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Zoolok42

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  1. Well ok, let me rephrase it like this: do you think anyone fully understands why Timo Werner is struggling at Chelsea right now? Or why Neymar hit the framework twice yesterday? Or why Jesse Lingard is suddenly the new Messi in West Ham?
  2. Well you are right, it isn't mostly chance and luck, but I never said it was, so what point are you arguing? And with FM, you can go in the dressing room and talk to the players. That part will always be an issue (mostly because people expect the footballers to react in the game the same way they, the player would react, so you see a lot of "why is he asking for this or being upset" threads here; there are bugs sometimes, I agree, but it works most of the time). Or maybe... Pep Guardiola is a football manager and you are a Football Manager player, and it turns out those two are not really the same.
  3. Yes, but if you watch the game, you also understand why they scored more or fewer than the opponents. And you can watch the entire match in FM, as well, so I hope you see where this is going.
  4. First of all, Chess is a game with strict rules, not at all comparable to football, a game where chance and luck play a huge role, so the comparison doesn't make sense. Second of all, when you watch a football game in real life, do you understand why a team won or lost?
  5. Unfortunately, I see the same. I am in 2032 in my current save, and there isn't a single South American regen on the transfer market. I have England, Spain, and Italy as active countries, and these are the only ones that get regens, and even then only the Spanish teams get a full set of players every year, albeit good ones are very rare. I am managing Man Utd, and we usually get 4-6 player per intake, and I see the same in all English and Italian teams. As for other countries and clubs, there was one intake so far in Ajax, one in a few German clubs, one in PSG, and as far as I can tell, zero in all other places. Brazil's national squad is all players aged 32 and up, their U20 squad is empty, U22 has exactly one player, and U23 has several youngsters, but they are all regens from European teams (from active countries). Argentina has two regens, one from Barcelona and one from Real Madrid. I've no idea what is happening, at year 2032 there is practically no one to buy, since only clubs from active leagues have regen players, and that is nowhere near enough to have enough good players for top-tier football in the game.
  6. Same here, I've had one save where he was fired, but then again hired after a few seasons. In all the rest, he stays and is usually pretty successful. In general, sackings are very rare in FM21, it's not uncommon to see all the same managers in EPL after 10+ seasons, in top teams especially.
  7. Exactly, as I keep saying, just watch the entire match or at the very least comprehensive highlights, until you are completely familiar with your own tactics, and the various ways the AI combats it. Combine that with still easy squad building, and after about one season, you can safely skip to key highlights, except for important matches (this is what I do, anyway). If you just watch the match play out, you should figure out what is happening, I mean, when you watch a real game of football, you do the same thing. Right? You don't have anyone sitting next to you and interpret the match for you while it's being played? And even then, the game actually does this. You can rely on the text commentary bits and hits on what is happening, if you can't see it clearly from the match engine.
  8. If someone disagrees, they must be a fanatic about the game. I don't defend it no matter what, it's just that thinking that the game is out to get you or that it has "decided" that there has to be a goal, so it will come up with any scenario it can to make sure a goal happens is wrong. All the communication you are lacking is in the match, try watching entire matches or at least comprehensive highlights, if you are not already doing so. A lot of it also comes down to your understanding of football and how it matches with the game designers' views, so I do agree that is an issue that is causing a disconnect. I think they are trying hard to solve it, but a lot of the wording still doesn't make sense when setting up a tactic. But why a striker misses a chance, well the first step is to figure out how good of a chance it really was. XG helps there a lot, I think.
  9. This is simply wrong thinking, and probably the reason why you are struggling with the game. [edit] I hadnt realized this was already addressed, my bad.
  10. As far as I can tell, it's mostly luck. In 400 hours of gameplay, I've got exactly one useful player out of it (with Man Utd, same as you), a backup goalkeeper. The rest have all been League 1 players at best. I don't know what to do, we have the best possible facilities, and a 5-star head of youth development.
