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  1. My personal view is that in the world of FM we should just pretend Covid 19 never happened. I come into FM to escape the real world and whilst I'm all for realism there are certain things which should be kept out of what is really a fantasy world. Whether there could be an option for the user to select the Covid world or one without? Not sure how this could be easily handled by SI. Either way the next couple of years is going to throw up a whole load of challenges for the real football world which one way or another will need to be considered because even if we pretend it isn't happe
  2. Indeed, I used to get obsessed with trying to get players with full capability in a role so a nice full green circle as it would be now. Of course when you actually look more into the attributes needed for a role, player traits, key mental attributes etc you can have players performing really well in a role that if you just looked at the capability circle (whatever it is called) they wouldn't seem to be the best choice. A case in point been Stuart Dallas playing in the right wing back role in my Leeds save, capability wise he doesn't look suited. However, he played so well for me there Lu
  3. I like the idea of been able to generate your own history in the game. So who you played for etc. You could have a choice to either do this yourself or for those that don't want to it is just randomly generated. So you could be a club legend who has come back to manage and the fans are onside from the get go. Or you could have played for a rival so it takes time to win the fans over. That type of thing.
  4. I find in lower league management pace can make the difference between a striker with lower key attributes scoring more than a striker with higher typical striker type attributes but lower pace. Probably because they end up with more chances.
  5. I made the mistake years ago of always just looking primarily at finishing... it wasn't until I started coming on this forum and reading some of the really good contributions made by the community that things like composure, off the ball, anticipation etc. were just as important. Seems obvious once you are told
  6. I use stars as a guide when looking at players I might want to sign. Are they better than what I already have? What are the areas of the team I need to strengthen? Which positions have lower star rating players? This is all done in combination with scout reports, so taking into consideration attributes, pros and cons etc. I recently entered the realm of lower league management and have a five star striker and a couple of four star midfielders but this is all relative to the club I'm currently managing. They would not be four / five star rated if I was managing a club a couple of leagues a
  7. I'm pretty sure I will need to start a new save for the database update to be applied but will the other updates outside the DB be applied? So for example Improvements to game optimisation and increased performance both inside and outside of matches?
  8. So far, so good with the new ME... I was getting really fed up with the old one, it was really hard to score goals, full stop. Plus the play itself seemed to be slow despite me trying to play a high tempo, pressing game, I said on another thread it felt like my players were wading through treacle. The game was getting so frustrating that I was close to giving up. First few games on the new ME and it definitely has improved for me. Goals are starting to flow again, I'm seeing through balls for my forwards to run onto, plus some wing play and crosses. A fair balance of goals so far, from cr
  9. Just to add to the above I'm doing OK in terms of results, so it isn't the fact that I'm always losing or anything. It just seems to be so difficult to score a goal and in some games you just know from early on it just won't happen. I know this can happen in real life from time to time, I am a Leeds fan so have experience of this, but it seems to be happening in the game now nearly all the time and it just isn't very enjoyable to endure. Now if I wasn't creating chances, or clear chances that would be different and I would be questioning my tactics. But these are quite often absolute sitt
  10. I'm thinking of taking a break for a while myself as the game is getting way too frustrating to want to play it. As noted above whilst the long balls over the top seems to have been sorted out actually been able to score goals at all now seems to be so difficult. Multiple and I mean multiple chances are been missed time and time again. Penalties constantly missed. Wingers just hitting the ball against an opponent. And of course the opposition seem to always take their chances. I'm at the point now when my striker is one on once or has a clear opportunity I'm resigned to them missing. I ac
  11. I suppose you could say practising penalties will help with technique and taking of the penalty itself. Actually taking a penalty in a game would be different and dependent on the situation how a player is predisposed to handling pressure. So increasing composure would depend more around some other training sessions focused more on mental improvement and maybe improving over time as a player just naturally develops.
  12. Yes, fully agreed. I also set the intensity setting for pressing to very high which you can do either through TIs and / or PIs. I tend to set it high on TIs and adjust PIs with my back 4 and DM to low so they don't step out of the defence too much. And also I setup attacking as wide as Bielsa likes to use the full width of the pitch when in possesion. After that though I leave everything as standard and just adjust where needed depending on what happens in the game. Mentality is also set game by game depending on opposition and I will change if required depending again on what happens in the g
  13. I've seen somebody else say this but it is almost like there are two different MEs out there which people are experiencing... My own personal experience, I started with the 1st Beata release, has been very positive. The first release had way too many long shots flying in, which whilst enjoyable to see Klich smacking them in from 25 yards every game, was not very realistic and was quickly fixed. Whilst I didn't see an increase in penalties on one of the releases I did some very soft ones given. This seems to have gone away but that could be because I got promoted to the premiersh
  14. Exactly, I was too easily sucked into trying to do what I thought I needed to do in finding the miracle tactic. And for some people that might be fine, wanting to win and enjoying that which I'm cool with. I do use some TIs, so I set my line of engagement and defensive line as these are general instructions that make some sense for the style you might want to play. These can change depending on the opposition but at least I've got an understanding of what this will mean and why I am doing it. Same with offside trap or playing out from the back.
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