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Old 06-17-2017, 12:08 PM   #8513
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How do I set tactics which allows the team to play a high press style? I want a tactic similar to Klopp's rock and roll.

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You'll want to play with a high defensive line and set closing down to more or the next step up (not quite sure what's it's called because my tactical setup right now won't let me pick it. Then you can go into opposition instructions, and set every position to closing down always.

That'll really ramp up the pressure.

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So I found where the youth intakes for all teams are posted.

Question is, if I've already got a scout in their respective country, I assume these kids will be added to the report? Or is there something else I should do.

I did some digging on this, and couldn't really find what I was looking for.

TIA, as always.
To the best of my knowledge, that assumption is correct.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:11 PM   #8514
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You'll want to play with a high defensive line and set closing down to more or the next step up (not quite sure what's it's called because my tactical setup right now won't let me pick it. Then you can go into opposition instructions, and set every position to closing down always.

That'll really ramp up the pressure.
Yeah I found the settings. I haven't played in a while, yet I opened the save today and found myself top of the table with the Arsenal.

I might try a high line but not too crazy. The same goes with the pressing; press, but not too much.

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Old 06-17-2017, 12:45 PM   #8515
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Second season with Worcester and something strange and magical happened. Season started off about what I expected. We won some, we mostly lost, and we were down towards the bottom of the table. But we started winning some more matches and we found ourselves safely in the mid-table.

Then it happened.

We started winning.....and winning....and winning some more. In January we lost back-to-back matches to Darlington and Altrincham by a combined score of 2-7. Despite that, we maintained position in 10th. We won our final 14 matches and shot our way up into the promotion playoffs.

How did we manage this?

Mostly, I think it boils down to an improved attack. Last season, our defense ranked 10th in the league, but we finished next to last in goals scored. This year, our defense improved slightly, ranking 8th. Offensively though, we ranked 9th. (67 goals compared to 41 goals last season).

Did I change strikers? Well, I tried. Jordan Murphy was my starter last season and he only scored 11 goals across all competitions. Despite increased competition, he held on to his job and awarded my faith in him by netting 29 times across competitions.

It can probably be attributed to getting better service from the wings. Ayomide Jibodu was brought in on a free from Derby, and the 17-year-old netted 11 goals and 18 assists.

As for the promotion playoffs, I squared off against Altrincham, a team that beat us both times this year and have only managed one draw in four meetings. We won the first leg 1-0 on the road thanks to a goal by midfielder David Carson. In the second leg, we struck first thanks to another goal from our midfield, this time by Charlie Owens (it's only fitting, Carson and Owens date to season one). Though Altrincham got one back, we hung on to move on to the promotion finals against Salford, a game we got to host thanks to finishing higher in the standings.

The match was a nervy affair, with both squads beating the hell out of each other (37 fouls, 8 yellow cards). The first goal came in the 78th minute when my keeper Taylor Sutton inexplicably stole the ball from my defender Wes Harding, and the ball rolled to a Salford player who could've walked the ball into an empty net.

Time was running and the crowd was beginning to wonder if their boys would be able to mount a comeback. Enter midfielder David Carson, who thundered a shot off the upright from 18 yards out to tie the match at one.

It looked like the match was heading for penalties, but in the 109th minute, this magical run had it's last moment. Striker Japahet Mata sent the ball out wide to Scott McArdle, then proceeded to make a mad dash to the net. McArdle launched a beautfiul cross into the box, trying to get it to Mata. The Salford keeper rushed out, but Mata beat him to the ball and headed it in!!!!! 2-1 Worcester and we hung on for PROMOTION!!!!!!

I'm so screwed next season.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:11 PM   #8516
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Got bored with my current save so decided to do a Chelsea only run. Goal is to play this save until the new game comes out or until I get sacked. lol

In year 2 I had the best end to a campaign I have had in a while. 2 games left, both against Manchester United. One to win the PL title and the other for the CL title. In the PL, tied on points with me having the tie breaker on GD. Here are the results:





This however, was pretty annoying... damn you Messi.

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Old 06-22-2017, 10:07 PM   #8517
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Take that Messi!

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Old 06-24-2017, 08:10 PM   #8518
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Top 100!



I've been beating teams like Kazakhstan, Estonia, Luxembourg and also beat Finland in WC qualifiers so I thought I had a chance to get promoted in UEFA Nations League but then FM put me in a group with Ukraine.
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