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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    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
  4. 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.
  5. Nah, womens football is terrible, and has no real demand outside of a handful of hardcore followers. Would be a huge waste of resources.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    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.
  12. dafuge's FM17 challenge

    My Corby save is going pretty damn well so far. Blew all my budget on a striker from the trialist pre-season games who's turned out to be a goal machine, propelling me to the top4 of the table for most of the season, alongside a young AMC i signed on loan from League2. Currently sitting 2nd place with one game to go, with the chance to win the league if i win by a few goals, but i doubt i'll manage it in the end. Been really lucky with injuries being completely non-existent while a few other teams were totally decimated by them, and had seven easy games where i was playing against ten or fewer men for large spells, so i think i've rode my luck a fair bit this season. Sadly, my form has slipped a lot in the back end of the season so i'm not confident of gaining promotion if i only finish in the play-off spots. Will post a more comprehensive review when i get home and ave time to finish the season.
  13. dafuge's FM17 challenge

    New manager of Corby http://imgur.com/a/Zj5A7
  14. Leverkusen

    Me and my brother are doing our usual network game to kick off the beta period, and we've both found that we have a couple of players with this seemingly random "unavailable" icon barring them from being selected in pre-season. It's very poorly implemented as there is no information as to why it's like this.
  15. I miss it massively, it's still the best game i've ever played and no offline version of FM can ever hope to come close to how amazingly addictive and competitive that game was. FML actually killed my love of regular FM, but after two years without buying it i've decided to purchase it again to play the beta version and see what's changed in that time, hoping that i can regain some of the enjoyment i used to get from the franchise pre-FML.
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