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Cpt_Short

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    Football Manager newcomer. (Not anymore!)

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  1. Right guys I'm ready to do this now if we're all still interested. One thing before we get underway though, how do we want to do this? I can put in here if you'd like, or i could make a thread in FM Stories or somewhere like that if you'd prefer. It's up to you really to say which is easier. It doesn't bother me particularly either way I thought so too but I held back because putting it here reaches a wider audience.
  2. Good advice! Encourage the players to be a bit selfish, i like it. I could imagine this being the kind of team that argues over who gets dibs on free-kicks
  3. Probably not, but that's part of the fun. To be honest, I think it's possible to make nearly anything work. Some ideas are just harder to get right. Either way being successful isn't the objective, it's more to see how individuals thrive in that environment and see if we can actually recreate the sort of magic moments we get on the silver screen. You don't know unless you try.
  4. I guess so? Maybe it would be cool to try it lower down in the leagues though. After all most Sunday League teams end up like this so you could say it's like trying to take your average sunday league team up the football ladder.
  5. Today I was modifying some tactics with my Bognor Regis side and found myself using a tactic with very little in the way of creativity, but which seemed to promote a certain level of INDIVIDUAL brilliance (IE we won a match 2-0, both goals were sheer inspiration from the scorers). It made me wonder if I could build a philosophy around this, only vastly exaggerated. Here's what I'd do, I'd round up the flashiest team i could; players with high numbers in areas like Flair and Technique and other similar attributes, perhaps also with low teamwork stats, then set up all their roles to suit that player alone, not the team, and let them have a bit of fun. I've seen lots of cartoon programmes and movies where there's always a heroic player who wins it for the team, (if you've ever seen Galactic Football you'll know what i mean, that programme was absurd ). That's the sort of ethos i'm looking at. A system where every player is out there just to do what they feel like doing. I don't know if this has been done before, but I've never seen anyone try this, and certainly the vast majority of tactics revolve around the bigger picture and players linking together to pick apart the oppositions weaknesses (and rightly so). However I'm not really sure how to go about doing this. Do I use player instructions? What team to I try this with? Who would I sign? What formation would be best? There's a lot of unknowns to work out. It seems like a difficult thing to try, and even harder still to be successful with. But if people are interested and have any ideas for how I could go about this little project I'd be extremely happy to chat to you about this and get the community involved so we can build this team as a collective. Like I said it's just a fun idea for people to discuss what they think will happen and see if we really can create the perfect Hollywood "Soccer" team. So if you want to see this reply to the thread with your suggestions
  6. http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php/21-Good-Player-amp-Team-Guide There's a whole sub-forum dedicated to this. Happy hunting
  7. Obviously in the real world having an all-star coaching team is key to developing your squad. But just how effective is it in the game? I'm trying to turn a non-league team into a world beater, and already have my first promotion under my belt. My tactic's are sound and the squad i have i'm reasonably happy with, so we're looking at mid-table in our first season i would expect. As i work on keeping the results ticking over to get us the strongest finish possible, my attention has turned to looking for other areas i can improve on. And my eyes fell on my backroom staff. Now there are some areas where it's obvious. My U21's manager will obviously need to be good to help develop his squad of kiddies, and good scouts speak for themselves. But what about generic coaches (IE Goalkeeping/Tactics/Defending/Attacking Coaches) whose only job is just to help improve the players? Just how important is it i upgrade them? If i were to enter the premier league, with premier league players and funds and tactics, but a non-league set of coaches, what would it mean? I've never been too bothered about my backroom team, and i wondered if my ignorance was costing me.
  8. Your issue sounds closest to mine, as far as wasting opportunities goes. In my first season in the conference, Ebanks is BETTER but still not nearly good enough. He's played all 5 games, scoring 2, but they were both in the same match and he has no assists. Even in the game where he scored twice he was the teams 3rd best player on rating? It's baffling.
