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  1. Hello guys First off, I'm enjoying this FM a lot more than any other FM for a very long time, so thank you to SI for that. I've got a couple of 4231s going on, one for home, one for away. Still in pre-season for Year 2 and I have £260m available to me and I'm wondering who to get. I really need at least one AM as I've just let Mkhitaryan and Özil go. But before I spend my money stupidly, please have a look at my tactics and suggest any changes to help me buy the right player. First off, the home tactic. It's the CAM slot that I've really struggled with, and that was a feature of all other FM games as well to be honest. I don't know if that's because of Özil's 'come deep to get ball' PPM, because honestly he was always 20 yards deeper than I wanted him to be, no matter what role I had him in. The only time I've ever had any success with him was as a treq in a 3421, and he was absolutely godly. So I'm not fixed on having a treq there and I'm really very open to all suggestions. And secondly the away. As my home tactic is a very high press, I'm ideally looking for an aggressive CAM. I've currently got a bid on Suso but I'm not completely sold on him with aggression of 12 and determination of 13. So would be very happy to listen to all kinds of suggestions you have. Many thanks Smith-Rowe, Lichtsteiner, Ospina, Vermaelen (on a bosman, what a stupid mistake that was) and Nketiah the other 5 in my squad who don't fit on the screen.
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    Aaron Ramsey

    If anybody can play this game without losing their mind at the utterly pathetic match engine, you have my respect. It is dire. Total waste of my time this game is.
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    Aaron Ramsey

    I'll always be confused why the CAM just gets awful ratings in a 4231. Is it just the system I play? Cannot seem to get him to do anything. Maybe it's just the nature of the position and what he's there to do, ie. spread the ball around. I mean look here, worst player on the pitch according to the ratings. Ramsey doing very nicely as you can see. League starts soon.
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    Aaron Ramsey

    Only pre-season but been a decent start so far with a 4231, and I tried it before in FM15 or 16 and it worked well. But you mean this?
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    Aaron Ramsey

    Lined up with this for my first pre-season friendly. Very happy with some of the positioning I saw from Ramsey, such as this; And very happy with his overall performance;
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    Aaron Ramsey

