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  1. Nailing the striker role is also a never ending struggle for me and I probably tried most of them by now. I'd say the key difference between the CF(A) and CF(S) is that for one the CF(S) defends deeper into his own half and is more willing to both press the CBs and DMs, whereas the CF(A) usually drifts around the midfield line but doesn't actively towards his own goal. If you win the ball deep or head it out from a cross, the CF(S) will generally speaking be running towards the cleared ball trying to gain possession, even if it means going deep into his own half, whereas the CF(A) usually is p
  2. Barring his tackling and marking he could make a good attacking RB or LB depending on where you prefer him to play. He got the speed and stamina to bomb up and down the wing and also the crossing ability and as the overlapping fullback his weaker dribbling shouldn't hinder him as much as if he was the advanced player, where he wouldn't have as much space to run or dribble into. An attacking fullback role could give him the space to utilize his best attributes and while his marking and tackling aren't great, if you're mainly playing on the front foot, it shouldn't hinder his performances too mu
  3. I've been experimenting a bit as well with a strikerless 4-3-3 but staying with the two wide players and just moving the striker down into AM strata as a Shadowstriker and while I quite like how it plays with the ball, i've been finding the formation quite bad at relieving pressure when the opponent pins you deep, because the shadowstriker will even defend inside his own penalty box at times. If a defender then heads the ball out from goal, the opponents backline can then usually pick up the second ball without issues and just keep up the pressure, as the formation has no one who stays a bit h
  4. I've been for a while baffled how I'm always so low on shot volume with my tactics, especially as they generate double my amount of shots, when the assistant manager manages the friendlies, and now just realized that some shots, that were also called as such in the commentary are not being registered on the individual player, the xG graph or the shot stat. These are two examples from my recent match, that i was able to spot with extendend highlights. Both were clear shots, with both getting blocked yet neither show up on the xG, the shot stat or the individual player stat, both are given
  5. I've been working or trying to make work a tactic where I'm trying to incorporate positional play but instead of the usual 2-3-5 attacking shape, I've been wanting it to be more of a hybrid between a 2-4-4 and the 2-3-5 through the movement of the left CM. That's the current version of it, the aim is to attack assymetrically by having the winger provide the width on the left while having the RB provide the width on the right and then I'm trying to get the LCM to interchange between the front 4 of LW-ST-RW-RB and the middle 3 of LB,DM and RCM. But still toying around with the duties a
  6. It's unbalanced in the sense that all your attackers "only" attack and then you have the wingbacks aggressively bombing down the flanks and making runs into space rather than participating in build-up and being played into space due to their attack duties, so pretty much the whole build-up from the back to the penalty box will mainly fall onto your CBs and the three midfielders and occasionally Kane if he drops deep enough. And for the match ratings I'm actually not completely sure to be honest what would qualify as a good rating, but I'd say if you win a game by less than 2 goals most of the
  7. I'd say it's probably unrealistic if you want all of your front three to go and score, there's just not that many goals to go around in a season and at least one has to sacrifice being a primary goal threat for link-up play and creating, see Firmino in Liverpool for example. From the player profiles of Spurs I'd say Son should be mainly focused on scoring so an IF(A) while with Kane you could look at CF(A) for example, so that he gets both to scoring and assisting and then have your Bale or your RW be an IW(S) or an AP(S) so cutting inside earlier and trying to thread crosses or through balls
  8. As I've now reached 13 games unbeaten in the league, sitting 2nd in the table. I wanted to give a sort of conclusive update of sorts, at the very least now for the beta, as I'm pretty happy with how the tactic plays and I think it reached the point, where I can reasonably say that any deficiencies in terms of results, rest on the personell rather than the tactic, as at least realistically speaking the Nantes squad has no business sitting that high up the table in real life at least. For those interested, I'm going to add the current league table, the general performance stats as well as p
  9. If your goal is to defend deeper then I don't think the counter-press makes a lot of sense, right now you're basically asking your players to try and win the ball back, even if they lost it all the way on the opponents box, while your backline will already be backpedaling to settle in deep, should probably switch that to regroup instead, so the team is together to defend from deep sooner. Then I'd probably guess that it would help you to have both a runner from the midfield as well as one runner from the wingbacks, who want to fly up the pitch and in turn I'd drop one of the PF down to su
  10. By the numbers the tactic is performing well so far I'd say. Sitting 2nd in Ligue 1 after 12 games with 8W, 2D and 2L. But especially in terms of shots taken, it's not really firing on all cylinders. The reason I don't have either winger or fullback for that matter on an attack duty, is while it does increase their frequency and their tendency to drive forward into space, it comes with the caveat that they all become dribble heavy. Like for every good forward run into space, they make 2 bad dribbles kind of. I've been trying to coax out some more runs out of them by putting the Get f
  11. In terms of the midfield three to free up the right CM, you could either try him as a B2B to see if the added dynamism from that role makes him behave more adventurously. Or you could also anchor the DM by putting him on defend duty so that he always stays half way between the opposing box and to your backline and then put the CM on attack duty. With what you're hoping to achieve from Kane and the IF, it sounds like a combination of Kane as a F9 and the RW as a Raumdeuter could work, if your main goal is to have the RW drive into the space that is freed up on the right from overloading th
  12. That's the thing the underlap, doesn't make the WB not overlap, he still does and on the regular, but from what I've seen and understand it makes him more likely to first look for an inside pass rather than a cross. I've even gotten some strong low crosses out of it to either the striker or opposing winger. I treat it as a kind of first look to the inside of the pitch rather than the outside. Afaik neither the overlap or underlap instruction tell players behind that they should be doing them, but rather for the player with the ball in that situation to look for a player making the appropiate r
  13. As I've changed quite a bit on my current tactic and to give an update of sorts. A lot of what you guys suspected and I also was wary of, happened quite quickly with the Advanced Forward. When there wasn't the space or opportunity to play him in with long balls over the top or through balls, there was a complete inability of the team to even attempt to build-up play through the middle of the park. And especially against stronger opposition sides what usually happened was the ball going out wide to the wingers, who then attempted suicidal dribbles across the whole pitch with varying success rat
  14. Not sure if this one is too recent for you in terms of adding it in: But David Abraham from Eintracht Frankfurt will retire in January. As they mention him having his last game against Schalke 04, the retirement would be after the 16th of January as that's when the game happens.
  15. To change things up for FM21 and also in preparation for my Palermo save after the beta, I wanted to try and challenge myself by trying to implement a twist to my usual possession-based 4-3-3 where instead of using my usual holding midfielder on defend (either DM-D or DLP-D), to this time try and use a true playmaker out of the DM-strata, so what better fit than the Regista. My aim here was to create a tactic whose focal point is an Andrea Pirlo-esque player directing the team starting from deeper in the formation. For my testing I decided to use Hertha in the Bundesliga as I felt that they ha
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