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  1. Hi

    I have a suggestion for something that would be, in my opinion, very interesting: that you could be manager of U19, or reserve. Not manage them as you have the first team, but really be hired as U19 or reserve coach, and if you do a good job you can be promoted up until first team.
    With the reserve, you could select U19 players, but if first team's manager take some reserve players, you can do anything but play without them (basically how it works IRL, of course).

    I think it would be really fun.

  2. Got that kid in my academy during first season in 3rd portuguese division (he was 16):


    At first I noticed him but thought he still had to do quite some things before becoming the real deal, but he attracted a lot of offers from Porto, Sporting and Benfica, and now he is 17 and we just started the season but he is really performing. First game and a half of the season, 3 goals and an assist

  3. Le 07/12/2017 à 03:07, noikeee a dit :

    I'm dead certain someone around here had a big save with Leiria a few years ago (when they were still a big club!!), but don't know for sure who. Vague idea it could've been @Deisler26

    I'm not surprised, they were a good club ;) They dropped due to a relegation and then financial issues.

    Second season is over, in the 2nd division. We were expected 10th and the objective was first half of the table. What's interesting is that the best teams in that division are Porto B, Sporting B and Benfica B, and none can get promoted. So there are big chances that if you're 5th you'll have promotion (although it's not automatic, if one of the reserves fails to achieve top 3).
    I got a few players who looked good on paper, like Vinicius (striker, great stats to be a deadly finisher), Gudiño (keeper from Porto, a beast for this division) or Sandro Costa (CB who stays on a very good season in div 2).

    Started well, we got that 6-7th place for quite some time. I wasn't sure how I would perform so I think I went in a bit defensive and prudent. We got 2 draws back-to-back at Porto and Lisboa against the 2 giants, which was very sweet! We got dominated like hell but got the results.
    We started having issues after those 2 games. We weren't able to win anything anymore. From start of november to the end of the season, we won 6 out of the 24 games we played. Yet we dropped in the rankings only late, and finished 10th, as expected. Still a bit disappointed. Gudiño got quickly injured for months, and Sandro Costa missed basically 6 months. Vinicius couldn't score at all and we got a ton of injuries (137 on the season).

    Now season 3, with ambitions: not saying I want promotion, but I changed my assistant and medical staff, got some nice players and I intend to play more my game instead of coming into games with the mentality of an inferior team.

  4. I have finally finished a season in FM18 :applause:and it's not with Marseille (after 4 failures), but with União de Leiria, in the 3rd portuguese league.

    The roster was fairly decent, especially in some key areas: the team report said the group was hard-working and willing to put in a lot of efforts, a high level of teamwork, with leaders and strong characters. So kind of what you need to get promotion. Took a few loans and a free agent for back-up.
    I was amazed during friendlies, especially when we started with a 4-4 against La Coruña (Liga). We were up 2-0, then 3-2, then 4-3, and conceeded 3 set pieces (I had forgotten to set them up) and as stupid own goal. Then we beat a club from second spanish division 4-1!

    We finished 1st in the group, and then went to the final of the playoffs and won 3-0, to claim the trophy. We didn't always play well, but I think we had just more talent and great attitude. I'll have to be better in my tactic because we should have been more dominating (we were big favorites against basically everybody). We reach the objective in the cup, 4th round.

    My striker, Leandro Souza, scored 30 in 34 games. In february I got a striker, Everton, in loan, and he did 10g and 5a in 15 games. I also bought, in january, the guy who was sort of the young promising guy in the division, Diego, who scored 4 goals and assisted 10 in 20 games (he actually assisted 8 in his first 5 games). In winter I also bought Duarte Valente, who is a bit known in FM18. Hopefully I will be able to land a few other promising players from Porto, Sporting and Benfica!

  5. Yeah I kind of agree on some stuff.

    Defenders are pretty bad in general. They often don't react (start moving very late for no reason), they very easily stop marking their opponents, they tend to leave their position to chase the ball around even if you specifically ask them not to You can make it better to a certain extend, but there are still things that don't really make sense.

    About attacking, the big issue I have in that game is shots going 10m away from the goal. How many times does a shot misses the target by 10+ IRL? Not that much. Yet in the game, you can can see it easily half a dozen times in a game (and not only our team, the opponent has it's fair share too). It's not realistic. That's one the biggest things I've notived in that game, since my first match played. I really think this should be corrected in a patch.

  6. Le 02/12/2017 à 17:06, Dr. Hook a dit :

    What about a wingback on support?

    I think it's a good comprise.

    I have a defensive problem that I keep seeing no matter my tactic, my mentality, my defenders, their speed, the formation I face, the speed of their strikers,...
    So basically: how to stop over-the-top through ball that goes right onto their striker?! No matter what happens, what I ask, or how high/low I play, even on situation where there isn't much space behind my defense, the AI just has to launch the ball there and the striker will always get it. My defenders just let the striker free between them (or the 2 strikers). They act very very dumb, no matter what I ask.
    I don't even count the number of goals I took when AI launched a ball from their half and my defenders, for no reasons, stood there and left the striker completely alone.
    Just right now: I take 2 goals like that from their striker (including the first where my defense is low, there sin't much space, yet it works). I specify my CB to mark him very tight, and literally the next action, they launch the crazyest ball and my defender, who was marking him, just decided to stop marking him just before and left him alone.

    Here that action: see on youtube
    One that one, gotta admit we're fairly high. But the 12-red marks tighly to 90-green, until he decides he won't anymore. Doesn't even bother coming back, and it's the other CB (who is on the other side, so further) who has to come back.
    And this is just one example of a very high number, in very different situations or not. It's like CB's AI is very dumb for us. Now I'm trying with a CB in cover, but he appears to be playing on the same height as the other one, and most importantly it changes nothing.

    PS: 90-green is 13 pace & 12 acceleration, 12-red is 11 pace & 12 acceleration

  7. Is there a good compromise for full-backs to have them go up the pitch not too soon and recklessly, and still try to overlap when the team is in a good situation to do it?
    I have a 4-3-3 with 2 IF(a) and I tried 2 FB(a), and they were very high in the average position diagram, and one thing I noticed is that when the ball reached the bottom of the centre circle in the feet of my def mid, they launched themselves up to the mid point of the opposite half. I find it a bit soon and a bit too radical. I think they should go up to the central line for example. That way they would also offer solutions to my def mid.
    The problem is, support makes them cross from deep, which I'm not too sure about. Especially since I ask the team to wait for overlap (will the FB prioritize his individual instruction to cross from deep or team instruction to overlap?). Wingback seems a bit too offensive maybe.

  8. Sounds like you're doing good! Arsenal won't be easy though.

    On my side, I start my 4th save... I learned a bit more about tactic and I spent some time setting it up.
    On FMT I can't disable transfers, but I won't take anybody in the first summer.
    I've had a crazy offer for Bouna Sarr from Nantes (well, crazy considering it's Bouna Sarr):

    So I make 110k a month, and 1.8M if he plays 15 games. Hopefully AI won't play him 14 games :lol:

  9. Le 28/11/2017 à 20:37, gipsy a dit :

    lol, not lucky... what tactic are you using?


    All of them. I tried 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1, 5-2-3, 4-4-2. Offensive, defensive, counter-attack, possession. Self-made, downloaded.

    Couldn't even get first half of the league in my 3rd attempt (board wanted that because I arrived after 11 games and the club was 12th). No matter what I do I feel like it's the same. I played like 70 games total, all have been the same.

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