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  1. Thanks mate. I used an asymettrical midfield to use DMS in front of the defence to clog up space there like a normal cmd but I also wanted him to extend his passing range and risk to unlock the sides more quickly or be a deep passing option and play like a dlp to change the point of attacks. You can't properly do these with a defend-duty player. Furthermore, I also instructed DMS to close down more to have a more compact pressing in front of the defensive line. It works perfectly for me as long as I have a player with good Bravery, Passing, Decisions, Positioning, Vision, Work Rate and some Ac
  2. Looks pretty logical in terms of TIs and some roles but I have a few questions to understand the system better: How do you find the interaction between WA,WBS and DLFS on the right flank? Don't WA and WBS occupy the same space. How does that help you move your opponent? Doesn't using a defend duty midfielder slow down your fast transitions or do you find you lack passing options on the left flank?
  3. That's great to hear that even amateur clubs try to behave like professional ones to give themselves the upper hand against opposition but eventually I believe money should be the limiting factor when it comes to going beyond your boundaries. By the way, I'm interested in your 442. Can you share your system and give us some info about how you set them up because 442 is also a relatively flexible shape to get what you want in terms of tactical philosophy?
  4. Honestly, I never saw it increase and I didn't need such players because when it's combined with dirtiness it could sometimes mean trouble on the pitch, which is something I don't want.
  5. Have a large squad for rotation and a moderately intense tactical system. Personally speaking, I never care about training when I manage part-timers-it isn't worth time and effort.
  6. It's trained in Programs-->Technical-->Transition-Press. On the other hand, it can also be reduced when you punish a player for a violent behaviour on the pitch.
  7. I couldn't agree more. I am in favour of interacting with players proactively and individually.. It lets me keep them happy and mentally sharp. As you know morale is one of the most important factors in FM with regard to player performance. Everyone capable of playing in the first squad should take their fair share in matches(only six players aren't match-fit). This reduces injury risk dramatically and allows you to play key players in important and tough matches. 23 different players played in the matches and only two players in the first team have picked up serious injuries so far
  8. These are the stats with the new tactic against a deep 4-2-3-1 in a European cup match. I have to say it's impressive and looks promising for the future of the club. 11 shots on target out of 20(one of them is a penalty kick) Nearly none of them are from long range despite the fact that we don't have Work Ball into Box active. We limited their chances successfully to a single header- a natural result of a deep block. Sometimes you have to accept it.
  9. This is the plan I had in mind when creating the first tactic: "Have a squad of hardworking physical players and then get the ball around the first or the area close to the second third(this was why he was a CMA) and then keep sending balls to the front two against an unorganized defence due to their failed transitions to attacks and support these attacks with two more advanced players(CMA and WMA) to overwhelm a stretched defence further. It greatly worked against most of the teams and I also probably got the other things right, too, such as team talks, press conferences and individual intera
  10. It's a very direct style giving immediate support to the striker duo via the cm and right wm. However, some of the teams started to play more cautiously against me and I found my transitions weren't ideal. Most of the time until we reach the final third space becomes limited for my poacher to operate so I switched to this as I have to create space on my own when opposition sits deep. My new system born out of necessity aims to control the left flank and attack on the other side with a quite direct approach and looks promising although defensively we leaked three goals in a goal bonanza(5-3) bu
  11. OUR TRANSITIONS Throughout the season we played with an upperlow block and we gave up on the flanks-remember my backline is slow but tall and able to deal with most of the crosses coming into the area- and restricted them to speculative long shot opportunities. The image above shows how deep my defensive line is and ready for any balls over the top so Klinga decides to pass the ball to their advanced striker drifting wide and has no other choice to advance with the ball so he has to pass backwards to keep possession. Seconds later, their winger sends in a floated cross which P
  12. Of course: Two strikers are told to close down more WBS: Stay Wider-someone should stretch opponents on the right flank Anyone good at playing creative passes(passing, vision, decisions, balance) are told to play more risky passes. In that season, Virtanen, Wander Luiz, Jakonen and Balic were told to do so to create our magic. I also always closed down their fullbacks/wingbacks after they enter our defensive third to win the ball there earlier and start our deadly fast transitions. Thanks, mate and please feel free to share your own systems if you don't mind and a
  13. Teams around the world used a number of different formations but none of them became as popular as a 4-4-2. The main reason behind this was its realtively balanced distribution of players to areas of the pitch. It lost its old glory due to the popularity of one striker formations(4-3-3, 4-2-3-1, etc.) which allowed three midfielders to control the most vital area of the pitch, the midfield after Barca's phenomenal performance in Europe and Spain's dominance during 2012 World Cup, a strikerless 4-3-3-0. However, Diego Simeone believed in the power of two strikers while still maintaining the ba
  14. I'm still doubtful of it especially when we consider there aren't many players who can both keep the ball efficiently and attack with guile and creativity which requires attributes like first touch, passing, composure, anticipation, off the ball, vision, teamwork, work-rate, agility, balance, acceleration +standard role requirements in the bottom tiers. Of course, playing a defensive possession style is an option but still I think keeping it simple is the best way, especially in LLM.
