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  1. Hello guys. I want to ask you something about FM17 Editor know-how. As you know, there's a nationality rules that work within, let's say, Europe. For example, you can apply for Spanish nationality if you live in Spain for 3 years accumulatively (only for Brazilian and Argentines). This rules might not apply to other countries, most known example is Ukraine, because in the foreigners' information screen, there isn't 'Days to gain nationality' tab appearing on them. As I'm playing in Indonesian League right now (it's in Asia, which the foreign rules kinda strict in some way) and I want to change the nationality rules to the one that match with the government rule, which is 5 years continuously living in Indonesia and not having a dual nationality. Are both rules conflicting each other? ( in the editor, the default number in 'Years to Gain Nationality' is set to -1, so I set it to 5. But I ticked 'Won't Allow Dual Nationality' rules as per real life rules) I've tried to change the rules as I mentioned, but when i played it, the foreigners still don't get any 'Days to Gain Nationality' tab appearing. OR is it a hardcoded thing? As in, there's no way you can change it, because it's already imprinted into the game and you can't do anything about it. Please help me with this issue. It will be nice to do a 'Building a country' challenge if I can change the nationality rules in editor, in any way possible. Thanks and waiting for your comments!
  2. indeed, but Belotti's injury hit hard, we have less goals after him injured
  3. Book of Torino F.C. – Chapter 6 – Injury Again, Back on Form Hello and welcome back to Book of Torino F.C. We are now in the December and it has been a great results with mixed news coming in. We are also playing against our rival Juventus this month in a big match in our turf. So let’s see what is happening in December. We start with Board Confidence and Financial Update for November review. Our position in the league made board happy. We are predicted and asked to be put in the top half, but now we are in the Champions League spot with small difference between us and the top of the league. Meanwhile, our lost against Latina made board angry and that factor might be considered as the factor if things going bad. Financially speaking, we lose small amount of money but our balance still in the black. The TV revenue helped us a lot and I hope that will continue on till the end of the season. Let’s move to our fixtures for this month. We’re back on form. We got ourselves 4 wins out of 4 matches. We won big especially against A.C. Milan, Juventus and Atalanta. With us already eliminated from Coppa Italia, we need to focus more on the league and I think we might have chance to secure the title. Now let’s check how each matches went. We won 1-0 against A.C. Milan, with Zappacosta scoring from a counter attack. We had less fouls since I use “Stay on Feet” team instruction, and I decided to put down Molinaro in the left hand side and put in Danilo Avelar, as he was complaining about playing time. Other than that, the game was very balanced and we were very lucky to have a win in San Siro. At Olimpico, we surprisingly won “Derby della Mole” against our big rival, Juventus. Again, Goddess of Fate decided to put Torino in the winning position. The game was, again, balanced, but we managed to score in the 39th minute and in the second half we were in the top as Dani Alves was sent off. Dybala’s penalty was very worrying but in the end, captain Hart did his job saving the day. I add Social Media feeds and I think I might have to agree with Alessandro Giri over there. Next is Palermo, which we won 2-1 away. After tinkering with the team instruction, we managed to get more points than the media expected. Belotti managed to score more goals and I also put Benassi instead of Baselli. Even though Baselli did managed to get Team of the Month award last month, Benassi has better contribution in the match, especially with goals and assists. I also might have to think about Valdifiori’s position because sometimes Baselli did has some contribution. I’m also keeping my eyes to my right-center defender, as they had bad ratings in some game. I put Leandro Castan for few games and his rating is not doing good, but when i put him at the left side, he did okay. Meanwhile, Bovo, who I put in the right, has so-so game so far. I hope I can get the source of the problem ASAP as I already love the tactic and the formation. Against Atalanta, I was doing something else in the Internet, so you can see the lack of substitution, again. But we continue to win the games with Boye’s goal and an own goal. The sad news…Belloti injured. I will explain the injury in the next section. In other news, our former captain, Vives, got himself second yellow card. Overall, we dominated Atalanta and I’m happy with the defense, even though I’m rotated some of the players because we played against Palermo couple days ago. We have two injuries. Belotti with torn hamstring after the Atalanta match, and he will be out for 2-3 months. Meanwhile Arjeti was injured his arm while in training and he will be out for a month. It’s sad to hear these injuries, especially our goalscoring machine Belotti. I’m still considering to bring a new striker, either