Sussex Hammer

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  1. Most of mine to be fair have gone to either Championship sides or in the case of Oxford and Burke another Premier League team. I think it's probably more difficult with defenders.. I am having some success and Reid and Ogbonna are doing really well with Mammana as a back up so it's difficult to give Oxford and Burke chances. Suspect that's the same IRL though as if defenders make mistakes it costs goals where in another position you can probably gamble a little bit.
  2. I suspect those that put a lot of effort into training and tutoring may well succeed in full fat but as the title says has anyone had any luck in brining their youngsters through in FMT this year? Playing as West Ham I am now starting the third season and have got a few who seem to have decent potential but even a couple of years farmed out on loan hasn't really improved them and one or two have gone backwards with the Assistants opinion of the player decreasing rather than increasing in most cases. In Reece Oxford and Reece Burke I have two that are improving slightly but I am not convinced that they are at first team level as yet, but at the same time I am unsure if another loan will help and I am wondering if staying at the Club with time on the bench would be more beneficial? So how do you bring young players through? Just loan them out and hope, take the training yourself and try and develop them personally or just give them time in and around the first team squad?
  3. Seems to be working now although it's not too clear as the quote box and reply box are very similar in colour and unless you press return when replying using a quote there is no gap between your reply and the quote box so as I say not as clear as the previous version.
  4. How strange, that quote worked fine???!!!! I am now seeing some as they should be and some as I explained. Confused, I am!!!!!
  5. Is it just me that sees posts with quotes written as Basically just a quote sandwiched by the opening and closing quote boxes (If you get my meaning) with no quote box in a different shading like the old style....
  6. When I started playing FMT I generally clicked one possible reply when my Assistant suggested I hold a team meeting. On the odd occasion my praise on a good spell of results would give the players a confidence boost but more often than not my Assistant would miserably comment that the meeting hadn't gone to plan with the majority of the squad failing to see the benefit of it. I usually clicked continue and didn't think much more of it. After constantly getting the negative answer no matter which option I chose I would "cheat". I decided I would click and reload if I didn't see some sort of different reaction and maybe once in a while the team would give the thumbs up and receive a confidence boost. However more often than not I am finding no matter which option you click the response is exactly the same and it's "that the meeting hadn't gone to plan with the majority of the squad failing to see the benefit of it." The same answer for all 4 or 5 options. Even upon a winning streak of 7 or 8 games you can get the same miserable response. So to be honest I now just give the meetings a swerve and say nothing at all. So are Team Meetings of any relevance? If each possible option all have the same response in "that the meeting hadn't gone to plan with the majority of the squad failing to see the benefit of it" then what is the use in asking? Is it just a pointless throw in option within the game, a slight on the decision making of your Assistant and if you receive that message that the squad have failed to benefit then does that have a negative on Team morale or does it stay as it was before you asked? Different player responses for each option I can understand but otherwise why have the suggestion in the game if every option gets the same response?
  7. Sure I have seen this question asked before but I can't find it on the search facility. Is there anyway to stop a penalty being taken by a player on a hat trick? On the occasions this has happened my nominated taker has been on the pitch and in one match the player on two goals missed the penalty he had for a hat trick and it nearly cost me the points, so was just wondering if there is anything you can do?
  8. None of them won the Premier League though. I did first season and still got sacked in one save as per post 11 which as I said I found extremely harsh. As for the editor, there isn't one in FMT, unless I have missed something.
  9. Just thought I would add my "sacking experience" was in FMT and I must say I did find it extremely harsh considering I had won the League first season. I mean what more could I do?! I have also been sacked in an old save after coming 3rd and then starting a tad slow. I was 10th in November and got the boot which again I thought was a bit harsh all things considered, however I accepted that one a bit more because it was at least form related. When you get sacked just because an incoming owner fancies his own manager no matter what you have done I definitely thinks that's a bit off. Especially if you aren't bothered with managing a career mode from scratch or managing other clubs. In the history of FM I have only been interested in managing West Ham so if I get sacked and reload doesn't help then I will just start a new game with West Ham again which kind of wastes the original save. I don't really think a total un-sackable option is needed, just maybe an un-sackable option for board takeovers. Being sacked for poor form is fair game I guess.
