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  1. Why don't they do what they're supposed to do? I want them to play high up the pitch (like forwards) and move into the area from wide positions and work the channels. They do none of this. They all loiter just past the halfway line, pick up the ball, run into dead ends and play backwards passes unless they blindly charge towards the byline where they'll cut the ball back. They're supposed to be my main goalscoring threat, working the channels and running onto throughballs to score. I've tried every role and duty and instruction I can but they never do it. Other players do, Walcott and Sanchez just destroyed us doing what I want mine to do. I've tried being restrictive, expressive, rigid, fluid. Everything, right now I'm just replaying the same match over and over as a control. This generally extends to everyone though. No one really does what I say. Especially when it comes to retaining possession. I've even gone so far as to create Van Gaals wet dream with the most restrictive instructions I can give yet they seem to genuinely trying to do the opposite. I say play out from defence and they're constantly playing hoofball. I say retain possession and play short passes and they're all firing 70 yard Hollywood balls all over the pitch, even my water-carrier DM I've expressly told to not do no matter what. I tell my defenders to sit and hold their shape and they're all running around like I'm watching 6 year olds down the park leaving my flanks devastatingly exposed. Do the opposition do it? Hell no. None of it. It's annoying me because it's making it impossible to stay in a job for more than 6 months. What's doubly annoying is it worked last year. the Depay-Di Maria combination was the best I've had since Kakalov-Todorov in 03/04. In 14 I got a brilliant tiki-taka system going, now it doesn't matter how short I tell people to play. I can put the farm on my CB's all thinking they're Beckenbauer and giving away possession. If this season goes down the pan I might just start putting my assistant in charge every week. Can we have the old system back where it was just arrows and sliders? Thanks. I'll upload any of my tactics for anyone to look at but at this point I've tried so many it's all just a mess.
  2. The oinly thing I can think of to do with manager money that isn't stupid like all the ideas in here which gave me cancer is to buy players rights or stakes in players, managers do that frequently enough for it to be a thing.
  3. To make even more money. That is business 101. The point he is making is not that they are finacially secure but that they are totally rolling in dough and literally have more than they know what to do with. At this point there is no reason a team would not build a new stadium if they can have 100,000+ a game. I'm guessing they are basically the greatest club in the universe at this point, like Barca+Madrid and everyone loves them. also, to refer back to the point I made above; Juve are a business, their aim is to make as much money as possible. This is life. So they would certainly in the situation descibed build a new stadium, a huge one, that will almost certainly get sold out. They sound as though they are financially set for decades. Then there's the fact the game even says if you have the money and are consistently selling out your stadium it might be time to move. He seems to meet both those requirements. All that said it wouldn't hurt to post their rep and actual bank balance. They might not be as rich or as famous as he is making it sound.
  4. I just hate how sayng 'don't get complacent' is disasterous 9/10. I don't see how it can be negative. It's just a reminder to stay awake but all it does is seem to make the entire squad angry, even if they regularly give up late goals and squander leads and frequently don't turn up against the smaller sides.
