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  1. brez22

    Cheapest place to buy FM19

    Just bought using Voidu, using bluewinter as the code, all worked lovely and FM is sitting in my steam account ready and waiting.
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    Quarter Final: France vs Uruguay

    Might work but it could also suffer from a lack of width. Lucas and Pavard aren't exactly the type of player you want to be the sole source of wide play.
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    Quarter Final: France vs Uruguay

    They did that in match 1 and had Dembele in there instead. It didn't work at all, just all became isolated from each other. Giroud is the one that doesn't play in an individualistic manner.
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    Quarter Final: France vs Uruguay

    That's true, most goalkeeping mistakes start from something they do wrong before the ball has even been hit.
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    Quarter Final: France vs Uruguay

    The keepers play percentages though, you could try the catch as you suggest but with the power and movement on average you'd make more mistakes catching than you would parrying. A similar body postion for the parry would give him more leverage behind the ball to force it off course.
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    Quarter Final: France vs Uruguay

    Its an horrible error but Neville talks a load of crap, no way could he have caught that with how it moved. The mistake was not getting his body behind the ball for the parry.
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    England's World Cup 23

    We've got a really awful midfield there. Good in attack and at full back but thats it.
  8. I'm not sure the output I'm seeing here is good enough to justify that decision tbh. I'll make do with the 3d(although I just defended a free kick with the camera looking the wrong way) but its not a good move for the series imo.
  9. Why do SI put off so many people dicking around with 2D? Why is it a problem to have a classic view that so many love? They know 3D never pleased everyone too so why do something that you know won't please a lot of people? Really poor stuff.
  10. I definitely agree a lot more can be done with tactical positioning especially with its growing importance in the game however it is possible to use individual instructions to do some of the things we see real teams do. For example you can set a CM to mark a winger and in defensive positions you will see them move into the wider area to close down and mark. I use this method sometimes with my players to change my defensive shape. I remember watching Man City early season and thinking it would be hard to replicate the positions that Silva and De Bruyne were playing in FM. But I found that if I selected a player as an AM-S and then changed their individual defensive closing down and marking settings that they would look more like Silva and De Bruyne did. At that time they were playing very advanced positions, beyond where a CM would with the ball but still operated like a CM without it. If you think outside the box you can get FM to be more flexible than you would automatically think.
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    FM 17 - Valencia CF

    I've managed top 4 in my first full season with Valencia. Timo Werner the hero scoring 34 goals in 35 games. A number of hat tricks. Just unbelievable. Hoping for a good budget for our first season back in the CL and the new stadium to make a real title challenge. Everyone else sells him but Aymen Abdennour has averaged 7.44 for me, been excellent.
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    FM 17 - Valencia CF

    Hopefully Espanyol slip up Danny. Keita is good but he doesn't make my top 10 on average rating with a 7.02. I think the role he plays for me is good for the team but not for his results individually. I've got the stadium move at the end of this season so it will be good to see how it boosts us.
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    FM 17 - Valencia CF

    Had a tough January with a few defeats and a cup exit. I had most of my defence away on international duty which meant I was playing Carlos Soler there in a few games. The transfer window didn't help too much either. Garay wanted to go to China and at his age I let him go for £3m but didn't manage to replace him(I did sign Emerson Santos but technically he replaced Aderllan Santos). I also sold Januzaj to Liverpool for £27m, a good profit in just half a season from a free transfer but then I panicked a little bit. I signed Pastore for £8m and although he's clearly my best in the position I wonder if his wage expense is too much. I also signed Iniesta who was transfer listed at Barcelona, not the player he was physically but technically still great and he's looking good but again expensive in terms of wages. Luckily I ended the month well, beating Sociedad my closest challenger to 3rd and Sevilla who are always a tough team to beat. Werner scored 5 across those two games and I am starting to see the best of Oliver.
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    FM 17 - Valencia CF

    Im currently 3rd in my save half way through the season. Was within touch of 1st but lost to Jurgen Klopp's Bilbao. My team is really shaping up and my tycoon owner backs me. I signed Emerson Santos in January. He looks like my best defender already. Trying to find a backup to Timo Werner although he's doing great with a goal a game ratio. Had a lot of good performers across the team so its a good position I think to make a stronger challenge next season.
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    FM 17 - Valencia CF

    I had a frustrating but decent start to the season last night. Played 6 games. Managed 2 5-0 wins, 2 defeats including 3-0 to Sevilla and another 2 smaller wins. So it is 4 wins from 6, playing attacking at home which is working. But away we look poor. I think I resolved it against Celta Vigo as we came back from 2-1 for a 3-2 win. Made my defense a little less aggressive and attack more possession focused by reducing closing down and stopping passing into space. Glad I am not in the FFP nightmare. Its tough but maintaining the league position should be priority over making the money back. Because if you focus on making money you might lose the league position anyway. Be patient with it Danny.
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