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  1. I remember there being lots of discussion about the barca tiki taka tactic back in the day.. It has been proven that i'm not a very good judge of TI's.. but imo they played low risk up untill they approached the opp box.. i always tought low risk= slow tempo but i could be wrong
  2. I'm thinking Barcelona. They usually pressed high up the pitch and then played slow combo football. Mainly under Pep I will definatly use the info you are giving me! Maybe I am sometimes thinking a bit to much that TI's will do what I want, when PI's sometimes could do a better job. Thx a lot
  3. Ok I will do that.. Yh i can imagine that most websites' info is wrong. But wich ones are correct then? I really would like a source of info that eg: tells me the pro's and con's of a TI, and wich attributes a player needs to be able to be succesfull.
  4. Yh it all seems so logical when you explain it. Also on your youtube channel. When i'm putting on TI's it is also with an idea behind it. To bad it seems to be the wrong ones. Myself i would never risk playing an offside trap with slow defenders. If the trap failes they could never pick up that player. My idea from your formation would be that the central midfielder would always be alone against the opp? Since the HB DM would play way lower?
  5. I know that a winger needs space, but doenst his PI make him wider anyway? I dont get what a low tempo had to do with the defensive side of things? Isn't the tempo for when you have the ball? Considering the comments i'm sure im dumb lucking my way to succes It seems that the TI's are still anything but clear to me. And that pretty frustrating, just because i spend a looong time trying to figure out how to play. For this i try to look for info on this and other forums, youtube or websites like "guide to fm". I've been playing since Champ man 97-98 and still i'm wandering clueless..
  6. Well my main idea is to pass the ball trough the opp defense. furthermore i want to press the opp and force them to make a mistake. With these 2 main ideas i can group the TI's as following: Control Fluid work ball in the box Play narrower be more expresive Roam from position Lower tempo For the shorter passing play Closing down more Get stuck in Use tighter marking Much hugher D-line Prevent short GK distribution For the high press When i noticed losing games i should have won I tried changing the ideas. I tried sitting back a bit more. Thus Changed the mentality to balanced/counter Removed roam and be more expressive Closed down less, much higher d-line removed. But this did not help me. Also adjustig the roles did not work as intended. But i firmly belived that in most away games, you do not have to change A LOT in order to be succesfull. This where for me the routes to goal are (arrows) and where i inteded to stop the opp (stoplines). I do not consider myself to be a top player of FM, thats why I ask for help on the forums.. :-)
  7. Sorry for the late reply.. I have been kinda busy. Allready thanks to everyone for the replies. The intention of asking for help was: To check if I could be a bit more carefull in my tacs. Especially away from home. Or if anyone had experience with this phenomenon and knew how to handle it. The posting of my tactic was to show wich one I am using and wich philosophy I'm trying to keep: quick press and ball circulation. I did not think it beeing usefull to show wich other tacts I used because it was a lot and all of them equally unsuccesfull. I've been a bit more succesfull with my away games later. I did tone down the TI's a bit and addes 'press much less' with my 2 CD's and DM. Still i notice a bit to much breaks behind the defence from the opp so I need to overthink this again.
  8. Hi, I'm playing Schalke and after taking over last year i was able te play champions. This year however, for some reason I just can't seem to win any away games. My home form has been excellent so far. This is the tactic im generaly using: Altough I have tried many different approaches, tactics, teamtalks,... I just keep on losing. I noticed that on away games I have much more difficulties close marking the opposition( also tried loose marking), the players make way more errors (tried low presurre team talks) I'm really stuck and clueless what to do atm.. Any help would be welcome!
  9. Is this list still valid after the last patch KNAP? Or are some tactics obsolete now? Grts
  10. I try to stay away from 'all the time' and 'every game' as much as possible.. Frustration usually clears right after the game/sigarette. So i have a question for you. Imagine you are playing a team that , according to the media, going to end up in the lower half of the league. The overal reputation of the team is average compared to the rest of the league. You have a good time and by newyear you are leading 7 points clear of the 2nd spot. Suddenly you drawing, losing or winning games just barely. You have difficulties breaking up opposition, who sit very deep. Mostly having long shots, your striker is off. You do have a high posession% cause the opposition lets you have the ball. What would you look at first?
