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  1. Thanks Latrell. Just having a really fast guy up front makes a difference. In his first season he played center some. Starting season 2 I got Victor Osimhen - who is fast, but also strong in the air. De Jong would be a perfect Volante, but he doesn't want to score, but would also have to adjust the system to much. He shines in this role aswell
  2. Holland Euro fun Euro Qualifications was easy, except we had to beat Germany away to get the nr 1 spot. What gives you three Euro home group stage matches I used the same formation and principles as the Ajax formation. The difference with Ajax are the world class center backs, van Dijk, de Ligt and de Vrij. Frenkie, Depay and Wijnaldum also help, but the back line is the big difference. You can pretty much always play with a higher line. It was a lot of fun: 3rd group match I was able to rest the starting line up. Wales match we couldn't score the 2-0.. Italy match won on pk's, again we could not score... 36 shots on goal vs. a top side and working the ball in the box We where pretty tired vs. Spain and France. But they played some less fit players aswell. Still decided to play some high quality player less fit player vs. fit less quality player. It worked out well. Didn't trust my back up left back Wijndal to do well enough vs. Dembele. So 73% fit Ake played him, untill we had a lead, and Blind took the left back position the 2nd half. Didn't fully trust blind (lack of pace..), but with a lead we where able to drop the D-line to normal. Semi final vs Spain went a lot easier I expected: The final was even more fun, 2-1 win. Now ON to the World Cup: By then Ihattaren, Stengs, Wijndal and Boadu will be closer to their potential
  3. Ajax DNA: Positive mentality, high press, counter press, and play from the back New players: Formation: Asymmetric Player roles and attributes: Onana: Sweeper keeper support. Great goalie, who can play this role perfect. In addition to the regular goalie attributes, he has technique, passing, etc. all the fun stuff a sweeper keeper needs. Also has player trait uses long throw to start counter attacks. Hateboer: Full back on attack. Overlapping on the left inside forward, he is our force down the right wing. Key attributes: all high physicals and mentals. And can play defense and cross Veltman and Onguera: Center backs on defend. Stick the faster center back on Hateboer's side. Onguera had a great season. Veltman just lacks some physicals for Championsleague play. Tagliafico: Full back on support. Blind: Deep lying playmaker on defend. Smart passer, and good defender. Engine of the team. Also great mentor for youngster (model citizen). And got important player traits: dictates tempo, comes deep van der Beek: Box to box midfielder. High mentals. Just put him on individual training for defensive positioning. Can also play Advanced playmaker position well. Ziyech: Inside forward support. Cuts in from the right, player traits to switch ball to other flank, plays long range passes, and plays killer balls. He often feeds it to Neres or Promes. Also great set piece taker Tadic: Advanced playmaker support. Has all the perfect attributes for this role. He doesn't play killer balls, so my future advanced playmaker would need this. Promes: Inside forward on attack. Dribbles and takes on his opponent. Also a lot of assist. Neres: Advanced forward (default attack). Love this role. Creates a lot of space for the 3 behind him. And is on the end of a lot of attacks, many times we get to send Neres behind opponents D-line. Pretty sure a player with higher finishing and composure will have a higher scoring percentage. I did had my staff teach him a new trait, beating the offside trap. Vs. some lower level opponents, that played very defensive, I used Huntelaar instead of Neres. As a Target man on attack. Played wider (attacking width) - put Promes on support, and Tagliafico on attack + overlap. Adjustments I make, particular vs. teams that are high level - Mentality to normal. Depending what mentality opponents uses. If they play cautious or normal, I mostly will still play positive. - Not running at defense - Pass into space. Only if opponent plays high line and we can keep decent possession - Drop defensive line to normal, depending on roles, quality, attributes of their forwards - Drop line of engagement to high/standard/lower. Want to make sure they won't win 2nd balls easily and/or play easily between my lines Not preventing short GK distribution anymore Sometimes also change: - Hateboer to support (but still overlap) - Promes to support: if opponents right defender keeps getting away from him - Tempo to normal (depending on how game goes) - Defensive with to wide, if opponent pretty much only uses the wide area's to attack (Zenit did it, and it was lovely) - Defensive with to narrow, if they only have one wide player on each wing - Time waste to sometimes/always: to protect a lead I watch first 15 minutes in full mode to finalize above settings, also try to figure how opponent attacks, but a lot of times I know before hand: How do they attack? How do the defend? Wide, narrow, high, deep. What roles, and do I need to worry about it? Do they play a ball winning midfielder