Feed
Football Manager 2020 is available to Play Now! Buy now, play instantly. Get these essential add ons to enhance Football Manager 2020 Want updated squads for FM20? We have the worlds biggest FM2020 Data Update. 15 minutes ago
Benjamin222 commented on: Facepacks Release thread - NO REQUESTS
15 minutes ago
Benjamin222 added a download: Eintracht Norderstedt - Missing Teampack
31 minutes ago
Artur Kwiska commented on: 3D Official Kits Thread
34 minutes ago
Hajdučki sin commented on: 3D Official Kits Thread
37 minutes ago
bolid74 commented on: England - English Leagues Level 7-8 3D'2019/20 for FM20 Relink! (01/03/20)
40 minutes ago
hammer9 commented on: Standard Fantasy/Request Logo only (NO PACKS) Thread
45 minutes ago
A new version of our data update was released with 29648 changes from 120 contributors.
45 minutes ago
Tarrantino added a download: Tarrant's 4-2-3-1 Gegenpress
49 minutes ago
"Ich bin Groot" commented on: FM 2020 FLUT skin dark - Version 1.9
58 minutes ago
cebul commented on: Image finder thread - assistance in finding a source image
1 hour ago
HeadCoachFM commented on: RB Liverpool
1 hour ago
HeadCoachFM commented on: RB Liverpool
1 hour ago
Ernesttico commented on: Image finder thread - assistance in finding a source image
1 hour ago
Dan commented on: Lets go on a European journey, man!
1 hour ago
Salemslot333 commented on: 3D Official Kits Thread
1 hour ago
Footygamer added a video: IBRA FINDS SCORING FORM | FM20 AC Milan EP8 | Football Manager 2020 Career Mode
1 hour ago
geordie1981 commented on: Facepacks Release thread - NO REQUESTS
1 hour ago
geordie1981 added a download: Clube Futebol Esperança de Lagos Teampack
1 hour ago
KEZ_7 commented on: Lets go on a European journey, man!
1 hour ago
WorkTheSpace added a video: Park To Prem FM20 | Tow Law Town #89 - A NEW ERA | Football Manager 2020
1 hour ago
Benjamin222 commented on: Facepacks Release thread - NO REQUESTS
1 hour ago
Benjamin222 added a download: Rot-Weiss Essen - Missing Improvement Teampack
1 hour ago
cebul commented on: Image finder thread - assistance in finding a source image
2 hours ago
mattdonne commented on: Standard Fantasy/Request Logo only (NO PACKS) Thread
2 hours ago
Footygamer commented on: Metallic logo Megapack Technical Support thread
2 hours ago
Footygamer commented on: FM20 is FREE For 1 Week
2 hours ago
Footygamer commented on: Steam Code
2 hours ago
Footygamer added a video: Uniao Da Madeira - Playoff Push! Live Streaming Now! | Football Manager 2020
2 hours ago
biggmufc commented on: Steam Code
2 hours ago
hammer9 commented on: Standard Fantasy/Request Logo only (NO PACKS) Thread
Discussion
Tom Pope is a very good signing.
We're "poised" to announce Derek Adams as our new manager tomorrow according to our local journo.
Jacob Mellis will never make it as a quality footballer because of his attitude.


Tend to agree. We signed him at the beginning of last season, and got rid halfway through the season. Now, our shithole isn't necessarily the right place to inspire someone to get their head down but I think it would take a lot of work to get the best out of him and I don't see it happening the lower down the leagues he drops. Still, only 24 so could mature!

Can't believe we've made 3 signings already! Two of which were rather necessary in goal, Doyle from Birmingham and Letheren from Dundee. Happier with the latter, seems to have performed well when given the chance and should be good for League 1. Only other signing so far is Brad Potts (so close!) from Carlisle United, any fans here who can shed some light on the type of player he is? I'm guessing that's insider knowledge from MacDonald's time there!
Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

Rumours about that we're about to sign David Ball on a two year deal, after his Fleetwood contract expired.
We signed Danny East, rightback released by Pompey.
Only other signing so far is Brad Potts (so close!) from Carlisle United, any fans here who can shed some light on the type of player he is? I'm guessing that's insider knowledge from MacDonald's time there!


Good player him. IF motivated. Played brilliant for Carlisle first half of last season but as soon as there was transfer talk involved his form dropped so I highly doubt whether he has the right attitude or not. Can play in the middle of the park but also at Left back or Left mid or as right back or right mid. Very agile and good on the ball but as said, his attitude and workrate are concerns.

Rumours about that we're about to sign David Ball on a two year deal, after his Fleetwood contract expired.


Good striker. Liked him at P'boro. Don't quite know what happened to him since then but in an attacking system he'll get you goals

«This comment has been edited»
http://666kb.com/i/dgwmh8dnsj5h3h2ww.jpg
What happens when we sign a player is this: our club's Twitter account "leaks" "clues" on Twitter in the form of pictures that have something to do with a player's name, or a video that does too. Two nights ago they posted a clip from the Alvin and the Chipmunks where they basically rip off Cinderella. One of the Chipmunks is called David and Cinderella goes to a Ball.

