Yeah, Lars Bender makes my annual Leverkusen save very enjoyable. Going to be interesting in FM14 with no Schurrle, Carvajal etc.
I started a new game, skimmed ahead to 2018 and started looking for jobs. Chelsea who were in 9th became available so i took it. Some of the transfers in game are amusing. Like they signed a LM for 17 mil or something and never played him, they let Mata go on a free at the age of 28, there is a ton of central Mids, and CBs but only 1 LB and RB. Also amazingly there is a regen that is my best CB and my best striker. idk how that happened but i'm playing him as a back b/c his finishing is 9. The first XI is pretty gun though. From memory there is
Azpilicuerta (sp?) Luiz Chalobah/regen Bertrand
Lamela Oscar Hazard
with ramires, bittencourt, allen (who i'm selling next window), and a bunch of cb's on the bench. Plus there is some guy that has 20 pace and 20 acceleration. Haven't used him yet, will have to see how he goes. Won the first 2 matches against Liverpool and Wigan. Got Spurs up next iirc. Not sure how long i'm going to stay with Chelsea as this squad is already pretty boss.
I played on FM2009 the other day just to see how different it used to be as I'd forgotten and my hometown were manageable in the game. I enjoyed playing it more than I do FM13. IMO theres too many features been added in and Classic doesn't have enough detail for my liking.
One thing that annoys me on the game is how most wingers can't play in the RM/LM position naturally or even accomplished. I hardly ever play with 2 up front because of this; it seems too attacking to have the wide players in winger roles as opposed to in line with the CMs. They should be able to play a little deeper naturally; obviously their defensive qualities wouldn't be that great.
Thats where position training comes into play. You train them to play as a LM/RM if you want, or you buy someone who is naturally a deeper mid. Many wingers irl don't play that deep.
Originally Posted by E N F O R C E R
Jack Butland doesn't get that good on FM for some reason :ziggler1
His stats are probably fairly variable. Some players get given a pretty much fixed CA/PA, some are given -8, -9 etc which means they'll fall within a 20 stat range.