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Everything posted by Wavelberry

  1. When I get a mo I think I'm gonna try a midfield of with a Treq up front. ENG WP, AP, RPM, WP DLP
  2. I've managed to get one working with DLP, RPM and AP (DM two CMs) which was defensively solid but lacked goals. Wondering if you put wide playmakers in whether it would become too messy and then whether there are any ball magnet forward roles.
  3. Does anyone reckon they could get a tactic working with as many players as they can being playmakers? I mean every midfielder pretty much could be one. Could it work? Anyone got any theories?
  4. The last time I could get one to work properly was on FM18. Took that tactic to 19 and 20 and had to change it up as it didn't play anywhere near the same.
  5. I've got Lewwis Spence playing for my Hornchurch side atm and he is rated 1.5 stars at 33 years old and is my top pass completionist and assister. Time an again it needs saying that star ratings mean not much. If a player performs in your system then he should stay.
  6. Charlton going down. Get Scott Parker signed. Also no surprise to see you sign Billy from Crewe. IIRC John Welsh turns out very good on this game too.
  7. Cool. Can't wait to Phil Neville my way to a top job and underwhelm.
  8. Playing without a DM or a midfielder with any defensive responsibilities was probably also a bit dumb. Almost like someone who comes on these forums with a mint team and all mezzalas in midfield and are like 'why I no win?'. Nice to see that even Pep falls into the same old traps tbh.
  9. Of course Italy's premier sports paper is running a story on where a 7th division footballer in England might be off
  10. This gets to the nub of it because CA changes in a save seem to follow the same model more often than not. There is not much variety in journies towards a players full potential
  11. I have many DMs in my team so what you would say to the tweaks DM (BWM) SV(S) and the AM being a second striker?
  12. October 2022 Update It's Cup season again so a chance for some young 'uns to make a name for themselves etc... It wasn't really a time for young uns as George Purcell is still proving to be a legend. Anyways we started with a clinical dissection of Lewes with Ellis getting his first goal of the season along with Solomon. We then had a ding-dong battle away at Kingstonian where I was happy to claim a point and then did the same against Folkestone but this time the irrepressible George slammed in a late winner. 7 outta 9 in the league was great and now it was time for cup duty. Grantham are steady at level 7 so were never going to be push overs and the game looked for all the world like it was going to head into extra time but an injured Giddens was the best player so I was never gonna take him off and was rewarded with a last minute winner. We then went to Rookery Hill to take on East Thurrock with a Second XI side and were 2-0 down until Ellis came on at RW and nearly got us back into it; Tony got his first of the season. We then finished at home in the FA trophy which saw Daniel get his first goal of the season. We conceded early and were shocking for the first 30 minutes but got steadily better and when George Purcell did what he does: coming on for the second-half of extra-time, winning a free-kick that got the opposition player sent-off and then delivered the ball... Raed was there to head it home and us into the next round. Another rollercoaster of a month. The seven points see us in a nice upper/mid position so far. The team is playing pretty well although Alex Osborn's poor performances have seen him dropped so Solomon has a real chance of making that role his own again. Thought the previous two months were manic? Hooo boy we're in for it now with Leatherhead and Enfield the stand-out difficult fixtures in a seven game month. We've also got a tricky but winnable cup tie against a resurgent Tonbridge and an absolute bastard of an away game at National League Barrow in the Trophy. We'll know a lot more about some of these boys by the time we open that first door on the 2022 advent calendar.
  13. Yeah, I full expect them to get revenge in the next game which is... next.
  14. Hey Francis, didn't take me too long to come across this bug again as my side are ill-disciplined morons. Have uploaded a file called 'red card discipline fail' with the news item before I've selected any options. It still happens as I had a red card three games before and selected to fine and it said 'you have decided not to fine X player...'
