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  1. Here you go, in the same set-up As you can see, everyone is on the same page regarding mentality. In Very Fluid and in others fluidity as well as in all strategies, all players contribute to defense, attacking transition, attack, defensive transition. But, depending on role, duties, fluidity, strategy they are not going to contribute in the same way. If you compare the VF set-up with the Balanced one, the WB-A will obvisiously be taking more risky decision than the one in VF. Each fluidity is a different flavour of your set-up (role-duties) and overall strategic choice (strategy).
  2. 1. It's a preference rather than a pure limit, with "mixed" meaning the player has not been instructed to have an emphasis on short or direct. So, a FB-S with "more direct" will be instructed to look for more direct pass. 2. You are right, I started to think of team mentality starting from the GK then add (band of two, rule of one, etc...) then I realize I'd better go with the team mentality (strategy) as a starting point and decrease or increase mentality to have more cautious or more adventurous behavior.
  3. @difran I have done something on that for FM13 with the different zone and the mentality logic behind each fluidity with an example as I showed here for a 433 formation. Something like this I am still looking for an idea to picture fluidity without any reference to mentality since it's gone for the user in FM14 and not gonna come back. Moreover, I don't know if something has been changed under the hood so I can not be accurate. Finally, I don't want to hold back users thinking in terms of mentality as a slider since no one can directely access it. @Luizinho 1. I don't think you should beforehands set his passing to be more direct because it could be just fine with default settings. But, I think you should keep an eye of his passes towards the winger-A and maybe experiment a bit with a more direct passing if you feel it could be more efficient in some situation. As usual with experimentation, you should have an idea beforehand aiming to enhance a problematic situation and try to see if it's better. 2. Well, I don't think you should only choose a fluidity based on theory on passing/FWR/mentality structure, it's really finetuning and if you have a passing problem, I'd suggest first try to sort it out using PI like "more direct" "more/less risky" "shorter passing", a fluidity change is much more team related (CF wise) than an individual passing problem is. I don't think either some fluidity are better suited to some formation and that should be your first criteria. Actually, your first criteria should be level of CF and your managing style. Then, if you want to keep a certain CF level but with a different mentality structure you could still use "more expressive" (+5CF) or "more disciplined" (-5CF) knwoing that the difference of the base CF between each fluidity is 2. So, CF-wise a fluid + "more disciplined" is equivalent to a Rigid but the mentality structure will be different. Once I have chose roles-duties - set a strategy and a fluidity, my third layer of analysis is actually the relationship between the formation knowing its roles-duties and the strategic aim (quick or slow transition, direct or short) and the fluidity. For example, I may choose to favor a very fluid set-up instead of a balance one in a flat 442 with "more disciplined" to restrict CF if I feel I don't need that much mentality difference (+7) between my front F9-S and Poacher-A striker partnership or between my CB-Cover and the FB-A (+8) or inbetween the lines. Instead I want some specialization (DLP-S + F9-S + Poacher-A) to fit with the CF-level I want (medium) but with a mentality structure that I feel will suit better what I am trying to achieve in that specific formation and players. On the contrary, I may favor a balanced + "more expressive" set-up in a 433 with a DLF-S up top instead of a very fluid because I want the defensive triangle (CB-D + CB-D + DM-D) to be cautious, the WB-A and WB-S down the wing to be more adventurous, he CM-A in the CM spot to link-up as early as possible with the lone striker and the IF-A and Wing-A down the wing to work the space in behind the DLF-S agressively because that's the way I am planning to attack. If I wanted something more gradual, I would have chosen a Rigid + More expressive to keep the striker with the highest mentality and something less gung-ho for the WB-A. 3. Same as 1, start with default setting and if you feel you encounter a problem with this passing relation (the WB-A is in space, the DLP-D has time but don't it him and you think and could more dangerous if he would have) test out the hypothesis "more direct passing".
