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  1. I’ve played this tactic before and I’ve had some success. I played a Complete Forward. An Inside Forward and Winger on each flank. An Attacking Midfielder. A Deep-Lying Playmaker and Ball Winner. Two Full backs and Two Central Defenders. Then simply a GoalKeeper. I have tried a poacher upfront but found a CF to better in my experience for scoring and bringing teammates into play. You said you don’t want your players to cross. I play a Winger in this tactic and he gets lots of assists and goals during the season. Therefore it is generally good to cross sometimes. And that’s it really. Even without applying any Team Instructions or PIs, I finished top of the league. Don’t play this tactic when playing away. Instead try the same roles except Deep-Lying Playmaker in the DMC position behind an Advanced Playmaker and Ball Winner and only change to Counter Team Strategy.
  2. I am playing FM2017 and playing as Celtic. As expected I win the league and usually all the cups but really struggle in Europe and sometimes playing away matches. I think my tactics could be better and my defence also too. I will give you more detail about my defenders so that you could help with ideas.... My left back is a young teenager that is excellent going forward but not as good defensively due to low marking and height. He likes to run with ball, knock the ball past defenders and hug touch line. An excellent player. My right back is an older but experienced international who has good technical and mental attributes and height but isn’t as fast as Kieran and has low stamina. He likes to run with ball, play his way out of trouble, tries long range passes and get forward whenever possible. His PPMs worry me and I think better team could expose his weaknesses My 2 best centre-backs are similar. Both of them have pretty low passing, technique and first touch. Both have great mentals. 1 has good physicals but is slow at accelerating and the other just has poor physicals because of age. The 35 year old likes to Run with ball and get forward whenever possible. This makes me think sometimes he will and get caught of possession and forwards could easily lose him. I have 2 other centre backs who have decent speed and average mentals. I would probably play one of these guys but the player’s low anticipation, composure and concentration worry me. My Midfielder is pretty strong with lots of attack minded players but the 2 most defensive minded players is a ball winner and deep lying play maker who are both quite slow and the other isn’t strong or brave. I have 2 cracking inside forwards, one who plays on the left and other on right. Not much to say about them. Upfront I have an international advanced forward/poacher who is very quick and great at finishing. The other is a younger but more well-rounded centre forward with lots of potential. Both of these players have low team work and one likes to beat offside trap. I don’t think i would play these 2 together. I would probably play a 4-1-3-2 DM Wide. I would obviously play a back four to increase my teams defence as my centre-backs don’t seem suitable to play in a back three and also my wide midfielders aren’t good defensively. I would play someone to sit in front of defence and protect them, most likely a defensive midfielder. I don’t know what roles I would think are best for my midfield three. I think playing 2 IFs would be a good idea to both create and score goals. A complete-forward seems the best role for this tactic. Whenever I play like this, I win the league and sometimes the cups but always get destroyed when playing in the Champions League group stage. I think my defence needs to be better but how?
  3. That could be how it is for most teams when they achieve promotion to PL. Of course then they could start throwing money at player transfers. I doubt I would need to do that.
  4. Hi. I’m thinking of starting with a club in the lower divisions in England and I’m hoping to get them to the Premier League. I don’t know which club I will choose atm. But I want to do it by being the club that pays its players the least salary - I think Burnley is the team in PL right now that holds this title. There’s been a lot of talk of big name players like Alexis Sanchez who is earning 500k p/week and regularly starts from the bench. I’d say that money could be invested in grassroots football. So when I choose my team, i will be focusing on improving my youth and training facilities - using money I’ved saved from keeping wages lower. Could this strategy work?
  5. Thanks. I was looking for a different league to manage in. I've always managed in Scotland and Non-Eu players require work permits unless they are fairly high profile, have played recently for their country or if they are young and inexperienced - just very very good. I've chosen Germany because it looks like I won't have much trouble buying players outside the EU and their should be more money in the league. In the whole of Scottish football, their are just two teams that generate big money, Celtic and Rangers.
  6. I can't seem to find the answer of the forums. I've checked the rules for the league and it would appear there are no restrictions but I'm not sure. Anyone know?
  7. I’m talking about when creating a manger. You can specify which languages they can speak. The available list of languages is very varied (Zulu anyone?) but the Gaelic language isn’t on the list. Could you please add this? It would help with immersion.
  8. Thanks. I may be focusing to much on players technical ability and I should consider their all round game and look at what players would work well together in a tactic i.e a pacey full back who can run down the flank and get a cross to a tall forward with good heading and jumping and acceleration. It’s back to the drawing board for now but success will come
  9. I’m playing in the Scottish league 2 but cannot seem to string together wins very well. I lose matches the media expects me to win. I may need advice on appropriate tactics for lower league management and what kind of players to buy. I usually buy players that can pass the ball and move. can a manager in the lower league be very successful?
  10. I thought about this idea when I was having trouble selecting who should be my Head of Youth Development at my club. I read a post from a Moderator that stated personality is very important when deciding your HOYD. When I tried searching, I noticed there was no way to search by personality. If there was such a way, I'd easily be able to filter out 40/50 candidates that don't have a resolute or professional personality. If this idea was implemented it would save a lot of time when searching for staff. Thanks
  11. Hello. I was playing as a team in the Scottish League 2 and I had finished 4th which meant I qualified for the play-off rounds. After finishing my last game in April, at the start of May, the board informed me of next seasons wage and transfer budget and asked me how long pre-season should be. I had to select an option but I didn't think about what was going to happen next. Every player in the squad was now on holiday. Needless to say I tried to play and win the match using only grey players but failed miserably, So what gives? Is this a bug or what? Sorry if this is in wrong section btw.
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