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  1. I love FM

    I had typed a really long reply in the ME Loophole thread but yeah, short version, I've played CM/FM from the start. Before that I played every sports management sim I could get my hands on dating back to my trusty old Commodore VIC20 and for me, in terms of a football management sim, FM is by far and away the best. Sure it has it's flaws. Yes there are 'exploits' whether they be super tactics, external editors and scouting tools or the in game editor and unlockables. People can either choose to use these or not. They pay their money to SI every year and can play the game how they see fit. But yeah, for me, the best management sim around.
  2. Amazing work at Brescia and a nice new chapter in the story!
  3. Brazilian Kits Not Working

    I've discovered what is causing the issue, so a mod can delete this.
  4. Brazilian Kits Not Working

    I've had a quick search on here and I'm guessing it can't be discussed due to licencing but if someone can PM me and point me in the right direction to get this sorted I would appreciate it. Badges/facepacks are working fine for Brazil and kits etc. for all other leagues are working great but the kits wont display for the Brazilian leagues. I rarely, if ever manage in Brazil so haven't experienced this before I don't think. Thanks in advance.
  5. He didn't appear to have terrible stats for a HoYD for a club of your stature. Maybe his lack of scouting knowledge in Italy hurt him and your intakes?
  6. FM18: AFC Ajax - De Godenzonen

    I've just started an Ajax save with pretty much this philosophy. I'm only allowing myself to purchase former players who originally came through the Ajax academy and I'm giving myself 4 transfer windows to ship out current players who did not come through the youth set up.
  7. Really enjoying this! KUTGW
  8. I got all excited when I saw you'd posted mate. Was hoping for updates, articles and careers from your good self!
  9. @BlairNo.1 Like Keyzer I don't see a whole lot terribly wrong with what you have set up or your thought process. It's very similar to the system I use in my BVB save, that said though, when I tried to plug and play that system into my Liverpool save, it didn't play out anywhere near as well. I think the best thing to do is to persevere with it, watch some games on comprehensive or full highlights and see how everything comes together, how players interact, where play breaks down and where your system gets exploited by the opposition and adjust it accordingly. Same goes for your players, do they work in the roles you are playing them? Not judging them by their suitability but by actually seeing how they perform. Are you using Salah on the right for example? I think he might struggle as a W(s) on the right as he's left footed and if memory serves, he doesn't have the cuts inside PPM. Does the W(s) have support in general, given the FB is on defend and the Mez(a) will be pushing forward? Does the W(s) have anyone to aim for in the middle with your striker being a CF who tends to roam around a lot? My system used an AF(a) who was always in the box, always looking to break the lines and really was the focal point of the attack, with my IF(a) and MEZ(a) as secondary goalscoring threats. Hope that helps. If it's any consolation, in my Liverpool save, although I wont the league comfortably, I struggled to create a style I liked and was never happy how my front 3 or 4 worked together. One other thing to try is maybe going Structured, instead of Fluid. Fluid ups players creative freedom I think and do you really wants the likes of Moreno, Lovren and Hendo overthinking things and trying to be too fancy?
  10. @Pattric_b Great read! I'm looking forward to following your progress. Although it's from a few years ago now the thread below tried to emulate the same philosophies as you are and although the images may no longer work the discussions in the thread might be of interest. The main premise was a fluid system with no 'prima donas / playmakers'. I never quite got Torres and Gerrard combining like Dalglish and Rush or indeed the real life Torres and Gerrard but it was fun, played some great football and was true to the Paisley era ethos. Good luck and I'm certainly looking forward to seeing how you get on. EDIT: I see you actually quoted this thread in your intro.
  11. Closing out games

    It depends on the situation. I almost always play a 4-1-2-3, so sometimes I'll pull the wide men back into midfield and retain possession, dropping from Control to Standard or Counter. Sometimes I will go to Attacking (as daft as it sounds) and structured, so my defenders stay back, midfield doesn't get caught too high up but leaving my front three up field to counter if the opposition turn over possession.
  12. The Firmino

    I'm looking forward to further updates and analysis @Curtinho I did a season with Liverpool and won the league fairly comfortably but I was never really happy with how the front 3 played. I switched between a 4-1-2-3 and a deep 4-2-3-1 but never really got them firing how I liked and was never really happy that I had them in roles that got the best out of them.
  13. Nothing that's been noticeable. The CM on support and the DLP on defend usually clean up and recycle any clearances down that side or press any opposition breaks. In fact in season 3, we just set the new Bundesliga clean sheet record, going 10 games without conceding and I think we've conceded something like 2 in the last 18 league games.
  14. Team To Build A Dynasty ?

    I've been looking for a similar kind of save myself but not in one of the bigger leagues. AEK looks interesting. Big stadium, interesting history, dominant domestic rival to overtake. Finances aren't that great though if that's a dealbreaker. A lot of German teams would be suitable, especially given the prize money in the Bundesliga. A couple of decent seasons and you could easily dominate.
  15. I've had great success with the 4-1-2-3 in my Dortmund save so far. So much so that i've really surprised myself! What I wanted was a solid defensive base to allow my fullbacks to support attacks without being too cavalier. I really wanted to funnel chances to Aubameyang and have a secondary scoring threat in Reus and a late runner as another scoring threat in the Mezzala. Here's the setup, incase it gives you a few ideas. GK- SK(s) - Burki DR - WB(s) - Pizcek DL - WB(a) - Digne DC - DC(d) - Bartra DC - DC(d) - Rugani DM - DLP(d) - Diawara MCR - MEZ(a) - Milinkovic-Savic MCL - CM(s) - Dahood AMR - W(s) - Anderson AML - IF(a) - Reus ST - AF(a) - Aubameyang Control/Structured Prevent GK Dist Close Down More Play Out Of Defense Pass Into Space No Oi's, never use them. Limited PI's - GK distribute to CDs and DLP has more direct passing. The idea is to have PEA constantly looking to break the defensive line and for us to look to spring him with long passes from our DLP or diagonal balls from our wide men, as well as obviously getting on the end of crosses. He has been insane in terms of goalscoring, plus we also have Reus and Milinkovic-Savic being scoring threats too.