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    Tutorial to get fitness % back instead of heart icon

    This worked for me for Tato skin, but presumably it should work with any skin. First few steps are for Tato skin specifically. 1. Install and run Resource Archiver. 2. Extract the Tato FMF file to Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\skins through Resource Archiver. 3. Make Tato...
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    Best Clubs for Newgens in FM21 [testing results]

    I have tested most divisions and clubs in FM21 (all on latest patch). You can read my free and non-monetized article on it here. As a teaser, here are the top 20 (active) clubs worldwide: Chelsea 142 PA, 145 PA, 130 PA, 153 PA, 153.5 PA, 147 PA = 145.7 PA Rennes 125 PA, 171 PA, 143.5 PA, 141...
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    Median newgen PAs of African clubs (test results)

    Full data: Ivory coast - ASEC Mimosas 117.5|126|115|105|116|118 = 116.25 PA, Africa Sports 95|81|76|98|69 = 83.8 PA, SC Gagnoa 76|47 = 61.5 PA, AFAD Djekanou 79|102|114|76|105|102 = 96.33 PA, WAC 31PA, LYS FC 30.5 PA Algeria - ES Setif 88.5|65|110|99.5|106|104 = 95.5 PA, USM Alger...
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    Median newgen PAs of African clubs (test results)

    Because no African league apart from South Africa exists in the game, I decided to activate the leagues in the editor to get a clear picture of their newgen quality. No attributes were changed. The most accurate measure of newgen quality is the median CA/PA of the intake. Given that very few...
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    U23 team not in a league

    From memory, you need to wait until one of the other u23 teams drops out, which from even vaguer memory is when their main team gets relegated sufficiently. But consider this.. The u23 competition reduces your players training time due to more matches. They will also be more likely to...
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    The best leagues to load in Football Manager for Newgens [Data Based]

    Here are some results from other nations which might interest some people: Belarus Div 1 - BATE 89 PA, Shakhter Soligorsk 90 PA, Dinamo Brest 82 PA, Dinamo Minsk 84-87 PA, Torpedo Zhodino 65-66 PA, Vitebsk 74-89 PA Israel Div 1 - Hapoel Be'er-Sheva 84-85 PA, Maccabi Tel-Aviv 109-119 PA...
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    The best leagues to load in Football Manager for Newgens [Data Based]

    You should still be getting good newgens from Brazil with just the top clubs loaded.. here is the raw Brazil data: Brazil Div 1 - Palmeiras 127-131 PA, Flamengo 135 PA, Gremio 109-124 PA, Corinthians 123-126 PA, Sao Paulo 142-149 PA, Santos 105 PA, Cruzeiro 138-140 PA, Internacional 114 PA...
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    A Guide to Training

    Yes, that's probably very well true. I'm using FM19 and experienced the same. Your post made me think about this and brought me to a conclusion that I mention in Part 2, which is that the way to go about it would be to leave youth players in your youth teams for as long as possible to develop...
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    A Guide to Training

    Part 2. 'Attacking'/'Possession'/'Defending' (specialized) sessions In my schedule I have 'attacking wings', 'defending engaged', 'chance conversion', 'chance creation', and 'aerial defense'. You will want to choose your own sessions based on what tactical style and attributes your tactic...
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    A Guide to Training

    Thanks Yes, feel free to make articles using my information, though I would like a simple attribution to my username and blog. The reason I haven't made this into a blog post yet is because it's more speculative than fact-based, unlike my findings on newgen PA. When I get more evidence, and...
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    A Guide to Training

    First the results to hook you in. The following results were achieved at Dulwich Hamlet, with training facilities of '5' or (later) '6', and with zero experience in competitive matches. After 12 months: After 2 years: After 3 years: Next come the caveats. I use a Knap...
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    The best leagues to load in Football Manager for Newgens [Data Based]

    So I did a test of this: England Premier League + 'Large' Database Time to load 1 year: 5:41 Total newgens after 1 year: 851 Rennes newgens: 2 Kano Pillars newgens: 0 England Premier League + 'Large' Database + All Players Time to load 1 year: 31:38 Total newgens after 1 year: 44,929 Rennes...
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    The best leagues to load in Football Manager for Newgens [Data Based]

    This is something that interests me, that as you say, is difficult to isolate. My theory on training will identify key attributes that are beneficial across all players, and the degree (roughly) to which they are beneficial (for instance, 'professionalism' is more important than 'penalties')...
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    Why have youth teams?

    The above advice is good I think I can add a bit If you have good training and have it so your youth/reserve teams always win against their opponents, then it will be much better than any loan due to good training + good happiness Youth teams will actually train better than your first team...
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    The best leagues to load in Football Manager for Newgens [Data Based]

    Just sent you a message, but in case someone else wants to know, I plan on making posts on these two things soon: Training Set of steps to creating a near-perfect custom DB (hours long process, but gives better result than default game) I can put out some more stuff on PA (i.e. more specific...
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    Specs to play FM21

    Any PC will run FM, just at different speeds. That PC (Intel i5 2400 specifically) will be pretty slow, but the price-performance ratio is decent. Basically just look at the GHz for FM and add ~10% for each new iteration (instructions-per-cycle improvements). For instance, i5 2400 = 3.2GHz...
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    The best leagues to load in Football Manager for Newgens [Data Based]

    @fc.cadoni Thanks Unfortunately the formula I came up with turned out not to be as effective as it initially seemed to be. It works for getting a rough idea, but it's only about as accurate as a single sample of the median PA data. My latest article is Proving 'Youth Facilities' has no effect...
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    The best leagues to load in Football Manager for Newgens [Data Based]

    Cheers lads, stay tuned for something even better soon. Don't want to pump it up too much because I'm still working on it, but basically I've reversed engineered the actual newgen formula, and it includes one factor you might not be expecting. Right now I'm getting results with ~95% accuracy...
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    The best leagues to load in Football Manager for Newgens [Data Based]

    See the full article here I have sampled each and every playable club in the game for their real median PA values. This is the best indicator of newgen quality. I explain why in the article, but basically the PA of the best player in the intake is much more random than the median PA, which is...
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