So, I'm currently in my third season with Hapoel Ramat-Gan, started in the Israeli 2nd tier.
Have to say I'm a very experienced player (playing since cm01/02), but I was never a tactical genius, I'm better at building and managing my squad, keeping everyone happy and that's how I get good results. Anyway, I got promoted first season, played a 4-1-2-3 wide and wasn't too happy with it, after 7-8 league games in the second season I switched to a 4-4-2 , went on a Leicester-esque run (8 points dropped between November and April) and won the league.
Now i'm almost half-way through my third season. I managed to get to the CL playoffs, lost to Celtic, then managed to get one point from a group with Marseille, Celta Vigo and Lokomotiv Moscow, though I wasn't really outplayed and with better luck could maybe get 7-8 points.
In the league I'm almost perfect, 14 wins and 1 draw in 15 games and now with the EL fixture congestion out of the way I should be cruising to another title. But, I'm not too happy with my team's attacking play. Seems lacking over the past 2-3 months, my strikers are hot and cold and we've been very lucky to win easy games on paper.
This is my setup
I have some very good players but I feel I'm not getting the best out of them. Meir is a decent attacking wing-back, good on the ball and decent crossing. Radocaj is a traditional right winger, very quick and good crossing. On the left I have Montano who is a terrific defender but going forward he's poor, 6-7 crossing and dribbling which is a shame because in front of him I have Shapkarov who's my one of my best players and as a WP he cuts inside, so the space for an overlap is there. When he arrived he was a right footed central player but I retrained him to be a WP on the left and he's doing alright, but felt he could do better. Reason he's not playing in the middle of the park is Mekonen and Di Santantonio. Mekonen is an excellent ball winner, good tackling, strong, hard working but very average on the ball. Di Santantonio is a very all round midfielder, he can play just about any role in the middle and he's been my best player since the first season. Up front I have Jackson who hit 31 league goals last season from the f9 role. He's a tall, strong, all-around striker, only weakness is his 9 for passing (and a 'plays with back to goal' PPM which I can't get rid of). Bertolini came in this season, he's very quick with great finishing and off the ball but also got 5 for jumping, 7 for passing and a weak right foot. On the bench I have Matan Hozez who I got this season and still couldn't find a role for him:
I thought about switching to a 4-2-3-1, Shakparov as a no.10 and Hozez on the left, but I'm reluctant to do so because I have 2 great Israeli strikers on the bench and I want to give them enough game time.
Now when I read back it was maybe a bit of a long post so sorry for that. I'd appreciate any advice. Would you select different roles, line the team up differently? Go for that 4-2-3-1? Thanks!