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IbrahimAliMaher
10-11-2008, 00:00
In my entire time playing FM08 I've noticed that full backs never, ever seem to score from open play. This is despite my playing with quite attacking full backs, forward runs to often and a quite attacking mentality too. I tend to play with a fair amount of width and often have their crossing set to often provided they're good enough, and I'm really struggling to think of any time a full back has scored in open play across any of my team. I let the ones who can shoot take long shots too, the first time I've seen one take a shot even was today, and that was passed to him from a set piece. Is it just me and my tactics or what?

VA101
10-11-2008, 00:04
I had Jankulovski and Zambrotta scoring a few per season from Fullback position in my Milan side on FM08. They were playing literally as wingers.

BeN82
10-11-2008, 00:43
In my entire time playing FM08 I've noticed that full backs never, ever seem to score from open play. This is despite my playing with quite attacking full backs, forward runs to often and a quite attacking mentality too. I tend to play with a fair amount of width and often have their crossing set to often provided they're good enough, and I'm really struggling to think of any time a full back has scored in open play across any of my team. I let the ones who can shoot take long shots too, the first time I've seen one take a shot even was today, and that was passed to him from a set piece. Is it just me and my tactics or what?

I hardly have my fullbacks scoring as well. However, the reason could be because you are playing with width and crossing set to often like me. If the fullbacks are always in wide positions, it's hard to see them scoring goals. To score goals, they need to get into goal scoring positions, so maybe taking away the crossing might help?

I've seen full backs getting into better goal scoring positions in the demo compared to FM08 though they have yet to hit the net. So perhaps something has changed since

twentythree
10-11-2008, 00:54
I think its an accurate aspect of the match engine, as it hardly ever happens in real life either. Running from full back to get into goalscoring positions wont work as the attack will be over or the opponent's defence will be too well positioned by the time they get there.

Madek
10-11-2008, 01:22
I've had a couple score. Full backs don't score many in real life though.

IbrahimAliMaher
10-11-2008, 01:37
Full backs don't score many in real life though.
True, but they do score occasionally - take Belletti for Chelsea this season. He must have 'instructions' for take long shots often, run with balls moderate/often, fairly attacking mentality etc.

Tyler
10-11-2008, 02:02
I had one of my full backs score in open play, but it was cross that turned into a shot, it just floated into the top corner.

Interloper
10-11-2008, 02:04
Niclas Jensen (Copenhagen) left back is my topscorer in my game and he havent scored for atleast 4 years in real life.

Also Pospech who is the right back of Copenhagen doesnt score at all and he already scored 3 goals this half season.

crafty bison
10-11-2008, 02:57
Daniel Alves scored one or two a season from open play for my FM08 Arsenal side.

MSCCG
10-11-2008, 07:01
G Nev scored one for me in pre-season on FM09 so if they didn't in 08 they do now.

Sy13
10-11-2008, 07:39
My first ever league game as AFC Wimbledon in the demo, Garrard scored for me in open play. Corner was headed out to the edge of the area and he rifled it back through into the top corner.
First and only FB goal I ever saw!