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VV Bal op de Lat

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    27 years old, Student, living in a small town called Deventer (NL). Absolutely loves football, especially the dutch Eredivisie. Since childhood-fan of PSV. Since living in Deventer proud fan of the local heroes, Go Ahead Eagles. Kowet!


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  1. When I took over a club who were fighting against relegation halfway the season I learned a valuable lesson about teammorale and team selection. The team had 3 starplayers, clearly better then the rest of the squad, and all 3 were unhappy cause they wanted to leave the club. But because they were the best players selected them every match for 3 weeks. I lost al 3 matches and the starplayers were performing incredibly poor. After those weeks I got so sick and tired of the starplayers that I decided to let them rot in the reserves, fined them, transferlisted them and never looked at them again. Maybe a coincidence, but after the removal of these so called starplayers my team started an amazing winning streak which got us to playoffs and eventually promotion! I think you now understand why I like to bully unhappy players: they can really make a team underperform because of their bad influence
  2. This is a maaaaaassive kick and I don't know how appreciated that is. Last week I've been searching about the 433/41221 on this forum and found this thread. This thread contains a real treasure of valuable information about the system: tips, tricks, experiences... I found a lot of useful advice in it. I just wanted to share this thread with the rest of you people that searches for 433/41221 advice because I think this thread can be a real help, as I experienced myself
  3. Tnx for the suggestion! Just to clarify: I never said that de Jong must come deep. I just wanted him to play in a suitable role for his capabilities. I don't mind playing him as an AF and have been thinking about that myself, but haven't tried it. How do you think about his speed? Isn't de Jong a bit too slow for an AF role?
  4. After some disappointing results I had the idea to change some of the roles in my attack. This is how my tactic now looks: I've given the 2 am(s) some pi's to make them look like ap(s), but without the ball-magnet and without hold position. Also I made the Am(at) look like a SS but without the dribbling because I want him to move instead of dribble. The DLF has dribble less to make him.. erm... dribble less.. I had a nice win over Sparta with 2 field goals with some patterns I would like to see more often, some good movements. Definitely something to build on I guess. Maybe I should push up my midfield in order to have more support for the am(s) roles, because sometimes they lack some passing options I guess. But all in all I'm happy with the changes I made for now. If you guys would like to give me some extra feedback: here's the pkm of the match against Sparta. Sparta Rotterdam v PSV Eindhoven.pkm
  5. Tnx for your suggestion @felipencntst I applied them both (structured and control), but didn't notice a real difference. Had an okay game against fc Groningen but didn't finish some small chances and lost due to a cross that went straight in in the 87th minute or something like that, of course. (But Groningen became stronger in the second half so maybe they deserved a goal... Feels very unfair to loose this way however). I've uploaded the match again because I don't know what to do to score some goals and create more quality chances. Halfway the match I turned on "look for overlap" to make more use of my backs, but that didn't do anything good I guess. Does anybody know how I can get this team up and running a bit better? FC Groningen v PSV Eindhoven.pkm
  6. I've played 2 matches with a dlf instead of a tm: 4-1 win and 0-0 draw. In the match we won there was more movement from the striker, but not necessarily from the amc's. Defensive wr are stable, but in attack still a bit toothless. Could changing my mentality to control help? What do yoy think is the best way to keep my defensive stability but also increase my attack a bit more?
  7. You are probably right: I'm a bit clogging the centre and playing my opponents in their cards, but the centre is also where my strong players can play at their best. Except Guardado and Bergwijn I don't have good options for the flanks. That's why I'm tempted to keep on trying a narrow 4231 for this moment. But I will try a different striker role because of the hopefully improved movement and I'll keep in mind the importance of stretching my opponent. Good call, I'll try and see what a DLF instead of a TM does to the tactic. Also thinking about playing the striker as a CF(s), but that's another option for the future maybe. Tnx for your feedback!
  8. Thanks! It's really encouraging for me to read this I expected Guardado to move a lot more then he actually does. But then again, he has a discouraging ppm for movement I guess (Comes deep to get ball). I'm tempted to choose Ramselaar over Guardado because of his movement, if it wasn't that Guardado is one of my quality players. I'm gonna watch and see Bergwijn's quality's to fill in the AM or striker role at some point cause I really think the point you are making is valid: the attack lacks some pace. Yeah, much of the (unconcerning) crosses were from my left side. But I'll take it for now because Willems is such a strong attacking force. I'm gonna watch this closely. I'm not a big fan of pushing one midfielder up because I would like my team to stay balanced and I already have 4 very attack-minded positions. We'll see how it goes.
