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  1. wasn't the case when i had moyes as assistant EDIT: should expand on the above. I know majority will find OI's complicated and not worth while due in my opinion to micro managing the tactical side. this approach isnt for me, just dont have the time. bababooey mentioned that weaker foot was helpful on occasions but probably unnecessary. I agree to a degree but i dont want to take a chance . If it works 1 time out of 10 shots on goal its still worth it in my opinion. whilst doing a bit more research / analysis. Mourinho vs west brom and their 442 . Decided to close down Jonas Olsson. Now as a decent centre back - i cannot see where he can hurt me technically. He is strong , brave , aggressive so i dont get it. The only thing i could see is that he is somewhat on the slow side. Acceleration 8 and pace 10. Was this so that my lone striker would target him ? I have never done this in the game, myself.
  2. Right i dont get much time these days to play FM or fiddle about with tactics. Consider me a tactical magpie, i dont want to replicate real life tactics i want to play on the same level as the AI, or close as as i can get. After failing to discover any route into tactical setup i decided to look into getting the best out of Assistants. If you are one of the people who believes Assistants cant do anything right, this thread is not for you. Enough of rambling lets get to the facts Newcastle squad default - Assistant mr Mourinho default 4231 balanced / standard formation Achievement: 4th place in the league - cups nothing worth noting Findings (hopefully this is interesting and im not wasting anyones time) before kick off No matter the formation all midfielders with acceleration and pace < 18 were closed down always Against 442 - one of the two strikers was tight marked weaker foot set on anyone in midfield or attack where appropriate. players capable of playing with either foot no point AMC tight marking always set 4231 formations - lone striker would be tight marked 9 out of 10 times 451 or 41221 inferior side no tight marking forward line and mids - hard tackled as early as minute 2 both fullbacks or wing backs would be assigned hard tackling 3 man defences - central defender would be closed down always 4231 - on occasions one of the central defenders would be closed down often player with acceleration and pace no tight marking no closing down left at default the player would usually ran havoc by 15th minute and would be set to close down always Mourinho vs Moyes Moyes starting off ignored the defence completely - no instructions no tight marking set either at kick off Assumptions (cant find a pattern) Tight marking is set to players form. I just cant figure out why either manager tight marks specific players ive seen mourinho tight mark 2 attacking midfields in a 4231 ive seen him tight mark all 3 and striker ive seen moyes tight mark - MCs and wingers on occasions but more often than not players marked seem to be on form from my experience. Now has anyone conducted a test like this ? I cant be the only one surely ? Anyone any findings Now i havent been playing long using this method but i managed to get 4th place season 1 with Norwich. thank you for your time
  3. Richard knows my way of thinking so he wont mind a bit of cynicism.I brought plenty of it in the tactical think tank at FM britain back in the day. Id be very surprised if he was happy with documentation / descriptions in the game Whilst having a debate is fine , id hate to think that my success in the game depended purely on the forum and its members
  4. Can i be slightly cynical for a moment Are these tacticians being helpful because more and more people are struggling with the basics ? documentation, tactics descriptions all being out of date surely the TC could have been developed a bit more to advise, negative points of tactics etc..
  5. Well depends on what basic formations , the team has learn. For example if youve covered, 3 at the back , back four etc.. Assuming mentality and philosophy stays the same i doubt you will see a drop of say 20% (assuming its fully trained) I have never gone to these extremes but more often then not games are won and lost in midfield so mine has to mirror the opposition somewhat. I call it my tactical magpie approach
  6. FM14: Newcastle United - Vive La Revolution

    Im continuing the save (laziness at its best) after couple of months i managed to take charge of Nottingham Forest Its heart breaking to see your team languishing in 10th place , after 9 games.
  7. FM14: Newcastle United - Vive La Revolution

    I would have taken it on the chin had the results been poor but 2 seasons 2 major trophies. joke of a club for what its worth i did enjoy my time
  8. FM14: Newcastle United - Vive La Revolution

    FOR FECK SAKE Takeover completed and im out of a job Hope they relegate next season , as you can see im not bitter about it at all.
  9. FM14: Newcastle United - Vive La Revolution

