I'm facing up my second season with Olbia (Italian Serie C - compared to English 1st Division), in my first season I was predicted to fight to avoid relegation and reached playoffs quarter finals, in this one I've to fight for the playoffs even if I feel that I can do better.
In order to carry my team to the legend I chose a 3412 formation, with Positive mentality, because I don't want to concede many chance to my opponents, so, "since I've got possession, they can't score"
I'm performing fine, well, I can't imagine that this year Rende and Juve Stabia started to play as Barcellona and Real Madrid , but generally I'm happy of my team result.
Sure, perfection is far away from here, so I decided to ask some help here on the forum, aiming to the promotion via playoff (really can't keep Rende's rhythm, even because now I'm getting lots of injuries...) or at least next year.
As I told before, the system is a Positive 3412.
My defenders are very fast, so I play with Highest D-Line with a High Line of Pressing, trying to prevent opposite keeper short passing.
In possession I like to star patiently from the back and in transition I use counter-press. This system gave me a record of 20 unbeaten match.
Some info on the roles I choosed.
No-one of the defenders is a Ball Playing defenders due the category I'm facing at the moment.
In the midfield I've got A Deep Lying Midfielder that must construct play from the back, a Standard Midfielder (Attack minded) that must provide movements from the deep and an Attacking Midfielder with 2 Wingback (One on "Attack" and covered by my DLP and the other on "Support" duty.
A pretty standard attack close everything: Classic Centre Forward with a Deep Lying Forward combo.
Well, as I said before, I concede rarely, often I'm capable to dominate, but I've spotted 2/3 issue, and I'd like to correct asap, also thanks to the Analysis stuff.
First of all - Poor central penetration
Yeah, as you can see above, I'm very disappointed by my attack trio movements, I'd like to see my AM and my DLF in a deeper position, in order to create "another triangle" right in front of opponent area
Second - Reading match engine suggestion
Another issue I've spotted is that during the game the match engine shows repeatedly 2 circumstance that I'd like to correct:
1 - Too often I see my Left Defender and my DLP passing the ball 5/6 times without building anything good.
2 - My left CD too many times tends to launch the ball to my CF that fall in offside. Well, to be honest 2/3 times the plan went good and my striker beat the offside trap, but is it something I hate f.e. on 0-0 at 60' to see my striker falling in the offside trap 3/4 times in 10'.
Ok, what to do now ?
Ok, as I told before, many injuries are hitting me harder than ever, so my dream to be promoted arriving 1st has vanished...I'm 9 pts down after 30 matches, so it's time to try something new in order to try winning playoff or (at least) dominate next season.
Any ideas ? For example in the middle I can use a different couple of midfielders. A standard midfielder on defend duty with a roaming regista ? Keeping my DLP with a BBM ?
And what about the "High-Triangle" ? May I reach it with a more aggressive AM ? And my CF partner ? Why he's staying so back ?
Any suggestion will be accepted, at the same time I'll try by myself