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  1. Something also you can try is what I call "shifting the centre". DMC --> DMCR. STC --> STCR. Focus passing to the right. Overload the right. It leaves plenty of space on the left for your DL to attack.
  2. You can experiment with Sit Narrower (enabled by default on IWB roles) on the rightback and Stay Wider on the left centreback.
  3. Check your Nvidia Control Panel. The game could be running with your CPU instead of GPU. It's jerky because CPU can't take all that load and is boiling so it has to throttle. My 1060 (mobile version) can run Med with crowds fine.
  4. What I learned yesterday despite playing the game for a few weeks now: You can use lowest tempo, turn off Pass Into Space, and set to extremely urgent pressing. Then your team will still have higher possession than your opponents despite having Take More Risks on your entire midfield. The preset Tiki-taka 4-3-3 is also like this, having three central midfielders on Take More Risks, yet it can retain possession. However, if you're not bothered with possession percentages then just ignore this tip.
  5. Check your Nvidia Control Panel. The game could be running with your CPU instead of GPU. It's jerky because CPU can't take all that load and is boiling so it has to throttle.
  6. Try defending against this guy in FM21. Every corner and freekick feels like a penalty. Even at second half of extra time, with his energy levels in deep red, he was still able to lay on a peach of an assist. Shouldn't be happening.
  7. I knew I'm not the only one. Only came back to the game after 3 years and managing teams that want to dominate. It is shocking how many goals I am conceding from these kinds of situations. They are very cheap soft goals that leave a bad taste. After a few weeks now, I can safely say that I have found ways to defend against them, even when I'm using a high defensive line and attacking mentality. I did it by setting both centrebacks to cover duty and close down less on one of them. Be sensible with the gap between DL and LOE, so they are not too great or too compact. However, the likes of Lys Mousset and Callum Wilson topping the league scoring charts is unrealistic. Anthony Martial is also undefendable at times. When players already on a brace, they have 99% chance of completing their hattrick. It's going to be some silly mistake from your defense gifting the ball. This makes it much more advantageous to have only one or two goal sources in your team rather than spreading them out over many positions.
  8. Ratings are harsh on defenders that lose headers. The short guys like Max Aarons need to compensate much more by making more tackles/interceptions or contributing to the attacking side of the game.
  9. I suppose that Everton are going route-one to Calvert-Lewin. If you line up with your shortest centrebacks then you are letting them play to one of their strengths. It's not surprising to get the same outcome no matter how many repeats. You should already be very familiar with their patterns: Richarlison cutting in, Rodriguez killer pass, Doucoure arriving late, Digne bombing forward to deliver that killer cross. Try to nullify their patterns. For example, getting your right winger to tightly mark Digne.
  10. This is familiar. Typical scenario is you both facing relegation threatened teams on that day. These kinds of opponents defend with their heart out, while you struggle to motivate and guard your team against complacency. For this reason, all managers need a "Very Attacking" setup they can call upon when such situation arises. My trick to not get caught on the counter when using such mentality is to get stuck in, close down less across the back four except one CD so they won't be chasing shadows, and my attackers all on tight marking so they can pounce on any poor pass made by the opposition defenders.
  11. From my experience, MEZ(s) will lurk outside the box and only go in to receive a low cross or loose ball. This is despite overridding him to get further forward. MEZ(a) will sneak through the channels and get into the box quite early. Unfortunately, he has to try risky passes often and that is something you can't remove. I would go with MEZ(a). When the strikers and wingers are off form, at least you can rely on him to score goals.
  12. Wingers that stay high and wide? Midfielders that move into channels? This thread might be of interest to you. Some tweaking will be needed since Spain don't have the same fullbacks configuration as Man City.
  13. With the winter transfer update, I've never seen Arsenal play 343 against me. It is always 4231 with Odegaard in the middle. Willian and Aubameyang quite severely reduced stats. Much of their solid defense are down to the fact that they hold a lion's share of the possession. However, their high defensive line and high line of engagement of their counter-press can be easily exploited by playing more through balls, at least that was the case against their 4231. Despite the high pace of their defenders, they are prone to loss of concentration which is typical of the team in real life as well. Back to topic, against the 343, you can limit a major outlet of their offensive threat by man-marking the wingbacks. You can assign either your wingers or wide central midfielders (e.g. CAR/MEZ) to man-mark them. Do not use your fullbacks because they are needed against their front-3. If your save also has Odegaard within their ranks, then he needs to be man-marked as well.
  14. I felt that wingers and inside forwards are too far ahead most of the time to be able to efficiently track the opposition wingbacks, and they usually don't have the workrate because the most important stat when I look for a winger is quickness. For a title-challenging team, a draw tastes like defeat. I need to make the most of any attacking opportunity, by keeping my wingers available higher up the pitch for quick transitions, so my lone striker is not too isolated against 3ATB. But yeah, man-marking is a great solution for many problems. This is one of it. It also reduces the consequences of skipping opposition instructions. Make sure to not go overboard with the Hold Position, Stay Wider or other instructions that may negate its effect. For example, certain opposition AMC in 4-2-3-1 drop deep so your DM enforcer can't fully reduce his influence in the game if he has to Hold Position.
