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Everything posted by kandersson

  1. Personally I'd sell. I would not expect a 28 years old player to recover 3-4 points of pace at that age, plus he's now at increased risk of suffering another knee injury - and lose even more pace/acceleration.
  2. Decided to get back to my SM save and completed the third consecutive promotion - Serie D to Serie A in three years Comfortably won Serie B with striker partneship Bonfiglio-Finotto (both freebies) dominating scoring charts. I have a feeling first year in Serie A will be much harder as I'm struggling to attract my top transfer targets due to low budget and reputation... NT has been awful though slightly improving, unfortunately not a single standout prospect has been produced at our club as of July 2021. Silly moments, very close to a massive upset vs Swiss though - red card and then a penalty at 90+4
  3. Wait, retraining a new position consumes CA? I knew developing weaker foot would 'cost' some CA, but often read this wasn't the case for training a new position?
  4. Kicks ball out of bounds right after kick-off. Likes to fail to beat offside trap. Sprints forward after taking a direct free kick.
  5. Not trying to be anal, but 3P shooting in modern NBA doesn't depend on 'technical skills of players going up so much', at all. Larry Bird for example was one of the greatest shooters in history yet only averaged a couple of attempts per game in his career; today below average shooters like Blake Griffin (a Power Forward) take over 6 3P shots per game. This is because of new philosophies like so called 'Moreyball', and especially use of advanced stats and metrics (similar to what happened in Baseball). Basically players (even non-shooters) are encouraged to take threes because it's statistically more convenient than taking mid-range shots or long 2's, though they're also encouraged to finish at the rim and/or gain free throws. This is also because of modern use and interpretation of Pick and Roll, which is also greatly encouraged thanks to new rules and modern ways of officiating the game (e.g. no more hand-check, zone defence now allowed, loose interpretation of travelling, modern on-ball screens that give huge advantage to ball handlers, and were clearly illegal 20 years ago). Players like Larry Bird or Mark Price would take 10 three pointers per game if they played today; a non-natural shooter like Michael Jordan would probably shoot even more taking advantage of modern rules and modern style of playing (PnR, pace and space, loose defence). Out of curiosity, do you regularly chat with NBA coaches??? Which ones?
  6. Thanks for the reply @Ben Allingham. Really hope that this can be fixed soon.
  7. This is happening quite often now and my team keeps conceding chances this way. It seems to happen only on long indirect free kicks (GK now not selected as direct FK taker so nothing to do with that). It's a pretty big issue especially considering it's last ME update for FM 19.
  8. This was reported on previous patches but I'm regularly seeing this in my 19.3 Brazil save. An outfield player (appears to be a centre-back) is now wearing GK kit as he goes in the box for an indirect free kick; the ball is cleared and the GK (wearing an outfield kit and probably positioned as a centre-back) struggles to go back in goal. Eventually he morphes back into GK kit but he can't avoid an open goal. Might be worth noting that the GK is the taker for direct free kicks (didn't take this indirect FK). PKM here Real Desportivo (RO) v Barcelona (RO).pkm you can check Barcelona's only goal.
  9. Still present on 19.3.3 update. Very minor stuff but this bug has been reported in november (including providing a save game) and no SI staff has even replied or acknowledged the issue. As of march 2019 things remain exactly the same. Not very encouraging tbh.
  10. As per thread title, players with 2 goals scored in a match will regularly take the penalty to complete their hat-trick, despite having unticked the specific box in tactics/penalties screen. This is particularly annoying as I'm currently trying to do a scoring goalkeeper challenge. Uploaded save name 'BR.fm'. This happened even in very last game (you can see the right back taking the penalty and finishing the match with 4 goals).
  11. Usual suspect André Zuba entering the challenge! With his 15 and 16 for Free Kicks and Penalties he's a bona fide specialist for this challenge, and weak Rondoniense state championship in Brazil is a great place to boost a goalkeeper's tally . Already scored 4/5 penalties plus a couple of direct free kicks, unfortunately players on a hat-trick keep stealing penalties despite very clear instructions (which I'm reporting as a bug) . I dislike current ME but it's probably the most free-kick friendly in recent years so i thought I'd give this challenge a go! As always Brazil is the perfect league for this .
