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  1. For Gods sake take your prejudice back to Twitter/ insta etc etc. It’s not welcome here. FM represents many lower leagues that don’t play technically brilliant football but doubt you’ve ever complained about that. Women’s football is accelerating at pace and it’s great that FM are looking to acknowledge that. as for deaf leagues and gay leagues why even post that? Shows how unpleasant you are.
  2. So this time it’s completely broken instructions on swapping positions. Which continues after instructions cancelled and ignores the designated role regularly. what happened this year guys?? Underfunded? Overworked? Just CBAd?? So many gaps, holes, issues. So much removed. So much dilution of quality with updates after first version. you’ll never acknowledge which is fair enough. Can’t admit to bringing out a broken game but really must do much much much better.
  3. I play FMT on iPad but same ME and tactics etc so full fat opinion welcome. ive had about 15 saves with Spurs. Kane and Son rarely score. I’ve played a full range of tactics and still we lose regularly. My most recent (under tactical advice from a friendly forum poster) I was bottom with 1 win after 15 games and Kane with 1 goal. my defence is abject. Dier, Lloris and Alderweiled often giving the ball away. attack toothless. My mf pairing of ndombele and holjberg got overrun by those giants of football, Fulham, in my last game. im not posting my tactics, generally 4231 with Kane a complete forward attacking as there is always a lot of advice to tweak this and that but it can be contradictory, football is about different opinions. so who has had success with Spurs and how???
  4. For all the 21 love here I can counter with several great things about 17. animations far superior, creativity far superior, crossing far superior, lighting. Far superior etc etc. bottom line is that a game 4 years newer should be significantly better. In many ways it’s not. How does a studio balls that up? and yes it’s about opinions and mine isn’t right or wrong, and neither are yours. But you have to admit there is a big fan base for 17 and you have to ask why. It’s not just cos it’s easy 😂. Just been beaten by Man U and I loved it. Could easily identify the structural problems and conceded to the better team. I had it with 21 when my cross got blocked for 500000th time and Patrick Bamford ran from just outside his own box, skinning 4 of my players and scored a worldly from 35 yards. 21 like all iterations since 17 has traded individual realism for…..well I don’t know what for. I refer to the joke of an under 17 GK for Liverpool being their top scorer in someone’s save in FM20. I believe we have to challenge SI. they have no competition. FMT on iPad Pro is buggy, features removed and less playable than a game from 4 years ago. Apparently full fat is better, which I don’t have the time to play.
  5. OMG just downloaded 17 again. It looks and feels like a football match in a way SI have never replicated! anyone got a player update file? whatever SI did between 17 and 18 was a bad decision I have to say. Only just getting back to near those levels. crosses not permanently blocked, inventive play, great movement, last ditch tackles. And it looks fab. Not perfect ofc but the closest they got! It’s actually football.
  6. And I’ve got no dispute with you enjoying it. Happy to hear tbh. I think the ME is significantly better but the gameplay and impact of decisions seems bad. I’ve been told a lot of this is related to my tactics. However im playing v similar tactics to what I’ve always done (pretty successful history) and much weaker teams seem to destroy mine. Vicious circle losing runs are frequent and yes you assman does pop up twice a year to offer boosts to morale but they’re rare and pretty weak interventions. 19 and 20 had awful repetitive MEs. I can’t accuse 21 of this. I just think it’s losing its way by sticking so adherently to full fat ME.
  7. Yh there are some serious issues with Touch this year. It matches the full ME but as that develops it needs more tools to impact the match which aren’t available in FMT. I’ve gone on some ridiculous losing streaks (9 games lost in a row with Spurs, after a good start to season ). It places a lot of importance around morale but it’s something you can’t really change on FMT. the game is so poor this year that some people on the forum have privately messaged me to suggest the developers have deliberately made it rubbish so it doesn’t canabalise full fat sales. I don’t agree with that but the fact some people are even suggesting it goes to show how bad the game is. oh and saying it feels like hard work is exactly how I felt before deleting the game. It is hard work. No pleasure at all. Because whatever you do those bad results happen and whatever your instructions the players don’t respond. hope you find a solution.
  8. My best save to date was pre jan transfer Window where Spurs had some cash and I bought 2 CBs- it certainly is a big problem area for us IRL and in the game. it’s good advice again. I think my aim has to be get thru first season, try to win Euro league and then build. kane and son are woefully underpowered but I have to get through it. CHEERS!
  9. I was just trying random things. I understand the attacking points but defensively, despite more caution, we’re still conceding what I think is an utterly unrealistic number of chances. I think there is a serious flaw on the FMT ME this year. As I have mentioned above. I know my tactics are sometimes flawed but it feels like very average teams can tear you apart in quite an unrealistic way. I think this is mitigated on full fat but really exposed on FM Touch
  10. Spot on. He’s injured. As is bale. For some reason this year in multiple saves and tactics I’ve really struggled to get Kane and son scoring. Kane misses loads of pens and seems to rarely get chances. Other versions were much more generous with him, although his attributes are world class. funnily enough in my very first league match of my first save on 21 (before any updates). I beat WBA 11-0 with Son scoring 8 goals, mostly assisted by Kane. I posted it on the forum saying I love the new game haha. I think the developers realised (I’m sure without my input) they were overpowered but have gone too far the other way.
