cucking real madrid edition>Essential downloads:https://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-2021/essentials>Guide to Football Manager:http://www.guidetofootballmanager.com/>Tactic and Strategy Guides:https://community.sigames.com/topic/495115-tactic-and-strategy-guides/>Training and Mentoring Guides:https://community.sigames.com/topic/495114-training-and-mentoring-guides/>Team Talks:https://strikerless.com/2016/02/19/the-hartman-doctrine-why-the-hairdryer-treatment-works-surprisingly-well/>Macca's official /trb/ database:http://pastebin.com/uj27eQhe (2015)http://pastebin.com/7e3Vv0ap (2016)
>>132101041also had this insane match against napoli, felt like every chance could turn into a goal for both teams
what the fuck happened?i finished 8th, won the FA Cup (2-1 comeback in the semi against manchester city, then 3-0 relegated brentford in the final)i sell off all of the dog shit clogging up my wagebill, bring in some smart recruits with my 80m warchest, and now ive started this season 0-6, losing every game by 2 or 3 goals each. what the fuck went wrong its the exact same tactic that took me to europe and manager of the yearim deployed and this is unironically the best i can do, fm 23 mobile and a dog shit compilation
>>132101877its yer tictocs mate
how do i get my guys to pass the ball more?i'm using tiki-taka settings and they still hold on to it too much.
>>132104840up the tempo a bit or the mentality
>>132103742hello romania bro, im actually in constanta rn on a vpnanyway i swapped to 433 flat with 3 cms 2 poachers and a target man, kept basically everything else the same and fixed the form more or less. 2-3 big wins and right in the middle lose 3-0 away to 16th place southampton. i am happy with it seeing as board goal is simply “be competitive”
>>132105298glad youre having fun, hope you enjoy the Dobrogea coastline.if thats the objective then i wouldnt sweat it as long as you arent in the relegation scrap
>>132105367needed to win and overcome a 3 goal difference to finish ober feyenoord in second…….holy fuck mate what a turn out. that pedro fella was an unreal bargain
>>132107712cheeky away night at sheriff ladsmaybe jonjo shelvy gets minutes
any tips on how to force a player with a ridiculous wage out without paying a fortune to release him on a fee?
>>132108078>pay a percentage of his wages to the buying club>sell for a much smaller fee initially>place in the reserves>shag his dad
>>132108021>fewest yellow cards in the league by december >away at 19th place manchester united>lose 2-0 for two red card penalties
>>132108168>Wnt>Unh>SptThe holy trinity
how the fuck do i scout effectively with a small budget outside of my own league, just not?
>>132108078I just sell him to a team but add a salary contribution when I offer him out. I don’t really like players on high wages honestly, I prefer being able to use the freed up payroll on wonder kids and talented players
I'm convinced the a-league is purgatory that nobody can escape
Rate my FM17 haaland
>10don't die on me so soon
>according to stats I have 63% possession and 87% passes completed>every highlight is my players losing any ball they touch instantly
Also this guy just scored a contested header against me.
Tactics for this situation?
What is this defensive positioning called?
>>132118097you wouldn't get it
>>132111680Just like real life
Is there any reason to improve a players expected playing time outside contract negotiations?Also did they do something weird with wages in fm23? My players are asking insane wages from me, like double what I paid at this point of my save in fm21 and I can barely pay 15 players, so I run into huge injury issues (because for some reason this season I'm also constantly getting long injuries)
>>132124240thats inflation baby
>>132125310The "schedule friendlies against as many of these clubs as you can and play max murderball against them before the regular season starts" tictac usually works well for me
Dortmund represents most of my games
>>132125310The classic Preston North End 2-3-5
>/trb/ backHallelujah. Current save has been a rollercoaster. Still on FM20 cos fuck Milesberg. Do my usual holiday to December and see Palace job is available. They are bottom of the league with 1 win and 2 draws all season. Take the job, get them to 15th by the end of the season and get to the FA cup semi final before being knocked out by Yanited. Liverpool who lead the league until the final bottle it to 9th place Yanited and City win the league. Ole wins the FA cup and is sacked immediately after for Ancelotti. Southampton, Villa and Newcastle are all relegated. Bring in Ings, Rugaini, Dani Martin, Morgan Sanson, Watkins and Eze for 50mil. 2nd season is a disaster. Form is nonexistent and I walk after Eze pulls a 5.5 against Burnley. Forest immediately hired me and Ive taken them from 18th in the championship to 5th and its only October 2020. Liking this Forest side and Joao Carvalho has been unplayable.
