epicrecruit Posted October 20, 2020 Share Posted October 20, 2020 (edited) My first formation with this club was a downloaded 4-1dmc-2mc-2w-1 tactic (positive, shorter passing, extremely high tempo, work ball into box, counter + counter-press, very high lines, extremely urgent pressing). It was not a good fit: -My 2 best players, the wingers, barely featured in Key Highlights. I had pictured the stereotypical strong target man holding up the ball for the 2 attacking wingers and the CM, this rarely happened despite having the right players. -The wingers and fullbacks didn't work together well. The FB would push up and overlap, and be ignored by the winger who'd try to cross directly. I felt like I was wasting manpower on the wings. -Very few quality chances. It felt like most goals were flukes. I would never win by more than 1 goal +OK defense +The DMC, despite being a mediocre player with good passing, was my PoM a record amount of time. A regular highlight was that one of the two CMs would get pressured into passing backwards to him, and he'd spray a fantastic Pirlo-like long ball to an unmarked fullback or winger (usually FB) ready to cross. It was a beautiful sight. After a few months I switched to a downloaded 4-4-2 (attacking, slightly more direct, much higher tempo, pass into space, work ball into box, counter + counter-press, very high lines, extremely urgent pressing). Things got a lot better for me: +Turned my team into a goal machine. Having 2 strikers turned half-chances into real chances. -Many more goals conceded. The opposition would constantly outnumber us when they countered. -Still felt like the wide players were wasted bodies as I saw very little teamwork on the wings I thought I would tweak the 4-4-2 into a 3cb-2wb-1dmc-2mc-2st to address its weaknesses: *By only using 2 WBs to provide the width, I freed up 2 player slots *1 extra player went into having a 3rd CB to be more solid at the back *1 extra player became DMC to spray the long through balls to the wingbacks when the 2 MCs couldn't penetrate, like in my 1st tactic I'd like this to be my primary tactic going forward. Things are going OK at the moment, but I'd like to hear your recommendations. 1) Are the midfield and forward roles OK for what I'm trying to do? 2) With the DMC being there, do you think 3 CBs is overkill? If so, what should I use instead? It feels like AMC is the right choice. But I've never tried a tactic with an AMC who wasn't invisible all match, whether a perfect Enganche, Shadow Striker, AM Support...they rarely feature in the match highlights. 3) One thing I'd like to try to fix...when their lone forward is countering, my 3 CBs all run backwards and don't engage him until he's in the final 3rd, despite having a very high line with a Stopper. I'm OK with this behavior when the opposing team is countering in numbers, but not when it's 3v1. I was expecting the Stopper to go for him ASAP. Anything I can do about this? Edited October 20, 2020 by epicrecruit text wasnt posted, same image was there 3 times Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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