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  1. Struggling to get any of my strikers in a rich vein of goal scoring form in this save but it doesn't really seem to be making too much of an impact on my team as we are solid defensively. It's now the second week of November and I've only conceded 3 goals this season, none in the League and De Gea has just passed 1000 mins without conceding, again :p.

    And then this happens :p


  2. It depends how the opponent decides to play when they lose a man. If they go to a 4-3-2 or other narrow formation I'll try to play wider and at a faster pace to try and expose thier weakness in wide areas, if they go to a 4-4-1or similair then I'll try to keep the ball and tire the opponent out before going to an attacking style late on if I'm not already ahead.

  3. I've started playing a save with a new formation which I guess qualifies as 'unusual'. It;s loosely a 3-4-3 influenced loosely by Sampoali's tactics at 'La U'.

    Looks kind of like:






    The front 3 basically stay very high up the pitch and look to hit the opponent on the counter, it's pretty fluid with the left sided DC moving forward into midfield if he gets the oppurtunity.

  4. Bought him on FM10 and he was brilliant, wasn't as great on FM11 but this year he has been really good for me so far.

    Managed to pick him up for £8.25m for Man Utd at the end of the first transfer window and have been using him on the left wing as either an Inside Forward(A) or Advanced Playmaker(S) but he has played most of his games for me from an attacking midfield position as a slightly modfied Trequarista. Half way through the first season he has 7 goals and 9 assists in about 19 games (Can't remember exactly).

    His shoting from long range can be a bit annoying at times but you get used to it after he starts to score a couole :p

  5. I think I'm getting too many goals against because of simple passes that go right through my defense. This is what the goal analysis page says:


    What do you think? Maybe I should change my marking system (currently man marking) or put less pressure on the opponent (currently default)?

    You are conceeding a lot of goals from the middle of the park.What formation are you using? How does that compare to the opposition's formation? For example when a man marking 4-4-2 comes up against a 4-3-3/4-5-1/4-2-3-1 type formation there is likely to be an opposition time with lots of time and space on the ball.

    Changing to zonal marking may help, as may lowerin ght eclosing down on your central midfielders so they don't push up too far leaving gaps btween them and the defense.

  6. Finally started a save I', going to stick with so I thought why not post a bit of an update on my first few months of the season.

    Transfers In:

    Sime Vrsaljko - Dinamo - £4.3m

    Gabriel Araújo - Cruzerio - £2.8m

    Lucas Digne - Lille - £2.2m

    Lorenzo Crisetig - Inter - £675k

    Yaya Sanogo - Auxerre - £1.9m

    Oliver Markoutz - Bayern - £1.7m

    Adam Campbell - Newcastle - £1.5m

    Iuri Madeiros - Sporting - £275k

    James Rodriguez - Porto - £8.75m

    Transfers Out:

    Park Ji-Sung - PSG - £5.5m

    Mame Biram Diouf - Napoli - £3.6m

    Dimitar Berbatov - PSG - £8m

    Tomasz Kuszczack - Malaga - £500k

    Larnell Cole - MK Dons - loan

    Sam Johnstone - Shrewsbury - loan

    Reece Brown - Southend - loan

    Tom Thorpe - Exeter - loan

    I bought in quite a lot of young players and dealt with a lack of quality in depth in the left wing position with the addition of Rodriguez who can also play in attack midfield.


    I'm using the 4-2-3-1 tactic I was developing on FM11 and so far it's working pretty well.

    GK: David De Gea - Sweeper Keeper - Support

    DR: Rafael - Wing Back - Attack

    DC: Nemanja Vidic - Centre Back - Defend

    DC: Rio Ferdinand - Centre Back - Defend

    DL: Patrice Evra - Wing Back - Attack

    MCr: Darren Fletcher - Ball-Winning Midfielder - Defend (slightly adapted)

    MCl: Anderson - Deep-lying Playmaker - Support (With added Runs from Deep)

    AMR: Nani - Iniside Forward - Attack

    AMC: Wayne Rooney - Trequarista - Attack (modifed to have increased run from deep and close down more)

    AML: Ashley Young - Inside Forward - Attack

    STC: Javier Hernandez - Poacher - Attack

    Early season injuries to Rooney and Patrice Evra have meant that Rodriguez, Morrison and Araújo have got more games so far than I expected them to but they are coping really well, so well in fact that I'm dreading the return of Rooney and Evra as it means it will be harder to choose :/. Hernandez has been a beast up front as usual, netting 12 goals in 10 games so far however my other strikers are struggling a bit. Pogba has had a few games but has not been to great as of yet and Fabio has made a couple of decent performances for me in as a central midfielder (although his PM's aren't the best for that position).

    Had some good results so far including a 5-2 win over Leverkusenand a 3-1 win over City in the Community Shield however I did lose 2-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge :(. I'm currently sitting top of the league (2 points ahead of Everton) and fully intend to stay here for the rest of the season.

