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  1. I wonder when they will get that IRL England's ranking is also number 1 in my save, though that is due to my team providing the players (got 10 in national team).
  2. I think to get the best results is to choose 1 type rather than Jack of all Trades. I believe u will run into lots of management problems when dealing with players.
  3. I've got a World Class Striker from Scotland & Belarus. Not very obscure, but interesting enough for me. Anyone got WCP from exotic countries?
  4. Same, got laughed off trying for England job even though reputation WC. Not sure why...
  5. Is it just me or you guys seeing this as well? When I look at the Germany National team, there are only around 7 players, and 1 of them is my player. I thought that this is 1 off, but when I checked, it has been happening for quite some time (its 2024 in my game). It is even weirder that my scouts found 1 WCP CM/DM from Germany, and he only played once for Germany. Does this happen to you guys?
  6. Interesting question. I've wanted to developed a back 3 system with another team, but I'm having too much fun with my Nottingham Forest I'll look into it though, but I don't think i'll be developing a team with a block of 5-5. It's too passive for my style. Chances are I'll try block of 4-6, with 2 CD on Defend + 1 CD on Stopper/Cover, with 1 Holding Midfielder. I'll use Stopper if opposition have strong forward but use cover if they have a quick forward Still, I've read somewhere on this system of 3-7 works like magic: 2 CD 1 Half Back 2 WB 2 CM 2 Wingers 1 Striker It's a hybrid between back 3-4-3 and 4-3-3 system. I haven't tried it myself though.
  7. From my save in the year 2024, I got Belgium winning World Cup on 2018 & 2022. I do know that they have a strong squad now, but it is just interesting they won back to back. Also interesting France won last 3 European Championship (2016, 2020, 2024). Also finding Buffon retiring at 44 (believable for keeper) and Pirlo retiring at 43. Interesting to see most of his physical stats at 1. I don't know how that will look on ME Finally, none of the big team in EPL have been relegated by 2024, though I've read some here seeing some big team seeing the drop by 3rd season. Just interested to see what are the interesting things happening in your game. What I've mentioned above although rare chance, but still possible. Maybe you've seen even more interesting things in your save?
  8. Yup, you're quite the veteran in this game, so I too find it weird.
  9. As the other edition of FM, I find FM15 bit more difficult at the start, but it gets easier as I understand more. Also, the difficulty is finding the right balance for your team with so many different player roles. Finally, your scouts might tell you that this player might be a WCP but he turns out not to be or just a Good Premiership Player but turns out to be WCP, so it takes bit more guessing whether you get the right player or not, which I think is brilliant.
  10. Perhaps there was a clicking problem. Im not suggesting that you clicked wrongly, but I remember that happen to me once. I clicked correctly, and confused with the response of my player. Then I continued the game, check again on the Team Talked response, and it showed I said something harsh. Can you please check again what happened? Tactics-Analysis-Last Match-Pep Talk Feedback
  11. Yeah, whats with the DM & CD with low bravery?? I've found a few good players with strong attributes + good bravery but a bit too many of them are good attributes + low bravery. I suspect there might be a reason for this. Was wondering on this for quite some time. Then again, saw Mertesacker went for cover on Liverpool's goal last night Maybe Mr Wenger told him not to get injured.
  12. I've reported this issue around last month and they took notice of it. Any bugs that you want to report requires you sending a copy of the game before the bug materialize. So please report this on bug forum, and send them your savegame. The bugs that I reported were on getting World Class Players on free transfers around 4 months after he didn't have contract (it was Paul Pogba when he was 26). Initially the were long arguments from people that they see nothing wrong with that but one of SI's developer saw that and he knew that it was wrong for it to happen. No WCP should have zero interest after they ran out of contract at fantastic age, and even worse, still no interest after 4 months. I remember him mentioned it MIGHT be something wrong with the Italian League contract AI. 2nd was the ridiculously cheap Argentinians. They also said it is a known issue. About players retiring early, I'm not sure whether it has been notified. Interesting enough in my game, I got Pirlo retiring around 43/44 years old. Its possible, but still interesting. So please, do report on bug forum.
  13. Get a better player? Plus its difficult to judge base on just 1 game. My false 9 scores around 25-30 goals per season and he top the charts for assists and key passes in the league. My team goals a spread between the front 3.
  14. Honestly wanted to try this formation for my next save. Thanks for confirming this formation is actually workable. Gonna try it really soon!
  15. That is correct. When you Hold Position defensively, you are telling the players not to make any forward runs. Therefore, when you have a core of 3-4 players Hold Position, you would be less prone to counter attacking. The Player would be very incline to hold Formation, not committed to dive into tackle (unless the player has the PPM), while waiting for support from teammates while keeping opposition at bay. When you use a combination of Stopper+Cover, they do not Hold their position automatically, as the Stopper would be the first aggressor to attack incoming ball, and the Defense Cover would cover any lose ball. On the other hand, you could also use Hold Position for attacking players, which I believe, is different. You might want to have a player who act as a pivot to move the ball around, which would be a good choice for less mobile players, but with good passing ability.
  16. Selamat Siang Pak! Interestingly I just saw 2 Premier League game with scores of 10-1 and 7-2 just now. Just 2 months in the game after patch, so maybe it is too early to say. It is possible in football
  17. Err, im reading lack of goals on the thread. Hope that wont happen to me. Playing Nottingham Forest, 8th season Played 8 games so far after patch. Won 7 lost 1. Scored 22, conceded 6. Got 10 WCPs in my team though. I also use several exploitable things in the game I can report that I am very happy with the attacking build up and varied type of chance. Even when opposition scored I can say what a wonderful goal. Good Job guys!
