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    Cool guy who loves football above anything else (besides women)

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  1. Ok, thanks for clarifying this. I've started once again with Arsenal in the hope of making this work. I'm still on pre-season but this are my main set ups. As I said before I want my AML/ML to be my main goal scorer. The logic behind the roles and duties is simple: the CWB gives width and attacking prowess from the right flank, the DLP must control the game from deep and provide the occasional long pass to my main goal scorer also on that side, the CM (S) should give power and support from midfield (played by Matuidi), Ozil as a simple Attacking Midfielder to not attract the ball and have more options (move into channels and roam from position) and the striker to be able to play with the rest and still push the opponent defensive line back. Do you see this a coherent set up for what I want?
  2. I have a question. Let's assume that I want my Inside Forward to be my main goal scorer. Does the principles here explained still apply? If so, how can I structure my attack to make this happen? I've tried different types of setups and I'm still unable to achieve this. The player in question is Alexis Sanchez. I want to play a direct attack game (based on Mourinho's Madrid) and I want Alexis to be my Ronaldo. From the various times I've tried I always have him score little and with average (if not poor) ratings.
  3. Hey guys! If you wanted to build a DNA based on a successful Mourinho team which atributes do you choose? I guess none of the technical (at least not for the entire team) but then almost all of the mentals makes sense. I'd say agression, bravery, composure, concentration, determination,, team work, work rate. What do you think? I didn't want to open a thread based solely on this question but if this isn't the thread tell me.
  4. Hey guys and girls, I'm finding very difficult to play with Liverpool. How do you approach the first season? What's a reasonable prediction? I want to play a direct attacking (or counter attacking) game to take maximum use of Origi, Mané, Firmino and Coutinho. However I've tried to use tactics from others (mainly the ones that Ozil explains in the tactics forum) and my own ideas and I can't pass october or november. The defense just keeps leaking space and goals and I found that terribly annoying and start from the beggining. Their concentration and timing for tackles are absolutely horrendous. Right now, I've started a new game with Liverpool. I've implemented the tactic from Ozil that recreated the Arsenal's Invincibles. Bought Lindelof from Benfica, Laporte (Romagnoli was my first choice) from Bilbao, Rajkovic (GK) and Darren Fletcher to tutor the youngsters and have some game time in midfield. Sold Lovren (hate him in the game), Emre Can, Sturridge and Ings. This last three didn't suited my plans. I'm on the second game. Just lost 2-0 at home with Stoke (a screamer from Shakiri and the striker sneaking away from my central defenders) but won 1-0 at WBA with a solid performance. I'm interested to hear other opinions and how do you approach the first season. Sometimes this game makes me very mad haha.
  5. Putting Stankovic as a simple destroyer or a ball winner midfielder is so wrong and incorrect. He clearly was a deep lying playmaker or at least with a role with a good passing ability. Motta was clearly a more destroyer player type and he was used with that intent. The game he does against Barcelona is the clear example of this (the 2nd or 3rd goal is a clear example of this). With this being said this was the team most difficult to replicate of all Mourinho's teams. With Porto, Chelsea and Madrid you could see a clear pattern that was showed all season (at least some points were always present). If I was to replicate this team I would focus only in the games against Barcelona and the final with Bayern. This were the best performances. Inter was very irregular all year losing an advantage of 13 points to Roma and only edging them again in the end. Also the quality of play was not constant along the year with the constant injuries of Sneijder and others. The patterns of play changed so much and that's why that for me it's almost impossible to define a style on this team and maybe be better to focus on those specific games. In the home game with Barcelona we saw an attacking game from them and that could be the home tactic for the replication. The other two games can be used to define the system for more difficult away days. Just my two cents.
  6. Hey Jean, Interesting as always. I've only one point to add to discussion. Why did you gave a CM (a) to Sneijder? I always thought of him as a playmaker. Just toyed with some of this ideas on a Liverpool save that I have and I was very impressed. Specially with the clean sheets.
  7. Wales at Euro 2016 (Highly Structured)

    Hey Joey. This is very interesting. How do you evaluate your reputation? Do you find hard using this tactic against teams that are confortable to sit back and defend? I've tried to use this with Liverpool (for example) and didn't have much success.
  8. Pep's Barcelona (Very Fluid)

    Hey guys! Even if my football preferences don't match with this kind of football, I decided to load up FM again and start with this kind of approach. Specially because nowadays I don't have the time to create something with which I identify. But that's another story. I decided to start with my beloved Benfica just because we have some quality players to play in the front 3 and some quality in midfield. Besides, the gulf of quality to the other teams allow to play some quality youngsters we have and give them precious game time. And Benfica have some quality prospects! Speaking in practical terms, I'm at the end of October undefeated in all competitions. Including CL (Atletico Madrid, Plzen and Salzburg), League and Super Cup I have like 2 or 3 goals against. So, it is very stable defensively. Regarding the tactic, I made some changes, using some of the experiences described here. I have 3 versions as well, the CD are normal ones, I often change the AP to CM (A) to allow more movement if required, my AMR change depending on the player, etc. I started the game against Atletico (at home) with the control one to try and gain advantage early on. They were all over us but luckily we had a goal from a corner. Switched to the defensive version and never looked back. I ended the game with 0 shots on target against. Another thing I want to refer is that we must see where the free man will be (Cruyff talked about this often) and try to use it to benefit our game play. I faced a 442 diamond and it is 4 against 3 in the midfield (the SS doesn't contribute much defensively) and 2vs2 in defence. So the free man will always be on the wings. I was 1-0 up and having a lot of troubles. I was playing with the Control version with the distribution to CD. So I changed to the Defensive one, changed the distribution to wing backs and the AP to CM (A). Almost instantly I regained the control of the game and eventually I won the game 3-0. All in all, listen to what Ozil says but adapt it to your own players and circumstances.
  9. Pep's Barcelona (Very Fluid)

    Amazing read once again! Although it's not my preferred style of play, I respect a lot Pep and this team. You said you have the Assistant running the motivation talks but it should be you with the ability you have for motivating people to follow your threads haha It kinda makes me wanna go back to FM17 and build my own system but it brings too much negative emotions and I prefer to be on safe lands and play FM13 with the latest great plug & play tactic. Please keep writing and I look forward to see the developments you have in store.
  10. Wales at Euro 2016 (Highly Structured)

    No worries man! Thank you for your answer. I did think of Mane to use as that option but I'm just like you. I don't like his stats and I only use him to give me more verticality and flair. But not always, most of the time he his on the bench, But this doesn't mind. I've unistalled the game. Too much negative emotions to continue playing and this isn't the intention of video games. Keep up the good work and please show more of that Messi thing you have
  11. Wales at Euro 2016 (Highly Structured)

    Why weird? Just tried to apply the principles from this thread with a system that I like.
  12. Advanced forward or maybe Poacher, sitting most of the times on the shoulder of the last defence
  13. Thanks for your answer. For what? Ending up in the conclusion that you need to adapt, and it's not possible because you're a top team, and the ME doesn't allow this and that? I just want to hear if people have success with this or just prove my theory that "it's not possible". Or at least point me in a way that shows how to set up this. Because I've tried and I've tried a lot!
  14. This game is worst every passing year from FM 2013 onwards. Before you could play all the ways you wanted and have success. Of course you would lose sometimes but in the majority of times you'd succeed. Today, that's impossible. You play like "the game wants" or rage is guaranteed. Simple question: Is this possible or not (play like the title indicate)? Context: I'm playing with Liverpool. I don't like to play with small teams and I only play with teams that I have a connection. Happens that my fav style of play is to play counter attack football. I like my teams to be organized, concede not so much space and hit others in space. I despise unorganized football (yes Wenger, I'm talking about you) and football without the purpose of making goals. Bores me to death. I just want to play this way. Is it asking too much? I'm starting to agree with @looping. The game asks that you need to play in a certain way to succeed. What I've tried: - Their main players will be Henderson, Coutinho and maybe Mane so I tried to give them roles that could help them express their quality. Flexible with all support roles and 0 TI's and a couple of PI's like it's indicated in "the art of counter attacking". Tight wins against some minors and then failed against Real Burnley of Madrid, Tottenham (Kane, Eriksen and all those guys played like super stars) and the suddenly new West Hamlona. Their left back looked like Messi ffs. Both teams played 4-2-3-1. Received a massacre. Tried Pass into Space, Higher Tempo, etc. Nothing and copiously defeated. GK (D); FB (S) - Clyne; DC (D) - Lovren and Sakho; WB (S) - Moreno; DM (S) - Can with "Get further forward" and DM (S) - Leiva. Before the comments begin my logic would be that we're already deep enough so makes sense to have both on support; WM (S)/W (S) - Wijnaldum/Mane and Coutinho with "Cut inside", "Cross less" and "more risky passes"; B2B- Henderson and CF (S) - Origi - In another save, Highly Structured and Counter. 0 TI's and PI's. Following Ozil's counter-attacking thread. Gave Coutinho and Mane attacking roles to maximize their capability and impact the teams game. So, is this possible or do I have to go attacking, very fluid with retain possession and all that possession bull***? I just want to play my brand of football. Organized, conceding few spaces and be letal on the counter. Winning the league with less than 20 goals like Mou's Chelsea or Simeone's Atletico for example. Is this impossible? C'mon if it is I'd be very disappointed... Is someone on the same situation?
  15. Wales at Euro 2016 (Highly Structured)

    Hey Ozil! I want to discuss some things with you. I've taken Liverpool in the beginning of the game and I want to play a system based on Simeone/Mourinho old school. I was using the principles outlined here. I've started with the transfer window disabled. The recruitment of players isn't one of my best facets and I always struggle to identify if or which player is good for my approach. Therefore I left that disabled to not give me additional pressure. So starting with the original squad, in my mind, my best players are Henderson and Coutinho. The full backs, Lovren and Mane are others that I want to maximize as well. With this in mind I started with the following setup: Highly Structured/Counter. Zero TI/PIB. From right to left: GK (D) FB (s) for Clyne. CD - Lovren and Sakho. WB (s) for Moreno DM (s) for Henderson ( DLP (d) for Leiva W (A) for Mane B2b for Lallana WP (a) for Coutinho CF (s) for Firmino or Origi ( Sturridge was always injured) The idea was to give Mane and Coutinho an higher variation from the base to make them more effective and fully use their qualities. Moreno would give width on the left and Clyne would support on the right. This didn't go well. And I don't understand why. For sure I don't have Bale or even Ramsey type of players. But Liverpool had some good players to make this work. The main problems were linked with errors from the center backs, lack of pressure in front of the defense and lacking quality to bring the ball upfront. Now that I wrote this I realise that I could have give a more aggressive role to Henderson. Like regista or Roaming Playmaker. But I don't thrust his decisions and other attributes related. That's why I didn't use it. My question is: how can I make this work? Can you give some ideas? I toyed with the idea of 2 strikers with the all the rest the same. But couldn't find an ideal combination neither how to bring the ball forward with quality. I'm sure that some of the players lack quality in some departments to play this way. But I would bring new faces in the January market with some already identified. So, any ideas guys? Cheers in advance EDIT: forgot to add that if you feel somehow that this isn't adequate for the discussion you created just let me know and I will start my own thread.