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  1. What sort of shape have you been playing mate? I started out with a 4-3-3 but struggled for creativity in midfield (admittedly didn't try Freeman in centre mid!), so I've gone for a 4-2-2-2 with Knockaert/Lolley & Freeman/Ameobi on the wings. Mighten has played a bit on both sides too as his form has been brilliant at times! Seems to suit the players more though.
  2. Exactly! That's what prompted this post. I've just switched to a new tactic, used it for the first time and had one chance in the first half to have a look at it and that's it.
  3. It's good to see a lot of unnecessary stuff has been removed from extended highlights, but I'm barely getting anything to watch now. I can play a game and only have one highlight to watch in the first half, despite being on extended, and despite there being 8/9 shots across both teams. Could extended highlights not have a bit more added to them? I feel like I'm barely seeing any of the game at the moment. I know I could move up to comprehensive but in previous years extended was perfect for normal games, with comprehensive being nice for cup finals and to get a better look at new tac
  4. Thanks, Kevin. What sort of circumstances would these be? How you develop him and how much game time he gets?
  5. Agree with this, it was a nice feature. I like the new 'tv' style scorer popup but having the assister on would be nice too.
  6. Think Elliot Anderson at Newcastle should have a bit of an upgrade. He's now training with the Newcastle first team (regularly in photos on their website), has been on the bench in the Carabao Cup and is one of the best players in PL 2 Division 2, all while still being eligible for their U18s team. He clearly has a lot of potential and Newcastle rate him highly so this should be reflected in the game. He's also a Scotland U19 international. He's also signed a new contract until 2024, probably on a first team wage now. More proof of how highly he's rated at the club too. Source: https
  7. A lot of bugs that get fixed on updates are often save game compatible, so you're usually fine to start your main save on the beta.
  8. Just wondering if anyone has seen an up to date database, including all summer 2020 transfers but with future transfers? Rather than the players already at their new clubs. I'd like to start a game and play out the 2019/20 season, then have the real transfers happen in summer 2020.
  9. Just finished my fourth season at Arsenal. Another great campaign in the league, holding off a very strong challenge from Spurs. Didn't do great in the domestic cups, losing on pens in both of them, but with very much a second string team. Lost in the Champions League final for the 3rd time 😭 This time to AC Milan on penalties also, following a last minute equaliser from them to take it to extra time. Heartbreaking really as this is the one trophy I wanted to win this season to complete the set. On a positive note, Ansu Fati was sensational throughout the season. He won the go
  10. Nothing wrong with that mate, I think a lot of us do it! He's a great find and a brilliant name too
  11. I didn't think I'd beat it to be honest, we had some tough games towards the end of that season and a few of the draws were from us scoring late goals. I've never really had a team that can come up with something when needed as well as my current group can. Even in the Champions League final they were so close to coming back again in extra time and really should have won it with the penalty. Must have been tough to reach 47 and then lose but that's still an incredible run
  12. Just come so close to a perfect season with Arsenal in 2026/27 - the quadruple and an unbeaten league season. Valencia beat me in the final of the Champions League, in what was a real rollercoaster of a game. I was jumping around my living room when we equalised to take it to extra time! Similar to @llama3 above, only one team was trying to win and unfortunately got done on the counter a couple times. We also had a goal disallowed for offside in the 119th minute which would have taken it to penalties. Cohen had missed a few penalties for me in the past 2 seasons and I had rel
  13. Haven't been following this thread but currently at Arsenal on my save. What has happened to the stadium on other people's games? I had a news item at one point mentioning planning permission for an expansion of the Emirates had been blocked by the council, but then nothing since then and the option to discuss it with the board has never appeared. Have people managed to expand the stadium? Or is it locked at 60,000?
  14. I was Leeds manager at the time and I think I gave them a break (the ones not playing in the World Cup). Then had 2 weeks of training, followed by 3 weeks of friendlies. I played 3 friendlies, one per week leading up to our first game back which was 27th of December. It seemed to work ok as we battered Tottenham in that game. I think the problems come during the run-in when you have two games a week for the majority of the 2nd half of the season. Luckily I wasn't in Europe but if you are it may be very difficult to keep players fully fit for every game. You're going to have to rotate and
  15. Think you might be right. I'm sure in previous games I've had news items regarding the bidding process and who's in the running, same with Champions League & Europa League final venues. That must have been removed from the game.
  16. Does anyone know when in-game the host for the 2030 World Cup is confirmed? Currently in March 2026 and I haven't seen any news on it. Also, anyone past this date, where has it been hosted on your saves?
  17. I've tried that in recent games and it's been ok. Perhaps I could try Aloisio on CF (Support) then? It seems like he'd still be able to do this pretty well. I have a more conservative tactic for harder away games which is more counter based, so playing them both on attack when using that could work. But my main tactic will always involve short passing, it's just purely what I feel is the best way to play in real life like many managers do. As you said in a previous post, this shape isn't ideal for possession and I've seen that in the games I've played so far, but I've only gone wi
  18. I meant that the game suggests that's their strongest role I guess. Here are their profiles: I feel like maybe Aloísio could be a good complete forward (attack) and Cohen an advanced forward (attack) but don't know if that's the best combination. I did try to select my team instructions with that in mind, so that if I change mentality it makes a fairly subtle change to these rather than anything drastic. I don't know if you feel like I've achieved this or not? But it seems to be working ok so far.
  19. I think this is why I wanted to get the discussion going. To get other views and considerations that I may not have thought of, as of course what you're saying makes sense. I've attached what I ended up going with/creating and it's working pretty well at the moment. I often play on positive at home but keep it balanced when playing away. I also sometimes from the AMC into MC when playing strong teams and add 'defend wider'. I have found that the sides of the diamond, and the outside MC's when playing with a 3, do a decent job at getting out to press the oppositions full-backs when they ad
  20. Just to set the scene for this topic slightly: I'm currently managing Arsenal in the 2024/25 season and we've recently been taken over (on the day of the Carabao Cup final which we then lost, far from ideal!). I survived the rumours of being replaced by Steven Gerrard and once the board confirmed I was staying, they subsequently launched offers for Ryan Gravenberch & Ilaix Moriba - both central midfielders. And as anyone who's had this happen to them in their game knows, you can't cancel the offers or the transfers. Moriba was actually my best player at my former club Leeds so I'm quite ha
  21. I'll give it a go, thanks. I generally just want the centre-backs to feed the ball into the midfield without trying anything too fancy. I suppose two central defender roles are best for that.
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