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The finances aren't great so that's true to life.  I've only got as far as the Brentford game but we won 4-0 at Luton so I might just stop playing as it won't get any better than that. 

I managed to get rid of Saville!  Only on loan though as the board refused a deal I had agreed to sell him for £245k 😀  Also loaned out Howson and Shotton as I couldn't sell them either.  Only player I could sell was Mejias on a free transfer 🙁

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I do have it actually but I haven't really got into it yet this year, my gaming obsessions lie elsewhere. What kinda formation are you using with Boro?

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Hopefully this will work so you can see it.  This is what I've started with.  Bola started but is now injured for 9 months and Fry is just getting fit so Wood plays.  Assombalonga also isn't fit but in this set up he doesn't seem to do anything and Fletcher has scored 4 goals somehow.

I suppose there's a lot of attacking mentality in it but the opposition teams all seem to have fullbacks bombing on all the time as well.  Anyway, what I've got there isn't really working properly so I need to change it.  We've played 4 games, won 2 and drawn 2 but we aren't dominating possession.  The two away games we did but only just with 51% each time - won 4-0 at Luton and drew 1-1 at Blackburn.  The two home games we've only had about 43% each time - beat Brentford 3-2 and drew with Wigan 3-3.  We seem to have lots of shots 20+ in both home games, 18 at Luton but the opposition do as well.  In some ways this is closer to what I'd like to see in real life than anything we actually see so I suppose I am at least being true to myself 😀

I think one of the things I might need to do is change it to be more disciplined instead of expressive.  We seem to play quite a few long passes but to be honest those long passes tend to actually work especially with Fletcher up front but I assume it's one of the reasons we don't have great possession stats.  Maybe I need to change the wing backs to full backs as well to make them a touch more defensive minded.  The last game I played was FM14 that you helped me with ages ago so this version is a lot different to that one and it's clearly changed a great deal.

 

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am at work so can not remember exactly

 

there is a young fullback at leicester James Justin (can cover right and left back) who can come in on loan very good player also get Saivet on loan from Newcastle

 

go with 4 2 3 1

 

central midfielders are box to box and deep lying playmaker wide men set to wingers support

 

tend to play attacking short passing high tempo wide seems to do ok

 

 

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Will say, if this game is anything like FM19, Fry and Wood become absolute Gods of defending if you train them well. Wood is lightning quick for a defender.

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14 hours ago, Changing Times said:

If you any thoughts please let me know!  Same goes for anyone else 🙂

If the tactics are anything similar to FM19, there is a greater emphasis on players in support roles (If I recall correctly). I'd potentially try the wingbacks on support and Wing (AP) on Support too. See how that goes.

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Thanks fellas I will try some of the suggestions.  

Yeah Wood looks pretty good from what I can see.  Wing so far is also very good, he's averaging nearly 9 after 4 games I think.  Small sample size I know but he puts lots of balls through for Fletcher and Tavernier.

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Not FM20 but I was up until half 3 this morning finishing this one off. Look at the scores and the times of the goals in the Liverpool City game for extra 'OMG'.

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The final 3 games of the season across each of the top 3 teams included City v Boro, Boro v Liverpool and this last game with Liverpool v City. I was top going into that final 3 but it was tenuous. Every other game away at one of the top 7 teams, I had lost, made up 5 of my 6 losses going into the City game so I wasn't confident.

I ended up beating City 3-1 at the Etihad. Great result but Liverpool won their other game. City were out of the title race because us and Liverpool had to play each other and even a draw would put one of us too far beyond City.

Liverpool came to the Riverside and beat me convincingly as you can, 2-0 but I didn't have much in the game. Meant Liverpool top going into the last game and me hoping for City to go to Anfield and get something.

Half time, Southampton come from behind to be beating me and Liverpool winning 2-0 at home to City, I'm thinking it's all over but nonetheless give the players a rollicking. They come out and smash Southampton but means nowt without change in the Liverpool score. Getting late on and all of a sudden, not just one but TWO goals in the space of a minute. Absolute madness. Sodding won the league.

What made it better was I finished 11th the year before and Gibson had said I needed to win 4 of the first 6 games this season to keep my job. Got 16 from 18 points and barely looked back. Now I'm a legend in Gibson's eyes. 😂

Then went into the FA Cup final as underdogs, honestly wasn't too fussed how it went given I won the league but nontheless...

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