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  1. You do realize that anyone could get a mohawk at any point during a day? I could go now and have a mohawk in 5 minutes.
  2. I gave up on that formation and took some advice from here. Went with a bit more classic 4-3-3. It's early days so far but it's the best start I've had so far. The Juventus blip was due to Buffon having an insane day. I splurged the cash after selling Flanagan and Ings on Aymeric Laporte and Sergi Roberto (35,5m release clause) Any pointers on this new approach?
  3. A lot of interesting pointers, thanks a lot! Just got the boot again so I will start a new save and try some of the things you've talked about here.
  4. 1) I saw no attempts at penetration in the middle, but that might be because I've missunderstood the Mezzala role. 2) Indeed, I've added that because everyone just hoofed the ball towards an AF that constantly was offside, I mean, 99% of the time. 3) The idea with the BPD(St) was that he would take the ball and deliver a good pass to either Mezzalas who would then be the start of an attack. 4) I will probably add a box to box or even an AP instead of the Car. 1) I don't think Lovren is as bad as RL would imply He will not stay more than a season however and I will get Aymeric in the January-window. I don't really like a back 4 so I don't think I will do that I absolutely despise Coutinho in FM, I've never ever had any success with him not matter what position I've used him in. There is a lot of rotation going on and I believe Salah can become a really good Mezzala, he's already the best scorer in the team from that position. I do play A-A every other game, he is great already. 2. Aye, pace is something I don't seem to be able to use. I will definitely implement som changes based on the suggestion I've recieved so far. As I said, there is a lot of rotation so no, those are not my best players on the field.
  5. A) Exploit the middle "encourages a more intense attacking mentality in the central areas". I added that in hope more risks would be taking in the middle and there would be more throughballs since I have few players who currently can do much with the crosses coming in from the width. I will think on that and try without it. B) At first I used Mezzala (S) DLP(D) Mezzala (A) as the midfield trio and that didn't work. But I will add some risk to the passing, perhaps remove the carrilero and add someone who actually wants to make a through ball. I've also changed the DLF to a F9 during the last game and I think I saw some improvements regarding the movement from Firmino. I would like a wing-back role that is attacking and yet doesn't Dribble More. A lot of goals against us have come from free-kicks on the left flank where Robertson or Moreno have lost the ball after an unsuccesful dribble.
  6. Here we go again. 150 hours into the new FM and I've been fired 6 times by Liverpool. A multitude of different tactics, all of them containing a plan, none of them working even remotely. It's not that we are scraping by, my tactic is actually making good players turn into championship sides. This is the last failure: It actually didn't start out like this, but my first draft of it was even worse. My idea was to have complete wing-backs bombing down on both sides and forcing defenders to split up giving room for the two mezzalas (one turned into a carrilero since the mezzalas just ran into each other) to wreak havoc in the middle together with the two strikers. After a poor win against West Brom(only luck) an embarrassing loss again Viktoria Plzen where we created nothing I changed from a flat midfield 3 to the shape below. I removed attacking duties on the left wing-back since we gave away around 8 fouls a game and possession on that flank. I got a good reaction and won against Bournemouth 4-0 and Viktoria Plzen 5-0 and then the good times were over. In the premier league I've had 1 win from 7 games after that. Cups are doing pretty good, beating Arsenal 3-0 in the Carabao and Sevilla 3-0 in the CL but losing against Monaco 0-2. Watford destroyed us from set piecies and it ended 0-3. Why is this tactic so bad? We create nothing, score nothing, and concede for fun and I have not the slightest clue as to why. I watched our 0-3 defeat against Watford and it was an endless orgy of corners and free-kicks for Watford while we had target practice on the woodwork. We created one dangerous chance but instead of Firmino just passing the ball to a completely free Mané he took a shot from 25 meters and was closer to the corner flag than the goal.
  7. Injury simulator

    You might have a case of bad luck then. Not sure about the Man U squad, are there a lot of players with "Might have problems with injuries"? My two first Liverpool-saves was insanely hard since I averaged a 1-2 week injury for every game during pre-season. I stopped adding "close down more" until all of my players were at least 85% match fit. Not sure if that was the reason but since then I've had a lot less injuries.
  8. I've noticed that when I drag a sub in the sub list it's not where the dragged icon is that the sub occurs but rather where the mouse pointer is. Is that what you mean? Regarding individual player team talks, the good thing about this is that you can click multiple players in one go and tell them the same thing instead of having to do it one by one.
  9. Injury simulator

    You base this on one save game with Man U? How high is the intensity of your tactic? Do you close down more? Do you use Stay on Feet? Are the injuries mainly from matches or training? Do you play players without full match fitness? Do you rotate? If you deal with all of these questions and still have a lot of injuries it's probably just bad luck.
  10. It might be printed on the inside of the box. It's still empty?
  11. That is news to me. What is that? You click on change tactics and it instantly goes to the end of the half?
  12. Blue Matter is working like a charm. Thank you!
  13. So, can we classify you as anti-SI then? Now, I don't know exactly how things work at SI but one scenario might be this: The beta-branch of FM was released even though the team had already identified and was working on several bugs/performance issues. The point of the beta was to test things that simply can't be tested without thousands upon thousands of different computer specs being available. Not viable without an open beta. So even though the beta has it fair share of bugs that the large masses help to identify, there might be a bunch of them that was already known and under investigation and as usual we will most likely see a very hefty patch on launch. Just a theory of course.
  14. Bad Partnership

    Would be interesting to get more information regarding this and if it is working as intended. More information should be available as to why this is happening. Information from a defensive coach or someone with high man managment would be nice. Perhaps if their personalities are too different, but as you say, they are in the same social group so it is odd.