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  1. Jimbo, you're the Bielsa of my FM world. Loved reading through the search for explanations for your AMR lack of creativity and the research on youth development. Keep it up!
  2. In that same save I just noticed that Peñarol's points in the 2018 season are the record of points in one season: They collected 77 points in that season. Probably the problem is that that was the 15 teams season and then something went wrong when points were logged in the League records?
  3. Has this been put under review or something? I've seen quite a few more examples of very bad offside calls, and I see that I'm not the only one getting these.
  4. Sorry @Alix.Humphries, none of the files I have are from before the conversation with the player. I uploaded the three files though, because you can see how the board confidence deteriorates as the Intermedio progresses: Laurefinwe_Uruguay Primera bug_Oldest.fm Laurefinwe_Uruguay Primera bug_Middle.fm Laurefinwe_Uruguay Primera bug_Current.fm
  5. I'll do as soon as I get back home today. Just noticed that the screenshots were broken, I fixed them now.
  6. Found a bad one playing with Wanderers (which starts at the bottom of the league 'cause of its capital letter). Board expectations: near top half Finished the Apertura 3rd. The Intermedio comes and Emanuel Gularte starts complaining that the team is underachieving. I genuinely didn't understand why. Won 2 of the opening three games of the Intermedio, still 3rd in the overall table just 3 points away from Defensor at the top. But of course, the Primera División's table that the game is taking into account, and that's the Closing stage table in which I'm, of course, bottom of the league because we all have 0 points and our name starts with a W. Some screenshots: I'll upload the save if necessary, let me know!
  7. Thanks Russell, I hadn't considered that factor, although the frequency with which the assistant suggests gegenpress feels a bit to high. I created my own tactic: offensive mentality, short passes, standard tempo, play out from defence, work ball into the box, close down a bit more but never get stuck in, reshape instead of counter press, look for the overlap of both wing-backs, use offside trap, prevent short passes tothe GK... We end up having lots of possession and passes, as well as playing most of the match time in the opposition's half. The tactics screen does show that the intensity required will be somewhat high (pink high), although the gegenpress training week that the assman suggests feels a bit too physical for the way we play, I most of the times change it to Vertical Tiki-taka or Control possession. It would make sense to have the gegenpress week once in a while of course, but right now the assman was suggesting 2 gegenpress weeks every month (unfortunately I can't provide the save any more, I'll try to reproduce this and see if I notice any changes with variations to the mentality).
  8. Minute 85. The off-side call for Rodoni's movement is just absurd, he's meters onside. Not really sure if it's not the animations poorly displaying the players positions at this stage, which would be a bummer. Spartak Moscow - Akhmat.pkm
  9. I don't know if this is a bug or if it is intended to be so, but the recommended training week plan for tactical style is ALWAYS counter-press. We do not play counter-press, we didn't play counter-press in my previous team, however the game always recommends and schedules counter-press when a tactical style plan should be trained. Am I missing something here? 'Cause it feels like I'm missing something here. Posted here because in case it's actually something wrong I'll provide whatever is necessary.
  10. In the 32:24, the ref disallows a goal of Demin due to off-side position of Dijkia. Now, Demin is just one meter away from the goal line and heading the ball straight into the goal, Dijkia in no way interferes with the play (he's not obstructing the GK nor any other defender, he's a meter further away than Demin in the trajectory of the ball, etc.). I'm raising this now because I'm pretty sure I've seen similar goals disallowed in the past (the difference is that now I enabled the replays of disallowed goals and can know for sure when the engine does this). I protested the decision to check if it was a voluntary referee mistake introduced into the game, but no, the FA warned me because the ref's decision was 'correct'. I'll post more pkms when I encounter disallowed goals like this one again if necessary. Ural - Spartak Moscow.pkm
