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  1. Pretended

    Türkiye Süper Ligi

    I would always be more than willing to help out as a Turkish native staff, employ me please \o/
  2. Thanks. Now that you have mentioned TM, you need to see how Erling Haland fared throughout the season with that role:
  3. @FrazT Ooh that's nice to hear. I was particularly frustrated with fluctuating performance towards the end of the season though. Around February, I was only 6 points behind the leaders.
  4. Hello, I have qualified for CL in my second season at the helm with Swans. I am enclosing the table and my usual starting XI. Would you consider this an accomplishment or subpar given it's my second season (I finished 7th in my first)?
  5. Pretended

    Tiny News Text Bug

    Just sealed a deal and I saw the following undefined text (underlined). I guess the string was not correctly defined. I am on 18.3.4 by the way.
  6. I could loan Almamy Toure and Ruben Vezo while purchasing Nicolas Isimat-Mirin as well as signing Lukas Rotpuller on free, if you would be looking for suggestions who are willing to join The Swans.
  7. @Cuper By the way, I started my game with Swansea too with a few duty edits along with drawing team shape to Fluid. I saw the guys you have been using for Swansea at the heart of the defence and although I admit tactic was leaky, as I undelrined in my first post, those CBs would add to your team's demise - they are SLOOOOOOW. First thing I've done at my helm at Swansea, I sold that tandem and brought in pacey defenders with at least 14 at Acc and Pace.
  8. I am tweaking this and that too with the tactic. Will be dropping feedback with at least half another season.
  9. @Matt98 Thank you very much for your time. Yes, the tactic needs improvements although I definitely would not recommend switching to it in the middle of the season. @Cuper That's very weird. Can you post your usual eleven please? I am starting a Swansea game right now - I would not be surprised to see tactic stumbling here and there but definitely not making you relegation candidates.
  10. I lead the league and have qualified from Europa League groups as leaders. As always, Fenerbahçe, like Vitesse, is the top club in Tackles Won and Crosses Completed stats. Mentioning being the team with Most Goals scored would be blasphemy. Also, this time, in contradiction to my flight with Vitesse, Vincent Janssen, who is AF of the tactic is the Top Goalscorer and the one with Most Assists. It was Luc Castaignos (DLF) with Vitesse. Souza, who is primarily a defensive midfielder tops the Most Key Passes list in this game as well. I really wish somebody else would evaluate this tactic too. I was on 18.2.2 with Vitesse and am on 18.3.0 with Fenerbaçe, by the way.
  11. Ok, you want it, you got it. Here's my take of this tactic with a top club (Fenerbahçe of TSL).
  12. I only play underdogs. However tactic's fundamentals make me think it is more suitable for top clubs but this is just a thought. Would love to see it in practice for giants.
  13. Hey all, 1. Story Having watched, as a Turkish fan of Fenerbahçe, the misery of Beşiktaş against Bayern München with one man down getting tarnished, I instantly fell in love with attacking mentality of Bayern München there. Whenever somebody would arrive at byline, at least 5 options would call out for the ball in the box, effectively rendering any kind of defence useless - 5-0 was a score quite fortunate for Beşiktaş that terrible night, if you ask me. Therefore, hating 4-3-3 plague's guts that took over the football scene for more than a decade now, I wondered if I could emulate Bayern's offensive capabilities to some extent and came up with the tactic of the following layout (I am in no way any belief that I could emulate Bayern, they just inspired me that night): It is an offensive tactic that scores for fun enabling me to scoop the Eredivisie title with the humble squad of my all-time favorites, Vitesse, 3 games to be played before the end of the season. It would actually be decided with 4 matches left however I acted stupid enough to create pressure on them the rookie squad that crumbled under and got defeated 3-2 to relegation zone contenders. Anyway, crowning was delayed for only one match. 2. Strengths The tactic relies on high tempo with very few meters among blocks, recycling possession as quicker as it can in its default shape and executing direct passes, breaking up any defense so far (scored 6 away from home at Anfield, conceding 8 in the process too). I made some tweaks here and there to conclude on the roles and duties as well as player-specific instructions and am very eager to know how 4-4-2 Atta, Turk! would work out for you guys. For a quick reference, below are the Team Instructions: The tactic possesses ability to score because (1) your wide midfielders can make through balls or receive FB crosses to score (2) any one of your Strikers can drag and stretch the defence to create a chance for his partner (3) a foxy defender can mortar a direct or a diagonal ball for your pacey DLF or, if close enough, his more static AF partner. 3. Weaknesses The very same blade the tactic wields. 