>>132112473>jumping reach 9
>>132136647i call these kinds of saves the ambulance save because you have to produce results urgently.theyre fun to dodid three 3 years in germany france and spain and staid in spain since celta vigo is low key OP with their youth intake, i have so many gems in my intake, especially a lot of high potentia UAE youngsters.
>>132142168activate an editorgive him a long term injurynever let him recover until he leaves the team
>>132142168demote him to the u19s
>player says he's unsettled if i dont accept a loan offer for him>he refuses that offer after i accept itmake up your mind cunt>>132144240thank you fren
I'm gonna meme it up using peps latest formation in my next save. Italy won't k ow what hit it.
>>132144608your fullbacks wont either
Holy fuck are we back /trb/ bros? Haven't seen this thread in so long
>>132144608AFhaaland - DLFbrown(comes deep to get ball)IWgrealo-CM(d)rod-RPMgundo-IWmahrezfb(d)ake-CD(d)dias-BPDstones(get further forward)-FB(s)walkerSKederson
>bought this guy from maccabi tel aviv>only paid 4 million for himdid not expect to find jews offering me bargains kek
>playing fm >2017Why? Miles perfected FM in 2016 when he released FM2017, there is literally no point buying the new addition unless you are too autistic to play with outdated swauds. It's similair to how FIFA perfected their model in 2018 when they released FIFA 19, and then their dev team got bored and then eventually made the abomination that is FIFA 23. Just stick with the game the works. I don't understand why footy games can't just do what every other genre does: release DLC if you want updates (ie you could buy a DLC to update squads and starting year if you want). If Cities Skylines can do it and still rake in a shit tonne of money, sureley FM/FIFA would be able to do the same?
>>132141033Yeah Palace have been on life support. I checked in on them and they hired some who tier manager and currently sat bottom of the league.
>>132101041Often wish I could go back to being a neet /trb/ permavirgin instead of a dad/husband with a e100k job. Life was so simple then >tfw made Everton a fucknig dynasty
>>132148466congrats on making bank anon, i make good money wfh-ing and i can sneak some good hours a week while at work with auto-continue.
Do you ever feel existential dread from watching your manager age in the game?
>>132149681I feel existential dread from watcing myself age. 30 is getting real fucking close..
>>132149681>30 years old>physical attributes would be declining if i was in the video game
What a name
So, I'm in the year 2455 on my save. I'm not playing, just enjoying the results. I have lots of custom tournaments set up. Here's what's going on:- Man City and Chelsea have been out of the Premier League for most of the last 430 years. Liverpool, Man U and Forest Gate (a custom team) have been champs over the last few decades. Barnsley are the most winningest team with 114 Premier League wins.- LOSC and PSG have been the top teams of France as of late. - Bayern, Hertha and one of my custom teams have been the top dogs of Germany. Bayern has won the Bundesliga 172 times.- Almeria have been the kings of Spain, winning 301 La Laga titles over this span. Despite that, they still play in a 22,000 seat stadium.- Italy has been very boring with only one team outside of Inter/AC/Zebre winning Serie A since 2315.- Speaking of attendances, Al-Ahly of Egypt are one of the most popular teams, drawing over 357,000 fans for major international club finals. Real Esteli of Nicaragua pulls in around 300,000 fans for big games. Livingston of Scotland just hit 260,000 fans for some tournament games. Wing Yee Property of Hong Kong also often gets 250,000 fans for their major international club finals. Jorge Wilstermann of Bolivia also typically get 248,000 fans for those types of games. All of the major leagues seem capped at 140,000 fans. - Livingston have been the kings of Scotland. They've won the Scottish Premiership every year since 2365.- The game starts glitching after you get so far in when it comes to competition rankings. Denmark is currently off and on listed as the top competition when that isn't true and Belgium has been listed many times too.
