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  1. The problem happens when our team is a dominant force in a league and europe like my Barcelona save for example. I have ever counted my average woodwork before in patch 14.2.2 and it was 1.32 per game for my team alone and slightly less in 14.3. That is ridiculous. Please do not give me logic that the more dominating a team is the more woodwork they will hit, it is simply a flawed logic as what happens with Liverpool last season.
  2. Yeah 0.64 is low, I accept that. But again having more woodwork because a team have more ball than other teams is not logical like Liverpool example and they were hardly dominating, it is down to luck! For EPL this year I do not remember Liverpool hitting as much woodwork as before so again it is LUCK and they actually perform better this year. In conclusion woodwork hit has nothing to do with how dominating a team is. More dominating does not mean more woodwork and vice versa! Look I do not mean to shoot you down or anything like that, this is a feedback thread and I believe a constructive debate is required.
  3. I apologize but I do not get your logic about a top team who have most of the possession, more crosses and shots will automatically hit woodwork at a ridiculous average of time, it does not make sense if we compare what happen to real life. In the case of Liverpool in 2012/2013 they hit the woodwork 33 times in 38 matches in a league (an average of 0.83/ game) and they were not even a top 4 team. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1656665-liverpool-why-do-the-reds-hit-the-woodwork-so-often I think it is just a pure luck and it has nothing to do with how dominating a certain team in a league. I do not remember Man Utd team under Ferguson hit the woodwork so much, even the Real Madrid team under Mourinho who broke goalscoring record 2/3 season ago. Yes this is not a deal breaker bug but it is a glaring bug and I have already posted in the feedback forum before for 14.2.2 patch where I average more than 1.2 woodwork per game just for my team and it does not seem much difference with this latest patch, maybe a little less. It seems like the ME logic dictates that the more dominating your team is the more woodwork you will hit, correct me if I am wrong. If it is right then the logic is flawed. Now you mention that soak test indicates that the woodwork average is just slightly higher than real life, may I know how is the soak test done?
  4. Well I was not complaining about the match engine, none at all, I was just questioning your logic about the CCCs and tactic and you have stated it quite clearly. In fact I am now quite happy with the current ME although it is still a small sample.
  5. The CCCs that I meant is not the one on the stats as shown in every match, I do not really care about that either. What I meant is the true CCC as most people will understand it.
  6. I have seen a lot of people complaint about poor conversion of CCCs and get replied with answers saying that it is our tactics. My question is if our tactic is problematic how do we then manage to create those CCCs? I am not talking about CCCs resulted from opponent mistakes but those that came from proper build up or team play..
  7. Ok, fine. But instead of saying that or other things that make other people feel unsatisfied, you can opt not to comment.
  8. Then what about the users that keep on insulting and belittling other users who complain about the game? Degenham_dave for example? What happens with the comment that says "if you dont like it then dont play"? Dont play?? We bought this game and we love this game, it is so inappopriate to read this kind of comment. One of the reasons this thread has often become embroiled in sniping war is because the existence of this kind of user.
  9. It happens to me a lot of time as well. I gave up setting instruction "distribute to defenders" for GK as it can lead to blunder like in your video even when I love to play possession football, instead I just let the GK kick the ball long. Just my 2 cents.
  10. Keep on belittling and criticizing someone else's post or complain is the lamest thing anyone can do on an internet forum.
  11. I am pretty sure that somebody in this forum will reply you with comment "oh well it is your tactic!". However as mod has previously mentioned, player's decision making in the final third will be looked at in the next patch.
  12. Well this is a sentence from mod RTHerringbone on page 37 if you could not care less to read: "There are definitely decision making issues in the final third, and these are known issues which are in the process of being reviewed and tuned.".
  13. I am talking about the pot shots from acute angle. At least this improvement can reduce 2-5 shots in a match especially from Inside Forwards.