  11. That’s great to read. Interesting. A lot of advice just to completely drop TIs. Spurs definitely are a tough proposition. Hence why we can’t find a new manager 😂 I know it’s not real life but a simulation of that. To me, on iPad, the game felt more real a few years ago. It’s important to stress that tablet FMT is not FM mobile. The ME is identical to full fat. But I do think the tablet version is struggling to keep pace. To genuinely prepare for a match so much input is required which FM touch doesn’t provide
  12. How do you do with Spurs? When you say 1 dimensional in what respect? Should I set position swaps? in terms of 3 defenders against 1 striker IRL I’ve seen plenty of goals from the lone man. It’s not some instant goal prevention system. All he needs is movement and strong finishing. IRL Kane obviously has that in buckets.
  13. Went wing play preset. nah it just ain’t happening. This result isn’t in isolation. Even when Ive played with neutral tactics wins are sporadic and inconsistent. I’ve rarely seen a version with such a lack of nuance IMO. if one team is better on the day they seem to be much better and vice versa. No way should mousset be beating up my defence. Maybe nick a goal but not rip us to shreds. again I really appreciate your attempts to help an old fart out of his depth but FMT on iPad isn’t flowing. I think it replicates the ME but with all the full fat inputs missing (tactical prep etc) FMT suffers.
  14. 😂 im going to take a break. I’ve always won back to back with Spurs. This version must be much less forgiving. ive got 2 wingers btw as Sheff United are so narrow. I don’t want them to lump it into the box, I want them to work their way to the byline and slip a low cross back to Kane or dele etc. my high line is covered by Sanchez who isn’t slow. I haven’t got wing backs. So they’re not too far forward. kane is a complete forward so should be able to get involved anywhere. ndombele isn’t static. And is defensively ok. Especially when covered by Pierre. @Bluebird123in all fairness you called it perfectly. It’s exactly what happened.
  15. So general advice was be more positive with Spurs. Be more ambitious. Which I did. Kane hasn’t scored for 10 games as a complete forward Attack in a 4231 tactic. Losing more than I win. I think this game isn’t a simulation anymore. Again am I missing something but sheff untied are not Brazil 1970. Spurs aren’t this bad. My tactics are variations on preset themes. I’m not asking my gk to play as a striker. What is going on ??!! I lost 4-1. They had 20 shots to our 7. Mousset AKA messi scored a barnstorming hat trick. Kane didn’t have a chance. I play FMT on iPad. It feels like something is wrong. Whatever tactic, however aggressive or passive. I always end up mid table with Spurs with Harry Kane hardly scoring.
  16. Thanks all. I like a challenge. I get your points. I still think SI are letting us down a little in presets and a comprehensive description of tactics….and I’m entitled to that opinion:-) but all your efforts to help me understand the game better are very welcome
  17. Cheers All. It’s strange that In previous FM versions my tactical naivety was less pronounced but in this one I’m being undone on virtually every save. You’ve all given me food for thought which is appreciated. There appears to be some disagreement about the impact and effectiveness of certain instructions. in response to @Rashidiyh I get what you’re saying and it’s appreciated. It’s not real world though is it. IRL I’d talk to the players and explain when exactly I want them to press, when exactly drop, who to close down at which exact moment etc etc. I’d set traps through intellectually conversing with my players. But FM is a game with its own rules. You can’t talk to players about specifics. So you go by the sweeping generalisations that the game allows. So I need to understand what’s going on. In many of the preset tactics the very contradictions spoken about above exist. like I say. I’ve never failed so much at FM. I’m no tactical genius but generally get it right quickly. If it has become less forgiving then the developers need to explain everything better than they currently are. Fortunately there is plenty of goodwill on forums like these.
  18. Interesting and…confusing! Haha. so I can counter press and have a lower LOE? Or does the game not allow that?
  19. I’ll certainly try and appreciate your advice. is the game less forgiving this year in your opinion? Im getting some really brutal results and I usually get spurs in top 4 (I know Spurs are worse IRL). But getting some crazy stats like above. However much tweaking my plan needs this is really extreme.
  20. Can’t remember exactly and don’t have access to stats as play FMT on iPad but low for Spurs. City had 15 or so shots with a few on target. It was a classic sucker punch match.
  21. Is the counter press a massive no no in a defensive formation? What is so seriously wrong with my player instructions? The tactic probably is too conservative but that’s a record number of shots conceded and on target! Is it really that bad? If it’s too conservative I should be punished with a lack of chances. Not the sort of stats you’d see if a PL team played a non league team. My players are defensively strong and work hard.
  22. Both. ha no of course. But it shows the formation and tactic is not codswallop! Certainly shouldn’t end up with an absurd amount of shots and on target shots by your opponent. So when I get told my player instructions, tactical and formation don’t marry up I want to make it clear that sometimes it does! FM has never really beaten me as much as this version. I like a challenge. By why is it suddenly happening? strange things like Kane missing 2 pens in 1 game and going 19 games without scoring.
  23. Ok. But the whole narrative needs more explanation. Not just by generous people like yourself but by those who produce the game. im not an idiot (some might disagree) but if I’m not getting how my players will override the LOE instruction with the transition instructions then there has been a failing in the way the game is described. and in 20 btw. I used v similar tactics and usually won. I don’t mind losing. I do mind the huge impacts of small decisions which seem to have suddenly descended in 21
  24. But where is that explained by SI. there’s a lot of confused people. Surely my press is determined by LOE. If I lose the ball in the opponents box I thought my players would drop back to LOE and press from there. If the instructions conflict why does the game allow it?
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