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  1. I just started the save with Sporting. Very good squad except defenders. I had to sell Coates. So now it's even worse. Bought Danilo from Braga for 1.8mil. Very cheap considering his attributes. Anyway, there is so much talent in Sporting B and u19, it's crazy.
  2. Couple of things: 1. when awarded a penalty there is a green bar at the top with the change player option(change penalty taker). when I click on cahnge player I get a menu with players on the pitc, I select player X and confirm, but the penalty is still shot by player Y. Is this a bug? 2. Why is there no scout & shortlist option? Only scout OR shortlist. Doesn't make any sense. If I want to shortlist him, then I have to again find him and scout him or vice versa. Not practical and quite illogical. 3. Inability to bypass the horizontal tactics pitch when playing a game and get to the classic vertical one is really a pain in the ass. I'm sorry but it just is. Terible design decision IMO. 4. Koscielny is homesick and wants to go back to France. I don't want to keep him unhappy and agree to sell him. After he was sold, I have Cech coming to me and asking why did I let a team leader go? From there, I have NO option to explain that he was homesic and wanted to go. I have to say something totally untrue and hope I don't upset Cech and with him half the team. So, no proper context option to defend my actions. 5. High injury risk for players playing 3 games in 14 days. I'm sorry but isn't it totally normal for top level teams to play 3 games in 14 days? If it was 3 games in 7 days, I would understand but this is a bit over the top. 6. Players asking for new contracts when it's only couple of months pass since they signed the new one. Other than that, I'm enjoying the game.
  3. I've tried all kinds of stuff playing 4-2-3-1 deep and wasn't happy with any of it. So, I decided to go back to regular 4-2-3-1 with two MC's and "back to basics" roles. And the imrovements are immense. https://imgur.com/a/d9Epz TI: Standard/Control-Flexible pass shorter close down more higher line work ball into box
  4. How do you set up your wingbacks and 2 MC's?
  5. I am sorry mate, I'm playing with Arsenal and Rob Holding is crap.
  6. Ozil played only one of this five games and scored two goals. He got injured though.. Main reason was that AP or AM/S drop too deep for my taste and therfore leave front three a bit isolated. And RMP is doing fine with bringing the ball up to the final third. And with AM/A and DLF/S I have some more movement upfront. Anyway, we will see in the upcoming matches...Man City, Chelsea, Barcelona, ManUtd, Barcelona, Everton.
  7. OK, so I made a few changes. Now it looks like this: https://www.buildlineup.com/shared/5a0a92408dd5dd25d4d26fc5 TI: Control/flexible - short passes,close down more,work ball into box,play wide TI(away games): standard/flexible - short passes,close down more,work ball into box, play fairly wide Also when away, right full back has FB/D role. Played five games and won all five, 23 goals scored and 3 goals against and the quality of football on display is very impressive.
  8. So maybe I will try then to put DM/s as DM/D, make the forward CF/A or AF/A and remove overlap. Maybe also I should play segundo volante as support, that should make my two mids defensively more solid.
  9. But the winger is getting enough crosses even with work ball into box instruction. I did remove more expressive TI but it didn't make any notable difference. Also I'm using segundo volante on attack duty, isn't his job to take the ball and bring it to attack. And advanced playmaker in AM position is dropping deep anyway so bringing the ball into final third shouldn't be a problem. Sometimes I remove overlap instruction, but then I'm even more impotent in attack. And finally, standard is just mentality I start the match. Often I will go more aggressive but I just can not make enough chances when playing away. even against mediocre teams. I find it easier to play away against top tems, I can go counter and pass to space and I can be quite dangerous. But against a team like Watford I don't create enough, Watford also doesn't create much, often it's like 5 shots me, 4 long shots Watford at half time..and then I concede some stupid goal from a counter or a set piece and then I go overload with maximum aggression and get an equilizer and create chances..also sometimes I concede the second goal and it's game over.
  10. Ok, so basically as the title of the thread says, I am having huge problems playing away from home in the league. It's 27 games into my 2nd season with Arsenal and I won only 4 away games, with two of those coming as a lucky 3-2 wins. I wasn't happy with a performance even though we won. It was the same bad football we've been producing the whole season. I want to say that I won the league in my 1st season, and at the Emirates we are very good. I think I lost only one game since the start of the save when playing at home. My sytem is this: https://www.buildlineup.com/shared/5a0952e58dd5dd25d4d26ee3 TI: standard / fluid, play out of defence, prevent gk distributing, roam from postitons, be more expressive, work ball into box, look for overlap No player instructions. My IF, and my AP will often have bad ratings. I've tried to put them on attack duty, or switch AP with AM..but no difference. I don't know why are we playing lukewarm football at best. Even my home games, I don't really like how we play even though we are winning. It is also true that the season has been riddled by injuries, almost no in form players other than Lucas Moura at right wing and Lacazette (who missed 5 months of season and is now again inured for 6 weeks). So I don't know if it is the system or just the fact players are not in form at all. Also ,I did try playing control,counter...I do change things when I feel the change is needed but in general I am not happy how things are looking and I am out of ideas as to what would be the reason for our ****** performances. Input is very much needed.
  11. I have a Brexit with all non UK players have to get work permits except the ones already playing in the UK. That's the hard Brexit?
