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  1. Started playing around with this role for the first time recently, and am really enjoining the kind of system you can play with it. The only thing I think that could improve the role would be more room to customise with PIs, and potentially add other duties. The two main things I'd like to see changed about the inverted wingback in fm would be to add a defend duty, which would basically tell the player to come inside and sit infront of the rest of the defence like a DM rather than getting into more advanced positions. Also remove the "dribble more" PI from being hard-coded into the support duty, as when the IWB comes inside you want him to act as a centre mid, and certainly not all centre mids dribble often. Now, I have been able (in certain systems) to get the iwb to stay back at times, and wonder if the other issues could be mitigated with PPMs. Just wondered if anyone else using the IWB had any thoughts or ideas
  2. Can I visit a transfer target's match?

    If you declare interest as a top transfer you can then send a scout to go and watch him play, but I don't think you can watch the games yourself. If you're trying to unsettle him you can also ask one of your players to encourage him to join your team through the media
  3. Have been using what's basically a 3-4-3 counter attacking system a bit recently. 3 CBs, middle one on cover. 2 players in the DM strata, a DLP(s) and BWM(d). 2 DW(s). 2 in the AM slot, AP(a) and SS(a), behind a CF(s). Instruct AP and SS to roam, and DWs to sit narrower to try and keep the midfield compact. Usually decent defensively, the 5 we have at the back defend the middle quite well, the only real weakness is obviously the flanks, particularly when the opposition use attacking fullbacks. Something I do if I feel it's necessary is tell my DWs to man mark the attacking wide players which (hopefully) prevents them getting on the ball too much. Have enjoyed it as had never previously done anything with 3 at the back, but has worked out fairly well
  4. Have to disagree with this, I believe there is good variety already in the game with the current PA system. A lot of it comes down to form. I had Carl Jenkinson in my palace save become a leading prem player valued at over £30m, all because he had 2 fantastic seasons with us, and have seen other players who I know to not have outstanding PA become fantastic players regardless. With regards to Jamie Vardy irl, I would argue he is a player who simply hit outrageous form at the top level for an unusual length of time, rather than someone who developed his game to become a much better player in a short space of time. This can be replicated with players in the game as it is currently. Also, the idea that every player should have up to 200 PA to give them then chance of becoming the world's best is preposterous. Putting aside how absurd this sounds in the real world, imagine how it would occur in the game. It would basically be like another batch of world class newgens, of which I think there are far too many anyway. I personally think the game should go the other way, and make it even harder to cultivate world class talent as the amount of 21 year olds who take over the top teams is frankly irritating and unrealistic. I would much prefer spending more time scouring the leagues for a player with the right potential and personality, battling with rival clubs for his signature and having to pay much closer attention to his training regime to ensure he made it to the very top. But that's just me.
  5. Loan Fees

    Can't imagine it's a bug, but I agree they should be added to the transfer budget. I've posted in the bugs forum anyway, in the hope that someone can clear it up for me
  6. Loan Fees

    Sorry if it was unclear, I'm aware they aren't separate piles of money. I had expected my loan fees to be added to the transfer budget though, just as any fee you receive when selling a player is (multiplied by the % revenue retained of course). Instead it seems that the club keeps all of the loan fees regardless of how much transfer revenue is made available, i.e. the money is in the club's bank account but they won't let me touch it yet. Presumably they will factor it in when calculating next seasons transfer budget.
  7. Loan Fees

    Thanks for your replies. So I went a couple of months further into my save and noticed that on the finances tab, under "income this month" in the Players Sold row it's showing the money I'm earning from monthly loan fees. However, my transfer budget hasn't improved, so it seems that the money is going straight into the club rather than my transfer pot as I'd hoped. Interestingly enough without all these loan fees coming in (about £6.5m a month) we'd be losing money like mad; apparently no one wants to sponsor Liverpool anymore (who can blame them)
  8. Loan Fees

    I have a load of players loaned out and on the transfer screen it says I should be getting £67m this season from loan fees alone. Pretty decent. Havent seen anywhere near this much money coming in though so my question is will it come in monthly (as the loan fees are p/m) or at the end of the season? Also may be a stupid one, but this will be going into my transfer budget right and not the club's overall balance?
  9. Edit text commentary

    Not sure but you may be able to give clubs a nickname like with players? If not you may be able change the name of a club with in game editor, or the database editor. Only things I can think of
  10. Max wage allowed

    cheers for the help, offered him a contract he FINALLY accepted after maxing all the bonuses and additional fees, only for Barca to offer him a new contract which he signed! Going into the new season having lost my top scorer and assister for the last two seasons, without replacing him. Hopefully one of my youth players can step up...
  11. At United at the start of the 5th season, been trying to sign Neymar for ages but could never offer him the wages he wanted (could offer max £350k and we wanted £550k) despite having enough wage available in the budget. Thought this may be to do with FFP so fair enough. However, just sold Martial to Real as he forced the move and thought that with his £250k wages off the books I'd finally be able to pay Neymar what he wanted. No dice. Still capped at £350k. There's no board request I can make and it's really frustrating me, I have £250m and £900k in wages but can't afford to bring in Neymar. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  12. About graphical attributes

    If you go to preferences, interface then under "player screen" there is a box you can tick to display attributes as bar chart instead of 1-20
  13. Surviving with the big boys

    Sounds like you've done really well! My only suggestion to give your side more attacking impetus would be change the DLP(d) to a CM(d), something else in the DM strata, if you just want him to sit there and protect the back four. As a playmaker he will attract the ball more than other players, and as he is on a defend duty he will be more conservative in possession, playing sideways passes and trying to keep the ball more than make that killer pass. If you want a playmaker in the CM strata I would recommend a RPM, they offer great off the ball movement and they're on a support duty so will be a little more adventurous in their play than a DLP on defend. In my Salford save I play a 5-3-2 and have a RPM in the DM strata, who helps the defence out but also steps up into the midfield in possession, recommend giving it a go in your second tactic.
  14. Keeping promise to unsettled player

    Thanks for your reply, yes I did but he had no recommendations to make! Very frustrating. Transfer window has ended, time ran out on the promise and now I've got a very unhappy Basty on my hands
  15. So at the end of my first season at Man Utd Schweinsteiger said he was unsettled and missed Germany, but I couldn't afford to let him have a leave of abscence due to injuries, so promised to bring in a player to help him settle. I thought this meant one of his favoured personnel, so I hired his brother as a coach but this didn't help. The only players in his favoured personnel are Lahm and Badstuber, but Lahm retired and Badstuber has no interest in joining. Was scouting Meyer and Özil and was wondering if, as they're German, they would help Bastian settle? Anyone have any suggestions/advice?