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  1. Introducing the 4-4-2 Pragmatic Flankenspiel My second posted tactic. It's a defensively solid tactic using the classic 4-4-2 formation, but with the width primarily provided by the full backs, while the wide midfielders primarily attacking channels and roaming inside the box (however they will also cross when given opportunities). The two central midfielders act as playmaker and engine respectively. It relies on quick and technically proficient wide players, good crossers and a solid pair of midfielders. Assist will come from both crosses and through balls, and goals will mostly come from placed shots inside box. Origins: The tactic was developed through trial and error while taking my Blyth Spartans team up through the divisions. I was looking for a way of playing a 4-4-2 without being too single-minded in attack, by combining the advantages of both wing play and through balls in the same tactic. The aim of the tactic: The aim is to create a solid defensive base, as well as a varied and potent attack. It presses hard and marks tightly, but is not a full-out gegenpress. The aim here is to leave some space to run into once the ball is won, enabling some deadly counter attacks when the opportunity arises. When the team needs to build from the back, there are plenty of passing options going forward. The playmaker acts as the passing hub, while the BBM does the dirtywork. What kind of chances can you expect: The tactic forces a lot of play through the flanks, but since the full backs provide the width, this often stretches their defense, leaving space in the channels for the wingers and strikers to exploit. The tactic is set to cross low, but you will still see both tap-ins and headers as an end product. You will also see some long balls over the opposition defense from the full backs and central defenders, usually into space for the advanced forward to run onto (as you can see, there are 10 assists from deep passes in the last 50 games). Most goals will come either from crosses by the full backs to the strikers or the opposite winger, or from combination play between the strikers and forward surging wingers. Your top scorers will most likely be the strikers, with the wingers also chipping in with a fair share. Results: The Spartans have become the dominant team in England, with a significantly lower wage budget than the former top teams. Also grabbed a few CL-wins and cup trophies. What kind of players do you need? GK: Any standard keeper will do. If he's decent with the ball at his feet, that's great, but it's not crucial to this tactic. Central Def: The two central defenders should have decent pace and aerial presence. It they are also decent passers of the ball, that's a big plus. Full backs: Pacey and good crossers. They need to cover quite a lot of ground. Playmaker: Good passing and vision, preferrably also good physique and tackling skills. BBM: An allrounder. Tackling and mobility. Passing and long shot is a big plus. If you have a great tackler who's not that useful going forward, you can change this role to a BWM(def) or Central Mid(def). You will lose some aspects of the attacking play, though. Wide Midfielders: Pace, dribbling, off the ball, passing, crossing. You might have to retrain a winger from an AM position. It works with both left footed and right footed players on both sides, but they will perform slightly different. A left footed player on the right will cross less and cut inside more, combining with your strikers and midfield. A right footed player on the right will often surge into channels, with the option of either crossing, playing through one of the strikers or passing it to the overlapping full back. I've had most success using players with a preferred foot matching their side. False 9: Needs good technique and passing. If he has enough strength to hold the ball up, that's a plus. An AM with good finishing can be retrained to play here. Should be right footed. Advanced Forward: Your main goal scorer. Need pace, dribbling, off the ball, finishing. Heading is a plus. Download: 4-4-2 Pragmatic Flankenspiel.fmf If you have any feedback, please comment below. I'd especially like to hear if the tactic works well in other leagues.