  15. September 2022 Update Said it would be a hot start and boy was I not wrong... This month had everything: 2 red cards, falling apart, staying solid and only one game where we were actually professional. Managing this club is severely bad for my health. We started against Burgess Hill in a game we dominated and should've won but got done by a late long ball. The derby came next and we actually turned in a display of supreme professionalism with Harry Gibbs getting his first ever goal for the club and Gorgeous George wrapping it up. Next came St Albans where we lost Fabian Walker to an early red card (the idiot) and battered them on xG... so of course we conceded a 93rd minute which saw a shot blocked in the box fall to their player in the d which saw a shot blocked and fall to a player outside the box who, of course, scored an absolute humdinger. We then went to Tonbridge and went 3-0 up would you believe before nearly throwing it away. We managed to squeeze a win and the game was notable for Courtney Dundas' first goal for the club. Cray had hammered Margate 8-2 in the game before coming to The Bridge and took an early lead but we pegged them back through Ruffles only to see them go 2-1 up just before the break. A red card for them meant we camped the second half and George dispatched a pelanty for a draw which was the least we deserved. The final game of the month took us to Bishops Stortford where Tim Johnson decided to get himself an early red card this time. Courtney Dundas got us an equaliser just before his red and this time we managed to hold out. Phew. What a month. Nine points in the nascent table which is around what I expected but I in no way expected us to get them the way we did. Our professional performance against Romford has been put into perspective by their start and Tonbridge have been terrible for a team predicted to fight for the title. As for us Courtney Dundas has settled well at SV but Tim Johnson was on report before his red card so he will now be dropped for a while and other players will be given the opportunity to make RB their own. After the madness of all those games crammed into just 17 days October gives us a bit of light relief although the games aren't much easier with a trip to title favourites Kingstonian on the cards. It's cup season as well so a chance for some of the fringier players to get a game or two.
  16. I seem to not have an assists historically. Just checked my team history for the last two seasons and I have no-one down as lead assister... anyone else seen this?
  17. Pre-Season 2022 Update With two more senior players in Louis Ramsey and Rickie Hayles leaving we've certainly turned over a fair few players in the last 14 months but we're probably a lot more stable than we were with the youth now staking their claims and having had another season under their belts. This is pretty much the first XI at the moment with Mott and Dundas the biggest battle at SV. Mott had a poor pre-season so was dropped for the last few games but he has got goals for the U23s so may well start the first game of the season. Other than that we're pretty settled to start with. A pretty wild pre-season in places. We eased to the Horny Chalice and were outclassed away at Dulwich before Callum grabbed all the goals against the teams we should've beaten. The 4-3 against Chelmsford was a good and memorable result and we followed it up with a good win at home against Boston before being outclassed by National League Barnet. We won the last two games fairly comfortably which points, to me, to another steady midtable season. We beat who we should, got a couple of decent underdog results and took a few batterings too. Standard. The squad has potential and we have some decent cover in some positions. George Purcell is still here which is great for goal scoring and developmental reasons. Predicted 21st due to the quality of the squad which must mean Brightlingsea's team are absolute *****. Kingstonian are favourites to go straight back up. We've been asked to avoid relegation by the board which is fine by me. Not the easiest set of opening fixtures. Burgess Hill have caused us trouble and an early derby against Romford isn't particularly welcome. We face play-off fancied St Albans and Tonbridge before a possibly kinder end to the month. Gonna be a hot start and I'd be happy with 10 points quite frankly or maybe even 7. Either way it's time we started again...
  18. Okay, I have a side that is expected to do poorly in the 7th tier and have just played higher division Chelsmford in a friendly with a tweaked version and the counter-attacking was pretty damned good... Made a lot of good opportunities and have changed the Treq to a SS because I wasn't getting anything from them as a Treq and have removed the playmaker role as it really wasn't working either. Lots of the best stuff came from my RM combo and I stuggled to get my wingback into the game until I focused play down there and looked for an underlap. Still a work in progress though.
  19. Well it depends. If you lost horribly to a team you should beat on paper (always check odds) then be harsh at the end. If you narrowly losing to sides equivalent or better then unlucky them. Take the pressure off if you can. All greens doesn't mean it's a good talk btw. What is going on when you look at your club atmosphere and team cohesion.
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