  14. Woohooo, hopefully this results in shots reduction. Very satisfying answer from a mod..
  15. You have your point, but in this game if you do not use 'retain possession' and 'work into box' shouts then your players are going to keep on shooting the ball which makes me wanna pull my hair, even with 'shoot less' instruction used especially when you use big team (I use Barcelona). So, some people say that maybe I should not use too attacking a mentality so I switched my mentality from Control to Counter, drop deeper, stand off opponents as my starting tactic. Basically I want to give up some percentage of possession with hope that opponents will open up and attack me and I can launch counter attack. Guess what? same thing happens, I end up with 60+ percent possession and lot of shots. So it is still the same inefficiency. I guess that no matter what your mentality if your players' individual quality is more superior than your opponent then you are going to end up with more possession and more shots. Yes I do not have problem winning but I have problem with efficiency. The more inefficient you play in a match (more shots no end product) the more difficult it will be for me to score as players' composure seems to take a dip which lead to even more shots and chances being wasted. Look at how Barcelona played under Guardiola, if the players could not find opening they will keep their patience and not force 20+ shots in a game.
  16. Sorry for the abuse as you have gained reputation as someone who loves to argue against other people's complain and tactics. Yes multiple seasons, 1st season 116, 2nd season 127, 3rd season 132, and now I am going into my 4th season. I am more than happy to provide screenshot.
  17. Thanks, I appreciate a moderator acknowledging the issue. Yes, it is played with latest patch, although SI mentions that the freekick aimed too near to the bar has been reduced, it is not the case. I use EPL stats as it is where you find high tempo game attacking game instead of La Liga where teams mostly played possession based technical football. Yes, I am a very good side where in a season I can score more than 125 goals in a league alone. I remember Real Madrid IRL broke the records for goals scored 2 seasons ago with 120+ goals a season but the woodwork rate is not even close. I will not even try to find out the fact because, well, 1.5 is way out of this world. I do not made this up btw. So? Is it my tactic? A lot of users have already complained about it but still no acknowledgement from moderator. To add on to my tactic description, yes i use work into the box, play put of defence, short passing, retain possession. I do not believe that control mentality is an overly attacking mentality but still I managed to register more than 25-30 shots against middle to lower table teams and 15-25 shots against upper table teams. Yes, the long shots are not a problem anymore. I love possession football and love the way barcelona played under guardiola but there is no way that great barca side registered 1.5 woodwork per game with often more than 20 shots per game. And they were always an attacking or at least a control mentality team. When I read the reply to the people who complain about this, i am under impression that playing attacking football will result in inefficient play and shots being hammered and also lead to 1one1 chance being easily missed. I can go on but i will not. I will just keep on tweaking the tactic and sacrifice my philosophy to bring down the shots and woodwork.
  18. This is the number of times my team hit woodwork against different opponents in one season (I can provide screenshots if you want): 1, 0, 0, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2, 0, 1, 3, 3, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 3, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 3, 3, 2, 1, 1, 6, 1, 3, 3, 0, 0, 2, 1, 4, 2, 1, 0, 3, 1, 0, 1, 2, 0, 3, 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 0, 5, 1, 1, 3. That makes it 96 woodwork out of 63 matches with an average of 1.52 woodwork/match. While According to statistic the highest number of times a premier league team hit woodwork in year: 2012/2013 Man Utd = 24 in 38 matches. Avg: 0.63 woodwork/match http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/may/20/2012-13-premier-league-in-numbers 2011/2012 Liverpool = 33 in 38 matches. Avg: 0.86 woodwork/match (And they were considered very unlucky already). In the same year the average number of times an EPL team hit woodwork is 15 per season. Avg: 0.39 woodwork/match http://thepowerofgoals.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-costly-was-woodwork-to-liverpool.html As you can see my average is twice that of Liverpool in 11/12 season. I am using Barcelona team with slow tempo possession tactic, control mentality and all players are set to shoot less often, only my lone striker is allowed to dribble the ball while the rest are set to dribble less. Now, I am trying so hard not to blame ME and I expect mods and some wannabe tactical genius to explain to me, what is your recommendation for tactical tweaks to reduce the number of woodwork hit?
