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  1. Match Fitness, Tactic familiarity ok, i concede that is useful, but my point was that any tactic will hammer these teams by 6 or 7 goals, so there is no real indication if a tactic is working or not. Do you think that choosing higher calibre freindlies would be a better test of an embryonic tactic?
  2. What is the point of friendlies? Sure, they are good for getting players match fit but as regards testing a new tactic they are not ideal. You think your new tactic is going to smash the league after massive friendly wins against teams from Singapore etc but then you lose your opening three games and rage quit, but as far as I’m aware this is the only way to test and tweak a new tactic?
  3. Perhaps exploit tactic is the wrong word, what I meant to ask is why tactics that seem to be so far removed from what a real life team would use can still be effective.
  4. I would disagree that there are no exploit tactics. If a tactic uses heavy instructions to take advantage of a weakness in the match engine, surely that is an explout tactic?. Especially if the formation/tactics would not be played out in real life, for example, a newly promted team going to Anfield and playing a 4-2-3-1 with a high line and attacking instructions.
  5. Why do exploit tactics work? I must admit that I have used them in the past but the success I have achieved with them feels tainted and not as satisfying as achieving success with your own tactic. Looking into these exploit tactics they seem to have loads of team instructions and lots of player instructions, some of which I would say are illogical (playing with Inverted Full Backs but with overlap left and right selected in Team Instructions?) and also risky, tackle harder as a PI and get stuck in as a TI?. Yet you can still take a team from League two and win the Premier League in about five seasons.
  6. What does this team instructions actually do?. If i set it to Narrow am i encouraging more crosses from the flanks by conceding ground to protect the center or if I set it to Wide, will that close down the wide men earlier and reduce the number of crosses into my box?
  7. The tactic blow has been fairly successful for me. I have managed to get Cambridge Utd from League Two to the Premier League and survive there for two seasons finishing 17th than 12th. I just feel that with a couple of tweaks it could be even better.
  8. Rashidi, can I ask what you consider the best attributes to form an effective midfield screen. I have been going with Anticipation, Positioning & Tackling.
  9. Please can someone help with my understanding of these TI's. If for example passing was on a scale of 1-10 and the normal passing factor was 5 by using Shorter Passing this would be reduced to say 3, would using Retain Possession reduce it even further and also reduce tempo?. If not is using these two TI's together reduntant?
  10. Looks good so far, but I don't think six friendlies and two league games against teams that Liverpool should beat is a proving anything.
  11. Cleon, would it be counter productive to tick both Exploit the Middle and Look for the Overlap?
  12. I have a player who is complainig about lack of first team football. Now as you all probably know this is perfectly normal and something we have to deal with, but in this case, the player is out injured for 6 to 8 weeks and still complains about not being picked, what's up with that!!
  13. With reference to the filters. If your scout reports that the player in question would be a good championship player would you still consider buying him for a premier league team?
  14. I am trying to get to grips with the new ME and I have read all the posts on roles, shouts etc so I hope someone with more savvy than me can help me out. I am quite pleased with the design of my tactic so far and I am in fact unbeaten with West Brom after six games in season one. However although I have dominated a few times, I can not turn my superiority into goals. The last two matches played I had a combine total of 42 shots, with 19 on target but only 2 CCC's. My tactic and team instructions are below, if you can spot something glaringly obvious please shout up. Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us
  15. Great Thread, I think shouts are definitely the way to go now. However, can someone help me with a problem, I have set up a series of shouts to cover different scnarios that could occur in a match situation, but when I try to change the shouts mid game, the "Confirm Changes" button is greyed out and cannot be selected.
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