  9. After contracting this absolute beast on a free for some defensive stability..... ... I played my first official match. The Dutch Super cup, against Feyenoord. This was my tactic and players: The game ended in a win for me and Feyenoord was complete toothless in attack, which I'm very happy about. I guess they didn't come to attack me with a very defensive 4-5-1, which helped me neutralize their attacks. They had many totally harmless crosses and not 1 big chance. Looking at my own squad in attack, there are some thoughts I want to point out: - Propper, Guardado and de Jong didn't move very much until the moment they had the ball. They want the ball to the feet. I think that this causes my attack to have a lack of movement. There were some moments in the match where I felt my attack could've be more dangerous when there would be more movement from the players. (subbing Guardado off for Ramselaar seemed to have a positive influence on the movement in attack). - Arias and Willems had much space in front of him. Whereas Willems played a strong match and loves to use the space in front of him, Arias looked a bit lost to me. He gave many long crosses without any succes. - My team played the long ball on de Jong a few times. That's logical because I played de Jong as a targetman. It's his quality to link up the play that way. But I felt we gave the long ball a little bit to quick sometimes because de Jong was isolated a lot of times and then the long ball was a instant loss of the ball. If you guys would like to see some other screenshots about match statistics and what so ever, please ask and I'll give them. I've also upload the match. Would you guys like to watch the match and see what you think of it? Where can my team improve? How can I try to improve? Are my thoughts about the match correct? PSV Eindhoven v Feyenoord.pkm
  10. Yeah, it's an unbalanced squad I guess: almost no wingers, no defensive stability in midfield. I hope I'll make the right decisions 🙂 Tnx for the advice! I would really like to keep those three players. Bergwijn won't be difficult to keep as he is still very young. But I'm not sure I will be able to keep Hendrix and Willems around because there will be coming transferbids very soon and I am affraid they won't accept me to decline the bids. Would you decline them at all cost, even when players get upset about it? This makes sence indeed. I was planning on selling Guardado when a good transferoffer is made because of his age and high salary. This would be a good moment to sell. But you make a valid point, I'll start tutoring Pereiro right away and think about keeping guardado around. I'm not sure how I can keep all the quality players around at the club, because in my experience they get easily annoyed when you decline a transferbid. We'll see how it goes. I'm planning on an update when I've played my first official match, hopefully you guys can help me with the analysis of the match so I can improve my tactic.
  11. Thanks for your reply mate, appreciate it very much! I guess you are totally right with this. Did you also think about Hendrix as a midfielder who lacks defensive abilities and should be used as an amc? I don't have many out and out wingers btw, only Guardado but I don't really want to use him as a Winger. Bergwijn is a promising inside forward who I'll give playtime from time to time to develop him into a star-player. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll tweak around a bit and see what fits and feels best. I guess I'll need to hunt for defensive stable midfielders in the transferwindow.
  12. Side note: I've posted 3 formations in the first post. But I don't necessarily WANT to use those tactics. If you guys have better ideas about possible good formations for this PSV squad, please tell me. The reason I posted the 3 formations is because I want to learn, and I think I learn best when I'm not only asking questions but also try to shape some things myself. But I'm very unsure about the posted formations, so all your suggestions are very welcome...
  13. Dear Football Manager experts, I'm very insecure about posting this topic because I'm afraid I've created a big monster which can't be tamed. But since I already started writing all the information I'm now praying you guys can help me with it. For this thread I have thought about 4 major goals I would really like to achieve with your help: 1. I want to learn the strengths/weaknesses of this PSV Squad. 2. I want to learn how to use the strengths/weaknesses of this team to make a succesful tactic that fits the team (How can I make my star-players play their best football?) 3. I want to learn how I can decide what tactic I can use best with this squad in a competition where I'm considered to be title-contenders. 4. I want to learn how I can decide what tactic I can use best with this squad in a competition where I'm considered to be a huge underdog. Intro I have played FM17 for hundreds of hours. I've managed to achieve some succes with some saves, but the feeling keeps coming back that I'm not always entirely sure what I am doing and how I can read my players' strength and adapt this into a succesful tactic. Now I'm asking your help to mentor me and teach me. I've read a lot of the guides available on this forum and have learnt a lot. But this game keeps frustrating me because I'm having issues in understanding why sometimes my tactics work and other times they don't. I'm guessing I would really benefit from some mentoring, so that is why I've started this topic. I'm asking for your patience and your help! I already apologize for the enormous wave of information and questions I'm flooding you with. Every feedback about my questioning and about the topic-buildup is also welcome. Topic build-up: First I will introduce the squad I have: which players are in the team? Which positions do they prefer? Which players are the star-players? Then I will introduce my tactical preferences and the formations I'm thinking about. The Squad These are the players I have in my current first team: When I look at all the players I have in my current squad and look at their best positions, it looks like this: These are the key players of the squad, I am planning on building my squad around these players. I am gonna explain my thought-process about the strenghts and weaknesses of the players, please help me by giving feedback on my thoughts: Questions about the squad: 1. Have I analysed the strenghts and weaknesses correctly from the star-players? Or am I missing some vital points which could help me utilise the players to their best potential? 2. How can I utilise the star-players I mentioned above into a fitting tactic and formation? 3. What kind of players do I need to place in the squad to complement these star-players? Tactical thoughts When I think about the tactic I want to play, there are a few concepts that come to my mind: - I like to play from the back, don't hoof the ball forwards - I like quick, lightning counterattacks if the space is available for it - I like defensive stability (I prefer a 1-0 win over a 2-1 win all the time) - I disgust unnecessary mistakes which lead to us losing the ball Questions: 1. How can I translate these concepts into a successful tactic? (mentality; team shape; team instructions) Possible formations Ofcourse I've already tweaked a bit myself with the squad. My tweaking let to 3 possible formations: Can you guys help me make these players fit into my tactical thoughts and help me create a succesful tactic + formation? I would love to adapt the advices I'll get in this topic into matches and keep you posted about the steps I'll make, including to upload some matches I play with practical questions about the tactics et cetera.
  14. I just stopped by, just to say that you gave me my enthousiasm back to play this game after a stop of a few weeks. I stopped playing because I just couldn't figure out my tactics and what was going wrong and what I really wanted. Now I'm gonna try this and see where it gets me, with my own tweaks ofcourse Thanks for the great openingpost!
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