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  1. Do you not find your FBs get overloaded and out numbered though with a narrow formation? Likewise, do you not get countered straight through the middle with the CM(a) getting caught out of position? With a 442 especially I found I had to use 2 relatively cautious midfielders (as in didnt venture too far forward) Or i'd get countered alot or not hold possesion well enough. As I said the formation isn't an issue its more the playstyle.
  2. Thanks so far, Yeah I thought that, the support was mainly if I used a libero, forgot to mention that bit I was thinking, if anything to go the otherway, so my WBs affected play further forwards.
  3. After some tactic advice. I like creating my own tactics, but I kinda suck at the execution. I can normally get a tactic working, but not how I want to play (if that makes sense?) SO...... I'm after some help/advice. I'm wanting to play a 2 striker system (thats my only request formation wise) with one provider, the other my main goal scorer. I'm also looking for a goalscoring midfielder to be my secondary goal threat (think Lampard or to some extent Scholes type player). Currently I'm thinking a 5-3-2 (or whatever its called now) may be best as a 4-4-2 with an attack minded CM would
  4. I haven't as yet. I carried on with my 4411 that's similar to yours. I find when I try cautious my players tend to keep putting the ball into touch, so I'm guessing my roles and duties aren't right. My original thought was an SV(a) and a dlp(d) as my 2 cdms but I find the SV(a) to be a little to gung-ho (though admittedly I haven't tried on cautious). I'm also debating starting a thread to help identify the playstyle i want
  5. How would you set this up with a 4-2(dm)-3-1, specifically with an SV as one of the DMS?
  6. Quick question regarding youth development, Do you tend to train younger players in a generic "playing position" or do you focus them early on? For example I have a young 17 year old in my squad who is natural in AM, but he has all the attributes for a F9. So I want to play him there when the time is right, if i leave it on default playing position it trains him in AM(s). Should I start focusing his training early or let his attributes develop naturally for a couple of seasons by training in AM, then focus him on the F9 role? I assume if I focus him early his attributes for the role will
  7. Thanks @Experienced Defender The formation doesn't necessarily need a Volante, I just like the role and what it offers . Again formation isn't even set in stone, I'm open to suggestions for anything at this point as I'm trying understand it all better. Ok, so looking at the tactic and trying to understand your choice of roles/duties, these are how i see it so please correct me if I'm wrong 1) WB both on support to provide width without being to gung-ho? As both wide AMs cut in. 2) dlp(s) to provide possession recycling whilst sitting deeper still 3) IF(s) to provide anoth
  8. @Experienced Defender I thought i was getting a grasp of it all, but obviously not What I'm aiming for is: A nice fast decisive transition that punishes players out of position or not switched on. failing that then i want to be able to keep possession (not just for the sake of it though) whilst always looking for that decisive pass or overload/overlap to create an opportunity. Out of possession I don want gegen press, I'd rather have my players drop into a hard to break down shape (not necessarily a deep block though) but when the ball crosses my LOE I aggressively press and hi
  9. My latest tactic is here, but I think the SV , SS and CF all get in each others way quite a bit. In matches the SV darts forwards whilst the SS is still sitting deeper to get the ball, then the SS sets off on his forward movement and the CF kind of gets in his way. Main concern is SV/SS interaction though. On a slight sidenote, in the DM position I'm struggling to see any difference in the RPM and Regista from the in-game example, I assume the regista just stays a bit deeper on the attacking phase whilst the RPM has no problems getting into and around the penalty area? Currently I'm
  10. Thanks @Experienced Defender the one I made was very similar, the forward was a dlf(s) ad the rpm was a DLP(d). How many games do you leave before you change things, I only played 1 match yesterday but I noticed my SV, SS and DLF all take up very similar positions in attacking phases, so leaves my dlp with not many free passing options and alot of very short 1-2's that get no where other than a backward pass. Of course I'll give this version a go first, see if the same issues occur. I don't want to change to many things at once, but I was also caught out once or twice with my SV way up
  11. Yeah the more I thought about it, he more it makes sense. I said in a earlier post here, the only reason for the flat 4 was the interaction between my wide players and fullbacks, but I guess i can replicate that with a 4231 with good roles and instructions How would you get the RPM and SV in though? If you don't mind could you give me an example? I've made an experimental one with a standard line as i want a mid block tactic. But I went for a dm and sv combo.
  12. @ozilthegunner Yeah I've kind of realised that and seriously considering starting a fresh and going 4-2-3-1, I just like the 4411 for the compactness of the wide midfielders compared to the fullbacks.
  13. @Experienced Defender Sorry, the S was SS shadow striker. Yeah, I know the volante is dm, its a favourite of FM20, I always try and get a favourite into a formation so just wondered if it could be a possibility of dropping one back
  14. @Experienced Defender Makes sense, thanks very much. One more question or request I guess, could you work one of RPM, S or SV into the 4411? There currently my favorite roles and I'd like to incorporate one in if it was possible, I just really like the way they play in game Especially RPM, thats my newest favourite lmao
  15. @Experienced Defender Thanks very much for the examples, mind if i ask a couple of questions about role choice? The IWB on the fist one, if i'm imagining it right they take up a narrow position in the DM stata then on a support duty will still overlap the wm? If you used him on a defend duty he sits in the DM position and is alot more cautious above going forward? I'm intrigued for the WM and dlp roles, why the choice of those? I it a specific reason or team based? Initially I chose a dlp but the players I was playing there (Bruno and DVBD) had traits to get forward more and arr
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