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  1. I've changed to flexible. In my 2nd season, again we conceded 44 goals which was again too much. I then sold my entire defence and spent 150mil on new defenders an in 3rd season won the title with 87 points and conceded only 21 goals. Also changed a bit roles..like this: https://www.buildlineup.com/shared/5abcd68c138c092e24ab0ac3
  2. it was the wrong formation, now i have written roles and duties. formation is 4-4-2 with one cm in dm position.
  3. Ok, I'm not playing this variant of 442, but I am playing a 442 formation looking like this: gk -GK/D dr- FB/S cd - CD/d cd - CD/D dl - FB/S ml - w/a dmcl - DM/s mcr - AP/s mr - WM/s STL - dlf/s STR - cf/a TI: standard-structured, play out of defence,prevent gk distribution, work ball into box I am playing with Atletico Madrid and finished my 1st season in 5th place which is quite bad. My problem with this, and I can't figure out why, is taht I am conceding way too many goals. I have conceded 48 goals in the league in 38 matches, this is really bad. I don't see this tactic to be overly offensive and I have no idea why am I conceding so many goals?? I also tried to play with DM on defend or put one fullback on defend, or just play counter but nothing changes. Can anybody see what is the issue here, I am going totally insane with this...
  4. I know it can't be disscused here but please send me solution in private msg who knows...How can I fix brazilian club colours, names I fixed but the colours are still wrong. I want to play south american save and this is a game breaker for me..can't find solution anywhere!
  5. I didn't get a golden generation but I did get four players in the span of 3 years who are all 5 star potential, plus two more players who are my rotation players in Juventus. So now, I have 6 academy players in my 1st team roster with trhee of them contributing seriously for the team. I believe this can be qualified as a golden generation of talent..
  6. Is there a problem with BVB finances? I am asking because after the end of my 1st season, I had 320mil in balance with 190mil transfer budget without selling any of my key players. This surely can't be true, I don't believe that BVB have this much money to spend. I did get to the final of CL in my 1st season and earn a lot of prize money but still this is not realistic I believe...
  7. I have wanyama but would like someone with more skill on the ball. CB i'm thinking Laporte, he has 61mil release clause. Donnaruma I know, but I'm afraid he could be too expensive. I will try,we'll see. How much is the price for Brandt?
  8. Enetering my 3rd season. I just made a deal to sell Dele to ManCity which my friend is managing for 200mil. Also sold Lloris for 80million. I hqve 360 mil transfer budget. i need a defensive midfielder,not a playmaker type,more of a enforcer. I need a player that can play AML and AMR. I need a goalkeeper and I need a central defender. Money is not an issue, any suggestions?
  9. I was playing similar roles as you and had good results but nothing spectacular. And then I did a few adjustments that proved to be a big hit. http://lineupbuilder.com/?sk=fy644 TI: standard/structured. prevent gk passing,work ball in the box,higher def.line,roam from positions. The key for me was switching from IF to the AP on the left, and going structured. These two changes made a world of difference. Then I have options where left FB/A will be WB/S and AP/S will go to AP/A. Usually at home against weaker teams I will do that switch. Also sometimes we go counter/structured with right FB/s to FB/D and left FB/A to FB/S. Usually when we need to see the game out or when playing against stronger opponents away. I can also put AM/A to DM/D if I want even more of defensive stability. Basically I have a lot of options with this little changes and the system as a whole is working great for now wheter we are going more attacking or more defensive. Mentality and duties can change but shape is always structured. Hope this helps.
  10. 2mil net profit for a club like RM is really a drop in the ocean.
  11. It's also fantastic when you combine this incredibly idiotic shooting decisions and balls beeing shot to the corner flag and shoots beeing taken from totally stupid positions like this Coutinho's above for example, with the situations when a player has 3 defenders standing in front of him, like 1m in front and he still decides the best way to go is to shoot at the defender..ffs! It doesn't matter he has options right and left and even pass it back to the defender..no, he will power it straight to the defender and sometimes the ball will come back to him for another one which goes to another defender or is just blasted 359 yards left from the goal. Fantastic. And I am talking about world class players here.
  12. Would like to see this guy with Lazio to post screenshot of his transfer history..loads of insanely expensive players there after 2 seasons...smells like cheating.
  13. It only happens in comprehensive highlights
  14. I have a weird thing going on with Dele Alli. He refused to sign a new contract and wanted a transfer. I couldn't do anything so I promised to sell him even though I don't want to sell him. After a week he said that he wants a new contract. I offered and he signed and I thought taht was it. But after I saw he still has "unh" icon..I checked and it says I promised him he will be sold. So now I'm in January and if I don't sell him the whole team will be unhappy and morale will plummet to "okay" as best. I know because I already have the same situation in my other save. Is there any way to do something so my teams morale don't fall off. I don't want to sell him for less than 150 million and no team can afford him right now. He has 5 years on his contract and I don't want to sell him cheap..On the other hand I can't afford to have my whole squad unhappy.. My friend is playing as ManCity and wants to buy him but has only 90mil budget right now..Does bonuses come out of budget immidiately..For example,he pays me 90mil in cash plus another 90 after Alli plays 20 games?
  15. Maybe give them "play fewer risky passes" instruction and short passing..maybe it helps. Is there a problem playing without any DM players and defend duty in your midfield? I find it to be a big problem for me when I try to create any system without defensive duty mids or player in the DM strata..
