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    Looking for players to join my fm08 game

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  1. I had this when I had state of the art youth facilities! Luckily they didn't sack me
  2. Might be wrong but I think it's something to do with randomness
  3. Thanks From your testing in the beta, would you say 4-4-2 is still the way to go? I've been trying 1 striker with no success so far
  4. Would be nice to have something to use as a base just so I've got a general idea of what is working in the beta. First post in here, thanks for the tactics
  5. It seems to me that goals scored in league games are capped over the season so that the numbers match the leagues average goals over the season in real life. Its obvious because in friendlies/cup games for me, players seem to do what they're being asked to do. For example in a friendly a winger will cut back / cross for a striker in the box, compared to a league game where he will 9/10 shoot into the side netting so that you dont score too many goals. I've just gone from winning 1-0 in the league missing countless chances to winning 7-0 in the champions league, and i believe its because there isnt this 'cap' on the team limiting the goals scored so its not too unrealistic compared to real life. I actually broke the record for the most goals scored in the europa league by the 2nd leg of the quarter final!!! Hope that makes sense
  6. I changed my wing backs to full backs support and added get forward. Essentially the same instructions as a wing back just without runs wide with the ball, I think that is what causes them to dribble to the byline and shooting into the side netting. They seem to play how I want them to now, worth a try.
  7. I can't enjoy this game at all at the moment, I'm sure these have all been brought up already but the two big problems are: * Goalkeepers make a save and then are stuck in position unable to save any rebound shot * Crosses are too effective with the majority of goals coming from them Until these problems with the match engine are fixed I simply can't enjoy any matches and find it hard to believe that this is the full release and not the beta
  8. Now I've got a good team I have won 10 trophies in the past 2 seasons with Derby... A bit too easy now with this tactic lol
  9. Another thing I didn't mention aswell as the opposition instructions - If the other team are making chances slip the defense to deeper or standard... and if your playing away in a tough game start on deeper and standard mentality - change to counter if needed
  10. I now set opposition instructions at close down both wingers and show the rm to the left side and lm onto the right side and defensively it is much better
  11. I've got to say after several miserable attempts at making my own tactics and downloading other created tactics this is the one that I've found works the best. I would say the only flaw to this tactic is the amount of goals you concede from wingers getting past the wing backs and crossing it in for an unmarked striker. I've tried tweaking the player instructions a bit to prevent it but still the vast majority of goals that you concede are like this. I set my wing backs to man mark the wingers a few times which did actually improve it but they were less of a threat going forward. Sill, the best tactic I have used on FM14. It has the right balance and you play some great football at times. I have won the FA Cup, Community Shield, Europa League x2, Super Cup and last season finished 2nd by 1 point to qualify for the Champions League with Derby (I'm sure Mordax won't be happy with that lol)
  12. That makes sense, thanks for the reply!
  13. I'm in my 5th season managing Derby and I have a lot of young players with high potential in my team. I have noticed that the potential star rating for a lot of them has declined season on season, I just want to know what I am doing wrong for this to happen. My training facilities and youth facilities have been upgraded and are now top for both, and my junior coaching is excellent. I also have at least 4* training for each training type. The best example of this happening is Mason Bennett, he started off with 4.5* potential and now at the age of 21 he has 1.5* potential. I played him regularly while I was in the championship and have loaned him out so he played more once I was promoted to the Prem. Has this happened to anyone else before and what have I done wrong for this to happen?
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