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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I need to learn the game more.. Thanks!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. So it's back to Standard or Counter then. Or just Contain?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Welcome to this thread of my career. I always enjoyed making saves and share it and this time it won't be any different. It is however my first time sharing a save on this forum. This won't be a one club only save as I can get bored after many seasons in the same environment. Hopefully I will grow throughout this save and will bring more and better updates along the way. As you could have seen from the quote, I start in The Netherlands at my boyhood club FC Utrecht. This because I know all the players in the first team and in the youth teams. Lets get started then.. Season Club Position Achievments 2017/2018 FC Utrecht - -
  10. I play on 2D and comprehensive highlights with goals replay in 3D. Can’t play on comprehensive highlights and 3D, drives me nuts.
  11. @Muerte706 That's also because 3 strikers seem to exploit the ME this year. @BrickCommo23 It seems your Mezella-Attack will go in to the same space as your Inside Forward-Support. With a Winger on that side, you should have a nice triangle working with your Fullback, Mezella and Winger. When you're on Control, I would not let the players stick to there position, because that will not allow them to use there Off The Ball movement and makes it easier for your rivals to intercept the ball. As a striker in a 4-1-2-3 I always tend to go for a Deep Lying Forward or Complete Forward because they provide a passing option in the striker area and he will play for assist and goals. Instead of playing narrow, when you want to control you need to make the pitch as large as possible to have a nice ball rotation. I would change it to balanced or make it more wider.
  12. The Egyptian king

    Right now I started with my boyhood club (top half finish). My number 1 striker already got 13 goals in late September.
  13. I know started to manage my boyhood club (FC Utrecht, Netherlands) with the same formation and tactic of the 12/13 season where we got a record of most points in a season. Simple 4-4-2 diamond and for now I'm enjoining the save. Notable victories conclude a 8-0 aggregate win in the 2nd round of Europa League qualifications and a 7-0 home victory against AA Gent.
  14. The Egyptian king

    Seeing Salah score 30+ for people here makes me sad as my strikers can't even reach 15.
  15. I have the same problem. Can't get anything going since I moved over from plug & play to developing my own tactics. Had several saves which resulted in frustration, stress and clueless..ness? Having a 1-month break and hoping that I will return with fresh ideas and energy.