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  1. What do you guys do with Pogba? I'm finishing my 1st season, 4 games to go and need only a point to win the league. Playing 4-3-3DM, Pogba plays AP/A in midfield trio but he has av.rating of 7.08, scored 3 goals and has some assists but in general I don't have the production I thought I'll have from him. I'm thinking of making him regular CM/A, maybe then he would get in to more scoring chances. But even if he doesn't score, I would like him to have good ratings, not 7.08 ffs.
  2. I'm playing as ManUtd and he can't buy a goal to save his life.
  3. It would be nice if you could instruct your IF to cut inside occasionally instead of having them cutting inside even where there would be clear that hugging the line is logical thing to do. This really annoys me so much. So much open space on the wing but my IF will still cut inside and run himself in a wall of defenders. Why there isn't a role that mixes hugging the line with cutting inside I don't understand. Just make a player decide what is best in given situation.
  4. Selecting counter mentality doesn't necessairly mean that he wants to play counter attacking football. I sometimes play 4141 defensive with much higher defensive line. The idea is not to park the bus and sit in the GK's lap, but to be more cautious with the ball and not do any stupid rushed or risky passes, to play risk free football, keep the ball and be patient. So, playing counter with high line is not really wrong thing to do as long as you understand what exactly are you doing. On the other hand I agree the roles here are not really sensible. Make your DM a holding player using DM/D or even A/D and give your full backs support duty, no need for them to be defensive. I'd give at least one of them attack duty. Your striker is totally isolated up top, give him support duty and make one of your wing players more attacking.
  5. I started a save with ManUnited and created my favorite 433DM and 4141 formations and then I came across this thread so I decided to try this out. I must say it is great system and it works quite well for now. I don't use the "exploit the left flank" TI, although I do play Shaw on FB/A and MAta as WP/A. My question is, do you use this against very good teams (ManCity,L'pool,Tottenham,Chelsea and continental heavyweights) and how is it working? Because I started the game against City at home with this and it wasn't really good. Like I didn't create anything and they didn't create anything too. They scored some stupid goal because of Bailly blackout and we scored through an own goal. So 1-1 in first half. Then I switched to my 433 and looked much better, eventually won 2-1 through Pogba wondergoal. Against L'pool at Anfield, I started again with this but used "slightly deeper def.line"TI..I got completely overwhwlmwd and battered. It was 3-0 in 25 minutes for Liverpool. They had like 15 shots in the first 45mins. My team did played a horror show of a game with 6.4's all over the place. Second half was damage control with 433 again..it ended 3-0. Against Tottenham I used 433 from the start and won 4-0 because I didn't have confidence in this system again. But against weaker opposition I use it and the team plays very well and win. Although I'm having problems with my striker (CF/S) ..they don't score but to be honest even when they have a good chance they hit the post or miss, so I don't know if it's the tactic or just bad form atm.
  6. Complete forward (s) can play great as a lone forward. I have Vietto in this formation and he is destroying teams. Scored 32 last season and has 21 in 18 games this season.
  7. Well, if you are playing good and winning, than I will say the guy is the only one playing lousy in the team, so I will sub him. More often than not, the player who subbed him will get higher rating playing the same role in the same system. When you have 6 players below 6.7 and playing bad, then ofcourse the subs will do nothing to help you because the problem is clearly in the system or whatever. That is how I look at things at least.
  8. I feel the CD's in this ME tend to close down quite dumb and leave the space behind them and when you play two striker formations they just carve you up no matter what you do. That's why I don't play this formation anymore, or only play it when go against one striker formation. No matter what I do , the CD will always stupidly run towards the player with the ball and your MC who is on defensive duty will never stay with the player (mostly F9) until the end of the move.
  9. Well, if your team is winning 1-0 and your players ratings are all in the 6.8+ level than cleraly the guy on 6.5 or less is having a lousy game and you should sub him. And if you ask me anything below 6.7 rating for me is bad. Usually you will very rarely have a player below 6.7 if you win the game, ratings below 6.7 are almost exclusively had by players when you lose, or draw games.
  10. I know it isn't the place but I don't know where else to ask. I have a real name fix and it's all good, but brasilian teams in my game have just thre letter names and completely wrong team colours. For example Santos is blue and is called SAN..an so on..can anyone point me in the right direction for the fix for this? Real names fix that I have obviously doesn't help with brasilian league. And Betis is still Real Hispalis even with the fix I have..everything else is good.
  11. Centre backs close down very stupidly I must say. Against systems with two attackers I am always having the same issue. Both centre backs will hurry to close down the player with the ball, therefore second striker will always be open for a pass and have 1on1 with the keeper and on top of that the midfield player who is supposed to be defensive orientated will never ever stay with him. This for me is a huge issue. Playing high press and high line against 4-4-2 right now is straight suicide.
