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  1. Id say ignore the result, but pay attention to what you want to see in the tactic. Where results can help though is building morale, to go into the season with a small "boost"....players in good mood
  2. Hello Everyone. Just looking for peoples opinions on effective training schedules to get the best out of a squad. My approach tends to be the following: In pre season, leave the schedules mostly as they are laid out by the staff. The sessions are more general, and to ensure that the sessions are mostly fitness and conditioning based. If I want to change a teams style or use a different formation than the one being used previously or the one that is recommended by the assistant, I would schedule a "teamwork" session each day. Play the matches, observe whether the tactic is appropriate for the style of play I want. As tactical familiarity grows, the assistant manager usually tells you that he is happy with the progress. At this point, specialise the training sessions. So if I am looking to play a gegenpress style with a focus on possession, and assuming I had 1 game per week, I would schedule on alternate days, 1 session of "defend from the front", one session of "transition press" and one session of rest, on the alternate day 1 session of "attacking patient" and one session of "chance creation". This in my mind would be to hone in the style to what I'm trying to achieve. The season starts for real. observe more patterns. If there is a weakness in the team, then schedule sessions devoted specifically to the weakness, "defending set pieces" for example, rather than run sessions on things that seem to be working well in matches anyway. The day immediately after the game, schedule a recovery session, a rest session if travelling, or another rest session if at home. The day before the game, a session on "match preview" As the games come thick and fast, work ONLY on glaring weaknesses, and rest sessions, mostly focused on rest. For Mentoring: Only use professional personalities as mentors, and use them sparingly to try and develop youngsters Does it need to be more complicated than this, or would you do your training schedules differently? Thanks everyone
  3. I appreciate you dont rate him, but its not exactly like im working with a wealth of talent up front. I think all things considered he is my best centre forward but hes very static
  4. i like the balance of roles you mention there. Given the player traits, what would be your thoughts ok: AMR: IW/S Villa: To use his pace and dribbling ability to overload the right side as Salvio comes forwards. AMC: Tevez or Reynoso Treq, AP/S or AM/S: But with PIs designed to make him a creative roaming player that can come deep. AML: IF/A Zarate: Zarate i envision as my "main" goalscorer so would like him to cut in from the wing for back post tap ins. ST: CF/S Albila: Id like to use his aggression in a high press, but hopefully for a bit more positional rotation with his good off the ball attributes. Team instructions look good would you say?
  5. Just in terms of the attacking roles, i was looking through how i could change it up. Albila is the best striker i have, yet his lack of composure is a significant downside to his play. If he is given a poachers role, the following information comes up: So, as you can see he has a player trait of "plays with back to goal" but the hardcoded behaviour doesnt allow this. Will i get a poacher who will hold the ball up in this case using his player trait? or will this conflict just mean he behaves more like a traditional poacher?
  6. Hi Everyone Struggling at the moment to find a good set up for Boca Juniors. Predicted to finish 2nd in the league, so id like to play on the front foot with short passing and defend from the front. I like to use counter press and aggressive pressing to win the ball back quickly and condense the space with high lines, ive had all my success this way. However, i have two problems with this team and im already struggling to find a good balance. 1) Lack of pace throughout the team, which in turn brings a lack of penetration. I can set the team up with good quality technical players which i believe i have, and we can pass the ball and achieve impressive possession numbers, but lack any kind of threat. Because of the lack of pace, ive been favouring a more methodical buildup but we do look worryingly impotent. 2) The front players have awful defensive attributes. Never seen a collective lack of tackling, marking, positioning, anticipation attributes from a "good" side. The preferred formation and tactics I like at the moment is this: I may toggle around a little with instructions. If we are losing control of the game i might lower the tempo down and tick "work ball into box" as an option. The "be more expressive" instruction is trying to get some rotation of position and variability to the play. But the front 4 and their backups are all defensively poor, and i dont know how to set this team up to be an effective defensive unit: Attacking Midfield Right Position: Reynoso and Villa: Attacking Central Midfield: Tevez and Almada Attacking Midfield Left: Zarate: Striking Positions: Albila and Soldano Any thoughts would be very welcome Thanks Everyone
  7. Hello Everyone Can anyone suggest some leagues where they see the biggest team, or even their biggest challenger, consistently struggle under the AIs control? Id like to take them over and see what the problem is. I notice in particular, Bayern and Dortmund struggle massively usually. Im open to suggestions, please let me know and i want to load them up and play as them.
  8. I wrote a little about my interpretation in this thread: https://community.sigames.com/topic/524904-help-with-trying-to-recreate-the-arteta-wingbacks-arsenal-system/?tab=comments#comment-12512497
  9. I dont know if im alone in this, but i notice big teams in Germany struggle CONSTANTLY. Dortmund and Bayern are always in mid table, and both lose many many away games. Its probably totally unrelated, but is there anything in this? Your tactic will see almost your entire team caught too high up the pitch in transition i feel.
  10. In the context of talking about Aphonso Davies in the posts above Is your choice of role for Davies to drag defenders over towards him to open up more space for your central players, as opposed to actually using Davies to provide you with assists? Or is to to play narrow so youve got an overload in the middle of the field so players like Davies can come forward to give you more width? If you focusing the play through the middle, hes not going to touch the ball very much?
  11. Ive not done this before, do you mean the tactic itself as a file to download?
  12. The description of "narrow" width is: "This instructs players to play almost exclusively through the central areas of the pitch, congesting the play to a smaller area and working in much more intricate confines" That was exactly my point, not yours. The in game description literally says playing "almost exclusively through the middleof the pitch" and "congesting the play into a smaller area and working in much more intricate confines" My original point was (above) Also by playing "very narrow" is this an instruction to focus play through your central players? does this not take away one of your key weapons which is the athletic runs of Davies So its not that I dont understand the wording used by football manager, its that the wording as usual is crap, because it doesnt reflect the action on the field. Your point is that wide players play the ball inside if playing narrow. Not that players sit closer together and work in small confines. A wing back bombing on doesnt fit the idea that the players would be confined. Again, the issue is not what you do on the field which yields great results, its crap fm language.
  13. I dont really get what you mean sorry? I understand the concept of playing one-twos to advance up the pitch thats fine, so youre saying when you set width to "narrow" your players dont ACTUALLY become more narrow (i.e more away from the touchline), they just look to pass the ball inside more when the balls in a wide area? Whereas lets say we chose width to be "wide" then the players dont actually become any wider, it means that if a player has the ball centrally, rather than look to pass to a team mate who is also central, he will look for a longer pass to the wings instead? If i understand you correctly?
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