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  1. I miss the lack of squad registration rules i.e the need for home grown players etc. I can understand if maybe they could be optional for people who don't want to deal with them but to me it removes a level of realism in the touch version
  2. Thanks for sharing. Probably going to take some experimenting to find the right balance, but this aspect feels like a big difference to other FM versions where it seemed easier to close out a game
  3. The thing I'm still struggling with this year's game is this attacking mentality. Do people really leave it on 'attacking' when they are 1-0 up away from home and there are 85+ mins on the clock???
  4. sakrai - thats some pretty impressive development there ... i see you are using Furious' training ... has that guy made those developments just from training or are you playing him in the 1st team as well?
  5. Ah ok then ... thanks for that Maybe my high professionalism, low ambition guy will work out quite well if he's going to be a dedicated trainer and doesn't fancy going off to warm the bench at Man City for a pile of cash
  6. I've been searching for the best part of an hour now for a good thread I was reading here a few weeks back that highlighted the importance of Professionalism in terms of helping your young players develop towards their PA more quickly. (If it jogs any memories it had some nice graphs and the shocking news, for me at any rate, that maybe Determination didn't have as much importance as previously thought). Now I'm sure someone will find it in about 5 mins flat and make me feel a bit silly but, the other reason I wanted to find that thread was to discuss the importance of Ambition in that sense ... I've got a young player with very high Professionalism (18) but low Ambition (5). From your experience, is the lack of Ambition likely to hold his development back? I have read somewhere that Ambition is just really an indication of how likely they are to want to go and join a more successful / bigger club - if so, great ... but I do wonder if a low Ambition would make a difference in a players progression. The main reason for asking all this is that the player has pretty good other hidden stats so I don't really want to tutor him to try and raise Ambition, at the expense of perhaps inadvertently reducing Professionalism depending on who I have availble to tutor ... Any advice appreciated!
  7. I understand that giving your youngsters first team experience is pretty important in helping boost them towards their potential - but does it matter how much time they spend on the pitch? For example - will sticking him on at 85 mins be the same as putting him on at 60 mins? Its still adds one to their appearances count - is that what is needed or do they need to have made an impact in the game to benefit?
  8. so was just looking at the second version of the tactic that was uploaded and its still 'very fluid' philosophy? is that right?
  9. I've noticed quite a few ppl here saying things like "great player despite his attributes". Having always been a slavish follower of attribute comparisons when picking new players I'm thinking perhaps there's another side to this I'm not seeing... Can anyone offer advice on non attribute clues that can be looked at when comparing potential purchases?
  10. looks like you've created a great tactic there ... good to see people sticking with the 442 rather than the 433 which seems to be in virtually every other thread on here
  11. just trying this out with my sunderland save ... doing reasonably well ... was just wondering what everyone elses experience is with conceding?? what sort of goals are you mainly letting in?? have tried to tighten up the defence from corners and set pieces - partially better now, but i do find i seem very vulnerable to the through ball. wondering if maybe pacier defenders would be an answer? either that or reducing the closing down a bit as it seems to pull defenders out of position allowing the attackers room to move into - or do you think that would disrupt the tactic too much??
  12. just starting my sunderland save on 11.3 patch ... i rarely play them on FM despite suporting them in real life simply cos I get so wound-up when results go wrong!! Anyway, just going thru pre-season really trying to sort the wheat from the chaff and am gobsmacked at what old Anton is earning!! 50k a week??? For Anton Ferdinand???? It's frustrating really as I need to improve a couple of areas (particularly LB and some creativity up front) and am feeling a little ham-strung by the wage bill at the club.... Having read the major signings a lot of you guys have made it just got me wondering how you are managing your budgets? What sort of amounts do you find yourself having to stump up for the big names? Mind you even the no-names on £25k a week is making me grumpy!! What's the world coming to eh??
  13. Lam - can u really increase their determination stat in this way? I have never tried this having always assumed determination could only ever be improved in young players via a successful tutoring programme? Mind u I also have read recently that something similar can be done to increase work rate....
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