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  1. The BWM on support will leave position early to press rather far from his original position. With the ball, he will attempt low risk plays which can be good for two reasons. Allows you to keep the ball better and he will "think" less with the ball, which means he will release it faster and thus, increase the overall tempo of ball circulation.
  2. Start with balanced mentality for a possession based system like Tuchel is known for. I haven't watched his Chelsea side so I can't give specifics but that's where I'd start. Then you need to pay attention to roles. Wingback roles differ greatly in behavior and if you're using a player with low dribbling and flair as a CWB you will, literally, run into trouble lol. Basically with a 3CB system you're probably going to be doubled up in the flanks so make sure your CB's can deal with plenty of crosses. Then it's a matter of adjusting the right LOE and defensive line so you don't give too muc
  3. That's a shame. I'm starting my save now! it's freaking saturday can't let it go to waste! I was happy with the earlier version of the transfer's mod.
  4. My first season in FM21: 4th division, expexted to be relegated, no signings: champions. Changed formations a couple times due to lack of options like no LB or just 2 center midfielders. No team instructions except an adjustment or two. My feeling in just one season is that once you're solid at the back, the AI has difficulties creating consistent danger. Sure the end of season stats may seem realistic but I never felt overwhelmed by any opponent. I had no issues regarding over defensive sides because i wasn't a favorite by any stretch. The game however feels more arcad
  5. Padroense FC Season 1 review First season is done and we kind of breezed through the league with only 2 defeats in 25 games. We didn't have a great start with a simple 433 while I was trying to know the squad. We had no left backs, no u19s players and no more than 2 capable CM's so we naturally changed to a 343 system (5-2-3 Wide) to reinforce the central defence and make use of our attacking trio. Overall we weren't spectacular all the time but I thought we were quite balanced. In the play offs we drew away with Setubal and then beat them 3-1 at home with an attacki
  6. Dial down the sugar lad Just remember, FM is a game of numbers and attributes.
  7. I don't notice any blocked crosses at all. I have wb-s on both sides and IF and IW up front. No team instructions. Do you have work ball into the box? do you have at least one striker attacking near the CBs and someone else behind the FB? are you giving opposition too much time to regroup?
  8. @flauta kicmayou can't expect to do well in La Liga with a 2 man midfield consisting of Rakitik and Oliver. Tactics are important ye but the players are even more! I'm managing a team expected to be relegated and I'm 2nd atm. My tactic has no team instructions and we have just 2 attack duties.
  9. Anyone else having some delays signing staff? I offered them contracts in pre-season but only in December they are accepting and they were without club.
  10. You can still play in a fairly casual manner regarding tactics while achieving good results. I suggest you just spend a bit initially building a solid base and then focus on other aspects: Firsly, are your defenders quick? are they strong in the air? That tells you where you'll be more effective defending and how high you can push. Second, who are your more creative players? and where the danger can come from? If you have one or two very good center midfielders and playmakers, you can probably play a more balanced approach. However, if you're like Liverpool with hardworking midfielde
  11. Do you have the Chineese league loaded? And other (rich) leagues? I notice when I have it loaded they are very aggressive in the transfer market.
  12. I understand the frustration but the only problem here is player evaluation that is made by the SI researchers because IRL, very few players have drastically improved their technical attributes after 24 or so.
  13. I think the problem with this is more fundamental like what is natural talent and how do players develop? Let's go through some of the greats of recent past: Zidane - Slight improvement after 23 in mentals especially hidden attributes. Maradona - No improvement of note he was already God Ronaldo 9 - Slight increase in Anticipation and Off the ball after 23 Messi - Barely any improvement just different understanding of roles. CR7 - Some increase in technical attributes, and big ones in mentals such as Off the ball and Anticipation but not that much after 23 or 24 (when
  14. I've made some tests last night with mentality. My team is a 4th division side and we were playing against a premier league team for the Cup. We got battered 6-1 playing balanced mentality. We lost 6-0 in Counter and Defensive mentalities and then beat them in penalties (were winning until 92th minute) with a positive mentality. I know this is a very short and inconclusive (very quick) test but what surprised me is that they barely created any danger against our Positive 433 Gegenpress. It makes me confused tbh.
  15. The Lobanovsky 442 direct counter thread isn't yours? my apologies then. It was my favorite tactical thread of last year. Regarding the lower league suitability yes, you have a point but i wasn't successful and buying players wasn't an option. Sometimes I'd suffer a goal from a corner and i had difficulties recovering a goal down. I was also suffering a lot lf balls over the top in a default dline and balanced mentality. Getting lower than that gave them too much initiative and eventually conceded goals. As i said, my players are very poor, so it's better to be solid in the middle and ke
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