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  1. I must of got lucky then as the final points total was Torino 79 Juve 76 Roma 74 Inter 73 i only switched to the tactic in December so I am sure I would have got more points if I played a full season. I am playing the next season as Milan so hopefully I will at least match that points total.
  2. Interesting last month to my Torino save... I lost 3 of my best players to injury - GK, Midfield playmaker and Right IF. 3 of my best players.... Lost the cup final to Inter in ET. Final 2 games of the season I needed 1 win to clinch the title from Juve. Second last game drew 1-1 at home to Atalanta... Last game away to Udinese. 3-1 victory seen the title come to Torino !!!! Took the AC Milan job and 5 games into the season I am second in the league and playing some great football. Totally overhauled the squad with buying and selling so hopeful of a good season,
  3. This is getting quite incredible now... i have went on a incredible run and my rivals are dropping points left, right and centre. Got the cup final next game and then 2 league games left with me having a 1 point lead..... I have been offered the AC Milan job (who are looking like finishing 10th) and will be leaving Torino at the end of this season no matter what happens. Restoring Milan to glory will be my next challenge...
  4. The tactic is still working well. 10 game unbeaten run including away wins v Roma and Inter. Up to third in the league and only 3 points behind Juve. Also through to the cup final. My main tweaks are my striker is advanced forward attack and my central midfield playmaker is set to advanced playmaker support. These changes were made as they suit the players (Belotti and Majer)more. I also have play for set pieces selected as I get a lot of goals from indirect free kicks. How important is it that the other central midfielder is set to mezzala.? Would box to box work in this position ?
  5. I had a good first season with Torino (4th) using my own 4-2-3-1 tactic. Second season down in 8th so switched to this tactic in December. It works !!!! Dominating possession, keeping clean sheets and winning 1-0 or 2-0 most games. Does well against bigger teams too e.g draw away to Juve and home wins over AC Milan and Lazio. The high line makes me vulnerable to the long ball over the top but so far a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping has prevented teams taking advantage. i dont think its the best formation to watch as sometimes build up play can be slow. However when it works it leads to great interplay and some beautiful goals. Will persevere and tweak slightly and see how I get on.
  6. Managing Celtic I won the double in first year and reached the CL QF. On course for treble in second season and pumped Barca 4-0 in CL group without resorting to underhand financial chicanary that results in administration... it is possible.
  7. Dembele is gone... 30 million to Arsenal on last day of the season. No time to get a replacement...
  8. The key to doing well in Scotland is getting regular CL qualification, buying cheap and selling big. This will be enough to ensure domestic domination and good CL runs. No need to rip off other teams by going bust and leaving trails of debt behind.
  9. So you arrange a transfer on the never never and then go bust....
  10. But you can only buy within the confinds of the wage and transfer budget thst your board sets. You are not seriously telling me that you have a 100,000,000 transfer budget in your first season at Ibrox ? Do you pay the 80 million in yearly increments? Where does the transfer fee come from ? Sorry for labouring the point. Just curious on how its done.
  11. Any version of FM i have played there have been transfer and wage budgets. Yes these can be adjusted to an extent but if you increase wages then transfer budgets drop. I am sorry you are going to have to explain how you can buy 80 million players and pay their wages in your first season. How is it possible?
  12. But surely you have a transfer and wage budget that restricts you?
  13. I am now on my second season. Playing a 4-2-3-1 with Tierney on attack at left back domestically and on support in CL games. Sinclair and Roberts (he came back for another seasons loan) play as inside forwards. If either of those 2 are injured they are replaced by wingers (support). Morgan (from St Mirren) on the left and Forrest on the right. My two centre mids are Ajer as BWM on defend and Almiron as AP on support. Armstrong or Christie plays in the AM role just behind the striker. Dembele and Griffiths rotate for the strikers role with Dembele tending to play in the CL games. I have mixed passing, standard mentality, work ball into box and exploit flanks. Distribute to FB's and close down. Structured team shape but players can express themselves. Second season has been brilliant. Topped my CL group containing Barca, Roma, and Zenit St Petersburg with 15 points . Highlight was a 4-0 home win over Barca. Dembele seems built for the big CL nights. I am half way through the Jan transfer window and the offers are coming in for Dembele who wants to go. I want to see if I can keep him till the summer, Tierney seems happy enough on his new 35,000 a week contract... If dembele goes any tips on replacements ?
