thank you guys. Most people ask me about team instructions and why. well let's start:
Counter :I chose counter mentality since I always (especially this year I am the worst) am off the worst teams. so I want to play as conservative and defensive as possible so as not to be humiliated by other more able clubs. However, I don't want catenachio, but sturdy defence so that I win ball fast and with the most pacey players I could get to trigger a counter or in normal attack hit them as fast as possible without too many complicated attacks.
Higher tempo: I chose that since I think it affects the transition. When I gain the possession I want a fast attack.
Defensive line slightly higher: well since I chose to press all over the pitch , I think in this way i would minimize the space between the lines to cover and with high acceleration defenders i would counterattack the through balls to opponents attackers.
Offside trap: since my DCs play in a line, I think this would benefit them
Closing down more: well as said, I want a strong , close with each other defence so not easy to penetrate, but also want to put pressure on opponents defenders when they have ball so to make mistaken distribution or when opponents passes the mitfield that he will get beaten down and not be allowed to make their play
Prevent GK distribution: same reason here, put pressure on him as well so that he makes a bad pass and i will regain possesion fast
Use tighter marking: I want the opponents to feel my team closing down. I want them to spit bloody when they will have ball and not be allowed to play
Get stuck in: well more aggresive tacklin, despite the more fouls, should improve defence, no?
Play out of defence: Well I don't want blind , with no vision and pointless clearances. Once we intercept attack , I want them to think where they will throw the ball, and long ball seems to me that i will be gifting the ball to them
Pass into space: Since I try to play counter attack and generally direct attack and most of my attacking players , midfield and offence, have high acceleration and dribling , with passing into space, I think it's smart since I give them space to accelerate and dribble, and have many 1v1 moves. Plus passing into a crowded place, makes it more prone to mistakes and interceptions , no??
More direct passing: well I would like , once i get possesion to make a pass to attacker if possible , or to a midfield and then in turn to attacker so to shoot. I don't like tiki taka..I want simple, fast and not complicated football.
Be more disciplined: well thought it would make my defence better in terms of positioning and teamwork
Work ball into box: Well i like counterfootball or fast football..but fast doesn't mean always effective.. I want them to double think where they will pass..I want them to pass fast but not pass just to make a pass. So yes, fast passing, but thinking what and when to pass
Run at defence: Well it should fit with pass to space for the similar reasons.
Also what I couldn't do with the 442 is to make my DR DL be more active in attacks and even worse see opponents wingers penetrate through them, behind them , causing havoc in the sides. any ideas?
As a general comment , yes I am doing really good for first season in premier. But with such an offence it's a shame i got hamerred so much. With a better defence , either with different roles or mentalities or other instructions , I could have better defensive reactions and get more points and thus even qualify for europe..and yes , with better players every year obviously I can hope for better league placement.
Please don't hesitate to suggest any improvements and correct me and my tactic. I got tired of 3 striker and 3 defender attacks as well as with one attacker systems, so I am trying with 442. If needed I could upload it as well, although since it's not working efficiently in defence I am sure you guys have better ones.