LetsNotScoreGoals Posted May 2, 2020 Share Posted May 2, 2020 This is going to take some explaining so I hope you'll be patient. I recently started an RB Leipzig save because I thought it would be fun to manage a relatively high stature club without much history. Things were fine, the players were decent and I had some nice transfers. We played terrible in friendlies, losing to even Celtic 3-0 of all clubs. But I reasoned that they were just warming up, and anyway I was tweaking the tactics a little. I was letting my ass man handle it but usually I would get draws and narrow wins, but the important thing was up until the season started I never really saw the problem with the team in actual match mode. In the first Bundesliga game against Union, I was absolutely horrified. The players didn't know what they were doing! Corners instantly float out. Defenders suddenly stumble and don't actually get possession of the ball. Strikers suddenly losing the ball. Headers and passes going straight into opposing players, like they are colourblind. In one goal-scoring moment, and I am sad I didn't get a replay capture this happened: Winger runs the ball to Union box. Stumbles at the edge and loses the ball. The ball hangs near the line for 2 seconds, and then a defender collects it. Winger jogs back. Wing Back snatches the ball from the defender as he tries to run up the pitch, and then bumps into Winger (like full on "where did you come from!" slam into him). Ball bounces out of possession. Defender gets the ball, crosses it up, striker collects it and scores for Union. I was bewildered. Another time, my captain Orban makes a simple pass straight to the striker and he lobs the ball in. Goal. Another good one: my defender runs at a striker, bumps into the man, stumbles, and then the striker (completely unfazed) steps forward for a simple pass. Pass connects, kick, goal. These glaring errors happen again and again and I've never seen such sheer hilarity before, even when I was managing teams like SPAL or Cheltenham or even Portugese League 2 sides. And I will also add that Timo Werner, in my ten game experiment, never scored a single goal outside of a couple of penalties. Before you start hammering away "TaCtIcS", I sincerely doubt that is the problem. Because, like I said, it's not like we are in the wrong place or we are not getting the ball or anything. These are all simple footballing skills from passing, tackling, and ball retention, not positioning or movement. We get plenty of chances and shots, but one silly mistake and we draw or lose the match. Have any of you ever witnessed such dumbfounding displays of incompetence? 1 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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