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    Bolton Wanderers fan, Been playing football manager games since the good ole days of CM 01 - 02, still not got a clue what to do when building my own tactic. Plug and player!! Love the game.

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    Football, UFC, WWE, keeping fit and obviously FM

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  1. Looks good mate, cheers. Used it for a few games now, got beat first game off Millwall 3 - 0, but not lost in 4 now. battered Sheffield Wednesday 6 - 2 away from home and beat leeds 4 - 1 at home. Can't seem to keep a clean sheet though. Conceded 40 in 22 games. 21st worst in league. But I suppose player quality wont help with that. Just to clarify, I have removed pass through middle, offside trap and attacking width is now standard. I have also removed get stuck in and I am not a fan of this instruction at all
  2. Cheers mate, what is meant by removing passing focus in possession?? does this mean removing play through the middle or shorter passing?
  3. Where can I find this mate? Sorry had a look through the search option up top but no luck
  4. Knap, are all your tactics attacking mentality? if so, what difference does it make if i change the mentality??
  5. No problem cheers mate, Just started one with Barca (I know) using the beowulf 4231 p108. holy **** what a thing of beauty. Removed tackle harder from all PIs and get stuck in from TI. Also changed WBs from attack to automatic. Played 9 games, won 9, scored 43 and conceded 4 (7 league games, 2 champs league) since changing WBs to automatic, I haven't conceded in 6 games. Good work as always mate
  6. Cheers Knap, appreciate it mate. Gone with Volante 4222 for my Bolton team when favourites to lose, Blue Matter press 433 and Beowulf press 4231 for home games. I am flirting with Argus 451 though. What would you recommend?
  7. Hey Knap, first of all, as always great tactics. I am really confused with what tactics to use, so many to chose from. I am reading the posts but still not got a clue which one to use because of the wide variety. What would you say is the best for top team and also for underdog. If you can link the tactics in your reply then that would be really appreciated. Thanks
  8. Really enjoyed reading this, fantastic work. I have argued with my mate for years that mental stats are the ones that define a player, yes he may have have 20 passing, but if he is decisions are poor then more than often so will the pass in my opinion. I've just sent him the link to this thread, so I am expecting him to apologise . I know other technical and physical stats are important but for me these attributes are nothing without the right mental attributes. Love your insight on the "golden zone" too. To be fair I did not know anything about this until I read one of your posts in another thread, but I found it really interesting and has given me a few ideas on how to approach my next tactic. Just a quick question on this though, would it be beneficial to add to my OI's for the oppositions players that occupy them areas, maybe have close down more, tackle harder and show on to weaker foot? I feel by getting to these more and hitting them hard that would decrease the chances of the creator creating and hopefully mistakes being made towards their back line. I may be completely wrong with this suggestion.
  9. I am no expert at FM and like you have been playing since the good ole days of stefan selakovic being a legend in CM 01 - 02. I think some people have been harsh on you, I dont think you have ignored advice, I think that maybe you have found it difficult to understand it but still tried to implement what people have said. I am no where near the levels of FM knowledge as some of these but I do understand where they are coming from to an extent. Ive read the posts and to be fair mate non of your tactics have been fluid. For me you cant judge a tactic until its fully fluid, I will never judge a tactic before christmas in a game as the team is still learning it even when fluid. Once it is fluid i then switch match training to teamwork so the players communicate better and i feel this helps too. I will only change this until the team have forged a strong understanding. I did take exception to you saying that using someone elses tactics is sort of cheating, is driving a 2nd hand car cheating because someone used it before you? I have found in previous versions of FM that looking at other tactics has helped me create my own, you will usually find that the successful tactics usually have the same roles, This year I am founding that the most popular tactic's are using 3 at the back and the roles are usually BPD ST. That therefore tells me that BPD ST is a good role to use whilst creating my own, It has to be a solid role if successful tactics are using it. I will only use SS and DLF as a combo, dont ask me why but i just seem it always works for me, plus i also think the game tells you that the SS links in well with a DLF. Dont get me wrong I am not having a go, i like your drive and passion to make this work. Just stick with it. but then judge once fluid and train your players to play in the roles you want. Good luck Just to add too, I would never use shorter passing for a counter tactic at the very least I would use is mixed or more towards direct. For me, counter should be able to soak up the pressure then hit quickly and ironically directly.
  10. Knap, just wanted to say thank you for helping me out and giving me some quality advice and tips. I have mithered you through PM and you were more than helpful and pointed me in the direction of this beast of a tactic. Like I said in the PM's, I have only used it with Man City, but the tactic looks solid all round. great football and as I said, all round just a solid tactic. I know before everyone starts I am using it with City, But the tactic wasnt even fully fluid and I battered United and Chelsea with it.
  11. Hey, loving the idea of this tactic and can see the results you're getting. I've read the entire post and your tactic seems to be the one getting the results. However any chance you can upload the file for download. I am copying the instructions from your SS but not going anyways, also i am confused as to the comments about the corner setup. is there a link to these? saying that though if you upload your tactic then the set piece setup should be there
  12. no worries cheers mate, what is your pre season training and match prep etc.. i normally put it all the way to the left until fluid and have it on tactical and match tactics? is that right? sorry mate like i said before i need spoon feeding this stuff, but i only use your tactics i refuse to use any others
  13. i give this a go and it isnt working for me at BVB, the amount of yellow cards i have received is unreal, got 13 in 3 games and 2 reds. any suggestions mate? tactic is fully fluid, not dominating anywhere on the field, got outplayed by Frankfurt at home, they had more shots more possession.
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