Dont die yet.
>>132147041>why cant miles just do database updatesWe all know the reason why
>>132161812i signed ngcobo then real madrid and lorient both met his release clause and he chose lorient
helppoland, serbia or hungary
>>132153681brazilians and their names, manIn my save theres a brazilian named Cristiano RonaldoHe's a left footed right winger molded as an IW.>>132154705>2455pls look at romania, what team won the most?>>132167615Backa Topola in Serbia.
>>132175401here he isi would have bought him ages ago but my right wing is too stacked
settin up a stats sheet to do analysis, think i got everything i need in a nice orderNameAgePositionLeft FootRight FootHeightWeightExpires_______________AppsGwinAv RatMinsMins/Gm_______________xGGlsGls/90Mins/Gl_______________ShT/90Shot %_______________AstAsts/90_______________Ps A/90Ps C/90Pas %K Ps/90_______________CCCCh C/90Drb/90_______________Cr ACr C/A_______________Aer A/90Hdrs W/90Hdr %_______________FAFlsOff_______________Int/90TckTck WTck RK Tck_______________InfRec
>>132149681I felt it the first time I made my player career mode in fifa and didnt have to lie about my age.Made me put down the controller and go out for a jog.
>>132175401Here you go:>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19QYIY4xo3QHere are the number of titles won. It's pretty even which is interesting:CS Gaz Metan - 14xFCSB - 24xU Craiova 1948 - 27xU Cluj - 18xCFR Cluj - 23xACS Petrolul - 22xACS Capionii - 17xFootball Club Rapid - 10xGloria Buzau - 12xACSM Politehnica - 9xAFC Botosani - 13xAFC Dunarea - 15xConcordia Chiajna - 18xFC Voluntari - 25xFC Viitorul Constanta - 18xFC Metaloglobus - 14x
>>132181621What about eredivisie?
>>132101041This game is just a glorified spreadsheet simulator, it doesn't even simulate real life tactics well.
>>132182312Eredivise>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPj73OdXwPAI bumped up ROHDA and NEC to the top leagues to start because I like them, so that explains how they won.
>>132181621thank you very muchholy shit some of these are 3rd division teams lmao
>>132183331its still fun though
>>132183434Nice, ASWH somehow getting up there is pretty funny
Is Vanarama North/South an appropriate league for a no-badge/n-exp save? or do I have to go even lower?
>>132186609i'd be surprised if you got an N/S job with no license
>>132186609If you start unemployed, it might not happen.I personally try to do other leagues outside England because the PL money is so outrageous it makes things easy if you stay up for multiple years
>>132176035>9 finishing>12 passing >10 vision>7 concentration>4 positioningOn the face of it stats look tasty but some key ones are really lacking
>undefeated in 9 games>for suddenly collapses FUCK YOU MILES
>>132191931>Concede a blooper then opposition goalie posts a 7.5>2 games in a row lost because my fullbacks gave away a last minute penalty
>>132191785Just had a 10 game winning streak snapped by the team in 19th who were playing a 3-5-2 with slow defenders
anybody know why exporting data removes some stuff like names?
>>132193955It's -extremely- janky, might have to just keep trying.
