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  1. I am still using this process in FMM19 to great results if newbies needed some guidance 😁
  2. Good Evening all, First of all, i would just like to acknowledge that this is not a special technique but just a method i use to logically assemble my club on Football Manager 2018 season by season. I also find that finding a process on this game is sometimes hard and this should help with those who are stuck. I hope you enjoy and welcome any advice or comments. My process has around 15 steps as seen below: 1) ASK THE BOARD TO EXPAND THE STADIUM EVERY SEASON This really stems from Alex Fergusons 8 steps to success(http://www.businessinsider.com/sir-alex-ferguson-reveals-8-secrets-to-success-2013-9?IR=T) . His first point is you should start with the foundations and build a club rather than being purely results driven. This is followed in my next two points as well. 2) ASK THE BOARD TO IMPROVE THE TRAINING FACILITIES Same as the point above and vitally important, with teams who get relegated from the premiership and wonderhow to spend the high amount of money they have, they often opt for players than buildings but world class facilities will be there much longer than players and will help build up the players you already have leading to a win win situation, a bit like Burnley FC now. 3) ASK THE BOARD TO IMPROVE THE YOUTH FACILITIES This is last on the list to ask the board but if you get it right like Manchester city and united, your club can effectively run itself through the youth comming through, the first team players and the senior players leading from the front. A world club youth centre is essential. 4)SET HOLIDAY TO REJECT ALL OFFERS AND DO NOT BUY PLAYERS I always think with these two things that firstly, whoever you are with, you do not want to be a selling team. As soon as i start with a club, i am putting a stamp down that we are holding onto our best players and building to be the best rather than settling for second best. Also, i do not like anyone else buying players for my philosophy but me, its a waste of the wage budget and normally i find not the players i need most. 5)ASSISTANT CONTROLS FRIENDLIES/YOUTH PROMOTIONS AND LOANS OUT UNDER 21S My thinking with this again comes from the great manager Sir Alex, he learnt as time went by that he needed to delagate his work load. This is the way i do it. Friendlies are mostly for fitness and if i choose the staff members, they should hold my vision of the youth players i want at the club. I think under 21 is a suitable age to make that judgement on whether they will cut it at the big club or not. 6)ALWAYS GET THE BEST STAFF AROUND YOU This step is quite self explanatory but taken greatly from Louis Van Gaal - he stresses in the presentation how he has a lot of staff who in his eyes are more important than the team. They control the day to day running of the club, from the assistant picking youth players, the scouts finding new talent to pyshios who can keep your best players playing, they are vital. 7)MAKE SURE FINANCES STAY IN THE GREEN Again, self explanatory but for examples of bad management, take Portsmouth, Leeds etc who spent a bit extra looking for big returns and instead only found relegation and suffering to get back to the same level - please take note. For good management, take Arsenal who take the balance book seriously and still manager to find themselves winning cups etc. 8) USE THE RIGHT TRAINING METHOD I have used intensive training but find players become unhappy easily especially at a lower level so i normally still to the below: * Every player placed on general with all apart from GK set as medium * GK are kept on the same training as default 9)USE THE RIGHT TACTIC FOR THE SQUAD So with this one, i use my own specific tactic to do this one. I both love the TIKI TAKA system and think with the right players and management, it can be massively successful and keep you in control of a league. Of course, there are plenty of tactics on this website and if not a tactic on here, please model it on the players already in the squad. 10)WORK OUT THE PLAYERS REQUIRED So, this step us getting more connected with the formation and tactic to build a philosophy of the way you want to play - for example: Some managers might have had Messi as a target man or inside forward but the False 9 was chosen for a reason and to amazing effect. My tactic incorporates the following as taken from this book.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coaching-Tiki-Taka-Style-Play/dp/0957670540 SWK WBK BPD DM DLP APM IF T 11)WORK OUT WHICH PLAYERS ARE GOOD ENOUGH I take this information from https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://mrdaniels.