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  1. You should think about balance in your team. 8 of 11 players are attacking and you have very aggressive team instructions. Nobody can support your forwards. I recommend to read this topic:
  2. Wow, heavy games in the first 3 league games... Yes, watching matches really helps, but sometimes it upsets. Watching a match, know what you want to do but can't realize it in terms of game tweaking. Also wanted to say that I explored pretty well combination for possession style play in 4123DM: Winger Support, Mezzala Attack, IWB Defence. I think it can also work with Inverted winger. It looked perfect in terms of balance: IWBde supports passing options in the DM strata when your tean is attacking and also a good cover for Mezzala as players in this position usually have lack in def
  3. Yes, BMWde position looks great against any team I play. You know, I thought that if he goes hunting - I will switch back to Anchor or Half Back. But when I started to watch matches I didn't see him loosing position or too much pressing. I can say that it looked like anchor man... How are you getting on?
  4. Yes, thank you for information. I never used shadow striker. I preferred AMat. But will give it a try - Oyarzabal looks great, so if something goes wrong I can try to use another role for my 4 forward players. Yes, thank you. I hope for the best - but always ready to use 4123 DM =)
  5. As for me, I just decided to try 4231, because my last 4231 was in FM15-16 I think..And I want to explore new role for me - shadow striker. And in terms of roles and duties, what do you think? Are there any obvious mistakes?
  6. Hey, managers! I decided to start new game - Real Sociedad and want to try 4231 formation. Need your help and advice with my setup. Maybe I'm totally wrong with roles and duties or TI. Or maybe this formation, tactic, style is not suitable for the team. How I want to play: I want to play attacking football, dominate the game. Ideally, mix of possession and intensive attacking football. I don't want slow possession over 60%, I want to be more aggressive. Snapshot of my the team: Media prediction: 7 My setup: Also I
  7. Wow! And what is your idea to play with 3 playmakers in the middle? In fact, I'm sure you need to change a lot, especially in terms of roles and duties. I believe that @Experienced Defender will help you, but you have a lot of work to be done!
  8. Yes, I'm really happy because when I started the game I wanted my team to play attacking football, but try to avoid high possession style. My idea was to have a balance. Be ready to dominate and be ready to defense against Arsenal, Chelsea, Bayern and etc. I do not like to much possession and prefer more direct style,but I think it is really hard to play for Benfica with more direct approach. All my opponents play with low block, reduce the space, so I think this is maximum direct style for my team. The only thing I can't understand is why BMWde is playing much better than Anch
  9. This is my tactic for home league. I use split block: DLF, IW, IF, DLP, CM DLPse - more direct passing, CMat - roam from position, BMWde - mark tigher (occasionally). When I play away game with Porto or sporting I tend to avoid Counter press and play counter, but it depends on how the match is going. In Champions Cup games I usually change roles, IWat to IWs, Left WBsu to FBat, with top teams I play counter, small split block - DLFsu to DLFat. And I don't play Overlap left/overlap right. Sometimes without work ball into box and be more expressive. I watch matches at full an
  10. And in terms of tactics? Because for me it't really hard to stop with upgrading, testing something new. I know that sometimes my team struggle with my experiments, but I need to learn. And the best way to learn for is try smth myself. Now I can say - much better than 2-3 weeks ago =) I manage Benfica (it is very interesting to me, because in league, 98% of matches I need to break down defensive teams - so I need to be attacking, aggressive team. And I need to adapt my tactics to play in Champions cup, because the level of competitors is much higher. I played only two s
  11. Looking pretty good =) And what you can say about games with Norwich, West Ham, Leeds, Valencia? You were closer to win the game or avoided defeat? You need a home win against Everton =) As I see you played quite a lot of matches with your new tactic? Do you see the areas to upgrade? What do you think does not work good?
  12. Yes, I noticed that Mezzala is often to close to IWs. When I set up roles and duties I believed it could be great pair, but CMa is much better for my team. I'm sure that the problem is with my style of play (I want to play more direct, fast, progressive football) or with my Mezzala player. So, all we can say, that every team is unique and it's really interesting thing that in one case it can work and in other it fails. Yes, in my case learning takes near 50% of the time I play FM.
  13. @danbanbury What you can say about your attacking movement? What do you think about playing MezAt and IWs? Several weeks ago I tried this combination, but failed. You can see the screenshot: IWs, MezAt, WBs are in the same position =)
  14. Sorry, I tried my best to express my thoughts properly, but my English is still on double intensity training =) So, I asked about "stay wider" PI to a WB on support - my idea was that it can help to lure opposition defender and open space for Mezzala or Box to box player. I fully agree that this thread is much more about learning how to create tactic than just ready made solution. Waiting for your first results =)
  15. Great thread, mates! Thank you! Does it make sense to give PI Stay wider to fullbacks? Just a small question, What do you think of Anchor man for DM position in this setup? Of course, if player's attributes fully fit for playing as Anchor man. I hope you will share the analysis with us =) Do you have a plan how to analyze it? Are you going to compare your old setup with new one?
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