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  1. It shouldn't. Ball magnet/playmaker roles aren't as hard coded as they were in say '16. If you find it's a problem, just go with a DM(d) role.
  2. A Regista isn't really a "pivot" role. They tend to get too far up field. Pivots need to stay out of the thick of it and stay open for a safe backpass. My favorite double pivot is 2 DM(s) with "hold position". They both stay back and screen the defense while staying free to recycle possession. If you want to keep Lopez in the Regista role, flip him with Martinez and play Martinez as a DLP(d). With the IW(s) and AMC(s) there is not any space on the left for the Regista to exploit and run into. But on the right, the IW(a) gets forward more aggressively and will leave space behind him f
  3. I think the best way to combat some of this is consider each step (eg. pass, dribble, etc) in an attack an opportunity to fail/make a mistake. With that mindset, your goal becomes to complete your attacks with as few moves, while maximizing the opponents moves to create a successful attack. Said another way, if you get a reasonable chance on goal with 3 passes and you opponent needs 10 passes and a dribble to get the same opportunity, you are going to have a lot more success -- especially in the lower leagues with players that can't do it all themselves. That all starts in the midf
  4. I find it extremely helpful to have (a) pivot player(s) in the formation and a couple players to clean up loose balls that stay back out of the action and recycle possession. This gives a natural ebb and flow to attacking that will help draw out the defense and maintain space to attack with. For me, typically this is going to be 1-2 DMCs for the pivot and a wingback/fullback or two to clean up cleared balls. But just not committing all your players forward too fast and keeping a couple back so that attacks can reset themselves naturally is a huge help
  5. I largely agree with ExpDef. DLF(s) up top will help a lot and the AP(a) becomes either a CM(a) or Mez(a) depending on where you want him to bring pressure. I however like the BBM(s) as the other CM and would opt to make the DM a DLP(d). I think this is a case of different strokes for different folks. Either setup should get you a better possession tactic. I would play around with them to see what you and your players like.
  6. I play a hybrid pressing system, with a high line of engagement and a middle or low defensive line. Not sure if it's gegenpressing or not, but it does apply pressure with a low defensive line. I use team and player instructions to set the pressure to be higher with the midfield players in the formation and lower on the backside. Typically on team and instructions I will have "Mark tighter" and pressing ticked up 1 over middle. (Urgent?) I pair that with a higher line of engagement to get my advanced players involved early and a normal or even 1 tick lower than normal defensive line. TI fo
  7. Really good set of posts, @Rashidi. When you look at a roster or a single player and put some thought into what they can do well (and what they can't), then you can really get them to perform above their "star rating". Sometimes I can't help but laugh at some of the posts where a coach is trying to play a certain style but none of their players are suitable to the vision. Like trying to force the square peg through the round hole. I just picked up FM21 and am playing a journeyman for this version. Started unemployed, and got picked up by IK Sirius, the bottom team in the Swedish Premier t
  8. Always happy to hear it's helping folk. I just started my first ever journeyman save. Normally I just stick to one team. Ended up at IK Sirius at the bottom of Swedish Premier with like 7 games left. Kept them up after a nice little run by playing a strikerless tactic I dusted off and revamped from FM16. Really a fan of the new match engine. A big step up from the rather tepid central play I was getting on FM19. I really think that there is a lot of room to be inventive in this ME and am looking forward to seeing how far these concepts can be utilized.
  9. I am actually. Just picked up 21. Really enjoying it. Glad to be of some help.
  10. It's really hard to transpose the positions between the two sports. The specialized nature of players in NFL doesn't translate well. But as to the question: Off Guard and Off Tackle are plays, not positions. It describes where the running back is running and who the lead blocker is. Just call them Guards and Tackles. Beside that, I would say that the names are appropriate. I can see where you were going with each one and can't say that any is inaccurate.
  11. I still play off and on. I've got a new 9 month old and that's really cutting into my game time. I was on paternity leave when I developed this and had time to really devote to it. That has since dried up. I've had good success and done some stuff beyond what is in the playbook. But honestly, generally speaking, I'm finding that it works best when I don't over complicate things. I stick mainly to my base plays and opt into a few other plays situationally if I need to break a game open. My formations are typically decided by some combination of whatever my best 11 are for the game and what
  12. Happy to keep working with you to resolve some new issues. You put time and effort into describing the problems you are having and I'm happy to continue to assist.
  13. Sure you can. It might have a small ding for tactical familiarity, but if you keep most of the stuff the same, its not a big deal. If you want specific advice, you will need to share more information as @Experienced Defender says, but if you just want some basic ideas and proof of concept, you can check out some of what I do here: Here I break down a team with tempo. And you can do it with a role or duty change to players as I explain here:
  14. I would put money on the fact that this is caused by the Mez(s) pulling the rest of the midfield in his direction. In my experience, the Mez has hardcoded movement and seems to also be a bit of a magnet in pulling the other midfielders toward his side of the field. This is great at creating overloads, but in this case not so much. I suspect this is further compounded by the "narrow" team instruction and the fact that his CM pair is a BBM. The BBM is one of the most support focused roles and is very fluid in his movement, making him easily influenced by the other players around him, think of it
  15. It's going to be hard to get over that. Goal kick positioning seems to be hard coded. And the game treats FBs and WBs as the same position for them as they don't expect both to ever be present at the same time.
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