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  1. 1) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3039061 2) https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-bc550na-15-6-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-512-gb-ssd-10193844-pdt.html 3) https://www.argos.co.uk/product/1690000 I've been given some good advice over the past few weeks which I'm grateful for but I wanted to wait until black Friday before purchasing a laptop. I have now seen a couple more but not sure which one to opt for. All 3 are very similar models. Difference is in the storage space. Which one do you think I should opt for, please?
  2. No mate, you recommended the one below which I appreciate but I also wanted to know if the graphics card below is perfect for the 3D match engine NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 Dedicated Graphics https://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/asus-tuf-fx504ge-e4031t-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-8300h-2-3-ghz-4-0-ghz-turbo-quad-core-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-full-hd-display-nvidia-gf-gtx-1050ti-4gb-gddr5-dedicated-graphics-windows-10-home.html
  3. Thanks Smurf. May I ask what is better between the one you recommended and the one that has a 17.3 inch screen? Also would either be absolutely fine with 3d match engine.
  4. @Smurf Hey mate. Just been reading through this thread and I have to say your contribution along with others is astounding. Much appreciated. I looked at the following laptops and would like advice on which to opt for that would be good for the next version of football manager. I'm ideally looking for a laptop that can run the 3d match engine very smoothly, run a large database and a couple of countries without running slow. Thanks KEY FEATURES Intel Core i5-8300H Quad-Core Processor 15.6" Full HD IPS Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 8GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD Dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Graphics USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard FX504GD-E41275T Price: £599 https://www.box.co.uk/FX504GD-E41275T-ASUS-TUF-FX504GD-E41275T_2458989.html KEY FEATURES Intel Core i5-8300H Quad-Core Processor 17.3" Full HD IPS Anti-Glare Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 8GB DDR4 RAM 1000GB HDD DVD Rewriter Dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Graphics USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth B&O Play Speakers Price: £629.97 https://www.box.co.uk/4CK41EAABU-HP-Pavilion-17-ab405na_2354467.html KEY FEATURES Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-Core Processor 15.6" Full HD IPS Screen Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 8GB DDR4 RAM 256GB M.2 SSD Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth Price: £649.97 https://www.box.co.uk/NX.GZ9EK.003-Acer-Swift-3-SF315-52_2398351.html ASUS TUF FX504GE 15.6" Full HD Gaming Laptop Core i5-8300H, 8GB, 1TB+128GB SSHD SKU: RFB-FX504GE-E4031T Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) 8300H / 2.3 GHz Max Turbo Speed 4.0 GHz Quad Core Processor 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD 15.6" Full HD Display (1920 x 1080) Resolution NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 Dedicated Graphics Windows 10 Home 64-bit Price: £649.99 https://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/asus-tuf-fx504ge-e4031t-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-8300h-2-3-ghz-4-0-ghz-turbo-quad-core-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-full-hd-display-nvidia-gf-gtx-1050ti-4gb-gddr5-dedicated-graphics-windows-10-home.html
  5. Cleon at what point do you change your pre-season general training schedule to balance training? For example say I have general training set on team cohesion (very high) during pre-season and I have played my last friendly before the new season starts, how soon do you remove the focus from team cohesion to balance training? My first league game isn't for another 5 days.
  6. Thank you this answers my question. As I now intend to start a brand new save when I get home from work, do I need to delete the beta version from steam i.e delete local content or is it as simple as just adding a new game? This is the first year I've ever played a beta version so not sure whether I need to delete it from my hard-drive before installing my boxed version Thanks
  7. Gutted. Ended up losing the league by 2 points. I wasjoint top with two games to go but drew 2-2 with Everton at home. I went on to beat Burnley away but it wasn't mean to be. I only signed Dele Alli and Tielemans but sent him out on loan immediately. Undecided whether to start from scratch tomorrow when the game is released or continue with my liverpool save.
  8. Not sure where this post goes but I just played a champions league last 16 game against Monaco and ended up losing 5 players all through injury. Luckily I went through on away goal but surely that's a bug?
  9. Anyone signed Will Hughes? I'm sitting nicely at the top of the league after 22 games and looking to bring in a cm to alternate with Gerrard as a dlp. How has Hughes been for folks on here?
  10. Thanks for the feedback. In previous Football Manager releases are there normally data fixes upon release?
  11. I'm having a really good save at the moment but wanted to ask a couple of questions and would appreciate some feedback even if it's been answered already 1) I'm aware that our beta saves will carry on once we update to the full game on release, however is it recommended that you start a new save especially if a patch is released on the same day? If so can you explain why please? 2) Will all the new fixes be included if I decided to continue with my save on the full game release? Thanks
  12. Funny you should say that because Flanagan has only gone and gotten himself sent off lol You're right though I'm not picking up red cards galore.
