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  1. Old Scouser Tommy

    Lazio - Shades of Italy

    I used something quite similar with the Libero and wide players. I had the 2 CM players as CM Support and it worked quite well leaving the space for the Libero to move forward but it's the wall he hits at a certain point made me change it. I found he was the pass before the assist but I wanted more. I wanted him assisting and scoring. Maybe it was the player or the instructions but I found he didn't do enough of what I wanted. I hope it's been fixed for FM19 because I enjoyed the role.
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    FM19 new player roles?

    There's your first challenge right there la! 1st season with Bayer Lederhosen.
  3. It's not making a joke of the game. I think you're being unfair there. @okereke has developed a style of play which is winning football matches. Winning matches is about exploiting weaknesses in an opponents tactical system and taking advantage of those weaknesses. His system is doing that and he deserves credit for implementing his style of play and winning games. There is no right or wrong way to play the game only differing opinions as to 'how' it is played. Every manager has a way they want there teams to play. If you haven't seen any teams play in this way, using Inverted Fullbacks tucking in allowing Central Midfielders to move into wide areas and Wingers/Inside Forwards coming inside I'm not sure what you've been watching. Pep Guardiola's Man City side do this to great affect. Sane especially starts very wide but is often on the end of crosses and through balls from De Bruyne who is a central player but has moved wide to occupy half spaces. His fullback will then tuck in to provide cover in the area he has vacated. It's quite simple and like @westy8chimp and others have explained it creates passing triangles which in turn create space and essentially goalscoring chances. Coutinho at Livepool would at times start centrally and drift wide to allow Mane to come inside. Iniesta at Barceona would also drift into wide areas from a central starting position and create these passing triangles with fullbacks and wide forwards or wingers. This is not a new thing and is probably quite difficult to get right on FM. I'm using Inverted Wingbacks at the moment actually and I really like how it gives me cover in central areas but still gives me width. My leftback actually has 4 goals in 9 games at the start of the season for Benevento playing as an Inverted Wingback. @okereke I like how your system looks and you're having good results with it. Reading the thread I know you've put a lot of work and thought into it and now reaping the rewards. I'm really interested to see how it continues.
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    The Enganche project

    This is a really good, interesting read. I've never used an Enganche before. But, I am trying new things, like quinoa and Android phones so I might just give it a try. I already play with a diamond so similar up top so I could jig it about a bit and see how it goes. I'm interested to see how the role performs because as I said I've never used it before.
  5. Personally I would have Firmino as a Complete Forward or Deep Lying Forward on attack, this should get him more involved as he'll start deeper rather than starting high and coming deep as he will as a False 9. Mane as a Winger with a support duty and change your Leftback to attack should combine nicely on that side to provide for Salah on the opposite flank. I would focus on Salah being your main source of goals if you're playing him as an Inside Forward. I would also try lowering your mentality to Standard and shape to Flexible. This will still give you an attacking threat but you'll start slightly deeper and I find that tends to keep my players closer together during the build up. I'm a huge advocate of a standard mentality and almost always use it. There is a great thread on Liverpool and how to get the most out of Salah as a goalscoring threat, if that's what you want. Lots of great contributions in there to help if you need it.
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    Player positional abilities

    It's actually supposed to say "I pay no attention"to the green bars but I spilled Guinness on my laptop and some letters don't always work properly.
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    Player positional abilities

    Pay no attention to the 'green bars'. Every player can play any position but will just play it differently based on their particular attributes. So as long as he has the attributes you need to play the role you've selected it won't matter.
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    Leverkusen - Season 11 - Regista

    He's just not getting involved in the play as much, or wasn't. I've changed things slightly and now he's on the ball a lot more and tying to create things going forward. I'll see how this goes and update a bit more.
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    Leverkusen - Season 11 - Regista

    As a tactical system it's working well but as an exercise in getting the best out of the Regista it's not.
  10. Old Scouser Tommy

    Leverkusen - Season 11 - Regista

    Yeah I kinda toyed with the fluid thing as I normally stay flexible but at the moment it works, I just lost to Napoli but we played well and should really have won the game.
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    Leverkusen - Season 11 - Regista

    Changed the system slightly because I wanted a little more possession in the middle I changed it just before the West Brom friendly and kept it the same. As you can see the results have been excellent and this form took me to the top of the league. But, the Regista is not quite doing what I want it to do. Not getting involved enough so we shall see. Maybe the DLP is taking away from him.
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    Leverkusen - Season 11 - Regista

    It is very much what you do with the ball. I'm normally hovering around 55-60% so it's a little strange for me to see it that low. I probably could increase it by changing to control but I don't want to be that 'high' up if that makes sense. I'm very much still a small fish in a big pond with Benevento even after 2 top 7 finishes so teams will come at me. It's getting there slowly. Expectations are still quite low so I can afford to lose and tweak as I go. There's still a 'Quality' issue though that sometimes infuriates as I'll have quite a few chances that are missed whereas better players would maybe hit the target. But at the end of the day this is about the Regista and developing him and his role into something I actually will want to use in the future.
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    Leverkusen - Season 11 - Regista

    So I went into pre-season with Benevento with an idea to try out a Regista to see what I could do. I picked a system and a kind of an idea of what I wanted to do so this is what I've kind of decided on, for the moment. I'm going with a standard mentality because it'll give me a stable base and can be just as attacking as a higher mentatlity but will hopefully not see me get overrun by my opponents. Fluid shape will things a little bit close together so my combinations won't be stretched and we hopefully be playing too long a pass to find a teammate. The 2 strikers both have 'Close down more' player instructions as do both wide players. Wide playmaker also has 'Get Further Forward'. Regista has 'More Direct Passes' and 'More Risky Passes'. DM has 'Less Risky Passes' and 'Pass it Shorter'. Goalkeeper has 'Take Short Kicks'. No opposition instructions. Yet! Maybe later as I get into the season to counter a specific threat. I'm hoping the Regista will link up with the Wide Playmaker and the Poacher. That's the thinking behind having them all on the left. The Poacher will move wider as the Wide Playmaker moves inside and I'd like a nice triangle in that area. The passing combination between the Regista and Wide Playmaker is what I want and should continue to improve and become more effective the more they play together and familiarity increases. As you can see those 2 players linked up the most during this particular game which is what I want to see. Now the combination between the Wide Playmaker and Poacher. This is also what I'm looking for. I'm hoping these 2 players combing will open space ahead of the Regista. This is all from the Roma friendly we played and as you can see it worked quite well. Possession though is a little too low for my liking, but, looking at the movement, passing combinations and chances created we're having our possession in the right areas. Pre-season went pretty much how I'd hoped especially as I'm messing round with the formation and stuff at the moment. One friendly left then onto the season. Nothing will probably change formation wise I wouldn't have thought but I'll tweak team and player instructions if needed.
  14. Old Scouser Tommy

    Leverkusen - Season 11 - Regista

    Ok you've kinda talked me into it so I'll give it a bash pre-season with my Benevento save and see whats what. Once it's loaded up and I've set the system up I'll post an image and go from there.
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    Leverkusen - Season 11 - Regista

    I'm looking forward to this one. The thread that keeps on giving. Never used a Regista before and not had much intention to really. I'm intrigued to see what can be done with one. I favour 2 in the DM position but usually have a Segundo Volante as one of the roles there unless I'm going more defensive. Again it's having the right player to make it work properly but it could potentially be very creative especially if you have more of a holding player alongside to compensate.