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  1. Glad to know, Winger or Inside Forward I think, but I guess I'll be submitting an offer now, thanks!
  2. I just found a regen, natural winger, 18, quick, technical and cheap at £77k. However, the poor lad has 3 flair. Is there any way to improve this? Or would I be stuck with a great player who can only use pace and teamwork to beat his man? Would tutoring by a player who has high flair have an effect?
  3. I'll have a look at this and see if I can make two other versions of the tactic. DF does have Move into Channels. CM(A) was okay, might go back to an AP, maybe on Support. I'll look into making the team less fluid, might make us stronger at the back. Stay on Feet might go too. Overall though I think I'm back to winning ways, can't thank you guys enough for the advice. Don't know if this thread should be locked now but I've certainly solved the problems I had to begin with.
  4. Would Arthur as a CM(A) with a PI to Move into Channels solve these problems? He will get further forward and make use of the lateral spaces. His technical ability would be fantastic there I think. But would that leave too many runners, with Ndidi as a DM(D) to spread play? He has 11 technique, 11 vision etc. I can try it, or maybe bring in Iborra who has better technicals. Also, Arthur has been pretty knackered playing the RPM(S) role.
  5. UPDATE I'm having some decent success now. Since the 1-0 loss to Newcastle, we won 5 out of 6, including a 4-2 demolition of Man Utd. We have however lost our last 2, away to Chelsea who are top of the league and away to Newcastle in the FA Cup. I have one major concern about this tactic. We are scoring lots of goals, which is great considering Vardy also got injured, but him and Gray should be back fairly soon. Other than set pieces and the occasional wonder strike, our main source of goals conceded have come from crosses. Most originate from counter attacks but some happen regardless. I have some examples along with the tweaked tactic which otherwise is going great: I decided to have faith in my backups and they have somewhat repaid that faith. W(A) is now IF(A), AP(S) is now IF(S), FB(S) is now WB(S) and DLP(S) is now an RPM(S). This is one of four situations where we conceded. Pavon floated a cross to the back post for Ritchie to finish unmarked Ritchie turned provider here, Slimani scored but the other player (think it's Shelvey) would've gotten there had Slimani not. Ipswich are the worst team in the league, maybe ever. 4 points, no wins. Yet they got a consolation against us. Can't remember who scored but he made a move back post to head home. Away at Chelsea, Azpilicueta on the overlap whipped one in for Morata who eventually got a hat-trick. Romagnoli there is seemingly in control of the situation but he allows his marker to get there first. How? I don't know. As I mentioned other than that we have been solid. Yet this trend is frustrating and an obvious flaw in our game. Remember our back four are all on close down much less. I remember in fm17 I did that to nullify the threat of through balls but is it having a negative effect on crosses? Also, I've noticed that when the DL and DR are told to close down however they please, they tend to do it aggressively, normally ignoring an overlapping run, which then exposes the flank. I'm a bit stuck on this if I'm honest.
  6. The most the game lets a Raum close down is less and I wasn't really a fan of that. Gray is right-footed too so cutting inside on his left is not ideal (why losing Mahrez was a killer) WP(A) is now an AP(S) in an AML position. I know it's one performance but Arthur looks well equipped in that role, WB is now on an attack duty. Davies has developed a bit, signed him this season after Everton got relegated, I admit his role in a DLP(S) is something I'm looking at. Maybe an RPM(S), he plays one-twos, could link well with Arthur. Honestly don't know what lateral space is, Google didn't really help either haha, do you mean like someone making runs into the box? DLP(S) to RPM(S) might help? EDIT: Gray twisted his ankle, I have no first team wingers, only Harvey Barnes and Cipriano for the next 4-5 weeks. This is a problem haha
  7. Yep, as shown below Arthur can play that role extremely well, I'll try out Fluid for my next game and see how it fares, same with the midfield, although I've noticed Silva gets a better average rating whilst on CM(A) but I'll give it a go. DL to an attack duty could also work, and yes my team are quite tired but I try to rest them as best I can, we're coming out of the busy Christmas period too. Next game, did as planned, Arthur as an AP(S), Gray back to his usual AML position. It worked, kind of: It looks great until I tell you that two of our goals came from corners. I guess they all count, but I much prefer to score from open play, we did that though: Arthur dropping inside created room for Chillwell on the overlap, his cross was slammed in at the front post by Vardy. Nice move. Hull's goal was simple really, long through ball over Chillwell who was maybe lacking concentration, Grosicki outpaced him, crossed it into Barnes who scored. I'm not sure who/what to blame really, maybe the midfield could've closed down the initial ball. 5 Clear Cut Chances and 5 Half Chances are excellent. I'm also pleased with only 4 long shots out of 20. Arthur picked up an 8.6 rating. 7 key passes and 2 chances created. He's staying in this role for now. I'm still looking for ways to improve this so if you see anything let me know, thanks as ever.
