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  1. That would be incredible, please do. I would love to have a look at that as I've been trying to emulate the way he ran his squad in posts like this.
  2. I think that is a great idea what you've said above. Don't know how much I could contribute, considering I only tend to manage Everton with a few games in the BSS/BSN!
  3. I seem to remember him saying he didn't because it placed certain "weights" over players that made them pass to the TM or PM which he didn't like.
  4. Barcelona were doing a similar thing with Busquets at DMC about a year ago, maybe more if I remember correctly. I remember reading a Zonal Marking article about it anyway. And I know SFraser back then was constantly trying to get his Left Back to push forward and the 2 CB's and RB to make a 3 man defence when he attacked, could never get it to work properly and neither could I with Everton trying to get Leighton Baines to push forward and have Distin, Jagielka and Neville form a back 3. Like you, I thought it was really fun watching and attending games, analysing tactics and trying to replicate in FM. Being able to change shape depending on whether you're attacking or defending (within reason) is something I think is missing from FM, but it must be terribly complicated to implement on SI's side, or I'm sure they would have introduced something. Even if it were just Maximum Mentality puts him in the next band when attacking and Minimum Mentality puts him in the one before when defending.
  5. Maybe you're being Counter Attacked and thus the best thing for your CB's to do it to try and waste time, force them wide and wait for your other players to get back to make the tackle, instead of getting skinned or out-paced and letting them through on goal. It may not be a bad thing. Although I may be wrong, any chance of a screenshot of them? I think it may be the PPM with your Fullbacks, yes.
  6. Absolutely terrible news. He was so passionate about the game and Football in general. I feel awful, such a young age to die.
  7. This! I would love some PKM's SFraser, I enjoyed the ones in the "Creativity and Flair" thread so I'd like any others.
  8. Awesome thread SFraser, taught me a heck of a lot. You've spoken before and I've seen from your Screenshots that players tend to have you on their Favoured Personnel extremely easy, what do you think makes this so? Simply praising them and giving them games and they take to you? The main thing I wanted to ask is how you pinch youth from other clubs so well. Do you have a particular method? I try to get 2/3 in each position and I scout as much as I can and use the Fliters and look through lots of clubs every few months but I always end up with too many/not enough in key areas. How do you go about it?
  9. Hey Heath, been a while since I've posted in here! Recently took up the "Pentagon Challenge", not sure if you've heard of it? So expect me to post about my game some more in this thread!
  10. He means he chooses Player Roles, Team Instructions that kinda thing but doesn't change any Sliders at all, leaves it to the Tactics Creator which is a good way once you know what affects what, have a read of Tactical Theorems if you don't!
  11. Like the others, I'm a bit confused. When you come in at an angle like an Inside Forward, you could curl it around the 'keeper but blasting it also makes sense, see Ronaldo. Whereas when you approach from the middle, you have more to aim at so you can be more precise. Surely?
  12. You could have used the Shouts "Retain Possession"/"Get Ball Forward" for the Tempo and "Drop Deeper"/"Push Higher" for the Defensive Line perhaps? That's what I tend to do and the difference is big usually.
  13. phnompenhandy, Strategies change quite alot which I assume you know. Stuff like Defensive Line, Width, Mentality of all players etc which will make alot of differences to your tactic and therefore alot of differences to Match Preparation levels. I tend to start every match and train my team with "Standard" because it very easy to change to a different Strategy, defensive or attacking, without mass dropping of Match Preparation levels. The less drastic your changes to your tactic, the less drastic the difference in the bars. Can't remember where I read that but it works in my save. My game is going a bit faster now I'm using "Extended" alot more. The first 20 or so minutes of the match I play in Full and if we look comfortable I'll switch to Extended. Hopefully, I'll reach the end of the season soon and update you guys. Still not sure what I should do next season, mass clearout and get as many in as possible or keep the main spine of the team and look for subtle upgrades, similar type of players but better attributes. I'll have a look at the attributes of the best in the next league should I get Promotion which I'm confident I will and make my decision then.
  14. In absolute nutshell terms, Baseline is the amount of Attributes affected by said category and Focus is how much emphasis you want to put on said category. Strength has 3 attributes and say I wanted to put 4x emohasis on 3 x 4 = 12. It's all explained in this thread.
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