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  1. Regular Season: December 2021 December brought some winnable matches and Bernard was hopeful of breaking out of his teams poor form. The First Day of the Month saw Clermont host Nimes in Chateauroux, but first we will revisit the hype for the match. It was a winnable match... an early penalty led for a long day but the boys kept fighting...Grbic scored an equalizer. a tough fixture with OM awaited on the weekend so there was more work to do. The gamblers had their money on OM. We played well upfront but had a hard tim
  2. Intro Been playing FM since way back in the CM 00/01days, but I am by no means an expert on the game. I usually write in career updates but have a heavy emphasis on tactical updates. I usually use a certain managers tactics from real life to give me a base to build from, I started this about three years ago, it helps me in looking for what I actually wanted to see from a tactic on the game instead of getting overwhelmed with the tactical creator and turning to plug and play. So with being in lockdown I thought I would use my time and do a total in depth analysis of my tactical idea for my
  3. Hello, and welcome to - what is very likely to be - my last tactics thread for the Football Manager community. I am still very much enjoying Football Manager 2018 which means I am a few versions behind and left me in two-minds about whether to post this. A combination of wanting to say thank you and farewell to those who have contributed, pay tribute to my most enjoyable ever save and share a tactical system which I hope others may enjoy inspired me to give it a shot; so here goes. Enjoy! Coming Full Circle.. It seems very fitting to finish this journey with Total
  4. I've noticed that when playing against a weaker team, who comes out in a Cautious or Defensive mentality, they will sometimes be able to to dominate possession over the course of the match. Even if I play with: A much higher line of engagement A much higher defensive line Tight marking GK distribution prevention Extremely urgent pressing Stuck in tackling Relatively poor or average teams will still manage to pass the ball around for long spells in their own half, using what appears to be high tempo and less dribbling, resulting in +50% of the posses
  5. Well this is how you start the season strong with a 5-0 win against Brest.
  6. Role Breakdown. This will be a shorter version than I usually do, I think most knows how I reason at this point. If anything is unclear do not hesitate to ask. •Goalkeeper. · Sweeper Keeper support. ‣ Helps with building from the back. Plays well with ball playing defenders. ‣ Leaves his area to sweep up overhit through balls from the opposition. ‣ Might launch quick counter attacks. · Mentality: Attacking. · Personal Instructions: - •Right and left Central Defender. · Ball playing defender defend. ‣ Helps with building from the back. Plays we
  7. If you want a pick up and play game, football manager is not the game for you I'm afraid. The fact that you decide that stumbling upon something with nerfs the bugs shows that you don't really know what you're talking about... I would watch at corners and set pieces to see where my team was conceding chances from, change who was stood where to counter this. Take off get stuck in and you should concede less free kicks to concede from. Just because you don't understand the tactics, it's not the games fault it's too advanced for you to adapt. Luckily for you it seems the lockdown r
  8. Not a recently updated one as my team has now moved up the leagues and I no longer needed to keep it updated. But here's a list of the ones in here that I created a couple of months back maybe [let me just check it doesn't contain swearing or any personal info... no, good to go ] * = highly recommended although I didn't keep that up to date either. I added some info to the players but any comments were from whoever posted the player, not mine *Patrick Berg *Valakari CM/AM *Marco Kana CM *Brandon Cortes 18yo CF Argie Leonidas Stergiou, 17, centre back, Switzerland, St Gal
  9. Guys, as it can be seen at the screenshot above my played time for FM20 is "1895" hours. I tested all the ins and outs of FM20 long time ago. For me it requires about one month since the last M.E. changes to find out what works the most effective way under the current ME and it's been like 7 months since the game release and 3-4 months since the last M.E. changes so as I said I tested everything long time ago. Few years ago it required for me spending much more time on tactic testing to find out what works in the most effective way but with every year my skill in tactic testing
  10. Well, they're both roles with Dribble More instruction locked in, meaning the player needs to be capable of beating his man regularly. If you want a more team-oriented build-up, Wide Midfielder is a better choice. Besides that, roles shouldn't be looked at in isolation. Maybe he ends up dribbling himself into trouble because he has no passing options close by? Or his mentality is too high (e.g. Positive + IW-At = Very Attacking), meaning he's taking too much risks? You'll need to post your tactic and player's profile for more.
  11. Has anyone else's youth academy branched out to Pandora and brought in a Na'vi regen?
  12. Quick update.. one game to go ( first i won 3-0 against Lorient, revenge !) How crazy is this ?
  13. Thanks everybody for the kind word and support . Changed a few of my squad and progress views / calculations. Included average age for youth intakes and all my numbers are now calculated on / 100. And change my highest and lowest colour scheme. First team : < 45 = red , > 55 = green B / youth team : < 40 = red, > 50 = green Youth intake : < 35=red, > 40 = green Split my squad calculation into the units , i'll use this screen to organise my squad. Players in red will probably leave (loan finished or won't sign a new deal).
