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About koikingu

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  1. What mentality are you playing on? You only have two midfielders, and both of them have "roam from position" as baked-in instructions, so I would be concerned that you're giving up the whole of midfield. I would at least switch the BWD to a CM(D) or DLP(D). If you're plan is to play direct, why do you have your playmaker in the attacking midfield layer? If he was in the central midfield layer as an AP(su), surely he could get the ball and play it upfield even faster on the counter?
  2. @Luke Hume File name: Before board takeover bug.fm Uploaded the file from about a week before the takeover went through (not sure if it's randomized, but I think it ended up happening just after the transfer window opened). The new club vision meeting happened immediately when the takeover was completed.
  3. Just had a board takeover in 2028. The new board call me to a new club vision meeting. They rejected my proposal to get a top half finish in two years because I'm unwilling to become an "established Championship club by 2033." We have been in the Prem for 3 seasons now. I doubt this is intentional, because they also put in 50mil bids for players on taking over, and approved plans for a new stadium, which is hardly what you would do if you were planning to get relegated.
  4. Has anyone ever had a player complain because they were getting retrained in a new position? I was reading a book that talked about how a manager struggled to talk a player into converting from a forward into a wing-back, but in the end turned him into the teams best player. I've personally never had issues retraining players in FM, but was thinking it would make for some really cool stories if, say, a player handed in a transfer request because they hated a new role you assigned them or something.
  5. I assume this is a bug? Got a match preview referring to Liverpool as "the Liverpool." I have the game set to UK English.
  6. I've been trying to get a possession-heavy 4-2-3-1 working in FM21. So far I have gone with DLFs, with the idea that they would play in primary goal scorers coming off the wings, though they have had a tendency to disappear in certain games. I experimented with complete forward, but found that because they tried to do too much, they didn't really work well in my tactic. I suspect CF would only work if they were far and away the best player, and the rest of the attacking band was set up to support them to do whatever they wanted. None of these feel as effective as playi
  7. To add to what Experiened Defender said, I think "work the ball into the box" might be a big part of the xG underperformance. It encourages your players to delay shooting in the hopes of creating a better scoring position, with the drawback of letting opposition defenders time to crowd the box and press the shooter, making any shot harder. Your attackers don't really seem to include the sort of elite passers who are going to find something in that sort of tight space to make up for that disadvantage, so your forwards are kind of waiting to shoot into a crowd, where they might have been better
  8. The real world interpretation of xG is the odds of the "average league player" scoring given that specific scoring opportunity. It's not the number of goals you "should" score, it's the number of goals the "average" league player will score. Therefore, typically underperforming xG means that there is an issue with the player/s who are supposed to be putting away chances. Here are some ideas of what could solve it, based on what I've come across in the game this year so far: 1. Recruitment: Out of the players you have, I would expect Calvert-Lewin to be very clinical and over-perform
  9. I've played a lot of FM, and while I love developing young players and building fast, attacking systems, recently I've been wanting a new challenge that will make me explore sides of the game I don't look at so much. So I've had the idea to try a save that gets the most of players past their prime, which would force me to explore lower intensity tactical systems and roles based heavily around mental and technical attributes. I'd like your help with ideas for the following: 1. What rules/guidelines would be the most interesting to follow? 2. What tactics and roles could I
  10. I'm not sure if this is a bug, but the email you get leading up to a season and the season preview tab differ in where they predict teams to finish. For example, the email here predicts Man City to finish 1st, but the season preview has them finishing 4th. Is this a bug, or is this meant to be different media outlets giving different predictions, or something?
  11. Hi Francis, Just checked, no such luck unfortunately. However, I can sort of guess what the problem might be to do with. When the ultimatum was issued, the new season schedule had not been decided yet (I got given the ultimatum for leaking to the press during the off-season). It might have something to do with that. If so, it might be reproducible by causing an ultimatum to be issued when a new season's schedule hasn't been decided yet. I'll make sure to drop a save if it comes up again.
  12. A lot of the time when you report a bug, you get asked for a save from before it occurred. Generally, by the time this request comes, you will have probably played on enough that your autosaves from the time are gone. Unless you take the time to drop a save, go back to the last autosave, rename it, then return to your current save, which is timing consuming and annoying, then you won't have one to upload. I suggest that on the saving screen, there be a button called "Save last autosave for bug report." When you click it, you get the option to rename your last autosave something lik
  13. The email updating you about how many points you need to fulfill a board ultimatum shows all the matches as "A" for away. I checked the schedule and this is definitely not the case.
  14. Thanks for the help. I'll give it another try and see if that fixes it. I do think I did that before but it still got messed up, but that might just have been my mind playing tricks on me while playing FM at 2am.
  15. How do you get the meetings not to send you any recommendations? Ending the meeting seems to result in a bunch of short-term scouting assignments getting set without my input.
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