Football Manager 2019

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby gandhisflipflop » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:05 pm

I just do a custom set up at the start where I don't actually load the leagues but load players based in Europe and South America. It should have them on if not I will start fresh I've only played 1 friendly anyway.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Right_winger » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:35 pm

Try this tactic out. It’s quite intense and requires a top notch striker.


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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Zesty » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:35 pm

Fiete Arp, Sandro Tonali, Xadas, Almiron, Pelayo Morilla, Antonio Marin, Moise Kean

All signings reasonably cheap earlier in the game. First three are the best in my save, all the big clubs want them though.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Walt » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:03 am

I've had some success with a 433 gegenpress. Qualified from the Euro group with last game still to come.

Had a brilliant start in the league beating United and Spurs and was 6th heading into November. My players are knackered now though and dropping like flies, lost 7 on spin in the league.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Right_winger » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:28 am

I switch between the 4-4-1-1 and 4-1-4-1 formations depending on who I’m playing against. Sometimes I play 5-3-2 wb counter against the big clubs with the aim of frustrating them to possibly knick a point.

The game AI figures you out if you play 1 formation all the time.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby gandhisflipflop » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:17 am

Right_winger wrote:I switch between the 4-4-1-1 and 4-1-4-1 formations depending on who I’m playing against. Sometimes I play 5-3-2 wb counter against the big clubs with the aim of frustrating them to possibly knick a point.

The game AI figures you out if you play 1 formation all the time.



That has been my problem with recent versions of fm. My tactic was to create a tactic, perfect it and get my reserves and youth to play the same tactic and have a conveyer belt of youth coming through.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Walt » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:16 am

Took the change up of tactics on board. Although I had lost 7 on spin they were close games, got absolutely hammered by Cardiff with new formation.

This new version is a lot harder than older ones I last played.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby buzzclarets79 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:38 pm

First rule of tactics on FM is play the tactic that you've got the players for.
Starting out as Burnley, always do well with a 4-4-2, 4-1-4-1, 4-4-1-1. Have at least two set up to swap between as mentioned the AI will figure it out.

Keep an eye on form as well, if players form drop, warn them about it, you'll see a improvement, likewise with training.
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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby CoolClaret » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:00 pm

If anyone is struggling- do a team report comparison with the rest of the league..

If on average the team is better dribblers, quicker etc select stuff like 'pass into space', 'dribble more'..

I'm not so much into gimmicky tactics like 2 CBs & three holding midfielders, think it's a bit cheap personally.

Or playing about 3 playmakers on the pitch, just not realistic at all.

One approach I like to have as an under dog is 'money ball' approach.

Get a player that may not be amazing but has one top attribute and exploit it.

For example with Stirling Albion, I picked up a free agent CB Sam Dryden (not particularly good) but had pace 14 acceleration 14 - which for a Scottish League 2 CB is unreal.

Putting Dryden on a CB cover role, allowed me to play an extremely high line but I also played with a low line of engagement to really condense the pitch.

Any balls over the top Dryden was as quick as any striker in that league and did enough to at least pressure the striker.

Then our mentality was cautious & instructed to counter attack pressing relentlessly.

Upfront was a pressing forward - Kane Hester, again not great but work rate 16 + decent bravery, physicals & teamwork, so he could lead the press and bring the rest of the team into play.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Claretmatt4 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:20 pm

I still play championship manager 03/04 which was the last one sports interactive did before they got booted and made football manager. This is the one where Thierry Henry is always available on a free in January.

I spent most of my time with Palermo in Italy, still play it occasionally on my old wheezing laptop that weighs a tonne. I'm in 2024 and have won everything multiple times of course.

My best Burnley career started with Halifax Town. I got them into the second division from the Conference then took Peterbrough to the first division. Meanwhile Burnley had slipped to the bottom of the third division. I resigned from Peterborough and applied for the job but was stiffed.

Then Bastards offered me the job in the Premier league. I took it and won the league Cup and uefa Cup with them (it hurt).

Then I resigned and this time Burnley offered me the job. I took at and got from third division to PL winners in seven years. That felt good.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby gandhisflipflop » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:45 pm

With my switch to nights it now frees up Sunday night's for football manager for the first time in years!

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby depechedingle » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:50 am

Well this thread as convinced my after a 15 year hiatus to dive back in.

The game is on offer at Argos at the moment just £20

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Jambounchained » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:01 pm

Doing alright as Everton, currently in 7th in November.

Paid £25m for Fred, hes absolutely fantastic for me.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby gandhisflipflop » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:37 am

Anyone any tips for managing in the lower leagues? Started at Notts county but got bored so thought i would do it properly and start at the bottom. With Hereford fc in the BSN.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Lancasterclaret » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:10 am

Think Coolclaret has nailed it Gandhi

Look for players on frees or about to go out of contract with attributes over 15 (ideally, but not always possible) and grow a team to play the way you want to.

