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  1. Help with middlesbrough

    Losing all them games against shit teams. With middlesbrough, i should dominate the championship.

    4-3-3 with Inside Forwards. DMC is Deep lying playmaker support, MC's is Central midfielder support and Advanced playmaker attack.

    Team instruction Balanced/Attacking. All other default but Zonal Marking and More Pressing. Shouts is Play Wider, Push up, Pass into the Space.

    Media prediction 6, board expectation "respectable position". Now played 7 matches 2-0-5 position 20.

    Dunno what screenshots i should put here..?

  2. Seriously. I dont know what im doing wrong. For example:

    Jason "Balls of steele" Steele is by far the best GK in this league.

    Rhys williams best DC in this league.

    Smallwood is solid at DMC slot. Leadbitter solid cm and McEachran has World class potential.

  3. Pls some advice please!

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Mad Fortune View Post
    Pls some advice please!

    I would start of by trying to recognize the following
    • Your team is not really better than most teams in your division
    • Any team can beat any team in this league
    • The way you handle the man management and pick the players for a match means just as much as your tactical approach

    Now, if setting realistic expectations and don’t look at single matches but at the whole, it’s much easier to stay calm and not so frustrated.
    My first step would be the following
    • Look for you key players and how you can play them where they make the most damage, i.e. use your strengths
    • Look at any weak links and try to make up for them. Like if having slow defenders, you might need to play deeper etc.
    • Look at the players and their mental stats. Here, you will see if the team is determined ( determination), work for each other and put in the effort ( team work, work rate)
    Now, to be able to construct an approach that suit your team and still is balanced enough, you also have to look realistic at it. As you play now, you are playing really, really attacking and it will be really easy to hit you on the counter. If your opponent sits with men behind the ball and are up for the challenge, they will have no problem of sorting out your attacks. Remember that the difference in quality between your squad and the rest of the league is ever so small


    My advice would be to for you to answer ( most of all think about them) some of the questions raised in my post. Then try to come up with a plan for your general approach and then if this approach really fits the formation you want to be playing
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  5. "Shouts is Play Wider, Push up, Pass into the Space."

    Looking at these shouts within your already attacking approach, it will translate into the following
    • Play really attacking ( strategy)
    • Get the ball forward as quickly as you can and try to hit through balls as often as you can( the tempo and pass into space)
    • Try to get the ball to the AMR/L rather than the central midfielders ( play wider sets the focus play)
    • Push up the team really high and close down the opponent

    Now, why not try this instead

    Balanced/Counter

    Retain possession – Pass into space –Push up

    Here, you are playing slower and trying to drag the opponent onto you.You play a slower tempo without the need to get the ball forward as soon as possible When the attack is on, the team WILL try tpo get the ball forward quickly though. AS you push up from a deeper position, you will still be rather deep but with a higher closing down instruction
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    • Balls of steele. Rush out is quite shit so he is just normal GK, not Sweeperkeeper.
    • Rhys captain Williams. Attribute-wise could play at playmaking Central Midfielder. Ball playing defender it is.
    • The squad is very solid. No weak link's ever get to the starting 11 or even the Subs bench.
    • EXCEPT now when i look at them stats. some players have shit determination or work stats. For example Halliday is shit in everything stats-wise but he has played well. And i must play him because first choice left-back George Friend is injured. Ok the wingers is quite shit.
    • And best player attribute-wise - RICHARD SMALLWOOD. The central midfield is the best part of this team i think.

    Now when ledesma is injured the formation can be only 4-3-3 . There aint no AMC players. And carayol.. Work rate, determination, embarrasssingly shit. Gonna try Luke Williams at the wings against Brighton away.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Mad Fortune View Post

