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  1. Ö-zil, what you're experiencing is one of the reasons I ended up making my DLP the deepest midfielder in my tactic. It actually solved 2 issues for me; keeping my playmakers from playing on top of each other (at times) and having my DLP behave more like the control center like I wanted him to.
  2. Yelling at my team to concentrate usually has done the trick for me. Depending on the situation, I sometimes tell them to tighten up.
  3. Are opponents sitting deep against you? That could have some impact on your wide player's ability to cut inside; if there's no space they won't be able to do so as effectively. Also you have a CM-a. He's going to be competing for space centrally with your AMR. Remember when your thinking about the areas of the pitch you want your players to operate in, you also have to account for which opponents will be there, based on their formation, and which opponents will follow them there. Honestly I'd consider what ozilthegunner mentioned; using an AF might actually create a bit more space for you. Lastly, I wanna mention the quality of players at that level. Work ball into box + shorter passing + higher tempo is something that requires a pretty high quality group of players to make work. Especially on a higher mentality. And going back to the IFs, what makes them effective is them having the intelligence to know when to cut inside. Even with the best tactical set up, you may still struggle to get doing everything you want them to because they just simply aren't that great at that level. Just something to keep in mind.
  4. Kane is fine as he is now imo if you want him holding up the ball for onrushers. He's a good player and can do both well (that is hold up the ball/bring teammates into the play and score goals). And if you're gonna change one of the BBMs to an AP-a, I'd suggest keeping an eye on their movement. If your remaining BBM isn't getting the job done then you may want a CM-a instead. And as for your fullbacks, I'd look at their movement over the next few matches before passing judgement. I use 2 WB-s and they get forward for me plenty.
  5. What you need is purposeful movement and as well as players playing in the ones making the runs. I think Rashidi asked an important question. Dave, I know you said you're more of a defensive minded player, but you have decided what you want Kane to do? If you want him dropping deep, holding up the ball etc., then he needs people to play into the space he's creating. In that case, you'd probably wanna start with making one of your central mids a CM-a. If you want Kane to be your primary goalscorer, I think you may want to consider giving him an attack role. You want penetration? Can't go wrong with trying to start with your man who leads the line. I'd also suggest making one your central mids an AP-a. That way you have your primary attacker/player making runs at the opposition defensive line and you have your primary playmaker. And you AML and AMR will supplement both the playmaking and penetrating side of things.
  6. I came in here to say just this, so I'm glad you made that change @Repsalty. As for your other changes, I'm a bit wary of your decision to change your RB to FB-a. Having both of your fullbacks on attack is asking a lot out of your defensive mid. Especially considering both of your central mid roles are likely to get forward. So I would certainly keep an eye out for any vulnerability especially down your right flank. I'd suggest you make your right back a WB-s (I think it would allow for some decent interplay between him and the AMR, while being more conservative than a flat out attack role), but you have made a lot of changes and I think it might benefit you to just let your team play for a bit. Otherwise, I think you're on the right path mate.
  7. In those situations, I'll usually leave the players who in good form to try and maintain their momentum. But,depending on how many matches left, I'll select a couple youngsters who I'll give match time in those matches.
  8. I'd second what johnny said. In my experience, dropping your d-line, either manually or by lowering your mentality, can be an effective way of creating space against teams that are playing with lots of numbers centrally and/or deep. And your WBs are gonna be paramount as they are the ones who will find themselves in the most space. Also, dropping your d line will also give your more freedom to get forward and less worry of getting caught out. The last thing I'd have suggested was getting roles in midfield that promote movement, but it looks like you've already got that covered.
  9. Cheers for the response. I had a feeling that was the case. Just wondering if there were certain player roles that were the exception to the rule I guess.
  10. If I were to give a player the 'more risky passes' PI, would it be nullified by the 'retain possession' TI? Or would the 'retain possession' PI only impact players without the said PI?
  11. If I recall correctly, the inverted wing back role is supposed to have your wings back move centrally when your team is in possession and behave more like central mids as opposed to providing you width.
  12. I was just wondering if anyone else uses it. Personally, I've always used it but it can be a tad wonky when you involve a third player because of a substitution or injury etc. I've been kind of on the fence about whether or not I should stop using it actually.
  13. jpchenet, you may as well make your WBs attacking, given that you have 2 defensive roles centrally, because I'd imagine getting as much width as you can will help you. I'd probably shy away from using the tighter marking TI because the whole point of a narrow shape is to minimize the amount space you give up centrally. Have your players still close to opposition players might get them moving too much and that can negatively impact the integrity of your defensive shape. Otherwise,how are you conceding goals? What kind of chances, poor or otherwise, have you been creating? Is there a pattern to where and when your players are losing possession?
  14. Up until now, FMT has been used to test out tactics. But I've wanted to get into mainly because I do not have the best laptop in the world right now and the slimmed down feature set would allow me to get through seasons faster (always been a fan of long term saves). The reasons I've stuck with the full game are simply the lack of custom databases and the lack of the editor. If I had those things, I'd probably make the switch over. As much as I like the amount of detail and control the full game allows me, it would be fun to be able to get through things faster.
  15. When I was younger, I found myself panicking when things began to go wrong so I made changes early and often. Not because they were the right thing to do, but because they made me feel better than I would've just sitting around letting whatever was happening happen. And of course, as you said, you can end up losing sight of what you want or how you want your team to be playing. Sometimes that can be a good thing, especially when a key result is at stake. But other times it can be detrimental especially when you are overreacting to situations that may not be as bad as you think they are. Ironically as I've gotten older, I've done a complete 180 in my playing style; I sometimes find myself waiting until it's too late to make a change out of fear of reacting too early and having said changes be detrimental or counterproductive. After all these years I'm still struggling to found that balance. Though I'm certainly going to make an effort to pay attention to the details especially early on in matches. And especially against clubs of the same caliber as Real Madrid.