  10. Board takeovers are bit of a lottery though. I won the title with West Ham first season with an automatic reputation and saved the game at the end of that first season. Have played a second season a few times buying different players etc and every time at the end of the first season David Gold retires, which I find a tad odd considering West Ham go to the Olympic Stadium after a game year. Anyway on one save David Sullivan stayed on so I was fine. Another save I just had a change of Chairman because both Gold and Sullivan left. The next save both G and S went again and I had a board takeover and was sacked because the new Chairman wanted to bring his own man in, despite obviously me winning the title and qualifying for the Champions League. I certainly would have hoped for a player and fan revolt but instead just threw a hissy fit and reloaded the save at the end of the first season and again had a board takeover but this time kept my job. So as I say a bit of a lottery and the same thing doesn't happen every time.
  11. I am just thinking Knap re a 4231. The tactic I am using (and loving) is the Flat 442 Dazed and Confused. The key players in the tactic are the WML and WMR. If they play well everything clicks. I guess you can make it a 4231/4411 of sorts by keeping the 4 in midfield as they are which is quite solid but moving a striker back to the AMC slot which as I say could make it a 4231/4411 hybrid. Obviously as you know the midfield and forwards line up like : -----------------------F9 S--------DLF S---------------------- -------------------------------?---------------------------------- WM A------------BWM S-------------CM S-------------WM A So which forward would you move back into the AM slot to make a 4231/4411 hybrid and what roles would you give the striker and AMC?
  12. Which thread is that one in? I wonder sometimes if some of the strikers benefit a solo role up top. Embolo in the 442 struggles a bit but then goes and bangs in three in the 433. Was wondering on another role in the 442, possibly a CF A or a AF A something to stretch the back line, although the F9 and DLF create a lot for the two WM's. Have you had any luck with creating a 4231? With Payet, Lanzini and Zivkovic I just can't play the three in a 442.
  13. Well a second season with your Flat 442 Dazed and Confused and the West Ham Tactic in Post 37 and we retained the Premier League - Just -.... The centre backs on cover work really well. Thought I had blown it with a handful of draws late on and with Spurs winning their penultimate game I was 2-0 down at The Emirates at half time. Knew Spurs would beat Reading in the last game so had to go for it. Changed to the 433 and swapped between attacking and overload and miraculously Embolo came up with a second half hat trick top give me a nervy 3-2 win. So going in to the last game we were level on points with Spurs. They trounced Redding 4-0 and we managed a 3-0 home win against Liverpool. Bit too close for comfort. Need to buy a top class F9 really because my strikers tend to have runs of goals then a dry spell. Valencia didn't get a goal for weeks then gets a hat trick last game! Great tactics Knap.
  14. No sadly not I didn't think to do it. I have one back up at the end of the first season then tend to overwrite the current save after each fixture. I actually though his attitude was spot on in this save because he usually spits the dummy long before in the game so it was a pleasant surprise him agreeing to a new contract as a back up. Then he goes and flips a week or so later. Very bizarre. What was annoying though is how difficult it was to get someone in at the last minute because the January transfer window was due to shut. Couldn't get anyone who is half decent to sign as a back up keeper. In the end had to get Alphonse Areola on loan/rotation because he wouldn't agree to back up status. I have even had Raphael Spiegel the reserve keeper questioning why he hasn't played for the first team but he is no way near good enough. A better balance is needed because I think in future I'll just try and get keepers on loan as it's very difficult to get a half decent keeper as a number 2.
  15. An update to post 1828. Randolph has now requested a transfer a couple of weeks after signing a new contract as a back up!!! Bizarre to say the least.