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  1. With 3 at the back, I find you have one of two options: Dominate possession with a high line and high press, thus not allowing the opposing wingers and full backs to double up on your wing backs. Also suggest the attacking mid centre on a support role, allowing him to drop into midfield, which allows your two centre mids to operate with more width. Or, give up the wings. If you're a weaker team trying to play someone on the counter...close down less, keep your shape and force the opposition outside. This works well if your centre backs dominate in the air. It invites the cross and ends in lots of counter attacks.
  2. I'm 3rd in the league, and I had these issues throughout promotions. Screenshot above shows 3 attacking players in the 6 yard box being marked by 6 defenders, whilst 3 players sit in the box unmarked. You don't see this defending in Sunday league football.
  3. I just don't know what to do anymore. I set training up to include some form of 'defending set pieces' routine every week. I've tried numerous tactical changes everything from the default, to man marking, to zonal, to a mix of both. I continue to concede from set pieces...every time it's a free-kick, every time one or two players are completely unmarked. Usually it's an overload on the back post, or a player is completely unmarked around the penalty spot (see below). Don't know if this is tactical, or if my players don't have the right attributes for set pieces, or could this potentially be a bug? In which case this post will need moving (sorry). I get this happening all of the time. Very frustrating as I'm favourite for relegation. I seem to hold out the entire game and just give away a shoddy goal from awful marking (see below).
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