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  1. ajrulz - that was highly constructive. Which team are you and how many Premierships have you won? (excluding Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal, Liverpool) What are you tactics and why do you think it's so easy?
  2. Ok, I've been following this forum for a while and people keep saying how easy the game is. But in my opinion the game, especially the Premiership, is too hard. I've been playing FMH07 constantly for the last month or so, and I've come to the end of my tether. I've finished season 2013/14 as Leicester manager. I've got some fantastic players, and plenty of money. Using the 3-5-2 formation, the highest I have finished is 3rd in the Premiership. And that was only one season. I always finish between 6th and 4th (mostly 5th though, thus missing out on the Champions League) - which I'm fed up of. I've not won any domestic competitions, although I've got to 3 finals and lost them all. I've won the Uefa Cup 3 times and the Super Cup twice, but I feel that that's all I can achieve every season. There's no hope in me winning the Premiership, because Chelsea, Arsenal and Man Utd are ridiculously good every season. The main difficulty of the game is that I'm simply not good enough in away games. My home form is excellent, but I draw too many away games and thus drop points. I've tried all the other different tactics that people have suggested: 4-3-3, 4-1-3-2 etc but none of them are much use. The best one is 3-5-2 but that has its limitations as I've said. I would like to know if there are other people out there who think the same. Is there anyone out there who has managed a club outside the big 4 (Liverpool, Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea) and won the Premiership, or dominated in Europe? It's getting boring for me - it's the same old story every season regardless of my players. I'm on the verge of packing the game in cos I've got as far as I can.
  3. Ok, I've been following this forum for a while and people keep saying how easy the game is. But in my opinion the game, especially the Premiership, is too hard. I've been playing FMH07 constantly for the last month or so, and I've come to the end of my tether. I've finished season 2013/14 as Leicester manager. I've got some fantastic players, and plenty of money. Using the 3-5-2 formation, the highest I have finished is 3rd in the Premiership. And that was only one season. I always finish between 6th and 4th (mostly 5th though, thus missing out on the Champions League) - which I'm fed up of. I've not won any domestic competitions, although I've got to 3 finals and lost them all. I've won the Uefa Cup 3 times and the Super Cup twice, but I feel that that's all I can achieve every season. There's no hope in me winning the Premiership, because Chelsea, Arsenal and Man Utd are ridiculously good every season. The main difficulty of the game is that I'm simply not good enough in away games. My home form is excellent, but I draw too many away games and thus drop points. I've tried all the other different tactics that people have suggested: 4-3-3, 4-1-3-2 etc but none of them are much use. The best one is 3-5-2 but that has its limitations as I've said. I would like to know if there are other people out there who think the same. Is there anyone out there who has managed a club outside the big 4 (Liverpool, Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea) and won the Premiership, or dominated in Europe? It's getting boring for me - it's the same old story every season regardless of my players. I'm on the verge of packing the game in cos I've got as far as I can.
  4. I think it's easy to win promotions from the lower leagues, but once you get into the Premiership it's a lot harder. I'm using the 3-5-2 tactic with Leicester and I've just finished season 2012/13. Although I won the Championship in the first season, since then I've only managed to finish between 3-6th in the Premiership. I've not won any domestic competitions either - only the Uefa Cup twice and the Super Cup once. I've got to the FA Cup final twice and lost, and the League Cup final once and lost. In my opinion this game is harder than FMH06. By the same 2012/13 season I'd won the Premiership once, the Champions League twice, the the League Cup and FA Cups a handful of times. I think the level of difficulty is about right - I bet you won't be winning the Premiership straight after you get promoted anyway.
  5. Chuz - I've used this tactic for almost a season now (I was using jambo_dave/barney57's 3-5-2 tactic until the January transfer window last season - which wasn't as successful as I liked). To be honest, this tactic isn't as good as the 3-5-2 tactic above. Yes, I score more goals and the games are more entertaining. However, I concede far too many goals with this tactic, and consequently have found myself losing more game or drawing games with the opposition scoring in the last 10 minutes. Having played 7 games of the new 2012/13 season as Leicester, I am only on 8 points and 12th position. I was never this low using the 3-5-2 formation. Also, although my home form is fantastic, my away form is pathetic. I hardly ever win away using this tactic - even if I switch to Normal or Defensive mentality. I'll stick with this tactic for a few months more to see if I improve (I don't expect it though). Otherwise I'll try something else, or even go back to the 3-5-2.
  6. This tactic isn't the best in my opinion. It's the same as Jambo Dave's in FMH06, but it doesn't work as well in this game. I've got a star studded team as Leicester (Buffon, Walcott, Llorente, Torres, Hallilovic, Woblay, Kerlon etc) but I still have massive problems scoring goals. My defence is fairly solid but I only win by 1 or 2 goals at best. I also draw a lot using this formation - mainly 1-1 or 0-0. I'm in the 3rd season using this tactic, and although I got promoted in the first season as champions, in the Premiership I'm stuck in 5th-7th position. I'm going to try a different tactic next season cos I need to score more goals. Even with great attacking players I don't get a player scoring more than 12 goals.