buy or loan, but I need to wait for Ljajic sales to make that happen. Good news for us, Hart and Belotti are in the Serie A Team of the Month. Hart did so well in December, especially saving us from having a draw against Juventus, by catching Dybala’s penalty. Meanwhile, Belotti scored lots of goal for us in December, before he got himself injured. Now, let’s see our position in the table after those four matches. We are now on top of the league with Juventus one game and two points behind us, thanks to our win against them in the league. We will be having a one point gap with Juventus in case they win the match they are saving.. The fight for European spot also getting hotter with Internazionale, Napoli, A.C. Milan, Roma and Fiorentina fighting for the spot. Meanwhile, Lazio started to climb up to the lower half of the table after positioned bottom of the table. Udinese, Bologna and Crotone now in the danger zone and they have to be careful with that. Let’s check our schedule after the winter break we have. We have three teams who are in the danger zone and a big match against AS Roma. I’m hoping that we will get maximum points from Udinese, Crotone and Pescara, meanwhile getting at least one point against Roma. Who knows we might win against them. January also means transfer window opening. I try to offload Ljajic as he doesn’t have any place in the current formation we are playing right now. Also I’m trying to check transfer and loan list, and probably I might find someone who can be a backup for our long-term injured strikers. That’s all from me. Don’t hesitate to give suggestion or advice in the comment section below. Thanks and see you soon!
  4. Book of Torino F.C. – Chapter 5 – Start of the Downfall Hello and welcome back to Book of Torino F.C., where I’m trying to bring back “Il Grande Torino” glory to Torino Football Club. We already moved on from November, so let’s see what happened throughout November. We start with Board Confidence and Monthly Financial Updates from our beloved Chairman. Still moaning about Vives’ transfer, but positively happy about squad harmony level. Overall, board are happy with me, and I’m very secure in the club, right now. Financely, we are making a little profit, and the balance slowly rising, which is nice, because we are without European games, so it’s helping a lot. Now let’s move to the matches we have played. We’ve got ourselves both two reds and two greens. Sadly, the reds are against teams we should be winning. Lazio still with their caretaker manager as they fired Simone Inzaghi, and Latina is Serie B side. Positive thing, we managed to score more than two goals, which is nice. Belotti also starting to consistently scoring matches. I have high hopes with him, especially with Martinez will be out until April 2017. Let’s check and analyze each fixtures. We managed to batter ChievoVerona 3 to 1. One of my mistake, which I realized in beginning of second half, was to start Ljajic in striker position. I wanted to try him, alongside Boye and Maxi Lopez, in the striker position to substitute the missing Martinez. Apparently it’s not enough and he got himself 5.9 rating so I decided to change him to Boye and he did brilliantly after coming from the bench. I also decided to change some of the team instruction, specifically adding exploit both flanks as the instruction. After this, I vow to myself not to put Ljajic in the starting lineup, unless strikers need to be rotated. That time of the week, we got ourselves a player inserted in the Team of the Week. Benassi with 8.4 rating made himself into the award and this is like a sign for me to put him into starting lineup. Moving on to our next match against Lazio. Against Lazio, we’ve got ourselves beaten hard. Lost against team in the lower part of the table mean something has to change. Anyway, we were basically beaten by Lazio in and out, and to add salt to the wound, Zappacosta got himself a red card. Belotti also not performing well, and this match was a turning point, where I decided to tweak the tactic that I got from somewhere else. Also, it seems that Falque had similar problem with Ljajic. I might terminate Falque loan, if possible, and sell Ljajic in the January transfer window. In between fixtures, I’ve got myself a new contract. As per usual, we’ve only given one year contract when we start a new game. Got myself an addition of €1.5K on wages and also one year more contract addition. I’m happy with the confidence given me from the board. Now, it’s time to do more action for the better Torino. Let’s continue on with the fixtures. We managed to win against Genoa, with Belotti scored two. I tweaked the tactical instruction a little bit, and it’s helpful. I put “Exploit to Flanks” and “Stay on Feet” because we have good wingbacks to help the width and alos we have too many fouls and yellow cards. Anyway, win is a win and it helped us boost the morale after Lazio defeat. This match broke my heart. We lost against Latina at extra time in Italian Cup match. First, we are against weaker side, but I decided to rotate heavily as, again, I forget to get some of the last starting eleven to rest. Falque and Ljajic is kinda out of position so their rating is very low and I don’t mind to offload both of them. I prefer new guys rather than holding those two. Second, it might hurt