    • Balls of steele. Rush out is quite shit so he is just normal GK, not Sweeperkeeper.
    • Rhys captain Williams. Attribute-wise could play at playmaking Central Midfielder. Ball playing defender it is.
    • The squad is very solid. No weak link's ever get to the starting 11 or even the Subs bench.
    • EXCEPT now when i look at them stats. some players have shit determination or work stats. For example Halliday is shit in everything stats-wise but he has played well. And i must play him because first choice left-back George Friend is injured. Ok the wingers is quite shit.
    • And best player attribute-wise - RICHARD SMALLWOOD. The central midfield is the best part of this team i think.
    Now when ledesma is injured the formation can be only 4-3-3 . There aint no AMC players. And carayol.. Work rate, determination, embarrasssingly shit. Gonna try Luke Williams at the wings against Brighton away.
    Well,looking at what I have highligted in your post, I would not use the "play wider" shout as it instructs your team to focus the build up down the flanks. Why not use " exploit the middle" instead, perhaps in a counter approach.. I would also recommend using the FC as a supporting player and use a supporting player in the position ( rtahr than a poacher that likes to beat the offside trap etc), all this to make the tam more compact within your formation

  7. Wellll. At brighton. Balanced-counter. Push up, retain possession, pass to the space.

    2-0 win.

    3 days later - At watford. Same instructions but ALSO the Exploit middle shout.

    0-1 lose. 33% possession, Mceachran, Leadbitter (MC) 5.7 and 5.8 average ratings.

  8. Well, when 20 minutes Into the Watford match seing that they where in control of the match, did you try to react to this?

  9. Not. I thought they need to Gel.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Mad Fortune View Post
    Not. I thought they need to Gel.
    I always try to be in control of the match ( could be by possession, or restricting a team to taking longshots even though letting the. have more possession, or win the midfield battle, or trying to overload certain areas etc ) and if its not working, I always try to see why. Then, I either make small adjustments to it or simply use my Plan B Instead ( like if not being able to keep possession but seing that hitting direct balls I to channels behind their pushed up defence might be a better idea. The key here is to watch the match.

  11. Playing Richard Smallwood is the biggest mistake

  12. they definitely need to gel first.
    I have always start CM/Fm save with Boro.
    Not always getting promotion, been sack several times as well. My latest is probably like the 15th time i start a new save with Boro. Each time trying to get a better formation for Boro.

    I followed the training guide someone (I can't remember the name) wrote in this forum (credit to him)
    Pre-Season training
    50% prep (on tactics)
    Team Cohesion - Very heavy

    In Season
    30-40% prep (Def position / Def set piece)
    Balance - Low
    Individual training - role - heavy
    Position training if they are deploy to unfamiliar position. Like leadbitter playing in DM for me.

    Its working pretty well for me.

    I feel that i finally found a formation for Boro.
    I play a 4231 - Attacking (can't remember the settings at the moment, at work at the moment)
    My backup formation is 41221 (Same as yours i believe)

    working well for me so far, sitting on top of the championship with about half the season gone (using the latest transfer update downloaded from this forum)
    Surf around this forum. I like to create my own tactics and this forum contains plenty of guides / tips on creating one.

    I dont use shouts, ocassionally uses opposition instructions (LB/RB/RW/LW/RM/LM - show to weaker foot, close down and CB - close down) In short, try to cut out crosses.

    Try looking at Alemback (spelling ?), a CB, fit in well to all my boro saves.
    Tony Watts from celtic is also good.
    Bueno from villadolid i think (or some other spanish club) will make do for the first season
    Look for overseas loan, I load Dutch league and there are plenty of good players up for loan/sale.
    Klassen - a good CM/AM/ST from Ajax
    A couple of good wingers from PSV but I can't quite remember the names.

    I usually sell Zemmama, Arca, Haliday, Haroun, Dyer and a whole lot of youngsters
    I sign C.Zanetti a couple of times. Old but use him to train younger players.

    Good Luck with your Boro save.

  13. Richard smallwood is BE$T. Constantly averaging over 7 rating. AND at one match he made over 150 succesful passes.

    .. And u mad when sell Fazza Haroun. Hes perfect for Backup role at central midfield. Off the ball skills 18 !!!!
    Last edited by Mad Fortune; 16/10/2013 at 04:20 PM. Reason: Fazza Harounnnnn

  14. This exploit the middle seems pretty good. Its like barcelona style - LOVE IT.

    But. Another issue i need some advice. The club makes 2 000 000 € of losses every single month. How to rebuild the squad and ship the deadwood out.

  15. haroun earns me the money and i dont use him much. he has good stats but I rather take the money.

    try loaning out players, release youngsters you see no future.

    Agree that smallwood will good, he is one of the most consistent players in my team.