  18. (I gave this comment on steam last month. it is working well still, so hopefully can help some people here) Before that, let me run a background of myself. Played Championship Manager since the first edition came out. I didnt want to play every edition because it is just bad for life, so usually ill play every 2 years edition. However, last edition that i played FM was 2012. Much have changed. Like many of you, i got excited when i got the game during Beta. Tried Leeds, first friendly i got thrashed 5-2 by a team i cant even pronounce or remember. Next game with another minnows i lost 4-1. Read on discussions here many were complaining on the defenders, so I only played again last Thursday. Took Nottingham Forest this time. Not as bad as Leeds, but my team struggle to control ANY games, be it friendly or competitive games. I'll be honest, I reload so many times to understand the game better, and also just furious with the team defending. In the end, again, ill be honest here, I just took vacation 60% of the time, and the results were fantastic. Did it until the season ended, got promoted, but obviously this is no way to play the game. This is not Assistant Football Manager. Then suddenly I remember that in FM2012, there is a slider that controls how much your player should be creative, push up, etc. Why did they remove it? My bad, after replaying the game, it is actually there, under Tactics -Players Tab. Also if you click any of the players on formation, you could change the Personal Instructions as well. Now, in my opinion, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Step 1: SET YOUR CORE I set on personal instruction 4-2-3-1 Wide, with 2 Central Midfielders, standard, Flexible - Central Defender Stopper, Press More & Hold Position Central Defender Cover, Press Less & Hold Position Deep Lying Playmaker, Defend Hold position (automatic) Central Midfielder, Defend Hold position (automatic) In this formation, I use blocks of 4-6, with 4 "static" players 4-1-2-2-1, with 2 wingers, standard, structured, Offside Trap Central Defender Defend, Hold Position Central Defender Defend, Hold Position Deep Lying Playmaker, Defend Hold position In this formation, I use blocks of 3-7, with 3 "static" players 4-4-2. Attacking, flexible (i rarely use though) Central Defender Stopper, Press More & Hold Position Central Defender Cover, Press Less & Hold Position Deep Lying Playmaker, Defend Hold position (automatic) In this formation, I use blocks of 3-7, with 3 "static" players So the first thing to do is to make sure your players are in sufficient defensive position and hold a firm structure. You can change the other personal instructions as you see fit. Step 2: DO NOT USE CLOSE DOWN MORE/LESS in TEAM INSTRUCTIONS! I have a believe that once you set on Close Down More/Less, it sets for the WHOLE TEAM, which is why defending looks so disorganize. I've been using these 2 steps since Sunday Evening, starting with friendlies and I've seen MASSIVE IMPROVEMENTS on Defense. I'm not sure the hotfix today further help the erratic defence, but I already saw improvements since Sunday Evening. (since hotfix, most of the time defense did ok, but of course, will still leak goals occasionally) It is also very pleasing to watch my team break down attack and counter quickly. The only problem I have now is I cant stop playing These are the competitive results since I started using these two Steps: Sunderland 1-0 Milwall 2-1 Everton 1-1 Tottenham 1-1 Aston Villa 1-1 Everton 2-2 (Capital Cup, loss on penalties) Chelsea 0-1 Wolves 3-1 Swansea 1-0 Stoke 2-0 Man City 5-2 (they got a player sent off late 1st half) Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool 1-0 As you can see, results were realistic (though i must admit im winning too much, maybe its still early, but im 3rd now). I do expect to be beaten eventually. Only have 3 Good Premiership Player Standard in my team. I got crazy results in my first season. 6-4, 5-3. leading 3-0 then conceded all 3 (still, Arsenal got that recently), but 1 thing for sure, defense does not seem ridiculous anymore, and in some games I am dominating, especially home games. I almost gave up playing after season 1. Well, this work for me, hope it will help for you. And thus, in my game, I can say with certainty there is nothing wrong with the game tactics, and having a great time
  19. Back to the OP's topic, does this happen on lower league? I've seen striker stopping the ball for no reason, but occasionally defender chasing back to win the ball, but I think it works on both side. I think the ME is not capable of displaying correctly what is really happening. So far my team have several great pacy dribblers, so I don't see the issue that often.
  20. Had to be Paul Moores from FM12. I played as Sheffield United, but I used random generated name for that save. He was a regen that I bought from Blackburn around 4th or 5th season. As others here, I found it difficult to play on after he retired at 38 years old. Throughout his career, he scored more than 1000 goals, including 213 goals for England with 212 caps. I think he scored more than 60 goals for 5 season. He became my team coach though he wasn't that good. I got sentimental on him For FM2015, Im having great fun & attachment with Guido Vadala Scored a total 62 goals in his first two season, but he is an AM that I converted to False Nine Striker, so he scores a lot and provide assists and second assists as well. Loves the way he glide away from defenders. Such fun watching him.
  21. You would know the subject better, HUNT3R. It could be CA. Honestly I'm quite happy with this as I prefer some randomness in the system. I had my chief scout follow another boy for 3 months and he said this player has WCP, but I wasn't convinced, so I ask 2 more different scouts and they said only Good Premiership player. So I suppose the answer that it does not change. Would be great though if there is such system when a player abilities increase slightly due to great form and increase in confidence from success.
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