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  1. Found it. Hidden behind a smudge on my filthy filthy laptop screen
  2. https://twitter.com/milesSI/status/911297172292947968 I believe this is the first one
  3. Anyone solve the anagram on Miles twitter yet? All I got so far is flashbacks to those illegible anti piracy codes SI used to print on the back of their manuals edit: dynamic ltefsrn1fa? that 1 is really screwing with my head and my hangover is not helping at all
  4. I'll take a less common formation if possible. If I end up with 3 or 5 at the back I'm calling shenanigans on the draw though
  5. In! Sassuolo or Mainz have my preference, but I'm good either way. I'm just hoping I end up with a semi-reasonable formation this year
  6. Italy sounds like fun, Sassuolo and Fiorentina are both pretty decent teams
  7. I'd be down for another round to kill the time until .3 drops
  8. Great read as always. Got two episodes left which I'll dive in tomorrow. Can't wait.
  9. Dolberg is very similar to Bergkamp when he was young and has bags of potential (mind you, Bergkamp in his younger days was a very different type of player than the one people remember from his late Arsenal days). Personally I think style wise he is the closest thing to Bergkamp I have seen at Ajax since, well Dennis Bergkamp. Henry is a bit easier as he has a less distinctive style, Ihenacho, Martial, Keita, either Dembele at Celtic or Dembele at Dortmund. Maybe Iwobi, with a bit of time, can get there.
  10. Maybe try switching to windowed or max borderless windowed?
  11. Used to be Feyenoord, but they have struggled so bad irl for the past decade I occasionally throw them a pitty loan. These days PSV is the main club I refuse to do business with. Still waiting on the day they relegate in one of my games. That would be the perfect desktop background
  12. This. Anything below 40% on target would worry me. Under 35% like TS would make me reconsider everything I know about this game.
  13. Came here to post this. I've pretty much given up on buying boxed games. I hate how everything is becoming digital though. I hope to god they don't stop making physical books.
  14. I am by know means an FM expert, so please don't take my advice at face value. That being said, my experience is that superior numbers in midfield go a long way. As all things FM, it is mostly contextual. It depends on the opponent and the way they play. Against weaker teams or teams that don't favor possession a 442 might very well work. Better teams that like to play attacking/possession football will have a field day with an extra man in midfield, especially if you close down more.
  15. You should change the thread title form "This game is rigged" to "I tried to rig this game but it isn't working".
  16. Hard to tell from here as FM is a game of trial and error, at least to me. You could try it and see if it works, personally I am not a big fan of man marking players out of position though. The striker marking Iturraspe might very well have trouble getting back in position on time. My guess is playing a SS in the AM option will solve the Iturraspe problem and going forward it would look more like a actual 442 while a 442 on paper with a Striker dropping deep to mark a holding midfielder will look more like a 4411 going forward, if that makes sense.
  17. First off: excellent thread. Looking at that last match: Your analysis seems spot on. There's a number of things i would consider doing. Changing to fluid or very fluid is an option. It would decrease space between the lines and in a perfect world that would lead to your cb's marking their ST and AM while your CM's would mark Rico and Iturraspe. Alternatively you could push up further to achieve the same thing, a viable option since Aduriz doesn't have the speed to profit from space left behind your back line. Then again, personally I don't like fiddling with the team shape setting and playing one-on-one at the back or pushing up higher does come with added risk, especially in an away game. I think I would probably choose to drop one of my strikers to the AM slot to even up numbers in midfield. Disrupting Iturraspe in the holding midfield role seems the key to victory imo, if you don't deal with him he will keep recycling possession until they finally create a 2 against one situation or one of your players fails to mark his man correctly. My two cents anyway
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