So I'm trying to create a direct counter-attacking 4-4-2 for the Vanarama leagues. As part of that, I want my players to tackle hard, mark tight, hit through balls, run with ball etc.
But what's the interplay between player and team instructions here? If I choose "mark tight" as a team instruction, is there any point to giving the same player instruction to individual players? Do one cancel out the other, or do they mark even tighter if I have both? And which players does the team instruction affect? All of them, or just players within certain positions?
Same goes for "tackle harder". What's the interplay between team and player instructions here?
Same for "run with ball".
And how about "pass into space"? Is that the same as just giving a few players the "take more risks", or is that an instruction in its own right, that says something about where to aim passes?
I want my two fullbacks, my two wingers and one of my central midfielders to run with ball. They all have player instructions for this. But do they need that if I have the team instruction to run at defence?
I want one of my midfielders to hit through balls. He's a cm-support, so doesn't have any default instructions. Do I need to give him the "take more risks" if I also have "pass into space" as a team instruction?
Do I want my defenders and bwm to tackle hard and mark tight if I already have these as team instructions?
Basically what I want is to create a "clean" tactic with no overlapping or unnecessary instructions.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Formation and roles:
My instructions/issues right now:
- Fullbacks + CM have "run with ball". Wingers have it by default. On top of that, I have team instruction "run at opposition". Pointless with both?
- All players have "tackle hard" + "mark tight". Pointless with team instructions as well?
- My CM and TM have "take more risks". Pointless with team instruction "pass into space"?
- All midfielders, fullbacks and wingers have "shoot less". Pointless with team instruction "work ball into box"?