  4. I do think it's important when evaluating a passing system to have in mind, at the same time, the fluidity (relative difference in risk-taking), passing lenght of the passers, transitions behaviors of obvious passing targets (ie forward run and relative mentality) and offensive shape (formation once attacking phase is established). In the 4231 Deep, what makes your team clicks is the play of the back 6 as a unit, the offensive play of the front 4 as a unit and how the transition strata of the back 6 (WB and DM) is linking and supporting the transtion strata of the front 4 (AM). There are 3 obvious relations and passing triangles for the interplay. First transitions Yellow triangle. The more direct one, depending on your passing setting for the FB-S (he should be mixed default) he may have a bit more difficulties reaching the W-A which may surge forward (FWR : often) if there is a big mentality difference (+2 is almost nothing, +4 could be trigger some occurence where the FB-S could not reach him because it's too risky, especially in mid-strategie like counter of standard). Moreover, the W-A is an AMR, not a WMR so he may not drop back in defending. That's a thing I would keep an eye one and correct by make his pass more direct (or maybe more risky pass he the WB-A has space) for example to work the vertical passing lane. The FB-S is not likely to bring the ball forward at feet either so that could be another solution to drive a counter down the right. Red triangle.. I am not too concerned about this one for all fluidity, the DLP-D is deep, the DM-S will provide some angle in the center, FB-S and WB-A could help reaching the Treq-A which will more likely make himself available to a pass. Blue triangle. The intricate one, I am not too concerned about this one as well. The IF-S should be in reach for the WB-A and DLP-S, the WB-A could carry the ball out of defence by dribbling which is fine. Then, attacking phase where fluidity is less of potential problem, it's really transitions. The more conservative unit (red triangle) is guarding the counter while provinding a deep recycling outlet with some creativity with the DLP-S. The FB-S is not far away and could combine with the DM-S and the W-A. On the left, the WB-A may be out of reach for the DLP-D for quick shift of point of attack. Maybe a more expansive passing game could help for him here but it has nothing to do with fluidity although a higher mentality DLP-D could obviously help like in rigid to pick out that pass down the left chanel. Or a Regista but the whole framework may need to be rework to fit him. So, fluidity is not a big deal in itself regarding passing framework in transition, just keep in mind it influences timing of FWRs and that passing should be set in order to reach the target for quick counter. -- Regarding mentality and off the ball movement, the most noticeable impact of mentality on players movements (Forward run) is the timing of those runs. Although a WB-A Balanced/Contain may decide to delay his run according to its with its risk-taking that long that he may not try it in some situation at all, thus making him bombing forward a bit less but he will do it nonetheless, just delayed. For regular movements (ie not attacking transition and timing of forward runs) it's really hard to pick any significative difference for a +2 or even +3 mentality difference so I would not argue he will get up the pitch more with such a small difference in attacking phase (not transition) positioning Fluidity has not mot of an impact regarding defensive positioning and movement per se. Or as an indirect consequence from a higher-up the pitch risky forward run like a WB-A on balanced could do. I thing the mentality level (ie strategy) is more important when it comes to cautiouness or aggressivess of movement as well as tendency attributes.
  5. One things strikes me from your set-up, it's the combination of : a) 4231 with CM b) Fluid c) DLP-D in CM spot + BWM-D alongside d) Play out of Defense + Shorter Passing + Retain Possession. that has the following consequences in the tactical framework : 1. Your DLP-D and your BWM-D must have a very (I really mean very) short passing 2. Your DLP-D is likely to have a very (very) low mentality here, from FM13 I would estimate his mentality to counter base mentality (8) & Fluid fluidity (-2) & DLP in CM spot (-2) at 4. AP-S should be 8+2-2 (AP-S in AM spot) at 8. which may cause this kind of problem : 1. Lack of passing penetration from the dual CM, either caused by mentality or creative freedom (BWM) so hard to reach on the front 4 which is supposed to be the main attacking force here + focus on the flanks so that the DLP-D (which is not the main playmaker here, it's the AP-S as he is the highest on the pitch) will not influence game at all. 2. May have problem to reach the dual CM with "Shorter passing + Retain + Play out of defense" from the back 4. Relying on the passing on advancing with the ball of the WB-S Possible counter-measures : 1. Try out a DLP-S to increase his CF. Ditch the AP-S in AMC to make it the main playmaker and replace it with a standard Attacking Midfielder - Support. Eventually, make the DLP-S and AP-S to increase mentality and use the "hold position" instruction to make it act like a DLP-S. 2. Maybe get rid of Play out of defense.
