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    Second half of thrities, played CM since CM2, but my first FM is 2021 edition. Aside from football and football manager into metal music, history, paradox interactive games, FRPG, epic fantasy and SF books...

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    Crusader King


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    Metal, football, history, RPG, epic fantasy, SF, programming...

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    Manchester United

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    Manchester United, Athletic Club Bilbao

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  1. Fantastic a double. On a side note, only after this thread I realize how hard it is to actually win with only academy and youth players.
  2. What caused such a dramatic dip in from from the previous season?
  3. Downloading tactics doesn't really work well in FM21, cause it depends on the team you play, style and players you pick. I would strognly suggest learning and experimenting. That being said 4-2-3-1 with CB on Ball Playing Defender - Defend and Central Defender - Defend, Wingbacks on support and attack (if left one is on attack right one is on support and vice versa.. against weaker teams you can go with both on attack but be careful with that) central midfielders are ball winning midfielder (defend) and deep lying playmaker (support) AMC on attacking midfielder - support or attack, left winger and right winger REALLY depends who you play but I tend to go with winger, inverted winger or inside forward. The key here is if the wingback on that side is on attack, I put the winger on support, if the wingback is on support, I put the winger on attack. Again depends on who you play, you can and should change it. Striker as advanced forward most of the time. I experimented with striker as false9 and AMC on shadow striker. Again, the roles vary depending on who you play, it's not the same if your forward line is Berenguer-Munain-Inaki and Garcia as striker, or Morcillo-Munain-Nico Williams with Inaki Williams as Striker. As for tactical instructions I tend to go high line of engagement, high defensive line, offside trap, high pressing, press and counter press, pass into space and play out of the defence with higher tempo and shorter passing.
  4. Not really a fan of Porto (given that I am United fan.. we still remember that 2004 knockout game) but I don't really have a club that is close to my heart in Portugal, unlike some other leagues.. but I really like Sérgio Conceição since his playing days at Parma. How good is Francisco Conceição really? I mean more IRL than in FM21, in game he seems quite good, I am eyeing him for my Parma / Manchester United game.
  5. Now that is one hard challenge, although I really love those games when someone takes clubs from Andora, San Marino, Luxembourgh, Liechtenstein, etc...
  6. I consider myself pretty knowledgabe when it comes to football and tactis, both in FM and in real life.. but when I see the way some people, to be more precise author of this thread in this case, have in depth tactical analyiss.. I realize I am a petty amateur.
  7. Hi, I just found this thread, and was wondering about your opinion on this: Loading the most imporant nations as fully playable: England, Spain, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal.. maybe Russia, Brazil and Argentina and then loading all, or almost all players through advanced DB (based in nation or nationality for all continents or regions)? Or do you think adding view-only leagues gives greater advantages over not loading them at all. Would it have any benefit / drowback to load the game at the start with all leagues set as playable, and then switch out most of them to view only, or remove them so just to leave the players generated? Bear in mind that I have i5 3.3GHz, so not the best machine, but I don't mind a little bit of waiting and slow game given that I tend to play really slow anyway. My idea is to play simultaniously with two different teams / managers.
  8. Yeah I was also thinking it was related to him leaving the club. Apparently they had some sort of a disagreenment. Link
  9. That was a fun journey. Chertanovo and Sophara are making me wanna do a youth only game too.
  10. As far as I am concerned, I usually assign them all personally, and set them to look for U23 or U21 players. I don't mind them recommending me someone out of those limits, since I might miss somebody, since I usually scout a lot myself, but I care about them being failry accurate in terms of players current and potential abillity. But my problem is that you start a game with 29 scouts, and there is like 16 allowed by the board. Which kinda pisses me off, since I hove to ask like 20 times to allow me more, and I also have to do the same for the coaches and coaches are more of a priority or sack half of the coaching staff which is **** since you have to pay them off and a bunch of them are pretty good. Another question, what are the former United players or staff that can be found in game. I like to sign a bunch of them, although that might not be always the best option, but I offer them roles, especially junior team coaching. So far I found Patrice Evra, Andy Cole, Paul McGuinness, Brian McClair, Park Ji-Sung, Robin Thorpe (sports scientist/fitness coach from late Fergie era) .. I know there are few others like van Persie, van Nistelrooij, Tony Strudwick but they are contracted to other clubs. Of course I know about Giggs, Stam, Bruce, Scholes, Neville etc but you can't get them to sign since they are managers or directors so no way to get them without editor...
  11. Is there any way to change the allowed number of scouts in the game? I know I can ask the board, but they already complain about it, which is ridiculous given that you start the game with them, and that big clubs often have dozens of scouts?
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