  12. It's much faster and smoother. Before the update when I exited the game it took my PC much longer and it had a slight lag upon exiting. But now it is much better. Very nice. ME also seems polished a bit.
  13. My gegenpressing tactic would be something like this.. Control/flexible TI: close down much more, much higher def.line,use tighter marking,use offside,prvent GK passing I would employ this with tactic that has high number of players high up the pitch, so 4-2-3-1 is the best. You also need a high working team with good teamwork and good intelligent passers who can think and react quickly when they win the ball high up the pitch. I am using this system with my team and the results are great. But after I go two goals up, I go back to 4-4-1-1 counter system because this gegenpressing one can be vulnerable on the break.
  14. It's funny how you can't just tell the player "stop with the longshots" because he has this in his PPM. Ok, I get it. You like to shoot. But do not shoot because I am your boss and I am telling you to stop.
  15. I've added the "hold position" PI to Kramer, removed att duty to support for my left back and removed "short passing" TI to mixed. Also, when away I play standard mentality with right winger on support. The results have been very good, especially when I removed short passing to mixed, it seems it has removed the shackles from my players and now we play faster and we are much more dangerous. Last night I've played all the way until winter break, and after 17 games, we're sitting in the 4th place, only two points from CL spot. I bought Marko Pjaca from Juventus, so we'll have another great attacking player on the right wing too. I am causciously optimistic going forward but CL qualification is not entirely out of the picture.
  16. Yeah, I've tried that but felt that then most of my attacks go on the right because DLP uses more the right winger then Pulisic, so I switched it so that Pulisic gets more involved. Right winger is probably the weakest part of my team right now. He is ok, but nothing special. And I couldn't find a better player on the market to improve because I didn't qualify for europe and there just weren't any good right wingers on which I'd want to spend money. I will try to give PI:hold position to my MC.
  17. Yes, I know about Sahin. But for now I have him, Dahoud and Ajer who can play this and I play Sahin because of his superb passing skills. Dahoud is a bit better physically but not much bette rin that regard to play him before Sahin and Ajer is still only 20, and I want him to improve on his passing skills before I play him in first team. Maybe I shouls switch Kramer to Sahin's position..he's much stronger and defensivly solid but not such a great passer, but maybe it would be better.. So, I'm aware of the problem but for now I won't change Sahin. I will just play 4-1-4-1 against better teams like Bayern, BVB and Leverkusen.
  18. Ok, so I did make some changes to my original tactic during preseason and now it started to look much better. I have added TI: short passing,play out of defence,work ball in box,close down more,prevent opp gk passing. This with control mentality and flexible team shape. I had some changes in personel also, the roles now look like this: GK - Yann Sommer - GK/def DR - Sebastian Jung - FB/s DC - Niklas Sule - CD/def DC - Francesco Acerbi - CD/def DL - Kolo - FB/att MR - David Concha - W/att MCR - Christopher Kramer - MC/sup MCL - Nuri Sahin - DLP/d...PI:close down much less ML - Christian Pulisic - WM/att..PI:cut inside,less crossing,sit narrow AMC - Martin Odegaard - AM/att..PI:hold up ball,more risky passes ST - Luis Vietto - F9/sup Attacking football now looks very good. I have scored 18 goals in first three games of the season. (seven goals against some minnows in the cup though). But I like what I see. Only now I am a bit vulnerable on the counter because most of the time I will only have two CB0s and Sahin at the back when I loos the ball in the final 3rd. But for now, I am happy.
  19. and do you maybe give TI of "more expressive" to give the players a bit more creative freedom while using team shape that is not encouraging creativity. Especially if you have good players and have to break down a team that parked the bus?
  20. Can you please elaborate why do you think a change in the team shape is necessary?
  21. Will check Leicester thread. I'd like my team to keep the ball in offense,play from the back via Sahin to the attacking phase where Odegaard should be the main playmaker with Pulisic, Hermann and Guidetti as main threats and Kramer to join when he decides there is no risk of a counter. If the attack breaks down, there is Sahin to recycle possesion (this is a bit of a problem since on this ME everybody likes to shoot rather than recycle posseission). So patient style and waiting for cracks to open. In defense I want to keep shape so no high press game. Alternatively, when facing strong opposition, I want to sit deep(therfore defensive mentality) and upon winning possession to exploit the space in the wide areas of the pitch(therfore clear ball to flanks and pass to space). I don't care to have possession in this types of games. Also to team to keep shape and have two banks of four at all times behind the ball when defending.
  22. Well, Pulisic should operate as inside forward just from ML starta,no? Also Kramer did score a few from his position. I don't know. What would you suggest? That's why I'm posting. I am really out of ideas here. I played Odegaard as na AM/A too..didn't really see anything good come out of it. But let's say I have Pulisic,Odegaard and Guidetti as 3 main attacking players with Kramer and Hermann providing additional options. Is that not what the system is set up to do?
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