Vokes

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  1. I'm gonna try a sweeper based approach myself - will be very interesting to see if I can produce one or two Beckenbauer types in a few years time. And Atlanta have one hell of a HYD already in place, Favini, he's got super attributes. They also have a bout 40+ players in their u20s - so I'm gonna ditch everyone under 3 star potential rating, which is a lot atm.
  2. I'm gonna try a sweeper based approach myself - will be very interesting to see if I can produce one or two Beckenbauer types in a few years time. And Atlanta have one hell of a HYD already in place, Favini, he's got super attributes. They also have a bout 40+ players in their u20s - so I'm gonna ditch everyone under 3 star potential rating, which is a lot atm.
  3. With respect to Youth Recruitment Network, I think it goes something like Extensive, Well Established, Established, Above Average, Average... Presumably you can improve it as the club's reputation improves?Great discussion here btw. I'm gonna give this youth approach a go. Atalanta (with their established youth recruitment network) would be an interesting youth project I think.
  4. With respect to Youth Recruitment Network, I think it goes something like Extensive, Well Established, Established, Above Average, Average... Presumably you can improve it as the club's reputation improves?Great discussion here btw. I'm gonna give this youth approach a go. Atalanta (with their established youth recruitment network) would be an interesting youth project I think.
  5. Cool. Not to worry. More for the 'nice to have' list rather than an essential of course.Really liking it so far!
  6. @Marc, would it be feasible to implement some sort of Haptic Feedback in the user interface in a later update? Mainly thinking of the formation screen where it would come in handy as an indicator as to whether I'm dragging a player icon correctly. I have fat fingers, so difficult to see the icons under them
  7. Can see it on the market now!
  8. Uncle_Sam, in previous editions you've advocated a Zonal Marking system for the 4-4-2 Box. But in this thread you're using a Man system. Is this only because of the standard of the division Luverdense are in, and would otherwise use Zonal at a higher level?
  9. After a bit of a break from FM, I've came back to my Roma game over the Xmas period and have, in my 2nd second season, won Seria A again! ..... just barely. Basically it became a 3-way duke-out with the Milanese clubs in the last 2 months with all 3 of us massively inconsistent - losing/drawing an abnormal amount of games. But my Roma team eventually came out on top on the final match day where we finished first above an Inter side had the same points but lost out on the head-to-head results against my team. phew! Standout league performers were Lamela (13 assists in the Treq role), Jose Angel and Juan (from Internacional). Everyone else was fairly average or poor. Totti has massively declined - and being injured for half the season didn't help. He's not worth the wage outgoings. I think I'm gonna ditch the 4-3-1-2 - its not effective enough going forward. While the Goals Against column was nice (24 goals, Iron Curtain achievement!), the Goals For column was pitiful - only 54 scored - with the remainder of the top 6 team all outscoring me. Goals For has also declined from the first season. I don't want to tinker too much though as the Trequartista (Lamela/Douglas Costa) is working out pretty well - so for the 2013/14 season, I think ill keep that role in; push the central CM back to a CB libero position and push the FBs into Attacking Wing Back positions as I need them to further stretch the play. Ultimately forming a sort of 3-4-1-2 Wingback formation. Hopefully this will result in more goals scored and not affect the defence too adversely. Champions League 2012/13 was nothing to write home about. Got knocked out on goal difference by a decent Porto side in the first knockout stage. Got knocked out in Italian Cup 1st round by Lazio :o.
  10. Also got an attacking LB regen in the March youth recruitment period who is described as a 'player of his generation' type - he looks quite promising. (Altho his face has gone missing now :confused:)
  11. Decided right from the off to go with my favoured 4-3-1-2 for my Roma career game. I'm not a fan of wingers, and Roma have some very experienced central midfielders to pack the centre with. So a Rigid philosophy coupled with attacking play revolving around a Trequartista (Totti) in the AMC position behind 2 mobile forwards was the order of the day. Have had a very successful first season with Roma. Won the league only in the 2nd to last game in a top of the table clash against Napoli (only 3 points behind at the time) in the pressure cooker that is Stadio San Paolo. Nailbiting aint the word! Also had joy in the Italian Cup winning against Udinese in a bad-tempered final. An 8-2 aggregate win over Milan in the semi-final was my own personal highlight. Europa League was nothing to write home about. Got dumped out of the first knockout stage by Stoke :/ No single player stood out Average Rating-wise in the campaign but Lamela as Totti's backup impressed massively with 15 assists. Himself and Bojan appeared to be developing quite an understanding. Other players to impress were the new boys - Bojan, Angel, Pjanic, Kjaer, Steklenburg - and Juan. De Rossi was particularly disappointing. I made no permanent signings - only loans in the Jan transfer window for Bodmer and Sturridge. Both were instrumental as injuries and especially suspensions piled up in the latter half of the season. Probably a downside when using a Rigid philosophy. Objectives for the next season are to consolidate a top 2 position in Serie A and knockout stages of the CL. I've let go a lot of the older players and out-of-contract players in the off-season in order to curb the wage bill and freshen the team. So have lost a fair amount of experienced professionals, which could of course back-fire next season. Happily the board has given me 20mil+ in the kitty to play with, plus the 300K or so saved on the wage bill has given me room to manuveur. In: Aqualini (Loan), Juan (Internacional, 5.5mil), Douglas Costa (22mil), Marcos (Loan) Out: Perotta, Cicinho, Cassetti, Brighi, Curci, Lobont, Looking to get in another experienced CM on-loan. I've pretty much gutted the Reserve team (no need for it) and will be focusing on blooding some of young players from the u20 team, since I won't be making any other big buys after my marquee signing (Douglas Costa). Looking forward to the 2012/13 season, I think its gonna be tougher and I expect a reaction from the Milan teams. Should be fun!
  12. In addition to the Attacking settings other have mentioned above, I would say that your Closing Down setting also seems far too high. A Trequartista should have little or no defensive tasks (meaning the other 3 midfielders are pretty much carrying his workload those periods when you are defending) so Closing Down should be little or none, Tackling easy, etc.. All this is so that when possession has been recovered by the defence+midfield trio, he's in a great position to instantly receive the ball in space and pick out a threaded ball to the forwards, etc.