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  1. That's not really the point. This isn't a thread entitled "How do I control who takes penalties?????" it's a post entitled "Jesus there are so many bugs" I changed the penalty taker fwiw
  2. All of my current tactics are characterised by low closing down, regrouping and counterattacking instructions. Go to my profile.... Preferred style: Gegenpressing. Righto. I'll check my job history. Nothing, despite having reached the Mexican playoff semi finals in the opening season. They're very much separate two separate seasons per year in Mexico, so that's a bug. Go to play a game, win a penalty and up steps my central defender. Not really up for that, so I click on the 'change' box that helpfully pops up and select my striker instead. Central defender takes the penalty anyway, and t
  3. I have done, which is also where I found the article on Roger Schmidt who used counterpressing + long balls to great effect. https://spielverlagerung.com/2014/07/15/red-bull-salzburg-under-roger-schmidt-2014/
  4. It's not that playing long ball + counterpressing makes no sense. (Ventura's 4-2-4, Schmidt's RB Salzburg.) It's more that a) counterpressing is so unrealistically overpowered in FM that you could play almost any system with it and do OK and b) for the style of play we're talking about here, I'm not sure it quite fits...
  5. Oh, I've remembered another way I did it in FM20 that works. A high LoE, maybe even a 'higher' DL as well, but low / very low closing down + some OI's on opposition wide players. Because your players aren't closing down much, most of them just filter back and you end up in a block just inside your own half anyway. As long as your tweaks to closing down (maybe a bit extra on your attacking or wide players / some OI's on theirs) are just about right, you apply just enough pressure while you're retreating but don't have to retreat too far. It's good when combined with a high mentality and counter
  6. Nobody is suggesting you can be successful by just constantly letting your opponents breeze into your half and dominate possession. If you try to force them to play down the wings, stop them on or just past the halfway line, and then focus on getting numbers quickly up in support of the target man - and you're very good at it - there's no reason why you can't be very successful. Counterpressing is not the only way to be proactive and it's grossly overpowered in FM - if you ask your Yeovil side to do it for 90 minutes you should, if we're being realistic, really expect disaster. Very few te
  7. I struggle to take the tactic in the OP too seriously because of the counterpressing, which all but guarantees it'll be relatively successful in FM20 and isn't generally a feature of dour long ball sides, more the rapid 100mph long ball of sides like Schmidt's RB Salzburg, where they just pinged the ball into an area they'd overcrowded to create chaos and hope to exploit it. Or maybe Ventura's 4-2-4. Sureley you would associate Burnley more with regrouping....?
  8. Things that don't really exist in RL: - Fullbacks who have no idea how to play as a wingback. Wingbacks who have no idea how to play as wingers. Even more ridiculously, players best described as 'wingbacks' in terms of their role but who are considered incompetent if played in the actual wingback position and not DL/R. - Natural attacking central midfielders who have no idea how to play as attacking midfielders - Natural AMR's who have no idea how to play at MR. Natural wingers at MR who don't where to begin as wingers at AMR. Literally the same job with less defending. - Def
  9. There is literally no such thing in football as the concept of 'mentality' as it exists in FM so why is it still there? It does nothing but cloud the user's understanding of their tactical instructions. Mentality should go the way of 'team shape' and be nothing but a sum of the user's tactical instructions. Currently, mentality acts as some kind of filter that acts upon and distorts whatever other instructions you gave your team (because they're described in relation to the base team mentality, not in absolute terms), forcing you to make strange, unrealistic calculations about how the gam
  10. This: Things that don't really exist in RL: - Fullbacks who have no idea how to play as a wingback. Wingbacks who have no idea how to play as wingers. Even more ridiculously, players best described as 'wingbacks' in terms of their role but who are considered incompetent if played in the actual wingback position and not DL/R. - Natural attacking central midfielders who have no idea how to play as attacking midfielders - Natural AMR's who have no idea how to play at MR. Natural wingers at MR who don't where to begin as wingers at AMR. Literally the same job with less defending
  11. Just wanted to bump this in advance of FM21 coming out. Please please sort this out, it's wildly unrealistic and makes changing formations or taking over a new club with a certain system in mind a proper pain in the arse. 442, that'll suit this lot. Oh wait no, because the wingers and my best creative midfielder have no concept of what it might be like to do the same job but defend 10 metres further back. Etc... Once you've got a squad to play a certain formation, changing it in any way renders half of your players incompetent. In reality, positional familiarity should be linked largel
  12. Where is that? I can only see the current season's stats. Unless you mean post-season, before the league table is reset. But that's not what I want I want to be 3 games into the 2033/34 season and be able to look back at everything a player did in the 2032/33 season.
  13. No. I mean detailed player performance stats, analysis etc... tackles won, passes completed blah blah
  14. Every time a new season ticks over, the performance related stats of every single player and team are lost to history, making it impossible to make any decisions based on the last 30+ matches. IRL that would be exactly the data you'd be looking at in order to make signings and adjust your team, but it just vanishes mid-summer and you have to start again. The only time you can meaningfully analyse them is from part way through a season, until the end of it. Surely there should be a way of retaining them, or exporting them?
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