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  1. This is really the point; i dont have a specific idea or plan in mind. I am looking for a solid starting formation with a few TI's and PI's. I want to make as few as changes as possible
  2. Over the years i have either downloaded tactics and tried to create tactics but either got bored or more likely frustrated. I don't get lots of hours to play the game so have found a way of playing that works for me. I don't expect instant success but do like to win more than I lose and occassionally overachieve! Then as I buy or develop better players my results improve etc etc. To do this I usually just adjust mentality, starting with cautious then as needed increase to attacking and coming back down again. There are a few triggers ie Am I dominating possession, whos having the most shots etc but what I need is some guidance around a tactic. So does anyone have suggestions around a tactic I can use, I'm thinking a 4-4-2 or 4-4-2 diamond but could do with some help on roles/duties
  3. SO the game v Brugge starts, they are top and favorite so i start with Balanced. I can't get a foothold in the game so try pushing my LoE up, try pushing my DL up, up the mentality etc etc. here are the half time stats No idea what to change to turn this round, ive thought about sitting deeper to soak up pressure and hit on the counter but as they've already had 15 shots i think it will just lead to a drubbing!
  4. My next game was a decent 2-1 win, 2-0 up at half time and despite them scoring in the 81st minute after a goalkeeping error it was fairly comfortable. My 5th game was 4th v 3rd where I faced Standard Liege who are predicted to finish above me. It was fairly even in terms of odds with no real standout favorite so decided as I was home I would start with a positive mentality. The first half was pretty one way in favour of Standard without any real chances being created. the biggest problem was the full backs which you will see from picture below they are quite attacking. The two players Gavory & Vojvoda are the Standard FB's To try and push them back I raised the LoE to high but it didn't seem to make much difference so my next plan was to raise the DL to higher but again the full backs just kept pressing me. Next change was to adjust my team slightly changing my WM(s) to a winger on attack. At half time I wasn't creating all that much so moved my mentality to Attacking and we started to dominate the game a little, eventually scoring in the 68th minute. However, Standard then changed to attacking so I did nothing for a few minutes as we were still doing ok but then they went very attacking and started to force me back. I made some small changes reducing the mentality to positive, clicking hit early crosses and pass into space, the idea here was to get the ball forward as quickly as possible to try and exploit space. as we approached the 90th minute i reduced mentality to cautious but eventually conceded an equaliser after we failed to clear a corner. I have a game against Brugge soon who are high favorites so any tips/advice on things I could have done better
  5. I rage quit, as usual as I just couldn't figure out why I was so bad at this game even though I see lots of posts about how "easy" the game is. I loaded up my Antwerp save created the following tactic My defenders are a bit slow so I don't want to push up, and I move the LoE depending on the opposition. If I am expected to win and want to force them out i play a lower LoE, if its pretty level i start with it on standard and push it up if I am the underdog. I usually start on Balanced and move to positive if I need to create more and may play wider also. 3 wins from 3 in the league but i got beat in Europe v Braga drawing 1-1 at home then losing 2-0 away. They were favorites in both games, I dont really want to drop down to cautious as i am already quite defensive. I didn't know what to do to stop the onslaught here are the stats If anyone can give me some pointers at what I need to looking for that would be helpful. i am also thinking of adding an attack duty from defence and am considering a Mez(a) rather than a CM(a)
  6. Thanks for the reply, so you dont make changes to the defensive line or line of engagement. its literally just a mentality change when required? All the goals I concede are from the CB hit a long ball over the top of my defenders where the attacker runs onto the pass and scores. so dropping the dline would be sensible? For players on yellow cards, can you change them to ease of tackles where required or is it better to sub them?
  7. I tried this tactic with a better team (Antwerp) than in my LLM save - both games were away both times the home side were 5-4 favourites. I used the underdog tactic and lost both. I played a home game, i was huge favourite (4-5) so used the favs tactic, i won 1-0 thanks to a man of the match performance from my goalkeeper Is this tactic something you can plug and play or does it need some tweaks in game? Do you change anything when the AI goes Very Attacking I am sure the problem is me but I could with some tips?
  8. thanks for the reply, i almost always play in england so wanted to go elsewhere I have no connection to Antwerp it was just a random pick as an exercise to learn the game.
