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    Hi
    Im curious what is your routine preparation before usual league match.
    I would love to play FM the way where every preparation is different and every match is really unique.
    Anyway, I usually do those things:
    • check opponents line-up in last match
    • check at least 3 players with highest match rating in last 5 games
    • use Talk to press about two top players to lower their morale
    • sometimes comment on manager also (often compliments though)
    This is my usual preparation, when playing against better teams than mine I also do:
    • analyse their passing
    • analyse their runs (movement)
    • analyse their fouls/being fouled
    • analyse their shots (is there a player who often takes long shots?)
    Unfortunately even if I analyse those 4 points I usually won't make any tactical changes in my team (or only small tweaks)
    Please share your preparations and things you do before the match

    PS. I also talk to my players about their recent form/last match performance (good performance- 7.4 and higher or bad performance 6.0 and lower) to improve their morale

  2. One thing i like to do, 2 days before a game i go onto the oppositions squad, using the 'mental' attributes filter i sort it by 'Determination' the first team players with the least determination i then 'talk to press' and point them out (assertively) as the weakest link. This also applies to any young players they have in their squad.

    9/10 they reply back 'i'm not looking forward to the next match, i can't get the comments out my head'.

    Their morale drops to poor/very poor even abysmal. And more often than not the manager will drop him from the squad

    Or if he does play (say he's a left back) i instruct my team to focus down the right flank so he gets a battering because believe me, they make sooooo many mistakes

    It's an easy way to find a weak spot in a team (either the players morale will be low, or they'll replace him with someone not as good)

    That's just something cheeky i do
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  3. Man you put a lot of work in...

    I usually just check what formations they struggle against and if they struggle against mine I change nothing and if they do well I play more conservative...

  4. I just check wether they play fast players, and the goals section in the opposition report, so:

    When they score goals
    Where they get assisted from (E.G. down the wings, through the centre)
    What kind of assists they get (E.G. crosses, long balls, short passes, etc.)
    What kind of goals they score (E.G. headers, long shots, corners, etc)

    Then I just tweak my tactic on that. However I am going to try and start doing what kj94c does!

  5. go onto the oppositions squad, using the 'mental' attributes filter i sort it by 'Determination'

    how do i do this, anyone link a screenshot, i'm on there squad but cant seem to find it?

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Scotty98TR View Post
    Then I just tweak my tactic on that. However I am going to try and start doing what kj94c does!
    Do it dude It works a treat!! You can use it on as many players as you like! Some once in a while reply being "fired up" but it doesnt make a difference to their match performance.

    But i've had it where i've said to it too 3/4 players and they've all reacted badly and been dropped Helllloooo weak spots in the team!! Exploit them and yr on a winner.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by kj94c View Post
    One thing i like to do, 2 days before a game i go onto the oppositions squad, using the 'mental' attributes filter i sort it by 'Determination' the first team players with the least determination i then 'talk to press' and point them out (assertively) as the weakest link. This also applies to any young players they have in their squad.
    How many players do you aim this at? Everyone with for example less than 12 in determination ?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by LufcAnt View Post
    go onto the oppositions squad, using the 'mental' attributes filter i sort it by 'Determination'

    how do i do this, anyone link a screenshot, i'm on there squad but cant seem to find it?
    In the top-right corner below the menu bar at the very top, click on the arrow next to where it says 'player selection' then go down to the bottom, into 'attributes' and select 'mental'.

    Then just click the determination column to sort it

  9. gogogo golem
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    Quote Originally Posted by kj94c View Post
    One thing i like to do, 2 days before a game i go onto the oppositions squad, using the 'mental' attributes filter i sort it by 'Determination' the first team players with the least determination i then 'talk to press' and point them out (assertively) as the weakest link. This also applies to any young players they have in their squad.

    9/10 they reply back 'i'm not looking forward to the next match, i can't get the comments out my head'.

    Their morale drops to poor/very poor even abysmal. And more often than not the manager will drop him from the squad

    Or if he does play (say he's a left back) i instruct my team to focus down the right flank so he gets a battering because believe me, they make sooooo many mistakes

    It's an easy way to find a weak spot in a team (either the players morale will be low, or they'll replace him with someone not as good)

    That's just something cheeky i do
    Great one I'm doing that now. About to play Watford and I targeted ten players and nine of them are scared out of their minds. It also works on out of form players.
    Last edited by gogogo golem; 27/11/2012 at 06:40 PM.
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by CDXtreme View Post
    Man you put a lot of work in...

    I usually just check what formations they struggle against and if they struggle against mine I change nothing and if they do well I play more conservative...
    I like that, then you "feel" the game. I created this topic to find out what else I might do

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