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  1. it does also have an impact of how likely they will keep putting in performances even when things arent going well. more determined hard working player is less likely to just sit back when your losing 1-0. Determination plays a huge role in alot of different aspects of Football Manager.
  2. watching the games i disagree Matic actually does move the ball forward as well as covering the back line which is essentially a deep lying playmaker on defence. doesnt mean hes one doing throughballs but he does have some control of the tempo especially against the weaker teams. also the Deep Lying forward will move wide alot with the PPI to move into channels which is what Rashford does.
  3. i would say it was just his normal 4-3-3 tbh just he swapped roles for both Spurs and Arsenal games. overall i feel this is his normal rough go to and he allows the front 3 complete freedom which with the usual Rasford,Lingard and Martial that all life to move around works well. Pogba is Mezzila on attack hes playing the same role he was given at Juventus allowing him to link up with the front 3 but is dominantly more on the left side of the attack. against the earlier teams Rashford was closer to an advanced forward but i still feel his role was similar to an F9 as he did drop to allow the wingers into space. one thing i would say is all 3 of the front no matter who is playing is told to run into channels GK WBs CB BPD WBs DLPd Carillo Mezzila(attack) IFa IFs F9
  4. the game has never been nuanced also have you seen his team he has 3-4 world class players for each position. that means those players arent playing against him as well so that goes a long way. also means he can do most intense football because next game he can just swap to world class 11 part 2 and not worry about stamina. so yeah that football would take its toll in 1st season but after 2-3 seasons with United's transfer budget you could buy enough world class players like he did to rotate enough without dropping any quality at all.
  5. but your comparing your specific tactic stats setup to abuse crosses etc to real life where no such thing exists. people have given you the data to argue their points i for one did so showcasing that in fact if you do include freekicks from wide + corners you in fact are below the average IRL stats. you need to look at it from a whole game perspective not just your specific setup to break the game.
  6. as enigmatic pointed out what Opta counts as crosses is not the same as football manager. FM also includes corners, you then go by Opta's stats of last season in the premiership according to premiership website https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/clubs/total_cross?se=54 southampton did 947 crosses accross 38 games which is roughly 24 crosses a game. you then have 2 teams your looking at 50ish crosses a match most likely. you then take into account the premiership stats do not include corners unlike FM's stats do so if we add roughly 5 corners which is a pretty low average thats 30ish crosses per game which is in line with the games averages. obviously the game can become bit skewed with how some AI teams may operate due to the influence you playing may have which leads to overall an extremely close to real life numbers amount of crossing essentially mooting the whole point of "ME has way more crosses than real life"
  7. to be honest this discussion doesnt make sense at all. countless people have given examples how that specific tactic and a lot of other people's tactics are actually set up to attack the wings. by attacking the wings your asking for more crosses than you normally would. you then add in the fact FM counts even a 5 yard side pass accross goal as a cross which in real life it wouldnt be although it could be argued by definition of a "cross" it is a "cross" as it means to pass the ball across goal which even a 5 yard pass technically is. doesnt matter if you pack your team to be central players having fullbacks quite aggresive and having so much space infront of them will lead a lot of open space down the wings which guess what your players will make use off. only one role i know off that doesnt have players roam and that is the Engache as hes essentially just a static guy in the AMC spot at all times. even target men move out wide when their is space to attack as guess what they would in real life. you then have the aspect of box to box players who push forward INTO SPACE which guess what lots of space out wide.
  8. on this talk about SV i really feel this is Pogba for Man United as i tend to watch games a bit differently to standard fan in that i love to try and work out how the team is overall in shape, their roles etc and the different Man United look when Pogba is in that role is night and day. SV role is heart of the team when setup think Yaya Toure few years ago for Man City he would bulldoze his way through the midfield from deep positions linking up the defence to attack and allowing the support players space due to how the opposition has to react to such a player pushing through midfield. i actually feel Ferguson use to do this role or similar but went under the radar with it quite often with how his teams worked and their seemed to be a hard working/high stamina player who seemed to be deep to help protect but pushed forward with the ball opening up space not just for himself but others around him. Anderson did this somewhat well albeit his deficiency in the ability to perhaps do the final aspect of the role in ability to score. Fellaini before his injury seemed to be given similar instructions by Mourinho to the SV in that hes to play as a defensive mid when he doesnt have the ball yet then pushes forward making use of link ups and just his sheer size to bulldoze through the middle 3rd of the pitch, was effective in the few games i saw him play there.
  9. depends when they get released may be after the lock in date for data. but generally you would post players who are free transfers in the game
  10. does this tactic youve downloaded have explanations on what to get for each role as thats a good start. also we could name every good striker in the world and they all may be **** for you without knowing your tactical setup etc. like for my setup Berrardi has been amazing as a false 9 but then my tactic is setup around him to be the star guy.
  11. the problem i have with Raumdeuter is u need somebody so specific in his stats to truly see it shine and be a better option then just having them as ins forward or winger.
  12. how does it make no sense in real life yet plenty of teams play with a "target man" striker yet dominate possession heck Arsenal have that in Giroud he offers something else to the normal skill on the ball players like Sanchez etc. Swansea have one of the best passing stats in the premiership and yet for a long time played with a target man style striker in that system. a target man isnt about just hoofing it to him to win unless you set up the team to play like that you can easily setup a large strong target man to receive the ball and hold up play and then keep possession just he does it in his own way which is through his strength not his ability on the ball although their are strikers out their who are target men with amazing on the ball ability like Ibra at PSG.
  13. i wouldnt say cheating pretty much every real life deal nowadays is never upfront money a lot are structured deals that span several seasons and have possible clauses that may never trigger. like the Martial deal in real life involved around 20m upfront then around 14m over few seasons with the other 22m being in clauses like top league goalscorer,winning the ballon d'or etc it use to be seen as a bad move on FM as they never took the money off your transfer budgets when u set it to be over several seasons but now it will affect future transfer budgets
  14. well technically their is 2 wonderkids called zivkovic one is a winger and the other a striker with the striker being a Ajax player
  15. yeah i cant even put them on my bench so seems kinda strange if they can even do that if its not letting human managers do it
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