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  1. 5 minutes ago, Seb Wassell said:

    Could you define "he can't play there" please? Can he gain no positional ability there at all or is it capping out at Accomplished?

    I dont remember the exact wording but it was the advice from the backroom staff saying he cant be more then accomplished, which again Id understand this for an older player. Like im training ozil at AMR and he had the same thing said about him which I get. 16 year old no so much

    edit: also in previous FMs id often convert young wingers into complete wingbacks as regen fullbacks rarely had the stats I was looking for, Im not far enough into a save for that for now but is that now not possible?

  2. 17 minutes ago, Seb Wassell said:

    Players have an upper limit to how good they can become in a new position. A player being able to become Natural in a new position (the only step above Accomplished) is rare.

    I could see that but im not talking about an experienced pro here. Im trying to make a 16 year old CM into a DM to play regista and its telling me he cant play there, how many players in real life have changed positions before their 20s, how many fullbacks in real life are just wingers who were moved back.

  3. I'm currently managing FC United in League 2, playing a possession-based tactic. It's a 4-1-2-3 DM which has been good for the last 3-4 seasons with two consecutive promotions and a good debut-season in League 2 (predicted 22th, finished 7th). The second season in League started great but after 15 matches or so things started to change and I dropped down from 1th to 10th. Problem is, I really don't know where to start tweaking the tactic. When I watch the games in real-time I notice this:

    * The players are going way too quickly forward with and without the ball.

    * F9 isn't available in the build up and ends up isolated.

    * Defenders always clears the ball even if there's no pressure on them.

    * Winger and IF also gets isolated.

    How I want to play is something like this:

    * Press high and close down the opponent inside their own half, while still controll the match with a high ballpossession and slow build-up, much like Pep's Barca.

    * I want the winger/IF to provide width and stretch the opponents defence in order to make space for the midfield and F9 so they build attacks.

    * One attacking fullback to provide width when the IF gets inside and the other supporting the winger.

    * Halfback for defensive cover and as a player who can circulate the ball when in possession.

    Here's the roles and instructions. I also use PI: W, IF and F9 --> Mark tighter.



    You have so many instructions to retain possession. Retain, Shorter, Play out of Defense, Work ball into box. Id start by getting rid from some of them. Also you have look for overlap, might be wrong here but how does look for overlap work with W/A? There is no really penetration instructions, such as pass into space or something of the sort. Basically you are making it so that its really easy to play against you by sitting deep and letting you have possession while countering you.

    But thats just me. Just start by making it simpler if I were you.

  4. Well ask yourself if you want Ozil / Chamberlain to be a focal point of the system or not. If you do want them to receive the ball more, then go for AP. However - make sure that the AP (S) in the MC line is on the opposite side (i.e. MCL) to avoid them "clustering" together.

    Yeah the AP S is on the opposite side. I guess I'd rather the RMD be the focal point so IF is better?

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