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  1. Hi, I couldn't find FAQ style thread on the general discussion so I thought I'd ask here, How do you know when to propose a stadium expansion or a new stadium to the board? What factors should be looked at with either option? Should I always try propose a new stadium before requesting an expansion?
  2. How do you know when to propose a stadium expansion or a new stadium to the board? What factors should be looked at with either option? Should I always try propose a new stadium before requesting an expansion?
  3. I've found Stinger - Neil Davidson's channel to be very informative
  4. This thread was very helpful, especially with all the other noise on this forum, thanks for sharing this
  5. Hi ED, given OP's tactic, what would be preferable central midfield roles for this style of play?
  6. I haven't bought FM 2021 yet, are chances created from central play increased in comparison to 2020? I can't seem to score from anything but crosses in this version
  7. I'm assuming this is the more defensive tactic out of the two? Or is it specifically when going against sides using an CAM? Basically my question is when would you use the secondary over the primary tactic and vice versa? I'm looking into using secondary tactics in my game
  8. @Experienced Defender I appreciate you replying but your answers aren't giving me any help in understanding how to improve with my system, why you select certain roles in your balanced formation or when a FB on defend would be a good/bad option for example. Given, things can't work in isolation, but then it would help to explain or give an example of what you mean in the context of the question rather than cancelling out the question
  9. It does help thanks. So, set these individual players PI's to higher pressing? Are you setting the BWM to a higher role here due to the rest of the team (especially the wingers) being less aggressive? Can you please explain why you suggested removing run at defense (I don't want the players to dwell on the ball at all) and tighter marking?
  10. I was referring to a the player instruction of more direct passing that I've set on the BWM. I didn't fancy a DLP because Kante was more of a BWM but was licensed to more direct passing during his spell at Leceister. DLP's are more static and less aggressive. When would you (if ever) use FB on defend duties in a system? I feel my fullbacks aren't fast enough to Full backs who work up the pitch Why do you set the Left Full back to Wing Back in the 4-4-2 but keep him as a FB Attack in the 4-3-3?
  11. The DLF is right footed Ok fair enough, maybe I should explain what I want and then you can suggest amendments? Not everyone knows what "balanced" or "unbalanced" is, like you do, especially newer players. Here's my thinking Roles: Full backs staying back for the majority of the time, I don't want to lose shape as I find moving wingbacks up always results in a problem when the AI counter. BWM role is fine, I want him to play direct balls like a very aggressive and combatant DLP For the mezzala's role, I want a player who can grab the ball from the defense and move it up while providing some attacking threat Wingers providing width and acting like wide BWM but also assisting the Strikers in the box DLF to drop deep to receive the ball, assisting the more attacking CM while he is moving the ball up PF is your typical Vardy, Runs in behind and hassles the opponents TI's We need to win the ball back between the edge of our box and the midfield line no matter the cost. I feel once the AI has got passed the edge of my box, it turns into goals rather than if I never let the opponent get there in the first place. Extremely high pressing and harder tackling on the midfield and forwards provide this. When we lose the ball we need to regroup and prepare to press as mentioned in the bullet above Higher defensive line allows us to compress the space if we've worked the ball up (when the play isn't a counter). Gives an easy passing option for the midfielders/wingers if they can't find a good cross near the box Run at defense, we're not particularly waiting for overlaps and I think this shout suits a counter attacking style Counter mentality as we want to reduce out risk against the majority of sides we'll face in the prem (who are all better than us)
  12. Hi All Please see the screenshots attached. I am looking to play a style similar to Leicester's 2015/16 using Guido's tactic as a base https://strikerless.com/2016/02/10/a-leicester-city-inspired-4-4-2-0/. Fight hard for the ball between the middle of the pitch and the edge of my box, then work the ball up quickly on the counter. I feel it's working okay, I am getting narrow loses from bigger sides and I am beating bottom table clubs. My general match strategy might see me tweak it based on the match. If I go up against easier opponents, if I'm losing or if I'm getting harassed off the ball while playing out of defense, I switch the mentality to standard (mainly to shift tempo from Higher Tempo to Extremely High Tempo) and/or set my FB's to WB's to add more width going forward. Included PIs: FBs - Sit Narrower but run wide with ball Wingers - Roam from position, Tackle Harder and Mark Tighter (I have thought about using defensive wingers, but worried that their closing down will cause us to lose our shape and that they won't really get involved in the box.) Mezzala - dribble more BWM - More Direct Passing PF - Dribble More DLF - Roam from position, Tackle Harder and Mark Tighter Questions: Is my striker positioning preferable? e.g. the PF's left foot is strongest, but his preferred position in a striker duo is on the left. Should I place him on the right or left? I was always of the impression that the strikers position should be opposite to his preferred foot i.e. left footed striker on right side. Same goes for the DLF I definitely have a problem with the Mezalla, he's great in attack, but getting the ball to him is a problem as there's a gap between my defense and attack, I am going to switch him to a Roaming Playmaker with dribble more, so he gets the ball from deep and runs with it. Would this be a good option? Any other pieces of advice would be great to understand ways in which I can improve the tactic
  13. I have a Striker who I am playing in a pair up front. His right foot is strongest, but his preferred position in a striker duo is on the right. Should I place him on the right or left?
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