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  1. It's within the link attached. i.e steamapps/common/football manager 2018/data/sitoolkit. I'm really not happy with this forum so I'm probably going to leave, there's a lot of other good guys here who will can help further though, sorry & thanks.
  2. The fm-widgets folder is found within the sitoolkit extraction. i.e. sitoolkit\skins\fm-widgets
  3. I thought they had to attempt to play the ball to avoid but maybe I'm wrong....
  4. Pace tearing through Argentina, who would have thought?
  5. Did you figure out the sidebar font size? I'll have to look into if not, will take me some time investigating as I'm not certain (as you probably realsied by my 2 suggestions). It could even be table related tbh...
  6. Can't see this one being a classic unless Messi Argentina score first. Negative 1-0/2-0 to France all over it for me. Hope I'm wrong.
  7. In terms of the second request you will need the base files or to get the necessary files from an existing skin already out there made by someone else although this could be edited significantly. There's guides on extracting base files and using the resource archiver in the stickies. If you don't know what I'm talking about you're going to have to put in some time reading and learning, non-negotiable I'm afraid. sitoolkit\skins\fm-widgets\graphics\tables\custom\squad The above is the directory you need in order to find the highlighting folders and graphics from the base files (if you choose this option) so it's the sitoolkit you'll need to extract (I do so to my desktop). Within the squad folder there is several folders labeled so you will know exactly what each highlighting folder relates to. Just change the colour in the row.xml to your preference, i.e. <colour id="red_replacement" name="squad_outside"/> change that in bold to an actual colour's name like "black". All edited graphics then need to go into the equivalent position (I've bolded this part of the directory to highlight the equivalent location I'm referring to show the similarly of the extracted location with the final location) within your skin, i.e. C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018\skins\YOUR SKIN'S NAME\graphics\tables\custom\squad In terms of the first question you may need to extract the sidebar menu table.xml. So back to extracting the base files. This will be contained in the panels folder I imagine (was a while ago since I extracted it). This panel is then found in the generic folder within. I would then look to experiment changing any text sizes contained in the panel as I'm not definitely sure on the exact code without investigating. To find the sizes within do a search (I use notepad++ free software to help with editing code and this allows you to search within the code too, i.e. ctrl+F and then look for 'size'). This will point you to all the size options. Increase any numbered sizes or if it says 'small', go for 'large', etc. Make sure to leave the panel open so you can always undo anything which doesn't effect the size of the writing. Just a bit of trial and error. As I say I'm less sure on the second option. I know the action-bar (the secondary bar at the top) is edited via an xml in the classes folder and as I was writing part of me was wondering if this is the case here (again this folder is extracted in the same way as the other folders I've suggested, just instead you're looking for 'classes'). So if you don't have joy with the paragraph directly above, keep an eye out for any container or widget classes stated in the sidebar menu table.xml, i.e. <container class="tab_menu_strip".... as a completely unrelated example. If you see any classes mentioned it might be worth going this route. Clearly before anything else though you need to extract the base files so getting familiar with this and reading the stickies is important if this is new to you. NB: I'm assuming the files aren't already present in your skin so this is worst case scenario, search your skin's folders to see if you actually have any of these files first. I didn't want to assume you had anything.
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    Brazil thread

    Willian could play a huge role, defensively against the bigger sides. It's the type of work which goes unnoticed. I don't see Brazil giving up many opportunities down their right with him even if his productivity is questioned (which seems weird as he's normally so good there too).
  9. Lower team mentality would be the main one, especially with fatigue at the forefront of the thinking. More conservative duties and/or roles is probably the biggest one personally when holding on to a lead, i.e. WBs -> FBs/d. An extra defender or DM possibly and I agree with most of the TIs too. I don't like to alter team pressing instructions though, rarely do any team press as a complete unit. I usually use PIs. I prefer keeping possession too or at least not hoofing it so maybe not that one either, could invite pressure. Tight marking is opponent dependent too, I stay away as I mask attributes usually. I can see benefit if the opposition isn't particular fast or physical though.
  10. Really don't understand why Belgium is such a popular choice. They've got a winger who nows plays in China as a wing-back, wing-back, one the most important positions in that system. As the only wide-man he will get isolated, defensively, at times. Boyata who started 3 games in 3 years at Man City/Twente. They desperately need Kompany back almost irrespective of his fitness. Even then they'd have little to no pace at the back. And De Bruyne as one of the sitting midfielders. His technical quality is not in question but that position comes with so much more responsibility, defensively. Cesc and Bakayoko, arguably better defensively and/or have better positional qualities yet they don't cut it in a similar system and they have Kante next to them! I'm not even fully convinced by Witsel the supposedly better defensive player. Dembele in for Mertens would be a big help but I still think they're 5th/6th faves at most.
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    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    Exactly, it's simple maths. I ignored the first bit.
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    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    Oh give over you were admitting in the other thread Spain & England would walk into the Semis without an ounce of irony
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    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    He is the living embodiment of this thread.
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    The hot girls and guys thread!

    I initially wondered why all the upvotes but the further I scrolled the more all became clear.
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