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About rouflaquettes31

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    French player since FM98. 3 man defense addict.


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  1. Hi everyone! I have a simple question about training but I didn't find the answer. What happen to players that are not selected for the match? In the training schedule, Intensity is set to max and recovery is then plan for all players. But players that just watch the match, they don't need to recover... Thank you!
  2. Hi @Experienced Defender, this TI increases the mentality only of FB/WB? Not for Wide Midfielder?
  3. Very interesting conversation and subject! Thnaks for all the answers. Maybe you can also look at the tempo of your team. If you play with a high tempo, your both FB won't have the time to go up the pitch. Otherwise, if you play a low tempo, the FB can participate to build up, and then go higher and make forward runs. It is how I understand the use of tempo. But it is necessary to try.
  4. Same problem. He said " they are unhappy because they want less strength training or quickness training" If you ADD strength or quickness, it wil lproduce the opposite effect no?
  5. Congrats! I just read all your carrer. I made my save with TFC also ans it was so difficult to beat PSG. It needs more than 100 points! The error is forbidden!. Your firts season wa impressive, especially because some players are not so strong. Wat is your objective in european competition?
  6. My answer is late but I have played with this formation on my save (only the shape, not the team instructions). And I often observed this problem. I tried so many solutions but there is no magic one. Indeed, Side players are wingers, and not wing back. Naturally, a winger will not mark an opposite winger. The default is that thewing back is too defensive for me. The solution I find is first to set wide defense (TI). Then, set as an individual instruction for winger AND 'lateral' central back to mark the position (not the man, the position) of opposite winger. Yes, both are marking the same zone (I insist, not the man but the zone). I observed that it reduces the distance between your winger and your lateral center back, so the cover is better. It is not magic. If my winger is awful on marking, and opposite team is strong, they can score with this kind of actions. I hope it is clear (I lost my english this summer)!
  7. Ok! It's often the same question : put a 'defensive' winger to defend against dangerous wing back, or put a dangerous winger to prevent opposite wing back to attack. You choose the second one ;-) Anyway, your article gives me some ideas to improve my tactic. Thank you!
  8. Hi and thanks for your article! I don't understand very well the defense part. If opposition attacks on the right (so your left side or hammer side), who defend? The wing back? Because I suppose the Raumdeuter doesn't participate a lot to defensive work. If opposite team plays with a winger on the right, it could be difficult for your team in transition phases, right?
  9. Ok, but, in this example (Getafe defensive shape), what is the kind of defense? Players are close each other, but in same time don't concede any space in the wide area. That is narrow defensive shape?
  10. Thank you very much for this instructive post. Some simple ideas are are forgotten sometimes... Nevertheless, there is one point that is not clear for me : the width. For a narrow width, the game description is : "concede space in wide areas". But, if I want to play narrow and defend on wide areas (like, for example, Sacchi 4-4-2), is it possible? Thank you!
  11. I agree with this idea. I used Mark specific position with a 5-3-2 formation to make my wing back press the opposition full back. They don't follow the opposite player all time. But only when he have the ball. Thus, the player attributes can impact the behavior on the pitch.
  12. Interesting! I like to see problems and solution. Do you test your ideas? This problem is always a problem of mentality. Not in game mentality but yours. Do you want to let opposite come in your side to better counter? Or be more conservative and more patient when the ball is recovered?
  13. Hi! I made a lot of tests (very much) with my wingbacks and the team to have pendeleffekt (tighter marking, close down more, mark the opposite fullback, replace by defensive winger, change mentality, and so on). 1st : Put them on fullback position is not efficient. They stay back and form a 5 man defensive line. 2nd : no solution idoes want I want. The best I find is : Wingback-Attack with close down much more Center midfielders with Mark tighter to force them stay in the center area + Positive mentality But I neglected an important parameter : the player level and his knowledge of the tactic/duty! I noticed a better behaviour with good level player. Indeed, a good positioning/decision/marking is better! If someone has a better solution I will take it! But I think wingback is the good position.
  14. Hi @MrSloth. Do you mean that put the wing back in a lower position works better? Indeed, in your screeshot, the defensive shape is good. I will try it to see the difference. thanks, happy new year!
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