  6. Well, your WB-A will still go forward and not form a back 6 while you are attacking to prevent a counter and keep that defensive shape, he will go forward even in Fluid. Movement, how you are going to attack, offensive shape are more about roles and duties selection, fine-tuning offensive transition and construction and define team tactical freedom is more related to fluidity. I have made some diagrams using your 4231 Deep (based on FM13 fluidity) to help figure out how mentality is spread around your strategic choice with the base mentality X (standard, X=10; control, X=12, etc...) First with Rigid Then with Fluid So, rather than saying "my IF-S is 11 when I am playing standard strategy", it's more correct to say "My IF-S is slighty more adventurous than my overoll team risk-taking". Fluidity, regarding mentality spread, is a setting relative to the strategy you have chosen and I advice you to think in term of "how much this player is performing is role duty relative to team risk-taking, slightly more cautious or really more adventurous?". Here, between Fluid and Rigid you'll notice the +2 difference between the AF-A and the AM Strata and the -2 difference between the CB zone and DM+WB/FB zones. The fluid has a +4 difference between back 6 and front 4 while rigid has a +6 difference between CB and AF-A with two intermediate strata. In other word, Rigid is a more structured Fluid. Now, between the two, you will not see a big difference in the play within you back 6 and within your front 4. But, you may notice slight a slight difference for the interplay between the DM+FB and AM strata. With +4 difference instead of a a +2, you have to make sure your DM/FB strata is connecting to your AM-Strata since they may note take that pass forward if it's a bit too risky. The passing between DLP-D and Treq-A via the DM-S is something really important with the 4231 Deep with a Fluid setting. It will not broke your offensive play, but I your facing a tough game in DM zone shutting down passing lane through the center to reach the Treq-A, you may find it difficult and the fluidity may contribute a little to that. -- A more radical change would have been going balanced Here, between a WB-A in Fluid and one in Balanced, the mentality difference (+5 for the same strategy) is huge and he will perform his role more adventurously and fluidity is really helping you in the design of your offensive transition and play. Compare to the fluid on the back 6 strata, it's almost like playing a counter strategy with a WB-A on attacking (+6). In such particular case, fluidity is adding some flavor to your role distribution in how they will be performed by the player.
  7. Exactly, for example a FB-A in Standard - Balanced will have the same mentality (13 in FM13) than a FB-A/S/D in Attack - Rigid (13 in FM13 as well). A FB-S in Standard - Balanced will have the same mentality (10 in FM13) than a FB-A/S/D in Attack - Control (10) or a Very Rigid - Control.
  8. I am not done guys, I just have so much work at the moment that I can't fire up the game to progress and update tactically!
  9. Some really, really good analysis in here. KUTGW everyone! -- Japan - Spain 0-1 (A) Friendly First loss against overwhelming favorite Spain in a friendly game. I simply decided to park the bus as much as I can hoping to have some chances on the counter with space to exploit. Spain is either 4231 or 4213 sometimes with DMC or with MC, short passing and closing down. I simply went again with the strikerless 41410. The idea is just to have an adequate defensive shape with one spare man at the back, move back AML/AMR deeper to monitor opponent fullbacks and have them in space for the counter. It's that simple. My midfield is deep with an HB-D + DLP-S to escape a high press when I regain possession. I still keep a CWB-A + a B2B-S + Wing-A to provide some sort of running into space if available. The Treq-A will try to find space behind the Spain midfielders or at least drag them out of position to open up space for the B2B-S to run into. Regarding team instruction, I went defensive (and counter actually at some point) and very rigid because I wanted my wing players to be quite cautious. I still choose the push higher up and play narrower to restrict space for spain creative midfielders and not being too deep. Regarding the attacking phase, higher tempo and pass into space have been employed and removed to see if a more simple passing game would help me somehow. We didn't get trashed as I expected with a 100% tackling ratio (26 on 26), 5 shots on target out of 7 (4 scoring chances) with only 33% of possession. Spain goal came from a Xavi's direct free kick after a foul on Negredo, back to goal and not from open play. They didn't have too many on target shots (3 out of 11) even if Spain hit the woodwork twice though (one with another Xavi direct free kick, the other one following a corner). Actually, only one shot on target was from open play...I feel they were contained quite enough from open play by a brave Japan team. Negredo, Spain's forward for the whole game didn't shot and only complete 17 passes.
  10. Yes, if you want to exploit space very quickly in this kind of game, your players have to make more risky decision in picking their pass towards the forwards whereas the opponent is in defensive transition. Once the defense is deep and structured, you are going to find it difficult to break through with "pass into space" and "more direct". By playing control or attacking, yet keeping most of your passing instructions, you are allowing your players the licence to pick more ambitious passes (direct is quite risky) to forwards or runners and earlier To counter-balance the increase in closing down and D-Line due to the mentality increase, I'd choose "much deeper D-line" and "stand-off opponent" to sit deep, drag opponent on you as you wanted.
