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  1. I wonder what the average wage a 21 year old English player earns is compared to their German, Spanish and Italian counterparts.
  2. A very interseting article has popped upo on F365: http://www.football365.com/news/are-england-too-thick-to-win-anything Tl;Dr - English footballers are to thick to win anything, and the lack of basic inelligence hinders English footballers. The source of the article is anecdotal, maybe some merit in the overall point however and is something that plays a significant factor in the failings of English footballers.
  3. Coaching seems to be a big issue, am I right in thinking that to get your badges in this country is significantly more expensive than the other countries on the continent? Surley this FA, by far the most wealthy, can set aside a pot of money to subsidise costs for people wnating to take their badges. It appears only ex-pros or the wealthy can realistically get to the top of the coaching qualification ladder. I think overall the FA doesn't really want to change anything, the Premier League certainly doesn't financially it is going from strength to strength so why do anything to change that?
  4. With the inevitable demise of England in yet another tournament I have been, in a n almost sadomasochistic ritual, been sifting through the various opinions on why, yet again, England have failed in the face of pressure. Some of the common arguments are: Players aren't good enough - Well I think some are certainly overrated, but they are good players and some have potential to be better, and the players are surely, in terms of technical prowess, on the level of Wales and Iceland. I think we in England are guilty of over estimating them but they are in no way bad players. Too much too soo
  5. The Danny Baker Twitter account was a great recommendation, it's absolute gold.
  6. I've grown a bit disinterested in this FM, so decided to rekindle my efforts by attempting a totally different league and team. I ended up going for the New Engand Revolution and I have to say I really enjoyed it, managed to win in my first season using an asymetric formation (which is my first dabble at such a formation) and in general I was very happy with my sides performance. Only problem I have is I have no clue how the league really works haha. I've qualified for the NA Champions League but I'm yet to try it out. MLS is general is a fairly good league, especially for experimenting with t
  7. Well I had 10 shots managing 6 CCC and 4x hitting the woodwork, the team I faced had 20 shots, 5 CCC and 4x hitting the woodwork. I won the game and thi save is proving succesful, it's just I thought this may be a rare occurance that may not come up in testing so thought it may be worth bringing up as it seemed a peculiar game from a ME perspective.
  8. Would there be an amount of times the woodwork is struck in a game that would indicate an issue worth looking at in the ME? I've just had a game with where both sides struck the woodwork 4 times each, 8 in a game seems a little excessive, the game also brought about 11 CCC for both sides combined. Don't get me wrong the game was fun to watch but seemed a little off in terms of CCC and shots hitting the woodwork.
  9. So after a few seasons with the game spent over various saves I think this is the first version which I haven't enjoyed as much as its predecessor. I find FM16 a lot more difficult to get my head around, I primarily which extended highlights but for the last season of my current save have taken to watching comprehensive highlights in an attempt to see what's what. Lots of other poster have remarked about the nature of crossing or 'perfect cross' to the back post always resulting in a goal, for me it isn't the crossing that's the issue, it's the lack of defensive engagement. Time and time again
  10. Does anyone find that if they are doing better than they really should be, or better than is realistically possible, with the club they are managing that some of the fun of FM decreases just a little? I'm managing Wolves and I'm in my second season (my first in the EPL) and find the team performing far better than I could expect. It's not down to any tactical nouse or anything, if I'm honest I think I've just stumbled across something that seems to work for my side totally by accident, but I kind of feel/ want them to be struggling a bit more so it resembles the real world a little better. Is
  11. Man that's a shame. I tend to find that a shorter passing, possession based game works best.
  12. 4-4-2 diamonds can be made and be successful, I've used the same tactic for three iterations of FM now and it has done the job very well. The trick is widening the diamond in possession and keeping it compact when you don't have the ball. Fullback postition will always be the weakness defensivley, but going the other way they will probably be your best outlet. BBM imo don't work in a narrow midfield especially if you have marauding WB's you'll just end up with a massive gap. Your CM's need to be more generalised, I use CMs/CMa combo with personal instructins and it works a treat. The HB is vit
  13. Name: Andres Cubas Position: DMC/CM Age: 18 Club: Boca Value: 1.3mil Sale Value: DOn't know. I've truned down 6mil from PSG and Real Work Permit Needed: Yes Name: Rodrigo Betancur Position: MCR/ AMC Age: 17 Club: Boca Value: 900k Sale Value: Don't know. Work Permit Needed: Yes
  14. It was the hardest formation for me to make work, but having used it for the last to installments I think it might be my favourite. It's tricky to set up mind..
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