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/fm_handheld_hints_and_tips.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi8pvaJkLPZAhVMKVAKHSiVAZIQFjAAegQIExAB&usg=AOvVaw1vk4Fscag3BOVYdUqvCR4D and https://community.sigames.com/manual/football-manager-mobile-2018/your-team-r315 Marc Vaughan in a previous game has marked out that world class teams can work by ths system: 10- Good Attribute 14- Very Good Attribute 16-Excellent Attribute I use this for every team as i always want to build them to a world class level so might as well use this template, This information, along with the Key Atributes for each position outlined in the FMM 18 manual, makes for a good general standard for where players are at or if they are good enough. For example - a Left back with 14 for tackling and 15 stamina suggests in general he is a very good player. In Contrary, if a centre back with heading 10 tackling 9 and positioning 15, i would look to offload them. Tackling is a key attribute and that player was not even classed as 'good' for it. This is not an exact art form but a guide. 12) WHAT TO DO WITH PLAYERS WHO ARENT GOOD ENOUGH? I normally weigh up whether it is best or quickest to transfer list and demote a player or release. Sometimes, your club may really need the money,but other times you need to kick on with the redevelopment andthe wage budget is big, in which case releasing the player to open space and wage budget makes sense. 13)TRANSFER MARKET I like to be savy in the transfer market so i normally use this guide https://community.sigames.com/manual/football-manager-mobile-2018/your-team-r315 and check for players, first with 16 ratings, then 14 and then 10. Once players appear, i usually chose the cheapest player which fits my need. The player develops more with training and no need paying over the odds for a flop! I am trying to be smarter in the market to suit my team by getting treqartistas with AMC attributes and Inside forwards with Forwards attributes. 14) SETTING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS Soo, i am quite strict on myself as the manager in order to set the highest standards at the club. In the book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Soccer-Coach-2014-Dimensional/dp/1909125326 it states that Man Utd once had a team goal not to go through the season losing two games in a row. I set myself a goal to never lose 3 games in a row -If i do, i ask the board to allow me extra time. This one is the most optional on this list but means im aiming high and wanting to be the best. Plus, if you dont lose 3 games in a row, you are normally by the top of the table and if you do lose 3 games in a row, its a strong lesson that the team needs changing ASAP! 15)MATCH MANAGEMENT I play matches a bit like Louis Van Gaal with little tinkering and happy to watch the match as a student, seing the trends and themes. I make my changes at half time and they include: β˜† Substitute any players who have their fitness in 60% or lower( below the level of fitness to perform at their best in the 2nd half) β˜† Substitue any players who have their rating at 5 or lower( below the level of performance i demand of the players) i hope you have enjoyed this and feel free to comment etc on it. Leagues i have won so far: South Korean USA Wales N.Ireland Ireland Belgium Turkish Austrailian Polish German French Italian Spain French Additional Information As per FMM 11- The Barcelona team that invented TIKI TAKA:
  3. Good Evening All, Choosing the Career For my First Career on FMM19, I decided to be unemployed & start in new Country - Russia.FC Shinnik Yaroslavl were the first club to want me as their Manager and I accepted. They were in the first Division, so was I the Manager to change their fortunes Stadium and Facilities As seen below, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl have Good Training Facilities. They however have only Adequate Youth Facilities. Finally & proly the saddest part of the club was the stadium which can hold over 22 thousand fans. When I started, only 1000 fans wanted to see us BUT this has increased dramatically to 21 thousand fans 😊 Holiday and Assistant Manager Please find my updated FMM19 Holidaying and Assistant Manager Options. Staff, Finances and Training In regards to Staff, The club held basically trained bronze staff with the coaches all being upgraded to Silver grade now. The finances are over budget but the risk was taken for the rewards of promotion, This does need work though. Training in FMM19 I have decided to leave for the Assistant Manager. Tactics The Tactics are the same as FMM18. At first this was leaky due to the quality of players and the complexity of the tactic.Through continually building quality and maintaining a squad size of 25-22 players, We are now seeing some great results including a 7 game winning streak! Squad As you can see, Some big money was spent this season with the hope of promotion. You can also see Giuseppe Rossi who was one of our big signings at first BUT he never relived the quality he once had. Overall a big overhaul was not needed but more of a touch up to maintain quality. The results It took 4x Seasons of Extremely hard work but FC Shinnik Yaroslavl have won promotion to the Russian Premier Division. The squad has a habit of choking close to the end of the season and the Russian league is competitive! After suffering from a Large squad, we had a truly awful 1st half of the season losing 10 games and 3x in a row which lead to me begging with the board for extra time. They gave me their backing but dramatic changes were made and 21x wins later, We Won Promotion. In conclusion, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl chose me but I am really enjoying this job. Russia is competitive and a great Challenge! FC Shinnik Yaroslavl are a lovable club who needed some TLC to get them on the right path, I am looking forwards to 26 more years of happiness with them. Managers Stats League Stats
  4. Enjoy a video I made of goals scored during my FC Shinnik Yaroslavl career:
  5. My Career at FC Shinnik Yaroslavl This evening I completed my 30 year season in Russia and as Manager of FC Shinnik Yaroslavl. The feeling is better sweet as on one hand I feel ive really lived & loved being their manager whilst also feeling they need a new manager with more ideas to progress it forwards further. This was the moment it ended. So, Here's the progress and stats from my career: Personal stats What a 30 year career at FC Shinnik Yaroslavl & the joint best career I have ever played on Football Manager Mobile 2018!! The career took over 1 week to complete, which is a long time playing, especially with one club. I managed FC Shinnik Yaroslavl to promotion from the Russian 1st division and then over 80 pieces of silverware, including an unbelievable 10x Champions League Titles cementing us amongst Europe's Elite clubs. The career saw me manage 1,484 matches - both for FC Shinnik & Internationally. From these, I won an incredible 1,022 matches or 68.87% of them. My goals ratio indicates my side normally scored 2 but often conceded as well which is disappointing. My success at FC Shinnik gained me World Class reputation and at a peak I was 2nd Best Manager in the Hall of Fame. Even the Career Review comments that I had an 'outstanding career' and was a 'successful football manager'. Below's picture shows the mansion in Yaroslavl where I retreated after my successful career. Clubs stats My chosen club FC Shinnik Yaroslavl also benefited from our relationship. As seen below, both training & youth facilities improved greatly with the stadium now holding 75,000 attendances. The first years was rocky and I found Russian football to be highly competitive which made progression tough. Our first breakthrough came as we managed to gain promotion. Our progression since that time has been constant inching our way towards the Russian League title and then stubbonly keeping it for 15 years. We suffered a huge set back the following year only managing a second finish in a transitional period older and young players. The club went on to win a further 7 Russian League titles to cement our place in history. You can find additional stats below: Conclusions It is difficult to know what to say about this career apart from this is the reason I love Football Manager. Russia is a country I know very little about football wise apart from the big clubs, international side and the world cup lol. FC shinnik was a club I had never heard of or thought I'd hear about. The club, originating from people from a tyre factory banding together to form a team immediately catched me when I started unemployed & they offered me the position. The colour of the kit, the intricate logo and the manner of their board on the game(very tough but also realistic and knowing the clubs place). I really have loved playing every second of this career from the Transfers, Developing their Facilities & Stadium as well as most importantly, winning trophies. It is a save that will live long in the memory and ill never forget. So..ΠŸΡ€ΠΎΡ‰Π°ΠΉ FC Shinnik Yaroslavl
  6. Good Evening All To start off with, why this tactic? Quite simply, the football Barcelona and Spain played with this philosophy were the most beautiful i have ever seen & are the reason i want to play football manager please see last years post below: This Tactic is still succeeding and winning.