the board confidence towards me, as this is 4th Qualification Round and we are expected to be on First Round of the tournament. Now, let’s see our position in the table after finishing these fixtures. We are now in the 3rd position, 1 point behind 2nd placed A.C. Milan and 6 points behind 1st placed Juventus. As now we are out from the cup, I think we can focus heavily on the league, and probably try to reach Champions League spot (3rd max in Serie A). The league still has long way to go so it’s still tight between us and teams either above us or below us. Meanwhile, Lazio still struggling in the bottom of the table. Let’s now take a look on the fixtures for the December Top of the clash! We have to play against A.C. Milan and Juventus and I hope we can grab at least a point for each matches. Against Palermo and Atalanta, we should grab maximum points but let’s see if Vives in Atalanta wants to prove himself against me. That’s all for me, thanks for reading, and see you soon
  5. Book of Torino F.C. – Chapter 4 Hello and welcome back to Book of Torino F.C. and now we are on the October 2016. We have 5 matches ahead of us, but before that, let’s see what board said about my management. Board still moaning about Vives’ departure, meanwhile we got a positive view with the win against Fiorentina. Regarding to finances, rather than going down as my prediction, it went up. The player wages were paid by our TV deals, apparently, which means that we are having more profit from other sector of finance. Now let’s go to the fixtures! We are unbeaten this month, but it’s not that great. I’m still thinking that we should get lots of goals, but most of the time we only scored maximum 2 goals. The only match that we managed to score more than 2 goals is against Spal in Italian Cup. Let’s move on to each fixtures to see how it went. We managed to hold Napoli in their turf, with 10 men from 84th minute. We were struggle to get shots on target and Napoli forced us to do lots of fouls. Second yellow card given to Acquah proved that we were very bad at tackling, but without it we cannot cope with opponent’s force. I should admit that we are very lucky in this game and 1 point is more that enough. In specific week after Napoli match, we’ve got ourselves news mentioning our player. Baselli’s form in Napoli’s match won him a spot in Serie A’s Team of the Week, surrounded by our rival’s players all over the place. He was brilliant in that game and this award proved it. In between the fixtures, we had international break. Some of our first team players called up by national teams. Unfortunately, one of those players got himself ‘FIFA Virus’. Yes, he got himself injured, and I don’t like it one little bit. Martinez won’t be play in this season anymore, because he got damaged cruciate ligaments for 7-8 months in international match. If you read last few chapters, he’s a goalscoring machine, and this might decrease our quality. Added with the fact that we can’t score more than 2 goals, this injury put salt into the wound for us. I might looking for a backup striker, probably loan listed player, to replace him in the latter half of the season. We can also use Ljajic to cover him for a while, although I already promised him that he will be leaving at nearest transfer window. We’ll see if Ljajic will get himself a playing time or not. Now, let’s move on to our next match after international break. We won against Cagliari with 10 men since 58th minute. Benassi got his second yellow card but before that we already leading by two, so I decided to put Valdifiori on defensive midfielder position. Other than that, we are doing fine, doing usual job, and it’s a happy day for our fans. Take notice that there is one player on loan who played against us, which I would like to keep on when he comes back to the team next season. Panagiotis Tachtsidis. As long as he doesn’t get any long term injury, he will be in my first team for the next season, either for backup or main player for defensive midfielder position. After a good victory we were playing against Bologna away from home, and we got ourselves a boring draw….Well not really. We managed to keep our defence shut tight but we don’t hit the target accurately. A sad day for our strikers as Boye got himself 6.4 rating and Belotti got 6.3. Meanwhile all of Bologna’s backfour got theirselves minimum 7.1 rating. At that time I already thought about tinkering the formation, but I decided to keep as it is to check if it’s only a hiccup or it will be continuous. In the midweek game against Sassuolo, I decided to change few things. Starting for the players, just for refreshment, although I rested the last starting eleven. Second, I exchanged Boye’s and Belotti’s position, and it’s kinda worked, with Boye scored a goal couple minutes after second half started. I also decided to use Ljajic at striker position (his natural position is winger), and he scored, albeit from penalty and before he did that, he already missed one. Overall, It’s a fair match, and I’m happy to take 3 points at home. Last game in October, where we (again) struggled to score more than one goal. Against Empoli away, we managed to draw, with addition of 5 yellow cards. I think we might be the club with bad discipline at the end of the season. Nothing to be said with this game, Belotti scored