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  1. Another thought -would I be better off with a DM and a CM rather than the two CM? I would think that might have me playing more vertically than horizontally and possibly compromise the shape I'm looking for.
  2. I was thinking of having the defensive direct-counter for away and vs bigger teams and then a positive fluid-counter attack for home and games we should win.
  3. I was mostly focusing on formation/structure/roles rather than taking a deep-dive on the "how we play" aspect - I didn't take a screen shot after I modified that bit. I'm thinking the CM(S) is going to be crucial to our play as they're going to have to get forward and back for defense - hence wondering if I want a BBM instead with a CM(D) or DLP(D). I just want to make sure at this juncture that roles and positioning looks doable.
  4. Figured I was done with playing United for a while and wanted to give my #2 side a run in FM19. Also because I figured they might be better built to play the 5-2-3 Wide WB that I'd like to give a go. The idea is it's a 3-4-3 in the way that it plays, but it's structured with 3 CB, 2 WB, 2CM, 2AML/R and 1ST. CWB(S) function as the Left and Right Midfielders as well as put in crosses and defend. The AMR/L are the extra forwards, both playing as IF(A or S?) with a DLF(S) or TM(S) in the striker position. Center Mids are a DLP(D) and a... CM(S) or BBM(S). Center Defenders are two BPD(D) and the central one is a CD(C). Keeper is a SK(S). What kind of template suits this kind of play? I'm thinking Direct Counter.
  5. Glad to see my content is providing amusement years down the road. lol
  6. Yeah, I've not played a lot of 19 simply because it's seemed broken. So I'm trying to transition a 4-4-2 that worked well in FM18 into a 4-4-1-1 that utilizes the AM to function in FM19.
  7. My mistake - I was just posting that as a template for the formation. This is more like what I'm going to utilize - I'm just trying to figure out how to get the AM involved rather than played-around.
  8. LMFAO I'm sorry - I meant DLP(S) not DLF - typo on my part.  I picked up Joao Felix, Chiesa and de Ligt (my DoF went and got Aaron Ramsay). So I'd be playing Chiesa as the W(S) on the right, Martial as the IW(A), Felix as the AM(T) and Rashford as the DLF(S). Currently looking at Pogba as a BBM(S) on the right and either Fred/Ramsay as DLP(D) on the left. I'd also gone with Vertical Tiki-taka. Lemme get a screenshot for ya.
  9. I want to play a 4-4-1-1. I'm playing as Manchester United. Here's what I want to accomplish: 1. I'm going to have Martial as an IW(A) on the left and someone else as a W(S) on the right. The guy on the right is going to play in crosses while Martial is going to attack the defense and look for passes/score. I want my Striker (probably Rashford as an AF(A)) and Attacking Midfielder to be available for passes and scoring. 2. I'm using Pogba as either a DLF(S) or AP(S) (whichever will work best). I want the Striker and Attacking Midfielder to find spaces for scoring as well as Martial cutting in from the left to either overload and draw a defender or to get into space to make a run at the net. How would I best accomplish this? Essentially, I want to create a formation where my CM can interact with my W/AM/ST players and have any/all of them score.
  10. Just finished a match against Atletico Madrid in the Champion's League. I just can't shake the feeling something is off in the ME.
  11. I'm really beginning to wonder if I've run into an exploit or something of the ME. I mean, holy crap. I've been dominating every single match - and this one we scored 4 goals in the first half. I did change the IWs to a Support role and they were much more inclined to pass around the box than take shots. Next match I'm going to also include the Work Ball Into Box TI and see what that does.
  12. So... I didn't make any changes and played against Leicester next. I really think something with the ME isn't quite... right. Pogba nailed two FKs from almost the same spot from just outside the box. Herrera "Scholes'd" a volley from outside the box. 31 shots?!? 12 on target. See the second screenshot. I'm also noticing that this tactic appears to be very... individualistic, despite what it's supposed to be. lol For instance, once people get around the box, they don't look for any more passes and tee off. It's like they're afraid to go into the box. I think I'm going to try the IWs on a support duty to try and see if they'll be less likely to shoot and more likely to put in some passes and/or crosses.
  13. Wow! This one just goes to show how different games can really be! Came up against Fulham this week at Home. Looked at their formation and immediately saw they were packing the box - 3 CD, 2 WB, 1 DM and 3 CMs with one lonely striker. Before the match, my Assistant Coach suggested a few tweaks to the formation, such as playing more aggressively (Attack vs Balanced) and higher lines of engagement and defensive lines. The result? A 3-0 thumping. Darder with 2 goals, both from outside the box and Tahith Chong with his first professional goal (also from outside the box). As you can see below, the difference in positioning from the Crystal Palace game to the Fulham game is quite significant because of the engagement/defense changes. I'm also surprised at how similar the missed shots look between the two games. Normally I'd be disappointed that all the goals came from outside the box, but given the defensive shape Fulham were utilizing, I think it only makes sense. As for PIs, I'm only going to list the ones I added to the roles they're playing... Keeper - SK(S): None CD: Take Fewer Risks BPD: None IW: None MEZ: None DLP: None AM: Hold up Ball CF: None I think one of the changes I'm going to try is "Work Ball Into Box" because look at the number of shots! 27! I think only 8 were on-target for the Fulham game.
  14. The good news is you can see, the desired 3-4-3 with diamond midfield is there. The bad news is appears the issue of forward passing and playing through the middle with this ME hasn't been resolved yet - but I'll keep playing and see if any other patterns arise.
  15. So here are the pics. The only difference between the Crystal Palace and West Ham games were that against Palace I was using the CM(S) and in West Ham I used the MEZ(S). Also, Palace was a home game, Ham was away.
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