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  1. It's so frustrating that practically every other match the AI is starting out with a 4-3-3 Narrow, and this is EFL Championship level (including 2030 Messi-led Norwich). If not that there's also a propensity for a literal 3-4-3 with 3 outright strikers and ML/R, as opposed to wingbacks. Please make it bloody stop.
  2. I don't know. The straight up 4-3-3 does seem to be picked far too often in FM19.
  3. I FM'd FM. The other day my team came back from 1-4 down in the 79th minute to win 5-4. This was even sweeter since it was the FA Cup and enabled our run, where (as a League 2 club) we subsequently beat League 1 Rochdale and 6th place Premier League Bristol City, only losing to Wolves 2-1 in the 5th round. LOADSA MONEY
  4. No, not sarcasm. In 540 hours of FM19 I've had absolutely no crashes and don't feel it ever will, whereas in previous iterations I would have had about 10 in the same time. Give those coders a raise and keep up the good work!
  5. Ouch. I was wondering if this is something that could happen. Chairman transfer interventions honestly are one of the worst things about FM though. In principle it's a feature that makes sense, but the AI is running on Pentium MMX technology and will accept absolutely shocking bids. Earlier today I had to savescum a little to engineer a £2.5M+ sale after a forced £500K acceptance. As a newly promoted League 2 club that goes from pocket money, to paying off our debts twice over. The whole thing needs a rework.
  6. I'm looking through the non-league clubs in my 2025 FM19 save and very, very few have even their U18s in a league. They have the squads, but only compete in friendlies and the FA Youth Cup. Is this intentional? If so it's pretty far removed from reality.
  7. Training > Mentoring The one-to-one tutoring of previous iterations was replaced by the new mentoring system.
  8. How was this not classed as a "Mistake leading to goal"? Meanwhile my other DC plays pretty well, but the one header he misses unfortunately leads to a goal and immediately pegs him down to 6.2.
  9. I would appreciate if anyone with the IGE could let me know if it allows simply cancelling/altering bids from clubs, or forcing a state where the board go with whatever you say so I can successfully protest; anything that solves this. The bid I'm dealing with now is so bad and illogical that I'm going to have to stop playing completely if I can't stop it.
  10. Why does positional familiarity affect the displayed role suitability so much? For example someone natural at MR (Winger) is fully green, but it goes half-full yellow or lower for accomplished AMR (Winger). A minor complaint but I think it should be going in the other direction, i.e. giving a more accurate representation for players who are not even competent for the given position.
  11. Why are Chairmen still so braindead? As if forcibly accepting terrible offers for financial reasons (even though you could get 50 times more £££ if you could negotiate yourself) wasn't bad enough, they will accept bids that are SUBSTANTIALLY WORSE THAN OFFERS ALREADY ACCEPTED...how can a game so driven by numbers be this way? There needs to be an option to assert that we can get a better deal when protesting transfers, and simply better AI.
  12. I've just noticed that Tactical/Technical are no longer highlighted attributes for GK coaching. Does anyone know if they're still relevant at all?
  13. At some point FM changed scouting assignments to not uncover unattached players, and made offering trials a necessity as directly scouting them won't uncover attributes if they're not playing matches. So now with FM19, all I seem to be able to do is look at a sea of names that come in ("free agent offers") and dish out trials left and right. Is there anything else I can do?
  14. Just for the most direct comparison, my played league, NLS, vs. NLN. However the numbers are quite consistent in all other English leagues as well, with mine being the sole outlier. This is something I've noticed from many years of playing FM. What's the deal with this?
  15. Wow...disabling first window now completely stops you doing anything, even offering trials, as opposed to eliminating the budget. This makes no sense from a realism standpoint as some leagues (like National League) doesn't even have a transfer window, and clubs can and do sign anyone up to January IRL. Seems like a pointless change.
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