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well fm is notorious for lack of feedback from game and i agree... apart of sound knowledge of football, one also needs (maybe even more so) the knowledge of how to translate real world instructions to fm instructions. to be fair, it is really difficult to do it as same things mean different stuff in different places.

trequartista is finest example. in italy, where it originated it simply means a player in the hole - on 3/4 of the pitch, between midfield and attack. according to fm it is ultimately lazy player who looks only to dribble and score :D

representing tactics and all the meanings of instructions you give is tough task that si is surely going to address and they are trying in their way.

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One thing I have noticed. I am a semi professional club and had my youth intake. I sign those recommended and then immediately offer professional deals for when they turn 17 (this serves two purposes. 1) It stops them being signed by other clubs "on the cheap" and 2) It means they have a contract sorted when they hit 17). As I am semi professional, unless they will be "rotation" or better (which is extremely unlikely), they always ask for and are given non contract contracts.

In the meantime, before these contracts become active, my club turn fully professional. I can now offer professional deals to all players, including these youngsters. Unfortunately, the game will not allow me to modify or offer a new deal.

It would be good if this could be changed.

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It's more a question than feedback, but: is it possible to be taken over by a "real life" owner? By now I've seen only takeovers made by "regen" non-playing staff in charge. I remember that in FM15 Aston Villa was almost always bought by Graham Taylor. Now in all saves I've checked there are some random people like Nick Jones, Frank Smith etc.

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Edit: by team shape I meant the structured/balanced/fluid settings.

That is exactly what I meant, however the game does not tell you this (the assistant's advice, for instance, is always poor, the first thing I do is turn him off). If the game can highlight attributes which matter for every player role and "duty", then it should also be able to do the same for overall, general tactical decisions. Those green lines/blocks that move left-right don't really tell me much (I could be an idiot, it has happened before). There are other confusing GUI things, also - like, if I turn on the use of overlaps in my tactic, how often will my fullbacks go forward? And how forward, anyway? And if I tell a player to 'go further forward', what does that mean? When will he do it and how often? And how far? Further than what? The usual amount of 'forward' he goes? The same goes for 'dribble more' or 'dribble less' (or whatever) and so on. Basically, every option seems to be 'it might happen sometimes in a certain way during the match'.

I would also like to have blank player roles and duties, so that we can enable whatever we want (I'm not at home right now, but IIRC all roles have some preset options that you cannot change). A blank role for every position would be very useful, IMHO. Negative settings also - e.g. tell the player to never take long shots, or tell the keeper to never make long kicks, and pick something from the remaining possibilities.

As I have understood it, the whole team shape with regards to Very Fluid to Very Structured, has to work in conjunction with how many of those "Specialized" roles you want to implement in your team. The more specialized roles - the more structured you want to be to allow the roles to come more into effect. Specialized roles require players with certain Attributes and have certain behaviors that 'fall outside' of the normal tactical flow. Specialized roles are easy to spot because they act different than the 'normal' roles...

Not only are you looking at that aspect, you also have to bring your team together in these areas: Individual Closing Down settings, how many players you have doing those 'Risky Passes' in their instructions and how your team 'Forward Runs' compares to the Strategy. If you get these issues wrong, then the ME play will absolutely not look good - illustrating that you are tactically off base - but on the other hand, if you get the tactic working coherently, then for sure you are going to see an amazing ME.

I was asking these questions earlier on (both in the thread and to myself) why the individual Closing Down settings differ in the same Strategy (which apparently causes us to have to have the right 'roles' working together for it to be effective) and the whole 'Risky Passes' reality when looking at matches. These are the type of questions a lot of you should be asking yourselves as well. ;)

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I think one of the media questions needs re-wording...

I'll give some context:

I've been appointed manager of Bristol Rovers (league 2, dead last with 2 wins all season). They're up against it, in a relegation fight pretty much. I come in, I win my starting game and do quite well for the others.

I'm still dead last, and I'm AWAY to Wycombe, who are sitting pretty at 2nd in the table. This is a game we're expected to lose. In fact, we're written off completely.

I hold them to a credible 1-1 draw.

The first media question is to draw attention to the fact that it is a "poor result for your team."

