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  1. Ah I had actually barely noticed that one, as it's in transition. I never planned to focus much on countering so the transitions didn't come into it for me, only counter pressing. It makes sense to me though, not to always look for the counter when we win the ball back, if we want to play possession. Would you suggest no TI there, and let the players decide on a case by case basis? Oh I wasn't thinking of adding BMD, I was just confused when you said Hold shape, I had forgotten about that instruction altogether. Would BMD make them Hold shape? I totally get what you mean here about overkill. I have only had time to play a couple games, but I have changed it to just one playmaker, removed WBIB, upped the tempo to lower, and upped the width to fairly narrow. The team played much better in these games. I will play on and see how we do, and if anything else needs to change. Just a couple of questions though, when you said; I get what you meant, you were talking about that in combination with all the other possession elements of the tactic being overkill, but without some or all of those, short passing and low tempo go together very well, no? At least that's what I remember reading on the older FMs, in the loading screens. Can this work, hypothetically, or is it just depending on everything else in the tactic? Can any tempo work on any passing length? Also with the very narrow width setting, what kind of tactic would make that a good idea, as if not this kind then I don't understand when it wouldn be useful? Thanks again 👍👌
  2. @Experienced Defender Thanks for the input, I think that's a trap I fall into all too often. Definitely getting rid of 2 of the playmakers makes sense, and maybe I will take WBIB off. I like the aggressive defending and playing out of defense though, these work for me. As for the others, I have a few questions. In what ways am I holding shape, I don't have be more disciplined on or anything like that? And also what is the point in low tempo if not for short passing? I like the idea of maintaining control of the game and keeping the ball, thus drawing the opposition onto me, in this case towards my left overload. Also, what's your take on the width?
  3. @wixxi I'll definitely give that a go with the DM. But as far as the width goes, how can they pass shorter if the players are further apart? What is the point of playing narrow if not this, is it purely defensive?
  4. I thought having the defensive midfielder as a DLP would mean he would move towards the ball more, and assist with the overload on the left, even though he would receive the ball more. Is it not the case that playmakers move towards the ball? I will definitely try changing him, maybe just DMd? As far as going very narrow, I thought the players being closer to each other was necessary for the shorter passing, and it would help with maintaining possession on the left for long enough to pull the opposition in? Would you suggest standard width?
  5. So I won the league in my 1st season with Leverkusen, but that was down to the defense; conceded 16 goals. Always had a real problem scoring goals. The 1st screenshot is the tactic I used that season. The player instructions were; Tah and Bailey stay wider, Wendell cross and dribble less, and Havertz take more risks. I played a possession game, and I wanted to have a few different routes to goal so we weren't one dimensional. Here are the ideas; The main one was to overload the left side of the pitch to force the opposition to commit more players to this area, and leave the two wide players on the right free. In theory the IWs, RPM and FBs on the left would be supported by the DLFa dropping deep, the DLPd drifting to that side of the pitch (as I believe playmakers move towards the ball more??) and the left BPD, who has the PI stay wider. This would mean we keep possession easily on the left, pulling the opposition to that side, and creating space on the right. This definitely worked, but I feel I'm not using the resulting space on the right correctly. My 2nd route to goal is for Havertz to play through balls to the striker, as the two wide players on the right keeping wide should stretch the defense to create space for that. This happened only a few times. I have Havertz as a central midfielder with the take more risks PI, and not a playmaker because I don't want the team to pass to him instead of creating the overload on the left. Also, I realize the DLFa role doesn't make a lot of runs in behind, but Edouard has 15 off the ball, and last season it was Kevin Volland playing there, and he has 17 off the ball, so I thought that would still work. My 3rd route to goal is for Havertz to arrive late in the box to get on the end of cutbacks, and I feel like the CMs role is a late runner. I am currently training him to learn this PPM, but he hasn't acquired it yet. So that was my original tactic. The 2nd screenshot is how I have started the second season, having made a few changes to try to score more goals. The same 3 ideas for routes to goal, but this hasn't worked at all. I made Havertz a playmaker because I felt I was wasting him as a CMs. And I have the left back as a WBs now, still with cross less and dribble less, because I like how they play through balls from out wide, but I will change this. I've also changed the RB to a WBs because I still want him to get forward a lot but I don't want him to dribble so much. He has the PIs dribble less, cross more, cross from deep, stay wider, and take more risks. So guys please tell me what you think I could do better, and where I'm going wrong, any help is much appreciated.
