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  1. If you dominate a game, your tactics are fine. The purpose of tactics, formations etc is to give your team as much advantage as possible over the oppositon. Therefore, if your team create far more scoring opportunities and dominate possession, what is wrong with your tactics?. If a striker (or 2) miss sitters, I don't think that relates to tactics. Neither does a fluke or "long shot" scored against you relate to your tactics. These things happen of course - but that is just it - things happen now and then which no tactics can legislate for. As for teamtlaks, surely if your team were complacent, they wouldn't be creating so much chances in the first place? Surely there would be more balance to chances and possession if your team were complacent? I have to say that I think the role of your captain appears to be strangely absent when it comes to issues such as motivation, complacency and team talks.
  2. Could you explain what are the right tactics to turn possession into goals and win the game. It would probably be more heplful.
  3. 1.I am managing Ipswich Town; 2.I play a 4-3-3; 3.4-3-3. (Please note 10 Leagues running with large data base). Keepers are normal (Smithies and Steele), Right back and left back support (Clyne and Prib (signed from Furth), Ceentre Halves - Booth RCB and Tommy Smith LCB, Smith playing as a limited defender, both centre halves operating quite defensively; 3 midfielders - RCM is support, centre man is defend and lcm is attack - Knoll (signed from Hertha and labelled the next Michael Ballack), Hyam in the middle, and Jimmy Bullard attacking. Up front - left striker is attacking advanced forward (Ganea or Muller (also signed from Furth)), centre is deep lying with attack duty (not fully settled here yet but Wickham and Rhodes are doing well here) and right striker is deep lying with support (Nehrig (yet another from Furth) and Gaono Lugo (from Boca). 4.20 or so games played in first season. 2 points off top. 5.Playing a confrontational centre halve - Verkhostrev from BATE - he got the hair dryer treatment (we were 4-1 down at half time, replaced him and we ended up losing 4-3), threatened to transfer list him in private chat, he did a flip, team hit a slump for 2-3 games, put him in reserves and listed him and immediately back to winning ways. 6.Booth and Smith at centre half have excelled. Midfield have all excelled. Not quite there yet on strikers. 7.The central striker position. Am now thinking I should have signed Plasmati and used him as a target man. January window beckons. 8.Try and keep it simple - after all with a complete squad overhaul, team needs time to blend.
  4. FM11- Touted/dubbed as thread

    Saphir Taider is labelled the next Michel Platini. Marvin Knoll is labelled the next Michael Ballack (probably need to load French and German Leagues).
  5. Constructive Criticism

    When setting your tactics, you define your player roles (eg advanced forward, attack; or deep lying forward, support, or target man etc). Those remain constant (unless you change your tactics) and you place your players accordingly. I would like SI to consider a change to this methhod. What I would prefer to see is you defining each player's role on the player screen, not on the tactics screen. So, for example, if you have Conor Wickham, you can tell him his role is an attacking advanced forward and when you pick him, he performs that role.
  6. Sick of getting robbed

    I did notice that Burnley in my game seemed unbeatable - they accumulated a ridiculous number of points and I ended up restarting - they had something like 43 points from 16 games. I've just started a game with Ipswich Town and in the pre season press conference, I tiped Burnley to win the Championship. So far, they're performing more normally and the table is much more realistic with no "super" team. Maybe complaceny became an issue for your team if you were already promoted? Buying players with a high determination is something I generally try and do. Good luck in the Premiership!
  7. Constructive Criticism

    I would like to see SI address the existing skins. I don't wish to download non SI skins in case they interfere with the game. The two alternatives of white and dark, in my view, are not completely awful but I would like to have more options on this front. For example, enlarged club's crest, photo of selected football grounds, photo of relevant trophy, simple old style "grass" background - everyone would have thier own ideas. Agree with point made above that if there is a controversial decision in a game, you should receive accurate info from assistant manager on the decision as he, in real life, would have the benefit of TV replays etc. After January transfer patch is released, would like to see option of starting from Jan 1 with tables up to date as per real life to that date. The game can start to feel "old" by mid March/April as the season in real life ends. Would like to see SI maintain up dates for patch releases as they did with 11.3 - it helped quell the mayhem and speculation. An option to get a potential transfer target to change his mind. There is currently nothing a manager can do if the target's agent simply says his client is not interested. In certain cases, wouldn't it be better if an offer could be made anyway? Or if you had the option to discuss your plans for the future with the target/agent or show him around your club, or explain how you would help him adapt to life in the area etc? In other words to have a chance to "sell the club" to the player.
  8. Constructive Criticism