  16. Back in the Businesssss ! Got sacked by the middlesbrough - Now new systems with the Ipswich.

    Good squad, not as dominant as boro but solid anyways. 4-2-3-1 it is, Balanced-counter, Push up retain possesion and pass into space.

  17. Surprise surprise - doing SHIT with Ipswich. After 21 matches played, position 16 . Chopra keeps bangin them goalzzz thats almost only positive thing.

  18. Assraped by the fuckin Blackburn 4-0 This is bullshit.

  19. Tryin to get David Fox from Norwich 1.3 million. Dominating player for championship. Hope he comes to the Ipswichhhh

    Then its like

    Chopra

    Martin -- Taylor -- Jay Emmanuel Thomas

    N'daw -- Fox

    Cresswell -- Chambers -- Stearman -- Paintsil

    Loach.


    Balanced-counter, push up, pass to space, retain possession + Work ball to the box. Its fuckin annoying when they blast them long shots all the time.
    Last edited by Mad Fortune; 22/11/2013 at 04:08 PM. Reason: Wingers name was MARTIN not Miller

  20. Season is finally over, 13.place - What a bullshit season.

    Mick chopra 33 matches 21 goals + hattrick against Man city in the league cup.

    Byron lawrence 2 matches 2 goals.

    All other players - Total bullshit.

  21. Also made a switch to the shout's. Pushing up off and HASSLE OPPONENTS in. Them was just standing in the own box and getting opponents to have easy goals all the time.

    Alan Judge comin from the Notts co. AM RLC, 10k a week, good addition to the squad.
    Denis Stracqualursi from some argentinian side, 13k a week, Prem quality striker. Can play with 2 strikers now if needed.


    Anddddd nowwwww Aaron Cresswell goin to the Celtic 6.5 million. Had very shit season so it was easy to accept.
    Last edited by Mad Fortune; 24/11/2013 at 05:24 PM.

  22. Wigan away - Halftime 1-2 to ipswich.

    Full time result - 5-2 wigan.

    Chopra out 3-4 monts.

    This is bullshit.

  23. Backup's backup striker Mcgoldrick also out 3-4 month's.

    So ipswich signs Michael fuckin owen.

  24. This is certainly an interesting looking help thread.

  25. No shit sherlock when there aint nobody givin help.

    After december 2013. Ipswich sittin in the 8 place.

    Best formation lookin like this:


    Stracqcqcualursi

    Albrighton -- Judge -- Emanuel-thomas

    Ibrahim -- Wordsworth

    Bennett -- Topor-Stanley -- Chambers -- Swerts

    Loach.


    Then theres Tommy Smith, David Fox, Paul Taylor, Luke Hyam.....and the injured Chopra. Enormously strong squad - so im asking how to get promotion to the prem THIS SEASON? What must i do differently.

  26. First things first. Paddy Van Aanholt comes from ch??$?a at the end of this season. 1.8 million. 4 star potential.

    And then. Shit match against huddesrfield 0-0 at home.

    BUT.

    Abdi fuckin Ibrahim. 139/132 passes. 18/15 tackles. 7/6 headers. 7 interceptions. 8.6 rating. That kid is my fuckin best signing EVER. 180k from man shitty.

  27. I fuckin hate this bullshit.

    38 matches played. position 10.

    We have best squad in the league after Southampton. But still its total fuckin bullshit.

    WHAT THE FUCK IM DOING WRONG???????????????

  28. Soon im fuckin sacked again. 1-5 at home against peter fuckin brough.

  29. And why in hell them idiots keep blastin them long shots when there is WORK BALL TO BOX shout.

  30. FINALLY ITS OVER!!!!!!!! Another fuckin bullshit season!!!

    Last season 13.place 62 points.
    This season 13.place 62 points.

    ABDI IBRAHIM ​was good. All others was total fuckin bullshit.

  31. Fuckin hell.

    Now chelsea fuckin poached Jean-charles Monnier. 15 year old French regen with 5 stars potential.

  32. And why the players is still on holiday when i put pre-season start date 30.6.2014.

  33. FUCKIN HELL.

    Last preseason game and Marc albrighton gets HIP INJURY !!!!!

    But we gonna go with RIGID COUNTER system to this season! Balanced is too wack. Rigid hardbody shit.

