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  1. That was what I settled on as my "original system". I used "Exploit the Middle" to give my CB's & DM a boost in mentality. It moved their mentality from 'cautious' to 'balanced' which in theory, should mean we're more compact as a team. "Be more disciplined" was just an experiment if I'm being honest. Heading into 2020/21, it's more about evolution than revolution for me so 4-3-3 is still the basis of everything I want to do.
  2. It also links back to an article I've seen you link before about Cruyff & his playmaker being the DM rather than an AM. I think for me theres 2 roles that could be used for Luis. A CM-S which would allow you to modify his behaviour ("moves into channels" maybe) or just simply a BBM
  3. This is something I'm more interested in. I'm Liverpool, heading into my second season & I would say the 6 draws are what cost me the League in my first season & it's because I couldn't break teams down with my "fast football". At times I've scored some great goals but a lot of goals have come from free-kicks & corners. Going into the 2nd season I need something a little more 'controlled' so I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. Here's my tactic below: https://imgur.com/a/3Uq62tu I've actually scored 141 goals in 63 games which breaks down to 2.24 goals per game but I definitely want something more controlled as I said - much like the progression of the real life Liverpool. Gegenpressing & counter-pressing are the same thing.. Edit: I've completely forgot how to insert the image into a post so for now a link will have to do.
  4. I really enjoyed reading this. Could potentially be applicable to Liverpool who sometimes alternate from their usual 4-3-3 into a 4-2-3-1. This would be a good way to do this whilst keeping 'familiarity' high. Did you use any PI's to create a 'split' block?
  5. I want Salah to be one of my main goal threats so perhaps he should stay as an Inside Forward - Attack for the time being. "Be More Disciplined" could actually be an interesting shout to use with my Liverpool side (I'm only in January 2021 so I have the core Liverpool team). I agree with @Ö-zil to the Arsenal! that a lot of top teams in the world actually play "highly structured" although I've yet to see a team fluidity anything under "flexible" yet.
  6. Oh this does look interesting! & a very good listen whilst playing FM & nothing else to do. I'm actually playing as Liverpool on FM20 right now but didn't go for that "replication" or similar to what you posted recently. I think my tactic probably most resembles one of your positional play tactics that you most recently mentioned with the midfield set up how you would set up with Dantas now playing DM. Looks something like this: DLF (S) IW (S) IF (A) Mez (S) BBM (S) DLP (S) WB (S) CB (D) CB (D) WB (S) SK (S) With the following team instructions: Much shorter passing, work ball into box, focus play through middle, much higher tempo. Distribute to CBs. Much higher defensive line & much higher LoE. It's going pretty well - undefeated in 16 since switching - although having some problems away from home against team I should beat. I think that's on me though as I need to be better at making switches to try & get the result. One being to lower the tempo maybe, I'm not sure. One of the biggest things I took from this thread is using shouts to impact the mentality. I know individual mentality is a little more ambiguous in FM20 than previous versions but it's interesting how using "focus play through middle" shifted my teams mentality closer together. Sweeper Keeper: Positive > Attacking. CB & DM: Cautious > Balanced which now means their mentalities are much closer together. My Inside Forward is "very attacking" which doesn't change regardless of whether he's attack or support. The only way to change him to positive would be to make him an Inverted Winger or Advanced Playmaker on Support & given the fact it's Salah, I'm not sure I want to do that. Besides removing "Gets Further Forward" from PIs, I'm not sure what the difference is between an Inside Forward on attack & support? Maybe a slight mentality decrease under the hood.
  7. O-Zil, I just started playing Football Manager again (FM20) & despite that, I've spent the last two days reading this entire thread looking to pick up some ideas / inspiration. I particularly found your 'replication' of Liverpool on a previous page very interesting. Especially the somewhat conservative midfield roles. It's a shame you're not playing FM20 (although, maybe that will change given the current circumstances) as it would be great to see how you get on with the new interface!
  8. Just to add to this. I would say he's 'Counter Press' but then they retain the ball rather than going for the counter.
  9. 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?
  10. When implementing a pressing style (say, a high press) do you use TI's or PI's mainly?
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
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