  12. Right now ,I'm averaging two injuries per game. Poor Danny Welbeck is forced to play every game, just a matter of time before he breaks down I reckon.. can't remember I managed to put out m strongest 11
  13. When I press continue button and the calendar shows up, I no longer have the circle that shows the game is processing..is this intended to not show? It showed durong the beta.. it's kind of strange like this,not a big deal but still..
  14. Anything below 6.7 for me is unacceptable. But that's just my style. I am a very demanding manager.
  15. Started my save when beta came out. First season won the league on +1 goal difference over Spurs. That was sweet. In Europa league, lost in semis against AC Milan. Lost Carabao cup final against Chelsea and lost in the 6th round of FA cup against Ipswich. I've played 4-2-3-1 for the whole season. Sold Elneny to City and replaced him with Diawara from Napoli. Also brought in Tierney (Celtic) and Rosales (Malaga) to reinforce LB and RB positions. Tried to sell Walcott at the start of the 2nd season but no luck. I think he is too expensive after quite good campaign. Don't think I will offer him a new contract though. Brought in Lucas Moura (PSG) and Virgil van Dijk (southampton). I gave lot of playing time to Nelson in the 1st season, he is developing really good. Also Iwobi had a great season. Sanchez left on free to City. Lacazette was player of the year but he broke his leg in the 2nd friendly I've played. Second season, I have quite big issues in away games, losing against Newcastle and West Ham ,and losing opening day game against Tottenham at the Emirates. So that's three loses already in 7 games. Won against Bournemouth away with a 90 minute goal from Wilshere in otherwise uninspiring performance from the team. I must reshape my away approach. On the other hand, in the CL we have won both games, home against PSG and away at Inter. Quite impressive start to the campaign. My ideal first team for now is: Cech - Tierney,van Dijk,Mustafi,Bellerin - Diawara,Xhaka - Iwobi,Ozil,Lucas Moura - Lacazette My ideal second team is: Heaton - Kolasinac,Koscielny,Chambers,Rosales - Coquelin,Ramsey - Nelson,Wilshere,Walcott - Welbeck
  16. But when I select "requested" it is always no players there even though I have ordered my scouts to scout 5 players...
  17. Has there been some update to the ME which has not been announced here because I've played two games yesterday evening and there were a lot of through balls form the AI defenders to their attackers and my defenders just couldn't cope with. I played standard, normal defensive line and counter. My defenders are Van Dijk and Koscielny and I was playing friendly vs some really ****** teams so it was strange. Can't remember one ball like this in the entire season I played..Very weird.
  18. I don't know about australia but my south american players are more fatigued than europeans when they come back from WC qualification games.
  19. Is Alexis Sanchez hardcoded to leave Arsenal? He didn't want even discuss new contract at the start of the season, then in winter he wanted to leave for CL football. I told him we will achieve top4 finish and he agreed to stay for that. After I won the league I got the news that Sanchez is now happy to stay because promise was fullfiled but when I tried to offer him new contract again he won't even discuss. His profile says he is happy at the club, and has like 4,5 items more that are positive about everything but he refuse to discuss contract and at the contract screen his agent says player wants to leave. Confusing.
  20. You are just unbeliavable. So you handled the situation perfectly with your backup RB. Let's see...In your words you are at the crunch time of a season and your backup player demands to play over your first choice. So,you tell him no and then 10 players (half the squad) comes and demands from you to play inferiour player which you accept and all is well. :rofl: So, how realistic is this scenario in real life? For example, here comes Michael Carrick to Mourinho's office 10 games until the end of a season in which United is in a ,let's say, top4 battle and Carrick says "look, I think I should play instead of Pogba". Mourinho tells him no and next thing here are half of United squad who demand that Carrick plays instead of the best player in the club. And Mourinho says.."well, why not." You think this is how the story would end? And the players who whish to replace Pogba with their friend Carrick, like they know Carrick is like 10 times worse for the team but still..hey, he is our friend and we want him to play! This is just stupid and unrealistic.
  21. I have been playing cm/fm since forever and over the years I have played thousands of matches and I think I saw a keeper foul a striker for a penalty and a red card maybe just a couple of times. Is there something under the hood which makes this kind of situations extremely rare? For example in FM16 and Fm17 I have not seen this even once from my keeper or the AI.
  22. 80 goals conceded. The teams are obviously pummeling you and have a lot of corners against you. so if you concede 5 corners per game,and I suspect it's even more, that's like 200 corners conceded in a single season. So now, you go figure why you concede 20 goals from corners. And I just want to say that the horizontal tactical view when you click on tactics during a match is completely redundant. Why have one click to get to the useful tactics screen when you can have two clicks. Is there any way to remove this nonsense screen?
  23. I'm having quite a good season so far with Arsenal using 4-2-3-1. Control/Flexible TI: play shorter,work ball in to box,be more expressive,prevent gk distribution Cech -GK/D Bellerin- WB/A Mustafi - BPD/D Koscielny - CD/D Monreal - FB/S Xhaka - DLP/D Diawara - CAR/S Walcott - IF/S Ozil - AP/S Sanchez - IF/A Lacazette - DLF/A Sometimes, depending on the game I will change the mentality to standard or counter, use pass into space instruction and change the fullbacks role(more attacking or more defensive) , striker role(TM with Giroud if I go more direct for late goal) or Walcott(switch to winger if I want more width).
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