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  1. Yes but wouldn't that happen regardless anyway because wingers are already instructed to stay wide? Which is sort of my point
  2. Is it a bit redundant play with a wide/extremely wide team width if you're also using wingers? Because it seems like it would be.
  3. My favorite way to use an AM behind 2 strikers is to have him on attack and making runs. As you're usually going to be playing with one striker on support anyway, it should likely open up space for the attack minded AM to run into and exploit
  4. Thought provoking thread. Funny as one of the questions that's been on my mind recently has been how much any given role/instruction impacts things around them? How much should I consider? In a sense, you've answered that @herne79. I should be considering everything. I was planning on going back to the drawing board. Now I have a different 'why' to utilise I as I work on my system.
  5. Agreed. Matic really just provides coverage for the backline. And Rashford does a lot more than occupy the CBs and hold up the ball. He likes to drift, and take on defenders. I think he'd work as either an advanced forward or a complete forward.
  6. I just wanted one of the back 3 to step into the space between the backline and my midfield pairing and be an extra passing option if need be
  7. First off, I appreciate the articles as I wouldn't have ever considered using a libero. I started messing around with it because I wanted someone who would step into the midfield and would behave like a defensive midfielder. And just like you said, when you have a defensive mid and/or use an aggressive playmaker (I happen to use a roaming playmaker at DMC), it certainly can completely negate the involvement in the libero in build up player. For me, that's fine. I may not be utilising to the best of the role's ability like you have (it's amazing how effective the role can be), but
  8. From personal experience, I can agree to that statement. You said red hair? I think I might be looking ticket prices tonight....
  9. I, for one, have always been a fan of Swedish football. Well at least a fan of a certain part of their fanbase
  10. I tried the same in FM16 with 2 IWBs and a HB. HB worked but the IWBs don't seem to work right in that game
  11. Yes but the can be oh so fun Glad to see the OP is making progress
  12. I've use a 2 CB system occasionally this season. But only when it's become painfully apparent that my opponent has no interest in attacking. When they park the bus, I take it as a challenge
  13. What duties did you give your wide players when you did this? Because I know, from personal experience, you can tailor wide midfielders to play very much life inside forwards. 2 suggestions. Either try using wide mids as opposed to attacking mids and use a defensive mid, or raise your defensive line a bit. Either one should help you limit some of the space you are giving up to your opponents. Actually I'd definitely suggest a DM either way. At least based on the tactic you showed in the first picture. If you're actually using the second one now, I like the use of a defensive mid.
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