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  1. 7 hours ago, Rashidi said:

    Like Lord Rowell mentioned this is subjective, and it will be different for different kinds of sides. Personally when sides close me down, I just changes one or two roles within my system and bypass their press and get behind them to score. So it really depends on your style of play. Do you want to play yourself out of trouble or do you want to hit them quickly and force them to retreat. Remember they can also counterpress you if they are better. So you could defend well win the ball with a defender, try to play your way out and then get hit by the counter press and then concede. The choice you make depends on your formation and players.

    What would be the typical roles changes that you make to bypass heavy press? I donno maybe this question is too generic because it depends on formation, instructions and the players but are there some general rules for that or roles that help? I usually make my formation narrower when I have problems with keeping the ball but thats not a lot.

  2. 3 hours ago, Constantine said:

    Thanks. Cheers.

    And i know that, which is why most of my signings are from Portugal and South America. The part i was referring to was this "He believes he's good enough to play for Spain" which isn't possible, since he already played for Venezuela. I expected maybe something along the lines "He took citizenship to help club with foreign rules limits" or something.

    Ah sorry I get it now! I didnt notice that part!

  3. 2 hours ago, Constantine said:

    He already played for Venezuela twice so i don't quite understand this. But still, one free space for non EU players.

    All the Ibero-Americans can get 2nd Spanish citizenship after 2 years. The sole reason for it is usually what you just mentioned, registration rules. This way you can plan your conveyor belt of upcoming South American regens! KUTGW!

  4. Some advice regarding your tactic:

    - you play with high defensive line and with offside trap, the defenders in your tactic (Bates and van Drongelen) are fairly mobile but have bad mental stats, especially Bates. For me playing such couple with offside trap is too risky so I d drop it.

    - you use get stuck in but your defensive midfielder has low aggression and average at best tackling ability. On the other hand your left back, right back and bbm have good stats for this instructions so I d use this instruction selectively. Id start the games without it and use it mostly when the opponent plays slowly, its a draw and you feel like you want to win the ball back even faster. Your defense is aggressive anyway.

    - I d definitely get rid of dribble less instruction. Both of your ifs are actually excellent at dribbling and also the formation you play encourages dribbling and also you play wider. So if you wanna play with two attacking midfielders on both flanks and wider it makes no sense at all to restrict your players from dribbling (actually I d probably play with dribble more instead)

    - Jairo is right footed playing on the right side and from my experience he d perform better as inside forward on attack where his inability to dribble with his preferred foot by cutting inside is partially offset by him getting into good scoring positions where his right footedness would be a plus. This would also sort out the problem that others mentioned - lack of attacking duties. And btw, Jairo is really good at crossing too so you could play him as winger on attack too.

    - I d probably flip some of other tis. You have much higher tempo and wide and yet you use a dlp, a role that for me screams posession footbal, short passing play and max average tempo. If you wanna play posession football I d play on average speed and shorter passing and standard width (narrower formation helps with keeping the ball). But if you wanna continue playing fast and be aggressive (which probably you should cause your best players are your wingers) than there s no point in having a dlp there. Make him an ordinary defensive midfielder. Steinmann s an ok player but he s very slow and nothing special, dont make him a ball magnet.

  5. 10 hours ago, jcp1417 said:

    yes they do! Definitely should change that. i'm thinking making the LCM the DLP instead?

    Screenshot 2019-08-12 07.04.00.png

    Yes exactly how I imagined that! :)

    5 hours ago, jcp1417 said:

    Also, why were my CB's in the FB positions and the FB's in the middle??

    I assume it was after corner and Ive noticed that recently in my team to. My FBs stay back and after the keeper catches the ball my CDs run back and occupy usual FBs spaces for a moment and when they decide its safe than they swap.

    In general its nice that you re doing really well so now you re in comfortable position where you can just make small changes and observe their effect its so much easier this way than when you have to overhaul your whole tactic!

    Regarding playing with higher dline, its true it might be too hard for your cds, it requires them to either both be relatively fast or for both of them to have great mental stats (but then you have to play with offside trap). And when you add to this that they also have to have at least good jumping reach than thats a lot of requirements...

  6. As @Old Scouser Tommy said green dots dont matter. As far as I know the only thing that has any influence on match engine is position familiarity so if someone is natural as MC he wont get any kind of match engine punishment for playing in a role that he s not familiar with so only think that matter is stats. Also the difference between natural and accomplished is impossible to notice.

