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  1. Have faced the same struggle on my save in Germany. I play as Chemie Leipzig and usually play the role of the underdog both home and away. At home I often manage to keep them at bay, but away, when the fullbacks come forward my defence can't cope with the numbers or the tempo. Have tried various formations, 442, 4411, 451 and so on. Sometimes I got lucky and played them of the pitch using 442. Next time, not so much. Last season I tried to keep possession of the ball and double up on the flanks, using TI down both flanks and wingbacks, to expose their fullbacks. Offensively it worked pretty good, especially at home. We kept the ball well and got a few goals here and there. In the away games we were exposed on the counter, thanks to some poor passes going forward, leaving our centrebacks in trouble against 3 strikers. It's tricky, to keep pressure on their fullbacks to keep them away from our half and not get exposed for the long ball over the defence. Might consider a sweeper keeper in the future.
  2. According to my HoyD and assistant, some of my youngsters need to develop their consistency. Is there some sort of "trick" to do this, or will it naturally develop if they get playtime? Do determination come in to play here?
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    U19 team not playing games

    That sounds very weird, but I'll continue the save then.
  4. Hi Tried to search for an answer, but the site just crashed, so here I am. I am using a custom DB to play as Chemie Leipzig in Germany. As always when I play, I emphasize youth development. My problem is, my youth team doesn't play competitive games. I ignored this in the beginning, thinking that I'll get an invitation as I make my way up the ladder. Problem is, now I'm in the 2. Bundesliga and still haven't got invited. Is there a chance that I might get an invitation, or can I just wrap it up and start a new save with a team that does have a U19 side in a league?
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    Saving Football: Frauding A Nation

    Your staff sounds like a bunch of frauds.
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    Saving Football: Frauding A Nation

    Inspired and entertained by this thread I made myself a save with Toulouse Rodéo for the holidays. Ticked the box for "add players to playable teams" to make things a little easier, but the squad still has some, eh, limitations in the wide areas. Mid-table will be alright for the first couple of seasons.
  7. That's some impressive defending. Possible to get to see the table with your full goal difference? Congratulations on your title.
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    FM18 Youth Academy Challenge

    That is one of the best talents I've seen for a while. Does he have potential to improve a lot as well, or is he close to his full potential?
  9. Impressive turnaround in the league. Will be interesting to see if your experiment with much higher tempo and retain possession work out. In my mind they don't combine very well, but that may be because I usually play way down the leagues with rather poor players, unable to both run and make a pass a the same time. Might be different at your level.
  10. Loving this, both your team selection and the tactical tinkering with the player roles you try to recreate. Huge fan of Roberto Baggio and trequartistas, but I haven't played with a trequartista myself since probably FM11. Only thing is that you need to play faster, want the next part =)
  11. Vélodrome

    [FM18] Home Is Where The Heart Is

    How has Cochrane developed for you?
  12. Is the Willem II in your division the same club Sami Hyypia played for?
  13. Leonidas Rotterdam just got a new fan. What a name!
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