but not enough to secure more points for us. We need to ensure that we have more shots on target than this game. Once again, I might tinker the formation we already have right now, but the base will be the same. After the fixtures completed, we’ve got ourselves a news. Personally, I would like to keep this unbeaten run till the end of the season, especially if we can win lots of games ahead. We are more comfortable in the league right now as we don’t have as much as competition to others and we have lots of depth for the players we currently have right now. Let’s see our current position in the table. We managed to keep ourselves on the top part of the table. But we lost our leader position to, who else, Juventus. Both Milano clubs also climbed above us and now we are in 4th, thanks to two draws we had in this month. In other news, Lazio still struggles on the bottom half of the table, meanwhile their rival, AS Roma, moved up to 6th position from bottom half of the table. Now, to end the chapter, let’s take a look at who will we face in November. We will have ChievoVerona at home as opener of the month, followed by struggling Lazio away, and we move back to home against Genoa. We also have cup game against Serie B side Latina. We have chances to grab perfect points against those three clubs in the league. I don’t afraid of Lazio, after seeing their position in the league, but we have to be careful as they already sacked Simone Inzaghi and we have to check if they already have their own manager or still with their caretaker manager. That’s all from me. Don’t forget to put suggestion in the comment below, and see you soon in November review.
  6. Book of Torino F.C. – Chapter 3 – Against Big Teams Hello and welcome back to Book of Torino F.C. and we are now passing September 2016. So let’s see what was happened throughout September. We start with updates from our monthly review. Board is happy for my performances thoroughout the month, especially big win against Spal in the Italian Cup. The negative point is only about Vives leaving, which is understandable, as he was the leader of the squad and missing him, in fans’ opinion, might left us barred. Meanwhile in finance situation, we are okay with them, although I predict that it will deteriorate in next months as we are not in European competition and there’s no much money given in TV deals. Now, let’s move on to matches that we have been played. 3 wins and 1 loss. I would have not expected the form will be this good, especially with the players that we currently have and the team we were against. That one loss against Internazionale was very understandable, although, we should get at least a point out from them. Against AS Roma, we managed to score one goal to win the match, thanks to Belotti’s strike. As you can see on the bottom left corner, the performance between two teams is similar and in the end, we won the match. Notice that Leandro Castan has a bad 6.4 rating, although he didn’t get any yellow cards and we kept a clean sheet. That’s why I subbed him off and put in Borja Gomez to the pitch. We also won against Sampdoria away from home. Belotti scored once again and I’m personally delighted to see him scoring. To be honest, Sampdoria was dominating the scene, although the possession showed that no one was superior. And again, Leandro Castan got another 6.4 rating, albeit he got a yellow card as well. Another clean sheet meaning that our defense is solid and Joe Hart is one of the reason why. Next up, we lost against Internazionale. It’s my mistake to rotate some of the players, as this match was on midweek and I forgot to rest my starting eleven for the Sampdoria match. I also decided to change Leandro Castan with Borja Gomez, because of the bad rating he had for last two matches. Ajeti was healed from his long term injury but not fit enough at that time so I chose Borja Gomez to start in this match. I also put Baselli in the starting lineup after he recovered from injury as well. Overall, we were even, but our team had too many fouls that I have expected before. I might change the tackling instruction if this situation still happening. And in the end, we conceded for the first time in the league. We won against Fiorentina 2-1 thanks to the late goal of Benassi at injury time. Fiorentina really dominated us with their chances but in the end our subs did the wonder. I decided to rest some of players who played against Internazionale and also Ajeti was on the starting lineup after his long term injury. We have played 6 matches in the league so far, so let’s see where we are currently in the table. With 5 wins and 1 loss, we managed to be in the top of the table with Juventus lurking behind us with 1 point less. There still a lot of matches to be played and I think matches against Juventus will be the decisive moment for us. Meanwhile, looking at other team, Lazio and AS Roma are currently struggling in the lower part of the table. For the October, we will have 4 weekend matches and 1 midweek match. I’m hoping that we can manage to grab some points from them, especially against Napoli in the first day of October and Sassuolo in the midweek game. We are now cleared from injury with the latest being recovered is Maxi Lopez. That’s all from me. Please comment below for advice and suggestion, and see you soon!