more like occasional /trb/ lol
some memories from working at SI:>Miles stopped visiting the testing room for several weeks after claiming a foul on the penalty box line isn't a penalty then getting shown it is>they had a Nintendo DS game planned that was kind of an RPG but it stalled because the lead programmer is homophobic and refused to code the character potentially being gay, then Sega gave up on it anyway>their solution to one of the two PSP coders breaking his leg and being unable to work was to order in crate after crate of Red Bull for the remaining coder so he could work 80 hour weeks>I never met a single person who liked Miles. he wasn't really hated or anything but nobody wanted to be around him
not yet damit
>player demands contract with star player playing time>forced to sign him to star player playing time>immediately demote him to important player after he signs contact>he says nothing
>>132197081not what i wanna hear
>>132191785>>132192225This is what i hate from 2010+ installment of FM, they will purposely crank 1 team to kill your streak and nothing you can do except delete the match engine file to reset the game, save scumming won't do either
>>132124240The important part in your manager stats is discipline to 20, they will stop bitch the time you approach them with talk
>players demand 100k/week + loyalty bonus + goal/assist/appearance bonus + yearly salary raise + % of future transfer fee and only has enough patience to make 1 offer>happily accepts 60k/week to play on some midtable shitter
>>132199029a player that asked me for 100k/month in the championship ditched that offer to play in the belgian first league for EIGHT FUCKING THOUSAND A MONTH
After taking over a struggling team in the argentina league that was finishing constantly in the lower bottom half of the table, slowly building a competitive team, winning their 2nd highest continental cup(sudamericana) with a VERY average team in my first season, and winning 4 leagues in my 6 years there, i am now at Marseille.They have an AWFUL fucking team, even worse than my argentina club, and literally no money(same problem i had in argentina but i had a few youngsters in the pipeline and promoted another few that turned out very well.) I don't know if it's my tactics or what but my players are really fucking bad and the transfer window is now closed. Countless overpaid ngubus on long contracts that no other team wants, horrible defenders, and underperforming attackers. I guess i'll chalk up this season as just being over already(i'm in 8th place) and try to develop as many players as i can. I'm just used to winning a lot that every game is painful as fuck to get through. i had offers from bayern, milan, napoli, and sporting lisbon, and feel that i should have probably taken the latter two because they have pretty consistent youth academies and a decent amount of money to work with. I've even stopped playing the game as much since joining Marseille kek.
>spent 2 seasons in BuLi>my rep is still shit and no good BuLi player even considers signing with me
I have FM14 - 17 which one should I download and playWill the logo packs work?
>/trb/ is backsince when?
Why did /trb/ die? I’m American I remember learning about this game from /sp/. The threads were always up. What changed?
>>132203831Logo packs should work as the id numbers haven't changed. Procedure is the same for every version.As for which to play, I have both 14 and 15. Between those 2, 14 is simpler tactic wise IIRC. 15 began their change. Both had the good old regen faces. For me, 14 is ahead because attributes on regens could get real sky high.
>>132154705How is the economy of the clubs? What does the best players cost?
>>132203918thread is too slow to stay alive when big things are happeningthankfully the footy is basically over so only the FA cup and UCL finals might bump it off.
>>132203918the game feels fairly stale so there's not much to post about
little update >>132108078 the cunt turned down every contract offer in my attempts at player swapping and I'm now forced to fill my bench with youth players, which means I'll likely fail both the seasonal objective and won't be able to work within the wage budget :)
I can't believe this thread is alive this long. Anyway, how the FUCK do I get a Segundo Volante to work? It feels like the disconnect between the midfield and the attack is too far for the match engine to properly connect.FM21, if that matters.
Alright lards, /v/ tourist here.I want to try FM out, but have a few questions. I see that the essential downloads are for FM 21, why not 23? Is it a case of PES, where it got fucked in the newer releases? Can the databases be updated? How big is the modding community? Should I pay for it or just pirate?Cheers.
>>132197211Doesn't surprise me, I did a brief time at Opta and there's a lot of Miles types in the industry
>>132206543FM comes out every year but its rare they'll add massive changes to the game. You can normally skip a few editions if you aren't bothered about having the most up to date database.
>>132206543It's a yearly release game and a lot of the times the yearly release doesn't have enough new shit to justify the purchase. FM21 is considered the last "Big Leap" and everything past FM21 has just been incrementing on FM21.
>>132206175>How do I make Segundo Volante work treat him like a box-to-box midfielder or a mezzala instead of a defensive midfielder. To be honest I don't know why you're bothering with fancy top meme roles when CM is king.
What role would this 18 year old be the most influential in? He feels very well-rounded and it's making it hard for me to decide which midfield role he lands in.
>>132206657I'm trying to recreate the 1970 Brazil WC tactic and I need a Gerson.
>>132206668Deep Lying Playmaker on defend. He's good at defending and passing but he lacks flair to really create chances. Did you train the PT because id look to maybe add dictate tempo.
