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Everything posted by Kharza_FM

  1. Have a very similar team make up and deliberately. Key is pass and move... so let's unpack that first: Support roles with one attacking role in the front 5 (I like to end up with a fluid shape so my fullbacks are also on support.. more on that at the end). Use Get Forward PI or PPMs to get more runners forward... personally I like a BBM-S with Get Forward PI to be my midfield "attacker". So something like this: CF-S IW-S T-A AP-S BBM-S Now make sure you set your IF-S and AP-S PIs to "Roam From Position". I als
  2. Bump.. Read this.. all of it.. don't focus on the tactic.. focus on what the changes will DO on the pitch. The trade off concept is simply fabulous and is the key to unlocking and ENJOYING making tactics. The aha moment for me was learning how to control the transition moment of winning the ball ("When Possession Has Been Won" instruction): Counter? - Defensive doesn't press you RIGHT when they lose the ball.. they drop off. If they drop off good time to counter (if your system is setup to leverage a transition.. i.e. attacking roles) Hold Shape? - If you get immediately COUNTER-P
  3. So be careful.. tempo is how fast you move the ball, i.e. make a decision. It doesn't mean you play more direct passes and depending on the risk level AND decisions attribute (yep with you here big time) it will be where they go with the ball. Passing instructions both at a TI and PI level control the directness of passes. Lots of Pass it shorter instructions for most of the players, especially those in the back (all 4 in the back have pass it shorter and the A (D) role does take less risks so a solid 5 keeping the ball and circulating it. Do they go "direct" to a wing if they are open.. o
  4. Did you try it? Based on exactly how you described you want Busquets to play the A (D) role fits it better. Also there is the added benefit of him sitting deeper for recycling possession and preventing balls into strikers so defensively it's more solid too. I mean you recommended Plays Simple Passess and Runs with Ball Rarely PPMs.. I know what you are trying to create I've been working on trying to create variations of Pep since FM 2016. This year is the closest I've ever gotten. And remember it's possession with a PURPOSE. The Hit Early Crosses is in there as a default starting spot be
  5. Long time Pep follower and current coach.. I think this is the first FM version I've come this close to being able to recreate Pep tactics. Although this feels like a cross between Pep and Klopp it creates some really attractive football. Kudos for getting me down the right road. Check out the midfield as I think it works a little better than yours. PF (S) changes to a F9 (S) depending on player in the role. Close Down More and Mark Tighter on IW-A, IW-S, MEZ-A, and DLP-S If the team we are playing against plays with an attacking RB we Man Mark the IW-A on it (s
  6. Blaspemy.. those sound like principles of play.. kind of like Pressure/Cover..
  7. I started with a similar system and process and found myself tweaking the FBs a bit. Maybe back DL down to CWB-S (I actually went all the way down to FB-S on DL and CWB-S on DR because my DR was making most of the errors related to my analysis).
  8. Beyond this thread being pure gold.. going through the same exercise myself. I LOVE your views for analysis.. totally stole them.. well done.
  9. Yep I'm abusing it.. I'm in the can this ME even get close to what I want to do and then I'll build my team for real to do it the right way.
  10. Did you use the Gets Further Forward PI? I'll be honest.. what I've been doing is playing with the editor on so I can totally tweak player PPMs and provide full tactical familiarity to try stuff out until I get what I'm looking for. I saw the same issue you did and I believe the Gets Further Forward PI and PPM made it much better during build up.
  11. #7 received the ball from the right side from #6.. here is the move before #7 receives it in the middle Extremely Wide TI and I know I was messing around with the Hugs Line PPM trying to get maximum width as well. Both ML and MR are W-S with Get Forward
  12. #11 is Winger on Support with Gets Forward PI he doesn't start to make a run into the box until Pulisic is about to cross.. otherwise he stays that wide even when we are camping in the final third. Even here isn't bad.. ball central at top of the box look at the positioning of #10 and #11
  13. Yeah I had to ditch AML/AMR and do this as well. It will keep the width in the final third. I did a test to figure this out and broke out the editor and even added hugs line PPMs and still could never get the AML/AMR wide in the final third. If you want that from your winger they have to be in the ML/MR slots.
  14. Best bet is tight marking TI and PI and individual man marking if you are after a particular position.
  15. if you are using wingers you need them in the ML/MR slots because in the AML/AMR they don't get wide enough in the final third.
  16. Great post.. very similiar experience as you when I sat down to create the 1958 Brazil World Cup team. Only thing I did was go with a medium block as it represented how they played a bit more. In my opinion balanced does a much better job of determining when to counter vs. keep the ball. Reminds me very much like playing on Attacking with the Retain Possession TI in FM 18. Cheers!
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