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Hello

I started to play with real madrid and the board is expecting that I am playing a attacking and direct football.

So the default fm styles arent really giving me a option to play direct and attacking football. I dont want and have to dominate the ball possession (so vertical tiki taka is not a option for me).

So how can I reach this direct style and also playing attacking football? Is there a thread that explains direct style in fm way?

Thx for help.

 

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Direct football basicly is about moving the ball forward as quickly as possible to create an opportunity. It usually contains elements of dribbling with the ball if space opens up, moving your players forward quickly, playing with tempo to make it hard for the oppositions defense to reorganize and looking for risky and more direct passes. All of this comes - to some extend - already with the more attacking mentalities. 

So to please your board, i would start out with a positive or attacking mentality, a rather top heavy formation (at least no bottom heavy) and then move on from there and further refine your style.

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Thx for your reply!

To be more precise: This is my starting point. But I dont know how should I set the tempo or directness of passing. Can you rate my formation, roles and duties etc.

How can I reach a attacking (a lot of shots and chances) and direct football?
 

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Not to different from how i set up my madrid side when i started the save.

Im not sure how fm would interpret it but attacking mentality, run at defence and extremely high tempo is how i did it.

I also had a lot of more attacking dutieses, like balls to the wall only cb's stay back level of attacking duties. Thats the real madrid philosophy.

For the future of your save, i retrained valverde to inverted wingback attack on the right so i could use kroos and modric till they died and still have room for camavinga. Carvajal was more with the fysios than the coaches anyways

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16 hours ago, vandamme22 said:

This is my starting point. But I dont know how should I set the tempo or directness of passing

I'd try that for now, the passing on a Positive mentality isn't short so give it a few games and see what the board thinks 

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3 hours ago, Jack722 said:

I'm surprised no one's mentioned using more direct passing and an attacking mentality.

I don't think you need to, there will be some direct passing just on a Positive mentality which may be enough to satisfy the board. Going up to Attacking and More Direct might bring too many direct passes and be overkill   

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On 08/05/2022 at 18:32, vandamme22 said:

This is my starting point. But I dont know how should I set the tempo or directness of passing. Can you rate my formation, roles and duties etc.

Well, I would start from there and see how it works (or not). In the further process it could be helpful to remove play out of defense as long as you doesn’t increase your overall passing directness.

You may also need some more roles with natural direct movement (like the IF). Those are usually attack duty roles with more dribbling. Maybe one from central midfield and either the striker or the other wide player. 

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