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  1. need more info

    Nic. Have uploaded via Filezilla. The game is - SussexHammerPenaltyConversion Think I put this in the wrong bug forum though because I play FMT.....
  2. need more info

    Ok thanks I'll do that and let you know when done. I think it's both me and the IA if I am honest, both miss a lot although Ayew did score one for me last night. I'll load it up anyway, just to the FTP site?
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    Sure Nic can you remind me how to upload it?
  4. Seb Wassell sent me here because I think there is a possible penalty conversion rate issue. Taking my second season so far in my latest save the penalties have gone like this. This is both Premier League and Cup Fixtures. Game 1 - Mark Noble missed Game 2 - Saido Berahino missed Game 6 - Andre Ayew scored Game 7 - Opponent missed Game 8 - Opponent missed Game 11 - Mark Noble missed Game 13 - Mark Noble missed, Game 33 - Davy Klaassen scored Game 39 - Andre Ayew missed. So far that means my team has taken 7 penalties and missed 5. That's all the penalties so far I think after 39 games. To be fair it seems opponents miss as well, generally by saves, more often than not because the ball is hit straight down the middle and the keeper doesn't move but I have seen a couple hit the woodwork and one hit Row Z. I'll take a look at my first season at some stage. Stats - Noble - Penalties 18, Composure 15, Finishing 8, Berahino - Penalties 15, Composure 15, Finishing 16, Ayew - Penalties 16, Composure 14, Finishing 15. Not sure if it's Nobles finishing that lets him down in this version but having a penalty stat of 18 and finishing of 8 seems a bit bizarre and of course IRL his conversion rate is very good and has missed just 3 penalties from 31 taken. In previous saves the conversion rate has been pretty poor as well and it's not unheard of for me to lose a penalty shoot out without scoring at all.
  5. This definitely. I have struggled in the last three incarnations to find any lone striker role that will score goals in a 4141 system. Depending on the role you either need a top dribbler, someone who holds the ball up well or passes well or ideally all three and that's just for starters. Four of the eight striker roles have hard coded "dribble more", three have "hold up ball" so the only roles you can choose without more dribbling or hub are poacher or defensive forward. Yet poacher only is available on an attack duty and both a defensive forward and a poacher have hard coded "less risky passes" plus I have my doubts that either role is 100% suitable for a lone striker anyway. If I look for a player with 15 for dribbling, 15 for passing and 15 for finishing which just about covers the basics of what you need for most hard coded striker roles adding my filters on regarding possible targets I have four players as options and only one is an out and out striker. There really need to be a basic striker role that you can customise without having dribbling etc as hard coded options.
  6. Thanks Seb. Well taking my second season so far in my latest save the penalties have gone like this. This is both Premier League and Cup Fixtures. Game 1 - Mark Noble missed Game 2 - Saido Berahino missed Game 6 - Andre Ayew scored Game 7 - Opponent missed Game 8 - Opponent missed Game 11 - Mark Noble missed Game 13 - Mark Noble missed, Game 33 - Davy Klaassen scored Game 39 - Andre Ayew missed. So far that means my team has taken 7 penalties and missed 5. That's all the penalties so far I think after 20 games. To be fair it seems opponents miss as well, generally by saves but I have seen a couple hit the woodwork and one hit Row Z. I'll take a look at my first season at some stage. Stats - Noble - Penalties 18, Composure 15, Finishing 8, Berahino - Penalties 15, Composure 15, Finishing 16, Ayew - Penalties 16, Composure 14, Finishing 15. Not sure if it's Nobles finishing that lets him down in this version but having a penalty stat of 18 and finishing of 8 seems a bit bizarre. As I said in previous saves the conversion rate has been pretty poor as well.
  7. Are penalty misses as bad in full fat as they are in FMT? Mark Noble has missed 80 odd % of his penalties and yet IRL you will rarely see him miss. Certainly if I get 10 penalties in a season I will miss 7 of them it's surely a poor conversion rate compared to real life.
