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  1. Or use the Winger, support role with right footed player on the left and left footed player on the right - both with "cuts inside" trait. Behind them play IWB on either support or defend duty with Overlap TI on both sides. The overlap instruction will reduce the individual mentality of the wingers, they are hardcoded to stay wide and will still cut inside due to trait and footedness. Also, the IWBs will play a nice hybrid role between playing narrow next to the DM and going on the outside of the Wingers.
  2. The Mezzala and Carrilero both have stay wider instruction to play in the half spaces. One is just more conservative. You can probably add focus play right and left to exaggerate the effect even more. Cruyff never had Ferrer and Munoz or any of his side backs overlap though. Koeman was actually the Libero who was allowed to bring the ball from the back and play deep diagonal passes (mostly to Stoichkov). The side midfielders from the diamond were responsible defensively for the opponents' wide midfielders. Van Gaal did the same at Ajax as well in the mid 90s. Therefore for me Cruyf
  3. @crusadertsar What formations were the opponents using in the games you lost? And how did they scored the goals against you? 3 of the losses were in away games. I assume opponents are more aggressive in attack and find gaps in your defense. Have you tried AM-S, Mez, Carilero and DLP in midfield? I would change the IW to Support and use Positive team mentality. Personally I see Cruyff's 343 more as 3 CDs in defense, because it was designed to face formations with 2 strikers which were popular at the time.
  4. @crusadertsar This is fantastic thread. Well done! I like the look of the updated version with those roles in the diamond. And using Attacking mentality is very ballsy but your explanation makes sense why. Cruyff used the 343 at Ajax and Barca to combat the 532/352 and 442 formations that were popular during the late 80s and early 90s. Pep Guardiola used it at Barca in his last season when he had Fabregas behind Messi. How is your tactic doing against 4231 and 424 formations?
  5. @Ö-zil to the Arsenal! Do you play FM21 or are you still with FM18?
  6. BME refers to movement off the ball as well as decisions and actions with the ball. The "more creative players" bit is a little vague. There is no explanation are those players based on attributes or roles and positions. Personally I see changed behavior in all my players.
  7. That instruction doesn't just apply to the final third though. The strikerless tactic with Very Attacking mentality? I'm sure it plays nicely and you can have a lot of success with it. But it's not replication of Pep's Barca based on the roles, instructions and mentality. I suggest you have a read through this classic thread by @Ö-zil to the Arsenal! which he created for FM17. (if you haven't read it already) There are a lot of good ideas you can take from that thread and good base for a proper replication. I'm not suggesting copy all of it but rather use it to adapt
  8. Then maybe you want a different play, fair enough. I meant that Xavi was more conservative than Iniesta. Xavi was brilliant at orchestrating the midfield. But I wouldn't use "expressive" to describe it. He was efficient, effective, calculated. He was like super fast computer chip. I've seen all the videos and read all the books & articles. I've been at it for a long time, as I said. Yes, Pep required positional discipline for 2/3 of the field and then allowed them freedom in the final 3rd. That cannot be recreated in FM. As good as the game is, there are some things that we
  9. I have tried a lot of different roles and combinations of instructions since FM11 to replicate Pep's Barca. I didn't start yesterday. I speak from experience. RPM role plays more like the Iniesta role for me. Xavi was more conservative.
  10. For those who are facing teams with very defensive tactics/formations, I suggest the following adjustments to consider: - 1 notch wider - 1 notch lower tempo - 1 notch increased passing - overlaps on both sides - remove any focus play - early crosses - dribble less and be more expressive (if your tactic doesn't already include them; mine does) - higher mentality The idea is to move them side to side and pull them out of their comfort positions, then take advantage of any gaps that may open up.
  11. Alves role = CWB-S Xavi role = DLP-S Pedro role = IW-S Messi role = Trequartista I don't think Xavi was RPM. He saw a lot of the ball. DLP-S and AP-S are the two roles that see the most of the ball. I would actually use RPM for Iniesta. I forgot to mention that it's very important to consider the Player Traits in order to recreate all the roles.
  12. Ah, Pep's Barca....the never-ending FM tactical pursuit. For me, a long time Barca fan (since 1990), the 2010-11 season is the best football I have ever seen any team play. It was simply poetry in motion. Pep had the team play differently in each of the 4 seasons. But I'm glad to see that the version picked for replication here is from the 2010-11 season. Here is a 40 min video showing the best from that season. Basically a footballing lecture and the best video to see a lot of nuances in the way the whole team played, as well as each individual role. By far,
  13. @bluestillidie00 Can you let me know which match files I need to copy over? Thanks
  14. @bluestillidie00 I like this match screen and how you've removed the dugout. If I wanted to use that in the base dark skin, which panel file do I need to copy & paste over? Is it just match in between highlights panel.xml? Thanks
  15. They can work in tandem if some of your training sessions include individual roles training - like Chance Creation/Conversion or Ground/Aerial Defense or the GK sessions. You need to check what each session from the different categories focuses on. I believe there is a sticky thread explaining all that. I recommend you read it. I also recommend you check the default schedules included in the game and start from there.
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