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  1. lol, totally misread that, makes sense now! First season back in the top league you tend to have a few million to spend but you can easily sell one of the squad players to make up for any shortfall to get them.
  2. Welcome to the thread, looks good. I think Soutar and Walsh are real players though, unless they just happen to have the same name and position. ICT won the league in my save, nice to see someone else win (apart from when Rangers are in the top flight!)
  3. I found this stopped after the latest patch for me. Constantly losing by a single goal or two mainly due to rediculous errors by my players, maybe 20 goals in under 20 games and I would have a huge number of shots on target etc. Now there is a good balance, I lose games at times but the frequency has gone and is no longer an issue.
  4. My chase of Celtic is pretty much over. 16 games since the patch I had lost 2 and drawn 1. Closed the gap by a huge margin and beat Celtic too in a 6 pointer. Got beat at ICT away 2-1 and there are only 6 games remaining. Celtic are now 8 points ahead with one OFG left to play. The loss to Celtic after the patch where even Lennon said afterwards that I should feel sick to have lost it looks even more vital now! There's always next season, and with my young squad now playing we've got a great chance. Might still catch them though...
  5. I've just started to build my squad now and I'm finding the sell on % is a great tool for negotiating contacts. You lose the money in the sale but can get a great player on a very small wage. I seen that you guys have used this too which is where I got the idea
  6. I really struggled with this version until this update. Various tactics had my team playing well but I was plagued by bugs which meant I could never really challenge as I would lose "silly" goals constantly and end up with high scoring games. Since the latest patch the ME is much improved and the goals I'm losing are down to bad play or tactics and not bugs. Great job to all those involved, you've saved FM14 for me!
  7. Yeah that's a sensible way of doing it and I've done that previously. Also made a fair amount of cash from the monthly fee's they bring in. I read Cleon's thread about development and have been trying to implement bits of that this time round and seems to be doing ok. I scheduled under 19's fixtures for the first few years to give them game time and that actually helped quite a bit I think (though it was hardly scientific). I'm developing countless Scottish talent and others who are eligable for Scotland with one eye on the Scotland job. Always get the job eventually but I get a bit jaded with the lack of talent. Moved up to 2nd in the league behind Celtic after the patch, going very well now so much happier. A consortium is eyeing up a takeover and I've just entered January 2017 and a transfer embargo is in place. Hopefully get sorted soon and I can start wheeling and dealing.
  8. Great updates, I have been put off sending my youngsters out on load after reading a few of the guides on here but they seem to be developing well. Lots of Scottish talent, will you be looking to take the Scotland job when it becomes available? Managed to play a couple of games post patch and the change is unbelievable. Not a lot has changed in how the team plays but I think all the rediculous errors have gone! I conceded two goals to Hearts which were bad but not glitchy. Played Celtic off the park but lost 1 - 0 which was fine too. These things happen. Now playing catchup in the league but climbing the table with results I always felt we should be getting against teams. Hopefully this means I'll get the bug and play it a bit more now.
  9. Yeah I know exactly what you mean I knew I was ranting when I wrote that soi doubt I'll give in. I've played about with tactics and made subtle changes over long periods to try to get something working. Usually I try a tactic for a couple of months at a time so I give it a good time period to settle and fine tune it. My results are not awful in that I finished 4th on the final day of my first season back in the SPL and would have been 3rd if I had won that game. It's the goals conceded which really does my head in. The odd mistake I can live with but it's beyond a joke. I've looked at the ppm's and things to check if there are problems and generally there is no reason for the results. I lost more than 10 goals to corners purely from a defender clearing the ball into another of my players resulting in a simple shot for the opposition. That's the sort of thing that happens all the time, 2 or 3 would be expected and you just deal with it but not the quantity I'm getting. That's just one example, they are many. I dominate games quite often for two or three of these types of mistakes to leave me losing 3 - 2 or draw 3 - 3 against weak teams. I sometimes get played off the park but I can accept that ?
  10. Rant/ I've not been able to play much recently but I'm just about ready to put the game in the bin. I have tried tactics of all shapes and sizes and read all the tactical advice in various threads and even tried copying the tactics of others who have been successful but to no avail. The instructions I give seem to have little or no effect, scoring goals doesn't seem to be a problem and defensively we look sound 90% of the time however every game, almost without fail, the opposition play an innocuous ball through which my defenders don't even look at reacting to and go and score. I've taken the defensive line back using every trick in the book and asked them to close down or stand off or press more or any one of a hundred things. I've had defensive midfielders, half backs, 3 man defence, 4 man defence, 2 defensive mids. I'm literally about to put holes in the wall. In all my years of playing FM I've never had such a problem with getting the team to play anything like I've asked. The players make rediculous mistakes and bad touches every game, run into each other constantly and generally play to about 1/4 of their actual ability at all times. If I don't get how to play soon I doubt I'll ever look at FM again. Same happened with FIFA a few years ago that all the enjoyment went out of if and now I'd rather shave my balls with a rusty, blunt spoon than buy and play FIFA. /rant.
  11. I would stay and try to improve the SPFL as a whole. With the increase in rep the money increases also which means you can challenge and achieve a higher level. Also you'll look back and wonder what might have been.
  12. I am indeed and usually just promote them. I started scheduling games as I had loads of promising youth players and noticed there was a pretty good increase in the stats over the period.
  13. Obviously it depends on your players but I have liked 4 at the back, a DM, 2 CM, 2 wingers and a lone striker for a while. Playing control and pressing high up the pitch, I usually get a lot of chances. You can play about with the player roles and the new options for the DM mean it's a bit more attacking than before.
  14. I have started scheduling games for my u19 squad to play teams in the local area, usually costs about £1K per game and the opposition is of low quality. I have noticed a decent increase in player development although I have only been doing it for the last 2 months of the previous season and the first 2 months of my current season. Has anyone done this to a greater extent or know if this is a fruitless mission?
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