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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Blackburn Rovers – April 2019 - Battle of the top 3 So we are sitting at 1st place! But it is really tight. We have 86, and both Derby and Bristol have 83. Leeds are 4th with 79, but with 5 games left to play I dont really count them in (they also have much worse GD so basically they are 8 points behind us). I'm proud that we have reached the playoffs already in the first season. As I wrote in my first post I expect atleast two seasons in the chmpionship so from now on everything is a bonus this season :-) Hopefully I will be done with the season sometime next week and I will then try to do a end of season review. Standings: Remaining schedule:
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    FM19: The English Football League thread

    So I have been planning to write in this thread for a while, but I never get the time Anyhow, I want to give this a go Club: Blackburn Rovers Why: Blackburn have some nice history, and also in this case I like that they start with an OK transfer budget (which made it possible to bring in Sandro Tonali from Brescia). Goal: Get Blackburn in to PL, and also have a strong focus on developing young players (like Tonali). Blackburn Rovers – January 2019 So unfortunately I’m at work right now so I can’t attach any pics, but I will try to do that at a later time. Right now we are at the end of January and we are sitting 2nd in the table. However, it is extremely tight at the top. We, Bristol City (1st) and Derby (3rd) are within two points of each other, and the other three are just behind us. I really like (and sometimes dislike :P) how competitive this league is! Before I started the save my plan was to establish us as a middle league team the first season, and then push for top 6 the second season. Right now it looks like we are quite stable as at least a top 6 team, but my plan still remains so when doing transfers I do it after my plan. Speaking of transfers, this is what has happened: ### IN ### Sandro Tonali from Brescia Antonio Marin from Dinamo Philipp Wollscheid on a free transfer Leandro Cardoso from Maritimo (January) ### ### ### ### OUT ### Dominic Samuel Richie Smallwood (January) Elliot Bennett (January) ### ### ### From above the most important player for me was Sandro Tonali. He is also the reason why I choose Blackburn so that I could use their transfer budget to bring him in. I want to see how good I can develop him, and where he can take us. When it comes to tactics and player performance we run a quite standard 4-1-4-1 DM wide, with the wingers in AM strata. Mulgrew and Wollscheid have been very good for us as the 1st CB pair. Mulgrew also delivers some good corners, which we tend to score some goals from. Wollscheid actually get some goals and assist from this. Sandro Tonali is playing as DPL in midfield, and he is doing pretty well from there. He is developing nicely, and I really like his PPMs. Also Derrick Williams and Ryan Nyambe are doing OK as DL and RB. As already mentioned I still plan for us to not advance to PL this season (and I really expect the “FM-mid-season-drop to happen soon” ). That is why I choose to bring in Leandro Cardoso in January, whom I hope will develop nicely in the championship. If we would advance to PL this season that is just a (big) bonus I hope I can update this post with some pics, and that I can do a more proper season end review.
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    My guide to hoofball

    @Peljam Really enjoying your posts. Keep up the good work! I'm gonna give the long ball tactic another go, where I want to build a direct and strong team. Club DNA will most likely include bravery, determination, workrate and teamwork. Also, I want to play 442, and one of the most important players should be the targetman. Now I just need to find a fun team to start with
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    My guide to hoofball

    I have tried to create a longball tactic with a poacher and a TM, but have been unsuccessful so far. Hope this works for you because it would be interesting to hear more about your tactic. If you don't mind me asking, what roles do you use on the midfield flanks? Do you stick to the preset roles?
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    How to make a compact 4-4-2

    I'm not any good at tactics so can't really add much, but herne79 has a good post in the strikerless challenge thread: As a Swede I actually thinking about replicating their tactic, and might actually look at going strikerless
  6. As I understand it the targetman role attracts the ball. Is there any difference in how the targetman does this depending on whether you use him in a support or attack duty? For example is he more likely to attract the ball when in support?
  7. Done with my season now playing as burnley. As I feared in my previous post Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool all overtook me. I ended in 7th place, but I had a sniff at 6th as me and Liverpool ended with same amount of points. Unfortunately their gd was 24 and my was 23 However, as the board wanted me to avoid relegation I think 7th is OK. To add to this I also reached the final in the FA cup, but Chelsea stopped me from winning (I really struggled against their 343 with my 442 in all our clashes). Not sure what to do now, but I might actually continue this save to see what we can do in Europe
  8. I'm in for this challenge I will use my ongoing burnley save, which I started to try a 442 with TM and a poacher up front. Started with no TIs and no PIs to and flexible - standard to see especially how the TM behaved. since the start I have now ditched the TM for a dlf, and I have also changed some other roles and duties, but I still run on flexible - standard and with a 442 formation. I rarely start any game with TIs, but for some matches were I face the big boys I use pass into space, some times in combination with clear ball to flanks. These two TIs I often use if I take the lead in a game and I see that the other team change their formation to a more attacking one. When losing a game I try to go close down more in combination with get stuck in. I also tend to change someone's duty from support to attack. When it comes to PIs I have a few including goalkeeper distribution, and one of my Cds taking fewer risky passes. For some games I also put more risky passes and more direct passing for my playmaker. I really love this way of playing the game I must say. It's very easy to see what happens when you for example change a role or a duty. When it comes to performance I sit 4th in February and board expect me to avoid relegation. So looking good so far, though I think I will drop a bit in the table as I have Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham sitting just one point behind me
  9. @herne79 if you don't mind, may I ask what role you paired the bwm in your 442?
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    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    Really nice thread! Cool to see the progress you are doing! I have couple of questions regarding the defensive forward: what attributes are you looking for in your df? Also, do you ever play him with a defense duty?
  11. I have got a player in my youth intake that was classified as one of the best of his generation. Unfortunately he has the con "needs to work on becoming more consistent if he is to develop further" My question now is if I can do anything to help him become more consistent?
  12. Just started the game now and the steam gui pops up if I try to do save as and I have the ps4 controller connected. I also noted that the same happens if I start a new game and try to name the save. So basically as soon as I need to write something when I save the steam gui shows up. If I disconnect the controller the steam gui never shows up. Just let me know if you want any more info or if I should test something and I will try to do that. Also, it still saves the file without the .fm in the end if doing a save via the steam gui.
  13. Now it happend again, but this time I can complete the save without that the game hangs. I include a picture of that steam gui that shows up. Maybe I just had some bad luck when the game hung the last time. ** update ** Sorry for spamming, but even though the the game did not hang the file created via "save as" in the picture included got created without the .fm in the end.
  14. Regarding the path to were the files are saved it is C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018\games. Like I mentioned earlier it creates the save file in that folder, but without the .fm in the end. I also tried to recreate the issue to take some screen shots, but when I try it now it works to do save as when the controller is connected. So sorry for not being able to send any pictures
  15. I'm on my way to work now so cannot give you the location, but I will try and update with that later tonight. When just doing save it is OK. It is when I want to create a new save via the save as option that this happens. It then brings up the weird gui (looks like a virtual keyboard) and after typing in the name of the save (after entering the name it goes back to the normal FM gui) and pressing save it hangs. If I remember correctly the save file gets created, but without a file ending. So in windows explorer or what ever the file browser is called, I can see the file, but if I try to load the file from the game I cannot see it, which I guess is because it is missing the file ending. Not sure if I have installed any software to use the controller. I will see if I can find any information about it when I get home. ** update ** If I google "steam keyboard" the pictures looks very much like the gui showing up when trying to do save as.