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  1. Finally, I've managed to go through freezes and crushes and finished the 1st season in La Liga. In order not to cause any distraction I picked the weakest team in the leagues(Valladolid) so all grandes such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid were under AI control. I’m sure that many people also will be interested to know how things stand in FM19 Beta when it comes “eagle point of view” on things and how it compared with real life football. Here are some my observations on the data below: - Barcelona didn't play possession football and its average possession at the end of the season was only 55% - Barcelona and Real Madrid had almost the same amount of possession(about 55%) as Huesca, Girona and other small clubs at the end of the season which is very unrealistic - The top clubs scored very low amount of goals during the season, for example, Barcelona and Real Madrid scored only about 65 goals at the end of the season - The top clubs didn't show any dominance, for example, Barcelona and Real Madrid got only about 76 points and the end of the season - Messi made 19 appearances in the league and scored only 7 goals LEAGUE TABLE POSSESSION STATS MESSI'S STATS
  2. I picked Valladolid which was the weakest club in La Liga and the club was predicted by media to finish the last place (20th). After 27 matches in the league I was sitting the 9th place which was far above expectation and I still got sacked
  3. I've got a very good PC, it's based on “Ryzen Threadripper 1900X” CPU, also it has SSD. As I said even with such good PC, I find that FM19 is very slow and I can only image how it feels for people with worse PC spec.
  4. Ehh… for me it’s a disappointment to see that the gameplay’s pace hasn’t increased compared with FM18 or compared with any previous versions and it has become even more slower. Now it takes more time to accomplish things in FM19 than it was in FM18 and I must add that I’m not the only one who thinks that FM18 was already very slow.
  5. Here's my first experience: often happens that the game freezes when I try to go "On Holiday" mode and the screen becomes unresponsive…
  6. Totalfootballfan

    Let us disable VAR in FM19!

    Unlike in real life, in FM referees are always aware about everything what happens during matches and they are able to make correct calls all the time because they aren’t humans they are just a part of the game code but SI coded them to make mistakes sometimes in order they can look like referees from real life and let’s say in FM a good referee is coded to make 90 correct calls of 100 calls and a bad referee a coded to make 70 correct calls of 100 calls and so on… So unlike in real life, in FM the VAR introduction might be just an additional animated even during matches that many people would like to skip and nothing more than that and there might be no changes to the code that is responsible for referees’ decisions but as I said it would be logical to if SI slightly increased numbers of correct call from referees in the leagues that support VAR compare with the leagues that don’t support it.
  7. Totalfootballfan

    Let us disable VAR in FM19!

    Mate, If we are talking about FM(a PC game) and not about real life then the only reason why someone might be against the VAR introductions in FM19 it’s because they don’t want to watch VAR events during matches and they want to be sure that there’ll be an option to skip VAR events. There are simply no other reasons to protest against the VAR introductions in FM19 except the one I pointed above because the code that is responsible for referees decisions might not change at all in FM19 compare FM18 and the only difference is just cosmetical means that in FM19 when watching matches sometimes you encounter match events when the referee run to watch VAR but interacting with VAR might not have any impact on the referee’s decision at all but I think in FM19 SI just made referees to make slightly less mistakes in the leagues that supports VAR compare to the leagues without VAR support... at least such move would look logical to me.
  8. Totalfootballfan

    Let us disable VAR in FM19!