  9. I use a 4-3-3, but with the strikers as a main man and an attack role and the wingers behind him on support. Yet the wingers score more? My Right-Wing scored 25 league goals, to Parsons 13, in a similar number of appearances. Given that i set the team up for said winger to assist the striker it's kind of backwards. It works i guess, we exceeded expectations. It just seems weird how no matter how much emphasis i put on the strikers, nor how well my team is playing, it's never the strikers who excel, always the guys behind. I had a fleetwood save where we had to fight hard against relegation season after season, using a 4-4-2 Diamond. My top 2 goalscorers one season where my ML and AM, then the strikers 3 and 4 (One of these strikers was an Arsenal loanee, Chuba Akpom, who was actually good enough to play in the division above us). It's bizarre to me that this keeps happening. Again, It's not really a PROBLEM, I'm delighted with my Bognor Save so far and love the team i've put together. I'm just curious as to how all the strikers i sign are so backwards.
  10. I don't know why this is, but i find strikers to be the most frustrating position to fill in the game. So often you sign a striker you know is good and seems like a perfect fit for your vision, and they either flop or just aren't quite good enough. On both FM14 and FM15 the achievement "Goal Machine" for having a top-scoring player remains locked, because mine are never that good no matter who or where i manage. I'm pretty good usually at getting players to perform for me, especially with younger players who show some promise but other managers might have given up on. But turning a good striker into a great one is an achievement that so far has eluded me. In my current save i have 3 quality strikers at my club, and i play a formation that only uses one. In all 3 I see the same pattern. They play well enough, but they don't really get the goals i need them to. After all, we won the league by a 10 point margin, scoring the most goals of any team in the league. And yet our best scorer was some 10 goals adrift of the league top-scorer, and he was a winger. Out best striker was 22 goals away from the best in the division. They all have good overalls, favourable stats (by non-league standards) and i've put all sorts of training in place to give them a boost. I just can't get them to click. It's not a huge worry to me in all honesty, but it is something i'd like to understand, so if anyone has the same issue, or has insight into what the cause of my struggles might be, i'd welcome them with open arms. Below are summaries of each of my strikers from last season. Alex Parsons: Our most successful striker. Played a fair percentage of our league matches, but with fairly limited success. His tally was reasonably good, but when you consider he was the Number 1 striker for a team that won the league, picking up 104 points and scoring 90+ goals in the process, 13 goals isn't good enough. Thankfully he did provide a decent haul of assists to the wingers and midfielders supporting him, and in that way made some progress to redeeming himself. So summary, not bad, not good. Based off his stats i'd probably prefer to use him as a midfielder instead, but the lack of quality in my other strikers means he must stay up front for now. Attributes: http://puu.sh/goVLF/9dc567b7a3.jpg Stats: http://puu.sh/goVx9/a7f9593041.jpg Mark Ebanks: A summer signing, arriving shortly after the season began. He made an instant impact, and promised great things after scoring 2 goals within 10 minutes after arriving from the bench on his debut. But from that point on was distinctly average, not netting for the next 7 appearances. He found a touch more form as the season wore on, but it was too little, too late. Attributes: http://puu.sh/goW1d/da2a3077d1.jpg Stats: http://puu.sh/goW4D/703c4aff89.jpg Noah Keats: As my struggles with strikers continued I made a point in december of starting the hunt for a star striker to fill the void come the January window. Up stepped Noah Keats, already looking better than Ebanks and Parsons and with the potential to improve further. My my, did he flop. If anything, he was the worst of the lot. He behaved almost like he didn't want to be there, moping around slowly up front (despite possessing reasonable pace). On the occassion where he DID fashion a chance for himself it seldom found the mark, with more of his shots testing the linesman's reflexes than testing the keepers. For someone so well rounded and promising, a real let down. Attributes:http://puu.sh/goWdj/d0f5cfe506.jpg Stats: http://puu.sh/goWog/48c4e633ac.jpg