No it isn't... We're bottom and we just had an away day to the 2nd best team in the league at the moment and we took a point. That isn't a poor result, that's a bloody miracle! >_>

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Hmm interesting, my performance has been dropping recently on my old laptop, with it seemingly overheating and locking up after a while..

Thought i'd play around with processor affinity and voila.. like a whole new lease of life.. strange given FM's multithreading capabilities.

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One thing I have noticed. I am a semi professional club and had my youth intake. I sign those recommended and then immediately offer professional deals for when they turn 17 (this serves two purposes. 1) It stops them being signed by other clubs "on the cheap" and 2) It means they have a contract sorted when they hit 17). As I am semi professional, unless they will be "rotation" or better (which is extremely unlikely), they always ask for and are given non contract contracts.

In the meantime, before these contracts become active, my club turn fully professional. I can now offer professional deals to all players, including these youngsters. Unfortunately, the game will not allow me to modify or offer a new deal.

It would be good if this could be changed.

Being able to renegotiate pre-agreed deals is a good idea, get it in the wishlist thread so that the right people at SI do not miss it.
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I'm struggling so so badly this year. Team is playing inconsistent, ugly football. I've spent the last week reading everything in the tactics forum and is all just still a confusing mess to me.

Think I need to step away from the game for a few days as the last few days have suckled all the enjoyment out of this years game.

Side note: I really wish we had a tactics sandbox where we could test and create tactics outside our saves. Its especially frustrating for tactical dolts like myself to ruin a season tinkering. Its a lot of wasted time given how long it can take to play a season.

Or - the default tactics could actually have proper roles assigned to them so they are actually worth using. I'm sure the testis gurus who help with testing could suggest a handful of generic styles to add to the drop down menus

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Side note: I really wish we had a tactics sandbox where we could test and create tactics outside our saves. Its especially frustrating for tactical dolts like myself to ruin a season tinkering. Its a lot of wasted time given how long it can take to play a season.

FMT has no tactic familiarity, so any tactics you create are used by the team as if they've been playing them forever. There also seems to be little squad gelling and morale has less effect.

So you can use that as a sandbox to test tactics.

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I have raised this issue several times and it keeps happening. I finally decided to wait for update because I am spending days for the game and one in a million found me again after 50 games.(Still better than previous experiences) Manchester City just won against my team Galatasaray 7-0. If you are wondering my squad; Muslera-Chambers-Mammana-Chedjou-Antonov-Meli-Selcuk-Sneijder-Podolski-Zivkovic-Burak. I never went Attacking the whole game since it was 5-0 in the first 25 minutes. My team conceded only 5 goals in the last 11 games so please do not question any tactical issues. As I said before the game is really aggressive. Goals are non stop. Matches needs to be calm. Please do not give the example of 8-0 game between Real Madrid and Malmo. We all know you can't even compare my current 11 with Malmo's and Manchester City is not Real Madrid. I am just hoping there will be some improvement about this matter. I am not sure if there is a problem with Muslera. I compared his skills with previous game and I find out tendency to punch went down to 7 from 15. In Turkey he is a legend already which people sometimes make jokes 'Even if a plane fall, he will catch it too' I just cant feel it. I dont know why he is too bad. His skills doesnt seem so bad tho.

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My team conceded only 5 goals in the last 11 games so please do not question any tactical issues.

^

*sticks fingers in ears*

*hums happy tune*

Not really anywhere to go with that since you've decided for yourself that it isn't anything you're doing (clue: it is). Shall we just say the game is terrible and against you and satisfy the ego?

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so, game was fine when you were on good run and conceede only 5 goals in 11 games and now it is broken?

there is no rule why you shouldn't lose 7-0 even if you conceeded only 5 in last 11 games. for such a heavy loss it is probably quite a few things went wrong. from team talk, bad luck, determined opponent and wrong tactics.

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so, game was fine when you were on good run and conceede only 5 goals in 11 games and now it is broken?

there is no rule why you shouldn't lose 7-0 even if you conceeded only 5 in last 11 games. for such a heavy loss it is probably quite a few things went wrong. from team talk, bad luck, determined opponent and wrong tactics.

Pretty much this.

