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  1. Nothing great yet.. but not lost in 4 matches after a ridiculously bad start! Still not decided how to play though..
  2. When you get to ambitious with your tactic.. back to the drawing board it is..
  3. I played a 4-4-2 diamond with FC Utrecht (predicted 6th) with one attacking Wingback and the other side was a Fullback-Support to keep the balance. Really covered the space, because I didn't got exposed allot, can post the stats when I'm home. The formation won me the League in Holland.
  4. That's one way to start my career in Italia. Crazy first half with a dominate Lazio in the second.
  5. After starting another save with my local club, I was bored after one season. Having started every FM since I first bought it (FM16, yes 16) and winning the title in my first season - I decided to look elsewhere. Having loaded a various of leagues, I applied for a Portuguese team and Lazio Roma. It so happend that Lazio offered me the job! Having seen the team, I have no idea how to start yet. But this is the squad I took over. We will see what we can make of it. Media Prediction is 6th, so should be fun.
  6. 19/10/2017 - Sparta Prague - FC Utrecht 0:3 (0:1) - Sean Klaiber '7, Semih Kaya O.G. '46, Ruud Boymans '49 I was hoping for one 3 pointer in the face off against Spartak and we got that from the first match! They could not handel our counter strat and them getting a red card just before half time really helped us exploiting the space they where leaving. Happy with the result and hopefully I can top the group to avoid stronger opponents in the next round. Shots 9 - 12 Shots on target 3 - 4 Possession 51% - 49% FC Utrecht: David Jensen, Giovanni Troupée, Ramon Leeuwin, Willem Janssen, Robin van der Meer, Rico Strieder, MOTM Sean Klaiber (78' Lucas Gortler), Anouar Kali, Mateusz Klich, Urby Emanuelson, Ruud Boymans (67' Jean-Christophe Bahebeck)
  7. 14/10/2017 - FC Utrecht - SC Heerenveen 1:0 (0:0) - Jean-Christophe Bahebeck '74 Going in to this match, I thought it was going to be a walk in the park. SC Heerenveen are fighting for relegation and I'm up at the top with high morale. Fact was, they where al over us. My formation - 4-1-2-1-2 - couldn't handel the 4-1-2-3 with two inside forwards and there where running riot the whole game. It was our solid defending that kept Heerenveen from creating clear cut changes and we came away with a fine counter attack that started with our prime spot - the right wingback. Possession 58% - 42% Shots 5 - 17 Shots on target 2 - 3 Man of the Match: Marco Rojas FC Utrecht: David Jensen, Sean Klaiber, Ramon Leeuwin, Willem Janssen, Robin van der Meer, Rico Strieder, Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, Zakaria Labyad (35' Sander van der Streek), Jan Kirchoff (60' Mateusz Klich), Anouar Kali (79' Urby Emanuelson). SC Heerenveen: Martin Hansen, Denzel Dumbfries, Nicolai Naess, Dave Bulthuis, Daniel Hoegh (74' Kik Pieri), Stijn Schaars, Morton Thorsby, Yuki Kobayashi (79' Pelle van Amersfoort), Arber Zaneli (90' Nemanja Mihajlovic).
  8. Rooks

    Make South America Great Again!

    This save is something else.. When I have to play 3 games in one week I'm already frustrated, but to see that many matches + players away on international duty's.
  9. Eredivisie vs Vitesse (A) Vyacheslav Karavaev, 7.2 - Vitesse Arhnem Gelredome, 19,575 attendance (912 away) I thought I could win it with my standard approach, because it where direct rivals but we where in a much better shape. It was a boring match with the right outcome. Despite going overload in the final 10 minutes, we couldn't break the scoreboard and went away with 1 point.
  10. I need to learn the game more.. Thanks!
  11. I think its <18 that playing time don't matter, but training does. After that it's a question of looking at his ability and where he should get playing time. If he is a good player for League One, you're not going to loan him of to a League Two team. In England I think the League One and Two are always higher and better than the reserve competition.
  12. Rooks

    Lost the dressing room

    I never lost the dressing room in FM18. I only got trouble with players that wanted more playing time while the starting player is way better and preforms better.
  13. So it's back to Standard or Counter then. Or just Contain?
  14. Maybe make a Control tactic. Move your wingbacks back a line, place them on support. Shorter passing and retain possession. Many options to work with, you don't have to attack until the last second.
  15. Catch up Pre-Season Starting in August, I left all the preseason friendly untouched. I don't really care about them in my first season, so I will just play what is already planned. We did not have any trouble at all in the friendly matches. Although the only 'challenge' was Real Zaragoza, which we won easily. Europa League Qualifying Rounds Starting this save, we join the Europa League right away. Starting in the second (!) round, we should get trough the first round fairly easy and hoping to avoid strong opponents along the way to make it in to the group stage. It went... well. We almost cruised trough the rounds with a monster score against AA Gent. Group C We are on the right track to overachieve big time in Europe. This isn't our main competition, because I want to win the Eredivisie and we already did more than I expected in Europe (getting to the Group Stage). Now we have two big games against Spartak. I would be happy with 3 points and finishing it in the final two matches. KNVB Beker Nothing to say really. We should get trough this round easily as Volendam is 19th in the second Division. Eredivisie Goals everywhere, but not to happy about the amount of concede goals. Our win against PSV is the highlight, even though they have a really disappointing start to the season. If we can keep this up, it should become interesting how it will take our toll playing in 3 competitions. I will update every month from now, starting with October.