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  1. Was told to make this a thread, so I'm copying over the question, I apologise if the questions seem too broad, but I'm trying to think in more general/broader terms; What do you think of combining similar mentalities for the wide-central partnerships? Am I thinking along the right lines here, or have I gone off the deep end? For example; An IW/S combined with a DLF/S and a Winger/A with an AF? I was thinking that the combination would offer a partnership in the AM strata whilst offering possibilities to exploit the other flank if the opposition shifted to try and co
  2. Luck's always been a factor in football though, so has inconsistency. SAF's 1998/99 Treble winning side were fantastic, but also gloriously lucky at times. Bayern outplayed them in the final, and if we were the manager of Bayern and we met SAF's Treble winning team, I'm sure we'd all be on here raging about the AI FM'ing us! Football turns on small margins sometimes, look at Chelsea losing to United thanks to the slip for the penalty by Terry, or the Stevie G slip for Liverpool. It's the same thing with Mbappe missing glorious chances in your match. United should have h
  3. I dunno, what exactly would he learn from an arcade gamble box like FIFA? Silly formations, dumb tricks, and exploit tap ins? How would he translate that over to FM? Overload 4-2-4 formation, with everyone on attack and a topic bemoaning why CB's can't use attack duty? :P
  4. I have better luck with them going wide if they're back in the M/RL positions rather than the AMLR positions. Otherwise, it's wing-backs that act like the old fashioned chalk on your boots wingers, as I find the role cuts in too early in the final third. Just me though.
  5. Yeah I seldom use 5 at the back, last time I did was when Van Gaal managed United I think, back when there was a phase of teams trying out 3ATB. I get tired of the formation mainly because I love wide players like IF's and wingers, even if I don't get them working half the time. In reply to your other comment, I had a Treq as a lone striker once in a 4-5-1, all the way back in 2015/16 I think. He was only supported by a generic triple CM midfield, CM/S/D/A, with the left WM/A acting as a false IF, and a winger on the right. I picked that role because I was playing Aston Villa I think, and
  6. You could always eliminate the issue of the wide players formation wise. Try something like a 5-3-2, or 5-2-1-2 or 5-3-1-1. With the 5-3-2, you'd utilise him as the deeper, creative striker and would have a choice of strike partner (poacher, AF etc). You'd be able to have attacking options behind him, if you have a DM triangle behind him, then you have defensive cover combined with three defenders. So that should give you some freedom to select more mobile central midfielders to support and to surge behind/around him. Thinking, CM/A's, attacking mezzala's that will atta
  7. I've taken a break, so now I'm back to reading on FM again and I'm having my head melted by Mentality again, probably as I've read too many contradictory information; Basically, is the old information about mentality adjusting the passing range still true? So, positive mentalities make defend duties pass shorter and attack duties pass longer and vice versa? Would this mean, if I wanted to play cautious/defensive that I'd need to rectify the longer passing for defend duties with team instructions?
  8. I think the sooner SI figure out how to eliminate 'mentality' the better tbh. It always makes my head melt.
  9. I guess for a temporary fix, you could adjust the settings to filter reports that are only 3 or 3.5 stars and up? You'd have to monitor it for each season as your team progresses however.
  10. The post title reminded me of the old thread from 2015; Will be interested in seeing your thoughts, because that thread pushed me to play several long term saves with a 4-5-1, including one with Aston Villa funny enough.
  11. That usually means you're too passive in closing down and/or you're not compressing the space. Long shots under pressure are usually fun to see, because that's wasted opportunities. If they're getting free long shots, you need to identify why they're in space. Either, someone didn't close him down? Or your defensive line dropped too deep? Both? With a 4-4-2 you'll be particularly vulnerable to this because you don't have a natural shield of the DM (their AM) position. When I play 4-4-2, I tend to have very conservative midfielders - CM/D, DLP/S for example, who will drop deepe
  12. Looks too aggressive to me. Plus, two strikers on attack duty. I find you'll have more luck if you balance the attacking sections out a bit more, and as a result of that you'll probably end up with a striker (the AF most likely) that will be a focal point, which should lead to the 30+ goal a season striker. Basically, try and slow things down more so that you have time to get your deeper players up to meet with the strikers, otherwise it'll be fairly direct, even if you have decent possession statistics if that makes sense?
  13. They're all over the place really. It is up there with the demand that you win every game by 3+ goals. I don't really pay any attention to it anymore.
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