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  1. I used 4-1-1-3-1, 4-2-2-2 and 4-2-3-1. I used attacking mentality, hard tackling and short passing. I am playing man city and got C Ronaldo, Messi, Neymer, Ganso, Arguero, Dezko, Tevez and Y Toure, Nasri and D silva. Even with that kind of squad, I'm having trouble scoring as well, getting lots of 1-0 or 0-0 draw even against just promoted team or mid table team. I don't see much tinkering in the tactics either aside from switching formation, etc...
  2. I've been playing FM since the CM era (CM3, 4 i guess... can't remember name) and been playing every other years of the FM series. Even then, I'm in the same position as the OP where I think FM has become too complex and way to many micro-management to go through a season. I tried the demo version of FM 12 this year, but never bought it not because it is a bad game or anything, but because I find that my schedule doesn't fit the way FM gameplay has evolve anymore. I can only commit a couple of hours at most a day, and it will take about 2 weeks to a month to finish a season. Having said that, I tried FMH this year since it just came out yesterday. I heard it's a stripped down version of FM series, and my initial thought is that the reduced features will be a perfect fit for me. But having played it for a half a day, I found the FMH version doesn't even have half of what the regular FM series offer. The tactics is basically a joke and you can't have much control on it. And I'm used to the motivational aspect of the half-time team talk, touchline shout from FM11 that I find myself at a lost when I need to hold possession or chasing a goal down at half time. The only plus that I get out of the FMH version is the training where i don't have to give much thought about it and don't need to worry about it much. Even then, I would love to have some custom schedule for young players, etc in the training. Overall, I don't think I would even buy FMH version on a PC if SI manage to make one. But like someone suggested earlier in the thread, there should be much more delegation tasks given to assman. Some that I can think of are: - Press handling (already there :) and thanks god it's already there... I'd go crazy if I have to answer the same set of questions every day) - Training (Maybe not given to the assman entirely but should be able to automatically switch between pre-season, normal-season, just come out of injury, squad status change like youth player promoted to 1st team, etc) - Scouting : maybe assman can handle scouting more if we can give him a task like continuously search youth players, search a certain position, search free players, etc and he will manage the scout assignment for me. The staff meeting sometime suggests me with some players, but as of it is right now, those are useless IMO. - Better contract handling by assman - Assman handling staff contract?? Prevent it from other clubs poaching, renew contract, etc. - Bi-weekly or monthly staff meeting?? Sometime, I find it annoying on some items. Maybe we can select which category to discuss and which to be handled by assman as an option. This would pretty much leave me to the tactical and player signing aspect of the game and I can enjoy the game much more after the initial setup via assman. I play FM because I like the tactical tweaking of the game but if I have to micro-manage every single things on the game, I'll eventually lost interest in it as I have already been, so I think we need an option to leave those tasks to assman for casual player like OP and I but for those hard-core fans, they can also enjoy every single things that are already implemented in the FM without the help of the assman.
  3. I think our real life world has a bug. I don't think it's possible for Man Utd to be out of the last 16 in the CL. They were in a rather easy group and it's impossible, especially as a last year finalist, to lose the group stage of CL. FM!!! please fix this!!!!
  4. I once saw Germany manager just resigned right after they qualify for WC top of the group because he thinks the team need a new manager... Sound quite weird lol
  5. 701 hours... I can't believe I spent that much time.
  6. I also remember in one of those old FIFA game (97 or 98 perhaps??) that you can turn off foul and injury, then you can just take control of your striker and keep tackling on the GK all the way outside the field :D it's so hilarious
  7. That's what I do on PES too... when I start to lose badly, I just go out to get all the red and it's way more fun than scoring
  8. This is the first time I get to see my opponents get 3 players sent off :D but what do you know.. .they got Joey Barton Anyone else got like 4 or 5 red from a team?? What's the rule to get the match stopped after so many red? Is it 5 red from one team? Uploaded with ImageShack.us
  9. Pictures say it all :-D Best FM Story in this forum :D http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/226303-By-popular-request-The-quot-recreate-your-last-goal-in-MS-Paint-quot-thread
  10. I'd check on other background processes. I don't have that kind of setup but when i'm running some other virtual machines that are memory and hard drive intensive, the match engine gets jerky. It might not be your graphic setting.
  11. @evora69 Actually, the other GK are eligible. I know at least one other guy is eligible because R Madrid put Adan as their substitute GK. So, they must have registered him and he's not out injured or anything. @scholes=legend: Yup, I won 3-1. :) And here's another problem I found. When I go back and look at the match again, it sometimes generate a player from other country instead of the actual grey player who played. If I keep reloading the save even after the match, I get different GKs. Doesn't really matter much though because the match is already played but the game didn't save which grey GK who actually played. It just put a GK randomly.
