i, So wanted to get a few peoples opinions on some things but first an update on my save. (started using the winter update)
In my first season as Milan and think my main ethos is 'Evolution not Revloution' (as much fun as it is to just buy superstars straight off it always seems to make me loose interest quicker)
Im using a 4312 with generally attacking full backs a deep lying playmaker, 2 box to box midfielders along side him, an attacking midfielder then a target man/ deep lying stiker alongside a poacher/complete forward. ususally looking something like below
And its doing pretty well, 4pts clear at the top of serie A after 16 games with only one game lost (a freak result to palermo with 2 penalties against me)
my main questions are:
1) with the transfer window approaching and perhaps more importantly the date at which clubs can offer contracts to my players with expiring contracts and a deep lying playmaker key to my tactics at the moment do i renew montolivios contract even thouh im sure he will want an extortionate amount and not be a regular much longer or do i let him go and see what i find in the transfer market? (i do have a capabale back up nd youth coming through but not confident its enough to battle on domestic and european front next season)
2) another key part of my tactic is crossing, or even just the risk of it in some circumstances (the ability to switch to playing through the middle in the width created by my fullbacks is one of the reasons i love this tactic) but with the forwards i currently have (adriano as a support target man and Bacca as a compete forward) what makes more sense crossing to target man or crossing to centre? does target man literally just mean the target man or just they pick out a man?
3) in more defensive situations i would like to stick with my fullbacks crossing from deep almost crossing from forst touch, is there a way to do this better than switching them to support full backs, with cross from deep and low dribbling? as it just doesnt seem to restrict it from the match engine.
thanks for the help, sorry no screenshots as when ever i seem to take them it takes a copt of the screen behind FM!