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    Altrincham FM 2019

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  1. Thanks but not helpful, been there and can not find it... I am being specific I am sure?
  2. Personally, I only booted up FM19 again after a break from FM for a year a week before beta of FM20 the former still playing and the latter I have not purchased, yet. I'd say there are definitely more defined patterns in FM19 then FM09 - FM17 and feel it's how you react to them, gut or head? I think said patterns suit some people and some not. Never been 'really' successful in the FM series, but still really enjoy it!
  3. ... can not find the FAQ for the forum to figure how to set a link of a video like most do in music forums. Used all the tools provided but can not link the video as it suggests it maybe should be able to.
  4. While in your role as FM player drink, eat, have sex and sleep. The essentials, ya know?
  5. My first love in tech terms was Kevin Keegans Player Manager on SNES, being a Millwall fan I felt it unfair it depicted my made up Millwall teams as having 'fan trouble' often and getting fines for it (the irony, eh?) Then before, during and after my raving days was LMA Manager - year is fuzzy, not sure why fuzzy though (Raving? Irony?) and only being able to get 20 ish seasons from a disk before it just stopped gening players, my first venture into LLM with Aldershot in Vauxhall Conference and winning everything there was to offer till the disk died. Honestly it was only because I was poaching the best players I noticed leaving most teams with just a first team and subs only essentially breaking it never could get a player from a team with only enough players to play a game. So funny, considering nowadays. You have Steam and Google databases holding what it needs now and apparently what I hear Google databases let you play every league on the best performance - true?
  6. A little bump again. So due to real life commitments I only actually got to play 2 matches since this post. It's been an interested couple of matches though to be honest, my first game I set up my 2 DMs to man mark certain positions that mostly got the goals looking back on last ten matches I conceded 14 goals and 8 were conceded against MR and STCR in the approx area I marked out in one of my previous posts. So I attempted to mark them out of the next game with said positions I've been playing with since rebooting the game on purchase, it worked beat them 1-0 with a goal in last 4 minutes of game. Great! The next game though even only 2 games into this set up was fine until a predictable (because it happens far too often to be realistic) mistake by my own player (the only mistake my team made) lead to a superb goal for the opposition (who were 18th and I was 5th) including Superman in goal saving every shot that lead from a mistake from the opposition consistently (well, 4 times I exaggerated. But still 3 times more my team made a mistake). Beautiful Goal though. However, the 6 goals I conceded other than the 8 in the approx position from spot I mention in one of my previous posts were frankly 'beautiful goals' so I feel there is a balancing act going on also, which also does not make me feel too bad and take it as 'one of those days'. Having it happen in one match does not make a pattern, so I have to keep going. The problem is, weirdness started happening more often approx 12 games ago when I signed a new contract and changing the philosophy 'to reach Play Offs'. However I'm 7th, bottom of Play Off portion 8 points from dropping out and 8 points from top, literally anything can actually happen. After my last game I considered playing Deshity 2 to shoot people for a bit. However, I feel I just talked myself into booting FM19 back up again!
  7. Kinda funny looking at results and no more comments in here from OP but just one more comment after, I'm sure a lot aren't MJ types - maybe liked him as an artist but only that. I'm only 40 and played by mail myself, I was sheltered from tech as a preteen and before - not FM by the way some play by mail game in Shoot! and MATCH magazines.
  8. Playing FM19, 4 Seasons in, never relegated - however, in VNN with no lower leagues added via a pack so irrelevant oops.
  9. Do you specifically mean every player in the game as in sims, because although I agree with what you say I believe you can only choose one option once making it more likely it isn't so, honestly have no idea if there are multi tap options for survey in options when setting up, in fact do not know because initially my personal age isn't registered no more by the layout of ages.
  10. Considering your age brackets I have to be in the age bracket 2 and 3 after the last one you last stated 25-30 based on your age layout. On this basis... O 30-35 O 35-40 So I'd put a nice big fat check in here... O 40-45 ...and a nice big fat check here too if you carried on the layout you suggest, both have my age.
  11. Yes indeed to first question and no to the statement on FM20. <-- probably not till week before release of beta of FM21, I deliberately took time out from FM for a year to play this way. I haven't mentioned mentality deliberately because it'll be irrelevant I feel as depending on situation on a particular match I'm switching between structured, flexible and fluid not in any particular order, I also make incorrect decisions at times like I suggest any FM player does with situations. I'll explain better, when setting up tactics when choosing Altrincham I choose to play a bit differently to how I usually played, usually I'd do a clear out and get players via scouting and player search to play how I wanted to play. This time though, I decided to work with what I was given initially which lead to me playing in formations "not even in the general get up". Doing things around the house I realised to myself before reading this that I shy away from specifically marking in player instructions because playing a flat back 4 the other teams 'seemed' to exploit spaces made by players leaving where they were. I now play a Central Defence of a back 3 who are pretty l33t for a VNN team and maybe just maybe be able to work out using the tight mark of specific players better? I know the instruction doesn't have to be a centre half. However, I play a DLP Support when I have a single man in central midfield, I don't think Support would be appropriate for a DLP in Support to man mark (but maybe...), surely Defensive would be better. However, I don't want to really kick off like this I'd rather play Support with him until match plays out a bit. Oh god damn! Why am I disregarding my 2 DMs I play... ...so daft! Laters!
