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  1. I've found 'work ball into the box' to be quite difficult when opposition play either a DM or an extra DC
  2. FM19 is difficult. If someone else's ideas are working well for you, there's a good chance that you are contributing in a lot in terms of making those ideas work in your save and also in other facets of the game
  3. I sometimes use a 4-2-4 with IFs instead of wingers and CWBs on attack With your formation, I recommend you see how you go with a standard or deeper defensive line. You might concede less and create more space for your front 4 to create havoc, especially given your aggressive passing instructions
  4. 'shorter passing' might be drawing your playmakers in consider ditching the 'playmaker' roles and try your formation out with non specialist roles in the peripheral midfield positions and see how the tactic plays. also try carilero and mezzla as mentioned above also consider bringing the DM up to sit in between the other 2 midfielders. this will generally have the effect of forcing them wider
  5. I like the fact that crossing has become more of a challenge. It used to be too easy, now we are forced to create situations where crosses work I've noticed many factors that influence the success of my crosses. 'Hit early crosses' can help but also consider team width, ball speed, the movement that precedes the attempted cross, possibly occupying the full back with one player and having another nearby player execute the cross, creating one on ones with lots of surrounding space (resulting in the defender sitting off the attacker a bit more), etc -
  6. Until the West Ham game, Burnley this season were unrecognizable in terms of tactics and performance, compared to last season. I'm happy to see them back playing decent football. Up until 2 weeks ago they were unwatchable, just smashing it forward hopefully. Looking at some of the roles in a the properly functioning version of Burnley, in isolation - They frequently play through the thirds, it's not all long ball - standard or more direct passing - The defensive line is high against medium or weaker teams, sometimes much lower against the stronger teams. They do press sometimes, but the emphasis is shape. - Cork normally plays as a BBM, but sometimes sits as either a DM-S or CM-D - For me, Tarkowski's diagonal passing makes him a BPD, he also doesn't press as much as Mee, so possibly a BPD-C with Mee as an LD. - Westwood could be either a DLP, or if you ar trying to stay away from specialist roles, which would be appropriate for a team like Burnley, DM-S or CM-D would do - Lowton and Bardsley doesn't go long much from right back. They usually play inside to Tarkowski or Westwood. FB-D, mark tighter, pass shorter, fewer risks - Ward/Taylor at left back FB-S I agree with Wood TM-A, Barnes PF-S, Set pieces, early crosses I think you should use either wingers or wide midfielders in whatever manner works well for your tactic - remember all the above observations are just individual observations which won't necessarily translate into an effective or accurate overall tactic
  7. In FM18, I always found that you needed to reduce the width with a short passing game in order to retain possession. If you wanted to retain possession with greater width you could do so with standard passing, a lower mentality, less aggressive roles and many players on support Having the opportunity to set both defensive and attacking width in FM19 is interesting. I'm assuming that if you set 'wide in possession' and 'narrow out of possession' you will encounter fitness, speed and transitional problems depending on your players
  8. In 'tactics' go to the sub menu 'player' then select the first position, then down near the bottom you will see 'swap positions with...' and select the second position
  9. In a front three with the central player on support, and either the IF's on support or attack, I like to play my IFs on their natural side, i.e. right footer on the right and left footer on the left. The best example of why I do this is because of Mo Salah, who I found to get all tangled up in himself when attacking on the right. I do have a preference for fairly direct football, so this might explain why. If I play a front 2 with both on attack duty, with 2 inside forwards on support behind them, I don't mind which side they're on and often set them to swap.
  10. What an excellent depiction of the German tactics! It's just awesome how much this summarizes what was wrong with Germany this morning. A particular highlight of what you have shown here is Kroos as a MEZ(S) - playing his Real Madrid role as if Casemiro wasn't half way across Russia playing for someone else.
  11. Being without Lahm is also huge, but the one that really baffles me is that Loew never replaced Schweinsteiger with a holding midfielder and has since pretty much constantly played an extra attacker instead. Add to that the fact that Kroos's work rate seems to have dropped by about 25% in the last 4 years and neither Ozil or Mueller are even half the players they were in 2014 and have become non-contributors defensively, and you have a problem. I've been thinking this for a while and I wish I posted this yesterday :-)
  12. Here's my go at Russia's tactics (4-4-1-1) TI - standard, structured, close down more, fairly narrow GK - D (fewer risky passes) WB-A CD-D (fewer risky passes) CD-D (fewer risky passes) FB-S WM-S (roam from position) CM-S (hold position) CM-D WM-A (Golovin, roam from position, close down more) W-A (Cheryshev) AM-A (close down more) CF-A (shorter passing)
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