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  1. One thing I am noticing is that this tactic tends to have some issues v. the long farrow'd 442. Example: Winning by 2 at half, AI switches to long farrow'd 442. I am using v2.1 or v2.2. They score. They tie. Maybe I hold on or they win. Kimz or anyone else have any suggestions on how to deal with this?
  2. i have the same problem arghhhh hate em </div></BLOCKQUOTE> I think they are the hardest "out" in this game, but I have had pretty good success lately. My way has been moving the tempo up 4 clicks to the right (quicker). I think part of the reason this has been working is that they tend to play a high CD game. So, picking up the pace stops some of their steals, particularly by their wingers.
  3. Excuse the double post please. Let me ask this a different way. And, please, everyone answer, not just Kimz!!! Assume you are starting a new team or starting a new season. You are using a version of this tactic. (I am using 2.1 atm.) If you could upgrade three positions only, which ones would you upgrade, what traits would you look for? Here are my thoughts: 1. DC - marking, tackling, pace, jumping, WR, TW, acceleration, decisions 2. AMC/c - flair, passing, creativity 3. FB - pace, marking, tackling, WR, decisions Secondary - passing, creativity Your turn
  4. Seems to me that this tactic is really about the players. If you get the right ones to play in the right spots, it is probably going to shine. So, what are the most important ones and what attributes should they have? IMO the most important ones are (not necessarily in this order) AMCs - should all have good long shots, AMC/c should have good flair/passing DCs - maybe most important players, marking, pace K - should be obvious to everyone at this point Fullbacks - marking, pace least important: DMCs - they are basically decoys, if anything you want them to be good defensively (anyone d
  5. If you are using v1 on the road, try increasing your tempo 2 or 3 notches. Also, consider lowering your width slightly. You might also play the ball to feet to hold more possession. Good luck!
  6. do we need this instructions? </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Generally, yes. But some managers have been experimenting with not using any v. weak opponents.
  7. Agreed, but I had started to feel that using all of that OI v. a vastly inferior team actually bottled up my offense. So, I am going to try it out. Will still probably hard tackle any player with Bravery 10 or lower, tho. Can't resist!
  8. Dave Byrd: Nice! Just to be clear, you didn't use OI at all against teams you were clearly superior to? Can you clarify that a little more? Who did you actualy use OI v.? Did you notice a big difference in games v. weaker teams w/o OI? Etc. etc. etc. Any further info would be great. Been thinking about this lately. Some thoughts: For anyone (including fools posting w/o explanations) that think this tactic is stupid, try it. It is not at all. It is also not a cheat. You will not automatically win. You need the right players and you need to know the limitations of your current players. Lack of
  9. Well, I knew it would happen. Playing MUFC. Won the League for second straight year. Won LC. Then lost in finals in FA to Arsenal and CPL to Real Madrid. Both games we had many, many more chances. Both games we had leads. Both games their keeper is the MOM. Getting sick of that.
  10. Tactic continues to impress. Lots of fun using it and tweaking it. One thing I am noticing that is annoying: About half the time, the opposing keeper is the man of the match. I wonder if anyone else is seeing that and if they have found a way of countering it. I always outshoot the opponent, usually by a very wide margin. The wonder keepers are keeping some games much closer than they should be.
  11. Love the V1 tactic. Lots of fun. One big issue I have not resolved: I always outshoot my opponent, not enough shots on target and their keeper is regularly the MOM. Thoughts?
  12. Love the tactic. Working very well overall. Two things that are incredibly frustrating: 1. Possession. In certain games, I just cannot get a handle on it. Any thoughts? 2. Shots/Shots on Target v. Goals - Anyone else notice that you always outshoot your opponent, always more shots on, too? Yet, in some games you could scream at the amount of great chances that go begging. I really think it is the AI evening things out. Very annoying.
  13. My limited experience suggests that you are mostly right. But I think it is primarily b/c in lower leagues, you have a smaller margin for error b/c players are not skilled and/or fast enough. If your backline has one player that is not quick for L1, it is likely they will get smoked on a regular basis. So, I think that the key players, meaning the players that really have to be good in a lower league, are the backline and keeper. I would add that if you do not have a good finishing poacher in the striker slot, you are going to suffer b/c you are not going to score! Ex. Playing Hartlepool in
  14. Nah, you're not the only one. On 8.0.2 i only use tight marking, i almost never use close down unless it's the keeper. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Same here. I was just recently taught a cruel lesson in CL by closing down and hard tackling too many players. From now on I'm using only tight marking too. @ knap: I'm not really clear on what you're trying to say. Did you beat MU and Chelsea 6 times and lost 3 times? Can you re-write it a bit more clearer? </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Even if you don't use hard tackling as much, I would always use it on any mid or forward player that ha
  15. Yeah the possession is about normal, sometimes depends what level team you play against, but if you're winning, what does possession count for eh </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Agreed. I am also becoming convinced that a lot of the opposition possession (in my games) is coming from goal kicks b/c my teams constantly have a ton of shots, but they are in the stands. The ME almost always shows my side with the better chances regardless of the possession.
  16. I am getting a lot of Shots, but very few SOT. Last three games: 20/4 16/4 17/3 From what I have read, this suggests a poor team talk. But with the 20/4 game (I won 1-0), I was slight favorites at Home and told them "you can win today." Wouldn't that make sense? What else would you say in that instance?
  17. You mean the closing down in individual instructions? </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Sorry for the delay. No the main slider. Not sure if it does a lot. Probably the tempo increase, particularly at home, seems to have a positive effect if the team is flat.
  18. To that end, I thought I would note that I just used V1 w/ Hartlepool and got promoted to CH in season 1! I should note that I started using it both Home and Away, but Away results were so bad that I eventually only used at Home to great effect. Once or twice against far superior sides, I didn't use it at Home b/c I knew my players would get overwhelmed. Here are some things I thought worth reporting about using it with an average team in a L1 type setting. - Strikers with 16 or better Pace will explode for you. - Keepers assisted on at least 5 goals against me with balls over the top! Ve
  19. Very happy with initial results in Prem, but very disappointed with lower league Mexican side results so far using this tactic. Seems like tactic is very tough to employ unless wingers are excellent.
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