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Adam.S
20-11-2008, 02:10
Lost 12 on the trot with fulham...so so so frustrating.

MeekoHFC
20-11-2008, 02:12
Same here, cant seem to get a decent tactic on the go, im alwayss 8/9/10th after a few games, its abysmal

iamweesel
20-11-2008, 02:19
I'm struggling too

but i seem to have found a tactic at last

Removing arrows,I think so has to be the reason,why I'm performing badly,I heavily relied on them previously

Adam.S
20-11-2008, 02:19
I just cant create chances , its so so frustrating i would like to even draw i cant even do that! going down for sure....

SilentBob
20-11-2008, 02:38
me too lads, just finished my first season at darlington, finished 21st in the table and would have went down were it not for the point deductions. Jumped ship to Wycombe for the coming season though!

Sussex Hammer
20-11-2008, 02:41
I've only played 3 friendlies and lost 2 against Queen of the South and Schalke. I'm West Ham.... Used to stroll through friendlies..

One goal scored, a header. Players not on long shots shooting from 40 yards, Team on short passing but hoofing it long, hitting the woodwork from 5 yards. Not looking forward to this game!!!

Adam.S
20-11-2008, 03:03
alot of owned goals from sliced clearances to.

LeoVieira
20-11-2008, 03:17
Sometimes i can't believe i play the same game as these people.

hoopsta
20-11-2008, 07:26
to many goals conceded that are the same way...long hoof from their LB or RB straight through to their striker my CBs no where to be seen

and at least 50% of shots on target result in goals....

so far for me this season 9 games played i have scored 17 goals with70 on target
opposition 35 scored 51 on target

Andrew197
20-11-2008, 08:23
I struggled a bit, tweaked my tactics. I have got more success with a 4-3-2-1, three MCs, not wingers. Quick tempo, short passing, use target man. No arrows apart from two small ones on full backs. I think it does arrows automatically with forwards runs.

I was close to giving up, with ridiculously slow machine game and injuries. This is still the case but I'm carrying on in the hope a patch will resolve these (and ruin my tactic with a modified match engine no doubt).

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 08:27
Yeah, it feels like a real battle to find any kind of a tactic that works.

lyw_85
20-11-2008, 08:27
I'm close to giving up.

Seriously, I didn't expect this game to be so hard.
Playing a game is suppose to be enjoyable. This isn't.

themavsman
20-11-2008, 08:27
I am getting destroyed in this game. Currently last with Recreativo with 16 losses 4 draws and 1 wins. At least I am not sacked. Yet.

themavsman
20-11-2008, 08:28
I am going to give up playing and wait for someone to create a good tactic so I don't get sacked lol.

iamweesel
20-11-2008, 08:46
Yes

the game has been hard,i've had to do a lot of work to find a working tactic in this game

ptr
20-11-2008, 09:28
Hate to say it, but I've started 3 games (if you include one on the demo) and not struggled at all with any of them.

I keep my tactics fairly simple (generally 442), no extreme sliders, generally no individual instruction tweaks.

Having said that I never play with a 'top 4' type team, so my expectations are never that high. I'm probably just lucky tbh.

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 09:31
Hate to say it, but I've started 3 games (if you include one on the demo) and not struggled at all with any of them.

I keep my tactics fairly simple (generally 442), no extreme sliders, generally no individual instruction tweaks.

Having said that I never play with a 'top 4' type team, so my expectations are never that high. I'm probably just lucky tbh.

I was doing well after three games. In fact, I won five of my opening seven league games. Then I went five months without a league win! Nothing I tried made any difference. It was not fun. I have to give some serious thought as to how much time I want to invest in FM09.

Aim_Less
20-11-2008, 09:32
i only had problems with sporting and Barcelona so far , rest of the games have been good , i have my own made tactic based on my team capabilities, and my own training schedules 41 wins -0 loss and 2 ties

Nomis07
20-11-2008, 09:35
I have to give some serious thought as to how much time I want to invest in FM09.

