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  1. I've decided to give it another go with wingers but I'm tweaking it so there's now two central midfielders (same settings for both) and one striker (iversen/John Sutton) and I've adjusted the wingers to have a touch more creative freedom, dropped the defensive line back 3 notches, lowered the defenders mentality and closing down to 3 notches from the lowest and I'm looking much tighter at the back. Preseason results have been very promising, I'll update after the season proper begins...
  2. I think it's partly my team too, Ipswich 2009 aren't the strongest and the 4-1-2-3 formation is much stronger for less able teams, especially defensively, I might give the Gav1979 tactic a try with my 2014 save game thoughas my Ipswich team are very strong but I'll have to wait till the end of the season as I've got no wingers.
  3. yup, that's why I left more detailed feedback in earlier posts and why I'll wait for him to finish working on the defensive side while I use one of his other excellent tactics...
  4. Okay I'm gonna have to give up on the winger tactic for now, it has led to a less successful first half of the season than any of the previous tactics I've tried so I'll wait until Mr Hough has maybe sorted the defence, competitive results in the end were: Played: 12 Won: 5 Drew: 3 Lost: 2 Goals For: 28 Goals Against: 20
  5. Another quick update last games: Middlesborough (H) lost 2-1 Hull City (A) drew 3-3 Thats 17 conceded in 8 games more than 2 a game but 23 scored, nearly 3 a game, if the defence can be tweaked just a touch to reduce the goals per a game conceded this could be a world beater!
  6. Update after 14 games with Ipswich - 8 pre-season 6 competitive, Going forward the goals are flowing, in the last 6 games I've scored 3-4 goals in each match bar 1, but defensively it seems to be a bit all over the place, as you can see from the last 6 games I'm conceding alot and as i posted before, goals from crosses and the striker running in behind the CB are the main culprits, I've also noticed after watching a couple of games all the way through that teams are dragging my man marking centre backs out of position, my full backs seem to be quite a way up field and wingers/midfielders are g
  7. Going forward this tactic is really strong, an example of the potency comes in the CCC created, with Ipswich at home to Charlton, a relatively strong preseason friendly opponent, match stats: 6-3 win 22 shots 10 on target 8 CCC and some lovely passing moves going on but as has been mentioned the defence is an issue and in all my preseason games I've conceded, and the goals have all come from the same 2 sources: (1) opposition strikers running in behind and outpacing my centre backs (my guys aren't super quick) I think maybe the defensive line is a little too high and you need very quick centr
  8. I'ts supposed to look like that (if you re-read the bit where FuSS introduces V4 on page 12 or 13 I think he explains why)
  9. FuSS Thanks for the mid season tip, I also found that picking out 3-4 key players and giving them improved contracts helped boost morale and this in turn helped my results
  10. The mid season slump has hit home, 6 defeats in 8 and the board rumbling discontentedly (despite 1 premiership title, 2 FA cups, 1 league cup, 1 promotion and 3 champions league trophies in 5 years with Ipswich Town!). I currently lie in 10th, but do have games in hand, but I'm struggling to score and conceding too many. Any ideas on how I can change this? I have a couple of decent target men, good wingers and a solid defence. Cheers.
  11. Thanks! I've found playing through the middle against teams with weaker headers at the back causes it to rain goals!
  12. Im glad ur doing so well with Ipswich (*cough* I won the prem with Norwich *cough*) Seething I only play one up away from home against big teams like Barcelona, Man Utd etc after we've gone in front, I don't like to play one up as I think 2 up will always give you more of a chance of winning.
  13. I've been using a mixture of V3 and an adapted version of V3 as a 4-1-4-1 and I'm having some success post patch. Came second in the premiership with Ipswich and won the FA cup & champions League, conceded the least goals and scored the second most. Although I can't catch Chelsea who have won 3 x in a row I'm able to consistently put together good runs of results. Here's some things that have helped me! 1. keeping the back arrows on the full backs against quick strikers has worked for me, especially when I tweak the defensive line a couple down from the middle 2. Starting games with a di
  14. Maxi Lopez can be got on loan and he does fantastic for me, others I've been watching but can't afford (I've got Ipswich in the prem in 07/08 with a transfer budget of £2m) Graziano Pelle, Joseba Llorente (spelling) Mauricio Pinilla all look pretty decent in the TM role
  15. I'm going try this with Ipswich, I got them up with the barca domination tactic but it all went wrong and I ended up getting the sack in season 3, I'll keep you updated
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