  5. I think lots of the data people and fans (Ronaldo should be 20 for everything!) don't understand how this all is supposed to work so I'm going to tell everyone because I'm fed up of this silliness. It seems to me that if a player plays more than two seasons in a position they become a natural at it in FM, even when it makes no sense. It just doesn't work like that. The one that got my goat originally was Alan Smith. He plays one season terribly at DM and all of the sudden he's a natural DM, accomplished CM and an at first competent striker going to awkward, disappearing then coming back awkward, dunno where it's at now, not looked, doesn't matter. He played as a striker right up until the point SAF got a brain worm and thought because he can tackle a bit and will get stuck in and win the ball and run about he's obviously a brilliant DM. Couldn't have been further from the truth. He's a striker, always has been, could make a case for AMC but either way that wasn't his natural position. Why are people suddenly making it his natural position? His stats should have basically stayed the same and positions too but with DM and that added in as awkward. They didn't, his finishing went down, passing, everything offensive because it wasn't being utilised. Just because someone stops doing something doesn't mean they can't. I see it with set piece specialists in the game all the time. Know Bojan Krkic? He's actually a pretty good taker of a freekick, look at him at youth level. But because he's a 12 year old boy he doesn't get to take them, even if he's better or worse or whatever, doesn't matter, there's an order to things, you earn the right. So now it's plummeted down to 12 or something from the 15-16 it used to be. Why? He hasn't suddenly forgot how to kick a ball. He's just not taking them anymore because he's not the big cheese like he was at youth level. I’ll get to this later though. Zoran Tosic was a out and out LW his whole life up until he joined CSKA but now after two years he's a natural at RW and accomplished at LW? Give me a break. I'm going to break down the position ratings and try to explain what they mean because people seem to think you're either amazing at something or terrible, and that's just not the case. Natural - The position they played growing up, where they'd play if you asked them to build a team around them, the position they gravitate to time and time again. An example would be Rooney and AMC. That's his natural position, deal with it. Phil Jones and Smalling aren't natural RB's. For a player to become natural should be rare and take many years of constantly playing the position, and they should be related, like LW and RW. Accomplished - A position that isn't natural to them but they've worked at to the point where they understand all the requirements of it. An IRL example of this would be Leo Messi and striker. Ain't his natural position, that would be AML and AMR (and he's one of the few players you can say that about, Ronaldo would be another) but I'll be jiggered if he ain't good at it. Same with Zanetti and CM. Probably... Competent - This is where people get more confused. If you're competent that does not mean you're bad at it. That's how people seem to treat it. Competent means you can do it without making many mistakes but you're still going to make some. An example of this would be Rooney and CM or AML/R. He can do it but I would do my best to avoid putting him there. Same with Gerrard when he was at RW, just a bit pointless. He could cross and that and didn't embarrass himself too much. Valencia at RB would be another. Jones and Smalling should be two more but they're not, they're down as accomplished/natural even though they can get done when playing out there and are only mediocre crossers. Awkward - They don't really know how to play the position at all. Alan Smith at DM is a prime example of this. Gerrard at RB is another, in the CL final. He got by ourely based on his experience and athleticism, but I remember in FM 06, boom, it was accomplished. If you need more definitions then just open a dictionary and look up each word. Ineffectual - They can't play the position, they just about know the core principals but can't really execute on them and it's just going to end in tears. An example would be any occasion where a winger has had to be moved to fullback. They know what they're supposed to do but just can't do it. We've all seen it. The only place I'd say naturalness can be tossed aside is at CM and on the wing, this is mostly a formation thing. Particularly CM and DM. AM and CM is trickier. I think everyone who has CM as natural should have one of AM or DM as accomplished depending on their skillset. EG Xabi Alonso should be natural for CM and DM. Scholes should be natural for CM, AMC and STC. STC because, going back to the first point, even though he doesn't play there he's said that's always been his perferred and