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Just wondering how many of you guys are finding playing lower leagues in fm16. I started playing as parma fc in the third division and i lost a game to a 5th division team 1-7 at home (not that i'm new to the game). 3 of the goals just went past my keeper like he didn't exist. I'm finding every game to be a struggle to draw or win by 1 goal.

I have tried a mix of tactics and i'm just frustrated at the moment with what i'm seeing compared to fm15. I'll keep at it but for the moment man o man it's tough.

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That is what I like FM for. Usually it takes me 3-4 months to develop the best set of tactics. These 3-4 months are very difficult but very interesting.

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I'm only on the demo at the minute but started as Harrogate Town as I always do and set up a friendly with Nottingham Forest and managed a 2-2 draw not got onto league games yet but like the layout after only playing fm15 for a month am looking forward to playing FM16.

Was it a friendly or cup game you played?

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I'm playing 4-3-3 with Aldershot and started with a 11 out 15 points , in pre season i won 3-0 (with a lot of luck) against West Ham who played with a lot of known players :)

Enjoying it , hard to find players that want to sign for my team .

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I am playing Northern Ireland Division 2 but can only sign non contract terms with players, are part time contracts gone or is it just the league I am in?

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well ty for the feedback guys. sounds like new tactics are required by the sound of it. I was playing in a league game.

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RTHerringbone has an FM16 Parma save going where he kept over 10 clean sheets in a row, so it can definitely be done.

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Edited database.

Is there a good serie D database out there? Cant find. In Steam workshop there is but there are comments that they should not have so big depts as they where cleared.

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I haven't looked for one since I'm not playing in those leagues in FM16, but you could PM RTHerringbone to find out where he got his database. He's a mod here.

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I replied to the PM, but might be useful for others to know:

I didn't get a Serie D database. I just holidayed the first season and Parma were promoted to C/A, which then made them playable. Their reputation is high, so I think they'll almost always be promoted to a playable league in the first season.

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I was playing VC or VNL however u look at it with the beta and my team was a top 6 team in that league.. Just updated my teams roster in the editor gonna restart with full game we'll see how we do

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What I did was start the game unemployed and simed the first season and hoped parma get promoted which they did. So I used the editor to become the new manager. I am half way through the season and was doing ok untill I lost 7 games straight by one goal. Played 1 more game before I go out to friends for a coffee. Game is addictive.

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I am playing Northern Ireland Division 2 but can only sign non contract terms with players, are part time contracts gone or is it just the league I am in?

I believe the teams at that level are all amateur, hence no contracts at all.

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I believe the teams at that level are all amateur, hence no contracts at all.

Ah ok, that makes sense, I started a new game because I can't be bothered with that lol! :D

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Started as unemployed with all badges and semi pro experience, took a job at ilkeston in the league just below the vanarama north. Things were going well, was second in the league for a while and then suddenly lost 5 games in a row and got sacked, just took a job at gosport who are ironically a tier above ilkeston so the jokes on them. havent had a game with gosport yet but feel i still need alot more practice. One of the problems i had in the previous team was that my assistant kept saying there was too much of a gap between midfield and defence. I tries everything to uding ball winning midfielders to defence minded midfielders but that message kept coming up.

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There are many guides on our forums. I found the following "Bust the Net Tactics" in the guides section awesome to read. Helped me tighten the belt to loose goals and reduce the space for the opposition. Great read and a Must for tactics and player roles.

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