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    Default Is your manager profile preferred tactic ever accurate?

    I know it ultimately means nothing, but it annoys me to see my preferred tactic in my manager profile as a 4-4-2 when I have never once lined up in a 4-4-2 in my 4+ seasons. 90% of the time, I am in a 4-3-3, and the other 10% will be 4-1-3-2 or 4-3-1-2. Also, it says my coaching style is "defensive," yet I am always playing "control" with high pressure, as well as telling the media I am going to attack.

    I guess I am curious how the game determines this... and if anyone feels theirs is accurate?

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    When I played a 4-3-1-2 it was. Otherwise, never.

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    i play 4-1-1-3-1 short passing, fluid and standard.

    it says i play 4-3-3 direct and defensive

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    I play a 442 with two DMC and AMR/L, the "preferred tactic" is 4-2-2-2 with two MC. I wonder if that is what the AI thinks I play and thus it gives me an advantage?

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    I guess there's a finite set of these 'manager prefered tactics' (maybe the default tactics?) and the game tries to somehow fit your actual tactic into this mould (maybe judging by player mentality/roles?).

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    i have more attacking players in my squad than defending players, but apparently i am a defensive minded coach! not that it makes a difference to my game, just odd. i hadnt actually looked before i saw this thread!

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    I've allready noticed this, and bugs me. But what i find odd is that the others teams sometimes adapt their playing styles to the one i do in reality and not the one stated on my profile.

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    I play a flat 4-4-2 but mine says I play 4-2-3-1

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    I play 4-4-2 primarily on FM2011 and it says 4-4-2, however it has passing as mixed when it's supposed to be direct.

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    Never checked this before but I'm shown as a fan of 4-4-2 and I have never, ever, played this formation in this game. I play 4-2-3-1. Very occasionally 4-5-1. FM should get rid of this inf. if they can't get it even remotely right.

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    I always play 4-3-3 but it says my preferred tactic is 4-4-1-1 which I have never used.

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    It's right for me in FM11, but it took quite a long time to update. It says 4-1-3-2 which I've been playing for around 3 seasons in a row now, as well as using it in my first couple of seasons and intermittently over the few seasons in between (when my main formation was a 4-1-2-1-2 narrow diamond).

    It said 4-4-2 for abolutely ages, though I hardly use 4-4-2, and only started using it about 2 seasons ago as an alternative tactic for games where my team was much better than the opposition.

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    Interesting. I played 4-1-3-2 from the start, and the first time I checked it (was during my second season) it was already correct.

    I don't tweak the individual players' sliders much though. I wonder if tweaking them significantly somehow confuses the game when it is trying to figure out your favorite tactic.
    Last edited by bleventozturk; 15-05-2012 at 16:26.

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    52 seasons of using the same tactic and it still reports incorrectly.

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    Yeah, it doesn't work as far as I can tell

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    Interesting. I'd think this would be a rather easy thing for the game to figure.

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    Mine has the formation right - 4-1-2-1-2. Mentality is balanced, which is right enough, pressing and marking are off however. I seem to have an attacking coaching style, even though I tend to build my tactics on a strong defense.

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    It's seldom accurate.

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    My actual preferred tactic is a 4-2-3-1, on my manager's profile it says it's 4-2-2-1-1 which is fairly close.

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