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Hello everyone! This is going to be my first post on this forum so I'll give a little context before I get to my question. I didn't really know where I would have to put this kind of post so I'm putting in here in general. Recently I picked up FM19 after being away from the game for a loooong time. I think the last version I've played before 19 is 14/15 years ago. What attracts me in this game is squad building, scouting, player development and.. winning lots of trophies of course My choice for Ajax shouldn't be too hard to understand with that in mind, and I support the club irl as well so there's that There's a lot to (re)learn for me in this game. So I've been educating myself with reading material from this very forum (especially @herne79 's posts) and the Youtube videos from @Rashidi. They are both such helpful sources! Now things are going well after a bad season start. Recently we beat Feyenoord at home 1-0 and PSV away 0-2. European games are still hard for us but we managed to beat Marseille 2-3 in Stade Orange Velodrome in the Europe League group stage. I already have a firm grip on the whole club, signed some great scouts and coaches (Dennis Bergkamp among others and eyeballing Marco van Basten as assistant manager right now), kicked out lots of youth players who were stealing game time from my future stars and signed my first young player (image below) while sitting patiently on my remaining 11M transfer budget for when the good scout reports come in. I'm still struggling with tactics a bit, but we'll get there eventually. (Just check out the PPMs on that guy. He's just 17 ) Now my question is about feedback in the game, because I'd like to learn more about that aspect of the simulator. I think the statistics the game gives me can teach me a lot about my tactic and my choices and what effect they have on the game. So I've been taking a closer look at the analysis tools and found something I don't have a clue what it means. This here below is a snippet from the after game review. I know the 'struggling for possession in opposition's half' can also mean you are just camping there a lot and trying to tiki taka the ball into the goal (preferably through the keeper's legs). But I also saw this one. It says 'Ekkelenkamp has been a poor influence on overall attacking play'. I'm trying to develop him into a shadow striker and he played there this game as well. And although I love the contextual feedback the game gives (I'm a very linguistic minded guy) I didn't understand this one. Because when I took a closer look at Ekkelenkamp's performance in the game, I saw he made 6 out of 11 key passes, received and completed the most passes and was the creator of 1 out of 2,5 clear cut chances. So how can he not be considered an important part of the attack in this match? Is it just because he made no assists and/or goals while on attack duty? So that was my first post. I had a feeling it would be nice to start with a question so that's what I did: what stats do you find to be important in learning about the performance of your tactics and players? And what does this contextual team analysis thing I got mean exactly? And should I worry about it?
Welcome to my first career thread. Having lurked on the site since the Beta of FM17, and being inspired to try different styles of gameplay, now comes my first attempt to document a save. Background Having grown up with CM01/02 and remembering the split between CM and FM, there were a few years away from the game, having purchased FM09 then a gap until 17, I was looking for something different than taking over Liverpool (own team) and failing to avoid the sack. Stumbling across the forum I was drawn to the different styles of play and challenges, trying out the British Steel Challenge in FM17, and a Youth Only save using the Level 22 database (only going to L10 though) with Hayes and Yeading in FM18. While I haven't decided to make the leap to FM19 yet, I want to try documenting a save, seeing what happens as I try, usually fail, and how strictly I can stick to the rules I have enforced. Game Setup As the title suggests I am loading up the divisions in Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg. I have also added the big 5 as low as they will go (Claassen megapack loaded) as view only Filtering for the leagues available, I am going to start in Luxembourg as unemployed and to see what happens