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  1. My 2 central backs keep dangerously ping ponging the ball, and they end up loosing the ball to a poacher way too often! (Good think my goalie is excellent...). I usually set my tactics to Cautious, and my DCs have mediocre passing ratings (7 to 10). What should I do in terms of training and tactics?... Should I focus their individual training on passing? (What if passing training stops working?...). Should I play more "Balanced"? Advice is appreciated. Thanks.
  2. I believe staff to be nearly as important as players as a whole. I first focus on getting a good ass coach with good tactical, player knowledge, man management, and motivational skills. I then seek to hire coaches with high rating in some expertise (e.g., high defense, or high attack, or high technical, combined with high discipline or determination). I also seek to hire a couple of good scouts, as the basis of a search network that will bring me more player options automatically. I also hire one or two physios and 1 data scientist, to enable Recovery sessions and next opponent intel. However, I take any advice from staff with a grain of salt. They often give bad, very bad advice...
  3. Actually, they can help reduce the frequency of injuries. Recovery sessions and sports science expertise in your club will positively fortify players' bodies against potential injuries from manifesting.
  4. I feel your pain, and tend to agree. We have to be extra careful right after scoring a goal. I do all sorts of things: I shout "tighten up", set tactics to "Cautious", increase Time Wasting slider, change mentality of wingers to support, etc, etc. etc, If I don't take some of such counter-measure actions, I'm bound to be scored against... Good luck.
  5. Strange as your laptop has good graphics. As others suggested, ensure FM is linked to your Nvidia card: check/use GeForce Experience I've been having some minor lag issues with recent FM *and* Windows updates. Maybe try to use a System Restore on your Windows back to before your problem started... Also, how many leagues are you running? This easily has a major impact on game performance, and I lose many stars there, (though I understand you are referring to the graphic not game speed performance) Finally, make sure it's not a hardware issue... (A bummer...)
  6. It would be super convenient to be able to add columns with attributes of job candidates and player lists that appear in my inbox screen. For example, add attribute column on a list of players released by top league, or add attributes on a list of job candidates compiled in response to my job ad. See image below. As I can't add a column for to see coaching (or player) attributes, I have to hover or click candidate by candidate. Thanks!
  7. I enjoy playing tiny clubs because of the financial challenges. I focus on trying to upgrade training facilities and coach staff with a focus on physical training - always keeping wages under control. The big thing is to try to find, hire and resell a younger player (not necessarily a wonderkid) and re-invest the money in the club: I sold a young player for 2 million pounds (worth 2 years of club payroll!!), and used the money to hire a handful of players, a couple of coaches, and upgrade training facilities. That was awesome!...
  8. Nice. So, 4 key players comprising 30% of payroll, that's close to 8% per player. That's nearly half than my goalkeeper... I sometimes have no key players in my squad. I downgrade key players to first team, unless the player is really exceptional - which is quite rarely the case. Thanks!
  9. I use light(er) colors/skins during the day, but switch to dark/purple at night.
  10. I had a fantastic goalie but his salary was eating 14% of payroll. It seemed a bit excessive for me, so I sold him. What is an acceptable percentage you allow for a single player, and what was the highest you've seen (I once saw a player eating 40% of my payroll, took me a few months to get rid of him!)? Cheers.
  11. Yeah, FM17 was hard, maybe FM16 was tough too, can't recall too well...
  12. It depends. If the player becomes stronger, then his acceleration may decline naturally. Not necessarily a bad thing, if other attributes are increasing. Body changes, even at a young age.
  13. Hi. In five seasons, I've come across one or two youth intake players that became 4 star players. You need to keep an eye constantly, and then let them play, and it's rare, but it's possible.
  14. Both clubs playing with the same color scheme. Can you please check this doesn't happen as often as it does? See image please. Thanks.
  15. Well, Qatar is a darn hot place, so it probably helped Mali against Argentina... Can you see the temperatures?...
  16. The game already does a good job on visualizing revenue and spending, but I'd love to see more: graph charts plotting market and finance indicators, such as: - club market value overt time (compared against other clubs and league) - player market value over time (compared against other players of the same position and/or league) -player salary over time (compared against other players of the same club, position, or league) I can think of more specific suggestions. If interested, I'd be happy to help more. Thanks,
  17. High Profile Players - I'm almost sure hiring high profile players for small clubs has an impact on stadium attendance. It certainly help sell more merchandise. Mega Clubs playing at Home - Obviously, arranging friendlies with mega clubs will have a direct impact on attendance, at least on those games (I don't know if the effect lingers, but why not...). Trial Days - Per feedback from club board, if you win those special matches, you may have some little incremental impact on attendance.
  18. Thank you. I'll check this out. This is bizarre because I've just reinstalled Geforce Experience and updated drivers - before sending you the Dxdiag. But I'll check this again. Thank you.
  19. Yes, the problem appears after my laptop comes back from sleep mode. I then need to restart it before running FM. Dxdiag attached. Looking forward to your advice. Thanks. DxDiag06062019.txt
  20. After 30+ interviews, I was offered the head coach position at Cincinnati at the MLS. My job interview answers were no different than usual. The fact that I largely exceeded my current club's expectations at the end of the season may have helped. But I decided to stay (for the time being...) and declined Cincinnati's offer.
  21. Problem reappeared. I then tried Neil's NVidia edits, but it didn't fix it. I already fully reinstalled the GeForce Experience app. I'm playing on a Alienware 17 R5 with Geforce 1080. Please help. PS: A piece of info, when I restart the laptop, and run FM, it plays fine. But if I put my laptop on sleep mode and then back, that's when the problem of freeze-framing during 3D matches occur.
  22. In my experience, only "show some passion" and "demand more" tend to yield positive (green) morale results. The rest is pretty much "frustrated" or "pressured". I agree this needs some improvement.
  23. I fixed it on my own. I went to Steam / Properties / Verify Integrity of Game Files. It identified some 60 missing files and fixed it. 3D match play now runs fine.
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