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  1. How have people found the FM21 match engine now you've had a couple of weeks to get used to it? I haven't made the switch over yet. I've actually gone back to FM18 as I found the ME much more enjoyable. One thing that has really jumped out is the positioning of 'attacking' central midfield players in possession based systems. "Here's one I made earlier" - a few posts up I demonstrated how the positioning of my MCL/MCR was not as aggressive or adventurous as I'd like it to be, to the extent that they'd be standing on the toes of my inverted wing backs and utilising the space ahead of
  2. I've lost count of the amount of times I've read through this thread. On my latest read through, one thing that interested me was the '10 year reflection' post. You mention a few things about how you'd alter the individual training to further develop specific attributes e.g. finishing. You also mention potentially using more fitness training (combined with individually training roles such as defensive forward and defensive winger) to help with developing attributes for pressing. Other than that, did your team training generally stay fairly similar the second time around i.e. heavy tactica
  3. Not 100% sure if this is the right place for this to go, if not then obviously feel free to move/delete. Anyway, I've got all of the faces, kits, badges etc that I need on FM20, but I'm thinking of going back and playing FM18 again. Can I simply copy and paste the documents from 'Sports Interactive > FM20 > graphics' to 'Sports Interactive > FM18 > graphics' ? Not too bothered if a few players are missing, just want to know if it would work in general? The downloads obviously take a long time and I don't want to go though it all over again if I can help it! Thanks g
  4. Both defensive line and LOE are higher. I hadn't actually considered altering these. I've always been worried that increasing the space would make it easier for teams to play through my midfield. Changing it in order to increase the spaces between the lines for myself offensively literally hadn't crossed my mind. Haven't tried Mezzala or Roaming Playmaker yet, again slightly concerned that it'd compromise my defensive structure. I think I'd be more inclined to make this switch if we were dominating possession but despite being set up to do so, I'm not having as much of the ball as I'd exp
  5. Hi guys, Just done a post on the Caixa thread which kind of relates to this, but don't want to go off topic too much on there so thought it'd be best to pop this one in here. I'm currently at Inter using a 4-3-3 (2 IWBs, DLP and 2 CMs), attempting to create that 2-3-5 shape in attack that we have seen be so effective. My issue however, as you will see below, is the positioning of the 2 central midfield players. Firstly, that they rarely position themselves as high up the pitch as I would like. Secondly, this leads to them standing on the toes of my IWBs. Here, we have secu
  6. Doing one of my regular read through of this thread and this perked my interest. Particularly what you say about opposition needing to press in order to make 'Play Out Of Defence' really necessary. It interested me as I've quite often found my CMs (in a 433) dropping far deeper than I need them to be when building out from a goal kick. I've also seen the problem this causes in that it leaves a big gap in the centre of the pitch and as a result we end up playing longer, riskier passes to forwards/wingers who are then isolated due to the lack of support from the '8s'. It goes against o
  7. Ah, I see. In that case it's probably much more simple than it was in my head (that's a bit of a theme for these threads). Thanks!
  8. Question for the main man @Ö-zil to the Arsenal! (and anyone else who might be able to help) - this might have been asked/discussed before, but I couldn't find it with the search function. What is your view on the 'Dictates Tempo' PPM? For context, after a few days of 1990s/2000s Serie A nostalgia, I've just started a save with Inter Milan (FM20). With this thread as the inspiration, I'm looking to implement an attacking, possession based philosophy. I am probably going to be selling Eriksen and Brosovic in order to raise funds and build the midfield (and the team as a whole) around Stef
  9. Ah that's rough. I got knocked out in the Champions League group stages this season too, Real Madrid, PSG and Inter was a tough draw. We managed to finish 3rd so its all systems go for a tilt at the Europa League. We still managed to dominate possession most of the time, but better quality teams are ruthless in exploiting the weaknesses in the back 3. I'm considering developing a 433 system to utilise against 1) better quality opposition in Europe and 2) decent domestic teams who use wingers in the AMR/AML slot and then using the 343 against the rest. Currently at the winter break of seas
  10. Interesting shout on going back to F9/SS. I'm currently using a CF (S) and AM (A) combo. As good as Ziyech was, a lot of his best moments seemed to be individual brilliance rather than anything to do with the system. Tadic seems a better fit for the style of play in terms of his off the ball movement and willingness to run beyond the last man. Lassina Traore is proving a useful option as a Complete Forward in the early part of the season. Going with Support rather than Attack for the CF means he will drop off a bit more and create space for Tadic, but he also has the 'Beats Offside Trap' trait
  11. Total Football! First league game of season 2 and we'll do well to score a better team goal than this. Veltman (DCL, #13) actually passed back to Onana so technically all 11 players played a part in the move. Look at Tadic's off the ball movement (#9). He played up top last season and probably will for most of this season as well, but injuries have meant that he's started the season playing off Traore in the AMC role. He drifts over to the right hand side to support Antony and van de Beek, finds space at the tip of the diamond a few seconds later, and then a few seconds after that
  12. Good stuff! Your team seems to have changed quite a bit already, is that due to bigger sides coming in for the likes of Neres and Promes or have you just chosen to sell to raise funds? I have such high hopes for Gravenberch, how are him and Unuvar getting on? It's a shame Schuurs' PA isn't a bit higher. There's shades of Koeman about him with his physicality and powerful long-range free kicks. Gutted for you with the Champions League final, would have been some achievement that! Hopefully next season.
  13. How have you got on in Europe? I was made up to knock them out and even gave myself a pat on the back for a few tactical adjustments to exploit their narrow 4312, but were unceremoniously dumped out by Leipzig in the next round. Yeah I'm not sure how to save/export them from FM itself. I installed something called screentogif which you can use to record your screen and then, you guessed it, save/upload it as a gif. About the tactic, I didn't change anything major. I have a bad habit of constantly making small tweaks on a game by game basis. I probably do this too much as I then can't
  14. Just to add to the above (video was still encoding so couldn't post at same time). When the tactic does click, the football is very nice. Below is one of my favourite goals of the season. At least from the second half of it. Not least because it came in our biggest win, away at Juventus. https://i.imgur.com/gyo86Bv.mp4 If anyone knows how to embed the above, let me know. The [img] brackets don't work.
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