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  1. What's the best approach to training older players? I can think of 3 different ways to train them but which one makes the most sense? -no role training, additional focus on physical attributes so they don't waste time on technical attributes that likely wont increase anyway, also better for keeping older players from getting injured and dropping attributes because the work load is lower -a role training thats heavy on physicals like RPM or SS and additional focus on physical attributes for maximizing training work load -a role training that's heavy on mentals like BWM or DF and additional focus on physical attributes or maybe composure because old players mental attributes are more likely to increase or retain than technical or phyisical attributes. If they haven't reached their PA they could compensate their physical decline by gaining mental attributes. Not sure if the last one makes sense at all, opinions?
  2. Maybe it's because of your team mentality. The more attacking it is the more likely defenders will try to "play it out of trouble" instead of just hoofing it up the pitch. Attacking mentality and "play out of defence" will make your CB's play a very short passing game.
  3. Do physios only help prevent training injuries or also injuries that occur DURING a match? I ask this because my youth players get plaqued by injuries. I don't have a u19 physio right now because there are no players in my youth team. They're all in my first team but i make them available for the u19s. I didn't think i needed a u19 physio because of that but maybe i do? My club is in huge debt so i try to save money where i can.
  4. Anyone? This is confusing the hell out of me. Another related question, why would you use "very fluid" with "stick to positions"? Would this have any practical use? If it doesn't actively affect defensive positioning (need confirmation) then i guess you could use it to play gegenpressing with a different (more disciplined) outlook on attacking. Let's say your central defender wins back possession in midfield after rushing out for a tackle, he will pass it short and then retreat back into his position instead of thinking he's a midfielder. Is this how it works? What about "be more disciplined", how is that TI practical within a "very fluid" system?
  5. 1) Does "stick to positions" TI only really work when in possession of the ball? That's what i read somewhere. Of course attacking positioning also affects defensive positioning in the transition phase but what about a long spell of possession from the opponent, will "stick to position" still have any effect when defending then? 2) How much does "be more disciplined" and "be more expressive" affect your teams creative freedom? Let's says i play an attacking and very fluid system, which both increase creative freedom to very high values but then i enable "be more disciplined", would the creative freedom go down all the way as if i was playing on very structured and defensive? If not then how much would it go down?
  6. That's because the U23 shares the same training facilities and coaches with your main team.
  7. In the team training screen what does "main focus" and intensity level actually do? I always thought that if you change the focus and intensity for "this week" then it will overwrite the main focus and intensity but today i switched around the main focus intensity level by accident and noticed that it affected the overall workload even though i had manually set the intensity for this week. Does this mean the main focus and intensity is still in effect and the "this week" focus and intensity just adds additional training on top? edit: i think i figured it out. It changed work load because i hadn't set the full 3 week training shedule (only 2 weeks of 3). Still i always thought the work load display in the bottom right shows the current work load, not the work load over 3 weeks, so confusing.
  8. Edit: my bad, got it sorted now, 20 year olds count as "over 20" in some cases I have an odd problem, for some reason my u20's manager doesn't play any first team players i make available for the u20's. I'm playing in Serie B in Italy and the rules state that one over 20 player can play in the reserves so it should work, i have seen other clubs do it aswell. I tried everything, sack the u20 manager, rest all u20 players (they play anyway), move all u20 players to senior team (the manager will use grey players), move first team player directly into the u20's etc.... nothing. The only thing that probably works is taking control of the reserves for a match but i'm already busy enough with the first team.
  9. What causes players to suddenly lose their ambition (besides tutoring)? I have a player who was very ambitious (dark green) and now his ambition became red. edit: I just realized my squad personality changed from ambitious to professional so it showed his professionalism instead of ambition.
  10. How should i setup preseason training? I used to do it like this; no "position/role" training and no "additional focus" training so i could use "very high" intensity level in team training. What i have noticed while doing this method is that attributes don't go up as much as i would like them to. I haven't compared it to other methods though so i'm not sure, maybe it's like that because players are very unfit from holidays? Would it be better to use "position/role" training and/or "addidional focus" at the cost of less intense team training?
  11. It should matter but with FM you never know since it's so undocumented. It probably scales down the attributes according to his job familiarity so that's why you get the low star rating and it should scale the attributes back up the more he adapts to that job, resulting in higher star rating.
  12. If they have good attributes for the job but low star rating it means that they haven't adapted to that staff role so try to get staff with high adaptability.
  13. I want to retrain some players in different positions. I remember back in fm14 or 15 i could just play a player in that position and he would become "accomplished" in it after a while, even without new position training. Does this still apply to fm17 or is new position training necessary now (i think that's how it was in fm16?)? Also, does new position training increase training workload?
  14. How can i edit the opacity of the floating match panels (widgets)? I tried my luck in photoshop with pretty much all black png files but it didn't change the above. Do i have to edit an xml?
  15. All you would have to do is set a W/WM to cut inside, get more forward, shoot more and you will have an IF. Overall it doesn't really make sense to have the same roles for ML/MR & AML/AMR because a Wide Midfielder doesn't play that high up the pitch in real life just how an Inside Forward doesn't play on the same line as a Central Midfielder, he's called a forward after all. The more roles the better as someone else pointed out in this thread. If anything they should add new roles to fix your issue like an Inverted Wide Midfielder/Winger, a Wide Midfielder does usually cut inside a lot already though.