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    Aim for the sky and you'll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you'll stay on the floor.

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  1. The majority of my successful saves on fm have come using a 4-4-2, as long as you have an idea of how you want to play and players that suit it theres no reason why it cant, although as the previous posts alluded to it can be hard to get the midfield balance right
  2. Is there any way to work around this, because atm its fairly gamebreaking, having 30 players angry at you a week into a pre season is fairly hard to work around
  3. I tried something similar to what you mentioned in point 3 with helsingsborgs, weirdly the inspiration came after watching a documentary on Jack Charltons Ireland team, was set up like this; (flexible/attacking) TI's, close down much more, go route one, hit early crosses, clear ball to flanks, pass into space gk-d fb-s dcb dcb fb-s dw-s cm-d bwm-s dw-s df-s tm-a The aim was to turn the opposition as quickly as possible by putting it into the space behind the oppo full backs for the winger and df to chase, was brutally effective, won promotion in first season and then the league in my second season, unfortunately my save died as I tried to tinker with my approach, a rookie mistake. I defo think this approach can be effective however I made many signings prioritising work rate, height, strength and teamwork (I didnt have a player under 6ft) and i think without these I wouldnt have been successful as the tactic itself has quite a lot of flaws
  4. really interested in this, always tried to get a WTM working similar in a way to Norway under Egil Olsen in the 90's but never been successful with it, one thing i did find fairly potent tho was having a cf-a offset into the stcl slot, found he was able to run onto passes and flicks from the wtm much more successfully
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    From Proper Fraud to Proper Thread

    got a big squad for this level, facilities seem decent though, will be aiming to play a 3 at the back system
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    From Proper Fraud to Proper Thread

    Decided to give this a bash in Portugal as I've never really managed there before, chosen Lusitania Acores from the Azores Islands
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    [FM18]Martyrs To The Cause.....

    This save is totally unrealistic!, Coventry would never finish in the top 3 of a division ;), joking aside class read so far, KUTGW
  8. Just read all of this in one sitting, loving it so far,great idea, plus some of my family originates from brescia which makes this even more fun to read
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    [FM18]Martyrs To The Cause.....

    ee aye ee aye oh, up the football league we go..
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    [FM18]Martyrs To The Cause.....

    Their owner, to put it bluntly is a t**t, players on stupid wages for the level, basically the antithesis of what non league football should be about, this probably explains it better than I have https://thekingstonroadend.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/billericay-town-a/
  11. Wait for my next thread, surrealist european competition win 😉
  12. Just as a disclaimer i was using 4-4-2 lol, I agree with unrealistic results being as a result of teams conceding space tho, a few games after i played wolves who went 3-4-3 with the 4 being flat across the middle, naturally we battered them down the flanks and were 8-0 up at Ht, winning 9-1 in the end, this season nobody wants to grant me that space and im 15th in the prem
  13. Im managing orient, 2026 europa league,
  14. What result have you had on fm that you could just not comprehend happening irl, I'll start with mine
  15. Okay so following the advice I decided to change things up for my home game against Reading, this is what we normally rock with However for the Reading game i decided to use this The thinking here was that my wide midfielders will occupy fairly central positions and this will allow the wing backs to bomb on creating overloads, did it work? Well it was definitely an improvement, we won the game 3-2 however after going 1-0 down after a few minutes I decided to switch mentality to counter and as you can see we created a fair few chances, however 2 of our ccc's were a penalty and a header from a set piece, so can't read too much from them, overall though we created way more chances than we normally do at home this season so it seems we may have turned a corner. Another positive, despite lining up in 4-3-3 dm-wide, Reading were by no means expansive and sat quite deep all game which makes our victory all the more pleasing