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  1. mikcheck

    Defensive Football Untenable?

    @Rashidi what about strikerless formations? Do you think they work better with a low block? Does it make sense to use OI in defenders? Thanks.
  2. Because now that I'm playing a strikerless formation i've created I feel like i'm cheating somehow lol and that takes the fun away from me.
  3. Hello all, I have a question that it's more related to FM17. I've created a strikerless tactic with 3 AM's but it was with surprise that i've read that strikerless systems can be considered cheating or overpowered. I've never thought that could be possible nowdays. Do you feel the same? Because if it does, then I dont want to play that tactic.
  4. I wonder if it makes sense to play with Pass Into Space? I believe it makes total sense with strikerless formation, since the front players are deep and you have space to attack?
  5. Thanks herne. Do you remember what type of players you used there? I believe stronger and better defensively so they can be helpful defending the flanks?
  6. So what's the closest role and instruction I could use to replicate it in FM17? CM(s) with more closing down? Move into channels? Thank you.
  7. Thank you both. I wonder if the Carrilero role has something built under the hood? I believe so, because it looks like a pretty generic role, looking at his instructions I'm also asking this because I'm playing FM17
  8. Hello all, I have a question. I do you defend the flanks when you use a narrow formation like 4-1-3-2, ask the outside midfielders to close down more so they can help the fullback? Or you use players with more defensive attributes to play as the side midfielders? Maybe its a space that that's not much we can do to protect it more, the strength is in the center.
  9. Thanks! Yes I really don't want to be that deep, after reading that from Lines and Diamonds what I want is more like a medium block, so not as deep and not high too.
  10. Thanks Cleon Not sure but I think that if you use a higher line and tel your strikers to close down more and/or use OI to press the GK and defenders, team will stay close together and the other players will try to close passing lanes and the strikers and possibly the more attacking minded midfielder to do that heavy pressing. The goal here is to try to stop them from play it out quietly from the back. I like the idea of having fast strikers and hit teams on the break, but I don't like my team to defend too deep that gives the opponent too much time to think, and that can happen if I use counter mentality with a deep tactic like 4-1-3-2. At least that's how I see it, but I'm far from an expert here
  11. @Cleon I have a few questions if you don't mind: 1- You used a bottom heavy formation and I understand that is very important to achieve that style of play and generate some ME triggered counter attacks and I'm trying to achieve that with a narrow 4-1-3-2. But if I use a higher defensive line, prevent GK dristribution and put my 2 strikers to close down more or use OI to close down more on GK's and defenders, I guess that does not make much sense if I'm using a bottom heavy formation and won't have many ME triggered counter attacks? 2 - Would you use that same principles you did if you were a top team? Thanks.
  12. That's a curious tactic and I'm intrigued by your choice of a much higher defensive line for a counter attacking style. I believe that you dont get ME triggered counters?
  13. Hello all, How do you guys do when you play from 3 to 3 days almost on a weekly basis (champions league and league games) and there are players that you can't afford to rest because they're so important? Obviously there are periods with longer distance between games or those early cups stages where you can basically do a complete squad rotation, but when that doesn't happen what to do? I always let the team rest after a match, should I rest them before too? Thanks
  14. mikcheck

    [FM17] Opinion on regen pls

    Thanks. Yes i'm playing a top division, not a top team though. Well unfortunately I won't get him, at first I make an offer and they wanted 12 million which was fine for me but I wasn't sure about te player. Few weeks later and now they want 60 million =x