A highly enjoyable and informative thread.
A quick thought on the above: I would have thought that removing the Retain Possession TI would have had a greater success in achieving the desired results.
I find that with retain possession that spark of creativity needed to unlock teams is extinguished by the need to keep the ball at all costs. Another downside of this is a horrifying mimicry of the way England have played for the last 10 years or so (perhaps longer).
I know your philosophy calls for high possession, though against teams sitting back, did you find that this was a given withou