    And Jay-emanuel-thomas went 6.million to rivals Norwich.


    Strap

    Martin -- Judge/Taylor/Lingard -- Carson

    Ibrahim -- Wordsworth

    Van Aanholt -- Smith -- Chambers -- Dubois

    Loachhhhhhhhher.

    HERE WE GO !!!

  34. Ooooohhh what the fuckin fuck..

    Got approached by RENNES.

    But. they play French 2.league. Should i stay in the Ips or go to the france.

  35. Well whatever is this forum dead or somethin when nobody never fuckin answer??

    But i stay at ips. Rennes have shit squad with overpaid players. Ips it is - From here to eternity - or when i get sacked.

  36. FM13 forum is dead as FM14 is out. Also probably doesn't help that you swear in almost every sentence.

  37. Well shit happens when u lose all the fuckin time with a Premier quality squad !

  38. I FUCKIN LOVE DENIS "STRAP" STRACQUALURSI - NO HOMO.

    So far 32 matches played. 24 goals. 9 assist. 9 Man of Match. 7.53 Average rating.

    Ghostface Killah - Whip You With A Strap - YouTube Fuck yeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  39. The Ruler's Back Jay-Z Lyrics - YouTube

    Update with strap.

    FA-Cup matchup vs Premier side Blackburn.

    Ipswich 3-0. Strap with hattrick.

    IF YOU DONT LIKE THIS - YOU DONT LIKE IPSWICH FOOTBALLL !!!!!!!

    Fingers crossed that prem clubs dont come poachin in this january window. Or should i say, Real Madrid or Bayern M?nchen.....

  40. Strap didnt go anywhere, that was great.

    But then the atom bomb drops.

    MONACO want me as manager. Although they play 2.league, but still. MONACO.

    What should i do.

  41. When there aint nobody in this dead forum - i made my own decision - Delay until the end of season. Hopefully monaco goes to the Ligue 1 - and if Ips dont get promoted - Monaco it is.

  42. "We Got It" by Chop Shop (featuring Shaggy 2 Dope) - YouTube

    CHOP SHOP MOTHAFUCKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The most important match of the season. Against Notts forest who surprisingly lead the league.

    Tony fuckin hibbert injured Strap in last match at huddesrsfield. The whole hudderfdfgsield is piece of shit and should get removed from the fuckin map.

    BUT. Ipswich's secondary scoring takes over. First Kev Doyle gets one, and then it fuckin begins to rain. MICHAEL FUCKIN CHOPRA comes off the bench and bangz 2 !!! I fuckin love him. No homo. Nottingham 1 - 3 Ipswich. Prem here we come !!!

  43. Ips goes to playoffs against Wolves. Position 3 in championship not bad but not great either. Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich goes up.

  44. Beck- Loser - YouTube

    3-1 wolves to wembley. This bullshit is fuckin over.

  45. 3 years at ipswich. 3 frustrating and disappointing shit years at ipswich.

    First season the squad wasnt prem quality.

    Second season it was and it started well. December 2013 we was in the promotion hunt. But the year 2014 was shittest football ive ever seen at football manager history.

    Third season was predicted at 16. Still managed to get 3.place. But its still fuckin disappointing because forest got promoted with much weaker squad.

    Now its time for monaco bitcheeeees !

  46. December at the monaco. Bullshit club called Ajaccio comes to the Stade Louis II.

    They get 4 shots and 39% possession. Guess whats the final score.

    Thats fuckin right. 0-3 to ajaccio. This is bullshit.

  47. Made some signings. Jordan Veretout, Clement Grenier, Serge Aurier comes in. Out goes Amir Abrashi to Inter.

    And in the summer comes Thimothee Kolodzdzdzdiceczczk and Corentin Jean.

    The future is bright - but hopefully i dont get sacked.

  48. And we also have some fuckin good Regen's.

    Jimmy Vidal - 5 stars potential. Striker, born in 1998.

    Jean-Marc Simon - 4.5 potential. Defensive midfielder / DLP playmaker, 1997.

    Samuel Girard - 4 potential. Central defender, 1996.

  49. Rivals matchup vs Nice. At halftime 1-3 to Nice.

    Then Romain Alessandrini and Jimmy Vidal take over.

    Full time 4-3 Monaco. BOOM.

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