Mr U Rosler

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About Mr U Rosler

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    Semi Pro


  • Biography
    I dont play games, I play FM exclusively and have done for 15 years.

    I support Manchester City but usually pick a team in Skrill North or South and give myself 20 season to win the English Premier League.

    I enjoy creating, testing and releasing tactics. All I ask for is a stable ME...... from day 1 ideally !!

About Me

  • About Me
    I ain't new to this. Ain't never been new to this.


  • Interests
    Football & Golf

Favourite Team

  • Favourite Team
    Manchester City

Currently Managing

  • Currently Managing
    Dulwich Hamlet
  1. The match result is calculated instantly the moment you start each match, you know, the same way as if you used ‘instant result’. The 16 calculations per second phrase is not helpful as this imply’s some kind of live, dynamic environment when you’re watching highlights when in fact you are watching a match that has already been decided. (substitutions & tactical changes aside). Those 16 calculations per second equates to roughly 86,400 calculations to decide the outcome of each match. Whilst sounding impressive it takes less than 1 second to compute but is more than adequate for the purposes of this simulation. ‘doucong’s observation is interesting, it is possible after the number of re-starts it took him to do this he got a match where the first few calculations were identical, later calculations are based on earlier calculations and the pattern was set and he ended up with the same match until he altered the pattern by making substitutions and causing a re-calculation to take place. Nothing sinister taking place and this is entirely plausible.
  2. Doing only youth academy challenges these days with and without using the editor I can tell you scouts are pretty poor at judging PA. Certainly lower level scouts. CA is pretty accurate as it should be, its self evident in watching players during training and matches what their current ability is. PA, they can be way off. Both ways, underating a future star and overrating quite a limited player. Not sure where you got 99 % accurate from.
  3. The formation is solid but the roles are likely sub-optimal. I use a similar set up albeit with the centre of the midfield 3 in the DM spot giving us a classic diamond and different roles. Attacking wise a front 3 like this will tend to generate a lot of shots although a lot of them will be 'straight on', when your strikers are 'on' and finding the corners it can be very high scoring but on off days you'll see them hitting shots straight at the Keeper. Defensively he has the centre of the pitch sewn up, that AMC on support will drop in with other 3 and form a near impenetrable barrier, any team trying to play through that will get chewed up. Conversely AI formations 'double teaming' the flanks (442, 4231, 4411 etc) has the potential to cause a lot of problems. It would be more than capable of stringing good results together especially if either of the Strikers are running hot, don't worry, sooner or later he's gonna run into trouble.... like we all do! Player quality is key of course.
  4. I seem to have sequences of great form, hat-tricks for strikers, 3-0 up after 20 minutes etc, followed by sequences of defeats - giving away penalties, players sent off, missing lots of clear cut chances, conceding from outrageous long shots, I then get a sequence of draws before I start winning and the whole cycle starts again. It does feel a bit 'off'. However I am doing an academy challenge so are tipped for relegation every season, I can't imagine this would be the case if I managed a top team.
  5. I don't think value comes into it, every poster on here must log 100+ hours and many like me are into 1000+ hours. However, when playing FM12, if someone had asked me what the game would look like in 5 years I would have expected a lot more than FM17 has to offer. Media interaction is hugely repetitive however this is a tricky one as a real life manager might have 3 games and the associated press in a real life week whereas in FM you can have 50 games and all the related press in one session. Whilst being realistic is important it should not come at the cost of making the game tedious as none us play seasons in 'real time', more thought should be given as to what the user experience is during a major or even typical session, at the moment that would involve answering the same questions 20+ times which sucks the life out of the game. I think there must be a physical limit as to how many times you can answer the same questions without throwing up, its likely in the thousands but I don't think i'm too far off. The tactical side of the game is a bloated mess and the match engine seems to be built solely around stopping exploits resulting in possession being endlessly recycled in the middle of the pitch. I'm not sure how much genuine progress there has been over the last few versions and you could argue certain areas of the game have taken steps backwards or in the wrong direction at least. The cycle of patching, tweaking, updating databases, a few token additions and pushing that as a new version is fine for a few years but without genuine innovation at certain points people will move on when they realise they've put 5,000 hours into basically the same game albeit over a few versions of it. I think i'm playing more out of habit these days, FM is a hard game to love at the moment.
  6. This is where PA/CA can be misleading. A Striker with 185 CA might appear to be World Class but if a lot of those points are swallowed up in sub optimal areas (tackling, marking etc) and or they have low consistency then they are not world class. A 140 CA player might be a better Striker if he has better distribution of attribute points. You cannot look at PA/CA in isolation.
  7. Hi Kesper, I've had to abandon this as it somehow stopped working season 3 (albeit with my very weak team). But I've stumbled onto something else that looks like an absolute monster at the moment, will do another full seasons testing before I update anything as you can have very good/bad runs on FM17 for seemingly random reasons so you need a good 70+ games testing to have any confidence about anything. Watch this space though.
  8. 9 is not that low and its easy to tutor determination so it improves dramatically. I would let that put you off him.
  9. No problem. I've a few big hitters in my academy save, don't think any have hit 1,000 + yet. Many thanks
  10. Ackter, Player history only shows league appearances. Anywhere show total appearances including cup games etc. On FM17. Thanks