>>132206697sit him next to an anchor man or a defensive midfielder. He's basically a more defensive mezzala who runs forwards instead of sideways.
>>132206710I actually just stuck him into a Dictate Tempo training a few weeks ago. He's been playing Roaming Playmaker for the past 6 months and doing decent, but I always feel like he's just missing that last little thing to put him into the 7+ average rating, might try him a bit deeper like you said and see how it goes.
>>132206757RPM isn't bad but again his flair is just lacking to be a truly great creative midfielder. Let us know how it goes anon.
>Wing-back sends 10 crosses into the box>Opposition keeper saves every shot and header>Centre back randomly gets the ball deep>lumps it forward>CF scores Make it make sense
Thanks for the money. Still another instalment of £10M to come as well. City are a mess in this save, sacked Pep in 2028 after a trophyless season, have won nothing since then but still perpetually rolling in cash.
>>132206938I bought a player from China and ever since then, I keep getting outrageous offers from Chinese teams for some of my players. Bought a kid from Ajax at 15, had to wait til he was 18 before he was allowed to join or whatever the rule is. Cost me 1.2 million, played like 6 games for me this season and then Beijing offered 80 fucking million for him.
How far forward does a CF Trequartista sit compared to the CAM Trequartista?
>>132207157>Chinese clubs spending silly moneyAt least they got some parts accurate. I had DL Pro buy my 32yr old midfielder for double his value. Selling to Chinese clubs on FM is literal daylight robbery sometimes.
Some of the AI negotiating tactics are hilarious >Brentford make on 2mil offer for my 2nd choice left back, he's valued at 5mil. Negotiate 7.5mil and send back>Brentford withdraw the offer>Brentford make a 2.2mil offer for the same player>Say I want 7.5mil>Brentford withdraw the offer>Brentford make a 2.4mil offer Its like they aren't taking the fucking hint I want 7.5mil
>>132205215There was a long Miles podcast with some British business fucker (I understand completely why Miles isn't popular but I think he's very good as a podcast guest) where he said they probably won't be able to put women's football in FM24. How many years has it been now? I never hated it for chud reasons but it always seemed like a lot of work (by their standards) for minimal returns
>>132207850I wonder if its an engine issue and implementing women's football means reworking a lot of the mechanics.
>>132206668>>132206757teach him to stop getting into the opposition area, he is not good at finishing or headers so there is no reason for him to be rushing into the box
>>132206794im pretty sure flair does not matter too much for creative passes, as long as his passing vision and technique are good he should be fine and look at his decisions
How much would you say this 19 year old winger is worth?
If I choose away for friendlies in pre world cup friendlies it will be in the host country right and not the home of our opponents?
>>132207922>reworking a lot of the mechanicsI think it is. Miles mentioned in his blogpost the following things>attributes for women may need a different scale than the men>women's bodies are different from men's so using the current match engine for women would make them look weird>shit like transfers and finances are different from the men's>women have menstrual cycles and can get pregnant, although he isn't sure if those things will be in the game. If pregnancy will be in, I think it will be a regen-only thing but that's just my own speculationhttps://www.footballmanager.com/news/how-were-introducing-womens-football-football-manager
>>132208683IIRC, unless your team has traveled to the WC host country already, it will be in your opponent's home.
>>132208502What nationality? >>132208729Also just the sheer amount of shit the game will need to process will be a big task.
>>132208729I cant imagine they run it concurrently either. i bet you have to run a seperate gamemode. otherwise the performance hit youd take for having to run at least 1.5x the amount of current teams would be awful. not worth it at all.
>>132208729why would they add career ending pregnancies when injuries are already a thing?
>>132206543definitely get 23 to play on the newest match engine
>>132209549Depends on his contract im going with 17mil
>>132211373Surprisingly close actually. 18.5 release clause. Oddly I progressed a few days and the release clause vanished and can't be activated anymore, which is very strange. Didn't get a new contract or anything.
Should I train him to be a CB or DM?
>>132211726you could probably find better dms, but 16 tackling is extremely valuable for a cb, since miles and his team of retards didnt include tackling for individual training.