  7. This helps show this years progress.
  8. Update- Greatest Season with FC Shinnik Yaroslavl This is a further update from my 1st career on FMM19 with FC Shinnik Yaroslavl. This as suggested was my Greatest Season managing this club.Sit back and Enjoy! Firstly, My personal journey managing FC Shinnik Yaroslavl has been very successful. I have a 62% win rate( Mourinho has a 65% win rate) & have won this small club 15 Honours, including 5 League wins and 10 Cup Wins. Finally, I have won the Russian Treble 3 years in a row and the Quadruple in the current year ive managed. I am ranked 7th Best Manager a World Class Reputation. The drawbacks, if any, would be Financial Control & Domestic Player Bias. So, Finances could be better managed with with Big Wages and high Transfer spend being easily used. To buy the best, I have had to look abroad as well which may upset local supporters who aren't seeing enough home grown players. Secondly, The below details help show the Clubs progression. The Stadium has now been developed to 75,000 capacity which is meeting demand.( Belows pic comes up on Google Nd believe there current stadium is being developed) We have Impressive training facilities but could be better still. The Infomation below shows our Clubs progression best but - 4x League titles in a row & 1x UEFA Champions League! Among my Best Achievements at the club is 13x Consecutive wins & Amongst my saddest moments was a 4x Consecutive losing streak which I asked the board to support me through. As seen above then, the once little club FC Shinnk Yaroslavl has won the UEFA Champions League! We went down early on but due to a red Card and excellent tactic changes( Overload, Fast and Expressive) we resulted victorious. The squad were excellent and the stats really show how well they did. Along with Jeonnam Dragons who I managed on FMM18 and now FC Shinnik Yaroslavl, I feel both these clubs are home now. I really like managing in Russia and the Club are great. @BatiGoal- You can see the stats above but the T is VERY consistent regularly getting at least 20 goals per year with the most so far being 32 Goals. Thank you so much for commenting and Enjoy!!
  9. Year 8 - FC Shinnik Yaroslavl Reach the Promised Land So, after 8 long years, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl have reached the promised land by being the top club in Russia. You can see the clubs progress below, The first 4 years saw decent development with me testing a successful Philosophy until we got promotion to the Premier League and I was confident it was found. The last 4 years, using my Successful Philosophy, has seen the club progress every single Season (Including a brand new 45,000 Seater Stadium) until the unbelievable happened. So, in the Year 2016, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl won the Russian premier league. This was achieved through purchasing Excellent youngish(24-28yr old) players whose contracts had expired in addition to keeping the squad strictly to 25 players ONLY! The season started incredibly well with solid win after win. This is always slowed down by the Winter period but picked up again at the end resulting in the Clubs 1st ever Russian Premier League Honour in its history. Just to add to the Success, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl beat Akhmat to win the Olympus Cup of Russia. The match really showed the progress this club has made at its best with Outstanding Tiki Taka play. I am loving this save and hopefully there are many more Cups to come... Annual Details
  10. Thank you so much Woody. These are some results from my recent season. These are the Goal/Assist stats from the same season. I have played this Tactic over FMM18 & FMM19 and these stats are accurate although often exceed these figures. Here's Some Overall/Historical Stats, I Always use this tactic so these may help. Hope this helps!😁
  11. Apologies, Enhanced Match Engine
  12. Good Evening All, Choosing the career Working in Poland and wanting a challenge were my Goals when I found Puszcza. One of the smallest clubs in the Polish Second Division only having a small stadium. I wanted to set my sights on promoting them before FMM19. Stadium & FACILITIES When I started, Puszcza had Below Average Facilities, Basic Youth Facilities and Stadium Capacity of 2050. At present, Puszcza now has Adequate Facilities but basic youth facilities. The Stadium Capacity has increased from 2,050 to 8500. Holiday & Assistant Manager As with my other saves, my process as manager involves setting out my holiday stance and delegation as seen below: Staff, Finances & Training Finance at Puszcza has been difficult with the club often in deficit due to me trying to change the style of football