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  1. i just set it to normal intensity and then rest players based on their fitness levels. so if a player is under 75% fitness i rest them for three days, 76-80% two days, and 81-90% one day. my physio recommends these players that get injured to be training with double intensity but i only use normal intensity. still i don't understand why the level of intensity should matter at all when these guys are being injured without any training exercises? the day before matchday, my squad just does "match tactics" and "match preview" but folks still keeping getting injured on these days. if anyone could give me a heads up on what i'm doing wrong that would be great, because this happened multiple times since i first posted this question. either way, love this series and this year's iteration has been excellent!
  2. my players keep getting injured in training the day before a match, when the training schedule the day before matches is only "match tactics" and "match preview" is there anything i'm doing wrong? why is someone twisting an ankle when i'm just doing what i thought were film sessions? neither of these activities have injury risks attached to them, so any help would be appreciated
  3. this tactic still works wonders using it in fm19 with both top flight and lower league sides. currently doing a no badge journeyman save and this tactic has me winning the league by a mile in malaysia at the moment. happy to post how i translated it into fm19 if anyone is interested.
  4. on older fm editions, if a player was 70-75% condition, i would rest them 3 days, 76-80%, 2 days, and 81-90% 1 day. i am wondering if with the recovery option in training, if resting a player will keep them from being part of the recovery. is resting a player from training actually counterproductive now?
  5. thank you for responding @Rashidi can't tell you how much you've helped me over the fm years. it's an honor mate. so you raise an interesting point of focusing on attributes for duties that i need. which leads to a question or two if you don't mind. my club dna is the following attributes: concentration, anticipation, team work and work rate, decisions, and technique. i went through and wrote down the different training regiments that increase concentration, especially in the first priority. but some of them felt, in their label at least, to be contrary to my system's overall goal even if they fit some/most of these club attributes into their sessions. for example, under the defending section "defending disengaged" has concentration. but i want my team to defend engaged. should i be focusing more on the attributes or on the training regiment's label? or is this a wrong choice to make when concentration heavy regiments like "tactical" or "ball retention" or "transition restriction" or "ground defense" are available? to each their own i guess. but just wondering if you focus on attributes or training labels more. or if you take a different approach entirely. here's my august schedule:
  6. @Seb Wassell @Rashidi really appreciate this work to help us fm players understand the changes to the training. it's a big help! sounds as though there's no perfectly calculated way to get your squad primed for the season/developed to perfection, which is really refreshing. i'm trying to create a side that can press with a high line while being disciplined enough to not let direct balls beat us over the top. in the attacking sense i want to retain the ball while also being ready to play quickly/directly if our transitional play allows it. tactics-wise i'm pretty confident in my ability to set up this style of play. but was hoping to get y'all's advice on whether my training setup would be anywhere near this idea. this is the first month of preseason work that i've setup so far:
  7. sorry if i missed this while reading your posts. but what ppm training do you give your cm? cd? fb? rm/lm? cf? dm? etc. looked like play 1-2's for your cm roles, but i didn't want to assume to much.
  8. two stupid questions: 1. is there a way to improve a player's flair? and 2. does it cost your club any cash to have players on trial?
  9. Dunno if it's too late in your save but a couple of great center backs that I've been able to sign for your budget include: Rob Holding: 8.5m, technical and smart for such a young age, plus he has all the physical attributes needed to compete in the top flights of european football, cheap salary wise too Mauricio Lemos: 16m, takes a season or two and some flirting for Las Palmas to list him for transfer at an amount less than his 20m+ release clause, is the total package as a CD even though his weak foot is lacking in quality, usually signs a 30-40k/wk salary for me Walace: 14m, listed as a DM but has the size and athleticism to be a ball playing defender no problem, has a really strong right and pretty strong left foot so can be slotted in as LCD too, asks for a bit more salary-wise than the other two here (60-80k/wk), but if you get him young and tutor him to the right personality he can be your first chose CD for years to come
  10. ludwig augustinsson is great, and can play anywhere along the left flank. usually costs around 2-4m, depending on what point in the save you are, but can be the starting LB for any premier league winning side or any side chasing a european competition's final too.
