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  1. So many great stories to read! I'll never keep up! Great stuff, looking forward to more, especially since I was born just outside Minneapolis, and my parents are from the Duluth/Superior area.
  2. Right click on the player, and then under scouting select a longer length of time, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, etc. You can either choose a scout or select scouting pool, and let the chief scout decide who does it.
  3. To add to this, if you want to be able to choose who to assign to scout next opposition, you need to make sure that you are the one responsible for setting scouting assignments on the Staff Responsibilities page, not your Chief Scout or whomever.
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    Posted this elsewhere. Here's some data I compiled on this subject. Was thinking about this tonight after one of my players missed another penalty. I totaled up all the penalty stats for the Premier league teams. Thru 23 games the total league wide was 38/54 (70%) and my team had the worst percentage (of those with more than 1 penalty - 2 teams were 0/1) at just 2/5. There were 4 other teams in the league with a similar number of penalties - 6/6, 4/4, 5/6, and 4/5. I was the only team that had more than 1 missed penalty. For a real life comparison, here's a link: http://www.myfootballfacts.com/Premier_League_Penalty_Statistics.html In the past 10 years there was only 1 year lower than 74%. in 2011/2012 the PL total was 71/99 (71%). One other year was 74%. Every other year ranged between 78-84%. This season the totals are even better so far at 19/22. Obviously, a 75% save rate is just a little bit hyperbole. However, I'm either extremely unlucky, or something is worth looking at. If I had made 2 more penalties, the league total would bump up to a low, but still very acceptable 74%. Maybe I have just been the unluckiest team in the league and things will even out by season's end. It's at least worth bringing attention to, though.
  5. Was thinking about this tonight after one of my players missed another penalty. I totaled up all the penalty stats for the Premier league teams. Thru 23 games the total league wide was 38/54 (70%) and my team had the worst percentage (of those with more than 1 penalty - 2 teams were 0/1) at just 2/5. There were 4 other teams in the league with a similar number of penalties - 6/6, 4/4, 5/6, and 4/5. I was the only team that had more than 1 missed penalty. For a real life comparison, here's a link: http://www.myfootballfacts.com/Premier_League_Penalty_Statistics.html In the past 10 years there was only 1 year lower than 74%. in 2011/2012 the PL total was 71/99 (71%). One other year was 74%. Every other year ranged between 78-84%. This season the totals are even better so far at 19/22. Obviously, a 75% save rate is just a little bit hyperbole. However, I'm either extremely unlucky, or something is worth looking at. If I had made 2 more penalties, the league total would bump up to a low, but still very acceptable 74%. Maybe I have just been the unluckiest team in the league and things will even out by season's end. It's at least worth bringing attention to, though.
  6. Great comeback there to save a point!
  7. Another excellent story, sir. I'll be following along.
  8. The summer of 2017 shall henceforth and hitherto be referred to as the Summer of the Great Sparta Praha Raid. Let it be said and let it be so!
  9. Well, I'd say the dribbling make sense, since he's not as quick with his feet anymore at 33, but free kick taking I'd expect to be able to remain at high level.
  10. Looking forward to reading along with this. I usually do something similar with Ajax. One of my favorite clubs to manage.
  11. Well done sir! Although I was aware of what happened because of twitter I hadn't actually read the thread yet. Congratulations on a brilliant career both to you and to Joao!
  12. Happens to me most often with players who are bad at crossing. They're trying to cross to the far post, but it doesn't have enough curl and it goes right into the top corner on the far post. Kinda had the same thing happen with direct corners too. They're going to the near post, and the GK is poorly positioned and no one touches the ball and it goes right in.
  13. After watching Netherlands at the World Cup and reading ZonalMarking's article about them, I came up with this tactic. I haven't watched any of the highlights from the friendly, but from what I'e read it seems like he's setting Man Utd up in a similar fashion. In terms of FM, this has been my favorite tactic I've created myself. The front 3 have produced some simply breathtaking passing combinations for goals. I didn't use any PI's, just the TI's you can see in the screenshot. Based on some of RT's observations from what he watched, having Hassle Opponents has led to some easy goals from the front 3 pressing hard and causing a defensive mistake. The WB's only rarely cut inside, most of the time they provide width, and an easy outball if the center of the pitch gets congested and the play needs to be recycled. In my version, the AP/a also does a very good job of this, and has, in some instances, actually been the 2nd leading goal scorer only behind the AF. I've noticed the AF pushing high, as expected, and the CF/s drifts wider, creating triangles out wide with the DLP and RWB, while the AP pushes forward, all happening frequently, and leading to some pretty easy goals for the AP.
  14. Already made a couple changes. Found the AP/s and the RGA were basically on top of each other in the attacking third, so I moved the SS to the AMCL spot and the AMCR role is now AM/s. Theoretically, should still act as a bit of creator without being 2 steps from the Regista all the time. I switched about 20 minutes into the first friendly and after the change, the spacing from the players was much better.