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  1. I dunno, that defence worries me. A bit of pressing of our back three from a decent team could see us having some issues.
  2. This a general issue I've seen across all of my FMM17 saves. Its fiddly to explain, but I'll do my best! Lets say it's the 65th minute and I make a substitution. I swap my striker with my left IF and then sub him. When I return to the game the striker will still be in the ST position and the sub will be in the IF position. It's not too bad in this example, but it can be terrible if I make a tactical rejig and end up with players in positions for which they have no competency for. im not sure if it's the engine displaying the player names incorrectly or if the players are actually in the wrong position. Making a later substitution seems to correct the problem provided I only make a like-for-like change and don't move positions around. I was wondering if anybody else has noticed or experienced this? It doesn't occur consistently but I will try and replicate it if I can.
  3. Personally, if that was my team (and not knowing the players you have) I would have the RB as a wing back too, so you have width on both sides of the pitch. I would also convert the central CM to a DLP and the left CM to a CM. Im not really a fan of the BWM role unless there is a DM sat behind him. Obviously player attributes and traits come into play, but as a template that's what I'd go with. Having said that, I've found wing backs a little undercooked in this version, they don't seem to get forward enough. I've had better results with a back three and two defensive wingers in the ML and MR position. As always, YMMV 😏
  4. Cheers Jamie & Marc. I'll get that to you as soon as I can.
  5. Sorry to be a pain but can you explain how I can do that from iPhone?
  6. This is a question to any passing SI chaps: Are there any plans to look at manager reputation in any forthcoming hotfixes? I ask because in my current save with West Brom it's the third season and I've got them into the Europa League two seasons running, finished in the top 6 both seasons so far and won the EFL Cup, the FA Cup and the Community Shield. My manager reputation is still listed as Regional. I would have thought this might have been higher?
  7. Hi Jamie, thanks for your reply. The problem I'm describing is affecting a single device rather than two I'm afraid - I'm not syncing between devices, just trying to access the iCloud save on my iPhone. (To save 'local' storage as its only an 8GB model and space is tight.) At this point I've bitten the bullet and started a new save. Saving to iCloud on this is very hit and miss, but at the same time I'm finding that same flakiness is affecting other apps, so it may well just be a coincidence that iCloud is suffering issues at the same time I upgraded to 8.0.2.
  8. Ah, fair enough. It seemed ok previously with IOS10, but since I posted yesterday I've noticed it's being very flaky with other applications as well; I guess it was just a coincidence. Annoying that my really good Villa save bit the dust though.
  9. Hi, I'm hoping someone can help. Due to space issues I had to uninstall my original install of the 8.0 version in order to then install it with the new update. However I am now unable to access my existing iCloud saved even though I can see they are present in my storage settings. Any ideas on how to get them back?
  10. It might not be it, but what are your Training Schedules like? Also, do you use pressing in your match tactics? I'll be honest, I've never really encountered the problem you're describing. I keep my training schedules on default and I rarely use pressing and my players generally finish each game at about 80% condition. This includes when my teams have been in European competitions and have a hefty fixture list; the only exception seems to be when managing in England around the Christmas period and there are often games every two days, but once I reach mid January things settle down again. It kind of makes me think that there must be some configuration of training or tactics that you favour that tires your players out.
  11. I would like to suggest two relatively minor things: 1. The ability to change all players to a particular training schedule with one click - its a bit of a pain for preseason with out it. 2. The ability to send Scouts to look at individual countries. This isn't really a problem when managing a UK team, but if you're managing in Italy for example, you can only send your scouts to Central Europe.
  12. It's not some weird issue arising from Co-ownership is it? I know he was a Co-own in the vanilla db.
  13. Liking the update Mr M. One thing I've noticed, and I suspect it's an error, is that Atletico Madrid are Middlesbrough's feeder club.
  14. Downloaded ready to fire up when I get home from work. Cheers for the effort Minsterman!
  15. That basically sums up my FM/Life balance too. It can be frustrating at times especially if you're on a good run or itching to rebuild a squad in a transfer window, but if you adjust your mindset it's a perfectly fine way to play.
  16. That's nuts! Most valuable player in the world?
  17. I think as long as his attributes fit the role you should be ok. I had a Natural AML who was only yellow for the ML position, but I played him there anyway and he was fine (often awesome).
  18. I seem to recall either Cleon or THoG (or both) stating that the only thing really affected by a player being played out of position is his Decision attribute. Of course, you could play them in their natural position and then use PIs to try and modify how they play to something closer to how you want.
  19. Ach, that's a shame. It might be worth having a go anyway, I've known scouts to be wrong on that sort of thing before...
  20. I'm in the process of researching an FM laptop and it's very frustrating that most places just seem to stock the U variant Processors at the moment. Last year year my wife picked up an i5 3210M for about £360 and now you can add another £150 on top to get a similar spec.
  21. Cheers AK. That makes sense; I've never started an unemployed 'bottom of the rung' save before, so it's not something I've ever come across. I'll Restart the save, making sure that my reputation is Automatic and that I haven't loaded the bottom tier of the Portuguese leagues just to ensure that they don't skew the job market. It was actually your FM13 Vidar to France save that inspired me to start it, so thanks for that too!
  22. I'm a big fan of reading Youth Challenges, mainly because I don't have the patience to do them myself. Looks like you've got a good save going here, I will be following!
  23. I have a question and I thought I'd post it in here as I figured you're the experts on Careers and it would get lost in the noise in GD. When you set your experience as Automatic but start as unemployed, what reputation do you start with? The tooltip states that you get the minimum reputation required to get a job in the lowest league that you select. Presumably this means the league that you use as the starting point as the save, even if you don't have a job? The reason I ask is that I decided to start a central European journeyman save last night. I created an Austrian manager with Sunday League experience and not a single Austrian club would offer me a job, ditto Switzerland or Germany, even clubs in the lowest tier. The only clubs which would offer a job were extremely tiny Portuguese clubs that were half populated with grey players. If I start a new save with an Austrian manager, Automatic experience and unemployed, with Austria as the starting league, am I likely to get Austrian job offers this time?
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