  7. Book of Torino F.C. – Chapter 2 – More Friendlies, Start of the Season! Hello, and welcome back to Book of Torino F.C. This time it’s August 2016 monthly review. August means transfer deadline time, and also start of the season. Before we move to the matches we already played, let’s go to some news first. We start with the squad numbers! What do you think? Do Joe Hart worth to hold no. 1 shirt? He’ll be my first choice goalkeeper anyway. I clicked auto-numbering but most of the numbers didn’t changed much as I expected. I decided to move on with this Normal bonus, as I don’t have much transfer budget to spend for upgrading the bonuses. I think it’s enough to motivate the players till the end of the season. Let’s moving on to our chance in the league. We are presumed by bookers to be on the 8th position, which is reasonable. I don’t think we can challenge for title, yet, as the manpower we have cannot cope with teams like Juventus, AS Roma, Internazionale and A.C. Milan. But I do hope to climb above Fiorentina and Lazio to at least get a chance in European spot in the league. Let’s make the dream happens! So, with Vives and Moretti went to another club, we have to choose new captain and vice captain for the upcoming season. Lombardo suggested these two players to become the captain and vice captain of Torino for season 2016/17, and I don’t mind to follow it. So welcome the new captain and new vice captain in the form of Joe Hart and Valdifiori. Moving on to transfer, we managed to replace Moretti in the central defender position in form of Borja Gomez, a free agent who was released by Spanish minnow Real Oviedo. He’s perfectly fit the system we are using and also with his status as backup, I’m hoping that he won’t dwell much when he’s not on the lineup. His attributes are decent enough and I hope he will be performing well when we need him. Meanwhile, on the out, there are only some loans deal for the youngster to get first team football. And there aren’t any movement on the deadline day, as I’m already satisfied with the squad we currently have. By the way, I already told about our opponent in Italian Cup, now we have a definite team to play with. We will play agains Spal 2013 on the 14th of August. Well, it’s already played. So let’s straight into the fixtures in this month. We have greens all over, although two of them are Friendly matches. We have one Italian Cup match against Spal, which match is my first ever match in my managerial career. Meanwhile, we have two opening Serie A’s matches against two promoted teams, Crotone and Pescara. Against minnow side Varese, we managed to win 2-0 with our first team squad, just to make them having match fitness so that they can compete throughout the season. We also managed to overpowered Varese, although we only scored two goals. And of course, I always forget to change the players (because I’m using Key on viewing match, should I change into Extended?) After this match, I decided to rest majority of the starting eleven I used as few days later we were playing against Spal. We won convincingly agains Spal, and I’m happy to see Belotti scored a hattrick in this match. I hope he will continue his goalscoring form throughout the season. We have more chances and also managed to dominate them with shots, although I’m a little bit worried about our fouls. For the next opponent in the Italian Cup, we will play against Serie B side Latina. Just saw in the screenshot that, if we win against Latina, we will be facing Fiorentina in the First Round. Interesting. Against Boca Juniors at home, we managed to score one. As expected, my worries of fouls happened in this match, with lots of yellow cards flying from referee’s pocket. Unfortunately, in this match Maxi Lopez injured himself and he will be out for 6-7 weeks. And in this match I decided to use second squad to add their match fitness and to ensure that the starting eleven had better fitness to play in our first match in Serie A against Crotone. We managed to unconvincingly win against Crotone. So many shots happened but we only managed to score one with Belotti. We still got yellow cards, although same thing happened with Crotone as well. In this match, we have two injuries from Leandro Castan and Baselli, Although Leandro Castan just having couple days of injury, same thing didn’t happen with Baselli, where he got 3-4 weeks groin strain injury. In our last match on August against Pescara away, we managed to bag a goal thanks to long effort strike of Martinez. He’s been performing well with Belotti as his partner in the front. In this match we almost being dominated by Pescara, but luckily we managed to hold our 1 goal advantage till full time. In other news, we still get lots of yellow cards, which still worries me a lot. With two matches in Serie A, we have Martinez in the Serie A Team of the Month. He’s ever present for us in the front, and I hope he can continue to perform well so that we can achieve our goals. For the next chapter, we will have lots of matches to play. We will face three big clubs, that are AS Roma, Internazionale, and Fiorentina. Wish me luck on those three matches, in addition to Sampdoria in the middle, and hope we can at least get a point from them. If you have any advice, or you want to comment on players and such, don’t hesitate to comment on down below. See you soon!