That's the problem i'm faced with. I spent 2 months getting tactics sorted for 08, I imagine it will take twice as long for 09 and do I really want to spend that much time trying to make myself enjoy the game, and at the same time losing every game and getting angry.

I hate to say this and I feel like a cheat, but in order to enjoy FM09, I might just give it a miss until some nice tactical geniuses upload some decent tactics :(

Pricey85
20-11-2008, 09:35
Whilst i wouldn't say i was struggling as such i am having a bit of an issue scoring goals. I think tonight after work will be spent painstakingly trawling the tactics forum for ideas on how to get them firing on all cylinders. Then i'm sure i will be banging them in from all angles, or i'll be the first man in the history of FM to get Man Utd relegated in his first season in charge...you know either way!

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 09:41
That's the problem i'm faced with. I spent 2 months getting tactics sorted for 08, I imagine it will take twice as long for 09 and do I really want to spend that much time trying to make myself enjoy the game, and at the same time losing every game and getting angry.

I hate to say this and I feel like a cheat, but in order to enjoy FM09, I might just give it a miss until some nice tactical geniuses upload some decent tactics :(

It's a shame because I've been really pleased with it. Everything is great. That is, right up until you play the matches and find yourself constantly losing. The assitant manager advice is useless because he loves to tell you what's wrong but he doesn't even hint at how you might fix it.

ptr
20-11-2008, 09:45
The assitant manager advice is useless because he loves to tell you what's wrong but he doesn't even hint at how you might fix it.

I agree entirely. I only ever listen to his opposition instruction recommendations. But it seems he will never be satisfied until everyone is shown onto their weaker foot.

Edit: I wish there was a button to press where he would deal with all the oppo instructions (except hard tackling their strikers, which is a no no in my book).

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 09:47
Everyone loves the game when they're winning, and hates the game when they're losing :D

It's always been that way on FM.

It's taking me some time to figure out tactics, but it's going to take a lot of trial and error to understand the match engine and how tactics affect what your palyers really do.

Watching the full 90 minutes in 3D helps a lot to understand how players act differently with different individual instructions.

I've had mixed results so far.

Nomis07
20-11-2008, 09:50
I don't even take any notice of his feedback, I lost interest when every match he claimed my GK was misplacing a lot of passes :rolleyes: I assume a goal kick is considered a pass and they rarely hit their target. Also this stuff about a lot of room between defence and midfield, well what on earth am I supposed to do about that? I can't play 13 players and I can't move players into the gap or there will be too much space elsewhere :mad:


Everyone loves the game when they're winning, and hates the game when they're losing

That's the major problem though, I don't hate the game I actually think it's a great step forward, but for me it's just too hard to enjoy atm.

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 09:52
I'm suprised you've not found the same at the start of the other FM games, I certainly have, I've always struggled to begin with as I struggle to find the right tactics.

plasticsoldiers
20-11-2008, 09:55
I am playing with Arsenal, ok i know they have a good squad but because of all the injuries I am regularly playing Wilshere and Randall etc, 2nd in prem and haven't lost a game yet and I am in jan 09. What are you moaning about! haha. The only gripe I have is why can't we use side ways arrows!

Nomis07
20-11-2008, 09:57
That's the other issue, I enjoyed FM08 so much from the start that it's hard to move on :D For me, as soon as I played 08, and no matter how bad 9.0.0 was, I struggled but the tactics I set had the players playing quality football in the way i'd hoped they would, in 09 I have just plain struggled.

plasticsoldiers, i'm not moaning, my gripes are all based my my own tactical ineptitude :D

ptr
20-11-2008, 09:58
[QUOTE=Nomis07;2099761]Also this stuff about a lot of room between defence and midfield, well what on earth am I supposed to do about that? I can't play 13 players and I can't move players into the gap or there will be too much space elsewhere :mad:QUOTE]

Actually, I think that's to do with the fact that the attack/defence mentality of your players is too spread out accross the board. I think I read on the tactics forum that there shouldn't be more than 5 clicks (or something) difference in mentality between any of your players. They'll know in T&T.

kiwityke
20-11-2008, 10:00
I did really well in my first season won the A-league, won this years pre-season cup but have really struggled in my first two games of this season. All due to me saying I reckoned I would win the league this year al my players became upset, typical.

stevio11
20-11-2008, 10:01
Why are you all moaning, I am Luton, 23rd now in the league,only in november at -4 points. I play 4-1-2-1-2 and just tweak my tactics depending on my scouts report. Sometimes I win well,scape though,lose by 1 or get thrashed but I keep going.
If it was not for the 30 point deduction then I would be 4th so keep going,tweak your tactics every game and pick a team around yr tactics,remember your best 11 may not always suit that tactic.

