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llama3 last won the day on January 29 2020

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    Nursing Manager, living in Gloucestershire

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  1. Use of a Trequartista depends heavily on the way you press. As he doesn’t press much/at all, it can cause gaps in your press. You might find a single player doesn’t make much difference, but I wouldn’t use it in a Gegenpress system personally. I’d be using him to work gaps and space in a possession system instead. But a Trequartista can definitely play instead of AM(s)
  2. If someone is able to translate they can get in contact. Unfortunately my language skills are not up to much...
  3. No problem @Pete Sottrel- mighty job as always.
  4. I can't see the information I put in on club sponsorship and club finances in this update for Arsenal.
  5. Playing as Arsenal - some of the kit selections are a bit odd: Arsenal and Sheffield United both wear home colours in both home and away fixtures, even though both are wearing a mixture of red and white. Similarly Arsenal and Crystal Palace both wear home colours - whilst this clash is less of an eyesore, teams generally err on the side of caution if a suitable alternative is available. Arsenal should be wearing white at Selhurst and Palace should be wearing black at the Emirates. Away to Southampton, Arsenal should be wearing blue definitely due to the fact Southampton use
  6. Yes, I agree - I'd go with a support duty there in AMC position.
  7. If you don't get caught out - great. Good to see you have a solution that helps avoid it. It is a risk of the approach though and that's why I suggest caution with it. I've used systems with both wide players on a flank on attack before and been happy with it. But what my guide is for is building logical, sensible tactics.
  8. On 2 x separate occasions in recent matches: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken a penalty, which has been saved On each occasion he does not react to the loose ball and a certain opportunity to score On one occasion a teammate reacts and converts, on another nobody reacts and I go on to lose the game (guess which one prompted me to post my examples!) See PKMs attached Arsenal v Wolves - Llama3.pkm Burnley v Arsenal - Llama3.pkm
  9. Helpful, but not always. It's the movement which is the most important factor.
  10. I prefer the width offered by Saka on the left, stretching high and wide - Lacazette the casualty of that approach. The CF(A) is for when you want the best of both worlds - link play and a threat in behind. The AP(s) is not as much of a chance creator for me as I would expect in previous years. I know the flanks are where I create most, so the 10 is effectively a decoy to attract attention.
  11. Arsenal (2020) So I thought I would share how I was getting on with Arsenal. I've incorporated a lot of the principles outlined here re: positional play, with the principles I usually adhere to in Pairs & Combinations. So, the theory: Despite the fact that Partey is actually a more complete player, than the way I am using him - he's very balanced, takes account of Xhaka's lack of mobility. The DLP(s) & CM(d) shields the centre backs really effectively, which is good considering my wing backs are getting forward and we hold a high line. We're less likely to be outn
  12. Hi @bigman- I'm making some assumptions that your team instructions are all default vertical tiki-taka... Basically it's generally quite close to being just right. I think your front 3 all on attack duties, all trying to occupy narrow areas is a bit of an issue. If you could vary that by mixing up the duties a bit, and/or changing a wide player into an IW, it just opens up some different angles of attack. I really like the Mezzala on the same side as the Inverted Winger. Basically the way to think about how the duties behave (in general, there are some exceptions - notably playmakers) is that
  13. The spread of home to away fixtures is very unusual in the Premier League - there are too many consecutive home/away fixtures. In real life there are no more than 2 consecutive home or away games, most often it's 1 and 1. I'm seeing several chunks of 3 home or 3 away in a row.
  14. Europa League fixtures - I have played away twice in a row in the group stage (20/21) to open my fixtures. Teams away in matchday 1 are always reversed for matchday 2 and vice versa.
  15. @santy001its a loud minority giving us a bad name.@Dan Ormsbyhas done an excellent job with the data. He always does and there is very little reason to gripe. It’s bang on that we (the paying customers as a whole) should remember a little more courtesy when talking online. I think we’re privileged to engage over ratings with a researcher in the way you can’t for many other games.
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