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dieu

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  1. I have two tactics that I use. A 4-1-2-3 DM against big teams and a 4-2-3-1 AM against small teams. When I play with a DM (DPL-S) his job is simply to to protect the DPL so I play him as a severly limited B2B with pass less, shorter passing, drible less and shoot less. When I play with an AM his job is to be the link between defence and attack. So I play him as a CM-S with the same limitations as the B2B role. He is my perfect Ander Herrera.
  2. New career

    That would depend on your PC specs.
  3. I am really proud of the youth prospects I have developed in FM17 and I though it would be funny to see the fully developed youth prospects that you forum members are most proud of. I want to see the youth prospect that you developed from his meager beginning in your youth team into the world beater that he is now. The criteria is that he he has to be a newgen from your youth intake. (No real players and no purchases.)
  4. New career

    It is leagues that you can manage in, but added leagues also affect how active the AI is in the transfer market and how good they are in competitions. If you for instance load only the English League then teams from other nations will be less active and you will come to see that english teams tend to dominate the Champions League, The Europa League, The World Cup and the European Cup. You will also have less players to choose from.
  5. Since we are talking about value here, I have to add that three players accounted for £190 mill out of the £195 mill. The rest was youth prospects bought cheap and carefully developed over a period of 10 years. I am a big fan of the Ferguson approach to the transfer market. Buy a few big big signings and mix them in with cheap purchases and youth prospects. The players I broke the bank for was: Adam Mazurek (DC) (£75 mill): Arne Posipal (SC) (£78 mill): This was of course just an excuse to show off my players. Look how good they are!
  6. Why? @herne79 isn't making an argument he is simply exploring a possible contributing reason as to why there is a shortage of ready made IF's after a while. Please note that he is not saying that this is the reason. In fact he is specifically pointing out that he has no idea if it have any effect or not. He is just saying that a change like that may contribute to the problem. If it was as simple as "After a while there is a shortage of ready made IF's because of X" this would not be an continuous problem because it would be easy to fix, but this is not that. This is "After a while there is a shortage of ready made IF's and it may be because of x,y and Z is causing knock on effects that contribute to the issue.".
  7. What a coincidence. I just beat Napoli in the Champions League as well. A 1-0 victory with an injury time winner I love FM! My starting XI value was a staggering £195 mill though, so you beat me there! (And thats just what I bought them for).
  8. Squad depth in every role

    You can say that. In the end you have to decide for yourself if you want to follow the suggestion or not. Just remember that you have final say on all matters and that most of the time you are a lot smarter than the AI. So even if the team report tells you that you are short up front when you have 3 strikers that compete for 1 starting place you know that the team report is wrong, but if you play with two strikers and you only have 2 strikers then the report is correct and you either need to change system to suit your players or you have to explore the transfer market in order to strengthen in that area. You can also create a backup system with 1 striker to use if one of your two strikers gets injured and you don't have cover. The important thing to remember is that all the feedback the game gives you is suggestions only and it is you who have to decide if you want to act on them or not.
  9. The AI is smarter and will change his tactics around more based on results. If you take the lead he may go attacking against you to try and equalize and if he takes the lead he may go defensive to prevent you from equalizing. (Please note that I am not saying that the AI will learn your tactic over time! That is NOT the case!) Also in FM15 the ME was biased towards High pressing, High D-line tactics, if you play like that in FM17 then the AI is much more likely to punish you.
  10. Squad depth in every role

    I would say no. You should instead look for players that are versatile and fit your regular tactic. Like in your example, if you do not use wingers but you use a AMC. I would then look at players that are at natural AMC's but also at least accomplished as AML/AMR. (ML/MR) (<-- You can also retrain your current players if they have the attributes to play as wingers) That way you you can adapt to play with wingers in certain games without having to use your budget on wingers that will hardly play.
  11. Yes. Rep would be one for sure.
  12. It may be that there just is not any youngsters for him to tutor. How the game determines who is avialable to tutor and who is able to tutor is based on several different factors, where age and squad role is just two of them. I am not sure what the other criterias are, but I do believe that playing position is one, and personality is another. (I may be wrong)
  13. Two words: Youth development! I always work towards having my entire squad having "home grown at club" status. Its not always possible to get that, but to try is always enjoyable. Developing your own players also makes you more attached to them. They stop being numbers on a page and become something more. I still remember my wonderkids from previous versions with fondness. There is Iskender Sener, The Turkish GOD (!!!) that carried an entire team in FM10/11 (not sure which). Then you have Mads Grimm on FM15. The best shadow striker I have ever seen. Oliveira the brazilian beast in FM13. Think Vidic and Ferdinand combined into one insane DC! In FM17 I have Phillip Frangen: And Andreas Eilers: (Not fully developed yet, but he is going to be one insane player when he reaches his potential!) Alex Howard: (Also not fully developed yet) How can you not keep motivated when you get to see players like this develop from prospects into world beaters?
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