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  1. Same issue here everyone is facing, not sure how the packages work. I am in Vanarama North and have the lowest package for the my league only but it only has 30 players in which half of them my scouts already know so it I am not sure its worth paying for. I think the package should show more players from the league intended. My scouts dont seem to find many players as it did in FM17. Not sure if this is due to the fact they have low stats (player ability = 12 , potential ability =12). Maybe someone with better scouts let us know if hes having the same issue. On a side note I like it is mo
  2. That is about right as I bought him first season with Manchester United for £110m. Scored a goal on his debut. really enjoy seeing him and Lukaku upfront.
  3. Glad one of my suggestions made it through to FM18. Managing Manchester United and during philosophies meeting and for the first time the club stood firm on playing attacking football and develop youth players through youth system. As I tried removing the philosophies but they rejected the request. Now this makes it very interesting to have to adapt to different philosophies of different clubs.
  4. I think Football Manager has improved a lot from what it was before. Does it still need polishing and improving? Yes very much. I think in terms of a football game its a matter of keep improving each year for ever as it will never be 100% perfect. Now looking at it from another perspective. Is the game tactics screen intentionally made easier so that the average Joe can enjoy the game instead of just the Football experts? Or is the new tactics screen more realistic by having player roles, visual team instruction screen rather than a slider ? I think its a bit of both and the answer
  5. The club philosophy that has been added in recent versions of the game are great but I feel that they need more emphasis and more additions. What I mean by emphasis is make it more difficult to remove certain philosophies during negotiating a contract. Right now it is very easy to just remove them all and not add more responsibility. It seems unless you as a manager prefer to play a certain philosophy you can have it without the club having a hard say on it. I would prefer some clubs stand firm on some philosophies to force the manager to adapt to different philosophies. Some types
  6. Just a thought that crossed my mind is how much far away are we from seeing photo realistic graphics during the 3D match engine. With the very fast improvement in graphics in the game each year plus the fast growing technology I dont think it would be impossible to reach that level of realism. Not that it is what the game developers would want from the game itself nor many of the costumers who still love the 2D engine. Its just a matter of if the developers wanted to implement it correctly when would that be possible in scale of time. lets say in years? Would definitely be something inter
  7. I have been thinking of new challenge story mode that can be implemented in the game. This can be easily added as a challenge but with much more details to it. Rather than just having a "try to survive relegation" or "injury crisis" it can have details such as "limit player signings to 4 per season, or even cant buy player over the age of 25. or a challenge with a specific team or league " There are so many scenarios that can be added here. This kind of scenario is also very realistic to real life football as many clubs do have these restrictions on managers. These scenarios can also be long t
  8. I believe there are certain tactics that have performed really well in most Football Manager versions. Some formations and teams instructions also really do well in most versions. Here is the link to full article I got this theory from. I do believe it has some merit. http://footballmanagerzone.com/football-manager-tactics/
  9. The tiki taka needs a more fluid system. Also roaming movement is needed. Although this would require smart high technical players to perfect. There is a great video about how to implement the tiki taka here worth a watch. [video=youtube;tLHoyrCpLxE]
  10. I agree with Rashidi that you have imbalance in the mentality and duty of players. A suggestion would be to have your attacking midfielder on support to link the misfield with attack more. This will cause more attacking depth and choices for a pass will be closer and not too isolated. Also having so many players in midfield need to have forward runs to help in attack. Arriving late at the box will get you some goals here and there. There is a good video explaining all this here will help you with attacking movement and score more goals. [video=youtube;qKjIT0r9_Ks]
  11. I do change tactics depending at the payers I have but also have favourite tactics that I don't change from most of the times. For example I like the 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 but I would never at any circumstance play with 3-5-2 or 5-3-2 or 5-4-1. What I am pointing out is you should be flexible but play with something you like and believe in. Here is a video guide I like about playing wide and how to capitalize on crosses.
  12. It really depends on the team you have. If you have a tall strong striker floating crosses makes sense. While if you have a quick poacher striker drilled crosses are better. The same goes with cross from deep and byline. Having a good winger with dribbling skills make him go to the byline. I think this video will be helpful to understand the types of crosses and effectiveness. [video=youtube;Z6P89KlnzrM]
  13. There is a video guide on how to apply width and wingers to help in attack I have seen today. It is helpful using arrows and movement of players. [video=youtube;u5aOeo_xD30]
  14. I used to play a lot using the 4-2-3-1. Recently though I started with a balanced 442 and the results were amazing actually. First I scored more goals. Second The attacking options and play was much better. The trick is to find the balance in midfield to cover for the extra striker. I suggest having one midfielder on attack, then two on support and one on defend.
  15. The only logical reason is that you might have one of your staff controlling the training. Go to responsibilities and check if you are the one to control training or not. Otherwise any change you make should stay they same. I just watched a good general guide for training and it had some good tips.
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