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  1. Thanks for that video, it's frustrating because I'm clearly the underdog in all my matches but I know I can get good results out of this team as evidenced by my last seasons performance I just can't seem to get it now. If not playing in a low block I can't really see how to set up defensively as anything that moves our D line further forward is pretty much suicide for balls in behind.
  2. Thanks for your advice, have tried playing target man on attack will see how that works out over a few matches, the playmaker role was due to the fact I have a pretty good passer in midfield and wanted him maintaining his position and making some penetrative passes, will switch him to a dlp (s). The wider attacking width was in order to utilise the wide men who are fairly quick, any tips on bringing them into play more? I'd be interested how you'd set the same tactic up
  3. Thanks, I just tried 442 with 2 DM's, it was a tough away game I expected to lose but we played better than I expected and made some good chances. All three goals conceded were from crosses however, I just can't work out how to stop them coming in or how to defend them.
  4. Thanks for your reply 1) Would a TM on attack be a better option? 2) I chose WBD as I didn't want my whole left side exposed to counters if both bomb forward, that was also my thinking behind the more defensive CM on that side to cover for when the LWB does go forward. Would a fullback on support be better with specific player instructions to get forward? 3) Do you think switching the DLP to support would help? I worry about leaving too much space in front of my back four 4) I agree, maybe a wide midfielder on attack duty with PI's to stay wider and get further forward woul
  5. Thanks for your reply, I have tried to play a little higher up on standard but then teams just play a simple ball over the top of my defence to their striker and my CB's aren't the quickest. I have also tried setting defence to narrow but then all my defenders just bunch up really close together and leave loads of space for their wide men in the box for an easy shot on goal. I will try playing the offside trap on standard depth which I haven't tried yet.
  6. I'm trying to play a direct, counter-attacking 442 with my Welling side in the Vanarama National League. I made this tactic which got me promoted from the Vanarama South finishing second and we played good football scoring the most goals in the league. Second season I was predicted 24th but surprisingly with the same tactic I was 2nd by Jan. Now the tactic is pretty much ineffective, we get hardly any shots off and concede loads. My aim is to play a low block, and when winning the ball back either play directly to my target man to hold it up and bring my wide men, strikers and midfield in to p
  7. I'm playing as Bari in my 5th season, I'm doing okay in Serie A (predicted 18th, currently 12th) but I'm having defensive issues. Pretty much every goal I concede is from a cross, in particular a cross to the back post that bypasses all three centre backs and the adjacent wingback to a completely unmarked player to finish. The wingback and outside centre back are always facing the ball and completely unaware of the player arriving, despite having good marking and positioning stats. I've tried setting my team to defend wider, along with telling the outside centre backs and both wingbacks to sta
  8. Thanks for your response, as mentioned I would still be really grateful for advice as the tactic is by no means producing good football with so many of my goals being from set pieces and penalties, and I'm starting to see results dry up as teams become more and more defensive against me. Everything just seems very static and predictable when I have the ball and I can't get the fluidity and interchange that I'm after to draw the opp out.
  9. Thanks for your advice, TM-A was mainly selected as my striker has good heading, I've tried him as an AF-A but he doesn't seem to be getting any space and is marked out of the game. The midfield change to a Carrilero did make an overload on the left hand side but I still have the same problem of the ball always ending up out wide before a cross that hits the first man which is infuriating. Another issue I'm finding is I'm incredibly vulnerable on the counter, particularly down the flanks. I've set my CM's to man mark the opposition full backs and my full backs to man mark the opp
  10. My thinking behind the lower line of engagement and standard defensive line is to invite the opp out and create some space in behind them, rather than just pushing them back into their own box further where they can camp out.
  11. I am trying to perfect my 41212 diamond with Bari to accommodate my two good strikers and good midfielders but I can't quite get it flowing. I'm one of the better sides in the league (predicted 2nd) so most teams sit in deep against me and aim to counter, my possession is regularly 60%+. I'm aiming for short, quick passing and lots of movement and interchanging to draw the opposition out of their positions and exploit the spaces left. The DLF(s) is set to stay wider to draw out centre backs and make space for the AM and the TM My build up into the final third is good, however what often happen
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