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Discussion in 'Manager Games' started by DutchFootballRulez, Mar 18, 2005.
I've never asked a player to reconsider.
So how can I get my assistant to handle training on WWSM 2009?
Training is the one place where I don't have a clue what I'm doing.
Just download some training schedules from some sites.
Ok...then how do I install them?
Unzip the file you download and go to my documents->Sports Interactive->Football Manager 2009->schedules and past them there.
In game, go to edit schedules and then import.
are you able to offer a player to a specific club? I know that you can offer to every club in the game but if you want to offer a player on loan or for transfer to a specific club, how do you go about doing this? Thanks in advance.
You can only offer a player on loan to your feeder clubs only.
It is best to set position specific training and in some cases individual. For example, if I have a player with high technical and mental attributes but low physical (ex. Joao Moutinho) then I will set his strength and aerobic training higher.
I have training programs outlined for Forwards (Strikers, A Mids), Center Mids, D Mids, Wingbacks and Center Backs in addition to the standard Goalkeeper.
I started a new game in FM2009 using this tactic from a dude...and i've won all 15 games so far with Benfica.
Buying Srna and Salihamidzic added the so much needed depth and quality in the defensive wings. So, right now this team is really impressive when in full strenght.
I also modified someone else's tactic to a more high-presing tactic in my FM game and it has worked well, winning the league and CLtse with Liverpool in the first season. Luckily I beat Barca in the knockout round of the CL after drawing 1-1 at home and winning 1-0 away with a lucky Benayoun late goal. Also I was lucky that Chelsea and Man Utd lost in the quarters of the CL, leaving Roma vs Arsenal and Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool (me) as the match-ups. Beat Atletico 6-2 away from home and lost 3-2 at home to advance to the final against Roma in Rome.
I actually think im the best at transfers ever...my record in my current FM game...getting Busquets for free and Walcott for 5 mil is below. Also getting 19 million pounds from Degen, Voronin, El Zhar, Leto and Plessis was handy. My next
Currently won the league and CL in the first season...won the league on the final matchay against Man Utd with a 2-1 win. Equal on 89 points with the Mancs and had to win, due to 10+ inferior goal difference to the Mancs to win the league. Stevie G scored a pen in the 80th minute to seal the win...3 days later, 3-0 over Roma in the CL final in extra time. What a sweet ending to the season despite having Gerrard out for 3 months with a torn calf (making less than 30 appearances) and Torres only making 38 appearances due to many niggling injuries.
In (£12 mil)
Walcott - Arsenal (£5 mil, January 2009)
Busquets - Barcelona (free, July 2009)
Poloskei - MTK (£18k, July 2009)
Lehmann (not the ex-Arsenal GK) - Stuttgart (£1.2 mil, July 2009)
Otigba - Heerenveen (£2.8 mil, July 2009)
Lucchini - Palmeiras (£3 mil, future transfer, July 2012)
Out (£20.8 mil)
Voronin - Bayern (£4 mil, July 2009)
El Zhar - Standard Liege (£3 mil, July 2009)
Leto - Portsmouth (£4 mil, July 2009)
Martin - Nottingham Forest (£600k, July 2009)
Itandje - Roma (£1 mil, July 2009)
Degen - Fulham (£5 mil, July 2009)
Brouwer - Huddersfield (£85k, July 2009)
Crowther - Bury (£60k, July 2009)
Flynn - Barnet (£50k, July 2009)
Plessis - Hull (£3 mil, July 2009)
*sigh* I wish people would test their tactics in multiple leagues before posting them to the Internet claiming that they work wonders. I've seen way too many tactics that do perfectly well against the orthodox 442's that you see in the Premier League but will get you absolutely slaughtered in the Serie A.
I'm in my 4th season i've been wrecked with injuries.
The training schedule is suitable for all players and in the Editor, 90% of my players have less or equal than 7 in "Injury Proneness".
In my last match I lost 4 first team players by over a month!
It's hard to enjoy the game this way...is anyone facing the same issue?
I have the last patch btw...
I have the last patch as well, playing as Liverpool, and the only serious injury trouble I had in my first season was Gerrard out for 3 months with a calf tear and Torres had a few niggling injuries. Apart from that, most of my team was ok.
I did have one period when Kuyt, Torres, Gerrard and Riera were all injured, but that was only for 1 or 2 matches. In my 2nd season so far to November 2009, I have had almost no injury worries. The worst being the latest 3 week injury to Gerrard and the only other injury of note was Xabi Alonso being out for 4 weeks. Apart from those, Ive had a good run (touch wood).
So where can I get the best training schedules.
I'm killer when I can just take over a team like Boca or Celtic and buy all of the best players in a nation. But I'm not so good when I need to "train up" the kids.
Go to eithier thedugout.tv or sortitoutsi.net
Personally, I reccomend DarkStarr's Training schedule for both Senior and Youth Teams:
Srna is insane. He's probably the best right-back in the game, all things considered - Daniel Alves might be a tad better, but it's nearly impossible to get him to leave Barcelona.
