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Mr. Buttons

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  1. Does the instruction 'roam from position' only apply to making a player available to receive a pass or does it also apply to making himself available to take a shot from a better position?
  2. In what type of situations 'Show onto foot' applies to? Does it apply only when a player is at a shooting situation? I've only used it on strikers having a weaker foot so I'm curious if this instruction also applies to wingers/fullbacks crossing the ball or even central defenders paying from the back?
  3. I was absolutely destroying teams with my attacking formation but after a while, the opponents started parking the bus and hit me on the counters so I switched to patient in order to minimize the risk.
  4. Is there any specific training schedule in order to improve the conversion rate of my chances? I create tons of chances but my PA, IW and IF keep missing (Haaland, Dybala, Ronaldo). I play on a positive mentality, medium to low tempo and I don't use 'Shoot on sight'. If I use 'Work ball into box' my players get shut down easily. Team cohesion and atmosphere are maxed.
  5. Is it beneficial adding multiple PIs to a single player so that I can have more options in attack or is that going to lead to more confusion on the pitch? Example: Setting your central midfielder to shoot more and play risky passes. Thank you in advance.
  6. Hey guys, Should I use the two remaining slots for creating different formations, or use the same formation but with different mentalities and instructions for opponents that are for example more open and opponents who are extremely defensive? Thank you in advance.
  7. I'm playing 4-3-3 with Juventus and I think my attacking potential is fairly decent with the likes of Ronaldo, Haaland, Dybala, Costa, Everton and Bernardeschi. As you already know, teams in Seria A often defend viciously with 11 men behind the ball so it's extremely challenging to break them. I'm doing pretty good with that by playing wide so I stretch them easily. The only issue I have is how to play effectively against teams that tackle very aggressively? I've tried the following but it didn't seem much effective. It only improved the ball movement. - Dribble less. This way my players don't lose the ball often attempting dribbles plus increases teamwork. However, it's getting extremely difficult to penetrate the defense since every cross or pass gets easily blocked. - Dribble more. This only led to more tackles and giving the ball easily so the opponents can counter. - Increase the tempo. It improved the ball movement a lot but still every cross, shot, pass and dribble gets blocked and tackled. - Less creativity. This only led to ineffective penetration since players prefer keeping the ball safe. - More creativity. More creativity and higher tempo seemed extremely risky so players often lose the ball with a stupid pass. Basically, it feels like every defense I play against has prime time Maldini and Baresi and it feels overwhelming. I often end up clueless on how sides with weaker defenders play so easily against Ronaldo, Haaland, Dybala, Costa, Everton and Bernardeschi. Any ideas worth trying to play effectively against hard tackling teams?
  8. If you're looking to exploit space more often, I'd suggest you to set your mentality to attacking in order to match your tempo and the 'directness' of your passes. With attacking mentality, every player takes more risks by pushing into spaces. I believe this way you can create more chances and have fluidity in your movements. In addition, I'd suggest you to set both your fullbacks to attacking because I know how painful this formation can be for attacking more spaces. This way you can stretch your opponents more.
  9. When I'm totally clueless and feel like I probably won't create a single chance, I set the mentality to attacking and increase the tempo as much as I can in order to force attacking plays. This tactic saved my a*s so many times with a random goal when the games were destined to end 0-0. In addition to this, make sure to overload the opponent with numbers by including your fullbacks in attack as well. I play in Seria A so every opponent plays with a deeper defensive line and narrow tactics so it's very difficult to break opponents.
  10. I've noticed that they're defending extremely deep and narrow lately so I tried to stretch the pitch by playing wider. This is one of my main problem against almost every team. Can't create an open chance even by stretching the pitch. Do you think I should instruct my players to run at defense with a higher tempo in order to open up spaces?
  11. I think I found a solution for being closed down so easily. It was basically using a much higher tempo by and still retaining possession by playing short passes.
  12. Yup you're completely right. Usually Costa is is on attack duty because of his pace and low team work and Dybala has a support role so forgot to switch the mezzala's accordingly like in the example above.