Bodis
20-11-2008, 10:03
I've had the same problem with both FM07 and FM08, it took me absoluetly ages to "get good" at the game, but it happened eventually.

Although I hope FM09 wont be as hard (judging from your comments it is) I've only played one friendly against inferior opposition so far, so its a bit too early to say.

I have to say I'm prepared for some long ardeous months before I "figure out" whats important in this incarnation of the match engine though.

kakbag
20-11-2008, 10:14
I started with spurs and it was a nightmare start with only 1 win form 12 games ion the league and sitting 17th for quite a while yet in Europe and the cups i was blitzing them all , just finished the season 6th and won the league cup while getting knocked out of the quarters of the uefa cup to AC Milan.

So it took a while to find the right tactic i went 4-3-2-1 and seemed to work well in the end.

#4
20-11-2008, 10:18
The last time i "cracked" a formation was on FM07, and that took me the best part of 5 months to acheive.

I have only just started my new game with QPR and i am trying my hardest to keep things simple.

Apart from the previous guy, has anyone tried to edit the team instructions only?? I've been doing this and have had moderate success in my friendlies (sadly these are not really anything to go by). What worries me is editing the individual tactics so much that the players just 'play for themselves' rather than form a tactical unit.

I know i am not good at this game tactically, so has anyone acheived decent success without hours of tweaking?

DigOutYourSoul
20-11-2008, 10:29
Started with Liverpool..after 8 league games..1 win, 6 draws, 1 defeat (to West Brom at Home!) Scored 4 goals...Torres has one goal in 13 matches...I hate the fact players dont listen to what you say...Mascherano..i have him on ultimate defensive mentality,,rarely taking long shots and he still comes forward and shoots!!

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 10:32
Everyone loves the game when they're winning, and hates the game when they're losing :D

I can assure you this isn't true in my case, and I certainly don't hate the game. I just feel like all power has been taken away from me and that nothing I do is ever going to result in more than the occasional victory.

Nomis07
20-11-2008, 10:41
Mike's hit the nail on the head. In 08 I felt that the players followed my instructions and as a result played some wonderful football, in 09 I feel as if I pick the team and then they do what they want, i've lost all power and sit there getting angrier and angrier with my defence who play offside even though I told them not to.

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 10:44
Mike's hit the nail on the head. In 08 I felt that the players followed my instructions and as a result played some wonderful football, in 09 I feel as if I pick the team and then they do what they want, i've lost all power and sit there getting angrier and angrier with my defence who play offside even though I told them not to.

I honestly feel it's worse than that. For me, the assitant's advice has made me even more frustrated. It's like I can read what I'm doing wrong, but there's no hint at how to sort it out. It also feels like the players under my control lose all ability unless you get your tactic exactly right. They don't just do what they want, they actually lose the ability to do much of anything unless your tactics are perfect. And, as yet, I can rule out about 100 different tactical set ups as being that perfect one! Gotta love it! :D

PGB_SPURS_FM09
20-11-2008, 10:47
Oh of course i'm struggling :) Its the same every year :D

Hard getting used to the different ways the arrows work i think for me.

DigOutYourSoul
20-11-2008, 10:48
Training, team talks, player instructions, player ability even makes no difference unless you stumble across a magic tactic..

stephen_nufc
20-11-2008, 10:49
4-1-3-2 is the tactic ;)

Straight back four, a DM with a CM just in front, LM and RM with forward arrows and 2 strikers. Works a treat

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 10:51
Training, team talks, player instructions, player ability even makes no difference unless you stumble across a magic tactic..