  11. I said I was going to show you another HUGE chance: This is a game we won 1-0 (penalty) There is a free kick in the box and immediatly you see 2 unmarked players at the second post. The kick taker sees this to and lofts it towards the second post. Here my player had a lot of space to tap it in He kicks it, and granted, it should have been more towards to corner. That beeing said, the keeper manages to make a great save, pushing the ball against his post. My player reacts good and has an easy tap in.... or does he?? Nope, he kicks it back in to the pack of players. Chance gone.. If this is not to be considered a chance, then i dont know what is anymore. Luckely we managed to score a penalty afterwards to win the game 1-0. This was the game right after the one that I posted previously btw.. With this i am just trying to point out what kind of chances are missed, combined with the fact that you barely score any other ones. This leads up to a lot of frustration.
  12. Completely agree on the fact that the game does not have to give all the answer.. :-) About strikers finishing the chances under pressure: I dont think it happens a lot that strikers have that much space in the box. but if this is really the case then it is nearly impossible to get out of the slump. If you are performing good, teams tends to sit back a lot more. Thus strikers get way less space to work in.. as a result it would be difficult to even score a goal..
  13. Well written and funded post! If a mod needs to point out what a decent chance is and my own eyes can't... then either I dont know **** about football or it is displayed wrong. This for me is a HUGE chance: ( i have to do it screen by screen because i do not have a nice video compilation like the one you showed me in your post) My left fullback has been sent deep by a nice pass of my striker. He gives a paced cross in the box. My striker finds himself with some nice space at the edge of the 6-yard box. My striker has 14 finishing, 13 composure, is left footed and so on.. Result: He kicks it right towards the goalkeeper who pushes it out for a cornerkick. Now i know you will say: this is just one time, some bad luck, it was a one-time shot... But honestly, if this happens a few times. I would not bother at all.. I would say, good game, shame we did not put away the chances.. The thing is that this happens regularly. With this example the shot was directly towards the goalkeeper, but on other occasions he really had to make an unbelieveble save to reach the ball. I'm experienced enough allready to acknowledge that: if all my shots are blocked, shots come from out of the box, etc.. i have to change my approach. But the kind of chance I just showed you tells me.. well nothing. Everything is done right up untill the last kick. And in this case, the kick was poorly aimed. But lots of times, it is a miss or an unreal save.(if it happens again ingame, I will post it) As a manager you cannot do anything about this. But to my understanding, this is the game telling me: boy, refocus your attacks. Why would I think the game is telling me this? Well: In the first half of the season, chances like this occur to, but some are also put away. Now you have a hard time to create a lot ofd them, your opposition scored one of their few chances and all you do is try to push for that equaliser. You think about various ways to attack the opposition but with very few results. Wins are waaay harder to come by suddenly. Again, I get that the AI adapts to your tactics. That you have to re-invent your tactic to keep the opposition guessing. But i do not agree on the way this is displayed. I'd rather have my team create no chances at all, so I atleast know where to focus my attention. But the way it is shown now just feels like you have 0 control over how your striker decides to finish. In your post you talk about different ways to stretch a defense. I would honestly really like to hear from you, ways to do this. Because you just said that there are 'several ways'. But that does not really help. Cheers
  14. I totally agree and support the fact that the game has a mechanic like this build in. Teams adjust to your strenghts, trying to counter them etc.. The thing i do not agree with however (for some years allready actually), is the way this shows in the game. Like it was said in the op: you still have a LOT of chances, possesion. But now suddely your strikers cant score easy chances and the opponents keeper makes some unbelieveble saves. This gives the player the idea that you still are doing a good job and it is just a run of bad luck. "My striker is on a bad run" or "this keeper can't save every shot". Leicester had difficulties to develop the play they did succesfully the season before that. Wich resulted in little or no chances. Im not ranting because I understand and support the fact that this is build in the game. But I guess what I am trying to say is that it is so difficult identifying what exactly is the solution to get over that slump mid-season when you are losing points at a moment you cannot afford to lose any.. :-)
  15. That is indeed a very good analysis... But the question is, how do you solve this problem? Low-quality teams that preform good is usually because you managed to get the best out of that team. Now suddenly you have to refocus your tactic, forcing you to ask things of your players that they are probably not any good at. I had a very good season going with a high pressure, fast paced tactic. Then the famous " tactic adaption" kicks in and barely win anything anymore. And then the s**t starts because you try a lot but with very low succesrate. I think that, its good to name the problem. But even better to actually provide a set of possible solutions.
