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  1. Do you have a full list of PIs? Would be keen to try the tactic out.
  2. Good observation, and exactly my take on the match. I wouldn't be surprised if slowly we morph to this approach, with a Ceballos and Partey Double Pivot along with Willian in the 10. Other option would be Partey as a single pivot with Ceballos and Willian ahead of him.
  3. I think when dissecting the current Arsenal tactic, the key si achieving the animation and interplay on the left side. You have to understand that our defensive shape is very much a 5-4-1 which changes to a 4-3-3 in build up. The left hand side was initially tricky to replicate as essentially the left sided centre back becomes a modern full back, and the wingback, drifts centrally to become the 3rd midfielder. Unfortunately, in FM it is not possible, to give centre backs in the wide positions instructions to get further forward, or run wide with the ball, so they will always be limited i
  4. You could perhaps turn the DLPd into a DMd, but with PIs like Take More Risks/ More Direct passing so that he still can play more incisive passes. Also set distribution to a specific individual and make that individual your DMd. That way when building out from the back, the DM will be to whom the keeper will try to distribute. Your team in general will try to seek out Odegard more as he will now be the sole playmaker in the team.
  5. Do you have the save file? I'd be keen to see how far I could take it?
  6. Do you think you could take them to the Prem, or are they capped?
  7. RESULTS POST Took the plunge and bought FM20 so actually played through a whole season. Tried the tactic out with Leeds and played some of the best football I have seen. Very enjoyable. Results Highlights Championship: 1st (6 point gap) FA Cup: Semi-Final Carbao Cup: Semi-Final Stats Highlights Goals For: 1st (77 goals) Goals Conceded: 1st (28 goals) Best Average Possession: 1st (62% 25711passes completed 90% accuracy) - we had almost 5100 completed passes more than 2nd place Best Shooting Accuracy: 2nd (51% with 369 shots on target)
  8. Right! After much tinkering I'm back and I think I may have cracked, he says with baited breath. TLDR: I changed some stuff and the tactic scores goals now and has a tight defense based on a high agressive press. Tested it with Arsenal. Don't know yet how it will fare with Underdogs or lower league players. Key Changes are Based on 3 things: 1. Team Mentality Change 2. TI Changes to temper mentality change and enhance pressing. 3. Role Changes Team Mentality Change One of the best threads I read was @Ö-zil to the Arsenal!'s Caixa Development Thread. There wa
  9. Little update. Moved the APs to the middle rather than the left halfspace. Instructed him to 'roam from position' and 'move into channels' which gives him more freedom to pop up all over the pitch and offer an option in space as a spare man. In the AMCL slot he rigidly stuck to that position, but moving him to AM allows him to roam but still slot into the left half space in build up. Biggest issue is consistency in front of goal. We are profligate in front of goal but very strong defensively, mainly because we hardly give away possession. I am seeing very nice interplay down the left flan
  10. Alright so to steer this slightly back on track. I have experimented a bit and set up a new game with Arsenal. Better team, and harder league, but arguably have all the players of the system I have been trying to replicate. So far so good. We really dominate games well and create a good number of chances and finish them. Still can be inconsistent, but I think with a full season and improvements in the squad this could be a settled tactic. Things I'm particularly pleased with. DLPd - This guy is instructed to stay wider and close down more. In play he covers the wide flank whils
  11. To clarify, I tried what you suggested, but wasn't having any luck, so I incorporated things which I was using before, and saw a bit more success, but still not quite where I want it. Broadly speaking, the TIs haven't changed in any iteration, and neither have the PIs (More closing down on LW,RW,ST,CML, CMR)
  12. I have a couple of different variations, but the most successful, was this. I get high possession numbers 60%+. and I do get some CCs, but the majority of goals come from set pieces, or the 2nd phase ball after a set piece.
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