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antpoo29
24-03-2010, 18:15
cause i do and some time i chose my assistant ray wilkins i dnt agree with what he choses

speople
24-03-2010, 18:27
cause i do and some time i chose my assistant ray wilkins i dnt agree with what he choses

I wouldn't trust my assistant in arranging a friendly for me, or even more importantly filtering out the correct players from a using attributes search, as often the ones who get filtered out will mean that you miss some real gems, some of whom will actually sign for you.

The asst manager is best left peeling the oranges for the lads at half time

Hershie
24-03-2010, 18:30
I get his advice incase he feels a youngster deserves an appearance or incase I overlook anyone returning from injury or suspension.

FrazT
24-03-2010, 19:01
I regularly ask for advice and rarely take it- depends a lot of who the Assistant is and how good their relative attributes are.

SeanNUFC
24-03-2010, 19:05
I get advice from my assistant on the affects my team talks have, but thats it really. Oh and the backroom advice stuff also, but not the team selection.

edgar555
24-03-2010, 19:22
On team selection, never. Always ask their advice on OI and team talks but rarely follow it to the letter.
Most assmans in game couldn't organise an entertaining evening of drinking in a brewery let alone choose my 1st XI.

mufcchampmanfan
24-03-2010, 19:27
I always get assitant or a coach to select team, handle Opposition Instructions and Pre-Match, Half-Time Team Talks. I just can't be bothered with it myself and always make bad choices. Assistant rotates my players better then I do so thats why I let him pick team for each match. He only picks the healthiest players.

edgar555
24-03-2010, 19:29
I always get assitant or a coach to select team, handle Opposition Instructions and Pre-Match, Half-Time Team Talks. I just can't be bothered with it myself and always make bad choices. Assistant rotates my players better then I do so thats why I let him pick team for each match. He only picks the healthiest players.

So what exactly do you do?
I know everyone can play their game how they like, but whenever I see posts like this I just think, what? Why are you buying the game? No offence meant, just my opinion.:)

earmack
24-03-2010, 19:34
whenever i ask my assman to choose my team he chooses the exact same team i had picked . I only ever do this after the teams been rubbish for a prolonged period and everything i do makes things worse.

Soulie
24-03-2010, 20:04
only when I first join a team, once I know all my players I know who fits in where so I tell them to keep out

Whoofe
24-03-2010, 21:37
i always use the assistant advice on team selection as a starting point, then i make my own adjustments from there, for example, keeping a player thats been on a good run of form even tho he may be a bit more fatigued than his backup that the assistant decided to choose

ac13
25-03-2010, 07:49
So what exactly do you do?
I know everyone can play their game how they like, but whenever I see posts like this I just think, what? Why are you buying the game? No offence meant, just my opinion.:)

Beat me to it. Same goes for people who download tactics and make liberal use of the good player/wonderkid guides. May as well just be watching someone else play the game.

robertcornell68
25-03-2010, 09:23
When starting at a new club I use the Ass Man to eliminate the real no hopers but I wouldn't let him pick a team for an actual match.

kieronbrown73
25-03-2010, 09:27
i always use the assistant advice on team selection as a starting point, then i make my own adjustments from there, for example, keeping a player thats been on a good run of form even tho he may be a bit more fatigued than his backup that the assistant decided to choose

Exactly how i do it also. Just like happens in real life I would ask for the opinions of the coaches and Ass Man.

matt1389
25-03-2010, 10:49
I always look just in case by some miracle he offers a fresh idea. Or sometimes I'll get him to pick the team and then move it around if he makes any glaring errors in judgement.

Leto2626
25-03-2010, 11:44
Only the first time I have to play a match at a new club, and if it's a friendly, and even then ...

mr.rooney
25-03-2010, 11:58
I never ask the assistant managers for advice because I don't trust them. Whenever I've asked them they give useless advice (I remember a while back my assistant manager said Ronaldinho in his prime wasn't good enough to play professional football!), and I think that sometimes they are actually working for the AI, trying to make you lose with some of the advice they give you.

posh4life
25-03-2010, 12:05
I never ask the assistant managers for advice because I don't trust them. Whenever I've asked them they give useless advice (I remember a while back my assistant manager said Ronaldinho in his prime wasn't good enough to play professional football!), and I think that sometimes they are actually working for the AI, trying to make you lose with some of the advice they give you.

I love a good conspiracy theory!

roykela
25-03-2010, 12:37
My Ass. Man is in charge of arranging friendlies, team-talks and i let him do the OI.

I never ever listen to him when it comes to team selection.

Magnakai Haaskivi
25-03-2010, 17:55
I rotate between three or four different formations, so when I change I'll clear all selected players and then ask the assman for his recommended team. It's easier than filling in the positions one at a time, but I'll pretty much always end up changing around what he picks (especially for subs; every assman I've done this with is ultra-conservative when it comes to defensive subs, but since I rarely sub a defensive player out I don't see the need to carry three different players on the subs bench). It's more a framework than anything.

IbaltaxGrape
26-03-2010, 00:59
I do almost always when I first take over at a club and don't know the players well, and for the subs, mostly because its easier to fill up the selection quickly and then changing what needs to be changed yourself. I find the advice is usually not far off from what I want unless the club has a lot of equal ability players.