  2. 442 UNIVERSAL!! NEW UPDATED TACTIC 442 Burg & V3.32 WOLFSBURG TEST!!! BUNDESLIGA CHAMPIONS 1ST SEASON!!! 14PTS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 2ND PLACE!!! (PROJECTED TO FINISHED 8TH) HOME: 442 Burg.fmf AWAY: 442 Burg Away.fmf MY TEAM ALSO DOMINATED OTHERS GETTING 40+ SHOTS!!! TEAM COHESION IMPORTANT!!! (FOR ANY TACTIC BELOW TOO): STICK TO TRAINING SCHEDULES BELOW TO ACHIEVE THAT HOME V3.32 v3 19.32.fmf AWAY V3.32 v3.32 away.fmf BRIGHTON TEST!!! FINISHED 2ND AND WON FA CUP (PROJECTED TO FINISH 17TH) HAVING FAST CBS ARE IMPORTANT!!! RESULTS BEFORE SIGNING PHIL JONES RESULTS AFTER SIGNING PHIL JONES 442 FOR TOP TEAMS!!! CHELSEA TEST!!! WON TREBLE FIRST SEASON!!! 102 POINTS WINGERS ARE IMPORTANT!!!! 442 top home.fmf 442 top away.fmf 442 top top away.fmf (NOT IMPORTANT, SIMILAR TO AWAY, JUST AN ALTERNATIVE)  credit to Knapp, TFF & Mr U Rosler PREVIOUS VERSION Home v3!! Away v3!! v3 19.3.fmf v3 19.3 AWAY.fmf BOURNEMOUTH TEST! 1ST SEASON 95PTS 120GLS (PROJECTED TO FINISH 14TH) ALSO WON THE CARLING CUP 2ND SEASON WON THE TREBLE!!! WON CL!!!! TRAINING UPDATED!!! TRAINING IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!! (special thanks to Mr U Rosler) what you knew before was all rubbish!! pre set schedules are not good. Playing loads of friendlies are NOT good despite what you heard/read! having a long pre-season is also a BIG myth!!! - Only do 4 weeks pre season with only 4 friendlies! i recommend you to have your friendlies only on saturday! YOUTH WILL DEVELOP MASSIVELY ALSO IF YOU GIVE THEM GAME TIME ALSO! - for 4 weeks in pre season use "Pre Season" schedule Pre-Season.fmf - when you have one game in a week: EARLY SEASON TO GET GOOD COHESION: 1 match week.fmf TACTICAL: 1 match tactical.fmf ATTACK: 1 match attack.fmf DEFENCE: 1 match defence.fmf - when you have two games in a week: EARLY SEASON TO GET GOOD COHESION: 2 match week.fmf TACTICAL: 2 match tactical.fmf ATTACK: 2 match attack.fmf DEFENCE: 2 match defence.fmf - During international break use: EARLY SEASON TO GET GOOD COHESION: 0 match week.fmf OTHER: no match defence.fmf INDIVIDUAL TRAINING/YOUTH TRAINING: HINTS AND TIPS Which tactic to use and when?My Guidelines for Bournemouth test: Home against poor opp - Home tactic Home against mid table - Home tactic Home against top 4 - Away tactic Away against poor opp - Home tactic Away against mid table - Home tactic (if you are on form) Away tactic (if you are off form or if opp are in excellent form) away against top 7 - Away tactic NEW! FILTER ADDED! 442 Universal.fmf - ML take left corner, MR take right corner - DL take left throw-in, DR take right throw-in - try not to make more than 2/3 signings - players develop with match time!! so stick with schedule! - FOR TOUGH AWAY GAMES, I PLAYED MY LB AT LM! this helps be more solid so wise to train some your full backs as wingers! FMT USERS!!!!!!!! screenshots of individual instructions GK: LB: RB: CBs: WGs: B2B: DLP S(home) D(away): STs: SET PIECES: Att Throw Left:Att Throw Right: Att Corner Left: Att Corner Right:
  3. Thread Inspired by - Diego Simeone's 4-4-2 Atletico Madrid (!Watch Video!) The Rise of Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone Simeone's Major Honours with Atletico La Liga (1): 2013–14 Copa del Rey (1): 2012–13 Supercopa de España (1): 2014 UEFA Europa League (1): 2011–12 UEFA Super Cup (1): 2012 UEFA Champions League Runner-up (2): 2013–14, 2015–16 Simeone has established Atletico as a Spanish giant as Real, Barcelona and Atleti challenge for the title every year, one of the most sought managers in Europe here is why Simeone has been so successful in transforming a mid table Atletico Madrid side into one of the most feared teams in Europe not only able to compete in the Champions League and domestically but Reach the final twice and become champions of La Liga. Under Simeone Atlético Madrid play a unique style of football in comparison to the rest of the modern game, whilst teams like Barcelona prefer a 'Tiki Taka' philosophy dominating most matches with patient passing and keeping a large percentage of the ball or teams like Arsenal playing a vibrant attacking (4)-2-3-1 set up , Diego Simeone prefers a classic 4-4-2 formation but is much more advanced and effective than the old target man and poacher set up. Simeone engrains cohesion, organisation and discipline into his side in order to try and achieve a result, set up with 2 banks of 4 