  13. The one issue I'm having is my players are picking up too many yellow cards. I'm only 15 league games into the season and both Gerrard and Manquillo have picked up 10 yellow cards and are suspended for two league games. I'm considering removing get stuck in but I'm conscious that this instruction has contributed to me doing well.
  14. Thanks Cleon. I managed to get average for each category 2x Strength coaches: 4 stars overall 3x Aerobic coaches: 4 stars overall 3x Tactics coaches: 3.5 stars overall 3x Ball control coaches: 3 stars overall 4x Defending coaches: 5 stars overall 4x Attacking coaches: 3 stars overall 4x Shooting coaches: 3 stars overall 2x Shot stopping coaches: 4.5 stars overall 2x Handling coaches: 4.5 stars overall Questions I would like to ask please are: 1) 3 of my coaches (including myself) are working on 3 different categories. Is this fine? There is no other way I would have been able to get the workload to average otherwise. 2) I've got one of my coaches working on defending but he only has 2.5 stars in that area. However the overall star rating for this category is still 5 stars. Is the latter more important anyway? 3) If I have a coach who's strength is defending and then I put him in another category ie tactics, his star rating would decrease in defending?. Is there anyway around this or is this normal due to them working on more than one category? 4) In terms of number of stars, is 3 stars the minimum I should look to achieve in the overall section for each category?
  15. Cheers for your response mate. I certainly agree about being undone by a ball over the top when pushing higher up the pitch. I'm definitely going to continue using your tactic but with the addition of pushing higher up and closing down. If I see that I'm getting outdone to often with balls over the top then I'll remove the push higher up the pitch instruction but will still keep the closing down instruction as it's an instruction I've always liked.
  16. Mr Rosler I know I shouldn't pick games in isolation but during pre-season and my first game away things went well. Then I faced City at home and wanted to see how good your tactic worked against them so decidedto do a test and saved my game before facing City. I lost two nil and was pretty much outplayed. I restarted it again but picked different personnel. I again lost this time 3-1 and City dominated the game once again.I decided to do one more test by changing the personnel again but the idea this time was to see how I fair in the first half before reverting back to a couple of instructions (if I was on the back foot again) which I noticed is not part of the default. Anyway I was behind 1-0 and pretty much on the back foot for the first 20 minutes. I then decided to include the instruction push higher up the pitch and close down. This is a tactic I've tended to use before using your tactic. The difference was telling. I ended up drawing 1-1 but I dominated possession and the number of times City lost the ball through my pressing was evident.
  17. Thanks mate. I assumed this would be the case. Interested to hear Cleon's opinion to my answer. It's frustrating that most of the areas are heavy because I'm unable to bring more coaches in so is almost impossible to get every area as average.
  18. Thanks for answering my question. Something I have just noticed so will try and explain it as best I can I have started a new save on FM 15 and as friendlies were already arranged I didn't bother arranging anymore (will no to do this next time). This has meant that I gone into the new premiership season with my tactic familiarity as accomplished: 1) Am I right to assume that I should continue with my match preparation as tactic until the familiarity is fluid? If the answer is yes should I also keep scheduling on 50% on match preparation and 50% general training? 2) What should I set my general training as if your answer is yes to to the above questions? Would I still be ok to go to balance training with low intensity? My 3rd question is quite long winded so I hope I make sense. The coaches workload states heavy for most of the areas: Strength (4 stars) tactics (4.5 stars) ball control (3 stars) defending (5 stars) attacking (4 stars) shooting (4 stars) Is the fact that the coaches workload states heavy something to be concerned about? Most of the areas have at least two coaches. Aerobic (4 stars), Shot stopping (4.5 stars), Handling (4.5 stars) all state average for the coaches workload. I hope this all makes sense
  19. Brilliant thread Cleon. Just one question I wanted to ask: 1) Scheduling - Once my tactic is fluid, fitness is very good and I am fully prepared to go into the new season what do you do with the scheduling. Do you still keep it at 50% on match preparation and 50% general training? 2) Match Preparation - What do you set the main focus as going into the new season (once pre-season is over)? Do you still keep it as tactics? Thanks
  20. Great work Mr Rosler. I want to ask you a few questions as I am going to start a Liverpool save 1) Would this limit players like Sterling and Coutinho who are not central midfielders, in particular Sterling who is more a amr or amc. Did you have similar players like this, if so how did you fit them in to your formation? 2) Do you stick with Attacking/Very fluid against all teams home and away 3) How are you setting up training, you train players in the position they play in or do you have ? Thanks
  21. Sorry if there is already a thread on this but can someone point me in the direction of how to uninstall football manager 2014 completely. Thanks
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