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Everything posted by michalgottwald

  1. Luring the opponent a bit forward and hitting on the counter is certainly a big part of the setup.
  2. Never thought about this possibility - but it certainly makes some sense. I'll do some experimenting. Regarding the holding role I feel the benefits of having the BWMs lateral movement is important to covering the flanks better. I had some problems being too open on the left side, and changing from a more static DM role was part of the solution to that.
  3. The thought is to ensure central midfield is a little more stable when the initial press is bypassed.
  4. Thanks for this, I'll keep an eye on it. I have at least two games in mind over the last few months in game where I think this strategy would have left me better off. With regards to teams playing out from the back I'm pretty comfortable with them doing that and even pushing me a bit back, knowing that chances are I'll score on the break before they manage to hurt me. So I think I'll leave the line of engagement untouched as of now, but will certainly try to ease up on the pressing from the front when I play counter attacking teams who are good on the ball. Regarding the stopper/cover combination I', actually having both my CBs close down less at the moment, and have even considered defending narrower and concede some space on the flanks, as my central defenders are quite good in the air and very intelligent, but, not the quickest or the best tacklers. I'm a little bit worried a stopper duty would leave me exposed in the middle, and am not sure I have the right players for a s/c split anyway.
  5. So, this tactic already performs a lot of what I want it to do, but I would love some input on a couple of issues. The thought here is to by dropping the line of engagement a notch and leaving the d-line on standard to make my team compact and add get stuck in to make the environment between my lines as hostile as possible for the opposition. The BWM in the DM spot, generally hard working players in midfield and the slightly more urgent pressing on the positive mentality, also helps achieve that. When I win the ball I have counter points high up the pitch in the raumdeuter on the left or the target man type striker - but if the counter is not on instantly I also have the players to play around the opponents press and create dangerous situations that way. Play out of defence helps achieve that, and also ensures that I don't look for the long option all the time, creating more variation. At the moment I'm applying a split block, with my front three and the mezzala on more urgent pressing and the RPM on less urgent. My question is if it would be more logical to lose the urgent pressing all together. Maybe even regroup, against more prominent opponents? Would it be more logical as to what I'm trying to achieve, or would it hand over too much of the initiative to the other team? Also wondering about the holding midfielder as BWM - which I understand is generally frowned upon. Do you find that it is always a bad idea, or can it be okay in certain setups if you have a clear tought process behind the use of one? For one thing I feel that the mobility of the BWM helps out the fullback on the left, who is the one under most pressure in this tactic, playing behind the raumdeuter.
  6. Thanks for the reply. It's working really well though, so I don't feel the need to change anything. Am at the start of my fifth season and everything is humming. I agree that some of the instrictions are counter-intuitive, that's because I went with the vertical tiki taka template, changed a few things and then got results way before I expected to. You're right that the trequartista is the main goal threat, and that he doesn't do too much creating other than that. He does however fit very nicely into what is a very patient, possession based tactic. As mentioned the tactic performs better defensively than in attack, It's in no way toothless though, and other than the trequartista I also get good goal returns from the winger, the striker and both midfielders. It also kind of plays into how long shots are a bit overpowered in this version of the game, and both CM strata players get a lot of shooting opportunities. In my first few season a good amount of my goals came from this, but this has been toned down a bit as the quality of my other attacking players have gotten better. The right wingback on attack is my main creator. He got 20 assists in my last season (in 27(6) games). But enough thread hijacking I guess. Just wanted to show that it's certainly possible to create a defensivley stable tactic without too much midfield protection for the regista.
  7. Four of them are regens, so wouldn't expect you to know them. Everyone should know Arabidze though, what a player. Very good and very cheap. I also have a high block with my front three closing down more and the rest of the midfield closing passing lanes, to get that pressing trap everyone is talking about. Other than that there aren't really many player instructions - this was one of the saves where everything clicked surprisingly fast and I didn't need to change a lot from my original setup. As you can see it has its origin in a Vertical tiki taka template, and i really just changed a few things to get it like this. And it's working better than anything else I've tried in FM19.
