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  1. Maybe thats the because the last few additions of FM has been a let down to a lot of players. Promising stuff it didnt deliver on. That has consequences. I don't find these forums so bad. Yes, we have lost some great minds, Herne to name one, but forums not being the forums it used to be s just an example of time and change. The discussion of the game has been spread out to the other platforms. It's been talked about that their used to be a lot of great threads in the tactics forum. People replicating real life tactics and so on. Those post has been dwindling and I think it's mainly because of the quality of the games being released. On the other hand I see more people here being constructive and very civil when it comes to the feedback. Way more than other gamer. those people saying you aren't entitled to anything after you bought the game looks at it all wrong. People venting at least puts up a sigb saying "YO, SI, the game has major problems", instead of those few users that keeps on saying "after several tactical tweaking I experience a great match engine", "it must be your tactic, mate" or "try harder". And I know the quality of a game is to some extend a subjective oppinion.
  2. Of course. You should be civil about it. All I want to know is their plans to update the match engine before Football Manager 2021 or are we left with this? Am I entitled to an answer; NOPE. But I am asking anyway because I care about the game.
  3. There is plenty of constructive feedback. Go look at the bug forums. Lots of players are putting in a ton of work to post bug reports and suggestions. Yet we haven't seen any sign of a fix to some major problems. Of course people need to vent that off. They are passionate about the game. And it's okay in my opinion to straight up tell SI in their feedback thread that their product is bad and here is why.
  4. Yeah that is so frustrating man. As its something that compared to real life requires excessive amounts of skill to pull off. Especially if the opponent dedicates four/five players to press high. In FM you see centerbacks with 8 passing keeping it cool Have you thought about maybe change the formation where you have 2 central strikers pressing in the center and two hig and wide players pressing early on the fullbacks? I have found that it makes it a little easier.
  5. And even if it is so - could very well be - just for inspiration to others, please @Nikopol post your setup.
  6. Did you also experience very defensive being able to hold on to the ball for almost forever despite pressing them? Like they accumulate over 600 passes by mainly passing around in their last third. For me that is game breaking. I have no problem with teams who tries to go for the 0-0 abd have 11 players behind the ball as that is a trend in modern football because of the gap between the really good teams and those under has become bigger. But, them being able to pass like Pep's Barca in their own half, even under great pressure, is so broken. SI has acknowledged that though and are working on a fix. My greatest critique on this game and the last one is that the matches you watch are very dull to watch - mainly because of very defensive teams - and almost no open play goals. Most of the good stuff happens during a transition. I know this is very subjective though.
  7. Some good points, mate. Though for the sake of inspiration I would be really interested in seeing how you have set your team up. :-)
  8. I have been playing FM 2020 for a week now and oh boy, either I am doing something completely wrong, or it seems to me that something is broken when it comes to how the opposition face you. I am playing as Dortmund, so a top team but almost everytime we play at home the opposition plays defensive as in the play the ball around like Pep's Barca but with no incentive to get the ball forward. It is extremely hard to press them, players seems ice cold and the amount possession they are generating is like 70/60 percent by just passing the ball around. I met Bayern in the Super Cup. They had 78 percent possession but zero shots taken. Yeah, literally zero attempted towards goal. Am I the only one experiencing this?
  9. Its a funny thing with Guardiola, Hah? The shape on the ball is almost always 2-3-5 or 3-2-5. But golden rule; 2 players wide, 2 in the half spaces and 1 central. Rest five supports.
  10. How does it look ingame during a match do you got some cool screenshots?
  11. You can defend high in a 4-4-1-1. And what you are saying is that if you want to defend in 2 banks of four, the two wingers in a 4-2-3-1 has to be on support duty. That isnt needed in a 4-4-1–1 where you get the natural defensive shape. And you dont have to commit any fullbacks more than you have to in a 4-2-3-1. That depends on your roles and duties and instructions. My whole purpose of challenging your description of 4-4-1-1 as being the poor man’s version of 4-2-3-1 was to say that a blank formation isnt better than any other formation without duties and roles selected. Actually i’m a big fan of deep formations as you can have a fantastic solid off the ball shape and a completely different one on the ball because you can “afford” your wingers being on attack duty. Whereas in the AM strata they act as wide strikers. The last segment of your post@ is exactly what in refering to. You think choosing s 4-4-1-1 means defensive counter football. I’m saying in a 4-4-1-1 with the right roles and duties selected, you can make that play like City’s 2-3-5 (and also defend like they do in 4-4-2/1-1ish.
  12. Why is the 4-4-1-1 a poor man’s version of a 4-2-3-1? That makes zero sense to me. I would even argue you have more options with a 4-4-1-1 than a 4-2-3-1.
  13. Alright. I haven't bought FM 2020 yet. But I feel an urge to get into the breach once again and try to replicating Guardiola's tactic(s) at City. Thanks for your answers.
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