  6. This is how I'm playing right now. Any obvious faults? I realise the fault in the strikers being so advanced, but those two are not very keen to come deep haha. I will try another role. 4312, what effect would moving gueye into central midfield have?
  7. Currently at PSG, and like the idea of mbappe and cavani up front, with neymar in behind them, so I'm playing a 442 diamond narrow formation, with a half back. Results aren't great so far, but the main problem being neither striker dropping deep to help link play. But say I fixed that, maybe by getting firmino as cavani gets older, is there some inherently flawed with trying to play possession in a formation this narrow?
  8. Here's Mbappe last year and this year, he's not really improved either, apart from the pace, and he had a great season
  9. None of our players seem to have really gone up though, considering the season we just had
  10. Maybe a stupid question but i just opened it and looked at the city stats, Sterling with 12 finishing, no way that's his new rating?
  11. Hey guys, I live in Bonaire in the Caribbean, and i see a few sites where you can pre order fm19, like instant gaming and 2game, tell me the download codes won't work in my area. So i wanted to ask what sites some of you guys usually buy the game off, and if there's any that work all over the world?
  12. I get what you mean and i agree with you, that's usually how it goes for me. But not against Chelsea. I played the match, this time on a counter mentality with a 4-4-2, and lost 3-1. Chelsea's goals were a Hazard header, where he beat both John Stones and Matthjis de Ligt in the air, which is ridiculous, and then 2 Kante 30 yard strikes, one of which was a goal of the season volley. That screenshot is my usual tactic, not how I played this game. That tactic works fairly well for me against most other teams, but not against Chelsea, so I've tried dialing it back a bit by playing on control and having the RB on defend and marking Hazard, and I still lost because of a backpass and another Kante screamer. My point is if I can't beat them playing my usual way, or by being a little more cautious with the control tactic, or by going on the counter, then how do I approach them? I think my formation is a bad match for theirs, but I've seen other moderators here say any formation can beat any other, and people shouldn't make big changes for a match. So if i take that as true, stick with my 4-1-2-3 that works for me, where do I start with beating Chelsea away? I've tried to play them many different ways. Should I just stick with my formation, be a little less attacking, and see how it goes on the pitch from there? Even after all the different things I've tried? Thanks for the help, I know to moderators these types of questions must seem ridiculous; that the answers stay the same, just observe whats happening on the pitch. But sometimes things seem to happen that make no sense, like the Chelsea goals I described at the beginning of the post
  13. Yeah of course i'm not going to do that, just never being able to beat one team annoys me. I could try playing on the counter which to me would make sense, but then i've changed my tactic, which maybe isnt a good idea in the space of one game, I don't know. Plus it's very tight in the league so never beating chelsea doesn't help
  14. Hey guys, title pretty self explanatory really. I almost never beat them, find it very hard to exploit the flaws in their system. It's 2022, they've still got Conte playing that 3-4-3. I've tried sticking to my system before, I've tried changing it to get in behind those attacking fullbacks or use a number 10 to exploit the space in the hole. None of its worked, they close the space so fast, and they eventually find a way through me at the other end. Here's a screenshot of my usual system, which has been working well against all other teams, {though I am currently in 6th as it took me a while to balance my attacking style a bit, but i'm only 5 points off top}. How would you adapt it to play Chelsea?
  15. Hey guys, thanks for all the help, it's been very useful. So i changed my tactics a bit in line with some of your comments and suggestions, for the end of the season, and it really worked, my team started to blow the other sides away. So i kept that tactic for the new season, and now for some reason its not working like before. I'm conceding regularly to lots of teams, and not scoring like before. Anyone have any idea what might have changed? I didn't change any of the tactic or the players, it just stopped working once the new season began. Here it is anywa y
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