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  1. Douglas Costa is (technical attributes wise) massively underrated
  2. Pep's Barcelona (Very Fluid)

    Hey man! Getting straight to the point a) that is true, I did think about it but with the IF and CWB the overload on that wing is greater, which in my opinion stretches the oposition even more, because the opposite marker for my Right wing back has to stay wide to cover for his offensive positioning that is very wide, wider than the IF most of the times, leaving a bit more space to my central players (not much but still a bit more), which is great because the AP on the wing is much more central in his positioning during the build up. This was a mere coincidence though, caused by my lack of left footed players suited to play a playmaking role, but Grimaldo is an inteligent player and almost always takes advantage of the space. Granted Coric gets about 20 assists every season while Grimaldo barely assists through crosses but looking at the PI's screen, a Wing-back is almost the same as the complete wing back, he's just not so restrained in hard-coded PI's telling him to go wide and the "get further forward", crossing more often and Roam from position, which he does, he's just not going to rampage to the byline to take a cross every single time and be everywhere. Also he's great at defending and worse at attacking than Coric so makes sense to make him less wild in the pitch everytime but still give him freedom to be when he feels like it. b) Not connected at all, just preference. Had an amazing experience in Fm16 with Lemar as a RPM winning severall Ballon D'or trophies and playing like an overpowered version of Iniesta, I just never left that role out of my teams ever since. c) I don't think you'll lose penetration, but you will lose directness. The AP is much less like "I'm gonna dribble this dude till the end of times and run to the box" but is much more everything else. It's basically an IF with a more varied style of play. An AP on the wing can be an IF if he feels like it, but an IF (at least for me) never is an AP. If you feel like he's stopping your play too much, just change him to an attack duty, he'll be riskier in his plays and a bit more direct with the ball at his feet. Regarding movement i never felt I lost penetration, it's just that his runs are more central (between FB and CB than from the outside of the opposite fullback) which my IF were doing constantly. If you feel like he's being too central, make him stay wider, he'll be basically like an IF without the stay wider PI. He'll be doing to same thing, he'll just be receiving the ball closer to the line than the normal AP. Hope I made sense to you with my explanations about my choices!
  3. Coric, Leandro Paredes
  4. Your top 5 FM17 players

    The more obvious ones 1 - Isco (unbelievable) 2 - Asensio 3 - Laporte 4 - Grimaldo 5 - Dybala The least obvious 1 - Lucas (CB from Atletico) 2 - Douglas Costa 3 - Kovacic 4 - Handanovic 5 - Iwobi
  5. Pep's Barcelona (Very Fluid)

    Brilliant post and tactic, however I made some reeeeeally small changes to the player roles. TI's remained the same. The change of AP(a) to RPM? Purely a personal choice. Always had success in getting that penetrative Iniesta-type midfielder with RPM with more risky passes and move into channels PI's. AP(s) instead of IF(s)... To me, the IF(s) with the Stay wider PI left the RPM and the SS too alone in the center of the field with no easy and safe passing options, causing them to easily give away possession and resort to beating the marker/play a very risky pass to the back of the defense almost every time. One IF(s) with the stay wider PI still caused the defense and midfield to stretch creating space, while the AP(s) on the opposite flank gave a bigger support to the midfielders and SS, creating more safe passing options to keep possession when needed, but still have the movement to make dangerous runs. I did this because of a video I saw once of Henry talking about how Guardiola always had one of the wingers very wide while the team had the ball on the opposite flank. This is what my AP(s) does, supports the team more centrally providing a safe option to pass, keeping possession, getting the ball, playing a pass to the back of the defense for the SS or the IF(s), playing a pass to one of the midfielders that is exploiting space created by the very wide IF(s) or simply change the flank with a pass to the wide IF that then can choose to beat his marker, causing havoc in the flank getting in a scoring position or a crossing position, or playing a pass to a runner. I felt the need to do it because 2 IF(s) stretched my own team too much and left no support to the player who had the ball until it got to the final 3rd. Coric? Had amazing success with him on the wingback position, what a great player. He's fast, agile, has great technique, has great vision, movement, flair, not the best decision wise but is a great attacking force, also has some crazy freekicks in his bag. His defensive stats aren't great, but somehow he performs way better than he should when defending. Grimaldo is a beast at everything, so he balances my back 4 pretty well when Coric goes up the pitch, he's a tank on the wing. Cheers