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  1. Have anyone tried to replicate Jardims Monaco 16/17?
  2. I imagine playing him either as an IF - Attack on the left or perhaps Complete Forward support as a lone forward. In a Two striker system he could play as Complete Forward - Support or perhaps as an Advanced forward next to a another striker on support duty. Haven't tried him out by myself though. However, try using Zlatan as a Deep Lying Forward - Support so he'll drop deeper and hold the ball up more. That should encourage Griezmann to run in behind him. I am actually curious to see if Griez can be used as Shadow Striker perhaps? Regarding Micki, I think I might have found a good role for him on the right. AP - support.
  3. So you use him purely as a Winger - support/attack?
  4. @scott MUFC I see you are using Mkhi in a AMR spot. How do you manage to get the best out of him? I have played him as an IF - support, but seems to lose posession too easily when he dribbles. I'd say the right side of my formation is my greatest weakness, and I don't feel i'm getting enough out of my right wing. I usually play him as IF - Support, with a wing back on attack duty overlapping him in either a 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-2-3.
  5. In a 4231 wide, I am using RVP as a Trequartista up front, Depay/Reus as Raumdeuter on the left, Di Maria as IFs on the right, and Mata as Adv. Playmaker support behind RVP. In general I go for a Control, Fluid, Higher Tempo, Close Down more, Push higher, shorter passing game. Seems to Work great... The Raumdeuter will either find Space on the wing and cut inside with the ball, or will run behind the defence when he sees an opportunity. RVP as a Treq in front of Mata might seem strange, but I am not finding the sitting on top of each other. RVP drags centerbacks out of position and leaves room for either Di Maria or Reus behind him. In fact, RVP is both scoring and assisting in that setup. Oh...and I use a roaming playmaker in the CM-strata, who also plays balls over the top for the RD.
  6. Perhaps more of a match preparation question, but does anyone see a significant improvement in direct goals from free kick, if you focus on attacking set pieces? I have fairly great free kick taker with above 17 in free kick taking, så shouldn't be an issue. However, I can't recall seeing a goal going from a direct free kick as of yet.
  7. I have been experimenting with this too. I play a Fluid, Attacking 4-2-3-1 assymetric formation. More Direct Work Ball Into Box Drop Deeper GK DL: Wing back auto DR: Wing back auto DC: Central defender DEFEND DC: Central Defender DEFEND DMCL: Deep Lying Playmaker DEFEND CMRC: Box-to-box AML: Raumdeuter AMLC: Advanced playmaker support AMR: Advanced playmaker Attack (apparently)...I thought I had set him to Winger attack, but the Adv. Playmaker att. seems to Work great in this setup. STRC: Advanced Forward Usually my team will soak up pressure which will be broken up mostly by my DM who either passes it short to adv. playmaker support, who usually finds the box-to-box in free space. Now with three players on attack settings in front there will be plenty of options to find someone to finish up the attack, and a lot of times the opposition will not have enough players to cover everyone. The raumdeuter, I think, is the keyplayer. He seems to be able to find free space all the time and is my topscorer netting a few hattricks. Granted, it's only been about 5-6 pre-season games, but I like what i see so far. Need to test it against bigger teams. 4 defenders in line, DMLC, MCR, AML, AMCL, AMR, STCR getting som decent counter attacking moves.
  8. I have run an experiment save to get the IF's to work properly, and had some succes with Ronaldo. I played him as IF/A with Get Further Forward, Dribble More Often. On top of the 4231-formation I had Benzema as DLF/A, Isco as AP/S (Treq might be better though), and Bale as winger/S. Basically like this 4-2-3-1 Control, Fluid. Standard away from home, more direct GK - Casillas DL - WB/S - Marcelo DR - FB/A - Carvajal DC - Defend - Pepe DC - Defend - Ramos MCL - DLP/S - Modric MCR - CM/D - Khedira AML - IF/A - Ronnie AMC - AP/S or Treq - Isco AMR - W/S - Bale ST - DLF/A - Benzema You can also try playing Ronaldo in a 4-4-2-ish formation as an advanced forward alongside Benzema as DLF/S. I actually think Cristiano Ronaldo performs better in that role.
  9. It's a wide version, with the AML as the inside forward, AMC as the TREQ or APM/A and AMR is Winger/support. My striker is DLF/A. So you have the AMC as your inside forward, which is the Shadow Striker in FM 14? And you are playing two strikers?
  10. Han anyone succeeded to make an Inside Forward your main scoring threat? Like getting 25-30 goals in a season? And if so, how did you do it? I am playing a 4231 formation, but I don't really know if it's really suited to field an inside forward. He just doesn't seem to run into the hole the DLF should create for him, and the APM/TREQ seems to be the one who runs in behind him, or are more willing to find my Winger on the right for a goal opportunity. When my inside forward has the ball and runs towards goal with his great dribbling skills and good finishing, he is normally just tackled of the field, runs to the corner for a cross or just take a weak shot. What can be done to "fix" this?
  11. I am also playing a 4-2-3-1, having done so for two seasons of FM now. I play a midfield triangle of CM/D - DLP with a Trequartista on top. I was afraid that I wouldn't get much penetration by having two deep midfielders, but my IF/S on left, the Treq in the middle, the W/A on the right and the Advanced forward are doing a terrific job. However, I will sometimes change the DLP depending on the match situation. If I get up by a score I will just keep him as DLP. However, if I am chasing the game I will sometimes set him to a CM/A so he will be able to run into space between the lines. Obviously, it's a little risky, but can be necessary sometimes. Also, if the game is tight and I absolutely need a win against a weak opposition, I will also change the DLP to CM/A. You can also look for the PPM "get forward whenever possible", and deploy him as a regular CM/S. In that way he will pick his forward runs a little better, I think.
