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  1. Is this file still available? I gave FM15 a miss because I didn't like the interface, I've tried the demo for 16 and feel the same so I want to start a non league save on FM14 as its my favourite title out of the 3
  2. I have downloaded the demo but cant seem to find the editor anywhere, is it available with the demo or just the full game. Apologies if its a silly question but I've been out of the FM loop since FM13.
  3. Decided to try a 3-1-2-3-1 with Ozil playing in the hole behind the striker.
  4. I like the idea of 3 at the back but the problem is I'm managing Asenal so I can't really find a system that incorporates both 3 Cb's and Ozil.
  5. This is an example of why I don't think we'll win the league this season, far to many results like this. Absolutely battered them and got done on the counter in the last 10 minutes. Over the last month or so (in game) the amount of chances we are creating at home but failing to convert is unreal. The annoying thing is although we have lost silly games like this we are still only 1 point behind top spot. Extremely frustrating!!
  6. I was thinking of switching Wilshire to a CM as in a season and a half he hasn't had a 7+ average rating which is frustrating. Also my second midfielder is a B2B not a BWM although my screenshots are a bit fuzzy, anyone know how to make them sharper?.
  7. Just played my first game using my new 4-1-2-1-2 setup. I opted to use a DM instead of a Regista and went for the DLF/AF combo up top with the following instructions The idea being to have the extra protection in front of the back four and to keep it nice and compact in the middle of the park while retaining possession and patiently probing for openings. It worked out pretty well.... The game played out pretty much how I wanted and it was a routine victory. It was the first time I have used Mandzukic as a DLF and he chipped in with 2 assists. Obviously there are going to be bigger tests than Sunderland to come but it gives me a good platform to build on with this tactic, although my next away game is against Manchester City!!!
  8. Yes. Fabianski went off injured in an FA Cup game I played last night. First time I've had it happen but had I not had a keeper on the bench it could of seen me crash out the cup.
  9. Cheers bud. I'll give it a go tonight. What CM combo do you use? I'm thinking DLP and B2B both on support.
  10. DavidBeckham Looking forward to seeing how you get on. I toyed with the idea of Belgium before going with Chile
  11. I was thinking of trying out a 4-1-2-1-2 narrow diamond away from home to shore things up a bit and stick to my attacking 4-2-3-1 at home. Anyone had any experience using a diamond midfield?
  12. Just come to the end of December in my second season and the table looks like this... I was flying at the top until 3 defeats in December against Swansea, Cardiff and Forest totally derailed me. I'm not really sure what happened to be honest but with Chelsea and Sp*rs having games in hand I now face a bigger scrap for top spot than I should of.
  13. The France game is upon us. A couple of injury problems in the week leading up to the game, Jara picked up a thigh strain which meant Gonzalez played at right back which isn't really a problem. The injury that did cause me an issue was Suazo pulling out a day before the game with a bruised foot. I wanted to start him up top against France as he has more experience than Henriquez but as it was I had to give the 19 year old the start. France put out a strong team but lined up 4-4-2 with the two CM's sitting deep. This suits me as my strength is the centre of the park and I was confident of winning that particular battle by outnumbering them. I decided to keep it quite compact and try to force the game to be played in the middle of the park so lined up like this..... Onto the first half and I can safely say it was the most boring 45 minutes of football I've witnessed playing FM!!! We both cancelled eachother out but I was happy we had control of the midfield and restricted France to 2 half chances..... One thing I noticed in the first half was there was space between the defence and midfield that could be exploited so I took off Camaro and bought on Fernandez to play in the hole by switching to a 4-2-3-1. I asked the team to push higher up to put France on the back foot and to work the ball into the box. The changes worked as planned and I started to see a lot more of the ball in the final third and thought the breakthrough had come in the 72nd minute as Henriquez planted a header into the top corner only for the linseman to raise his flag for a push on the defender!! We kept the pressure up and in the 88th minute a corner from the right was turned in by Gonzalez to give us a well earned lead. I dropped Vidal into a DM role and saw the game out, although France did have 2 decent chances in stoppage time... Overall a good result to lead us into the qualifiers which start again next month. I was particularly pleased with the 93% tackles won as a big part of my tactic is hassle opponents and a high tempo to give the opposition less time on the ball by getting in their faces and trying to win the ball back early. Even Though France edged possession it was mainly all in the middle of the park or in their defensive third.