and 2 front men every player on his team contributes to the defensive and pressing side of the game with a lot of ground to cover attacking and defending as a unit, Simeone has his men set to press high up the field in an attempt to win the ball early on starting with his forwards and if the ball crosses into his teams territory his defensive line retreats much deeper and his team sit very narrow compressing the space in the centre of the pitch and forcing the opposition out wide where their wingers are pressed aggressively and a counter attack is quickly launched. - Against stronger opposition Atletico Madrid are known to sit deep and frustrate the opposition in an attempt to grind out a result - Against weaker opposition Atletico sit with a higher defensive line in an attempt to compress the space in the opposition half with a high tempo to unsettle them and get a goal. This tactic will attempt to: - Play a narrow 4-4-2 shape and use it to similar effect as Atletico Madrid. - Emulate Diego Simeone and Atletico's Pressing. - Remain disciplined in attack and defence. - Play high pressing high tempo counter attacking football. - Remain hard to break down and frustrate opponents - Rely on teamwork, work rate and aggression rather than technical ability of individuals to win games. Main Attributes for this style of play (DNA): - Team work: You want players to play together and work as a unit in attack and defence. - Work rate: Players will have to press all day long, there will be no room for players unwilling to press with a low work rate attribute - Aggression: Players will have to be aggressive in winning back the ball (Increases chance of successful pressing) - Off The Ball: Players will have a good understanding and make great off the ball runs. - Positioning: Players knowing where they should be in attacking and defensive situations is crucial. Atletico Madrid Shape variety ATLETICOS SHAPE IN ATTACK BASIC SHAPE ATLETICOS SHAPE IN DEFENSE Goalkeeper: A good shot stopper as he will face a large amount of long shots when playing deep in ur own half ( Jan Oblak ) Wingbacks: Must be able to get up and down the field and contribute to attacking and defensive phases of the game - high stamina work rate and positioning ( Felipe Luis + Juanfran ) Centre backs: Must be able to keep shape in defense and intercept stray passes - Positioning and Marking must be high ( Godin + Gimenez ) Wide Midfielders: One is set as a winger and one is set as a wide playmaker but both appear as Wide Midfielders but with PI's they fulfill their role and helps ensure they don't neglect their defensive responsibilities, Must have High work rate, stamina and first touch. ( Koke + Carrasco ) - DLP/S: Sit deep and keep shape in defense - Must be an all round player with good stamina work rate tackling passing and vision ( Gabi ) - CM/S: A box to box midfielder without the free roam PI player will press high up the field hold team shape in defence and have good physical attributes to be able to contribute to fast counter attacking bursts up field - Must have high stamina work rate passing and dribbling (Tiago) - DLF: Both strikers will have to defend deep in their own half and press high up the pitch whilst also linking up in attack with team mates - Must have good work rate dribbling passing vision and off the ball. **Aggression is also an important attribute but not vital** TEAM INSTRUCTIONS The team instructions are not set and stone and may be changed whatever your preference. Higher Tempo: Increases chances of fast counter attacks and unsettles opponents Narrow: Midfield and defence will sit narrow and compress the space the opposition has to work with Slightly Deeper Defensive line: ** Must be adjusted in game depending on opponent** Put to normal or slightly higher if you feel you need to attack. Be More Disciplined: Must work as a team and follow tactical instructions no flashy passes or wasteful dribbles to disrupt the flow of play Pass into space: Exploit the space in behind opposition defence Play out of defence: Discourages long balls from the back and encourages players to either run or work the ball upfield ***Optional*** Look for overlap: To bring wing backs into play more often ( will already be involved in the game due to their attacking roles ) Work ball into box: Only to be used against weaker opposition Run at defence: Use if your team has good dribblers amongst its