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  1. Neither am I! I guess I'll just have to see how this first season works.
  2. I haven't had any luck on the FMC forum, so hopefully someone can provide insight here. I know Classic differs from "full" in some respects, but hopefully general info will help me. I just got hired by PSV in the Dutch top league. They of course have a B team in the league below. Do I have to run this entire team as well? I can set the tactics, etc. So do I have to essentially roster a monstrous squad to keep enough players to play on my B team? Do I still get income from their matches? Do I have to manage the actual games? Can I freely swap players between my main team and B team like an ordinary reserve? FMC does not have the Staff Responsibilities function as far as I know. Never had a B team before as you can tell. Can somebody give me a rundown of what it involves? Thanks!
  3. I just got hired by PSV in the Dutch top league. They of course have a B team in the league below. Do I essentially have to run this entire team as well? I can set the tactics, etc. So do I have to essentially roster a monstrous squad to keep enough players to play on my B team? Do I still get income from their matches? Do I have to manage the actual games? Can I freely swap players between my main team and B team like an ordinary reserve? Never had a B team before as you can tell. Can somebody give me a rundown of what it involves? Thanks!
  4. I'd like dynamic rivalries to be included, especially for teams coming up through the ranks. Say once you hit a threshold of X number games played vs. a team and it's a roughly 50% win ratio, a rivalry is formed. Maybe sooner if some of those games were big cup or international matches. It's not as interesting getting promoted, never playing your low league rivals again, and having to form these rivalries in our heads. I mean, I do that, but would be more fun if the game itself developed them as well!
  5. Like most of you, I've seen yellows given out for arguing or complaining, but usually just one. This instance provided a nice surprise and some spicy narrative to the next time I play NEC. I liked it.
  6. Have you guys ever seen this? It was 2-2 late into the match and my MC broke out on a run and scored the go ahead. The other team clearly thought he was offside (he wasn't) and argued for what seemed like a minute straight. Literally, their players surged around the referee and walked back and forth for almost a whole minute. Then it was like a slot machine of notifications. YELLOW, YELLOW, YELLOW, YELLOW. You guys seen this before? Made me laugh.
  7. After fiddling with roles, duties, and players for several games, I've hit what is either a sweet spot or just a good run against average opponents using the following setup: It's seen me go 4-1-0 in my last 5 matches. I will say, slaughtering Olympiakos 6-0 on their pitch was quite satisfying. My AML had a streak of 8 goals in 4 games. With both IF's set to Dribble More, they rocket down the pitch to start the attack and either cross into my forward if he's in a good spot (which does seem to happen) or they hold up and play it back center when my midfield arrives. The DLP seems to help start attacks quite a bit as well.
  8. I guess this raises the question of are training facility "levels" equal across all leagues? I am pretty sure that I upgraded my facilities at Forfar in Scotland and it went from Poor to Average in one upgrade, skipping Below Average and maybe Adequate. Although this was in FMC, might make another difference.
  9. I had world class players on my Tonbridge squad in FM13 that were rated 3.5 star because the rest of my team was so good. So yes, you can have 3.5 star superstars.
  10. Excellent. My DM is quite skilled with passing if I remember correctly, so a change to DLP may provide good results. Both my CMs also have good passing, so hopefully I can get some more fluidity out of them like you said. I think I've got enough flexibility with my IF and CF that I can get the most talented scorer to work as the main threat at IF. Thanks for the tips and I'll let you guys know what results I see!
  11. Thanks for the replies everyone! The issue with that is my left fullback doesn't have the Dribbling or Off the Ball to really be effective Attacking. My AMR actually has the PPM Cuts Inside, so he and my attacking right fullback don't blunder into each other much. I'll swap them though, and see what happens. One thing I have been noticing is my IF doesn't really cut across goal and shoot with his strong foot much. I'll try removing Work Ball Into Box. I hate wasted long shots, but maybe this will encourage them to try even medium length chances with greater frequency. To be honest, my in game tactical adjustments are minimal. I mostly base it around what possession is looking like. If I find I'm not getting much of the ball, I'll go Counter. If they're not getting many chances at all I'll go Control. If I"m getting absolutely hammered, I'll go Defensive and Retain Possession which seems to help. The Shorter Passing/Pass Into Space is a pair I'm not sure I want, as I often see my players making absolutely atrocious passes straight to the opposition as if they aren't even aware there's another team on the pitch. Thus, I've removed that from my standard tactic.
  12. Okay, the thread title isn't 100% accurate, but here's the situation. I've brought Fortuna Sittard into the Dutch Eredivisie and am in my third year up with them. First year we scraped by and finished 14th, but the second year, after some good signings I rocketed them up to 3rd! Both of these years were with a 4-4-2. Admittedly, 3rd was probably punching above our weight, but the whole season seemed to consist of consistently good football. Just as 14.3 hit, a new season was set to begin. Since I didn't like how many goals we conceded under the 4-2-2, I figured a switch to the 4-1-2-2-1 was in order, and since I figured I had the personnel for it, I gave it a shot. The screenshot below shows the tactical setup. The following season saw me finish 7th and concede far fewer goals than I had previously, which was good. However, I also scored a fraction of what I had with the 4-4-2. Now in the next season I'm off to a frustrating start at 0-4-1 while barely managing to put anything in the net. It's hard to see if it's the tactic or the patch, but regardless I'd like to be scoring more often and would like to get anyone's opinion on tweaks or adjustments I can make. The only player instructions I have active are Hold Position for my CF, since I was seeing him drop too far back to get on the end of crosses delivered by my AMR with blistering pace, and Shoot Less Often for my AMR, since his finishing is bad and I'd like him to look to pass/cross more often. I tend to swap between Counter, Standard, and Control depending on the opposition, and I'm still trying to figure out how to best utilize my left CM, whether as a BWM, BBM, or CM on Support. I can post more shots with my actual players' stats if necessary. Thanks for any help!
  13. I have had the same issue with 13 and again with 14 as well. Must be some kind of firewall or network privileges issue?
  14. I, for one, don't appreciate being called "lazy", "casual", or any other number of adjectives for preferring FMC. You could actually argue FMC is more of a challenge because you don't have control over individual training, PPMs, morale, or in depth tactical analyses of matches.
  15. Glad you stuck with Tonbridge, if for no other reason than that was the team I managed in FM13 and crafted into a global superpower.
  16. I've had the top goalscorer in the league achievement fail to unlock as well.
  17. I have used the Mask Player Attributes unlockable and can still see my score on the global leaderboard.
  18. Have there been many career threads using FMC? I took a look and didn't see any. It's my preferred mode and offers a bit of a different challenge. With little control over morale, no individual player training, no control over PPM's, and reduced tactical analysis, it's not "easy mode" as some have come to believe. I was considering starting a thread for my current FMC save, and perhaps I should have. It's been an interesting one, taking me from Indonesia to Scotland to Holland!
  19. How odd. Maybe because I'm playing in FMC it doesn't state that quirk? Thanks for the info though! Edit: Actually it does, as a subset of the League Rules tab I didn't notice.
  20. I'm in Holland in the 2nd division and the first place team has somehow just qualified for the playoffs after only 7 games in a 38 game season. I don't see anything weird in the league rules, and I don't believe any cup was going on without my knowledge? Is this just Dutch weirdness? A bug? Anyone have experience in this corner of Europe?
  21. I had a Chinese regen in FM 13 named Wang Long. When Chinese players retire their first/last names swap for whatever reason. So his name in the record books was Long Wang.
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