I don't want to belittle my point but:
Frankly this tactic is as good as any other tactic you have made.
I went into this season taking whatever I could get, and then you produced your tactic. It was great at the start of the season when people underestimate you, then I got to a point where Liverpool lost 3 in 4 (they looked unbeatable all season) and I was in contention.
This is when I got frustrated with the tactic. I feel like it is incredibly solid and in general, plays the way I want it to play. The problem is that I dont feel that we convert as much as we should, and this shows with the front line, who have consistenly underperformed through the season. I thought I had taken a screenshot of the crosses completed in the league, but to enlighten you I was 19th in the league with these fullbacks:
I have used your tactics for many years and I am aware it is dependant on hard working. technically adept fullbacks. I feel they make and break your tactics as they influence all phases of play, and frankly I love that. Your whole philosphy regardless of the result really resonates with me. I love the fact that the mezzala is essentially sacrificing himself for the cause and even when I see him struggle ratings wise he is doing what I need for the team. The domination that the team see's game on game is frankly a credit to your ability to interpret football as a sport and translate it to this simulation. Where I have been disapointed this season is the fact the front three are non-existent. I agree Helder Costa is out of position, but I was clutching at straws due to the impotence of the forward line. I was regularly depending on Barry Douglas from set pieces who is and aging left back who kept getting injured:
I don't know whether the issue is the crossing instruction of "whipped crosses" as my cross completion was less that 10% over the season which feels artificial. It was just so irritating seeing strikers not score all season. In fact I dont think they scored a single goal whilst using this tactic. Granted I didn't have the greatest front line although I feel Macias is more than capable:
I really can't complain I won the league for F**K sake. But it was frustrating towards the end of season being dependant on alternate tactics that I didn't enjoy. I know you mentioned that I went attacking, but I used your tactic last season with one of my favourite saves (Ajax) so I understand the advantage of cautious to draw the oppositon out. but it wasn't as effective this season.
Just to add the match stats from those games:
The palace game I switched to three up top. I ended up giving bollockings to the front 3 consistently which seemed to help a bit but still.
To be clear I can't be mad at this tactic, it plays how I want it to and frankly, it's so solid and honest it's hard not to enjoy. The problem for me is the conversion of crosses and I'd almost rather play with 10 men, I think I would be able to break the opposition down easier haha!
I want to caveat this by saying Thank You!!! This tactic plays how I want to see football being played. I have to admit I would switch to alternate tactics to get a result but I depended on this throughout the season. I would not of wanted to take on the top 6 without this tactic. Further to this some of the progression I have seen on my players due to the fact they have performed over and above their expected ability has been wonderful to watch, the main one being Sergio Gomez, who is my main AP: