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Robson 07

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  1. I would say it was too passive or non-descript, not optimistic. Get some tough roles into the team through PI's and use a ball winner. Earn the right to play. Personally I'm not keen on both wingers stopping to check the ball on to the inside. Inside forward I think Marcus Rashford but inverted winger I think Marc Albrighton . Team instructions are a bit sparse and roles like CM, FB and even DM are all a bit bland without much defined purpose. 28 goals conceded is a worrying sign, make changes or be very wary about sticking with this tactic.
  2. Yes you're right, I realised I made a slight error there soon after the post. I was merely thinking about the cover required for a SV-A. Come back and let us know how you are getting on.
  3. My formation is not dissimilar to yours. I choose the TQ and not the F9. For me, the TQ links play, creates space and finishes moves. The F9 on the other hand simply drops into midfield and in my tactic was less effective and not worth it.
  4. I would remove focus play & narrowness. Don't see any need for the roam instruction either on the AM. Use a different role on the left mid as recommended above. For me, a winger. The left back needs to be inverted. Personally I would add counter-press and pressing urgency.
  5. It will be. You play out of defence into a 6-man midfield without any width in an attacking sense. To compound matters you have a TM that will focusing the play centrally. Unsure how much that fix will ultimately help. Defensive wingers should be used to free up attacking fullbacks, I don't think they are a good role out wide on their own. Also, Target men typically suit direct play by winning the ball and bringing a partner into play. I think you could tinker with this tactic for a long time and never quite make it click.
  6. But isn't that AMCL or AMCR effectively in 'no man's land' from a defensive objective? Not directly covering a DMC nor particularly close to a central defender.
  7. Hiya, I can't help myself pointing this out but you're almost using the terms the wrong way around. Strategy is the long term vision; tactics are the short term actions.
  8. Thanks as I'd totally missed this and the first couple of posts alone are brilliant.
  9. similar to @Kuchiki and @Experienced Defender's 1st reply. Makes sense. Good post.
  10. Thanks for reply @Experienced Defender but can I redress the question. - Team mentality has been set to Defend. - Out of possession instructions are untouched. So both DL and LOE are standard. - Do I have a low block? Y/N ----- Then same question as above except DL and LOE is now higher. Do we have a low block (thanks to Defend Mentality); or a mid-block; or a high-block?
  11. QQ for you ED. Say you pick team mentality as Defend. And you can set your LOE options to:- a) Lower LOE b) Standard LOE c) Higher LOE Because your baseline was Defend have you still actually got a low LOE even with options b & c?
  12. Made a few adjustments to the post above with the aim of providing a clearer insight. Thanks.
  13. Both tactics are incredibly intense with that bar indicator well into the red. You will get tired players late in matches and more so toward the end of the season. Fatigue and injury. You also have 4 attacking duties in attacking tactics. Take the 4231 with a CWB Atk. His mentality is very attacking and he roams from position, ahead of him on that side is an IF Atk who'll play like a wide striker. It makes that tactic unbalanced, well they both are. As a big side you might be fine when you score first and pile it on. A lot less good if morale & conditioning start to drop and you're against more astute opposition.
  14. My own view right now on why people struggle defending is the mentality assigned to the individual players. Check the mentality of your players on a defend duty against those on an attack duty. If you have some players (very)attacking whilst other are (very)defensive then you might be headed for trouble. It is these mentalities which create positioning depth in the structure of you side. Having some depth may be beneficial when used with an overall positive or attacking strategy. However at the other end of the scale, with cautious and defensive strategies, it runs the risk of being more harmful with the spread of individual mentalities across the team coming to represent gaps or holes within a leaky system. The way the TC mentality framework has been set up the past couple of versions is very unhelpful in this respect and that's before considering that the ME seems to be weighted against defensive play.. If you don't understand how individual mentalities are allocated or what to look for then there are traps you may blindly walk into. Personally I don't want straight lines (all players allocated a support duty) in any tactic but at the same time I only want a modest amount of depth in my sides. This is currently hard to create in any tactic. In summary, it might help if SI were to take another look at the TC's mentality framework.
  15. Great era for our club TMS. I have given you 'likes' even for just reminding me of the good old days. Pleased to not see Fred
  16. Taking a step back for a second, that just says throw everything in the middle. Beef up a passive approach; water down an aggressive one. Everything ends up in the middle? That can't be right. You're left with no flavours, it's just offering up a middling landing.
  17. Ok great @FulchesterFred, it's just a suggestion. When you see lower or much lower line of engagement and you combine that with positive or attacking mentality it may play more how you are expecting to counterattack football. Conversely when you see higher or much higher line of engagement (for example Tiki Taka) and combine with a lower mentality like cautious you might get a more aggressive press with possession football. The roles and duties, plus the TI's don't look wildly wrong to me in the the presets, it's a simplified adjustment.
  18. Quick solution for you to try with the preset tactics. Change the overall mentality but keeping the rest the same. I suspect you may find those counter attack presets (both the fluid one and the direct one) start to seem a lot better, and may even play as you would hope then to, if used on Positive or Attacking.
  19. Think about formations. Shapes like the 4231 defend aggressively. When you counter press or transition to defence you immediately have players in positions that pressure the opposition full backs and defensive midfielder. It is unlikely to fare as well in a low block as it may leave people ahead of the ball. If you want to play differently, a more passive approach, this needs some thought. A couple of considerations - 1) When you attack or counter attack from a low block your team may fly up the pitch leaving behind your defensive line and a very large gap to your central defenders. For this reason you need a DM or one defensive duty central mid alongside another cautious CM role. 2) When you defend passively you won't be pinning opposition full backs (as you might have done in an aggressive 4231), and they will start attacking you and creating overlaps. These need to be dealt with or your own fullbacks will be overwhelmed else your central mids get pulled out of the centre to deal with that problem which in turn creates another one. For this reason it is very important to consider the formation you use in cautious/defensive systems. Formations like 4141, 4411 and 442 give you much better field coverage.
  20. Some really good advice in the post a couple above, nice work @Domus Clamantium
  21. Yeah but style is important. What we are seeing (again) is that when you under achieve you become open to questions on style. Spurs are 8th in EPL, and are out of Europe. They don't pass the ball well & play defensively, leaving the best striker in the league to feed on scraps. Tactically JM looks like a dinosaur who hasn't kept pace with his peers. It's a career that seems to be in a downward spiral and it would be no surprise to see Tottenham part company with him at the end of the season. Speaking as a Man Utd supporter he was damaging to my club and the his style of play was not befitting our heritage, it was a relief when he departed.
  22. He probably means camp on the edge of your own penalty box and admire 90 metres of space between his team and the opposition goalkeeper.
  23. It's a lovely thread @Cult of Football Manager thank you so much for sharing your ideas. Reminds me a little bit of one of O-zil's threads and there isn't a much higher (FM) compliment I can pay you than that. Very clear; no ambiguity, hints of cleverness or click-bait to get you to visit a channel or any of that nonsense.
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