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  1. Thats a real shame, id started with hibs as their cbs kind of had the ppms for what i was looking to achieve, but like you say, after one game it was pretty clear that its not doable. Is there any ways you can create overloads in the ME, perhaps centrally by getting the 2 outer cbs to join the midfield, altho i suppose the obvious answer to achieve that is to use a libero
  2. Cleon did a thread with sheffield united last year and i think he said that you cant recreate their movement on the match engine, its certainly a joy to watch irl, although you werent at your best when you played us
  3. Being a stoke fan, i have naturally watched a lot more championship football this season. One thing that interests if sheff utd's use of 'overlapping centre backs' where one of the cbs will overlap the wing back and take up a position further up the pitch. So the question is, is this movement possible on fm and could it be achieved either by player ppm's or perhaps by asking the cbs to stay wider when we have the ball and asking the wb's to sit narrower hopefully to encourage overlaps
  4. The majority of my successful saves on fm have come using a 4-4-2, as long as you have an idea of how you want to play and players that suit it theres no reason why it cant, although as the previous posts alluded to it can be hard to get the midfield balance right
  5. Is there any way to work around this, because atm its fairly gamebreaking, having 30 players angry at you a week into a pre season is fairly hard to work around
  6. I tried something similar to what you mentioned in point 3 with helsingsborgs, weirdly the inspiration came after watching a documentary on Jack Charltons Ireland team, was set up like this; (flexible/attacking) TI's, close down much more, go route one, hit early crosses, clear ball to flanks, pass into space gk-d fb-s dcb dcb fb-s dw-s cm-d bwm-s dw-s df-s tm-a The aim was to turn the opposition as quickly as possible by putting it into the space behind the oppo full backs for the winger and df to chase, was brutally effective, won promotion in first season and then the league in my second season, unfortunately my save died as I tried to tinker with my approach, a rookie mistake. I defo think this approach can be effective however I made many signings prioritising work rate, height, strength and teamwork (I didnt have a player under 6ft) and i think without these I wouldnt have been successful as the tactic itself has quite a lot of flaws
  7. really interested in this, always tried to get a WTM working similar in a way to Norway under Egil Olsen in the 90's but never been successful with it, one thing i did find fairly potent tho was having a cf-a offset into the stcl slot, found he was able to run onto passes and flicks from the wtm much more successfully
  8. got a big squad for this level, facilities seem decent though, will be aiming to play a 3 at the back system
  9. Decided to give this a bash in Portugal as I've never really managed there before, chosen Lusitania Acores from the Azores Islands
  10. This save is totally unrealistic!, Coventry would never finish in the top 3 of a division ;), joking aside class read so far, KUTGW
  11. Just read all of this in one sitting, loving it so far,great idea, plus some of my family originates from brescia which makes this even more fun to read
  12. ee aye ee aye oh, up the football league we go..
  13. Their owner, to put it bluntly is a t**t, players on stupid wages for the level, basically the antithesis of what non league football should be about, this probably explains it better than I have https://thekingstonroadend.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/billericay-town-a/
  14. Wait for my next thread, surrealist european competition win 😉
  15. Just as a disclaimer i was using 4-4-2 lol, I agree with unrealistic results being as a result of teams conceding space tho, a few games after i played wolves who went 3-4-3 with the 4 being flat across the middle, naturally we battered them down the flanks and were 8-0 up at Ht, winning 9-1 in the end, this season nobody wants to grant me that space and im 15th in the prem
  16. What result have you had on fm that you could just not comprehend happening irl, I'll start with mine
  17. Okay so following the advice I decided to change things up for my home game against Reading, this is what we normally rock with However for the Reading game i decided to use this The thinking here was that my wide midfielders will occupy fairly central positions and this will allow the wing backs to bomb on creating overloads, did it work? Well it was definitely an improvement, we won the game 3-2 however after going 1-0 down after a few minutes I decided to switch mentality to counter and as you can see we created a fair few chances, however 2 of our ccc's were a penalty and a header from a set piece, so can't read too much from them, overall though we created way more chances than we normally do at home this season so it seems we may have turned a corner. Another positive, despite lining up in 4-3-3 dm-wide, Reading were by no means expansive and sat quite deep all game which makes our victory all the more pleasing
  18. Cheers :), I have tried control and attacking at home but they dont seem to yield much success, I am up to 3rd after yet another away win so maybe im perhaps being a bit too optimistic hoping we can replicate our away form at home
  19. Cheers, will take this into account am thinking of having changing my winger to a wm cutting inside and the wm to a wp hoping to get the full backs to bomb on for the width and having the widemen go into the middle seeing as most teams play a very conservative 4-4-2 against us, what do you think about changing the role of the poacher seeing as that role hasnt been getting many goals at home, it looks like theres no space behind defences for him
  20. Hi all, I am currently in my 7th season with Leyton Orient and I am currently sitting 5th in the Championship, given my rather woeful record on this FM this would normally be cause for celebration, however one thing is bugging me and that is the disparity between my home and away form, at home we are currently 5-5-4 (must be noted that we missed 2 penalties in 2 of these draws) whereas away from home we are 9-2-1 so clearly what works for us away does not work at home. My system is as follows; sk-d fb-a cb-d cb-d fb-s wm-s cm-d cm-s w-a f9, p Shape is Flexible and Mentality Standard, ti's prevent short gk distribution and close down more pi's, cut inside on the wm and more direct and risky passes and hold position on the cm-s From what ive watched away from home the opposition seem to concede a lot of space in behind and out wide which we are able to exploit whereas at home this does not happen, however the squad itself is very much geared towards a 4-4-2 set-up, would appreciate any advice on how i can break teams down at home, will post screenshots tommorow when I have access to fm
  21. Derek Docherty looks like he may have starred in a few dodgy films back in the 70's/80's. joking aside have you found that travel costs are making a huge dent in your finances yet due to the big distances for most away games
  22. Quality thread, defo enlightened me in regards to stuff such as coach reports which I don't think I've ever paid attention to, your sevilla 4-4-2 reminded me a little of this http://www.zonalmarking.net/2010/01/13/teams-of-the-decade-20-sevilla-2005-07/,
  23. Quality thread, defo given me a new perspective on fm, given the amount of detail you go into and the way you react to opposition tactics do you find that it takes you a long time to complete a season, also what do you feel would be the best way for the ai to approach a match against you, and is there a particular system/style you struggle against?
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