  8. Not sure if something can be done but my lot are missing an awful lot of penalties and Mark Noble is the worst offender. He misses 80odd % of his penalties and yet IRL he hardly misses at all. Is this a problem generally or am I just unfortunate?
  9. In this version I will 99% of the time play on defensive with shorter passing, retain possession, look for overlap and pass into space ticked and for me it attacks better than control, attacking or overload. I find width has nor bearing at all and I play narrow but still get plenty of width. TBH watching games I notice no difference between narrow or wide. To be fair I score plenty of goals on defensive and the team plays well enough but I find the team plays better going ahead in games. Where I struggle is when I go behind because I just find control, attacking or overload don't work for me, or maybe it's the settings I use with those strategy's. I find teams when ahead still just play the same and therefore shouts like pump ball into the box or more direct passing never work because teams generally don't sit back and protect a lead,. RE the ten men scenario I in fact just had another that worked for me. This time I was playing Arsenal at home and was using my defensive 4141. It was quite even early on although to be fair Arsenal had the better chances. Mark Noble gets sent off after 20 minutes so I leave it as it is and play 441. I win the game 2-0 with possession 52% to 48% in my favour, shots 21 v 15 and 10 v 8 on target in my favour and 2 CCC's each. Away from home I wouldn't be able to get the ball off them with 11 men let alone 10!!!! Not complaining though just wish I could find a way to play that way with 11!! ****SvenC. Pity I deleted that save because I could have posted the goals for you to have a look at. Ironically in my new save I played against Bayern again and drew 3-3. Was 2-0 down at home, got back to 3-2 up and they equalised with a last minute penalty. To be honest I didn't see Bayern play much different at any stage in the game. Played Watford again as well a couple of weeks later and drew 2-2 after being 2 up,. Maybe it's because Watford play with three centre backs and as you say crowd the middle so my striker gets isolated. Bayern play a 451 so it's possible you can get at them, especially at home because the AML/AMR won't track back although I tend to get torn apart against Chelsea Spurs, Man United and Arsenal away and they play the same way with attacking midfielders although they tend to play a 4231. I do find it strange that the AI can play a 4231 with three AM's especially against a 4141 because I outnumber them totally in the middle and yet they don't bypass midfield and certainly with Arsenal they don't have ball winners in the centre. If I try and play a 4231 with three AM's you just have four players standing up top. I'd love to know the AI's settings in that 4231 and see how they can bypass my stronger midfield. I think some of the problem is that closing down is very tough in FM because even with maximum my players don't really close down quickly enough. So before you get close to Carzola or whoever they have released the ball. Certainly one thing I have noticed in FM is the massive gulf in home and away. I can pretty much remain unbeaten or at the very least only lose one or two at home but away I can get torn apart by Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham and Arsenal. City and Liverpool I find you can get closer to winning away. Mata, Depay, Hazard, Willian, Kane, Lamela, Sanchez, Giroud and Chamberlain tend to rip me apart. The irony is that most of them use the 4231 with AM's!!
  10. Yeah frequently. I actually did an experiment and saved the game before I gave a response to one player and every option I gave him his response was "well I don't think that solves anything!" I couldn't win! I don't think there are enough sensible quotes that you can use. For instance if you are on a winning streak and you feel you can't change a winning team so can't drop a player to play the complaining player that option isn't there. You can't say "Look we haven't lost in 10, you will just have to wait your chance". Likewise you can't say "Look you hadn't scored in 5 years so why should I play you?!" The funniest one was a player moaning that the competition in midfield wasn't good enough. To be fair he was right so I bought another midfielder and he replaced the player who said there wasn't enough competition. Then he started moaning that he wasn't playing. That will teach him!!!!! I think the problem is the complaining player is not aware of his squad status, injury status and form status a lot of the time.