It doesn't matter how your tactic worked in other games, in this one it didn't. Maybe you made changes during the game, maybe they helped, maybe they didn't, maybe it was too late and the game was already lost which it was after 25 mins at 5-0.

I imagine though you also just caught Man City on a very good day while the mentality of your players was possibly not the best given your good run previously. Add in a little bad luck and 7-0 it is.

You can either upload the save/pkm and people can look at it and give you more advice or you take it on the chin & move on.

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I have raised this issue several times and it keeps happening. I finally decided to wait for update because I am spending days for the game and one in a million found me again after 50 games.(Still better than previous experiences) Manchester City just won against my team Galatasaray 7-0. If you are wondering my squad; Muslera-Chambers-Mammana-Chedjou-Antonov-Meli-Selcuk-Sneijder-Podolski-Zivkovic-Burak. I never went Attacking the whole game since it was 5-0 in the first 25 minutes. My team conceded only 5 goals in the last 11 games so please do not question any tactical issues. As I said before the game is really aggressive. Goals are non stop. Matches needs to be calm. Please do not give the example of 8-0 game between Real Madrid and Malmo. We all know you can't even compare my current 11 with Malmo's and Manchester City is not Real Madrid. I am just hoping there will be some improvement about this matter. I am not sure if there is a problem with Muslera. I compared his skills with previous game and I find out tendency to punch went down to 7 from 15. In Turkey he is a legend already which people sometimes make jokes 'Even if a plane fall, he will catch it too' I just cant feel it. I dont know why he is too bad. His skills doesnt seem so bad tho.

If I were you, to save yourself from tearing your hair out, I'd ask advice in the Tactics forum.

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If the game was terrible I wouldn't made it part of my life in the last 20 years. Also I am playing this game not to satisfy my ego, I prefer to do it in real life for sure :) There are much better ways to this so :) I used to play it in more realistic way and that is why I share my disappointment. I just don't like waking up from the beautiful 'being a head coach' dream with an unrealistic incident. There is no such defeat more than 6-0 in Galatasaray's 110 years history and in the last 50 games I lost 7-1 to Bursaspor and 7-0 to Manchester City. You tried to normalize 7-1 and again with same lines you try to do the same :) I think it is all about how we see this game. If you think this is normal, then no need to question the rest. I am also so perfectionist maybe that's why. What I honestly think is you take all the criticism and probably improve it but you don't show it since it can shake your authority so I respect. I just keep my fingers crossed for an update with some improvement.

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If I were you, to save yourself from tearing your hair out, I'd ask advice in the Tactics forum.

Respectfully I disagree one more time. You are still in tactics. I have written encyclopedia of tactics in FM. I have been playing this game since 1990s. After managing a team couple of years I used to win Champions League 10 years in a row each game. I am sure I will do the same if I continue this game but the thing you don't understand is it is not the point. I need to sleep and dream but someone keep waking me up. Do you understand what I mean?

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If the game was terrible I wouldn't made it part of my life in the last 20 years. Also I am playing this game not to satisfy my ego, I prefer to do it in real life for sure :) There are much better ways to this so :) I used to play it in more realistic way and that is why I share my disappointment. I just don't like waking up from the beautiful 'being a head coach' dream with an unrealistic incident. There is no such defeat more than 6-0 in Galatasaray's 110 years history and in the last 50 games I lost 7-1 to Bursaspor and 7-0 to Manchester City. You tried to normalize 7-1 and again with same lines you try to do the same :) I think it is all about how we see this game. If you think this is normal, then no need to question the rest. I am also so perfectionist maybe that's why. What I honestly think is you take all the criticism and probably improve it but you don't show it since it can shake your authority so I respect. I just keep my fingers crossed for an update with some improvement.

Improvement of what? A hard coded cap saying "If more than 6 goals -> Stop scoring"?

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Improvement of what? A hard coded cap saying "If more than 6 goals -> Stop scoring"?

This is very superficial question. If a continental level team plays with a continental level team high score defeats like this shouldnt happen like twice a year. Especially if you are playing with a national level team and much weaker side than your team. It is very simple. 8 shots 7 goals, 10 shots 7 goals eh?

