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  1. DLFS SS IWA DLPS BWMS WA FBS CB CB FBS GK Mentality: Positive In possession : Play out of defence In transition: Regroup, Counter Out of possession: Force opposition outside, Lower line of engagement, Get stuck in, Use tighter marking and much less pressing I think the less pressing urgency is the key for the team to maintain the shape. The SS pushes up to form a 442 and he will go to whatever side the ball is at.
  2. been trying to emulate Mourinho for a while now defending in a 442 and attack in 4231 results have been good so far
  3. this is normal against defensive opponents, the first formation the roles isn't 2 bad but definitely could improve the second formation i can see a few problems and i would recommend looking at this thread will help you a lot even in attacking systems you still need the right balance up front i would recommend you swapping either your inside forward to support or your striker to support to offer more support, but be aware if you do swap your inside forward to support i wouldn't use DLF as a striker
  4. sometimes its not about upping the risk and about analysing your opponents weakness for example in your tactic you have zaniolo as IF a, but your opponent might be playing with a defensive left back so you have to adapt sometimes, this is why its always good to have more then 1 tactic
  5. When you play with a DLF as a striker he is not going to be your main goal scorer if you do want him to score more thou you could change Zaniolo to and IW support or IF S and dzeko to maybe a poacher or pressing forward A
  6. hey the main problem with your tactic is that you have no real runners with only your IW Attack as the only runner you might struggle creating chances, i would try changing your AP a to maybe a cm A or even Mezzala A see what works best, would also change your Right Full back to a wingback support or change your IW attack to Support and make your right full back into a more attacking role to keep a playmaker in the midfield would also change your cm S to a supporting playmaking role in terms of Team instructions its not 2 bad but i would remove defend narrower this instruction works best for defensive systems or when your CBs are really good in the air, if your team is getting hit on the counter attack often i would try an offside trap and if that doesn't work then I'm afraid your defenders just isn't good enough to play a high line see what works best with your team try these changes and report back
  7. I'm not saying the false 9 doesn't work, it works beautifully but its easier to nullify a f9 on the centre of the pitch then it is to nullify a playmaker on the flank, there is more defence duties in the centre then there is on the flanks unless the Ai use a defensive winger
  8. I used that system with ajax squad and It worked for a couple of games until the Ai found out my system, I had more success using a playmaker on the flanks then in the centre because the playmaker has more space on the flank then he does in the central area especially against teams who park the buss
  9. Hi and welcome, I've recently had a foot injury from work and I've had a lot more time in my hands then normal and I wanted to share and explain to people how I play this amazing football game because there's only one reason why we are here and that is our love for football. I'm going to show you an example why false 9 systems struggle in FM 20 Here we have a typical system with a False 9, there's nothing wrong with this system its well balanced The opposition as you can see is clearly the underdog defending and playing mainly on the counter. Now can you tell me why this system would struggle against the opponents system? How do I create good football worth watching something that looks pleasing to the eye. After playing this game for so long I become abscessed with making the F9 work some games it would work and my team would play nice football then some games my team was winning with individual efforts from players or set pieces nothing pleasing to the eye. I kept saying to my self I WANT TEAM EFFORT GOALS HOW HOW HOW For that I had to Evolve as a coach if the opponent adapts to my tactic I must create new ways to make my playmaker shine and connect the system just like pep him self and even Klopp you sometimes see klopp placing salah up front and firmino in the AM slot. Example of how I create a tactic that connects everything and make sexy football Its a short topic but I just wanted to share my knowledge to everyone who has struggled this year because the way this game is going it's turning into more realistic every year and I don't think its going to change so we all must adapt and evolve our self's I would love to see what football you guys create, Any questions please ask I will do my best to answer <3
  10. I think these very fluid systems require really good players at least in fm 20 but copying these ideas into the Barcelona team i got some very fluid goals so far, it required the team to learn the tactic to become good a nice overload goal overload fm20.mp4
  11. Hey everyone this is my first time creating a topic in this forum but im really exciting to share my tactical experience with you guys and show you some wonderful stuff this post has helped me a lot and a lot of the ideas have come from here @Experienced Defender also learned a lot from experienced defender mainly the defensive side of football and how to make your team rock solid in the defence also using Total football analysis from YouTube helped a lot Klopp, the genius on counter pressing and counter attacking football! 