  12. I think so. Although, you can set the AP/A to move into channels and roam the field. However, he will also be focused on defensive duties and as a result, will not always be in the desired position if he's too far back on the field. In my opinion, the TG is supporting the advanced forward in my 4-2-3-1 system much better than an AP/A. To me, it's bascially like having a deeper forward to support the more advanced. However, I have also experimented a bit with having an F9 on top while having a treq right behind him. They interchanged positions very well because of the central defenders were dragged away by the F9, thus making space for the treq to run into.
  13. As far as i remember, the TG has the lowest of lowest closing down setting, roams the pitch, moves into channels and have the highest possible creative freedom. I use a Treq and to me he seems more smooth in his movement and seems to be point out the killer pass and get into scoring positions better than the AP/A. Of course, the downisde to playing a Treq is that there is no defensive work at all, unless the ball is in his area.
  14. How is Messi doing with the AP Attack? In general, I am struggling to get anything out of my Advanced Forwards when he's playing on top by himself.
  15. This is working out really great for my Man United team. Since I don't have the proper personnel to play 4-1-4-1, I chose to continue with my already built 4-2-3-1 formation. Attacking mentality, very rigid and all the shouts which you suggested in the OP. Decided to plug it in straight away, and of course TF dropped, but I gave it a try anyway. However, I was inspired of the article about the double 10 pivot. That made my starting eleven look like this. GK - De Gea WBL support - Luke Shaw/Evra DC Defend - Johnny Evans/Smalling DC Defend - Balanta/Phil Jones WBR attack - Rafael/Peruzzi MC Defend - Fellaini DPL Support - Carrick AML - Inside forward - Insigne/Nani AMC - Treq - Kagawa/Rooney/Januzaj AMR - Valencia/Nani ST - F9 - Van Persie/Rooney. However, if I want to give Welbeck some playing time, he will play as an advanced forward. So I have the F9 dropping deep and most of the time in the same area as the Trequartista. This seems to drag out the central defenders even more, and as far as I can see the F9 and Treq will swap positions from time to time. Van Persie will sometimes send a through ball to Kagawa or Rooney or Kagawa/Rooney as the treq will send balls through to RVP. Also, when the defenders are dragged this deep, easy through balls will also be made to my wingers. Especially Antonio Valencia seems to be thriving, but now I need to get Insigne more involved as the Inside Forward. Insigne doesn't appear to cut inside enough, and not that many through balls are being passed to him. When he tries to dribble inside the pitch he mostly going down to a sliding tackle which appears to make him nervous. The results: First game against Crystal Palace i absolutely trashed them. 9-0! I was up 7-0 at halftime. Granted, I had 2 goals from penalties and 2 from corners, but still - WOW! I expected Palace to be compact, but Roon and RVP as two deep forwards appeared to confuse the defensive organisation totally! 34 shots, 20 on goal, 7 clear cut chances. A monster awakened! Then, 0-0 away at the Capital One semi final at Liverpool to send me through to the final, since I won 3-2 at home in the first leg. A 1-0-win against Norwich away in the FA Cup. Goal came from a Smalling interception high up the pitch, who passed it to Rooney (F9), who passed it through to Kagawa (treq) who had run behind the defence for a placed finish. A game where Norwich (who is led by Martin Jol now), also wanted to press high up the pitch and take possession of the ball. Because of that, it became a midfield battle, and they where dangerous with their through balls at times. Luckily, my defense where able to clear. I then switched to a more direct style of play, which saw me lose the possession battle, but I wanted to make quick counter attacks when my team intercepted the ball. unfortunately, the Norwich keeper played a great game. 4-1-win against Tottenham (2nd in PRL) AWAY. It's safe to say they didn't stand a chance in this game. We totally dominated possession and created more than 20 chances. First goal a placed free kick from Insigne. Then a beautiful team goal. Rafael dribbled down the right flank, passed the ball back to the edge of the area to Carrick, who with a one-touch pass found Valencia in the box, who then with a first time pass found RVP, who tapped it in easily. I still dominated and created great chances, and only an edge-of-the-area-screamer from Eriksen made it 2-1. 3-1 came once again with a backpass from the wing into the box where RVP smashed it into a defender, but the ball landed at the feet of Shaw who put it in. 3-1! 4-1 came after a counter attack. Insigne had the ball at the edge of the box and drew defenders to him, but they didn't account from an overlapping Evra. Insigne easily laid it off to Evra who struck the ball into the top corner! Also won 2-0 away at Everton, where I played a more direct passing game because of the bad weather, and because of Evertons high line. Created a lot of chances, but so did Everton! They had 5 CCC's which was a little too much for my taste. De Gea played a blinder though. Goals came from Rooney (RVP assist) and a through ball to Valencia who slotted it in. At home I had a 3-1 win against Chelsea. With my TF not even near fluid I still managed to dominate and press Chelsea who made a couple of defensive mistakes that led to two goals. A throug ball was sent to RVP who couldn't quite reach it, however, Cech and Terry got in each other's ways and suddenly, all RVP had to do was pass the ball into the empty net. Balanta 2-0 from a corner. Subotic made it 2-1, also from a corner. Then Willian tried to make a sliding tackle on the edge of Chelseas box, which instead landed at the feet of RVP who easily made it 3-1. So great succes so far. Can't wait when the tactic reaches full fluidity!