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This is very superficial question. If a continental level team plays with a continental level team high scores defeats like this shouldnt happen like twice a year. Especially if you are playing with a national level team and much weaker side than your team. It is very simple. 8 shots 7 goals, 10 shots 7 goals eh?

How is it a superficial question? You ask for improvement when you lose twice with big numbers. You refuse to accept that tactis has anything at all to do with it and you come up with no suggestion on what should be fixed.

Have you noticed English football this season? Any weird real life results that you just couldn't believe a few seasons ago?

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Respectfully I disagree one more time. You are still in tactics. I have written encyclopedia of tactics in FM. I have been playing this game since 1990s. After managing a team couple of years I used to win Champions League 10 years in a row each game. I am sure I will do the same if I continue this game but the thing you don't understand is it is not the point. I need to sleep and dream but someone keep waking me up. Do you understand what I mean?

Just because you've been playing the game for a while, doesn't mean you are a faultless tactician. Your previous tactic posted was very, very open which is an extremely basic mistake to make. You also gave up 7 goals then. It'll be a similar issue this time, which is why I recommended you go to the tactics forum.

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I never went Attacking the whole game since it was 5-0 in the first 25 minutes. My team conceded only 5 goals in the last 11 games so please do not question any tactical issues.

So what did you do when you were 1-0 down and then 2-0 down, did you make any changes to your tactics at all? I'm guessing that you went more attacking and thus left yourself more open to attacks from your opponent and that let then score more goals. You probably should have changed things to tighten up at the back and try to get something on the counter.

I'm afraid that in this case it was mostly a tactical issue, poor team selection, poor team talk or a combination of those. You may have even said sometihng in a press conference that galvanised the opponents to play better against you.

It doesn't matter how long you've been playing CM/FM for, there is always room to learn something new and the tactics forum is the place to go. Even if you don't post your tactic details there reading the threads will give you new ideas for tactics and how to improve your current tactic. I often go there and read some threads to get new tips and I've been playing CM/FM since CM94 on the Amiga.

If you keep on being in denail that anyone can teach you anything new with tactics on FM then you will end up with more of these bad results and it's not the game that is the cause. Keep an open mind and go to the tactics forum, I amd sure that you will see something there that you can use to improve your tactics.

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As I said before the game is really aggressive. Goals are non stop. Matches needs to be calm

My experience with FM16 is totally different TBH. The games are calm and there are usually no more than 15 shots taken by stronger team :p For me the main problem of this game is not the amount of shots or goals, but the way that AI scores. These 2-3 typical situations: goals from crosses (after really weird positioning from the FB or after a FB chasing a winger for 40-50 meters not attempting a tackle); goals after through balls when one of the CD's stops marking the striker or starts moving in other direction (something I really can't understand :\); lethal counterattacks when even Grimsby Town looks like Real Madrid with Mourinho in charge ;) That is the problem. If I'd lose a lot of goals but the ways of losing them would be balanced, I could live with that ;P

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There is continental level and there is continental level. At home the Istanbul clubs often dominate their leagues. In Europe, the CL in particular, Gala conceded 10 goals combined against Real Madrid two seasons ago, including a 1-6, and last CL season both a then struggling Dortmund and Arsenal scored 4 each in their clashes against them. There's also a reason why, in particular defensively, Galatasaray show up as one of the weakest sides in this CL group stages in terms of performance stats. It's not hugely much of a stretch to think that the research is accurate enough to have paired two teams that are quite big apart, in particular concerning City's attacking talent, good for multiple dribblings tearing up space open a game each (which also shows statistically). Even without making anything risky, I could see that result happening every once in a while. In particular against those sides that don't need to care any about money no matter what. Naturally if you hang on as a somewhat experienced player your side typically improves the following season, the gaps become smaller. At the start of the game they should be reasonable big.

With Bursaspor this looks something else. The shot counts look a little suspicious though, like a specific marking job on one of the crucial fulcrums in your defensive shape getting dragged all over the pitch due to it and the conversion rate thus going through the roof as opponent's are given a free way goalside on each attack. For any more elaborate feedback you'd need to save and upload those matches, it's but a few kb and a couple of seconds of additional commitment.

