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Football Manager 2021 Discussion - Worth Buying?

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I've dipped in and out of playing FM over the years but not bought the last few.

Is it worth the £30-£40 or is it much of the same?
 

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I've dipped in and out of playing FM over the years but not bought the last few.

Is it worth the £30-£40 or is it much of the same?
It is excellent this year, fully recommend it.

I play Touch on the PC, don't bother with the full fat, way too much to do instead of just playing games, tactics and ttransfers.
 

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Nice one, I've just bought it. Will have a play around.
 

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If you've missed a year it'll be well worth it.

I've bought it every year before release date but I'll wait until it's on offer, I'm not paying £35 for it. It was £22/£25 on CD Keys as a pre-order I forgot to do it.
 

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If you've missed a year it'll be well worth it.

I've bought it every year before release date but I'll wait until it's on offer, I'm not paying £35 for it. It was £22/£25 on CD Keys as a pre-order I forgot to do it.
First one I got since 18. Can’t fault it except for minor gripes with the match day widgets and there’s no club coefficient table. That shouldn’t annoy me but it really really does.
 

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Got it off CDKeys for £30

Jesus christ, it's complicated. I've gone ahead and delegated a large amount to staff members. Will slowly take control of each element one by one.
 

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So I've finally managed to play a few hours in the last week or so and I'm actually really impressed. The match engine has come on in leaps and bounds for me, everything seems more in-depth yet they've achieved this in a compact user interface.

I currently sit 4th with Ipswich after 25 games; with an FA cup 5th round home tie to Burnley on its way. Also in the draw for the fourth round of the EFL trophy beating Arsenal U23's in our group.

As ever, it's worth noting it still takes a heck of a long time to complete a season. Loading times are fantastic but to give you an idea based on the where I've stated I'm at in season one; it's taken 13.9 hours of playing time... and that's with a significant amount of the roles delegated.
 

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Not started a save yet but got it for £25 on Friday on CD Keys.
 

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It is excellent this year, fully recommend it.

I play Touch on the PC, don't bother with the full fat, way too much to do instead of just playing games, tactics and ttransfers.

I have bought it first time in over 10 years and with working from home, I'm addicted again and have it on in the background. The 2008 one I played religiously, it was sheer brilliance. From memory it became total shite in 2009 so I just stopped.

I also play the touch even though it comes with the full version too, I just want to play games and buy players. The ridiculous amount of faffing about with press conferences every 2 minutes was incredibly annoying. The tactics and training are I'm sure incredibly detailed for xG nonces but I simply can't be arsed, I just play with preset ones and change the mentality up a bit to suit the opponent and whether I'm at home or not.

I used a lot of time at the start getting rid of the unbelievable shit staff there and I appointed all the best possible staff I could. I have Chris Kinnear as my chief scout :lol:

Played 1 season as Wrexham so far, finished 10th having lost 4-0 at home to Barnet on the final day when a win would have seen me in the playoffs. Dog-shite bottle job from the strikers who suddenly had low morale a few games from the end and started missing everything in sight. I signed dodgy Ricky Miller on a free and he scored 20 for me but I've just let him go as he would only sign a 2 year deal and I didn't want to give that. My minimum requirement was the playoffs but they've not sacked me as I go into season 2.

Hartlepool won the league, I shit you not...
 

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