I'm struggling after an early promotion with Chester in the National League, but according to the board that is brilliant.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby gandhisflipflop » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:25 am

Lancasterclaret wrote:Think Coolclaret has nailed it Gandhi

Look for players on frees or about to go out of contract with attributes over 15 (ideally, but not always possible) and grow a team to play the way you want to.

I'm struggling after an early promotion with Chester in the National League, but according to the board that is brilliant.



Thanks will give it a whirl

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Hedontplayforyou » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:29 am

Sacked by Sunderland in first season, moved to Croatian side Istres who were all but relegated. Started the season in second division in Croatia by winning first 3-4 games but haven’t revisited since. Mamadou Thiam on loan from Barnsley being my only notable signing

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:09 pm

gandhisflipflop wrote:They've made it available for free now or alternatively play it in your browser.

Now look what you have gone and done!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Wembley09 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:07 pm

I've been playing with the fan made 2003/04 database on FM19, which somebody made copying stats exactly from CM03/04.
Pretty fun as I spent many hours playing CM0304 back in the day, cool seeing the likes of Lionel Morgan/Rob Earnshaw/Reo-Coker/Dean Ashton/Freddy Adu/Ritchie Partridge/David Bellion etc.

I tweaked Burnley a little bit, including sorting out Richard Chaplow out (who was set as a coach) added Stan Ternent etc.


Place this folder in Documents/Sportsinteractive/FM19/EditorData
http://www.mediafire.com/file/cdqcf94pdfuhu7i/2003_04_1.0.fmf/file


It takes abit of time when loading up a new save with this database (which is a known thing with it) but it's worth the wait ;)

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https://imgur.com/xOWvnU9 - Wimbledon squad

https://imgur.com/nYD3ZAi - Glen Little

https://imgur.com/v3dcGbz - Robbie Blake

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Foshiznik » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:12 pm

Wembley09 wrote:I've been playing with the fan made 2003/04 database on FM19, which somebody made copying stats exactly from CM03/04.
Pretty fun as I spent many hours playing CM0304 back in the day, cool seeing the likes of Lionel Morgan/Rob Earnshaw/Reo-Coker/Dean Ashton/Freddy Adu/Ritchie Partridge/David Bellion etc.

I tweaked Burnley a little bit, including sorting out Richard Chaplow out (who was set as a coach) added Stan Ternent etc.


I had already downloaded this at the weekend. It's actually been updated to have stan ternent and Chaplow.

I didn't noticed the load to take any longer than usual. Maybe that has been fixed with the update. Signed Chiellini and Bonucci as back up CBs for the clarets. I'm really struggling though as our squad was seriously poor.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Wembley09 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:31 pm

Wow,really? It was only yesterday when I had downloaded the 03/04 database from the workshop. Maybe I will try uninstalling and reinstalling it (for Chaplow and Ternent)

Yep, we were awful back then. I remember Stan saying something like, keeping that squad up that season was his greatest achievement in management :D

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Foshiznik » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:12 pm

Wembley09 wrote:Wow,really? It was only yesterday when I had downloaded the 03/04 database from the workshop. Maybe I will try uninstalling and reinstalling it (for Chaplow and Ternent)

Yep, we were awful back then. I remember Stan saying something like, keeping that squad up that season was his greatest achievement in management :D


I went to the link for the download version of the database. Maybe the workshop isn't updated as frequently?

There is also a 2003/04 facepack and stadiums that add to the experience that i would recommend downloading.
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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby gandhisflipflop » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:29 pm

I wish they'd do a 90s one.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Wembley09 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:45 pm

I've added the real fixtures for the Championship that year (and results if you want to start at anypoint during the season) if anybody is interested ;)

Also tweaked Cardiff, Rotherham and Coventry to be playing at Ninian Park, Millmoor and Highfield Rd (with future dates set to move into their new stadiums)..

Along with going through every Championship team setting their attendance to the average attendance they had that season (Stoke average of 14k instead of 20k.. Walsall average around 8k instead of 3k etc) along with fixing their previous season position (which all seemed to messed up, such as Wimbledon showing as finishing midtable in the Premier League the season before, when they actually finished 10th in the Championship)

Re-named Div 1 to Championship, as it became known as the Championship at the end of this season anyway (feels strange playing in Div 1 after the first season)

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby gandhisflipflop » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:05 pm

Have you loaded this with the 19.3 update? Couldn't get Brazil as a playable nation upon loading. Will try loading with the 19.1 later

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby Foshiznik » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:25 pm

gandhisflipflop wrote:I wish they'd do a 90s one.



There's also a 95/96 database somewhere.

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Re: Football Manager 2019

Postby gandhisflipflop » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:00 pm

Foshiznik wrote:There's also a 95/96 database somewhere.



Yeah I've seen that but is that based off the actual database or is it opinion based therefore guesswork? What makes this DB so appealing is that it's that actual database from that season if that makes sense.


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