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  1. I thought it was only available in the left or right strata - as opposed to the centre of the 3?
  2. I am experiencing the same issue. I am also not receiving any weekly training update emails in the message centre. File uploaded as "Jack Dennison - Athletic" on file drop service.
  3. Seeing as xG has been around for a number of years. And the complaints of FM managers who have 30 shots from outside the area and can't work out why they haven't scored refuse to abate could we perhaps see a calculation for the quality of chance created beyond the current CCC, Half Chance, Long Shot split. For the past two years I have used understat.com for Fantasy Football analysis. They lay out chance created in a pitch map per game, or team, - https://understat.com/match/9300 - as well as cumulative totals per player over the course of a match/season - https://understat.com/player/318. I also value the xA to quantify the quality of assist provided.
  4. Disagree. 1 Argentina needed legs in the middle of that midfield to do some running for the flair players they were carrying. I'd rather have seen Biglia in for Mascherano. Secondly, Sampaoli is the latest in a long line of managers who have failed to get a tune out of this side. Nobody has done better than Sabella who made it to the World Cup 2014 final playing 3 holding players - Perez, Biglia and Mascherano.
  5. First of all here's a few sources for you to read how Sampaoli's tactics worked at Chile & Sevilla: http://www.zonalmarking.net/2014/06/19/world-cup-2014-group-stage-day-seven/ http://www.zonalmarking.net/2014/06/29/brazil-1-1-chile-brazil-progress-by-the-finest-of-margins/ http://www.zonalmarking.net/2014/06/14/world-cup-2014-group-stage-day-2/ https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/sevilla-leicester-tactics-champions-league-pako-ayestaran-jorge-sampaoli-a7592251.html http://www.zonalmarking.net/2011/12/16/universidad-de-chile-tactics-bielsa-sampaoli/ I'd also recommend you look at some highlights from he 2014 World Cup - more than just the goals - to see how his sides regain possession. At their best, his sides play a very high-intensity press and win the ball high up the pitch with gaps from overcommitted players to exploit. For example Sanchez' goal against Brazil in 2014: Chile’s goal, meanwhile, came from winning possession inside the opposition third. Brazil were hitting long balls in open play – but when trying to play their way out from a throw-in, they fell into the trap of Chile’s press, and Sanchez pounced. He's also very flexible and reactionary to opposition tactics - more so than Bielsa for example - as shown the various shapes described in the Universidad article. Moving on to last night I think the lack of mobility and defensive work rate in his Argentina side is the major issue that hampers him most. Chile ran for 90 minutes even their star player - Alexis Sanchez - has an unbeatable work rate. Last night Messi and to a lesser extent, Aguero did little defensive tracking. His forward press is completely hampered by the unwillingness of two forwards to do so. Croatia had am immediate out ball down their left side. Rashidi has done a decent representation in the World Cup tactical interpretation thread: With the ball the issue was the midfield. Salvio & Acuna pushed on out wide to pin back the full backs while Croatia were able to go man-to-man with the midfield trio of Perez, Messi & Meza. The player with the space was Mascherano but he dropped deepest of all and played fairly safe all evening. This left Perez as the only player willing to commit to the attacking transition. In effect his side was horribly imbalanced as there was nobody to link defence to attack. Without the ball his players were unwilling to press with the intensity required added to the fact that Iceland & Croatia played much deeper than anyone Chile faced in 2014 they had no spaces to exploit in the final third.
