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    London, Uk - lying in the gutter looking at the stars

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  1. I used to have a blog called 'Edge of the Area' and then joined the team at dailycannon.com specialising in long form articles, club history etc, and used to have a weekly column until work made it impossible to commit to. I still do the odd thing, but mostly just do the daily cannon weekly podcast which I host and produce. If I'm being honest its not as good as the Arsenal Vision podcast has become, and doesn't get as many good guests as Arseblog, but I guess we have about 1k to 2k listeners every episode with the odd spike into the tens of thousands. A couple of years ago we had bigger numbers, but as my acting career has started being busier following my building up from having changed from my old job, I haven't had as much time to commit to it. That said, I've got some special guests lined up between now and Xmas, so that should be fun! I wish I had more time to give to it, but I can't complain if acting work is picking up ;-) Have also been guest on a few radio shows, and was on Love Sport every week for about 5 months until I became unavailable, and have written the odd article elsewhere. I don't have the tactical or coaching knowledge of someone like Clive Palmer, but I do know a lot more than most fans I guess - 30+ years of watching avidly means you spot patterns etc quicker, and I also usually know all the youth prospects well before they reach the u23s....
  2. For me the DLP and BBM are excellent, but I have a lopsided AP ahead of the DLP, the striker lopsided ahead of the BBM, the IF on Attack, an advanced WB on the left, and quite a few more team instructions. The AI teams are set up to counter standard formations, Going lopsided and oddly balanced gives them more problems. The general philosophy is based on the best elements of the later Wenger teams, with elements of the earlier ones to combine it with Emery style intensity. (need to rotate lots though, so stock up on those good u21 players for more options!)
  3. Have you tried the tactic I uploaded a few pages back? It works wonders for me, and I've noticed a few others have had success with it. I have no idea if I can make a tactic work with another very different team, but as an Arsenal blogger, podcaster and amateur tactical analyst, I know this club backwards and every year come up with a FM spanking tactic for Arsenal. I guess its partly because Wenger's bizarre squad building has left with a squad where standard tactical set ups are less effective than tailored ones. I often find things that run contrary to online FM tactic gurus work best with Arsenal! Certainly, I've ended up with an asymmetric formation every year and it always works better than standard ones.... Will be interesting if its as good with the slightly more logical signings coming in these days....
  4. Having this same problem - to the degree that it crashes when re-loading skin even without any graphics files installed. Not even changing skin, just re-loading. Then I get the following error messages. I've uninstalled and re-installed, deleted caches, preferences etc, verified game files etc etc Its just happened today. Prior to that no problems for 5 months. Any suggestions?
  5. Glad to see after you asked, my lopsided tactic is again doing the biz for you. When it gets on a roll it's very potent!
  6. Its about working out which formation will work best against specific opponents (of the two), making ingame tweaks where necessary, ensuring any signings either fit or improve the system (a pacey dribbling wide man on either flank with duty changed accordingly works well) and ROTATION (as I've said before I pick up cheap or free players for the early rounds of the cups, who, when they inevitably complain about lack of game time, get sold off to boost the coffers). Don't get me wrong, it doesn't work all the time, and I've had a few cup upsets...and I've not played enough into the future to know how things may change.
  7. Its two or three pages back. 2 tactics a lop sided 4-2-3-1 and an old school 4-4-2 lopsided.
  8. People are complaining about Spacewe's sales being unrealistic or being amazed by his performances, but bar a couple of his sales being inflated by being spread over monthly installments, its entirely consistent with my own experience. I've recently started a new save after a long time away, but in that one I had running before (where I posted my tactic - which is similar to my previous tactics on previous versions in terms of fundamentals - and beat Huddersfield 16-0!), In season 1 I won every league game and had a goal difference of 180 (signing Hazard in installments helped!). Of course that was before patching killed set piece exploits! The one first season I've played since then had a goal difference of 134. And when you blitz the game, selling becomes easy. In that pre-patch game I got £80m for Kolasinac, £75m for Mikhi, £60m for Mustafi, £60m something for Welbeck, £50m for Elneny, £30m for Monreal, £15m for Jenkinson, and £65 for Xhaka....and mostly up front fees. In my post patch game I still got £30m for Monreal, £40m for Elneny, £40+20m for Mustafi & £75m for Welbz. Because season 1 I'm less invested in in terms of squad rebuilding, I play the hell out of disposable parts in otherwise strong teams, so they can up value so I can sell them off to achieve financial stability before then choosing to experiment with formations, player development, blooding kids etc in season 2. Accordingly I also hoover up players with highish reputations on frees as soon as the registration window closes, by which time their wage demands have calmed down. Play them in the cups and flog them during the next window. This has been the case for ages. In FM17 I'd easily get £40m for Lucas Perez and £25-30m for Joel Campbell etc. Of course most players rightly want to play their own way and get the squad renewal underway more quickly. I guess my love of historical strategy games and my strategic and tactical analysis for my podcast and articles influence my playstyle a lot ;-)
  9. To be honest, I just play with my own tweaked version of the same tactic i've been using for years, and it still works. For me its about asymmetric tactics and creating overloads. But then my tactic is basically based on what I think my team should play in real life with the players they have, so I just buy players to replace the ones I have that are similar, with a couple of wild cards for variation. I say stuff the tactics gurus bar some of the best who outline why they do things based on real life. The rest are just match engine exploits that always hit the buffers when the opposition adapts or the ME updates. Simple real life principles always work the best and are much more satisfying to implement.
  10. Now it does it with no skins installed and stops just before the sega logo - I've already uninstalled/reinstalled, cleared cache, removed all graphics etc twice today. I don't know what SI have done with the latest update, but it has screwed my game totally. Wasted hours on this.
  11. Every time I try to start the game with a custom skin I get these error messages followed by a blank screen. With any custom skin - tried about 15 or so. But only in the last few days - despite not downloading any workshop files etc (or any being updated). Had no problems prior to the latest update. Works fine with FM skins And if i try to reload or change skin - even to another FM skin - while the game is loaded - it half loads and I have to use task manager to kill it.
  12. Having exactly the same problem. Any ideas?
  13. Didn't take it as anything bad, don't worry! Just saying that this isn't a god tactic like Diablo...I've not got the time to find all the game exploits that might be out there! ;-)
  14. Not in April yet - and its not just the tactic - its smart recruitment and bulking out the squad with non EPL registerable freebie veterans to take the pressure off the cup fixtures. also, FM never gives Arsenal the '5 injuries in the same position at once' thing, and I bung loads of points into discipline etc as a manager to keep everyone motivated and firing. And obvs, as Eden Hazard has been carrying Chelsea, he's significantly improved my team...
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