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  1. Hello everyone, I am currently playing two saves. One on the lower leagues of england and one where I try to get Super Deport back to its former glory. I recently got promoted with Depor, trying to survive our first season back in the top flight. I mainly relied on free transfers - from withing La Liga - in this first season to try to build a solid squad that will help me survive. Thing is, I now have about 10 million pounds and 80 k per week in the budget and I can begin scouting for next season. I wanted to know which leagues have been the best for you to send scouts to. I personally have always loved sending scouts to Portugal. Their newgens are always incredible. Another one of my favorites is Sweden, I will never forget Erick Sorensson of FM14 fame, that guy scored so so many for me, probably my favorite newgen ever.
  2. Thanks so much for your response. Just a couple of things I want to ask you. 1. What's the rationale in changing the wide player to WM? I haven't used that role very much. Who would you say plays that role irl? Maybe a James Word Prowse? Whilshere under Wenger when he kinda played 442? What sets him apart from a regular winger? 2. In real life I like more compact football, more defensive. I had to go gung ho cause I had promised the board I would get promoted, and the squad was miles better than other champ teams. What I am afraid, and has happened to me is that I go defensive and end up loosing a ton of games 1 nil, cause I can't create anything going forward. How would you set up a good outlet for attacks while maintaining some defensive power? Also, I forgot to mention. My team is very athletic both wingbacks are super pacey and strong. So are both St. 3. Do you have any tips for set pieces? I have done well with the normal set pieces but I feel that was due to my team being better than the oposition.
  3. Hello everyone, I am currently doing a bit of a journeyman save on FM 20. After getting promotions with Wycombe (to the championship), and then with Blackburn (to the Prem) I got sacked twice because, what worked for me in the league below just would not cut it in the league above. I just got West Brom promoted back to the prem, after finishing second. I played a quite attacking 442, with high pressing and quick transitions. My team was on balanced and I used most of the "base" gegenpress instructions (i usually dont like pass into space). My team would set up something like this: PF (S) DLF(A) IW (S) BBM DLP (D) IW(S) WB (S) CD (D) BPD (D) WB (S) SK (A) A few things to point out, of that 11, there are a few spots that I would say are crucial: DLP (D). I have Sam Field playing in there and, for my money, he has been incredible. I would like to keep that role, if possible. BBM. I have Rakeeem Harper, I feel he is a "mini vieira" or pretty similar to what prime abou diaby was like, he got the most assists last season and is incredible breaking down lines. The left IW is Celina (previously at Swansea). His overall play is good, but not great, but his set piece taking has single handily won me matches. I am asking for a bit of advice since I have struggled a bit to adapt to higher leagues before. How would you turn this set up more conservative? Would you just go for it? Regarding signings, I am tempted to have a go with most of the same lads and just see if they can keep me up. With Blackburn I tried to bring in new faces and I feel most of the new signings underperformed and ended up going back to the "old guard". Any advice is welcomed. Thanks.
  4. I would love to know your take on the whole formation. Id rather be patient than progressive.
  5. Im curious: why is It not defensively sound? What changes would you suggest to improve It?
  6. Hello everyone, I have been unable to play the Game for a while. I mostly play in the lower levels of England where I use a very Direct 442 (I love using TM). I recently got a different computer (I cant access my regular save) and I am triying out a new save with a different philosophy. I want to play a posession based style with either a 532 or a 433. But, the thing is, I dont really like to use a high defensive línea, nor a lot of pressing (at least not high pressing). Could I sit deep and eventually try to keep a lot of the ball after winning It? Or is It imperative to be very agressive with pressing? Also another thing I have a bit of a problem is recreating the Giroud role at Arsenal. I want to have a player that acts as the main point of the attack but more of an enabler (kind of like a center in basketball, where he screens a lot and gets other players good looks). I tought about setting up something like this: Dlf (s) If/iw (a). W (s) Cm (s) or BBM. AP(s) Dm or hb. Wb (s). Bpd (d). Bpd (d) Wb(a) Are there any changes you guys would recommend? I am unsure about how to set Up the midfield 3. Also I dont really know what to do with the right wing spot.
  7. It is one of the hardest things to pull of with a TM. Its kind of the Giroud role on Arsenal. I would still use DLF (s), I feel they get into the box a lot anyway.
  8. The "Target Man" role is one of my favorite in all of football (be it Football Manager or real life football). I have had quite a bit of success utilizing a TM in various iterations of FM, I will never forget Callum Brittum (that was legit his name) a Welsh tower that won me the EuroCup with Blackburn. I just wanted to open up this thread for two reasons: I want to hear how do you set up your tactics to get the most of your TM and what players (be it real or regens) have been good for you.
  9. This is my opinion (and I don think it always aplly) but... I tend to see way more production from wingers (or inverted wingers) when playing them on midfield rather than on the attacking midfield. I guess it has to do with space, since they are coming from behind they have more space (which is helpful to exploit pace and also helps finishing and crossing for guys who arent really elite).
  10. If anyone has any questions about where to manage I can give some advice. I would suggest going with my boyhood club Newell´s Old Boys. We are currently having a good season IRL but because of the "promedios" (look it up if you dont know what it is) we are in danger of loosing the division. We are one of the best producers of talent in the world (Messi, Batistuta, Poch, Samuel, Martino, Maxi Rodriguez, Heinze, Bernardi, Scocco) and there are some great youngsters coming up the ranks. Bonus: not only you can coach the living legend that is Maxi Rodriguez (you can also coach both his cousins who are first team players).
  11. This post is usually quality. Thanks to @Ross Ingersoll for getting it started. I used some of the saves on previous FMs. I dont have much to add now, just wanted to give a thanks and say Im looking forward to see what tycoons get posted.
  12. Damn, that starting eleven seems so much fun. I cant believe a front 3 of sturridge, elmander and chu won the PL.
  13. Thanks to everyone for the answers. I have decided to take my chances, as people have said, waiting for a few weeks and seeing if there are any players who would rather play for my side than sit out the entire year. Each and every answer has been super helpful, and made me understand my situation better. If anyone is interested I might give a quick update regarding how my season went. Lets hope I dont get relegated (sort of unlikely).
  14. Hello everyone, I had been away from FM for a while, but decided to play again since I got some more free time. I fired up a new save, and went to the Scottish lower leagues, playing with Edinburgh City (i know its kinda op, but please dont judge). I Won the 4th division, and somehow I managed to win the 3rd Division back to back, which leaves me in the Scottish Championship. I dont have the squad to get promoted, I just managed promotion because Blair Henderson is a goalscoring-machine, and Thomson the right back has a very sweet right foot for corners and set pieces. I am currently in the offseason but there are no players interested in playing for my squad. When I go to the player search I only get players that tick the "interested in transfer box" who played 4th or 3rd division last year, none of the players who became free agents from the championship want to come play for me. Is there anything I am doing wrong? Do I have any way to improve my recruiting strategy? If not, it seems that I will most likely get relegated since my squad wasnt even good by 3rd divisions standards. I do have two scouts, I got some reports on some better players, but they really dont want to come. If anyone might be able to tell me if there is something I am doing wrong I would aprecciate it.
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