  11. There's no such thing as fast-forward. Your best option is probably to holiday for ten years unemployed.
  12. Disclaimer: this whole post and suggestions are just for the sake of realism in a continent in which transfers are quite different from those seen in Europe. In South America most of newly signed managers get one or two signings promised to be decided by them (depends on the club and its reputation) but most of the incoming players are negotiated by the board and, at best, are requested to have the approval of the manager (I'm writing this from the perspective of a Uruguayan player, so I'd like my fellow Argentinian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian and Peruvian football managers to give their insight in this topic). So I was wondering if we can have a more restricted transfer policy for these Southamerican leagues, in which you can bring just a couple of players in yourself during your first year(s) -it could be negotiated in the contract offer maybe-, with most of the signings in your club being adamantly carried out by the Director of Football/Chairman (as in real life, a manager maybe says he needs a CB and the Director of Football brings two or three candidates, of which the manager decides which one he prefers for example). This could evolve over time and as the manager stays in the club/gets a better rep within the club he can have a more direct impact on the incoming transfers. As a side note, the outgoing transfers should follow the same strict policy. I have so far, for example, been able to reject 2+ million euros offers for players of Montevideo Wanderers (which is nonsense, in real life we sold Torreira when he was 17 for bus fare with hopes that he would at some point become the player that he is nowadays, and then we'd grab some of that solidarity money in one of his future transfers). I'm not really sure how reallistically doable this can be though, maybe I'm asking for a too finely tuned feature in this case.
  13. And it's also because none of both players are 100% natural in the role. If you hover over the line it will give you a description of what it means and why it is like that.
  14. I never saw anything like that neither on FM16 nor on FM17, and I played over 1000 hours in both. Weird bug indeed.
  15. I once got hired by Bayern II in FM17 to play the 3. FuBballliga, and B teams -or at least Bayern II- don't share coaches with the first team. Also B teams finances are the same of the first team, so the one indebted for the stadium there should be Hertha as a whole, the B team is not independent (at least in FM17), and you as its manager are never judged by the board for the club's economical situation.
  16. What's your players body language during the second half? When my team gets complacent after a comfy lead in the first half I usually go with a Prudent>Don't get too comfy in the second half/Make sure we don't lose the lead in the second half. And if during the second half the body language is Shows no interest in the match/(orange)Looks very confident, I shout an assertive Show some passion from the line during the whole half. That usually gets us one or two goals more and keeps the clean sheet. *I don't know what the actual phrases/shouts are in English since I play the game in Spanish, but I think those are the most approximate translations of what I use. You'll get the idea.
  17. Great, the final we should have played on 2010 happens next year
  18. To OP, I'd rather leave blank the closing down option when the high pace/dribbling/acceleration player is a winger than set "never close down". I usually tight mark both wingers and the striker(s), unless the ST is much taller/better in the air than my defenders, in which case I always close him down. What is a must from my point of view is to always close down midfielders and the central att. midfielder. Those are often the brain of the opposition, so if you press them and take the ball from them before they can think & pass you render the opp wingers and strikers useless.
  19. You're comparing two rather sectarian sports (in terms of knowledge of the rules, their main figures, etc.) to the most popular sport worldwide. You can't compare a football simulator game's sales to a hockey or baseball's one. You can't compare the mass of potential costumers that might buy a football management simulator game to the population 'capable' of playing a baseball or hockey simulator. It's like comparing Real Madrid, Manchester United or Juventus' shirt sales to Rad Beograd's. I mean, they're all simulators as the other are all football shirts, but go find someone outside Serbia -and these forums- who'd buy a FK Rad shirt (even though it's a quite neat shirt, take a look).
