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  1. Funny enough I've been using a poacher upfront in my save, I'll write my analysis some point later today. Great read as always @herne79, and this will definitely keep me motivated as I run away with Ligue2
  2. Would like to take the last spot if it's still available! Noooo hadn't read above fully, missed it
  3. I've always gone with the assumption they were for some reason, I think I'll look into detail how major/minor the differences actually are when I have the time. Thanks Herne
  4. Besides the playmaker/target man box being ticked, is the difference between roles purely based on their PI's? For example, the box to box midfielder(s) role has only one hard coded PI - roam from position, CM(s) has no hard coded PI's. So theoretically should a B2B(s) play exactly the same as a CM(s) with roam from position PI added? Is it right to rule out FMs description of the roles and the fact they are positioned differently on the TC screen in these cases?
  5. A fantastic Cleon write up. What's new? I think I may have developed something really nice built around effectively pressing and making the most of the space when winning the ball back - using a mentality I've never used on fm unless blindly switching to it when in desperate need of a goal or two. Will use the weekend to give it some more testing and hopefully write something up before Monday Thank you once again for another great article!
  6. The two outer CBs push out wide, which when I have defenders like Boateng Alaba and Can is exactly what I hoped it would do. In this screenshot I was playing with the 3142 formation. As you can see the #21 (Lahm) drops in whilst #15 (Alaba) and #17 (Boateng) drift out to almost create a back 4 in the early stages of possession. As play progresses Lahm tends to join the midfield up again and provide an option to recycle possession, as you can see below which is the same move as the above screenshot but about 10 seconds later. Here's another example from the same game
  7. So after winning the State Championships in my Fluminense save, Pep got sacked as Bayern manager after finishing 3rd and so I thought why not? After reading this thread it gave me a completely different outlook on how to go about keeping possession, and more importantly, converting possession into goals! I can't thank you enough for this brilliant thread Cleon, I would have never even thought about not using a single attack duty in a tactic but it works so perfectly and some of the football I;m seeing is a joy to watch. Here are my 3 tactics, I tend to use the 2 striker formations at Home an
  8. Pretty vague question here, but generally what is the more adventurous and/or aggressive: A CWB/WB(a) in the wing back slot. Or a defensive winger in the midfield slot?
  9. ahh thats a shame, will do it on a rotational basis then. never used the notes strangely enough, at least it will mean I'm regularly tracking my players stats thanks for the reply, appreciate the help!
  10. Hey guys, I was wondering something that I have always questioned for years but never seeked an answer to regarding individual training.... Lets take Kelechi for example, who is currently working on his composure. Now I know if I wanted to train him in multiple areas, I can chose a role for him to focus on like poacher which will make him focus on Finishing, First Touch, Composure etc... But is it possible to select which attributes I want myself? Let me use this gif to explain further If i do the above (select multiple attributes and click off the screen), will that actually train the
  11. In general I like the patch. To summarise what I like/dislike the most and things ive noticed: Pros: - (so far) No more fluke rebound goals which were the cause of about 80% of my goals conceded - I can actually switch to my counter attacking tactic when protecting a lead in the late stages and see some wonderful counter attacking plays. Before it just felt like we were defending and wasting counter opportunities, now the counter attacks are so swift and realistic - General Bs seems to be cut out. Kind of ties with my first point, freekick rebounds, outrageous gk mistakes, centre backs nee
  12. I have a feeling my question is going to be answered with "try it out and see". But I wanted to get a few opinions before I do:) my question is, is the False 9 Role in game actually the best interpretation of a real life false 9? I ask this because I often see complaints about problems with the false 9, and how they drop too deep/don't score many/take a huge amount of longshots. Then it got me thinking, is False 9 the best role for a False 9? looking at players like Gotze, Totti and Messi who all play or have played false 9 in real life. They seem to play more like what a Treq plays on FM, w
  13. I initially thought Treq would be the perfect role, however the contribution defensively would be missing will see which works best out of the Treq and AM(s), giving the Treq man marking instructions would hopefully help his defensive contribution without compromising his offensive freedom
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