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  1. 3d Stadiums

    Hello! Why did the developers remove the stadiums for the lower leagues? You play in a stadium with a capacity of 50 people, and it's huge. where are the old little stadiums? is there any way to integrate from the previous version?
  2. Hi, I'm currently on a save with Crawley and was consistently selling out games through the divisions (6,134 capacity attendance for every game in the Championship) - but it seems my attendance has dropped/been capped in the Premier League. My first two home games in the division, against Villa and Man United, have had just a 3,295 attendance (I thought my stadium would have been expanded to fit regulations, too!) with both having exactly 329 away fans. It's only in the Premier League, weirdly - my Carabao Cup game against Oxford had the normal 6,134 attendance, while pre-season friendlies also had around that. Not ideal for the finances! Any help? Attached screenshots and uploaded saved game to FTP.
  3. Hello all, I recently started a new blog, and I really want it to be a regular thing. I would really appreciate if some of you great people could read some of my first story (Focusing on FC Lorient, new post coming later today) and give me some feedback. Any form of feedback, negative or positive, would be appreciated so much. The blog is https://offmblog.wordpress.com/ If you're not interested that's completely fine but it would be great if anyone could read along. I am starting a story focused on FC Lorient in Ligue 2 of France, obviously with aspirations of becoming the biggest club in Europe. After a while I will most likely branch out into other FM related content, but I just want to get the story up and running at first. Cheers, Outside Forward (or /u/WhichVA on reddit)
  4. Hello to all the follew FM Gamers out there. For a long time i was struggling to get the best out of any team even with the likes of Real Madrid I would struggle! Thats changed now though! I really took time to get under the hood and watch lots of content - read the likes of BUSTTHENETS Books and discovered once you actually understand what everythiung does, you can then begin to manipulate to oppersition to fall into your traps Please take some time to get familiur with my channel as I look to simplify the game for you the best i can
  5. I get the "Game could not be loaded" when trying to load the save game from the cloud.
  6. I am new to posting on here so I will try and be as descriptive as I can. (I am currently at work without access to screenshots) I have bounced back and forth between creating tactics and trying some downloaded ones but I have decided I want to start a long term save with my own tactics to really feel some personal pride (or shame). I started unemployed and got a job in Iceland. I am obviously with a weaker side as I'm an unknown manager. So my thought process we to create a solid defensive foundation and then work up the pitch, especially because I start the season in a cup against mostly Icelandic Premier teams. My tactic seems to be working defensively as I am holding teams to very little half chances and almost zero clear cut chances. However...now I need to start scoring or my fans will get bored and i won't get anything more than a point out of a match. I am playing a 4-1-2-2-1: I won' list out my TI's because frankly I have changed them quite a bit as I experiment so I am up for hearing suggestions on those as well as PI's. My aim is shutdown the middle of the field when they have the ball. My defenders are great in the air so I'm OK with them sending in some crosses. I put the Anchor in there because I found my one weakness was through balls through the middle (probably because my center backs were covering a little for the WB's being pushed up) This resolved that issue. In the attack my hope is that they can build through the middle by overloading the opposition, get the ball up to the DLF who can dish it off to the attacking players. If this option isn't on the WB's will be arriving to allow wide support and can then swing in crosses to my 3 attacking central players who are also pretty good in the air. I have found after some games though that while I am giving up little to no chances...I am also creating none (makes for a very boring game). I finish games with about equal possession, more shots (not too many from long) but none of them "Good" chances. I am playing teams a league above but I am just curious as to why I would be able to be the better team on the pitch consistently but not create any quality chances. If anyone has any advice on some small tweaks I could make to improve my attack I would greatly appreciate it. While I don't want to download any tactics for this save, I think learning from interaction between fellow managers is a respectable and valuable way to improve. Cheers!