  8. thanks I'm still improving with the updates, don't hesitate to give suggestions my main target is to make a new "Il Grande Torino" tbh, but I dunno when, since Juventus....you know
  9. I admit that Saugher is overpriced, let's say that's my decision making skill is bad on finances section, i hope i won't do that again in the future
  10. Book of Torino F.C. – Chapter 1- Transfers and Friendlies Hello there, I’m back with July 2016’s monthly review. We started off the season on 9th of July, which also start of pre-season. We start Chapter 1 with target for 2016/17 season. We only have two competitions to attend, Serie A and Italian Cup (a.k.a Coppa Italia). In the league, we are expected to be in the top half of the league, which is maximum 10th placed in the final table. Meanwhile, we will start Italian Cup from Third Qualifying round against one of Spal, Siena and Tuttocuoio. The low expectation from the board made me thinking that the squad is not ready yet to compete in European competition. Added with low budget that we get, it seems that the board wants us to play safe while peeking towards the Europa League spot, which is 6th place (if Italian Cup winner already hold European competition spot through league table). I’m trying to aim that much, although I’m kinda pessimistic with the squad we have right now. Now, we move to Transfers. For this month, we loaned out two players and sold two players. In the other side, we managed to buy one backup central defender, as what I said in the Prologue. Aramu’s natural position as Left Attacking Midfielder made him went on loan to Serie B side Latina. He won’t much fit on my system, unless he plays as a Striker, which we have lots of players waiting in line for the first team. Different case with Obi, whom I want to offload, but with no luck. His position is also a Left Midfielder, which has no place in my current tactic, although he can play as Center Midfielder. We have lots of players on that position, especially those out-of-position players like Falque and Gustafson. Just a fun thing, social media react quiet well to Obi’s loan, which convinced me that this is the right choice. Because there are abundance of central midfielder players, Vives, the real-life captain of Torino, made his way out to Atalanta (apparently, they are our rival) for €375k with added ons. He’s 35 years old and getting money from his sale made me happy. He’s also only a nation-grown player, which I have no objection to sell. Same case with Moretti, 35 years old left full-back who also natural in central defender position. His old age doesn’t suit my style, even though Italy’s football always respect the oldies like Maldini and Totti. And I was happy to accept offer from the Russian CSKA Moskow, who offfered €550k with add-ons. Meanwhile, we managed to buy Suagher, 23 years old Italian, from Atalanta. His fee basically end my spending moment right now, as I only left with less than €1m to buy people. I also realized that his fee was higher than it should be, but, I needed a backup for three central defender in the formation that we will use throughout the season and the young lad will greatly help us in squad depth. Deadline transfer is still far away and I might looking into free transfer market again to find new players, in case there’s a long term injury or someone is sold again. To replace Moretti, as I put him as a backup central defender, I already approach two free agent players. I will choose only one of them as if we have too many CBs it’s not good either. Another reason is we cannot add more players to the squad unless he’s younger than 21, as we don’t have club-grown players, which means I need to emtpy 4 slots so that we can submit to the regulation. While the transfer happened, we had two friendlies and one testimonial to play. One is away to Spain and one is home against Israeli team. The testimonial is for the home team ChievoVerona’s player, Sergio Pelissier, who started his professional career with us. A decent performance, I think. Against Spanish side Hospitalet we battered them 4-1 as expected, with all the domination, beside the possession, as we played with ‘More Direct Passing’ instruction on. I was hoping that Belotti will be our goal machine, but it seems that he had a different role as he had in FM16, where he was a Complete Forward, but now he’s an Advanced Forward. Anyway in this match, Maxi Lopez scored a brace which is nice, as we need those strikers to score lots of goal, while Rossettini and Valdifiori’s goal came from a set piece situation. And as you can see below, our wing-backs in the shape of Zappacosta and Molinaro had each one assists, which made me happy as we need them to throw crosses into the box for more chances. In the second match against Israeli Maccabi Tel-Aviv, I decided to rotate most of the team, as it’s held 4 days after the Hospitalet match. We managed to win anyway, with own goal to start and Martinez bragged