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    Form Dip-advice needed

    Hi,
    I'm in season 13 and was having a pretty great season -except in the Cup, obviously - but have had an alarming dip in form lately. I'm not one to get upset about the odd defeat, and such, but am actually a little concerned about this.

    Admittedly, 2 of these results have been draws, but one of them was a 1-1 draw against a team 21 Q less than I...an 89th minute long-effort, no less.

    Next up, CL semi-final against a team only 12 Q less than I. Again, I dominate and concede a 75th minute goal to their only real chance. Another 1-1, away from home, so not horrible.

    Then a 1-0 home league defeat to a team 10 Q lower. Admittedly, they had 3 or 4 good chances, but I had about 10. I beat this team 7-1 in the return game earlier in the season.

    In each case, my team has full morale and condition. I've also played formations that I know to be good counters for the opponents and none of the opposition managers have logged on. I have also added up the Q of the actual teams, not just the squads. The gulf would be larger had I done that.

    The real concern I have is the sudden lack of goals. I'm missing everything, even the second corners, and every 1-on-1 chance goes wide.

    I've upped the win bonus, but is there anything else I can do? Or is this quite common? I've never been so far ahead in the league before, so is this what happens to keep it a bit interesting?
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    Its happening to me and.few of my coleges too, its global i guess...

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    End of season dips happens to the best team in the league everywhere. The best thing to do every season is get a good run of results early so you don't suffer during end of season. This is a normal occurrence and cycle. Usually there is nothing much you can do but ride it out. What I usually do is play a couple of friendlies a day to try to end the cycle faster. This is just me, it's not written anywhere and is not official..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qambu Yaasi View Post
    End of season dips happens to the best team in the league everywhere. The best thing to do every season is get a good run of results early so you don't suffer during end of season. This is a normal occurrence and cycle. Usually there is nothing much you can do but ride it out. What I usually do is play a couple of friendlies a day to try to end the cycle faster. This is just me, it's not written anywhere and is not official..
    Makes sense. I try and do that at the start to 'gel' the team but is probably unnecessary. Makes me feel better though!


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    At the moment I'm really hoping the top team in my league has a dip - we're both unbeaten, but I have 6 draws to his 3, so need a little help from other teams in the league

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Cresswell View Post
    At the moment I'm really hoping the top team in my league has a dip - we're both unbeaten, but I have 6 draws to his 3, so need a little help from other teams in the league
    If he's the best/strongest team in the league, quality wise (first 11) then he probably would drop a point soon, just make sure you don't! If he doesnt he's having one of those remarkable seasons. I've only gone against one rival with a remarkable run in 9 season. 100% record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qambu Yaasi View Post
    If he's the best/strongest team in the league, quality wise (first 11) then he probably would drop a point soon, just make sure you don't! If he doesnt he's having one of those remarkable seasons. I've only gone against one rival with a remarkable run in 9 season. 100% record.
    I had my 26-0-0 season last season!

    Theoretically I have a slightly stronger side than him, but my strikers had shockers in both our head-to-head games (the 1st game I wasn't able to watch the match either as I was at a rugby game & an iPhone struggles for 3G signal when you're in a 75,000 crowd). Draws when you have 60% possession are frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Cresswell View Post
    I had my 26-0-0 season last season!

    Theoretically I have a slightly stronger side than him, but my strikers had shockers in both our head-to-head games (the 1st game I wasn't able to watch the match either as I was at a rugby game & an iPhone struggles for 3G signal when you're in a 75,000 crowd). Draws when you have 60% possession are frustrating.
    Yup. Good on ya! a 26-0-0 is not easy to achieve especially when troll results appear unannounced. This season my friend was 100% then he drew with a bottom dweller for no good reason. Shit happens. I don't believe 26-0-0 is something you can achieve every 2-3 seasons esp if you are up against a lot of active managers in your league, but to achieve it even once is remarkable. I've only done it once in Level 2 or 3 without changing my starting 11 or formation even once except for suspension or injuries, but those are the easier levels.
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    Whend this kind of dips in form happens, nothing you can do, i am also facing this since last week, i had some losses and draws agains similar Q teams with active managers, but thats normal, sudently i lost to a 2* team at home! that i beat 7:1 away and draw against the abandoned team in last place 1:1, they scored in the last 5 minutes, previous i won 5:0.

    I am playing friendlies, and at least on those game everything is normal, i won 9:0 against a friend of mine 2 levels below.
    THIS GAME IS TO RANDOM! I STOP WAISTING MY TIME!