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  1. the 55 counts from the first index of the array passed to the VLOOKUP, which starts on column C.
  2. Made my way through a few of your threads today and I just wanted to say great job! It's been fun reading about your saves and how you play the game. Did you ever share your spreadsheets anywhere? Over the years I've written a number of python scripts and spreadsheets and I'm just looking for ideas on where to go on a new sheet that covers alot of aspects of squad management. Your screenshots look kind of like the best sheet that I can find out there.
  3. @knap personally I would probably just test pretty randomly, and try to get a good mix of formations tested. That way people can play whichever formation they like. It's hard to say exactly what the difference is between the liverpool test and these longer tests without knowing what players are being used in the longer tests. Do they have PPMs? Is their footedness right for IF vs W for instance? All of these things are variables that will cause scatter. But in general, if you're looking to find the "best" tactics the fastest, the plot I made indicates that testing in descending ord
  4. I have a PhD in astrophysics so yeah In the past I have written very complex squad analysis tools for my own use. These days I'm a little less "algorithmic" and I try to play the game more naturally. But in the past I would dump all player attributes, calculate how good each player was for each position, and assign the best 22 automatically without even having to think I don't quite play that way anymore, as I try to make the "thinking" the fun part.
  5. Something I've been curious about as testing results have been coming in is how correlated the new testing results might be with the Liverpool results. In general, they seem to be correlated. Although the Kashmir Kingstonian and 41320 Dark Side of the Moon appear to be outliers. If you remove those, there's certainly a correlation where the better Liverpool tests are doing better in the longer test as well, although there's really still a lot of scatter.
  6. I have kind of stopped dropping mentality earlier than 80 minutes. In my experience nearly every time I drop mentality it invites the opponent to attack more and they're more likely to get back into the game.
  7. @knap Parisienne 4231 wingers and HGF451P107 Curious to see any of the 4231's and 451's (with DR/DL not WBR/WBL) though as that is always going to be my preferred formations.
  8. on the topic of PPMs, it's important to be careful about PPMS like "gets forward whenever possible" with regard to midfielders and mentoring, because most of the tactics have a DLPS somewhere and if you have your AM setting up mentoring, you could get "gets forward" and "runs with ball often" and all kinds of ppms spread all across to people you don't want to have them. It's annoying to the point where I almost prefer that none of my players have ppms related to movement; inside forwards with cuts inside for instance can be a real pain when they pass that ppm around to all of your attacke
  9. yeah I don't know how people do it with AM training either but IMO defensive shape makes a huge difference in terms of players getting back and blocking shots before they get to the keeper in a one-on-one. And since all of these tactics are extreme pressing tactics I think teamwork is pretty important as well. If you notice "pressing" is specifically mentioned as being boosted for the upcoming match. "Match Tactics" is the one I'm least sure about, but it also trains the decisions and teamwork attributes, which is totally fine to load up on IMO. In weeks with 2 matches I will someti
  10. Match prep makes a huge difference, although I actually am not a fan of any of the training schedules that players have released, including the RDF ones for knap's tactics. I actually use the AM recommendation for general training and then add in all the match prep manually. The ones that other players have released have caused me far too many injuries as well as far too many complaints from players. Using the AM as a base then adding on match prep has been far less headaches.
  11. Don't read too much into the defensive stats of the 451, since that's the one I play against better teams and in away matches, naturally it will give up more chances.
  12. lol the 433 DM Wide is the latest HGF 451 here In my 3 tactic slots I have Parisienne on attacking, Parisienne on cautious, and HGF 451 on positive. I play the 451 in most away matches, and the 4231 on attacking in most home matches. As mentioned previously I load up on match prep for every match; my goal is to have match preview/review, attacking movement, defensive shape, teamwork, and match tactics for every game. If there's not enough training segments I prioritize attacking movement and defensive shape. Every two weeks I alternate individual training on all players
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