  15. This last sentence sums it up. Instead, I'd use a simple PFS or any other support roles who can drop deep who can combine with the roles around.
  16. How can you go direct to a target man and keep the ball at the same time? The role itself is a ball magnet so he's going to attract long balls to his head and you run the risk of losing possession due to misplaced passes from the back line or his inaccurate flick-ons etc.
  17. Mate, I'm also toying around a 442 in an LLM save(promoted to the top tier but anyway it's a lower rep league so finding any good players without a serious financial backing is really tough and I'm over my wage budget a little bit). Any way, in LLM you can't generally find total footballers. Keeping this in mind, TM and P is a standard LLM approach-a big guy and a small fast guy who can finish, good. I find wingers as a very specialised role they provide width but you should remember you only have two guys in the middle so I found going for hard-working, relatively fast wide midfield
  18. I would do that like this: PFS IWS IFS MEZA CMA DMS IWBS CDD CDD IWBS SKS IWS/IFS: Stay Wider, Hold Position------->I'd need width and occupy wide channels until the final third to open up space for free 8s. PFS/CMA: Roam from Position------------>for fluid movement Front three: Close Down More, Tackle harder-------------->to win the ball around the final third in a upper mid block for quick counterattacks
  19. Minimum requirements for me: GK: should be able to sweep balls over the top, good at one-on-ones and be comfortable with the ball at his feet CD and DM: should be able to play the high line and intelligent and fast enough to be at the right place and right time Fullbacks, midfielders and forwards should be able to work their socks off to win the ball and then keep the ball and pass the ball accurately to sustain pressure on opposition.
  20. Maybe I am derailing the thread but mate, I really wonder about the systems you've mentioned, do you mind sharing it with us because analyses of my tactics always indicate crosses as the most frequent source of goals(especially set pieces) in FM20(I still think central play is hard to find) although I just care about setting up a sensible system. This is the reason why I'm still on hold as to FM21. I'm looking forward to reading your feedbacks about the forthcoming update and your reviews in general.
  21. I'm also in the second tier in Finland managing TPS, a part of my Ultimate Challenge. First thing I did was going to the team comparison page. The results told me my players were a squad of physical but slow players with above average mentals and average technicals. So playing a high line was impossible. This immediately formed my type of attack, a mild tone of route one strategy, powered by a standard DL+ LOE but there was another problem. The teams would play cautiously against us as I was predicted 1st in the group. I had to send more players to my attacking transitions. Then, I looked
  22. @sue_donymYeah, you can use a CD under a high-risk mentality with the traits you've meant if you are not comfortable with its tendency to play risky passes, too.
  23. They only try those hollywood passes when they see an opening in the opposition back line. Otherwise on higher mentalities and with right traits you can see a BPD join attacks from deeper and even go to wider areas of the pitch to stretch the opposition. That happens more frequently especially when your team camps around the final third and there is space in front of him.
  24. Watch your games and look at your players' positioning during a defensive transition. You will see opponents will feast on your flanks and this is exacerbated by having only one CB. One ball down the channel, you're in deep trouble.
  25. Iirc, there is no such trait dictating a player to use his weaker foot most of the time.
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