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  1. I tell my GK to pass to centre backs, and set the team to play out of defence, but every now and then the GK smashes the ball upfield. I'm not sure there's a way to guarantee that he doesn't do it.
  2. A Mez(a) can definitely work--within reason, anything can work, as long as there is some degree of balance, and you've got the right players. But as a rule, if I'm playing a 433, with an attacking central midfielder, I'd always have him on CM(a) if playing with a winger, or a Mez(a) if playing with an IF(s)/IW(s). I find those combinations tend to work better.
  3. It's possible that a CM(a) might solve that, to a degree, because then you've got (again, theoretically!) three players occupying the opposition centre backs: 1. IF(a) should cut in from out wide, and give the opponent's right centre back something to do; 2. The CM(a) will also attack through the middle, and is likely to challenge the opponent's left centre back; and 3. A decent supporting striker will also be in the same area, sometimes dropping deep to pull the centre backs out of position, or exploiting any space created by the IF(a) and CM(a) pulling defenders away. Alt
  4. I'm not sure what your players are like, but I'm thinking the following, just based on the set up: Defence The combination of higher defensive line and regroup might be an issue. If you don't put pressure on the opposition ('regroup'), they've probably got more time to pick out a good pass or long ball, and exploit the space left behind your line ('higher defensive line'). Regrouping with a lower line, or counter pressing with a higher line, might be better combinations, depending on how you want the team to play. Attack I think part of the issue might be a lack of a centra
  5. Given that it is a 'tendency' rather than an 'ability,' per se, can it actually be increased through training? I've noticed that it is one of the attributes that is apparently trained using the 'GK sweeping' additional focus, but I have not seen my goalkeepers' rushing out improve. Same thing with 'punching (tendency)' I guess, but I don't think that there is a focus that claims to train punching.
  6. That's what I always thought, but it just seemed odd when my (for example) Spanish scout found a Spanish player, and then my French scout was automatically assigned to keep scouting him. I assumed that would drag the French scout away from France!
  7. I have my scouting team set up so that each scout only scouts one nation. The problem that I am having is that if I ask my scout to 'keep scouting' a player, that player ends up being scouted by a different scout. For example, my Spanish scout finds a player who looks like he might be good. The Spanish scout recommends him in the scouting centre. I ask the scout to 'keep scouting.' Then when I look at the scouting priorities, I notice that my French scout has been assigned to carry on scouting that player that the Spanish scout found. This means that the French scout is (presumably)
  8. This is the sort of thing I was asking about--is there a type of attribute that should be prioritised for youth players? Aside from finishing, all of those recommendations are mental attributes. So should you train youth players in mental, technical or physical? Does a youth player respond better to mental, technical or physical training? Or is there no preference?
  9. Maybe convert him into an attacking full back? I've read somewhere that you should try to avoid sending a player on loan to a non-simulated league, but I don't know for certain if it makes a difference.
  10. Thanks for the response, guys. How about the 'additional focus' bit? For example, I've signed this youngster, who has apparently got great potential, and I'm hoping to turn him into a bit of an all-rounder up front. Should I set additional focus to 'strength' in order to increase his relatively poor strength and jumping reach? Or should I instead focus on technical attributes, and hope that physical attributes increase naturally to an adequate extent?
  11. I've heard conflicting things about the best way to set training focus for youth players. I've heard some say do not train physical attributes, as they develop naturally. I've heard others say that it's the best time to train physical attributes, because it will enhance the natural development. What do you find to be the best attributes to focus on--physical, mental or technical attributes?
  12. Probably a basic question. Whenever I make a new signing, I get a message saying something like 'ask [player] to welcome new signing to the club.' Is it possible to ask a different player (ideally with a better personality) to welcome a new signing? Also, what effects can you expect from welcoming? Is it just a potential benefit to personality? Thanks.
  13. Valencia made a ridiculously high offer for Leno (about £55m I think), and Sheffield Utd had just been relegated so I could pick up Ramsdale for around £20m. Seemed like a no-brainer, and he was excellent last season. But this season he's been a disaster. Screenshot below: I can't see any obvious flaws, and he's rated 'world-class.' Our defensive efficiency stats show just how bad he's been. We don't concede many chances, but he concedes almost every time the opponent takes a shot. I'm playing my back up keeper at the moment, and he's doing better, but it's only been a few
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