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4 hours ago, herne79 said:

So I took a break from the forums over the holidays which I've now decided to make permanent.  I may pop by now and again just to keep up to date with how the game develops, but other than that I won't be around any more.

So all the best to everyone, keep plugging away and remember it's just a game.  If I leave you with any small pieces of advice it's:

1) Don't expect too much too soon.  Yes be ambitious, just don't put undue pressure on yourself.  Your Board and players have their own expectations, which is all you need worry about.

2) Don't over complicate things.  Only add in tactical instructions if you want to achieve a certain style of play or have a specific requirement in mind.  Remember that Mentality sets a whole bunch of TIs by default and it isn't always necessary to adjust them.

3) Think about how things combine.  Mentality, TIs, PIs, Player Traits, Roles & Duties and Attributes will all have an impact.  Don't just think about the role/duty to get a player to behave how you want.  A Wingback (defend) combined with a player who has the Trait to get forward often is not just going to sit back and will provide you with overlaps down the flank.  And he'll do it even more as your Mentality becomes more aggressive for example.  You don't have to make him a Wingback (attack) to do all that.  Combinations.

Cheers all and have fun.

:ackter:

So the man who I've learned most from on this forum - with the "keep it simple" as the most essential piece of tactical advice - is now leaving ??? I cannot find words to express how huge a loss it is for this community :(

If there is a single FM-related statement I will always remember as sacred, it's definitely this one: "The game rewards logical thinking" (by the great @herne79 )

Just hope you'll change your mind and get back here (hopefully as soon as possible) :thup:

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Have fun in the great yonder!. You will be missed, and I doubt you will be the last to retire.

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5 hours ago, herne79 said:

So I took a break from the forums over the holidays which I've now decided to make permanent

You'll be greatly missed, but thanks for the huge contribution you've made over the last few years, and good luck for the future.

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Always appreciated and admired how mannered and easy mods are, even towards people deserving a different treatment probably. Managing the rabids in this forum It's surely a tough job to deal with for every mod.

So it's always something bad when one of them quits.

Best luck for you

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why are you going?
 

Its just a forum, you can post on now and again.

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Good luck  for the future and a real loss to the community.

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6 hours ago, herne79 said:

So I took a break from the forums over the holidays which I've now decided to make permanent.  I may pop by now and again just to keep up to date with how the game develops, but other than that I won't be around any more.

So all the best to everyone, keep plugging away and remember it's just a game.  If I leave you with any small pieces of advice it's:

1) Don't expect too much too soon.  Yes be ambitious, just don't put undue pressure on yourself.  Your Board and players have their own expectations, which is all you need worry about.

2) Don't over complicate things.  Only add in tactical instructions if you want to achieve a certain style of play or have a specific requirement in mind.  Remember that Mentality sets a whole bunch of TIs by default and it isn't always necessary to adjust them.

3) Think about how things combine.  Mentality, TIs, PIs, Player Traits, Roles & Duties and Attributes will all have an impact.  Don't just think about the role/duty to get a player to behave how you want.  A Wingback (defend) combined with a player who has the Trait to get forward often is not just going to sit back and will provide you with overlaps down the flank.  And he'll do it even more as your Mentality becomes more aggressive for example.  You don't have to make him a Wingback (attack) to do all that.  Combinations.

Cheers all and have fun.

:ackter:

All the best for the future. I've really enjoyed your articles and threads over the years !

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All the best, I have often benefited from your sound advice. Don’t over complicate tactics is the best bit of advice I ever received.  Thanks.

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Thanks for all your threads and tactical advice. Hope to see you back on here soon! 

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6829 posts and 3941 upvotes says exactly what your contribution to the forums has been.  All the best- you will be missed.

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I'm sorry that you're leaving, I wish you the best for the future and I hope that as you said we'll see here again maybe even with only one thread a year but that leaves a mark like the previous ones.

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Always found you a classy guy, full respect.  The voice of reason.  All the best buddy, cya around.

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Sorry to see you go. You've always been an absolute stalwart here. 

All the best to you in the future! 

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Posted (edited)

One of it not the best contributor to this forum, always enjoyed reading your advice and threads over the years, definitely a loss to the forum. Hope to see you around these parts again down the line. :) 

Edited by craigcwwe

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Real shame to see you go but appreciate all the hard work you have put in - your guides have been crucial in helping many understand how their decisions make an impact.

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Welcome to the retirement home mate :)

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@herne79, I don't post much - 145 posts in 15 years - but it has always been a pleasure to read your pieces during my lurkathons. Godspeed and all that jazz.

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21 minutes ago, Cleon said:

Welcome to the retirement home mate :)

Good to see you're still around the forums.

Hope you're well and thanks for all your help and superb threads over the years!

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Thanks for helping us enjoying the game. All the best!

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Love and respect for all the time and effort you've putting in dragging so many of us a level or two. All the best!

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Thanks for everything Herne :applause:

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Enjoyed not only your posts but also your demeanour, good luck for the future :thup:

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All good things must come to an end :(

Thanks for your contributions and all the best for the future, you will be missed around here.

Cheers 

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All the best @herne79 you'll be missed and you're leaving behind quite a big void.

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I missed this at the time, shame to hear it mate but have fun with the new found free time! :thup:

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