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  1. Could something like this work? DLF (S) / F9 IF(A) IW(s) (stay wider PI) DLP (s) / bbm mezz (a) Half back / DM WB (s/a) CD(d). BPD(d). IWB(s)
  2. Thats really helpful thank you. I get what you're saying about considering tactic as a whole and not just bits of it in isolation its something i am definitely guilty of. I also think i panic after a couple of dodgey results. I forget were plymouth argyle and not Liverpool or united etc. So shouldnt expect to be beating everyone. Perhaps abit of patience is needed as well.
  3. We score the majority of our goals from crosses which isn't a problem however, i feel as though i would like to try and create goals via other methods as this can make us more unpredictable dangerous going forward. If the opposition can nullify our threat from putting crosses into the box then we'll struggle to score. What would people suggest trying to do this or how do people go about doing it in their saves?
  4. That makes sense. Do you think that area of the pitch could be overcrowded? Ill try and include some examples later on but from what i see sometimes in games is that my two centre mids are really far apart. Could this be an issue? Also do you think the instructions could be an issue?
  5. Thanks for the advice, can i ask why you would make those changes? Keen to understand peoples thinking behind the changes/tactics.
  6. Hey All, Currently in 10th after 14th, really thought we'd be doing a little better. Scored the 10th highest amount of goals and conceded the 6th most goals. Here is the current tactic based, i'm not sure how to change it, with the firepower in the team i'd really expect us to be scoring more often than we are. In terms of players the only real changes to the team are in the CM slots. I feel the two players there are upgrades on the previous players. Any advice would be much appreciated.
  7. That something i might have to try. Thanks for the advice.
  8. That's odd then, I'm not sure how to explain that 😂! Yeah pretty well, we had a tough start to the new season, first 3 league games were Liverpool, man United and man City! We got pumped 4-1against Liverpool and 5-0 against man City, but only lost 1-0 to man united after player with 10 men from 10 after my striker got sent off so we did well in that game. It was abit of naivety on my part, I didn't make any tweaks to the tactic at all, I just wanted to see if we could compete at that level but we're still some way off. Our squad is still so young. I think the oldest player in the starting 11 was 26. Since then however we've moved up to 7th or 8th I cant remember off the top of my head which one and we've not lost another game. After about 9 games I think. Its looking really promising, watching the games really helps and I'm started to tweak bits in games just to see if things pay off. For example upping the tempo is something I've work quite well in moving the opposition around with quicker passing.
  9. It's really cool that you've managed to get the team to play in a way you're happy with! I'm not sure why the BWM would play better than an anchorman, is it the same against bigger teams too? My guess would be that because you dominate teams the anchorman doesn't really have much to do and is quite a static role. The BWM can go hunting for it as soon as you loose possession to win it back quickly for you? Obviously other people with more knowledge maybe able to answer that for you.
  10. This is something I feel I can definitely get better at. I know exactly what you mean. Some games it just doesn't click due to the opposition and its knowing what to change. For example if we're struggling to get shots away I'll remove work ball into box and sometimes use shoot on site. I'd love to hear people's thoughts and options on what they're looking for when they decide to make a change.
  11. Absolutely smashing it! Great set of results, does It produce the football you want to see? It's a very similar set up to what I have now. Producing tidy stuff, need to work on producing some more goals next season
  12. Thanks for the advice, i will assess the squad over the close season and look at what positions we can improve in. It's possible we need some more experience in the team in a few key positions. From looking at my squad, what positions would you have said need improving? We play some nice football. I'm happy with how the tactic performs, just struggle to break teams down to create decent quality chances. It's something i'll look at in pre-season. That's the right attitude, it's good to try things out. That's cool, it sounds promising whats your current tactical setup? So, a slightly disappointing end to the season, we got thrashed 4-0 in the FA Cup final against Tottenham, and we lost 3-2 to AC Milan in the Europa League final. a mistake from our centre back gifted their striker the ball in our box to slot home. They had 4 shots, 3 on target, 3 goals. Quite unfortunate really but i take a lot of positives from the season and looking forward to seeing this squad grow and develop. Hopefully reach more finals.
  13. Would you say that is due to the level of opposition we played in the away matches? Draws have killed us this season. Admittedly a lot of those were from the start of the season before i came onto here for help and advice. I would like us to score more goals than we do, statistically we have scored the 11th most goals in the league with 41 after 37 games and created the 15th best amount of chances with the 3rd best shots on target ratio at 52% and 12th best conversion rate at 8%. Defensively we've got the 5th best defense in the league. 8th most clean sheets. and we've actually not done badly at set pieces at all. It felt worse that what it was, we're in the top 3 for corners, FK and IDKs conceded. What are your thoughts on that and is there anything you would recommend?
