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Everything posted by melogroovy

  1. Per Cyljan Skjelbred was always on my list. Fierro Balanta so many hidden gems too.
  2. When is data locked for the release? Should the Newcastle takeover be completed today would it be in the Beta? Asking for a friend.
  3. I'm having (potentially) a related problem: I have OneDrive FM21 and Editor icons were missing from desktop I had files in editor data folder but they would not appear in Steam hence would not appear when trying to start a new game. no savegames would appear unless i manually went and found them. Tactics were all there, seemingly unaffected. Did not look at graphics at all. These are all files I've used before (I'm notorious for starting new saves lol). Nothing I did could get them to appear. Last nite I uninstalled both and moved all the folders/files. Now that it appears OneDrive may be a contributing factor, I'll delve into that deeper
  4. Hahahaha too funny. I came here specifically hoping to find a file like this.
  5. I do the exact same thing. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one. I just took Newcastle to 2nd in the first season, made some minor moves for CL depth and as soon as I get close to preseason my mind starts drifting to a new save. My last long term save was FM2014!
  6. I think it depends on how you want to play. I have had success with a counter attacking style and the front three on attack. You can see nice 3 on 2 breaks. For a more possession type style having the striker on support would be better.
  7. Awesome stuff, Rashidi. Eventually I get into a tactical rut and all my tactics start looking vaguely familiar and then I read one of your posts and my eyes get opened up again. I love to compress the midfield, win the ball back in my own half and play with a lethal touch. I've also been toying with the idea of playing with two CM in the midfield so I can set each up to how I want them to play together and this has given me a lot of food for thought.
  8. A lot of deadwood. I clean house and start rebuilding the whole squad. I've started with a 3-4-3 first season but will shift to a 4-2-3-1for second season Wilson and St Maximin will score like crazy. The midfield needs some athleticism. So does the central defense. Need a good RWB or FB. I like to keep Woodman for 2nd season behind Dubravka.
  9. I do 7 or 8. My expected starting XI plays the first half and my second XI plays the second half.
  10. Anel Ahmedhodzic: he just keeps getting better and better. Really good BPD with good mentals and will take off with the ball from deep.
  11. I will definitely be buying. I have fun playing so why not?
  12. Has anyone seen a DB where Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough are in the SPL?
  13. If you want to win back the ball quickly in the midfield why not compact that area of the field?
  14. To the OP, it is definitely related to increased rep and the AI sitting deeper and getting more players behind the ball. I've gotten back to back promotions with Crewe and the games after the Jan window closes are just about grinding it out. Sometimes even as a huge favorite I've played deeper and more compact myself in order to draw my opponent out of their bus, so to speak, and hit them on the counter. I've got a base tactic that I adjust for each game based on my opponent and the odds. There is a lot more to say but suffice to say it's best to design your own tactic and tweak on a game by game or even smaller increments as needed.
  15. Yeah...I'm a tactical nut. I'll start a game, be doing well and then realize my team would be even better suited to a different formation or decide I'd really like to see how this player would perform as a regista and then I have to start all over. I've done that for the last few versions. I started that way this year with Newcastle, with 3 different tactics and played three first seasons and decided to stop thew madness. Right now I've just clinched my second consecutive league championship with Crewe and will carry on in the Championship next season. Definitrely a lot more fun this way than my eternal "what if" scenarios
  16. I play very similar to this. At work so I can't do screenies. I started with Newcastle as a 5-4-1 switched to your formation and now play with WB. Base tactic is Attacking My current tactic evolved from this at Newcastle. I have the striker as a PFs one IF is set to IW both are on attack I moved the FB to WB and set to support GK is a sweeper keeper on support. I also moved my DLP to an RPM on support My base tactic is custom gegenpress and always Attacking. I have a base tactic in the slots and I make adjustments as to how I want to play my opponent on a game by game basis. I'm at work so I can't do screenies. I'm semi-fanatical about clean sheets and currently have Newcastle in 5th in the first season, no xfers in first window, 30 games played. I think the ME is playing very nice football ATM.
  17. Not sure if he was a wonderkid but Per Ciljan Skjelbred was always a must have for me.
  18. Ask the board for a parent club. It will put a little money in your pocket (about 40k) and get you the free loans.
  19. I really like this point. I've been experimenting a CMa (or s) and CMs (or) d combo in midfield because I can use their individual attributes, with or without PIs, too a better benefit for my team rather than, say, as a BtB and DLP combo.
  20. I keep a standard def line with an attacking mentality. What I do switch is my line of engagement. If I want to go defensive, I compress my midfield by dropping the line of engagement from standard. I'm playing Newcastle with a 541, btw. With previous versions I used to set up an attacking, balanced and defensive tactic and choose which one to play to start the match. Now I just have my base tactic and work off of that to start the game. I don't make in game adjustments based on how the opponent is playing but I do make adjustments based on how I want to play my opponent largely dependent on if I'm superior, equal or inferior.
  21. Mid December in my Toon save. No transfers first window. The club has been taken over by a Greek businessman. He hasn't invested much as I've just been given a 20M kitty. Shelvey, Saivet, Colback and Krafth are being shipped out and I'm bringing in Fran Beltran for 16M. I'm playing 541, have lost 4 out of my last six games and currently sit 9th on 22 points after 16 games. My plan is too switch to a 424 wide for next season.
  22. There is more to the game than just tactics. How are the players "feeling" coming off their last game or run of games? Are heads dropping or are they overconfident? What do you say in the pregame presser? Do you challenge the players before the game? What do you say at the half? I don't leave these to my AssMan because they do make a difference with the result of the game. I've experimented over the years with different types of teams and the way I approached my team talks with them. Some teams you have to challenge against a weaker opponent. Some teams need to coddled through a poor patch until you can squeeze one or two good draws out of them before they start winning games again. Man management isn't a HUGE component of winning in the game but it surely is a component of your overall success.
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