To be honest, every team talk feels risky. I hate that.

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 10:51
4-1-3-2 is the tactic ;)

Straight back four, a DM with a CM just in front, LM and RM with forward arrows and 2 strikers. Works a treat

I played that formation (possibly without the arrows, can't remember) and lost 4-1. At home.

PGB_SPURS_FM09
20-11-2008, 10:58
Lol its a really good game until you get to the matches. As you watch the tactic you spent half an hour on not working in a match, which results in you loosing again after previous attemps of adjusting tactics and then being in the position "well its back to the drawing board" and that goes on and on :D Its Kinda Like HELL! :D But i love the game. Can't wait till i somehow work it all out!

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 11:00
Lol its a really good game until you get to the matches. As you watch the tactic you spent half an hour on not working in a match, which results in you loosing again after previous attemps of adjusting tactics and then being in the position "well its back to the drawing board" and that goes on and on :D Its Kinda Like HELL! :D But i love the game. Can't wait till i somehow work it all out!

That does seem to be the way of FM09.

DigOutYourSoul
20-11-2008, 11:01
the last straw..away at West Ham...I had 16 shots they had 2 ..guess the score..1-0 to the Hammers...Also...i dont know how this works..it doesnt make sense..at Half time they had over 60% possession and 1 shot but i had 8 shots..Every game i notice this that the team with much less possession always has better chances..

stephen_nufc
20-11-2008, 11:02
I played that formation (possibly without the arrows, can't remember) and lost 4-1. At home.

you have to play it with distribution to both wings use a target man, and play conservitely, as in below half way on mentality, sounds negative but tick counter attack (even at home) and lm and rm will rip teams apart, plus the CM tends to score lots despite without an arrow.

PGB_SPURS_FM09
20-11-2008, 11:04
DigOutYourSoul

They're probably hitting you on the counter, maybe have one of you midfielders drop back while your going forward... restrict his forward runs and so when the other team break against you he can cover some of it? Could also increase the closing down of your strikers to put pressure on their defence into making mistakes and stop them keeping the ball and increasing their possession?

I love that it all makes really good sense yet i have tried this and it didn't work but maybe it'll work for you lol?

DigOutYourSoul
20-11-2008, 11:37
Just been beat 3-0 at home by Man City...All i could muster was 4 shots..not even one was on target..

LeoVieira
20-11-2008, 11:50
Maybe reading this will help you: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=61144

Funny that i actually read that stuff looking for a more realistic tactic, because i was tired of winning everything, it really is frustating for me that the game is so easy.

Actually, you just need to pick the right players and the right formation. The game does all the rest.

evanjonesaber
20-11-2008, 11:57
I am Manchester City.
I signed - Arshavin, Srna, Veloso, and Jesus Navas.
I play 4-1-3-2 with the wingers attacking....

I have played 15 league games...won 4 (the first four) lost 10 and drawn once.

I have fiddled with the ********* tactics for so long now, I'm getting extremely wound up!

I mean I lost....6-2...at home....to goddamn STOKE CITY!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 12:02
Because Man City have a crap defense that needs looking at way before their striking options need boosting!

evanjonesaber
20-11-2008, 12:09
Because Man City have a crap defense that needs looking at way before their striking options need boosting!

But I have Richards at right back, Srna at left back, and Zableta and Kompany in the centre!

That's not too bad! :(

Stupid game ;(

Serpico
20-11-2008, 12:12
Tactics have been unintuitive pretty much since Wibble/Wobble was kicked into touch. I've read the thread linked to above, and made formations the way suggested but they haven't brought even a modicum of success with my Hull side (even after considerable strengthening for the second season).

stephen_nufc
20-11-2008, 12:14
man city defence is awful

PGB_SPURS_FM09
20-11-2008, 12:26
Tactics have been unintuitive pretty much since Wibble/Wobble was kicked into touch. I've read the thread linked to above, and made formations the way suggested but they haven't brought even a modicum of success with my Hull side (even after considerable strengthening for the second season).