BUT excellent cup runs currently leaves us in the black. The Staff Members were Bronze quality and Poor, I amended this by getting a silver coach and amended others to Natural Aptitude.Finally, I have maintained my Intensive Training Regime. Tactics The tactics were tough to adapt with Puszcza. At first, I bought players in with essential qualities and got club but still came up short. I then used the Finances a 5th place provided to better the team to get a fully Tiki Taka ready base. This also failed 2x seasons. Finally, I went again year 4x but adapting my tactics - If i was wining at half time, I'd change to Counter & Slow whereas if i were losing I'd change to Attacking & fast, This was the difference. Squad Improving the squad was very difficult with the limited funds available. As written above, year1, I went for players with Essential talent. Years 2&3, I went for players to fit my Tiki Taka style. This continued year 4 but with limited funds was tough as seen below. The results 4th year lucky? Yes it was, Just! This was a painfully tight campaign and one of margins. Using the tactic above(If i was wining at half time, I'd change to Counter & Slow whereas if i were losing I'd change to Attacking & fast, This was the difference.)we managed to win this league and earn Promotion as well as a Runner Up place in the FA Cup. This will go down as one of my greatest achievements on FMM18 as I had to use all my Management skills to win it. For Anyone that wants a good challenge, Would recommend this one. Manager Stats League Stats
  13. Good Evening All, Choosing the Team As one of my last saves on FMM18, I needed a team interesting and exciting to grab me, this team was FC Carl Zeiss Jena. The clubs history is one of having immense early success when they started but in recent times have languished in 3rd Liga giving their supporters nothing to celebrate. Could I be the person to change their fortunes? Stadium & Facilities As seen below in the image, The club is not terrible and starts of with Good Facilities and a decent stadium to boot. I did attempt to improve the Facilities but the board declined, from my experience, this decision made sense as the club has above average facilities for this league. The same with the Stadium but we are meeting the demand from fans to watch us. Holiday & Assistant Manager As with my other saves, my process as manager involves setting out my holiday stance and delegation as seen below: Staff, Finances & Training Below shows the staff, Finances & Training for the new season. Two points of note, Firstly: the quality of the staff members were above the quality i expected from a club this size. Secondly, you will see below, I basically sold or released the squad and bought in a new squad YET we still kept the finances green , one of my best achievements as their manager. Tactics Below shows the Tiki Taka tactic I use for ALL my saves. Due to the players bought in having perfect attributes for my Philosophy, the squad adapted perfectly to this system The squad This was the area of managing this club which I put my mark on the most. Out of the original squad, only 1 player met my very high standards to work in my system. The rest of the squad was sold or released with the massive amount of players brought in below. These players met my High Standards and luckily, most were free! The result Whole new squad bought in, did this risk work? Yes it did! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰The squad really hit the ground running and adapted to my Philosophy perfectly. We had a nervy run-in with Kaiserslautern playing excellently but we managed to secure being champions with the last match!!!! Manager Stats I WON MANAGER OF THE YEAR FOR MY ACHIEVEMENTS WITH FC CARL ZEISS JENA. League Stats
  14. Germany - next chapter - Eintracht Frankfurt Shortly after the above, Eintracht Frankfurt offered me the position of Manager. The club had finished 5th, with great potential so I accepted their offer. When I 1st arrived, a number of players were unhappy and wanted away. I used their increased funds to strengthern the already talented squad. In 2020, I finished 2nd on joint points with the European Giants Bayern Munchen. I had used the Intensive training and Tiki Taka tactic as per usual. In 2021, the remarkable happened. In a snapshot: Won the Bundesliga Won the German Cup Lost in the Semi Finals of the Champions League to Napoli ONLY on away goals I had beaten Real Madrid & Bayern Munich to get to the Semi Finals As one, if not my last save on FMM18, this save has made me happy. Frankfurt actually have a great set up and arguably to me should be higher in real life. Their Stadiums large and Facilities are great. Can they replicate this outside of FMM18? I always think yes! Take the Klopp effect on Liverpool. Through excellent transfers to strengthen them along with a clear philosophy, They can easily move up the ranks. Currently they are 7th in the Bundesliga, 7pts from top spot or 2 wins and a draw. This is do-able. Finally, This is a great club and I have really enjoyed Managing them! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό
