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Man City: Hard to Kill

Started on 16 August 2012 by Barr / First Post
Latest Reply on 30 October 2012 by Barr / Last Post
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It's the end of the 2015/2016 season. I manage Tottenham, now the second most reputable club in the world after Barcelona and the 3rd richest club in the world with an estimated value of £850m. We have just won the champions league for the 2nd time in 3 years, along with the FA cup.

So things are going well...

But I haven't won the premiership. Man City have won it for the past 5 years and just cant be stopped. Last season they lost a single game and drew a single game, winning 36 matches.

The AI in this game must have been improved upon in relation to the last version of FM that I owned (FM2010) because in that game once you get started you just win everything constantly. I'll admit it is making things more interesting and I am considering how best to approach a title campaign:

I'm even considering a "money war". I have £270m in the transfer kitty so COULD just buy everyone decent that Man City try to buy to stop them improving their squad. Unfortunately this goes against my principles/style as I like to develop youngsters, have good squad harmony and i wont pay anyone over £100k per week.

Short of playing another 10 seasons (seasons seem to take longer in this game), anyone have any suggestions as to overhaul them, without cheating obviously.

Cheers
Well, I doubt you can have players of that great qualities if you don't pay more than 100k/pw? You might have to make sacrifices and get key players and pay how much they want, because if you got a 270 m transfer kitty, I'm sure you got a good wage budget.
Post a screenshot of your team???
Update:

It's now 2021 and Man City have been polished off. My tottenham reign supreme in all competitions. 10 trophies in the last 2 seasons.

In short Man City kept spunking massive amounts of money on 28/29 year old world super-stars (They signed a 29 year old Mesut Ozil for £45m!!) and now their team is too old to compete with me. Mancini has also just left to take the Italy job and they are 5th in the league in January.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Man United are still going strong. Javier Hernandez is a goal machine.

Annoyingly Barcelona are still the most reputable club in the world, despite not having reached a champions league final for 6 years.

Oh and Crisrko, I never broke my £100k p/w player wage cap. Players joining your team from my experience base their wage demands on four factors:

1. How much you are spending on the transfer.
2. How much money your club has.
3. How much that player is currently earning.
4. How much your current squad are earning.

So if you only ever manage clubs that have earners on £100k p/w or more, or you buy world super stars (I make them, i don't ever buy them), then you can expect to pay stupid wages. It can however be avoided.

For example I had Cavani for 3 of his peak years on a free transfer paying £95k p/w.

Now I need to play another 14 seasons before I can build a second new stadium. Ugh.

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