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  1. Did you implement any changes that have been suggested yet?
  2. You could still keep the three central roles if you wanted, but my point was that Oscar should the the RCAM, Mata the CAM and Willian the LCAM. Personally, I have never got a three CAM system to work, preferring to use a wider system, but that is just a preference thing. Certainly, to make a three CAM system work, you have got to get a lot of movement from your players between the lines, with players dropping off while others make runs etc. All attacking roles in such a narrow system is going to lead to your players tripping over each other before just shooting from all angles.
  3. Just an observation based on your first formation, you have absolutely no support roles in your entire team! This will mean that every one of your forwards will want to be the goalscorers themselves, will rush and shoot from all over the place! I would immediately start by changing 2 of your attacking roles to support roles. Mata is perfectly suited at an AP/S role, so that's where I would start with him. I would put him behind the forward, with a drop deeper PI so that he can link up with your midfield. Willian I think could be an IF with the stay wider role, hopefully he should start out wide, and then cut inside. I would consider putting him on the left side of the 3 AM's, so that he is coming inside onto his right foot. An attack role is fine for this. Oscar as a SS is fine, as long as he is playing with a forward that drops a bit deeper, otherwise they will try to occupy the same space. Oscar being the right of the 3 will mean that he is nicely placed to burst into the box and shoot with his stronger foot. Lukaku as a TM/S would be fine, he would drop off to receive the ball, allowing Willian and Oscar to run beyond him to get into goalscoring opportunities. In terms of the rest of the team, having two attacking fullbacks is ok as long as you have both of your midfielders sitting in front of the back 4 at the same time. A BWM/D does not do this but will charge out, leaving only your CB's and your DLP covering. I would change your BWM/D to a DMD or A/D as Mikel can play this role nicely. I would also change your DLP to a support role. He will still sit in front of the back 4, but will look to bridge that large gap to your Forwards more. Just my two cents worth, but you should have more success with this. you may also want to consider dropping one of your FB's to a support role to give a bit more defensive cover, but that is up to you.
  4. I have fined a player once in my FM career, and that was it. It was more a rage thing as well, my player getting a yellow card in the first half of a champions league final. Then me telling him to calm down at half time, and setting PI to tackle less etc and then he has a wild two footed lunge in the 46th minute which costs the team the game. Other than that I warn them. I have no problem exerting my authority regarding contracts etc, but most players react best to a warning in my opinion.
  5. If you want to keep a supporting role in the AMC position, then I would consider using an AF/A with the PI, move into channels. Coupled with an IF/A on the left hand side, that will mean that the AF will drag the defense around a bit, and allow the IF to charge into the space he created. I would also consider changing your W/A to a W/S duty, so that he can get plenty of balls in for the AF. With both an W and an IF on attack, you will have a lot of players making runs without too many supporting. Or you could choose an IF/S and a W/A. Either way, make sure you split your duties between those two roles. Also, I would consider swapping the duties of your CM's. In my opinion, in the 4-2-3-1 it is important that both MC's sit in front of the defence. In the current format, your CM will break forward to support the attack, and along with an attacking FB that may leave you a little short at the back. A CM/D and DLP/S will both sit in front of your defence, and will still offer you come creativity from deep.
  6. Ignore the stars. They are a cosmetic feature as to how highly your scouts rate your players in relation to other players in your team. If you have a 3.5 star player, with 4.5 star potential, and he increases "half a star" over a season, then you would expect them to go up to 4 stars. However, if you purchase a key player, you might find your entire teams star ratings drop by a half, to show their ability in comparison with the new guy. So your "4 star" player goes back to 3.5 stars and it seems his potential has dropped. By all means, use stars to help you when considering buying players, but when they are in your team, focus your attention on their attributes. I would suggest taking a screenshot at the start of the season, and then at the end of the season and looking for real time improvement in player attributes. Also, if their development bar is green when you look at the scout report, that means that they are improving nicely.
  7. I am a bit confused as to the system that is actually being used Happee, please please please raise this in the tactics forum like umpteen people have been suggesting and post a screenshot or typed out formation, player roles and instructions. Perhaps show some screenshots of match reports that you have struggled in, and see the help flood in. Just reading through this, it is not clear at all how you line up.
  8. Maloney, also make sure you are training the players in the tactic right form the start of the game to make them as familiar with it as possible. Make sure on your tactics you are training them on tactics in the match training section, general training does nothing to improve tactical familiarity.
  9. Maloney6776, try this: ----------------------------GK------------------------------ FB/S---------CD/D--------------CD/D---------------CWB/A --------------DLP/S--------------CM/D-------------------- W/A ------------------------------------------------IF/S ---------------F9/S-------------AF/A------------------- If you are in season one, I would suggest using the following players: Mignolet Johnson Skrtel Agger Enrique Gerrard Lucas Sterling/Moses/new signing Coutinho Suarez Sturridge Attacking, Fluid, Pass Into Space, Hassle Opponents, Tighter Marking It is quite an aggressive tactic, but one that works quite well. I would give Sturridge an instruction to move into channels, coutinho to sit narrower, Sterling or your AMR to stay Wider, Enrique to run wide with ball and there should be some success in that. Candreva would be a good signing for the AMR role, he is very consistent, has good stats in the key areas and whilst not being a world beater, has done very well for me over the last few seasons. He has also not got much left on his contract at the start of the game and so is available pretty cheaply.
  10. The graphical display would need a sever overhaul if this is going to be an option. There are already issues with how the graphics engine visualises what is actually going on, and the problems in this would become an even more obvious problem.
  11. I don't seem to have a problem with this. I have got a very good squad now, in my 5th season with Liverpool and every transfer window I have to constantly rebuff bids from Bayern/PSG/Real etc for my best players, and they are normally pretty good offers. In my save, Newcastle have been taken over by a tycoon, and I have just rejected a £72m bid for Timo Werner, the highest bid I have ever seen in game. I really don't need the money, and because he is an excellent player and counts as home grown at the club, I have turned them down, but I have consistently had £40m+ bids for my best players. Even my rotation players have sold well, Bojan for £14.5m, a transfer listed, 30 year old Candreva for £9.5m, a transfer listed 31 year old Jose Enrique for £7.5m, a transfer listed Claudio Yacob for £12.5m, a transfer listed Matuidi for £16.5m.
  12. Just starting season 5 and Newcastle (who have been bought by a tycoon) have just offered me a whopping £72m for Timo Werner. I don't need the money though, and he is classed as home-grown at the club as I cought him at the start of the save, so I think I will keep him. I can't really find a decent replacement for him, but I think that is the biggest offer I have ever received!
  13. I would definitely change one IF for a W, the space where your AMC is is getting very congested. With one of your IF's being a winger, I would then change the FB behind him to a FB/S which will offer a bit more defensive solidarity. I would make sure that your CM/D is on the same side of midefield as your CWB so that he can cover. I definitely would not change your DLP to a BWM, that will leave more space in front of your defence to exploit.
  14. As a goalkeeping coach for example, what exactly would the game consist of? Setting the training regimes for a maximum of 5 players, watching games to advise on changing a goalkeeper to a sweeper keeper etc, but what else? There would be have to be a heap of new play points that focus on microtasks for each staff role such as setting a goalkeepers diet or something to even create enough content to satisfy a game player. But I really can't see there being enough to the other jobs.
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