  12. 1st season CL final against R Madrid. They fielded a good team but between the stick, there's a chinese player. I didn't quite recognize the name, because I was expecting Casillas, so I look at their team squad, and I was thinking if that guy is a new signing or something. Of course, I noticed Casillas was injured but there are 2 other GK like Durek and Adan to play but they chose to use a grey out player instead. I have Spain as view only league, but my opinion is that shouldn't they at least select their 2nd choice keeper to play instead of a new guy?
  13. Thanks. I noticed the change in expectation in January on my other save, but I never have the luck of getting extra transfer budget without even asking and also getting it in November when the transfer windows are closed. :)
  14. Just started Arsenal with patch 11.3 DB a week ago. First, I get like $30M (US Dollar) for a title challenge goal. I was happy with what I got given that Arsenal was never big on transfer market. So, I basically spent every single penny that was given to me :-D Not even half way through the season, around November, I got a message saying the board decided to grant me additional transfer budget of $72M on top of the $30M. Heck, I was even trying to check my calendar to see if it's some April fool joke that some people are talking about. So, I took my opportunity and sign up a few more players, including Ganso. Then, January comes, the board ask me to choose the season expectation again, because i'm sitting 1st on the table with a couple points gap. I still chose title challenge anyway. The title winner goal will give me extra $8M budget but I don't want to risk myself :-D Then after a few days, the board send me a message again, and just hand me in another $8.25M transfer budget. So, it just total about $110M transfer budget in a season. I check the finance page and they only have about $170M in the balance at the beginning, with a lot of debts. They must have really liked me to just give me all those $$$$ :-D Time to go for a shopping spree!!! :-D :-D :-D Is it something the Arsenal board always does or am I just being lucky???
  15. Also, the player I tested has rather high potential and I'm playing at R Madrid which has highest or close to highest possible training facility. So, that might factor in as well.
  16. As far as individual training goes, I tried it with a young striker at age 18 to improve his acceleration and pace from 10. After like 5 or 6 seasons with quickness as individual training and heavy aerobic, his acceleration and pace goes up by 4 or 5 points, now lying at 14 or 15 at age 24. So, I'm guessing attribute rise about 1 point average per season. For technical attribute, it might be higher but I doubt it will go up more than 2 points per season for each category. The attribute improvement probably will spread across the board IMO depending on his training workload in each category. And for individual training, I'm guessing it would probably improve less than 1 attribute point per season, but this is just my observation.
  17. I just started with Arsenal on 11.3 and Arsenal indeed struggles away from home, getting knocked out of league cup by Villa and thrashed 3-0 by Benfica. So, I now used 1 DMC 2 MC in the midfield with a 451 for away game with standard mentality, instead of Control mentality. It seems to help and get me some good result lately, so maybe you can try it. When getting into a game for 15 -30 minutes and my team isn't performing as they are supposed to, I try to use TI like "Retain Possession", "Pass to Feet", etc to get ahold of the ball before I start to ask them to attack. Dropping your defensive line deeper, use counter attack and putting Theo Walcott up front helps too. His technical stats may not be too impressive but his speed can sure cause a lot of trouble on the break. For my home game, I use 2MC and 1 AMC with a 451 and Control mentality. And good luck Edit: Also, are you using team blend for your match prep because there are a few players who aren't blend in quite well yet for me in Arsenal. I put team blend during matches and change it to the one I want on match day. Arsenal have quite a few new players and that might also be the problem. Check out what your ass man said during pre match feedback.
  18. Things like this happen anyway even IRL. Go back and check 99 CL final between Bayern vs Man U. It's the classic example. Bayern crusing at 1-0 until the second half injury time, and man u scored 2 in the injury time to win the CL. Even CL finalists can choke in the last minute, and I'm pretty sure they know how to play time wasting as well. Btw, you can't time waste a game if you don't have the ball. So, just because you set your instruction to play time wasting, it won't always work.
  19. I scored twice in 12 seasons, 1 by heading in and 1 by one touch kick. :-D I have all my fullbacks trained to throw long flat bullet throws to do that. Usually though, it either becomes a corner or headed out by an opponent player.
  20. He's saying you might win 2-14 if your players try to shoot instead lol
  21. Also try to save ur game, quit and reload. I had that type of problem several times as well on a different situation even before patch 11.3. When I reject a bid on my player and his agent ask for a salary hike, I cannot reject the request at all. Hit reject button and it just doesn't move forward, and keep asking me to respond. Reload the game solve the problem. If not, try what Torpy suggested. Holiday it
  22. But what if both players had enough time to gel with the team through match prep: team blend? I'm also always curious about how the two players perform, if there's only age difference like a 20 y/o and a 27 y/o. Adding to the argument, what about forms of those players?? If match experience doesn't matter, will there be a difference if one guy is a hot streak and the other isn't?
  23. Replay ME doesn't help IMO. I usually just see 2 players standing in the ball like a normal tackle and sometimes get a yellow, sometimes get a red. Never see a flying karate kick like de jong in the ME so dunno when to appeal or fine.
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