  15. Good Evening All, I am a keen FMM18 player and always looking for ways to help new players. This guide comes pretty late as FMM19 is nearly here BUT below shows in my opinion, the best wonderkids on FMM18..Enjoy. Goalkeeper A Surprise choice in Goal with David Raya as my pick. He is my weakest choice BUT he's young and has good, well very stats for a Goalkeeper at 21. Currently, at a smaller club, this player will flourish! Defender I was surprised by this choice but Chelsea man Matt Miazga is my choice. Heading,Tackling,Positioning, Decisions & Stamina are all very good and he is only 21! This guy has the talent to take John Terry's role as Chelseas dominant defender. Midfielder My Midfield choice is Thomas Lemar from Atletico Madrid. Like below, his stats speak for themselves but he can play in any midfield area and be a success. One to watch in the future..Remember the name... Forwards Man Utd's Anthony Martial is the hottest young forward on the game.His Stats are Excellent in all areas and he is only 21 yrs old. He has the talent to become a yearly golden boot winner.
  16. 100%, he has excellent stats for a 21 year old. With intensive training and regular game time, he'll be a star!
  17. Year 2 Results Below shows the results from the second year in 2.Bundesliga. The squad was already good enough for the second year but held some older players. These were released in exchange of younger, more talented players. We had 3m to spend this season and kept to this with change to spare.The season has been unbelievable and the squad got 1st place after the 5th match and kept us there until the last. It is shocking to think this club which is so used to the 3rd division is now going to come up against Bayern Munich!! So proud of the players!! Well deserved!! Tiki Taka Philosophy & system also still working perfectly. Will definitely keep this for FMM19!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰
  18. SSolas

    Most amazing match i ever had!

    Cheers @smoggy90. Please find the link to my tactic below: Please leave a comment on the post telling me how it goes. Stuart
  19. SSolas

    Most amazing match i ever had!

    Just when i thought it could not get better this happens:
  20. SSolas

    Most amazing match i ever had!

    Good Evening 2kforever, Great post and crazy result. I just had exactly the same happen to me using the newly promoted Portuguese team Santa Iria. The betting shops suggested we were going to lose but instead this happened: This is an outstanding win. It helps again to give me confidence that both my System & Tactics are spot on. I would also recommend Santa Iria FC as a save. This location is absolutly beautiful and the club is really small and in need of TLC. Enjoy!
  21. Just want to say, thank you so much for this post! The time and effort you have put in to this is incredible. I loved every moment of this post and found everything was so well explained. I am a professed lover of Pep's Tiki Taka style but Klopps style is a close second and incoporates a lot of the Tiki Taks style, but to the extreme, such as pressing high up the pitch. I am sure this post will bring much happiness and you should be extremely proud of this work! I will be trying this style for sure! 😊😁
  22. Good evening all, Choosing the team I wanted to do another season in Serie A and decided to choose ACF Fiorentina. The club has been home to great players but has also come past adversity. They seemed the perfect club to see if i could improve them and get one up on Juventus. Stadium & Facilities As you can see below, Fiorentina's Stadium and Facilities are great. There Stadium is meeting the current demand & their facilities are 'Impressive'.I did request the board to improve all of these but this got declined Holiday & Assistant Manager As with my other saves, my process as manager involves setting out my holiday stance and delegation as seen below: Staff, Finances and Training The Staff, Finances & training were great when i first joined. I improved the staff by installing Bruno Maziotti as a new Pyshio, along with amending the training to intensive. The finances were positive and roughly Β£32m was available to spend which is good enough to meet the boards expectations but not good enough to seriously challenge Juventus. Tactics The Tactics were my usual Tiki