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So what did you do when you were 1-0 down and then 2-0 down, did you make any changes to your tactics at all? I'm guessing that you went more attacking and thus left yourself more open to attacks from your opponent and that let then score more goals. You probably should have changed things to tighten up at the back and try to get something on the counter.

I'm afraid that in this case it was mostly a tactical issue, poor team selection, poor team talk or a combination of those. You may have even said sometihng in a press conference that galvanised the opponents to play better against you.

It doesn't matter how long you've been playing CM/FM for, there is always room to learn something new and the tactics forum is the place to go. Even if you don't post your tactic details there reading the threads will give you new ideas for tactics and how to improve your current tactic. I often go there and read some threads to get new tips and I've been playing CM/FM since CM94 on the Amiga.

If you keep on being in denail that anyone can teach you anything new with tactics on FM then you will end up with more of these bad results and it's not the game that is the cause. Keep an open mind and go to the tactics forum, I amd sure that you will see something there that you can use to improve your tactics.

Please teach me how to prevent Aguero's first 3 shot finds the net in the first 8 minute :) I didnt even go attack. I always play control balanced fluid basic things. There is nothing extreme. This is how I succeed last season. I have won against Manchester United 3-2 previous season at home. Morale was also high. Press conference all done as players pleased of my words. Team talks are where you left off and i expect much better performance in the second half :) Talking tactics sound funny but still I want you to see there is something weird. Imagine 4 defenders 1 defensive midfielder and 1 defensive midfield I am still found playing very open :) What should I do? Play with at least 7 defensive type players? They are not even dominating the game. When I lost to Bursaspor they had 8 shot and I had I think double of it. Manchester had 10 shot and I had 4-5.. Maybe coincidence

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There is continental level and there is continental level. At home the Istanbul clubs often dominate their leagues. In Europe, the CL in particular, Gala conceded 10 goals combined against Real Madrid two seasons ago, including a 1-6, and last CL season both a then struggling Dortmund and Arsenal scored 4 each in their clashes against them. There's also a reason why, in particular defensively, Galatasaray show up as one of the weakest sides in this CL group stages in terms of performance stats. It's not hugely much of a stretch to think that the research is accurate enough to have paired two teams that are quite big apart, in particular concerning City's attacking talent, good for multiple dribblings tearing up space open a game each (which also shows statistically). Even without making anything risky, I could see that result happening every once in a while. In particular against those sides that don't need to care any about money no matter what. Naturally if you hang on as a somewhat experienced player your side typically improves the following season, the gaps become smaller. At the start of the game they should be reasonable big.

With Bursaspor this looks something else. The shot counts look a little suspicious though, like a specific marking job on one of the crucial fulcrums in your defensive shape getting dragged all over the pitch due to it and the conversion rate thus going through the roof as opponent's are given a free way goalside on each attack. For any more elaborate feedback you'd need to save and upload those matches, it's but a few kb and a couple of seconds of additional commitment.

I definitely agree with that. Gala showed horrible performance even this year. Atletico won 2-0 but they could won 5-0 at least if there wasnt Muslera but the thing is my current team is much stronger than the real Gala squad now. Thats why this score is shocking. There are 3 wonderkids in the team next to Sneijder Podolski Muslera Selcuk.. I just have imagined the team much different than this result

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Talking tactics sound funny but still I want you to see there is something weird. Imagine 4 defenders 1 defensive midfielder and 1 defensive midfield I am still found playing very open :) What should I do? Play with at least 7 defensive type players?

This is why people are bringing tactics up.

You claim to be some sort of tactical genius and yet you fail to grasp basic concepts. Until you accept that your tactical knowledge isn't as good as you think it is you'll continue to have these sort of issues.

You can either look to improve your tactical knowledge or you can continue to stick your head in the ground and ignore everyone, your choice.

