ThunderCelt Posted December 29, 2020 Share Posted December 29, 2020 Hello, I'm playing in Northern Ireland tier three, and I'm trying to play a stereotype lower league counter attacking hoofball with a 4-4-2. I'm using a low LoE to draw the opposition in, but I'm finding they're just playing the ball around in front of my two lines of four with their own front seven or eight until they find an opening and score. Is there anything I can do about it that keeps to my simple, disciplined counter philosophy? My midfield is a WM, CM(s), BWD(d) W(a) and my two attackers don't seem to get involved in defence, although in fairness they occupy the opposing centre backs and are hanging around for the counter which seems fine. My defensive line is standard. I've tried hard tackling but give away too many dangerous free kicks, tried tighter marking which hasn't made much difference and I'm reluctant to up the pressing above default for fear of being dragged out of position. I'd also prefer not to up the LoE because when the tactic works it sucks the opposition in and hits them on the counter brilliantly. It just doesn't work as often as it concedes and while I can see the problem I can't work out what to do about it hence this call for help. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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