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  1. dan_bre_1988

    Building for the next tier

    Thanks for the reply. I should of clarified in OP, this is for the mobile version. On full game I quite often use team report to see league averages but on mobile there doesn't seem to be an option. Or maybe I'm just missing it so only option I have is to use coach reports and rely on their judgement.
  2. I'm currently Tamworth, preparing for my 2nd season at the club having taken them into the national league in my first season via the play offs. Now usually, I'm one of the top Prem sides (Usually Man United or Tottenham) so my knowledge of non league football is pretty limited. I'm not looking for individual player recommendations as such, just wondering what people's strategies are entering the summer window having been promoted. How do you decide who's cut out for the next level and who is going to be sold? Do you rely on coach reports and the CA/PA stars/personal knowledge of non league or something else?
  3. dan_bre_1988

    Tamworth

    Hey guys. Decided to start a journeyman save on FM Mobile (slumming it, as my laptop screen is broke!) First job I've been offered was at Tamworth where the expectation is a mid table finish. I'm don't watch much non league football other than going to the odd game at my local team (Barrow in VN) so not familiar with the players down there so looking for recommendations? Ideally I'm wanting a decent striker and a creative CM. I've got a TB of 29k and WB is 6.25
  4. Hey guys. Decided to start a journeyman save on FM Mobile (slumming it, as my laptop screen is broke!) First job I've been offered was at Tamworth where the expectation is a mid table finish. I'm don't watch much non league football other than going to the odd game at my local team (Barrow in VN) so not familiar with the players down there so looking for recommendations? Ideally I'm wanting a decent striker and a creative CM. I've got a TB of 29k and WB is 6.25
  5. dan_bre_1988

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    I wouldn't want to go over £600 really (Mrs would batter me) The one I've been looking at is https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-yoga-520-14-intel-core-i5-2-in-1-128-gb-ssd-black-10174150-pdt.html No mention of a graphics card from what I can see so not sure if it has one or not?
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    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Sorry if this is in the wrong place but had a look at the different sections and can't find anywhere suitable. I'm looking for a new laptop (mine really old) preferably a 2 in 1 (double up as tablet, though not essential) I'm not very techy so not sure what sort of RAM and processor etc I'd need. For FM i would need one that can support the 3d match engine and a large database for all English leagues and top leagues for Spain/Germany/Italy/France. Other than FM, it would be mainly used for internet browsing/youtube and microsoft office. Any help with what kind of spec I'd need/recommendations would be much appreciated
  7. dan_bre_1988

    'Use tighter marking'

    Thanks for the replies guys. Think I will stick to just targeting specific players through PIs and OIs. Seems like it's main purpose is systems where you are pressing high such as Liverpool and Man City and trying to stop teams from playing out of trouble.
  8. Possibly a bit of a novice question but in what tactical systems/circumstances would you use 'use tighter marking'? Seems a bit pointless imo and best off marking players through PIs and OIs. I may be wrong but I can't think of any teams that I've watched where the whole team is marking tightly including forwards. I'd of thought you wouldn't want strikers marking at all unless you're holding on to a result and it's 'all hands on deck'? Any pointers would be welcome!
  9. For the past couple of years I've always wanted to do a lower league save, specifically with Carlisle United of league 2 and try work my way up the footballing pyramid since they are the only professional team from my home county of Cumbria. What's always put me off doing it is a) lack of knowledge of the lower leagues and good players to sign and b) I'm not great at the game in terms of analysing what's going wrong in a tactic so usually pick a big team (usually Man Utd or Spurs) and do ok as tactical deficiencies can be masked better by individual brilliance and players tend to be more adaptable to what you are asking of them. So this leads to my question(s) (apologies in advance for being fairly vague)- how do people in LLM go about scouting new players since the scouts will generally be quite poor? Is it important to simplify tactics as much as possible e.g. play a 442 with general player roles like full back, winger poacher rather than a fancy assymetric formation with specialist roles such as a Segundo volante or a Mezzela? Any other advice for a LLM novice? Thanks
  10. dan_bre_1988

    Fm18- Spurs

    Great effort. 15 games without conceding is some effort Can you post a screenshot of what formation you use and team instructions?
  11. As stated above, you can play on any mentality and shape. Just some systems place a greater emphasis on roles and duties than others. @Rashidi has a great YouTube video (bustthenet) explaining team shape. As you suggest, very fluid will make your players appear more compact as individual mentalities are closer together which means the team will attack and defend as a unit. More structured on the other hand will make your players seem further apart as more defensive players will have a low individual mentality and more attacking a higher mentality. For the way you want to play, I'd suggest a more structured shape as you want wingers further up the pitch so they can exploit space in behind. With a more fluid shape, your wingers will get dragged back with the opp full/wing backs and will be harder for them to exploit the space. I wouldn't use any TIs or PIs to begin with. That way you can see what the issues are and react with these instructions. If you're wanting to attack through quick wingers, you may end up needing one or more of the TIs pass into space, exploit left/right flank and/or more direct passing. Hope this helps.
  12. Have you tried 'work ball into box' In theory, this will encourage your players to retain the ball, probe the defense (who as you say, are more defensive) and look for the right pass. This will allow the wing backs to stay high and wide too but the team instruction should reduce the amount of crosses they are putting into the box as the instruction should mean they look for an easy pass. If you don't want to lose them long shots (if a player is particularly good at them) then maybe use 'shoot more often' PI.
  13. With Sanchez gone and Özil's future far from certain, Arsenal seem to be making a habit of allowing their star players to run down their contracts and putting themselves in a difficult position (RVP being another high profile example) This comes to my FM question... has anybody managed to sign a player of similar quality on a free/little cost? Also, what happened to Sanchez and Özil on your saves? Did they sign or move on?
  14. dan_bre_1988

    Fm18- Spurs

    Good effort. I've only managed 3/4 games since I last posted but good results. I'm in the Fa cup final against Southampton after beating Chelsea 2 1 and the CL final against Man United after beating PSG. Not easy going. Won 3 0 at home and then lost 2 0 away to set up a nervy last half hour but hung on (My attackers wasteful, had 2/3 good chances to kill the game off) and need 4 points from 3 games to clinch 4th place. Liverpool, United and City ran away up top. Chelsea not won in about 6 games to drop to 6th (can't catch me) and Arsenal just lost 5 1 away at Bournemouth (lol) to drop 3pts behind with 2 to play (I've got 3 games... Leicester away, City at home then Chelsea away) Shame Chelsea dropped right off... could of been a straight shoot out for 4th place last game of the season just hope I don't need a result as I struggle against them usually.
  15. dan_bre_1988

    away games help

    Hey @vandamme22, posting a screenshot of your tactic showing the roles and duties you use may help with the responses.
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