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  1. Really enjoying FM19. Haven't been this addicted in over 5 years. I play FM Touch and enjoy the stripped down version that lets me get through a season in about 15 hours (I simulate most 'easy' matches). The transfer system does seem a bit wonky and I am having a really tough time selling my players. The first season was up and down as I fiddled with a back 3, back 4, two up front, one up front, etc. but ended the season in fourth and lost in the Europa League Final. Second season went with the traditional 4-2-3-1 setup with a slightly modified gegenpressing tactic (tried more possession-oriented last season to no avail). Won the league and the FA cup but lost to Man Utd in the UCL. Haven't made too many changes to the squad as you will see. In the first season I couldn't get anything out of Ozil and he played too close to the CM's (tried as AP-S) but went with the AM-S for this season and his assists went through the roof. GK - Leno, Martinez LB - Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles RB - Bellerin, Vagnoman ($20m) CB - Socrates, Kos, Smalling (free) CB - Pavard (release clause of $40m), Mustafi CM (DLP - D) - Torreira, Xhaka CM (CM-S) - Fernandez (release clause of $65m couldn't pass up), Guendouzi, Elneny AM (AM - S) - Ozil, Ramsey RW (IF - S) - Mkhi, Nelson LW (IF - A) - Laca, Iwobi CF (PF - A) - Auba, Arp ($15m) Not really sure where to go from here to be honest. I already won the league and don't see any obvious ways to improve the squad. Going in I assumed I would sell Xhaka and Elneny, but Xhaka has been great to bring in as a more creative midfielder against weaker sides and Elneny is a great squad/backup player who never complains and is all around pretty good. We have a number of great youth in the reserves (Smith-Rowe, Morilla, van der Heide, regens, etc.) but finding playing time for them with the squad depth we have will be tough. Also, now that we've won the league everybody wants a new contract so my wage bill looks set to skyrocket...
  2. How has Jadon Sancho been for you? He is Transfer Listed in my save at the end of the first season for $40M USD. Can't decide if he is THAT much better than Smith-Rowe and Nelson...
  3. In past versions of Football Manager Touch I believe you could change the attribute colour/color (I'm American...) in the Interface/Settings screen. Is this still possible in FMT 2019?
  4. For those playing a 4-2-3-1 with success what do you think is most effective? I can't decide if I should play my DM's deep or in CM. I've been run ragged by good opponents in both formations. I am under the impression that using two DM's is more solid defensively but Arsenal's strength and depth is in the CM position. If people are playing with DM's are you retraining Ramsey and Wilshere to play deeper? Also, what does your front 4 look like (here's my below setup)? Is the CF a DLF Attack, AM an AM or AP?
  5. Was able to sell Sanchez ($74M to Chelsea) and Ozil ($40M to Juve) in the first window. Wasn't willing to let Sanchez go for free in the summer. Ozil doesn't really fit my system since I want to play a 4-3-3 with no AMC. Plus his inconsistency IRL kills me... Has anybody played Lacazette out wide? Perhaps as a Raumdeuter?
  6. Was fired after sitting at 12th place in November. Got crushed 5-1 by Chelsea and apparently the board had enough of my losing ways. A couple of really bad results against mid-bottom level teams. Not sure where my downfall was but I think I was too aggressive in my formation. I lined up with a 4-2-3-1 with the 2 DM's sitting at CM instead of DM. This probably caused me to give up too many goals. I really like Everton's squad and am going to give it another go...
  7. I can't seem to get results either. 0-4 to start the league. The team is built for a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 but I just can't seem to figure it out. I want Lukaku to stretch the field so I put him as TM Attack but maybe this is causing too large of a dislocation/gap with the midfield and I should make him a TM Support? Brought in Maicon on a 1 year deal to be my attacking RB while Coleman is out. Put in a terrible performance when he needed to play some defense... Also sold Cleverly to Marseille, wanting to get rid of Mirallas and Gibson ASAP.
  8. @IUsedToBeGreatWhat happened to Yannick Bolasie? I love him as a right winger with Deulofeu playing as an inside forward on the left with Lukaku as Target Man up front with Barkely behind. I would think that this front four could take you far, especially as they improve. Clearly work needs to be done for the future in GK, CB, and a more creative midfielder (if you play that way) but otherwise I love Everton this year, especially in a traditional 4-2-3-1.
  9. yeah these regens are certainly TOO good. a little worried...
  10. Huge bummer when you forget to save. Micah richardss at mid-teens for technical ability? lets be serious... 10,11,12? sure. Mid teens? definitely not. Onto your formation - I like your last formation best. I fear that things will get very congested in the middle of the park without wide players in your other formations. Especially since micah richards isnt a true wingback and won't going to be beating people down the line and whipping in crosses. Why not play your first formation except have nasri and silva start wide and come in. That seems to be the trend in football these days, as opposed to starting inside and moving towards the touchline (away from where you ultimately want to be, the goal). I like playing with a team like city because it really tests your ability to tactically manage the game as you can never complain or use the excuse that your team is not good enough, because they are!
  11. Does this not meet requirements? Thanks for your help... Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook2,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 4 MB Memory: 2 GB Bus Speed: 667 MHz Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07 SMC Version (system): 1.17f0 State: Enabled System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) Kernel Version: Darwin 10.8.0 Boot Volume: MacBook Main Volume Boot Mode: Normal 64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No Time since boot: 3:03
  12. Yeah i unfortunately tried that already. Are there any other directions for mac users? I cant find anything
  13. Demo is not working for me either. I'm on a mac. Tried everything i can think of and have read. I'm running 10.6.8. I have successfully downloaded the game but can't get it to run/open. I get an error that says "Football Manager 2012 v 12. 0 . 1 f 225815 quit unexpectedly" Is there any way anybody can help me? This is a pretty bad problem for SI to have. Really putting off new users as evidenced by conorfc's post.
  14. WOW! those are some great stats. just too old and slow to sign...
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