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Please teach me how to prevent Aguero's first 3 shot finds the net in the first 8 minute :) I didnt even go attack. I always play control balanced fluid basic things. There is nothing extreme. This is how I succeed last season. I have won against Manchester United 3-2 previous season at home. Morale was also high. Press conference all done as players pleased of my words. Team talks are where you left off and i expect much better performance in the second half :) Talking tactics sound funny but still I want you to see there is something weird. Imagine 4 defenders 1 defensive midfielder and 1 defensive midfield I am still found playing very open :) What should I do? Play with at least 7 defensive type players? They are not even dominating the game. When I lost to Bursaspor they had 8 shot and I had I think double of it. Manchester had 10 shot and I had 4-5.. Maybe coincidence

You sound like you don't really understand the depth of tactics. You mention playing 6 defensive players, and seem to think that that obviously means you'll defend well. That doesn't really work, just like throwing up seven strikers doesn't mean you'll score more goals. When I was playing as Lincoln of Gibraltar I tried to ****fest my way to a draw by playing every player in the defence/defensive midfield strata. I lost most times, even with ten defenders there. How can that be? Because it was a terrible setup.

You then mention press conferences, and players being "pleased of your words". That's not necessarily a good thing either. What did you tell them? That they'd win? They probably agreed, thought it was great, right up until the time that that over-confidence saw them getting pumped 7-0. You mention you told them to pick up where you left off - was that from a domestic game? Seems like you'd want them to treat a European game differently.

You can sit with your head in the sand, and claim that playing previous versions makes you an expert (the match engine changes massively between versions, so it's not a strong point to make) and then continue to get results where you get pumped, or you could actually listen to what more learned people are saying and seek some help. Or, a third option, just accept that things like this happen.

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I definitely agree with that. Gala showed horrible performance even this year. Atletico won 2-0 but they could won 5-0 at least if there wasnt Muslera but the thing is my current team is much stronger than the real Gala squad now. Thats why this score is shocking. There are 3 wonderkids in the team next to Sneijder Podolski Muslera Selcuk.. I just have imagined the team much different than this result

Chelsea have, for the most part, the squad that won the league last season, and look at how they're doing. You can't just buy great players and get an instant win anymore.

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This is why people are bringing tactics up.

You claim to be some sort of tactical genius and yet you fail to grasp basic concepts. Until you accept that your tactical knowledge isn't as good as you think it is you'll continue to have these sort of issues.

You can either look to improve your tactical knowledge or you can continue to stick your head in the ground and ignore everyone, your choice.

I am sorry but my winning ratio is around %75. I also became unbeaten champion with Panathinaikos. 0 loss. Which is another unrealistic issue. I am not having any problem with results. Board always says I am untouchable. You still dont get the point. Thats is why talking tactics sound funny since I am only talking about 2 games here

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Please teach me how to prevent Aguero's first 3 shot finds the net in the first 8 minute :) I didnt even go attack. I always play control balanced fluid basic things. There is nothing extreme. This is how I succeed last season. I have won against Manchester United 3-2 previous season at home. Morale was also high. Press conference all done as players pleased of my words. Team talks are where you left off and i expect much better performance in the second half :) Talking tactics sound funny but still I want you to see there is something weird. Imagine 4 defenders 1 defensive midfielder and 1 defensive midfield I am still found playing very open :) What should I do? Play with at least 7 defensive type players? They are not even dominating the game. When I lost to Bursaspor they had 8 shot and I had I think double of it. Manchester had 10 shot and I had 4-5.. Maybe coincidence

You mention positions. Roles and Duties IN these positions just as important, if not more. Control is an attacking mentality too. Again, please take this to the Tactics forum. You had a Defensive midfielder the last time too, but he was on Support and with your Control mentality, he's going to venture very far forward, leaving you very open.

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Does the touchline shouts change tactics? I noticed when I selected "get more creative" there was a message you get when you actually change tactics during match "tactical changes please wait.." (it's something similar). So, if you say "tighten up" will it switch mentality to defensive or what?

I only used the touchline shout for the 1st time on FM16 so I don't know if it works like that?

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Does the touchline shouts change tactics? I noticed when I selected "get more creative" there was a message you get when you actually change tactics during match "tactical changes please wait.." (it's something similar). So, if you say "tighten up" will it switch mentality to defensive or what?

I only used the touchline shout for the 1st time on FM16 so I don't know if it works like that?

"tactical changes please wait.." (it's something similar) is just the ME re-calculating the events as you've made changes. The same thing happens when you ask players to concentrate, which is definitely not tactical.

