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  1. While it's great to see SI staff communicating, it has always bothered me that the go to is always "Post PKM's in the bug forum", regardless of the context of the issue. Something as obvious and wide-spread as strikers performing poorly isn't something that I, or any other member should be constantly begged for, it should be something that SI and their QA team can replicate by simply loading up a new save in any league, using any team, and any striker. I've done plenty of QA in my time, and for such an issue the equivalent of PKM's is always welcome, but it it was never the be all and end all as it is a huge, overarching issue that is easily replicated. The things we needed good bug reporting for were the stranger issues, or the really complex issues that are hard to see over anything but a long period of time. Sure, comparing goal ratios from FM to real life over long periods of time is useful for the devs, but the issue is already known and communicated over and over, they should be doing this themselves by now. Something like newgen stat spreads, PA reducing/increasing as games go on or retirement ages and their long term effects are things that the community should definitely communicate in a highly detailed and constructive manner if they can, but the fact that strikers are a bit **** is such an obvious issue that it makes no sense for SI/Moderators to beg for this before they can begin to think about changing anything.
  2. Just like the classic scenario of rejecting bid for player > player unhappy > Team unhappy and ask for a meeting > you agree to sell player > player signs for other team > team want meeting because they're unhappy you sold the player they asked you to sell. Players morale and feelings should just be turned off, it's at such a poor level that SI are incapable of fixing, that it would genuinely be a better game if they just removed it all.
  3. Training is just a mess this year, i have no idea how to change it to what i want to do. Where is my option to focus on fitness or team cohesion? Instead i have a million blue squares and no options for these that i can see.
  4. If only we still had FMLive, still the best FM ever and my favourite ever game. Actually, since FML closed i've went from being a 1000+ hour player in all previous CM/FM games, to only getting over 100hrs clocked in one version since. FML was just so far ahead of the base game that it ruined my enjoyment of it. Also i just realised, is this the @KevFlack who played a bunch of FML back in the day?
  5. I wouldn't recommend this years game to anybody. The match engine is beyond atrocious, and player roles are just stupid these days to the point that scouring the transfer market or making a tactic is more of a chore than anything else. If only SI would give us FMLive back
  6. You misunderstand. I'm not saying there's a lack of goals, i'm saying that a huge % of total goals scored are from the same two scenarios, no matter the formation, players or tactics that you employ.
  7. This match engine is so bad that it's almost impossible to score two goals in a match without one of them being from a low cross or a cutback to the penalty spot or closer in. I don't think the issue is much deeper than that, the ME simply isn't programmed to give much variety in the types of goals scored or conceded.
  8. Starting this challenge this year with Barwell. I'm not really Dutch and that isn't my name, but i cling tightly to the persona i made for myself when i first started playing these games about...17 years ago. I won't change it now or ever! http://prntscr.com/heuh25
  9. This happens so often in this years game, and not just with tutoring either. Earlier today my Newcastle team had the first Europa League game of the season to play, but every single one of my left wingers were either injured or just back from injury, so i didn't to make things worse by risking someone who has just been to for a few months with a torn hamstring in a game that i felt i could win. Then i remembered i had one of those "best players of our generation" potential players come through the academy the previous season, and figured i'd throw him in at the deep end for his debut since he looked good attribute wise, and had a rating of above 8 for his youth league games. He ends up getting a 7.8 in a 6-0 victory. You could tell he was rough, and he didn't score or assist but he did look good enough for me to give him the full ninety minutes. After the game i speak to him to tell him that he played really well and he turns round and tells me "that's not really what i would consider a good performance, but okay", with his next comment being something along the lines of "i still can't believe that's what you think is a good performance, i'll be going now". Little **** would have felt the back of my hand if it was real life and he spoke to his manager like that. There is 100% no chance of that scenario happening in real life, and it really needs to be looked at for the next patch.
  10. The match engine is actually so crap this year that the games are almost always completely boring to watch. Just came off yet another match where nobody on either side even attempted a tackle all game, and 7 of the 8 goals in a 5-3 result were tap-ins from inside the six yard box. Every goal is the same, possession is only ever lost via a stray pass (or cross that goes out nearer the corner flag than the goal for some dumb reason) or when the highlight ends, offsides everywhere, crosses players "didn't mean", almost zero shots that get aimed far post let alone goals at the far post, hardly any attacking headers from open play......the list goes on. Pretty pathetic effort all round this year.
  11. They seem completely superfluous from what i can see. I've been leaving them to my assistant for a while now since i realised they don't offer anything substantial.
  12. I honestly cannot believe the state of the UI in the final game this year. Why on Earth are most of the important functions/information that people actually want to use or see hidden behind multiple clicks or behind seemingly random places/options? Cycling through players on the scouting page is a mess, the match screen doesn't even warrant discussion after it's been covered so much already, the tactics screen is so unwieldy and confusing for no reason, the backgrounds are gross and distracting.....there is literally nothing in the UI that is anything other than a huge step backwards in every area. The match engine seems ridiculous too. Every game i'm seeing 3-4 crosses that go straight to the keeper in the most feeble way, and another 3-4 crosses that become a shot that the player "certainly didn't mean!". Can't actually remember seeing players tackle each other either, it's all interceptions or just waiting until the team in possession takes a shot, puts it out of play.
  13. So i've been away from home the last few days and have managed nearly four full seasons with my team. Naturally i haven't managed an update yet since i've been moving around a lot with travel, but i'll do it soon. I'm finding it extremely unrewarding at times though when what i presume to be a contract/player happiness bug is ruining my chances of actually building anything serious here.
  14. The only really annoying thing i've seen so far is the completely ridiculous and infuriating issue where players feel that "the club doesn't match my ambition" or "the players at club are not good enough to match my ambition for the future", so they run their contract down then leave, only to sign for team sin the same division, or worse, the division below. One of my star players just moved from my team who finished 14th out of 18 teams in the German second division after being a shoe-in to get relegated, to the team who actually did get relegated from my division. His reason? Apparently they have a better squad to match his ambitions. To make it worse, the whole season his happiness remarks always said that he "wants to commit his future to the club", yet he would block every contract renewal attempt for the aforementioned reasons. This is happening to several of my players now, and it's really starting to kill the fun. Another smaller issue would be seeing my news items to find that i'd apparently had a bust-up with a player who now wants to leave, or is unhappy all of a sudden. I would really not like to be constantly hearing of this from the news items before i have a chance to do anything about it.
  15. Will be joining this as manager of Havelse in the German Third Division. Not had much of a chance to look at my squad yet, but i only have two youths, both of which seem to be very poor.
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