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Vali184

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  1. Downloading from steam right now. FM15 and 17 were the best for me.
  2. After 4 years I reached the conclusion that this is just a game and will never ever be able to replicate real life football, not even come close to it. I bet there are people out there that have been playing it for a long time and are still enjoying the game, but I can't enjoy something that is fake. I will still play the game from time to time, but its mechanics are not working as they are supposed to. You want to play counter attack? Choose attacking mentality. You want to play a controlled possession game? Counter mentality is the way to go. Every year I played the game, the same things happened. Buy the game, wait for a few months for a stable version and then you can finally get into a longer, more complex save. I don't know how it was before FM15, but I believe it was the same. I can't understand how each and every version has messed up rules about subs, league playoffs, registration rules, youth teams etc. each year. People are suggesting really good things that will improve the game much more than what we get each year. Instead we see the same things in every FM: a 'new' and 'innovative' UI, minimal tactic creator tweaks and updated database and that's it. It's like Apple, selling the same product each year under a new design. The mezzala role was introduced in fm18. I have never seen it go out wide, while an inside forward cuts inside, and get the ball while the defense was busy with the inside forward. positional play = 0(zero). Yeah, it's cool at first, it completes the fantasy of being a real life football manager, but all the matches look the same. You win the league easily with a mid table club, leading in goals, possession, passes etc... Just like in real life. There are a lot more things to say. Maybe my post will get deleted again and I'll suddenly get muted again without any notice or the mods knowing anything about it. This forum feels like 1984 at times, you are not allowed to think what you want about the game, you are only allowed to express the positive things about it. It's the best football sim in the world (because it's the only one, duh). But I guess it's all good since the money keeps coming. Panem et circenses. This is not a rant. Maybe someone good at reverse engineering can help SI to bring the game to a better state. I'm sorry if I didn't use the correct tenses, English is not my first language, but I'm sure the message will get across. Panem et circenses.
  3. Change the AP-A to RPM and give Messi AP-A with shoot more often player instruction while changing Dembele to a W/IF-A. I would also experiment with Suarez's role.
  4. I always think about the training facilities like real training facilities where all my teams train (field, gym, equipment etc.) and about the youth facilities like the building/rooms where junior players from other towns/countries sleep, the place where they eat, what I can offer them throughout their junior years (clothes, stuff for school, football kits etc.).
  5. I always add the first divisions from Spain, Italy, France, Germany, England, Portugal, Brazil and Argentina. Then I go to the advanced database options and add all players up to players with international reputation. The first 2 options from each continent I let them unticked. I don't know if you understand me. By doing this, the game will load a lot of players, but not leagues that are useless for my savegames, like Ukraine's league because I won't manage there anyway. You can add whatever leagues you want besides the ones I specified.
  6. The role doesn't matter, the duty is what matters here. Players will defend according to their duty, not their role. Wingbacks simply offer more width than a traditional fullback. The wingbacks have hardcoded PI to run wide with ball. FB(S) has the same mentality as a WB(S), same with FB(A)/(D) and WB(A)/(D). A good starting point is looking at the player instructions for each role and decide how you want them to play when you have the ball.
  7. I would give a kidney if I could make crosses less accurate(going out for a throw in or being intercepted by the opposing side full back, headed away by the central defendera etc.) than 90% of them being blocked and going out for a corner kick(from where is also very easy to score).
  8. I'm playing a save with SD Huesca and I'm enjoying every bit of it as they are my local team. I just got knocked out of CL quarters by Arsenal in 2021. We won 3-2 at home and in the second leg they scores in the 92nd minute to win it 1-0 and qualify for the semis. Still, a great run, we finished 1st in the group with Inter, Man. City and Shaktar. The club's balance skyrocketed from 4m euros to 50+. I just hope the board will give me a proper transfer budget in the next transfer window. Until now they made available only 5-6m at most. We will also move into a new stadium of 17k capacity by the start of the next season.
  9. It's a known bug that the board will accept your request to upgrade the facilities, but they never start upgrading them or the progress bar will just vanish at some point and unfortunately you will never be able to ask for an upgrade again.
  10. It's a bug. Has been reported in the previous versions too.
  11. So my tactic stopped working at the start of the new season. I changed to it the past season after the winter break and lost only one game against Real Madrid. How can I adapt it so I start winning again? I'm close to relegation zone while I'm predicted to finish 12th. The previous season I was predicted to finish 19th and I finished 3rd, we were in great form in the second half of the season as you can see in the images.
  12. That doesn't matter. Your assistant will train your player in a role that will train attributes that your assistant thinks the player needs improving. If you train a poacher as a DLF that doesn't mean he will play better as a DLF and worse as a poacher in time. It simply means you are training certain attributes. If your forward has a passing of 6 and other crucial attributes for a Complete Forward in single digit, your assistant might train him in a role that will emphasis those attributes, so he won't waste time training his already high finish of 18, while he can improve his passing, vision, strength etc. For example, I have a very good deep playmaker with 15-16 tackling, positioning, workrate, teamwork, vision, passing, composure, decisions, anticipation, but I'm not training him as a DLP but as a mezzala(attack) because I want to improve his off the ball which is 7, longshots(9) and flair(8).
  13. Sorry, I should have said that a team from the top 5 leagues. For example, maybe Getafe or Betis will finish 4th, above Sevilla in Spain and will qualify for CL. I'd rather play for them then than Everton. The Spain's top league is still competitive besides the trio of RM, AM and Barca, who fight for the title each year. Teams play technical football, it's not very physical like the EPL. But ingame, the EPL dominates everything, maybe because the game is made in UK, which I understand. If you take two identical players, one that plays in EPL/Championship and one from LaLiga, the EPL player's value is 5-10 times higher than the one from Spain(or any other country). Maybe this is done to reflect that there are not so many UK footballers playing for foreign clubs. The only player that comes in mind is Bale, who is Welsh. Everytime my scouts bring in a report from a player that plays for an English club, I just click acknowledge because I know I can't afford them. And I don't think it's a bug. I will post in suggestions forums asking for them to change how players choose a club when they are offered a LOAN contract.
  14. I just qualified for CL groups. We are talking about a season long loan, so one year. Why would young players prefer to play one season for a team that doesn't play any continental competition and thay maybe doesn't offer them key player status, and not for a team that qualified for the CL(!!!)? It's one year only, not a 5 years contract. Personally I would choose to play for the weakest team that qualified for the CL than play for the 7th team in EPL. Why? Because I'll be there only for one season and I want to play in the best competition available. I don't see the point in helping a team qualify for Europa League while I won't play for them the next season. Maybe if I play good in those 6 group games, my club will offer me a new contract and a first team status now that I developed pretty well by playing almost all the games in a season(if I don't get injured). It's not a logical choice that the players take ingame. Basically, the game treats transfers and loans the same. Same logic applies for both, while they are so different.
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