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  1. Yes, but it doesn't mean he won't run into channels, moving across the opponent's defensive line for just the right opening. Were you asking for more of a supporting striker to move side to side and hold the ball up when he gets it?
  2. I think what you'll hear from folks is with both wide backs attacking (and sometimes leaving the wide areas for the center); a BWM(s) closing down hard in the midfield and/or a BBM roaming and moving forward sometimes;, and all three central defenders (almost) always playing Stopper - stepping up to deal with the opponent's attackers instead of holding position - you're leaving little if anything sitting back shielding your goalkeeper. Who's actually defending? A few immediate ideas might be: giving at least one central defender a basic Defend role; attacking with one wingback whil
  3. There's probably a middle ground between analyzing the crap out of everything and punting it to the assistant. Perhaps pick out one or two really key features of your opponent's tactical approach - such as a focus on wide play, a key playmaker, a high defensive line, etc. Then make just one or two impactful strategic adjustments accordingly and see if that helps. That's what I've been trying to do lately to better learn the game and it feels more manageable to a novice like myself.
  4. This site might be useful to you: http://www.guidetofootballmanager.com/tactics/roles-and-duties
  5. Jonathan Wilson's piece in The Guardian today is great food for thought on possession vs counter-attacking, proactive vs reactive tactics, perhaps most appropriate in this ongoing discussion. The article suggests what's been promoted in the great recent Tactics Forum threads - these dichotomies are not really black-and-white choices. Link: "The Question: What is Attacking Football?"
  6. Without knowing any more than the quote above... He's running into dangerous space, so I would position a player to take away that space, whether through formation or role. It might be more effective in shutting down those runs from deep than having some poor midfielder chasing the dangerous opponent all game, hoping to mark him fully without fail.
  7. There is an Indian regen named Elvis Singh in my game.
  8. I'm not a fan of too many stickies either, but this forum is good about not flooding the top of the screen with them. In my opinion, a sticky for the Anecdotes/Updates thread would be warranted, to ensure it gets used by newcomes and regulars alike. But I defer to our good Mod...
  9. Could we start a new "FM11 Career Anecdotes & Updates Thread" and sticky it at the top? I like to hear about everyone's careers, even if it's a couple lines here and there. The Anecdotes thread seems to get lost down the list... and newcomes can't find it easily. I think if more people used it, there might be less very-very-short career threads that take up space. (Yes, I'm guilty of that, too.)
  10. There are plenty of threads about the 4231... take a read, apply to your club & players as appropriate. Requesting tactics for specific teams often doesn't yield a lot of results on this forum, I've found.
  11. "Noone replaces him". Love the screenshot! Look at the fans at the bottom of the screen, throwing their heads back, fists clenched, heads in hands, screaming about such a poor managerial move. One woman looks worried. One guy looks like he's still waiting for the substitute to walk onto the field. One fan is pointing, probably at the manager, calling for his job. Talk about frustration.
  12. Say it to your mother and see if you or she blushes or giggles. Then tell me it isn't funny.
  13. I'm considering doing a French career game, loading L1 through CFA and working my way up from the bottom. I do have a couple of questions: 1.) One thing that I've never seen a full & firm answer to is African player eligibility for French leagues. In some/many/few cases, African national do not count toward the "non-EU maximum" that the French leagues have. Is that former French colonies only? All African countries? Are there any other nations with a similar agreement? I would like to be sure to load some of those players into the active database for this new save, but don't want to add m
  14. Though, "Ocker room" is not an Americanization of the English "locker room". In fact, if anyone is to drop opening consonants, it might be one of our friends from the British Isles.
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