  11. Yup, this challenge is a massive grind hence the enthusiasm for updating has somewhat disappeared The tactic that was working stopped working and I only avoided relegation on the last day of the season. However a variant of it is now working again and i'm mid table in the Championship. I've no chance of promotion at the moment and if I got it i'd be relegated immediately for sure. I've produced and immediately lost 3 Premier League rated players (board accepting bids) a keeper, striker & centre back. I've been able to re-sign every player I've lost so far after they've spent 4 seasons rotting in an under 23 team somewhere, if/when I get these bad boys back on the books I should have a push at promotion and an outside chance of staying up in the Premier League. My keeper has '4' aerial ability but as I've no one better he's played over 500 games for me getting ruined by corners & crosses etc..... its a form of torture. I promise i'll update properly after this season.
  12. Hi Banks, There are games with a lot of longshots, depends how your opponent sets up of course. I have a low reputation in the Championship so most teams are taking me on and we have fairly open games so not seen many games with a lot of longshots. If a team sits back and defends in numbers then I could well imagine it being difficult to break down. My Striker has 11 goals in 15 games so far this season, but he will no doubt go off form at some point. In the absence of an all conquering tactic all you can do is stick with something, play your way into form and ride that as long as you can. Don't be afraid to use the defensive tactic to grind out some draws if you're in poor form, even at home sometimes. Surprising how often a run of defeats turns into a run of draws and then a run of victories once you break the cycle of losses. You could say FM has become a game of managing your runs of form, extending the good form as long as possible, keeping the runs of poor form to a minimum.
  13. Unlucky on the play off final. Yep, you get games like that but normally a few where the shots fly in. Turning the 4411 into a 442 will leave you wide open, the AMC/S does a good defensive shift making a 3rd midfielder, turning it into a striker will leave you too exposed. How many games did you run the 4321 for? You really need to keep a close eye on your striker, 6.4 or 6.5 after 55 minutes you need to get him off the pitch.
  14. Ok, little bit reluctant to put something up as FM17 doesn’t lend itself well to a plug and play approach in fact in my previous promotion season out of League 2 I used 11 different tactics to get me up. However, during my tactical journey I came across a setup that seemed to offer a level on consistency I had not been able to get before, I used this (and the defensive variant) to get me out of League 1 and then consolidate in the Championship. This is during an Academy Challenge so it’s not about superior player quality. On a previous Academy save I yoyo’d between league 1 and the Championship getting relegated from the Championship each time as the step up in quality was too great for my team. So to comfortably avoid relegation this time around at the first time of asking gave me the confidence to put this up. Besides, I feel I have a little unfinished business on this year’s game. The Tactic The currently unfashionable Christmas Tree formation most famously used by Ancellotti to win the Champions League with AC Milan in 2007 (although he was 36 points behind Inter in the League), sighted at Palace in the 70's, fleetingly across Holland in the 80's, Elland Road with Leeds in the 90's under Howard Wilkinson and famously with England under Terry Venables. In truth the modern 433 often plays like this although no one admits it! image hosting So were looking at the Xmas Tree 4321. AMC’s on support effectively gives us 5 in the central midfield area which means we are a nightmare to breakdown and means we can ‘get away’ without a player in the DM spot. It pretty well established that winning the midfield battle is key to success on this year’s game. Having a 3 across midfield means our box to box players add some much needed width to attacks and are positioned to help out on the flanks should attacks be routed in that direction. Traditionally the central of the 3 midfielders would favour a Deep Lying Playmaker but I prefer a simple CM/D with my set up. We don’t focus play through the middle but the formation tends to result in centrally focused play with some very high passing and possession stats. Although this was not the express objective of the tactic, the fact that this occurs ‘organically’ without ‘forcing’ (no short passing, slow tempo, retain possession, work ball into box etc) is satisfying to me. The passing is actually ‘mixed’ and the default ‘control’ tactic is pretty high tempo with minimal team and player instructions. As Strikers are a bit ‘streaky’ on this game it’s important that the scoring burden is spread, the 2 box to box midfielders and of course the AMC’s chip in with a good number of goals in addition to those scored from set pieces so we still have a good chance to score even when our Striker can’t hit a barn door with a banjo. I use the Control version for Home games and when I’m a firm favourite Away, I use the Defensive Version for most Away games and to see out games in the last 10 to 15 minutes. It can be a bit boring to watch when play is being re-cycled outside our opponents penalty area but there are some great breakaway goals and we do score a few from crosses. Anyway, it should lead to a decent level of consistency which is hard to come by on this year’s game! League 1 Campaign, predicted 24th & last, Comfortably Champions. free picture Meeting the challenge of the Championship. As this is an Academy Challenge this is exactly the same team that was predicted to be bottom of League 1. Never in trouble, I was confident enough to play from March with a 15 year old Goalkeeper & Centre Back who came in my Youth Intake hoping to kick start their development. image Some interesting stats, despite being the weakest team in the league, highest possession stat and highest completed passes by a considerable margin. Not what I intended and certainly not caused by possession focussed team or player instructions, a simple by-product of the formation and player roles. image image hosting no DOWNLOADS - Control/Home version - Defensive/Away version NOTE; Corners are a bit fiddly this year, its set up for the AMC/R to take corners by default, you would need to set your first and second choice for this position as Corner Takers.
  15. Yep, abandoned this myself a while ago. FM17 doesn't really lend itself well to a plug and play approach. However, I think I finally have something consistent. I'll put it up later.