SR67
9 years ago
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With recent going on's at Celtic the sadist in me decided to finally buy FM21 and prove that literally anyone (including an idiot with a keyboard) could do better than Neil Lennon this season.

So here's a tale of what could have happened under an unknown CEO, from an unknown club, from another universe.

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SR67
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Transfer Strategy
Player Profile
Essential Attributes: Composure, Off-the-ball/Positioning, Work Rate
Desired Attributes: First Touch, Passing, Tackling, Technique, Strength/Acceleration, Stamina

Category A – The Core
Age Profile: 25-31 dependant on position
Transfer Fees: Up to £15M once per season
Wage Budget: One “Blank Cheque” and the rest around £25-30k p/w
Selling: These are the guy who I don’t really want to sell, happy to see out their contract past their peak selling years.

Category B – First Team Ready
Age Profile: Typically, 21-25 years old to see their best years at the club.
Transfer Fees: Up to £10M
Wage Budget: Should be around the mean wage for the first team ~£15-20k p/w
Selling: This category of player I’d like to get around 2-3 years out of and ship on for a profit. The occasional one may break into CatA but ideally this is where I like to keep it fresh.

Category C – Talent Vacuum
Age Profile: U21
Transfer Fees: Up to £500k + add ons
Wage Budget: Up to £3k p/w with clauses on rising after 15 first team appearances.
Selling: They won’t be sold until at least 21 barring exceptional circumstances. The loan system will be utilised to run down contracts if they don’t make it to the first team.

Category S – The Filter
Essentially clubs in Scotland should not be selling down south without us having first pass. These should be the guys who stick around for most their career if they are successful.

Category L – Loans
We should not really rely on this market. It’ll be reserved for that player just out our reach or the one with world class potential just needing a season of regular football to make it. This will be limited to one per season.
SR67
9 years ago
1 month ago
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The suggested club philosophies fit around my model of squad building so it should be easy to meet these targets.

To Do Week 1
1. Assemble backroom staff
2. Decide who has come to the end of their cycle from CatB
3. Settle on a tactic with the remaining squad players

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SR67
9 years ago
1 month ago
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I'm going to work in some real life events to fit my narrative. Mo Elyounoussi is obviously my CatL signing for this season, one I'm happy with and will look to sign dependent on performance and cost at the end of the season. This mens that as he will be the only loan Shane Duffy and Diego Laxalt will sit in the reserves as if they are not at the club.
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HockeyBhoy
5 years ago
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Looking forward to seeing how this pans out.

Might need to tweak the final paragraph of the latest post though, thought Lennon had been replaced....
SR67
9 years ago
1 month ago
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Looking forward to seeing how this pans out.

Might need to tweak the final paragraph of the latest post though, thought Lennon had been replaced....


Cheers. That line was supposed to be cropped, I’ll sort that today.
SR67
9 years ago
1 month ago
1,491
Another from real life signing. He fits firmly into CatS with potential to be a bargain CatA. He's the player I'll probably build the squad around, I want my squad to be very physical the playmaker is the exception. He is allowed to stroll around pinging passes.
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SR67
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Ajeti - CatB - got off to a good start IRL and I feel he's been harshly treated. He performed well in the Swiss league arguably a higher standard than Scotland. Started with pretty much scoring in most of his first 5 games. He's the long term replacement for Edouard who will be subject to bids.

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SR67
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Griffiths was my first significant sale with a few loans going out, including you Karamoko Dembele going to Livingston after singing a new deal. The sale has made significant transfer budget available for us to strengthen at the back.

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SR67
9 years ago
1 month ago
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The former St Johnstone captain signs for £500k + add-ons. He falls under CatS as one of better CBs in Scotland, he was up against Stuart Findlay and Declan Gallagher in my shortlist. It came down to JK vs SF but he just edged it as DG was 29. I'm still. keeping an eye on Findlay as I do need a left footed CB.

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I've still to add to the coaching team but the recruitment and analysis side of the of the club. Pre-season went will picking up some wins over some decent sides.

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I think we done well to get a good bit of money in here. Bitton has been at the club for too long and is at the peak age for selling, Ntcham is a great player and great in FM but rumours of him wanting away and not being in my XI made £10m seem like very good business.

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SR67
9 years ago
1 month ago
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Mads Roerslev replaces Hatem Abd Elhamed to provide competition for Jeremie Frimpong. At a net cost of £500k and similar wage demands this is one building for the future. Tony Ralston has also went out on loan to Falkirk.

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satanismyuncle
2 years ago
1 month ago
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Great signing.
SR67
9 years ago
1 month ago
1,491

He's had a good start and looks a great prospect.
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9 years ago
1 month ago
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We've had a good start to the season sitting comfortably top, two points ahead of Motherwell in 2nd. James Forrest is leading the goals chart with 5 goals so far. I'm finalising a deal for another CB for £200k.

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SR67
9 years ago
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Myenty Abena look like he might just prove to be a bargain who I can flip for at least 25x what I paid in two or three seasons. He is the no-nonsense defender we need. 

UPDATE SCREENSHOT WHEN FACEPACK INSTALLED


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AureaOlivas
2 months ago
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Hmm Celtics do have a lot of things going on. I hope that it is not directly affecting the performance of the members. The best thing to do about it is to cheer the team ahah. Well, we can't really do something about it since it is a problem within the team. Kudos to the team that they have appointed Phil Giles as they began to restructure. I do think that this is one of the good signs. Having a new director will either make or break the team. Well, I do hope that it will befit the team.

SR67
9 years ago
1 month ago
1,491

Our good form rolls on maintaining our lead at the top of the table. James Forrest's impressive form has resulted in speculation from Real Madrid and others.

 

I also brought in Roberto Gagliardini at a snip from Inter as he was transfer listed, this likely ends my transfer buisness for the window, possibly a few players going out on loan.

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