  11. Problem is that football itself is ambiguous. Offside rule is clear (you are this or that side of the line), but fouls in the penalty box are, and always will be, in the eye of the referee. This means that FM is also inherently ambiguous, and it is made by a man/team that already has a view of the game. Examples like this are everywhere. What is "standard" passing? More urgent pressing? Positive mentality? Shorter passing (shorter than what, standard?). What does more risky passing mean for a goalkeeper? And what for a striker? You could extend it to attributes as well. What does it mean to me if my right back has long throws 7? What is the baseline of 1 for every attribute? In some places, it is intentionally vague, but it gets the message across, if you know to read between the lines ("It didn't look like a foul", "That looked very close to being offside", "Player surely took a dive there"). But the essence of the problem is that football is vague, and then we also have to interpret whatever the person making the game thinks "more direct" passing is. They are probably real, unsolvable problems, but not something that could stop anyone from enjoying the game.
  12. I commented on that, as well. You can agree or think it's a bug in the game, but if you can't be even bothered to read what you're supposedly replying to, then there is no more point in trying to break your delusions and bitterness about the game.
  13. The comment wasn't about that, it was about how unrealistic and somehow "wrong" it was that the player asked for compensation while leaving. Of course you don't have to pay him off (and shouldn't, probably, unless him staying is even worse now than him leaving), but the player actually asking for it (which the original comment was about) is nowhere near unrealistic. He's probably low on professionalism and loyalty, and high on ambition. In other words, the only delusion here is expecting in-game characters to act the same as the person playing the game would.
  14. I don't think I have. You can surely add some imagination to it? The player's negotiations didn't go as well as he hoped, but he still wants to go? And why not ask for a payoff from the current club while he's at it? What has he (the footballer) got to lose? Really, have you ever switched jobs?
  15. Truth be told, you can do most of these things already, you just have to manually switch between instructions as you see fit.
  16. Clearly, you never switched jobs to go work for the most prestigious company in your field of work, located in one of the most attractive cities in the world, in a country with warm weather and amazing coastlines.
  17. Damn dude, maybe you should take a break from the game. It gets me angry, too, but not like this.
  18. How good are the chances he is getting? What is your average xG? Can you give an example on where he missed a lot of good opportunities? [edit] @HUNT3R is right, this is more for the tactics forum.
  19. Well you mentioned KNAP tactics, it's not much of a leap to conclude you were using them, too. And I don't know, if you can't get Kane to score, maybe you are doing something wrong? Without really knowing what you do, I can't tell you, but really, I mean sign Haaland now, and get him to not score, and then blame it on the game.
  20. By now, I read it as "Man, it sure would be cool if we could make a fourth substitution"
  21. I do not agree with anything you said. My game experience is exactly the opposite, but I don't download tactics, don't use FM scout, and don't reload games. Look, all of these things you wrote are true... Because you are doing them. Don't download KNAP tactics, don't use FM Scout, You need to watch entire matches to see what tactics and player instructions are really doing. If you shoot 30 times on goal, and the opposition scores from two only shots, again, you need to watch the game to fully understand why this is the case. I feel this edition (and older ones) really does a good job of telling you what is going on on the pitch. There is a specific reason why you lost to Burnley, you just haven't discovered it. Maybe the game wasn't explicit enough about it, but if you watched the entire match in full detail and attention, I'm pretty sure you'd figure it out.
  22. Yup, same on Switch. There is also too few really good regens. I'm 8 years into the future, and there is no regens among the top players. Brazil has zero regens in the national team.
  23. It's a game, don't take it so seriously. I play Touch on the Switch and I love every moment of it. The ability to play wherever and whenever and still get the original, addictive FM experience is priceless, because same as you, I'm old now and life gets in the way a lot. Stop overthinking it and overanalyzing and just try to have fun. I find the lack of press conferences and detailed training (of which I don't know the first thing anyway) a huge relief. The desktop FM is as much a chore as it is a game, the Touch version is very much pure joy.
  24. It's essentially a hype-up preview for the game's only loot box, hopefully SI Games won't introduce micro payments to get a golden generation Also, I think that if you reload the youth intake day, you get different players every time (AI teams surely do), so I'm not even sure how reliable the preview is.
  25. How is youth intake supposed to work after the last patch? I'm three seasons in and I see the same worrying pattern of teams getting fewer and fewer youth players. Sone only had an intake in the first season, and then nothing in the two seasons after. In my team (Man Utd), I got a full set of players in the first intake, then IIRC players in the second season, and in the third one five players. I see other clubs in the Premiership also getting 3-5 players. Only the Spanish clubs get an entire team of youth players every season. Is this how it is supposed to work?
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