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I stuck with 17 and skipped 18, which was supposed to be a bit crap. Been playing as Blyth Spartans in 19 after doing a season in the PL to get a feel for the game. Promoted first season and now in mid table obscurity about a third of the way through my second season. The game plays well and the new features are nice but the UI is really cluttered and ugly.
 

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Anyone upgraded the graphics at all? I downloaded the df11 graphics pack and the addin to make the player pics better.

Just a shame that its lacking in the lower league update, as majority of the wrexham squad has now been replaced with pictures at least 3 years out of date -
Much improves the premier league experience though.

So only 3 weeks in to pre season. Signed donal McDermott on a free and some whizzkid called Abdo, previously of Villa.

Impressed with the warchest wrexham have actually, makes a change!

Game is chugging a bit on my laptop, so might take me a while to get going. So far so good though
 

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In the absence of a Lincoln game, I had an afternoon of it on Saturday and only 12 games in, but it's much better than the previous two versions.

Still need to have a proper look at training and tweak the tactics once the players are familiar with the formation to see what needs doing, but the 4-1-3-2 that I always try and use has worked fairly well so far.
Coming up to December now and with a week off next week, I'm hoping to get a bit more time on it.

Squad familiarity with the tactic is just about there, then I can start tweaking because we concede too many for my liking (8th best defence - slowish backline vs high line probably the issue there but wanted to see if it settled and improved with familiarity first).

Unusually, I haven't signed a player yet. Sent back four loan players that were because they were a mixture of not very good and too high a wages.

Don't play with wingers, so I've got two to get rid of, albeit one already out on a season long loan.

Weirdly, Tom Pett, a CM, has his best position as a winger and can't play CM very well so not sure what's happened there.

EDIT - Tell a lie, I signed a young lad on loan from Leeds who's my top scorer. Names escapes me.
 

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Am I the only one who can't get the defence right? I'm conceding shit loads, regardless of

I usually do a season run just to get to grips with it but I'm in my 4th season now and no matter what I try, the defence leaks goals. The players are good enough for the division I'm in. I've tried direct, short, defensive, attacking, 2 in midfield, 3 in midfield, anchor man, no anchor man and nothing is changing.
 

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I got 19 over Christmas and just finished season 1 with Chesterfield in the Conference, won the league fairly easily but struggled for goals, had a lot of 1-0, 0-0 etc. Is there any lower league strikers knocking about either on loan or free for league 2?

If I go into the season with this side i'm sure i'll struggle.
 

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Mark Cullen scores shit loads as a pressing forward (attacking). He's usually available for £50k in the second season.

Kun Temenuzhkov from Leeds on loan also scores a lot as an advanced forward. I've had him on loan for 4(!) seasons and always gets 25+.

Both the above probably need to be in a front two, though.

What formation to do you to be so tight defensively?
 

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Just checked and Cullen's got 11 in 14, 14 in 24, 25 in 48 and currently 8 in 7

Kun Temenuzhkov 29 in 43, 25 in 55, 30 in 53 and currently 3 in 7.
 

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Mark Cullen scores shit loads as a pressing forward (attacking). He's usually available for £50k in the second season.

Kun Temenuzhkov from Leeds on loan also scores a lot as an advanced forward. I've had him on loan for 4(!) seasons and always gets 25+.

Both the above probably need to be in a front two, though.

What formation to do you to be so tight defensively?
Cheers mate

I've been playing 4-2-3-1 - varying up the mentality home and away - away from home where I am more cautious the defence in particular has been solid - when more adventurous at home I have found myself conceding a few more.

I finished the season with 67 goals for, 38 against. Not started in league 2 yet but will look up those 2 when I next play.
 

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Cheers mate

I've been playing 4-2-3-1 - varying up the mentality home and away - away from home where I am more cautious the defence in particular has been solid - when more adventurous at home I have found myself conceding a few more.

I finished the season with 67 goals for, 38 against. Not started in league 2 yet but will look up those 2 when I next play.
2 DM's and 3 narrow CM's?
 

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2 DMs and AML, AMC and AMR
That's maybe where it's going wrong on this one because I don't play with wingers and haven't done on FM for years and years. Maybe that's an important part of this one.

I've holidayed my save for a season and made sure the tactics are stayed the same and my assistant has done about as well as me. I then holidayed from the same point again but let the assistant choose and he faired a little better in a 4-4-2 but still conceded loads of goals so I'm not really sure what the answer is!
 

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Has anyone noticed how there seems to be so many long range screamers on FM19?

No word of a lie - and not sure whether it's an accidental by-product of my set up - but I scored 130 goals in my first PL season with United (I know, sorry) and so far in season 2 I have scored 40 in my opening 10 games?
 

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