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  1. How does it do in-game in regards to getting the 3-1 shape? Imo the average position charts doing give you the info you need as it shows av. positions for the the whole game - not just when building up - which is when we want to 3-1. It looks like it should work although I found that a 'roam from position' TI on your '1' (your DLP?) helped so they could pick up pockets instead of staying static. It's then making sure that they don't bomb up tho...
  2. Looks good! Is that right flank a problem defensively through?
  3. Not tried this exact set-up but I haven't been able to get that movement in this years game so far. With stay wider in my attempts they only 'stayed wider' when they pushed up
  4. This one! Still not 100% on the BWM but feel that he gives me good balance so keeping it as is for the time being
  5. Thanks for all the help everyone - I've finally got a system that I'm happy with (pretty much). If anyone has any more suggestions or updates keep em coming! This thread has been great
  6. My understanding is: Tempo dictates how quickly you try to move the ball from back to front passing length is the sort of ‘risk’ of passes. Shorter passes are safer but offer less penetration and more direct passing is less safe but offers more penetration Width is how far your players will be spaced horizontally. The idea of wider play may be to stretch the opposition to create space, but passing is then more difficult because of the distance. More narrow width keeps your players closer together, making it easier to keep the ball, but can potentially be easier to defe
  7. I've been playing a draft to test tactics and this is doing really well so far. r There's quite a few PI's so bear with me here: CBs - stay wider. I've noticed that the regista will drop in-between them when needed to help play out, but will maintain the 2-2 when not needed. Either of the DMs will drift out wide when the CWB pushes up to help progress the ball too. BWM - Hold position. I don't want this guy all over the place and regista has roam hard coded. This role may still change but it definitely helps press higher up the pitch and cover the regista.
  8. https://deanalyserendetrainer.com/2018/10/20/het-ajax-van-erik-ten-hag-tactische-analyse/ found this whilst looking for info last night - really useful for context of when Ajax use certain combinations
  9. How're the SS & F9 doing? I've always liked the idea of that combination but never got it firing
  10. This is great. I think the main problem I've found with the ME is that the other CM/DM tends to stay further to their 'side' and not centrally, which funnels the play the same direction when you play out. I with their was a 'sit central' instruction...
  11. I'm managing to get decent results using stay wider on either a HB or a DLP(D) in the DM strata paired with a RPM. 3 AMs all on attack duty and a CF(S). I know it sounds a bit 'wrong' to have all 3AMs on attack but so far so good. Will get some screenshots done when I get chance. Here's a quick one: I'm still messing with TI's but the idea of narrow and focus through middle is to funnel the ball through the DMs and allow the WB's to get higher without the CBs looking for them every time as some others have said on this thread. I've sometimes gone to maximum closing down intens
  12. Looks great. The same 4-2-2-2 you posted early in the thread?
  13. 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
  14. 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).
  15. 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?
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