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  1. The 343 Lpool tactic should be highest scoring but there is very little between the 343s.
  2. pietroaps has been working on a 4231 tactic with wingers based on MIDSOMER. I have just tweaked this and there is now a p100 ALL CUPS version and a P101version. May be interesting to put to the test which is better.
  3. I use attribute masking and Scout Reports rather than Player Filters. Different types of players bring their own uniqueness to a position and can change a game rather than just relying on a specific type of player. With injuries and smaller squads in LL you need to be able make do rather than have total efficiency, even if this could be defined
  4. The optimum version will be the one posted and would recommend as the start tactic, unless you get good results changing. Once a lead is established consider other options if you are not controlling game. A SUS tactics tends to be only useful for last 20 mins. France held out against Belgium but they ended up under pressure
  5. Until the 1st goal or 2 the AI do not open up, which may cause the 1st half frustration. I use mostly FMT which avoids all the interaction rubbish.
  6. Not sure I've posted the top version !!FM18.3BLUEMATTERVO4Knap433P103MUP103.fmf
  7. Artisan's Guide Team Talks A lot of people have sent me quite a few messages about what i do for my team talks and these people are right to want to take this aspect of the game serious. Although it must be said that I have not done directed research on team talks, I have had a lot of experience and will be working off that for this section. So here you go. It might seem a bit much at the start but when you get used to it, you will not need to read this section anymore. It will become intuitive. TRUST ME ! Pre-match Team Talks I usually link this to my teams form and the pre-match analysis comments. Think about the analysis comments as a sort of summary from a TV show like soccer saturday or match of the day. It is definitely more accurate than the numerical odds you get a few days before the game and is usually different. It usually appears on the second screen on match day after the formations screen. Example below. Home Games I listed the some base scenarios that should sort of cover most situations. Listed evry situation is really tedious and I might update it later if need be. Clear Favourites + Good Form : Expect A Performance (Aggresive or Assertive) + Pick Up where Left off for top performers in previous gameFavourite + Decent Form : Expect A Performance (Assertive) or For the Fans (Calm, Assertive)Expected to Draw/Narrow Win + Previous good Game : Usually don't say anything or Pick Up where Left off for top performers in previous game.Expected to loose Heavily: Usually don't say anything or No pressure (calm)Rival Game or Cup Final/Semi: Expect A Performance (Passionate) if in good form or For the Fans (Passionate) in all other situations Away Games Clear Favourites + Good Form : Expect A Performance (Aggresive or Assertive) + Pick Up where Left off for top performers in previous gameFavourite + Decent Form : For the Fans (Calm, Assertive)Expected to Draw/Narrow Win + Previous good Game : Usually don't say anything or Pick Up where Left off for top performers in previous game.Expected to loose Heavily: No pressure (calm)Rival Game or Cup Final/Semi: For the Fans (Passionate) Halftime Team Talk As you would have expected, I link this to the halftime score and also individual performances. But I also link it back to pre match analysis as well to determine the tone that I use. I put players into 3 categories based on there rating (Bad < 6.8), (Average 6.8), (Good > 6.8), (Great > 7.2). I will start with the general team talk the talk about individual afterClear Favourites + Winning by over 2 goals or more: Happy with Football being Played (Assertive)Clear Favourites + Winning by a goal: Things are going well but could be better (Assertive) or Complacency (Calm)Clear Favourites + Drawing: Clear Favourites + Loosing: Expect Better (Aggressive) or Show me something Else (Aggressive)Favourite + Winning by over 2 goals or more: Say Nothing or Happy with Football being Played (Calm)Favourite + Winning by a goal: Say NothingFavourite + Drawing: Expect Better (Assertive)Favourite + Loosing: Expect Better (Assertive, Calm) or Show me something Else (Assertive, Calm)Narrow Win + Winning by over 2 goals or more: Happy with Football being Played (Assertive)Narrow Win + Winning by a goal: Could be better (Calm/Cautious)Narrow Win + Drawing: Could be better (Assertive)Narrow Win + Loosing: Expect Better (Calm)Expected to loose Heavily + Winning by 2 goals or more : Happy with Football being Played (Passionate)Expected to loose Heavily + Winning by a goal : Happy with Football being Played (Calm)Expected to loose Heavily + Drawing: Happy with Football being Played (Calm)Expected to loose Heavily + Loosing: Show me Something Else if loosing heavily (Assertive) + No Pressure if narrowly loosing (Calm) Individual Halftime (Bad < 6.8) : Not Happy With performance (Assertive if Loosing) (Calm if winning)(Average 6.8): No Individual Talk(Good > 6.8) Have faith/there is more to come (Calm)(Great > 7.2): Happy with performance (Assertive) Post Match Follows the same principle for the halftime team and individual team talks
  8. Very good Championship performance as I find that division one of hardest.
  9. If players are plying badly then being more pro active with team talks may help turn the position around. I can post the team talk guide if useful.
  10. For sub top and underdog there is not a huge difference in the away performance of PILGRIMAGE or ARGUS. There is always the option of game management by using different mentalities, however, you may find the approach omrgul has used can be adapted for PILGRIMAGE.or use ARGUS with suggested approach.
  11. Hair Dryer is a very aggressive team talk, probably covered in Artisan's guide to team talks.
  12. Someone sent me their game once as a tactic was not working. The quality of squad was good for the league and there were no apparent management issues. I played the first few games and the team were making mistakes and giving away pens and struggling to get a point. I then started the save again but this time changed Manager and with the same tactic the team were winning games easily no mistakes or pens. Although game variables mean you can get different results by being lucky or unlucky, when with the same tactic and same team the performance of a team is vastly different then one would assume other forces are at work. Last years Reputation test also indicated results were worse as reputation was increased with same team and tactics. If in doubt use the AM for training and team talks/press. I can win league with both Barca(Pilgrimage) and RM (WOF) 343 which are similar to ARGUS but using different team shape. Results with ARGUS appear good
  13. I decided to change to the updated MU squad and test the 442. Basically same result
  14. In past FMs winning tactics tended to have high possession. However this year it is mostly the opposite. 442 Route 66 should work with Barca MIDSOMER P103 442 would be an attacking 442 but may lack possession. However, this can also be used on counter which would increase possession. I would therefore try this tactic and change mentality to increase possession if needed. This would also give you an away tactic. I played this game the other day and even with the AI Barca does not have possession.
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