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  1. I somewhat know how to arrange a tactic but my issue is with club management in general. How can i relate my tactics to club management? Things like who should i sign? Who should i look for scouting? What kind of contract should i offer to who? Should it be a long term contract or short? I dont have a clear vision on these questions. How do you guys play the club management part? And how that does it relate to your tactics?
  2. It is enabled in preferences but the music stops after i load my save.
  3. How can i enable background music to run during playing? It only plays at start menu.
  4. The relationship between vision and passing makes sense as one is the ability to see other is to execute. To better understand off the ball, is it the ability to create space for yourself or teammates? Like f9 droping for inside forward who seeks to exploit the space behind him, or the ability to drift around looking for space for yourself?
  5. What is the difference between off the ball and anticipation? They are both at the mental group but do they govern the same thing? For ex; if an attacking player anticipates the coming through ball and heads towards the space, what will be the influence of "off the ball" on the player? I dont quite understand this.
  6. Hi i have a question in my mind. I was watching Athletico-Real Madrid champions league match and i see that Athletico can not easily pass between the lines and short passes generally fail. I see this pattern in the game as well when i am outmatched by my opposition. I wonder which player attributes of better team are important in these situations with regards to team instructions? High dline and closing down are obvious ones. For players, better team needs anticipation to anticipate where ball is going? Workrate? Positioning? Tackling? I havent checked Real madrid players' attributes for ex. especially middfield but which player attributes are important for this high closing down game to work and making opposition team to have a bad game?
  7. Hello i just started a new save with Espanyol. I am playing 4-4-2 with defensive mentality and flexible team shape. I use only shorter passing as TI. My system is this: DLF(S) CF(A) WM(A) MC(d) BTB(s) W(S) WB(s) DC DC FB(A) I use PIs for wm to replicate inside forwards. Also w(s) has get further forward pi. Some notable ppms are dlf - come deep to get ball, cf - play one twos and btb - arrives late into opposition are. So my problem is in defence. I have some decent centre backs but conceded 7 goals in last 3 games. there is a gap between my defence and midfield also my midfield cant handle 3 or more opponents' midfield players. They are just outnumbered. My plan is to make wm(A) to wm(S) and give him sit narrow pi. Also i plan to increase defensive line. I dont know if i should touch team shape as it affects the space between lines. Do you have any suggestions to this setup? Is it balanced or have an obvious weakness? I need some help about this.
  8. hmm what about tm(s) and one if(a)? with an attacking cm TM(s) would be more beneficial.
  9. Hi, im playing as Torino. I cant believe but there is only one central defender who has 14 jumping. Others are all 10-11 and during my play he is injured. I cant seem to handle the set pieces and corners receiving many goals from them. My question how can i play with low jumping defenders? And how teams handle this in real life?
  10. I am with the same boat as you. I am sacked 5-6 times from southampton until i gave up last year. I tried to implement my own strategy without the usual cut inside-stay wider duo at wings. I tried to make 4-4-2 to work with wingers crossing same as you. Never worked. I felt like i must play the game in a specific way. Like forced on me. I thought like you, i get results if i play like that way. But i dont want to play like that. I read guides here, watched rashidi's videos if i can implement what on my mind on the game. Then i realized something this is becoming too complex. And game has too many variables to think off that i just cant stand nowadays and exit the game. I know this is not an issue for players playing the game 10 or maybe 15 years, witnessing the change while game develops and it may become their natural kind of a talent when processing the information they see and making decisions accordingly while we cant. I know i am overcomplicating things but this is my thought process after 2 years of failed fm playing.
  11. Playing southampton, i started 5 or 6 times which all of them failed. I win 1 in 5 games, others are all loss or tie. I am trying 4-1-4-1 formation or 4-3-3DM formation all the time. I want to play 4-1-4-1 formation because i have a decent dm - Victor Wanyama also i think it will bring some defensive solidity as southampton dc's are not very good. For left wing i have tadic decent winger attributes but low decisions. For right wing, i have Mane, good attacker but lack teamplay and passing ability. For that reason i came up a tactic like this: DLF(s) W(s) Cm(a) Dlp(s) Wm(a) BWM(d) FB(s) DC DC WB(s) I play standard mentality with flexible team shape. I use play out of defence instruction and sometimes work ball into box. No other tis. For PI's, i duplicated If's instructions to wm(a) with cut inside with the ball. Cm(a) has shorter passing pi and dlf has move into channels. However system doesnt work. My obsevations are; first of all w(s) stays wide and seems disconnected from the team. He grabs the ball run wide try to dribble and lose it. Cm(a) i play with stephen davis who has 8 finishing and cant finish the chances although he surges into the box. I tried changing w(s) to wm(s) and fb to wb(a) but still hardly find any goals and concede 2 or 3 even from low league teams. As for cm attack role i dont have budget to bring better player since im lacking a dc, dr already. I am stuck with the this tactic and team. I dont know what to do in order to get better with this. Any help appreciated.
