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  1. marcMCFC1986

    No Tactic is Working

    Ok - i've taken on all your advice, and here are the results... I give up!
  2. marcMCFC1986

    No Tactic is Working

    Thanks for all your messages. Unfortunately, there seems to be some bug/error on the game or my laptop at the moment as it keeps crashing whenever I try to save so not playing until it's fixed. The problem I have though, with all your advice is, for example, Vasilli07 said that playing KDB and Silva in CM is suicidal - but it's also suicidal not to play them at all. Sane on the left, Bernardo Silva/Sterling on the right, Ozil in AM (granted I didn't have to buy him, but I have now!)...this leaves the only positions available for KDB and Silva to play are CM. It's true what a few people have said on here and on the other fansite I've posted this on - there is no real guidance from SI on how to use the tactics. The information on the Tactics page when you hover the mouse over it is very misleading!
  3. marcMCFC1986

    Crashes while saving game

    Yes, the same message.
  4. marcMCFC1986

    Crashes while saving game

    Hi Neil I've done this, and the first time I tried to save after I launched the game it has crashed again!
  5. marcMCFC1986

    Crashes while saving game

    Attached Thanks DxDiag MA.txt
  6. Can someone please let me know why this happens when I save the game. It seems to happen maybe once in every 5 times I save, which I tend to do every month or so of gameplay. It results in me losing the previous months play, results, data, player development etc. and is rendering the game almost unplayable! The error message is: Football Manager 2018 18.2.2f1055984 has stopped working'.
  7. marcMCFC1986

    No Tactic is Working

    HelloSo, in response to people encouraging me to create my own tactic as this is (apparently) the most enjoyable part of the game - I thought I'd make my own, show you the results, so you understand why I don't bother!As I am obviously a Man City fan, I am loving the football we are playing under Pep, so want to try and replicate this on FM18! I am playing a '4-2-3-1 Wide' formation, and the picture below shows my First Choice starting 11, thought there is obviously some rotation to put players like Aguero, Sterling, Fernandinho, Otamendi and Danilo in the team too.I have chosen the Team Instructions that I feel are most likely to replicate Pep's City:Low Tempo - Take their time with the ball, and retain possession in order to retain control of the game - as we all know, City dominate possession Width - Wide, Stretch the play and use the full extremes of the pitch (as we know, Sane and Sterling stand on the side of the pitch waiting for the ball to come to them) Defensive Line - Slightly Higher, I chose this as City's defenders press further up the pitch to push the opposition players back into their own half Closing down - Much more, as I wanted the players to press the opposition and win the ball back as soon as possible Use Tighter Marking - I added this after a heavy defeat early in the season, as all 5 goals were conceded in exactly the same manner...scored by a striker stood completely unmarked on the penalty spot who just tapped it in after the winger squared it. Pass Into Space - As we know, City's wingers and wing backs make runs which players like Silva & De Bruyne see, and pass the ball into the space the wingers are running into. Play Out of Defence - Again, we all know Ederson plays passes out the defenders, who I have set as Ball Playing Defenders, so we can start building play from the back rather than kicking it out to the halfway line and hoping to win a header. Shorter Passing - Shorter passes, greater ball retention Retain Possession - Self explanatory Be More Expressive - City have very creative players, and the two CM's and the AM are set to Advanced Playmaker so thought this would be an obvious Instruction to have. Look for Overlap - As I said before, the wing backs make lots of runs up the wing so thought Sane/Sterling/Bernardo Silva would look for the overlapping run from the wing backs and this would work well with the Pass Into Space instruction. Work Ball Into Box - City patiently probe their oppositions defences, usually passing it around the edge of the opposition box until finding the right pass through to the striker. Low Crosses - As our strikers are Aguero & Gabriel Jesus, both of whom lack height, Low Crosses is the only type of cross worth putting in. Roam from positions - Again, giving our midfielders the creative freedom they deserve.Not much to report on the transfer front - loaned out a few youngsters, and signed Mesut Ozil and Kasper Dolberg. ResultsNot great, as expected! Been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Bristol City 2-0, despite playing a full strength team.Scraped a 2-2 draw with Huddersfield, we scored a last minute goal due to a mix up between Huddersfield's goalkeeper and defender.Got hammed 5-2 at home by Newcastle, in which Dwight Gayle scored 4!Then managed to string 3 PL wins in a row together, but not huge scorelines, including only beating Brighton 1-0. Then a defeat by Stoke 2-1, and a 5-1 home defeat from Spurs has now (already) resulted in the players thinking I've lost the dressing room and think I need to leave.I also got battered 4-1 by Bayern Munich, but managed to beat Olympiakos 2-0, however both goals in that were in the last few minutes!So, FM Community - what's going wrong? The tactics and team instructions seem the obvious ones to use for a team like City...but it isn't working!The only positive so far is Leroy Sane (9 Games, 5 Goals, 4 Assists).NOTE: Whilst typing this I have played another match against West Brom away - Lost 3-2. Was 2-1 up in the 89th Minute, set the intructions to 'Time Wasting - More'. Didn't work!
  8. marcMCFC1986