  7. Pablo Ore isn't in FMH07. Julius (??) Woblay is a good player I've bought. Jack Hobbs in defence is promising too.
  8. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by thfc53: Ok, well, i use Barney7's 3-5-2 tactic. I'm Spurs and 10 games into the season im 3rd, having won 5, drawn 4 and lost 1 to Aston Villa. I beat Arsenal away 0-1 in the 80th minute. The problem is that im struggling to score. I've even edited my team. Chimbonda, Dawson, King, Zokora, Huddlestone, Jenas (out for 7 months), Lennon, Malbranque, Defoe, Keane Berbatov, Jamie O'Hara and Lee Barnard who's new name is Gazza, lol Here's how their set up:: -------------------Robbo-------------- ------Dawson-------King--------Curtis Davies---- Lennon--Malbranque--Ballack--Huddlestone-O'Hara ------------Berbatov/Defoe-----Gascoigne--- In the 10 games gone, ive scored a mere 11 goals and conceded 3. In Europe ive struggled a bit too, winning, but by the odd goal against very average sides. I'm creating loads and loads of chances, but not putting them away. I've set my fowrads, wingers and MC's to work on their attacking aspects in Training so their shooting levels are quite high. Can someone shed some light as to why im not doing better with such a good side and a seemingly good tactic? </div></BLOCKQUOTE> @thfc53 - I know what you mean. I'm currently using barney7's 3-5-2 tactic (formerly Jambo_Dave on FMH06) and although I'm doing reasonably well, I really struggle to score goals. I'm playing with Leicester, in my 3rd season now. In the first season I just about won the Championship with my AM scoring 18 goals in all competitions. In the Premiership I finished 7th, but I really struggled to score goals. None of my players even scored 10 goals. On the other hand, my defence was fairly solid. I kept drawing too many games 0-0 or 1-1, and all the draws prevented me from finishing higher. I'm in my 3rd season now - I've bought Fernando Torres and Llorente to boost my attack, but again I struggle to score more than 1 goal a game. Currently I'm 6th in the league but I'm still drawing too many games. I'll stick with this tactic until the end of the season to see if I improve. If not, I'm going to try something different.
  9. Sorry if this has been raised before - there was one thread on it but only one reply. I've just completed my first season with Leicester - I won the league, and went 10 games unbeaten at one point and 12 games unbeaten at another point (including 6 wins in a row). Yet I still didn't get awarded manager of the month or even manager of the year, which I thought was crazy. Has anyone else had the same problem?
  10. Sorry if this has been raised before - there was one thread on it but only one reply. I've just completed my first season with Leicester - I won the league, and went 10 games unbeaten at one point and 12 games unbeaten at another point (including 6 wins in a row). Yet I still didn't get awarded manager of the month or even manager of the year, which I thought was crazy. Has anyone else had the same problem?
  11. king reo coker - thanks a bunch for these great logos. they are fantastic!
  12. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jambo_Dave: I have been experimenting a little with slight variations of this tactic and I think the best way to break teams down who come to defend is to change to direct passing and attacking style. In my Go Ahead Eagles game I could never beat NAC BReda but changed to direct and attacking and absoloutely blew them away 7-0 first time we played. In general stick to short passing and normal but try this against teams you find hard to break down at home, I wouldn't advise using this away unless you are losing or you are drawing and need the 3 points </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Hey Jambo, that attacking mentality combined with direct passing just worked a treat. I was 2-0 down at Middlesbrough (their first 2 shots on goal resulted in 2 goals!) after 25 minutes and I couldn't see a way back. I immediately changed the team instructions as per your advice and I ended up winning 3-2. Excellent work Jambo_Dave!
  13. If you're looking for a quality left winger (for use on Jambo_dave's tactics!), look no further than Helder Barbosa. I bought him from Porto B where he was rotting in the reserves in the 2009/10 season, I bought him for £22k. After 3 seasons with me he's now worth £27m and worth every penny.
  14. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lowlife70: A tiny thing, but I would love it if the game could tell you how long you've spent playing it, just like the PC version and its addiction-level rating. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Yep that would be a nifty addition
  15. In my game Chelsea are invincible for the first few seasons. Also, if FM is going to be more realistic, there is absolutely no chance at all (never in a million years!!) that Taylor would ever be appointed manager of Leicester again. He single handedly destroyed our Premiership status and us fans have never forgiven him. All hell would break lose if Peter Taylor was ever in charge of Leicester again. Marc from SI - take note! This is a serious matter!