  14. After my win against Peru we then had two away friendlies against Slovenia and Ireland. I decided to change the line up against Slovenia to a 4-2-3-1 to see how we play with just the 2 in the middle and an attacking midfielder. I also kept young Henriquez in the starting 11 after his good performance in the previous game. Slovenia lined up the same as Peru 3-5-2, I was worried about getting overrun in midfield but really wanted to try out 4-2-3-1 so stubbornly didn't change things. Things started off well and we found ourselves 2-0 up inside 8 minutes as we hit Slovenia hard and fast from the first whistle with goals from Orellano and Sanchez. As I only play 1 upfront I rely on my wide men to chip in with goals and that made 3 in 2 games between them which I'm happy with. Sadly from there it went downhill very fast!! Roll on 32 minutes and we find ourselves 3-2 down, one counter attack and two corners saw Slovenia turn the game round and we went in to halftime behind. This is where I made an error and instead of switching to 4-3-2-1 and trying to exploit the wide areas which were vulnerable I decided to keep things the same and go attacking to try and aggressively chase the game. Due to this I was still getting outnumbered in midfield and now I was leaving a lot of space between midfield and defence which Slovenia capitalised on and hit me twice more on the break to end up 5-2 winners. Overall I wasn't overly disappointed as I knew what mistakes I had made tactically and also learnt that we play better with 3 in the middle as that's where most of our quality is. Next up was a trip to Ireland. Due to the issues with match fitness I had to make several changes to my starting 11 and reverted back to my 4-3-2-1. Ireland lined up 4-2-3-1 so I didn't look to exploit the wide areas I felt it could get a bit congested out there so I set instructions to use direct passes, hassle and higher tempo and then see how the game played out. We started brightly but again were wasteful in front of goal and couldn't convert our dominance into goals. Ireland took the lead in the 32nd minute with one of only three attacks in the first half and we went in at half time 1-0 down. Although we were losing I was happy we were the dominant team so switched to an attacking mentality which paid off 5 minutes after half time with Vidal pulling us level. 7 minutes later Sanchez made it 1-2, at this point I switched back down to standard and pulled off Sanchez and Vidal as they were getting tired. The rest of the game saw us control the game and limiting Ireland to only 1 attempt at goal, and saw us hitting both the bar and the post. I am happy with the win over Ireland as I made several changes to my first 11 and still dominated the game. I need to have a look for more options as back up to Orellano and Sanchez and also see what striking options I have out there, otherwise I'm pretty happy with my squad. Our next game is away to France in a friendly in 2 months so plenty of time to tinker and also I will have a match fit squad by then which always helps
  15. So my first game was a home qualification tie against Peru. As the match was only 6 days into the save so none of my 23 man squad were match fit which wasn't ideal. Also as I haven't played any friendlies I don't have much of a feel for the players at my disposal so decided to use a formation dependant on any weaknesses I could see in the way Peru line up. As it turns out Peru play a 3-5-2 with no wingbacks so I went for a 4-3-2-1. My thinking was the 3 CM's would stop me getting outnumbered in the midfield and my Wingers would exploit the space out wide in the final third. I set my FB's to attack to keep the Peru ML and MR on the back foot. I set team instructions to clear to the flanks and play wider to try and stretch Peru's back 3. I also asked the team to hassle to try and keep Peru unsettled as they aren't the most technically gifted team. In terms of who to play up top I promoted Henriquez from the under 19 squad as I wasn't overly impressed with my striking options in the main squad. The game pretty much went according to plan. Peru had two very good chances in the opening 5 minutes but then we grew into the game. The space out wide in the final third was there to exploit as planned but poor finishing meant we went into halftime at 0-0. I wasn't to concerned though as we were creating and Peru were offering nothing going forwards. The breakthrough came in the 46th minute and was scored by Henriquez, Vidal found Sanchez in acres of space out wide and he cut in and pulled the ball back to Henriquez for a simple tap in. More wasteful finishing saw the score remain the same until the 92nd minute when Henriquez and Orellana (my AML) played a lovely one-two on the edge of the area for Orellana to smash the ball home. All in all a pleasing result although I feel we could/should of scored one or two more. Ecuador only managed a draw against Paraguay so I now have a 2 point cushion and still have a game in hand.
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