  14. XaW - Putnok FC - 2030/31 Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances We didn't start the season great, but good enough. However, Videoton got away from the pack early on and looked like the most likely winner. A bit after the winter break though, they had a really poor patch and allowed the rest of us to catch up. This season was a bit of a let down and a really good one at the same time, tactically. We conceded a lot more goals this time around, but we also scored buckets more. After we caught up with Videoton, we had a great run and got a bit way from the rest and in the end we fina
  15. You know that the game is scripted and unfair when Juventus wins a European cup final
  16. He doesn't want the game to be easier. He wants it to represent football more realistically.
  17. When my team have a penalty I wiggle the mouse pointer in front of the keeper to put him off, you may call this gamesmanship but whatever it takes I say
  18. After years of playing (even?) older versions, I've finally started playing FM19 this month. It took me a while to settle on something but after fiddling about with MRT90's great Brazil file, I've decided to do my first real Brazil FM save. I'm setting a challenge for myself of winning every single state league in the country. For those that don't know, every team in Brazil takes part in a league with other teams in their state before the start of the national leagues. The quality in the leagues varies from those that feature multiple Copa Libertadores winners (Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Ri
  19. Hello, No matter how I change it up, throw in instructions are never followed. (min 85) In this example, it cause me to concede a goal because I had less players back than intended. My CM is coming short instead of staying back. Lyon v FC Bayern.pkm
  20. Orginally posted in the tactics and training form but I think this is a better for this. I was wondering about a few things in regards to the DOF. Does he sign players according to his tendencies? Does he sign players and staff according to his tactical side ie pressing style etc. If he has for talking sake say 20 and 20 for Jpa and Jpp will he sign really good players or is it still the same players if he had 10 and 10 Any ideas of responses would be welcome
  21. 2019 End of Season Review Double winners! I think that's all there is to win at college level? 2019 Best XI Paul Mendoza Chris Pollock - Tim Feldmeier - Xavier Paredes - Mike Thibault Tony Nzie Andrei Nuzzi - Ricardo Loera Jonathan Sepulveda Cameron Calvano Ryan Renfro
  22. Chad was definitely...a Chad back in high school. Bascome have only played a friendly against a non-league Canadian side (I also have the Canadian Premier League loaded) this season. Thanks!
  23. Good luck with Ivory Coast, your squad looks strong enough to me. @bendixkunert2 good luck with Lille.
  24. Yeah definitely, if they push it too far to shoot they seem to cut it back instead of just smashing it at goal which is what I've been looking for for ages. Makes me want to start a new game with Atletico and try it out.
  25. Doing well in Europe, average in the league (results) but overall doing fine job. The club is much stronger financially too, so it's all positive really.
  26. @AddicksFan I like the signing of Eboa Eboa and Zouzoua. Fonsinho looks generously rated still in FM so makes sense. He seems to have disappeared IRL (not literally but in football development) so you should be able to give him the career he isn't quite having. Aubertin probably has random stats, in my game he is very small, weak and limited (Generation Foot are one of my feeder affiliates). Good luck in Ligue 1 and enjoy the ride. @bendixkunert2 Lille would be a great choice. If ASSE aren't taken elsewhere, would you still be Lille? @raymondafc It will be great to have you on board.
  27. A good summary. What I like about this is that you have overachieved twice already, but you're very comfortable knowing that you have done so and not taking it for granted that you can always do so. If you have a couple of bad results, you're calm, you plug away and stick to your ideas
  28. January 2020 Results A busy January saw a mixed bag of results. We started the month with an unsurprising loss to Liverpool, before our second string continued their impressive cup form with a 4-0 win against Plymouth in the FA cup. I kept faith with them for the semi final of the Carabao Cup against Leeds, but they couldn't get a result, going down 1-0. Back in the league, a visit to Aston Villa looked to be heading for a stalemate until Jorrit Hendrix popped up with an 88th minute winner from a long throw, but our inconsistent for continued as we went down 4-2 in an entertain
  29. 2022 Youth Intake But first a look back. Good news: every player in this group improved their Leonesa DNA during the course of the year. The forwards showed the most improvement but they had two neutral personalities, one neutral-negative personality (fickle) and one negative personality (unambitious). The model citizen had great improvement both in his DNA and across the board. He will likely be with the first team next season. The negative groups are showing the largest percentage increase because they have the most room to grow. So they either grow and have a large perc
  30. In order to make any extinct nations turn up in the game you have to set a continent. Have a look at this post I made a while ago which will explain how you do it.