Thats what i feel like too.

DigOutYourSoul
20-11-2008, 12:28
On FM 2008 i could win vast majority of Home games and struggle away..I can barely even score a goal at home nevermind win a game..Madness!!

MichiD
20-11-2008, 12:36
For me it's my strikers.
More than half of their shots are either 5 yards wide or straight at the keeper...
80+% of my games I dominate in possession and shots but it's not enough.

evanjonesaber
20-11-2008, 12:37
Why oh why is this game so hard! :(
I'm not the most patient person at the best of times ,and when my team loses, the red mist descends. Lose more than 2 or 3 on the trot and I have to take a break normally, or else the laptop/cd/anything i can get my hands on will be going out the window!

Anyone else get like this or is it just me.

Think I've screamed at it a few times too lol

DigOutYourSoul
20-11-2008, 12:39
Yeah..strikers are terrible..Torres is rubbish with me!!

Ps Just went to Arsenal and stupidly threw caution to the wind..went Attacking as i could without (going all out attack)..they had all the chances and i won 2-1..but heres the best bit..After instructing Mascherano. my DEFENSIVE midfielder to never stray forward..to be as defensive as possible..never take long range shots..wins me the game with a long range strike..the players do not listen!!

Target Practice
20-11-2008, 12:41
For me it's my strikers.
More than half of their shots are either 5 yards wide or straight at the keeper...
80+% of my games I dominate in possession and shots but it's not enough.
Agreed Michi - I'm managing Leicester, and I'd fancy that Matty Fryatt, Steve Howard and Paul Dickov, whilst not exactly world beaters, should be scoring against League One sides with at least reasonable regularity. I'm playing fairly balanced tactics (flat 4-4-2 away, diamond at home), and I'm yet to score more than once in a game in over half a season, apart from one freak game against Brighton away, where we scored 4 in the first ten minutes....

Still, it's an early incarnation of a new FM game... the bugs are part of the charm. :p

EDIT: Oh, and I took Michael Chopra on loan in order to solve my striking crisis - he's yet to break 5.6 in eight games, despite my assistant's insistence that he's a fantastic signing. :-/

Serpico
20-11-2008, 12:46
I believe there's an issue with possession. Sides that are under the cosh pass it around at the back going nowhere, and this pushes the stat up.

Nomis07
20-11-2008, 12:55
I believe there's an issue with possession. Sides that are under the cosh pass it around at the back going nowhere, and this pushes the stat up.

I haven't watched a full match in 09, but this was definately an issue in 08. The opposition would form a triangle and just pass the ball between themselves, while your players seemed to creep up on them like Inidana Jones, rather than close them down properly. The opposition seemed intent to run the clock down, regardless of whether or not they were winning. This was only really noticeable if watching the match in full detail/full mode and i'd hoped it would be sorted for 09.

DigOutYourSoul
20-11-2008, 13:01
FM 2010 has to include one startling omission that i still cant believe has been implemented yet..Training linked to player tactics...There is no way for me in the game to be able to set up my specific tactics and be able to improve and master them on the training ground..This is what is done in real life...SI..take note..because the way it is now..its purely a guessing game..The sliders for training is a disaster and add nothing to how my team performs on a match day..

wwfan
20-11-2008, 13:18
I believe there's an issue with possession. Sides that are under the cosh pass it around at the back going nowhere, and this pushes the stat up.

I'm not patched up to 9.1.0 (Mac with Tiger) but haven't seen any sign of that in the release version. It was certainly a major, major issue in 08, but thus far it seems fine, or at least substantially reduced, in 09.

DigOutYourSoul
20-11-2008, 13:45
10 home games with Liverpool..2 wins..im clearing out my desk!!

Adam.S
20-11-2008, 13:51
LOL. Didnt expect this thread to get so big....i managed to win 2-0 and draw 1-1 at home but still struggling immensly.

dean66683
20-11-2008, 14:00
im using a similar tactic to which i used in 08 and had GREAT success but using it on 09 the scoring comes an goes. its very yoyo'e. may i also just add that just because you go 1-0 up does NOT mean the other team HAVE to up there game. i now football is a sport and not a science but my god i have worldclass players who should in almost every game buckle under pressure.

