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  1. Anyone managed to sign Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford?
  2. i used a diamond 4 4 2 too, and I had quite a success using it in FM18 wih Everton. One of my beloved formations to be used too. My setup was: AFa CFs APa DLPs MEZs HBd WBa CDd CDd WBs Mentality Control with Flexible shape.
  3. If Barcelona comes with an insane offer in January, I'd go for it
  4. Yes they are. Perhaps I should rephrase my question; Based on the players that I currently have, should I buy Embolo to upgrade my strikers or should I opt for Alli instead as an upgrade to Barkley? Sorry if I'm being misunderstood @Welshace Training Alli to be a striker seems like an exciting idea! He definitely has the required attributes to be a good if not a great one. I have successfully retrained Ademola Lookman to be a striker and he's doing really well.
  5. Currently in my 3rd season with Everton, this is how my squad looks like, and my tactics; I have had the chance to buy either Breel Embolo or Dele Alli in January transfer window. Based on my squad and tactics, who would you buy?
  6. Brought Felice D'Amico to my club, Everton when he's 18 yo and he's due to be homegrown at club in June 2022. If I loan him out, either in England or abroad, will he still be homegrown at my club in June 2022?
  7. Much appreciated guys. Thanks
  8. @cez thank you! unfortunately I am still at the same point as I last posted. Will let you know how I get on with things
  9. BACKGROUND I am in my third season now in the game. I started as Everton and I had 2 wonderful seasons with the Toffees. During my stint there, I won the FA Cup, Community Shield, Carabao Cup and the Europa League. After I won the Europa League, my reputation soared and ‘big’ clubs began to offer me interviews. I would love to stay at Everton, I love them, but we’re not as rich and reputable as the likes United or City. Even our star players see us as a stepping stone albeit finishing 2nd in the league. Hence, when AS Monaco came calling, I decided to leave and made the step up myself! TACTICAL JOURNEY I have played FM since CM 4 and what a journey I have been through since then. I started off by using ‘plug and play’ tactics, but then I found this forum. The Tactics, Training & Strategies Discussion is my go to every time. I read countless of threads and guidelines then I started to create my own tactics. I wasn’t very good initially, but overall I did okay. I think. The only formation that I have ever use is the one without wingers. My favourite is the 4-3-1-2. So I created one for Everton. It’s the only one I know. I know I’ve never won the league, but personally I think it is a success. However, when I came to Monaco, there’s THOMAS LEMAR. He is, by far, the best player at the club. I have to create a tactic that will get the best out of him. So I decided to ditch my 4-3-1-2 and use a classic old faithful 4-4-2. PLAYING STYLE I want my squad to : Defend and attack as a unit. Strikers are the first defender and defender is the first attacker. Aggressive pressing. Pressing starts high up the pitch. Free flowing football. Lots of creative freedom. Defensively solid. Solid 2 banks of 4 when defending To translate my visions to FM terms, I have chosen : Mentality : Standard Shape : Very Fluid By choosing Standard + Very fluid, I expect my players to : Compact. Players are closer to each other thus enabling us to press aggressively. Move as a unit. When we’re attacking, all players wil move up together and vice versa. Reduced distinction of mentalities between players. TEAM INSTRUCTIONS FORMATION PLAYER ROLES AND INSTRUCTIONS GK D : Roll it out, Distribute to full backs FB A : Mark tighter, Mark specific position (AML) CD D : None CD D : None FB S : Mark tighter, Mark specific position (AMR) IW S : Sit Narower DLP D : Close down much less CM S : Shoot less often W A : None CF S : None AF A : None IN GAME ANALYSIS Let’s have a look at one my UCL group games against Bayern. They field a 4-3-3 tactic with a DM. Without the ball Falcao tried to cross from the left but Neuer intercepted it with a save. Neuer then roll the ball short to Hummels. Notice that four of our players are already pressing Bayern’s backline. The pressing limits Hummels’ passing options. Hummels managed to sneak a pass to Javi Martinez who came deep to collect the ball then quickly lays it out to Tolisso. When Tolisso had the ball, all of the players close to him were marked and ready to be pressed whereas Lewandowski is isolated up front. Moutinho with Close Down Less instructions refrain from pressing and being our midfield screen. Tolisso then opts to give it short to Vidal who then tried to distribute it to onrushing Grimaldo on the wings but Sylla was alert and quick enough to intercept. Job well done! With the ball At this point of the match, Bayern changed to a 4-4-2 with Javi Martinez and Lewandowski upfront. Kimmich tried to lump the ball forward to Martinez but Moutinho intercepts. Moutinho is quickly closed down by three Bayern players. Moutinho the make a short back pass to Glik who the quickly lays it out wide to Toure. Notice the space in front of him. It is a space that could be utilised by Sylla, our Inverted Winger on Sit Narower instruction could exploit. Toure indeed made a pass to Sylla. Sylla is quickly closed down by two Bayern players had no choice but pass it to Moutinho who offers a short option. Notice the space in front of Moutinho. I chose the Complete Forward role on Support so that he would drop deeper to connect with midfield. But it didn’t happen in this highlight. On the other hand,notice what a good position Kovalenko has put himself in. Lo and behold, Moutinho, being the brilliant man like always, receive the pass, stops the play, change direction, saw Kovalenko and quickly released the ball to him. Kovalenko then dribbles forward, pass the ball into the path of Falcao who then squares it for Cutrone for an easy tap in. Brilliant play by Moutinho and smart movement from Kovalenko! We won the match. Happiest day of my early Monaco days! ACHIEVEMENTS Thank you all for reading! Hopefully we can beat Milan in the First Knockout Round!
  10. You can know the formation if you have a scout on next opposition assignment though
  11. Congrats on the runs of results @WHUBen ! Great job As for your problem, I think you are lacking runners from central midfield to support your attacks. Icardi as a DLF on support is gonna create space upfront, but for who? As there are no other options other than Icardi upfront, hence the needless shots from distance. This is my opinion though. I could be wrong. Where do most if your goals come from?
  12. Is there any difference between an adequate and state of the art data analysis facilities? It seems like they are providing the same data regardless of the quality of the facility
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