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  1. @knap Black Echo seems to have done the trick. Couple of games for the players to adjust, but it's really turned my season around. 1-0 Loss at Burnley was me going back to my old tactic. Changed it back and...well as you can see, things are going well. I might even make a late(ish) claim for the PL title for the second season running.
  2. @knap I found them mate, cheers. Turns out simply scrolling down seems to do the trick!!!
  3. @knap thanks mate, will give them a go. EDITED - My Brain hurts and can't find the ones you recommended. Don't suppose you have the ID numbers to hand?
  4. @knap Yeah I used Parisienne Walkway for a couple of games - Scraped a 1-0 win at home to Soton and lost 2-1 at Preston. I'll give 4411 a go. Use your google docs to find one that'll suit?
  5. Hi all, Need a bit of advice if I may. 5th season with Villa. Won the Premier League and Champions League last season, which is about 3-4 seasons earlier than I expected! I've also listed the UEFA Cup during my reign. TeaForOneVOL34321OXTHp98CC has served me grand for 3 seasons now. Below is my team, squad and overall happiness which I think is pretty good. This season I appear to be struggling massively, and can't put my finger on. lost 3 out of 5 league games and really struggling to put chances away. I've got some cracking players who ripped teams apart last season, with most being there for 2+ years. Transfer market this summer was focused on youth as my intake is pretty poor season by season. Only players i sold that were an influence were McGinn and Rahman, but still a good core of players remained for the hierarchy of the squad. Any tips or ideas from you fine FM players? Just can't seem to get a tune out of them this season at all.
  6. That's the tactic I'm using in my Villa save. Finished 5th in my second season. Currently 4th with 1 game to go. Was in the hunt for the Prem final, but lost my last 2. I am in the UEFA Cup final as well though. Solid tactic
  7. Interesting stuff. Your tweaks may...just may work with my stumbling Villa side. Is this with the current ME?
  8. Anyone got any suggestions for playing away from home? I use Parisienne Walkway WSSVol2-4231. Finished 12th with my Villa side which was ok(ish). At home I was overall 5th in the table, Away I was 19th lol. Only won twice on the road and tried all manner of things... Dropped offside trap Played Cautious/Balance/Mixture depending on game/opposition. I have the SUS all sorted I just can't seem to do anything decent away from Villa Park. Also, anyone finding it really frustrating that as soon as you score, you tend to concede a goal almost immediately! Maybe it's just my average Villa side and their concentration span of a potato.
  9. @knap thanks mate. Excuse my ignorance - are these available on your google sheet of tactics?
  10. Hi @knap Not one to normally post such things but really struggling with my Villa side! Still in the first season and struggling for goals and getting Grealish and McGinn to perform! Any recommendations for tactics to use? I'm on the updated ME.
  11. Star, cheers mate. I'm on the latest DB update so will look for a 20.4 alternative and play around with it.
  12. That's impressive. As a Villa fan I rarely play as any other team as it doesn't feel right! I find it incredibly difficult in FM20 with the squad they have, so thumbs up mate. I may have to give that tactic a go. How are you doing overall?
  13. Hats off to you mate. As a life long Villa fan myself, I feel the pain and heart ache you've endured. I've tried what must be 6 Villa saves and struggle on every one. Was going to give it another go when the transfer patch hits and I have some spare time on my hands. I look forward to seeing what you do in the summer transfer window and how you progress in season 2.
  14. I've had a break from this for a month to concentrate on my studies. Going to giver your tactic a go with my Villa team. Only played a handful of games in the 1st season so will see how it goes.
  15. Pre season went according to plan. Had a couple of testing fixtures but the team is shaping up nicely. I have to say I've been impressed so far with the transfers my DoF has made. Persuading Celtic to P/Ex Cissokho for Eughan O'Connell is a great piece of business! Cros will be cover for Jedinak and Tunicliffe will likely be in the starting XI. Managed to play the opening fixture before I turned it off - Beat Sheff Wed 2-1 away. Completely dominated the game to be honest and could easily have been 4 or 5. I've decided to retrain Grealish to a MC and I've got him sitting in the middle of the 3 with Andre Green doing the same in training to provide back up. Jedinak is a beast sitting in-front of the back 4, but at 32 I'll have to use him wisely.
  16. I've restarted my Villa save with a twist and decided to give this tactic a whirl. The twist being I am allowing DoF complete control over all transfers. It seems to be the way in this day and age when a young manager takes over a club. It seems owners are reluctant to allow them free reign so have a realistic feel to it. I've never done this before so I'm interested to see who he brings in. I've scheduled 8 friendlies so I'll keep you updated as the season progresses.
  17. Pre season went by without too much trouble. The squad needs to work on their teamwork according to my coaches, and that was before I made any signing. I'll post transfers in & out once the window shuts as I'm still on the look out for a CB(Left). I've bought in some much needed cover both in midfield and up front.
  18. I'm about to start a brand new Villa save and think I may have most of the players required at my disposal. Might need another CB (Right or Left) and a decent RCM with back up needed for Jedinak. Luckily the FB in the squad (Amavi, Bacuna) can play as wide midfielders as well. I'll keep you updated as the season progresses.
  19. I'm only 2 months into a Villa save but it going alright so far. Nothing too major in the way of transfer in or out as I feel we have enough to go straight up. Solid start to the season with the players still finding their feet with the tactic I'm using. Sitting top after a narrow 1-0 win at home to Brentford. I've still not found my ideal starting XI and I can't seem to get a tune out of Kodjia at all. Ayew doesn't seem to be much better so I may need to invest in a Striker in Jan. Going ok so far though. Made some massive changes with the backroom staff. There was virtually no Under 23 or 18 set up with coaches etc.
  20. Been looking for a 4-3-3 tactic for my Villa save. Coming into Feb of the 1st season and I have hit a brick wall in terms of getting a tune out of the players and scraping together some results. Going to retrain Grealish into the AP position. I'll let you know how I get on.
  21. Got to say this is a very solid tactic. Got off to a dream start on my Villa save! Ayew is tearing it up in the CF role. Grealish is just starting to tick now in the AML postion. Good work mate indeed.
  22. Started a Villa save last night (Long life suffering fan here as well). Not too bad a start if I do say so myself ;-) Transfers In/Out Starting XI and Tactics Really really pleased with how things are going! I honestly thought it would be a huge struggle 1st season. Shifting Gabby, N'Zogia, Senderos, Kozak and Richardson enabled me to bring in some decent young players who were ready for the 1st team. Although to be fair, its the players already there that are shining! Richards, Ayew, Guzan has been performing wonders for me. Backed up by the rest as well. Fingers crossed we can keep the good run going.
  23. ady that's really impressive mate. Definitely going to give your new tactic a bash with my Villa team. Will let you know how i get on.
  24. Enjoyed reading this thread. I had an amazing save on FM15 with Villa. I think I might just fire up Fm16 and give it a go.
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