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  1. Thanks @Rashidi and all the others, it helped me to develop my team tactically. In the meantime, 1 1/2 to 2 seasons have passed and last season I was able to qualify for the Champions League for the first time, leaving both Feyenoord and PSV behind. Financially, I'm also in a good position, which, since I play in Holland, is mainly due to good transfers. It's currently January 2026 and I'm top of the table and have survived a group of death in the Champions League. At the beginning of the season, I tried a lot of different tactics, but I stuck with the 4-2-1-3 because of the wins against Paris/Inter and because of the stability. The only problem with the 4-2-1-3 is that I don't have a role for Cohen... Kind Regards, Edu :-)
  2. The new stadium was completed at the start of the 2024/25 season. I had no influence on the size of the pitch. Now the pitch is wide with a size of 105x85 metres. Can I use this for myself in any way? Does it follow that it makes sense to play more. Feels a bit like Camp Nou. At the moment I run a 4-3-3 and a 4-2-1-3.
  3. Hi guys, it's me again. After a third place finish in my first year, a fifth place finish in my second year and a seventh place finish in my third, I'm still searching for my footballing identity. Although I was able to win the cup last season, that however had a lot to do with luck of the draw. I actually thought I had developed as a Football Manager player - I only started with FM2017 - after winning the Champions League with Antwerp and back-to-back league titles with Nantes and Sampdoria. With Den Haag, however, I'm having a much harder time. Now I had developed a new tactic, which is attached. The red circles showing ways in which chances should be created. I thought APsu and MEZat would create chances or create space for DLPsu or the right wing. In the match it turned out that this doesn't work at all because AP/MEZ take the same space. I then tried different things, but it didn't get any better. I had decided on the combination because I think I have interesting players for it with Essahel and Diomande. In the screenshot Essahel was still in the wrong position, but I had corrected this before the match started. (Screenshots attached) I had also decided to play narrowly, so that Wat would make runs into the box and become a wide striker, so to speak. In the course of the games, however, I switched to wide and IFat. But both options didn't have a nice movement / too little danger. One problem that also runs through for me is inconsistent full-backs. Inconsistent in that they are very hesitant to cross. Very often they pull back and play "backwards" again. Does the PI "Cross more often" help here? Thank you very much for your advice. Enclosed are my "key players".
  4. Thank you for your advice, I will take that into account. For now, I switched to a 4-2-1-3, which gave me wins against Eindhoven and against Zwolle. Let's see how it does against the 4-4-2 with deep opponents. I'm sure I'll add a classic 4-3-3 to it, if only because you can switch between the two systems fluidly. Please feel free to comment, if you spot any major flaws. Thank you. :-)
  5. Already during the first 15 minutes of the game, I made changes. It actually looked pretty confident.
  6. Many thanks for the numerous comments and the help. Basically, I overestimated my team a bit, at least that is my analysis. That's why I decided to adjust my tactics. As it is a bit special in Holland with 4 excellent teams and a subsequent performance gap, I have designed two tactics. One tactic for counterattacking when I play against top teams and another tactic when I go into games where I claim to be the favourite. The counter-attack tactic aims to constrict spaces and, after winning the ball, to overload the right half-space with the Segundo Volante. This should create spaces for the IFat and the AFat. Alternatively, the APsu can drop deeper and pick up the ball to create chances. With the second tactic, I also try to overload the right half-space but try to play a wider game and thus create space for the Wat and the WBat. The tactic is more intended to break through deep defences. I hope you understand my approach and it makes sense. Let's see if it helps me against the 4-4-2. I would be happy if you help me again. I am very grateful for your advice.
  7. How do I know? It probably depends on attributes like aggression, stamina, bravery, etc., doesn't it?
  8. Thought about an IWB instead of an WB but wasn't sure about it. I usually try everything so that the goalkeeper doesn't knock the ball forward senselessly. That's the reason... not the best I know. I am honestly not sure but I have had better results with Counter-Press. Actually, I would rather play Regroup/Hold-Shape, but it has never worked. A penalty against me every game. I never thought of it that way. I will certainly change that. Thank you!
  9. Good morning everyone, late in FM 21 I started a new score with ADO Den Haag. After successful runs with Royal Antwerp and Nantes/Genoa I felt it was time for something new. I chose The Hague because I recently spent a summer holiday here and because I don't want to deal with registration rules again. Also, I thought it would be a cool challenge to break through the Rotterdam/Amsterdam/Eindhoven bar. As always, I had problems finding the right tactics at the beginning. First I used the Sampdoria tactic, but I clearly didn't have the players for a DLP/RPM/AP midfield. Around the halfway mark of the season, I thought I now had a good framework. Mainly because of my three key players and the convincing wins. At one point I was even top of the table with a 6-point lead. Suddenly, the crisis started with 7 games without a win. I then made changes to the tactics and still finished third with 3 wins from the last 6 games. However, I want to improve for the new season and hope to find help here. Now to my tactics: I use the SK on defend because I have had bad experiences with all other variants. I have also added "take fewer risks". Why do I use a wingback on defend? I thought it is a deeper option for the AP on attack, who can cross from deep, especially when looking for the IF on attack. In addition, I had opted for a left-footer on the half-right (AP), thinking that when he moves from the outside to the inside, it creates nice opportunities for lethal passes. It worked from time to time. Furthermore, I decided on a winger to give my team width. From a tactical point of view, I use a standard defensive line with a standard LOE, because I had the impression that a higher defensive line leaves too much space behind the back four. I hope this is enough information for you to help me. If you are missing any information, feel free to ask. And be nice, it's my first post on the SI forums. Kind Regards, Edu
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