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  1. Long story short- I'm good at beating top/more attacking teams playing a controlled lower tempo possession style and being aggressive without the ball but struggle breaking down defensive teams. Any advice how I can break down teams like Huddersfield and Burnley for eg who defend deep and narrow? Can I simply play a higher tempo or does switching tempo from one extreme to the other affect player familiarity with the tactic and have a detrimental effect on how well they play?
  2. Thanks for that. I will bear them points in mind and tweak my tactic Will let you know how I get on.
  3. How do you find that works for you? It's very similar to me really except I have Herrera as a CMs next to Pogba. What TIs do you have?
  4. So IWB is best for styles which is possession based? Below is Herreras stats. What role do you think is best? I want to use Pogba as a mezzala and Matic as DLP (feel he offers more than if he was a HB)
  5. What are the benefits of IWB? That's the one role I've never really understood the purpose of and when/how to use him. As for Herrera, I will post a ss of his profile tomorrow night when I can next get on. Cheers
  6. I'll try him as a CFs. Do you think my midfield roles compliment each other ok? I keep switching Pogba between AP and Mezzala and unsure what role to give Herrera. I like the idea of Pogba being a mez but not sure if it clashes with the IFa (I have the IF on attack rather than support to get him further forward and nearer the AF)
  7. Thanks for the advice. I've tried Lukaku as a CFa and he's a big oaf. Doesn't contribute in general play at all and I don't see Rashford as being cut out for that role? Could try him as a trequartista I suppose. I'll try standard tempo for a few games and see how it goes. The idea of focus play through the middle is my FBs are the only players who are providing natural width. The rest are looking to play in central areas so was hoping for one-twos and neat interplay as this suits Rash more than crosses into the box
  8. My tactics are probably lost in translation. I'm not a massive player of FM due to time constraints (hence picking a big team that I know well) I take the point about AF and going to try him on support. The idea was I want to dominate the ball, with intricate passes and play (1-2s, 3rd man runs) in final 3rd to open defense with through balls to Af and If(a) with the width coming from FBs. Lower tempo was for the aforementioned controlling possession. When I play high tempo players always seem to make silly passes, giving it away needlessly so I lowered tempo to try improve this.
  9. I'm Man United, playing a 433 and whilst I'm getting the results, I'm struggling (other than beating Chelsea 4-0 3rd or 4th game in) to get a good team performance. I'm getting 2/3 playing a 7 or 8 (normally as they scored/assisted) and the rest are 6's usually. Any advice on my tactics appreciated to try get more out the players. Cheers!
  10. I'd may try swapping the role/duty of your fbs. With Mata coming inside into 10 (playing in same areas as Sigurdsson, too) it's giving you no real width on the right as Coleman is more reserved than Tierney. The only other thing I'd say is that unless you've got PIs set (?) The 3 behind your PF are all more creators than scorers with current duties and with such an aggressive style keeping opponents penned in, you're PF is probably struggling finding space to run into. Likewise the support team to play passes through. Against defensive teams like you've mentioned, the space is out wide so I'd look to exploit that.
  11. I've just hammered Monaco at home. I made the aforementioned changes in my last post and restricted them to just the 5(2) shots. The only negative really is the 42% possession. I'm going to take your points into consideration, particularly away games and make 1 full back more conservative depending on opposition strengths. Valencia and Dalot are injured at the start but they are back now. Valencia is my first choice for now. I was hoping Dalot would but disappointed with his in game stats. Hopefully he will improve to be my regular rb. I've also agreed a deal to sign Ghoulem from Napoli in January to compete with Shaw. Better stamina and crossing ability will hopefully suit the role more.
  12. I definitely have tactical issues and concede goals/chances generally from set pieces and wide areas (crosses/cut backs) Below is the tactic I use except Shaw is actually WBa and Matic I change between DLPd and HB (trying to figure out what works best really) I'm also tempted to change the CMs to something more defensive to keep 4 behind the ball for counter attacks. Mentality is control possession-positive. I have shorter passing at slightly lower tempo. Pressing set to slightly more urgent with a standard def line/engagement. Attacking/defensive width both set to standard. I have 'work ball into box' and 'exploit the middle' I have 'counter press' when ball is lost and nothing for when it's won. No player instructions are set other than role specific. I'm a more casual fm player so my ideas are quite possibly not being transferred into the coding so I'll explain my thinking behind the set up. I want to dominate possession, with the IF both coming inside to link up with CMa/AFa. I want to see 1-2s with through balls to runners. For teams that sit deep and narrow, that's where my WBs come in. Want them overlapping, giving the team width and crossing for the front 3/late runs from CMa. In terms of build up, I'm looking for my BPD to help get the ball between the lines to my CMa/WBs (I'm now thinking as I write this that maybe this role is too aggressive and goes against the style of play?) I also want the DLPd to dictate the tempo/game from deep. A ball magnet with the ability to switch the play/feed good passes to those in front. The CMs duty is basically to be an outlet in possession and help break down opposition attacks. Out of possession I'm looking to be aggressive, especially at home. I don't want teams to settle on the ball (Man Utd don't have the most effective players for this in general, which I'll look to correct in the market/youth set up)
  13. Every game I go into is with a 'positive' mentality. Perhaps I need to try balanced. Initially at least, anyway. I rarely go higher than positive unless I'm chasing a game as I want controlled over frantic
  14. I think it does make a difference personally. I regularly find my away form is worse than home nearly every year. As Man Utd, you would say Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Leicester are weaker opposition yet I have struggled in them games. Conceding five, drawing 2 and narrowly edging 1. Normally I'd pin my full backs back a bit but the way I'm trying to play relies on width from them in the final third. I tend to play a controlled possession style at a slow tempo but might try more quick counter attacks for away games.
  15. Just curious what changes, if any, you make when playing away from home? I'm Man United on FM touch, playing 433 like irl with a DM. At home I'm blowing teams away, as you can see in the screenshot. Beating Bayern 3 0 in a friendly (both put out a near full strength team) Chelsea 5 1 and Everton 5 1 but away I'm grinding out results. I don't change anything other than maybe dropping defensive line/engagement line a notch. Should I be looking to keep player roles the same and tweaking team instructions or looking at, say, changing my WBs to FBs instead (reluctant to do as I rely on them for width in the final third) 
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