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  1. The ME blog has perfectly captured the issues with the FM20 match engine - especially central play, 1v1s, attacking movement. If FM21 actually does fix these isues like the blog suggests it will be incredible. Fingers crossed
  2. Some interesting replies here - it seems like we are all in broad agreement Agreed, I had overlooked this but it works much better with 'Carrick' covering on the right and 'Scholes' on the left. Some of the other main differences: Scholes - DLP vs RPM This probably doesn't make too much difference, but I still think RPM better replicates his forward movement and general link play. DLP is a bit passive sometimes. Ronaldo - IF vs IW An interesting one, in reality he was probably an IF playing the IW position I do find that, even in the AMR slot, the IF does drop back
  3. Part 2 is up Completely agree with both of these points. My interpretation is basically how they played at home in games they expected to dominate. Away, particularl in Europe, they used a different system. Ji-Sung Park and Anderson were crucial in these games but rarely featured in others. But re-creating that is for another day.......
  4. So…. The results I am currently managing Benfica, trying to bring through their ‘golden generation’ of Dantas, Alvaro, Tavares, Florentino et al. I’ve also added Sandro Tonali, Tiago Almada, Matias Arezo and Renyer, so the future is looking bright J It is a shame that FM20 will be the last chance to try this, as most of the real-life team have been sold over the last two years. Line-Up Here is how we line up: AC Milan inexplicably allowed Donnurumma to leave on a free transfer, so he is my clear No 1. Andre Almeida is a solid if unspectacular right-back whilst Grimaldo
  5. It is getting to that stage where people might be a bit bored of FM20 and/or waiting for the new edition to be released, so I thought I would write up a few tactic re-creations and experiments I have been using recently. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome First up is a re-creation of one of my all-time favourite sides – Man Utd 07-09. Man Utd dominated English football between 2007 and 2009, winning three league titles in a row. They added the Champions League in 2008 and were just two games away from winning an unprecedented 5 trophies in 2009 (League cup, Premie
  6. ^ an unnecessarily aggressive response don't you think? A left wing-back moving into the centre of a back 3 is unnatural behaviour. Maybe it is tactical, maybe it is not. I was merely suggesting that he let SI take a look and they can decide whether the bug is "imaginary" or not.
  7. It could be worth submitting this to the bugs forum? Maybe your pressing and defence set-up is contributing, but regardless of how you set your team up that shouldn't be happening IMO.
  8. If you can use one of the central midfielders instead, then a CM with defend duty and the 'stay wider' PI will get close the behaviour you are looking for when in possession (assuming there are no conflicting PPM's etc). This is the closest I can get to how Arteta has used central midfielders to cover for his full-backs.
  9. Of course having a coherant tactic is going to improve results overall, but this specific issue seems to happen regardless of the roles/duties/formation. If you watch the whole game its even more noticeable/infuriating. The wide player beats his man, stops, waits for the defender to catch up then thumps a 'cross' straight at him. So the question is, is there any combination of TI's/PI's that avoid this? I've not found any yet...
  10. Awesome thread, great work I'm particularly interested in your 'magic' AMC role. I've really struggled to get use an AMC effectively, as have a lot of other people this year. I've tried very similar ideas to you (eg, a 'simple' AM-S with lots of PIs) but found he rarely gets involved in the build up, mainly just passing out wide or backwards Any ideas on what makes this role work well in your system? Attacking mentality (not something I've tried yet)? Other central midfielders tending to move into wide areas to create space?
  11. I think there are a few key things to remember when trying to recreate United 07-09: - The team that played in the 2008 champions league final was NOT representative of the way United typically played. It was a team put together for that specific game - The starting 11 and formation was rotated almost constantly, making it hard to define a particular version to try and re-create - The tactics changed markedly depending on the opposition. At home in premier league, the team usually dominated possession and always looked to attack. Away in Europe, the team was actually quite defensive,
  12. Maybe that's where a "willingness to obey instructions" attribute would be useful.
  13. Exactly, maybe it's the PPMs that would be better to change, not the roles. In my mind the current PPM setup is unrealistic. Take "Brings ball out of defence" as an example. IMO this should actually be an attribute (either a new one or maybe it's already covered by a combination of existing attributes) which relates to how good a player is at bringing the ball out if asked, and a PI which gives the manager the option of asking him to do it. In FM, the PPMs tend to modify and even override TIs/PIs, which is unrealistic IMO. If Setien says to Pique before the game "look, I know you're goo
  14. 100% agree. The interaction between PIs, TIs, "under the hood" coding, PPMs is unclear. I'm not sure anyone (probably SI included) really understands it I'd have completely generic roles and then some examples to show to implement particular types of role. But crucially these wouldn't have an extra coding, simply an example selection of PIs. This might also be a way of introducing more complex player movements and swaps (e.g. midfielders covering for fullbacks, overlapping centre-backs) which aren't really possible at the moment. Added to that, I'd remove the current PPM setup, which
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