#FM17 Around the World Challenge #41 – Preseason, Transfers and maybe a little bit more?

Long ass title aside…

After being immersed in France with FC Metz for the last few months on my other save, it’s time to travel back to Africa and get back into the swing of things.

Our obscure reputation meant that we don’t have a lot of options when it comes to arranging friendlies. This left us with a three week break before the first league match starts. Yikes…This is going to be a long season…

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Unbeaten but with just a standard 4-4-2 tactic, we might be in trouble once our league opponents figure us out or you know…, just steamroll us anyway.

Tactics

Anyway, this is the tactic that I will be playing this season: Nothing special. Exploit the flanks, cross to the strikers/onrushing midfielders and goal! 10/10 Tactic, right?

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Signings

I had to sign loads of players not only for depth but for quality that can ensure our survival this season.

Due to the lack of quality players in the local transfer market, I decided to go to Patrick’s place of birth, Nigeria.  Most of the “extremely good” players declined our offers due to the club’s low stature, which was not surprising.  In the end, we managed to sign three.

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First,  we have a midfielder,  whose  name is a bit weird to me as he has two usual first names.  Let’s just call him Joel. He’ll be the one breaking up the play in the midfield, although he’s a bit slow (9 acceleration and 8 pace). For this level though, he is one of the best players in the team.
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Then,  we have a new first-choice striker in the form of Stephen Mohammed. Since my current tactic favours the use of an advanced forward, his work rate and pace suits this role. Passing is a glaring weakness, but then again, there wasn’t any other striker whose passing was more than 5.

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Our final signing is a goalkeeper.  Aloy is meant to be a backup for my current first-choice but his stats and squad status might force me to rotate the two this season.

The other signings(other than the first three signings who signed before I joined) were:

First Month of Matches

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A see-saw start to the season. We won pretty comfortably at home to USFAS before losing to Korofina  after conceding two goals in a single minute.

Nope, I’m not even joking. Here, take a look at this screenshot.

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On that note, this post has come to an end. Stay tuned for the next!

 

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