  19. To all Moderators and some smart-arse-wish-to-be-moderators, from now I will refer you as you: We, loyal customers, have been playing and paid this game for years. You opened a feedback thread so that we, again LOYAL CUSTOMERS, can provide some feedbacks and criticisms, and yet after skimming through all 17 pages of this thread, I have never seen anyone of you openly acknowledge the critical failures of the ME (Maybe after some arguments then you reluctantly agree?). You always argue that we have done something wrong with our tactics. If a lot of people raise some issues, then there must be some issues otherwise, how do we make those up? Examples: 1. Strikers, even ones with good attributes, have difficulty scoring in one-on-one situation. How can it be a tactic if Luis Suarez keep on hitting the ball straight to GK in ooo situation? 2. Concede so many goals from corners and freekicks after some rubber and ping-pong effects in the penalty area no matter how much we tweak the set pieces. How can it be a tactic? 3. Poor first touch! Tactic? 4. Woodwork, woodwork, and woodwork. Tactic? 5. GK doing stupid mistakes. Again you blame us on Tactic? 6. GK easily beaten in near post. Tactic? 7. Players keep on attempting to shoot instead of pass in a very tight angle area? Tactic? 8. IF, and only IF, a lot of us think that the Mods have not done a good job then maybe YOU in fact have not done a good job. I will expect you to reply me with argument about my tactic and what I have done wrong, so I will let you know about my save game. I have done one season with FC Barcelona winning the league and champions league. My league record is 36-2-0 with goals record of 105-11 playing attractive possession based football. Yet even with what I have achieved I still have to acknowledge the critical failures of the ME as I have pointed above. If those things do not happen to my team then they happen to AI teams. But of course, since FM is the best in its genre with basically no rival, SI will not be worried about losing their customers. And this kind attitude is reflected by, of course, the attitude of their Mods. I hope I am wrong. Enjoy your new year everyone!!
  20. What I have noticed so far from the new patch: - Tackling is much better - Pressing is much better especially for someone like me who loves to play high def line and hassle opponent - Players sometimes have loose first touch as in he receives the ball and it bounces several yards out of his foot. This for me is good as this is what happens in reality even with the most technically gifted player - Sometimes the ball gets left behind when a player run with ball which makes the player stops for a while to recover the ball. Again, reality, great! - Players attempt shots from tight angle, especially my IF who cuts inside, even when several players are waiting inside the box. Now, this drives me nuts, I would not say it is a bug, it is just how the ME works i guess - "Reduced instances of direct free kicks aimed too close to crossbar inflating woodwork stats" Let me tell you what happens in my save game. Every time a player attempts to shoot from free kick, I always predict inside my head "it will definitely hit the woodwork". As it turns out it happens like 4 out of 5 times. It makes me feel like a god. - Woodwork, woodwork, and woodwork! I swear to god I average 2.5-3 woodwork per game. 5-6 woodwork per game is not a rare occurrence. Is it maybe because I use superior team like Barcelona who have a lot of shot attempts? Which brings me to the next point... - Shot attempts have not been reduced although non of my player is given an instruction to "shoot on sight" - In the situation when my full back is marking opponent's winger at the corner area, one the the DC's will stray out of his position and try to also mark this winger. This results in a opposition striker left unmarked. This happens when "hassle opponent" is used but even then this is highly unusual. Please do not tell me to fix my tactic as this is highly unusual in real life scenario (Imagine Gerard Pique doing it but it happens in my save game!) - 2 DCs mark a same opponent player which leave another opponent player unmarked especially when anticipating long ball. I had to set both DC's duty to Defend to avoid it happening as ideally one should be set to Defend and another Stopper - Goalkeeper taking a freekick from his own corner area instead of defender. This results in goal for opponent if the keeper passes it wrongly as the net is empty. Happens twice in my save game but fortunately to my opponent! - I do not have a problem with tactical familiarity as it will go back up as soon as possible
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