1:Pressing systems During his time in Dortmund, his style of play was a lot different from what it is now. Klopp's Dortmund focused on transition moments, his approach was to quickly press the opposition after loosing the ball this is obviously called "Gegenpressing" and after winning it back to quickly transition from defence to attack but in order to execute this properly his team had to play a narrow shape and this is why in his Dortmund team he tended to play or regain possession more through one side of the pitch. as you can see in this picture they were focusing play down the right side of the pitch and pressing there also. At Liverpool Klopp's pressing approach became even more proactive with sometimes also using a mid-press mainly to set up pressing traps, Horizontal passes are also a pressing trigger. They use the wingers (mane, salah) to start the press by forcing the centre backs to play into central areas but in order to do this he had to change his formation to a 4-3-3. forcing teams to go central and eventually forcing them to go long. 2: Attacking what changed for Klopp when he joined Liverpool Attacking at Dortmund was easier then attacking with Liverpool, because Dortmund was a bit more passive, teams played more aggressive against Dortmund allowing Klopp to create majority of their chances from counter attacks. Klopp was forced to improve his tactics he could no more use a narrow attacking shape with players shifting towards one side of the pitch. So he changed by overloading the central areas of the pitch and the half spaces and position 1 winger in each side. here the central midfielders are the key for allowing your fullbacks to get up really high, this is very similar to peps inverted full backs but instead Klopp uses his midfielders to play this role instead of his full backs. very simple why this is because Arnold and Robertson are a lot stronger out wide their crossing abilities and pace are just to good to be put in the midfield. Teams have to be really good to play against these types of system because they have to choose to either give up central areas of the pitch or cover wide areas either way one of them will be free and with these type of players available you will get punished for it. 3: The tactic! "This is probably the closest I've got to replicating a real life tactic" It might not be perfect but its pretty damn close and the results are just unreal As you can see in this picture Wijnaldum like the inverted wingback is covering the left side for Roberston and Henderson will do the same if we are playing on the right side of the pitch but I've giving Henderson a bit more freedom to get in the box especially against park the buss teams. The counter pressing system Its very hard to create a pressing trap like liverpool in FM at least from my experience (if someone knows please teach me!) The pressing can change sometimes just like Klopp does as well if I see a team who is playing from the back I rise my Defensive line to "much higher" and a "Higher line of engagement" But if teams are playing more direct and not playing from the back I change this to "higher defensive line" and a "normal line of engagement" I most of the time never use prevent short goal keeper distribution I feel this turns my pressing from my front 3 to aggressive giving the opponent a quicker passing option to their full backs The front 3 reason for the front 3 was simple 1: Pressing was way better especially using roles like pressing forwards these are roles built for Gegenpressing 2: I want my front 3 inside the box and using the half spaces 3: gives my wing backs even more room I've played 19 games so far with this tactic and salah is my top goal scorer with 15 goals, with Mane as my second best scorer with 12 goals, firmino with 9 scored The midfield 3 Ball winning midfielders again a role built to win the ball back quickly Wijandum with defence duty simple because Roberston is more attacking I want him to cover that space Instructions: "Stay wider" note he has "hold position" built into the role so it gives him the position we seen earlier in the post Henderson another BWM but this time as support he does the same thing but sometimes he pops into the box after Robertson crosses and scores some awesome goals Instructions: "Stay wider", "Shot less often", "drible less" Fabinho his the heartbeat of the team usually the player giving those killer balls to Roberston on the left for the cross No PI's The back four Simple back 4 especially for the type of players Liverpool have it makes sense Arnolds WB Instructions: More direct passing, cross more often, cross from deep And this is also why I went with BPD on the left simple because "More direct passing" on Arnold " by the way Arnold has 23 assists in 19 games" A lot of my goals have come from Counter attacks and crosses Team instructions I play around with some games but I mainly only change the out of possession like I mentioned in the "The counter pressing system" Hope everyone enjoys reading this and feel free to ask questions. Go test this out with other teams like I said I've only played 19 games with this tactic but so far its unstoppable
  12. So obviously you can always try up the mentality but I think the problem is the AFa role is not the best as lone striker keep your back line as it is I think theres no problems there PFa IWs Ws BBM APA or PFa IWs Ws DLPs CMa PFa IWs Ws APs CMa PFa IWs Ws BBM APa all these can work but its all depending on the players you have for the roles but give one of these a try and see how it goes
  13. theres a few ways to get higher possession against teams who just pass around: 1.You can try an even more aggressive press in your front 3 players I tend to "press more" and "tackle harder" it can work but sometimes it can be to aggressive but it can work 2. look at scout reports I find the teams I lose possession to are the ones playing on a low mentality especially "defensive" mentality so I tend to go into these games by lowering the mentality of my own team go "balanced" so your players take less risk and keep hold of the ball longer before attempting an attack 3. Your tactic is not bad but you have no playmaker in your tactic so your players will naturally play a higher tempo football without a playmaker, try witsel as DLP on support and move CMd to your right midfielder and change your IFS to inverted winger you can even change Hakimi to FBA see how it goes!
  14. You have to think and ask your self if the AMC is doing what you want him to do, if so its not a problem and if the tactic is working its ok
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