  15. 3-4-1-2 or any variation of that can effectively counter narrow pressing 4-3-3 that uses inverted wingers. This is true even in real life. In FM, you will notice when the games against Atalanta, Leipzig, Wolves and Brighton are needlessly more troublesome than they should be. I play with two mezzalas, so they are the ones that I instruct to specifically mark those notorious wingbacks. I'm not sure if real-life managers also do this. Even when my mezzalas are yards away, I could see that they've tried their best to block off their passing lanes, making it harder for them to switch play between left and right. Doing this also helps my fullbacks so they can concentrate solely on marking two of the three opposition forwards.
  16. The loans didn't happen and Liverpool didn't get anyone in on January too, but they are still a force to be reckoned. Contrary to what most people think, getting Man City to meet the expectations of winning the league is quite a challenge. One slip, and the AI-powered Liverpool are ready to pounce. They still scored 94 points. Drew only once. That means in many matches they could have drawn, they snatched victory instead. Jota become their super-sub, averaging an astonishing 72 minutes per goal.
  17. From my experience, going attacking means you are going to lose possession frequently because your players are playing in a more risky manner: making more forward runs and more direct and quick passes. I always have to compensate by telling players to get stuck in to get the ball back faster.
  18. I do them 100%, hence my vote as well, but not by any means enjoy it. I just do them to get the media to slowly get behind me. I think there are minor consequences if the media are distant from me. Like someone already mentioned, I too just spam the second option very rapidly all the time. When asked to choose a player, I would choose "None of the below". I propose bindable key shortcuts like 0-9 keys for the respective answers. It would save clicking. Users can unbind certain number keys to avoid risk of accidentally hitting the wrong key.
  19. Started a new save. I ticked on the checkbox to let the game decide my starting reputation based on the club I want to take over. Now, my Managerial Support starts as Average instead of Very Poor. Oh wow, so for the past few weeks I've been playing with a huge handicap given to myself...
  20. Would 'Disable first transfer window' option disable loans in/out too, and how can we extend it to an entire season?* Second topic, does starting a club career with a higher manager reputation makes it easier to get managerial support, especially the first six months into the job is really challenging when players don't respect me.** *As Man City, we briefly took a two-point lead after beating Liverpool at home. Then, Liverpool went on an 11-match winning streak and finished on 98 points to my 94 points. They achieved that despite having Virgil and Salah jaded and Wijnaldum long term injury throughout that period. They loaned-in Vinicius Jr and signed Cristian Pavon, two useful bang-for-buck squad players that went on to play an important part in their title run. For realism, we didn't purchase anyone, but those wingers fit Klopp's style perfectly and kept Mane fresh, it's just unfair so I want to prevent this happening. **On two Spurs saves, I've had to deal with mutinies led by Lloris and Son against my authority. I'm trying to give my tactical creation full season runs, but results are heavily affected by external factors. Bergwijn was one of the few players whom I could trust and he led the club's scoring charts from start till end. Nobody got close to his 36 goals. With Man City, we lost at home to Chelsea close to the start of the season, but beat them away near the end of the season, with the exact same tactic, which just goes to prove how much players are affected by managerial support.
  21. Standard or narrower width works better if you want to keep possession with IF/IW. They would thereby tend to pass it more around the areas where you outnumber the opposition. You can try specifically and tightly mark the opposition fullbacks with your wingers. If you have done this, then you'd also have to do the same with your own fullbacks specifically and tightly marking the opposition wingers, or else it would create an imbalance. They have to work in tandem to collectively nullify the threat from opposition team's overlaps. To reduce keeper mindless maneuvers, tell him to slow pace down.
  22. Central midfielders and BPD, they tend to dribble in the direction based on their preferred foot because of shielding the ball from their marker with their weak foot. When they make runs like that, it changes the shape of yours as well as opponent's formation. I felt that matching their foot has significant effect on opening up defenses especially when you have IF/IW playing in front of them. When your CM dribble to the wide areas, they make space for IF/IW to cut inside.
  23. I can't use anything other than SK(d) in this game. SK(s) and SK(a) too eccentric. GK(d) blindly hoofs them to opposition. Against top teams, the ball makes its way back to our third in two seconds. I set to 'Slow Pace Down', 'Roll it Out' and 'Distribute to Centre-Backs' to reduce any chance of that from happening.
  24. If this works, we can prolong Messi's career well past 35s when his pace drops to near zero. You have a MEZ on the right, but no one going to left flank because everybody on the left is going inside. You can try pushing left IWBs to FBa. Ask everyone to go forward except two CD and the right IWBs to stay beside him.
  25. Make use of the team's high pace (probably the fastest team in the league after Man Utd) to play more quick but short passes into space.
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