  12. This has been an on-going issue with OFC (random teams qualifying) and claassen used to rebuild O-League every year to make it work. I'm most likely done with FM 19 due to match engine issues, but appreciate your effort and hope SI fix this for future games.
  13. Thanks for this effort. Any chance you have fixed OFC champions league (Oceania) otherwise qualification won't work correctly?
  14. Most of my views have already been expressed by other users, but still: - every player looks and feels extremely heavy on the ball, they seem to lack any agility and struggle to turn with the ball. - defenders will often head the ball away against no pressure, thus creating dangerous chances for the opponents from absolutely nothing. - long shots seem to be way too frequent and way too effective. Central midfielders scoring 10-15 goals per season are very common for my teams. - AI has a tendency to play very defensively and very deep, regardless of reputation. - Despite some improvements strikers are still very static, and especially incapable of any horizontal movement. They'll finish chances in the box if the ball comes near to them, or run forward on the occasional fast break or long ball, but that's pretty much it. This combination of defensive AI+ long shots tendency + lack of striker movement makes for a very boring ME experience. - Wingers and wide attackers have a strong tendency to pass/cross towards far post despite instructions - and common sense. Central strikers are often bypassed in a weird winger-to-winger connection, when a simple short pass/cross/cutback would create a much better chance for the striker. - non-ME related: regen faces and hair look really bad. Not only quality, as lack of variety of both faces and hairstyles is particularly disappointing and destroys the immersion in long term saves (Asian regens are almost insulting tbh). I'm sorry to say that this has been the least entertaining edition of FM I've played in the last decade.
  15. I tried saving and reloading a week earlier in Brazil but always had the same four teams promoted. Would be nice to have official dates for every league confirmed by SI. Minor stuff yeah, but as I said pretty annoying for some users pursuing specific teams/challenges.
  16. I've tried saving/reloading 2 weeks earlier but results were always the same. It appears that promoted teams are decided at the start of the save, they might be different if you start a new save but this also means a full year of holiday every time instead of just a few days so a huge difference. I don't know why this has been changed, seems another little thing that won't change much for most people but is incredibly annoying for a few
  17. This also happened to me in Brazil. Same four teams promoted from the inactive fourth division, and the same thing also happens in following season (with different clubs of course). Really hope this can be addressed.
  18. Can't really say I notice much difference between a SK and a standard GK in FM. Sure SK might stay a bit higher when defending, or briefly run with the ball sometimes but we can't really use them in the build-up of play for example like this: Modern possession-based strategies use goal keepers in a very risky and aggressive way, and I find this is impossible to recreate in FM atm. More tactical options and/or player instructions to implement this style of SK would be a key addition for the game.
  19. Crazy! But maybe they got Australian nationality after playing 5 years in the country? They all play in A-league and all around 30 years old so that could be the case. Curiously in my save SM star player, winger Filippo Berardi, also joined an A-league club (Western Sydney) which was cool so I didn't have to rescue him and sign him for our club (already signed GK Benedettini as a back-up just to keep him in the game!). A-league apparently craves Italian players - and Sammarinese too!
  20. Here's a screenshot at start of new season I arranged a two years loan mainly for two reasons: 1) lower his reputation (and self-esteem ) and become his favorite personnel so that he'd be more inclined to accept a call-up for NT 2) work on his unambitious personality via mentoring (I have some very good mentors at his position). First task was successful, second one not so much! His personality is harming his overall development at this point, hopefully things will change soon. Other 'top' prospect Reggini is developing decently and scored tons of goals with the under-20 though he's currently second choice for NT behind 'real' player Nicola Nanni (a pretty good young player for SM standards). Still a welcome 'external' addition to the squad from the mighty San marino Academy .
  21. Second season in serie C went very well: The old serie C treble - League, Cup and Super Cup! Won every competition we played in comfortable fashion, squad had both quality and depth thanks to some good signings on free (including top scorer Spagnoli and POY Pugliese) and excellent loans (mostly from Palermo). Back to back promotions to serie B accomplished, going for the three-peat now . After a good nations league, NT had a terrible year in EURO qualifiers with a string of heavy defeats. Biggest success of the year was Udinese starlet Stefanelli accepting the call-up (and also a loan to our club) which is cool. Youth intake was again disappointing and for the second year in a row the best prospect was a goalkeeper (both just half decent, maybe good for third choice atm). Still a long way to go!
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