 million
    Thiago - Loan

    Out
    Anthony Ralston - St Etienne £28k
    Patryk Klimala - Legia £2.2 million
    Ismaila Soro - Alaves £6.25 million
    Christopher Jullien - Sheffield United £14.25 million
    Boli Bolingoli - AZ £2.7 million
    Vasilis Barkas - Nantes £3.4 million
    Kristoffer Ajer - Man Utd £48.5 million
    Jack Hendry - Aberdeen £425k
    Hatem Abd Elhamed - Galatasaray - £5 million
    Albian Ajeti - Everton £10.25 million
    DAvid Turnbull - Wolves loan
    Omer Bayez - Reims Loan
    Sergio Gomez - Stuttgart loan
    Odsonne Edouard - RB Leipzeg £65 million
    Ryan Christie - Everton £18.25 million
    Manuel Ugarte - OM Loan

    After going a bit mad in the free agents market I needed to drastically reduce squad size. Eddy and Christie were sold only to free up space. I stilled ended up with a very central midfielder heavy squad.

    Given the squad size, I only signed Max Normann Williamsen in the January window and he came without a work permit. Mikey Johnston went to Stuttgart for £13 million and Bayo to Real Salt Lake for £2 million.

    My Champions League group was PSG, Napoli and Olympiakos. A win in my final group game would have seen me go top but I drew at home to Olympiakos which was rage inducing. I got Lazio in the last 16 who I beat 3 nil at Celtic Park and lost 2 nil away. Next was Juventus who I thrashed 5 nil at home and lost 3-1 away. I lost 2-1 away at Man united in the first leg of the semi final but won 2 nil in the return. Then came the heartbreak in the final.

    Marcos Leonardo and Milik more than made up for the loss of Eddy, with 44 and 40 goals respectively. I qualified for the World Club cup championship at the end of the season and finished 3rd, Thrashing Barca in the QF before getting pumped by Liverpool in the semi.

    Just started my third season and the transfer window has been even more ludicrous than the previous season's.
     
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  2. James Murray

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    Has anyone found a suitable replacement for Broonie yet? McGinn too expensive
    Lewis Ferguson wont sign for whatever reason
     
  3. Jo-Jo-Buffon

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    Last years u can always sing mini hun Ferguson for £1m right away aswell
     
  4. littlekennie

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  5. Gyp Rosetti Gold Member Gold Member

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    Are we in it on the Xbox version, I can’t be arsed digging out the laptop tbh.
     
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  6. LM67

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    Your third season transfer window must be absolutely mental if it’s crazier than that one!
     
  7. MacEwan23 My Balls Was Hot Gold Member

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    Feel like loans are bugged a bit. I had Billy Gilmour, Teden Mengi and Riqui Puig on loan at Hearts and they kept letting me renew the loan. Gilmour was free for 4 seasons then his contract expired and I got him free. Same with Mengi 2 seasons and Puig 2 Seasons, loans weren’t free but renewed till their contract expired. Weird but can’t complain.

    Hearts and Gilmour I know, I’m not a hun btw just wanted a project.
     
  8. Fully87

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    65 mil for Edouard thats a good deal looks like i got robbed, A sold him to roma my first season for 17 mil, he was playing * and causing unrest in the team. Brought in his replacement, Markus Ragus for 1.8mil an absolute bargain from LASK. 10 games 5 goals 2 assists so far.
     
  9. LM67

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    Season 4 complete. Good again domestically, but some Euro heartbreak!

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    We beat city 2-0 in the first leg, and with 5 mins to go at the Etihad they were only 1-0 up on the night. We then got a penalty, which we missed (missed one in first leg too), before Mbappe went up the park and scored 3 in 5 minutes to take his tally to 4 for the night. Incredible!

    Stand out performers this season were Almada with a crazy number of assits, and Nketiah, who averaged more than a goal a game after putting the wee teams to the sword in the cups.

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  10. LM67

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    Summer season 5 done. Last season I felt that there was a bit too much rotation, mainly driven by a tonne of players moaning about game time. It resulted in some first choice players not playing as many games as they should have, which I think had an impact on our CL performance.


    The aim for this window was therefore to trim the squad a bit.


