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  1. turned out to be a pretty solid season...
  2. Hit Xmas equal top of the ladder with United. Managed to qualify after a very tough CL group (including R. Madrid, Dortmund & Ajax). Have United in the League Cup semi finals and still in the FA cup. Reasonably happy with the squad, but still feel we're one or two players short of being Elite. Spurs had struggled last season and finished 8th, missing out on continental football. Alli & Kane both unhappy not playing CL football, and with Spurs sitting 3rd and looking like they will qualify, i decided to go after them in the January Window. Hit the back end of January now and managed
  3. Completed the third season! Again another really good season. Consolidated ourselves as a very strong team, finishing 3rd, some 6 points off winners Man United. On the Cup front, had a really successful Champions League run, losing on away goals to A. Madrid in the semi final. Too be honest, this far exceeded expectations and probably cost us 6-9 points in the league, and possibly the title. Knocked out of the League Cup by Spurs in the semi's, and Won the FA cup final vs Man United. Overall i was really happy with the season, and it set the foundations to really kick on in the next season. Up
  4. Really happy with the 2nd season. We were competing in the top echelon for majority of the season and managed to finish 4th. I felt we were a genuine title contender, but probably lacked the depth required to push in after x-mas. Perhaps my own fault, turned down so good targets to continue to give opportunity to the home produced talent. Very happy with Champions League football though, will be a big financial boost for the club to continue to upgrade facilities. In addition to all this, we were able to bring home the FA cup, winning the final on penalties. Was nice to deliver some silverware
  5. Fair points, and i know the chances you're talking off. I watch the game on highlights, so i see all of the half chances and clear cuts, and i'll concede some are more angled shots, but most are very central. My strikers are solid, but players like Berahino (16 in finishing, composure & technique) are converting what feels like 1 shot in 5-6 (probably an accurate real life statistic).. but then i'll play some pub team with a striker who's stats are much worse who can convert 3 in 3. Going into games i scout teams and they have strikers who haven't scored in last 5 matches who then convert
  6. Im just seeking some advice on converting CCC's. I feel like tactically the team is playing really well, and we're created 2-4 CCCs per game, and 4-6 half chances per game for very little reward. Below are my stats for the last 50 games. As a team, we're going at a 62% conversion rate of our CCC's. The opposition at 81%. That's a pretty significant difference in my opinion. Im dominating against opposition that i feel i should be dominating against and creating scoring opportunities despite them playing deeper, yet i'm experiencing mediocre results (opposition snatching draws
  7. So for the second season, and with the anticipation of Brexit, i decided to go the Great Britain approach and try to utilise more domestic players. My main targets where to strengthen in the full back and Central defensive positions. A very ageing squad so i wanted to cash in on some of the players approaching 30 too, so it was going to be a massive turn over of players. Was happy to use a few loans again to substitute some positions until i get the players i want. Transfers 2018/19 In: Kieran Tierney - £20m Lewis Cook - £17.5m Danny Ings - £8.5m Phil Jones - £8.25m Sam B
  8. Decided to use Everton as my first career for this release. I normally like to see which EPL team struggling in real life in the current season and have a run with them. I also always like to try different clubs out and traditionally prefer to avoid the big clubs and their wallets. I was actually quite surprised at how poor the squad was, and made some changes pretty quickly. Identified some decent CAM's so thought id run with them as much as possibly and decided to cash in on the wingers (i've never really played with wingers). Picked up some depth at RB, CB & CAM with some loan signin
  9. I may be wrong, but my understanding is that BPD means they're giving the freedom to pick more adventurous passes. So it depends what kind of tactic/shape/philosophy you're looking to set up. a possession style tactic with 3 BPDs would mean they would look to play more advanced passes which may be counter productive? a counter style where they pick it up and hit your wingers in space early could be productive. I often dont use them to be honest and prefer CD's. I still look for passing type CBs though, as i want them to hit targets when we play out, but i mainly want to play out through midfie
  10. Im really struggling defensively in wide areas, and on the flip side, most of my penetration is coming from wide areas: Corners - Scored 7, Conceded 4 Cross - Scored 17, Conceded 15 As soon as the ball goes wide in a defensive or attacking sense, i'm expecting goal. 16 of the goals i've conceded have come from within the 6 yard box, with 22 coming from central 18 yard box. At the moment i've attempted to drop the wider players back into a RM/LM midfield starting position in the hope they can provide a bit more support to the full back. I actually feel like when im conceding i shoul
  11. at a big club, is reserve football not considered "quality playing time"? If im 18 playing in Man United reserves, getting 30-40 games in some world class training facilities, you'd expect that to be ok?
  12. i dont use loan out players all that often. Mainly because often, my facilities and staff are of a higher standard, i cannot tutor the player, i have no control over the training and it effects home grown rules. Agreed, there are benefits to them "playing", but i feel at 16-20, reserves is suitable enough and i have complete control over them. The only time i use loans is if im happy with the training and development i've done, but i have a couple of players ahead of them im not ready to move on yet. Then its purely to get them football at a higher standard. Looking at your player, dependin
  13. No retraining, just went with it. the ME seems to really favour crossing at the moment, so im just a normal 4-2-3-1 wide. Get it into the wide positions and put balls into the box, and encourage my deeper mids to be more direct. Most of Lukaku's goals have come from wider positions or playing off the shoulder and getting in behind. He doesn't have the technique to combine and join in the build up.
  14. So im 3/4 way through my first session, and things i've noticed: Match Engine: Every Beta and Release for the past 4-5 years has been quite poor in regards to the balance in the ME. I feel as if crossing is very effective on this version of this seasons FM. I've scored 45 and conceded 19 from crosses, far ahead of any other type of goal assisted. Score and concede quite often from corners too. And then there's pretty much the 15-20 times per game that both teams cross and the keeper has to flick behind and you get the standard "Player X certainly didnt mean that". I imagine it will take
  15. Very valid points. I've always thought the Penalty skill should be largest the most telling, and then 2-3 mental attributes (Composure, Decision Making) and then hidden stats (personality, temperament, pressure etc). That way you can discover who are your good penalty takers. You see alot of holding mids and CBs who are excellent in penalty shootouts. Its a temperament thing more than a technique thing in my opinion. Especially in shootouts.
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