  14. I would say we dominated against Norwich, West Ham and Valencia, should've won those really. We got lucky against Leeds, they played us off the park. We did it! Won 1-0 then it went to penalties! In terms of players to upgrade i'm not sure. It's difficult as we have the youngest squad in the premier by a good couple of years and alot of our players have potential to become better so i'm tempted to give them time. Barrera playing AMR IW (s) gets quite low ratings and i don't seem to get much from him but again it's he's only 21 and his first season in a new country. We played some decent stuff and are solid at the back. A lot of the time i'm confident that if we can get a goal we'll go onto win the game. I know that we have let a few goals in at set pieces so that's something we can get better at. I think it's really scoring goals where we struggle, i'd like us to be scoring more but i'm not sure what needs to be tweaked for that to happy. How are you getting on?
  15. Managed to get on the laptop and grab a couple of screenshots: Away Results: Home Results: Any advice on this on this would be very welcome.
  16. Hey all, Another quick update, weve got 2 league games left against Liverpool and Fulham, can still finish in the top 10. We've got the second league against Everton in the europa league final to play however we lost 1-0 at their place. Then were finishing the season at Wembley in the fa Cup final against spurs. Im not on my laptop currently to provide a screenshot however, our away form is generally been poor when compared to our form. We've drawn alot of games, admittedly were not conceding but weve had real issues sticking it in the back of the net despite increasing the number of chances were creating, perhaps they're not of a high enough quality? What are peoples thoughts on this? And what could we do to improve on this next season?
  17. Hey all, i thought i'd give everyone a quick update. Since the Villa game here's our run of form and current progress in the league and cups: As you can see the results have been really good and we've crept up to 10th and could easily finish 7/8th with the right results. We also have an FA Cup and Europa League quarter final to look forward too! I shall keep you posted. It would be lovely to get a bit of silverware in the cabinet and i would take a top ten finish after the slow start to the season. That's fair enough, thank you!
  18. Absolutely, I get that mistakes will happen, was just trying to think longer term about finding upgrades in the summer etc. Were playing better and the results have picked up the last few games. I'll give an update abit later into the season. Hopefully creep back into the top half! Is there a list or link on the forum that has suggestions on good PPMs for different roles or could you recommend any for any of the roles?
  19. I must have stopped it at the wrong point, he plays a one two with 21, when he gets it back he plays the pass to 6. With regards to lacking the passing and technique to execute the pass. What would you say my team could do with to improve in terms of personnel to implement the style more effectively?
  20. Thanks for the link i will take a look. Yeah definitely, playing some tidy football. Just played Man City and lost 2-0 however one goal was a penalty and we created a few chances, so it's starting to look promising. Some smart recruitment in the summer should do us good. Do you have any recommendations on which positions you would improve in this team? It was a ball into feet. I know what you mean but it would seem less risky that the longer pass he attempted? What do you recommend to try and beat the aggressive press? As requested, screenshot of Samide :).
  21. Having looked at the heat maps and passing combinations from a few of the previous games, these are typical outcomes. It seems there's a disconnect between the striker and the AML, MCL or the striker and the right hand side. I'm not sure what to do about this/ is it necessarily bad thing? Lot of our play if focused down the right and the DLP is rarely involved in the play. We've increased the number of key passes into the opposition penalty area however, still not many. Am i reading too much into this, as the results in the last few games have picked up. Also @Experienced Defender, i captured this screen shot earlier as example of what i see what happen from time to time, less frequently now play out of defense has been removed. The LB Samide on the ball plays a pass to number 6 who is tightly marked and it's intercepted. What could be the reason for that? as 21 is available for an easy ball.
  22. Yeah I'll take a look at my set pieces see what I can make alterations too. Do you have any advice on this? For example, entirely zonal or a combination of zonal and man marking? I shall remove the play out of defense and see how that goes and experiment with balanced mentality and the full back. Yes, these have been on since the start, I think I included that in the original post, apologies if I didn't. Should these be removed? My reason for having this instruction was to try and encouraging movement and ensure an option was available for a pass. I didn't think this could clash with the be more expressive instruction. There's plenty of time to turn things a round. A couple of decent results and we can get back up the table.
  23. Its good that you've spotted it and found something that works for you! Yeah definitely, I think you could get it to work, would just need to make sure the the team is suited to it, that's where I'm trying to get to now. Along with the right instructions, mentality, roles and training etc.
  24. Hey @olegmelnikov, during the matches did you notice it happening a lot? I'm not sure on the answer but it could because of team/player instructions. I'm really not an expert, trying to learn things myself. What were the players like playing in those positions? As you raised i thought it would be good to focus in on this and see what sort of patterns i'm getting. This a game against united i just played. These are a few examples from the first 15 minutes of the match and i could've easily included more where in my opinion the mezz and IW take positions that are close to each other but not too close. A couple of times it lead to some really nice inter play between the two players. I'll keep an eye in other games and observe what happens.
  25. Fair enough, that's good to know. I've learnt so much from this thread.
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