  7. Arsenal have only played one match with Aubameyang and Mkhitaryian, so I know calling it a 'New Look' maybe premature, nevertheless, after analyzing the stats from the Everton 5-1 result, I want to see whether I can replicate this in FM18. (I haven't actually tried this in-game yet, so this is only theoretical at the moment.) Formation / Shape From what I could make out watching the game and from the team line-up, Arsenal appeared to have set somewhere in the middle of a 4-4-1-1 / 4-5-1 / 4-4-2. Looking at the average heat maps (below), I've interpreted how these would be represented using in-game player roles and team instructions Average Player Positions / Action Zones / Attack Sides: The first thing I notice is how vertically compact Arsenal appear, which looks more like a 2-8-0 with the ball. I've interpreted this as a 'Very fluid' philosophy in game, with most players adopting a very similar mentality. So what is the mentality? Well looking at the action zones, to me, this appears to be leaning towards a defensive mentality overall. However I don't think this is a true representation, mainly because Arsenal were 4-0 at half time and then really slowed the pace down in the second half (which finished 1-1). With this in mind I think a standard mentality is probably a fair representation as a primary tactic and use defensive to see out a lead. Defensive line, I'm not sure about this because looking at the average heat map, the CB's look quite deep and isolated, Not sure whether this would be achieved by the use of the defensive line or individual instructions. Although I'm worried that running a deeper line will impact the on the overall compactness for the block of 8. Tempted to go with a slightly deeper defensive line. Feedback on this would be appreciated. Narrow width with stay wider instructions for the WBs and sit narrower instructions for the ML/MR positions. Player Roles 33 - Cech: GK(Defend) 6 - Koscielny: CD(Cover) 20 - Mustafi: BPD(Cover) 24 - Bellerin: WB(Attack) 18 - Monreal: WB(Attack) 7 - Mkhitaryian: WP(Support) 8 - Ramsey: CM(Support) 29 - Xhaka: DLP(Defend) 17 - Iwobi: IW(Support) 11 - Ozil: Enganche 14 - Aubameyang: Poacher Build-Up It's clear that Arsenal prefer a short passing approach to build up play, therefore I will play out of defense and use shorter passing. With 80% of shots coming from with the box, I will also work ball into box. Other Team Instructions: Low Crosses Dribble Less I hope to post some in-game results (with Aubemeyang and Mkhitaryian signed-up) soon, to compare and tweak the tactic. In the meantime I'd love for feedback on my interpretation above, particularly on the positioning of the defensive line.
  8. Hi guys, Seen a few threads regarding this error message, although I've yet to have a crash dump the game has slowed down significantly since I noticed the thread title on task manager. I do have custom graphics installed however I've had these installed for some time and the game has been fine up until tonight. It's got to the stage where I'm clicking something and it's taking 1-2 seconds to load up, and match day's have become completely unplayable as it's just so slow. Any ideas?
  9. When playing a multiplayer game only the host is able to play the match, the other player(s) get stuck on a processing page right before kick off. It allows them to do everything else like normal but won’t start the match. This has happened on 3 saves now as we tried with different hosts, all 3 gave the people not the host the same page.
  10. I had two wonderkids come thru my League 2 Academy. I know they were wonderkids because their stats were already better than some of my starters, and about three months after they came in, Championship and Premier League teams started offering sums north of 300K for them. So I went to the transfer window, and set a minimum fee of 1.5 million for each of them, yet I still had to manually reject offers that came in. Then one day, I was told the board had accepted an offer for one of them because the offer was to good to turn down. The fee? 75K, possibly going to 350K. A week later, the other player went because the offer for him was too good to turn down. That fee? 125K, possibly going to 300K. Both of these offers were LESS than deals I had already rejected, and when I looked for an option to protest to the board, as I was able to do in FM17, it wasn't there. What gives? Jellico73
  11. I'm not sure if this is a bug, if it's intentional or if I'm just imagining things. It appears to me that clubs want more money up front and will accept less money through monthly installments. And, unless I'm mistaking, this wasn't the case when I started my career (immediately when FM18 Beta came out). Could this have something to do with a change in one of the new patches? For example: if a player is listed for 20 million, in previous version of the game (and I think also in the beginning of the game this year) I could offer 5 M up front and 15 M through monthly installments and they would usually accept. Now however a club won't accept much less than 15 M up front and 5 M in monthly installments. This is really frustrating for two reasons: I can buy players less easily when with a club on a smaller budget and I can't spread transfer costs to help me pass FFP-regulations. Anyone any thoughts on this / noticed this as well?
