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  1. I don't know about anyone else but I see this and injury proneness? You ll never play for my club
  2. I think I see what your driving at and its not really about us actively seeking to win the ball back quickly. To truly counter attack we need to keep our shape and be disciplined so when the ball is retained we are in a good position to break with men in the right areas to hurt the oppo. Us pressing can cause us to lose our shape. Which leaves us vulnerable. And with that loss of shape is a lack of direction and coordination when we do get the ball back.
  3. Thanks ED. I think I'm getting there slowly but surely! With the LOE question, it would be for the slightly counter attacking style, with a standard LOE (I dont think it would be effective with a low LOE).
  4. Please fire away ED. One other thing. Are you OK playing a split press with a LOE? As I say I'm looking to play a counter attacking ish style of play. Would a CAR maybe be one more of the suitable roles in the cm department? Like I say feel free to pull it to bits if needed. I want to understand the full ins and outs of the game. Its not enough for me to know. I want to understand. Should the LB be FBa? Im all ears matey 👍
  5. Morning All. Hope you are keeping safe and well. I am slowly but surely getting to grips (I think!) with the intricacies of balance and structure of this game. Thanks to all of your help on here chaps by the way, especially Experienced Defender. Really been of huge benefit. I was wondering about three things as I am now starting to try and build my own tactics. Or trying too! Can I have a team with no playmakers (this would entail a high tempo quick brand of football I figure – and this appeals to me) and can I have a team with a lot of playmakers (or creative output nonetheless) and how would this look with my two favourite formations – a 4-2-4 and a 4-2-3-1? Getting my thinking cap on I came up with this (and I fully expect to get shot down here and for it to be pulled to bits so please don’t hold back – like I say, I never really thought of the intricacies of the game before – I got there by trial and error!) – with a 424. Dlfs AF IFa Ws cms /BBM CMd WBd BPD CD FBs Reasoning behind this setup. The top two – I have gone for the classic DFs / AF – Its a nice contrast I think – nothing more complicated than that. The two wide men – The IFa on the left can vacate the the space that the DLFs leaves and the winger adds a nice contrast by offering width and putting in crosses for the front two – I could tinker with two wingers but I believe that once again, the set up I have is more fluid and has better movement.......... The cms Now I am tempted here for the CMd to be a BWMd. My big concern with such an aggressive style of play, I need to have one midfielder that holds position. I could then marry that with a CMs or a BBM – my preference is the CMs if i’m honest. Maybe I should switch around the CM roles as the CMd would offer more protection with the IFa on that side as well? Back four should be self- explanitory. The WBd offers a bit of width but is not to aggressive pushing forward bearing in mind the IFa on that side is just that – attacking, but also narrow. If I put the CMd on that side maybe I could use as a WBs? The two defenders are a BPD – I want one of these to exploit any space in behind that is available with their propensity to hit defence splitting balls that the AFa could latch onto. The CDd just keeps it simple, which is also the case with the FBs – Not too aggressive and not a WBs as he may be fighting our winger for the same area of the pitch. He’s there to help out the winger if need be, but nothing more than that. Now this is where I think I mess things up at times. With this style of play, I would go with. Counter /Balanced / Positive?? (not sure about positive) Split press with the four advanced players. In Possession Focus play left / right, high tempo, Wide, Pass into space (situational of course) Transition Counter / Regroup (I feel we need to regroup as its an aggressive formation)/ Distribute Quickly (Possibly to flanks as well?) Lower Line of Engagement and Standard DL. What do the experts think? I will only post this part of the question for now as if it is mostly “right” (if there can be a right or wrong!), I would imagine my thoughts and concepts would be there or thereabouts for the other strategies I have in mind. Also would this be a suitable style of play for a top side – it’s almost expected for top sides to always press high up the pitch – But I wouldn’t mind your thoughts on this either. I was thinking of using it against teams that park the bus to try and drag them out of their shell. Thanks in advance. Maybe post the playmaker part on this one if I don't feel too confident lol
