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  1. But the point there wasn't of him finding the space out wide for himself, but it was to create the space for his teammates to attack. Read the Target Man role description in game again. The main thing about target men, in game and otherwise, has always been to disrupt the opponent's defense and create space for his teammates to attack. Especially when you're using midfielders who are expected to make occasional runs towards opposition's area. If you want the dinosaur-like, static kind of target men then just use the TM(S) with the Hold Position instruction active and make sure you're not
  2. What I'm seeing here is that your striker was trying to make himself available for a possible diagonal pass from your #7, and then try to feed the ball to the #21 whom he expected to surge and exploit the huge space before him (which alas neither of them seemed to be aware of this possible play). McBurnie is a hardworking, selfless kind of forward with a decent enough awareness and concentration about him so it's should be not unusual for him. And it was noticeably harder to receive a clean pass from Foden if he chose to stick around centrally at that moment.
  3. His initial attributes, as you can see above, were really inaccurate when you compare with the way he actually plays (lol 8 Aggression, 10 Work Rate and 14 for each of Vision, Passing and Technique). Thankfully the Winter Update database has rectified this
  4. Acerbi finally got his long overdue boost to his Natural Fitness, Pavoletti now pretty much the master of accurate headers, Zaniolo have improved very nicely overall and a much more combative presence in the midfield, Quagliarella now is a Born Leader (20 Determination and Leadership) as well as 3 points boost to Decisions (which should means his CA has been bumped up quite alot) ...and Lykogiannis got a whooping 10 points boost to his Crossing (it was only a diabolical 3 before, lol). By the way, at long last they've corrected Koulibaly's height
  5. Well, there's a boatload of comically overweight players in the Italian database that might need to be looked at, which I refuse to believe to be accurate
  6. This guy won't always appear in your database, and you might have a bit of an issue when it comes to work permit, non-EU quota, etc. but otherwise, he's a well-rounded forward who'll at the very least be a capable squad player to fill in any role up front for your team. Plus, he still got some room to grow into a much better player.
  7. True, thus essentially you can say it's just another Ball Playing Defender albeit with more license to stray up the field from the backline than what is allowed for BPD, with the emphasis in finding the best positions to maintain possession and the occasional key passes for the team on the ball over safe defensive positioning first and foremost then being available as an option for back passes then spraying progressive passes second and third as you would get from the BPD — it's a more proactive 'controller' role than the BPD, and the interpretation of the Libero in the current edition of FM i
  8. @craigd84: I found it very difficult to get my designated "Libero" to be a decent threat from outside of the box with long shots though. Did you managed to get him to shoot with regularity from the distance? I even tried experimenting a bit using the Create-a-Club mode to create this made-up player with all the traits and attributes for it just to see if it's possible at all, yet he very rarely even bother to try to even when the chances are there for him to exploit.
  9. That's how you'd like to use a proper Libero role, and so do I personally, but who's to say that's what other people would like to get from a so-called "Libero" role in its current state in FM? The way I see it is that some people (other FM players that I know, at least) didn't want to focus and maximizing on just a single aspect of his game, but merely just to get a little bit of both, at the expense of the player designated with the role won't do anything truly exciting befitting of such name for the role, so to speak. What they'd look for is a role who'll only stray just a little bit upward
  10. The DLP, RPM and SV role won't drop into the same line as the CBs would in the defensive phase though, which I would guess that's another thing that people would like to achieve by using the Libero role for their playmaker.
  11. Bloody hell, just realized that Santoro is 104kg there! That's a bit, uh... fat I guess
  12. Don't think his Player Traits will let him behaving as how you'd expect a Libero would though.
  13. I'm currently watching Atalanta vs SPAL, and what I've noticed from these matches involving Atalanta is that quite often whenever they're behind, their center back Rafael Tolói (usually positioned on the right of a back-three) often make cavalier runs forward from deep with or without the ball at his feet, then sneaking his way into the opposition's penalty box to act as an extra target for crosses (he even managed to score a header once this way against Roma); sometimes he even just camps there upfront when his teammates decide to take a more patient approach. Currently in-game he does have t
  14. In theory at least Pickford's attributes spread should mean that he's more than capable to handle long shots pretty well. But if your tactical adjustment set to less urgent pressing and low block then that's another story as it often encourage your opposition to attempt speculative shots more often than normal. But ultimately I feel it's more of a case that it's relatively easy to score from distance in this year's FM, as it's a common recurrence no matter which team I'm managing nor which kind of tactic I'm using. And it's pretty easy to score from direct free kicks too.
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