  12. Hi there. i wrote here last week and someone was trying to help me but unsuccessful. I updated AMD, i re-installed the game, i checked integrity of game via Steam i did everything How i can play again FM18 ? otherwise i need refund because i can't play anymore and this is not fair. No i don't have any response from administrator and now what ? i just leave like this? Please do something with this PATCH . is very clear this problem is for everyone , not just for me !!!
  13. [FM18] Name a pitch badder than Badalona

    107. As I pulled into the carpark on Thursday, my heart was racing. What a beautifully designed stadium. A man was waiting for me outside and he introduced himself as Noel Mata. He was press officer for the club and, after shaking my hand and welcoming me, he showed the back page of the newspaper. Imposta takes charge at Badalona. I quickly scanned it, smiling in disbelief, about the mention of my famous cup success at Olot and how I will no doubt be hoping to bring similar success in stepping up to a bigger club. Noel had certainly done his job so I shook his hand again. He motioned to the door. The pitch was breath-taking. Perfect geometry of a pitch not quite twice long as it is wide. This was a pitch for tight passing moves in the opposition half with the option of releasing the ball to the wings. The sea of blue seats was mesmerising, my eye immediately drawn to my left. The main side of the ground had a roof and had seating double the depth of the rest of the ground. Glass-walled offices were sandwiched in between, and Noel led me into the belly of the beast so I could take in the view. I had been here once before, of course, but never beyond the changing rooms or the dugout. There was something special about seeing an empty stadium on a hot summer’s day. The excitement of a new season was infectious. With the financial crisis at Santa Eulalia and Olot’s relegation, I could pick off the cream of the crop, if they wanted to join me. First I had to look at who would be reporting for duty on Monday week and spending ten days bedding in was the best possible start I could ask for. Miguel Ángel Sánchez was ineffable. In welcoming me to the stadium, he explained that it has to be a treat to come here. He conducted all interviews and transfer business in his new downtown office. I was really looking forward to working with this club and achieving big things. I blushed and told him that I appreciated him taking time out of his busy schedule to welcome me in person. He said it was no problem. It was his club for the last six years and gleefully told me that this coincided with a run where fierce rivals Atlética Gramanet were always in a lower division. I must not forget about them. The chairman explained that the club was the other side of their peak during his time here, but the infrastructure meant that they bounced back at the first attempt following their fourteen-year spell in the Segunda B3. The club spent the previous twenty or so years yo-yoing in quality in the Tercera and even dropping out on a few occasions. The last time, in the early 2000s, they followed relegation from the Tercera with relegation from the Primera Catalana. Due to economic problems the club had nearly folded but this saw the club merge with another in order to consolidate in the league system. Back to back Tercera wins saw them return to the Segunda B3 but not before winning the cup that I had won with Olot - an incredible feat for a non-league team. So, there was a winsome history here. The regional sway of this club was a far cry from local outfits I had managed and I hoped that I was up to the task. I was already more pragmatic than when I started out, and in four months I would be a qualified manager. I might even get another course in before the end of the season if it goes well. Albert Cámara was a bit of a legend in these parts too, the chairman said. He had made nearly 300 appearances and scored over 50 goals but it should have stayed that way. Miguel Ángel Sánchez said he promoted him from assistant to take control of the team in his inaugural year but a disappointing finish in the league saw him leave. He would never make a sentimental decision again. It was an ice-cold warning for me and no mistake. I asked where Cámara is now. Tercera Catalunya. I see. You do. He then handed me a list of transfer targets. He’d signed them all for me. What? Yes, they will report to training a week on Monday. A present for you. Did this come out of the budget we agreed? Well, yes Diego, in the interview you did say you could work with a smaller budget, so I’ve made it smaller. That maniacal grin. This was starting to feel very, very odd. But just look at the empire he had built! Trying to change the subject I asked when I can meet the staff. He blinked. You’ve met them. He was perplexed. I am the club, Diego. Sure, I have a doctor – I’m not a medical professional – and I have a press officer, because the press are dogs. I was nodding yes but I was thinking this guy’s a sociopath. Am I allowed to bring my own staff in? It was crazy that I had to ask but I did anyway. Of course! I’m not a megalomaniac by any means Diego. If you can halve the wage bill then you can bring in anyone you like. Halve?! He sat up straight. Relax. I have delivered the return to B3 on my own. I sacked the men who brought us to the Tercera and I delivered the return to B3 on my own. I have given you all the things you will need to keep us here so you can then focus on the coaching that you do so well. Wait, what about the last manager? The reason the job was freshly available? What had happened to him? He left for Burgos, Diego. That was a year ago. I didn’t need a manager to get my team out of the Tercera Catalunya. I bought my way out. Before I could question whether he was paying off the referees and other chairman he said he paid better wages than anyone else could afford. All of a sudden I felt like a mercenary just like the rest of them. On the face of it, all was still rosy. I need air. I got up and pushed the glass door open. I surveyed the land that was my new home. It was a bowl dug in to the ground. Out in the devil’s heat, I resolved to embrace the chairman’s calculated façade.
