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  1. Just to add to this. I would say he's 'Counter Press' but then they retain the ball rather than going for the counter.
  2. I did use wingers on support in a tactic that was based loosely on Guardiola but I found they were very wasteful with the ball. Even with 'Work Ball Into the Box' set as a TI. Has anyone found a way to counter this?
  3. When implementing a pressing style (say, a high press) do you use TI's or PI's mainly?
  4. Okay, so I'm Liverpool & I just beat Stoke 1-0 at home but the problem is the fact I had 18 long shots out of 31 (58% of my shots). A lot of the time it seemed completely unnecessary & a waste of possession. Most of the time it seemed like it was my two central midfielders. A Roaming Playmaker (Coutinho, who does have the annoying PPM) & a Mezzala; Attacking (Wijnaldum). I have 'Works Ball Into Box' & I told them both to shoot less. Any other ideas on how to stop it?
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    The 4231 Explained

    Okay, so I'm Liverpool & I just beat Stoke 1-0 at home but the problem is the fact I had 18 long shots out of 31 (58% of my shots). A lot of the time it seemed completely unnecessary & a waste of possession. Most of the time it seemed like it was my two central midfielders. A Roaming Playmaker (Coutinho, who does have the annoying PPM) & a Mezzala; Attacking (Wijnaldum). I have 'Works Ball Into Box' & I told them both to shoot less. Any other ideas on how to stop it? EDIT: Wrong Thread. Can a mod please delete?
  6. retrodude09

    FM18: Liverpool FC - Pace Abuse

    Funnily enough, I ended up getting sacked not long after I wrote this so I've started again. I've seen a lot of your posts & I'm very interested as to how you're set up with this Liverpool side?
  7. retrodude09

    FM18: Liverpool FC - Pace Abuse

    I'm curious - do you use them as wingers on support or on attack? I currently have them on support & they're raking in assists but not so many goals.
  8. I would think a standard 4-3-1-2 would work especially if you select the correct roles & duties. Secondly, I don't see neither Milner or Clyne as a CWB, not for Klopp or anybody. I should think this would be fine: GK: Sweeper Keeper - Defend/Support (Mignolet) RB: Wing Back - Support/Attack (Clyne) CB: Ball Playing Defender - Stopper (Matip) CB: Central Defender - Defend (Lovren) LB: Wing Back - Support (Milner) RCM: BBM/Central Midfielder - Support (Wignaldum) CM: Deep Lying Playmaker - Defend (Emre Can) LCM: Roaming Playmaker - Support (Coutinho) I think this could be one of the hardest roles to nail down tbh. AMC: Advanced Playmaker - Support/Attack (Lallana) ST: Complete Forward - Support (Sturridge) ST: Advanced Forward - Attack (Origi) & you would probably want Very Fluid & Control, especially if counter pressing is a key component for your replication.
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    Pep's Barcelona (Very Fluid)

    I think when a HB isn't necessary, I would change the position to a standard Defensive Midfielder (on either mentality). You could argue that Busquets is a playmaker but, I would rather see the ball go to Xavi or Iniesta (or whoever you have in their positions) than to Busquets. It would also be interesting to see a RPM instead of a DLP & the effects that has?
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    Pep's Barcelona (Very Fluid)

    I think this point here is actually how Barcelona functioned under Guardiola. They didn't use a half-back all the time, only if it helped facilitate build-up against the likes of Atletico & their 4-4-2 otherwise, a player dropping in such as the half back does against a formation that plays a lone striker is pretty pointless. You could argue that it has it's use against 4-2-3-1 depending on the role of the AMC & how high the opposing team press. I'm not sure I'd go to a DLP not because he'd attract the ball but definitely a DM on Defence or Support would work.
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    Pep's Barcelona (Very Fluid)

    I'm interested to hear more about why you change from a HB to a DLP against certain formations? Especially the 4-1-4-1 because thats a formation that lacks a threat in that 'golden zone'.
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    Pep's Barcelona (Very Fluid)

    If you're asking O-Zil, then what role are you referring to?
  13. I would say 5 or 6 probably. Yes, I would say they dribble & take the shot rather than maybe look for a pass.
  14. So, I have an 'issue' with my tactic in that my team is taking an obscene amount of long shots. Now, I don't know if it's to do with the ME or if it is purely my tactics but I'd say I average around 15-20 long shots a game. Like a muppet, I've completely forgotten how to insert images to the forum, so for now I link you to the imgur page right here. As you can see, I had 36 shots, with only 9 on target which is a measly 25% SOT. 19 long shots (52.7%) & 8 (22.2%) blocked which makes up the rest. I didn't create a single clear cut chance in the game. Now, to give this context - It's December 2022 & I'm a fairly dominant Liverpool side. Last season I finished 2nd in the league & I won the Champions League for the second time with this Liverpool team. In the past month alone, I've beaten Juventus 5-1 & Arsenal 4-1 so scoring isn't a problem but I don't seem to be creating high percentage chances. My question is: other than give my attacking players a PI of 'shoot less', what can I do to decrease the amount of long shots being taken? Especially when I already have the TI of 'work ball into box'. Side Note: None of my players have the pesky 'shoots from range' ppm.
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