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  1. So no one has noticed that the ME on medium is too quick and too slow one notch down? Or that the ME is laggy and juddery? Or that matches seem to be played in the dark? Or that the match text zips by? Think I'll uninstall the demo and keep an eye on how people think it improves as time goes on. Deleted my 19 game as well and going to start all over again on FM17 as IMO that was the last stable'ish incarnation there was.
  2. Trying out the demo today and first look the ME doesn't seem much different to last years, which isn't great. Same old issues I just find it incredible that it seems more important to get unimportant features right at the expense of the ME. Also still notice the juddering in the 3d engine that FM has suffered for the last few years, will this be fixed as it's a no go buying it if this is going to be the case? Again with the ME the play on medium this year seems far too fast but if you slow it down a notch it's too slow, so no realism at all speed wise. Plus the match text zips through far too quickly to read, anyone else notice this?
  3. Forgive me if I come across as a total noob with this question but I've never played the BETA before. Over the years I've seen comments like "play the BETA and decide if you want to play the game" so always assumed you could download the BETA if you haven't pre ordered the game or not. But from what I can find it seems you can only download the BETA if you have purchased or pre ordered the game? Can someone clarify? Thanks.
  4. I'll be keeping an eye on this as it's the one reason I won't buy the game. I don't have a top of the end Nvidia graphics card and FM17 was laggy for me but was solved totally by using a three year old graphics driver. The new drivers were awful. That driver kind of works from time to time in FM19 but rain and other matches with no rhyme and reason it lags in 3d. I would buy a new graphics card but COD works absolutely fine and surely the graphics in that are higher than FM. So obviously don't want to but a new card if it's not a graphics card issue. Annoying it's been like this for 3 years.
  5. I'm seeing plenty of WTF moments when leading in FM19. Ahead and cruising many a time and the opposition hasn't had a sniff. So when all else fails for the AI FM's gods smile on them with either a penalty, free kick or other set piece gifting them a goal. Failing that my keeper will either fall over, kick it against an opponent or turn his back on a back pass from the half way line! If that doesn't work for them a cheeky sending off always helps despite their number 8 hacking my players to bits for 90 minutes without even a warning and if that doesn't happen a 35 yard screamer into the top corner is always a worthy out of the blue equalizer. But the pièce de résistance I just saw in an away game against Everton when they hadn't had a shot on goal was a 94th minute long kick by their keeper where my defender could have either left it to go to my keeper, chested it down and passed short or put it into Row Z - but no - he just heads it straight to their striker who then runs through my defence who suddenly forget it's ok to tackle and shoots past my keeper who seems to be picking his water bottle up from the back of the net. If Carling did equalizing goals and late winners in FM!!!!
  6. Hey Knap, I know what you mean, I personally think some areas (not all) of the ME are a mess especially striker movement and the awful crossing situation where it just hits a defenders knees bounces to an opposition player and off they go and score. I find it hard to believe there "isn't a problem" like some suggest, I've tried various set up's and roles and it happens far too much. In fact I would prefer the cross happened but got headed away by a defender at least that's realistic,,,,, However, I think I "might" have had a breakthrough. Since I bought FM19 I have been trying to play a 4411 because it suits the players I have. Early doors it was fine, ok I had far too many instructions but I was scoring a lot of goals and ended up with 97 one season. However I conceded a lot as well but as long as you are winning who cares!! With each patch though it became less effective and lord only knows what happened last week but the goals dried up totally. I tried everything - role changes, mentality, no PI's at all, nothing worked until I made a few changes to my tactic as an experiment. 1. Swapped my PF S to a PF A and swapped my AM A to an AM S. This I had tried before with no luck, but with - 2. Changed from Attacking to Positive 3. Switched defensive width to standard to try and stop crosses coming in. 4. The thing that I am sure has made a difference is I changed from "Counter Press/Counter" to "REGROUP/Counter I went and won the League Cup Final v Man United then have beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool the leaders with a draw to Bournemouth away. Not sure how it will do long term especially away at the "big" clubs as nothing seems to work then but it was only the 4-0 win against Arsenal I haven't had more possession albeit they are small margins. I am going to also experiment by taking hard tackling off and try easy (update - didn't work as well) as I was thinking about it and with hard tackling I suspect a player could end up on his backside and won't benefit defending if that's the case so I will see how staying on feet does but if you want try that change from Counter press to REGROUP and see how things go,. My attack has improved and I don't get hit by as many direct balls over the top. Of course it could just be a typical FM style confidence rise after winning the League Cup and another barren spell could be approaching!!!!