favourite position but clearly became a natural CM and as an extention AM because he did that first. He'd be down as a accomplished DM because he knows how to do it all, he's just too old to now but if you could put him in his 24 yearold body he'd be good at it. Crap tackler though. The exception to the above paragraph though is out wide. If you're an LW natural you should be a LM natural, accomplished at worse if the player is one who does not track back, but again, that's more a player thing and not a position thing. So I find it annoying when I see players who can only play as an AMR or something and have MR as competent or something, that's just dumb. As someone who is a natural winger I can say personally that stick me at ML or AML; all the same, just got further to run (and maybe I'll give the opposition winger some hassle too without the ball but it's not like you need to and frankly I'd probably do it at AML too, it's more about where I go when we have the ball and I don't but to me at least it's basically meaningless. If I had my way it wouldn't exist. What is wide AM would be wide striker in a 4-3-3 type thing. People would just moan about that though. Ratings 10 average because it’s in the middle. Not bad. In the game it seems to me that 13 is viewed as average and anything less than 10 is viewed as bad. If you’re good at something it 16-18 and if you’re very good it’s 18-20. This is wrong. You have to think about the entirety of football when picking numbers. Everything that is, was and will be. 20 should be reserved for the history makers, people who are phenomenon’s at what they do. It annoys me when I can go through the database and find some scrub playing in the 4th divison or something with a technical attribute over 18. If they were that good at anything they wouldn’t be playing in such a low, not even professional, level. I know one stat does not make a player, and I’ll get to this, but just take a moment, fire up FM13 and search for Nikola Svitic. He’s a real life player that someone has rated, he plays semi-pro football in Serbia… 17 for dribbling 18 for finishing 16 for technique Valued at 2.5k…. He’s slow, he’s weak, he’s unfit… but to put that into perspective those stats are equal to: Dri – Iniesta, Bale, Suarez, Cazorla, Mata, Silva Fin – Cavani, Higuain and Soldado Tec – Oscar, Lewandowski, Lucas Moura, Ronaldo, Suarez, Balotelli So yeah… I don’t care if you’re short, slow, unfit and weak (his physical stats are all 10 or close to it and a lot of his technical and mental stats aren't bad too), you’d tear that league to shreds and as such would not be playing in it. So who was sat there, scouting for… whatever that team is and thought they saw that? Not saying he ain’t good for the level but in this game, if he were just a bit smarter, he’d be world class. As such he’s stuck in semi-pro Serbian football and if you’re a LLM there’s a talented AMC/ST for you. He’s there IRL though which means he might be good for that league, but that doesn’t make him good for FM, because we have to consider all football. It’s the same higher up though. Player pings a couple goals in from 30 yards and suddenly his long shots are at 16 from 10. Guy bends in a FK in a big game near the end of the season and again, suddenly they’ve gone from 12 to 16. People need to look at the bigger picture. How good are they really? Was there evidence for this at youth level? Very rarely do people suddenly get good at something. Same thing for the opposite though, as mentioned with Bojan. Just because someone stops doing something doesn’t mean they can’t if they’ve been doing it just fine previously. Of course again there’s caveats to that too. The best example of that is Torres. He’s been crap ever since he joined Chelsea but it’s taken until this FM for his stats to get anywhere near where they actually should be because people can’t see what’s in front of them. He’s a bit rubbish now and has been for years and the stats back that up. So basically to tl;dr this entire section… If there’s no consistent evidence supporting it, don’t change it. If there is then change it and 10 is average; not bad, but conversely if you want to give someone 18+ you need to compare them to the greats. If I see anyone who isn’t at Juninho or Mihajlovic’s level at a dead ball with 19+ for FKs someone is getting punched. Also scoring a blockbuster freekick once a season doesn’t make you awesome people-who-want-Ronaldo-at-59,000, that would go back to there being consistent evidence against it. Use your common sense people. Just because a guy bags 20 goalsa season doesn't make him brilliant at finishing, oob, heading etc, have to look at the whole package. That's why Higuain went nuts last year and consistently scored 40 goals a season, but doing something a lot doesn't make you good at it too, like Peter Crouch and heading. He's awful at it but only recently has his heading been coming down.
