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  1. Thoughts on this? Working ok so far, 3rd in Vanarama South in October but just looking for any obvious improvements I've missed. Could do with scoring more goals as I'm seeing a lot of single goal victories but the defence is pretty tight. LLM so the idea is nothing fancy, work hard, get it wide and get the ball in the box. Brunt is the only viable striker at the club (first window transfers off) and can literally do nothing but be a target man. Harvey is the best player by a country mile so looking to get the TM feeding him chances in and around the box. Surprising how deep a TM - S drops though... Will eventually try and swap the CM - D for a DLP and try and play more football.
  2. Same problems here. 3900x, 1070ti, 3440x1440, graphics on the highest setting. FPS is dropping to about 32 in bigger stadiums.
  3. Put my graphics in and reloaded the skin and...nothing. Am I being a numpty or is this not working in the beta?
  4. Sky Sports should have a reporter in the SI carpark, purely so an FM fan can wave an erm, 'adult toy' in his face.
  5. Agree with this, it does get a bit daft. On my save Pep left City who were winning the league every season to go to Chelsea, who were in and out of the CL. Seemed daft. One of my main problems when having a long term game at the top level is nobody ever sticks around anywhere long to strike up a proper rivalry. You never get a Wenger to your Ferguson, because managers either move around too often or get harshly sacked for coming 2nd. It happens lower down as well, particularly in the championship. You get a lot of managers leaving championship clubs for other seemingly very similar championship clubs. You'd expect to see people moving from smaller clubs in a league to bigger clubs for example swapping Luton for Derby, or moving up leagues, but for example moving from mid table Preston to mid table similar rep Wigan doesn't make much sense at all, yet it happens.
  6. Looking for some help developing a 41212, to be utilised by my Derry City side. It is a formation I've always liked and it seems to be making something of a comeback irl, but one I have rarely used on FM. Attraction is the midfield options and getting to play 2 strikers. Having had the best years of my football watching life over the last few seasons watching HTFC I am very much in the Klopp/Wagner/German style camp when it comes to my thoughts on how football should be played, so I am looking for endless pressing, high line, high intensity football. Attached is the formation I have come up with, along with the following instructions: Out of Possession Higher Line (Would prefer much higher but this is a compromise based on being Derry without super quick CB's!) Higher Line of Engagement (same compromise reasons as above) Use offside trap Use tighter marking Extremely Urgent Pressing In Transition Counter-press Distribute to full backs (Would eventually prefer CB's but this is a safety compromise as loads of sides play 2 strikers and FB's should have more space) In Possession Play out of defence The theory is that it starts as a 41212 but morphs into a 3412 in attack. HB slots into the backline making a 3, FB and WB provide the width. I have gone with a WB-S and FB-A just to try and provide a bit of variety, rather than having two Wingbacks potentially doing the same thing on both sides. The 3 in front of the HB I am open to suggestions. I envisage the Carrilero being a general workhorse who will cover for the overlapping FB. I'd rather have a RP than a DLP but no chance of getting anyone suitable for that role at the level I am playing at. I am unsure on the AM, I see him creating and scoring in fairly equal measure so I have him on attack so he gets in the box, otherwise just 2 men are likely to be in there at most. AF is the bloke I see scoring most of the goals, with the PF being a menace but still scoring a few. Any thoughts on the roles selected for this formation? I'm pretty comfortable with the instructions getting something along the lines of the style of football I want (without going too OTT) but any thoughts on the whole thing would be most welcome.
  7. Interesting little experiment, no idea why you think we (Huddersfield) play route one football though. We might be having a horrendous season but that couldn't be further from the truth. We're probably one of the easiest on the eye teams in the bottom half of the Prem, we just can't score.
  8. Jordan Rhodes was an out and out poacher in his Huddersfield days at least. Never did anything of note apart from stick the ball in the net 40 times in 10/11. Looks useless these days but he never had the pace and/or strength to play as poacher at the top level and it seems like managers have tried to change his game so he could play up top on his own and ruined him.
  9. I'm trying to recreate the 4231 employed by David Wagner at my club Huddersfield. It's more or less the same as Klopp during his Dortmund days, characterised by the gegenpressing tag. A very good article on our tactics has been written here - http://outsideoftheboot.com/2016/09/23/analysis-how-huddersfield-town-are-top-of-the-championship/ The only thing I'm struggling with (and disagree with the article on) is the double pivot. Arron Mooy is very much a DLP as the article would suggest, however the article describes Hogg as a box to box midfielder, which I take issue with, in FM terms at least. I don't know if anyone has seen our recent TV games but Hogg seems to be a sort of mixture of two FM roles, a half back and a ball winning midfielder. When we are in possession in our own half Hogg will drop into a sweeper area, the CB's split and push wide while the fullbacks push right up the pitch. He'll sit there as the deepest player offering a passing outlet to the CB's/keeper and play low risk passes. Once we move through the 3rds he'll push up and sit in front of the CB's offering protection. So far, so half back. However, once we're out of possession he'll charge round the midfield trying to win the ball back as quickly as possible, which a half back doesn't do on FM. Any idea how I could try and nail this role in FM?
  10. Presuming I have suitable players, can anyone see any glaring faults in the following 433/451 GK (Left) WB - S CB - D BPD - D (Right) WB - A HB DLP - S CM - A (Left) - IF - A DLF - S (Right) - IF - S Control, Fluid, short passing, lower tempo, close down more, stay on feet, play out of defence. Idea being that the half back drops in to the back line and the wing backs push on almost making a 343 in possession. Shouts based on wanting a patient, short passing game played on the deck. I'm having decent success with this but always looking to improve things and learn.
  11. That's the thing, if it's because the Chairman is a bit of an idiot then I agree it should be in the game and it's a good thing as there are definitely plenty of them IRL. Just more curious as to whether this is the case or this kind of thing is normal at this level, as 90% of my FM time is spent managing my own team, Huddersfield Town.
  12. 90% of Conference Premier clubs are full time, and we shouldn't have a high rep in the league at all, it's full of much bigger ex Football League clubs like Bristol Rovers, Grimsby and Torquay etc. Media Prediction is 12th.
  13. I started a career game as an unemployed sunday league manager a few days ago. Ended up getting the Tamworth job in November 2013, who were at the time 3rd bottom of the Conference South. Their expected position was 4th, and the board still expected me to reach the play-offs that season, which was a reasonably tall order but they did have some decent players and the 2nd highest budget in the league (About 11k a week wage budget), as well as being professional in a mostly semi-pro league so it was just about doable from where they were when I took over. I did actually finish 4th and then won the play-offs, so took them from 3rd bottom to promotion in 7 months. I was then given a 13k per week budget for the Conference Premier and tasked with achieving a mid table position. Given that the budget was more or less slap bang in the middle of all the teams this was fairly easy. I overachieved slightly and ended up finishing 8th, without ever really threatening the play-off places. Still, this is Tamworths highest ever finish. Just playing through pre-season for season 3 and the board have cut my wage bill to 11k per week and the minimum expectation is promotion?! Given the budget is now less than last season and probably in the lowest third of the league, and that Tamworth have never been so high why the ridiculous expectations? I can live with the budget cut as finances aren't great (mainly down to not having any decent cup runs, keep getting drawn away to higher placed teams in the first round!) but the expectation of promotion just seems ridiculous. Is this normal, or do I just have a moron for a Chairman?
  14. Managing Gillingham on CM 97/98. 442 reigned supreme in those days!
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