    As for the tactic, Im not the biggest fan of not having any defender at least on support and it seems to me that because of that in your tactic there s a huge dependence on your dlpd to link play. Changing one of fullbacks to support could give you another sensible route to advance the ball forward. Also a question, do dlpd and inverted wingback get in each other s spaces a bit or not?

    Other than that the setup is nice. It seems you try to control possession so maybe you could try decreasing passing directness too and see what happens. I usually dont like symetric roles on both wings but here I assume it could work, wingers on support should cross from deep a lot and your target man should sit in line with the defence to be able to connect with some of those headers. But if you notice him dropping too deep than probably changing to advanced forward or poacher could work.

  7. Very cool that you took up the challenge that was sort of forced on you. Three issues regarding your tactic:

    - carillero role is hard coded for tactics without anyone in am r/l or m r/l so in your tactic he wont work properly. I assume he d behave more or less like ordinary cms.

    - as @AFCBeer mentioned your left flank might have too much if a gap, if so I d recommend changing fbd to wbd. Wbd is actually quite conservative and if your player is fast enough than his positioning a little high up the pitch wont hurt.

    - Im not sure about the roles for strikers because actually right now both of them are tap in specialists. Both of them stay in the box and neither of them moves into channels. If their off the ball is so good than I d try dlfs - p combination or maybe pfs - afa.

  8. It d be great to add a small feature that would allow you to tell your assistant coach to start certain youth team player in the first squad on certain position.

    I have a situation in one of my saves where one of the most talented youth team players gets very little playing time because I assume his CA is lower than some other less perspective players and his current preferred positions don't fit the tactic. It d be nice to have a simple feature allowing you to tell your assistant to play that guy. It d help him develop faster and also get familiar with new position quicker without the need of running the youth team yourself.

  9. Thats amazing. What would you say is the key to your success? Is it the ability to find amazing young players and develop them or maybe tactics and ability to react or maybe what kind of players you fit? Or maybe sth else? Or maybe with so many seasons AI cant keep up anymore with squad building?

  10. 4 hours ago, FMunderachiever said:

    One thought i had was perhaps to move the DM to a half back and then look for wide overlaps.

    From my own experience half back is a very demanding physically role. Donno if your dm will be up to the task. All in all there s not a lot you can do except for search for players which contracts will expire in 6 months and try to sign them for free and then supplement the squad with loans. This ll be interesting and very hard so good luck!

  11. Oh man with tactic this full of TIs its virtually impossible to analyze single effects of one of them. Its a mess.

    As @pheelf said changing the way you pass is very fundamental. One thing I could advice you to try with posession based tactic when defrnding the lead is to make the formation one step narrower and drop the mentality one step. This alone should make your players play safer and narrower formation will make it easier for them to keep the posession.

  12. 18 hours ago, thedrdrive said:

    Thanks all! Yes, @Experienced Defender I'm afraid I fall victim to that often...I find it hard to strike the balance between building a specific tactical style with a precise offensive identity, while of course making sure that it's not 1 dimensional.

    @Dfs and @summatsupeer, that is helpful feedback. I have been replaying games today and have ended up with a better, but perhaps not yet perfect tactic. 

    Editing the player roles (AMR to Winger / S, Mezzala to Attack) has certainly helped, and so has removing the underlap/overlap instructions.  The middle of the pitch is much less crowded as a result, and I'm getting some lovely crosses across the field between Florenzi/Felix/Chiesa. The Chiesa to Felix cross has already scored a few in the new tactic! In addition, I changed the AMC-S to a Trequartista-AT...perhaps risky since I'm not too fluent in the role and how it works best, but it seems to be providing value by spreading the AMC higher up the pitch and proving some attacking flair.

    What do you think?


    Im glad I could help at least a little! I like this setup much more however as @Experienced Defender mentioned the defense seems aggressive. You have a lot of ground to cover with mich higher LOE for urgent oressing and on too of that coubter pressing. Thats a lot to ask of your players. You could try to mix it up during the game though, for example defend this way for 15 mins and then drop to standard LOE and stardard pressing. Cheers and good luck and keep us updated how its going :)

  13. 2 hours ago, thedrdrive said:

    B) Change one (or both?) of the IF-AT to Winger-A or Winger-S?

    Regarding B, it seems to me you could also try to change left side IF to s and keep right side as a. Felix has high flair and should work well this way and Chiesa is right footed so ideally I d play him as winger but this way you d waste some of Florenzi s potential (he wint have enough space). In case of playing inside forwards on the same side as their strong foot I strongly prefer them to be on attack and not on support.

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