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  1. Just finished the 24/25 season on my Norwich save and won the CL! I had finished 4th in the league also but as Man City won the Europa League it means they automatically qualified for the Cl next season so I had to win the final in order to qualify. As you can see from the screenshot I have kept 3 of the original back 4 as they all develop fantastically. Tactically I completely ripped everything up and started again mid season as I wasn't happy with our teams performance despite being in and around the top 4 all season. The football we played wasn't particularly exciting so I thought I'd give a 'total football' brand of football a go inspired by a couple of threads in the tactics section as I felt we had the players to do so and this and the players took really well to it and the football was a lot closer to what I wanted to see. This led to me knocking out Liverpool and Chelsea in the Quarter Finals and semi final respectively. The one who seemed to appreciate the change most was Gio Reyna. Ive struggled getting performances and goals out of my LW in the last few seasons and he ended up on 15 goals with most of these coming in the last few months of the season. Now as you can see Liverpool have come in with a monster offer of £165m for my number 9. I'm completely torn on whether to accept. It is the highest offer I've ever received in any FM. I already have another regen of very similar ability so I am inclined to accept and reinvest. Edit - I should point out he only has 2 years left on his contract and throughout this season he has rejected all approaches to renew.
  2. How are you setting up? I had a great second season finishing seventh but in my third season nothing seems to be working for me.
  3. A tip I use is at the end of every season I'll search for players with a max age of 17 and then look through them based on their values. So I'll look through all the 16-17 year olds valued from £150,000 and that's been useful for me. Obviously it's not going to unearth all them but it's something else to use in addition to loads of scouts in key nations.
  4. Having wrote it out I can see that a bit better now. So perhaps dropping the forward to a support duty and having having him a little bit deeper offering an option for my AP and in turn creating space for my IF?
  5. Im struggling myself to get a solid base for a 4-1-2-3. My current set up is DLF (A) AP (S) IF (A) Mez (S) Cm (S) Dm (D) Wb (A) CD (D) CD (D) WB (S) GK (D) Standard Flexible TI's - play out of defense, work into box, close down more and slightly higher. My IF (Salah) and DLF (Firmino) regularly get low ratings and seem hardly involved. I'm generally happy with how the rest of my team are performing. Coutinho comes narrow with the mez going wide to create space for him and the WB overlapping creates good overloads down that side. Coutinhl is running at the defense but his options for balls seem rather limited. Perhaps due to Salah's PPM try to beat the offside trap?
  6. Anybody had much experience with Gotze? Available first season for just £12m. Playing 4-2-3-1 with Coutinho AP(s) on the left and Firminho as a Shadow Striker which is doing well for me.
  7. Switched to this in my last game against a team with a 4-4-2 as i've always struggled against that for and I won. Changed to it for the first full game next and i'm 4-0 after 8 mins! Definitely going to be an option for me against teams who try and park the bus as it seems to create space everywhere
  8. If i'm playing a 4-3-3 with one winger (a) and one inside forward (a), which side would I play my advanced playmaker (s) and which side would I play my cm (a)? I think I should play my CM (a) on the side of my winger as he will stretch the play and make more space for him?
  9. Hmm i'd probably say about 7-8. I never seem to score more than 2
  10. In my current save with Liverpool I am really struggling to create more than 1 or 2 CCC's per game. I am playing a 4-3-2-1 GK (Defend) DR - CWB (attack) DC - Central defender (defend) DC - Central defender (defend) DL - Wing back (support) MCR - Deep lying playmaker (support) MC - Central midfielder - defend MCL - Central midfielder (attack) - instructions get further forward AMR - Inside forward (attack) - sit narrower, AML - Advanced playmaker (support) - sit narrower, roam from position (to try and get him more space and ideally be getting most of my asissts laying balls on for my striker and advancing midfielders but not managed to do this so far SC - Treq ( attack) - to try and get the best out of Suarez Setting up with Control & Rigid Team instructions - shorter passing, work ball into box, play out of defence, hassle opponents I've toyed around with all sorts of formations and roles for my striker and midfielders to try and create a greater supply but to not much avail so far Any help would be appreciated
  11. Happened to me against Villa. They went down to 10 men, i was pummeling them 70% possession 30+ shots and they score on the break with their only shot, Luckily Sturridge scored late on to win it though
  12. Do you guys sell or keep reina when he returns? Napoli are offering me 9m for him
  13. I've got him playing as a false nine with better results upto now. I have no idea how to set up away to bigger teams without impacting on my play going forward so I went to City and stuck with my normal tactics and got stuffed 4-0, 2 goals from corners and a penalty
  14. How are people getting the best of Suarez? I have him playing up front either as a false 9 or a Treq and he just does not get involved whatsoever. I had both wingers (amr/l) as IF (a) to provide support and he can drop off and play them in or score himself. Got my midfield set up as a 3 AP(A), DLP (s) and cm(D)
  15. Just beat Villa 3-1 away with my new 4-3-3. Villa got a man sent off after 8 mins, they had 1 shot all game and scored. Joe Allen had 170+ passes attempted and 166 completed, never seen that many before
  16. Looks like you're doing well. A couple of questions, firstly you play Cou and Sturridge wide, i'm guessing as inside forwards? Do you not find that whatever one is playing on the side of Honda (I guess who is the one who gets forward) do they not crowd the space you'd want him to have? I have been trying to implement a winger on one side tp try and stretch the play and leave more space for him. Also you have got Luis scoring considerably, he only has 5 goals in 20 odd games for me (although I have only just started playing him through the middle). How do you set him up? I have been playing him CF (s) and with roam from position and move into channels on
  17. Nope. Playing spurs, Townsend has the ball and crosses it. Sakho is marking Soldado and next minute with nobody else in proximity Sakho just strides out leaving him with a tap in
  18. Things are going amazingly. Sitting first with 5 games left and 7 points clear! Brought Muriel in January and him and Ocampos have been scoring for fun!