  6. I've always had a mixture of youth and experience, but as an example I've had Iker Hernandez (a 4* prospect) in there for a year and he hasn't gained a single point in anything. Hasn't lost anything, hasn't done anything, at all. It's the defenition of stagnating. That's on top of as I said, having no say whatsoever in his development. He's not good enough for the first team and because we're in Segunda Liga there's no benefit to sending him out on loan because he'll go to a Segunda Liga side. I didn't really want to hire and fire the staff, as in the manager and AM. Sorry if that was unclear. I just wanted them to use the abundance of staff I already have. I don't really care about who runs the side so long as he's good enough to keep them in segunda or at worst segunda b, if he's not he'll get fired anyway. The training is, well, they should be training with the senior players tbh because that's what they are. I know how to develop guys normally but it seems like because of this set up they either need to be good enough by the time they're done in the U19s or near enough after a year on loan or they won't make it because if I keep sending them on loan it also is not good for them and if I leave them in the B team it's not good for them. Just this season I promoted two prospects directly from the U19s because i have space for them because if they go to the B team I'm wasting a year of prime growth. So as I said originally; I'm generally avoiding the B team altogether by skipping it or keeping them out on loan and hoping they go to a side where they can grow. I didn't have this problem until 12 when the 'B' teams got changed. Edit: Finally got your point with the German sides. That's just crappy coding and should be fixed.
  7. The injuries can be linked to your pre-season and overplaying players. Unless it's a series of broken legs and stuff.
  8. X-posted 'cause stuff. Time for another classic Vicente14 suggestion: Let's go back to how it used to be, where they were just reserve teams that played in the proper leagues. The problem is that frankly, as someone who manages Real Sociedad every year and needs to rely on the 'B' as a fertile growing space for youngsters, the 'B' team is more of a toxic wasteland now. Noone grows there. This is because of two problems: 1. I have no control over the staff - Of the few there are they're terrible. Really quite poor. As Sociedad 'B' we have two fitness coaches, two scouts, one physio, a manager and his assistant, all bad coaches. Whereas my U19s have 10 U19 coaches and access to the two GK coaches and two fitness coaches. As well as their own physios and fitness coach. The senior squad have 11 coaches including the 4 fitness and gk coaches. If they must have their own seperate coaches then at least let me hire them. If I can't let the game hire decent ones, and a full staff seperate from the 1st team at that. I think it should be out of my hands if there's a Director of Football (that I didn't appoint) but if there isn't then it should be up to me. 2. I have no control over the training - I can't coach players for positions. I can't have a veteran mentor them if they're not in the U19s or 1st team and vice versa since they're treated as seperate clubs and I can't teach PPMs. It's a shame because every year I get them in Segunda Liga to play a good standard of football but since this change it's been a total waste of time. I'm sure your coders are good enough to get the best of both worlds and have the team treated like a seperate club for the purposes of media etc but let me have control over them because as it stands right now I either avoid it completely and try and use loans or send players there and they rot away. As an addendum - DoF, it'd be cool if the club could have guys already there who you have to work with, instead of signing players you can ask for types of player or specific ones or one's like ones. Maybe they're good and do it well, get good players cheaply, maybe they're bad and sign people you don't want or not like you wanted or pay over the odds. You could ask for Arturo Vidal and they come back with a 33 yearold former international on 150k a week who can't deal with the pressing game you play. It'd be an interesting dynamic and allow for things like happens at Madrid every single year or at Chelsea when Torres got foisted on AVB by Abramovich. You could argue with the board over it, get him fired if you're cool enough like what Mourinho did to Valdano. Maybe they sell a player that is key to your side but not flash eg Makelele in 2003, or they get a decent offer for a good youngster and decide to cash in without your consent. To the guy that wants a soundtrack: No. Might as well make a few bullet points: Scouting - I set my HoYD to do it or my DoF or whoever it is, doesn't matter. Point is when I say that I want an option to filter out the crappier reports of 3* to 3.5* and below, just not interested. Get them, so I can use them for squad players but don' be cramming them down my throat every day. Stars - You have bronze, silver and gold. I would like it if they were used. It helps because otherwise they keep changing when it's relative to your club. You got 10 stars if you cont the half stars x by the 3 colours, that's 30 stars. Divide that by 200 and you get one half star for every 6.66 points of CA/PA. That's pretty useful. Obviously you use the quality of the scout to effect the rating so there's still some fuzziness, or perhaos you could get rid of half stars to account for.. well like reality. I don't know how accurate the best scouts out there are, if they can tell the difference between 6.666 points of real life skill or not... This'll