  14. West Bromwich Albion FC: Info League / Media Prediction: Premier League / 12th Finances: Transfer Budget: 25m Wage Budget: 70k Debt: £0 Sugar Daddy: Underwriter Facilities: Stadium / Capacity: The Hawthorns / 26,445 Training Ground: Superb Training Facilities Data Analysis: Excellent Data Analysis Facilities Youth Facilities: Excellent Youth Facilities Youth Level: 1 Youth Coaching: Good Youth Coaching Youth Recruitment: Established Youth Recruitment Landmarks: English Premier League (old first division) - 1920 English FA Cup: 1888, 1892, 1931, 1954, 1968 English League Cup: 1966 English Championship: 1902, 1911, 2008 English Community Shield: 1920, 1954 --- West Bromwich Albion FC: The Squad Captain: Johnny Evans Vice Captain: Jake Livermore Goalkeepers: Ben Foster, Boaz Myhill Defenders: Allan Nyom, Johnny Evans, Gareth McAuley, Ahmed Helgazi (on Loan), Craig Dawson, Keiran Gibbs Midfielders: Chris Brunt, James McClean, Gareth Barry, James Morrison, Grzegorz Krychowiak (on Loan), Claudio Yacob, Jake Livermore, Sam Field, James Morrison, Nacer Chadli, Oliver Burke, Matt Phillips Strikers: Salomon Rondon, Hal Robson-Kanu, Jay Rodriguez Notable Youngsters: Jonathan Leko (out on Loan), Tyler Roberts (out on Loan), Rekeem Harper (out on Loan), Kane Wilson (out on Loan)
  15. On the face it, I think it is very difficult to create a tactics which incorporates both possession and attacking football and is successful. But as that is what the board clearly wants then why not?!?! This is Ultimate Doom for FM18 - Enjoy! http://www.mediafire.com/file/yv203giyd9i11zc/Doom.fmf First of all then let's have a look at the tactic itself. I have decided that the best way to approach this is to make a Possession tactic which is very attacking. I would find it harder to make an Attacking tactic which is about possession, if that makes sense. Therefore the Mentality I have chosen is control which for me is the mentality to do with possession football. Here are following key points with this mentality: Believe we are the stronger team: TICK Wary of the opponents counter attack: TICK Move the ball around the park: TICK Patiently probe the final third: TICK Find space as and when it opens up: TICK Wing Backs overlap: TICK Midfielders break ahead of the forwards only in relatively risk free situations: TICK Sit back and help the midfield maintain possession until chances open up: TICK I believe that the game of football is simple and people make it more complicated than it is. Brian Clough said the game of football is simple, you have a ball and the aim of the game is to put the ball in the back of the net. I want to do all of the above, but I want to Attack as well. Attack for me means to frighten the hell out of the opposition by attacking them and putting the ball in the back of the net. To combat this I have chosen a Fluid Philosophy. This is very important because we want to play the beautiful game too. My players are good enough to play a game which means that they can contribute to more than phase of play at a time, yes they can Multi Task! Especially the wages I am paying them! They had better be able to do this. I want the players to play free flowing football and absolutely I want the creative players to shine. Before I get into team instructions, I want to go into player roles and why I have chosen them. Sweeper Keeper: Support Duty My Sweeper goalkeeper will focus on simple and risk free use of the ball which is vital for a keeper; you don’t want your keeper taking too many risks. As Brian Clough would say, the keepers’ job is simple, stop the ball from going into the back of the net! Personal Instruction: Roll it out, Distribute to Centre Backs and Fewer Risky Passes Wing Back: Attack Duty Remember I said the way I am doing this, is by creating a Possession Tactic that is attacking, one of the ways I am hoping to achieve this is by making the player roles more attacking. Plays outside with no wing support: I use Inside Forwards instead of wingers so this is fine. Fulfil attacking and defensive duties of winger and full backs: Absolutely my players can do this. Run at his man and put in aggressive crosses: Yes I want to frighten the opposition so aggressive crosses are great and I want to run at the man, put the man on the back foot, get the man back peddling. In Midfield to win the Possession Battle: Great because this is a possession tactic. In Defence to close down opponents, block crosses and win back the ball when possible. Yes I want the closing down approach in line with attacking, and of course winning back the ball will help us to regain possession as soon as possible. Central Defender: Defend Duty Possess the technique and composure in aggressive tactics (which this is) to help the team maintain possession and lay off simple passes to more creative players. This is perfect for a team which wants to play possession