my FM thread

Back Door Skip

Pedro
Staff member
I don't. I basically just keep tabs on it because of the NT players. I can't really take the Mexican league seriously due to the format.


They played an epic final about 3-4 weeks ago, and as of last week they're already playing preseason games for the next season... they just blend between seasons, which is really offputting.
 

yoyo913

Team Captain
I actually like the quick playoff, its fun and exciting. And the good part about two titles is that it goes by quick and you feel like you don't play as many games (you do, but split into two). You play 17 games and then fight for the title. But it makes the league so damn pointless. I don't care so much if I lose games here and there because as long as I get in the top 8 I'm fine. And if you're one of the better teams, you're bound to be in. Seeding only matters for the first fixture but even then you're going to see the best teams eventually so it doesn't matter much who you get.

I like the skill level of the players, they're pretty good, better than the Romanian league.
 

yoyo913

Team Captain
Skip do you know why my teams don't play the Mexican Cup? I know there is an apertura and a closura cup. I played the apertura my first year with Tigres. But then after I haven't played in it with them or Pumas or Monterray. Any idea why?
 

Juventino

Manager
Staff member
Moderator
Only teams that aren't involved in continental play (CL, Libertadores) in that given Clausura/ Apertura are competing in the Copa MX.
 

yoyo913

Team Captain
Thanks. I like that.

---

Atlas got taken over by a tycoon and now have a 35mil balance and no manager. Meanwhile my team is 5mil in the red. I'm tempted... but I don't want to give up on my current continental run.
 

yoyo913

Team Captain
Adios Mexico



South Africa next...
 

Juventino

Manager
Staff member
Moderator
Hamza Bah may be the worst name ever. I generally don't sign Dutch players because I don't like their names. Sjoerd Geerts may have been a victim of this policy...
 

yoyo913

Team Captain
Haha. What's wrong with his name?

He's Moroccan born. Also one of the best strikers in the world. Was player of the tournament at the Confederations cup.

 

yoyo913

Team Captain
So I wrote up a detailed summary on what I've noticed with the tactic I downloaded. I've been using it since ASC Poli.
You can get it here:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/d162698itm25jsw/3-1-5-1+Amem+(13.3.2-13.3.3).tac

It looks like this:



It's been my favourite and most successful tactic in fm13 so far. I like that this tactic plays well in high pressure situations. I've noticed super tactics sometimes are great versus lower/mid teams but this tactic has done great in final matches. The team usually gets possession over 50% and a lot more chances than the opponents (lots of shots on net!)

I've paid a lot of attention to player performances so that I can buy the right players for the right position. I was forced to do so because I kept switching teams, so I always had to evaluate which player best fits for which position. Some of the things I noticed:

-It's of great benefit to have a good passer in the DM position. This position gets the ball the most and makes the most passes in a game. Think deep-lying playmaker. If he is good defensively, that is a bonus. Ideal player would be someone like Busquetes, Arteta etc... this position controls the tempo. If you get a good passer in this position it will be very easy for them to get a high average rating. Your team passes flow much better in such a case.

-The defenders get a lot of the ball, compared to other tactics. They play with the ball alot with the goalie, the DM and between themselves. So therefore you will benefit alot if the DCs are decent with the ball and passing. I noticed the middle defender (DC) will get the ball the least amount of times, and if he does have it, it's easier for him to pass to a fellow DC than other way around. So I would play your worst passing defender in the centre. Here I prefer someone who is great physically. I like someone who has the best heading here (jumping/heading/bravery) because if a high ball comes I like if this player runs to get it, leaving the side DCs in better position in case the opponents get the ball. I also change the setting and put this player as my near-post corner guy. I had a player with 20 jumping here once and he got 10+ goals a season from corners. If I have a slower player I put them as one of the side DCs. If they have high aggressiveness and tackling it works pretty well. The thinking here is that it's important for the centre DC to run after someone if a through ball gets in. Overall I noticed, as I said before, that having a good passer is good in defence, but also good speed is needed for this tactic. I would prefer to have a player with high physical stats compared to one with high tackling/marking/positioning. But those don't hurt. So overall you need someone who does a bit of everything, not great advice here.

-For the wingers I believe that fast crossers with the correct foot (e.g. Right for RM) are best. These players sometimes get space where if they are fast they can get to the end of the field, outside the outer lines of the opponent's box, very fast. From here they cross or lay the ball back from one of the (many) incoming MCs.

-The forward is not they typical one you'd expect. Ideally I see someone like Lewandowski working best. You can actually play many different types of players here. I've had pacey strikers but this doesn't work as well as their star level indicates. Sure they sometimes run past defenders from a through-ball but it doesn't happen as often as I like. I noticed players with high finishing, work-rate and teamwork do best here. Often the forward acts like a target man. They get the ball deep and lay it off to the MCs. Often the MCs go up the pitch more than the forward. Someone who heads the ball well doesn't have their skill used as often as I'd like. You would think that a good passer would be great. It doesn't hurt but I've had players with 10 in passing that still do well lay-ing off balls. So I'd look more to having good decisions/concentration/composure than passing/creativity. This player doesn't run as much as the midfield so stamina isn't critical either. So if I wanted to maximize the skills my forward has, I'd get someone with high finishing, work-rate, team-work, determination. Secondarily I'd get decent passing, good decision, concentration, composure, balance, strength. Heading and jumping aren't so important. If you are going to use a pacey dribbler, that is fine but make sure they have good mental attributes. This player can get a decent amount of goals but you need to be able to rely on them if they are of this mould (think someone not like Robinho).

-The centre MC gets the fewer passes to him. He has a good chance of scoring goals, like the other MCs. So I play my worst MC passer in the center. I noticed someone fast, with good finishing, work rate and teamwork does well here. Being a good ball-winning MC doesn't hurt. For the side MCs I put the better passers. The finishing doesn't need to be as good because when they get to the ball diagonally in front of goal, it's easier for them to score than from being centrally in front of it (just from what I noticed). MCs get a lot of chances to score, compared to other tactics. Speed in the MC positions is more important also than with other tactics.

-The goalie gets a lot of the ball so it's nice for him to have good decision/composure/concentration.
 

yoyo913

Team Captain
World Cup starting with Holland...
I'm leaving after it regardless of result. Hopefully I can pick up a good Asian or South American NT after.

Host nation rape:



20 goals allowed in 3 games.

Surprise national team in my save is Georgia, they've made it to the WC and are now past the group stages. They made it to the last WC too.
 

Back Door Skip

Pedro
Staff member
You said you're with Holland but your screenshot shows France, Quatar, Jamaica and Ivory Coast. Hmm...


Edit: never mind. I didn't read the rest. Whoops.
 

yoyo913

Team Captain
Lost to Argentina 1-0 in the Quarters :( .

It ended my 68 match streak of not losing and would be my last match for the Holland NT.
 

yoyo913

Team Captain
Club update...




I joined Suwon of South Korea. They were about 15 games in at 8th place and now I got them to 1st place after another 15 games or so. They have a long 44 game season. They had a big transfer budget so during the transfer window I made them by-far the best S. Korean side. I'm hoping to win the Asian CL and Korean first league in my first season (half-season) in charge! I bought some of the best local talents from our first division. We are alot 4 foreigners (one from asia) and I got some really good (relatively) players. Here they are:









It's cool how a Mexican wanted to join my team. I'm assuming it's because I used to manage there.

Ps. The korean names are very difficult to remember. They are all 3 word and similar.
 


Top