Tried finding a thread about it but no luck so thought maybe it could be made one? If its not suitable I understand if it will be deleted :)
Just wanted to ask if anyone here plays the games? Bought FM14 the other day (I ususally buy them every second year) and realised FM14 has become a difficult game, not only because of the wages/transfer budgets you get with Fulham in the first season, but RM isnt even updated to be in the Fulham staff, and when searching for him I cant even find him, bit strange. Allso, the training and match preparation system has become strange...
Went off to Tactics screen and realised one strange thing, example Riise FB (L) WB(L), when you put him on the FB position and assign him the role WB he has 3 stars or so, BUT when you put him on a WB position it drops to 2 stars.
Same with Duff, put him on LM, and assign him role as Winger, he has 4 stars, put him on the Winger position with same role, it drops to 2 stars, find this VERY strange!
Then I decided to go for a 4-3-3 style like we played Villa, same players except I had Hangeland but when I put on Kaca for left winger next to Berba, during the match my Assistant said Kaca wasnt playing well cus he was in a "unknown" role or something.... dropped him on lever down (where OM are lined) still on left side, still Winger role, now he was playing much better, EVEN though he had same star level....... wtf is that kind of a simulation? I find FM14 really a strange game and harder to work around than previous ones...
Meulensteen will get updated in January. Not sure what he was at when the data was extracted so you may need to load a large database with some customisation.
The star rating system should really be ignored, though i'd agree with them given the position you were playing Riise (not sure if you mean Kaca was playing Left Forward and dropped to AML?)
I found you could sell a few players (Kaca, Sidwell and Riise were my main two, Senderos and Stockdale possibilities) and pick up some bargains (Erazo etc) in the first season then push on from there.