Attacking trident of Gio, Cubo, and Chicharito sounds amazing to me. Also, the Mexican regens are ridiculous in this game, so always be on the lookout. I even posted a thread in an FM forum called "Super Mexicans" because it was getting so ridiculous.
EDIT: Oh, and like 85% of them come from Chivas. Hope you're a fan.
Despite getting completely and utterly dominated, a heroic effort by Ochoa saves me from an ass kicking, and on top of that Mier heads one in from a corner late securing a draw. Scrubs and all. Take that, Uruguay.
Yeah, it was serviceable with a decent RB, but when I put in an inexperienced WB I ended up getting exploited. Playing flat back four for now unless I'm playing weak teams.
So I didn't feel like keeping on with my Mexico save since I lost my good squad and decided to try a new team. I went with PSG, and I had no real problems until I lost Gameiro for 3 months with with a ruptured ligament.
After that I went on a huge slide. I was eliminated from Europa League because Birmingham just needed a draw, so they parked the bus.
In the winter transfer window I got a few reinforcements.
The third one is Riccardo Montolivo... for some reason I cut out the name. He has been pretty ****ty. A few games after acquiring him he went out injured for two months.
I was knocked out of both French cups by the same team.
These assholes have my number. In the league I drew to them, in Coupe de Ligue I sent my reserves and lost on an own goal. In the Coupe de France I decided to play all my starters... the game was back and forth until they beat me in the last minute.
Anyway, after being top 3 for almost the duration of the save, I've been on a huge slide and I can't seem to do any good no matter what I do. I even got back all my players from injury, but they're just not doing well. I dropped to 4th place and I'm six points from 3rd, and unless I do something drastic, I think I'm gonna keep sliding since nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?
Well, part of FM is that just like in real life you can't get hung up on individual results. With that said, the best beginner formation IMO (and especially if you have a lot of money) is 4-3-3 with a DM. Flat 4-4-2 is not nearly as easy as you think, and that is evidenced by the fact that aside from ManU, no other top club actually plays it.
Also, at PSG I assume you have money, so what's with the underwhelming signings? Don't make a signing for the sake of it, make a signing because the player can improve your team! Salgado and Nilo aren't good enough to play for a European Champ, and they can't develop into that type of player either. Cheap old players are fine for a temporary stop-gap solution, but ideally your signings should be under 23.
EDIT: And failing that ask Fili for a tactic, because he seems like the best tactician that posts here.
Yeah, I'm honestly still trying to figure out how to make successful transfers. Those players were basically whored to me by their agents, so I picked them. Any player I targeted asked for astronomical wages, and I couldn't pay them.
I attempted to sign Jan Vertonghen for about 15 million, and he was asking for for 150k a week, so that fell through.
I also tried to purchase Cavani, and the same thing happened.
Guiseppe Rossi... same thing. Among others.
I really could have used an elite striker, but it seemed they were out of my price range.
I thought PSG would have more money, but I was given about 30 million to play with, and that didn't seem good enough to attract better talent.
Yeah, well realistically those players (aside from Vantonghen, I'm surprised he turned you down) aren't going to sign for PSG. If you want to even the playing field add stuff like signing bonuses, agent fees, and minimum fee release clauses which the agents and boards usually don't get too involved with.
Anyway, the "filter unrealistic players" box in the player search is usually accurate. Occasionally there's a player who "might" sign with you who gets filtered out, but for the most part just rely on your assistant to filter out players who won't come to your team. After that, just grab the best players available. Also, if you go to the boardroom screen you can convert transfer fees into wages, and vice versa, so if a player is cheap, but wants astronomical wages, you can adjust what you will spend on transfers and add that money to your wage budget, which can be useful.
But again, if this is your first game I would suggest Barca, Real, or City.
Forgot to mention Chelsea were after Sakho and I told them to **** off. The problem is that Sakho didn't like that. Now he's playing like **** to pay me back. Last two games he conceded a penalty in each game. My team is in shambles.
Last edited by Back Door Skip; 24-12-2011 at 02:29:PM.