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  • #46
    Seems my tactic does really well against Inter.



    Note that is the CB scoring a hat-trick, the tactic has a cheap corner routine to near post.

    Still undefeated after 11 games, sitting 1st in the league.

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    • #47
      Holy crap I'm on course to win the league.. what the f..

      Going to post some screens soon

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      • #48


        I attribute this success to a good tactic, good morale, and good squad unity. The tactic is very good in defence which I didn't expect because it's a 4-2-4 (advanced wingers) but the CMs do a good job at positioning themselves, as well as the wingers. The defence seems to battle out the opposing attack well. The attack is varied, against good teams it's usually through balls to the right striker and wingers. Against a team that has a lot players back the DR and DL get the ball a lot to cross it in. The MCs also push up the ball and try to get a short through ball but sometimes that's tough. Oh and the corner goals. I have to give props to Nim because if I remember right he created this formation shape in the Chelmsford game when they became very successful... so it seems there is some validity behind it. If we use a modification of this downloaded tactic, would that be against to rules of the Lech game?

        I am doing a good job managing the morale but that's probably easy to maintain because of the success. I always get an Assistant manager who is good at motivation and team talks so I let him decide what to say.

        Using Genie Scout my team is ranked about 11th in the league in terms of current skill (2nd for potential though) so there are definitely better teams in the league. However the AI I see doesn't do the best job with rotating player/tactics/buys. I also used genie scout when buying players and I always brought in guys with great character which I know makes your squad that much stronger. (Professionalism, Determination, Consistency, Pressure etc...)

        I was going to play youngsters more but now I don't want to screw up losing the title so I'm counting on the established players on the team.

        My team had some big results this year. 7-2 vs Udinese. 5-0 vs Milan. Beat Juve 4-1 after going one down. 3-1 in the cup vs Genoa while playing younsters. My last match I got the winner in minute 92.

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        • #49
          I did make more transfers.

          This guy has great potential and good hidden mental attributes for his age, which is rare. I set him on specialized quickness training which is his only slight weakness.



          Ekdal is a great defensive CM in my formation because I do need someone who is good in attacking/passing as well.



          I sold Lux, Diame, and Vejinovic which was a cheap move because I got them on frees and was able to get 11mil for them.

          I couldn't hold back from selling Lux. I got 2.5mil and bough Julio Segio for 350k from Roma. After I made these dealings I realized they might be mistakes because changing a consistent performer might screw up the team but Julio Sergio has been great. I am planning on selling him next season because I signed an amazing goalie that will be my future captain. He is ranked the 3rd best GK (genie scout) behind Neuer and Casillas. Props to Nim, I know he really rates this guy. Huge bargain at 7mil. I was reluctant to pay him 2.5mil per year but when I saw his ability compared to other GKs he is definitely worth it.




          And this next guy is on pace to be the 2nd best player in the world behind Messi in terms of potential, I'm thinking of renaming him to Rivaldo:

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          • #50
            I only suggested the 4-2-4, I think Juventino was the first to actually implement it with Chelmsford, and I wouldn't dream of playing it with a mediocre team like you have. I did later use it in FM12 in my Gladbach game after leaving for City because my personnel wasn't quite right for a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 and had some blistering success early, but it tailed off; I attribute it to not having the right CMs though. If you have 2 guys like Ekdal (or Nainggolan, or of course the ultimate M'Vila) then you can dominate with it, but if you're trying to pound square pegs into the CM spots like guys better used as APs or Trequartistas, then you won't win. Anyway, this is seriously amazing. I hope you post screenshots of your Scudetto table in the thread of whoever's tactic this was as payment for the success.

            Ekdal is brilliant, I was after him for 3 years at Fiorentina and finally signed him after his interminably long contract with Juventus expired.

            Following my Gladbach game I actually rate Ron-Robert Zieler more than I do ter Stegen, and he's cheaper too. ter Stegen is really good though.
            Last edited by Nimreitz; 07-01-2012, 07:56:AM.

            Thomas Muller: "We're not careless or arrogant. We're dominant'

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            • #51
              That's the weird thing about this 4-2-4, it's actually decent defensively. I should post the success where I found the tactic but that guy already has a ton of given respect for it... stories similar to mine.

              ter Stegen is better rated by Genie both in ability and hidden attributes but maybe you got a better performance out of Zieler in your game. For some reason Zieler is more expensive to get in my game.

              edit: Lost 3-2 to Inter, but I still have some leeway. I'm lucky that there are a bunch of good teams but no teams at the level of Barca/Real. The rest of the league is pretty talented too, teams like Cagliari/Catania have some nice players. I like that the only transfer restrictions are 2 max non-euros per month. Having no reserve league has actually been nice. I now just schedule them when I feel like I need them and then move player to the reserves to get match fitness. I would always feel a little pressure to field a decent reserve team side but this removes that.

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              • #52
                My scouts consistently rated Zieler better than ter Stegen, and then he performed better too. Maybe one or both of them have uncertain potentials.

                Thomas Muller: "We're not careless or arrogant. We're dominant'

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                • #53
                  The next game Roma beat Inter 1-0... good good.

                  edit: For some reason Jovetic is available for cheap and I put in a bid but he doesn't want to talk to me. He will probably request a really high salary but I really like his hidden mental stats and young age. Maybe once I officially win the title my rep will go up so I can get him.

                  edit2: Played a real stinker against Livorno, lost 1-0.

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                  • #54
                    Finished the 2nd season.



                    Paloschi had a great season. Got first place in Serie A goals with 26 (and golden boot).



                    The team

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                    • #55
                      Dammit I couldn't sign Kagawa on a free because I already signed two non-EUs for the year. Fuuuuuuuuuuuu

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                      • #56
                        Yeah, that rule is ******* me up too. I arranged transfers for Non-EU 16 year olds several years ago, and so I haven't been able to sign Non-EU players for 2 years.

                        Thomas Muller: "We're not careless or arrogant. We're dominant'

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Nimreitz View Post
                          Yeah, that rule is ******* me up too. I arranged transfers for Non-EU 16 year olds several years ago, and so I haven't been able to sign Non-EU players for 2 years.
                          Yep, I regret signing this 18yr old Columbian wonder kid now because I could have had Kagawa which would have been my best player.

                          This season is weird... with my spike in reputation I would have expected a huge change in the first team but it's stayed the same (other than ter Stegen). If I buy a player none of them would really be an upgrade. I guess I just have to keep developing my own youngsters.

                          I'm trying to get a left footed full back to come because I don't have one but the options are pretty crappy. I'm going to get the cheapest average player I can find. I put in a bid for 2 but the club came back saying they don't want to make a decision yet because there are many suitors.

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                          • #58
                            Yes, I got it! I'm going to turn Crisetig into my future LB. I'm going to specialize him in some quickness training for now.

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                            • #59
                              I did that with a Brazilian DM in my loooooong Man City save in FM10 (I think, maybe FM11) and it worked out well. But that guy was actually fast, a good dribbler, and capable of crossing.

                              Thomas Muller: "We're not careless or arrogant. We're dominant'

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                              • #60
                                Crisetig at the start of the game has the best mental attributes for someone so young, he's got good potential and I really want to have him fit into this team. If he plays smart he can be decent. I see his attributes increasing +2, and including the specialized training I might be able to get his pace up to 15 and acc to 14. This tactic doesn't need dribbling that much and he's got decent crossing and is left footed. And he's from Inter.

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