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About ThunderCelt

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    Football, history, fiction

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  • Favourite Team
    Aldershot Town

Currently Managing

  • Currently Managing
    Burnley (FM21) Bangor City (01/02)

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  1. @Christopher S and @MessiMessiMessi thank you for your advice. I think you're both telling me to be more aggressive which is working, a lot of draws have become wins, and only a few have become losses so I've climbed from 6th to 4th (predicted 4th, board wants Euro qualifcation which is 5th) and my fans are also happy with the better entertainment. @facman that looks logical thank you and I'll try it, although as its a change of roles and duties I'll wait till pre-season to experiment rather than mid way through. I'm used to my team now and a big factor has been my lone striker who
  2. Apologies for reviving this request for help. I'm managing in Scotland in the mid 2030s, having taken over Ross County who are a top six side following a wealthy takeover. My issue is I'm not scoring enough, goals for and against are both low, and what I can't work out is how to up the goals for while staying tightish at the back. Here's my usual current setup: AF(a) IF(s) AM(s) W(a) DLP(d) BBM(s) FB(a) CD(d) CD(d) FB(s) GK(d) Mentality: Balanced In possession: Wide Transition: Counter Ou
  3. Thank you all, it seems there are as many different ways of doing things as there are FM players, and no 'best' way, so I'll take @duesouth's advice and concentrate on the more enjoyable bits.
  4. All my FM games in recent years have been with small clubs. I aim to move my way to a big club, but free time has always meant a new version had come out before I've got very far. I've had more time over the last year, and for the first time may career is progressing, I'm now (mid 2030s) at Millwall who seem to have a rich investor. The board are letting me increase staff numbers every time I ask, and I'm putting together a very promising and quite large youth squad as well as having depth in my first team. Being used to a couple of coaches and the smallest squad possible, I'm findi
  5. Thank you @Johnny Ace I'll make that change. After I posted things improved thanks to a few minor tweaks as I got to know the tactics and my players (and a lot of familiarity training) but you're right, the general setup seems to work.
  6. Hello, in the mid 2030s I've taken the manager's job at FCUM, who are underperforming in mid table despite having the second highest wage budget in the National League. I was hoping to use a 433 which I had success with at Fylde (thanks to help from here which was invaluable) but as my star player is my AMC and I don't have a decent DM I've been trying to get 4231 to work, with mixed success. I have a lot of possession but having problems turning it into shots. In summary, the tactic seems just a bit meh and not as good as it should be with the quality of players I've got and I'm stumped
  7. I've got a defender who wants more 'technical defensive' training. I can't see a training module with that title; does one (or more) of the other modules cover it? Or might an individual focus on defensive skills do the trick?
  8. Actually, I think I've sorted this. I've: * Gone wider, to stretch the opposition * Lowered my defensive line, to prevent balls over the top * Lowered my troublesome LB to support, which does enough to fill the hole he left * Shortened my passing, to keep possession That all seems to let me keep possession and probe for openings without having to worry about being caught on the break by long balls, so means I can give my midfielders more freedom to help my front three, with full backs providing support too. Against weaker sides the probing with the numbers of bodie
  9. Apologies for resurrecting this, but any suggestions for my problem breaking down mid to lower table sides are welcome. If I use the above tactic 'as is' or try being more aggressive I get caught on the break and end up drawing or losing to the fewer good quality chances the opposition creates. I've tried being more cautious/patient in terms of lowering the mentality/passing length/tempo etc, and less aggressive roles and duties, and keeping an extra man back at attacking set pieces, but often end up playing stale goalless draws against sides I'm better than man for man. I *think* the p
  10. Thanks again to @Experienced Defender for your advice. Here's an update, as promised. I'm twelve games into the next season with one more point than at the corresponding stage last year. That's better than it sounds, because I lost some of my better players in the summer so my team is weaker, and also some dropped points are down to my in game management mistakes. The football also looks more fluid so is more enjoyable to watch. I'm winning against the better sides, who want to make a game of it, and against bottom sides who can't cope with my team's better players. My main struggle is a
  11. Thank you @Experienced Defender for taking the time to type this. I'll let you know how it goes, although competative matches matches are a while away as I've only just finished a season.
  12. No, I'm open to other approaches. I thought as I was trying a new formation I'd give something other than my usual direct high tempo game a go but I'm happy to abandon the experiment if necessary.
  13. Hello, I'm looking for some help with a lower league 4-3-3- please. About a decade in I've taken over Dover, who have just been relegated to the National South. My best eleven fell naturally into a 4-3-3 so I've taken the risk of changing from my usual 4-4-2 to try a formation I've never used before and I'm floundering a bit. I've just played my first season with the side and finished seventh; a little below the media prediction of 4th, but enough to satisfy the board who only asked for a play-off place. So, the season hasn't been a failure but I do think I should have got more from
  14. Thank you @kevhamster that's very helpful. It also gives me something to aim for if I end up needing a completely new build.
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