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  1. Here you go, I use this when I’m away from the laptop. https://fmdataba.com/
  2. I have always wondered about using two IF’s (one on attack and the other on support) but I thought that this would lead to a lack of variety in the attack. Also since Callejon has 12 for dribbling would this be a concern when playing him as an IF?
  3. Thanks for the reply, The line of engagement and defensive line were concepts I overlooked as I thought that these would further reduce the spaces I have to play through the opposition, but I will make changes to this as I understand that I am just giving up space and time on the ball to the opposition. I chose the formation because it is one that best suits the players I have at my disposal.
  4. Thanks for the feedback, I’ll give these suggestions a go. The reason for not using counter-attacks is to ensure that we do not rush the play and lose the ball immediately once we’ve won it back, but rather to work our openings patiently. Also I don’t think it fits in with the whole possession concept. I have thought about changing the raumdeuter in the tactic as I’m not liking the interaction with the BBM, I’m always seeing the ball being played to the BBM whilst the raumdeuter is being marked out, meaning that he does not have the passing option and instead opts for a long shot. However, the issue is that Callejon is right footed, so he may not be as effective with the inside forward duty cutting in from the right, a winger role would not suit what I am looking within the tactic as players are dropping off and not attacking the box immediately. I may need to bring in a suitable inside forward and then change Insigne’s role to a trequartista or an advanced playmaker as suggested.
  5. What am I doing wrong? I don't understand why anytime I come up against a team that parks the bus I tend to lose the possession battle. Moreover I am having difficulties creating chances for my front 3, most of the goals I have scored so far are from set pieces and long shots. In both tactics I have set fewer risky passes to the back 5 and roaming for the DLF and IF. This was my initial setup, the idea being that with the AP on the left I would control and draw the opposition towards the left hand side, which should free up my raumdeuter to score goals either through a switch of play from the IF and AP, being played in behind by the DLF or from crosses provided by the WB. But I noticed that this was not effective as the raumdeuter was consistently getting low ratings and not scoring goals, which lead me to believe that there was a lack of supply. I then switched to this system, with the idea being that with the AP now on the right side behind the raumdeuter I could get immediate supply for the raumdeuter. However both systems struggle to dominate possession against teams that just park the bus and hit it long on the counter, produce few goals from open play and are struggling to create chances for the front 3. Below are some examples: Any advice would be appreciated.
  6. What am I doing wrong? I don't understand why anytime I come up against a team that parks the bus I tend to lose the possession battle. Moreover I am having difficulties creating chances for my front 3, most of the goals I have scored so far are from set pieces and long shots. In the tactic I have set fewer risky passes to the back 5 and roaming for the DLF and IF. I thought about switching the positions of the AP and BBM as well as the WB and FB to create an overload on the left and free up the raumdeuter, but I feel that this would reduce the supply for the raumdeuter. Any advice would be appreciated.
  7. Which is better? http://www.johnlewis.com/dell-inspiron-15-5000-series-laptop-amd-a10-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-black/p2859440 or https://www.debenhamsplus.com/p/1133649/hp-250-g4-core-i5-6200u-2.3ghz-8gb-1tb-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop
  8. Thanks for that. Out of the HP and Dell which would you recommend?
  9. Could someone please help me out, I'm edging towards the Dell inspiron 15 5000 http://www.johnlewis.com/dell-inspiron-15-5000-series-laptop-amd-a10-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-black/p2859440 and https://www.debenhamsplus.com/p/1133649/hp-250-g4-core-i5-6200u-2.3ghz-8gb-1tb-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop
  10. I'm sorry for the extensive list, however as I am unsure as to what laptop to get, which of the following laptops would be better for FM? Primarily I'm looking for medium-high graphics (if possible) on the 3D match engine. I will only load 4 countries with top division on each and large database. A recommendation of the top 5 would be great: 1)http://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-15-af112na-156-amd-a8-8gb-ram-2tb-hdd-white-laptop/108-5191.prd?skuId=108-5191&pageLevel=sku&sc_cmp=ppc_sh-_-sh-_-tesco-_-108-5191&gclid=CKrx4sTdjc8CFUUW0wod7LAKNQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&source=others 2)http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-envy-15-ah150sa-15-6-laptop-silver-10139156-pdt.html 3)http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-5000-15-6-laptop-black-10146365-pdt.html 4)http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-310-15-6-laptop-white-10146132-pdt.html (Cheaper at John Lweis but I'm unsure if there is a difference? http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-310-laptop-intel-core-i3-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-/p2901213?sku=236268330&gclid=CLHcoLbijs8CFSpgcgodyksB5A&gclsrc=ds) 5)http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-510-15-6-laptop-black-10146128-pdt.html 6)http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-5000-15-6-laptop-black-10146365-pdt.html 7)http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-e15-e5-573-15-6-laptop-grey-10149858-pdt.html 8)http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=W4N13EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB (Cheaper at PC World, again is there a difference? https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P242074P) 9)http://www.johnlewis.com/dell-inspiron-15-5000-series-laptop-amd-a10-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-black/p2859440 10)http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-300-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-black/p2457271 11)http://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-250-156-intel-core-i5-windows-10-8gb-ram-1000gb-laptop-black/253-0152.prd?skuId=253-0152 12)http://www.tesco.com/direct/lenovo-b50-156-intel-core-i5-windows-10-4gb-ram-8gb-ssd-500gb-laptop-black/546-9703.prd?skuId=546-9703 13)http://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-250-156-intel-core-i5-windows-10-4gb-ram-500gb-laptop-grey/299-2567.prd?skuId=299-2567 I would really appreciate any help you can provide.
  11. Initially after testing both systems, I noticed that my attacks were not as effective due to specifically instructing my IF's to mark the opposition wingers, so I have since stopped instructing them to do this and my attacks appear to be more smoother. I have now changed the STC in the 4-3-3 formation to a CF(s) and I am noticing much better movement, with through balls and even more possession. I also took away the offside trap and close down more as I did not want to disrupt the shape of the defence, so I ended up adding close down much more PI's to the front three and the midfield close down more with tighter marking for both. For the 4-2-3-1 I noticed that the relationship between the AMC and STC was quite static and I wanted better movement, so I made slight amendments, the STC is now a CF(s) and the AMC is now an AP(a). Both systems seem to be working well against weaker opposition. However I am having problems away to bigger teams when I use my 4-3-3 system, as my defence seems to have become more leaky. These teams include the like of Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham and Man City who all mainly line up with 4-2-3-1 formations. I am playing on FM 2015 btw so maybe the issue lies there or there may be something wrong with my system that I am not anticipating. Or possibly it may be due to the fact that I approach these games on a control mentality, however I have read that when playing away against stronger oppositions it is ideal to use a more offensive mentality in order to exploit the spaces they leave behind. Or is it a case of no matter how my system is setup it is inevitable to fail against such oppositions. Thanks in advance.
  12. Thank you for the reply, I am playing Coutinho in the AMC role and I recently changed him to AP (s), In the STC I've got Sturridge. For the IF's I've taken off the sit narrower PI but left roam from position. I now play with the following TI's: shorter passing, work ball into box, play out of defense, close down more, use offside trap and prevent short goalkeeper distribution. The team shape has been changed to fluid. I've added the close down less PI to the CB's and roam from position to the STC. I've also instructed the keeper to play fewer risky passes, shorter passes, roll it out and distribute to fullbacks. When playing teams with wide men I instruct the IF's the mark the opposing wingers. I also have a 4-3-3 variation for away games with the same instructions and mentality, with a DLF(s), IF's, AP(a), DLP(s) and DM(d), would this be too static? Do you think that both systems are balanced? Would you suggest that I make any alterations to any of the systems? I would also like to increase possession and I thought about adding lower tempo/retain possession or would this just be an overkill? I was also wondering whether the default close down more on the DM(d) would cause any problems in disrupting the team shape when defending? Thank you in advance.
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