ranks it can be useful on the counter attack bypassing defenders and taking them out of the game. Opposition Instructions *VITAL* Absolutely crucial in emulating Atletico's pressing, set to press every player in defensive positions (High Press) and to stay solid in the centre until the ball is out wide (Wide Press) TACTICAL ANALYSIS: Team Shape - Crucial in Providing a Solid Basis in pressing and being defensively disciplined and hard to break down. - 2 narrow banks of four in a solid team shape, forwards helping press the ball encouraging opposition to launch a long ball and give away possession, acts as an iron curtain making it difficult for opposition to break down and hurting opposition on the counter attack, all players must contribute to pressing and stay in shape. High Press - In this screenshot both teams are situated high up the field in the oppositions half pressing aggressively in an attempt to win the ball back providing successful may lead to a goal scoring opportunity as team mates run forward in support, both sets of strikes are forcing opponents into making a mistake whilst the other is man marking or cutting passing lanes the other is aggressively closing down the ball. Wide Pressing - Simeone's side are known to keep shape in the centre of the field whilst forcing opponents out wide with pressing from the strikers, once the opposition have the ball on the flank the team adjust and close the ball down with aggression whilst keeping team shape and launching a counter attack. Bellow is an example that lead to a goal scoring chance. This time the ball was successfully won back and the team are set for a fast attack at goal to catch the opposition off guard - Defensive line pushes higher - Players surge forward -Disciplined shape and fast attack - Passing options became available and players exploit the poor positioning of the opposition - - Space Opens up behind the defence and a clear cut chance has appeared - Wide midfielders display good off the ball runs that lead to a goal. - - WM/A surges forward and finds himself in a good position - Keeper makes a good save and the ball falls nicely for the open goal. PLAYER INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH ROLE 4-4-2 Simeone_4AE1D7E8-9A8E-41D9-A326-F2FD9A000FB0.fmf Best of the 3 !!!New updated strikerless Tactic!!! 442 Diego Simeone Strikerless_3F30D31F-2F33-4429-8D1F-3080234EBB47.fmf OhhScottySinclair's - Rise of Diego Simeone - Underdog_D077F2D8-5E8F-4C14-B1C3-128B97DD11A1.fmf
  4. I’m trying to create a 442 block tactic similar to that of Dyche’s Burley with Huddesfield and I’m fairly confident with most of it. But I’m missing a good striker pairing. This might be a smaller issue than I think it is but I’m concerned that without the ‘right’ pairing up top we will really struggle to get goals. So far I’ve tried a DF-D/DLF-A and a P-A/DLF-S and while both have been okay, neither have filled me with masses of confidence that that is the long term solution. So I want to see wether it’s just an issue with the roles up top, or if I need to try something with my tactic which looks something like this: ———————DF(D)——DLF(A)——————— ——IW(S)———DLP(D)—-CM(S)———W(S)—— ——FB(S)———CD(D)——CD(D)———FB(S)—— mentality: Defensive Shape: Highly Structured TI’s: Play Much Narrower, Drop Much Deeper, More Direct Passing, Be More Disciplined any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance
  5. Hey all, 1. Story Having watched, as a Turkish fan of Fenerbahçe, the misery of Beşiktaş against Bayern München with one man down getting tarnished, I instantly fell in love with attacking mentality of Bayern München there. Whenever somebody would arrive at byline, at least 5 options would call out for the ball in the box, effectively rendering any kind of defence useless - 5-0 was a score quite fortunate for Beşiktaş that terrible night, if you ask me. Therefore, hating 4-3-3 plague's guts that took over the football scene for more than a decade now, I wondered if I could emulate Bayern's offensive capabilities to some extent and came up with the tactic of the following layout (I am in no way any belief that I could emulate Bayern, they just inspired me that night): It is an offensive tactic that scores for fun enabling me to scoop the Eredivisie title with the humble squad of my all-time favorites, Vitesse, 3 games to be played before the end of the season. It would actually be decided with 4 matches left however I acted stupid enough to create pressure on them the rookie squad that crumbled under and got defeated 3-2 to relegation zone contenders. Anyway, crowning was delayed for only one match. 