  12. Going to bump this up again and work with this quote on what I am suggesting in the header of post concerning AI. Here I claim this for myself. However, I will admit I'm a little hard nosed in where I TRY my hardest to not go outside the parameters of the 3 tactics I set up at the tactics screen unless I feel something needs an tactical overhaul overall. If not a "tactical overhaul overall" but during a match, I usually only deviate from the "parameters of the 3 tactics" if forced upon me due to a red card or an injury after using all my subs. With the above statement, I'd like to know if I actually am being hard nosed in sticking to "parameters"? Or should I be more flexible and deviate from the "parameters" more often? To me the first question makes more sense to be the correct way to do things. However, if you guys suggest it's the other question I ask to be the right way then I will have to call in question the validity of the 3 tactic system that's been in place for some time. The statement at the top although I am not here disregarding the statement, isn't that just the AI and ME working together? We aren't talking about separate entities they are entities within a single game making the game and it's complexities what it is. However, I did recently a overhaul on one of my three tactics because I was losing too often for a team in a play off position and I started to get better results albeit draws but I could see better results on the horizon leading to a run of 3 very good wins on the run. However, there was one little discrepancy I noticed during a run of 8-9 games where I only lost once to a team in the league matches bottom with no wins at all at that particular time in the season was most goals I conceded were in the approximately the same place, a yard and a half above the penalty spot and between half a yard to yard to the left of the goal at the keepers perspective... ... like, there all the time. I have been working at plugging the conceding of goals at set pieces and it worked for some time. However, no matter how the goals came about for the opposition, cross, long ball, short pass, set piece or even an ME mis/calculation the ball dropped to that position to get booted into the net far to often to be an accident although, also, not every time the ball dropped in the position either I think I'd be bottom of the pile with ridiculous goal difference I fear if this was so. Until the last match I played after "a run of 3 very good wins on the run", I was 0-2 up away after approx 30 minutes against the 7th placed team while my team was 4th, quite an important match you'll agree? After 30 minutes of the match I didn't feel comfortable playing more cautiously and tweaking tactics to lock down until at least another goal was scored - it didn't happen. First opposition goal - short pass from left of spot a yard or two above I mention from the attackers perspective - 1-3. Second opposition goal - ball from opposition keeper the midfielder who holds up play and passes to spot I mention 2-2. Third opposition goal - ball from corner on left of keepers perspective passed exactly to the spot I mention 3-2. I am not here claiming 'cheating' here, okay? I am not here complaining about the issue claiming it to be unfair either, okay? I feel on this issue it's just something I need to fix and just not thought of a solution yet. I am also not going to claim 'I am never going to play this game anymore', okay? <--- I'd be lying to you and myself there! It just seems a tad exploitative by the AI and ME working together to create the situation? <-- notice the question mark? I'm leaving it open for debate and not making a 100% claim. "Atm Magneto gk's are one of the tools to keep goal numbers sensible because of bad defending." This statement here is what got me over thinking and obsessing about this, the claim of "one of the tools" which means there are potentially several within the game and this particular post may point out another? However, being in my fourth season in VNN and just being unable to get out with a new perspective on playing unlike other ways I used to play which with the new perspective I do find much more enjoyable and realistic, the statement I outline there in bold should really only be effective for right at the top teams don't you guys think? Seems a tad aggressive by the AI and ME working together to create the scenario right through all the teams being used in a save? I do think I'm going into an overly overthinking mode at the moment. So I will leave it there. Thanks for the consideration.
  13. On topic to your heading... ... on a personal front concerning AI (although anything I say concerning what I 'suspect' to be AI related gets shot down with "it's the MEs fault" or some such to which I do not dismiss but I also do not agree either) I really enjoy the apparent 'advancement' of the AI. I feel with FM19 it's making me realise that the same things keep constantly happening, if these constant happenings keep happening then it is likely the way I have set up my tactics and essentially being a stuck in the mud concerning tactics... ... on the other hand, I feel it also realises when I am a tad knee jerky and punishes me for this too? I feel with the many variables of being able to play tactically and vast personalities of community everyone has to find a kind of zen with it. Although I am only talking single player, hardly ever played multiplayer myself.
  14. I took a year out from playing FM, literally waited on FM20 to come out to re-buy after I deleted my old Steam account and made the one I now possess concerning Steam. Previous iterations I have probably lost more hairs and monitors then now, I used to make notes on every match I think to make my play style make sense to me apparently trying to force the game to play how I wanted with my pencil and tons of paper always assuming I was always right. FM17 was the only FM I was proven right in sticking to a certain way and consistently winning - sadly I got quite bored after it gifted me a Liverpool tie at Anfield beating them also getting a bit of bank roll too, too easy to be honest. Also changed the way I play in FM19 for 3 seasons prior to this season I'm currently on, I played in comprehensive highlights and honestly it doesn't suit my play style I really need to watch whole matches otherwise I feel out of control, every god damned free kick I conceded unlike most corners I never saw the lead up to the foul to judge what kind of tactic I could potentially deploy just before or after free kick being taken... ... shamefully, I'm a tinkerer. But so was Ranieri at Chelsea and managed to manage Leicester City to a Premiership title!
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