  20. Must be hard to find those 4000-2700 year old players
  21. I find the competition rules/schedule relating bugs are the only reasons you can feel the game's broken. To the new ME features or issues (whatever your perspective on that matter is) you can adapt, to a broken Copa Libertadores or the game not acknowledging you as champion of a certain competition you cannot. I personally love the new aspects of the game, it looks and feels much more realistic than FM16 (I've not encountered much bugs in the match engine, the only thing I can recall that kinda annoys me is the corner taker not going for the second ball after a rebound and letting it go out for a throw-in). But the competition rules issues this year have been heartbreaking. I said this in the bug forums already, this is not a game you play casually (if you wanna enjoy everything it's got to offer), when you start a save you expect to play that save for a long time. Now, if your main continental competition stops scheduling after your 4th-5th season what will you do? Start over? Well, of course, you'll have to start over, but you've lost lots of hours and probably a good team/project already. I've felt for the last 2 or 3 editions of FM that instead of opening to the world and trying to cater to a wider audience it becomes more and more "England-centrist", and I don't understand the reasoning behind that. This year I had Brexit scenarios but the Copa Libertadores stops working, what would have been your priority? I didn't mean this reply as a rant, it's not that. I've got over 1600 hours played on FM16, on this one I've got barely over 300 hours because the competition rules issues just demotivated me, I no longer want to play the game, and I'll wait a good while and keep an eye on the bugs forums for a couple of months before deciding whether or not to buy FM18 now.
  22. I'll try to reply from my experience with Bayern II, it might be a bit different with Spanish B teams, although from my experience with Valencia in FM16 I don't think there's any difference. The First Team manager has control over all players (B, C and U-19 teams), he's the only one that can sell and renew players contracts (unless there's a DoF in charge of that, still you can do nothing about it, not even retain your own B team players when the top manager decides to send them out on loan). The board won't judge you on economical aspects but rather on player development, so it doesn't matter when a player from the A team is relegated to the B team and the wages budget goes red. Same goes for the backroom staff (and you better pick those employees yourself 'cause the board usually sucks at signing backroom staff). I'm not 100% sure about this but I think you can promote players from the C team to your B team, and vice-versa, but the youth team players are in the First Team manager jurisdiction.
  23. I once Barceloned Santos Laguna with my Montevideo Wanderers in the Libertadores on FM17. Lost 4-0 in Mexico and then smashed them 5-0 in Montevideo. The game's not a nightmare when you learn to handle AI players mentality.
  24. I think in real life it shouldn't be that hard to do both at the same time, national team managers don't do that much during the year, and while they're relatively young (I'm not talking a 70 years old Óscar Tabárez here, for example, but rather a Dudamel (44), Deschamps (48) or even Tite (55) they shouldn't have much problems managing a club while tracking the performance and progression of the national team figures around the world. It raises an ethical problem that also appears in the game though (the AI doesn't stress this as much as it should in my opinion): you have an edge as a manager over your opponents (if you manage a club in the same country) because players seem to automatically love you when you give them their first int. cap, and, as long as you call them for int. matches regularly and win you become part of their favourite personnel. Then, in game, if you call your own players for international duties that raises their value and interest on them. While you'll probably mess up N. team morale and media favour by calling a lame player who doesn't deserve the call, if you do it with half decent ones every once in a while you might get an economical advantage for your club there that you wouldn't get if you weren't also the national team's manager, so, an ethical question there. I personally like to do it during a save. On my FM17 save I'm managing Montevideo Wanderers and just got the job at Uruguay's national team on my 4th season. I've called the domestic league top scorer and the best rated one too, plus a couple of players from Wanderers in positions the national squad had nobody filling (there's hardly ever players from the Uruguayan Primera División called for la Celeste, I want to see how these calls affect the league). On FM16 I managed Uruguay, France and Spain, the last two while managing Valencia. It's so much fun and satisfying to win a European Championship and the Champions League in the same year!
  25. I supposed so Maybe paying a little more attention before FM18's release to those competition-related bugs can avoid all these troubles and frustration we're having. I mean, for example, the Uruguayan Primera División had the same bug on the release version of FM16 than it had in this FM17 one (I played over 1600 hours with that FM16 release version and all its bugs in an only save, and plan to do the same with FM17), I feel it was something that could have been avoided by looking more closely to last edition(s) bugs during the testing.
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