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  1. All power to you! If you can make it happen somehow, I'd love to see it. Wide players exploiting the channels is some of the best football I see.
  2. Because that's what an Inside Forward does in reality. Cuts inside, both off and on the ball. He plays like a striker with a wide starting position. That's what Villa and Henry did for Barca, that's what Ronaldo did for Real (until moved in central), that's what Messi has done for most of his Barca career. Robben. Rashford. Milito in Mourinhos Inter. But even disregarding that, my point is not about the IF label/role - it's about the game/match engine as a whole. And I'll say again - I've tried that. No role in the AM L/R position produces it. I've yet to see a role from Striker position do it. I see it rarely from CM (though only Mezzala), but even then the passes never come. I've not seen it from AMC. My entire point for the past posts has been that I can't get ANYONE to make those runs or hit the passes, regardless of role or position. Likewise, it categorically NEVER happens against me. I'll make a separate thread or report it to technical, not gonna drag this on. I don't mean to hijack the thread, just thought it'd be relevant as a key part of this thread was to emulate David Villa in Barca.
  3. I'm saying it should be a part of the role, but even ignoring that, my point is that no players are doing it regardless of role and position. Not on my team, nor on the enemy team - across 11 seasons. I don't know how many times I have to say this. I've specified repeatedly that my experience applies to the game as a whole. I don't mean to be harsh here, but it's a bit frustrating to have to repeat one self. :/
  4. I appreciate the tips, but I've tried all of it. And while some of these instructions improve the positioning aspect, it still never produces runs into the channel from the wide player. Mezzala (a) do sometimes make the runs, but then the other half of the issue plays in - no one ever passes into the space. I think I'll just try to compile some examples and write a detailed post as a bug report, or something. Might not be an actual bug, but I'm fairly confident that runs and especiall passes into the channels between CB and FB is severely undertuned in the ME. A big component of this is that I never see it done by the AI against me, either.
  5. I've been considering it. I didn't want to report it as a bug if I'm the only one experiencing this, which is why I brought it up here. Maybe, by chance, I'm doing something tactically that means neither my side nor any side I verse is able to produce these types of chances. Maybe I'm a statistical anomaly. Didn't want to be the one to scream "BUG! BUG!" as soon as I'm not getting what I want, you know. Plus, knowing that the overall level of knowledge on tactics in here is some steps above mine, so maybe someone who'd have a solution or whatever.
  6. I never claimed you saying that. It's my claim; there few to no runs in between FB and CB from either me nor AI, and even when there are, no passes are ever attempted into the space - it's as if the Match Engine does not recognize it as a viable passing option. It's an observation based on the past 1200 hours of FM20. I'm not categorically saying it can't happen, only that it essentially doesn't happen at all, one way or the other. Regardless of role, PPMs and systems.
  7. Aight. Mind chiming in, while you're here? Someone as experienced as you surely has some insight on why the Inside Forward does not play like an Inside Forward should.
  8. No custom instructions and no PPMs that should make that happen. Also happens regardless of who I put in the role, sadly.
  9. I can respect that. I'm just trying to explore on a concept here. I'm not looking for cutbacks or midfielders running into channels. I want my Inside Forward to be played into space behind the enemy defence and/or between the CB and FB. From what I've seen so far in FM20, that simply does not happen with the AI nor with my team. In other words, it appears to me that the Match Engine is struggling to generate that sort of attacking.
  10. Another: What is my IF doing here (#7)? He's positioning himself as if he were a W(s). He should be much further up. Fast forward 5 seconds: He's barely moved 1 yard further up the pitch. Like what? The whole point of an Inside Forward is to exploit the channels between CB and FB, yet the role consistently puts the players nowhere near that.
  11. It's a good goal, but it's not remotely close to what I described and what I'm looking for. It's 5 passes leading into your IF taking an unpressed long shot from 17 yards.
  12. I'm obviously going to try and see if I can get it to work, but allow me to rephrase: I've yet to see any team and/or player consistently make plays like that. Not my own, not the AI. It's not about roles or the AM R/L position. I'm referring to the fact that runs and passes are almost never made into channels by anyone. 80% of goals for and against, across 11 seasons, have been through crosses or balls over top. 15% set pieces. 5% long shots. I've seen others complain about the same thing recently, but it hasn't struck me until now how non-existant these types of runs and passes are. Is it possible that this is what the "Underlap" instruction is meant to generate? Combined with "Pass Into Space" or something? Maybe @Rashidi can chime in here - what's your take on this?
  13. Just to follow up on my own gripe: https://gyazo.com/be402792996735459a939ee5e3515de1 Look at how my IF (a) (#9) just stands there. There is ample space to run into to at least generate a threat behind the enemy defense. And why is he even positioned that narrowly in the first place? This is the default for how the IF acts on the pitch, and it's not specific to this tactic/setup - it's the guideline for both me and the AI.
  14. Following up on this, I've noticed something interesting that I've noticed across FM20 as a whole: Passes in behind the channels to an Inside Forward simply do not happen. I can count on one hand the amount of times I've seen a wide player be played into space in between a central defender and a fullback in the past 4 months. This goes for my own team and AI. It just simply does not happen, regardless of how much space there is. Granted, the runs into this space happens rarely too, and often when they do it's at the completely wrong time. My IF is scoring goals, but they are almost exclusively from crosses. It seems to me the role isn't tuned to do what it says on the tin, at all. I can't be the only one to have noticed this, surely? It applies both when in possession in opposing half and on the counter. Players rather go for 50 yard dribbles than pass to the obvious man. What is your take on this @crusadertsar?
  15. Just applied your most recent setup for my squad after repeated attempts at creating something on my own without much success. I've struggled really hard with tactics this year as I'm lacking the necessary understanding on how the different instructions manifest in the ME. First off; results have been amazing. 5 straight wins after being on a 6 game loss streak - against top teams, too! Rock solid defensively and some really luxurious attacking play. Most importantly, though, I finally have a well thought out starting point that allows me to learn by deconstructing instead of constructing - ie., I can finally delve deeper into the tactics aspect without getting fired! Keep up the good work, bud.
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