  7. Hey Knapp. Has something changed? My FMT version is showing 19.3.5 but I keep seeing we have a 19.3.6 update? However over the last few days I cannot score or defend to save my life, it's as if everything has stopped working!!
  8. Definitely the ME and also a firm solution to the juddering and lagging in the ME. I'm playing on a graphics driver that is from 2016 because it's the only one that works to and extent and even then if it rains in the game the juddering returns. So frustrating and it does ruin the experience.
  9. Thing is though there is no earthly reason why it can't be played on the last Sunday as neither were playing anyone else that day!!
  10. You could be right. I checked the FA Cup Final date as well and that was 18th May so that wouldn't even have interfered if either Palace or Arsenal had contested it. In previous FM's I had seen the other way around with fixture congestion due to the Cup Finals but now as IRL the Europa League and CL Finals are way beyond the end of the season, in fact IMO far too delayed dates wise so much so your players must lose match fitness, but this doesn't explain moving one fixture. It wasn't even televised so I just can't see the logic behind it.
  11. They did have a Euro Cup Final but it's a big gap between the League Game and the Cup Final (fixtures attached). Palace had no such game. If this happened in real life the result would be definitely looked into as both teams benefitted from the 1-1 draw. As Spurs 08 says above "all 38 games should be played simultaneously barring hugely exceptional circumstances." on the last day. I'm just intrigued if anyone else has had this?
  12. Sorry to bump this and too late for 2019 anyway but has anyone else had this or is it just me?! Loaded up a new game just to try a few new tactics and players out and last weekend of the season again one match was delayed till the Monday night. Arsenal v Palace. 1-1 draw so Arsenal knocked Man City off the top on goal difference and Palace sent Huddersfield down on goals scored. In fact it was the best possible result for both of them!"!! This must be a bug yes?
  13. Hi Knap, I found the !!!!!!!!!!!19.3.5PILGRIMAGEKnapIWB4141P107 but I don't think it's the 4141 you suggested. Do you have the post number or link to the 4411 P108 no loss and PILGRIMAGE 4141 P106 NO LOSS? And sorry but what is the FA version? Thanks mate sorry I must be looking in the wrong place!!!
  14. Hi Knap, I have been using my own 4411 which I've had variable success with but it's very inconsistent. I downloaded your !!!!!!!!!19.3.5WULF4132PFDMIWBSPKnapP104ALLCUPSSALAH and it's been fantastic with getting the strikers scoring, absolutely brilliant. However I have got a lot of attacking midfielders as well so is there a 4411, 4231 or 433 (41221) you would suggest for West Ham? and which 4141 would you suggest for tough away games as City, Arsenal and Liverpool tend to give me a drubbing!! Thanks in advance.
  15. Sorry to jump in the thread but I was wondering if anyone has any answers on this. In the PL in my game a vast majority of sides are playing a 4231 "but" with two midfielders in the DM strata and the three AM's in the AM strata somewhat different to a majority of 4231's. How on earth does the AI get these to work? They seem potent in attack but also good defensively so wondering if anyone tries this way rather than the standard two CM set up?
  16. Oh absolutely I'm not assuming that everyone has the same experience, I'm putting my opinion forward from several saves and various tactics and IMO I've struggled with striker movement or the lack of it and too many crosses being delayed and hitting defenders legs. Which is why I said I would rather have crosses played in with defenders heading them out constantly rather than the issues I have seen. Great that you haven't had those issues, I'd love to see and try your tactic which avoids these problems to see where I may be going wrong. Interestingly I have tried varied crossing strategies and frankly don't see the difference between low, mixed or floated and when using a TM with crosses aimed at middle crosses still either hit the legs or fly over to the opposite wide player who interestingly are always my top scorers so there are some benefits!! Of course that could be tactics, player quality or any number of things but they are the issues I have faced and I have read others have similar issues. Of course 17 wasn't without it's issues and yes narrow formations were the way to go which is why I ended up with a 4132 which played very nicely but can't hit a cows arse with a banjo with it in this version and 442's and 4141's are the way to go for many although I play a 4411. My point is that it's a shame that new features seem to be so important when a polishing of the ME should be at the top of the priorities. It would be great if we could have an ME when wide, narrow, pressing, standing off, whatever could all be usable within the ME if they are logical rather than have to tailor your ideas to what works and what doesn't in each incarnation.