  11. Exactly, your defense is playing "short" passes because they have a quite low mentality (counter) and the "counter" is not on (depend on the number of player between the ball the opponent's GK). I'd tried something more radical like "Attack + much lower defensive line" while keeping your set-up to experiment.
  12. Colombia - Bulgaria 3-2 (A) (Friendly) A friendly organized with an European country playing a 42DM31, it's a good way to face different formation and build some tactical logics. I come up with a narrow 41212. I move from the back 3 to a back 4 in order to have one spare at the back (one of the CD) so that I can push a bit from the flank. To further push up one FB, I choose a HB-D role to help retaining possession deep and prevent a high press. To make sure my "back unit" is connected, I picked a DLP-S who will drop into the space vacated by the HB. So I am confident I can pass around their AMC-ST and AML/R with 6 players in different depth. The CWB-A, covered by the DLP-S will to exploit space behind the AML whereas the other WB-S is more cautious, looking to play into B2B and CF-A feet. Their 42DM31 is a quite deep formation, so I will not try to go direct at their CB-DMC box and choose the "shorter passing" TI, as I am a narrow formation this is not unusual. Then, I decided to organized my midfield role keeping in my I have to exploit the space between their front 4 et the back 6. I placed a DLP-S and B2B-S to have different behavior yet "somewhere in the middle position". To further enhance that, choose the "drop deeper" TI to attract closing down on me and then pass it around by short passing. I am 3 (2CM + AMC) versus 2 (2DM) so I'd expect some space in that area. I have specifically chosen a Treq-A for his lateral drifting if the B2B want to push forward a bit. I really want to create overload on the flank with my CWB-A and WB-S, a Treq, one CM and one ST while keeping 2 in the middle (CM and ST). The idea is then to add "move into channel" for both striker so that they stretching the defense. Moreover it means they will drift wide in behind opponent FB so that may prove to be dangerous for them moving forward too much. I am actually 5 (CMx2 + AMC + 2ST) versus 4 (CBx2 + DMCx2) in the middle of the pitch and there is good chance my CWB-A will join and add further width causing marking problems making it 6 versus 6. Here are the typical movement creating danger for the 42DM31. In this first move, the HB-D dropped deep between the CB to allows them to widen thus making the central passing around easier. Here, my left CB is looking to pass it directly to the DLP-S who is in acre of space. The difference between their front 4 and back 6 is immense. In the meantine, my CWB-A is moving forward as the left AML is closing down centrally the DLP-S. You'll notice as well that a CB (n°5) is stepping up to close down the DLP-S (OI?). Indeed, each DMC is marking one of my player (Treq-A and B2B-S). You'll notice that the CF-A is moving into channel between the LCB and LFB while the SB-S is deeper than the CWB-A. The DLF-S will thus have more space to operate. The DLP-S is now about to be tackled or closed down by 2 players at the same time. The marking pattern have changed because the LFB has to tuck inside to mark the DLF-S, the DMC is following the Treq moving centrally while the other DMC is locked deep to my B2B-S. The DLP-S is about to pass the ball to the DLF-S. The situation on the left is already dangerous with a 2 (DLF-S + CWB-A) versus 1 (LFB). This is exactly the type of overload. Here you go, the DLF-S is playing a through ball towards the on-rushing CWB-A. The Treq-A and CF-A are in good position to sprint in the box. After beating running down the touchline, the CWB-A whipped a first post cross in where the CF-A will be head it home. -- On this move, the marking pattern of the DMC is really terrible to say the least! One is dragged wide by the Trequartista while the other is higher up the pitch marking the B2B-S. Since the DLF-S has moved wide, he is monitored by the LFB. After a few pass around (B2B-S -> HB-D -> DLP-S), the ball is played in wide space down our right flank. The LFB has to challenge the CWB-A not to let him making an uncontested cross or advance with the ball. The CWB-A move inside and make a slightly bacward pass toward the Treq who is just moving back centrally in front of the defense where there is actually no cover. In the meantime, the CB (n°5) has to move closer to the DLF-S. Finally, the Treq-A in space just in front of defence is making a small pass to the CF-A who will smash it home. -- Overall, the movement up front has been good with all three goals made in open play whereas all Bulgaria goals where from set pieces. I didn't have much problem down the wing.
