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  1. Being picky i'd say he's too one footed, great stats though!
  2. I've just read this! I'm stunned. The effort he put into these forums was unbelievable, and he changed the way I think about Football Manager. I thank him for that. Such a helpful guy aswell. This is just a game however, so the fact that we can't discuss the game with him anymore pales in significance with what his family must be going through, and I hope that they make it through this difficult period ok. He was an inspiration. Rest in Peace. Ville.
  3. I don't see him uploading it, to be honest. These threads are more about making you think, rather than a "look at my tactic" sort of thread.
  4. Another point, I can almost guarentee you won't get 80% possession, Guardiola's side average around 65% possession a game. Also, it's all well and good having possession, but you need to be able to do something with it. Have through balls on at least mixed, and have counter attacking enabled, so that you can break aggressively from the high pressure defence.
  5. First and foremost, to play Tiki-Taka, you need the right type of players, it can't be played with any team. In the past year, i've learned that a tactic is nothing without the right sort of players. You need players with: Composure, Anticipation, Desicions, Creativity, Off the Ball, First Touch, Passing, Technique, and Team Work This is absolutely vital, as you need your players to be looking to drop into space, and roam into the right positions to get the ball, make the right desicions with it, and have the ability to retain possesion, even in the tight areas that Barca play in. Now to tactics, These are core guidelines that should maximise these stats. - High Creative Freedom - Passing the shorter side of 'Mixed' - A variation of the 4-5-1 system. 4-2-3-1 is my personal recommendation. - Positionally aggressive fullback; lots of forward runs, high mentality, high closing down. - Run with ball set to rarely on everyone, bar ST, AMC and Wingers, who should be set to sometimes. (Perhaps CBs aswell, if you want to try using a Piqué type.) - MCs have rare forward runs, and often roaming. This means they should move laterally to make themselves open for the ball. - Everyone from your Midfield upwards should have licence to roam. - I'd recommend the Striker being a DLP (Support) or CF (Support), so they look to drop back into space. This is the role Messi plays for Barca at the moment, cleverly moving into space so that the wide forwards (Villa and Pedro) can roam. - Another point is defending, Barcalona position themselves high up the pitch and aggressively close down. So that they can win the ball back quickly. So I recommend a Attacking mentality and high closing down. For me, this is the key reason behind their success, and is what separates them from other possesion based sides like Arsenal.
  6. Wow, great read. I picked up on 2 points from your team: - I thought you weren't going to buy any more AMs? Then up pops Wijnaldum. - The tactic looks like it's changed a fair bit from the one from the Creativity and Flair thread. Mainly the CMs and Wingers. What caused you to change?
  7. This will have been asked loads, but is there any way to improve a player's week foot? (I'm on FM10) My scots came across a monsterous 16 year old regen striker, who I was all exited about until I noticed he has a weak left foot. Here's the fella in question: http://img844.imageshack.us/i/erlantzlarrea.png
  8. Just out of curiousity, SFraser, how many youths do you look to bring in each year? I've read that you have 22 youth team players, once these players are...say 19, would you buy more 15 year olds? or is it a constant buying process?
  9. Quick question about Marking, for a title chasing side, what would be the ideal marking style, zonal, or man? Would midfielders have an effect on this aswell?
  10. Cheers guys, i'll be starting a game up when the patch comes out.
  11. Might have a go with Lyon soon, I had alot of success with them on FM08. Any tips on who to buy and tactics?
  12. Here's a strange one from FM 06, my Man Utd team, with probably the best defence in the game, loose 10-1 to Barcelona, in the next leg, with an allout atack tactic, manage to score 9 goals, I would have went through on away goals, but on the 95th (!!!) minute, Ronaldinho scored a tap in. 11-10 to Barcelona... I was gutted for about a month
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