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rmills2000

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About rmills2000

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    Plymouth, Devon, UK

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    FM, FM and, er, FM...

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    Gillingham
  1. Quick update on my Gillingham save from earlier; First season in the Prem, predicted 20th (by a country mile with a squad that is largely the same as the one predicted 8th in League 1 two seasons before) - finished 16th and 4 points above the danger zone which, in my mind, is one hell of a result!) Made some decent signings in the summer, still predicted 20th again this season (I have 1 'Good Premier' player, 5 'Decent Premier' players - the rest are all still Championship level) but so far the season has started quite brightly! Couple of things that have worked for me; 1) OI's - 2) Changing the central MC's role to Advanced Playmaker (A) 3) Morale is everything - have been praising everyone who get's an 8.0 match rating or better and warning anyone under 6.4 after every game. The board have just announced that we're getting a new stadium in 2 years time, so let's see where we are when that happens
  2. Mr Rosler, you have single handedly saved FM15, FM16 and now FM17 for me - you are an FM GOD! 2nd successive promotion with Gillingham, predicted 8th last season in League One and came 2nd, predicted 23rd this season in Championship and came 1st Couple of things I've noticed over the two seasons; 1) My strikers consistently score low ratings and and seem very hit or miss - this may well be down to the players I have though. Have you experimented with any other striker roles at all? 2) My MC(A) was my top scorer both seasons 3) I found that when I want to see a 1-0 out, I switch one of the strikers out for an extra DC(D) and slot him him to the left of the DC(C) - has worked well for me, may not for others but worth a mention. Here's to next season - keep up the good work
  3. Seems that this is key to a good season; Started season with a couple of good DC's, although quite average pace and acceleration, and performed ok in the first half of the season. Bought in a couple of 'sprinters' in January, who were on a par quality-wise with what I already had, and the improvement in results and performances has been very noticeable and I'm now mounting a late title charge
  4. Quick question Mr Rosler; with the main weakness seemingly being balls over the top, have you experimented with more aggressive Sweeper Keeper duties? (Going to give it a go myself but curious if you have already tried it?)
  5. All the more reason why we should appreciate the efforts of Mr Rosler!
  6. Hi Mr Rosler, With all the hoo-ha on the boards the last few days I became aware that I've been following you for several years without (I don't think?) leaving you any feedback(?) and it is largely thanks to your tactics that several versions of the game haven't found a new life as Frisbees! Having mixed success with this tactic at the moment, but in fairness with this ME I think you've made the best of a bad situation. Anyway, just wanted to say a big thanks for all your efforts and keep up the good work!
  7. Hi guys, Could just be coincidence, but I've found that using 'tight marking = always' and 'closing down = always' on OI for anyone in an attacking position (ST/ AMLCR) seems to help tighten things up at the back a little.
  8. Hi Uwe, Looks like yet another killer tactic from you mate, hat off to you! Only a few games into the first season with Man Utd (and before I get slated, I've spent the last 5 months playing a save with Gillingham and fancied a go with a big team for a change ) - 100% record (3 in the league, 1 community shield, 1 league cup and 1 champions league) then came up against Chelsea... Think you've well and truly nailed it this time!
  9. Sorry SI, but you've lost me now. I have never been more disappointed and disillusioned with a Football Manager game than I have with FM2014. For starters, the ME is more flawed when compared to previous releases. How often do you see professional footballers standing still and watching a ball come 50 yards down pitch towards them only to react after it's bounced 20 yards behind them and their player has run past him? How many times do players misplace 2 yard passes? How many times to players get the ball in the centre circle with multiple options to pass to, only to hoof it back to the keeper? And before I get flamed and have "It must be your tactics" rammed down my throat again, it's not tactics, it's the game. And as for fluidity... Why should it take 8, 9, 10 weeks for a basic 442 tactic to become fluid? Are you telling me the players are that dumb? Come on! Player instructions appear to be a waste of time, rarely do players do as instructed even when fluid. All in all, I have to say that I HATE this version of the game, which is a real shame as I have had immense enjoyment with every other version since CM93/94. This is purely my opinion, I'm sure there are many of you out there who don't agree with it, and frankly fair play to you, but I've thrown in the towel and given up. Gone are the days when someone could sit down and PLAY the game. If I wanted to get into the finer details of tactical nuances I'd go do a FA Coaching course and manage a local Sunday League team, but I don't, I want to sit down, PLAY, and ENJOY a Football Manager game. Again, I'm sure that there are many out there who disagree, and again I say fair play to you, but I would wager that they are in the minority, and the majority of people who purchase the game are doing just that - purchasing a game. I think you have lost sight of this SI, but if this is a road that you wish to carry on down then perhaps you would consider introducing dome kind of 'difficulty' setting, similar to the way you launched Classic mode for users who don't have the time to dedicate to the game, perhaps you could introduce a 'Game' mode and a 'Simulation' mode to satisfy both camps?