    End of season 2014/2015 update - well sort of My main goal of the season was to do well in europe and secure european football. After the last update i sort of extended that to breaking the top 4 and getting into champions league. Which i am delighted to say was achieved. I dont know how, i cannot come to terms with it but the premiership title is in the bag with 1 game to go UNBELIEVABLE Arsenal pushed the team hard and mid week games in the Europa Cup werent helping. Eventually going out in the semi's to Everton, i as raging. Trophies are key to long term success no matter what trophy it is ​League Table | Pos | Team | | P | W | D | L | GD | Pts | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 1st | Newcastle | | 37 | 25 | 6 | 6 | +35 | 81 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 2nd | Arsenal | | 37 | 22 | 9 | 6 | +33 | 75 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 3rd | Man Utd | | 37 | 18 | 15 | 4 | +38 | 69 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 4th | Liverpool | | 37 | 20 | 7 | 10 | +26 | 67 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 5th | Tottenham | | 37 | 17 | 12 | 8 | +10 | 63 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 6th | Chelsea | | 37 | 17 | 9 | 11 | +16 | 60 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 7th | Man City | | 37 | 15 | 11 | 11 | +10 | 56 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 8th | West Brom | | 37 | 16 | 7 | 14 | +9 | 55 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 9th | Cardiff | | 37 | 15 | 8 | 14 | -7 | 53 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 10th | Everton | | 37 | 14 | 10 | 13 | +2 | 52 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 11th | Aston Villa | | 37 | 12 | 10 | 15 | -14 | 46 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 12th | Southampton | | 37 | 10 | 14 | 13 | -10 | 44 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 13th | Swansea | | 37 | 11 | 8 | 18 | -9 | 41 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 14th | West Ham | | 37 | 11 | 7 | 19 | -13 | 40 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 15th | Leicester | | 37 | 10 | 9 | 18 | -16 | 39 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 16th | Sunderland | | 37 | 8 | 13 | 16 | -4 | 37 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 17th | Brighton | | 37 | 8 | 12 | 17 | -17 | 36 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 18th | Fulham | | 37 | 7 | 15 | 15 | -22 | 36 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 19th | Crystal Palace | | 37 | 8 | 8 | 21 | -33 | 32 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 20th | Burnley | | 37 | 8 | 6 | 23 | -34 | 30 | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | | | | | | | | | -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Squad | Pkd | Inf | Name | Position | Morale | Last 5 Games | Con | Apps | Gls | Av Rat | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | GK | | Tim Krul | GK | Superb | | 95% | 59 | 0 | 6.65 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | DR | | Mathieu Debuchy | D (R) | Superb | | 79% | 52 (1) | 2 | 6.76 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | DCR | | Fabricio Coloccini | D (C) | Superb | | 83% | 52 (4) | 7 | 6.62 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | DCL | | Ezequiel Garay | D (C) | Superb | | 82% | 38 (12)| 7 | 7.10 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | DL | | Massadio Haïdara | D (L) | Superb | | 91% | 27 (4) | 0 | 6.81 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | MCR | | Yohan Cabaye | M (C) | Superb | | 75% | 44 (5) | 5 | 6.87 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | MCL | | Mohamed Diamé | DM, M (C) | Superb | | 79% | 37 (3) | 2 | 6.92 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | AMR | Wnt | Hatem Ben Arfa | AM (RC) | Superb | | 78% | 35 (9) | 11 | 6.90 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | AMC | | Keisuke Honda | M/AM (C) | Superb | | 74% | 35 (11)| 8 | 7.13 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | AML | Wnt | Sadio Mané | M/AM (L) | Superb | | 77% | 37 | 6 | 6.88 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | STC | | Papiss Cissé | ST (C) | Superb | | 80% | 42 (1) | 21 | 6.88 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | S1 | | Jak Alnwick | GK | Superb | | 94% | - | - | - | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | S2 | | Danny Rose | D/WB/M/AM (L) | Superb | | 88% | 38 (8) | 3 | 6.84 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | S3 | | Vurnon Anita | DM, M (C) | Superb | | 100% | 15 (19)| 3 | 6.78 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | S4 | | Orhan Ademi | ST (C) | Superb | | 97% | 30 (11)| 14 | 6.97 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | S5 | | Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik | D (C) | Superb | | 100% | 27 (4) | 1 | 6.80 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | S6 | | Moussa Sissoko | M/AM (C) | Superb | | 100% | 33 (17)| 6 | 7.00 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | S7 | | Georginio Wijnaldum | M/AM (RLC) | Superb | | 100% | 22 (18)| 6 | 6.90 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | - | | Vasilis Torosidis | D/WB (R) | Superb | | 100% | 21 (11)| 0 | 6.86 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | - | Unr | Carlos Gurpegi | D (RC), DM, M (C) | Fairly Good | | 99% | 20 (5) | 1 | 6.54 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | - | Wnt | Steven Taylor | D (C) | Superb | | 94% | 1 (5) | 1 | 7.04 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | - | Unr | Sammy Ameobi | M/AM (RL), ST (C) | Good | | 100% | 27 (8) | 4 | 6.71 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | - | | Wilfried Zaha | AM (RL), ST (C) | Good | | 94% | 4 (16) | 2 | 6.72 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | - | - | Adam Campbell | ST (C) | Fairly Good | | 86% | 0 (12) | 4 | 6.63 | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | | | | | | | | | | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Sorry about code bits far too lazy to upload images Cisse turned in a proper striker. Honda and Ben Arfa bosses the midfield. Everything just fell into place Slightly worried about the future. Need to invest in a quality striker and centre back at least, but potential takeover was mentioned during the season so i dont know if i'll get to invest. Need funds badly now to kick on
  10. FM14: Newcastle United - Vive La Revolution