    In real life the overwhelming majority of people who protest against VAR say that they are against it not because they doubt its positive impact on referees decisions but they are against it because it slows down matches and because of that it’s not worth having VAR. I can say that in real life I’ve never seen that someone who was against VAR says that VAR can’t help referees make better calls in some dubious situations but they say that VAR events just takes too much time and it’s very boring to watch them so because of it’s not worth having VAR. I’m sure that the overwhelming majority of people that protest against the VAR introduction in FM19 is just want to have an option to skip watching its events during matches and that’s all.
  9. I hope that there'll be an option to avoid watching VAR events animation during matches because if such ability is absent then it looks nonsense to me. I'm sure that the most of peope that 'protest' against VAR in FM19 asking not about removing it as an idea because the VAR introduction in a PC game is a harmless thing unlike in real life, people just want an options to skip watching its event. To those people who fanatical protest agasint it I want to say that unlike in real life, in FM referees are always aware about everything what happens during matches and they are able to make correct calls all the time because they aren’t humans they are just a part of the game code but SI coded them to make mistakes sometimes in order they can look like referees from real life and let’s say in FM a good referee is coded to make 90 correct calls of 100 calls and a bad referee a coded to make 70 correct calls of 100 calls and so on… So unlike in real life, in FM the VAR introduction might be just an additional animated even during matches that many people would like to skip and nothing more than that and there might be no changes to the code that is responsible for referees’ decisions but as I said it would be logical to if SI slightly increased numbers of correct call from referees in the leagues that support VAR compare with the leagues that don’t support it.
  10. Man City in Real Life vs Man City in FM18 Right now in real life Man City is setting records in English Premier League… Does that come as a big surprise for everyone? I’m completely sure that any football fan even that is being far from a football expert expected something like that from Man City in this season… Why? Because it’s under control of Pep Guardiola that has unlimited amount of money to spend and he is going to re-create his invisible Barcelona. Almost all betting agencies predicted Man City to finish the 1st place this season. Here are Man City’s stats after 19 matches played in the league this season in real life: Matches Played: 19 Points: 55 Goal Scored: 60 Conceded: 12 Goal Difference: +48 Average Possession: 65.9% Now let’s see how Man City under AI management performs in FM18 during the 1st season after 19 matches in the league and compare it with the real life performance. In order to do that I picked the weakest team in the league Huddersfield, set the Assistant to handle the tactic, training and everything else in order not to make any impact on the results and then went On Holiday until 19 matches played in the league. I repeated the testing 5 times in order to have such data sample that can be consider enough decent to be taken into consideration. Game Saves for each test I uploaded on FTP: EPL Test Season ( 1 ).fm EPL Test Season ( 2 ).fm EPL Test Season ( 3 ).fm EPL Test Season ( 4 ).fm EPL Test Season ( 5 ).fm Test - 1 Matches Played: 19 Points: 35 Goal Scored: 35 Conceded: 23 Goal Difference: +12 Average Possession: 52% Test - 2 Matches Played: 19 Points: 32 Goal Scored: 38 Conceded: 26 Goal Difference: +12 Average Possession: 52% Test - 3 Matches Played: 19 Points: 34 Goal Scored: 32 Conceded: 28 Goal Difference: +4 Average Possession: 53% Test - 4 Matches Played: 19 Points: 34 Goal Scored: 33 Conceded: 16 Goal Difference: +17 Average Possession: 53% Test - 5 Matches Played: 19 Points: 37 Goals Scored: 35 Conceded: 16 Goal Difference: +19 Average Possession: 53% As you can see in FM18 Man City produces the results and play that are far away from what we see in in real: [ Real Life ] Goals Difference +48 vs [ FM 18 ] Goal Difference +13 [ Real Life ] Goal Scored 60 vs [ FM 18 ] Goal Difference 34 [ Real Life ] Possession 65,9 % vs [ FM 18 ] Possession 53 % I don’t know how about you guys but for me such difference is too much. I would not mind if Southampton or West Brom show results and play in FM18 that were complete different from what we see in real life but I think the best team in the world such Man City deserve close attention and they should produce play and result that are very close with what we see in real life.
  11. At the current moment I managed to repeat about 5 times the 1st season in German Bundesliga and I can say with complete certainty that this how the league table looks like at the end of the 1st season in average: As you can see at the screenshot above Bayern Munich finished the 3rd place and got only 62 points, scored only 64 goals and got G.D. +26. I’m sure that it’s a well-known fact any person even for those who are far from being a football expect that the last 5 years Bayern Munich has been dominating greatly Bundesliga. The problem isn’t that Bayern Munich didn’t won the league because sometimes it wins the league in the 1st season, the problem is that even when it wins the league the stats that it has at end of the season are completely unrealistic and in general the stats of all teams in the league are completely unrealistic. Here’s how in real life the stats of Bayern Munich looks like after a great season for it. Check the stats and compare it with the FM simulation: Here’s how in real life the stats of Bayern Munich looks like after an average season for it. Check the stats and compare it with the FM simulation: As you can see when Bayern Munich’s having a great season it gets about 90 points, scores about 100 goals and its G.D. is about +80. And when Bayern Munich’s having an average season it still gets about 82 points, scores about 90 goals and its G.D. is about +67. In FM18 Bayern Munich gets about 62-68 points, scores about 65 goals and gets G.D. about +26 in the 1st season and as it can be seen at my screen from the game even Hoffenheim got better stats than Bayern Munich at the end of the 1st. In general in FM18 any team that win German Bundesliga in the first season usually gets no more than 68-70 points and scores no more than 65-70 goals. I don’t know about you guys but for me seeing such big difference in the key stats creates completely unrealistic impression and if you check my first post at this thread then you’ll see that similar situation is observed in all major leagues.
