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  1. Positioning and tackling are too low for him to be a BBM. Passing is great for a playmaker, but vision not so much. I'd just train him as an IF/IW on focus on his finishing/final third.
  2. You mean IRL? More like 30+. This season, however, he has been struggling. I think he has 2 goals or something. For me he got something like 12-13, but mostly from penalties. He squanders too many chances and Cutrone on the other hand is way more lively and creates more for my team. I play two strikers though.
  3. Never managed to get much from Piatek. He's my perennial underperformer. He works better as a poacher though. Even in real life he doesn't much beside goalscoring (and he hasn't been scoring). I'd consider a role for him to create space, his off the ball movement is really good in the game. Perhaps a CF-Su with a runner from midfield. He sucks in my Milan save and nothing works with him though.
  4. You need one holding midfielder imho. Good teams will expose you on the counter and the 4-1-2-3 is going to give you a lot of problems.
  5. So true. I have way more success tweaking my wide players as WMs than as AML/AMR in my Milan save. Some teams sit so deep that I have the whole central area of the pitch to work with but no space on the final third. By the way, checking through which flank they channel their attacks goes a long way when trying to explore space. When you play a formation with two wide men, analyse in any given game where you tend to recover the ball and where your final ball goes through. At least in FM19, you tend to start in one flank and finish the play in the other one, so you should know which flank i
  6. I never use them, except for tackling harder on players with low bravery/determination to take them out of the game, and only if I don't have anyone hanging on a yellow in that position. Other than that, if I see any glaring issues I prefer changing roles/duties or subtle changes to a formation, like removing a striker and adding another midfielder to keep possession and have more protection in front of my back four, especially if I'm trying to protect a lead. OIs can overcomplicate things in my opinion. Actually, the fewer instructions the better for me - I probably use 4-5 TIs at b
  7. I'd recommend watching Tifo Football's video on Inter. Check it on YouTube as it's very informative and gives you a good idea of what Inter does.
  8. I believe this also depends on your approach in terms of pressing and getting the ball back. I play a RPM/Mez-Su and a CAR in a 4-4-2, but I have a high d-line and I counter press, so when I lose the ball my players go berserk trying to get it back and it ends up forcing a long ball, which my high line deals with. However, if I see they have an outlet in the middle of the park I switch to a DLP-De + a CM-Su or a BBM. It's important to notice if the opposition are trying to exploit space or if they are so defensive that they won't, which can make you more willing to take risks.
  9. That's interesting, but the first one never worked for me. They obliterate me on the counter or beat my high press too easily. However, some formations, in theory, have antidotes. The 4-1-4-1 DM is supposed to have an advantage or neutralize the 4-2-3-1 (the flat version works better in my opinion). The 4-2-3-1 is expected to counter the 4-4-2. You can see where this is going. I check the scout report and see their vulnerable formations. If a team has problems facing determined formations I will take a look at their past matches and see what happened. This is only in exceptional cas
  10. Check his channel, Bustthenet.
  11. Thanks man. Your 4-4-2 was the most successful tactic I've used in FM 2019 and it's refreshing to be able to play it and achieve success. I was kinda sick of the 4-1-2-3/4-2-3-1. By the way, awesome channel.
  12. You can do it many ways. Not sure how it works in FM 2020, but @Rashidi 4-4-2 is brilliant especially if you have a good target man and a midfield pairing that's competent for your division. I took his tactic and adapted it a little bit for my team, as I'm Milan. So far I've lost two games, currently in the second month of my second season. Some tips: - A ball playing defender helps a lot with playing from the back. - You can adapt your offensive style through your WMs. I like one of them cutting inside and acting as a second playmaker and another one getting on the end of
  13. Matias Vargas from Velez is attainable for around three million euros. I paid that much for him on my 2nd season and he's a beast.
  14. Your approach is too binary. Play on a positive mentality, reduce attacking duties, increase support duties, have a compact defense (Higher D-Line/Standard LOE) and have only one Mezzala. That would help. Maybe try something like this: -------------SK-Su----------- FB-At----CD-De-CD-De--FB-Su --------------DLP-De---------------- ----------CAR----Mez/BBM-Su---------- IF-Su--------------------------------W-At -------------------PF-At--------------- The CAR covers for the full back, you get a natural overlap. The Mez and the Winger will interact nicely with
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