help prevent you and me getting some cash and blowing our wad on some 15 year-old kid. Because inbetween buying the child and getting your grubby mits all over them you can grow too much and now the kid doesn't fit you. As it is now you just have to suck it up and take it on the chin. The kid can just live with the lies and disappointment of not being the star he was promised when you bought him. Asking for stuff from the board and delays - It'd be nice if when I ask the board for a feeder club and select for one to send people on loan and they reject it if I could come back immediately and suggest a different type of feeder club, be it scouting or financial or whatever. It's super disappointing when you waste one and have to wait six months. I've taken to saving before I talk to them. Interacting with them to get more money for signings should be for every deal, not just ones that the game decides, leave it up to my judgement when to ask and let me suffer the consiquences of a stuff up. Mentoring - Please show the personality of the player you are asking to mentor too, not just the kid you want to pick. Training weak foot - Doesn't seem to be a way to do it. Do you remember last year I had that huge post about academies and you all said it got noted? I know it was too late for 13 but how about 14? Also allowing the assitant to do match preperation, that's all fine but if I pick to rest before or after a game it gets ignored because he's doing it, weak. I just want him to do the focus based on the reports or whatever. That's all I can think of right now. Edit: Oh. The paps keep asking me how I get on with managers. The options seem to boil down to 'I hate him' or 'we're best pals', there's the change subject one but that seems to be more... 'lets change subjects ' whereas I'd like I straight up 'I don't really know him' type answer. Edit2: I offer a player out on loan for no wages and no fee and get no takers. Really? Noone wants a free player for a season? Noone? Transfer fees - It feels like I always get stiffed basically. Example Griezmann at Sociedad, in my other games he usually moves within 2 seasons for 20+m. I tell clubs to pay that and it's like noway! Here's 12m. Or if somone wants my 5* prospect. AI teams can ask for 20 or 30m, if I ask for that I get laughed out of town. I have a 4* squad player worth 5m. Other players of a similar level go for 15m+, not my guy, I'll be lucky if Madrid come knocking and I get 10m. That's aside from the fact just in general I think the AI doesn't want to sign my players. I let Griezmann's deal run down to one year left and noone put in a bid. Isn't a 24 yearold worth 8m with 1 year left a prime candidate for sale? 15m superstar. Can I have 35m? No, you'll get 20 and be grateful, we'll just go buy that other teams 15m superstar for 35m. Bye.
  9. Time for another classic Vicente14 suggestion: Let's go back to how it used to be, where they were just reserve teams that played in the proper leagues. The problem is that frankly, as someone who manages Real Sociedad every year and needs to rely on the 'B' as a fertile growing space for youngsters, the 'B' team is more of a toxic wasteland now. Noone grows there. This is because of two problems: 1. I have no control over the staff - Of the few there are they're terrible. Really quite poor. As Sociedad 'B' we have two fitness coaches, two scouts, one physio, a manager and his assistant, all bad coaches. Whereas my U19s have 10 U19 coaches and access to the two GK coaches and two fitness coaches. As well as their own physios and fitness coach. The senior squad have 11 coaches including the 4 fitness and gk coaches. If they must have their own seperate coaches then at least let me hire them. If I can't let the game hire decent ones, and a full staff seperate from the 1st team at that. I think it should be out of my hands if there's a Director of Football (that I didn't appoint) but if there isn't then it should be up to me. 2. I have no control over the training - I can't coach players for positions. I can't have a veteran mentor them if they're not in the U19s or 1st team and vice versa since they're treated as seperate clubs and I can't teach PPMs. It's a shame because every year I get them in Segunda Liga to play a good standard of football but since this change it's been a total waste of time. I'm sure your coders are good enough to get the best of both worlds and have the team treated like a seperate club for the purposes of media etc but let me have control over them because as it stands right now I either avoid it completely and try and use loans or send players there and they rot away. As an addendum - DoF, it'd be cool if the club could have guys already there who you have to work with, instead of signing players you can ask for types of player or specific ones or one's like ones. Maybe they're good and do it well, get good players cheaply, maybe they're bad and sign people you don't want or not like you wanted or pay over the odds. You could ask for Arturo Vidal and they come back with a 33 yearold former international on 150k a week who can't deal with the pressing game you play. It'd be an interesting dynamic and allow for things like happens at Madrid every single year or at Chelsea when Torres got foisted on AVB by Abramovich. You could argue with the board over it, get him fired if you're cool enough like what Mourinho did to Valdano. Maybe they sell a player that is key to your side but not flash eg Makelele in 2003, or they get a decent offer for a good youngster and decide to cash in without your consent. Edit: Put it in the wishlist thread too. You used to sticky it, didn't see it. That's everyone's fault but me.