on Blind (Feyenoord did this, and cost us...) At half time I can see their exact player roles Opponent instructions: High press their attacking full back(s) or wing backs All right or all left footer I show on weaker foot (even goalies) Winger who likes ball into feet (high press) Play maker: high press, sometimes tackle hard High level wingers? tackle hard, particular if they have low bravery. If I end up giving up to many free kicks, and they have a 16+ free kicker taker that is left footed, I won't tackle their right winger hard. And vice versa. Results: Champions league Leverkusen away we played a high line, this end up being to risky with Veltman Atalanta home was a fluke game, two cheap goals We pressed Atlanta's 532 in their own half (Opponent instructions on their wing backs) - maybe better if we would allowed them to come out a bit, to hit them on a break to create better chances. City match at home was great. We kept hitting them on the break. The away match we took an early lead, but it got way to exciting 1-3 loss.. Bayern was another thrilling match...3-0 up at home with 20 min to go... They eliminated us on two late set plays... Veltman just not tall enough Time to replace him next season Food for thought: Should of OP pressed their main passers, and used an offside trap. Instead I dropped the line and allowed them to come at me... Thought their high off the ball movement attributes would of maybe beaten our offside trap. But should off trusted my back line more! Have great positioning, anticipating. Expensive lesson with a 1/4 final defeat. Eredivisie: On fire! Didn't make to many adjustments, just in some of the away games (Feyenoord, PSV, AZ and Utrecht). And against defensive teams had to bring Huntelaar Cup loss: 10 vs 11 was easier then 10 vs 10... Missing a pk and getting a counter scored on us... Learned a lot from this match, left a gap for their runner
  4. Red: New database has the low determination and fitness stats fixed for the most part! Nicely done Playing three seasons now, db looks nice and realistic overall! One thing I came across to is that it's very difficult to buy high level Eredivisie players, as being Ajax. Min. price for a promising youth player from Fortuna Sittard is 30 million, and after a lot of back and forth, even using the press, making a lot of offers, getting the player crazy, the lowest amount for a 17 year old Willem II youngster is 50million.... No other club wants to have them. And they been part of their club for awhile. Fortuna would love to have 30 million, they would never say no unless they could get more from another club. IRL these amounts are a lot lower for sure. It may not be a database thing, but you might be able to bring this up to SI?
  5. You mention the low random determination from a lot of eredivisie players is logged. What does that mean? Are you not allowed to change it? Isn't this a big deal for the data base? That players history is bit wrong, whatever, but their ability's super low. A pity for key players like Ihattaren, Stengs, Boadu, Wijndal, Gravenberch. Will this still be fixed with an update or not till FM2021?
  6. That is a mistake. Menzo is not a legend... Only play 6 times for the National team. I think Seedorf, Lenstra, Neeskens, Krol, Rensenbrink, Wim Jansen, van Hanegem (!), are missing
  7. Any news or FM is able to fix this, before the release ? Bytheway did you hear Dest is going to play for the US ?
  8. True different players! Many experts believe Malen is PSV's best forward, better then Lozano (same style, but Lozano has A LOT higher attributes on fm). Malen could not be a starter on PSV for FM while IRL he is for sure (leading goals scorer and on Dutch national team).
  9. Fair response! Thanks for the explaining it. Understand on Dest and Tadic. Also ty for your explaination regarding determination - hope they can fix it - or if you are allowed to fill in those 0's. It's several more Dutch club players that get random low determination, and sometimes also very low fitness. Several AZ, Feyenoord. And a lot of youth players. If you could get it fixed, that be a tremendous improvement to the database. Ihataren is now very useful, agreed!! And only 17.. Malen should still have some higher attributes in my opinion - not that much of change vs fm19? Malen is a Dutch national team player now. Particular his scoring ability and off the ball movement is really good. He for sure is a lot better of a player then Mitroglou.
  10. Ajax: Would Dest not need higher attributes? On my safe he got a 3 for determination.. Further his positioning andmarking are low... IRL has been able to show it's quit good. Also Tadic his finishing and strenght might be higher than 12 IRL? In my safe Marin is stronger then Tadic, and Neres is only 1 point less strong than Tadic. Further Onana and Gravenberch have very low determination. Like in fm19 I think a lot of players in the Eredivisie have 0 attributes on mentals. It's tough to use players with low determination. PSV: Malen en Ihataren are PSV's best players IRL. Would you think they could use an increase? Particular Malen's off the balls movement and finishing of 13 - Mitroglu get's 16 for finishing, Pereiro 14.
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