football. Ball Playing Defender: Defend Duty The reason I have chosen a ball playing defender in this position is because the ball playing defender thinks a lot about attacking passes, so he does everything a central defender does but also he will be encouraged to make a searching attacking ball / through ball up field if he has the vision to see it through. Regista: Support Duty The Regista is aggressive which is what you want in an aggression tactic. Suitable for possession orientated systems which press high up the pitch. (This is exactly what this tactic is all about) Given complete freedom to dictate from deep positions which is perfect because he is in a deep position, the Regista offers a dynamic and unpredictable creative outlet from behind the attack. The Regista seeks to maintain intense pressure (which is perfect in a tactic which attacks) by constantly looking for new chances as his more advanced teammates get into goal scoring positions. Advanced Playmaker: Attack Duty This player makes himself available for team mate’s passes, which is what you want possession wise, this player also aims to turn defence into attack in an instant which is great because it also deals with the attacking intent of this tactic. The reason he has an attack duty is because he will run at the defence from deeper positions which is great as we want to run at the opposition and frighten the life out of them! Plus the added bonus that he will craft out crossing or through ball opportunities whilst moving into the final third. This is very important because with possession tactics, that just pass the ball about the park, you also want the tactic to have an end product so you need players which are moving into the final third and creating chances on the opposition goal. Central Midfielder: Attack Duty The central midfielder offers a link between the defence and the attack and having good links in your tactic are vital to success in this game. The central midfield will support both attacking and defensive play as needed. Whilst it is great that the central midfielder will supplement the attack, it is also good to know that should we find ourselves in a defensive situation; the central midfielder will chip in as well. Crucially though, I am a firm believer that Attack is the best form of Defence which was ably proven by Tyson Fury defeating Vladimir Klitschko very recently on-route to becoming the three belt holder heavyweight champion of the world! So this central midfield will more readily surge into the final third to support the forwards in and around the box! False Nine: Support Duty The reason I have chosen the false nine will become very clear. I don’t usually opt for False Nines in a tactic but this player really suits what I am trying to create here. Firstly it is a more advanced attacking midfielder/playmaker role, which is great because I want the player to be more advanced as it is in the attack position. It is a lone striker role and I am playing with a Lone Striker. I really like that this player is prepared to drop deeper into midfield because let’s face it, you don’t want a lone striker just waiting for someone to pass it to you, you want a striker who is going to go into the midfield and get the ball themselves, this reminds me of when Ian Rush was transferred to Juventus and had a horrid time scoring goals after being so prolific with Liverpool, the reason given was that he stayed in attack and wasn’t getting the right service, he didn’t go into midfield to get the ball himself. The purpose of this is that it creates a massive problem for opposing central defenders in that they either follow him, leaving space behind them for onrushing midfielders, forwards or wingers to exploit. This is exactly what I am hoping for, the central defenders will mark or follow my striker into midfield leaving open goals and clear cut chances for my onrushing midfield or inside forwards to exploit to devastating effect. Alternatively they don’t do this, they then leave him the time and space he needs to dribble at the opposition or pick out a pass which is fine as well because this falls in line with attacking play, and also the pass will help to maintain the possession aspect of the tactic. Inside Forwards: Attack Duties The inside forward is going exploit the spaces left by the central defenders when they follow my false nine. They are going to run directly at the opposition which is great because as you know I want to frighten the life out of the opposition. Their movement will open up the spaces for my overlapping wing backs, as well as overloading a retreating defence. It is worth mentioning at this point that I have developed Jordan Ibe into a cracking player, he is playing like maradona, zig zagging and ghosting his way through players and he has a brilliant end product as well. Ok so now I have shown the formation and explained the