Originally posted by sposfan:
Hopefully this doesn't get lost amongst all the patch talk, but I expect maybe a good 5-10 minutes on page 1
Played a few more games, downloaded the patch and then played another.
Been playing around with tactics, trying to watch closely how individual players react in the basic 4-4-2 and then again with a tweak or 2, trying to change only 1 or 2 things to use the base 442 as a control. I understand the situation will be a bit different since I don't replay the same game over and over (I know I should, but at least this way it looks like I'm actually accomplishing something!
I do, of course, have a few more QUESTIONS (big surprise!):
A player equally adept at playing AMC and MC. Am I better off playing him at MC with a farrow or AMC with a barrow?
Depends on your formation and how the rest of your midfield goes. As he is equally good at both you can play him either abit infront of the rest of the midfield or in line with it. The arrow can go in any direction no matter where you play him, my AMC got a forward arrow.
Changing tactics. I've read of people having a home and away tactics, but I've also heard that tweaking tactics too often can adversely affect team play. How much tweaking will actually affect team play? If I simply change a few instructions, I'll assume that won't affect anything, that it's more if I keep changing my formation or do major changes that affects things.
If the tactic work both home and away you don't need to change it. I tend to tweak more considering who I'm facing and how they probably will play.
I had a scouting report that told me to "defend in depth" in a 442 how would I accomplish this? Would dropping my middle line back with barrows do the trick?
There is a slider that says defensive line in your team instructions, it goes from deep to push up. Setting this to deep will hopefully make your defensive line to take a stand furhter back.
What I did was to change my formation from a 442 with 2 strikers to I guess a 4-4-1-1, replacing one of my strikers with an AMC (played on the left centre) with a barrow to MC and both MCs having barrows as well.
I actually ended up winning 3-1 easily, and despite all the arrows, my teams conditioning was pretty good with only one player falling under 70%.
I gave up some strength in doing so since the ST I replaced was stronger than his AMC replacement, but things worked out so well, that I'm considering keeping this formation against other teams with this scouting report.