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  1. On 07/07/2019 at 16:53, CARRERA said:

    I'm not sure if you can play around this issue entirely as long as you stick to wide play. Defenitly helps to tell your full backs to stay closer to midfield or even chose a IWB.

    Carrera -- Thank you very much for this. Since I haven't been playing FM19 very long (only about 2-3 mons) I presumed it was mostly MY OWN naivety of all the mechanisms and endless choices/tweaks between the gazillion various tactical & individual instructions. If interrupted during play, I'd quickly forget what I've done there are so many! THEN add to this Cosmic-size info/data your Assistant or Offensive Coach's advice, and I was about to hire a live human Assistant JUST to keep everything organized and straight!!! :lol: Wow, I would think if Sports Interactive make this game any more complex and massive, the Technical Requirements will require the power of a Super Quantum computer!!!! :eek:

    Nevertheless, some of the advice the previous respondents have shared have helped -- forced me to take a long time out and learn more intimately the Library of Congress of FM19 game tactics/instructions, etc. I feel like I am well on my way to ACTUALLY managing a Premier League club, or at least the U.S. Men's National Team, eh!? If one manages several successful seasons in an elite, world-class league and club..... doesn't that qualify us for a REAL HUMAN interview with the club's Board of Directors? At the very least graduating Magna Cum Laude with a FIFA Continental Pro License!? ;)

    Changing my outside backs to IWB.... that might be an excellent idea! Thank you Carrera!

    All the best to you!

  2. Alright, I am pretty agitated right now, Fyi. And I haven't been able to find my answer(s) to the problem in the vague SI Manual, imagine that. Apologies in advance for my very frustrated attitude. :mad:  If this is an easy fix, then I will be THRILLED!!!

    At the start of my first season I designated my U23 and U18 Head Coaches and Asst. Coaches to completely handle everything with my Reserves/Youths, and not only to keep me informed every 2-weeks(?), but I would also click over and review throughout the season their progress. After all, those were the choices under Staff Responsibilities, right? Wrong. Maybe I am wrong.

    I am now approaching the end of October and both my 23's and 18's are dead last in their respective competitions! Irritating? Yes. Examining possible reasons why... I find out that neither my Reserves OR my U18's squads have any Captains, no leadership!!! So I go straight to those team's Tactics, then scroll down to Captains to quickly rectify this asinine problem! Captain and Vice-Captains have been chosen, BUT those two players (both teams) also move between the Senior squad (injuries) and from U18's to Reserves (development & injuries) and therefore, several "Stand Ins" are badly needed. Duh! So what I THOUGHT was being handled by my lower coaching staff, IS NOT being handled. I try to select or drag over a number of Stand-Ins and surprise surprise... the SI program won't let ME do other coach's jobs. Thus, I go to the Staff Responsibilities page (again) to put myself in charge of these squads -- which I really, REALLY don't want to micro-manage EVERYTHING! -- and I cannot do this either. :seagull:

    Fine. I come here to read thoroughly in the vague SI Manual as to what my issue is and how to correct it. In this Manual for FM19 under the category "Reserve, Youth and Development Squads" it simply states:



    How you manage these two teams is completely up to you. [...]

    You can designate a member of your backroom staff to control these teams in your Staff Responsibilities.


    If I am totally honest, this is about as useful a detailed explanation about overseeing your Reserve and Youth Teams as reading the manual to becoming a nuclear submariner so you can fly F-22 Raptors. Am I being too infuriatingly stupid? I hope so because I'd love to have a quick easy solution. Shouldn't it be just that easy and quick!? :rolleyes:


    Thank you kindly for any help. :)


    LATER UPDATE:  July 10, 2019 -- Two weeks later into the game/season and I still haven't figured out how to appoint Stand-In Captains and Vice-captains for my U23's and U18 squads, nor how to tell my Head Coaches of those squads to do it. What is MOST irritating is that both teams continue to lose games and sit dead last in their respective competitions/leagues! :seagull:  Is there no one here that can help on this? Should I contact Sports Interactive directly?????


    LATER LATER UPDATE:  July 27, 2019 -- Many weeks later into my game/season and still no solution found. No replies or help here. Therefore, I contacted SEGA Europe Cust-Tech Support on July 11, 2019 about this. They passed on my issue to the FM19 Developers. After 16-days all they have been able to tell me is this:



    We received the following information from the developers:

    When the coaches state the team lacks leadership it’s not about having players set as captain or vice-captains, it’s about having players in that squad with high leadership attributes.
    If you look at both the U23s and U19s the majority of players have ratings under 10. That’s what is causing the coaches to reference to it as a ‘problem’.


