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  1. Had to take a 20 days break for home works but it was going strong when I stopped (end of January in the save). Can't wait to get back to it!
  2. Hey Demus, Almost none, that's the beauty of it ! Only three here : - less risky passes on the left CB, because Hutch passing/vision are not good (11/8) - shoot less often on the IFa, because o'Dowda finishing/composure are mediocre (10) (both these PI are specific to these players. A more technical CB and a more letal IF would have no PI.) - cross from deep on the Left FB, so Bryan does not go all the way to the byline and cover a bit more his side (considering there is a CMa+Ws on his side). I've also made him unlearn "get further forward" or any other risk taking traits so we don't get caught with our pants down on the left flank. He already had cross early which matches this philosophy. If I feel like my PFa lack support, I can add sit narrower on the IFa just so he get a little less attention from the opponnent backline. Any other PIs I would have added, the system roles already take care of it so all good. A bit of circumstantial tweak can happen relatively to what I see during the game. But more often than not, I leave the tactic like that. It really feels and plays really well as it is!
  3. Soooooo....seems like tweak after tweak, the tactic really came together. @summatsupeer your last suggestion was really spot on and worked like a charm with my two CMs bravery/workrate levels. I added PI "Close down More" on the two CMs, "Close down less" on the two CB and DM (+mark tighter for the DM) Really chuffed with the results and most of all by the fluidity of the system! Even defensive-wise, we are objectively very solid. Over 13 games, we conceded 5 goals : 2 direct freekick, 1 corner, 1 penalty ! (cheeky bastards ) There will be some minor tweaks (obviously) pre or during games to adapt to opposition, but mainly here is the system (before/after changes) : Fixtures from this season, with the progression following advice on the topic : And the progression unfolding : So I guess that's a wrap. Special big thanks @summatsupeer (but also @Rashidi, @Experienced Defender and @RDF Tactics) ! After years I'm still learning instead of rage-quit or reloading, thank you for sharing your insights with the community ! Now back to promotion chase ! 🏎️
  4. From what I've seen, it's rather the case of opposition having time to pick their passes, despite the D-line being higher. One option could be to press more but I fear to disrupt my organisation/open new gaps to the opposition by doing so. Typical example below. Luckily for me, Dunne makes a huge tackle AND the opposition forward speed is mediocre (12/13)...
  5. Hi all, Thank you again for the help. @summatsupeer and @Rashidi, both your insights (+Ed previous help) really pushed thing into the right direction. Despite the results not being great, players not always taking the right obvious decision, the attacking flow is improving. My CF even got one goal per game (playing PFa, PFa, then PFs) However, aside from conceding two direct freekicks (), goals and opportunities for the opposition came more often than not from balls over our defense. My defense may not be fast enough to play with the high DL while the higher DL help the offensive workflow. I fear moving it back would sunk our growing offensive improvement but at the same time I am having 3-5 heart attacks per game seeing the opposition forward running free for a one-to-one 😅 Any additionnal tweak ? Here is the current tactic (not having IW in FM19, I went for the Ws IFa combination): And the stats of three games with this exact tactic Derby playing 4213 DM wide Preston playing 4231 wide Forrest playing 532 WB then 4231 Wide once we took the lead Additionnal question @Rashidi : you said in your previous post What traits do you have in mind ? Thanks again ! despite watching/reading a fair share of FM tactical content, I still have hard time with it !
  6. A quick glimpse at the tactic makes me think I really don't have the players to pull that out unfortunately, sorry ! 😅
  7. Here the CB passes the ball to BWM, which pass it to the IF, which ends...drum roll...running into opposition one more time Another one. CMa gets the ball, pass to the the WB. Which runs with no good option. Loses the ball. Other team break and get a penalty from the counter. *sigh*
  8. A few example on how plays goes... IF gets the ball, pass it to CMa which send it to the LW...which runs until getting tackled IF gets the ball, pass it to LW which runs alone into oblivion
  9. Well, one issue with this team is that I feel they are neither excellent or terrible at anything. Not fast enough to be a constant threat on break/direct play, not technical/smart enough for over control play...hence I'm not sure of the style of play I want for them...Would "Balanced" be a style of play ? I've gone for a lower LOE in order for the team to be more compact while defending. I've could have gone with with higher LOE but I fear that my slow CBs get skinned too often. From what I can see from the games, the team offensively lack option which end up with often : - a player ending in a cul-de-sac - a rushed pass that goes out of field/gets intercepted Also, my DLFa is often USELESS, funny enough in two different ways : - stuck up top all alone with the oppenent CB - lost all the way down a flank, leaving 0 presence up front
  10. Hi all, First of, thank you for the help on this topic. Had a chance to play a couple of games with this formation and still struggle to get quality chances. I can believe this to be down to a lack of quality in my players, however suspect I may have a lack of speed overall (most of the players acc/speed attributes being around 12-13). Maybe the tactic is wrong for the player ? I am even thinking of diching the 4141dW for a simpler 442 (though I have little experience of 442 😕) Thank you for the help ! I am really uneasy playing with 3 CB. It may be an optimal solution but I would rather try to make a standard back 4 work out (very biased I am, I know 😬) As requested, here is the full details of my current 11 : And my other players... (a lot of pictures in a single post, sorry !)
  11. Having him straight away as a DM (+More Risky Passes) with a BBM and a BWM would be coherent then ? Should I always have a Playmaker in the tactic ? (I sometimes don't but it seems like 90% of the tactics on the forum have one )
  12. Makes lot of sense...Almost makes me regret to get the player in the first place now! 😅 Aside from playing him in the DM strata, any other tweak to make him better ? That 8 at OTB suddenly worries me a lot more !
  13. Makes sense! for some reason, I've always thought of OTB as moving left/center/right but always "GOING FORWARD" (silly me)
  14. Never thought OTB would be critical for a DLP on CM position (considering he would just stay back holding the fort while the RB and the RW would go up the field). Can you develop why this can cause a big problem? I'm intrigued.
  15. That is really SIMPLE but I'm willing to give it a try ! The team as 10 days off (international break), will have to friendlies to give it a try.
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