  10. I live in Auckland. You should relocate the QA to Auckland, it would be for the best.
  11. Next Gordon Banks. I think next season he will battle it out with Bravo for the #1 spot. Edit: Got the Next Taffarel too on the way, that'll be fun....
  12. Stamina and Strength should be condensed to Vigour I think.
  13. I'm United and I was looking at the side and noticed they're super well set up to play like Spain/Barca with no striker. Thought I'd give it a whirl. Everything is great. We suffocate through relentless posession and get on the edge of the box then it all just turns into Arsenal-esque nonsense of endlessly passing the ball around the edge of the area until someone takes a long shot. It can result in goals and does, we smashed Arsenal 5-0, was a joke game, wiped out Norwich like a training match... however what I want is for RvP and Kagawa to get me goals. They're out wide, right and left respectively with Rooney as the AMC. The idea is we do the tiki-taka around the area but that the wingers, obviously, work the channels and made darts and get onto slips from the midfield of Rooney, Carrick and Cleverly or Scholes or Powell or Fletcher or Young or Giggs... like Henry in his pomp or Villa at Barca. This never ever happens. They usually just stand basically next to the fullback really far out wide and do not at all work the channels, so I think, lets move them to AMC's along side Waz but still as IFs. Cool, they're more central now when we get to the final third. Now they just stand about passing the ball around. I can see the gaps for them to run into.... nothing. Eventually someone might force a ball through but it's... not the same and is usually just... sort of as a result of the whole team slowly rolling forward like an glacier. What am I doing wrong? Kagawa and RvP have their wide play set to 'moves into channels' Kagawa has it as a PPM... yet they just don't do it. I tried putting them higher up, right into those corner positions and that did nothing. All I want is a sweeping Scholes diagonal to a surging Kagawa between the FB and the CB left with nothing but a sidefooter past the keeper. It happens so rarely. I've changed tempo, creativity, runs and stuff from deep, cut inside (then they just run down the touchline and cut in at the byeline, wtf?) all sorts. How do I make them be not stupid useless stand-about-ers?
  14. It could easily be re-coded to be less cut-throat. The examples here are a bit rubbish tbh. Warnock was not doing great at the time, not sack worthy to me but... it's plausable. Del Bosque was complicated; political machinations, Perez being Perez and a bit of a tool basically, and a rumoured schism in the lockerroom... if all this stuff can happen in the game then fine but... Also Allardyce's sacking... he wasn't hitting his usualy height so... it's a reach but yeah... OP is doing better than Allardyce, hasn't split the changing room in half and isn't on a bad run of form and a middling manager. He's elite. Would anyone in thier right mind sack Guardiola? No. Also, this is a game.... you can't have "realism" like this and say it's possible a complete mental defective could theoretically take over your side but be okay with the craziness that exists like the budgets and the fact you can have a rocketpowered revolving door and do all manner of ridiculous thing and it not really damage you.
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