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  1. Real Life-Tactics success in FM - When?

    In my Rangers save I had never come up against a 3 striker formation until I faced A.C. Milan in the CL group stages. They came to Ibrox with a flat 3-4-3. Unbeaten and with excellent morale, I assumed I could play the way I normally would (having held, and beat, both Bayern and Real using the same formation and set up) I was absolutely ripped apart. 3-0 down in half an hour, and I couldn't see how to cope with their counter attacks. It took me til half time (after failed tactical alterations in the first half) to decide to play them at their own game. We eventually won that half 1-0. Still, that first half was the most frustrating half I've ever played. I've never resorted to using that formation again, due to preferring to play with my own style. But that 3 striker set up definitely causes a LOT of problems in my experience.
  2. New Transfer Deadline Day

    This is my first full season in England, that's maybe why I never noticed. Was at Rangers previous to getting the City job in January, the previous deadline day being the 1st September in Scotland. If the other windows are still open I might still manage to offload Ilkay Gundogan...
  3. New Transfer Deadline Day

    Cheers guys. I knew it had been discussed after the last summer window, but never realised it had actually been implemented.
  4. New Transfer Deadline Day

    Morning all. Maybe already been discussed, but wondering if anyone else has experienced this? The usual 1st September Deadline Day has been moved to the day before the first game of the season in my 20/21 season. A much talked about subject recently, but one which should be, in my opinion, implemented in real life (unless I have missed something and it already has!).
  5. Did FM became too elitist tactic-wise?

    This This is pretty much my take on the last 2 or 3 editions of the game. Tactics to me are less important than they used to be, and more important is every other aspect of squad management. Tactically, simplicity is key in my eyes. I have a base tactic that is so simply made, with no specialist roles and only one or two TI/PI's, it's easy to see when things aren't working. Nine times out of ten, if I'm not happy with what i see in the first 15 minutes of a game, a simple TI/PI addition usually cures it. As @tacticsdude said previously, it doesn't always result in a win, but I always end the game happier knowing my team has played how I expect them to play. Having such a simply made tactic also allows it to be changed very easily just by changing players. Having two very different players for each role is a huge benefit. As for every other aspect, it's pretty much a balancing act. Making sure you have a happy squad, but keeping it competitive. Praising players, but not making them too big headed. Bollocking players, but not making them feel too down. Form and morale go hand in hand IMO.
  6. Unambitious 5 star newgen

    Ideally I have these players as well for the same purpose. This save however, I only seem to have fairly professional. Would this trait still be effective in your opinion @kandersson? Definitely harder to affect personality than PPM's in my experience.
  7. Unambitious 5 star newgen

    Ideal, thanks @Cougar2010. He's only turned 17, so still plenty of time to try and kick out bad habits!
  8. Unambitious 5 star newgen

    Thanks for the reply @kandersson. I've tried previously, not with unambitious but low determination I think it was, and didn't have any success. Would you go in straight away with a professional/resolute tutor? Or in stages, and start with someone more balanced and not too far away on the personality spectrum?
  9. Unambitious 5 star newgen

    Morning all. As per the title I've found a potential 5 star, yet unambitious newgen. Can this personality trait be improved through tutoring, or will it just cause fall outs between players with hugely differing personalities and determination attributes? Cheers in advance
  10. Did FM became too elitist tactic-wise?

    Evening all. Been a long time lurker/reader, but have never contributed anything. Played (not every, but most editions) since CM00/01. I like the way the game has evolved slightly every year. Much like real life football. The earlier editions were all about making a basic tactic, with a few arrows, and subsequently winning the Champions League with the likes of Queen of the South or the World Cup with San Marino. Very basic, a lot of fun. Then came the 'slider' editions which were completely 'elitist' in my opinion, and these editions resulted in downloading a Diablo or suchlike, to reach the same aim. Not at all basic (in tactical understanding terms) but fun in its own right. In my opinion, tactics haven't become 'elitist', they've just been made more realistic, but at the same time made over complicated by a lot of users. I myself tried to over complicate things by adding unnecessary TI/PI combos, without actually knowing why. But since around FM14/FM15, I began to visit these forums and read up, research and try to implement all these ideas into my own tactics, from the likes of @Cleon and @Rashidi to name a few. Most of these articles were helpful, but there was so much contradictive information out there it was hard to filter what was useful. I can't remember who it was, where i seen it, or what edition it was written for, but I read an article titled KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid), and my game playing became a lot more productive from employing that concept. Instead of TI/PI heavy tactics, it was to the comparison screen to see where the team strengths lay, stripping it bare, a few simple instructions to implement the style I required, and working from there. When I started my first FM18 save, my team were top for first touch and passing, pretty decent grafters, with good full backs and wingers; hence my basic 4231 wide to accommodate my best players. Fairly standard player roles, with TI play out of defence, and close down more. Only my GK has a PI of distribute to CBs. From there i watch the first 15 minutes to make sure my team are playing as expected, and aren't being exploited. If i see things I don't like, I adapt slightly making subtle changes. Conceding long balls over the top, then we drop slightly deeper etc. This is just my real life football knowledge/common sense taking over. I'm no tactical expert, and don't fully understand mentality/team shape so i keep it standard/flexible. Common sense also tells me not to have your whole team on attack mentality, or defence mentality for that matter, and that a balance needs to be struck. And much like real life, player management is the biggest change I've seen in recent editions. A happy camp is an easier camp to manage, and in my experience produces better results. Not to say the odd bollocking isn't required at times though! I'm not saying this is the approach to take, but it works fairly well for me. I enjoy the man management side of things (less so the never ending media demands!) and figuring out the subtle tweaks that can mean the difference between a loss or a draw. It all stems from a bit of common sense, a bit of general footballing knowledge and the phrase that rescued my FM playing experience 'Keep it Simple, Stupid'
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