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  1. That was my only concern I dabbled with the shape I suggested in the last 20 minutes of a cup tie earlier. We didn't seem too exposed anywhere. However the wide 3 did seem very on top of eachother. Getting the roles right would/will be nigh on impossible
  2. So its common place for sides to play three centre backs to out number the oppositions two strikers. Or three central midfielders to out number the oppositions two midfielders. Even to an extent using two wide players (4-4-2, 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1, etc) to out number the oppositions one (4-3-1-2, 3-5-2, 5-3-2, etc). Simply I've had an idea mainly regarding the 3v2, which is normally used centrally, but this time created out wide in a shape like this: or maybe a 3 at the back variant with the left attacking mid being replaced by an extra centre back. And then maybe roles like this: Again though I'm only guessing and want others thoughts on this concept.
  3. Personally I see the fact you've struggled against them away as much of a coincidence of venue. I'd say they are weaker than you so are trying to sit deep and preserve a point at all costs because your superior. They'd be likely to do this even at their home as your much better at them at football. Alternatively consider the sides you've steam rolled at home: Chelsea and Everton. They're sides that aren't a million miles away from your level so they are much more likely to go for the 3 points against you anywhere. As a result you have more space to play your football in as they are showing less discipline and being more purposeful. So in actual fact they are easier games to play and win your way than ones where a (weaker) side sits and fustrates you.
  4. Apologies for using the wrong forum, which I was aware I was doing btw, but I had one response that largely said "don't bother" in my post in the correct forum so it was needs must. The reason I don't pick the players I want in the creation process is I don't know who and I want to be as realistic as possible. If a new club were founded they wouldnt just turn around and say to another clubs player come and play for us without any costs or anything, if you see where I'm coming from. I might try the general discussions forum if my struggles continue. Cheers
  5. Hi mate Looking to do something similar. Hows this save going? And any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  6. So in spite of a lack of help, I've had a go at this. I got to about 2 weeks before the season and was really struggling to assemble both my playing squad and staff members. If anybody would like to give me some tips sooner rather than later, I'd appreciate it
  7. Posted this in the player/team section with muted responses to say at the least. Any advice is welcome Essentially I'm creating a club using the create a club mode from scratch in the Vanarama National League North with 0 players and 0 staff. I've had a go and I'm at a loss as to how to recruit players. At this point I would normally give some I ideas as to what I have/will try, but I have no clue whatsoever. For some guidance I want to play rugged, direct, physical, typical old English football style. Any recruitment advice for staff, players (who, how to find them, how to recruit them how many of them, etc.) would be very very welcome Cheers
  8. Essentially I'm creating a club using the create a club mode from scratch in the Vanarama National League North with 0 players and 0 staff. I've had a go and I'm at a loss as to how to recruit players. At this point I would normally give some I ideas as to what I have/will try, but I have no clue whatsoever. For some guidance I want to play rugged, direct, physical, typical old English football style. Any recruitment advice for staff, players (who, how to find them, how to recruit them how many of them, etc.) would be very very welcome Cheers
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    Editor advice wanted

    So I've never used the editor, but I fancy a dabble and have an idea or two. Essentially I was thinking of merging England, Scotland, Wales, Northern and Republic of Ireland leagues to make a British Isles Super League of sorts. Then repeating this process for other geographical regions (e.g. Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Mediterranean, etc.) I'd then like to eliminate ALL continental competitions and replace them with a global one (e.g. the top 2 teams from each league into the Super Cup and then 3rd and 4th teams into a Europa League equivalent). How difficult/easy would this sort of thing be for a first timer to do?
  10. Out of curiosity how have you ranked the leagues? In terms of what teams went where and how/why did you decide this?
  11. First things first this will not be the best advice, in fact its probably massively flawed, but it feels right and often, not always, works for me. I play on comprehensive highlights, so Im happy I see enough to make judgements on that. If one player is doing lots of bad, I will change his role slightly to give him less to think about (BPD-D --> CD-D or DLP-D --> CM/DM-D) or sub him off. If I see we are being exploited in an area, I will make that area less attack (e.g. if we are being exploited down the right I might changed my IWB-A to IWB-S and stop looking for the underlap on that side. That midfielder on that side may also become less adventurous. If we are being dominated I often go more offensive; the best form of defensive is attack. I will use any from a combination of more pressing, higher DL/LOE, more direct passing, more attacking mentalties and more positive roles/duties. Based off player ratings I never shy away from early changes, even in the first half sometimes. If a player is having a mare it is best to remove him from the equation before he does something costly. If three players are having mares, it is best to remove them before they cost you. Often these will be more positive subs based on your scenario, but it could be a simple man for man swap in other situations. This is probably the best advice I can give: its better to react too early than too late. Also, if one player is playing significantly better than the rest (e.g. a 7.0 vs many 6.6s or less) I will try and get them on the ball more and get players closer to him to take advantage from his superior performance. This can occur in many ways, I might make him a playmaker/target man to make him a ball magnet and get him on the ball more, I may try and exploit his are of the pitch through TIs and/or I might make the players closer too him less defensive/more attacking. Simply I never rest on my laurels, I rather react potentially too soon and use a sub in the 25th minute, than leave the player on and him make a mistake leading to a goal in the 26th. I'd rather use all 3 subs at half time and risk having to use square pegs in round holes later than wait for said player to buck his ideas up.
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    Striker Required

    Brian Mansilla - Racing Club Vardy and Firminos love child and an absolute bastard
  13. Something I could never do Phil Jones is more likely to score a penalty past Scott Carson than me ever manage Leeds
  14. You have to wonder whats gone wrong when a Derby fan is pleased to see his team lose to Dirty Leeds...
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