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  1. Havent had a lot of time to play but did half a season with this team. Ended up bringing in coverage on the wing backs in mendy and carvajal. Also bought jonathan tah and yari verschaeren in january, tah going straight into the team while i was slowly phasing in verschaeren. That ended in a surprising PL title. Didnt do well in the home cups but ended up winning the EL too. A very good season, especially considering i had 7 players injured for weeks at one point. Second season on the other hand. Continued to strengthen the squad with kepa and dominik szoboszlai, had a good pre-season, but we've only won 2 of the first 7 in the league. Also lost the first CL game. Nothing is working, barely scoring and conceding a bunch. Creating a decent amount of chances but no one is even able to hit goal. This seems to be the theme of fm 2020 so far, at least for me. 2 of the 3 teams ive managed have collapsed in the second season.
  2. So second season with real madrid and its still working. Won the league again, won the cup again, won the super cup again and topped it off with winning the cl too. Ive been using players who fit their role instead of trying to train strikers into new roles. Hazard was great again second season, 34 goals, 10 assists. Dumped isco for asensio in amc and that worked out great. 27 goals, 8 assists for him. Bale was not good on the right position season one, and Rodrygo was not a great replacement season two, but thats my only complaint. So i resigned after winning everything at real and took the vacant Chelsea job. Dont have the same caliber of players so im very curious to see how it goes.
  3. Got the real madrid job on my save and wanted to try out this tactic. It ended up being almost the perfect season. Won the league very comfortably. The 2 defeats were away against barca and a. madrid (played my b-team against a. madrid because i had an important cl game coming up after). Also won the spanish cup and super cup, and lost the semi final in the cl against arsenal. Could have easily done better there. Overall very fun and different tactic. I had hazard on the left and he was amazing all season. 42 goals in 45 apps. Goals and assists were nicely spread throughout the team, with some highlights ofc. Like top scorer hazard, kroos with 19 assists, my wing backs with 29 assists combined (odriozola, grimaldo & mendy), my central defenders with 29 goals combined (ramos - did take a bunch of penalties, varane, de ligt & militao). Its a bit strange having less possession against most teams when dominating shots and shots on goal, but its a fun tactic.
  4. Was very excited about this tactic. Was doing well with your other tactic but my strikers were kinda struggling so wanted to try this. So switched pre-season and it did not end well. Lost one of the pre-season matches 3-8, not a huge deal but the season start was disastrous. Lost the first 3 games even when dominating the statistics. Was offered to finish the season for Leicester who were underperforming so i went for it. Managed to beat Arsenal and City at home 3-1, and drew against Tottenham away. But lost to Everton and West Ham, both teams around me on the table. Even lost to Aston Villa at home, the bottom team on the table. The Villa game was very typical of my struggles with fm20 so far. 23 shots, 11 on target. Villa only having 2 shots on goal in total. You would think Vardy would dominate when having numbers like that but he's not, he's missing everything and got a 6.3 rating that game. This has been the pattern with most tactics ive tried so far.
  5. Solid tactic, even if it's not updated. Im in my first season with Norwegian side Molde and have had a great season so far. It is one of the best squads in the league but still, getting some good results in EL too. Had to go through 4 rounds to qualify to the group stage lol, but im now on a 12 games unbeaten run in europe. Had a rough period in the league with a bunch of draws but that was mostly my fault for not having enough coverage in defence when injuries and suspensions were kicking my ass and we had 2 games every week.
  6. Well that's not entirely true. Mr. Hough's previous tactic worked brilliantly on my Liverpool save, even after the patch, and I'm playing only FMC these days. But haven't tried this one yet. Will do so soon.
  7. It's still pretty darn good If your next tactic is much better then I'll be unstoppable. This is my Liverpool save with your tactic, full last season and about half way into the current one.
