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    I used to be RealMadrid2007 until all passwords were reset on the forums, and the email I was using had long since been deleted. So I was reborn as MAGiCK_FOOTBALL:)

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  1. zinedremomeri got me thinking about a 4-4-2. I'm currently testing a version on a Man Utd save - the football's nice, but I'm waiting to see if it lasts and if it needs any tweaks.
  2. @zinedremomeri: I remember your 4-4-2 version on FM11 - definitely more chances created in attack and is more adaptable for teams, as it doesn't rely on highly technical inside forwards. The main differences from FM11 is the increased closing down and increased creative freedom. I think slight changes have been made to the Tempo, but I can't remember. It's been so long since I've been able to have a decent run on FM. Looking forward to a 4-4-2 variation.
  3. @ibro46: Yes to everything. Since that weekend I haven't really played FM But I'm trying to work on the theory of balance/equilibrium. In my mind, if you beat the statistics (shown in the Match Stats) then you'll win the majority of games. Using the slider mechanics from post 2, a neutral/balanced position would be 8-11-14 for all Individual settings and 10/11 for the Global settings. But, I want to weight the sliders in order to "overpower" the statistics. So... Mentality: Slightly more attacking (11-14-17) Creative Freedom: Slightly more creative/expressive (11-14-17) Passing: Slightly shorter (5-8-11) Closing Down: Slightly more pressing (11-14-17) Width: Slightly wider to open up space (14) Tempo: Slightly slower to maintain possession (7) Time Wasting: Slightly lower (7) Defensive Line: Slightly higher to pressure opposition (14) Then I'll have to look at individual instructions, i.e. forward runs, through balls, etc. This is the priliminary stages of my thinking but I won't be doing anything for a while yet as work is busy. My ambition is to create percentage football. I also expect changes to the slider ranges I've mentioned above once I've began actually testing it. Of course, the problem is the variables we can't control, i.e. weather, opposition, injuries, etc. But by dominating the stats we can minimise the effects of the variables and therefore minimise the variance. That's my plan anyways
  4. It'll definitely be compatible with other teams, whether its successful with other teams is an entirely different matter
  5. @Gee I haven't looked at his attributes yet - I'll have a look in a while and then come back. I'll give a generic explanation though. See, the good thing about having the High Creative Freedom is the players will adapt the role to suit them. But, I've found they still use the core tactical instructions as a guideline. I'll try and explain comparing Hernandez and Messi - I took this tactic to Man Utd to see how they played with it. I've watched it so much with Barce that I know how they play in the game, but I wanted to compare it with how other players adapt the tactic to fit their game. Messi He always drops into the hole virtually becoming an attacking midfielder. From here, he turns and runs at the defence (chaos!) or he plays a through ball to one of the advancing wingers who are now cutting inside to become the 2nd and 3rd forwards. Because he’s deep in the hole he will then run forward to get to the end of a cross. Depending on how deep we as a team are, he will either be receiving it on the edge of the area or in the penalty area. Alternatively, the inside forward will have a go at scoring. Hernandez He won’t drop deep into the hole, but he will hold his position in the attacking line and looks to receive the ball to feet. He then plays it to one of the wide men, who are about level with him, or maybe slightly ahead, due to Hernandez being higher up the pitch (doesn’t come deep to get ball). Hernandez is now out of his attacking position because the team has advanced up the pitch, so he then advances to get into his attacking position. This means there is an opportunity for 1/2s to develop between him and the wide men. Both of these strikers can work well in the tactic, but they highlight how differently the tactic can play due to the high level of creative freedom. This is just for one position, so imagine the difference in all positions. This isn’t a bad thing, it just means the team will play slightly differently whilst keep the core fundamentals. I’m thinking of creating a more generic version of this 4-3-3 which steps away from trying to emulate Barce and instead tries to create a more effective 4-3-3 for varied teams. It will still be based on possession football, but I want to try and maximise efficiency in all areas to create a true version of percentage football. The high levels of creative freedom will allow different teams to adapt to it, but the instructions won’t be so technically extreme or passing restrictive to restrict more player freedom. Yeah, I think you’ve encourage me to start having a look at this.
  6. http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/259190-Total-Football-Tic-Tac-Magick?p=6612736&viewfull=1#post6612736 It's from my original thread and hasn't changed for FM12. -------- Sorry guys, I haven't been on much. Work has been pretty hectic and I haven't had a free weekend for two weeks. I'm hoping this weekend will be free and I'm looking to tweak the tactic to make it more like that found in the EPL. @cragswfc: I tried the tactic and liked it. I was having more success with the wide players set to Mixed Forward Runs. @countfu@luka: I don't bother tweaking the Time Wasting or Tempo now. The higher Creative Freedom seems to get the players moving the ball quicker if they are being closed down heavily. @Elhan: Good results Thanks for the feedback
  7. Looks good! Lots of passing triangles for the players to use. I'll deffo try at the weekend.
  8. Lol! I wasn't expecting a formation like that! Sounds interesting...can't wait to have a go
  9. Nice...I'll have a go with it over the weekend What's the formation and how's it going?
  10. I'm pleased with how the striker is dropping into the hole and picking out through balls for the wingers which are cutting inside. Currently on a winning streak of 20 games in the League - Real Madrid are faltering slightly
  11. I'm probably bias, but I'd go with Barce if you want an easy life. Xavi, Iniesta and Fabregas as midfielders means you just have to worry about building for the future Plus, Real seem to have more attacking midfielders instead of central midfielders. Not sure how Kaka or Ozil would fit into the tactic :confused: I've tried buying Ronaldo for Barcelona, he didn't want to come. I'm thinking of buying Silva just for jokes - Villa, Pedro and Sanchez are all quality Inside Forwards to have, but Silva would beat them all. I also bought Otamendi for a Puyol replacement and he's playing really well.
  12. Thanks for the feedback. The filters should be similar from last year. I'll have a look within the next few days to see if they should be changed. The striker role has similar attributes to the Trequatista (not sure if I've spelt that right ) and I'd include finishing for the wide players if the filters haven't included them. I'm unbeaten in 60 games in the league and won 16 in a row - a record previously held by Real Madrid. Lost 1 game and drawn 3 out of 40 this season. Loss was away to Athletic in the cup, but they are my bogey team as they play a 3-4-3 which pressures the back line a lot and floods the midfield - I still tend to beat them as they leave space open at the back when we counter. We beat them in the return leg and are now in the final. P.S. Carlos Fierro is playing nicely for me in the games where I rest Messi. He's averaging around 7.47 and is now being tutored by Messi
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