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  1. That's fantastic ED I think I couldn't have set it up any better (but probably you already know that ). Thanks for the inspiration, I think I'll try something like that and see how that goes. Unfortunately one of my wingers broke his wrist so I was in a bit of a mess tactically, but on the bright side his substitute is playing even better. Btw I played the first competitive league match, home against Livingston (projected 4th) and I managed to draw 1-1. Their goal came from their attacking winger who completely annihilated my poor fullback on a header, from a cross coming after a throw i
  2. Well, I can relate, having the same project with Partick Thistle in the second division of Scottish football (youngsters development and counter attacking football with a 4411 formation. If you want, I opened yesterday a topic on this. Based on the screenshot of your 4411, though I understand what your purpose is, I can see a few issues here and there. Firstly, as far as roles and duties are concerned, they seem to me a little to plain and stale: two WB-s, two W-s on the flanks. One AM and one P both on A that would both look for penetration and don't offer much support to the play (though
  3. Thanks Robson for the reply. I've thought about the A mentalities. Don't know about it, because on a Cautious mentality having less than 3-4 ppl with A, could mean (my idea) that everybody stays back in order to avoid risk. But when we get the ball and the opportunity arises, I want the right people (i.e. those with A) to run forward and support the counter. Yes, this could also be achieved playing on positive or attacking and in that case I would use maybe 2 or 3 attacking and maybe 4 defending. Anyway, that's a good point and I'll try and develop it and also your suggestion ab
  4. Thanks, ED. I know that it is possible, I just thought that implementing a cautious (sometimes I play balanced) mentality could help me achieve a more risk-free, launch from the back type of play; I hoped that by setting 4 players with an attacking ment. and - for example - deleting the defensive of the dlp, I could in a sense achieve counter runs and fast transitions. Then I thought that the dlp and the wannabe bpd, along with the sk would launch the ball in the space for them to catch. Please tell me how would you set up in order to be compact in defence and hard to break down, I'd
  5. Hi guys, Thank you in advance for any help that will be given. I'm managing Partick Thistle in Ladbrokes Championship. Being newly promoted I thought I'd set up a counter tactic; anyway, having had little success in doing so in last FMs (I'm playing FM19 now), I thought I'd ask for your opinion on what I've developed so far. I have tried the setup for a number of friendlies, but I still have to test it in competitive matches. I've been content with the defensive solidity, though I've played mostly against weaker sides. Still, I'm not seeing the kind of fast paced-played into spa
  6. Usually I start the season with one tactic that is my main one (the one I want to use the most) and then mid season I start to add another one based on what I want to change (if anything) the following season, youthlings replacing older players but with different traits, new signings for following season and so on. I spend some months with the two tactics active using more and more the second one - less and less the first one. At the start of the new season I start over with the same process - i.e. swap the two tactics, the second becomes my main one and the first get cancelled. So I
  7. I took over mid season at Soroksár SC (Budapest suburbs team) in Hungarian second division. We have a pretty decent squad for the level, but awful facilities overall (first team and youth). They were just above the relegation spots when I took over, managed to take them to 10th place as of now, but with a defensive counter 4411. Starting to think to next season and what I want to accomplish, I came up with the aforementioned setup, which I'm training and playing regularly now: results are a bit fluctuating right now. Biggest problem of course are conceding and not being able to keep a res
  8. Aha! You ask for too much, mate! I really can't say for it's been days since I last played. Moreover, I tend to rotate, my first option Just broke his foot and as I was saying summer is coming and I can make changes in the transfer market; so, let's just say I can have the best option (regarding footedness) you were thinking of. @reg22
  9. About the OP, I think your setup is give and it's definitely something I could have come up with. Maybe, since I assume you're trying to lure the opponent out of his half and then hit them with the speed of Salah and Mane, and since you have Van Dijk in your back four, I would go with a BPD that would try some killer balls when the opportunity arises.
  10. I meant that in my setup I use the PFa on the left side of the attack duo and the DLFs on the right one, and not the opposite as was initially wrongly stated by me.
  11. Isn't it balanced or positive as I said after mentioning it's a 442? (Yeah I get it's not the best I could do... :D). Anyways, I now think I might have put the two strikers on the wrong side --> they are instead swapped (PFa on the left and DLFs on the right).
  12. In following this post with interest since I'm trying to play in a similar way and I'd like to know the OP author's opinion and the one from @Experienced Defender, too, about my tactical setup. Keep in mind that I'm not in any way even close to Liverpool's player level, since I'm playing in the Hungarian second tier. My setup is this: 442 balanced (sometimes positive) Sk-d Fb-a NND-s CD-d Fb-s W-s Cm-a Cm-d IW-a/s PF-a Dlf-s TIs Play narrower, play ball into spaces, much higher tempo, more direct passes Much higher LoE, much higher DL, much mor
  13. That's true, @Experienced Defender, and thank you for the answer. I also tend not to use those options, but the doubt clinged my mind since my assistant manager told me that one of my opponents was very weak on his left side. Therefore I was wondering how to exploit that deficiency. Thank you again! Cheers
  14. Hello everyone, I was wondering if, by selecting the attack on the left/right side/center of the pitch option, I am just telling my players to launch the ball there and then I must have people instructed to attack those specific areas (i.e. a winger or a poacher)? Or the more attacking players or maybe the ones who are instructed to get forward more are going to attack those areas more in their movements, independently from their roles? I hope I am being clear. Thank you! B
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