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Everything posted by pats

  1. Good positioning and anticipation could be a factor. The wing back may be finding himself in good positions to make a tackle most of the time.
  2. Wow that's impressive by AI. What's their formation and manager's tactical preferences?
  3. Are there more injuries, fitness drop or some kind of penalty for using gegenpressing 24x7 in FM21 though?
  4. Are these observations from friendly or early season matches? Because if that's the case, then lack of team cohesion might me affecting the decision making of the players.
  5. Wow.. 71% find it too easy. Can't be a coincidence. Count me in 'too easy' camp as well.
  6. Are there any new player roles or changes to existing player roles this year?
  7. I like to manage mid to low table teams with ambitious to qualify for Europe in few years time. Any suggestions from Bundesliga, Serie A or La Liga?
  8. Play them on support but increase the team mentality so they have higher individual mentality even on support. Balance roles of other players accordingly so that you are still defensive overall. Also have less aggressive team instructions. For e.g. lower DL, lower LOE, less urgent pressing etc..
  9. Thanks for all the responses so far. One more observation regarding their tactics- they foul a lot but they don't go to ground while making tackles, so definitely no 'Get stuck in' instruction required. It simply means they apply intense pressure on the ball and get really tight while doing so, hence high amount of fouls. In FM terms this means very high intensity pressing TI. Basically their style is to use pressing as a defensive strategy rather than wanting to win the ball back to play their game.
  10. Has anyone able to recreate Jose Bordalas' Getafe tactics in FM20? Basically his tactics has these elements: Defending: - Always 4-4-2 shape. - Extremely narrow and compact shape (both horizontally and vertically) while defending and attacking both. They just never lose their shape. - Ball oriented pressing. - Not allowing opponents to play their game. Disrupting the flow at every opportunity by applying constant pressure on the ball (not the men). - Keep opponent away from their 18 yard box as much as possible. - Lots of fouls. Due to extremely aggr
  11. Your players take time adjusting to your tactical changes. Once they are familiar, they will be more responsive to your changes even on 'Much higher defensive line'. Not that it matters to you but look at Mourinho and Tottenham combination in real life at the moment.
  12. I don't have any problem with the same setup as yours so you must be doing something wrong tactically.
  13. I have seen my CBs play well inside opposition half so that statement in bold is blatantly incorrect.
  14. A hotfix is for a game breaking bug. There is no game breaking bug in the ME at the moment, hence no 'hotfix'. There may be a 'patch' but only SI knows.
  15. What's disappointing and unrealistic to see is Man United in the top 4 in almost everyone's save I have seen so far. Oh and just noticed they finished above Liverpool as well. What the actual fark? I'm not surprised to see Wolves doing a Leicester in the game tbh. They are a very good team irl managed by a very good coach.
  16. The ME got wiser this year to the gung-ho tactics and duly punishing everyone for it. Just like in real life. You can do the same to AI too btw. If you see a high line, what will you do? Pass it around in your own half waiting for them to get back in shape so you can get hit on counter again? The issue with ME imo is defenders not reacting to these balls in time. If that's improved, then it will be very interesting to watch matches in ME. I also think there should be less Toby Alderweireld and Virgil Van Dijk type passing in the game. At the moment my technique 6 defender can play a perfe
  17. Where have I said ME is perfect for me? I was just saying you need to adjust with each new version and it takes some time figuring out those adjustments. Since you concluded ME is perfect for me, I would like to inform you that I have issues with ME myself. But I always try and see if I can do something to improve myself unless it's something officially accepted as a known issue, in which case I either wait for the fix if it's something I can't avoid (the determination bug and penalty bug for example) or I try to find an alternative way. Your problem is absolutely tactical and I und
  18. I can guarantee you if I played with an anchor man, deep back line and balanced mentality, my team would be lowest in CCC conceded in the league. Restricting chances need much more if what you have tried is not working so far. In the beginning of a season you may concede more chances due to lack of team cohesion (not tactical familiarity), couter, conter pressing and marking instructions, player roles, duties etc.. I understand it's not easy for everyone to understand where they are going wrong but you need patience and will to learn to find out the behaviour of AI. Finally, ju
  19. The defenders (specially top defenders) randomly not reacting to the long balls allowing one on one to the inferior strikers is the single biggest disappointment at the moment. Yes, the high DL needs to be punished but it should look natural. Currently it looks as though the defenders are re-tard-ed which is main source of frustration.
  20. After playing 15-20 more matches, I also feel that the long passes are a bit too accurate and the defence reaction time to these long balls also looks a bit low. Only slight tweak is required in both these areas imo. Nothing too drastic.
  21. What a goal! There's so much off the movement in that clip! It proves what the current ME is capable of.
  22. First of all, the guy who posted the video above in the feedback thread was really happy with the movement of the front three and the subsequent goal that was scored. This proves the guy didn't think there was anything wrong with the movement and he also didn't think the wide forwards were narrow. He may also have been using narrow tactics which requires players to overload the center. Here is the original post in which the video was posted. The guy actually liked the ME:
  23. Both nice goals. Specially the first one. Nice movement between the front three and through ball for the first goal. Shows the improvement in current ME. You can achieve whatever style you want to play.
  24. The similar issue regarding full backs being wide open has been recognised as an issue by QA team and is currently under review.
  25. Excellent post. I would just like to add here that people were already spoiled by last year's overpowered nature of this kind of tactical setup - 'Positive mentality', 'Very high DL', 'Very high LOE', 'Extremely urgent pressing', 'Mark tightly', ' Get stuck in', 'counter', 'counter press', 'high tempo'. Now that the above risky kind of setup is balanced in the ME and is getting punished more (rightly so, should be very hard to play like that in the first place), people are finding it hard to adapt IMO. Most of these setups now concede bucket loads of chances each game. As a result, users
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