reasons for the team positions I have chosen, I will now show you my team instructions and explain my reasons for choosing them. Tempo: Normal or Low The reason I have chosen a normal tempo is because I don’t believe in one tempo fits all, the players are intelligent as I like intelligent players like Mesut Ozil e.g. so they can choose when the time is right to play at a normal tempo, when the time is right to step up the tempo and also when the time is right to slow the tempo down. You have to consider that if this was an outright attacking tactic, then I would be going with a very fast tempo and if this was a possession tactic, id be slowing the tempo right down so the two don’t mix, the only mix is the centre ground in between so therefore I think as I want both, the only way to make it work is to leave the tempo as normal and then let the intelligent players choose when to speed it up and when to slow it down. If you find that you are losing possession, then go with a low tempo instead as this will help you to keep hold of the ball better. In football manager 2016 one of the differences is that it tells you how much you will be timewasting based on the tactic you choose, so this is defaulted at fairly rarely which is great because to be frank, I’m not really into wasting time. Wide: The reason I have gone wide is because I want to attack the opposition, therefore I want to stretch the play, I have 2 wing backs and 2 inside forwards, at the end of the day, narrowing the play will just suit tactics that want to be more compact and defensive and therefore this is not a defensive tactic at all, so I don’t feel the need to do that, I want to attack and control, So I want it to be as wide as possible and stretch the play and use the full extremes of the pitch to my advantage. Defensive Line: Slightly Higher Remembering here the Regista who plays in possession orientated systems that press higher up the pitch. So I know my defensive line needs to be higher, also of course attacking play generally tends to have a higher defensive line which presses the opposition, I don’t like going all the way high up because remember that the control tactic is wary of the oppositions counter attack and if the defensive line is too high than you take the serious risk of opposing teams playing balls over the defence and springing a counter attack and/or breaking the offside trap. Therefore I have opted for slightly higher which is close to the half way line. Use Offside Trap: Yes this is important because if you defence is higher, you should be playing the offside trap, especially if your central defenders are also on the same duty. Closing Down: More I have chosen more because if I lose the battle for possession, I want the ball back as soon as possible, I don’t want to give the opposition any time with the ball because every second the opposition has the ball, is a second I am losing in the possession stakes and so I want to win the ball back as quickly as possible. I was very tempted to choose much more, as I want to be relentless with this but at the end of the day I didn't want to have any major negative impact on my team shape as a result, so I opted for more being enough to suit the teams needs without sacrificing on team shape which is also very important. A good team shape is vital, If you look at the way the formation is spread out then you will notice that each player has space within the chosen formation and that is important, I am all for pressing the opposition but if we lose our shape then that is sacrilege because the opposition will just pick holes in you and you find yourself on the end of a bit of a thrashing! Prevent short goalkeeper distribution: Yes, this option means pressing the opposition goalkeeper as well, Chelsea used to this in the pre roman days, if the keeper had the ball, they used to close the keeper down at any opportunity and the reason for this is to prevent the goalkeeper from playing it short to the defence and building from the back, this forces the keeper to hit a long ball which could potentially be picked up by one of my players instead. Use Tight Marking: I am never sure whether to choose this option or not because I am of the thinking that if I use opposition instruction which I do, then you don’t need to do tight marking but maybe you do! However I have chosen to include this because I do want to prevent the opposition from attacking the ball and this option allows me to do this. Tackling: Get Stuck in I have chosen this option because I want to be aggressive, attacking should be aggressive and control is aggressive as well in my opinion. I know that this might lead to more fouls and disciplinary action but I am prepared to accept this, I have a big squad, lots of strength in depth and therefore I know that I can handle that, what I like about this is my players who are good tacklers will go for