a brace on the early part of second half. A surprising fact, that Martinez can brag a brace, as he was really not good enough on FM16. Without Immobile after his loan spell finished at the end of the season, I’m happy to see that we have two strikers that can scored goals. Still hoping that Bellotti will also start scoring, though. Third match at ChievoVerona’s stadium for Pellissier’s testimonial, we lost a mere 1-0. As you can see in the picture below, I didn’t sub any of the players. You may ask why. It’s because I was doing something else, and there were less highlights as I’m using ‘Key’ for highlights, which mean I didn’t have the time to do the subs. I just realized that the game was nearing end when I wanted to change some players. Anyway we also didn’t dominating as last two matches, and I might have to tinker the tactic as ChievoVerona is also in the same league as us and this is not a good predicament for us. In other news, we have injury news from Benassi, who will out for 4-5 weeks, in addition to the long term injury of Avelar and Ajeti. He will be a big miss for the preseason as he’s a potential box-to-box midfielder in the team and injury might deter his progress a little bit. For the next month, we will have more friendlies, a cup match against either Spal 2013 or Robur Siena, and also two league matches. I decided to cancel a couple of friendlies as one is just one day after the cup match and one is too close to the first league match. Our first two league matches are against two just-promoted teams, so I hope we can win these two opening matches. Okay then, that’s all from me today. If you think I missed something important, you can comment down below and I will put it onto the next post. See you in August monthly review!
  11. Hart is basically my savior of matches
  12. thanks, and don't hesitate to put advice and suggestion, i might post here same time with my blog (currently I'm in in-game October 2016)
  13. Book of Torino F.C. - Prologue For the database and playing league, I chose England, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and (of course!) Italy. The reason behind choosing these leagues (beside Italy as the main league) are because of the players I think I can buy from, and I’m thinking that I will buy lots of players from transfer and loan list. So these leagues will help me to find those players I need to bolster the squad. The database will be on Large and I might add/remove leagues while playing. I will mention if it happens.Before I continue on, I just want to tell you that I’ve been playing Torino in FM16 for two season before buying FM17, so keep in mind that I have some knowledge of the club.Without further ado, let’s get started! For the sake of the game, I’m Italiano who born in Turin, which makes me a local boy. I “said” that I’m “relishing the opportunity to manage at Olimpico” and you know what, I’m more than excited to see the prospect of Torino under my management. This is our current state. We have 3.5 stars of both of our Training Facilities and Youth Facilites, which is decent. As far as I remember, Torino has lots of potential youth prospects from their academy. I think we can use some of the young players in the latter stages of the game. I might improve the Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment to max out the youth system that we currently have. This specific message, who comes from our Director of Football, Gianluca Petrachi, was confusing at the first glance. After reading some articles somewhere else, I can understand this specific part.So, basically, the squad rules are similar to the one in English Premier League, where there should be maximum of 25 players registered for each club (not including U-21 players), 4 of them must be club-grown player and 8 of them (including the 4 club-grown players) must be nation-grown. This happened since last season (with exclusion of 4 club-grown players rule). In addition to that, since 2003/04 season, there are some restriction to sign non-EU players from abroad. Each team can sign maximum of 2 non-EU players, except for teams who has less than 2 non-EU players at the end of the season, which they will get 3 non-EU quota. (click ‘rules’ for the understanding of the non-EU quota).In our case (as pictured above), we already signed one non-EU player, that is Serbian Sasa Lukic. I also noticed that Lukic is already capped 5 times for Serbia U-21, which he is now one of the non-EU players that will be counted towards the end of the season.Talking about players, let’s have a look at current squad players and report. We have three loanees in the form of Falque, Hart and Leandro Castan. The latter two has no buying clause, while we can buy Falque for €5m in case we need him next season. We also have two long term injuries (from 7 weeks to 3 months injury) in Danilo Avelar and Ajeti. The latter is a new signing, probably brought in exchange of Kamil Glik who moved to AS