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About Taipan

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    I've been to Mod-Land and all I got out of it was a lousy T-Shirt

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    ]From a large island where the beer is cold

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    AFC Hornchurch

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  1. Being a Kiwi I'm sure you must have relations over in Oz Maybe they can buy it for you? https://www.jbhifi.com.au/pc-games/football-manager-2019/324787/
  2. Yup, you are right. I had "Do not add Key Staff" ticked it seems, as I un-ticked it this time, and also ticked Add Players to Playable Teams. Made a world of difference with those two options.
  3. I love the 4-4-2 When you get the roles/positions correct and with the right type of players in those positions/roles, it's a wonderfully successful tactic.
  4. Glad you found your glitches I did do a little play while file was getting ironed out, and personally found that clubs were very stagnant in their signings of both players & staff. For example there were stacks and stacks of clubs advertising for a Manager/Chief Scout/Chief Physio, even three or four games into the season. I meanwhile was kicking up a storm and grabbing what I felt was a massive advantage by bringing players in for trials, and basically cherry picking the available player base. I'm thinking of playing a holiday manager for a season (or two) before starting out. By starting in season 2019/20 or 2020/21 all the teams should hopefully be fleshed out with staff which then should give my game with a more even starting platform. I just have to hope the club I want to Manager doesn't get promoted (or relegated) from Level 10 in that first or second year.
  5. Into the home straight! Did claassen come back to you about how he set up the playoff rules for level 7 & 8??
  6. Nice......I was born only a couple of clicks away from Petersfield, so newly relegated Petersfield FC in the Wessex Ist Division will be my club of choice. Really looking forward to starting this.
  7. Having dabbled briefly into the database, I can appreciate how much effort yourself, Dan & arron are each putting in to create your own individual LL masterpieces. Thank-you
  8. Not the crowds favourite Hashtag United, but someone on Petersfield Town (level 10 Wessex Div 1) Facebook account is taking a picture of their starting team each week, so you can quickly get a database of their players names. Link if you are interested.
  9. Thanks for the update. This will stop me refreshing every couple of hours, well at least for a day or so
  10. No tactics with 10 different instructions. Play to your players strengths. As the Professor said above, square pegs in square holes. If your best forward is a TM, play him as such. Known the strenrths and weaknesses of your tactic. If your DC are poor, use a DM. If your DC's are average use a DM. If your DC's are strong, think about using a DM Sign big strong players who can tackle, and jump. Sign little Winger/FB's who can run like the wind. If they can cross it's a bonus Never take the word of your AM as gospel, as he is looking at the big picture of the player. You need to focus on the basics. Det, Str, WR, Brav, Acc, Pac, Sta Your central midfield is your engine room. If it isn't humming, you tactic isn't either. Looks for players who can pass the ball and make a decision, even at the sacrifice of Acc & Pac. Learn from your losses. Look at replays. Why did you loose. Just keep it simple with what ever you do.
  11. I did sometime like this a long long time ago with CM01/02. I recall some attributes were weighted more than others, and it ended up giving me a 1-100 rating of the player as a CD, FB, MC, WM, AM & ST. Took me ages to tweak it so I was happy with it, and then I think I used it only three or four times after that . It was just so much easier and quicker just to glance at the stats and make up my own mind. However the time wasn't ill spent as it taught me which stats are critically important for LLM and which ones you could get away with if they were a tad on the low side. I recall Cleon doing a good summary of the value and importance of each stat a number of years ago, which was an expansion on what the manual said. This forum's good old search engine didn't let me down. Link if you are interested
  12. The link for the panels done by wkdsoul are on the first page
  13. You could take the easy way out and fall back and play the 4-2-3-1, but honestly Cleon you could take the St Mary's U12 girls side to the top of the FM tree using the 4-2-3-1. Not much of a challenge there. Do you really want to do 3-5-2 over again? Great formation but ya been there and got at least two T-Shirts. 5-1-3-1 is a also nice thought, though hardly unique it seems,. I do like the 3-4-2-1, as I am interested in the delivery linking the back's to the wings/wing backs and forward on to the double AM's. My choice You do love the 3-2-2-3, and I feel that formation is the one you will feel most passionate about. So Cleon my summary is, do you go with with your head or your heart?
  14. Senior Semi-pro Teams are limited to a maximum six training sessions a week if they are not playing a game, while the U18's in the same club have access to the full 21 sessions per week like the professional sides. Is it actually detrimental from a development point of view to move potential first team youth players to the senior side? For example, I am in my first year of managing a LL side, and I have the grand total of one U18 player on my books until the influx of new blood late in the season. This youth player has an unambitious personality, and I have promoted him to the firsts so he can be mentored by the club Captain who has a professional outlook. I'm also giving him first team game time here and there to help his development. As this youth player now only gets 4-6 training sessions a week instead of 15-21, am I actually hindering him by promoting him to the firsts, or is the senior training sessions more intensive than the youth setup?
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