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Everything posted by denen123

  1. Increasing training intensity + coaching quality mitigates this, to a level. However, some players just hate to train.
  2. I agree with @Tsuru on the tester he suggested, above. Of course I used my regular pressing and passing tweaks, but it does give a good base to start with.
  3. There's no hard rule. I use a Dlpde and an Apsu on the left flank of my tactic (4231). Coupled with a CWBatt on that flank and automatically, I keep the ball well and It forces my left flank to be the primary direction of attack.
  4. Asides the Leganes game, you've lost against teams that are stacked. Get better players. You're doing fine, atm.
  5. In situations of crisis, "trust in the youth". Kidding, but still... Good to rotate in a star young player (especially if you have other good players that can manage the slight upset, for a while, in the starting 11). Also, rotating the injury prone player has also being helpful. Major problem might be his match fitness, but you can monitor that, as well.
  6. Dropping the intensity of match and other trainings, help. Individual training load and medical conditions can also be monitored. However, an injury prone player will always suffer. Might be mainly, minor, but get someone who is a good back-up player to be ready to fill in, when that happens.
  7. Martial is technically gifted enough to come deep and start plays. Maybe, not the most clinical or consistent, but him and Greenwood are technically gifted enough to do it. They do it often. A good example is Martial's performance against Man City. Dropped deep and caused havoc there.
  8. Average in-game ratings and to some extent, player reputation. Your teams performances in competitions also count. To your other question, Yes he can. All you need is a boost in the above and voila,
  9. Don't believe that is what OP was going for(a pointless asymetry). He even said it works. Plus, generalised statements like what I was replying to and debunking is what we ought to be against, especially, if no real data has been generated to prove it. There's also a debate as to there being no ultimate definition to what is a "more" balanced or "true" as it concerns setting up tactics. There's a thread here were people use one CD in their tactics and still get results. Is that a "balanced" tactic? Or even a logical one?. But that is a rabbit hole I wish not to enter. The OP asked for a better way to get Messi to play at optimum. Thay should be the focus. Role change? Tactical tweaks? Instructions tweak? Yes, very good. Not unproven theories/generalised statement asymmetrical shapes or what not.
  10. But he said the tactic actually works. So rather than throwing it off, just maybe suggest a tactic like he's asking, no? There's also no real data to assume that none- Assymetric tactics give "better results" than asymmetrical ones. None. Better results in goals? Number of wins? What? Also, "balanced" tactics can be made to be less vague. Balanced in roles? Setup according to style of play? I think ad ice should always be clear, especially according to what people request.
  11. No middle runner. Teams will eventually adjust to it.
  12. Mezala on attack in a 4-3-3. You'll have to protect him on the wings, because he lacks workrate.
  13. Not an attack on you(if you perceived it as so, I apologize). I'm simply addressing your statement that the game will interprete some real life teams tactic based on their defensive shapes(in this case 442). I'm just saying that 4-3-3 's and 4231's defend as 442's, too.
  14. Not really. In FM, especially when you use a mezzala in a 4-3-3 or an attack duty AM in a traditional 4231, you'll find that your team presses in a 442.
  15. Hmmm... It is technically a front 4(CM-a included). Even though I see the argument of multiple recievers(DLF(a) and WTM(s)) it does not disprove that it keeps players in decent proximity to themselves, thus enabling ball retention and more player interaction as against if the striker were to be an AF(a) or Poacher(a) and the players coded to hit risky passes just search long for him. The argument of the IWD-de? He'll overlap the IF-su when the spaces opens up(would be different he used a W-su), so he really isn't static. Even the DLP(s) will attack space on occasion. Also, risky passing isn't what distinguishes a "possesion" based team. It is a culmination of roles, duties, tactic, available players and team instructions. I always use two playmakers in my setups(Advanced and deep) and give direct passes to my fullbacks(because they're usually pressed less and have a lot of space to operate and force long balls to wingers) and my Maverick CM or AM. I still average 58-63% possession in the leagues. I agree with your last paragraph, though. It is a very good advice 👍.
  16. One is a ball magnet(RPM) with less defensive attribute requirements (attribute wise, not necessarily by PI adjustment) the other is simply a shuttler(BBM-su) with some defensive attribure requirements.
  17. These are really good questions. Regarding my setup, I use a formula of duties(attack, support or defend) to determine what flank a player occupies. A flank for me can have only one attack and one defend duties. But can have more than one support duties. My Left back in any of my systems is always a Complete Wingback on attack duty. I, personally, love the role and I pair him with a DLPde and an AP-su on LW. For the BWM-su, on his flank I have an IF-su and a WB-de. I build up with TEAM INSTRUCTIONS "play out of defence + distribute to fullbacks". (A little bit off-point)The build up for me is my most interesting bit. I like that spread when I use fullbacks to build up, rather than CB, because of how we counter the opposition press. Inverted fullbacks, however, I've struggled using this role in build ups, if not, it(IWB-de) works well with the BWM-su. Another advantage is I don't have to force the closing down of the BWM-su. He d9es so himself. I, however, force the closing down of my DLP-de(by giving him "close down more" player instruction, because of how aggressive my LB is). Overall, it depends on your idea of what you want. I'm presently struggling with creating a 4-3-3 with a BWM-SU that works. Might use a DM-su instead. We will see. Posting your tactic might also help.
  18. Biggest advice is to use one when you want him to do a job within a specific area, whilst pairing him with a good DLP, either defend or support, depending on the structure of your team I use one in a very aggressive 4231 and I pair him with a DLP(de). The idea is to have two defensively astute players covering each flank, with the deepest being my DLP(de) to serve as a magnet and press resistant enough to build our play up. Because of how eccentric he can be, good Holding midfielder will facilitate your BWMsu.
  19. Not just you. However, much of it is tactical, to be fair. Rest is the potency of a 4-3-3, overall.
  20. Knowing that the role requires most of technique, physique and mental, it is quite a difficult role to pull off. I, personally, use a CF on support duty in a 4231. My way around it is to sacrifice "heading" and "jumping reach" attributes and utilise a creative winger in that role. I also target the "run with ball often" ppm, so he is essentially played as a runner/ball carrier, coupled with his holding up duties. I use Everton(the player) in this role. I also use Bernado silva/Kai Havertz. He doesn't bad as much as my AML, but is definitely my teams most important player.
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