Monaco.The team is mixed of young, spirited and old, experienced players, which I don’t mind a little bit. And because of the rules that I mentioned above, the team now has lots of Italiano, which helpful, but only three of them are club-grown, Arreca, Aramu, and Boye (note: I wonder why Boye is club-grown, as he just arrived at the club this season as part of the non-EU rules). They are, fortunately, still counted as U-21 players so they don’t need to be registered. Unfortunately though, that makes us having no senior club-grown players, which makes me have to empty 4 slots so that I can manage within the rules. Players that I need to offload or buy will be depending on my tactic, which I present it to you right now. This is the tactic that I will use for the upcoming season, with other two that I keep hidden for now. As you know, 3 defenders formations become a favourite in Italy, especially because there are lots of managers that using the tactic. I also used this tactic when playing Torino on FM16, and because the squad depth are helping with this formation, I’m going to use it for the time being. This tactic I use is from AlvaroRecoba in FM Base. While the season going, I might change here and there to find the perfect recipe for the players I have. Also, those names are probably the starting lineup that I will use throughout the season, if they are inform or not having any injuries. I might change Bovo/Rossettini for Ajeti if he fits after his injury healed. Meanwhile, I probably try to bring one more center-back for a backup as I currently only have 5 CBs in the first team squad. On other positions, the depth is quiet nice, but with this formation, Falque and Ljajic (who are both attacking wingers) won’t have a place, unless they are trained in different position. Both can play as strikers up front, and I’ve decided to trained Falque as central midfielder, just in case we need depth in the particular position. Here is the budget that I currently have right now. With a little bit of tweaking, I might have less than €2m in the bank, which isn’t nice, because, as I said, I need a backup CB for the depth. I might looking at Free Transfer while try to offload some players by selling (to get more transfer budget) or loaning young ones (to reduce the wage budget, which can be sent to transfer budget). This is the staff that I currently have right now. I will keep them as I tend to let them stay in the club until their contract expiring. I don’t want to use money just to fire them even though they are probably won’t help me as much as I need to. This is the amount of staffs that we have currently, and what board wants us to have. Currently we have lots of coaches than what the board expect, which means we won’t have any of new coaches till it reach 4 for first team and 2 for both U-20 and U-18. In the other hand, we might need to hire some scouts as we only have 2 (including Chief Scout) and you know that 2 is not enough for a scout. Of course, I will look for free agents as I don’t want to disturb finances greatly.So, this is the end of the overall overview of the team. Now let’s move to my target. What do I want to achieve with this save? What is my long term goals? What is my short term goals?Well, for long term, of course it’s to achieve all possible trophies, including Serie A and Champions League. To do that, we have to fight against the domination of Juventus.For short term, in the next two, three season, we need to get to European competition, preferably Champions League. That’s my main target for now.For the next posts, I will do it in a in-game monthly review. While waiting, you can comment below to suggest whatever you think it’s appropriate for the saves, including tactic, players, etc.Thanks for reading, and see you soon!
  14. Hello and welcome to my first ever Football Manager story. For my first time story, I already chose a team, and as you can see from the club’s logo above, I will be doing a managerial career in Torino Football Club (Torino from hereby on), a Serie A club based in Turin, Italy. Football fans mostly know Torino based on their rivalry with Juventus, who currently dominating Italy’s football. Also, because of the beloved England National Team’s goalkeeper Joe Hart is having a surprising loan spell in the club. But, after reading their wikipedia’s page thoroughly, I found that they were once a dominating team in Italy, especially nearing World War II. Until, Superga air disaster happened, which killed all of the main players of the team that nicknamed Grande Torino. Since then, they have been in ups and down in Italy’s league system. In 2015/16 season, they managed to finish 12th, which was suspected from a mid-table club like them. But it bounds to change, with me as their manager. I will be doing this story on monthly (in-game) review, so I hope I can cover most of the things in an in-game month. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment.