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  1. Just read through all this career over the last few days and really enjoyed it! Great to see you in the Football League and hopefully the only way is up from here!
  2. Is there anything I can do to try and prevent my side conceding on a fairly regular basis from corners? I've tried numerous tweaks to the corner defending instructions but nothing seems to work - either someone will sneak in at the near/far post after his marker loses him, or the keeper will save a header only for the rebound to be slammed home. I get that teams do concede from corners and this isn't something I can alleviate, but I've conceded 5 goals in my last 6 games from corners which is frustrating. My defenders aren't short or lack jumping/heading. Not sure if I'm doing something plainl
  3. Ah apologies, I slightly misread the thread. I shall avoid formation talk from now on I agree that Play Narrower might mute some attacking threat - I'm thinking of trying to only use it against stronger teams, but without there's a noticeable gap between my CDs that is easily breached, and I'm not entirely sure why.
  4. I actually started trying to model something similar recently on my Newcastle save, although I've not got it quite right yet it's yielding pretty good results so far. I'm playing a 4-1-4-1 of: GK FB(s) - CD(d) - CD(d) - FB(a) AM(d) W(a) - CM(s) - AP(a) - WM(s) CF(a) I start on an attacking mentality and use the shouts: - Push Higher Up - Higher Tempo - Hassle Opponents - Stay On Feet - Play Narrower (this seems to make me much more defensively secure and less vulnerable to through balls down the middle) I did try having the ML and MR in the AM slots but I found they don't h
  5. Hey, So I used the editor to make myself unsackable temporarily to avoid a post-takeover sacking, and now I've survived that I would like to avoid using the editor again. Just to resist temptation is it possible to uninstall it or remove the spanner icon? Thanks.
  6. My understanding of a BWM is that even in the defensive role they will roam from their position a bit to try and close down and win the ball. He won't be sitting in front of your back 4 and staying in there, which is probably closer to what you want? I'd propose a DM or even an Anchorman.
  7. Basically this. Don't own a Vita but do enough travelling and train trips to definitely make it worthwhile for the right price. Does anyone know where will be stocking it too when it comes out (the bundle that is)? I'm presuming all the usual game stores?
  8. Following on from my post, I was still having the issue of my MCs just taking lots of long shots. In the past I would have raged and blamed it on FM but then I did some tweaking. What was happening was my 3 central MCs would work their way up to the box, closer to the striker, closing the space between them. This meant if the opponents just sat back and let us come (as most seem to do), we would have no room and in some games although we had 20 shots most would be from long range. What I realise was the running of the MCs was far too linear, and the fullbacks were not providing enough width.
  9. I just wanted to stop by and say thanks! I've not struggled in the past with FM tactics, but this year i've been struggling until I read this and threads mentioned within. For a bit of context, here's how I've been getting on - I started with Nottingham Forest. 2012/13: 12th in Championship. Very inconsistent, tried many tactics, couldn't find anything that was good for more than 2-3 games. 2013/14: 7th in Championship. Bit better, but still long periods of ups and downs. At one point we had won just twice in 15 games. Missed out on the playoffs by a solitary point. 2014/15: 5th in Champion
  10. I really hope custom roles makes it into the game sometime soon. Would be great.
  11. I had no idea you could click the dots on the Analysis to watch them back! Thanks for mentioning it Cleon - so useful
  12. I haven't found them to be that cheap on mine at all, perhaps I didn't find them early enough. The best RB in the world is one I bought for just under £4m when he was 17 though, very pleased with that Have been working on using a 4-4-1-1 formation but still applying the approach I outlined in Chapter 1...not having the inverted triangle of the MC and 2 DMs is a bit different but that triangle is still there as AMC-MC, MC so I'm working on trying to get it rigid enough without the ball but still able to hurt teams on the counter. Unfortunately real life stuff is keeping me busy for most of to
  13. Wow, you were pretty dominated! However you did only limit Utd to 2 CCCs...when playing in such a way (I think you went a bit more defensive than I typically would!) you need to ride your luck at times and over 90 minutes you're always going to let the other team have a couple of chances, but great that the result went your way! In terms of how I'm getting on with this approach, I've just moved clubs to Lille in 2026, who have just been promoted to Ligue 1 following a spell in Ligue 2, they are just above the drop zone in March and I should be able to keep them up. Still trying to play a rigi
  14. I've also found this - I'm in 2024 on my save and really there's about 2-3 "world class" fullbacks in the world.
  15. Yeah I think that's the best solution...we're very much in a relegation dog-fight so hopefully the guy I have in mind can do the job. I've been a little exposed down the flanks, have been thinking of pulling AML/AMR back but I think that makes us too defensive. I love FM when there's so many tactical challenges and you're scrapping for points at the bottom
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