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  1. This could be a question thats been answered before, but looking at how Joao Felix has performed as a False 9 is very impressive so I was curious as to what kind of PPMs you look to teach a F9?
  2. I would assume the ones that came last? So the ones you quoted..
  3. I'm very curious as to how the IWB (S) - RPM & IW (S) all link up? Do you not find them all getting in each others way?
  4. 1: Have you tried simply changing the players role to a Winger - Attack? 2: Again, have you tried using any other roles & different combinations?
  5. @Jack722 - Did you use OI's to create the pressing traps you spoke about in the opening post?
  6. How did you find the 442 did against the 4231? Did the AM cause you any problems in the gap between your CBs & CMs? I was thinking about a 532 against a 4231. That would leave the 2 strikers to press the oppositions 2 CBs. The WBs would take the opposition FB with the DM against their AM & the CBs picking up their front 3
  7. I think we're getting very hung up on "more direct passing". I could be wrong but I'm fairly confident that it doesn't mean that every time one of the defenders gets the ball, they'll hoof it up field. I think it merely increases the likelihood of them being more direct but when the purpose of the tactic is to be more vertical & play through the thirds quickly then I don't think that's a bad thing.
  8. Enjoyed reading the start to this thread & I'm looking forward to reading more. You mentioned that you would use the 3-4-1-2 against the typical 4-3-3 in the game but didn't talk about when you would look to use the 3-4-3 & 4-4-2?
  9. I'm currently playing as Leicester. Finished 3rd in my 1st season & currently 7th 2nd season (partly because I tried changing from my 4-3-3 to a 4-2-3-1 that killed us). I've been using a 4-3-3 & just went on an 18 game unbeaten run (12W 6D). It looks something like this: PF (A) IF (S) W (S) BBM (S) - Mez (A) DM (D) WB (S) - CD (D) - CD (D) - IWB (S) SK (S) Positive; Shorter Passing; Higher Tempo; PoD; WBiB. Counter-Press; Counter. Much Higher DL & LOE; Offside Trap
  10. Given that Cleon's thread was one of your sources of inspiration, I'm going to guess you're using the 4-2-3-1DM Wide variation (at least, I think that's what the game calls it). Although, I'm not sure if the pass map that you shared is related to this new tactic or the original 4-3-3. If it's the new tactic, then I'm guessing it's 2 Ams & 1 DM with roles to give you a 4-2-3-1.
  11. Is it really that necessary for this style? Remember, you're trying to recreate something on FM, it's never going to be perfect. I would imagine something on positive / attacking with a very fluid team shape (lots of support roles) would get very close to what you're looking for.
  12. Surely by having your players rotate positions you're sacrificing goals? For example, Shaw finding himself in a 1v1 as opposed to Rashford is likely to cost you a goal. That as well as your constant tinkering with your tactic likely lead to less goals being scored. I scored more than that with Leicester in my first season.
  13. @Djuicer - what prompted the change from a Trequartista to a Pressing Forward?
  14. It's not a tactic I've actually tried to use. As I said, not the style I want to play but it could be fun to play a different style to what I'm used to. As for the AM - the player I would use there is James Maddison who has the PPM "Comes Deep To Get Ball" which would offset his duty a little I think. I made a conscious effort to avoid using any playmakers as I wouldn't want them to be a magnet for the ball if there was a better option in transition.
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