  10. ** Reposted, because apparently freedom of speech isn't a right I have on here... ** Sorry SI, but you've lost me now. I have never been more disappointed and disillusioned with a Football Manager game than I have with FM2014. For starters, the ME is utter tripe compared to previous releases. How often do you see professional footballers standing still and watching a ball come 50 yards down pitch towards them only to react after it's bounced 20 yards behind them and their player has run past him? How many times do players misplace 2 yard passes? How many times to players get the ball in the centre circle with multiple options to pass to, only to hoof it back to the keeper? And before I get flamed and have "It must be your tactics" rammed down my throat again, it's not tactics, it's the game. And what is all this rubbish with fluidity? Why should it take 8, 9, 10 weeks for a basic 442 tactic to become fluid? Are you telling me the players are that dumb? Come on! Player instructions are a joke, rarely do players do as instructed. All in all, I have to say that I HATE this version of the game, which is a real shame as I have had immense enjoyment with every other version since CM93/94. I will NOT be wasting my money on FM15 unless someone really convinces me that SI have improved the game (and yes, it is foremost above all else a GAME). If you wish to continue down this self-indulgent route then feel free, but you wont be seeing any of my money. This is purely my opinion, I'm sure there are many of you out there who don't agree with it, and frankly fair play to you, but I've thrown in the towel and given up. Gone are the days when someone could sit down and PLAY the game. If I wanted to get into the finer details of tactical nuances I'd go do a FA Coaching course and manage a local Sunday League team, but I don't, I want to sit down, PLAY, and ENJOY a Football sManager game. I think you have lost sight of this SI.
  11. Sorry SI, but you've lost me now. I have never been more disappointed and disillusioned with a Football Manager game than I have with FM2014. For starters, the ME is utter tripe compared to previous releases. How often do you see professional footballers standing still and watching a ball come 50 yards down pitch towards them only to react after it's bounced 20 yards behind them and their player has run past him? How many times do players misplace 2 yard passes? How many times to players get the ball in the centre circle with multiple options to pass to, only to hoof it back to the keeper? And before I get flamed and have "It must be your tactics" rammed down my throat again, it's not tactics, it's the game. And what is all this rubbish with fluidity? Why should it take 8, 9, 10 weeks for a basic 442 tactic to become fluid? Are you telling me the players are that dumb? Come on! Player instructions are a joke, rarely do players do as instructed. All in all, I have to say that I HATE this version of the game, which is a real shame as I have had immense enjoyment with every other version since CM93/94. I will NOT be wasting my money on FM15 unless someone really convinces me that SI have improved the game (and yes, to all you self-righteous mods, it is foremost above all else a GAME). If you wish to continue down this self-indulgent route then feel free, but you wont be seeing any of my money.
  12. I'm also trying Dreadnought with my newly promoted Gillingham side in the Championship, here's hoping it works as well as S&S did for me last year! EDIT: Played first two games with Dreadnought; Lost 2-0 at home to Brighton Lost 3-0 away to Torquay (Cup) Switched back to Silk and Steel; Won 2-1 away to Doncaster Won 4-0 home to QPR Looks like your view that S&S is more suited to underdog sides was spot on!
  13. Mr Rosler, Many thanks for a superb tactic! Just got Gillingham promoted from League One at the first attempt via the Play Off's, predicted finish 22nd Followed your instructions to the letter, the only exception being if I noticed the opposition were dominating possession more than I was comfortable with I increased tempo to 'Higher', which seems to do the trick more often than not. Keep up the excellent work!
  14. 3rd game into the season-proper and this happened... Think the stats speak for themselves, great job on the tactic bud!
  15. "If you park the bus we'll hammer you. If you don't park the bus we'll hammer you. In fact, you're gonna have to work extremely hard to not get hammered." Today, your name is Mr Breaker I'll give this a whirl with Man Utd as everything I've tried this year has failed, so we'll see how I go with this one - cheers mate!
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