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    FM fan since CM01/02

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  1. stevecummins78

    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    Fourth season.... I have had worst starts to campaigns....
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    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    My transfer business, summer of 2020 - Vinicius looks like a steal!!
  3. stevecummins78

    Manager's face keeps changing

    This happens to me all the time. I have to change my picture back pretty much overtime I play. Anyone know a fix?
  4. stevecummins78

    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    Champions....
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    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    What a game this was! Three games left in my third season at Roma and now looking good for my first ever Scudetto. Juventus are mathematically out of it now as well, which is very satisfying.
  6. stevecummins78

    FM18: Serie A - The home of Calcio

    I signed Barella for Roma in summer 2018 and I also had Renato Sanchez on loan who can play in that role. To be honest though I find that Lorenzo Pellegrini is an excellent option in that role in a 4123 with a DLP behind him.
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    Help needed with my 4-1-2-3

    39M Euro - club record fee
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    Help needed with my 4-1-2-3

    We were struggling to get a goal at Fiorentina in our last match, despite being totally dominant. So I made a tactical tweak but stayed within the 4123 shape. I had two wingers stretching the play with two mezzalas inside each of them making runs in the spaces created inside in the channels. I then had a deep lying playmaker supporting with instructions to play direct passes to the five players ahead of him. The result was the game got stretched and Fiorentina were tempted to come on to us a bit, but that made them vulnerable to being caught out during the transitions when my solid defence won the ball back. This led to one of my wingers crossing for one of the mezzalas to score with a header on 88 minutes. The deep playmaker then scored from distance in stoppage time. Satisfying.
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    Help needed with my 4-1-2-3

    You are quite right! In fact we needed penalties to beat Sampdoria at home in the quarter finals of the cup, then needed a penalty to beat Genoa 1-0 at home then drew at home as well to Palermo. We seem better suited tactically to getting results away from home and against better sides. We are still top after 20 games, 3 points clear of Napoli and 5 ahead of Juventus. I’m trying to fine tune my attack to maximise the movement I need in transitions. I have just agreed a deal to sign Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina in January. He will balance the attack a bit more as I will have him as an out and out winger on the right ahead of a regular full back and a mezzala tucked inside, and then on the left an inside forward with an attacking full back overlapping. I’m also using a box to box midfielder in the middle with the DLP holding it all together.
  10. stevecummins78

    Help needed with my 4-1-2-3

    Results since Napoli defeat...think I have this worked out now!
  11. stevecummins78

    Help needed with my 4-1-2-3

    Here are my home and away tactics now, after a few games spent closely following the patterns of play. I've just enjoyed a spectacular victory at Juventus to go top of the table.
  12. stevecummins78

    Help needed with my 4-1-2-3

    I just think Martinez had a stinker playing as a poacher. He missed some very good chances at 0-0. I brought on Under for him and moved Schick to centre forward as he had been in form. Sanchez came on as a BTB to give me another runner from midfield. Didn’t work.
  13. stevecummins78

    Help needed with my 4-1-2-3

    There are some matches when the tactics don't matter, you just know its not going to be your day
  14. stevecummins78

    Help needed with my 4-1-2-3

    Thanks guys, really appreciate all the help on this thread.
  15. stevecummins78

    Help needed with my 4-1-2-3

    Excellent 4-0 win against Sampdoria with this line up, looked a lot more dangerous in final third as stats show
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