  8. Here is the new take on the tactic: WP(A) changed to a WM(S) with PI's to Cut Inside with Ball and More Risky Passes Midfield is now a CM(A) + a DLP(S) AMR is now a MR TI's are now Play out of Defence, Stay on Feet and Close Down Much More STC has Move Into Channels Home to Newcastle, here's their predicted lineup, great report actually that's how they lined up. They scored a very early set piece, other than that it was a very poor game. Neither side attacked with much purpose and both defended well, Newcastle slightly better. On 54' Zeca got sent off so I went to Fluid and added Be More Expressive, to no avail. Eventually rolled the dice, moved both wide midfielders up to AML and AMR, took Arthur off (he started with 85% condition to be fair) and brought on Cipriano as an AP(S). In added time took off Ndidi for Iheanacho as an AF(A). I'm happy with our defensive work but we hardly tested Newcastle's defence at all, it was lethargic at times. I understand it was the first game using the tactic but the team are very familiar with it already. Stats are below, I noticed Arthur had very few amounts of pass completed, quite worrying: As ever thanks guys for your help, but the system still needs work as we can see. I think I'm going to start the next game with Gray and Arthur in the AML and AMR positions and see if that makes a difference.
  9. 1. He's an AMR because I wanted a Raumdeuter style player who also closes down opponents, the Raumdueter role automatically sets closing down to less so I went with the W(A). So either move the winger back to a flat 4-1-4-1 or push the ML up to an AML. Also consider swapping the DLP and BBM roles. I get you. 2. Pass into space was to encourage Vardy and Gray who are quite pacy to get in behind on counter attacks but yes I agree with you, it looks better if I removed the instruction altogether. 3. Funny enough I was even sceptical myself with Look for Overlap and I guess this confirms my suspicions. Terrible idea. The BBM gets into the box a little bit I agree more bodies are needed there. 4. The plan was simply to attempt to replicate last season's form without Mahrez. As I mentioned, I didn't get a suitable backup yet I still wanted to play a similar way. I thought I could rectify the situation by simply putting an extra body in central midfield and remove a winger. Gray and Mahrez both played as inside forwards last season and it worked a treat. The tactic relied on the penetration of the front three, Arthur's magnificent playmaking abilities as an AP(A) with a DLP(S) and a Half Back. Back four remained similar but with different roles, if anything more defensive, yet as seen I've been conceding more. Sometimes the DLP(S) was replaced with a CM(A). 1. I'll try to find his PPM's, but I see your point. He is fantastic in the final third, however, if I were to hypothetically go with a 4-1-2-3 instead of a 4-1-4-1, would an AP(S) with the same PI's suit? 2. Look for Overlap is gone haha, I want to keep the attacking mentality so I'll drop those TI's. Do you think I should keep structured and remove BME or keep BME and maybe go to fluid? Also, I wouldn't want to copy a tactic completely but I think I might try Pass out of Defence, my players seem well equipped for it. Thanks guys for the help, I'll be back to try this out in game.
  10. Hi Si forums, this is my first post. I am currently in my second season with Leicester. Last season we played an aggressive 4-3-3 which saw us finish 4th in the table after a remarkable turn of form at the back end of the season. I had planned to stick with this tactic but after poor opening results, Mahrez picking up a long-term injury and my inability to acquire a suitable backup I felt that I had to change the system. Here it is below: Player Instructions are as follows: GK: Distribute to Centre Backs, Back 4: Close Down Much Less, DL: Cross Aim Far Post, RW: Roam From Position, Mark DCL, STC: Mark DCR I have been struggling all season as shown by these results: Away form has been extremely poor, no away clean sheet in the league so far, even after shifting 3/4 of my budget on Romagnoli. We've scored 6 fewer goals than this stage last season but conceded around 15 more. Here's the team report: Nevertheless, Vardy is banging them in, Arthur is my favourite player on this year's FM, he is a beast, and finally Gray is doing fine too. Nobody else is performing well and most are performing below expectation: League table isn't bleak but I am 6-1 to be sacked, didn't meet League Cup expectations and they went me to obtain European football for next season. I am still in the Europa League, last 32 vs Kyiv. I have about £25m in the bank to spend in January if need be. Mahrez is 7 weeks to 4 months away from returning to full fitness. Here are the attributes of my players currently: I am desperate to keep my job and push on in the 2nd half of the season. If you were me, what would you change? All advice is appreciated and I thank you for reading this post.
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