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  1. thesharmz

    New player role - Wide Forward

    One major issue with the use of IF roles, even when "stay wide" instruction is applied is that during build-up play, the IF will sit narrower and so reduces the number of passing options and ensures that play is concentrated in the centre. I want them to stay wider to provide passing opportunities and stretch the opposition defence.
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    New player role - Wide Forward

    Yes, I agree some star wide players may be Trequartistas but if you want a more cohesive team shape, these won't be great roles for you. IFa is much better in this regard, but as I said, that seems to have used someone like Robben as the role model and start cutting inside as soon as they get the ball. A lot of IF players don't play in the same way, so it's difficult to get any wide forwards to play exactly how you want them to. A wide forward role with open instructions would be perfect. I'd like my player to decide whether to go wide or cut inside with the ball, and I'd like to be able to instruct him whether to do either of them.
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    New player role - Wide Forward

    I'm not sure that there are adequate player roles for wide forwards. When you look at how, for example, Salah plays at Liverpool, I don't believe that there's a suitable role for him on FM19. Inside forward works to an extent, but players' tendency to run inside with the ball is over exaggerated. The perfect real life example of an inside forward, I'd say, is Arjen Robben - he starts out wide right and dribbles inside to create a shooting opportunity on his left foot - he may even be more of an inverted winger, which is another role that should be created. Going back to Salah, he starts out wide, but doesn't necessarily dribble inside in the way that Robben does. Similarly at Man City, Sane and Sterling don't necessarily operate as conventional wingers or inside forwards - they choose (or individual instructions tell them) when to move inside or stay wide, they get in the box for shooting opportunities as well as staying wide for crossing opportunities. A wide forward role should be one where the striker - because invariably it is a striker these days - drifts anywhere between the position between the centre back and full back, and the touchline. He goes wide or comes inside (with and without the ball) as necessary, so will look to cross when in a position to do so. Without the ball he looks to get into the box like a conventional central striker. I suppose the Raumdeuter role is the nearest to this, however that role is one where the team has to carry him because he neglects his defensive duties. Shouldn't there be a position similar to this, which provides for a more cohesive and fluid attack and team shape?
  4. Not sure if this is a bug, and it doesn't happen all the time, but on the Tactics screen, when you click on a player in a selected position, thereby opening the PI module, and then hover/click on the "I" to see the player's attribute pop-up, you can't see it all (see screenshot). When the PI module isn't open, the attribute pop-up displays in full.
  5. I received a news item saying that an on-loan player is being played out of position. The loan agreement says the player would mainly played as a defensive midfielder, instead he's often being deployed as a defensive midfielder.
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    Player developing concerns over treatment

    Will do, thanks!
  7. thesharmz

    Player developing concerns over treatment

    Unfortunately the game auto-saved shortly after... If it helps at all, I'm managing Liverpool and the player was Fabinho.
  8. I have a player who has reacted badly to my latest chat, and is starting to develop concerns over how I treat him. He doesn't feel the previous chat went very well. Yet when I look at the conversation history, the only interaction I've had with him has been positive - to praise his training or match performances, to which he's always responded positively.
  9. thesharmz

    Missed penalty - no rebound

    Noted. Thanks very much!
  10. thesharmz

    Missed penalty - no rebound

    Hmmm, damn you FM for being so realistic!! I'm sure this has happened from a saved penalty too, so if I can get a video, I will. Otherwise, thanks!
  11. When players miss penalties, why do they stand absolutely still for the rebound? Screen Recording 2018-11-01 at 15.17.52.mov
  12. Perhaps I'm just confused by this, but I got the several negative reactions from my post-match interview (see first screenshot), in which my players wanted to prove me wrong. But then when I check those players' individual happiness, they have no problems with my team talk and instead their reactions are noted as being positives (see second screenshot). Is this a bug?
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    Data analyst view - beautifull roofs

    I've got the same problem.
  14. This ended up being held in Qatar, which is where I chose, but the news item didn't pick that up properly.
  15. I requested a warm-weather training camp, which was agreed to by the board. I was then asked to choose a destination and chose Qatar (first screenshot). Then the confirmation news item said the camp was to be held in Barcelona (second screenshot). Spain was one of the options that I could choose from on the drop-down menu.
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