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  1. Yep getting tons of long shots and most of them are way off target. United players shoot as if they are a bunch of fat blokes playing Sunday league.
  2. Long shots feel broken. 95% of them are miles off target. More should at least test the 'keeper. By the way this is based off seeing Pogba miss dozens of long shots. He has one of the best long shot ratings on the game, so if he's useless at them what chance does every other player have?
  3. A staggering amount of shots are off target. Bayern just battered me for 90 minutes and ended up having 2 shots on target out of 26 shots.
  4. So far I would say the only obvious issue with the ME is that a very high percentage of shots are off target. Shot after shot is blasted high and wide.
  5. There are far more injuries in this version than last years. Whether that's too many I don't know. Also that red "stats" logo looks rubbish and is distracting. Just get rid of the black background and change the text to plain white and it'd look fine.
  6. Regarding the ME my favourite "fix" so far is now when players get in to wide areas in the box, they'll square/cross the ball instead of trying to score from ridiculous angles. That frustrated the hell out of me in FM16. But I'm finally seeing some good football moves that end in a simple tap in. Much better. Overall I think the ME is superb tbh.
  7. PSG, Spurs, Valencia, and Arsenal all made offers, which I accepted. At present only one of them could be considered a step down, and PSG can offer him plenty.
  8. I've stripped Rooney of captaincy and set him to unwanted. He's missed training 3 times now as he's unhappy and he is reportedly far from happy with being at the club. Yet every time I try to sell him for £0 he opts to stay. If he's so unhappy why doesn't he leave?
  9. I'm happy enough with that teaser video. For me FM is mainly about tactics, signings, and watching the match. So to see a clear improvement in the match graphics is enough for me to pre-order FM Touch.
  10. It's a bit odd that you're leaving it so late to announce new features. I mean at this point you obviously know most, if not all of the new features that are added, so why not list some of them? It's not normal practice to make a game available for pre-purchase and say absolutely nothing about the game people are going to be buying.
  11. Just realised I can buy FM Touch for just £20. That's great as that's all I ever played in FM 15 and 16. Just a shame the Steam loyalty discount doesn't apply to that version too...
  12. I promised Phil Jones I would find him a new club at the end of the season due to him wanting a chance in the first team. Lots of clubs made an offer and I accepted them all. Twice now he has "decided to stay at the club" How exactly am I supposed to fulfil my promise to let him go if he doesn't leave???
  13. I use a very similar tactic. I play as Manchester United and wanted to replicate the 4-4-2 of the wonderful team of '99 that won the treble. However I kept getting outnumbered in midfield and I leaked a lot of goals. I found that using a DM and having one forward helped improve my defense and still allowed me to score plenty of goals. The only difference to your tactic is I use Herrera as an attacking playmaker and De Gea as a sweeper keeper, otherwise it's essentially the same. I bought Candreva for right wing and Reus for left wing and I've been having tremendous success. In my experience the most important positions are the wingers and the full backs.
  14. It's still too difficult to sell players for their actual worth. I'm expected to pay £40-50m for the likes of Lukaku and Mahrez and Mane and John Stones yet when I try to sell Mata I get a pathetic offer of £23m from Arsenal (despite Rafa Benitez apparently always being interested as soon as the game starts), or when I try to sell Fellaini I get an offer of £9m from Sevilla, or when I try to sell Valencia I get an offer of £4m from Southampton.
  15. After playing a while I strongly believe the match engine was far superior in the first beta build. Not flawless, but I thought it was very well balanced and I didn't see much wrong with it. The match engine for the release is a downgrade and the issues have been raised plenty already. It's quite infuriating that SI could simply rollback to the beta ME instantly, right now, but instead we'll have to wait days/weeks for an updated ME that might get the quality back to where it was last week.