Nomis07
20-11-2008, 14:07
I'm Nomis07, i'm 25 and i'm crap at FM09 :D

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 14:09
That's like saying you're crap at drinking molten lava. Are you really crap at it? Or is it just really hard?

Nomis07
20-11-2008, 14:14
Well other people appear to be good at it, so I assume i'm just crap at it and it isn't as hard as I think.

Sussex Hammer
20-11-2008, 14:45
Just won two friendlies in a row 4-1 and 3-1 after changing to a 4-4-2 and tinkering about with it. Carlton Cole has scored 5 in two more than he ever did in 08 so I'm happy for now although my fixture list reads Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea for first three fixtures of the season!!!

Actually when Cole lobbed one over the keeper it was great to watch.

Quick tip play the friendlies and tinker. Ashton and Noble were awful first half so at half time I cahnged around their player instructions saved the new tactic and they both scored second half.

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 14:49
Friendlies and the early part of the season are not the problem for me. It's October onwards where things go ladylumps-up. And it seems like you have to devise some odd formation to have any chance. 4-4-2 doesn't work, which is very annoying when you're playing in England!

Nomis07
20-11-2008, 14:53
Pre-season was fine for me too, I didn't concede a goal and scored 8+ in two matches, I also beat Porto and Marseille so I thought things were looking good. First game of the seasons and we were thoroughly trounced by a mid table team.

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 14:55
It was Hertha Berlin wasn't it?

sm1979
20-11-2008, 15:02
When I go on tonight it will be my first ever game on FM09, in a friendly away at Lincoln (I'm Barnsley). I have sucked at most FM's though (apart from FM05 which I ruled the world) and now having read this thread, I fully expect this game to be gathering dust in 2 months. What's more, if that is the case I wont be buying another FM. Which is a big shame because I have owned every single CM/FM (with the exception of one of the CM3 series) and have wasted many happy years playing it.

As someone said higher up this thread, I play games for enjoyment, and if I don't enjoy it I don't play it. I'm not saying that this is the way forward, but any other game I struggle with I adjust the difficulty level - unfortunately with FM it's not that simple.

Super Bladesman
20-11-2008, 15:03
I assume all the guys that are struggling have had a read of the tactics guide (http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18)?

It's a must-read.

Edit: Ah, sorry - I missed the link further up when I was scanning through :)

ilbrant
20-11-2008, 15:06
Friendlies and the early part of the season are not the problem for me. It's October onwards where things go ladylumps-up. And it seems like you have to devise some odd formation to have any chance. 4-4-2 doesn't work, which is very annoying when you're playing in England!

Well I'm usually the worlds worst at getting tactics right. But this time seems easier. Started unemployed and got the Montrose job, haven't changed the side much (a couple of loans and a back-up left full back). Stick with the standard 4-4-2, use the default selection for the position then tweak mentality and closing down (as per the T&T forum). So far at the start of November I have W9 D1 L1 in the league.

Are you playing a high status team, with a low status manager? If the players don't respect you then they'll do their own thing more I think.

sirdez24
20-11-2008, 15:23
Anyone else thinking long balls (especially from the keeper) are ridiculously effective? It seems any punt down the middle ends up with a one on one chance, for myself and the AI.

Nomis07
20-11-2008, 15:32
Anyone else thinking long balls (especially from the keeper) are ridiculously effective? It seems any punt down the middle ends up with a one on one chance, for myself and the AI.

I've noticed it too, that's what I meant when I mentioned my defence playing offside when I haven't asked them to, the centre backs seem to step up in an attempt to cath offside, but all they are doing is leaving the striker a clear run on goal.

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 15:34
I've noticed it too, that's what I meant when I mentioned my defence playing offside when I haven't asked them to, the centre backs seem to step up in an attempt to cath offside, but all they are doing is leaving the striker a clear run on goal.

Yes! That is exactly what happens! I keep setting my defensive line to deep and my defenders' mentalities to as defensive as possible, but they still constantly get caught too high up the pitch.

