b.paterson

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About b.paterson

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    VIC, Australia

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    Melbourne Victory FC "The ONE team in Melbourne"

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  1. @Neil Brock In the past, Sports Interactive gave access to the latest Beta as I have previously had access to it for FM2013-15. I noticed with the introduction of FM2016 and now with FM2017 the only access to the beta is to purchase the game and gain access a few weeks earlier (sort of like NBA 2k17 Prelude). Will there be a way to gain access to the FM2017 Beta outside of purchasing the final product, similar to the FM2013-15 program? Regards
  2. It has been a long time since I played FM2015 and I know 2016 is due soon, however I have a question regarding starting a new career in which I start as an unemployed manager and therefore did the go on holiday and I'm at the stage in which I'm interviewing and have been looking at doing a Youth to Gold method mentioned on the FM Stories website. The board has set these philosophies and would love to create a system based on this going forward is there any guides, advice or suggestions on how to go about creating a tactic on the following; I would in future look to change to suit the organisation I'm managing. Regards
  3. Expanded Depth Charts Instead of just have the top 3 players per position, have the entire roster (First Team, Reserves and Youth Teams) showing and depending on your chosen formation would recommend the best players to keep as First Team, Reserves and Youth Team squads. Staff Roles and Duties The best way to understand this is to look at my post (this is linked in my signature) and vote (with explanation your decision) it would work similar to the Player Roles and Duties already implemented in which certain attributes are highlighted, and to add onto this I have seen people suggest training courses this way you can mold staff to learn/improve the specific attributes depending on the role and duties they have in your club. Movement Arrows When creating tactics (whether 'classic' or 'wizard') you should be able to include movement arrows, under the old tactic method you had the yellow arrows for runs with ball (Never, Sometimes, Always) but if you want certain positions to operate whether it be Normal (no arrow), Outside, Inside, Backwards, Channels, Forwards these arrows should be a different color than the yellow used for runs with ball and can be shown on the wizard also. Team Rating per Attributes Currently you have General, All Positions, Goalkeepers, Defenders, Midfielders, Attackers this helps when you need to recruit you can see where you are lacking and recruit in those areas, however some of the attributes don't match the player attributes word for word and with no guide that tells us what player attributes match Leadership as an example can we get either a help guide for these or have the team attributes match the player attributes so we can recruit good leaders by searching leadership. Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  4. True it doesn't need coding, however with the player roles and duties when you select a specific role and duties the attributes are highlighted, so you know what to look for when searching for a player. So by expanding this for staff would be useful however if SI don't want to code this feature in then they should produce a guide/hints and tips that would advise what to look for if you are after a specific staff member. Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  5. This would be great to see and if possible a guide on how to create a S&H of our own just in case our teams a stronger in a different formation to your 3-2-2-1-2. Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  6. Thank you to both I will look into this further on my end, and let you know the details. Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  7. @furiousuk, The reason what I referred to it as a 4-4-2 theory was when you look at the crib sheet it really only covers the positions in a 4-4-2; Goalkeepers (GK) Wide-Defenders (DL/R a.k.a. FB) Central Defenders (DC) Wide-Midfielders (ML/R) Central Midfielders (MCd, MCa) Strikers (FCd, FCa) When reading the guide they do explain MCd and MCa however never explains what to do if the central midfield contains 1, 3, 4, 5, etc. in the midfield; they also cover the FCd, FCa and they actually talk about what to do when the strikers contain 1, 3, and 4 up front. What I'm really want to do was to use the 4-4-2 theory in the crib sheet and apply it to formations/positions that fall outside these positions; Wide-Sweepers (SWL/R) Sweepers (SW) Wide-Defensive Midfielders (WBL/R) Defensive Midfielders (DMC) - I know this is the MCd however what do you do if you have MC's as well. Attcking Midfielders (AMC) - I know this is the MCa however what do you do if you have MC's as well, and you have the numbers up front for FCd and FCa. Wide-Attacking Midfielders (AML/R) Wide-Strikers (STL/R) - When using FM Genie Scout '12 this appears in the '4-2-4 Attacking' formation. If you would like to see some examples of some FM Genie Scout formations that contain these positions listed above, please let me know. Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  8. I posted this as post #1641 in which I still use the old TT&F '09 by FM-Britain and it appears to have been overlooked I hoping someone can advise on how I should us the crib sheet information which was based off of a 4-4-2 (DC, FB, MCd, MCa, ML/R, FCd and FCa) they do explain groups of 3 for the forwards, however they don't for midfielders and defenders. Can someone who used the TT&F '09 Material explain a basic setup/advice for groups of 3 for; Defenders (DC) 3x Central Defenders, or 2x Central Defenders w/ 1x Sweeper Midfielders (MCd, MCa) 3x Central Midfielders, 2x Central Midfielders w/ 1x Defensive Midfielder, 2x Central Midfielders w/ 1x Attacking Midfielder, 1x Central Midfielder w/ 2x Defensive Midfielders, 1x Central Midfielder w/ 2x Attacking Midfielders, 1x Central Midfielder w/ 1x Defensive Midfeilder and 1x Attacking Midfeilder Outside of these the TT&F doesn't explain these positions such as Wing Backs and Attacking Wingers can these be explained also in relation to how they fit into the 4-4-2 theory used by FM-Britain. Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  9. I think the issues I were having relate to the fact I haven't looked at the Instructions and being a novice/noob with Photoshop, in relation to the graphics being used I have extracted the graphics file from FM11 would the logos used there be good enough to create the ESS logos with. Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  10. Last question which version of Photoshop do you have? I'm using CS3 (Portable Version) and have had issues getting the image into 3D Mode. Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  11. Thanks for that just a couple of quick questions; What graphics program did/do you use? and With your ESS v5 Logos.zip I can't seem to download it, is their an alternate/mirror that I can access the file from? Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  12. @TomDixon77, I have always liked your ESS logos it is a shame that we don't see a mega packs like with the metallic, shiny mega packs. I was wondering when we will see an instructions document/action files uploaded to the site so I could attempt to recreate the logos for some of the leagues that you haven't covered yet (Australia, Defaults, Nations, Flags, etc.)? Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  13. Sorry that was a mistake it should of said 2011, I will correct the entry now. Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS
  14. nick1408, I tested something in FM just to see what would happen to Melbourne Victory over a long period of time (2011-2028) here are some screens I did from Genie Scout; 2011 2028 During this time the clubs reputation decline and with this the league also declined from a rating of 5th for the Hyundai A-League/6th for the Finals Series to 18th for the Hyundai A-League/19th for the Final Series, also during this time the board changed hands only three times (1x takeover and 1x promotion within) and the facilities had downgraded during this time. It took the club a total of 16 years before they had the funds to upgrade the facilities and all it did was return them to the same 2010 standard, but the quality of the youth recruitment had improved. In relation to parent and feeder clubs all of the clubs Melbourne Victory had on their books were feeders and these consisted on 1x Australian club, 1x New Zealand club (I activated the ANZSCO Agreement), 1x English club and 1x Brazilian club, yet they never recruited from the English, New Zealand and Brazilian clubs so they were wasting funds with yearly fees (can't tell if they recruited from the Australian club or not). Back to your recruiting a decent feeder this could be a reason why as SI might have done something to Australia to stop it from improving and obtaining better club ties. Hopefully in the future editions of FM, SI change the way Australia operates so the country improves rather than standing still and falling in the competition ratings so playing just within Australia is a useful exercise. On a side note with the ANZSCO Agreement activated New Zealand (despite not be activated during this time, but with Genie Scout) I can confirm that some of the Semi Professional and Amateur clubs were as good as some of the poor professional sides within Australia this proves that SI have done something to the Australia setup that prevents us improving over time.[/Code][/i] Regards [size=1] --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS[/size]
  15. Before anyone says anything I understand the problem the FM-Britain crew have had with SI a few years back, however the website/forum still have some activity I hope someone can assist with this which I actually posted in their forum; Link: http://forums.fm-britain.co.uk/topic/8514-ttf-framework-questions/page__pid__153016#entry153016 Regards --- To vote and provide feedback on my general discussion topic to introduce Staff Roles and Duties into FM Series please click on my provided link to do so http://bit.ly/u8WoDS