    As this is well and good, it does not resolve my continuing problem of no Stand-In captains and vice-captains for my U23 and U18 squads when their Pre-season Capts & VC's are unavailable. Meanwhile, my Reserves and Youth game squads (apparently?) struggle with no game Captains and Vice-captains when the Pre-season selected Capts/VC's are unavailable.

    I do hope someone stumbles across this problem and helps. Many thanks.

  3. 10 hours ago, Robson 07 said:

    By and large in agreement with the posters above.  The diamond lacks any kind of width really.  Don't really see how the underlapping helps that set up.

    Similar with the 4231 using the 'very narrow' TI.  As post above suggests try and review the roles out wide.

    Yes Robson 07, I agree. I've determined -- with yours, summatsupeer's, and Exp Defender's assessments and suggestions -- that I need a much more intimate understanding of all the many, MANY various mentalities, tactical choices, roles, team & individual instructions, etc, etc, etc, then matching in the most effective way all of those multiple (endless?) modules/cogs, if you will, THEN tweak all of that with current injuries! HAH! Is it any wonder why I spent way, WAY TOO MANY HOURS of my life playing FM12 and FM16? Now this!?

    Hmmm, you think this is why I don't have much of a social life? Maybe? :lol: Many thanks Robson 07!

  4. 19 hours ago, summatsupeer said:

    442 Diamond.

    Take a step back and look at what your asking your players to do through your roles, duties and instructions:

    1. 3 Playmakers trying to get on the ball in the middle, Focus Play Through Middle and Look For Underlap and Narrow... wheres the space in the middle when everyone is narrow?  You have lots going on in there but how are they going to have space and choices?
    2. Both forwards on attack on Attacking mentality, they're both pretty much going to sit on defenders shoulders and both do the same things most of the time.  Again no variety, no one creating space for the other.
    3. Furthermore with the Attacking Mentality, even with Slightly Lower Tempo and Slightly Shorter Passing, they're told to take risks.  What risks are Kolasinac and Bellerin going to take when they're out wide with the ball?  Are they going to take a safe lateral/backwards pass when told to be risky?  You've also given them Be More Expressive which gives them more freedom to do something different from there instructions more often...

    Even if the tactic was modified, look at the players used.  Do Kolasinac and Bellerin have the attributes to see (Vision) options, then decide to do it?  Do there traits make them always end up high+wide and potentially isolated so can't do anything but try and get ball into box.


    4231 has same instructional issues but the roles are a bit better and less extreme mentality might allow for more recycling of possession. But its very wing heavy using two WBs and two Wingers.  Maybe try FB/WB-De or IWB-De/Su on flank with a winger and have the other winger become a IF/RMD, but just because he's coming inside doesn't mean you need a WB, have him deep/inside then won't end up in a position he has to cross.  Still need to consider the players used, if they end up in position to cross due to there traits and don't see any other options because of there attributes (or tactic) then they will.

    ---- summatsupeer... thank you very much! Just by reading yours and Experienced Defender I can see that you two obviously understand the Sports Interactive software programming, the module/mechanics of all the working parts. Thank you for this great help. I only started playing FM19 this past late-May/June. I must admit, FM19 is much more complicated than my FM16 and FM12, the two I've played WAY TOO MANY HOURS of my life!!! Hahahaha. Nevertheless, this is great info and much appreciated. Cheers!

  5. 20 hours ago, Experienced Defender said:

    Well, this one is not a standard 442, but narrow diamond. So I already explained a part of the reason for your crossing issue: 


    But apart from the fullbacks crossing too much (for your liking), there are a number of other elements that I don't like in this tactic. Most of these come from the preset tiki-taka tactic, which - like some other presets - is full of overkills. And on top of that, what's the point of playing both strikers on attack duty in a possession-based tactic? Finally, to answer your initial question - the most likely reason for your fullbacks crossing too much in this case is mentality, in addition to being sole players on the flanks. And given that Arsenal is a top team against which most opponents will sit deep and pack the middle areas, I can assume that in most cases there is too little space in the final third for the fullbacks to have enough options other than crossing. And then you made it even worse by this extremely aggressive tactic. At least half of your TIs are either wrong or completely unnecessary.


    The key problem with this 4231 tactic is its one-dimensionality along with the isolation of the lone striker (the only player on attack duty, and AF at that). And once again - an overkill of instructions. Plus, the tactic is too sterile attacking-wise for a top team like Arsenal (low tempo and short passing coupled with Balanced mentality and only one attack duty in the entire setup).

    --- Experienced Defender... thank you for the assessment and advice. Will definitely reconsider all this and make some tweaks. Much appreciated!