  7. I swear Ravel Morrsion is a beast, even in the first season. His stats aren't great but so far for me this season he has made 1(3) appearences and got 2 assists and an average rating of 7.53 which included an absolutely brilliant performance against leverkusen in the Champions League (rating 9.30) where he was unluck not to score and could have had, If Hernandez/Nani's finishing was slightly better another couple of assists.

  8. For me it's still to hard to get centre-backs to move wider, too many times for my liking all 3 centre backs are all within 10 yards of each other and wide players are still to keen to drop back level with the centre-backs. Tbh I'm slightly dissapointed SI haven't tried to make the 3-man defence work a little harder but I guess it will take some quite complex programing to allow the centre backs to 'roam' in a defensive sense.

  9. There’s also been a big improvement in the way names are generated for all youth players, particularly in countries where there are lots of regions and names tend to be region specific.

    This is a really good change (hopefully) as in my 2020 game there are 4 members of the Brazil first 11 all called Da Silva, some more variation would be more than welcome.

    It's nice to see national 'traits' aswell as this is something that I think will add to the game. However I hope that there maybe some way to change and modify those traits through the actions of the national teams and/or the big clubs in the countries leagues otherwise I fear that the game, especially at international level, may become quite stale with countries like Spain and Germany dominating with thier higher technical ability over other nations.

  10. Hey MinisterMan cheers for all your hard work, I just had a quick look through the Premier League clubs and found these 'errors';

    To solve the "missing loans" issue, delete the Players.dbc file as it slipped in accidently, this file simply removes loans and injuries so is conflicting with Players and Staff Changes.dbc

    'Solved' apart from these two, (The Reece Brown loan is an odd one as is it such a short duration)

    Asamoah Gyan loaned to Al-Ain for the season

    Reece Brown loaned to Doncaster till Spetember 16th

  11. I don't think its as much an issue of too many goals but too many shots, my Man Utd team regualrly has more than 30 shots a game (in year 2022) against the top 5 or 6 EPL teams, yet in Man Utd's 8-2 win over Arsenal today Man Utd only took 25 shots...

    In my opinion this also creates an environment where lots of people complain how about strikers miss seemingly very easy chances very regularly.

  12. Finally started my game with the 11.3 patch, took me ages to convince myself that it would be interesting to try and play without using FMRTE and FMScout to ensure I get the best youth players every year.

    Start of the season is going pretty well, had some good results (6-0 win away at Debrecen, 4-2- win over City), aswell as some dissapointing ones (lost CS on penalties and lost 1-0 to West Ham after they scored on the counter in the 91st minute).

    I think the most positive thing though is I seem to have got Rooney playing in a similair role to real life and performing well to boot ( 10 goals and 2 assists in 10 games with 7.75 avg rating).

    I'm not far into the season yet but already thinking about who is going to replace Scholes next year, I'm going to follow Andrea Poli, Ever Banega and Toni Kroos through the season and see what kind of deals I can magic up for them in the summer.

  13. I'd like to see us given the ability to dictate the name on the back of a players shirt without having to give them nicknames. In real life some players have massively long names which wouldn't be able to fit on a shirt so are given nicknames for the back of thier shirts eg. Błaszczykowski from Dortmund has 'Kuba' on the back of his shirt.

    In my long term save for example Barcelona have a player called Jesus Fernandez Fernandez and Fernandez Fernandez shows up above his head on the ME, I just think it would be both easier and look nicer if the player had the ability to change that without having to use nicknames, which are player specific and to me personally are annyoing in the Team Sheet.

    Would also help when you have many players called tthe same thing. Again on my long term save the first choice Brazil team contains 2 players both called 'Da Silva' and one D Silva, again its incredibly annoying/confusing when you are watching the game.

  14. One more stupid question.....

    I am playing with Inside forwards that are working relatively well. However, I am concerned that constantly cutting inside is killing off the dpace for Fabregas to run into. Therefore I am looking at the settings of 'wide play'. What does 'normal' mean? A mix of all of the others?

    Afaik, it means niether rather than all of the others. My experience is that with normal players either tend to stick to what thier PPMs would have them do or they just drift into space when and if it becomes available. Not sure though I may be wrong.

  15. After Spending nearly £50million in 18 months on youth players it seems that it has paid off. My youth team had started to become stale and hadn't ptoduced anyone worthy of mention for nearly 4 years so I took it open myself to invest heavily.

    It definately paid off and on the 12th of May 2018 the u18's rounded off thier perfect season with a 5-0 drubbing of thier Scouse counterparts.

    u18's Table:


    u18's Squad:


    The stand out performers where deinately my German Axiz of Schnitzer-Basturk getting 41 goals and 56 assists between the two of them !!!!

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