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  1. It is possible but you'll need mitigating ingredients such as the PPM 'comes deep to get ball' in your strikers. I find that it's impossible to play the ball through good teams with 3 or 4 in mf if they don't have it. They simply don't get involved enough in that case. Even a player such as Okazaki is a better asset in a 442 than, say, Kane for this reason. Calleri as poacher can outperform Higuain, in a traditional 4-4-2, since he'll both come deep and get on the end of moves. Because sometimes, team shape can only do so much. Such has been my experience, at least.
  2. Don't play three attacking duties in the AM strata, especially not behind an AF.
  3. By all means. I am now particularly confused as to why there is no 125% zoom level on my game. My laptop has a 15,6" monitor if that's relevant.
  4. Yes, there are three options only: 85%, 95%, and 100%. I've tried all the different resolutions but I just can't find that optimal size with the default skin and appearance.
  5. I find that some of the bars and the text they contain (such as the 'team watch' reports or the start screen) are quite tiny. I would like to enlarge the size of text and images in general. Does anyone know if it is possible to enlarge it beyond the standard size (100%)? Can a change of skin make a difference at all? I am using the default one.. thank you
  6. For more movement in midfield, you can use DLPd + CMs. How would two DLForwards on Atk work? I think that then there would be more interplay between the two.
  7. Does playing wider with two wingers to boot work for you, seeing as you use short passing. How does the ball reach the wingers?
  8. Your tactic looks really good, balanced in terms of roles and duties and likely to dominate possession against anyone. I'd just put Agger on BPD.
  9. What is the minimum you would go for when it comes to acceleration and pace attributes of attacking wingers? e.g. One of the better wingers with moderate pace is Di Maria. He has only 13 in pace but makes up for it (I guess) with 16 in acceleration. Can you state how quick is quick enough for an attacking winger of great quality? Thank you for responding.
  10. The DLF doesn't drop deep enough for me, which is ironic I guess and I also don't want him to hold up the ball. Trequartistas have more of a tendency to demand the ball which is what I want from my deeper striker. And if I unticked HUB on a DLF and set RFD to rarely, something just wouldn't feel right. I feel more confident with a Trequartista.
  11. Thank you all for your contributions. I should have mentioned that I will deploy a Treq with defensive duties in a 4-4-2 formation, so as a striker. The rest of the roles will probably be: GKd - FBs, CDd, BPDd, FBs - Wa, BWMd, APs, Wa - Ta, AFa It will probably be very exciting going forward but likely to concede a lot as well.
  12. @goodyboy: Thank you for such an exhaustive reply. Don't get me wrong, I don't want my player to turn into a defensive forward, I want him to stay a trequartista who still puts a shift in. @dakka: I will just alter his closing down, not run from deep or rwb.
  13. What would happen if I changed a Trequartista's closing down to be the same as a DLF's, and his tackling to normal? He would work harder, but would his attacking contribution diminish? I want to pair a Tq with an Adv.F. but I can't afford to have a player that does not work hard. In other aspects, the Tq position is perfect for me. He drops deeper than the DLF, doesn't need to have great strength to hold the ball up and generally plays with more freedom.
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