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  • Hahaha. Nice man, thanks. I've gotten to the UCL playoff banging that 532 you said, gonna play Freiburg. Didn't know all that stuff about staff so fair play. I'll have a tinker.
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    Just see it as irl, if you've a defensive coach with 10/20 in it, and shit mentals, then you're not gonna get any good defence coaching done. At a Rangers level just go for the highest you can get in each individual training area and upgrade down the line.

    If you can get Bergkamp he is the ultimate daddy of coaching shooting. Paul McGuiness is daddy of ball control (ooohh baby).
  • Got Borthwick-Jackson and Kyle-Peters on loan as replacement WBs which was all I needed so I'm sound. 5 games into the league and I'm already 5pts ahead YASSSSSSS #55

    In other footmans games news, Uefa and Konami are ending their partnership after the UCL final in Kiev, leaving it wide open to EA's chequebook to tie up the champs league for Fifa.

    RIP PES.
  • It's been on life support for years let's be honest.
    Let's go exploring....
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    Got Borthwick-Jackson and Kyle-Peters on loan as replacement WBs which was all I needed so I'm sound. 5 games into the league and I'm already 5pts ahead YASSSSSSS #55

    Be aware game will get stale if you persist with 523 through the seasons. Worth it to fuck Celtic a new one however
  • Worth the thirty quid alone.

    Nah I use a 433 against dobber teams and play the second string
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    Olimite wrote:
    It's been on life support for years let's be honest.

    I wish EA would take their magnanimous position, and hire the Konami PES lifers...

    Or perhaps Sega should poach them, and pair them up with the FM massiv'...
    "I didn't get it. BUUUUUUUUUUUT, you fucking do your thing." - Roujin
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    So... Bought the Switch version... 
    First time on an FM game.

    Was never going to play this on PC, even if it's the game's natural home.

    It's tough, but fuck... It's amazing. 

    There's a lot of detail in there, and it makes for a very clunky interface, but that takes nothing away from the fun of organising the blue and white steamroller your team.

    Both the convenience of the Switch, and the 3D match engine is the key for me...
    The former makes picking up and putting down the game an easy thing to do. 

    The later, I think, was something I was interested in as soon as they introduced it to the series, because the text commentary was just too much of a stretch for my attention span (I'm not adverse to reading stuff, but draw the line at that shit)... 

    Picking up a random signing, or plucking some promising badger out of the reserve or youth setup and actually watching the fucker come deep, pick up the ball, play it short, and move almost exactly into the spaces indicated is a simple pleasure... All smoke and mirrors to a certain degree, but it's real satisfying...

    First football game I've enjoyed in a loooong time.

    Fitting in a way, because I'd only joined you mofos to complain about PES 2005...
    "I didn't get it. BUUUUUUUUUUUT, you fucking do your thing." - Roujin
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    ...But now you all have a special place in my heart, etc... <3
    "I didn't get it. BUUUUUUUUUUUT, you fucking do your thing." - Roujin
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    Next step is suit and tie for a cup final. Who you managing?
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    QPR...

    I need a striker that can finish...

    Like, one that can operate on a variety of levels... Either an inventive traditional forward, or an attacking midfielder who can shoot properly from distance. Either way, someone one who can score goals on their own steam. 

    Smyth was starting to look good for it. Operating on the right wing, all he really wants from life is to be a striker... So while he was never rounding his marker on some Messi shit, his work off the ball saw him on 4/5 until he died after some random hachet man ripped the hair out his armpits... 

    Now I'm desperately seeking another talisman.

    My midfield looks ok for the league right now, because Luongo is a legit midfielder, and Scowen is an angry man. When Goss comes back to London, I might try something different, unless our namesake offers 8+ mil for the boy.

    Defense is reasonable too. But it's tough, because Les Ferdinand gave me a transfer budget of 20p.

    Edit - This game tickles the shit out of me. :}
    "I didn't get it. BUUUUUUUUUUUT, you fucking do your thing." - Roujin
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    Get on the loan market lad
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    Zach Clough has always been decent for that level btw
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    Also, how do you speed up games, but not roger yourself tactically?

    I'm currently watching all matches as extended highlights through the match engine, manually tweaking subs, and following the assistant coach's advice for changes generally... How do I use the automated match manager features?

    Also, my set pieces go begging, particularly corners... We (lol) should be converting those... 

    Whut do?
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    I run at max speed 2D. It's all about scouting, reading reports. You want the right mentality. Bollocks fuck out of them if they're losing, use manager shouts during matches (encourage and demand more always, praise if 4 or more up). Stick with consistent tactics, more ya switch the worse you'll do. Tactic mentality and freedom is very important. Once you've put tens of thousands of hours into it, it's autopilot mode.

    Always fit players to the tactic, no point shoving a ball winning midfielder into a roaming playmaker etc. Only ever listen to your assistant for opposition instructions during a match. The AI is relatively scrub tier.

    Handle training yourself, across all teams, and get the best damn coaches you can get. Even overpay them if you need to.

    Set pieces you always want a guy to come short, and another to attack from deep.
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    Omg. This game is really trying hard to ruin what remains of my social life...

    Rhian Brewster on loan now...
    It's not like Liverpool are short of attacking staff, anyway.
    "I didn't get it. BUUUUUUUUUUUT, you fucking do your thing." - Roujin
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    Most amusing 'discovery' so far?

    George Saunders...

    Solid defensive midfielder, good consistent passing... Will occasionally score some outrageous goals...

    Also one of the most interesting sporting stories you can read irl too...
    "I didn't get it. BUUUUUUUUUUUT, you fucking do your thing." - Roujin
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    "I didn't get it. BUUUUUUUUUUUT, you fucking do your thing." - Roujin
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  • World Cup Russia 2018 update coming to Fifa 18 for FREE, May 29th.

    https://www.eurogamer.net/amp/2018-04-30-fifa-18-gets-free-world-cup-mode-this-month?__twitter_impression=true

    After paying for the previous two WC games full whack, I am very happy about this.
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    oh god am so wet

    https://www.fmscout.com/a-season-1995-96-relive-history-fm18.html

    United save tomorrow signing shearer lets go
  • the screenshots look awesome.
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    ^ Lol!
    "I didn't get it. BUUUUUUUUUUUT, you fucking do your thing." - Roujin
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  • I bought Fifa for the WC dlc. England - under my stewardship - won their opening fixture 6-0.

    Dare to dream, lads.
  • Considering it's free, that's some achievement ;)
    Let's go exploring....
  • The main game isn't though... And I only bought that to play the World Cup!

    6-1 against Panama. I'll keep you all informed.
  • After closing out the group with a 3-0 pasting of Belgium, an injury time winner from Vardy put Poland to the sword (Um, 1-0) in the second round.

    Got knocked out 2-0 by Brazil in the quarter finals. Much more like it from the lads. Classic England.



  • The main game isn't though... And I only bought that to play the World Cup! 6-1 against Panama. I'll keep you all informed.

    Impressive.
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    "Like i said, context is missing."
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    Heh.

    Must have bumped it up from Amateur for the Semi.
  • I quite literally haven't played Fifa since.

    I used to love that series so much but... Nyeh.

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