  13. Japan - Turkmenistan 5-0 (H) Turkmenistan is a very weak team, and I am expecting an easy game against them. Nonetheless, the job has to be done professionally. Turkmenistan is playing a 4-1-3-2 without any significant manager's trait. I don't want my F9 to be lost in translation into their defensive triangle, so I dropped him in AMC as a Trequartista in order to make him moving out wide, away from the DMC and overloading CB or FB. I though the 2 wide forward were mandatory (IF-A, Wing-A). I keep a CWB-A on the left to link with the IF-A and then I add a duo of Box to Box - S and CM-A which is quite free flowing to get in behind of opponent midfield line of 3 and move into space vacated by the Treq. The "control + drop deeper + retain possession + play wider " was meant to attract closing down as further away from their box as I can, creating space for my runner and for my Trequartista. Then, the "higher tempo + pass into space" was supposed to exploit movement from my runners. It worked to an extent as I score 2 goals this way as highlighted below Complementary movement on the left This movement shows the interplay between the IF-A and the CWB-A. As in a balanced philosophy, the Treq-A is going to surge into the box with the CM-A alongside Front line runners This break is triggered by a high tackling of the B2B-S, immediately looking for the IF-A in space. The Treq-A is very deep due to its roaming instruction. As soon as the IF-A received the ball, he runs with it directly toward the goal on his right foot to exploit the space in the channel. In the mean time, CM-A and Wing-A are breaking forward. Then sideway passing through the front line allows a clear shot on goal for the right wing forward. -- The 5-0 scoreline is not representative of the display in my opinion, I scored 3 in open play, 1 penalty and 1 from corner. In hindsight, I probably have featured too much runners in my side because I was afraid of being toothless in front of a turkmenistan parked bus. The Balanced philosophy was aimed to further enhance runners decisoon making towards aggressive play. Although it is satisfying not to concede and get a 5 goals scoreline, I feel another more cautious, patient, approach could have worked better. Maybe with a HB-D + DLP-S + CM-A?
  14. Colombia - Argentina : 4-1 - H Against Argentina (leader with 32 goals for, 1 goals against, 10W 0D 0L record) facing the like of Tevez, Agüero or Lamela I decided to go seriously defensive even at home. I knew they were going to play a flat 4-4-2, attacking and direct as Sabella profile hinted with mixed closing down. So, to face this direct threat, I choose a lot of deep players. Simply put, I wanted a covering man in each strata: the sweeper-defend behind in the back 3 facing the 2 strikers. The anchorman-defend sweeping behind my midfield 4. For this game, I again decided to deciced to move back WM in WB position, more secure and more lethal on the break with the CWB-A positioned on the weak (Heinze) side of Argentina. The WB-S is offering a deep passing outlet, making through ball and deep crosses and is more secure than dual CWB-A. I choose a BWM-S (hold position) and CM-A (get further forward + roaming) in midfield as I wanted to pass around Argentina CMs. An AP-A (moving into channels + roaming) is in the hole, in the right center to make sure he will not get into the CM-A way too often. I preferred the AP-A to the Treq-A because I wanted quite deep AM and this role as a lesser mentality than the Treq-A. He has less CF as well, so I am trying to stick to simpler things to be efficient. Up front, Falcao is played as a lone CF-S (moving into channels). He must hold up on the ball a bit, take chance, draw off defenders, making pass in behind, etc...and his performance was quite outstanding with 2 assists and scoring one goal in the process. His offensive display as a lone CF-S moving into channels, holding up ball and assisting was key to this result. Except one goal scored on DFK by Rodriguez, both other goals came from runners from deep (CWB-A and CM-A) bursting into the space vacated by Falcao Japan - South Korea : 3-1 - A South Korea is playing a flat 4-4-2. I deciced (for unknowm reason) that my possession orientated F9 4-3-3 would not fit away against a similiar/superior opposition. I knew that the WM of the 442 will hurt me if I stayed in a 4-3-3. I simply decided to move back the front 3 into AMC and WM position. Keeping a Wing-A on the right, a WM-A like an IF-A and an Enganche for the F9-S. To be honest, I feel this "static" role is more adequate than a free-moving Trequartista. The Enganche has thus 3 moving target buzzing around him, WM-A + Wing-A + CM-A. The rest of the set-up was unchanged. This game was weird and I feel lucky to win 3-1 away against a brave South Korean team lining up in a flat 4-4-2 hard to handle, they scored the first goal by 10 minutes. This will be their only shot on target for the rest of the game. I thought I was too passive and move from an initial "counter" strategy to "attack" then to control to see the game out. I was very clinical while they were not. My first goal was due to my Wing-A beating his man, then crossing from the byline to an onrushing (!!!) Enganche. The second goal came from a terrible mistake from their CB and GK, getting in each other way to leave on open goal for my Enganche. The third goal was actually an own-goal from South Korean CB. I am not sure my "hassling + attacking" and 4-1-4-1-0 experiement was the wisest one. Stats wise, I had the better game in front of goals and restrict then to only 1 shot on target - 6 longs shots among 11 shots. After all I only concede one so my deep/pressing set-up somehow worker defensively. The tactic was not sharp enough going forward though.
