Tommy Styles

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  1. Hahahahaha, it has 3 English players =D Would never list at least two of them even in my reserves. Anyway, these might be the best individuals, but that does not make them the best team. I for one, would play with a more defensive minded CM to make the team more stable and tactical sound. Also, this is not the best 11 at the start of the game for the simple fact that Kaka is injured, thus cannot play at the start of the game =)
  2. For me the "Perfect" team would be: .....................Buffon................ V/d Wiel.. Chiellini.... Pepe.. Lahm .......Mascherano.......Essien....... Robben.......... Messi...... Ronaldo ....................Aguero................ Makes me wonder how close I can get to owning this team.. =D Makes me want to ditch the current save.. Or put it on pause at least. The weaknesses here would probably be Robben's injury proneness and Ronaldo's lack of teamwork (What is his game rating?). Also Buffon would eventually be replaced by De Gea
  3. This might come down to poor youth network and no big towns in the region? It would make sense for local teams to recruit local players, as for bigger teams to have a bigger scope.
  4. Yes! At least weight changes (My guess is it changes with Strength), I have taken multiple screenshots of my talents over the course of 1 and a half season now. and am pretty sure height does too, although have not seen that happen yet myself.
  5. Those who are unhappy will struggle getting good results from training, thus increasing less (or declining) in abilities. Being unhappy of course affects match performance as well, which also has an effect on the rate of which abilities increase.
  6. A.C. Milan - Liverpool 2005 CL Final, anyone? Liverpool was 3-0 down and still managed to win the game. 3-0 down against an Italian team and still winning?! Must be hacks or broken ME.. Oh wait, it was a REAL game! I understand your frustration but sh*t happens, really.
  7. Biggest problem would be having a narrow minded manager who thinks one stat says it all.. How about you adjust your tactics so that a great prospect does fit in? Not trying to have a go at you, just getting so terribly annoyed by all those comments as to why a player is not good enough, while CaptainPlanet clearly is showing us a player with great potential. The kid as described here for example, he has every potential to receive the ball to his feet and make a run for it. His off the ball skills are poor, but there are plenty of stats which are good enough to turn this kid into a lethal striker. Granted, he is not perfect, but I can't think of any player who is. Again, not meant to attack anyone but I really think it would help more to identify and utilize what a player is good at, while pointing out what should be improved?
  8. Rohz, I have not tried the schedules, but here is what I think has happened to your Vidic. Composure is an attribute that is trained in Attacking. My guess is that the attacking in the DC training schedule is very low/non-existent? Give him some individual training focus on Composure if you want to keep him on the same schedule, it should at the very least balance out the lack in the schedule. Edit: Just saw I replied to a month old post, nice! =P
  9. A couple of things you can try: (would give a more elaborate answer.. but working right now) 1. In the boardroom you have the option to ask your board to expand your network I believe. 2. Sending your scouts to different areas will increase their knowledge of that area. 3. Just keep doing well in Europe and people will get interested eventually. 4. The main reason people move from western Europe to eastern Europe is because they have been offered a big bag of money!
  10. I think that besides the positioning mentioned by SFraser there are a number of other attributes at work. Aggression will determine whether the player has a natural tendency to attack or hold back as the player approaches. Composure, he is in a 1-on-1 with an attacker who just skinned his fellow defender and is now going for the kill. Some people just freeze under this amount of pressure. Anticipation, did he expect the attacker to take another route? Perhaps he expected the attacker to move inside in order to shoot with the other foot. What about the decisions attribute? You said it was a little on the low side. This might have very well been that exact attribute at work. Less unlikely, but not completely unrealistic, he might have a low work rate and just didn't feel like running the couple of extra yards knowing he'd have to get physical. As ZdlR and SFraser have already mentioned, the match engine is not perfect. I too have seen these "odd" movements every once in a while. The truth is however that in FM it is not as simple as Skill X will be compared to Skill Y and the highest skill level wins. Take a look at your defenders and determine how perfect they really are, whether they really have all the right stats in all the right places. It will definitely help you reduce the amount of odd movements you'll encounter.
  11. There is the "Meet the Striker" thread, a definite must read I'd say. Thanks for your reply SFraser. Managing Feyenoord means there is a lot of potential around, but the attributes I value are not really present in the youngsters. However, I've just signed two 35+ guys to help me addressing that issue.
  12. The reason behind the 2nd question was mainly because I'd like to get the most out of those kids. Thus now knowing that their physical attributes will grow faster will probably make me emphasize on that first (e.g. until they turn 18/19) and tactics second (reduce the physical and increase the tactical side). I do suppose that the mental thing is something you want to work on early on, as it is pointless to create a wolf who thinks he's a sheep. Thanks for your answers, I'm off to make some modifications to my training schedule now!
  13. A select few under 24 appear to be able to tutor, although I am not 100% about why this is and have not tested it myself. I have a couple of questions for those more knowledgeable than me myself. 1. What are the stats you look for in youngsters? Obviously determination is a factor, but I always thought that Work Rate for example was hugely important as well. Are there other stats that are important guides to how well and how fast one will improve? 2. What is your main focus in training the youngsters? I know that physical is something that could be hugely boosted in FM10 before a player turned 24, but is this also your main focus or does it go more towards something like Tactical?
  14. Was waiting for this one! Started compiling info already myself, but am 100% sure that this is at least ten times better than what I could manage =D. Going to read the article now!
  15. He looks amazing! I've noticed the game creates a lot of "quicker" players later on. One thing about your Newgen bugs me though. I am the same height and only 3 kilo's lighter, yet I doubt that gaining 3 more kilo's will make me one of the strongest players in football. Your Newgen on the other hand has an 18 for Strength. But that's just purely a point of criticism on the game and definitely does not take away anything of the awesomeness of your regen!