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    Default Hold up ball

    Hi

    Just wanted to know if you set you Defensive Mid to HOLD UP BALL

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Hold up ball

    I do sometimes if he has a decent strength attribute.

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    Default Re: Hold up ball

    Yeah I do.

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    Default Re: Hold up ball

    I think this is more associated with a striker holding up the ball waiting for support ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPompey View Post
    I think this is more associated with a striker holding up the ball waiting for support ?
    Indeed. Why would you want your DM to hold up the ball?

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    I think to allow wide players to get in positions etc.

    My wide men do tend to find a lot of space when I've set Nigel de Jong to hold up the ball more often, what normally happens is he holds up the ball and this in turn allows my LB and RB, who are both attacking mentality, to get forward and make themselves available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neji View Post
    Indeed. Why would you want your DM to hold up the ball?
    I think you would call this "puts foot on ball" e.g. slows the game up, waits to make the killer pass

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    Hold up ball is for Target Man

    If your def mid do it the opponent will take the ball and score a goal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neji View Post
    Indeed. Why would you want your DM to hold up the ball?
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSBH View Post
    Hold up ball is for Target Man

    If your def mid do it the opponent will take the ball and score a goal
    or it could be crouchy picking up the ball and holding up in the air as no-one else could reach it ;)

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    Default Re: Hold up ball

    You tell your DM to hold the ball up to let the rest of your team to get into position. A bit like makelele used to do for chelsea.

    Its useful if they have 'dictates play' or 'holds up ball' PPMs. If they are able to pass accurately, then they you can use them as a playmaking 'quaterback', who sits deep and fires passes all over the place.

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    Default Re: Hold up ball

    too risky for dm to hold as there are many strong opposing targetmen that would see this as taking candy from a baby in your own zone.

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    A DM slowing the game down is the last thing I want. I want my DM to be breaking up play then thinking abou getting it forward quickly.

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