  15. I am doing the WC2014 qualifiers with 2 teams at the same time: Colombia and Japan. They are quality teams but not huge favorite or real complete underdogs. After a promising 2-0 win away with Colombia against Perou to bring us back in qualification spot in South America Zone, it's time to start with Japan against Saudia Arabia, 2nd spot team while we are 3rd behind South Korea at 1st place. The 3rd place spot is play-off. Star players Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda were both injured, plus a number of first teamer as well. I go with a fairly experimental squad without any clear any on how I was going to play. My scout report didn't hint much in regards to Saudia Arabia (S-A) preferred formation. Nonetheless, I manage to gather information visiting their manager profile : Frank Rijkaard. I am expecting a 4-3-3, not that deep since he is quite adventurous and maybe some closing down. I do have some quality passing players, mazy dribblers and lots of AMC and wide players. My ST are not exactly goal machine but rather mobile and technical ones so I choose the following set-up : A fairly standard 4-3-3 focused on possession with the idea of making them run (closing down preference) while I was building up play at the back using a HB-D + retain possession and work ball into box. The F9-S role (more risky pass in PI) is to drop in midfield, act as a technical target man able to spread pass to on rushing wing forward exploiting space in his back, a classical way of using this role. Indeed, I am hoping to have some space with "adventurous" and "closing down" Rijkaard tactical preferences. To further enhance this, I choose the drop deeper shot to further attract closing down on my on team, confident that we will be able to pass around them. I finally select "pass into space" to make sure my players will try use this space. During the game, I have upped or downed tempo as the game went on. I hoping the F9-S will overload the midfield with my 2 creatives outlets (DLP-S and AP-A) + the HB-D in behind to triangulate around their midfield. I choose to play asymmetric on the wing, pairing a WB-A + IF-A (get further forward) to make intricate, short move on that side while the right is more direct with a passing WB-S and an Wing-A (get further forward) with, in both case, the F9-S as a creative target man. To enhance this system idea, I choose the balanced philosphy to make wing forward really aggressive with the F9 more cautious in its play. Moreover, I want to use wings (WB-A and WB-S) and a deep quartet of CBx2 + HB-D + DLP-S to retain possession safely. Balance is the perfect match for this. I choose a standard mentality, not exactly knowing how Rijkaard will play. -- Typical direct move on the right side The ball is recycled (black arrows) deep through the HB-D dropping (blue arrow) towards the opposite side. Typical build up play phase with a back 3 (CBx2 + HB), an available WB-S on the right and a higher WB-A on the left. The AP-A is shifting across (blue arrow) to meet the pass of the centre back (black arrow) The AP-A has the ball while the F9 is dropping deep in free space to offer a passing outlet. The Wing-A is getting further forward. A typical move where the CB has followed the F9 dropping deep (red arrows) leaving space in behind the D-line. The F9 spot the run of the AMR is play a through ball. -- Typical intricate move on the left side The ball is moved out wide toward the WB-A who will pass it to outside moving IF-A in the space just in front of the fullback. The defensive triangle (red) is moving out wide with its n°10 to close down. Space is thus created in the middle of the 4-3-3 defensive triangle, the IF-A plays a simple pass towards the DLP-S who is free to advance a bit with the ball As the holding midfielder n°11 is moving up to close down the DLP-S, my player play a simple to forward moving AP-A The defensive triangle is completely flat and my AP-A is free to pass the ball to the F9, doing his target man job with his back to goal. The F9 hold up on the ball a bit, then pass it back the AP-A, closing down is focused on him now creating space for the IF-A to move into. The defensive triangle is badly shape, the holder n°11 is not shielding the defence and the 2CM have been attracted in the center with the pass exchange between AP-A and F9. The AP-A is quickly looking for a pass to the IF-A in space who pass it to the F9 The F9 plays the one-two by making a through ball in the space where the IF-A is moving. The IF-A will then score the 3-0 goal. -- I finally won 4-1 at home, conceding a scrappy goal in over-time.
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