Playing with Liverpool, I bought Davide Santon for 12 million pounds and Ive already got Insua playing at LB in 2nd season so I reckon im ok for the next 5 years at least.
Srna and Maggio are both great RB's but both are very expensive, while Dani Alves and Maicon would be almost impossible to pry away from Barca and Inter.
It's very well worth the money though.
27 assists and 5 goals in his best season so far.
Btw, it's just me or in this version less wonderkids are spawned?...
Santon is a beast when he reaches his full potential, but it takes a while considering he's 18 at the start of the game. I'm lucky enough to be playing Napoli, so I started with Maggio.
Btw, my tactic seems to work perfectly against all kind of teams, italian ones included.
Out of 4 seasons, I won 2 league titles (domestic cups are non-important to the board but i've managed to win 4 playing B teams).
I went as far as going to the semi-finals, narrowly losing at the last minute against Arsenal.
BUT, this season I decided to be more attentive to each match and especially teamtalk and I haven't lost a single game yet.
In a group with Juventus, Arsenal and Wisla I ended 1st with only a away draw in the "vecha signora" stadium as a minor setback.
These are quite good accomplishments considering how average was the depth of the squad when I first started.
Obviously I've been improving that aspect:
Gks: Ochoa | Adán | B. Castro
Dfs: Srna | M. Pereira | I. Marcano | D. Luiz | Sídnei | M. Vitor | Kolarov | Antunes
Mds: Capoué | Katsouranis | R. Amorim | F. Adu | Dí Maria
Wgs: Rakitic | Drenthe | U. Figueredo | C. Grenier | F. Coentrão
Fws: Cardozo | Diogo | P. Collazo | Coutinho | Mantorras
Srna----------D. Luiz----------I. Marcano---------Kolarov
U. Figueredo-----------F. Adu------------------Rakitic
Ok...prolly not world class on paper but in the game it's a very good squad.
It becomes excellent once I throw out the excess of players (not referred here) and sign a few players on a free transfer like Jávier Gomez Fernandez, Axel Witsel, Yago or Gianni Zuiverloon.
Prolly sell Rakitic that is wanted by many and look out for good national players (to replace guys like Amorim, M. Pereira or Katsouranis that is too old).
So having a top team is important so that it can be efficient at all levels.
Against italian teams I often imitate their poisonous counter-attack method by simply lowering the defensive line in away matches.
Anyone interested, just let me know.
Suggestion: Always be attentive to players when expiring contract. That's how I signed Drenthe, Rakitic, Coutinho (quite underrated kid) and a few others. Including Ibrahim Affelay which I've heard wonders about but was ok (10 assists and 5 goals) for me so I sold him for 13,5 million euros at the end of the season.
And that kinda explains how I get players like Ochoa, Kolarov, Diogo or Figueredo in return
I've been convinced for years now that SI's head researcher for Italy supports AS Roma. They've been consistently overpowered since 00/01.
Nice to see someone else noticed it.
They're a constant presence in the CL final eight.
Btw, I finnaly won the Champions League defeating Juventus 3 - 2
I'm in the mid next season and my team just keeps getting better.
18 wins in a row, new record for me.
Wow...I thought it was just a bit of luck for them...I beat Roma 3-0 in the CL final after Chelsea and Man Utd were knocked out of the quarter's in Roma's side of the draw.
Arsenal, Atletico and Roma were the 3 semi-finalists in my first season...wtf?
I cant believe how lucky Ive been in the CL...last season I managed to get passed Barca in the quarters with a late away goal and this season, I got through the quarters against Man Utd with a 1-0 home win then a 2-1 loss, with another lucky goal in the 82nd minute. Im blessed
Also...I dont know how everyone else is going with this but I have managed to beat Arsenal once, towards the end of the 2009/10 season in the league. Other than that, I have scraped a few draws and lost a few.
Does anyone get the feeling that they've been overrated as well?
The thing is, Arsenal's individual player stats seem more or less accurate (which is not necessarily the case with Roma). I think it's due to tactics - there's a third-party program that lets you import the ones the AI uses, and taking a look at them can be quite revelatory. Mourinho's 4-1-2-2-1, Barcelona's 4-2-3-1, etc are a cut above the regular tactics you see employed by the AI, and Wenger's 4-4-2 is easily the best 4-4-2 in the game.
But yeah, Arsenal are a bitch, and nearly impossible to beat at the Emirates. I just got drawn against them for the Champions' League quarterfinals in my Napoli game, and thought 'ah, shit' when I saw the fixture. I guess it was the game's way of punishing me for cruising past Spartak Moscow in the round of 16.
At least game balance isn't as skewed as it was during the last few purely text-based versions. 00/01 and 01/02 were really unbalanced - the majority of Spanish clubs, especially Real Madrid, were inexcusably weak despite their Champions' League dominance, with the only notable exception being Barcelona, who were world-beaters. Average Serie A sides were rated way too highly; it was not at all uncommon to see Fiorentina win the Champions' League.
Well, I made it through on away goals (1-0 at home, 2-1 in London). The away leg was hell - I had to be stereotypically Italian and catenaccio them to death.