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  1. I don't think you've really addressed the point, instead you called out the users shots on target and ignored the issue at hand which is defensive teams being able to pass the ball around and rack up crazy pass numbers and possession. Again, 300 passes between two cbs and a keeper is not normal or acceptable.. It's great you can achieve those numbers, I have managed it myself throughout my time with FM20, but consistently for an entire season? No way, once your reputation increases after competing for leagues you will face this issue at some point, obviously adapting is part of football, however the way opposition teams go about adapting to you is frankly ridiculous and the advice that is given is very contradictory at times, or just waved away and having your tactic called nonsensical or whatever.
  2. There it is, the "it's your tactic argument". Look at the opposition CB's passing stats, that is an absurd number of passes. When you add in the keeper, we're looking at 300 passes between those three players alone. For reference I beat Juventus earlier with my Milan team, we had 57% possession and not even my midfield three have 200 passes between them let alone over 300.
  3. You're going to have to post your tactic if you want help
  4. thanks mate. It's frustrating this has to be said over and over, it feels as if the OP doesn't want help, he wants to argue. This thread is a complete waste of time until the OP provides proof of him taking the information provided in this thread and applying it to a team then reporting back what he's found. Rather than arguing about the mentality and whether or not Mouirnho would use play out of defence
  5. There's your problem again, taking the mentality names at face value rather than understanding what it actually does, I'd argue it's a problem SI need to clear up in future versions but you've been told a few times now what it actually does and you still ignore it. About your part in bold, this is exactly what the positive mentality does, players will take more risks in their passes and your transitions are quicker, nothing about Mourinho's Real side would be on the cautious mentality, I'd even argue for that specific team they would be on the attacking mentality with two DMs and much lower LOE/DL, seriously, watch some goals from that side and their transitions were rapid, you will struggle to achieve that on cautious/defensive. Also my title winning tactic used regroup, but I'm sure you'll find another way to shift the goalposts and why it's not a true replication of Mourinho or whatever
  6. When I'm on my PC tomorrow I'll have a look into it for you. I know the wingers both had close down more as a PI to stop teams from dominating me down the flanks, but not too sure on the rest
  7. Here you go, from an old save file I had. I took over a poor Napoli side in 2028, two years of building them I won a title playing without counter pressing or high press. 25 goals conceded is a little too high for my liking (four of those goals were scored by Juve in a single one off game so not representative of the tactic as a whole), but with better players I think I could get it between 15-20. The tactic worked very simply, we'd win the ball back in our half/in midfield, and break quickly due to the positive mentality and certain PPMs my DLP had (switch ball to the other flank feels like a cheat sometimes). With that PPM, the winger would usually find himself behind the opposition fullback and he'd cross to the TM (ignore the F9, that was a weird experiment) or the onrushing CM-A who has the gets into opposition area PPM. With the defensive settings we would see games out quite comfortably. Our first season in the CL since the in game starting season and we qualified from a group looking like this, again, all of those goals were scored by Real over both times they beat me, no tactic is perfect eh. United couldn't score against us. We knocked out Bayern then Chelsea beat us in the quarters, not too bad for a tactic that has average players and doesn't counter press. I didn't continue this save after this point, perhaps I should and continue with the same principles and try to win another title or CL just to show you it's entirely possible to be successful without playing a high press. This tactic was achieved by reading Rashidi's posts and watching some of his streams/YT vids and getting to grips with mentality and how it's essentially a risk scale. If you set your DL to the lowest it can with minimal pressing on top of being on the defensive mentality, then no wonder you get slaughtered by bigger teams. No top level manager plays that type of football.
  8. I'd keep an eye on how the striker 'presses'. It's the one downside to this formation, because he's on his own you'll usually find him charging around the opposition backline trying to win the ball back, but due to being heavily outnumbered the first line of the press will be bypassed.
  9. See how deep all their players are? They have 8 players camped in their half so if they are playing on a cautious/defensive mentality they will play it among themselves until they hoof it back to you because they have no options. The way FM calculates possession is different to irl so you are going to have this issue whenever playing against these types of teams. As long as you are completing more passes than them and scoring goals don't focus on the possession stat.
  10. You are given your players no room to play in at all. Attacking mentality and three attack duties up front will see your front three isolated, along with the pass into space and high LOE and DL you're leaving no room at all for your players to play in. Ibanez has the PPM 'plays with back to goal' and at your level looks OK at holding the ball up, I'd change him to a DLF-S so he can link play with your midfield. The right winger has a gets forward whenever possible PPM so doesn't need an attack duty (especially on attacking mentality). He can't cross so he's wasted as a winger, maybe try an IW-S? Mentality sets your d-line, pressing, individual player mentalities in relation to the mentality (if that makes sense). So on attacking your players will be aggressive, look to play at a high tempo and press high, you have gone over kill with the TIs (extremely high tempo!!?!?! why?). I'd remove almost all of them except for maybe play out of defence (depending on how good your defenders are at passing, I would be interested to see the profile of your BPD) and definitely drop your mentality down a notch and see if a less aggressive approach with role changes up front allows for better chance creation.
  11. Sandro Wanger, Szalai? I don't watch RBL so I don't know how Poulsen plays but this is just wrong. I understand the OPs thinking with the direct passing and play out of defence, not sure I would play on positive with this set up but I don't think he's far off of replicating Nagelsmann, especially his Hoffenheim side
  12. As already pointed out, the way possession is measured is not indicative of how the game is going, look at the action zones and you'll see that. Teams who come and sit off you will use lower mentalities which makes their players prone to keeping hold of the ball and rarely making forward passes, with your deep formation I struggle to see how you'll win the ball back efficiently too. You also aren't using roles set up for possession football imo, the wingers will be really wide and the AF will offer little in the build up, but it's working for you so don't rip it up. I'd just take it on the chin as the possession stat in FM is meaningless.
  13. I get you're trying to help but please stop being so obtuse. He wants a full back and sit narrow to the CBs while the other full back attacks down the flank. So the full back is the third CB, not the Halfback. It couldn't be any simpler than that.
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