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  1. Found this experienced German striker who has been brilliant as a deep lying forward
  2. Sure, as I said it's really simple: 4231 (2 CMs rather than DMs) Complete Forward (S) Raumdeuter (A) Advanced Playmaker (S) Winger (A) DLP (D) BWM (S) FB (A) CD (D) CD (D) FB(S) GK(D) Control Flexible Play out of Defence Push Higher Up Close Down More If we start poorly, and the other teams midfielders are breaking on us I drop the CMs into DM. And if I'm defending a lead in a big game with 20mins left I drop the wide players into LM and RM, seems to work fine
  3. I haven't noticed them being lazy. Although my CMs are a DLP (D) BWM (S), so both defensive roles. In my first season I conceded 32 goals in 38 games, which was the second best defensive record in the league
  4. Those three are insane on my game Mane (Raumdeuter A) Coutinho (Advanced playmaker S) Salah (Winger A) However the most vital thing I found was turning off "work ball into the box". With it on Mane and Salah continually got in behind but passed backwards
  5. Very easy with Liverpool this year. Excellent squad and you start with a tonne of cash, plus you can raise a lot of funds from sales. I bought Koulibaly and Harry Kane (£120m), and won the league first season with a very simple 4231 system
  6. Damn how did you get Gimenez? He refused to even talk to me. And how much did you pay for MBappe?
  7. No attributes matter currently for the analysts or scientists
  8. All roles use Determination, Level of Discipline, and Motivating Then each individual role uses the corresponding attribute. For example if you want a goalkeeping coach you'll want to look at Determination, Level of Discipline, Motivating, and Goalkeeping. Shooting uses Attacking and Technique.
  9. At Southampton in 2024. I desperately need a LB and Shaw is transfer listed only because Utd have signed the Messi of left backs. He's still the second best in the game from what I can see. Am I crazy for this? I feel like having Utd pick up so much of the wages makes it worth it. I also sold a player in January for £56m which helps offset this. And I'm not planning to stick around here for very long anyway...
  10. Jaap Stam Bergkamp Two of my favourites. Not sure if Stam is managing at the start of the game but I have him as my assistant now, he has 5stars in defence. Bergkamp is 4.5 stars in shooting
  11. How good is Luke Shaw? I have the chance to sign a 29 year old version for Southampton. He looks brilliant - the only problem is they've listed him for £50m
  12. My brother had this problem, his team bottled the title a couple of years in a row. Then he happened to look at his coach reports and discovered half his team dreads big matches. He dropped those players the next year at the serious end of the season and finally won the league.
  13. 7 per season (do the in game conceded from penalties stat count saves? As I've saved a few as well) . I'm a team that dominates possession though, which I always attributed as the reason why I had such a good record of not conceding penalties - teams don't get into my box often.
  14. Has anyone else noticed a big increase on penalties conceded since the update? I'm using the exact system I've used since the beginning of my save, before the update I managed 3 seasons conceding around 1 penalty a season. In the 2 seasons since the update I've conceded around 7. I've noticed a fair amount are from my players handling the ball at set pieces which they didn't do before. Am I very unlucky or has anyone else noticed this?
  15. I'd like to see a little pop up box if you win a penalty, that gives you the option to change your taker. Say you're 5-0 up and want to give a player who hasn't scored a goal all season the chance, or if you want to give it to a striker on a barren run etc. You could disable this in preferences so that you never get asked if you don't like it, whereas people who do can leave it on.
  16. One of my favourite features implemented recently is the ability to set an individual position instruction in team tactic. I.E I might usually play with a poacher, but if I sub on my plan b the tactic will auto change to target man if it's set that way. Similarly I would like the same for set peices. I'd usually tell my fast striker to stay forward when defending corners, but if I bring on my big target man I wish I could have it preset so that he goes back and marks the 6yard box, and attacking corners would be aimed at him rather than my centrebacks for example. I haven't explained that very well so I hope it's clear
  17. Just been promoted to the Championship thanks to this beauty in the playoff final, they were leading 1-0 too
  18. I love this thread Cleon. I was struggling in league 2 and decided I'd try this out even if the players aren't that great - I ended up making two small tweaks, both wingers are now IF(s) and the RPM is now an AP. It has worked wonders down here, I got automatic promotion and now in League 1 I'm in the playoff spots without any big signings really. However I have just signed a coup imo but I'm struggling to fit him into the team. How would you adapt the tactic to suit a player who is older like this and has poor workrate? My other strikers are streaky so I was hoping this guy could give me the experience and consistency to get promoted again
  19. Lol he looks like the budget version of Yarmolenko, great find for the Championship!
  20. Never in doubt mate! Straight up via finishing second. The Carlisle team is pretty great surprisingly. Kennedy is a brilliant box to box midfielder who scores a ton. Luke Joyce is an uber reliable DM. Passley the RB is killing it now in league 1. I managed to get Adam Jackson and Dominic Ball in on loan for CB. Both are good enough for the Championship imo, they gave me the best defense in league 2 and we broke the record for number of clean sheets In League 1 now and I applied for the Blackburn job in the same league, but they turned me down. They have Lucas Piazon and Kelvin on their wings! I beat them 3-0 twice though and am above them so I'm happy with that.
  21. I couldn't get one with Ebbsfleet either. I moved to Carlisle and struggled there initially as well but eventually got Man City,
  22. Looking forward to seeing this thread grow. There's an FM youtuber called "lullujo" who does a non-league to legend series where he starts out non-league then tries to progress the managers career as far as he can. It's a great series and inspired me to start my own. I started out as Ebbsfleet but I was doing so well by March that a struggling Carlisle in League 2 offered me the job. I steadied the ship there and now in the second season I'm fighting for the title after the first 15 games or so. I've never done this sort of thing on previous FM's really but I'm loving this. The thing I'm struggling with most is finding consistent wide men - inside forwards to be precise.
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