    Was scared to update on my progress earlier in case i jinxed my season but i couldnt hold off any more. After 22 league games we're top of the table by 2 points and 2/3 games on the current top 4. arsenal, liverpool and tottenham are keeping pace. Downside to all of this is i crashed out of both domestic cups. FA 4th round and in the semi's of the league cup African nations are having a diverse impact on my side and few results have been dodgy due to playing out of form Coloccini. Might just have to get rid off him at the end of the season.
  11. FM14: Newcastle United - Vive La Revolution

    without knowing all ins and outs i would be inclined to sell. I sold him for less you can invest that money into 2 decent players at least
  12. FM14: Newcastle United - Vive La Revolution

    After selling Santon and Mbiwa for 21m and 17.5 upfront i went on a bit off a spending spree Transfers In | Date | Person | From | Fee | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 10/6/2014 | Vasilis Torosidis | Roma | £1.4M | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 30/6/2014 | Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik | Stade Rennais FC | £4.1M | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 7/7/2014 | Danny Rose | Tottenham | £9.25M | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 22/7/2014 | Ezequiel Garay | SLB | £12.75M | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 3/8/2014 | Georginio Wijnaldum | PSV | £3.2M | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | Total | | £30.78M | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| /[code] [b] Transfers out [/b][code]| Date | Person | To | Fee | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 13/6/2014 | Sylvain Marveaux | SC Bastia | Free | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 18/6/2014 | Kevin Mbabu | Millwall | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 22/6/2014 | Mike Williamson | Blackpool | Ln Fee £52K p/m | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 23/6/2014 | Shane Ferguson | West Ham | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 23/6/2014 | Davide Santon | Arsenal | £21M | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 30/6/2014 | Shola Ameobi | Free Transfer | Free | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 30/6/2014 | Paul Dummett | Free Transfer | Free | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 30/6/2014 | Steven Logan | Free Transfer | Free | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 30/6/2014 | Michael Richardson | Free Transfer | Free | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 30/6/2014 | Jonathan Mitchell | Free Transfer | Free | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 30/6/2014 | Lewis Aird | Free Transfer | Free | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 1/7/2014 | Conor Newton | Bournemouth | Free | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 4/7/2014 | Romain Amalfitano | Empoli | £575K | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 5/7/2014 | Rob Elliot | Charlton | £925K | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 5/7/2014 | Freddie Woodman | Dinamo Buc. | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 6/7/2014 | Curtis Good | Bolton | Ln Fee £40.5K p/m | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 6/7/2014 | Haris Vuckic | RB Leipzig | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 6/7/2014 | Gael Bigirimana | Swansea | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 7/7/2014 | Remie Streete | Ipswich | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 7/7/2014 | Mehdi Abeid | SC Bastia | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 8/7/2014 | Brandon Miele | Stevenage | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 13/7/2014 | Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa | AS Monaco FC | £17.75M | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 14/7/2014 | Lubomir Satka | Birmingham | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 27/7/2014 | James Tavernier | Charlton | £600K | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 29/7/2014 | Ryan Taylor | Yeovil | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 1/8/2014 | Sammy Ameobi | Crewe | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 1/8/2014 | Rolando Aarons | Mansfield | Loan | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 6/8/2014 | Jonás Gutiérrez | Fulham | £900K | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | Total | | £41.38M Despite spending so much money i didnt invest in a top class striker , meaning im starting my season with only 2 recognised strikers :o on a happier note won the charity shield against united
  13. FM14: Newcastle United - Vive La Revolution

    just been offered 21 million up front for Santon. Need the funds but its arsenal which makes me think i should keep him edit: sold him, hopefully with these funds i can keep my attacking big boys
  14. FM14: Newcastle United - Vive La Revolution

    End of season 2013/2014 As promised here is a couple of images from my save. After tearing my hair out at the start and moaning about inconsistency i just realised Krul had 17 clean sheets in the premiership which im obviously delighted with. Maybe i was expecting too much too soon but never the less it would have been nice to break top 4 season one Apologies in advance should i break the screen adding these images , its been a while End of season table Transfers in and out Squad Ben Arfa with 14 goals as my top scorer is somewhat disappointing , but the lad is good. FA CUP FINAL Poyet was talking so much non sense before the match started , as i foolishly responded to his attempts at mind games. Needless to say i dont think he will be trying that again So yeah overall im delighted how it all went, the only downside is i have a feeling i will lose Ben Arfa and Cabaye has never forgiven me for not allowing him to talk to PSG.
  15. FM14: Newcastle United - Vive La Revolution

    Glad to hear im not the only one having / had those issues I should post / moan more often in this thread as my results since the post have been unbelievable. Honda and Zaha both stepped their game up and we managed to cling on to 5th place, Tottenham ran out of steam in the chase. And to top it all off a 4-0 victory in the FA Cup final against Sunderland. They should give me the job for life not just 2 seasons extension that i got. will try to get some screenshots up tomorrow but its been a while since i was proud of an achievement like this
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