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  1. I like your attacking approach. As you explain very well, 3-5-2 has a weakness in the flanks, and your closing down much more can leave space, lose shape, and get players out of position. How do you deal with that in the transition attack-defence if your pressure line is broken?
  2. FM18: David Brooks

    This is a really great post. When I use Shadow Strikers, I prefer them with vision, passing, and flair because of this. I never tried this with strikers. I wonder, how important is his Dictates Tempo PPM when he's in such an advanced role? Why you didn't teach him Tries killer balls often?
  3. What is Team Shape?

    @Ö-zil to the Arsenal! Hi, I translated this post to Spanish, I hope you don't mind. I posted a link to this article and your profile. https://www.fmsite.net/forums/topic/83255-¿qué-es-el-dibujo-táctico-estructurado-flexible-fluido/
  4. I'm playing with the same formation, but different roles and instructions. I think you want to overload the centre of the pitch, but I don't use a support role in the DM and I don't recommend you to use it because you're restricting the space. You already have 5 players there and you're playing Control Fluid, so it must be overcrowded. If you want to have a playmaker there, you could use a DLP (D). It could be useful to attract the pressure and find space behind the midfield.
  5. Football Manager TV: Scouting

    In Spanish, Carrilero is Wingback. Literally, the Wingback role is called Carrilero: Carrilero (Wingback), Carrilero Completo (Complete Wingback) and Carrilero Inverso (Inverted Wingback). So I don't understand at all what this new role means. I would never call Di María a carrilero o something like that. For me, Kyle Walker is a carrilero.
  6. For AP, I don't think decisions are so important. He's meant to take risks all the time in the final third, so he will make mistakes and it's normal. I think Flair and Vision are more important. For a DLP, I prefer decisions over flair. He plays in a deep zone, so his mistakes are probably more dangerous.
  7. It's online again here https://santosfm.co.uk/the-art-of-counter-attacking-football
  8. This is what I did to create overloads. An assymetric tactic with a very agressive right side (2 is a FB A, 6 is an AP A, 11 AP S) where we create attacks with short passing. On the left flank I have another FB in attack. But the positioning of my strikers are crucial too. One central DLF A and a leftsided CF S. In this goal, both APs overload the right side and then switch to the other flank. In the other side, we have numbers: 7 (CM S) has space to decide, 9 (CF S) makes a run into the box so the opposition right FB (2) has to follow him. 10 (DLF A) does the same in the centre. These movements create the space for my left FB to attack and finish or cross.
  9. Creating defensive fortitude

    It's amazing what you have achieved and you explain it very well. I'm surprised about the two-stopper defence, can you post their attributes? It's something I'd like to give a try myself.
  10. Corner kicks routines need an improvement. First, there should be allowed to choose two or more players in the same instruction (attacking near post, attacking far post, attacking ball from deep, lurk outside area). It's very common to see two players attacking the near post leaving other spaces open. Second, offer short option shouldn't be so static. The short option should be starting a run from another position (outside area, middle pitch or inside the box) so he gets the chance to be surprising. Third, the penalty spot option doesn't work like it should be. The player aims to the edge of the box where the "Lurk outside area" player is waiting. He should be actually aiming to the penalty spot, where the Go Forward and Attacking ball from deep can head it. About free kicks, the assignment of the takers should be different. If you have a free kick at 45 metres, where there's no chance to shoot unless you have Juninho Pernambucano, you don't want your striker to take it. For example, CR7 and Suárez are great free kicks takers if they shoot, but useless if they have to cross it or play short. Also, Free kick taking attribute shouldn't be working for both shots and crosses. Finally, throw-in options. Why can't I choose the position of my stay back players? In a left side throw-in, I want my right back to stay in the right. The order is arbitrary and I can't choose him to stay where I want.
  11. Yes, I've been watching your UCL games and it's very interesting. I'll just need some time to try out some things myself to fully understand it. Thanks!
  12. What is Team Shape?

    I always see people choosing Very Fluid when they want a lot of player movement (I assume Barcelona 2011), like an extreme Roam from position. So, are they wrong? Can you achieve that movement with a Structured shape?
  13. What is Team Shape?

    I think this is the description that should be in the game. I don't think people is overthinking shape, the FM description of shape is too complicated and confusing because it involves creative freedom, so it makes you think that Fluid is Barcelona 2011 and Structured is Simeone. Also, it talks about stratas but it never mentions duties.
  14. Does 4312 exist in real life football?

    In Argentina it was really popular in the past (from 80s until mid 2000s), but it was a wide diamond and you needed to have an enganche. Without Riquelme, Aimar or D'Alessandro it became pointless. In 2014 Gallardo's River Plate won the Sudamericana with a 4-3-1-2 with Pisculichi as an enganche, but in the Libertadores he used a 4-4-2 because Piscu couldn't keep his level so high. (He was already 30) I don't think I can explain an Argentinian 4-3-1-2. It's almost impossible to make in FM. It's like you'd have wide midfielders attacking like wingers and defending like CMs. In the FM way, I remember the 2015 Juventus: Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal and Pogba.
  15. @Rashidi Ok, I'll need some more practice I'm very interested in some videos about that match v Tottenham. Defensive + Fluid is something I've been wondering about. Are you going to show that match in your youtube channel?