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  1. The 'hold shape' TI was chosen on the basis that it might defensive solidity in that we'd keep our shape. Ideally I'd like to see an attractive counter-attacking style. I like fast, short passing, but recognise it's difficult to implement well. I was trying to replicate a counter attacking style without the counter TI selected, to help with defensive solidity as that's where I normally struggle with a 4-4-2. Thank you for your help so far.
  2. Other than the striker and central midfield positions being reversed, yep.
  3. Sorry, clumsy typing. Full backs are in full back roles, both wide men are wingers with attacking duties.
  4. I've created a very basic 4-4-2 which works well at lower levels in England. It has helped me win the National North with York, finish third in the same league with Alfreton, win automatic promotion from League Two with Walsall and win the Championship comfortably with Leeds. It does the things I hoped it would do: it's defensively solid, keeps my teams well down the bookings table (which I struggle with when trying to operate the high press in other tactical set-ups) and gives me enough goals to be challenging at the right end of the table if I have a good enough side. It does less well with clubs predicted to struggle, but still well enough to steer them clear of the drop and buy me the time to build a team with which the system can be a success. That is until I tested it in the Premier League. I've been sacked before Christmas with Arsenal, Leicester and Newcastle using this system. My initial thoughts are that perhaps it's just too simple a system for that level and I'm being out-thought by the better coaches in the game. That a basic system such as mine is just too vulnerable to top flight teams with more numbers in midfield (in a wide 4-1-4-1, or 4-2-3-1) or attacking full/wing backs creating overloads in key areas (such as an aggressive 3-4-3 or 3-2-3-2). But I'm not just being beaten by top sides. I am losing to the less fashionable, less sophisticated teams too. I can't provide a screenshot from where I am, but this is the shape and roles: GK (d) DR(s) DL(s) CD (d) CD (d) W(a) W(l) CM(d) DLP(s) DLF(s) ADF(a) My instructions are few: - Positive mentality - Short passing - Quicker tempo - Regroup - Hold shape I'm stumped as to an answer to this; hence my post. Happy for people to be as brutal as necessary!
  5. I am and I resolved the issue a little while ago. For reasons I don't understand it was 'Borough' in the 19.1 database and 'Town' in 19.3. As you say, likely an issue with multiple file use, but sorted now. Thank you for responding.
  6. I’m using Dan’s England to Level 22 file at the moment. The league I’m starting in, the Midland League Division One, currently has 19 members. However the normal number of members is 20. Is there a way I can adjust promotion and/or relegation for season one only to correct the number of members for future seasons, returning to the regulation number of promotions and relegations thereafter?
  7. Can I ask are the earliest rounds of the FA Cup regionalised in this file as in real life? My Loughborough side have just drawn Royal Wootton Bassett in the preliminary round.
  8. I reversed the above change in the end as it messed around with entry rounds for national north/south teams. I’ll just have to suspend my disbelief at Coleshill Town starting a round earlier each year. Got the dates sorted, that was the main thing. I can get cracking with my Loughborough Dynamo save tomorrow evening now.
  9. It was a bit fiddly to do but I got there in the end. Another change I’ve made is to stop the extra-preliminary round pulling in level 8 clubs. In real life some do enter in that round, however whilst the file was also pulling in a handful of the same level 8 teams for every year of testing which is similarly unrealistic. In the absence of any knowledge to make having to play in that round completely dynamic (so dependent upon finishing low enough in the league) I decided instead to pull through extra teams from level 10 (all level 9 teams participate anyway. Not true to life but as I don’t intend to play below level 8 it suits me better to have the slight lack of realism lower down the ladder.
  10. Is there anything I can do to the fine to make regional first divisions start the season on Saturday 11th August rather than the following midweek? As I’m sure you’ll know some clubs have an FA Cup extra-preliminary round that day which seems to skew the start date for the league season for all level 8 clubs. It isn’t a game breaker by any means but I’d like to change it if I can.
  11. Is there a way of changing a club name in the pre-game editor? Nuneaton Borough are appearing as Nuneaton Town on the ‘choose team to manage ‘ screen and I’d like to change it. I can sort it in game with an lnc file but would like something which doesn’t require a save game reload, if possible. I have attempted to change the club name in the editor using both basic and advanced rules, but nothing seems to work. I’ve done this in both the standard database and another English database I tend to use. I’m quite new to this so would appreciate it if somebody is able to walk me through the steps I need to take to make the necessary amendment. Thanks in advance.
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