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  1. FM 18 - Worth it?

    I'm actually enjoying this version quite a bit. Oh, and the steam reviews have been terrible ever since the game was launched there. Not the standards to go by.
  2. Just an FYI, your HOYD does not influence the quality of your youth intake. He does have an impact on regen personalities and positions (i.e. one with an attacking style will have a greater chance of good attacking players coming through your ranks). Youth intake itself is influenced by youth facilities, quality of u18 coaches (I thought) and youth recruitment level. Junior coaching influences the CA of players coming through.
  3. I don't even think it's a matter of conversion rate from outside the box, @Nic Madden, but there seems to be a very, very low chance of hitting the target from outside the box. The amount of goals scored from outside the area is also rather low but it's mainly the inability of pretty much every player to hit his shots on target. As a personal example, I'm currently in 5th place in the League Two and doing quite well in both the FA cup and the Checkatrade Trophy. From the 84 goals I've scored this season, only four have come from outside the area. To make matters worse, I'm only 22nd when it comes to shots on targets because every single shot from outside the area flies to the corner flag. I'm not expecting to score more from that position (although my tactic does aim at doing so and it's annoying) but I would expect to see more shots hitting the target with a lot of them being relatively easy saves (as in real life).
  4. Losing patience with FM18

    You're playing without a holding midfielder in a 4-2-3-1, you're always gonna struggle that way.
  5. If I'm not mistaken (I thought this has been confirmed somewhere on the forum by SI people), youth facilities influence the quality your player intake, together with the quality of the youth coaches and the level of your youth recruitment. Your HOYD influences the types of players that come through (based on playing style, favourite system, personality) and junior coaching has an impact on how high your intake's CA is. Foreign affilliates also boost your chance of a foreign youngster (if they're the right type).
  6. Haven't read the entire thread because there's a huge amount of just plain ranting here, but if you want to stop your players from taking so many long shots, allow them more time on the ball. Run at defence tends to help a lot.
  7. Best ever Regen

    My best ever was probably Remes in the 08-09 version, picked him up from Honka (Finnish club) for 100k or so. http://nl.tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2mgow91&s=7#.WloGPq7iaUk http://nl.tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2ziuf6q&s=5#.WloG_a7iaUk
  8. That actually just proves that there is something wrong tactically, since the game makes no distinction between you or the AI.
  9. Training

    What age did they arrive at your club? Must be something you're doing wrong since you're pretty much the only one suffering from this problem. Oh, and do you use anything modified? Database or similar.
  10. Training

    Have you got any examples? How are your fitness coaches by the way?
  11. Playing him in the position will speed up the familiarity as well, it's a bit of both.
  12. In hindsight, it wasn't my DoF. I'm not sure who it was, actually. I set him as a transfer target so it's probably someone from the board then?
  13. Apparently, having a huge budget and a lot of money in the bank can make your DoF do some really funky stuff. I let him handle a transfer for me because it looked pretty straightforward and didn't want to negotiate it myself. The player had a 2M buyout clause and was, according to what I knew, going to ask for a weekly salary somewhere in the area of 7.5-12k. Half a year later, I accidentally look at his contract details to see if my DoF maybe negotiated a buyout clause I need to keep in mind and what do I see? He gave him a 98k per week contract... This is a 20 year old, pretty average player in the Belgian first division, who 2.5 times as much as my best player (who I had to pay that much in order to heighten his buyout clause). I mean, that's not really normal behaviour is it?