  11. I have made very few changes to it since then, except for toying with an IF (A) on the left and tweaking the roles in midfield when appropriate. And over time I'm noticing we're scoring fewer and fewer goals. At the start of the season we couldn't stop scoring if we'd tried, but now the opposite is becoming true. We haven't scored a goal from open play in our last 3 games, shocking frankly for a team almost guaranteed to win the title. This worries me because we're guaranteed promotion so we're going to be facing off against tougher opposition very soon and if we can't score against Wingate & Finchley, we haven't got a hope in hell against Bishops Stortford. It's weird because i'm searching to see what's wrong and i keep coming up empty. Morale is good, we don't have any particular worries on the injury front, form for the majority of the squad is still good and our chance CREATION is as good as it always has been. We just can't seem to get the ball to go in the net. This has been the case for about 3 months now and it's getting worse with every game so I can only assume there's a flaw in the tactics as i can find no other explanation. 10 Internet points to whoever can spot the cause because this is really concerning me now. Here are the details on the tactics, recent form and some examples of the games i'm referring too. Formation: http://puu.sh/gmlkH/446c7215ea.jpg (Control Mentality, Structured Shape) Team Instructions: http://puu.sh/gmlmV/5f882a18df.png Recent result/upcoming fixtures: http://puu.sh/gmlie/0a7cb38382.jpg A few examples; (1st) Bognor 0-3 Margate (6th) :http://puu.sh/gmlWb/9c91a2fd29.jpg (13th) Wingate & Finchley 1-0 Bognor (1st):http://puu.sh/gmltU/217c377120.jpg (1st) Bognor 2-0 Maidstone (3rd) :http://puu.sh/gmlxl/815c322fe4.jpg (I know what you're thinking, but they were 2 very cheap penalties)
  12. So I made a very proud post about my 4-3-3 earlier, which you can see here: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/421725-4-3-3-Non-League-The-way-to-go?p=10213458#post10213458 I have made very few changes to it since then, except for toying with an IF (A) on the left and tweaking the roles in midfield when appropriate. And over time I'm noticing we're scoring fewer and fewer goals. At the start of the season we couldn't stop scoring if we'd tried, but now the opposite is becoming true. We haven't scored a goal from open play in our last 3 games, shocking frankly for a team almost guaranteed to win the title. This worries me because we're guaranteed promotion so we're going to be facing off against tougher opposition very soon and if we can't score against Wingate & Finchley, we haven't got a hope in hell against Bishops Stortford. It's weird because i'm searching to see what's wrong and i keep coming up empty. Morale is good, we don't have any particular worries on the injury front, form for the majority of the squad is still good and our chance CREATION is as good as it always has been. We just can't seem to get the ball to go in the net. This has been the case for about 3 months now and it's getting worse with every game so I can only assume there's a flaw in the tactics as i can find no other explanation. 10 Internet points to whoever can spot the cause because this is really concerning me now. Here are the details on the tactics, recent form and some examples of the games i'm referring too. Formation: http://puu.sh/gmlkH/446c7215ea.jpg (Control Mentality, Structured Shape) Team Instructions: http://puu.sh/gmlmV/5f882a18df.png Recent result/upcoming fixtures: http://puu.sh/gmlie/0a7cb38382.jpg A few examples; (1st) Bognor 0-3 Margate (6th) :http://puu.sh/gmlmV/5f882a18df.png (13th) Wingate & Finchley 1-0 Bognor (1st):http://puu.sh/gmltU/217c377120.jpg (1st) Bognor 2-0 Maidstone (3rd) :http://puu.sh/gmlxl/815c322fe4.jpg (I know what you're thinking, but they were 2 very cheap penalties)
  13. If that's the case i didn't know that. I always assumed tempo was an overall thing. Interesting to find out which it is.
  14. I agree with you on the CM (d). last year i leaned towards a BWM instead but i always find them a bit too unpredictable. I like to think of the CM (d) as a less effective but more disciplined version of the BWM
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