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martywigham

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  1. Johan Cruyff's 3-4-3 Diamond (Very Fluid)

    @Ö-zil to the Arsenal! Having read through all of your other threads and seen how you have 'evolved' and made slight changes to how you create your preferred style, albeit whilst recreating different real life tactics, is there anything you would change to this one if you were to make it now?
  2. Pep's Barcelona (Very Fluid)

    Hey, good work on this. I always love people trying to recreate Pep's Barca, and it's starting to come together nicely with my Newcastle save (FM16). I've been trying to come up with a general list of PPMs to train that would make the most of the system and get the younger players playing like the team they will be replacing. Ozil, could you check this and see if there are any you would add or remove? SK - Plays short simple passes (this can't be done on FM16 but I think I've seen it on 17?) BPD - Plays short simple passes HB - Plays short simple passes, stays back at all times WB - Gets forward whenever possible, Runs with ball down right/left, Hugs line DLP - Comes deep to get ball, Plays one-twos, Dictates tempo AP - Trys killer balls often, Plays one-twos, Dictates tempo IF - Cuts inside, Gets into opposition area, Runs with ball often SS - Comes deep to get ball, Trys killer balls often, Runs with ball often
  3. If you want to try and train a player to be a goal scoring midfielder, given a CM(a) role, what schedule would be best to use that doesn't also try and improve unnecessary defensive or creative attributes?
  4. I'd say HB and that's what I'm using at the minute. Any would probably work though, Busquets is brilliant.
  5. Hmm, not sure why it is then. Does he have any other PPMs that might conflict with it?
  6. I've noticed this before with PPMs, and some seem to be linked to position. Try retraining them as an AM for a little bit and they might be able to learn it then.
  7. Yeah, had the same thoughts about the Raumdeuter role not being suitable after seeing that given he sits narrow. It's a shame, because I thought at first it would fit better than an IF who I tend to see as more of an inverted winger than a goal scorer like Villa.
  8. Just thought I'd share this. Obviously more relevant to Pep's Barca than Enrique's, but still interesting. According to Thierry, they seemed to play very rigid and then change to fluid in the final third. I'm assuming it couldn't be done, but any ideas on how you could possibly do that on FM?
  9. I haven't been playing FMC very long but I'm really starting to prefer it over the normal mode. There is an annoying little issue I've found with training though. I have all my players set so that I control their individual training, however if I play them a couple of times in a different position, they automatically start learning this as a new position. I don't want this to happen as it takes up their training time, especially if I'm just bringing them on into the position as a sub for 20 minutes here and there. Is this a bug or something, or if it's supposed to happen is there a way to stop it?
  10. If you wanted to try and replicate the PPM 'Comes deep to get ball' with a PI would it be better to use 'Hold position' or 'Roams from position'?
  11. Just as a quick thought experiment, how viable is it to have a tactic that has basically no instructions and just left pretty generic? For example; Flexible Standard GK-D FB-S CD-D CD-D FB-S WM-A CM-D CM-S WM-A DLF-S AF-A No Team or Player Instructions.
  12. Thanks for putting this all together in one post so I don't have to keep reading through the whole thread. I've still been pretty much using the setup I posted in #187, however the newer roles seem to be working a lot better in the latest version. I've also tried changing the philosophy to Very Fluid to see what effect that has as it makes sense for the Barca approach of everyone contributing the team ethos of keeping possession, but I'm not sure about it. I've been thinking about trying to include the use of PIs as well to reflect the PPMs that the Barca players have when using the tactic for my Newcastle team, but I want to try and get settled on using the correct roles first.
  13. Odd work permit issue>?

    I've just switched to FMC and noticed this too. It seems to just be a rule that you can still sign the player but aren't able to play him until you get a work permit. Not really sure how you go about getting one after you've signed, but you can loan them out so that might be the way. Probably best to Germany or Holland where they don't need one but will get one since they are playing in the EU.
  14. Just a quick thought, does the new Raumdeuter role better represent the wide role that Pedro and Villa played rather than an inside forward. To me it seems that they were more focused on making the off ball runs to get onto the through balls from Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta than picking the ball up and running inside at the defense.
  15. I've been playing the game almost as long as I can remember, first taking it seriously with CM 03/04. Throughout that time I've evolved from downloading the 'Diablo' tactics to eventually learning to create my own upon the discovery of TT&F 09. My first major success in tactic creating has been the development of a Barca-esque 4-3-3/4-6-0 (as seen in wwfan's Barca thread) which finally got 'perfected' in this year's version. However, having tried to play the same way for such a long time I've become bored and would like to try and create something different. Here is the situation; I started a new game as Hoffenheim thinking I could create history for the club with my tiki-taka obsession, and after two seasons of mid-table mediocrity and the previously mentioned boredom, I thought I would try and make a 4-4-2 with an unbeatable 'Italian' style defence. The problem was I didn't really know that much about playing that way other than my stereotypical assumptions of an Italian defence and what I was able to find and read about Arrigo Sacchi's Milan, which has resulted in a terrible season so far and the board have told me I am on the verge of being sacked. This then lead me to try and be inspired by something much closer to home - Roy Hodgson. That is when I found this article http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2012/jun/05/euro-2012-roy-hodgson-england-tactics There are others (notably zonalmarking.com), however this article gives a pretty good outline of what I want to try and achieve and here is what I've been able to glean from it: Zonal marking Diagonal balls Overlapping runs from deep Prioritise possession Know when to sit back, defend, and soak up pressure Hard pressing High offside line Counter attack with long passes behind the defence "stifle initiative, and turn players into robots" People pushing up Getting the ball forward into the final area much more quickly Obsessed with shape Fair amount of freedom to express in attack Strict zonal positions in defence 'Put a shift in' "When out of possession, the back four stays perfectly in line, moving forward and back as though one unit, the midfield four (or five) rippling according to where the ball was, one advancing, the other three (or four) forming the blanket of cover behind, maintaining a gap of no more than 15 yards, often less, to the defensive line." Formation - 4-4-2 GK - GK(D) DR - FB(S) DCR - CD(D) DCL - CD(D) DL - FB(S) MR - W(A) MCR - CM(D) MCL - CM(S) ML - W(A) STRC - DLF(S) STLC - AF(A) I've just gone for basic roles as there is no real need for specialists, although I could consider changing the supporting midfielder to a DLP/AP or maybe making one of the strikers a TM. Fluidity - Very Fluid (We want the team working as a collective within the system, not individuals with specific instructions) Mentality - My first assumption would be Counter, but with the team mentality system being so confused I'm not sure. Team Instructions - Here I'm struggling. I don't know how you'd go about prioritising possession whilst playing long diagonal passes behind the defence, except just not instructing anything and leaving it 'Mixed'. Look For Overlap seems to fit for penetration, and maybe Exploit The Flanks. Shape is a bit easier as it seems we need to Push Higher Up, and maybe Stick To Positions (although that may be too restrictive for attacking freedom). For defending I guess we'd use Hassle Opponents and Play Offside Trap Finally, Be More Disciplined is probably the best option. Again it may restrict attacking freedom, but hopefully this would be covered by an increased creative freedom from the Very Fluid philosophy. So there are my basic thoughts, can anyone offer advice on how to improve this or see any fundamental reasons why it shouldn't work? My players aren't entirely suited to the formation after two years of playing so differently, however they are good enough to adapt and should at least be able to see me safe until I can rebuild in the summer.
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