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  1. I consider myself knowledgeable about Football and have played at a decent level, but I cannot get my head around tactics in FM these days, any tactic I create lasts 2/3 games if I'm lucky, then no matter who the opposition is they will either beat me or batter me and I'll only manage a draw. Ive said it before but Football is just as much about the players, how good they are, their morale, and how they can figure situations out for themselves, as it is about tactical nuances that this game is fully based on. Wayne Rooney said on MNF Sir Alex never used to over complicate it, his main thing was man management, we were organised defensively, then he said when you get the ball in the final third, express yourself, play with freedom. He also sometimes left it for us to figure out on the pitch, if we had a red card, the opposition did, or we weren't playing well. I always feel like on FM whatever philosophy I've got in my head, the opposition will always exploit its weaknesses. For example if I push my defence up and close down more, the opposition just clip it over the top and I concede loads, if I sit off, and play short passing with a lower tempo and stand off, they will just play Barcelona-esque football around me, even at Vanarama National level and whack 30 yarders in. The AI is always so much more clinical as well. Players roles are becoming silly as well, should the way a player plays be defined by your team instructions, then their own preferred moves merged with their attributes when they are on the ball?
  2. Ive never really done this before apart from downloading tactics, but I've subscribed to a data/league update on Steam, however I cant get it working in game, also it doesn't show up as an editor data file when you start a game? Anyone know the issue? Thanks
  3. roquesantacruz

    Default Tactics

    Im exactly the same mate, I understand people like to get lost in tactics, but I think the sliders mirrored that better, I think some of the roles are too restrictive. I doubt managers say to players 'I want you to be an advanced forward' or I want you to be a 'regista' theres too many roles for some positions as well now, such as CDM and CAM. I use the roles and duties that come with the formation I play, the only thing I change according to circumstance is the team mentality, and set some opposition instructions if I think my assistant has missed anything important. It also yields mixed results for me but I get more fun playing this. I wouldn't call it being a director of football. Football is as much based on player form/morale and genuine ability as it is tactical battles. Especially to the extent some people go to to win this game. Also every time I create a tactic I do worse! My biggest enjoyment in FM is the transfer market, unearthing youngsters, or bringing players through the academy watching their attributes develop over time.
  4. Unfortunately the retina mode slows my whole mac down, the fan kicks into overdrive and menus are laggy, even though the game itself looks beautiful in retina mode. You need to disable it and just play at a lower resolution unfortunately.
  5. roquesantacruz

    Managers and players missing!?

    No the game mustn't have installed properly because I have re installed the game and its fine now.
  6. roquesantacruz

    Managers and players missing!?

    Ben Marshall, Craig Conway also missing, even though I won my first league game with a reserve side out id like to sort it please!!
  7. roquesantacruz

    Managers and players missing!?

    Now Jordan Rhodes is also completely missing from the game, have I loaded this wrong or something, never seen anything like it before.
  8. Ive just bought FM 2016 today and started a new game with Blackburn. For some reason, every club in the championship is hiring a new manager, no idea why, I decided to ignore it anyway and play on. Now ive got to the first game of the season, 3 of my players are completely missing, Markus Olsson, Adam Henley and Tommy Spurr all don't show up in any squad screen, and do not come up in the search bar. I bought the game from a website that send you the CD Key, but surely that isn't an issue? I activated the game on steam fine. Any help would be appreciated!
  9. roquesantacruz

    Tactic View

    Not the roles, the positions for each player whether they are selected or not doesnt appear its just dissappeared for no reason.
  10. roquesantacruz

    Tactic View

    They are selected, there is just no column displaying the players position, driving me mad as well as my team playing crap
  11. roquesantacruz

    Tactic View

    For some reason on the team selection/tactic screen, the position column has dissappeared. I have tried to insert column but can't find position anywhere, I had it before, just started a new save and its gone. Thanks
  12. roquesantacruz

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    How does FM run on a MacBook air with 4GB Ram?
  13. roquesantacruz

    Running Football Manager on a Mac

    Macbook airs come with a 1.4 GHZ dual core Intel Core i5 processor
  14. So I'm looking at getting a MacBook As I always have to ensure when buying a new laptop, will it run FM well? Anybody who knows how a MacBook air - 4GB RAM Intel i5 1.4GHZ would run FM and could let me know - would be much appreciated I think a MacBook Pro is going to be too pricey.
  15. roquesantacruz

    Team Instructions Help

    I will have a look, you have raised some good points, I don't expect to win every game but it just feels as if my tactics get found out quickly, but perhaps I need to scout the opposition more as you say.