Taka ones which i will cautiously say was a success. It did take considerable time to bed properly despite a winning start to the season. The DMC area was a particular problem as we saw players sent off regularly despite holding a no-tolerance 2 week fine punishment for it. The squad Below shows the transfers comming into & going out of Fiorentina. The squad was distinctly average in my eyes with few stand out names, it was also lacking in some Key areas such as CM,DMC and RM. Fiorentina did have a lot of young players who were not good enough at this level and were released or sold. The results The team finished 4th in the Serie A. This went back and fourth from 1st early on, to 2nd when Juventus found form to a dip causing us to end 4th. The expectation was to finish in a European spot so the season was a success and progress definitely made. In regards to this league, Due yo backing and results, Juventus are considerably better than every other team and catching them will be difficult. On a brighter note, We managed to win the Coppa Italia Cup. This a fantastic Achievement and one Fiorentina have not won since the 2000-2001 year.I thought we were solid & showed Character throughout the Cup - We deserved to win! Manager Stats League Stats
  23. Good Evening All, I am a keen FMM18 player and always looking for ways to help new players. This guide comes pretty late as FMM19 is nearly here BUT below shows in my opinion, the best free buys on FMM18..Enjoy. Goalkeeper Weidenfeller is my pick for in goal. In fairness, he is not amazing but he is free, played internationally and has better than good stats. As a back up or GK for smaller club, Roman is a good choice. Defender The Italian International Davide Astori is my Defensive choice. Just because he is a Free, this guy can still cut it at any Major club in Europe - his stats are Excellent & better than a lot of players out there. Whichever medium/top team you are,IF you need a defender..chose this guy. Midfielder The Ex-Arsenal man is my pick for Midfield.He's older but the quality on the Screen shows, he is Excellent at crossing,dribbling & crestivity etc. If you can keep him fit and playing, this guy might just make an average team brilliant. Forward My pick for Forwards is Giuseppe Rossi. His Finishing is excellent but he is also pretty great with the ball at his feet, creating & moving in the right areas. If you need a Poacher, this guy is a great choice.
  24. This is a fantastic post guys! So well thought out and looked like you got good results from it. Although it alters from my version, I love this style and enjoy seeing it in any form. Very much looking forward to FMM19 now!
  25. Good Evening All, Whose tactic am i doing? Tonight I want to show you the tactic that Pep Guardiola developed for Man City. Pep Guardiola has been successful at every club he has managed and is a Student of the game. He currently holds a Win Rate in his career of 75.47% which is possibly the best in the world. This guy is a key reason i love FMM so much, his passion, skill and success make me want to manage. The fact he does all of this while playing beautiful effortless football is incredible. When was this tactic used? The Tactic I have done today is from the Man City Season of 17/18.With this tactic, Man City recorded a record-breaking 100 points!! Along with this, Man City also recorded an 84.21% Win Rate and also won the Carabao Cup!! Why did I want to copy it? I am a Manchester United Fan and do not hold much time for City, but in credit, they played some of the best football the Premier League has seen. As i said above, Pep is a student of the game which means he's always adapting his system to fit his Philosophy. Just thinking about replicating his genius on FMM 18 got me excited so I got online and studied. What is the tactic? First off, I got my research from 2x main sources shown at the bottom. Secondly, as i said above and Pep has said before, His Tiki Taka Philosophy DOES NOT CHANGE so my instructions replicate my "Tiki Taka Tactic" and the instructions I feel most accuratly copy his style.The system DOES change with Inverted Wing Backs who move central to provide even more passing options in the centre of the park and the 2x central midfielders are attacking players and move the opposition out of space so that the Inside Forwards are able to pick up the ball. The System & Philosophy can be seen here... Where have I tested this Tactic? In all honesty, it has not been tested properly. The only test I have completed is a Friendly of Man City vs Middlesborough using the tactic above and most common City squad. Belows video shows the result of this.. Hope you all enjoyed this! Take care and have a good evening. Stuart Research