    Outs:


    Mert Muldur - Real Madrid - £13.25m

    Callum McGregor - Burnley - £6.5m

    Steven Bergwijn - Watford - £14m

    Manuel Ugarte - Sevilla - £15m

    Paul Bernardoni - Leicester - £30m


    Some big money departures but none of them had cemented their place in the starting 11. Getting £30m for our back-up keeper who joined for free a year ago was mental!


    Ins:


    Edouardo Camavinga - Free

    Ricardo Grance - Boca - £5m

    Gavin Bazunu - Man City - £2.1m


    Crazy getting Camavinga on a free! He’s not even on ridiculous money. Grance comes in as back-up to Frimpong and Bazunu to back-up Livakovic.


    Got Juve, Porto and Gent in our CL group.
     
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  11. Fully87

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    Does anyone know how to get for instance Callum Mcgregor to tutor a youth player?
     
  12. Fully87

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    It was do able in the older games, can't seem to find it in 2021, also miss slating the refs and giving them a hard time, is that still possible?
     
  13. mickcfc91

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    You have to set up groups. Its not like the old game where you just pick a player. You can set up a tutor group instead.
     
  14. Valhalla Thus spoke Batistuta. Gold Member

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    Don’t get how people can sit and play FM and not get bored of winning the league by like 40 points ever year :giggle1:
     
  15. M 67

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    I won it by 3 points and I had an unbeaten season. Rangers only lost 1 game and it was to me! Defo more of a challenge especially if u put ur reputation low as players don’t listen to u , etc.

    Anyway, got a problem. 2nd season and all other Scottish clubs who qualified for Europe haven’t registered their first team players for the spfl and are getting pumped each game. Anyone else getting this bug? Otherwise it’ll be well over 40 points I win it by!
     
  16. \o/ Gold Member Gold Member

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    Was talking to my mates cousin a couple weeks ago, he’s 33/34 now but round about 2005/2006 he was in Football Manger or Champ back in the day and ended up good, he was at Aberdeen.

    said that ruined him as soon as that happened because suddenly everybody knew him as soon as he told them who he was, read a thing a couple of years ago and there was a winger/striker, from Columbia who ended up the best player in the game who said it was that, that * his career.

    Mental how fame and expectation can have a big effect.
     
  17. James Murray

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    Tip

    Sign Alvaro Montero a Colombian goalkeeper

    Paid £375 grand and now got the big guns sniffing about and Barca offered £15 million after 32 games lol
     
  18. Ntchampion

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    Third season summer transfer window is done and it was another crazy one:

    In
    Juan Castano (Racing Club) £5.5million
    Juan Gauto (Huracan) £4.4 million
    Alan Velasco (Independiente) £5million
    Kieran Tierney £64million + Francisco Ortega
    Sandro Tonali (Brescia) Free
    Aster Vranckx (Mechelen) free
    Giovanni Lo Celso (Spurs) Loan
    Harvey Elliott (Liverpool) Loan
    Marcus Edwards (Vitoria Guimares) £18.25 million

    Out
    Victor Kovalenko (Everton) £35million
    James Forrest (Brighton) £14 million
    Olivier Ntcham (Southampton) £35 million
    Francisco Ortega (Arsenal) P/ex
    Jorman Campuzano (Newcastle) £27 million
    Gonzalo Montiel (Watford) £40 million
    Lewis Cook (Wolves) £18 million
    Greg Taylor (Bayer Leverkusen) £17.75 million
    Demarai Gray (Leeds) £34million

    Left back was a key target for me. I had lined up Chilwell who was on the transfer list for £34 million but City swooped in at the last minute. I paid way over the odds for Tierney, but he's worth it. Homegrown players are hard to come by at Celtic so that swung it for me.

    The young Argentinians are all wonderkids and have been brought in for the future. Couldn't say no to Tonali on a free so that meant I had to get rid of even more CMs than I'd initially planned.

    I've taken Elliott he's in the last year of his contract and won't sign a new deal. Hoping to get him on a free in January.
     
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  19. James Gold Member Gold Member

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    Anyone played this on the Xbox is it a waste of time or just the same ?
     
  20. littlekennie

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    It’s decent on Xbox if you hold in ls it gives you cursor control


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