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late season crisis

Started on 23 November 2011 by swanny8589
Latest Reply on 27 November 2011 by ameniste
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hey , im managing borussia dortmund . at the start of the season up until about christmas we were flying high in 1st . but since january ive only won 1 of my last 7 games. any ideas of why teh quick loss of furntune ??
Could be any reason. I generally find my worst slumps are towards the end of the season and attribute it to a long season and fitness levels dropping lower and lower but who is to say that is the sole reason?

Other reasons I have noticed are -

- Changes in a key area of the pitch and not realising the affect a certain player has
- Teams using formations out of the ordinary compared to other games so the match ups not being right for how I want to play
- General rushing/sloppiness when picking teams and sometimes going back to the 11 who last won a game can cause more problems than it solves
- Players of a certain age having alarming attribute drops and not being adequetely prepared

The list can go on.
thanks for that mate . ive had shinji kagawa out injured and he seems to make a real difference . but thanks for the ideas
No problem Toonman.

Another good reason, which I think you may have hit with your injury is that some players are affected by others. If, for example you play a 5 man midfield with LAM/RAM and all your play is down the wings. You could find that one of your wing men suddenly loses form, and it can makes your ST look awful because he no longer looks as prolific. It can be so easy to blame the front man sometimes.

So there would be the knock-on effect to consider.
I had this problem for 10+ seasons with Leeds in FM11 and I never really found out what causes it. The only logical explanation had to be overall tiredness, even though my players were 90%+ condition for every match. I haven't seen it happen in FM12 yet and my style of play remains the same so all I can say is try resting your players for a day after matches, rotate the squad and change your team talks from time to time. Good luck mate, it's horrible I know :(
thanks guys . yeah ive recently come back to form by knocking 5 past hertha belin tehn draing with 2nd place bayer leverkusen . im now only 4 points off top place bayern munich
I thought there was a idea of how the AI adapts to your tactics. I've had the same problem too. I have no trouble until the last two months of the season and suddenly my team is struggling.

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