  31. My current setup: I'd call this a 'lite underdog' version of the OP. My Kingstonian team are newly promoted to the PL and spend a measly £21M per annum on wages, a full 100% lower than the next lowest spenders in the PL, and a full £200m lower than the highest spenders. I'm not going to even try to play "Total Football" with this type of team. However, I am going to maintain the principles, so as my team grows over the years and settles in the PL, we can eventually evolve. The collective, free-flowing and attacking style of play. Complete - or 'Total' - footballers capabl
  32. Best thing to do is test it when the next public test version is ready and let me know if any issues.
  33. I have to say that after not buying FM 2019, I really do enjoy the new version in general. Many aspects are really good and I could say that I enjoy many of them: big teams seem much harder to beat now and the AI is producing way more realistic results in the leagues, which makes it much more enjoyable. Match Engine on the other hand will always be the one that will cause lot of discussion and although I'm also enjoying many things in the engine, there are of course things to be raised. - First of all the developers most definitely should start considering strikers and AMs to drop w
  34. Thank you very much, this is now logged and under review with our team.
  35. Thanks. Yeah, I think a lot of people have a "shortlist" of posters that they follow. I love reading the @Makoto Nakamurastuff for example, but because he plays so quickly it's really not that easy, (which reminds me I must have a fair bit to catch up on in his Toto thread, (which hasn't been updated since Sunday and makes me wonder if there is another thread in the horizon). When was the last time there was no @Makoto Nakamuraon page 1 of the forum? I suppose this is just to encourage everyone that even though not many people seem to post, there are lost of people reading your thr
  36. Yeah I might possibly give it go, just given it a test now to see how it works, think it works quite well... Do you know anywhere in game where you can see a list of the media sources? They're a little stashed away.
  37. Meet the Crusaders The Team Selection information sorted by appearances The images that follow are the profiles of players that have made a contribution over the past month or are Key players. Our Captain Jonathan Iglesias has been a mainstay over the past month leading our Midfield Our Vice-Captain and Leader of the Defense: Florent Ogier The Key Prospect: He is currently playing DLP to Iglesias's BBM, but he is only an injury replacement his future is in the Attacking Midfield as a replacement for Jason Berthomier David G
  38. Still not much have changed in the FMCU threads. A brief overview on the European careers updated at least once in the month of May. No support for location other than my knowlege of geography, so is some clubs are not spot on on position don't bother. British Islands a mess of locating clubs (as they host more than 50% of total careers) so I just threw clubs in there :). Keep up playing and have fun guys!
  39. I wouldn't say either of these are exploits, although perhaps #1 may be a bit generous (I'll have to try it!) #2 is a response about motivating players, and if you're well respected by the players it makes sense... they've bought into your system. I remember going to Man City after gettin an EPL promotion and getting fired for leaking board news, many of the players were not particularly interested in my inspirational pregame speeches and would often switch off!
  40. Not sure if these are exploits but: I never use the "advertise for staff" function. It's just faster and easier to do a global staff search especially if I want a scout from a specific country. Same thing with players, really, I just go to specific countries like Argentina and manually scout the players, rather than wait for my scouts to find someone good. When I was poor af I lowballed clubs by telling them I'll give them 50% of the next transfer sale money. I got in a lot of great players sub-20 mil and once I was rich, I didn't mind throwing away half the transfer money selling th
  41. Flair: 20 Flair? 20.mp4 I downloaded iMovie just to make this. Watch with sound.
  42. Competitions: Campeonato Carioca: Serie D The State Championships in Rio de Janeiro (state) have four divisions. As a newly formed club, we have bought our place in the bottom rung of the tournament ladder. Our maiden season sees us drawn into group B along with Miguel Couto, Riostrense, and Uniao de Marechal Hermes. I don't really know too much about my opponents, so it will be an opportunity for me to learn about the level of opposition in Rio's bottom tier. The board do not expect anything of us this season, other than to participate and try to keep our pri
  43. Hello. I'm starting a save in Brazil with my childhood team, Santos FC. I advise to look at the under 20 of the team, has great players: Kaio Jorge, Renyer, Kadu, Lucas Lourenço ... Santos has in his history great players formed: Neymar, Diego, Robinho ... Beyond the legend, Pelé. I advise you to watch the entire Flamengo team and monitor the players that are listed for transfer. As Santos does not have much budget for transfers, only acquired a great player of Alianza Lima, Kevin Quevedo. I also borrowed Emanuel Reynoso from Boca Juniors. Too bad I won't have money to buy it later.
  44. At ~85:50 suprisingly decent pass from central defender with 5 passing, 7 vision to striker who ignores open net at far post for speedy winger. I have seen pass in similar situation only once after 4 seasons watching comprehensive (yeah it hurts! ;). It was pass between 2 strikers in 4-4-2. Radomiak Radom v Polonia Warszawa.pkm
  45. Its a little bit confusing in swedish it just says "sportchef" for both roles. I learned this by mistake by letting my chairwoman sign one after I signed one a couple weeks earlier. It would be nice if you could change the name of technical director to "teknisk direktör" in swedish just to clarify that its different roles.
  46. I’m not sure what team he liked but he was from São Paulo City, so probably one of the São Paulo clubs: Palmeiras, Corinthians, São Paulo, Juventus (not the Italian one), and Portuguesa. Out of those he was born closest to the Palmeiras stadium so maybe he cheered for them?
  47. The transfer window is kind of crazy You can sign brazilian players almost the whole year. I think its from january to september. I am not sure Foreing players are more restricted. I think its from january to april. Than july-august Again, not sure
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