Great cryptic clue? Nah, apparently it was just someone's 3 year old who posted it by accident and we're not actually signing David Ball. Our club's a fucking tinpot joke sometimes.
Would he have been a decent signing for the club?
Omar Bogle signs for the Mighty Mariners!
Would he have been a decent signing for the club?


He would've been a brilliant signing for the club, I just wish whoever's 3 year old it was is clairvoyant.
Andy Monkhouse


Good signing is Monkey. He'll be happier up north and he'll continue to be a consistent performer in the Conference. I'm a little disappointed to see him leave, but I await to see who will replace him.
Yep, I'm pleased with his addition. Squad coming together very nicely so far! Good chance of top spot this season hopefully.
Signed Dean Whitehead on a free transfer from Middlesbrough, which could be a canny signing. He's 33, but should have the bit of know-how the midfield lacks. He was never over-flush with pace and was an intelligent player, so hopefully he still has a year or two left.

We've also signed Jason Davidson, the Australian international left-back, on a free from West Brom. I'm actually really excited about this one, and it has the potential to be a class move. He was pretty good at the World Cup, and played for the best side in Asia when they won the Asian Cup, and he's only 23.

We've also been linked with David Ball, which somewhat undermines previous good transfer business. He's not good enough for the Championship, even as a backup striker behind Wells, Vaughan, Miller, and Bunn.
For those who like a bet, a few quid on us to go down next season might be worth a flutter.

Lost Cairney and King already, Rhodes and Gestede will surely go, Marshall and Conway (the only other two players apart from the aforementioned who can chip in with goals and assists) are also being linked with moves away and will surely want to go - the players will know that we're only heading one way.

And, to top it all, we're in a transfer embargo and can't replace any of them! Apart from loans and frees.
http://i45.tinypic.com/35jcvmr.png
For those who like a bet, a few quid on us to go down next season might be worth a flutter.

Lost Cairney and King already, Rhodes and Gestede will surely go, Marshall and Conway (the only other two players apart from the aforementioned who can chip in with goals and assists) are also being linked with moves away and will surely want to go - the players will know that we're only heading one way.

And, to top it all, we're in a transfer embargo and can't replace any of them! Apart from loans and frees.


Not much chance of getting O'Sullivan back then?

Looks like we've signed Alfie Mawson and Conor Wilkinson. Especially happy with the former.
For those who like a bet, a few quid on us to go down next season might be worth a flutter.

Lost Cairney and King already, Rhodes and Gestede will surely go, Marshall and Conway (the only other two players apart from the aforementioned who can chip in with goals and assists) are also being linked with moves away and will surely want to go - the players will know that we're only heading one way.

And, to top it all, we're in a transfer embargo and can't replace any of them! Apart from loans and frees.

Aren't you only under an embargo until you can show yourselves to be FFP compliant? In that case, doesn't it make sense for your board to ensure the sale of one asset on a ridiculous £45,000 a week wage to protect the rest of the squad? On his own, Rhodes sets you back (under FFP rules which mean the transfer fee is also taken into account over the duration of the original contract, which I think was 4 years) almost £4.5m a year. Doesn't it make sense to take that off the wage bill with a £12-15m transfer and ensure you can sign other players?

Or does that make way too much sense for your board to consider?
Not much chance of getting O'Sullivan back then?


I wouldn't completely rule it out, Bowyer barely used him at the end of last season with nothing to play for and on the back of his impressive loan spell with you so I don't see much there to suggest that he'd be prepared to use him this season. For a youth/reserve coach he doesn't really like playing youngsters at all.

Aren't you only under an embargo until you can show yourselves to be FFP compliant? In that case, doesn't it make sense for your board to ensure the sale of one asset on a ridiculous £45,000 a week wage to protect the rest of the squad? On his own, Rhodes sets you back (under FFP rules which mean the transfer fee is also taken into account over the duration of the original contract, which I think was 4 years) almost £4.5m a year. Doesn't it make sense to take that off the wage bill with a £12-15m transfer and ensure you can sign other players?

Or does that make way too much sense for your board to consider?


You're talking way too much sense there mate for our board haha! It's pretty frustrating, we just seem to have lied down and accepted it and it's being used as a convenient excuse. Once the season starts it'll be trotted out after every bad result.

Leeds have got out of it and QPR are challenging it aren't they, so it can be done. And Bolton avoided it despite having a ton of debt.
http://i45.tinypic.com/35jcvmr.png
Jacob Mellis signed and sealed. Having read mixed opinions on him, I'll judge him when he has kicked a ball first. But it's good to see we're still being proactive on the market.

«This comment has been edited»
http://666kb.com/i/dgwmh8dnsj5h3h2ww.jpg
I wouldn't completely rule it out, Bowyer barely used him at the end of last season with nothing to play for and on the back of his impressive loan spell with you so I don't see much there to suggest that he'd be prepared to use him this season. For a youth/reserve coach he doesn't really like playing youngsters at all.


