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  1. I've had a good season with Arsenal using 15.1.3. Missed out on the league by a single point to a massively dominant Chelsea, won the FA Cup but got knocked out of the CL by Bayern. I had a 16 game winning streak too.
  2. I'm struggling a little bit with Arsenal (a happy coincidence I found this thread after staring blankly at the squad for a bit) and the late goals are making me pull out of my hair. However, some of the attacking player is the best I've seen in any FM game by far - superb stuff. For everything else I'm going to blame the match engine and/or Szczesny. KUTGW.
  3. Thanks, that has definitely improved the problem with posession but not improving results much. The main problems I'm having is that my players are attempting far too many long shots which means I'm creating few, often none, clear cut chances. I've set all players long shots to never, am using 'work ball into box' but finding my players taking ridiculous shots. for instance, I just lost the last game 2-1 against opposition in the league below me. I had 25 shots, 14 of which were long shots. Is there anything I'm missing here? edit: I should also mention that none of my players have any preferred moves that would encourage shooting from long distance!
  4. Hi all, firstly can I say thanks to Cleon, rashidi, wwfan and many others for invaluable advice on these forums - after many years of using plug & play tactics for FM, I've finally taken the plunge into creating my own from scratch. A little bit of history about my current save: I'm playing as Swindon and am in my 7th season, currently in the Premier Division after winning the Championship by 11 points last season. I spent two years in the top tier, finishing 8th in my first season and winning the FA Cup but suffered badly the following season and finished 18th and was relegated on the final day. After relegation, I consolidated, spent many hours reading threads on here and created a new tactic that suited the squad that I had assembled and was a roaring success. The system I use is a very direct system that focuses on getting the ball forward quickly to my strongest trio of players: Player instructions are default, with the exception of setting all players to never attempt long shots, as I don't feel confident changing this. I usually use 'get ball forward' as a shout and attempt to apply others logically as and when required. Team comparison can be found in the gallery here: http://imgur.com/a/YVGUh#0 Unfortunately, I built my squad without wingers and have nobody capable of playing in those positions to any great success, so am reliant upon my full backs to provide width and crosses into the box to exploit my strengths in the air. The problem I'm seeing in games is that I am being completely dominated in terms of possession, especially against the top teams - 35% against Man Utd, 39% against Arsenal - and my defence simply isn't strong enough to withstand that much attacking possession. Essentially, I was hoping for some advice on how to play against the teams that are far superior to mine and how to retain possession, is my squad capable of playing a short, low tempo passing game? Thanks in advance, hopefully I've provided sufficient detail but can provide more if necessary!
  5. Any chance someone can point me in the direction of this away tactic? I can't seem to find it anywhere in the thread, only Gareth's tweak.Thanks.
  6. ...but 6 injuries?I was doing alright up until I got home today and noticed the update. I've always been awful with tactics so have had to rely mostly on others. However, the update has resolved many of the irritating issues with through balls, odd goalkeeping and so on and so forth so it's just going to take me a few weekends of rage quits to figure it out all over again...hopefully without another patch appearing
  7. Initial impressions are that my goalkeeper has gone from somewhat decent in the previous patch to hopelessly incapable of catching or stopping anything.
  8. I'm enjoying it though have found the match engine completely puzzling. Otherwise, my only problem is that I've got a player who is unhappy and wants first team football despite playing 18 of the last 20 matches. Here's an image: http://i.imgur.com/dAUYG.jpg (I recall seeing someone on here with a similar problem but I cannot find the post now and the search function doesn't want to work for me)
  9. First of all, there are no polar bears in Tromsø I've started a new game with Tromsø but chose January 2012 as my starting date and don't seem to have the same players, for instance I don't have Mostafa Abdellaoue and the other loanees. My squad has been assembled with the departure or Kara to Bursaspor for £1.7m paying for the signings of Lenny (free), Fredrik Semb Berge (£100k), Stefan Strandberg (£24k) and Erik Mjelde (£350k). My pre-season was pretty good, 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss (versus PSV) and now onto the brief Tippeligaen season.
  10. This is working like a dream for my Swindon side in League 2. Good stuff!
  11. It appears that he is not in the database, despite being a youth team coach at Inter Milan until recently.I can't confirm any details other than he's Italian and what he looks like...
  12. Swindon Town F.C.: Staff: George Wood, Dave Morrison, Dick Mackey and Ken Ryder have all left the club. Fabrizio Piccareta is Assistant Manager. Claudio Donatelli is Fitness Coach. Domenico Doardo is GK Coach. Misc: Milan Misun has reportedly never signed a contract at the club, was not listed in the squad for this season and did not feature during pre-season - or was even spotted!
  13. Lillestrøm SK: In: Paul Obiefule has joined on loan from Hønefoss in Norway. Nicolás Mezquida has joined on loan from C.A. Peñarol in Uruguay. Effiom Otu Bassey has joined on a permanent transfer from Bukola Babes in Nigeria. Out: Emmanuel Igiebor (aka Nosa Igiebor) has left to join Hapoel Tel Aviv on a permanent transfer. Espen Søgård has left to join IK Start on a permanent transfer. Misc: Ohi Omoijuanfo is 'declared' for Norway having been capped at youth level. Youth keeper Andreas Fjeldstad is not in the game. Debuted this season.
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