2 strikers. Since the defensive line is high up the pitch and players love to spread around the field although it is a Normal width I am using, I have happened to see that when your opponent uses a 2-Strikers formation, consider keeping your defenders a bit deeper and taking down the width down a notch so that FB's can act as bolstering forces against marauding attackers as you try to fend them off. But remember that those two tweaks add to your creative abilities so try to keep a balance by changing it back and forth during the game i.e. if opponent is not overwhelming you (yet), keep default instructions until you score a few and then act accordingly etc. This part of the tactic still might need contributions though - I would love to hear your "hey, popsicle, I did this and it gave me 34 clean sheets a season" kind of modifications. 4. Choice of Players First and foremost, your Center Backs should be athletes. If you have to choose between two CBs one of which is a slower guy with better attributes and a swift one with less desirable ones, go for the latter. This tactic does not claim to be the stalwart bus of Mourinho. I would suggest Wide Midfielders possessing enough Vision to spot out the right choice between a Striker moving into a channel or an overlapping Full Back. They do not necessarily have to be explosive guys though. Keep a pair of hardworking Central Midfielders that can tackle. If they know how to move into channels and kick the ball with some technique, even better. I am a huge fan of Alejandro Chumacero in that regard. Make sure your DLF is pacey and has enough balance since he will be receiving balls comparably deeper and will need to rush it forward. If you have a Jardel or a Ruud Van Nistelrooy, like Tim Matavz I have, that you love watching him score loads, he is your primal choice of the Advanced Forward. Although I have used Saber Khalifa who is very quick, in matches where I saw that Matavz was wasting too many fastbreak opportunities due to his sluggish build. 5. Opposition Instructions, Tactical Briefing and Other Crabs I am not a fan of OIs although I am not convinced that my stance is a rightful one. Since I want my Assistant Manager to take over tactical briefing, tactic may end up with OIs anyway. Watch and tinker. If you somehow fall short in a game, you can always gung-ho your squad to claw back. The tactic has a huge hunger for risk so Overload does not turn things upside down for you, if it doesn't work. 6. Training Overload Tactics team and match training pre-season and keep at it until your guys can play your mindset blindfolded. Then switch to Defensive Positioning for Match Training and Team Cohesion for Team Training to reap unity awards. Remember, the tactic is a very fluid one and it acts like an amoeba slushing its innards as necessary to move around rather than three or more blocks of specialized platoons going back and forth. I also would advise on getting Full Backs who like getting forward whenever possible. 7. Download Grabby grabby. Please give this a shot and tell me how it pans out with your team. Sorry for any obscurity or inaccuracy with the messages I tried to deliver. Thank you. "Peace at home, peace in the world"
  14. Well, the thing is, with Very Fluid, I get what I see in real life matches - A winger chasing a man in our first third with players making better backups in case the defender in front fails to deliver the tackle. I have switched the Duties of Wingers with Full Backs now which gets me more men in the midfield defensively as well as offering a second route of attack other than overlapping flankers. They watch out for chances of through balls now too.
  15. Hey guys, I am playing a 4-4-2 (Attacking, Very Fluid) with a Normal defensive line and width, Higher Tempo and Close Down Much More, Run At Defence, Exploit Flanks, Look For Underlap. The roles and duties are: GK (Def) FB (Su) DefDC (Def) DefDC (Def) FB (Su) W.Mid (Att) CM (Su) CM (Su) W.Mid (Att) AF (Att) DLF (Su) I have Vitesse from Eredivisie and play in Europa League which got me facing Liverpool. The first match was about to be a huge success, but did not, as they came back tracking from 4 - 6 to beating me 8 - 6 thanks to a few individual mistakes as well. Yes, the match at Anfield concluded with a score of 8 - 6, no kidding. I also got beaten 0 - 2 at home. I am drawing up this tactic so I can put up a good fight against powerful teams with comparably weaker ones, so I am not okay with losing to Liverpool. I put in lots of on-target shots, no problem there but, I allow a lot too. That's why I wanted to have quick recycle of possession but I guess I still have work to do in defensive department. What would you suggest I tweak to reach a more sound defence? I know with the mentality and the intensity of the tactic opposition, attacks are bound to happen but I want to constrain them as best as possible without compensating from the onslaughting force of the team. I am aiming to emulate Bayern Munich of the second half against last week's CL match against Beşiktaş. They were constant owners of the ball. And whenever a flanker was ready to pass in or cross from byline there were almost always 5 guys looking to pick and bag it in.
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