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  1. My interpretation of this is that the striker will try and dribble into an angle to shoot. As opposed to trying first time shots or "lobbing" when receiving the ball. It definitely isn't obvious enough in the 3D engine but I do like to train this trait to my AMC's or ar a good technical striker.
  2. Slightly drama queen-esque I have to say. Fair enough if you don't want to contribute anymore but to delete your accounts and so noone can read your work is a little childish.
  3. I'd have to disagree slightly. Having a double pivot in midfield and less attacking players in the attacking strata with a Balanced or less mentality would not be extremely risky. It's all about balance at the end of the day.
  4. Personally I think you might be expecting a little too much of that squad. You're relying quite a bit on flair and freedom but I don't think your players are intelligent enough to pull it off. You've also fallen into that trap that most do with much shorter passing and lower tempo. I think this is due to SI's presets giving users a bit of a headache. Slow motion football which means the opposition can re-group and just hit you on the counter. If you're modelling your tactics on what Pep does I can assure you, he doesn't let the players play slow tempo. I'd say anything above standard at least! Play around with those settings a bit, maybe even short passing with high tempo might be worth a try a couple of matches and see what happens. Despite playing a double pivot in midfield, you're playing top heavy which could result in being hit on the counter quite a bit. Personally I'm not a fan of double playmakers but that's a personal choice. Have you tried 4-4-1-1? It means you get two banks of four but you can turn it into a 4-2-3-1 in attack with player roles.
  5. Just off the top of my head, Run at Defence could be your issue instruction. Maybe players are spending too mcuh time running with the ball and not actually passing it? Experiment also maybe with taking Shorter Passing off and see if that gets the ball moving quicker forward. You have the tempo already which is good but realistically are you, as Brighton, going to penetrate by passing shorter? Probably not. However I reckon you'll see better play already by removing Run at Defence, you honestly don't need it.
  6. Interesting topic and one that has me stumped. Having grown up through so many managerial masterclasses I can find admiration through most ranging from Mourinho to Keegan tbh. If I had to pick a few it'd be a quad-brid (ah new word) between Mourinho, Benitez, Klopp and Guardiola. I think they've had the most influence on myself tactically. No matter what club I am at I can draw inspiration from those managers.
  7. Aha sorry, misunderstood the frustration. However the attacking side can be contributing to the defensive side too. If you're easy to defend against then the chances of a counter increase. The actual "Out of Possession" instructions look ok to me. I wouldn't have Offside Trap and Prevent GK Distribution but that's just personal preference. The only other thing I would look at is your team shape and try it get it more Flexible/Fluid in my opinion.
  8. I just want to echo ED's point further up. I think the pre-set "styles" in FM have given gamers an overkill on each style of play and should be seen as "you can use these instructions to re-create this style but you don't need all of them". I am slightly worried by the amount of gamers that use Short passing and Lower Tempo combined. I'm assuming it's because they're worried about loosing possession? Or that they're buying a little bit into SI's pre-sets too much (No problem with that but SI were never going to hand out winning instructions on a plate ) Alerion// At this present time you're asking your players to pass Much Shorter (which I take no issue to in fact I do this on attacking mentality with my Liverpool side) however on top of that you're asking the tempo to be lower (bare in mind that altering the passing alters tempo already automatically). So what you're asking them is Retain Possession and pass the ball around. The positive mentality will see them be more adventurous however they're going to most of the time choose to keep the ball. Add work into the box which tries to restrict long shots (although they probably still will due to the low tempo). My advice would be up that tempo! Makes a lot of difference. I would personally also play without working into the box on positive mentality but that's just me.
  9. From memory, Pass Into Space is a universal setting for the whole team to pass more risky. I guess the easiest answer would be if your AF is scoring more with it is because more passes are being played in behind the defence. Without it you're seeing more build up play that benefits the DLF.
  10. Well the CF roams from position so you want a more static position. DLF on support would do the job, or even a PF on support. You could have one IF on attack and one on support to it up a bit to get an out and out scorer. Having both on attack could see you a bit stale in attack.
  11. Ok I've had a look and personally I don't think there is enough penetration there. If it was me, and this is only my opinion. I would remove the focus down the wings but have WB's on Attack on both sides. It will essentially give you the same effect without chanelling balls down the wings. You have the cover in the DMC on defensive role. Remove WBIB, I never use it unless I have a mentality of attacking or higher to reduce long shots. You can add play out of defence to still maintain possession. Good to see you upped tempo but you've got good passers in the team, up it one more notch. Add Pass into Space for penetration. That's what I would do and would be similiar to how my Liverpool team play the game.
  12. What "In Possession" instructions did you use? Did you change the DLF to Support? or did you tweak anything else player role-wise?
  13. Few things I would experiement with if I was you - a) Do you need Work Ball Into Box? b) Why not Pass Into Space if you want to utilize Auba's pace? c) Up the tempo one notch to circulate the ball quicker?
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