  11. save some money and check out ludwig augustinsson. kid can play in a european competition no problem, and is more than qualified enough to play consistently well as part of a starting 11 in the premier league or any other top flight league. costs 2-4m usually, and with cheap salary.
  12. One African CM that has become a staple in my sides for a couple of FM editions now is Papa Alioune N'Diaye. He might be too well known for what this thread is looking for, but either way he is cheap (4-6m) and quality. This Senegalese center midfielder has great technique, mental stats, and good physical play too. One of his best features/characteristics is his ability to break past his man 1v1 with the ball in the attacking third and knock in a shot from 25 yds out no problem. Plus he can pick out one helluva pass. He has been my introduction to the excellent footballers available in Senegal, and now I always make sure to sends scouts there to find more talent like Papa.
  13. I like ludwig augustinsson a lot. Can play anywhere along the left flank from LD to AML. Is cheap as hell, think i got him for less than 3m IIRC, and can play every role in the left wide midfielder slot no problem. Dunno what season you're in, and obviously every save is different, but I've noticed that Iker Munian is often times available on a Bosman in June/July following the first season. Can fetch him for 30-40k a week salary and he almost instantly is rated at 20-30m upon signing. Could be a lucky deal for you, i know it's worked out a few times for me at least. Either way, ludwig augustinsson is great and can compete in any top league/european competitions. In fact, I won an Europa League Final vs Dortmund my second season with Newcastle and he started that match as my WM(L).
  14. Dunno how updated your db is but when i was in the championship on my newcastle save i managed to buy Kevin Lasagna from Serie B's Carpi for less than 2m (although i know he was bought by udinese and loaned back since then in real life, so, again, depends on your db to see if he's this cheap). Lasagna was my leading scorer as we won the league and FA cup, and was quality in the premier league/europe the next season too (only Florine Andone scored more than him on my squad that year). He is a complete footballer with excellent attributes across the board. Can rip a free kick from 20-25yds out with his left foot no problem, picks out a pass as good as an F9 i've seen, can absolutely torch or deke a defender 1v1, and has the work rate to be a defensive forward or pressing forward too. Plus you get the joy of yelling LASAGNAAAA whenever he scores. Happy to post a screen shot if you want one.
  15. ludwig augustinsson is the total package and cheap. bought him with Newcastle United during my second year winter transfer window, after i learned about how badly that i needed reinforcements to compete in the premier league. Augustinsson cost less than 3m pounds, quickly became part of the starting 11 over haidara/lato, because he has an excellent balance of technique/mentals/athleticism/defensive & attacking abilities. the swede is also dynamic in terms of roles too. he can play anywhere up and down the left flank from the AML strata to LD. hope he works as well for you as he did for me. happy to post his screen shot too if you want.
  16. Thanks! Hadn't even seen this screen yet, need to stop and smell the roses more I guess. Excellent addition!
  17. Sorry if this has been asked and answered already, but where exactly is the screen that shows the player's individual ability on each foot? You used to be able to go the player's Overview>Information screen and see Left Foot: Fairly Strong and Right Foot: Very Strong for example. Although it could have been the skin I was using on FM16.
  18. I posted earlier about how much fun this tactical setup has been on a similar Milan save, and I want to damn you and thank you again. This tactic has worked with everything from Mexican Promotion sides to the MLS, and of course Arsenal. It can sometimes take me two transfer windows to get there, but almost no matter what (and with very little tweaking) your style of play has worked wonders. The problem is that I'm cursed! Can't create my own tactic now, because I cant help but want to revert to a very fluid system like this. And the front six press the ball perfectly. If I can somehow shake this, I'll make sure and report back with a very fluid system of my own. Appreciate your work!
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