  14. Doolan always seems to score against me too. The more seasons you play in the SPL the better the teams become. You get a couple of CL spots and teams regularly reaching the group stages of the Europa League. Teams like Hearts, Hibs and Aberdeen are buying players for 5 or 6 million and getting 20 million plus young strikers on loan from the big EPL teams.
  15. My August signings were Leigh - left back from Bury - 500,000 Morgan - left wing from st mirren -1.3 million Livakovic - gk from Dinamo - 4.4 million Jan Signings Akanji - CB from Basel - 8 million Byram - RB from West Ham - 4.8 million Almiron - cm/am from Atlanta - 10 million total = 29 million Out Gamboa - 1.6 Lustig - 11.25 Rogic - 11 million total = 23.85
  16. The challenge of managing Celtic is to maintain domestic domination, bring through young players and do well in Europe - CL QF/SF/Winner. If its the team you support its natural to play as their manager first. I normally do about 5 seasons at Celtic then move onto either Spain or EPL.
  17. On mine I have no goals column. I assume there must be a way of showing it. Cant seem to find it though...
  18. I have the same issue and find it annoying. Its god to look back on goals sometimes. Can we get an official response on this ?
  19. signed a new keeper in august and a central defender and central/attacking mid in Jan. I got an 11 million offer for lustig in Jan so sold him too and replaced him with Byran from West Ham for 4 million. I will confirm my signings names when I get home. Up until Xmas my team was New Keeper Lustig (Ralston) , Sumunovic, Sviechenko, Tierney, Brown (BWM), McGregor (BTB). Sinclair (LIF), Roberts (RIF), Armstrong (AP), Dembele (CF) Nitcham, Ralston, Boyata, Ajer, Rogic, Hayes,Forrest and Griff all played a good few games too.
  20. Just finished my first season on Football Manager touch on IPad. Won the league comfortably and league cup playing 4-2-3-1. Finished second in my CL group with 10 points - Juventus, Celtic, Liverpool, A Madrid. Home wins over Juventus and Liverpool and drew with A Madrid. Beat A Madrid away. This was done playing a 5-2-1-2 formation with the width coming from the wing backs. Griff and Dembele worked well in this formation. Got knocked out in the last 16 by Barca.
  21. Brillant thread. Loved reading about your Celtic career. It's hard enough to win the CL with Celtic (closest I have got is semi final) with no transfer restrictions (apart from money/willingness to come to the SPL) but to do it with all Scottish players is a remarkable feat. Any tips ?
  22. In my experience of FMT morale slumps dramatically after a few loses. The only way to raise morale is to start winning..... Not a very helpful answer but....
  23. Really having a lot of success with the changes suggested. Won 8 on the trot with only 1 goal conceded. Short Passing, low tempo, work ball into box and setting the PI's of my mid to shoot less often seems to be the way to go. Only on one occiasion did I have to change to wide, mixed passing and higher tempo when it was 0-0 with 30 mins to go. I went down to 10 men but managed to score a last minute header from a cross from a fullback !!!
  24. I had the same issue as you and created the folowing post The advice I have been given seems to be working. 8 wins on the trot with only 1 goal conceded.... Take a look and try some of the suggestions. (low tempo, short passing, work ball into box, and changing the midfield to shoot less often)
  25. Thanks Westy. I will create a Plan B tactic that I cam switch to at HT if I am not breaking teams down. I will go for higher tempo, mixed passing and wide. If I go for a wide tactic should I still have "work ball into box" or should I switch to early crosses or overlap ?
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