  9. Thanks for the replies, its given me points to consider. In terms of style of play, I like the 4-1-4-1 formation. It looks on paper to be a solid bottom heavy formation that can easily, with the right roles & duties, morph into something a little more attacking! I'm not hugely possession focused but ideally want to play efficient football which basically means not giving away possession unnecessarily and getting forward to our goal scorers quickly. Ideally our goal scorers should be one of the wide midfielders and a central midfielder supported by the striker although on reflection in the tactics above its not really clear who is going to be our goal threat. Other players may score goals via free kicks or long shots which is an added bonus. In my head this is how I see it I was thinking about making the RM sit narrower and hold position to get him acting like an extra CM and giving the DR room overlap too I used something similar in FM15 and had the LM setup as a WM with PIs to make him play like a deep Inside Forward but ive not really been able to reproduce it since.
  10. My next game was a match v Schalke. It ended in a 3-1 defeat, our goal coming in the last minute or so. A pretty one sided affair. Attacking Full Backs In these 2 pictures you will see Kenny, the Schalke RB run past my IW(a) into the space near my LB. Could this be due to me not defending wide enough or maybe my LOE is not high enough? Having my wide players on attack duties pretty much means they wont track back so changing I tried changing them to a support duty to help with this but it seemed to have little impact. In this one both full backs, Kenny & Miranda are attacking me, all my players are running towards my goal facing the wrong direction. Am I playing too high here?
  11. The game finished 0-1 despite dominating the game For the 2nd half I moved to this tactic to hopefully give me a little more umph! I noticed my winger running at the full back and pretty much getting tackled each time. No clear cut chances but all except 4 of my shots were inside the box; Again any ideas what i can be looking at
  12. I have, many times over many versions, tried to create a tactic myself but for various reasons never manage to fully understand why something works so its really time that I put some effort in Tactic Going with a 4-1-4-1 tactic, using very few TI's and PI's Only PI's are on the three attack duties all with Close Down More Goal & Observations This is the first goal I conceded, 1. De Laet is caught between 2 players and Olsen is unmarked on the edge of my penalty area. Ahlman only really has one option which is to play it inside to Olsen. Kristensen (ST) is blocked off by my DLP(d) and my CM(a) 2. Olsen receives the ball fairly easily and then has an easy pass to Anderson (aml). 3. Anderson receives the ball but De Laet is too far away and by the time he gets there he isn't close enough to impact it. One of my CB's isn't really doing anything but isn't in a terrible position although I wonder if he should be coming across to close down Anderson 4. Anderson has time to turn and shoot the ball into the bottom corner with neither De Laet and my CD closing him down. Comments & Questions How can I get De Laet to do one or the other, ideally I want him to mark Anderson so would this be a role change? My CB Batubinskla is double marking one player, would defend wider spread them out more? My CM(a) Signori has a PI for close down more so think this maybe why he's being dragged out of position. Why is my DM - Ghandri wider than my wide midfielder when one of his PI's is hold position, does he need a close down less PI also? My IW(a) - Mirallis is tracking back so this is fine and has blocked off any passing lane. My CM(s) Iglebor is on the edge of the area tracking the other opposition CM. Any tips you can give would be great. I am hoping this thread will continue along this path to help my learning
  13. How do you guys get so much success with these tactics? I thought it may have been player related so used the editor to give all my players the highest attributes and i still lose most games? Any tips would be greatly appreciated as its really frustrating
  14. Whats the public beta, i thought the game auto "upgraded" from the beta on release day? Ive uploaded the clip to youtube
  15. I really thought I had this game in the bag but its just so frustrating. I got Slough promoted from the VNS in the 2nd season via the playoffs after losing in the playoffs in Season 1 I am not expecting to walk the VNN and somehow i have managed to keep them above relegation however I cannot make sense of whats going on Im playing a 4-1-4-1, will usually flick between mentalities depending on the opposition. in this case I am playing Ebbsfleet who are near the top. They are setup as follows the full backs are killing me, even though i am set to defend wider the player underlined in red is the ebbsfleet full back, it leads to a goal. No idea why my team are sitting so narrow, if they followed my instruction they should be out wide closing down.
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