    No Tactic is Working

    As promised, this is the tactic which is working for me so far - not perfect but the best one yet! In January, only lost twice, 3rd in the league but still a long way behind the leaders as I have drawn 8 games! Dwight Gayle works amazingly well with this tactic - 23 games, 20 goals and 20 assists so far! http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/share-download-fm-18-tactics/368933-vocal-523_huddersfield-expected-20th-_ranked-1st-epl_scored-65-21-games.html
  9. I started a save a few day ago - mid-October I got taken over by another British Business man - not a sugar daddy though. Slightly higher transfer budget (an additional £22m) but if I adjust the wage budget I can have £82m - but I also instantly got offered a new contract, even though I've only been there a few months anyway!
  10. marcMCFC1986

    No Tactic is Working

    I meant I know the rest of the game inside out - just tactics aren't my thing! I don't have the patience for it. However, since posting I've started a new save with Newcastle, and drew my first 4 games of the season (came back from 3-0 down away at Man City though - and also drew 2-2 away at Chelsea) then hammered Crystal Palace 6-1 to get my first win. Also beat Sheff Utd 7-2 in the Carabao Cup 2nd Round and beat Chelsea 5-1 in the 3rd Round - so things are looking more positive on this save. Signed Leigh Griffiths from Celtic for £16m and he's scored 6 and assisted 5 in his first 3 games! Can't remember the tactic I downloaded, but I'll come back later to credit to creator when I remember who it was.
  11. marcMCFC1986

    No Tactic is Working

    Tried that one already - that's what landed me in 10th haha
  12. HelloI have always been an FM player without the patience to create my own tactic - I just come on here, download a tactic that someone else has created, and then spend my time developing youth players and bringing them into the first team, as this is the part I enjoy.However, this season I just can't find a tactic that works. I have tried at least 15-20 different tactics from this website and from another FM Fansite, but with no success. It's not like I'm trying to win the Champions League with Stockport County...the team I am managing is Manchester City! I have made a handful of signings, but again nothing too risky (Moussa Dembele as Aguero is injured for 6 months, Chiellini & Felipe Anderson).I play all the players in the recommended positions and roles, and if they aren't particularly strong in those roles then I set their individual training to improve that role.I have tried all the different tactics across different saves (as I keep getting sacked) - and as things stand I am 10th in the league, 17 points off top, lost 3 in a row (against Watford, Southampton and Newcastle), and been set a points target of 10 from next 5 games...and my next 2 games are Chelsea and Liverpool, so I get the feeling I'll be getting sacked again very soon! Can someone suggest where I am going wrong? I have been playing this game since Championship Manager 2 so I know the game inside out, and have never had as much difficulty in getting a successful tactic as I am on this game!?Thanks
  13. Hello I wasn't sure which section to put this in, so just went for this one: I only use my PC for Football Manager, and on the rare occasions I work from home. I use my iPad for general internet browsing - so was thinking to keep everything in one place I would get rid of the laptop and the iPad and just get a Microsoft Surface - as it is a PC and a tablet in one. My question is - does Football Manager full game work on a Microsoft Surface, or is it only FM Touch that will work on it? I believe the surface has all the capabilities of a normal Laptop PC, so I'd expect the full game will work - but wanted to check. And, if it does work, how well does it work? Thanks
  14. marcMCFC1986

    Question regarding takeovers

    I had this on my Southampton save too - and it actually took well over a year, maybe two before it went through! I moved to Atletico Madrid and that also took quite a while - however, in both instances, when it got part of the way through the Transfer Window the board either pushed through the sale or cancelled negotiations immediately so I could dip into the transfer market, so I wouldn't worry about that!