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  1. Hi I'm in dire need of tactical help on fmt 17. I've really struggled with this years game and played it a lot less than the ones from recent years , but I refuse to give up ! I started a game unemployed and shortly was offered 3 contracts. I took a job offer from Kilmarnock (expected to finish bottom or bottom but one) in the spl. Was just wondering how my fellow fm players would go about setting up as a team widely expected to finish bottom. I've been mainly going with defensive or counter mentalities, depending on the fixture. I find myself propping up the table at the end of Nov after a seven game losing streak. The game just loses a lot of appeal when things like this happen but as i mentioned before I am determined to give it a real go ! Any help or advice would be much appreciated because I'm well and truly stumped. Thanks in advance
  2. Just started playing again after a long break from football manager , having found this years game far too hard and pointless to play. Started a fm touch save with Kilmarnock in the Scottish premier league. (Started unemployed and they approached me) expected to avoid automatic relegation (basically don't finish bottom of the league). Won a couple of games early on , but now on a five game losing streak and it's getting pretty repetitive. Play a home match where we are underdogs - 2-0 down at least at half time guaranteed every time. 9 points from 10 games in the league. I feel that in recent earlier games such as 2015 you could achieve things as long as you know what your doing and you know how to play the game but this years game is just too hard for me. I'm not a novice either been playing fm for years.
  3. I'm also having a lot of injuries, nothing seems to be wrong with my training settings
  4. It's okay , I've sussed it out. I clicked on a match plan to see what it does and wasn't aware that it causes automatic subs , 😅 Cheers for reply anyway
  5. Just started a new game on fm touch , and in one of my matches , when I was just about to make a substitution, the commentary bar showed that my team were making two substitutions that I didn't even make ! As it happens the player I was originally going to take off was one of the players going off so I wasn't that worried. But it's never happened to me before does anyone know why it might have happened? Thanks in advance
  6. Competitive senior games. Pretty sure but I might be wrong
  7. I try not to start any player with a condition less than about 89/90
  8. I know it winds me up as well I will get wallopped 3-0 with two goalkeeper errors and they will say about the brilliant performance from the goalkeeper and make no mention of the errors that cost us the game. Or pile loads of praise onto a striker that couldn't finish his dinner
  9. I skipped the first season and took charge of Stockport county (who have just been promoted to the national league) but with a decent budget , which I have made good use of. I'm only 6or 7 games into the season only 1 win very unconvincing 2-1 home win over Maidstone Utd. It's just really frustrating because I know how to play the game. Also another thing is we are part time so not training nowhere near as much as a lot of teams in the league - the board have refused to go full time. However the board are 'very pleased' with my management of the team and I've got a 100% full bar for philosophy's and none of my bars are below 50% so it's not all bad just got to put a decent run of results together
  10. Is it me or does anyone else think football manager 17 is the hardest fm ever ? It seems like if you are managing a team expected to be in a relegation battle, when you play against a team who are big favourites to beat you , no matter what you do, it is a matter of by how many goals they beat you , and the games you do win are home games against teams below you or teams who have already lost about 6 in a row and are in very bad form. Fm 15 was the best game I thought , you could take any team you wanted and achieve things as long as you are half decent at fm and you know what you're doing. Don't want it to sound like I'm having a moan because I'm not. Just wondered if anyone else shares my opinion that the game has become a little bit repetitive. Ps I'm not new to the game been playing it for years and just can't manage to get on with this years
  11. Just started a new save and none of my staff were any good so I terminated all their contracts, plus I didn't have a gk coach , or a fitness coach (which I always like to hire). In the process of hiring all the necessary staff members and the board keep blocking the transfers and saying the coaching team is too large. even though on the staff screen it says they believe the coaching team are understaffed and I should look to hire more coaches. In my coaching team I have manager hoyd 1 coach and I hired a new fitness coach. Not even an assistant manager thanks for your help in advance ?
  12. I've just started a save in the conference south and I can't seem to do anything right 4 games 3 defeats 1 draw ridiculous
  13. Agree would make the game more realistic , I would definitely do it
  14. Especially send on loan if you intend to eventually bring the player into the first team
  15. Depends how old 16-17 I would leave in reserves/youth 18 + send on loan to play competitive football
  16. Yeah that's what I have been doing gone with a simple formation with only 2 or 3 instructions simpler the better
  17. I see all these posts of people starting with Man Utd barcelona Liverpool Arsenal etc signing players for 50 mil trying to win the champs league. Im starting in the conference south with east Thurrock united transfer budget of £0 wage budget of 3 grand a week (2.8k already accounted for) was wondering if anyone had any tactical advice for managing at that level or knew of any decent free agents ? Interested to hear how Anyone else has been getting on that prefers this sort of save than diving straight into the top leagues ?
  18. Is there much point in creating corner and free kick routines based on your team using your created tactic .? for instance if you set up your corners using certain players as man markers , others marking posts etc based on their attributes , then it's only really any good for one starting 11 because as soon as you make any changes to your team their marking , positioning, concentration etc attributes will also change. So you might end up with a player with 15 for marking and 4 for long shots lurking outside the box (unless you change your corner routines before every game which would take forever) hope I am making sense ?
  19. I thought you got the option at the start wether or not to use real fixtures
  20. My laptop is well old I only load 3 or 4 nations large database 1/2 a star and it's not even that slow
  21. I only ever sign hard working players and try to use players with as high team work attribute as possible
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