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  1. I would argue that both (tight marking and/or hard tackling) could be as suited to a high pressing style of play as a defensive style? These are both (if i’ve understood correctly) instructions that seek to reduce the opponents time on the ball, which is kind of imperative in a high pressing style. Especially when managing a good side with players that have generally high mental attributes, i’d argue that tight marking can be ideal when pressing high.
  2. In general, the game is really enjoyable. The ME has made enourmous steps since FM20. It is just way better, more dynamic and more realistic in every aspect. My negative feedback would be that you cant hide the assistant managers advices prior to or during the game anymore (or at least I havnet found a way to do so). These advices are (for most of the time) useless, and just really annoying. They kinda reminds me of internet popups and makes the whole experience less enjoyable imo.
  3. If you don't mind me asking, why doesnt it fit this style/formation? Is it primarily a TI that is effective with a lower block? I also guess it may effect my TQs movement negatively, and it does tend to break up my team shape from time to time. Still relatively new to the tactical aspect of the game, so im just genuinely curious. In the sense of my best passer, yes (and also the most important). But yeah, interaction between roles/duties being more important obviously makes sense. Yeah, I know, I was (somewhat poorly articulated) meaning i'll try swapping CM roles
  4. Interesting; may I ask why I should remove tight marking? A bit sceptic of swapping CM roles as I only have right footed midfielders and want my most advanced passer to be on his right foot. But I will try it, would be interesting to see what works best of swapping cm roles and am/st side.
  5. Thanks both for the advice, found it really useful. From how I read both, swapping sides of the Treq and AF would be a sensible starting point. Gotta admit it makes a lot of sense, and it could even improve the overall tactical setup (given the even more significant overload on the left). My reasoning for having the Treq on the right was 1) I wanted the Treq to linkup with the RM and 2) I was a bit worried of him "colliding" with the IW when playing on the left side. But, as zabyl pointed out, a Wa mostly goes on his own, especially since ive mostly used King there, who is a rather l
  6. So the title is pretty self-explanatory; how do I get my attacking players (i.e. the TQ and the striker) more involved within the frameworks of this tactic: For context: The tactic is not working bad at all. But nearly all build up and chance creation are happening on the flanks. The tactic is sort of set up for this to be happening (overlading the left/switching play to RW probably being the main threat) so im not seeking drastic changes as such. Just possible tweaks that would be useful to utilize especially Brooks more. His attributes are sort of perfect for the Treq role imo
  7. @Experienced Defender Thanks for the advice, I will check some of these videos. Regarding the choice of PF/S, that was more related to the defensive aspect, as I figured my attackers needed to be as aggressive as possible. Redmond's not ideal for that role, but he is ok and I was hoping two PFs with a S/A variation would be enough to create some kind of dynamic relationship. That being said, i'm not entirely satisfied with the movement of my front three yet (to my surprise, I've find team to be more defensively solid than fluid in attack with this tactic). So maybe I'll try him as an
  8. Been playing FM for a couple of years now without really getting too deep into the tactical aspect of the game. Usually, i've just gone with one of the tactical presets, done a few tweaks to fit my side and then let it slide. Sometimes it works, sometimes it dont, but it have become increasingly boring. After lurking a bit on this forum for inspiration, I decided to try to build my own tactic. Starting in january 2020, my aim was to get a team out of the relegation zone playing attacking football. With Southampton being on a steady course down in the Championship, the choice was pretty si
  9. Having a bit of trouble understanding how the u23 league system works. On my recent Spurs save, my u23s just out of nothing got dumped two divisions from PL1 to U23 division 3 despute finishing mid-table and Spurs having a category 1 youth setup. Does anyone have any clue how this may happen (i.e. how the u23 league system actually works)? Am I missing something? This also happened on my Palace save, despute building their youth setup to a category 1.
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