the ball, and get the ball off the opposition and this is great. Build Up: Play out of defence. Okay so this is a possession tactic and therefore play out of the defence is required so that we can start moves in the right way. I want my defenders passing their way out of the back, rather than clearing long. PASS INTO SPACE: The reason for pass into space is that you do that when you are attacking and I like greasy fast players to latch onto these balls passed into space and gain clear cut chances as a result. This instruction is about making passes into open spaces. A lot of my player roles are designed to create the space, finding the spaces for my attackers to exploit so pass into space falls in line with the roles of the players and also the way I want to play. This is going to make my possession tactic; more attacking too which is the whole point of this exercise. Passing: Shorter Passing This is a possession tactic so I have gone with shorter passing as I feel that you need shorter passing with a tactic which looks to control the play and maintain ball possession. You might argue that attacking should be direct but not necessarily, you can attack and play the game with short passes too. Retain Possession Prioritise keeping hold of the ball which is essential in a possession tactic. Attack: Look for Overlap I chose this because my wingbacks will benefit from this tremendously, as they bomb forward and also my inside forwards will create the space which the overlapping wing backs by doing their thing and the false nine will distract the defenders, meaning the wing backs and the inside forwards will simply create total carnage in the opposition box leading to teams getting well and truly thrashed! Attack: Work Ball into Box I chose this because it falls in line with a possession tactic, it will mean players work their way into the box and not shoot on sight, but instead wait for clear cut opportunities to present themselves. Remaining patient and not forcing the issue is great because it means more control of the play. Retaining possession until a breakthrough appears. Whipped Crosses The reason for whipped crosses is because these are really hard for the opposition to deal with and they swerve as well. Dribbling: Run at Defence As I previously mentioned, I want to run at the defence a lot and frighten the opposition so I have included run at defence. It is also means I am dribbling with the ball more and if I have the ball then it means I also have possession, so this is not only an attacking move, but it is a possession move as well. Creative Freedom: Leave this at default, so neither option selected. The reason for this is my players are intelligent, and they can decide whether they need to be more disciplined, also you don’t have to tick every option in team instruction, if in doubt, leave at the default setting, I personally think that attacking is more about being more expressive and defensive tactics are about being more disciplined, however I don’t feel the need to select be more expressive as I am sure the creative players will express themselves, I still want an element of discipline as well. Freedom of Movement: Leave this at default, so neither option selected. The reason for this is because I want the players to decide as sometimes they may need to roam and sometimes ill want them to be stick to position, e.g. If they are passing the ball around, then its good if they are in the right positions to get the pass, if they are not in possession, how are they going to be there when the pass is made? Also e.g. I will want them to roam, so that the can get to the passes made into open spaces too so its best just to leave this a default and trust my players to decide when the right time is to roam and when the right time is to stick to position, also the players will know their own limitations, I don’t want a player roaming if the player does not feeling very comfortable doing so. Thank you for taking the time to read this so far and feel free to post any comments or give advice or just to ask some questions, there is no such thing as a stupid question, no right or wrong, this is just a work in progress and I look forward to your questions.
  16. FM 18 is crashing at the same point, pre match team talk on 1st jan 2018. Most failures are application errors but a crash dump was also generated, see attached. I'm managing Wealdstone in career mode. FM 2018 v18.2.2.1055984 (2018.01.22 20.40.35).dmp
  17. Just purchased FM18 and it's performing incredibly slow. Takes around 10mins to load and load screens are extremely bad quality, resolution poor and lagging. Managed to set up my profile (painfully slow) and even when in the home screen it takes a good 15 seconds to load my inbox. I have a AMD A4-6300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 3.7GHz with 8GB of RAM and am in need of help. Unbearably slow!
