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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
  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 towar
  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 l
  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 contro
  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
  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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