    Good point re. the IF-S running with the ball. That's something I'll look at. This is the alternative.
  7. Hi Everybody So I pretty much cannot stand the latest versions of FM. I don't understand them at all despite hours and hours of reading through guides and this forum, I loath the 3D match engine and I'm pretty much just bored of playing most computer games anyway. But...I love Aaron Ramsey. He's such an incredible player and I really want to replicate him in FM. I tried in FM15 or 16, don't remember which, and had a good amount of success, but I'm hoping this time to make a more community-based project to get advice and contributions from people that know better what they're talking about when it comes to FM tactics, which will hopefully get him kicking on a gear. If you see anything that you think is rubbish, please call me out on it. I want to learn and this is not an ego trip, I just want to get Ramsey performing brilliantly, whether it's by my hand or the community's. Having watched him quite a bit, I'm going to edit his PPMs in the editor to make him more realistic, which will hopefully get him performing how I want him to. So I'm going to add 'first time shots', 'places shots' and 'plays one-twos'. There are a few others that could be suitable, but I'm not sure and would like feedback from seasoned players who can help me understand how it'll change the way he plays; 'get forward whenever possible', 'gets into opposition area' and perhaps even 'likes to break opposition's offside trap'. Ramsey already has 'arrives late in opposition's area' but I'm not sure if it's attacking enough to replicate his real life self, whereas 'gets into opposition area' could be really dreadful if he's playing in CM in a 4231. I also think his finishing stat of 11 is laughable, so I'm going to bump it up to 13 (I think 14 or even 15 would be more suitable tbh), and his flair from 14 to 16. I'm not trying to make him overpowered, I'm just trying to create a more realistic version of him in the game, otherwise he won't perform in the game how he does IRL. So he looks like this. Now obviously I'll be playing as Arsenal, so I want to replicate Wengerball and tactics that suit Ramsey. The 4231 is obvious for the home games, and by all means I'll try it in away games, but I think it's likely I'll want to play 433 away from home because the Arsenal 4231 home tactic is just horrible away from home (I think - again, please call me out on this if I'm wrong). Now Ramsey's role I'm not really sure about, and this is partly where I'd like some help. As a CM in a 4231, I've got a couple of options; BBM (+ gets further forward), CM-A and perhaps even roaming playmaker, but I think if he's a playmaker he'll become a focal point of the passing game, whereas I want him to make off-the-ball runs to break through to score? I'm just not sure. Mezzala-attacking is also an option perhaps? Özil's role is obvious, AP-S, and I need a holding midfielder next to Ramsey, either a CM-D or DLP-D in the CM slot or any number of roles in the DM slot. If I've got him in the DM slot, will the gap between him and Özil be too great? Or will that actually benefit Özil, giving him plenty of space to fall back into? Bellerin forces my hand to keep my LB more conservative, so my AML should be an IF-A, but this then throws up Ramsey's side into question. If I play him on the left, will he have enough space with the AML on an attacking duty ahead of him? But if I play him on the right, will I get enough cover with Bellerin bombing forward? Not sure. Anyway it'll be something like this I think. Now I'm also not sure about my AMR. Will an IF take up the space I want Ramsey to run into? I know I want him on a support duty, to balance it out with Ramsey attacking and Bellerin getting forward, so he's like a pivot for them to play off, but do I want an IF? Do I want a winger to keep him wide for Ramsey to have space, or will that conflict with Bellerin? Raumdeuter is obviously only an attacking role, so I don't think I want that (or do I????). Most likely I want someone who's willing to track back and try and cover for Ramsey/Bellerin if the attack comes to nothing, right? Which would be an IF-S, perhaps with the PI to 'stay wide', meaning the central space is vacant for Ramsey to run into? I'm also not sure about the striker's role. DLF-S? DLF-A? AF-A? F9-S? CF-S? CF-A? I have absolutely no clue. The F9-S I think will probably drop too deeply, and will end up not giving me a striker and getting in Özil's way. The DLF-S might just be a bit too deep and won't give Özil space? Also I think that role would be better suited to more static players, unlike Lacazette (or Aubameyang)? Feedback please! Now I'll need to create space for Ramsey to run into. Unsure about what to do with the AMR, I'll leave that up to the community to guide me, but still I'll need to create space by susprise, so I'll start by giving Özil 'move into channels'. He'll move laterally, take the defending player with him, giving space for Ramsey to run into where he can receive a pass. I also wonder if Özil would benefit from 'hold up ball', which would give Ramsey a couple of extra seconds to get forward into space to receive the ball. Are these sensible instructions? Since I'm unsure about the striker's role at the moment, not much I can do regarding his PIs. As for my CBs, previously when I tried getting the most out of Ramsey I had a CB-X directly behind him (Koscielny), who would step up into the void left by Ramsey (and Bellerin) and make a tackle, and to compliment him I had a CB-C. Would it be sensible rebooting that partnership? I'm going to leave it there for now, because I'm exhausted. Please give me any feedback you have, and let me know what mentality and team shape you think I should adopt. My best guesses would be Control-Balanced or Control-Very Fluid, but then again 'very fluid' might not get Ramsey concentrating on his attacking role enough? Thank you!
  8. Regarding 'playing more one-twos' as a PPM...if I teach a full back this PPM, will they play off another player with the 'one-twos' PPM? ie. BBM-S DLP-D CB-D CB-D WB-A If I teach both the DLP and the WB the 'one-twos' PPM, will the WB start dribbling and play a one-two with the DLP to get higher up the pitch?
  9. For Pires I'd definitely look for 'Curls ball' I concur that Vieira doesn't need knocks ball past opponent.
  10. This is a prime example of why I hate posting on this forum. Negative, sad people with nothing better to do ready to jump down your throat given the slightest opportunity. Does it say that Romero is consistent or good in big matches? No, it doesn't. I ask Cleon why he's gone for such a player. And some idiot says I've used an editor to find out and another idiot says I shouldn't spoil it for others. Nor did I even get an answer. Just a silly soundbite. F. F. S. From asking one genuine question to this. Pathetic.
  11. Cleon, why have you gone for Romero, a player who isn't consistent nor good in important matches?
  12. Sanchez as IF-S in my set-up, 1st season (FM15). IMO this is much more similar to how he plays IRL, in which he's often used as an outlet, cutting in from the left before playing a forward ball to someone on the right-hand side. I'm pretty certain he'd have won the golden boot had I not started to fiddle around with my tactics 3 games before the end of the year.