  16. I withdrew, Because the 25k/w was locked by his agent. So there was no way that i could have signed him. I could max offer 9k or smthg It was indeed the Jake Cooper who starts in the game. Well that really could be the case i'm sure. Altough i really doubt the AI thinks as advanced as you do. But it could be. On the other hand. It is not that Bolton is such a "stable" team. With relegation and promotion and relegation again. I guess it is mainly a case of who has the higher reputation (wich is Bolton). I would love to have player behaviour like this coded in the game. With ofcourse players also thinking the other way. eg: Margate is a team on the rise with a manager who has been able to lead his team to succes against all odds for 4 years in a row, that manager has stated time and time again he has no interest moving to another team. The club just had a take-over with a new chairman who is very ambitious, facilities and stadium are beeing upgraded and a (even tough small) cash injection took place. Players who have joined the club have had succes wich led to offers from 'better teams', etc etc.. So honestly you could see it both ways. The thing that bothers me is that you have to figure this out yourself. Whilst , as I said previously, it would be nice that some kind of media interviewed him after the transfer and maybe gave a reason why he joined Bolton and not Margate. :-) Cheers
  17. Guys, This really does not have to get personal... Looking over what he posted here, i have seen way more rubbish posts then Knap's.. Back on topic, The player indeed was on a free, Bolton's facilities are indeed better then mine. But this cannot be the only factors that come into play. Some other people (including knap) have made some good remarks imo..
  18. AAh ok.. i tought it was some kind of waste factory maybe.. ;-) Nice! I'm pretty sure i'll be in the championship for some time (hoping not to get relegated) since i have to compete with teams that buy players for 10 times my entire budget.. ;-) Cheers!
  19. Hehe, I have no idea how Margate looks IRL. :-) I only looked up the stadium on google maps. :-) What is a turner centre?
  20. Just out of curiosity, Did Kongolo play a lot there? And do you know what his team role was /compared to what you offered him
  21. You are right about facilities and town attractiveness and you could also take previous achievements into that account (Bolton beeing former premier league club). But also for Margate there are positive factors that come into play. (succesfull in the last years, growing, giving players a possibility to shine, according to media a talented manager, etc) IRL you probably would have players who are more tempted to join a team falling from glory, and players joining a club on the rise. So i guess what i'm trying to say from the beginning is that I find it weird, the differende beeing that big between me and Bolton. Clearly that player had little or no intention signing for me (judging from his high demands, not from his willingness to fill in the role). I just find it a weird decision. But on the other hand you find these weird decesions IRL to (Axel Witsel joining a Chinese team in stead of Juventus). Maybe in the future we could figure out why that player chose that team. (like in an interview or smtgh) Good idea for FM 2018 (you are welcome SI ;-) )
  22. Sure, I get that. On the other hand it totally does not make sense to ask way to high with one club and then peanuts with a club a league lower. This does not seem realistic at all (unless he would be a fan of that club or smtgh (wich he is not) ). But if you say that this is merely a case of 'not beeing interested enough' i'll take it and assume that this is how the game works. Thanks for the help Hunt3r!
  23. Scouting report: could be interested Contract negotiations (proposing the team role): Very interested So there is a difference, wich i could assume is the level of scouting.
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