>>132211683Could be date restricted. Kim Min Jae at Napoli has one but its only active in the first 2 weeks of July. >>132211726Stick with CB he wont make it as a DM
How do you people scout for established players? I have a system in place for finding kids, adding all the players from various international youth tournaments to a shortlist and offering trials to as many as possibleBut sometimes I want to buy some player who's actually older than 18 because it feels a bit unrealistic to do what I do, but it's so time consuming to identify and find decent players. Because the ones that are good are way too expensive so that pretty much only leaves free transfers and transfer listed playersThere's so much shit to wade through when using the player search screen and scouting players who you can't offer trials to gets expensive very fast
>>132212639I normally have one or two scouts just looking for end of contracts and that usually catches them
>>132213996I do the same really. Picked up a Chelsea reject at the end of his contract for free and now I'm getting constantly badgered with 40 million quid transfer offers for him just a year later. Granted, he was still fairly young. Only 23, but not like plucking a youth player.
>>132214047Chelsea are usually easy to pry younger players on frees from. Ive had some real worldies off them due to letting unbelievable regens just sit in the loan army.
>>132214225Feels like cheating taking players they don't want in their squad anymore. I hope Boehly gives pocchettino hundreds of millions more so I can snag even more players for cheap in future years
after 14 years i've finally won a ucl with a lithuanian team. these nation building saves in bottom tier countries are so boring. dynamic youth rating is also a myth.
>>132215705pretty sure it takes many decades for any noticable youth ratings to change
>Based /trb/ is backwho is in year >2050+Posting my best player in this decade
how come random teams keep appearing under almost all my players career historyfor some reason the game thinks half my squad have very recently played for a hungarian 4th division side
>>132217049i'm almost to 2040
Took a month vacation for the first time ever in April because we choked every cup except League and were 10 points out of 1st which the board wanted. Will I still have a job when I come back?
wtf this lil nigga boutta be a starter at 15
>>132215705im in my 10th year with a greek team won the campions league last year, this is my first season producing a youth player with a blue stat
What’s your guys favourite tactical innovation of the season in irl football? Trying to recreate them in fm is always fun.
>>132101041Is there any chat tactics?
>>132183331unlike paradox games spreadsheets it functions as an rpg, the players are your pokemon
>>132146797yeah this is still one of the unrealistic aspects whenever i start a game and get world scouting i just click on norway, czech republic, korea, denmark and get 3-5 wonderkids for 2 millions each at most
>>132217049closest i got was 2043 on fm22it was fun to win the CL against a manchester united that had a 20 finishing ronaldo regen
>>132217049On a new save so not far but that lad is a worldie
Finally got an A+ manager rating, feels good lads
>cup match against better team you're sure to loseWhat do you do to stop the wheels from coming off in these?I drew the first one 2-2, then drew my league game 0-0 then lost the replay 4-2 and now I've just lost my league game to 18th 5-2 (I'm 1st by 8 points). I've was on a 10 game win streak prior to this.
>>132218595I read it's a big if you add leagues during a save but don't play 23 so I don't personally know
>>132227739Have a cup keeper. Shields your first team gk from the morale drop and then hopefully he can carry you for the next match and bring everybody back up.
>>132227739>In championship currently 2ns>level on points with recently relegated Southampton who are 1st>play a 6 pointer>lose 4-2 because my Keeper hates big matches and Southampton keep signing prem players. I HATE PREM TEAMS, I HATE PREM TEAMS
>>132228065you have to have more active leagues i lost my champions league winner wonderkids to sheffield stoke cardiff all of them playing in the championship
>>132228083Got a lot active Im just mad Southampton convinced Lucas Moura and Harry Wilson to trade in prem football for half a season in the championship
>>132213996Yeah, I'm starting to come to the conclusion that you might as well just focus on spending transfer fees on kids only and end of contracts when buying established players. When you're at a decently sized club with a decent scouting network then you're going to have hundreds of scouted players anyways, so some of them will be available to pick up on end of contract every season
>>132229105Yeah once you're about 5 seasons in it gets significantly easier to do as every player should have either had a new contract or be up for renewal. Plus youve have 5 youth intakes and 16yr olds are turning 21 so they all start wanting regular minutes.
will they ever rework set pieces?
