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  1. Surely this means changes to the ME? Improvements to game optimisation and increased performance both inside and outside of matches As vague as that sounds, it must mean changes to the ME? Right?? Otherwise what was the point of the update? Players haven't been complaining on here hour after hour of wanting to see the January transfers. It would be a bit of kick in the teeth if so.
  2. Just looking at Middlesbrough following the new patch. Darren Randolph was sold to West Ham for just over £4m and there seems to be to change to the transfer and wage budget as a result.
  3. How exactly do I download these off Steam, Nik? I've subscribed but can't see a download button or where to extract the files to.
  4. I definitely think improvements need to be made to international management. *Training schedules similar to that in club management. *More interaction with players selected and not selected. Criticising a player's performance, telling a player he needs to be playing first team football or play for a bigger side before you'll call him up, ask a player to try and tempt his teammate into declaring for your side. *More pre and post match press conferences. *Improvement to dynamics.
  5. I've been playing manager games since Championship Manager 4. I dread to think the amount of hours I've given to this game over the years, as well as the hundreds of euro I've spent on it year after year. For me it was worth it. I've never found another game which has given me so much enjoyment over the years to the extent I'd be sitting in my car on the way home from work thinking of what players to buy, or sitting with a piece of paper in work thinking of what squad I'll play should I make the cup final. I've really found my enjoyment in the last two installments of the game to have been the lowest. I absolutely love all the little new features that are implemented year after year. All the behind the scenes stuff associated with being a football manager. Take this year for example. When you're announced as the manager the little shot of the boardroom in the background and the picture of you holding the scarf of the club/international side you've just been given the job of. Love it! I love contract negotiations with players agents, players coming to me with their issues, drawing up shortlists and trying to figure out how I can buy with my budget, managing underage international sides and convincing a player to play for my country, arranging the training schedule, and so much more. Every year I've bought this game. And every year I've only ever managed one side - my boyhood club Middlesbrough. But now with the match engine being so sophisticated and detailed, bugs and errors are so prevalent it has absolutely sucked the joy out of the game for me. I've never been a master tactical. It just seems now that if you want to be somewhat successful in the game you need to find a tactic that 'beats the game'. I always had a thing for playing 3 at the back with wing backs for years. But it feels like the game is inadvertently designed to cater for certain tactics and everything else doesn't work. Last year 442 was the tactic that most people found to work. It shouldn't be like that. When people find the AMC role becomes useless and are unable to build their team around the AMC role then there's something wrong. When someone wants to play a quick central based passing game but the game won't allow them, something wrong. I'm all for new features and improvements. But please keep the match engine simple. It doesn't mean the game should be made easy. But you shouldn't need to be a master tactical to get to enjoy the game.
  6. I noticed this too when trying to loan in a player. If my wage budget is low or in a deficit then the selling club will want me to pay a low percentage of the players wages that I simply can't afford. Then if I go and get my wage budget up they'll suddenly want 100% of the wages.
  7. Ah here, time to vent. This edition of FM is up there with the worst. I've played every edition since it launched and never have I been more frustrated with a game than this one. Tried numerous tactics only to see how flawed the ME is time and time again. At least 80% of goals scored are from set pieces or from mistakes from the AI. Tactics are meaningless in trying to break down defenses and score from good teamplay. Players are so slow and stupid in this game. Constant blocked crosses and shots after the attacker taking an age on deciding what to do. Player capable of using both feet? Nah. He'll cut inside on his weaker but still strong foot and then take a wayward shot with his good foot from the most stupid of angles. Free header from 5 yards? You better believe that's going over the bar or straight into the keepers arms. He doesn't even need to move. Freekick? Yea let's all stand 5 yards offside and still head it over the bar. Ball going wide from a wild pass? Better put it out for a corner even if there's no danger on hand. Don't even attempt to clear it for a throw in. Counter attack? All 11 players back in the box within seconds again making it incredibly hard to break teams down. How many times does the fullback get flagged for offside because he's too stupid to get onside?! Chance to pass or an early shot? Nah, keep running with the ball right into the defender or pausing before blasting the ball against his shins. Through balls or central play? Non existent. Might see the odd through ball once every 6 games. Take for instance my current season. Using TFF's tactics I'm 19 games into the season. I've won 8 of those games. And in each of the 11 where I've dropped points I've had more possession in each game bar one, more shots, more shots on target, essentially dominated in every single way. But here I am again scratching my head that maybe it's my fault. And maybe it is. Or maybe it's this damn game. How on earth after so many editions of this game does the gameplay seem to get worse every year?! If this was the first FM I bought there's not a hope I'd buy it again. But like most loyal players on here we buy it year after year in the hope we'll find the happiness and joy it once brought us.
  8. @Totalfootballfan sorry to be bothering you again with this, but the right IWB is meant to be attacking, whilst the left is just support?
  9. Hey TFF, can you throw Ashbringer V2 back up? I'm not going to have the players to play the combo of Bloodlust V3 and Punisher V3, particularly with having to try and rotate between wingers and inverted wingers for each tactic.
  10. Any tweaks or updates for the time wasting tactic, TFF?
  11. It's been asked in every edition since press conferences began and each time I've refused to comment. Stupid question that should be removed or changed.
  12. FM14 was the worst for me. This isn't far behind though.
  13. I've read through the last 10 pages or so of this thread and agree with the criticisms aimed at FM20 regarding the ME. However, one reoccurring praise I've noticed in this thread is that of the ME of FM17. Maybe I'm being a little naive here, but for the sake of the immediate future of the game can't SI just rerelease the ME of FM17 with certain tweaks to make it compatible with FM20? On a positive note I'm enjoying most of the non ME changes and new features for this current edition of the game. Asides from added board interference which just doesn't make sense at times; such as rejecting an offer I accepted for a player I've made clear isn't good enough for my team and I want him out of the club, only for the board to tell me the offer is marginally shy of what they feel he's worth and therefore rejected. And also, the private conversations with a player rarely working out in your favour and so much of the time other players of the team become disgruntled as a result. Other than those couple of minor things the added changes have made the game much more realistic and personal as a 'manager'.
  14. I noticed that as well with TFF's tactics. The amount of 1 on 1's with poor conversion rates. Cheers man. I'll deliberate over some pints.
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