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  1. I'm quite sure I have the right players. It appears the problem is that while they are learning the tactic and we're at about 80% fluidity, for some reason the formation subset was stuck on awkward while everything else was accomplished or better. I think the save is bugged.
  2. I'm really beginning to think this tactic isn't good for the Premiere League. Defense is just bad. Smalling, Rojo, Jones, Bailly, etc - we are giving up goals and can't score many. Drew Tottenham, lost to Chelsea, lost to Liverpool, drew West Brom... Only beat FC Steaua 1-0 at HOME, drew Sassuolo 0-0 away... Currently find ourselves in 7th in the Premiere League and 2nd in our Euro Cup bracket two games in. Not very pleased. I mean Jesus ****ing Christ - I just drew Spartak Moscow 1-1 and had 39% possession. 39%.
  3. First real test of the Premiere League season playing against Spurs. Got off to a bad start. Rooney fouled Dier in the box on a corner and Kane converted. Possession wasn't nearly as good as against the lesser teams, but we still had the majority. I also decided to try playing with an AP(S) instead of T(A). Later on, Pogba wasn't playing well so I put Fabregas back in the DLP(D) spot and subbed Mata in at the AP(S) and pulled Mkhitaryan for Ibrahimovic. Little after that, we netted our only goal from Herrera. While a draw at home is disappointing, it was against Spurs and in 3 games we've not given up a goal from the run of play - and it never really looked like Spurs had much of an opportunity to score either. Oh - I also just picked up Jose Gaya and am working on getting Benjamin Henrichs.
  4. I'm considering trying this with Ibrahimovic playing as a DLF(S) with two SS behind him. Ibra is just too good to not utilize (though I'm currently training him as a SS).
  5. Just had a MUCH better showing vs Burnley away. Granted, two goals were scored against a 10-man team, but that's ok to me. Two clear-cut chances and four half-chances. Possession still firmly in their half in the red. Still nine shots from outside the box, but the goals came from within. See if I can get Adrien Silva's goal uploaded to YouTube - shows beautiful passing progression.
  6. Decided to fire up my Rich United save and see what I could do with this formation. I went out and got Adrien Silva to compliment Ander Herrera as the CM(S), I also picked up Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea as added AM(C) and CM depth. Starting lineup had me with... Rooney - Mata - Mkhitaryan Herrera - Fabregas - Silva Shaw - Bailly - Jones - Valencia We played Watford in our first match of the Premiere League season and won 2-0 (though the second goal was an OG off a GK deflection). The one goal we scored was off a cross to Rooney in the box. Ended up controlling the match with 64% possession. 16 total shots with only 6 on target. 9 of those shots came from outside the box at the top. Mata (playing as a Treq) was responsible for 4 of them. We also created only two Clear-Cut Chances and zero half-chances. Possession heat-map also shows that we dominated their half of the pitch - though our possession peters out right as we get to their 18yd box. When comparing our possession heat map with the location of our shots I come to a couple conclusions. 1. Mata needs to be told to shoot less 2. Our final passes are getting into their box and finding players feet 3. I might need to consider telling them to "Work Ball Into Box" to cut down on the long shots I hesitate to tell Mata to shoot less simply because I want him shooting and being part of that offensive front - I just wish he were better at choosing when and from where to shoot - so I think I'll try the "Work Into Box" shout first. I think this is quite telling - our attacking and midfield players are nowhere near comfortable with each other yet. We win 2-0 via a single goal and gifted an OG while our "front 6" all have ratings in the mid 6's. Right now we're at about 40% Fluidity on this tactic with players like Silva and Fabregas at about 25-30% fluidity. I expect we will find more shots on goal and clear-cut chances as the team gains familiarity with the tactic.
  7. Wait. So what you're saying is the star-ratings aren't just... over-all? So a 3-star player means they're as good as my team on average while those in the 4-5 are vastly better? How the hell have I played this game for... 5+ years and am just now finding this out?? I thought it was an over-all rating, not comparative to your team. This explains so much! Why Marco Reus and the like when I scout them come up as like...3-star or 3.5. Why these "world class" midfielders and stuff are in the 3s. Holy crap. This puts an entirely new spin on things.
  8. Am I reading this correctly? Instead of 3 CD, you have a Right and Left Defender and a single Center Back?
  9. This is the kind of thing I'm noticing. Like when I mentioned the dearth of talented young Italians - they're all 4-star or below. Not a single 5-star or 4.5.
  10. Woof, don't try 17.3 with at 5-2-3 formation - absolutely brutal. Tried to use 2WB, 3CD, 2CM, 2AMR/L and CF. Started training this formation at the beginning of the pre-season and it just tanked. I picked up Phillip Ochs and Lorenzo Dickman as WBs since we were pretty good everywhere else (had Banega playing DLP(D) and B2B next to him) with Perisic as IF(A) and Cand... guy playing W(S) under Icardi with CF(S). Lost 4-1 to Napoli in a friendly, 3-0 to Tottenham in an friendly, lost 3-0 to Cagliuri in the first game of the season, lost 2-0 to Sampdoria... Just... Ouch.
  11. Instead of Conti, I got Lorenzo Dickman - cost me $6m USD. Melegoni is on loan, so I can't buy him. Pinamonti isn't quite good enough and Pellegrini is out of my budget at $15-25m USD. Mostly because I picked up Phillip Ochs for $24.
  12. Wow. Gotta say I'm surprised by the utter dearth of good, young Italian players. Just started an Inter Milan game and was looking to find some Italian players to stock the team with in here and found barely anyone of note. Especially trying to play a 3-CB system.
  13. Anyone want to do something of an update with the latest roster update? I started a save and sold off a couple players and had about $31m plus $330k in wages but I couldn't get ANYONE to come. Nobody wanted to leave their teams. Gaya, Grimaldo, Tah, Rugani was injured, so forth and so on. I didn't manage a single signing in the pre-season window.
  14. I utilized a version of Ozil's 4-4-2 formation with mine. For me... Martial just doesn't work as a ML. AML, sure. But there isn't an AML in a 4-4-2 and with Zlatan and Mauro, I can't justify not playing a 2-striker system. I'd also already sold Depay, so I figured I'd keep Lindgaard for depth/injury and utilize Griezmann while offloading Martial. He went to Tottenham for around $68 (total, about $36 up front, $8m over 12mos and other incentive payments). I wanted to get Bernardo Silva as he could be trained into a good ML but his agent was a bitch over wages and stuff, so when he rejected my offer, I just dumped it all into Griezmann.