Fingers crossed. I'd love him to come back, but his twitter gives off the impression he's got a big season ahead of him.

Jacob Mellis signed and sealed. Having read mixed opinions on him, I'll judge him when he has kicked a ball first. But it's good to see we're still being proactive on the market.


You poor lot. He's got the ability, but he's bone idle. Nice to hear that Flicker is spouting the same old 'DNA' b*llocks. If players like Mellis and Clarke fit your DNA then I worry for you! He rejected a new deal with us, claiming he wouldn't play in League One..
Disappointed to say we've sold Conor Coady to Wolves. It means we could really do with bringing in a mobile, technically proficient, physically strong midfielder, especially as Gobern has also gone.

Quite a few mixed emotions. On one hand, he had phenomenal potential. At 22 he was touted as a future captain, and at times last season he looked a real Rolls Royce player. On the other, it was only his first season in the division and he might not live up to his potential. If I had to put a strict value on his performances last season I'd say he was an £800k midfielder with £5m potential. To get £2m for him 12 months after signing him for £400k is good business whichever way you look at it, even if it leaves a gap in the squad. Best of luck to him at Wolves, I hope to see him in the Premier League shortly.

It also gives young Philip Billing a chance in the first team. He's a Danish U21 international from our academy, still only just 19, having made his debut for us at 17. It'd be too much to expect him to play the full season, but his emergence means that we only need to sign one midfielder rather than two to plug the gaps in the squad. We've also got Sondre Tronstad, a Norwegian U21 international, waiting in the wings. And Jake 'grandson of John' Charles, who's a Welsh U19 cap. It's a big season for the academy lads, not least because we have a few with great potential, and also because they'll be expected to plug the gaps in the squad. Some won't be up to it, but I have high hopes for those three in particular.
We've signed half of the fucking players in Scotland lately (just kidding, only three). We have 4 signings in a week, still more to come apparently.

Quietly optimistic.
We've signed half of the fucking players in Scotland lately (just kidding, only three). We have 4 signings in a week, still more to come apparently.

Quietly optimistic.

Noticed you've signed Graham Carey. We had him for 6 months 5 years ago. Beautiful left foot. Not quick. Crap full-back. Decent winger. A bit unlucky to be competing with Gary Roberts and Anthony Pilkington for a berth on the wing with us. Wish him well with you

In the mean time, we've signed Carlisle midfielder Kyle Dempsey. 19, just played his first season in professional football and won their player of the year. Got 11 goals and assisted another 10. Optimistic about this signing, he sounds like an ideal replacement for Coady. Time will, of course, be the ultimate judge. We're only a couple of players shy of having a very competitive squad. We need a centre-back for certain.
Noticed you've signed Graham Carey. We had him for 6 months 5 years ago. Beautiful left foot. Not quick. Crap full-back. Decent winger. A bit unlucky to be competing with Gary Roberts and Anthony Pilkington for a berth on the wing with us. Wish him well with you


That's good to hear, I know sweet FA about most of our new players, so it's good to hear a review from someone who knows about one of them! I think he'll be a winger rather than a fullback anyway, so that's good!
For the first time in a long time, I'm actually happy with one of our signings. Looking forward to seeing what Redshaw can do for us now we've finally signed him from Morecambe.
Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

Halftime at Blundell Park today, Town 2-0 Derby. Strong Derby team including Ince, Hughes and Bent! Padraig Amond and Craig Clay with our goals. Promising.
Signed Danny Pugh on a 12-month-deal. Not the youngest of all players anymore but a decent left peg and if he stays fit he should be a decent squad player.

Still no news of a new goalkeeper yet though, either we're taking a gamble on Lainton or we're looking at a larger pool of keepers available
http://666kb.com/i/dgwmh8dnsj5h3h2ww.jpg
Stewart Downing to Boro

The biggest bit of Football League transfer business this summer done and dusted. We can all go home now. It didn't exactly come as a shock, but it shows what this division is like when a side can spend £7m on a player of that quality. I'm looking forward to seeing him in action, provided we turn Boro over on the day in November!

For us, it looks like we've signed Jordi Hiwula from Manchester City. Where's our resident Walsall fan? I need to know about him! (Such as how to pronounce his name.)
Why did Downing want to leave West Ham?
Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

Stewart Downing to Boro

The biggest bit of Football League transfer business this summer done and dusted. We can all go home now. It didn't exactly come as a shock, but it shows what this division is like when a side can spend £7m on a player of that quality. I'm looking forward to seeing him in action, provided we turn Boro over on the day in November!

For us, it looks like we've signed Jordi Hiwula from Manchester City. Where's our resident Walsall fan? I need to know about him! (Such as how to pronounce his name.)


Don't really count as a Saddler but Hiwula is a good player though. Not sure whether he is Championship material yet but looked very lively from what I've seen and heard of him. Played as a striker first I think, started off well but his form dipped and lost his place but was put on the wing then and showed some really good performances iirc.

You can listen to how he is pronounced here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htgTU5Amue8
http://666kb.com/i/dgwmh8dnsj5h3h2ww.jpg
Login to post a comment

Login Register