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  1. I've actually been playing with the tempo one notch higher than on the tactic (which is full on a positive mentality), seems to be working well, but too early to say for sure.
  2. Generally the plan is to overload the opposition on the flanks, so I've stuck with the fullbacks. I will however have a look at pass-into-space. I've already encouraged this on the attacking players (pass-into-space is the same as take-more-risks), so I'm not sure it'll be of much benefit to add it to the whole team, but then I'm open to trying it out. Aw, cheers! It's been an absolute arse to get a 4-1-2-2-1 working on this patch. I'm not going to pretend it's as effective as all those mad strikerless mezzala filled tactics out there, but I just don't want to play tha
  3. Tweaked the attacking corners, more effective now. unFuSShionable v1.0.0 (Positive) + attacking corners.fmf Early days yet, but here's the last 4 games.
  4. This is what I'm currently using. Not sold on the CF upfront, that's still being played with. But I'm back to winning just about everything. unFuSShionable v1.0.0 (Positive).fmf
  5. Stick to what you know. I've gone back to my FM20 tactics, slightly tweaked them with some FM21 knowledge and all seems well.
  6. I'm afraid I'm about done until a new patch. Sadly the last patch seems to have somewhat killed off standard formations but there are loads of really effective tactics out there using unusual formations for you to enjoy.
  7. I'd be interested if you'd all take some time to try out a Pressing Forward (attack) instead of the Advanced Forward (attack) up front. Seems to help my front-line create more movement, although I do score less counter attacking balls over the top.
  8. I'm intrigued to see how it plays, you've certainly simplified in terms of player instructions - that's essentially putting more trust in your players to make decisions than I do, not saying that's a bad thing though, perhaps under the current match engine I've been restricting the AI too much.
  9. I've had a few message from people still using my FM20 tactics, but glad to hear the BETA has been working well for you. Long story short it's about having a decent understanding of football in real life , thinking through what you want to happen in the game, and then trying to logic out how to make that happen. The biggest pit fall is people not thinking things through. A common example is people watching Liverpools front 3 (Mane/Firmino/Salah) and going for attacking IF's that sit narrow. Seems like a good idea, but ask yourself, is that what they actually do? No! Sa
  10. Thanks both - I assume that's the Beta 1.1 version I posted a few messages back? Much appreciated. I generally feel that using a playmaker makes a tactic very one dimensional - it asks the rest of your team to pass to him more often so that he can act as a central point. This works well if you playmaker is head and shoulders above the rest of your team, but otherwise all you're really doing is stunting everyone else's creativity. Also if a decent opposition player man-marks your playmaker, then it's game over. If you've got a great advanced playmaker type of player - t
  11. Well, well, well... Looks like SI have put some effort into fixing the exact errors I complained about a couple of weeks ago, I don't just make this sh** up!
  12. I've not played through a season yet I'm afraid, just reached January in my first game. Spurs are unbeaten with the tactic I posted a few posts above though
  13. As above really. I always start with a deep and wide 4-3-3 (4-1-2-2-1), but just haven't found the DM position to work so far. That said I think this match engine has some really terrible errors in it, so I'm certain there will be some significant patches before long.
  14. Haha! In FM21 I've found that putting anyone in the DM spot (using any positional settings!) creates too much space for the opposition to play between your defensive line and your midfield. It's counter intuitive but I actually concede more as soon as I move anyone to that DM position. I can probably get a 4-3-3 with a flat 3 in midfield to work fairly easily, but I've been enjoying the amount of movement the AMC creates?
  15. Yep. That's pretty normal for an IF anyway. You want them to be able to cut inside. To be fair, if it's the other way around then they will just cross more instead of shoot/through balls.
  16. Short answer: No. Long Answer: Treat this tactic pretty much the same as my FM20 tactics. If there's an exceptional player causing problems, you can use OIs to stop the problems occurring. Advice: OIs are more useful the further down the league you go - i.e. the smaller the team, more it pays to spoon feed the players.
  17. These are from my personal game. As you can see I've only just started my first season. So no testing or final tactic yet. BTW Marcus Edwards is probably this year's best buy
  18. This is my current line of thinking for FM21, although not finished yet. Based closely on FuSSfilment (FM20). There's a change in formation (shocking from me, I know!) and there's much less pressing (which seems to be the key in FM21!). unFuSShionable BETA v1.1 (low cross + FB cross + mixed passing IFs).fmf
  19. Getting there. I suspect the reason that there aren't as many tactics out as usual is that others are experiencing similar problems to me. Mainly; the tactical approach that work in the beta (press hard and play wide) doesn't work in the full release. The thing that has taken me a while is that I've desperately been trying to tweak my great beta tactic to make it work again, but it just won't. Where my success has come is in finally admitting to myself I can't fix it and starting over! Now that I've started over it's been really interesting. Hard pressing doesn't seem to be
  20. I'm pretty happy with the core tactic for FM21. The set pieces need a complete overhaul though - has anyone hit upon a tactic with good set pieces? I'm not above admitting this is never my strong suit!
  21. I've been moving house, so not played any FM since the full release at all. Will find some time during the week :)
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