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ottey_swe

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  1. Where do you check the level of team gelling, or team cohesion, in FM17? I checked my assistant managers reports but didn't find any team talk feedback.
  2. Rest 2 days after match

    Exactly. Or CMD instead of CTRL if you're on OSX, which I happen to be. I usually rest everyone bar the goalkeeper.
  3. Rest 2 days after match

    That was helpful! Thanks!
  4. In the team tactics section, you have the ability to let your players rest the day after a match. Very often, however, I find myself resting the players two days after a game (select players who played last game-right click-training-rest-2 days). This is down to a busy schedule (not least during the festive period) and me not rotating the team a lot. For me, a "Rest two days after match" in the team tactics section would be hugely convenient and save me a lot of clicks.
  5. When I buy an expensive player in january, I want to be able to tie him down to a 5,5-year contract rather than just 4,5-years, which is the longest possible atm. If you want to extend a contract beyond 5 years, you currently have to wait until march. This has very much been done IRL, for instance when Chelsea signed Fernando Torres from Liverpool in January '11.
  6. So, I've put my assistant manager in charge of opposition instructions, and I find myself constantly pausing the match to go into the opposition instructions and click on the "apply assistant advice" button in order to implement any changes he wants to make. Especially towards the end of an even game I go in there all the time just to make sure I haven't missed any opposition instructions he's recommended for a late supersub. It would save me quite a few clicks to have him just update the opposition instructions automatically throughout the game without me constantly having to go into the tactics section and update his changes all the time.
  7. When you're browsing a specific players profile, there's the ability to make a comparison between him and other players in the game. Sometimes, however, you want to compare your player to a legend that's retired and is no longer in the game. In order to do this, I've so far resorted to dusting off older versions of the game to check the stats of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Zidane, Owen, Van Nistelrooy, Henry, Trezeguet, Seaman, Chilavert, Cafu, Nesta, Maldini etc when they were in their prime. It would be really handy to be able to make a direct comparison to these long retired legends (Ronaldo '98, Rivaldo '99, Owen '00, Figo '01, Zidane '02, Van Nistelrooy '03, Ronaldinho '06 etc) in their prime directly under the "comparison" tab of the player to check whether he's on the right to becoming a true legend in the game. Thoughts? Maybe this has been brought up before?
  8. Granted, 31/32 is a European Championship year, but don't you still think this run in is a bit congested?
  9. Player retiring without warning

    Unfortunately not. I just have one current save from six years (in-game) on.
  10. As the title says, MLS teams keep bidding for my players, but the transfers never go through because they have already reached their foreign player limit. Now I just reject all their offers because I know they won't lead to an actual transfer anyway. I can't be the only one experiencing this?
  11. In the summer of 2018 I tied Petr Cech down to a two-year deal with Arsenal. However, in the summer of 2019, he suddenly decides to retire completely out of the blue. There's a notification in my inbox, and that's it. Yes, he's 37 years old. Yes, he didn't play every game during the last season despite being fit (26/38 league starts). Yes, we only managed 5th place, hence no CL qualification. However, having a year left, I would at least have expected him to announce his intention to retire during the season, with that green "Ret" box appearing by his name. What do you think?
  12. This is what it should normally look like when you haven't made any changes, with the "Confirm" button greyed out. This time there's a clickable "Confirm" button, although I haven't made any changes. When i click "Cancel" I'm prompted with this "Discard changes?" message, even though I haven't made any changes. Could it have something to do with my assistant manager being responsible for opposition player instructions? I think his opposition instructions are only applied at the start of the game, whereafter I actively have to ask him to assign updated opposition instructions during the course of the game, but I could be wrong.
  13. It happens all the time, actually. I'm using the mac version if that makes any difference.
  14. During a game, I frequently enter the advanced tactics section. Sometimes when I haven't changed anything, I'm prompted with the message to either cancel or confirm the "changes" I've supposedly made before returning to the game, even if I haven't made any. When I haven't made any tactical changes, I want to be able to return to the game from the advanced tactics section without being prompted with this "cancel/confirm changes" message. Anyone else noticed this?
  15. So, I started a save with Arsenal. Much like Claudio Ranieri at Leicester this season, Jose Mourinho at Chelsea last season and Juande Ramos at Tottenham in 07/08, I got the team into an "uncontrollable" downward spiral which culminated in me getting the sack in February, with the team sat in ~9th place. I created a new manager and decided to try and save the season rather than just running away and starting a new save. This could also be an opportunity for me to try the new FM17 feature which allows for a new manager to deviate from the original season expectations, which in this case was competing for the league title. I eventually got Arsenal into 5th place, three points off 2nd place. However, after this unbelievable run, the board was still disappointed with the teams performance in the league. This must have been due to me somehow failing to adjust the season expectations upon joining in February. Also, when introducing myself to the players in February, they thought I was unambitious when aiming for a top 4 spot even though we were only 9th at the time. I'm quite sure that Roman Abramovich wasn't all that disappointed with Guus Hiddink last season, and David Levy sure wasn't questioning Harry Redknapps performance at the end of the 07/08 season. All this made me think about this new feature which allows a caretaker manager to guide a wounded team through the remainder of a lost season without the pressure of the original season expectations. Must I have missed to set realistic season expectations when joining Arsenal in February, or could it be that the original season expectations of competing for the league title just wasn't up for negotiation? Maybe I remember incorrectly, and it's just the pre-match odds that are flexible throughout the season? Not the season expectations. What are your thoughts? Do you have any experience of this situation in FM17?
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