#4
20-11-2008, 15:47
Anyone else thinking long balls (especially from the keeper) are ridiculously effective? It seems any punt down the middle ends up with a one on one chance, for myself and the AI.

From the friendlies i have played (they're probably not the best indicator), using the counter attacking, long ball system with a quick centre forward has worked quite well at creating chances.

Having said that it has left me massively exposed for some reason. I played a 4-4 vs Tottenham where i conceded some howlers

Fredric Drum
20-11-2008, 16:05
Patience is key... Don't expect miracles in the first season with a mediocre team. Build it up over the seasons, then start to dominate.

blade79
20-11-2008, 16:14
doing very very well with Wolves

bolster the squad and got rid of some players i thought they were useless...

i haven't used same 11 and i am almost half way through.

i twicked the tactic from the start but still use 4-4-2...

mimland
20-11-2008, 16:26
I had all the trouble in the world when playing the demo. With the full game I'm sitting at a decent 7th place with my Lincoln team, 4 points behind the leaders.

#4
20-11-2008, 16:27
Can someone clarify......is it absolutely essential to tweak the individual player sliders to acheive success. I know that if i play with them i'll end up completely nackering things for myself.

wally13
20-11-2008, 16:33
was struggling 1st few games with my leeds team now im on a 8 match unbeaten run sitting in 2nd place on 1st of november,super becchio on fire now as well did't score in 1st 5 games now scored in every other game,beckford struggling vo for goals but plays well every game so im happy at moment long way to go vo:D

sirdez24
20-11-2008, 16:39
I am starting to lose my **** now.

This long ball stuff has to be an issue with the game, not tactical. It's ridiculous and is losing me games I should be winning.

50tna05
20-11-2008, 16:48
[QUOTE=evanjonesaber;2100852]I am Manchester City.
I signed - Arshavin, Srna, Veloso, and Jesus Navas.
I play 4-1-3-2 with the wingers attacking....

I have played 15 league games...won 4 (the first four) lost 10 and drawn once.

I have fiddled with the ********* tactics for so long now, I'm getting extremely wound up!

I mean I lost....6-2...at home....to goddamn STOKE CITY!
shame that wasn't the real score and i am playing as stoke and have won 1 game in 10 against blackburn 3-1 only goals i have scored all seson

Danimate
20-11-2008, 16:52
I'm glad I wasn't the only one struggling big time with tactics and not being able to hit a barn door. Sadly I was still in pre season with Luton. Couldn't beat any Conference sides which is ridiculous, I wasn't even getting any shots in. Whenever I did manage a goal it was ruled out for offside. :confused:

I have spent a few days making a detailed spreadsheet with all player details so I could choose the right players to play in their Natural positions. That doesn't seem to make any difference. At the end of the day I got so frustrated with it that I completely uninstalled the game and thought about giving up. However I have put the rattle back in the pram and shall reinstall it tonight and try again. Some of the ideas about tactics on here seem pretty good. By the wya if anyone is playing as Luton are you having problems with Parkin not wanting to play for you too and being simply useless. Can't the next patch send him to Orient where he is now. :p

jimmywils
20-11-2008, 16:57
I had an excellent pre-season, winning four out of four, a hatrick a piece for my strikers, good ratings, no injuries.

Now the season is 14 games in and Yakubu has 2 in 14, Vaughan 0 in 9 and Saha 2 in 9, all with very poor match ratings and im languishing in mid table.

I have been conscious not to change things too much but when do you say ''ok, time for a tactical overhaul''? My defense is pretty tight but i cant score for love nor money. Ive tried different attacking options but im running out of ideas to be honest

RickyButton
20-11-2008, 17:11
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/Uramikir/league1southend.jpg

Doing pretty well I'd say, also in the JPT Southern Final. Haven't had any real problems adapting to the tactics and stuff after playing FM08 so much and beta testing FMLive I can pretty much always see what I need to change.

and the assistant manager advice is pretty good, you just need to know what to change in accordance to what his opinion is.