  12. I decided to check how things stand in Seria A so I picked Benevento and quickly finished the 1st season. I uploaded the game save at FTP - Seria A Test.fm Here’s the league table at the end of the season Juventus got only 62 points and finished the 6th place, scored 59 goals and conceeded 39 and didn’t even manage to get Champions League spot for the next season. Napoli got only 59 points and finished the 8th place didn’t even managed to get into Euro Cups the next season, also it scored only 62 goals in the season when in real life it usually scores 80-94 goals in a season. I don’t know about you guys but to me all that looks extremely unrealistic and disappointing because at least during the 1st season in FM I expect to see things happens somehow close to real life. At the same time I was checking Spanish La Liga, I picked Girona there and was sacked just before few weeks the end of the season. Here’s the league table at the end of the season: Barcelona got only 76 points and finished the 3rd place, also, Barcelona scored only 55 goals in the season when in real life it scores 110-120 goals in a season. Real Madrid got 87 only points and such small amount of points was enough to win La Liga , also, Real Madrid scored only 64 goals in the season when in real life Real Madrid usually scores 110-120 goals in a season. Atletico Madrid scored more goals than Barcelona and Real Madrid in the season.
  13. Hi Nic! I would never say that Barcelona Players should score every attack or every counter-attack because saying something like that would be completely stupidity . As I said at the opening post I simulated a counter-attack when only 2xDefenders defend against 6xAttackers, also, it must be noted that 6 attackers are the best players in the game but the result came out quite unrealistic because there were 44 attacks when 6 attackers were attacking only vs 2 Defenders in the 1st half and they only managed to score 5 goals, and that’s about 11,36 % success rate of 2 vs 6 counter-attacks. Let’s me ask you… does the success rate only 11% of 2 vs 6 counter-attacks look as realistic number to you? If 2 vs 6 counter-attacks have only 11% success rate then 2 vs 5, 2 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 should have even smallest success rate. Once more, at the opening post I marked only 2 vs 6 counter-attacks that happened at the 1st half of the match and I counted there were about 44 counter-attacks(2vs6) and only 5 of them ended as goals, which I find quite unrealistic. The analyzes clearly shows that when your team gets a 2 vs 6 counter-attack then its chances to score will be about only 11% and when they get a counter-attack with less advantage something 2 vs 5 or 2 vs 4 or 2 vs 3 then their chances to score will be even less. The simulation that I made above is a simple simulation of a 2 vs 6 counter attack and nothing more than that, it gives clear understanding what you should expect when in your match 2 vs 6 / 2 vs 5 / 2 vs 4 / 2 vs 3 counter-attack happens.
  14. PKM at the FTP - 2 vs 6 Counter-Attack Simulation.pkm Hello guys! I think that players’ intelligence when they make decisions in attack requires improving, I find these following arears at poor state in the Beta: - Passing Decision - Dribbling Decision - Shooting Decisions - Off The Ball Movement Decisions I made a simulation 2 Defenders vs 6 Attackers and that’s just a simulation of a 2 vs 6 counter-attack and the result came out very unrealistic. The setup of the simulation: 2 x Defenders – Sergio Ramos and Nacho 6 x Attackers –Messi, Suarez, Dembele, Iniesta, Rakitic and Busquets Here’s an analysis of the 1st half of the match I counted about 44 attacks(2 vs 6) and only 5 of them ended up as goals. So only about 11% of 2 vs 6 Counter Attacked ends up as goal which is quite unrealistic, especially, when the attacking group consist of the best players in the game. PKM - 2 vs 6 Counter-Attack Simulation.pkm The 1st half - 44 x Attacks(2 vs 6) and only 5 of them ended up as goals 01 : 42 02 : 14 03 : 09 03 : 53 05 : 00 05 : 17 07 : 24 08 : 18 09 : 45 10 : 20 10 : 50 --- GOAL ! 12 : 23 12 : 47 13 : 49 15 : 04 17 : 19 18 : 23 19 : 28 22 : 13 23 : 33 23 : 45 24 : 43 25 : 13 25 : 35 27 : 06 27 : 19 28 : 12 30 : 30 --- GOAL ! 31 : 41 32 : 39 33 : 51 34 : 53 35 : 04 36 : 17 36 : 34 37 : 50 38 : 00 --- GOAL ! 38 : 51 40 : 10 40 : 47 --- GOAL ! 42 : 08 43 : 43 44 : 30 – GOAL ! 45 : 08 47 : 06 48 : 31 At the video below I gathered the worst looking attacking decisions from the PKM
  15. Neil… sure, I checked it… when I went back from “On Holiday” I found myself still managing Huddersfield Girona sacked me but it happened just 3 matches before the end of the season so it won’t have any significant impact on the results. I didn’t post it in the bugs forum because it might be that I’m the only weirdo who considers something like that as an issue so I wanted to hear what other people think about it because if nobody cares about it then there’s no point in raising in the bug forum
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