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  1. Looks great. The same 4-2-2-2 you posted early in the thread?
  2. I did think the same when uploading those screenshots... Exactly, the ME has some frustrating limitations to be fair. I'd love to be able to alternate which CM/ DM drops depending on where the ball is or be able to choose specifically for them to drop centrally or wide of the CBs in build up. So many teams do it IRL now it's hopefully something they can do in the future
  3. Like I Sorry, should have said - when the ball in on the opposite side (screenshots below) Makes total sense when on the side of the ball like the screenshot of Lille. It's working sometimes, not others for me. Like I say it's more about consistency. Pjanic is no.8 here. CM(D).
  4. I'm struggling to get the 3-1 shape consistently on FM21, has anybody tried it on this years game? The CM(D) seems to push too high and wide for my when we're attacking just leaving the 2 CBs exposed. Has anyone else had any luck?
  5. Going back to the Ajax pic at the top of the thread, I love the way Tadic and Van De Beek played together a couple of season ago but never been able to replicate that AND score goals before. I'd like something similar with Messi and Griezmann
  6. Solid! Do you have PI's on the WMs? I like the idea of Messi and Greizmann as a F9 and AF/ PF(A)...
  7. Look great. Are you getting good results? My 4-2-3-1 version seems a little tame despite achieving the shape
  8. Quick update: New variation of the system: Using @Lordluap's ideas about manipulating space with PI's I've set every defender to 'stay wider' to give us what I'd consider quite a 'true' 3-1 in build up. 2 wins out of 2 so far but against weaker oppo in Getafe and Castellon (cup). Very small sample size and worried I'll be too vulnerable on the counter but we'll see.. May be a coincidence but using the SV on attack duty seems to give more space for the HB to drop centrally with the SV pushing higher. Will keep going and update when I get chance
  9. Thanks for all the info, going to have a play this weekend and see what comes out. The 2 CM strata appeals to me massively so hoping I can get it working!
  10. Ironically I had a short lived journeyman save where my first job was Lille earlier in FM21. Couldn't get a tune out of them then the squad turned on me! Look forward to any screenshots you can get across. Gonna give the CM(D)'s a whirl when I get chance
  11. UPDATE: Getting even closer: Beat Bilbao 2-0 using this. Best result so far with these tactic tests (always v Bilbao). Dominating performance too. Work ball into box helped stop my CWB's spamming crosses. Thanks for all the help so far everyone - tried to incorporate plenty of your ideas
  12. Do you think overload is the reason why the wingbacks are so high? I felt like they were always too deep when they were in that strata for me but was on positive/ balanced. I tried them on attack duties but the attacks seemed to go through them too much
  13. Bloody hell this got some traction! Thanks for all the replies guys - gonna have a play tonight and see what comes out.
  14. I think it's maybe something to do with the deep double pivot - I had a similar problem a few days ago. Guessing it's because there's no space in that zone on the tactics screen despite the role roaming etc
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