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  1. Hi Guys, good news after half of the next season. Thanks to your input I did some changes. 1. I developed a more cautious counter tactic which I use in most of the games. Sometimes when things are not working I switch to a more possession styled tactic based on the example from Gdanks above. This is how the tactic looks like. My idea behind is to reduce conceding goals and did allow too many chances. And yes, it worked very well. The result are only 9 Goals against me in 17 Games, only 58 shots on my own target and 10 clean sheet games. 2. I also overworked my set-pieces and concentrate on defending. Also always for at the back to avoid counter after own set-pieces. Result are zero Goals against me after set-pieces 3. I recognized my left side as a weak point and was able to buy this guy from Hannover for 47 Million. I was also able to sell one midfielder to Manu for the same value, so this was for me a good business. And yes, Elvir is one of my best players 4. I retrained my right full back as a defensive midfielder and it worked very well. With good Positioning, Tackling and Anticipation he is exactly filling this cap in my squad. At the end the overall statistics looks good now. Prat is now leading the leagues goals scoring stats with 15 goals. I won a lot of games and only had one lost against Schalke, one of the bigger teams (not in real life anymore ) Thanks to that performance I'm now leading the league and I'm curios what the second half will bring. I'm a little bit fearful that my tactic will not work the whole season but thanks to you I can now also switch to something different and have more opportunities. Thanks everybody for your help, I will let you know how the seasons ends Br Volker
  2. Thanks for posting your tactics What have I done with the corners? That#s simple, I've created a new tactic and forgot to load the set-pieces routines. Yes stupid beginner fault But I like that the game punished me for that I think I understand what you tell me. I try to watch the first games now in full mode to see what's happening. I also think it's a good idea to create two tactics, one more possession oriented for teams who sit back and one counter attacking for the bigger teams. I will give this a try and see how it works. Thanks for all of your support, I really appreciate.
  3. Hi, yes, most of the teams are playing gegenpressing with a 4-2-3-1 . Counter attacking football makes sense and at the beginning of the save I was very successful with this style. Until I though that it was time for a change because I didn't saw any progress. That was the point were I changed to much in the playing style and got problems.
  4. Hi Guys, as promised here is how it's going until the end of the season. I switched to a 4-2-3-1 and the start was promising. But after a view games it turns around and the end of the season was really bad again. We come into a bad run and lost a view games. So we finished at 8th in the Bundesliga, which means no European competition next year. In the Euro Conference League we reached the final but lost against Sevilla. Our games in the cup were much better then in the League. Here's the tactic I've played in this second half of the season. The Board is disappointed, something I've never had before. Now I've got the challenge to collect 10 Points out of the next 5 matches What are my learnings until now: We've got too much goals from corners (10). Something I have to stop. We do not create many chance. I don't know what's wrong but my offence is not efficient. We concede a lot of chance to the opponent teams and get a lot of goals. I think what's missing is a central midfielder in defend who is stopping the opponent Playmaker. Therefore I will now switch to a more cautious 4-1-2-3 and try to exploit the fast players I've got on the flanks with a counter attacking formation. I will update you with my progress next season and if I'm able to get the needed points to keep my employment.
  5. Thanks Guys, amazing feedback, some really good points. Especially from Gdanks For sure I will test a view things now and response. But I need time for this
  6. Of course. I'm curios what you can achieve. Please try this link to download my save right before the first post. https://filehorst.de/d/dBujEnjs
  7. Some really good points, thank you. Meanwhile I also think the 4-4-2 is not the best system for my team. Prat is usually not playing the TM. My TM was Brinkies in most games and he should be sufficient to play the role. In CM I have those guys. All in all one of the best teams which I ever had in FM. But until now we didn't perform like we should. What I now try to establish is a more ball oriented play, like some of proposed. Of course Prad and Timmermans are my Key-Players. I try a 4-2-3-1 with shorter passing and gegenpress when the opponent has the ball. After a view games it looks promising, but until now I didn't had one of the bigger teams of the league. Have a nice evening and congratulations to England for those of you who supporting them.
  8. Thanks for your feedback. More space in front ist clear, but with a high line of engagement I reduce the space? Or not?
