sm1979 Posted September 10, 2020 Share Posted September 10, 2020 I'll try keep scenario as brief as possible. Since I've been playing FM Touch (actually played FM10 for 9 years before finally giving up and fully focusing on touch, the rest of the touch games I couldn't get into as I found them too hard) I decided to throw everything into FMT 20. As Ipswich in League One, 2nd season, I actually got promoted via playoffs despite being expected to finish 6th or 7th. Massive achievement for me personally. In championship however I am massive favourite for relegation, and the board know it. We actually started much better than expected, but now, halfway through season we are on a bad run of 14 defeats and 3 wins in last 17 League fixtures, and now sit next to bottom. I've actually had 2 championship job offers from bigger clubs in recent weeks, which suggests I'm still doing better than expected. But I do have some general questions. In my time before Touch, I never really had a tactical plan. I bought good players with good attributes in key areas. Good tacklers in defence, good passers in midfield, pacey wingers and strikers with good finishing. This was a very basic way of playing, but it always brought me results. At the time it didn't teach me to be better as it was successful for me, but now I'm suffering from this all these years on. Now I don't have much idea of a sort of style I want my team to play like. A team in my position should look at playing deep, keeping it tight, and playing on the counter (I think that's right?). However, when I try to play that way in this ME I get slaughtered, I concede so many chances yet create barely anything. That is until I go high press and gung ho in the last few minutes, where I usually sneak a goal or 2 and get back in the game. Someone on this forum said high press and 442 all the way in this version, but I'm just scared to play that way constantly as I am the weakest team in the division and feel teams will catch on. What way do you guys think a team in my position should play in this version? Are defensive setups effective this year? Especially considering I'm a very weak team? I know it's a bit more awkward without seeing my team, but trust me it's definitely weaker than every other team. I do pretty much insist on 442 formation though. I will ask more questions if this thread develops. I hope it's not bored you, so please, any replies appreciated. I desperately want to do well here at Ipswich (after Barnsley sacked me in first season). Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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