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rodgerdodger
29-11-2008, 15:48
First of all, I'm loving the game. It's really given me a great interest in international soccer (football). I'm slowly starting to understand the terminology and tactics.

Question: What exactly is the difference between a fullback, a wingback and a right or left defender?

StayingPower
29-11-2008, 15:52
A fullback and a right or left defender are the same thing. They are your outside defenders in a standard 4-4-2. A wingback is like a fullback only they have a more attacking role.

Micado
29-11-2008, 15:52
I think that this place (http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18) will be a big help. Also this one (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=61144) is great, this explains the whole tactics and positions.

Chochip
29-11-2008, 15:54
a fullback is same as the a right/left defender. a wingback is a position that is located below the right/left midfield but above the defence. You can encourage a fullback to focus on both attacking and defending or just defending. A wingback is more focused on attacking and defense is their secondary job.

MrPompey
29-11-2008, 15:54
Hi and welcome,

Full back is in effect a DR or a DL (defender right, defender left) and wingback is more of an attacking full back e.g. WBR, WBL (wingback right or left). Playing a formation 3-5-2 would normally be 3 DC (centrebacks) 2 wingbacks and 3 midfield centres (MC) and 2 strikers e,g,

FC FC

MC MC MC
WBL WBR
DC DC DC
GK

The wingbacks would have arrows pointing forward to attack down the wings. Some full backs can also play as wing backs e.g. WBR, DR etc

Does this help?

GillsMan
29-11-2008, 15:55
First of all, I'm loving the game. It's really given me a great interest in international soccer (football). I'm slowly starting to understand the terminology and tactics.

Question: What exactly is the difference between a fullback, a wingback and a right or left defender?

Hi, a fullback is either a right or left defender, and typically plays in a formation where there are four defenders (one left, one right, and two central defenders - also referred to as a "flat back four").

A wing back is like a very attacking full back. When you play with full backs using four defenders, you will often have two wide midfielders, but if you don't want to have two wide midfielders, you may want your wing backs to do the job of both full backs and wingers (wide midfielders). This enables you to have three central defenders, for example.

Full backs are more common as more teams play 4-4-2, 4-3-3 or 4-5-1 formations. Wingbacks occur more often in 3-5-2 or 5-3-2 formations.

Hope that helps. :thup:

MrPompey
29-11-2008, 15:55
bugger, my formation above doesn't look how I typed it. In tactics for your team select 3-5-2 to see what I mean :)

GunnerReece
29-11-2008, 15:58
Welcome to SI :) I prefer using DL's and DR's myself but is it a good idea to use both AML, AMR with Wingbacks

Les Girondins
29-11-2008, 16:05
Check out the TT&F as well : http://www.fm-britain.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=8967 :D:thup:

MrPompey
29-11-2008, 17:23
Oh manm he never came back :eek:

Micado
29-11-2008, 17:26
Oh manm he never came back :eek:

That is too bad, but you never know, he maybe out to have a burger or so ;)

Les Girondins
29-11-2008, 17:31
is it time for another one of these?

http://www.thespoiler.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/sporno-gallery/raul.jpg

:D:thup:

(any excuse)