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Anyone else struggling from powder puff shots when in good scoring positions and goals being conceded because of stupid short back passes?

Also anyone suffering a juddery 3D engine at times? Was fine on medium on FM15 but even low struggles on 16.

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Anyone else struggling from powder puff shots when in good scoring positions and goals being conceded because of stupid short back passes?

Also anyone suffering a juddery 3D engine at times? Was fine on medium on FM15 but even low struggles on 16.

We must wait for the upcoming update.If the update will be released ever....:p

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Right backs are a little OP... fullbacks in general... keepers always get low ratings for me too.

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Same here. In my saves the Full Backs always lead in assists. In the BPL it's Bellerin or Zabaleta always on top. It seems to be consistent when you play on the match engine and the simulated general game. Too many goals come from crosses. That's the only concerning issue I have with the game, which I'm loving BTW.

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I'm seeing really low average ratings for most of my team & low possession (usually around 40% or lower), even though I'm winning the league and CL etc.

I realise it might be my tactics but just wondering if anyone is seeing anything gets similar.

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Now that I'm starting to come to terms with the better counter-attacking in FM16, I'm quite enjoying it. Definitely harder than previous years (for me) - doing OK (top 10) with West Ham first season rather than sitting comfortably in the CL places as I normally do.

Things that are bugging me at the moment - full back positioning (seems that's being looked at); play in the final third seems to have had the 'stupid' turned up a notch - lots of offsides even with a cautious tactic, poor decision making in and around the box and the usual ineptitude from strikers. Scorelines end up OK, but there seems to be a balance issue around crosses vs worked opportunities which isn't helping variety of play.

Still optimistic about this year's game at the moment.

E2A: Another thing that I've noticed is the AI playing low condition players with no apparent penalty to the player's effectiveness. The worst example (which stood out because of the player involved) was Man City playing Silva against me - started at condition 45; played the whole game as you'd expect Silva to play; ended on 35 - just doesn't seem right at all.

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"Ricky Alvarez is unhappy at his lack of starts and want to talks to you about it". "OK Ricky, i hear you, i will look to start you in a few upcoming games over the next month or so"

Literally the same week as that convo, Van Ginkel gets injured for 7 weeks. Alvarez starts every game from then on.

News feed about a month later: "Ricky Alvarez unhappy promise not kept".

Wut?

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"Ricky Alvarez is unhappy at his lack of starts and want to talks to you about it". "OK Ricky, i hear you, i will look to start you in a few upcoming games over the next month or so"

Literally the same week as that convo, Van Ginkel gets injured for 7 weeks. Alvarez starts every game from then on.

News feed about a month later: "Ricky Alvarez unhappy promise not kept".

Wut?

Seems like an obvious bug, so please report it in the bugs forum with a copy of the save from just before the promise expires. :thup:

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Aside from other bugs and annoyances I won't talk about yet, I don't understand this game sometimes.

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What don't you understand about that? Isn't there a preferred move to try to shoot less? That player is on the default setting, and your coach believes he should do it less.

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*sticks fingers in ears*

*hums happy tune*

Not really anywhere to go with that since you've decided for yourself that it isn't anything you're doing (clue: it is). Shall we just say the game is terrible and against you and satisfy the ego?

every single comment on this forum you are so negative about it? is your life that miserable...every single post of yours is against every single comment unless its a praise of FM, if you are that good at the game, you should teach everyone...

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every single comment on this forum you are so negative about it? is your life that miserable...every single post of yours is against every single comment unless its a praise of FM, if you are that good at the game, you should teach everyone...

:D

It bothered you so much that you dug out a post from several days ago? Your concern is touching, but I'm alright over here, you can rest easy. If I needed to justify my posting to you, then I'd point you to the vast numbers of posts which disprove what you said, but you seem to be well clued up, going through every single one of my posts and running the negativityometer over them. Keep up the good work champ!

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Now that I have evolved from the Lone Striker tactics into the other tactics that have two strikers, one thing that is really standing out right now is offsides - especially for the striker on Attacking Duty. The game play is quite fantastic but unfortunately gets overshadowed pretty quickly with the amount of offside and weird back passes that sometimes dominates the Highlights... There are some highlights that only show a pass and an offside before the game moves on...

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