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  1. Personally I think it's fantastic Completely sympathise with anyone who is colour blind though of course
  2. I have played FMT extensively over the last 2 or 3 years. If SI gave it the pre-game editor, I would never play "Full Fat" again. Any other differences are minimal. The cynic in me wonders if after 8 years of fans crying out for it, that is the sole reason why they have chosen not to add it, which I kind of understand, why would you give way to the main event?
  3. It is mind boggling. My setup is fine, we look solid, hard to break down, create good openings, yet the moment we reach the final third it is just like a game of block. Ping pong almost - I have come to accept headers will be high and wide (after a season of frustration) so tell my wide players not to cross and set crossing to low. Could you share your setup, at all? Just want to see if there is anything glaring I am missing. Or something I shouldn't be using.
  4. I have removed WBIB too. But it is more penalty area finishing in general I am puzzled by.
  5. Is it just me, or do headed goals, never happen? Most of my goals (and the opposition for that matter) seem to be 20-30 yard stunners. I just beat Derby 3-1 and 3 of those goals (2 from me, 1 from Derby) was screamers. Rarely do I see a striker go through one on one and score a simple tap in. Crosses go in and 9 times out of 10 it is either blocked or straight at the keeper. And as I say, I am 2 years into a save and genuinely do not think my team have scored a header from open play. Is there a known issue logged with finishing?
  6. 19 carried me through most of last year as the ME engine is nowhere near as horrible as 20 and I think that also holds true to 21. Strange coincidence as right now I am debating going back to 19. I really want to love 21 but the ME is horrible. I would love to know from the people who love it, how they manage to get there strikers to score, wide players to cross, headers from 6 yards on target and actually see a one on one result in a goal.
  7. Yes, points taken @Experienced Defender but many of the obvious tactical contradiction/inconsistencies you have mentioned... I have added those to try to counter act the frankly barmy Player behaviour which I have explained. Could you address any of those points?
  8. I really wish I could give up and walk away as I said I would last week, but it keeps pulling me back. I desperately want to get my vision to work on this ME. But I keep coming to the same conclusion each time, things just dont look function right when it comes to the final third. - Why do headers never go in? - Are strikers programmed simply not to score? - My front three still make braindead decisions. On the one occasion just my WB just played in my Shadow Striker, decent enough angle for a shot or the DLF in a good position, he played a first time ball backwards to the CM who was on the edge of the D. I mean.. WTF!?! - Speaking of CMs, I have Neves who as you know is stupidly good from outside the penalty area. Now I do not expect him to score from every attempt, but honestly, his attempts are embarrassing. - One on ones.. I just cannot fathom them. The only ones I see go in are the "dinks" over the keeper. Aside from that, it is practically a pass back to the keeper, excruciatingly wide, or they just do not shoot at all. I am so frustrated with the ME at the moment. I am actually doing well, points wise. My football is until the final third is good. I am solid, keep clean sheets and we knock it about really bloody lovely at times, until they enter the final third. I cannot score goals and when I look like scoring, the points above all occur. The vast majority of my games are 1-0 wins. Attached is my system but to be honest, outside of the back three I have tinkered with everything I can think of to get things to work. Moved WBs to DWs. Moved SS to inside forwards, to PF as part of a front three. Nothing works and everything I have listed above, aswell as all the frustrations in this thread occur. I can script every game. Jimenez has 4 goals ffs. I prefer to play with a balanced mentality and tweak TIs and PIs to what I want, but I have just gone all out Attacking the last 5 games or so, still no goals and the same frustrations.
  9. After playing for almost 2 weeks now, both standard FM and FMT with no TF - I have genuinely decided to put the game away and decide the ME is just not for me. It says something when I am winning games (albeit, 1-0s, 2-1s etc) but not enjoying what I am seeing on the pitch. One of the first things I want to achieve is implement my own unique playing style. It seems to me no matter what playing style you seem to want to implement, generally the themes will be the same, of which are; - CBs/GKs ignoring any instructions to pass out from the back and insist on long, aimless punts. - WBs/Wingers either running into blind alleys or not getting the ball past the first man. - Dribbling just not looking or resulting right. So many times players such as Neto/Traore/Podence, all top dribblers, not beating one man - Movement in the final third absolutely non existent. So many times my build up play is WBs doing what I have said in my second point, while I can see my front three just stood in the penalty area making no runs - When the forwards do get the ball in the penalty area, no attempt is made to get past the DFs to get a shot on goal, all you know is going to happen is the dreaded B word - block. - Most goals coming either from setpiece or an individual cracker. What does make me feel a little bit better, is that from reading through the feedback threads and ME section, there appears to be many users reporting the same error. What is disappointing, is that BETA looked very good and they appear to have took the game a step back to 20. I actually enjoyed the ME on 20 to this which is probably the biggest criticsm I can give it.
