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  1. So I want to play a 4-3-3 with 1 DM, 2 CM's, 2 Wingers and a lone striker. I want the mentality to be control. Reason for wanting to use this formation is that I already have one control/attacking formation and this new 4-3-3 will help utilise players I can't use the in other control formation due to not using a DM. So I've only ever used this formation on counter and am not sure what instructions to set. My other issue is that my two top strikers play with their back to goal and although are not slow, theyre definitely not fast. Both are best used with either a TM or DF role. Trequartista is also a possibility for one of them but again its not a strong point. However, I do have another striker that can play that role who isn't two shabby so Treq is an option too, though not desirable. I'd like to know what sort of tactics other people have used with a 4-3-3 on control/attacking and what roles and duties their players performed in that formation. Also, what attributes were found to be especially valuable.
  2. Nope. Likes ball to feet effects the players runs. So he'll make less runs where the ball needs to be played into space. With runs with ball often, the player will make the same runs as usual but what they do with the ball once they receive it changes. In the case, they are more likely to dribble than to pass.
  3. When two cm's, do you put the DLP on support or defend? Do you use the BTB for defensive or possession game?
  4. I've only used one during the game when I can see an obvious need for it. But I've never quite cracked how to fit it into a successful long term tactic. So how do you use yours? I.E what team instructions? Whats his role for the team? How does the BTB role benefit you? What player instructions? What outcome do you get from using the BTB compared with another role? What roles do you match it with?
  5. General training level will not be affected by either: positional, role/attribute or preferred move training. However those three effect each other. Consider them the players "additional training" time. "Additional training" and level has no effect on general training time and level and vise versa. His level of "additional training" will remain at whatever level you set it at regardless of whether he has 1,2 or 3 focuses to learn in his "additional training" time, however the time will be split between the focuses (equally). As an example, if he is learning a new preferred move as well as training for a new position and training a specific role/attribute; the general training time and level will be unnafected. "Additional training" level will be unnafected and time spent will remain the same, but the time would be split between the three focuses equally at 33%. You can see the training percentage on the players individual training screen.
  6. If you're using offside trap you'll probably want a midfielder to shield the d line who will either intercept the pass or force their players to simply choose another pass. Also bear in mind that if they play with a pacey striker they'll likely be trying to pass into space so you'll need fast defenders (in particular your centre halves). Pitch dimensions is also important. If the pitch is short, your defenders will have less time to catch up with the player who is through on goal. This tactic can be effective but only in matches you expect to dominate possession. The high line is useful only when used in balance. The advantage is that you keep the ball much better and therefore have a better attacking threat but if you don't keep possession well your advantage will be gone and your opposition will have the ball often with plenty of space to exploit. So in short, only use when you have high possession.
  7. What stood out from your tactic sections was the imbalance of roles. LD should be reserved for defenders who are terrible on the ball. Use at least one CD as they will play with more intelligence on the ball (try to at least). Also you don't seem to have any creative roles that use support in your midfield triangle so there's not enough creative influence in the side. My opinion anyway.
  8. I use wingers with success but can't help feeling I'm not utilizing my teams tactical flexibility by adjusting the wide mens roles. So my question is, how have you used wide MIDs in your tactical system and what made them beneficial to your tactics?
  9. I would agree with the above suggestion of using a CM instead of BWM. If you really insist, you need to have a DM or BBM to cover the space he leaves open. I would recommend changing your F9 to a DF.
  10. I'm aware you believe you've already solved the problem but I think my advice could help. Firstly, I think you could change your team shape to structured. I think even as Weston supermare you would have some players intelligent enough to play in that shape, and for those that don't you can use player instructions (I find those to be especially important when not playing with a fluid shape because if your player has weak tackling as an example; hetelling him to ease of tackles in a structured shape is likely to really reduce his mistakes in challenges as he will listen to your instructions more often than not in a structured shape). I find player instructions more important than team when playing with lower quality players. Secondly, you need your change the player roles and duties. You have no playmakers or and only 2 players on support. I find you need at least one creative player on support in a central position even if they're only an AM or CM. Your DLF will only work well with your AF if the opposition team is playing a high enough line for him to have the time to touch turn and pass in behind. I find DFs work better for build up play. And wide MIDs I don't know how to utilise them but if you use wingers they work as forwards and would work better with your DLF that your AF I think.
  11. I'm thinking you would use it when the opposition is completely packing the box maybe. Or if you are playing as a team like West Ham, using 'go route one' and having a target man to knock it down for an onrushing attacking midfielder. As for attributes, I wonder if high technique is needed because the player will have less time to balance himself and adjust his body. I'm thinking this because wingers need high techique. I've also read that ball playing defenders should be used for counter attacking, so if go route one was supposed to be coupled with a much higher tempo, it would make sense as the ball playing defender uses technique as one of the roles attributes. This is also just theory though, I've never tried much higher tempo, but would like to no your thoughts.
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