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  1. Haha. Ah well, like I said, it's not really a big deal, but it's one of those little things that kind of breaks the immersion and makes you go "Oh, right, it's just a video game."
  2. This really isn't a big deal, but I'm curious what the story is here. I've been playing with one team for over a full year now, using the same tactic in all three tactic slots. And I STILL get players who have been with the club that whole time, playing in the same position, saying during pregame that they are "unfamiliar with the tactic". Do you guys get that too? I mean seriously, when are they going to be familiar?
  3. Just wanted to let you know, this tactic ended up working very well for me. My first season, we stumbled a bit in the middle but finished in 2nd place. Lost in the playoff finals, so I'm stuck in Vanarama North for another season, but definitely sticking with this tactic!
  4. Hi all, I'm coaching a Vanarama North side, and I'm affiliated with Lincoln, who is in League 1 right now. They have never made any players available to me on loan. A new season is starting, and I'd like to get a player or two on loan from them, but for example, when I try to make a loan offer, it seems like any other loan offer with a non-affiliated club. I've heard I should be able to get loans for free from my affiliate. Am I doing something wrong, or is this just the way it works if they don't really have any players they want to loan me? Thanks!
  5. Ok, silly question from a FM noob: I have a bunch of players whose contracts ended on 6/30. However, even though I’m now in July, they are still on my squad. Even those i “set for release”. What gives? When do players actually leave the team?
  6. Thanks very much all! I’ll probably just let it run down. We’re in April now and his contract ends in June.
  7. OK, so I have an unhappy player. He's 35, on the decline, and no one wants him. There's about 3 months left on his contract. What should I do? Just let him play out the contract and be miserable. Mutual termination Release on a free I don't know enough about the game yet to understand what the ramifications are for these choices. Advice appreciated!
  8. Gunner, thanks again for your feedback above. Quick question for you: If I find players on other clubs who look like good fits for my team next season, should I try to sign them now for a contract beginning next season? Or just wait for their contracts to expire? Since this is non-league, most of the players are on one-year contracts.
  9. So there's a lot on that screen. Would I want to set England to "All Competitive Leagues" under Domestic?
  10. Oh. Hmm. That may be something I’m not aware of. Can you explain?
  11. The divisions are at full detail, so I guess it’s the scout. I wasn’t aware those were important attributes for scouts. The pickings are pretty slim in Vanarama North, and I prioritized judging current/potential. which begs the question; several people told me this was an ideal way for lower league teams to identify potential loan targets. But if lower league scouts suck too badly to get team reports, then how do people do this?
  12. I've sent my best scout to do these. What information do you want about him? For Vanarama North, he's pretty good I think! Here's what he looks like: https://imgur.com/oJ4ojrj
  13. Hi all, Relatively new to FM here. Playing FM 21, coaching in Vanarama North and trying to get Team Reports on higher level teams. However, every time I do that, it comes back with a message saying "I've been unable to compile a full report on Sunderland Under 23s as very little statistical data exists for the team." I've tried a few teams now, but I get this every time I ask for any team report. I get a list of strengths and weaknesses, but never any indication that there are players I could loan. (Which is the whole point of me doing this.) Any ideas what's going on? Thanks!
  14. This is in FM 21, thought I'd try it regardless of the version change. I've fallen pretty solidly into mid-table! At this point I'm consistently beating the teams below me and losing to the teams above me. I think morale is turning around a bit after my rough go. I try not to play with the tactics much in-game, because I don't know too much about what I'm doing. I'm curious: how much did you tweak this tactics based on the match? So, for example, if you were playing a top of the table team or a team that was particular strong in attack, did you scale back to cautious, or anything like tha
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