  16. I'm playing 4-2-3-1 looking like thiS: http://lineupbuilder.com/?sk=f32vx3 TI: play out of defence,prevent gk distribution,work ball into box,higher def.line Mentality: Standard/flexible I am having high possession in most of the games, dominating. Problem is that I am seeing a lot of off target shots. Game after game I will have like 15 shots and 5 on target or something like that. Sometimes a lot of long shots. Most of the goals scored are by my striker Pellegri who is on fire, he has 14 goals in 11 apps this season. When he is not playing we can't seem to score anything. Also my whole team is in bad morale because of my broken promise to one of my players so I have 22 unhappy players and this is also probably the reason we struggle. Sometimes I switch mentality to control against stronger teams who will push a bit higher. I tried to play counter with high def.line against weaker teams to make me some space to run into and we have quite a lot of chances then, the problem is we also suffer in defence then. Standard mentality gives me the most balance, we attack and dominate even though we squander a lot of shots stupidly but also we are quite OK defensively, we don't allow much chances against. I just need to make some tweaks to make us more ruthless in attack, DLP/D and CAR/S as two pivots looks fine to me, I'm happy how they control possesion and also defensively they are quite solid. Inside forward on the right is dangerous, I'm not sure with AMC..should I go for AP or Treq..Should I go also for IF role on the left wing too?
  17. This is what I alos talk about. This horrific shots from great players and their stupid decisions to shoot instead of just run in to the box and score easy 1-on-1.. And you can see this all the time. also I've noticed quite a lot wieird results in CL knock out phases..results like 5-2,6-3,3-4,etc..very high scoring games are dominating which is a bit strange. I had PSG smashing PSV 8-1 and 7-1 in two legged tie.. I know PSG is awesome but still....
  18. This is my first attempt to create a 3 men defence system. Usually for the last few FM's I used only 4-1-2-2-1. This year I managed to create 4-2-3-1 deep based on Cleon's thread and had some success with it but now I have a good roster of players for this 3-5-2. Problem is I have never managed to make 3 men defence to work for me, so I'm looking for some input. https://imgur.com/a/hhBT6 TI:standard/flexible, play out of defence, much higher def.line, use offside trap, use tighter marking,work ball into box I'm just looking for advice about my midfield role distribution, are the two mezzalas too offensive and should I switch one of them to a more static role like DLP or CM/S (hold position)? And should I then release one of the WB to an attacking role? I'm not sure there is enough penetration from midfield and wb positions, I'm not sure if mezzala on support is enough attacking and if I switch one to attacking role, I'm worried I will lose balance in midfield.. Any advice and thoughts?
  19. And how many times have you experienced the TNS scenario and how many times the CL final scenario? In my experience with the game(not just FM18 but all of FM's and CM's since forever) it would be something like 1 TNS to 10 CL final..
  20. It's not that I agree with Tajj in regard to AI cheating. Obviously it doesn't work like that but I do agree that I as a human player need to create more chances to score than the AI. That is a fact which I can back up with the stats from my save and from every game I play. My players missing easy chances, having much more clear cut chances than the AI etc. What I will not accept is your claim that my players are missing chances because my system is not good when it is that system that put the players in the goal scoring situation in the first place. So if my team makes 5 clear cut chances and scores one or zero goals, how is that the fault of my tactical set up?? And how do I not understand what is happening? If you are right, than I will say that the representation of the match in the ME is completely messed up.
  21. So they want to win so badly that they are missing easy tap ins? :rofl:
  22. Played a game yesterday, Juventus vs Sassuolo. I'm playing as Juve and after 90 minutes of football the stats showed I had 38 shots, 16 on target, hit the woodwork 6 times, had 5 ccc and won the game 1-0. This is just one example how my games look. I see huge ammount of chances missed from point blank range via headers, players missing one on ones all the time, hitting woodwork few times per game...I have a feeling I have to create 10 chances to score one goal. Unbeliavably frustrating ME. I played vs Inter away and got a red card in 8th minute. Ended up losing the game 2-0 from two shots on target while I created 3 one on one chances with a man down and missed all of them of course. Most of my shots are long shots and I think I saw maybe one or two goals scored outside the box the whole season, just perfect. And yes, I specifically forbid every player to shoot from distance. But what can I do when my winger recieve the pass 60 yards from goal and decide that the best thing to do is just blast one towards goal..
  23. Has anyone from SI staff acknowledge that there are issues with mindless and stupid long shots in this ME? Or is it just my tactics? It is quite interesting watching my player try and shoot from impossible angle and 40 yards from goal and the ball goes out for a throw in on the other side of the pitch. And when it happens like 10 times per match with all possible instructions given to avoid such an idiotic thing, I think we have a big problem.
  24. This ME build is by far the worst one on FM18. I am sorry but this is a long shot orgy, totally frustrating and unrealistic. Players shooting from most stupid of positions, shoots going 50 miles off target regularly, players with PPM of "shoots from distance" or "shoots with power" are useless. These to PPM are stupidly implemented since they came in to the game because players with those traits will shoot like 90% of the time instead of passing the ball even when givne PI to not shoot as often. Also, for some reason they are unable to unlearn those traits which to me is just ridicilous. I can't play Bentancur as a SV because the guy will shoot every time he has the ball and is 40 yards from the goal. And yes, he NEVER scores and almost NEVER hits the target!!! So I have to bench a very good player because his player trait makes him unusable in this game.
  25. No preference. Just some names to check out, I need to buy some Italians pronto!
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