>>132227739I have a 4-3-3 system that for some reason is really, really good at shutting out big teams like City and Chelsea and Liverpool, or at least limiting them to maybe one clear cut chance per game. It's the same system I use against everyone else, I just switch some of the attacking mentalities to support mentalities instead. I do also have the keeper with the highest save % in the PL though, despite finishing 8th.
>>132101041haven't played 23 yet. Did they make counters somewhat relevant or do I still have to memepress?
>>132230228Probably its one of the areas that's been needing a rework for a few editions. >>132230300Counters are still shit. Fuck knows how many editions of FM and they still can't figure out how to make defensive football work.
>>132230228I've never made a defensive set piece because I've honestly got no idea what difference it makes and every free kick and corner I just pop onto the tallest guys head because I've tried making countless, I've tried copying almost as many, and nothing is as effective as just hit it at the tall guyWhat long throw rating do you need for that to be viable?
>>132230468Higher long throws the better, if you can get someone with a long flat throw as this will essentially make them like Rory Delap throws. Aim it into the box and it usually shits up the AI defence.
>>132230646I thought they patched long throws in FM21?
The season hasnt even started and I'm already regretting not having got a new keeper.
Is there any way to ask a player to stay when their release clause is met other than offering them a new contract?
>>132231938nope you have to pray their loyalty is high enough
>>132231938You can cheese the game by setting an asking price that's lower than the buyout clause and teams won't bid above that amountAlso works if you reject a bid for a player, they come to you to complain about not being sold and you promise you're going to sell them for a certain amount
Just had a goal disallowed because their striker was offside. Not sure how their team can be offside in their own box but here you go.
>>132232490>Also works if you reject a bid for a player, they come to you to complain about not being sold and you promise you're going to sell them for a certain amountWhen I do that usually they get mad even if the bid isn't met though.
In FM21, is there a way to check your team's star level compared to the rest of the teams in the league?
>>132232581I don't think you can do star level but you can compare average stats in the team report>comparison
Fucking kek Swansea are trying to beat the Derby record low points total. Look at the state of them
>>132232725Kek the bastards lost again.
just had the most scripted own goal. Leading 1-0 that would take me to the top of the championship. 80th minute my left back receives the ball from the keeper, turns and passes it into the open net. Miles can go fuck himself.
>>132233050Lost the FA Cup to Chelsea last season after hitting the post, the ball getting lumped up front to be gathered by my keeper, who proceeded to smash his drop kick off my defender's skull and into our net, all in the 90th minute. Sometimes it's just silly. Sometimes it just reeks of "You're the small team. You aren't supposed to win."
>>132233050>>132233177It's your tactics m8
>>132233177>Drew the subsequent game 0-0>win the next game 1-0>star right winger gets injured for the rest of the season>star left winger is suddenly wanted by AC Milan I already know what's coming lads >>132233233No Miles please I just want to win the championship and prove those cunts at Palace wrong.
>>132233233I remember when my tactics made my goalkeeper stand at the back of the net, looking like a retard as the ball got headed in off a corner kick. fucking tactics...
>>132233177i ve won the europa i ve won the ch lwith a greek league team yet whenever olympiakos reaches the cup final i have to save scum 40 times in order to win
>>132232549>furious player demand new contract>agent suggests locked release clause 8 m lower than that of the initial contract>sign contract,>release clause met 2 months later
>2-1 away at Bradford PA in Vanarama North>Both of us jostling for playoff spots>82nd minute, my winger gets booked (his very first of the season, in Feb no less)>85th minute he gets his second yellow>87th minute we have a goal disallowed for offside from corner (?)>94th minute my no nonsense CB, instead of hoofing the ball away like I asked and would be second nature for him anyway, decides to pirouette on the ball at the edge of our box, then slide a lovely pass through to their striker who OF COURSE doesn't miss the 1v1I don't even get any pleasure from fining someone their wages when it is only £200
>>1322170492039 here>Haaland just retired>Grealish manages Liverpool >Xavi at Barcelona>Pep at Bayern>KDB at Gladbach
>>132232581Isn't star level of a player literally only relative? IE if you are managing a championship side and somehow signed Mbappe your previously 4.5 star players would drop to about a 2 star. Or do I misunderstand how that works?
