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  1. Thank you I will check this out. Looking at the Apple finance options I may be able to stretch to the new 15 inch MacBook Pro, do you think that would be a good choice? Fully understand I'd be paying a premium for it to have a picture of a fruit on the back
  2. I'm open to suggestions on alternatives to a Mac, I would love a laptop which can smoothly play the 3D graphics again like when I first purchased this one! I'd like to hear the best options for a Mac also if I do end up falling for Apple's seduction again!
  3. Apologies if this has been asked before. I'm looking to upgrade my MacBook Pro from around 5 years ago, the most important thing for me is to have a very smooth running 3D engine. When I first got this MacBook (I think for FM15 ish) it was flawless and obviously is now a little old and I have to lower all the graphic detail to get a smooth experience. I generally only run 5 leagues ish at a time as I only really like to manage in England. I want to keep my budget to around the £1,200 I paid for this MacBook, any advice on what would work? Not really techy enough to understand the difference between MacBook, Pro & Air etc but I have fallen in love with Apple. If I'd be better off moving away please advise as well! Thanks in advance
  4. If I set a Full Back’s duty to Automatic but my team’s philosophy is Attacking will he simply play as a Full Back Attack? Or does automatic mean you are giving the full back license to make his own decision on when to go forward and when not to?
  5. Having rushed onto the Beta to simply look at a few player’s stats last week I skipped a lot of inductions hoping to be able to come back to them properly once the full game is out. Now I have the full version and I’m starting a new career will the game offer me those tutorial inductions to each part of the game or will it pick up that I’ve skipped them?
  6. No!! How dare you get sacked, I’m relying on you to help me plan out my Slough save starting next Friday! 😂 All joking apart tough break! Back your philosophy at your new club, play the way you want to play not the way you feel you have to!
  7. Tough start! Players clearly not good enough. Question from me would be if they’re struggling in this tactic and it’s not one you would usually play why not switch to a style you know better even if it doesn’t suit them on paper? At least then you’re doing it your way
  8. Glad this is up and running. What a goal from Jarvis! As I mentioned on last year’s forum I am starting a Journeyman save as Slough when the full version comes out, could you keep me posted on any interview offers you get along the way without applying? Look forward to the Torquay Billericay double header
  9. Absolutely love this set up! A very late discoverer but I look forward to your FM19 updates! I would like to focus on a Journeyman save in FM19 probably purely based in England, my home town club Slough have finally made it onto the official game DB so I’ll start with them and see where the career takes me I’d like to know if it’s possible to be disciplined to not apply for jobs and simply wait for interview offers from higher levels once they deem I’m worthy. Did Dover for example approach you after season one or did you have to apply while still working at Bognor?
  10. I understand it's risky but like I said I've always been the type to build exciting teams and I'm regularly the top scorer in the league - with the worst defence obviously. I was leaning towards the idea of two Car's either side of a DLP, I'm about to start with Wolves in the Championship so that would give me Neves as the DLP in his natural role. Would you suggest a flat 3 so the Car's are that little bit wider to cover the full backs? Or drop the DLP into DM?
  11. The Treq's are in the striker positions, I have always tried to outscore opponents and had a lot of success doing it so I like the three strikers. I like the idea of that flat 3, is it a problem to have those less specialised roles or do you think they offer the cover I need?
  12. I'm looking to create a style of play based around the players pressing and closing the ball down and when it's won moving forward with a high tempo and allowing them lots of creative freedom to play passes they deem are on. So I have most of my roles in place and it's bold but now I need advice on how to fill the midfield 3. So far I'm at this: GK FB-A CD-D CD-D FB-A ??? ??? ??? TREQ CF-A TREQ I've always had success playing 3 up front, My vision is the full backs bomb on to provide the width and variety to the attack. The two Treq's float around the whole game always on the move looking for space and the CF-A spearheads the whole thing by creating and scoring goals. Now my question is how do I provide cover to the spaces left behind by the full backs? Is a DM enough or would that just sure up the middle and still leave me exposed down the wings? If I were to play two Carrilero's for example either side of the midfield 3 would they cover their sides when the full backs have gone past them? How do I link the play? Is it a Roaming Playmaker in the middle of two Carrilero's to offer cover to the full backs and then a dynamic player in the middle to link things and offer a passing option?
  13. Thanks mate I'll check that out next time!
  14. I've just remembered to ask this, I've attended a press conference after winning an FA Cup game against Hull. I've been asked if I want to respond to Di Matteo's rather critical comments following the game but is there a way of finding out what he's actually said before I respond to this?
  15. I just need a bit of a nudge in the right direction ahead of Friday. I'm really at a loss as to HOW I want my team to play. Do I try and build a high press and win the ball back high up the pitch to start my attacks but risk a ball over the top opening me up? Do I try and build a team which keeps its shape in the defensive third and then tries to break at pace with flying wingers or pin point passes from a playmaker? How do you guys decide which style of football you'd like to play? Do you try and emulate something from real life? Or base it around a few key players in the squad you inherit? Or stick to a style you believe in regardless of personnel and use the transfer market long term to build YOUR team to suit YOUR tactic?
  16. I need some advice regarding team shape. If I am trying to build a team that press relentlessly as a unit and when they get on the ball I want them to play in an attacking manner with lots of creative freedom and a high tempo then I would assume the more fluid I make my team shape the better? However, having read the various posts regarding team shape around the forums I'm doubting myself, would I be better off structured so each player knows his job and doesn't deviate from the pressing? Or do I need neither and I'd actually benefit from a standard shape?
  17. Ok so the question I'm asking then is what role would we define Fernandinho as then if we try and replicate him in FM?
  18. Would you not argue Kante is a Carrilero and when paired with Fabregas performs this on his own covering the entire defensive line? Also Fernandinho operates a similar role for City, he's not just get it and give it BWM and he hunts down the ball more actively than a DLP
  19. Is it because you can't ask the Carrilero to cover the entire midfield from left to right you have to choose a side for him to cover
  20. I realise that, I just want to know why
  21. My original plan was to set up a flat midfield 3 of two Mezzala's both on attack either side of a Carrilero but to my horror you can't do this. My opinion was that's practically the current Man City 3 of Silva, Fernandinho, KDB but now I can't emulate this. Any ideas?
  22. Is there any way of having a flat midfield 3 combining two Mezzala's both on attack with a Carrilero in the middle between them?
  23. I've been racking my brains now to try and identify what it is I WANT to see on the pitch when building my tactics. I have previously tried a few things but can never translate my theory onto FM but maybe because I tend to start with a formation then a few TI's and see where it goes then sulk if it's not perfect I would like some advice on how to set up a team that: - Presses relentlessly when not in possession like Leicester's victorious side or Pep's Barca (whenever I've tried high lines high pressing etc in the past I just see opponents with lots of time on the ball ping a long ball over my high press and expose me in behind) - Moves the ball quickly when it's won back, not with long balls but just with a very clear sense of urgency to exploit gaps in opposing defences before they have a chance to react - Ecourages creative players to try passes they think may be on to open up the opposition but doesn't just give the ball away carelessly
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