  19. Currently in my seconds season with Monaco. First season I won Ligue 2 very comfortably with Toure banging the goals in for fun. Second season started ok enough but I was really struggling to get my wide players performing well. So I switched tactics around October time to my preferred 3-5-2 with wing backs and the turnaround has been amazing. In January now and i'm sitting 4th just 2 points off the top! My current first team is GK - Schmeichel CB - Rafael Toloi CB - Raul Albiol CB - Kagelmacher WB - Tzavellas WB - Ebondo DM - Arijan Ademi CM - Will Hughes CM - Bazarite ST - Ocampos St - Toure
  20. Right so I started a game with Liverpool. Didn't make too many changes first season. Brought in Bolatti on loan and Wellington Nem. Out the door went Downing on loan, Johnson for 23m & Joe Cole on a free transfer. I was hoping for a top 4 finish. To my surprise I managed to hit the ground running with Suarez playing as a Treq, first half of the season he couldn't stop scoring. Second half of the season he slowed down a bit missing all sorts of chances so rotated him for Borini and had Fabio Borini up top as an Advanced Forward and he is so good! Got 2 goals for me in a 2-1 away win at Old Trafford. I Ended up finishing 2nd only 2 points off the top. Suarez got 18 league goals Borini finished with 10. Second season I decided Suarez wasn't clinical enough to play upfront and not quite suited to AML so I sold him to Chelsea for 34m, Skrtel to Bayern for 20m and Carroll to Athletico for 8.75. So far I have bought Falcao (transfer listed) for 25m, Alaba for 18m, Butland for 4m, and Insigne on a free. Still need a right back, back up holding midfielder and another centre back and an advanced playmaker
  21. I think I might of found it. I've started letting him roam a bit more and setting my DLP as the playmaker, therefore previously Oscar was surrounded, now the opposing midfielders are closing down my DLP more and leaving much more room for him to operate in. Since i've changed it he has 2 in 2
  22. I'm still struggling with Oscar playing Advanced playmaker attack. He just hardly seems to be involved in my attacks. I've tried him as attacking midfielder attack too and just cant seem to get anything out of him
  23. Yeah that's what i'm hoping. I play 4-3-2-1 with Hazard & Mata as inside forwards and looking at Oscar he has everything to be one of the best in AMC. Hopefully see more of an improvement this season
  24. I had a disaster in the CL semi final against Galatasaray. Won the first leg 1-0 and got smashed 5-1 away. My tactic was far too open so my own fault. Finished the season with the super cup, fa cup, club world championship and the premiership. I play 4-2-3-1 with Mata and Hazard as inside forward support and Oscar as AP attack. Cant get him to find any real form though. How has everybody else done with Oscar and how do you set him up?
  25. Coming to the end of my first season. Currently sitting top of the league 4 points clear with 7 games left. In the semi finals of the CL against Galatasaray after beating Barca 4-2 on aggregate. After beating them 3-1 at the bridge it was back to the walls stuff at the Nou Camp and if it weren't for Cech it would of been a different story. Also still got the FA cup final against Middlesborough to play. Things are looking good so far. Transfers in: Demba Ba - £7m Ander Herrera - £15m Radja Nainggolan - £17m Stevan Jovetic (January for £25m. Such a monster for me so far 16 in 16 Alan Dzagoev (Jan - free) Ademilson - £5m Transfers out: Daniel Sturridge - £6m (contract was expiring) Fernando Torres - Loan with view to £9m to Bayern (really hit and miss, mostly miss!) Mikel - £10m
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