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  1. The Stopper/Cover problem for me, is you designate specific players for it. If you could tell both central defenders to act as stopper/cover pair, it would work much better. Same issue with midfielders, if you want a couple to back eachother up (one stays back when other does runs and vice versa). I hope it's added at some point.
  2. I normally prefer very fluid, but in my current game with 4-4-2 diamond I went for flexible and it's working well. Two things made me do that: 1. My players are not topnotch - most are talents and have been playing league 2 -> championship level. Very fluid, for me, means players should be very wellrounded to be able to contribute to all phases. (All attack all defend) 2. With players in all stratas I dont think you need to compress the team as much (space between defence->midfield->attack) to be able to defend well (as a compact unit) or attack. Not sure if that is true, but that is how i interpret it
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    help with work permits

    It's really weird. I have a lot of young foreign (EU) players. After brexit (hard i think) i'm constantly told new players need WP, but I can still sign them AND play them, no problems. However all the young players I already have and that are now becoming homegrown (both at club and nation) I am unable to sign new contracts with (extend contracts), because they cannot get WPs?!? So you can buy players without WPs, play them without problems, but you can't extend their contracts.. Anyone able to explain that?
  4. Pulling forwards out of position to cover fullbacks is nice though. I would rather have opposition centrebacks on the ball than fullbacks roaming uncovered on the flanks.
  5. In FM 2018 the ability to make the forwards defend left and right fullbacks is awesome. Not sure if that is possible in 2017?
  6. Seen plenty of those stupid chairman decisions aswell. You have secure economy, you are offered lots of money for a young talent and suddenly chairman steps in and takes far less than previously offered. Fair enough that a chairman with high interfering stat wants a say in potential sales, but acting like a complete moron isn't doing any good for the immersion.
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    Turns out that despite my newest signing from denmark didn't get a work permit, I had no issues playing him in a league match... nice bug (?)
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    Wish I had researched this ****. Seems like I got a hard brexit and since i always play with young talent, that has ruined my save... Wonder if they fixed the bugged danish league otherwise this FM will have been a massive fail for me. Constant crashing, bugged danish league and inability to play with young foreign talents in england.. Yay.
  9. I usually worry primarily about the ME, but with FM2018 AKA Crash-Alot 2018, I really just want a stable game. FM2018 crashes CONSTANTLY (on all my computers). I can't recall another FM version being this bad. Even after 3(!) major patches the game is still crashing. I cant play a week ingame without crashing. That is just unacceptable.
  10. Part time contracts. Can also be seen in the screenshots that they were on contracts and as I mentioned they had been on those contracts for ~6 months
  11. Yeah this just happened to me aswell. If only that was the only **** i'm going through in this version of FM, but my first half season in game already wants to make me quit playing. All my talented players I bought 6 months ago are being picked up for "nothing" because the chairman seems to think 1000-1500£ is too good to turn down. Jesus.
  12. I use 4-4-2 diamond aswell. I always make my strikers mark the RB and LB. So in essence defending like a 4-1-2-3-0. If still in trouble you could also do a 4-2 (DM)-2-2. I found that 2 DMs crowded out the center and helped defend against AM and IFs
  13. This is a suggestion for more tactical control, where you can tell a group of players to share responsibilities, rather than having specific instructions for specific players. This would be "with the ball" instructions. I'll try to explain by using a couple examples. Current tactics: Let's take a central midfield consisting of 2 players. You will pick one as a "holding" midfielder and the other to do forward runs. New (sharing responsibilities): You would group your central midfielders and inform that if one is doing a forward run, the other has to hold position. On the tactics screen you could simply have a box around the 2 midfielders (instructions: 1 hold position, 1 forward runs). Result: A more dynamic and realistic partnership, where your players share responsibilities. If you have 2 similar players in those positions, it would make more sense to have them share the burden (forward runs) Current tactics: If you play with 2 wing backs and would like them both to be able to attack, you have to play with 2 attacking wingbacks. That is not always a good solution, as it will leave both flanks wide open, so you often end up making one attacking and the other more catious (support/defend). New (sharing responsibilities): If you could group them and give them the group instruction "one stays back", both could be attacking in shifts, but one will always stay back if the other is high upfield. Result: Both your wingbacks can attack, but while one is high upfield the other will stay back because of the group instruction. I don't know, if it makes sense, but I'm interested in hearing, what you guys think about it.
  14. I've been using regular forwards with man-marking on left and right backs. I feel you get the best out of them that way in terms of defence, but also if/when you win the ball back, they will be in wide positions ready to move into channels. My 4-4-2 diamond is basicly a 4-1-2-3-0 in defence. Otherwise raumdeuters is probably your best option.