  6. summatsupeer, Experience Defender, Lord Rowell, and andrewsgn, many thanks to all of you for the help! Alright, trying my Print Screen issue again... here goes.

    485540893_442DiamondVertT-T.thumb.png.d648b9876386b82bfbdad4d1e3cb7bad.png 469477380_4231WTiki-Taka.thumb.png.00cce52bc23f4c8c35ff90c0bf44a4bc.png

    HAH! Finally! There you go gentlemen.

    So does this shed more light? Also, I think I may have hurt Nacho Monreal's and Hector Bellerin's feelings when I asked them if they get their thrills off of pounding, blasting, drilling, forcing, and ball-fisting their opponent -- do they do that in Spain? -- when CLEARLY a football NEVER magically passes through a human body, no matter how many times you try!!!! They didn't seem to find my humor appealing for some reason. :rolleyes: Hah!

    Okay, thanks guys for whatever assistance you can provide. I do appreciate it.

  7. Perhaps my novice familiarity with FM19's tactics and training is my issue. I'm in just my first season by the way. But I've played Football Manager since the 2012 version, if that matters. To be honest, my frustration with the gargantuan complexity of FM19 might be why I have 8 -- yes, I said EIGHT! -- of my starters injured, including the preseason injuries with Koscielny, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, and Lichtsteiner(?), then other injury-prone players that whine about a Medium-to-Light training workload when the (non-stop?) Fixture congestion between the EPL, two domestic cups, and Europa League is more suited for a 40-50 man Senior registered roster!!! Well, that might be a slight exaggeration. I'll address that when UEFA's Aleksander Čeferin and FA's Prince William return my calls. ;) Anyway, enough of my whining, right?

    No matter what I try/coach or what I have tried to tell my self-aggrandizing Wing-backs or Full-backs who think they can cross with an Attribute of 12 or less, nor HOW MANY TIMES I tell them -- or select in any Tactics > In Possession, whether it's Very Attacking, Attacking, Positive, or Balanced, AND Individually tell them "CROSS LESS OFTEN DAMN IT!!!" -- they persist in bludgeoning their opponent/opposite!!!! I swear on my grandmother's BDSM dungeon, I think Bellerin, Monreal, and whomever else I must rotate in... they have to be freaky Sadists!!! :mad:

    Yes, I have already requested that my Wing-backs/Full-backs IMPROVE their crossing ability in the vague, General Technical Attacking Training Unit, but that takes more than 1-2 months for only an increase in Crossing of what(?), 1 or 2 points per 5-8 week intervals? Is it my novice knowledge of the hyper-complex FM19, or is there something else much more practical that can be done to STOP MY WING/FULL BACKS from pummeling non-stop their defensive opponent!? Please? Help? I must stop this 1937 radio-voice in my head constantly crying...


    ...and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my! Get out of the way, please! This is terrible; this is one of the worst catastrophes in the world. Oh ladies and gentlemen, it is all going so horribly wrong! OH THE HUMANITY!!! -- Herbert Morrison, May 6, 1937, Manchester Township, New Jersey

    Back to our programming here, can anyone suggest a solution to STOP my crappy WB's and FB's from their sadistic habits? Many thanks! :)

  8. On 01/07/2019 at 18:56, gavinski33 said:

    There's a bar at the top of one of the training sub menus with 4 ranges of fitness percentages where you can set those intensities you mentioned, so automatic follows whatever you allocate those to be. So 90-100% always Double Intensity, under 60% No pitch or gym work etc



    Ahh, yes. Thank you so very much! I knew it was an easy answer, I just wasn't getting anywhere on my own, getting more frustrated and mad...

    sort of like Jose Mourinho childishly throwing the 2015 Runner's-up Community Shield medal into the crowd. I know, I know... I was ALMOST as immature as Jose is 99% of the time. I feel so ashamed of my behavior! Until I remember Jose. Hahahahaha!!!

    Anyway, many thanks gavinski33. 

  9. Apologies all if this topic/question has already been covered somewhere. I have looked and looked in 4-5 various places on 3+ websites/forums, including this one, and have not been able to find the simple answer. So...

    Inside each players Development - Training page there is a Menu available to select the player's Intensity level of training:  Double Intensity, Normal Intensity, Half Intensity, No pitch or gym work, Send on Vacation, and then at the top... Automatic. That choice is what I have a question about. What does "Automatic" mean exactly? I'm guessing it means my Physio's recommendation is already selected/approved without me having to constantly monitor the player's condition and progression???? Or does it mean something else?

    Thank you kindly for any help.

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