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  1. Just read a whole backlog of the last 6 days (quickening thread + this one). Nothing to mention so far, except: thank you very much, Rosler. Your work is really amazing. As soon as I have something useful to say, I'll come back here. I'm still Rimini, just closed the 19/20 season (second Serie A win in a row). The slightly tweaked versions of Rainmaker_v3 + S&Sv2 are still very solid for me, but this set is seducing me, considering the feedback so far. Also, it has 3 DCs + anchor...that's Brazil in WC 2002. I try to reproduce it in every FM, sometimes successfully and sometimes not. S
  2. Same for me. Going for my 2nd Serie A b2b title, with a media prediction of 9th and 6th in the last two years. Did not do well in the cups this season, but that's on me. Have been following the threads, but the combination of RainmakerV3 when favourite and S&Sv2 when underdog keeps working very well for me. I will not make the switch until the feedback on the thread is VERY solid and consistent. Just as a reminder, my Rainmaker v3 has an Anchor instead of Regista. My S&Sv2 has no Retain Possession. I'd recommend Rosler to revisit v3+anchor in one of the "Chelsea tests". I'd gladly
  3. That's me! And I second your post. § Rainmaker v3, but anchorman instead of Regista (being favourite) § S&S_v2, but no Retain Posession (being underdog) This combo is working perfectly fine for me in 14.3. I am following this thread because I'm a fan of Rosler's work and want to contribute as much as I can. I have no intention of switching to the Quickening anytime soon.
  4. My tweak is simply to remove the "retain posession" team instruction. I only include it back to hold a result in the final minutes of the match. I also add "much lower tempo" to hold a result.
  5. Update, with a quick reminder first: I am Rimini in Italy and climbed the stairs in my first seasons C2 - C1 - B - A - A and I just finished my third season in Serie A. Since the beginning I have been using Rosler's tactics and they have served me very well. My squad is now fully built around these tactics and I have multiple choices for all roles/positions + youngsters that will takeover each role someday. New stadium being built, facilities being upgraded every year. I'm a hero! So, Rimini finally won the Serie A for the first time in 2019. \o/ Juventus dominance has ended after winning
  6. I have mentioned it a few times in the past, but you should try this S&Sv2_counter version I have adapted: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lshc7y98jkflvr4/SSv2_Counter.tac Works well againts big teams who dominate possession, it works against small teams who are trying to counter you. I have not used it for a full season to get a grasp of its consistency, but it should help you get out of some bad runs.
  7. Finished my 5th season with Rimini (C2 > C1 > B > A[3rd]). Time for the summary: Won Italian SuperCup against Juventus on penalties. Won Italian Cup (Juventus was not in my path, which made it easier) In CL Playoff, lost against Sporting on penalties, missing the CL group stage. In EuroCup I fell on the quarter finals against Valencia (great result, IMO). In Serie A, finished 4th, worse than last year. Home Record 2nd, Away Record 7th. And this brings to my first observation this season. S&S stopped working away. I also tried for a while my "Counter" version and "S&S with
  8. Yes, I also reported this a few posts/threads back. This was more usual in the lower divisions on my rise to Italian Serie A with Rimini, as bad markers tend to be very aggressive when marking dribblers. In Serie A the situation has improved, but I still get the eventual injuries in the FBs. I would say that for lower levels I had to keep 4 FBs from each side in the main squad, to cover for the constant injuries. In Serie A, I have "only" 3. Anyway....offensive dribbling FBs are one of the best offensive outlets of S&S. It's a tough decision to try and change that.
  9. I notice that my BBM who plays on the side of my best full back performs better. He has a better 'partner' and usually has more space and more options. All you guys said is also relevant, I believe.
  10. I know exactly why. Before that, a brief update in my game: I started with Rimini in Serie C2 Italy, and climbed quickly to the top, finishing 3rd in Serie A in my first season. All that using S&S(v1, then v2 when it was released). Rainmaker used in rare occasion, but never as a starting tactic. Now, in my second season in Serie A, things are weird. Using Rainmaker at home is working well, but S&S stopped working when away...which was the only thing that never failed in the previous 4 seasons. My reputation has increased, I have some very good players for Serie A. I am now seen as a
  11. I am with Rosler in this. Consider only the overall star level. If the game says that a guy is a 4-star F9, it means they do well in the attributes the GAME considers as relevant for a F9 which, in some cases, means absolutely nothing. About attack, I have deployed all kinds of guys in the CF/F9 positions: trequartistas, advanced forwards, poachers, etc. I have had successes/failures without a specific pattern. My current CF is doing great, but he is a trequartista by nature. I have him in an individiual training to develop the CF role, but he is not quite there yet. I don't think this is the
  12. What I have noticed after using Fulcrum for 5 seasons is that the BBMs have a very important role into helping the fullbacks in marking their men. For lower levels, I would even say that it is great to have native DMs doing these roles, resulting in 2 very strong, marking-specialists on the sides. However, it is important that their teamwork/work rate attributes are relevant, so they can leave their positiong to float to the sides and support the FBs in their marking duties. Sometimes we tend to think too offensively and it is great to have three great passers/creative guys in the midfield,
  13. Concluded my 1st season in Serie A. Ended in 3rd, getting the last CL spot. Amazing result overall. Got to the Italian Cup final, losing to Juventus 2-0 (1 own goal, 1 post-corner box scrum). Juventus won ALL Serie A until this one in 16/17. Tough guys to beat. However, I still get the 'feeling' that v1 worked better for me than v2. Conceding too much and a lot of inconsistency. Luckily, the other teams were inconsistent as well. Once the tactics got from 90 to 100% fluid, I observed more solidity so, for now, my next season will keep with v2 untouched so I can try and have a better underst
  14. Thinking about that, I'd like to suggest something. I remember one of the first versions of Fulcrum, where the CM guy used to be an Advanced Playmaker/attack. This guy was huge back then and most feedbacks reported him being the team's top goalscorer. Showing up in the area constantly to conclude, arriving as a surprise element for some unexpected headers, doing one-twos with the strikers, etc. At some point in time, Rosler identified it was not working anymore and "pulled him back". I don't remember exactly the circumstances of this switch...maybe Rosler can rescue this memory. However, b
  15. Forgot to mention 1 thing: Changing the tactics for their v2 counterpart resulted in NO loss of fluidity, in case someone is worried to change during the season. Other posters have implied this, but I confirm it from my experience.
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