  17. Absolutely this..... I didn't buy FM18 and only bought 19 back in May after a really enjoyable two years playing 17 which IMO was damned close ME wise. Sure it had it's issues but at least crosses didn't hit the legs of defenders every time and strikers actually moved and scored!! The UI was easy on the eyes and mouse and in general it was a very good game. I play FMT by the way. I bought FM19 because I was hopeful of a leap forward but have been really disappointed. That's the frustration, I cannot see the point of constant "new features" if the heartbeat of the game takes two steps back from a version two years prior. There should be a progression and upward line of progress each incarnation getting better and better and I haven't seen that in the leap from 17 too 19. I can talk to my television these days and watch various apps via it without having to pfaff about with a USB stick or ethernet cable but if the picture wasn't as good as my 2007 Sony I wouldn't be happy!!
  18. Read parts of this thread with interest and it always fascinates me how there is such interest on new features when the most important part of the game, the ME, has some major issues that will hopefully be fixed in FM20. For me if you could make the ME realistic enough and as good as it can be then I'd happily not have any new features in the game at all!!! If you could sort out crossing, even if that meant centre backs heading away 90% of them rather than 90% unrealistically hitting full backs legs, and sort out the woeful movement and finishing of strikers that has plagued this version and create a game that allows as many logical formations as possible to potentially work rather than having certain formations that do and ones that don't in each incarnation of the ME then I would gladly take regen faces that look like something out of the Dawn of The Dead, a lack of stadium options or any other new fad that really isn't that important in the grand scheme of things. Although my one unimportant bug bear would be to tone down the cheering after a replay of a goal as it's louder and longer than when the goal is actually scored!!!!
  19. I second what FrazT says. I had some wonderful ding dong conversations with Kriss over the years about the game and I have to say I lost every single one of them as he was always right!! Much missed.
  20. I had one that was an absolute WTF! played another one of the big boys. Think I was 3-0 up first half then the usual second half stopped what we were doing and other team wakes up scenario occurred and in the last minute they made it 3-2. I paused the game just after they scored and made defensive changes just to try and hold on. Restarted the game and they kicked off immediately. I could only watch in horror at the little message in the corner saying "changes will take place in next break in play" as they ran through my defence which stood like statues and scored again without any of my players moving. Then "confirm tactical changes?" appeared. Wish I had a widget that replied "Don't bother!!"
  21. Just literally happened to me and saw this thread. 1-0 up at Old Trafford, defending brilliantly and my keeper makes a couple of world class saves. Anderson hits two screamers that hit the bar and post so I could have been 3-0 up. Attacking with three minutes to go and Declan Rice inexplicably passes backwards to no one apart from Anthony Martial on the edge of their area. Breel Embolo keeps up with him, shepherds him wider and then bizarrely makes a rash challenge to give them a penalty. 1-1. Then we hit the post again, the ball bounces clear 30 yards and they attack, we get back and a pea roller of a 30 yard shots squeezes in at the near post after my keeper who has had a fabulous 91 minutes palms it into the net!! Lose 2-1. To be honest it happens too much when you are ahead against a better team. They always equalise and go on to win it seems with either a penalty, free kick screamer, set piece, error from your keeper or a thirty yard effort. Flipping annoying!!!
  22. As a final feedback I would honestly say that the game has been ruined by a quite poor ME this year with regard to strikers and their movement and some quite woeful defending. SI were so close with FM17 to such an extent that I bypassed 18 to continue playing 17 and was hoping that 19 would be another leap forward but that's not the case it has gone backwards. SI need to stop adding pointless new features and concentrate on getting things right with tactics and the Match Engine after all that's what everything in the game builds up to, the match day. IRL you might find that travelling to the game is pain free, the stadium may be wonderful, hot dogs a delight, view fantastic, seat comfortable, weather great and you might not have to queue for the train or on the roads afterwards but if the game is poor it ruins the experience and it's the same with FM, all the peripherals could be great but if the ME is poor then the enjoyment goes out of the game.
  23. Anyone had any real luck? I've tried every formation and role known to man and have no issue creating chances, even CCC's but the strikers are absolutely useless in this incarnation. You try and keep them rigidly keeping position and they drift wide, try and get them to roam and they stay still, AF's coming short, it's like playing with 10 men or 9 if you play a 442. No issue scoring goals as I score plenty but just none from the forwards, or very little!!!
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