  12. its the worst tactic seen in my life. with southampton cant win against even easy teams loosing 3-0/2-0. We are having 1 shots on target in games lol. I see only 1 counter attack goal from the start of the season. Teams are camping in my half, the only thing my team does is hoofing the ball to striker. Total crap. Edit: what is the point of making a tactic then? With the forum's moderators tactic i am close to be sacked. In 10 games, my team lost 5 matches, draw 4 games and win only 1 game. Then you guys expect us to make tactic and be successful?
  13. Alright thanks for tips. I am managing crystal palace. Will try that team subscription.
  14. Hi thanks for the answer. I will try them. In one of my saves Memphis Depay was transfer listed which he was perfect for my tactics as inside forward. I saw him with luck and got him relatively cheaper. I was browsing the transfer window and luckily saw him. But i dont know how many good players i miss that are transfer listed and i couldnt catch especially if they fit my tactics. Is there a page or a way to get news about transfer listed players except shortlisting them one by one?
  15. I am considering myself noob at this game and i need some pointers how you guys handle scouting and transfers. 1. About searching players, I am going into too detail and at the end i feel like i am loosing broader perspective. I dont know much about players except the ones in the big teams like Barcelona or MTU. When i look the players list in transfer window, i cant determine who to transfer just by looking at names. So i click on players one by one till the end of the list and its becoming a chore to look at all. How can i manage to make good transfers without making it too complicated and time consuming? Is there any guide for this? 2. As i said i dont know much about players except famous ones, how can i track good players that i dont know? For example, if a good player is transfer listed in like southampton, how can i know this? I read somewhere that by subscribing to competitions, i can learn about rising players or good players. Also is following transfer rumours in news helps? I dont want to miss good players especially during transfer windows who are transfer listed. These are the areas im struggling. Any help appreciated.
  16. Thats it they didnt fix the crossing. Too much wait too much disappointment. Im out for 2016.
  17. Hi; I have question. I am playing a Defensive Forward which has fewer risky passes on by default. I want to keep this behaviour but also want him to make risky passes if opportunity rises. Can i achieve it by training attempts risky passes ppm? Or his default instruction overrides his ppm anyways? Thks
  18. In fact i choose counter strategy because it gives lower tempo, narrow width and shorter passing at final third. I thought these could give team some quality passing options. And also I am managing Southampton, I thought counter strategy makes me more solid in defense when playing with bigger sides. I am no expert about roles/duties, actually Cleon's attacking thread made some sense to me about them, so i come up with a tactics but it obviously failed. I wanted quality passing/chances, not playing a possesion game for the sake of possesion. Just trying to come up with roles/duties which they can pass nicely and create good chances. I can live with less then %50 possesion. I have some questions about 4-1-4-1; In terms of duties, should wingers play like inside forwards? Because lack of man in final third make classic wingers not so good in 4-1-4-1? You said i must stretch the backline of opposition. Can that be done with an attack duty forward with move into channels pi? So that an attacking midfielder make a run in that space? I want to improve my 4-1-4-1 tactics and want to understand how 4-1-4-1 works.
  19. @Fosse unfortunately system doesnt work for me. In theory i think it is a good setup but i dont get good results.
  20. I am trying to play with 4-1-4-1 formation but i dont know where to start. What this formation can play best? Possesion or counters or fast attacking football? I try it with Southampton without success. I use no TI. I choose run at defense rarely to see if it will make any difference but it doesnt do much. First of all, i want my players to pass easily with themselves and have many options. I dont want them to rush play or hoof the ball. For that reason i choose counter mentality and spread roles/duties accordingly as i thought appropriate. My forward is a defensive forward. I want him to stay close to midfield, hold up the ball and let others get into the play. So i gave him hold up ball and dribble less pi. My wingers have cut inside and stay norrawer pi as i want them to crowd the box and receive the ball from deep to finish. My right is on attack duty, left one is attack or have "get forward" pi if i make him support. Midfielders pairs are; box to box and cm support/playmaker support. I want them to stay just out of box to create chances or support maraduing fullbacks to receive passes. Dm is just regular dm. For fullbacks, i gave them attack duty for both or sometimes attack for one, support for other. They have "play wider" and "wider with ball" pis. I try to put these roles and duties according to Cleon's attacking thread. However, my team is not playing what i want them to play. The quality chances appears too rare. My shots on targets are like 1 on 8. The good pass connections happens but 2-3 times in a match from defence to attack otherwise it is hoofballs or many missplaced passes. I am lost actually i dont know where to start to develop this tactic to a good and consistent one. Any help appreciated.
  21. Unfortunately i got sacked. I am going to play a new save with southampton. How do you set up our strikers? I tried af/dlf but couldnt get dlf deep enough to be a link. There is a ppm as static target man in my player maybe he stays in the box for that reason. I will try attacking mentality instead of standart mentality in this save.
  22. I played against watford, i was down 2-0 in first half. I made these changes - get rid off every team instruction, add higher tempo and switched l/r midfields to attacking wingers and we come out winning 4-3. That was brilliant. Hope we come on top at incoming matches. I am trying to make my own tactics and in fact i was unable to make a fast direct 4-4-2 so i had switched to more possesion oriented 4-4-2 which i failed. I will continue this high tempo 4-4-2 see how it goes.
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