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  1. Sorry mate. Save well and truly gone now. If I see again in another game I’ll report
  2. Nah, not with the two DM's and the narrow defensive width. It tends to force the attack to go wide and hope they can hit a target in the middle of my 4-6 players defending centrally
  3. I have a bit of an 'issue' that I am not sure if it is worth fixing or not: PI's: both DM's: More direct passes, Shoot less often Both wings & striker: Close down more, Tackle harder Trequartista: Hold up ball. This is what I am operating with. Really good tactic to be honest. I've won two leagues (as I should with Benfica) and also a Champions League (very unexpected). I'm scoring heaps and conceding few. I really can't be too upset with it. The 'problem' I have is the striker just isn't scoring at the levels I would have thought. Luka Jovic (gone now - I couldn't get him to sign a new contract and Monaco paid the release clause) scored 15 in 49 matches for me. I would have been happy if it was 20-25 but 15 just seems too low. He scored 11 from 33 in the league. The upside is my winger scored 28 from 38 matches and the inside forward got 15 from 27 matches. The Trequartista's (I used two) scored 14 from 36(9) and 11 from 21(19). So, should I be trying to get the striker more involved or be happy with the output from elsewhere on the field? I have tried (albeit briefly) roles such as AF instead of poached and also tried to tell the striker to roam but it was all too brief to get a good picture of if it was doing enough to warrant a change to the base tactic.
  4. MLS should be a really good save in FM20. Two new expansion teams in 2020, Two more in 2021. SI has allowed the expansion teams to be added in the past so hopefully it's the same this time around. Speaking of expansion; The A-League also has two new teams (one in 2019/20, one in 2020/21) but not sure if the 2020/21 side will be added or not.
  5. I was surprised to get this message while playing as Benfica: I can't see the need for under-soil heating in Lisbon since the average low is 8°C and the record low is -1°C. If anything, a retractable roof addition would be the only addition I'd be adding to this stadium, not underground heating.
  6. I agree. I think I’ll need to slightly adjust the tactic to help his introduction. Counter attacking seems wrong as teams in the Portugal League sit back and defend vs me. Maybe I’ll just start with low/whipped crosses and tinker from there. *Edit* I went into the last game of the season away vs Porto needing a win to clinch the title. Went 0-2 down in the 54th minute. I changed the tactic in the following way: Very attacking mentality Shoot on site Striker changed to poacher (Jonas had been playing as a deep-lying forward and was leading the goalscoring charts until a 9 game dry spell but had announced his retirement prior to the game so I chose to play him) Defend wide (Porto were playing a 4-4-2 with wingers - I think) This allowed my trequartista, striker and segundo volante to all score. The last goal came in the 91st minute and won the title for me. In the future I think I will use defensive width wide for wing play and narrow for central play. I know it seems really obvious but with this setup having four players central it does allow me to defend as required in each game.
  7. Cool. Thanks for that. I have Luka Jovic coming back from loan shortly and wasn’t sure how he’d fit. That’s good to test. I wouldn’t have thought of it
  8. I ended up with this. The Treq hasn't been as involved as I like but results are good: I'm not really sure what to make of the treq's form but since the tactic is working overall I haven't really played with his role (the Barcelona games I had him swapping position with the striker). The only thing I have noticed is in the games where he rates higher he does seem to receive a lot of passes deeper than a bog-average game: Again, I haven't changed anything because the tactic seems to be working overall.
  9. I'm trying to get a 4-2-3-1 DM working but am not really sure how to set it up. I think I need a player like a VOL-Su to help bring the ball from defence to attack before the Treq takes over. I have lots of players that can pass well so I think a possession tactic is best used here. Am I on the right path or do I have something completely wrong?
  10. I'm not sure wingbacks behind wingers is nonsensical but I would be asking them both to overlap. I'd also think about using a TM-att since there are so many players crossing. I'd also think about pulling the two CM's back to the DM area (which I'm going to attempt myself). I just don't know what roles to use in those spots. I'm thinking a VOL-su and DM-su to give solid centre coverage and allow the opposition to attack the wings.
  11. Have you changed it since Monday? Should I watch it again?
  12. I came looking for this thread after seeing the Gamechanger video on @Rashidi's Youtube channel. I don't have too much to offer other than well done on a fairly simple writeup that's easy to follow
  13. Just trying to work out how to train this guy. I don't think I can get his winger stats high enough to be effective, passing and vision too low for playmaker, shooting stats too low for inside forward or striker. At a bit of a loss really
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