  8. Works with the classic version too. I'm using it on my Liverpool save, 2nd season. Just started the season and I'm on top of the league after 5 matches (4 wins, 1 draw - goal difference: 17-6). Also won the commuity shield match against Chelsea, but lost the 1st match in the CL group stages away to Schalke 04. The tactic seems very solid and I didn't concede in the first 4 matches in the PL. However, all that changes when playing good teams away from home. These matches are absolutely bonkers, like the one I just played away against Arsenal. Was down 3-0 after just 20 minutes, and the match ended up 6-6! Used this tactic in the last 3rd of previous season as well, and it was the same thing. Lost 4-2 away vs City, lost 4-0 away vs United and 5-2 away vs Barcelona. All good teams so wasn't expecting all that much, but my defence was terrible.
  9. Im playing classic so there's no option for withdrawing players..kind of forgot about that function. The cup match was played on March 22nd, and the European Championship qualification round was played on March 24th. My players went on international duty the day before the match against Arsenal. And btw, im playing in year 2023, and Arsenal is now a mid-table team. I went in their squad and checked the players that might have been chosen for international duty, and some of them were disappointed with not being picked. In my squad there were mostly senior players being picked, from Europe, South America and Africa. The other quarter finals were played on March 4th (except for the replays of course) and on that date my team were in the middle of a 14 day period without any matches, so I have no idea why I couldnt play on the same date as the rest of the teams still in the FA cup. Doesnt make any sence to me at least
  10. Saw a post about this in late 2012 and I decided to do a follow-up. I don't know how long this issue has been around, but I don't understand why this hasn't been fixed already. Im talking of course about when most of your squad is away on international duty when an important match comes up. When facing Arsenal in the quarter finals of the FA cup, 20! of my first team players went on international duty, leaving only 2-3 soon to be retired players available for the match. I had to use a match squad consisting of mostly 16-17 year olds, and of course I lost the game 7-1...bye bye semi final. Arsenal were missing no players for some reason. If this bug is unfixable, why isn't there a function for postponing matches when you are missing like 20 players? It's so annoying to get knocked out of the cup in such a stupid way, and even worse when the "press" wonders if I "regret my decision to name a team which left out several key players"...
  11. Holy crap this game can be so frustrating.. Won the CL with Rangers last season and was cruising this season as well. Was trying to reach 100 games in the league without defeat, but Celtic stopped me at 96. After that the team collapsed and now I suddenly cant win at all and im having massive injury problems. 7 games without a win and counting. At least 1 injury per game, and usually midfielders. This game went from fun to terrible, and I dont know what happened lol.
  12. Wow what a tactic. Im in 2019 on my Rangers save and I went the 2 last seasons without losing a league match. Might not be too impressive since the rest of the league isn't all that great, but lost to Barcelona in the quarter final of the CL previous season, and this season my team went all the way.
  13. Switched to Modern Warfare as well, and its working great. Dont have the same problem with sending offs (think i've had 2 or 3 in 4 seasons), however im struggling with the same problem i've had with CM/FM for years now. Which is inefficiency. Dominating almost every game when it comes to chances created and shot on goals, but it takes loads of chances to score, and when a lot of goals are disallowed as well its like playing with a handicap. When the opponents usually just need a couple of shots on goal to score it does ruin the game a bit. Still, my Rangers save is going well and it looks like i'll end up in 2nd place + a couple of cup wins in my first season back in the Scottish premier league.
  14. This if the first tactic that has worked for me on FM Classic since the last ME changes. Only tried it with Glasgow Rangers so far, and yeah I know its not the biggest challenge to take them back to the SPL, but it still works. Went through the third and second division without defeats in the league, and just won the first division with 5 rounds remaining. Have a 19 point lead. The joy is definitely back for me as well
  15. Havent had time to play more or respond, until now All in all, i've played 30 matches so far on my Liverpool save and the tactic is fluid on 6 out of 8 "levels". Only the top two are not fluid yet, and those two seem to take forever to get to fluid..Is it suppiose to take this long? If its a must to have a fluid running tactic on FM13, you kind of waste 1/3 of a season or more before things start to work. I assume its knocked back again when the squad goes on vacation? Ill keep playing until the tactic is fluid and then some. But its not looking too good atm though with only 7 wins out of 16 played in the PL. Scored only 21 goals in 16 matches so maybe the squad is lacking the quality needed to perform with this tactic. Btw, am i the only one trying this tactic in FMC? Im havent been able to find a decent working tactic on this patch, and i only play FMC.
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