  11. Well I do have a 4141 anyway but it is set up different to the 4411 I tried your suggestion. I removed the AM in the 4411 and placed him at DM as a BWM D. Next game was Bayern at home in the CL. Played probably the best 45 minutes football I have ever seen in FM and we were 4-0 up at half time creating a hatful of chances. In true FM style the break came too early and an even second half was played out, but still a 4-0 home win against Bayern Munich, I'll take that and I thought I may have stumbled on something brilliant. I saved the tactic but in the next game against Watford at home drew 1-1 and hardly had a shot, then a miserable away defeat and draw followed. I then won 3-0 after deleting the tactic but creating it again if you see what I mean from the 4411. I.e. starting with the 4411 but just dragging the AM back but not saving it. It's a conspiracy theory but I always find that if I stumble across something as soon as I save it as a tactic the magic disappears!!! It's baffling at times!
  12. Really enjoying the game this year bar very annoying runs that effect the team or players individually. I find that you can go say 10 unbeaten, maybe even winning 10 in a row and then you lose or draw one and the confidence can evaporate over night and you then go 2, 3 or 4 games without a win. You then stumble to a win and can then go on another run for no real rhyme or reason. I find in most of my saves that draws or losses are really bunched together and I can see a pattern in various saves. 5 wins then 2 losses, 5 wins then 3 losses, 6 wins then 2 losses and a draw, that sort of thing. You can go 6 games without conceding a goal then say a 2-2 draw will open the flood gates for the next few weeks!! I find it happens to players as well. A striker can score for example 1, 2, 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0. Suddenly from banging everything in they go 10 games without a goal. I find that changing things round rarely works and you are just in that rut waiting for the tide to change which is extremely frustrating because you don't know the reason behind such runs. That's my only real annoyance, it's certainly the best FM though in many ways.
  13. I must confess I have noticed that when I lose games I notice things like this. A missed penalty, missed chances or a silly mistake gifting the opposition a goal and I kind of know it's going to happen. Then in some games when behind no matter what you do you will never score. I was on a 11 match winning run recently and then played Everton away. Went 1-0 up then my striker hit the bar with two headers that were easier to score. I then got a penalty that I knew I would miss. Should have been 4-0 up. Then despite defending well throughout the game I then made a silly back pass and conceded a penalty to give Everton a 2-1 win!! I just knew it!! Re the OP about the ten (or nine) men. I have experienced it a few times but I was the one with ten men. I played a 4411 against Liverpool at home and I was 1-0 up but Liverpool were banging on the door. Then I got a man sent off so went 441. Ended up winning the game 3-0 and neither of my next two goals were from a counter attack they were beautifully created through seemingly intricate passing moves. It happened again a couple of games later when I won away at Palace 4-1 and I was 2-1 up when I went down to 10 men. In fact it looked like I had far more space to move the ball around because the AM in a 4411 wasn't getting in the way. I have tried various things with 11 players to try and replicate what the team does and how it plays with 10 but with no success at all. Pity I can't play with 10 every week!!
  14. Just an update on using this. My only changes to the OP were to change centre backs to (defend), change striker to a F9 and I use WM's rather than wingers. Used with Knaps 442, 4411 and the 4141TW tactic which is decent to grind out tough away results I ended up after three seasons coming 4th, 2nd, 3rd in the EPL, winning the FA CUP twice after three appearances in a row, two EFLC wins and a Europa League Cup win. Strikers don't score hatful's but if you can get the right wide players in they will grab you quite a few goals and assists.
  15. Thanks Herne. To be fair I am still using the a couple of hybrids I developed off a couple of Knap's tactics so it's down to him and his tactics rather than me really. Although I do feel better by tinkering a bit to make it relevant to my team rather than just using pure downloaded ones. The one area I am struggling though is that I have a few that are now 29 and I want to move them on. Players like Kouyate, Ayew and Sakho but I just can't get rid of them, certainly not for a decent price. Obviously as well if you can't get rid then you have an upset player because he knows you want to get rid!! The other problem is that because I have rich owners and obviously a higher reputation the players are now asking for ridiculous contracts. Oliver Burke signed on for 54 k per week and after a year he wants 225k per week. Plus the board now are well expectant. All the trimmings of success!!!!! Got a bit bored though and might start again. Always get bored after a few seasons when regens come through and real players retire. Might try a save when I just bring in nothing but Brits.