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  1. Here is how my 23/24 Swansea season went using your tactic. I was predicted to finish 8th, finished 6th. No matter what tactic I have, I will always struggle to get top 4 as I can't ever beat the real big clubs consistently. I scored a crazy amount of goals. 15 more than any other team and didn't give up an outrageous amount. I did have on spell where it was tough to stick with the tactic. Check this game out: It was very tough to sit back and watch Man U hit me for 15 goals in 2 games and not change to more defensive tactic. My forwards and wingers had crazy years. My DLF led the league in goals and assists! My LW tied for the league lead in assists! And lots of other great offensive performances: Overall it was a very fun year using your tactic. Great job! I found that my defensive players did a great job winning the ball, and then immediately hoofing it up to the 4 forwards who were lethal. It's a great quick strike attacking tactic. I found that this years game heavily favors overly attacking tactics, and hence why this one in particular is so effective. I had very little success playing wither a defensive or possession type tactic, and it seems that teams getting less of the ball with quicker attacks do far better in this years version. Anyways, thanks for the great tactic! I am going to give it a go for at least 1 more year and see how we do next year and in the Euro Cup.
  2. I am going to give your tactic a go with my Swansea side in my 2023 season. I am a mid table team predicted to finish 8th in the PL. I really like the quick attack your setup provides. It is quite similar to what I've played and it suits my players well, as I have a couple great strikers and great wingers. I've just started, but so far so good!
  3. Warning, this is a rant! I've been playing this game religiously since FM 07. Never in my life have I seen a worse run of form that I couldn't get out of. As Swansea, I was predicted for 7th in PL, and was cruising along in 8th place in the January transfer window, and BAM, I didn't win another game after Feb 16th. 16 straight games without a win including losses to the 19th and 20th placed teams in the final 2 games. No significant player movement or tactical changes. So frustrating!!!!
  4. Agree with the OP. There is WAY too much interaction stuff in the full version of FM. Touch is far better game, IMO.
  5. I thought I was done too. I didn't buy '17. Didn't play really at all in the past year. Then I bought '18 Touch, and found out it is totally awesome, and my life outside FM is now ruined again.
  6. Check this out, using the same tactic presneted by Cleon my RB and AMR were able to finish 1 & 2 in average rating in Prem on Crystal Palace on a club that finished 10th. Trippier overlapping on Zivkovic was just a deadly combination all year, with both of them getting 7.5-8.5 ratings commonly every game. The AMR was the key passer, and RB the benficiary of tons of open space on the right wing to deliver great crosses. 12 assists in 28 games in the prem. PPM's played a huge part in their success I think. Zivkovic had cuts inside and tries killer balls often, and Tripper has runs with ball down right and gets forward often. It wouldn't be uncommon to Zivkovic get 10+ key passes in a game.
  7. Can't stop conceding!

    Limited defender and play out of defence are a contradiction. Limited defenders hoof the ball out at each chance, but from the looks of it you are trying to build up possession from the back.
  8. I have been having pretty good results with the philosophies from this thread, but the biggest issue I have very poor away form. At Crystal Palace I am 2-2-9 with a -15 GD away from home. I win possession ost of the time, but lose on the scoreboard away from home. I'm chalking it up to my defenders not being high enough quality to keep the ball out of my own net against the better opponents.
  9. Was given a transfer budget of 33 million at Crystal Palace after finishing 17th in the league. Yeah right.....
  10. Derby - Moneyball at it's finest

    I don't know why it happens, I'm not the developer. Just saying that a lot of people are reporting crazy finances and budgets in the first few years. My save at CP I spent 50 million on players in year 3 and my finances are still secure.
  11. Derby - Moneyball at it's finest

    Sorry to burst your bubble but a lot of people are reporting crazy finances and transfer budgets from year 2 on. Its a bug. It's too easy to make money.
  12. Can overachievment take away the fun?

    Yes, I've always found that when I acheive success of any kind the save becomes boring. To me all the fun is not doing well and trying to find a way to turn it around.
  13. Makes no sense to me. I got Zaha at CP, and he is now an icon. He's on my bench and in year 3 is one of the worst players at the club. His career stats are really nothing special. What determines when or how a players becomes an icon at a club?
  14. Yes!! Annoys the heck out of me too.
  15. Every thread I read about a team finishing far better than predicted have he same thing in common, they use either control or attacking strategy. I've yet to see any screenshots of big success using counter or defensive, non-possession based strategies. Has anyone done it?
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