  18. Basically, I am new to the game and have been steadily progressing. However my normal laptop has been taken by my sister because she needs it more than I do. Luckily I have another computer, I already have fm18 on it via steam. But It has my Dad's account which he never plays, he only played for half an hour. I have deleted the save. But before I made his account on the computer, it had my character on it even though I did not play on the computer (this was a mac, my normal one is a windows btw.) And before I gave the computer to my dad, a sign popped up, but I didn't read it and clicked no. I think it was to do with transferring the data from the windows to the mac because as soon as I said no my account, and save disappeared. Now that my Dad doesn't play the game and I am still using the mac is there any way of getting that sign again, or making it transfer my data?
  19. When I start FM18 it will load up and everything but it will not show full screen. I can see a preview of it on the menu bar but when I go to click on it it just does nothing. I have restarted my computer but still nothing. Is there any solution to this or will I have to uninstall it?
  20. One example: I'm playing as Real Madrid (as ever). I scouted a player. Scouts said CA = 1 Gold Star, PA = 3.5 Star (Gold) to 5 Star (including Black). I buy. Assistant Manager then says potential is 2 star (Gold) to 3 star (including black). This has happened on many occasions. Why? The scouts have >18 judging PA, and even the AssMan has over 10. I've never had the opposite happen, that a 4*star potential magically becomes 5* after bought. Am I misunderstanding something? How can I make sure 5*potential is actually 5*? Look at age and CA? Thanks, Real
  21. Since the 18.2.2 patch my game refuses to save, specificaly when using the "save as" function. When i use the "save as" function it acts like it's saving (it waits for the loading bar to fill up) but then just doesn't create a new save file without any error message. It was working fine before the patch.
  22. Ball Match 2d in FM18

    Hey Anyone know how to change the 2d view ball default?
  23. The rise of the Dons

    Milton Keynes Dons Football Club (/ˌmɪltən ˈkiːnz ˈdɒnz/; usually abbreviated to MK Dons) is a professional football club in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, founded in 2004, following Wimbledon F.C.'s controversial relocation to Milton Keynes from south London, when it adopted its present name, badge and home colours.[n 2] As of the 2017–18 season, it plays in League One, the third tier of English football. Initially based at the National Hockey Stadium, the club competed as Milton Keynes Dons from the start of the 2004–05 season. After two years in League One it was relegated to the fourth-tier League Two. The club then missed out on promotion in the play-offs before it moved to the newly built Stadium MK for the 2007–08 season, when Milton Keynes Dons won the League Two title under the management of Paul Ince. Milton Keynes Dons also won the Football League Trophy that year. The team remained in League One until the 2014–15 season when it won promotion to the Championship under the management of Karl Robinson, however they were relegated back to League One after one season at the higher level. Milton Keynes Dons have built a strong reputation for youth development, boasts 16 disability teams and its football trust engages around 60 000 people; between 2012 and 2013 the club produced 11 young players who have been called into age group national teams and between 2004 and 2014 the club gave first-team debuts to 14 local academy graduates, including the England international midfielder Dele Alli. The squad: The squad is very good for League One standards, 100% good enough to get promoted back to the Championship, really the only weak area in my opinion are goalkeepers, we'll have to work on that, I think. The bookies seem to agree, so the pressure is early on! So why MK Dons of all places? I always like to manage in England and I feel like the League One is a good starting point, not too hard and not too easy at the same time, which is perfect for me. They have a good youth set-up and often produce gems, which go on to become superstars in both FM and real life (Dele Alli) Or like this man (teen ) Not bad for a 17 year old, very good physically with superb potential ability, watch out for this lad as he could become a legend. Anyway back to the topic, I also chose MK Dons, due to their reputation, it's always them who are shown as an 'evil' and 'heartless' club, without a history. Well, time to change that! I also love their kits, badge and stadium Let's get this going, I'll see you after the pre-season ends. Hopefully this is going to be a success.
  24. I'm running FM in Arch Linux, whenever I click on a player to see its attributes the game freezes and crashes after few second. The crash happens with and without add-ons. I'm using Arch Linux with the last Kernel using bumblebee (latest Nvidia driver).
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