  8. At the moment I play with a regista and the same formation as the OP. Actually I use exactly the same roles as him from midfield and back to the keeper - only difference is that my mezzala is on support. The tactic performs (perhaps surprisingly?) extremely well defensively. So unless you're talking about the need for one more support role in midfield I don't agree with you here.
  9. Juan Roa looks absolutely great value. Had a £230k offer accepted.
  10. Wow - that goal is insane! And good to be reminded of just how fun a striker Emeghara was in his heyday. And double wow - that thread really is nostalgia lane. A great bunch posting really good updates. Just going through Grasshoppers' playing squad from that time is great entertainment for me.
  11. Young Boys huh. So much for loyalty.. Looks like you're having a fun save though! After a swiss break for FM 17 and 18 I expect I'll be back at Grasshoppers soon. Always feels like home. The squad REALLY didn't tempt me this time around though, and there isn't much in real life suggesting that it'll be better for the new game. Still time to go back to where everything feels right though.
  12. Little update on Hugo Vetlesen one and a half season into the game: Insane mental attributes for an 18 year old.
  13. Not talking about the concept, but the value quoted relative to the standard of the league and player.
  14. Markus Solbakken, son of the great Ståle Solbakken. Looks like a good prospect, and, like Eng Strand, available for peanuts. In this save Stabæk paid ~£20k.
  15. This is Sander Eng Strand at the start of the second norwegian league season. Starts at Ham Kam, on a youth contract so available for just £1.9k in compensation. Has been at my club for around three months at this stage in his development. Five star potential(from a Rosenborg point of view obviously).
  16. Good one. Purchased him for my Rosenborg team ahead of the first season - is a really cheap, two-footed wing back option with good dribbling skills and an attacking mindset. His crossing leaves something to be desired, but great value for what you have to pay.
  17. Yeah, this is definitly something new. Tried to bid for unhappy FC Midtjylland striker Paul Onuachu, and was quoted £40M. That's for a 23 year old player valued at 1.5m, that doesn't have much room to grow.
  18. Another good one from the norwegian bargain basement: Internationalist Even Hovland have returned to his former club Sogndal after an unsuccessful spell in Germany, and looks like a great option if you're looking for a cheap defender. [/IMG]
  19. Hugo Vetlesen around 6 months into the first (norwegian) season: https://imgur.com/KRPxyVf Doesn't turn eighteen until february next year either. High hopes for this one.
  20. Wow, the research done on the players in the Norwegian premier division varying wildly in quality. Krepin Diatta at Sarpsborg a really bad central defender with mediocre potential? Really? 100% impossible to follow the league at all and make that mistake. One of the more interesting ones in Norway this year is 16 year old midfielder Hugo Vetlesen from Stabæk. Looks like he could become a monster - and already good enough for first team football in a smaller league. Also, Sigurd Rosted looks like a very handy budget defender, and Kristoffer Zachariassen a bargain midfield dynamo. The latter one doesn't seem to want to move in the first window, though.
  21. A "playing in the scandinavian leagues/norwegian league" was what I was thinking, but the nordic talent thread has its own history and popularity and propably warrants its own thread. I'm sure any traditional "playing in.."-thread will be packed with great player tips though. As I haven't seen anything from Herbie yet regarding the Scandinavia thread I think I'll get started on a Norwegian league thread, as I'm pretty eager to get going with this.
  22. I like this idea. I was thinking of doing a separate one for the norwegian league, but with a lot of player movement between these leagues and a lot of cultural similarities between the countries one thread for all of Scandinavia makes sense. Hopefully it will also generate more interest. Let me know if you want any help doing writeups on the norwegian teams - it's my home league and I should have a good handle on it.
  23. Just realised that Gregory Nelson is available on a free. Agility, flair, first touch, dribbling and technique all at 16 or higher. Will surely be a popular choice for FM17 unless he's at a club for the full release. 28 year old dutchman who's been playing in the ukrainian league, has been pretty good for a few versions now!
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