  9. Hi, I'm playing football manager for years now, but this years version pulls me down and I don't know what else I can do. I' m playing with VFL Bochum in the German Bundesliga and I'm now in season 2033/2034. My Squad is promising but Im not able to get into the top 5. Most of the time over the years I'm placed between 5 and 9. In the previous versions I always had success after such a lot of seasons. I'm for sure not a tactical genius, but my experience in the past was, that with a solid formation and some good players success will come. But not this year I've tried a lot of formations and changes during the years and honestly don't know what's wrong. It's my long term save and I didn't want to give up, but I'm currently at a point were it doesn't make fun anymore. This is my current squad: Some really outstanding players in it, young talents and some also with great personality. My tactic at the moment is nothing special, I try to keep it simple and I choose a balanced 4-4-2, because it's easy to adapt in game if necessary. I also tried 4-2-3-1 and 4-1-3-2. Nothing works really well. I watched some matches also in fulltime to see what's going on. It's a mix of everything. Matches were I have a lot of chances, Matches were I have only a view chances, I condense goals from different situations. I really cannot say what is the reason that I do not move forward. What are you guys doing in such a situation when you don't know what to do? I've tried so much and now I'm at the point to give up. I'm thankful for every hint. Have a nice evening Volker
  10. Hi, I'm reading this with pleasure and as I'm currently managing with Bochum in Germany I decide to give it a try, because what you said above is right, most of the german teams are playing 4-2-3-1 and when they're sitting deep it's hart to break. First seven games were 4 wins and 3 draws. I score a lot of goals, which I like of course. On the other side I see a lot of counter against me, that's why I decide to user deeper line of engagement. What I also can see is a very high decrease of condition during the match. After 60 minutes a lot of my players have a "red heart". Which is clear, because of the high pressing and the wide areas on the pitch the team has to cover. I don't get a lot goals against me in the last 15 minutes, so it seems to be OK. Not sure what I can do about it? Br Volker
  11. Sorry, I thought that this is a question related to tactics and fit's to this tread. Honestly I don't understand why not?
  12. Hi, what can I do that my defenders play better together? I concern a lot of goals over the middle and I ask myself why are they not have a better partnership? Thanks in advance Volker
  13. @Rashidi Thanks for you explanation, I think I understand. After viewing a view matches I can say, that you're right and I get swarmed. Most of the balls I'm playing forward are immediate coming back and my striker is not able to "hold" the ball. I'm sitting to deep and it's only a matter of time when I concern a goal.
  14. Thank you @michaeltmurrayuk. Great work that brings the match experience to the next level
  15. Hi Rashidi, I play with the VFL Bochum in the German Bundesliga and I'm a big underdog. Last year I stayed in the league winning the relegation match in overtime. I played a 4-4-2 and concerned a lot of goals, so I thought it is a good idea to be a litte bit more organised and play counter attack. I tried your 4-3-3 because it seems to fit the best to my players. But I doesn't work. I only score 2 goals in 4 matches one was a penalty. I doesn't see my team counter, it seems we are to weak to bring the ball forward. So it's only a matter of time when we get a goal against us. This one was horrible Do you recommend not to play such kind of tactic when your time is too weak? I really want to understand what happens. Thanks in advance
  16. Thanks Rensie I tried to do this and to understand how it works. Honestly to complicated for an old guy like I'm I will live with the purple colour there.
  17. Hi, thanks Looks better now, but I still cannot see the logo, the long names and also the colour looks different?
  18. Hi Wells, unfortunately it looks like this. Is there something wrong? Thanks in advance
  19. Hi Rensie, first I would like to thank you for this skin. I really like it and he's the reason why I play not the touch version this year Can I change somewhere the background colour of the menu? From purple to the same blue like in the menu on the left? Also here, I don't know if it's the same background colour? Thanks in advance
  20. Hi Guys, can you switch a player to a partner club? I can't because it's greyed out. Do you know why?
  21. I know this tread is for tactics and trainings but I didn't find a tread for scouting. I hope it's OK that I raise my question here. I cannot assign an assignment to a scout. I'm responsible for this but when I create an assignment it is not assigned to the scout I want to (here Bert van Marwijk). How can I assign an an assignment to a special scout? Thanks in advance
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