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Everything posted by Karnack

  1. They seem to waste a lot of possession. Constantly making poor runs. I've played Knap tactics a lot and I like them, but once in a while I get tired of tactics that just steamroll everything so I try to create my own. With frustration being the end result every time
  2. Might be a strange thing about this save as well. I'm 10th after 14 games with 24 points. Stoke is in the lead with 30, Newcastle second with 29, then Chelsea at 29, Southampton at 28. It might be a very weird PL-season?
  3. Thanks for your response! Whenever I get the stupid idea to create my own tactic I always watch the games in comprehensive mode, the problem is not necessarily that I don't watch but what I'm seeing doesn't tell me anything about what I should do. So my fundamental problem is that I can't convert the issues I see on the pitch to instructions, mentalities, shape and formations. Actually the negative regarding Long shots is that we haven't scored from any of the 32 shots outside the penalty area. This is less than half of the total shots we have produced in that same period of time. Is that still a lot? Not sure whats good here, but when I've watched I haven't seen a lot of long shots, not more than expected against parking the bus kinda teams. Goals are conceded mainly from individual errors, we have only conceded 9 in the league. So hard to identify much there I think. Wingers is just the latest desperate attempt at getting something from my wingers, as IFs both Salah and Mané were disasters, mostly just running straight into the defence or getting into awkward and harmless positions. So I tried something else (didn't work obviously). Corners and crosses are the main assist types. Yes, the choice of BPDs was something I was far from sure about and I should probably change one of the roles to a normal CD. Rugani is a great BPD but Matip and Lovren doesn't really cut it.
  4. I'm usually not that bothered by bugs but this one almost made me rage-quit. We play 0-0 against West Ham and Berardi was to blame. He missed a penalty and didn't actually do anthing positive in the game, his performance ending on a lowly 6.0 after being subbed in the 56th minute. This is his response:
  5. I have a save going with the Swedish league and I have the same problem. But the entire point with my save is to push the Swedish Premier Division up on the league rankings so that Swedish teams get better and better and the league becomes more and more attractive to better players so that in the long run I can fight for CL-finals It's a nice and fun project!
  6. I have a player (Rasmus Nissen) who I bought 3 seasons ago as a Hot Prospect, since then he has played around 35 games from start. During this period he has started every game as "Looking very nervous". I never play him in important matches because he messes up, but even against really poor oposition he is always nervous. My team-talk when he plays is usually the option where I tell them "No pressure". I've tried being hard as well but he is just Nervous or Very Nervous. How can a professional football player be nervous for 90min every time he plays? He can't even be enjoying football, is football a phobia he is trying to overcome? I will be forced to sell him because his nervousness has turned his average performance this season to 6.2 and he have 8 yellows in 10 games. He is a liability more than a football player.
  7. Good idea, some months until the transfer window so I will see if tutoring can do something. He is Fairly Ambitious
  8. Nope, the only con he has is that he might have a competitive streak. I never do either, doesnt enjoy big matches, inconsistent and injury prone har big nopes for me but this guy according to my best scouts got none of those.
  9. I have, thats why I try to mix up the pre-match talk. I usually get good feedback from him, yet he starts the game very nervous. Thats why I try to play him in matches with worse opposition so that he has a chance to shine. He never does. He is considered a Leading player for my division.
  10. Interesting, my DoF is also coming up with the sum 56K/week for a lot of hot prospects. That specific sum is definitely happening often. I've stopped using him because I could easily get the hot prospects on contract around 1,5-2,5K.
  11. Just because you believe they can hire extra people doesn't make it so. So people are staying away? Is it your own empirical evidence that claim this? Ridiculous post. Unless your post was meant as an example of posts that turned SI Staff away from the forums then; well done!
  12. I didn't know that they could be THAT unprofessional, good to know and thanks for the response!
  13. Karnack

    Square the ball

    I have the same issue but I think a player with maybe high decision, vision and maybe teamwork would rather pass than shoot in some of those occasions? The PPM "looking for the pass rather than shoot" also helps. But I have not found any role or any instruction that will help as most payers who get in those positions are strikers/offensive players and they tend to be more selfish than the rest.
  14. Genuine question, where can I read about this? I have totally missed this.
  15. And I'm sure it could happen in FM as well, but there are a lot of things that have to line up perfectly for that to happen. Just because he did it in 65 games doesn't mean it should be coded into FM that he should do it there as well. DFKs aren't only dependant on the free kick taker, there also have to be a fair amount of free kicks given in the right positions. As I've said earlier, we've scored 4 DFKs in 1,3 seasons so it's obviously not an issue for everyone.
  16. I don't know why you expect to see them happening often? Beckham scored 15 DFKs during his entire PL-career and he has the record in the PL. It's not like you gonna see a free kick directly scored every year even.
  17. This season (Early October) I've already had 2 goals scored from DFKs thanks to Forsberg and last season Coutinho managed one or two.
  18. Sometimes Football Manager is just brutal. If I survive September, October, November I want a medal. You got any brutal moments?
  19. Have you had any bad chats with any of the players? In my experience time spent at a club is very important. Everything started looking up on the Dynamics-screen once I spent one season at the club. Now I'm considered to have been at the club a good amount of time and only the most serious issues would disrupt the harmony. So maybe all you need is time?
  20. Something is off with away games. Nothing changes play-wise, we have the same kind of domination as home games but we constantly lose points and the goals the opposition score are very often insane ones. Long shots that go in once in a lifetime, ball bouncing like crazy, incorrect penalties, shots that goes straight between the arms of the GK and many more. It's like the "luck"-variable goes upp from 15% to 95% for the opposition during away games. Likewise for me, I almost never drop points at home. No matter the opposition, home just feels too strong.
  21. I've just played 4 months in the PL without a single long-term injury. So it's down to luck, tactic intensity, training and rotation. Can't do much about a concussion during a match.
  22. Thanks, I almost gave up on humanity for a second
  23. Do you actually believe there is such a thing as bug free software?
  24. 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.
  25. 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.