    Here's a cut and paste job of a thread I just opened. (PS to mods - feel to close thread as am cutting and pasting it to this thread). 11.3. Started as Ipswich Town. After a week or so, released public positive comment on Alan Smith which he accepted. He was on the transfer list since start of game. Newcaslte offered him for £1.8M. I offered Zero. They stuck on £1.8M. I offered it over 4 years. Maybe they would use it settle his contract? They accepted. Smith's was "very interested". My maximum wage for a key player was £20,000 or so. He was earning over double that at Newcastle. The negotiations began. I had expected that Smith's agent would be aware that a significant wage cut would be inevitable. After all, he was "very intersted" and dropping down divisions. Surely his agent would have some idea on my club's wage structure? Nope. He asked for £20,000 more than what he was on already. Two real life examples. First, Jimmy Bullard is currently with Ipswich on loan, is aware that if he wishes to join in the summer his wage will decrease significantly. If Hull ask for a transfer fee, that transfer fee will almost certainly go to Bullard to pay off his existing contract. If Bullard joins Ipswich, he will know before any negotiations begin, that he is facing a significant wage cut. Second, Kieron Dyer spent a month or so on loan at Ipswich and has said that he would like to rejoin permanently in the Summer, and that money isn't everything - in other words, he's only too well aware of the huge drop in wages at the outset. I can't imagine his agent beginning negotiations on the basis that he wants a higher salary at Ipswich Town than that which he presently earns at West Ham. Also, loan move was out - Newcastle wanted all of his wages paid - end of story. Offering my max wage was not enough. It would be better if some flexibility could be factored into transfer deals.
  9. 11.3. Started as Ipswich Town. After a week or so, released public positive comment on Alan Smith which he accepted. He was on the transfer list since start of game. Newcaslte offered him for £1.8M. I offered Zero. They stuck on £1.8M. I offered it over 4 years. Maybe they would use it settle his contract? They accepted. Smith's was "very interested". My maximum wage for a key player was £20,000 or so. He was earning over double that at Newcastle. The negotiations began. I had expected that Smith's agent would be aware that a significant wage cut would be inevitable. After all, he was "very intersted" and dropping down divisions. Surely his agent would have some idea on my club's wage structure? Nope. He asked for £20,000 more than what he was on already. Two real life examples. First, Jimmy Bullard is currently with Ipswich on loan, is aware that if he wishes to join in the summer his wage will decrease significantly. If Hull ask for a transfer fee, that transfer fee will almost certainly go to Bullard to pay off his existing contract. If Bullard joins Ipswich, he will know before any negotiations begin, that he is facing a significant wage cut. Second, Kieron Dyer spent a month or so on loan at Ipswich and has said that he would like to rejoin permanently in the Summer, and that money isn't everything - in other words, he's only too well aware of the huge drop in wages at the outset. I can't imagine his agent beginning negotiations on the basis that he wants a higher salary at Ipswich Town than that which he presently earns at West Ham. Also, loan move was out - Newcastle wanted all of his wages paid - end of story. Offering my max wage was not enough. It would be better if some flexibility could be factored into loan deals when it is obvious that the intending club can't afford to pay all the player's wages.
  10. FM11- Touted/dubbed as thread

    I've purchased young Bergkamp (from Excelsior I think) and he's "could be the" new Huntelaar.
  11. I will be buying (if I am buying) during mid to late February 2012, assuming FM12 will have the same patching strategy as FM11. That way, I can spend two weeks or so "looking around" for potential signings and exploring the depths of various leagues - scouting basically. Then begin a game proper when the final patch is released. I welcome SI's information/update on patch 11.3 progress. I hope this policy is maintained. It does, however, feel like the season is nearly over, especially if the team you support or wish to play with are languishing in mid table when the final patch is released. I would like to see the February/March update include an option to progress from 1 February 2011 (after window closes) with leagues and league tables updated to that time, although I can not comment on how much effort that would entail from SI or programmers or coders etc.
  12. I agree completely. I think the Marketing Bloke has done a very good job considering all factors - he has handled a difficult topic quite well and has been balanced and open. He'll think this has been my Road to Damascus. As for the ones who attacked Miles, well I suppose their posts reflect on them, the posters, and no one else.
  13. Firstly, get well soon Edgar. Health is everything. I don't think I'd have time to post here if I had a serious illness, nor indeed would I worry about patches or the like. I think if you wanted this thread closed, you could have simply asked the mods to do so. I've done a lot of "scouting" in anticipation of patch 3. I'm looking forward to patch 3 so that I can reap the rewards of my research and finally begin a game of FM11. I've enjoyed waiting for the patch - I've delved into many leagues, exploring the details of players, their attributes, personalities, histories etc. It's a huge part of the game for me. Sure I'd be best pleased if patch 3 came out today, but Miles has clarified the position so hopefully next week. , I've no idea what sort of bile was thrown at Miles but it is very obvious that it was completely over the top. I have to admit, I have long agreed that SI should be more open about patch release dates, but that would never warrant a tirade of personal abuse. I hope the patch is out sooner rather than later and that it will prove to be a success. Yesterday afternoon I thought it was imminent, but I can wait. Most of us do wait patiently. There are more important things in life. Watch the news! Equally, I hope difficult threads or offensive protagonists are not the cause of any delays with the patch.
  14. Thank you for the update - from an ancient mariner of FM!
  15. The easy way to solve this mystery has evaded you ladies and gentlemen,(Greek and otherwise) much to my great surprise and disappointment. To answer the great question, buy a very big calendar and an octapus, ideally called Paul. History has shown it! My scouting is complete chaps. I'm hoping for tomorrow, but looking forward to it in any event.
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