  13. Hi guys, I usually prefer to do my own tweaking with my current tactic because I enjoy it, but this time I could definitely use more ideas on how to create more clear goalscoring opportunities. As you can see, I play 4-1-2-3 formation with Juventus but lately it feels like the AI found a 'meta' tactic in a way where I can't create any chances at all. Basically it feels like every defense I play against is prime time Milan with Maldini and Baresi. My players get easily tackled and can't dribble past anyone or create a chance in the final third. This is my second season how I play possession based tactics and I have 74% win ratio but it feels like every goal scored is kinda forced. It's either crosses and headers from corners and freekicks. Somehow I can't create a single clear cut chance in their final third. I've tried experimenting with the following tweaks but nothing works: - Play more attacking - Increase the tempo - Run at defense - More direct passes - Shoot on sight - Hit early crosses Every option I've tried leads to the following: - Lose possession easily - Misplaced through balls - Wingers can't dribble, - Crosses get blocked The only solution that 'somehow' works is overload them with crosses from my fullbacks by overlapping the wings. This is where most of my goals come from. Can you please offer more ideas on what else should I try?
  14. It should make sense since they already have Carvajal and Odrizola. I'd be happy with either one of Hakimi or Odrizola.
  15. Damn, I just realized he's quite physical which is pretty damn good. Thanks for the suggestion.
  16. I'll definitely have a look since I haven't scouted him yet. Thanks for the suggestion.
  17. Barcelona is asking 100m for Wague. However, Hakimi is available for 50mill so it would deplete my budget a bit reserved for Milinkovic-Savic. So I'm looking for something younger and cheaper with potential. I still got Cuadrado as a backup so I think I should be fine.
  18. Just finished first season. I'll have a look at the kid. I was also looking at Dalot, Hakimi, Kimmich but the asking price is just too much. I'd rather get a cheap prospect and develop him, or get a cheap alternative like Ruben Aguilar that will still do the job. I'm kinda saving money to get Savic for around 70m in addition to Haaland and RB.
  19. Hi guys, I'm playing with Juventus and just sold Danilo to United for 60 million. I'd like to spend the money on a young attacking RB with lots of potential for a reasonable price. Currently I have my eyes on Sergino Dest from Ajax and he looks promising. Both of his feet are strong so he can play on both sides when needed. I can also assign Alex Sandro to tutor him in order to further develop. His price is currently 28m so I need your opinion if I should splash the money. I only have slight concern about his Concentration, Composure and Decisions which are at 10, but I'm sure I can develop him better by giving him regular playing time along Cuadrado. I also have a very cheap alternative on the market - Ruben Aguilar from Monaco which only costs 3.5m and he's a bit more experienced in terms of attributes. However, he's 27 and probably has 3-4 more years in top condition. What do you guys think? With the sale of Danilo, I have 120m to spend in the summer. I also plan to sell Higuain and replace him with Haaland. With the remaining money I'm looking to get an attacking RB and attacking central midfielder. Here are Dest's attributes: Here are Ruben Aguilar's attributes:
  20. Thank you so much for the detailed advice. I also noticed that a lot of players with attacking instructions are on the end of the finishing moves instead of creating. I'll try to tweak the tactics in the upcoming games.
  21. Should I maybe change Ramsey's role to attacking CM? I noticed that mezzalas usually drift a bit wide when building attacks so my lone striker doesn't have any support.
  22. In addition, here are the current stats in terms of goals and assists. As you can see, my fullbacks (Sandro and Danilo) lead the chart and I'd like to change that if possible.
  23. Hi guys, I currently play with Juventus and I think I'm doing ok for a first season. I'm sitting at first place in Seria A and progressed in my CL group to the knockouts in first place. However, I think my attacking plan is very one-dimensional so I'd like to add more variety when building and finishing my attacks. My priority is to play attacking football so that I can make the most out of Ronaldo, Higuain and Dybala. My biggest concern so far is that I struggle to utilize Higuain or any other player as a lone striker. All of my attacks go down the flanks and 90% of the time they finish with my fullbacks overlapping and crossing the ball. As expected, Ronaldo is always on the finishing end and the rest of my attacking players or midfielders are just too 'shy'. When I try to disable overlapping, the fullbacks (support duty) are usually too static and I feel like the ball is getting clogged in the midfield without any concrete chances. Long story short, what changes should I make so that I can start creating chances with my striker and players around him? I'm currently sick of creating chances with my overlapping fullbacks. This is what I consider my strongest lineup. The tactic is always tweaked towards every opponent. In Seria A, a lot of teams tend to defend deep and central so I have to use my width since the midfield is always clogged. Thank you in advance. Let me know if you need more details and I'd be happy to provide.
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