  6. Morning All. Hope you are keeping safe and well. I am slowly but surely getting to grips (I think!) with the intricacies of balance and structure of this game. Thanks to all of your help on here chaps by the way, especially Experienced Defender. Really been of huge benefit. I was wondering about three things as I am now starting to try and build my own tactics. Or trying too! Can I have a team with no playmakers (this would entail a high tempo quick brand of football I figure – and this appeals to me) and can I have a team with a lot of playmakers (or creative output nonetheless) and how would this look with my two favourite formations – a 4-2-4 and a 4-2-3-1? Getting my thinking cap on I came up with this (and I fully expect to get shot down here and for it to be pulled to bits so please don’t hold back – like I say, I never really thought of the intricacies of the game before – I got there by trial and error!) – with a 424. Dlfs AF IFa Ws cms /BBM CMd WBd BPD CD FBs Reasoning behind this setup. The top two – I have gone for the classic DFs / AF – Its a nice contrast I think – nothing more complicated than that. The two wide men – The IFa on the left can vacate the the space that the DLFs leaves and the winger adds a nice contrast by offering width and putting in crosses for the front two – I could tinker with two wingers but I believe that once again, the set up I have is more fluid and has better movement.......... The cms Now I am tempted here for the CMd to be a BWMd. My big concern with such an aggressive style of play, I need to have one midfielder that holds position. I could then marry that with a CMs or a BBM – my preference is the CMs if i’m honest. Maybe I should switch around the CM roles as the CMd would offer more protection with the IFa on that side as well? Back four should be self- explanitory. The WBd offers a bit of width but is not to aggressive pushing forward bearing in mind the IFa on that side is just that – attacking, but also narrow. If I put the CMd on that side maybe I could use as a WBs? The two defenders are a BPD – I want one of these to exploit any space in behind that is available with their propensity to hit defence splitting balls that the AFa could latch onto. The CDd just keeps it simple, which is also the case with the FBs – Not too aggressive and not a WBs as he may be fighting our winger for the same area of the pitch. He’s there to help out the winger if need be, but nothing more than that. Now this is where I think I mess things up at times. With this style of play, I would go with. Counter /Balanced / Positive?? (not sure about positive) Split press with the four advanced players. In Possession Focus play left / right, high tempo, Wide, Pass into space (situational of course) Transition Counter / Regroup (I feel we need to regroup as its an aggressive formation)/ Distribute Quickly (Possibly to flanks as well?) Lower Line of Engagement and Standard DL. What do the experts think? I will only post this part of the question for now as if it is mostly “right” (if there can be a right or wrong!), I would imagine my thoughts and concepts would be there or thereabouts for the other strategies I have in mind. Also would this be a suitable style of play for a top side – it’s almost expected for top sides to always press high up the pitch – But I wouldn’t mind your thoughts on this either. I was thinking of using it against teams that park the bus to try and drag them out of their shell. Thanks in advance. Maybe post the playmaker part on this one if I don't feel too confident lol
  7. Superb. Thanks as always ED. Much appreciated.
  8. Hi Experienced Defender. Thanks for your reply as always. Can I ask how you might set up an overload for this sort of system? I think I see where you may be coming from though. It will be the left that is released. To optimise this would you put the left WB on support and right FB as an Iwb? Any roles you might change to increase the impact here? Thanks.
  9. Sorry I meant overloads. I shouldn't post so late lol. Thanks.
  10. Apologies I meant to edit that. It is the fb not an iwb. I have tested it and it goes well against sides I'm expected to beat. I'm a little shy about playing it against top sides though. I think it might work though. But I want it optimised before I give it a go.
  11. I see a lot of people looking for advice on 4231 433 and 41231s as well as 442s. But I want to play a 424. I was looking for confirmation / assurance that the shape and player roles in my 424 were sound. I have a top top side. So my 424 looks a little like this Sk A Wbd CD CD. FBs DLPs. BBM IFs. Wa DLFs. Poacher Team instructions Positive Split block with dlf and wide men closing down, Play out of defence, Be more expressive, shorter passing, run at defence, Counter Higher defensive line, More urgent closing down PIs Fb + if sit narrower. Im looking to get overlaps down the left. It's aggressive I know but it's fun to watch. Any comments greatly appreciated as always.
  12. Thanks for this. I have just gone through my fixtures and I have noticed what has gone wrong. Away from home vs the big 6 I lost every away game. 3-0 vs Liverpool, 4-1 vs City, 2-1 vs Chelsea, 1-0 vs Man U and 2-1 vs Arsenal (I got FM'd vs Arsenal though.........). Its clear this needs to improve and that maybe a more measured approach would be suitable for these games. GK Onana (Sk A) Aarons(IWBs) Dias (CD)SKriniar (BPD) Telles (fbs) Florentino Luis (Ad) Milinkovic Savic (MEZ s) Aouer (DPs) Bernado Silva(Ws) Ali /Chiesa IF s). Kane / Haaland (DFa) Split press with my top 3 - Balanced / counter mentality. In possession. Play out of defence , shorter passing, low crosses. Standard width but sometimes narrow. Transition - counter Out of possession LLOE / HDL offside trap Im just looking at being harder to beat. Liverpool scare me. They seem unstoppable but I want us to be compact and to give them a tougher game at Anfield. They just steamroller me most of the time......... Your thoughts, as always would be appreciated. My worry is a lack of attacking threat. Regards,
  13. Thanks Zyfon. Appreciate that. Let's give that a whirl!
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