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  1. In answer to your question....with that tactic I'd play normal width and then review in game if it's working. Your WB's, which in my opinion are really attacking, should provide all the width you need. But spreading the rest of the team out you make your passing style harder to achieve as there are fewer players that can receive a short pass as they are simply not close enough but you also lessen the space your WB's can work in. If you want your WB's really wide then use the PI's to achieve this...... Stay wider + run wide with the ball. On a related note.... and entirely subject to
  2. A couple of things stand out for me here. You're attacking in terms of mentality but also your instructions. Essentially you have a lot of players forward and this is even assuming some (S) roles rather than (A) roles. With this many forwards, with mixed passing and attacking mentality you are really forcing attacking play. This is somewhat reflected in your shot numbers. If your players are all forwards and your taking a lot of shots then expecting possession is probably unrealistic. I mean it can be done but your setup is very attacking. With your current instructions, and assu
  3. I'd be more worried about the role of #21. Look at all that space for him to drive into....... As the others have said. If he has move into channels as a PI or PPM then that is what he is doing. I think you'll see this more if you do not have other players driving into that space like a W(A) or WB(A). But seriously..... think about getting #21 to use that space.... theres tons of it. ps... as a side note.... how'd you post that little movie?
  4. Still with a training question rather than starting a new thread. Whats going on here: Why, in some cases, do I have 'none' workload? I can only assume that my team are on physical training but I'm sure in that there is an element of all the other categories for training. I also have a lot of roles being trained most of which would require one of the 'none' categories. Thoughts?
  5. Hey, Just getting into a 'deep' save (where I go huge details on training and youth) and am wondering how best to set the coaches up. I have some simple questions along these lines but if there is additional information that would be great. Who is better for training under 18's. Attack 18 and Youth 14 or Attack 14 and Youth 18. Is discipline still favourable for U18's and motivation for U23's Should I put a really good 17yo into th U23 (and some 1st team appearances) or leave him in U18's (noting the training good for U18 and game time for over rule_) Tha
  6. Your tactic may be surprisingly working for you (and this is the point) because teams are underestimating you. Despite your balanced approach your team is really attacking. Two x BBM's, IF(S), AF(A), AP(A), W(A). If you gain promotion this may continue to work for you in the high league as again teams will underestimate you. However once you start to be considered a threat I think you may find that teams will be a little more cautious and do two things: Sit deeper and that means they will have lots of players in the box and you are also flooding it which means no space. Hit yo
  7. Your tactic is incredibly similar to mine (very). These players are always interesting as you tend to look at the key skills and they are great.,.... passing, tackling, physical etc. However when you look under the hood they are missing the primary supporting skills to excel in any role and for me it more often becomes about what you can train rather than where he fits. He is missing some key stats that would make some stand out roles/positions perfect. In the BBM role he is lacking in finishing, flair and creativity. Thats a lot of skills to work on. In the DM role he is m
  8. A few bullets from me to consider: No real defensice support in MC's. If you're using a BBM then try a CM(D) on the MCR WB(S) can go forward but ideally you might want a more defensive role in the MCR position (see above). Don't be afraid to use FB(S/A) as they still really do get forwards when there is space in front of them. You'd be surprised but they are just more fussy about those opportunities With 4 players in the top third so you really need a 'much higher defence line'? Are the DC's fast? Playing a high line and offside if they are not is suicide
  9. You might have a danger of your DLP bypassing your two MC's. Couple that with a Target man...... I think your team looks a little like this.. Goal keep to Whelan.... Whelan to Abraham.... Abraham looses possession as he is the only upfield player. A few bullets from me: A straight forward DM(D) will recycle possession over and and over. If you want an MC scoring goals then go for a Mez(A). A DLF(A/S) I think would work better in a possession tactic. It can still do the TM stuff but will not draw the play overly and you can switch it around depending on their
  10. This is me and I'll tell you why I think this is working for me. Naturally different team and different players. Defence: In terms of defending narrow I moved away from this when reading something that Rashidi wrote. If you're playing against a wide 442 and their wingers are bombing down the flanks then why would you defend narrow? You're allowing them lots of space where the want it. So i tend to defend normal or wide. On the flip side if they are playing with a narrow formation or with inside forwards I'll go standard or narrow. They'll want to cut in and when doing so wi
  11. I play pretty much as you described. I'll post more later and my tactic however two settings to look at. Use FB's rather than WB's. I use (A) on the left as I overlap an IF and (D) on the right. I'll switch out the right to (S) if we are dominating and I feel no threat down the flank. Both offer better support play and you can tell them to cross left. This year I have noticed just how overused the WB role is. Since switching my defence is considerably better and the number of cross are far lower and the support play is better. What for the massive difference between teh (A)
  12. It's an intersting transition you have made to two wingers. Despite my last post stating I am likely to stick with this tactic I have moved away due to a poor run of injuries. I was tempted to 'magically heal them' but decided to stick with the game proper and just switched tactics. I make the comment as I have been playing around with other formations that are a little more traditional and I have tried to bring with me what I learnt about this formation (WM). I opted for a simple 4141DM and was getting a little frustrated with it but then I played around with the front three and set
  13. Agreed. Yes it can. I'm playing the WM formation which, whilst having wingers, does play fairly narrow. The overload of 4 DM/MC's creates an incredible support structure generally having a passing option at all times. Which roles do you have on your strikers? If they are both attacking type roles AND you have an attacking mentality (guess you do as PSG) then do not expect them to drop deep. Maybe trya DLF(S) or False9.
  14. I would hazard a guess that you are getting buggered down the wings. I think any opposition deep midfielder is going to have a ton of time on their hands to make a great pass down the flanks bypassing your midfield. Check the assists against your team. Are they from the flanks? Think about it.... how many advanced players do you have on (A) and with a positive mentality they will be well up the field. If you lose the closing down game your midfield and flanks are exposed.
  15. I have no one in my team that can take a decent direct free kick however everyone that has an opportunity always shoots.# The only option I am offered is 'mixed' but it is never mixed it's always direct and I score perhaps 1 in 40 shots. I've taken to keeping all my players back simply because I know I will lose possession. Is there a way to change this? My current match has a player with freekicks 6, longhots 4 taking my direct free kicks and shooting. Anuy ideas?
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