What are the most important mental attributes, regardless of role bar goalkeeper? I'm going to change my approach to scouting and make sure my players reach a certain baseline of mental attributes before looking at other attributes.Desicions, anticipation, composure, determination, concentration, anything else? I'm thinking about adding teamwork as well but I think I can be more flexible on that as long as it's not dogshit
>>132236021Those are the main ones. I also like having players with bravery over 12.
>>132235233It is how it works. Tbh I just heard someone on an FM stream mention their team being a "3 star Prem team" and wondered where they saw it, as I was away from the computer at the time I heard it.
>>132236021I read somewhere that teamwork is really only necessary for fluid systems. My team's average is like 18 because I have like 6-7 players on roam from position.
>>132236021positioning as well, and for hidden obviously has to love big matches. teamwork isn't important as long as he has good enough distribution, or if you don't play out of defense. also yeah, much all those. pic related is my keeper and hes easily the best in the world
>>132236150>Natural Fitness: 11Hes going to be heemed with injuries
>>132236021ive seen videos and posts on sifourms saying balance is a very important but usually overlooked attribute for goalkeepers and defenders. not a number 1 priority but it is a very good indicator of potential. it usually only ever grows a few points over their entire career, so a player with <10 balance is likely never going to be very good. but positioning and agility is pretty important. i believe composure is more of an "offensive" attribute.
>>132236150I've never really paid attention to attributes before, I've mostly looked at stars and scouting reports, because it feels like hidden attributes are more important than actual attributes. A striker with 6 finishing can be the best goal scorer ever and it doesn't matter how good a player is if his consistency is shit or he hates big games or things like thatBut I'm going to start looking at mentals more because those feel like they have the most impact on how a player performs and is also the hardest to train
>>132237415in the older games the hidden attributes like consistency and important matches were very important because they took forever to change or basically just didnt change at all, but in the newer games with mentoring it is possible to change those attributes fairly quickly. finding the right mental attributes for the right position can make players very overpowered. this game really favors like a tap in striker, 20 off the ball with like 5 finishing will still be a league leader in goals.
>>132237198honestly really hasnt had anything too bad for a while. >>132237415in my experience it just seems like the game has players it favors, ignoring all attributes. the only stats that i've seen to have mattered for strikers are technique, pace and composure. my current striker is said to be a "very consistent performer" but will go on spells where he fails to score in 5-10 games against comparably weak competition. he's also played as an advanced forward which seems to be an inconsistent role in general. target forwards and deep lying forwards in the right system seem to be the best in 23.
>>132237733Hes gonna get a big injury soon anon
>>132237733I really don't understand it either, I'm managing Toulouse after they had just gotten promoted to Ligue 1, and I had a godly striker who scored the most goals in the league, more than Haaland and Mbappe. But then I sold him and I've tried four different strikes in the club, in the same system, and they're all playing like shit. The best one out of the bunch has gotten like 4 goals in 20 games.One thing I'm fairly sure about though is that you're better off using two strikers when you're the underdog, because when you're a shit team with shit strikers then they tend to be too inconsistent when using one striker, and using two strikers means the other one can pick up the slack
>>132238043>One thing I'm fairly sure about though is that you're better off using two strikers when you're the underdog3 is usually the best against teams with 2 cb, against teams with 3 you just need a guy with 17+ jumping reach or you pick out the less dominant wingback and focus on that side by direct long ball. theres also the ridiculous amount of 1v1s that are a result of through balls over the top that happen, which is why i say you need someone with high pace+high composure/likes to round keeper.
>tfw no burly 6'4" targetman bf
>>132238043Whats their familiarity with the system?Do they have different player traits? How regularly are you changing things?How many chances do you create?
Anyone here plays the Tennis version of FM, Tennis Manager? Is it worth a try?