  10. Couldnt agree more. Share some of these concerns and more in my thread below.
  11. Hi @CaptCanuck thanks for the response Your thread is very interesting. I had a quick browse and only saw the screenshot from the OP. Going a back five is very interesting. I tried actually pushing up the WBs to the MR/ML strata and making them DW. Attacking wise I preferred it, but they didn't track back how I liked, sometimes not even at all. I have never experimenting placing them in a back five though so that is food for thought. Aside from that screenshot and the other changes you have mentioned, have you diverted much from the OP? Our ideas seem very similar.
  12. Thanks again @DeepThought for such a detailed response, it is much appreciated. I take your point regarding the percentage of crosses. It is more the frustration behind the lack of/blocked crosses. For example, we will have a lovely passage of play, my DLP (Neves) will release it to Marcal and he will have the perfect opportunity to whip it in with two forwards in a good position.. and almost delay it perfectly to give the FB chance to reposition. By which point the chance is gone altogether, or the cross is blocked. The "braindead" description.. apologies for that. I was having a moment of just getting frustrated. But with that I was referring more to the interchange between our front three. There will be an obvious pass to say Jimenez for Neto to play and he will simply misplace it or not play it at all. Dribbling seems a really strange one on FM21 too. In the likes of Neto, Traore, Podence.. we have players there who should really be making more inroads. Dont get me wrong, I am not expecting them to be machines, but they seem to get tackled at there first opportunity more often than not. I have noticed this with opposition players too, I have began studied there movement.. it would appear the AI manager has the same frustrations as me! It is just very frustrating to watch at the moment. I want to impose my idea which is very akin that to Nuno at Wolves, but it seems very difficult to achieve. The ME doesn't seem to be much more progressive as 20, of which I found frustrating the minute I tried it, and reverted back to 19 (which was far from perfect). It seems to consist of goals from set pieces or individual efforts. Well worked goals seem difficult to come by.
  13. I am now experimenting with the preset fluid counter attacking tactic. I am using this in Touch so there is no TF. Seems very well suited with Wolves with there current style of play. I have used this in previous editions and it has always worked well. I am just at a loss really. We have played three games, 2 away at Tottenham and Man Utd and Chelsea at home. All drawing, 1-1 x2 and 0-0. On paper good results and we have looked solid and at times got into some really good positions. But the crossing is so dreadful its making me cringe, aswell as the overall play. We appear to go braindead once entering the final third. The front three are getting themselves into some superb positions but cannot seem to pick each other out. Instead they pass it back, attempting to make an even harder pass. Raul has barely touched the ball. After the week I have had trying to get into this and going back to my "goto" preset fluid counter system in FMT which has always worked in 19 and 20.. I am convinced this ME has serious issues which is such a shame as on BETA it appeared to be one of the best, I hate to be one that comes across like this. All goals I have scored or conceded are individual moments of genius. Players cannot dribble or pass and as I have mentioned the crossing is beyond frustrating. Traore who as we know is a beast cannot beat one player.
  14. Thanks for the replies. All noted. Another theme I have noticed is literally no crosses able to make it past the first defender. Whether that by WBs, Wingers, Inside Forwards or even central midfielders that get into crossing areas. This ME just feels horrible.
  15. I havent played this game properly since breaking up on the 22nd. I have gave the game a good run up until 15mins ago when I gave up. The interface is honestly not worth even getting upset about, it is that bad. Matchday experience is horrible. The ME is the one that I am really most surprised by. Mainly because it seems to be so loved. I was really looking forward to playing with it. Yet all I have no matter what instructions I use, is CBs who punt into thin air, wing backs who run to the byline.. and thats it.. and forward players who dont really do much. They do not look to create any kind of space. I am yet to see through balls either from my AMs. I hope 21.3 can bring some hope but I dont see it. I think I will go back to 18.
  16. Thanks for the response My first 10 or so games I played with 3 normal CBs as I said. I decided to change to BPD in the hope it would stop these soul destroying punts into thin air.
  17. Please find attached my setup. Is there a bug in which centre halves lump the ball up the field no matter what instruction you set? As you can see I have every possible instruction set in order to get centre halves to pass it short. You may notice I am using BPD but that is only after my experiment with CBs failed. I am literally pulling my hair out. Can someone please help. Generally it is the preset Control Possession, which again should lead itself to centre halves passing out from the back. Another theme I have noticed is literally no crosses able to make it past the first defender. Whether that by WBs, Wingers, Inside Forwards or even central midfielders that get into crossing areas. So frustrating when you have watched your side create a really good opening, for no balls to enter the penalty area. This ME just feels horrible. The only goals I seem to see (both from oppositon and my own side) is stunning individual efforts.
  18. How did you manage this?! My "faces" folder is over 12gb. When I send it over via USB, after a few hours, it just freezes.
  19. Be interesting to see what 8GB worth of graphics does then! I guess the proof will be in the pudding.. Once I get to test in 3 days Looking forward to joining the small but very dedicated FMT community!
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