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  1. The vast majority of people have been clamoring for a tie-clip for the manager, and FM responded! All other changes were put off until the future because of the time and effort required to implement tie-clips.
  2. Bury surely. Will they be available? Notts County is another interesting salvage job. FC Cincinnati stinks and the MLS is weird, which is all good. Middelfart because making something out of a club with that name would be amusing.
  3. Want to try something different? Manage an amateur club in the third tier of Denmark football. I’m running a club called Odder. Several of the other clubs in our division are semi-pro, but there are enough talented amateurs available in Denmark to compete with them anyway. Things I like: no money concerns or contracts. If you don’t like a player on the team, just release him, there is no financial consequence. All of the amateur players on other clubs are potentially available for you to steal. If you can offer them more playing time they are likely to join your club. The other clubs can’t stop you. Of course the other clubs try to poach your players too. It’s interesting. My team is in good position to win promotion this season, and if we do I wonder what will happen. Will we be forced to become semi-pro? All clubs in the next level up are either semi-pro or fully professional. Our attendance average is only 300 and our income is tiny. We probably cannot afford to pay many players. Tip: if you decide to try amateur football in Denmark, look up a player named Rolf Toft. He’s a pressing forward playing for a lower division club. I got him to move to our club and he’s scoring more than a goal a match.
  4. I hope that “bad form mode” is removed from the next version of the game. I just played a team in our league that is usually good, but they were obviously stuck in bad form mode and we crushed them 5-0. When a team is put in that mode by the program it completely ruins the match. A torture to watch. You know a team is in bad form mode when you see 3 things: passing the ball directly to the opposition over and over; all deflections by the defense go directly to the other team; and lots of shots hit the framework of the goal. I think the 3rd one is something the programmers added as a joke. SiGames, have faith in all the good work you’ve put into the players and match engine. You don’t need the bad form mode to artificially create unpredictable results.
  5. I recently started a save with a club in Mexico (UdeG in the promotion league). I’ve noticed 2 problems. There isn’t a reserve squad but there is a B team. When I set a player to “make available” for the B team it has no effect. Those players don’t play in B team matches. The other teams in our league are playing in a Mexican Cup but we’re not. The matches never appeared on our schedule.
  6. I used to be very careful about rotating players and keeping them rested. But I noticed that we were consistently outplayed late in matches despite being much less tired than the opposition. We still won most of the time because FMT is easy, but I wondered why tired teams played better than us late in matches. So I stopped rotating or resting players. I let them drop below 60% or even below 50% at the end of matches and didn’t bring on substitutes. And we are unstoppable! It’s hilarious. The more tired players get, the better they play. From the 70 minute mark on we are an awesome football machine! If the opposition isn’t up by at least 2 goals they have no chance of winning. I hope this isn’t fixed in FMT20 because I like ruling the football world.
  7. In real life Premier League there is an average of less than 2 offside calls per match. In FM I’ve never seen a match with as few as 2 offsides. Usually 6 to 10. The FM football players are either very dumb, very lazy or both. Ha!
  8. You are describing the tactics the program uses to put a team into bad form: passes go directly to the opposition, shots go wide or frequently hit the post/cross bar, and deflections off your defenders go directly to the opposition. It’s built into the program and happens to every team to some extent. It sounds like the program hit you particularly hard by forcing you into a long losing streak. There isn’t really anything you can do about it because it isn’t a result of anything you’ve done. You just have to wait it out. It will eventually end and your players will suddenly remember how to play football again. The forced run of bad form is a good time to give playing time to your backups and young prospects. At least your first team will be rested and healthy when the program releases you from the bad form.
  9. My Dulwich Hamlet team won promotion to the Vanarama National League. Most of the other clubs at the National level are fully professional while we are semi pro with part time players. How do I change my club to professional in Touch? Our budget is large enough to do it, but there is no option to request the board make the change.
  10. I use a 4-2-4 WB wide. It works great with low level untalented teams. With it I took Notts County to the Premier League in back to back to back promotions, and Hamilton Academical to the Champions League in my second season there. As others said, it requires midfielders who can mark and tackle. The winger/IF combo works best when they have good pace. At forward I’ve had success with target man & pressing forward combinations. In most matches the system results in 20+ shots, about half on target, and 2 to 5 goals. Usually about 55% possession. Surprisingly the defense gives up very little.
  11. This is another one from earlier in the season. 38 shots, 0 goals. Lost 1-0. Most of the season we scored fine (we won the league to earn automatic promotion) but in these few weird games we couldn’t get the ball in the net. Not the worst problem to have, just weird.
  12. No, actually we send loads of crosses into the box and the majority of shots are point blank.
  13. We outshot Dartford 40 to 11. 40 shots! We must’ve scored a lot, right? No. Just 1 goal. We lost 5-1. I’m willing to bet that in the history of professional football, no team has ever outshot the other by 29 and lost by a dismal result like 5-1. Has anyone had a more wacko result than this? It would be funny to collect the really crazy ones.
  14. At the end of a recent match I checked match stats to see how many offsides there were (the match was a long series of offside whistles). The stats said 5 for us and 6 for the other team. I knew that had to be wrong. So I looked at the match report and counted all of the offsides recorded there. I found 11 in the second half and zero in the first half. From watching the match I know there were offsides in the first half. Maybe this is part of the reason the programmers think there aren’t too many offsides in the game ... they are only counting half of them.
  15. I started an MLS save. I created a new team in Tampa, replacing Orlando. The club doesn’t have a reserve squad, U23 squad, U18 squad or anything but the senior squad. I think it’s the same for all MLS clubs (not certain). So how do you keep your second team match sharp and get match experience for young players? I loaned out a couple of kids, but I need to keep some reserves on hand obviously. There are no mid-week matches scheduled in the first few months, so there is no obvious opportunity to rotate the players either. Any ideas from experienced MLS managers?
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