  6. Much like in real life Bielsa's tactics are very hard to execute. But nevertheless, I do use elements of his principles in my current AC Milan save. The differences are: Using Counter as a mentality over the more risky options. When the opportunity arises the team will still throw men forwards to overload but they will pick and choose when to do so. Defensively they will retain a shape while I use PIs and OIs to press specific areas of the field. I've seen this mentioned before as a way to overcome the gaps that get left on Attacking. Using a flat midfield two. Again this is for defensive shape. Regardless of formation, I find it hard to shield the defence without at least two players in the CM strata. One sits deep as a CM(D) or DLP(D) - pushed up to Support for really weak opposition - and the other a BBM(S). The BBM pushes on to create the man in the hole between the two forward lines of 3. Otherwise, I'd be concerned over the gap between the defensive midfielder and the attacking midfielder. In attack the shape is close to a 3-3-1-3 but in defence creates a line up closer to a 5-4-1. Not using an advanced playmaker - for the time being, I don't have a player with the creative skill to do so. I plan to experiment with the BBM being moved to an AP(S) who might try and find space between the lines. One narrow attacker, one wide attacker - again I find a pair of inside forwards or a pair of wingers either get too congested or too far apart. I've found a Winger to supply a CF(S) and a RAM is the best way to get numbers in the box and stretch play One narrow wing-back, one wide wing-back. Again one wing back to add width beyond the RAM and one to tuck in as an IWB(S) and create a midfield 3. I've never really used Inverted Wing Backs but standard WB just stand next to my Winger. In this case, they open up the centre of the pitch with so many possibilities. In terms of a press, the side sits deep but largely due the quality of my defenders in the box and my desire to use the counter-attack. An exact replication is nigh on impossible but elements can be used for sure.
  7. Which roles act as so-called 'ball magnets'? I know all the Playmakers and Target Man does how about a Ball Playing Defender, Trequartistas, Enganches and False 9s?
  8. When a player is making a decision what is the order or between PPM, PI and TI. I heard Rashidi say in a Bustthenet video that a PPM will always overwrite a PI - is that correct? If I have a midfielder who likes to shoot from long distance is it pointless adding the 'shoot less often' PI to him? Where do TIs fall within this? As far as I can tell if I tell the side to 'be more direct' when passing anyone with a PI to pass shorter will still pass comparatively short (against the rest of the team) but still more direct compared to the standard default setting.
  9. Poacher with a False 9 in my current game playing 4-4-2 with an attacking winger to supply the width. So many goals.
  10. So how many tactics have people got set up in perpetration? The stubborn one or all three? Broadly at the moment I have my 'standard' 3-4-3, the same game plan with a subtle shape change to flood the midfield in a 4-3-3 (which I rarely use) and a more direct version of the 3-4-3 for using in game I expect to have less off the ball and more space to exploit against the top 6. This has got my as far as 5th in 2018/19 with Middlesbrough. Now I'm slowly trying to build a squad that can push on to the Champions League - I'm not normally this good! Tactically I do like to live tweak. Reading the comments above it seems I should vary my TIs a lot less in game. Perhaps I also need to be happier to play players in a less suitable role - Inside Fwd not Advanced Playmaker for the direct tactic for example. Although I do find nothing gets a better response from my team than a rocket at half time. Question is what should I be doing to close games out. With a 1-0 lead away at Everton I will drop the mentality as not to over commit. Instead should I just switch to a pre-planned tactic instead to see things out?
  11. Success at Boro and Saints with DM (D) behind a MEZ (S/A) and a AP/DLP (S). I think the relationship with the winger on the outside is also important due to drifting wide.
  12. Anyone had much success with scouting individual matches? There is a quick button to set a fixture to be scouted. will have a play tonight on my Southampton save. From memory I did it for a game, just to test, and a few recommendations came in.
  13. So you're saying you want to play more to be able to play the game later in the year? Nonsense. FM Beta is a great way to 'get in' to the new season before starting a proper game on release day. You are not obliged to take part in the beta and if you want to see how the finished game is you can wait until the Demo. Throwing your toys out of the pram over the beta over a week ahead of final release is not going to help anyone.
  14. I'd love to see the pinned information shown in the blank area in between highlights.
  15. I'd encourage you to keep things simple. CiderArmy's lineup is very similar to my favoured tactic in my current St Etienne save where I have the best defence in the league. The main differences being a Defensive Full Back at left back, Defensive Centre Back next to him and a Full Back set to Attack on the right. The three defensive defenders with a Defensive Midfielder in front keep things very tight while the Attacking Full Back combines well with the Support Winger. Obviously defensive attributes are important for each of these roles - don't forget the mentals can make an average back 4 unbeatable. To keep things balanced I'd use less PIs and TIs in relation to defence than CiderArmy. My side is probably less adventurous and probably wins the ball deeper than you he does but if you really want a solid defence this is the way to do it. Great for grinding out 1-0 victories with a limited side.
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