2. Strengths The tactic relies on high tempo with very few meters among blocks, recycling possession as quicker as it can in its default shape and executing direct passes, breaking up any defense so far (scored 6 away from home at Anfield, conceding 8 in the process too). I made some tweaks here and there to conclude on the roles and duties as well as player-specific instructions and am very eager to know how 4-4-2 Atta, Turk! would work out for you guys. For a quick reference, below are the Team Instructions: The tactic possesses ability to score because (1) your wide midfielders can make through balls or receive FB crosses to score (2) any one of your Strikers can drag and stretch the defence to create a chance for his partner (3) a foxy defender can mortar a direct or a diagonal ball for your pacey DLF or, if close enough, his more static AF partner. 3. Weaknesses The very same blade the tactic wields. 2 strikers. Since the defensive line is high up the pitch and players love to spread around the field although it is a Normal width I am using, I have happened to see that when your opponent uses a 2-Strikers formation, consider keeping your defenders a bit deeper and taking down the width down a notch so that FB's can act as bolstering forces against marauding attackers as you try to fend them off. But remember that those two tweaks add to your creative abilities so try to keep a balance by changing it back and forth during the game i.e. if opponent is not overwhelming you (yet), keep default instructions until you score a few and then act accordingly etc. This part of the tactic still might need contributions though - I would love to hear your "hey, popsicle, I did this and it gave me 34 clean sheets a season" kind of modifications. 4. Choice of Players First and foremost, your Center Backs should be athletes. If you have to choose between two CBs one of which is a slower guy with better attributes and a swift one with less desirable ones, go for the latter. This tactic does not claim to be the stalwart bus of Mourinho. I would suggest Wide Midfielders possessing enough Vision to spot out the right choice between a Striker moving into a channel or an overlapping Full Back. They do not necessarily have to be explosive guys though. Keep a pair of hardworking Central Midfielders that can tackle. If they know how to move into channels and kick the ball with some technique, even better. I am a huge fan of Alejandro Chumacero in that regard. Make sure your DLF is pacey and has enough balance since he will be receiving balls comparably deeper and will need to rush it forward. If you have a Jardel or a Ruud Van Nistelrooy, like Tim Matavz I have, that you love watching him score loads, he is your primal choice of the Advanced Forward. Although I have used Saber Khalifa who is very quick, in matches where I saw that Matavz was wasting too many fastbreak opportunities due to his sluggish build. 5. Opposition Instructions, Tactical Briefing and Other Crabs I am not a fan of OIs although I am not convinced that my stance is a rightful one. Since I want my Assistant Manager to take over tactical briefing, tactic may end up with OIs anyway. Watch and tinker. If you somehow fall short in a game, you can always gung-ho your squad to claw back. The tactic has a huge hunger for risk so Overload does not turn things upside down for you, if it doesn't work. 6. Training Overload Tactics team and match training pre-season and keep at it until your guys can play your mindset blindfolded. Then switch to Defensive Positioning for Match Training and Team Cohesion for Team Training to reap unity awards. Remember, the tactic is a very fluid one and it acts like an amoeba slushing its innards as necessary to move around rather than three or more blocks of specialized platoons going back and forth. I also would advise on getting Full Backs who like getting forward whenever possible. 7. Download Grabby grabby. Please give this a shot and tell me how it pans out with your team. Sorry for any obscurity or inaccuracy with the messages I tried to deliver. Thank you. "Peace at home, peace in the world"
  6. Hello everyone! To start with - I've been looking for a topic about problems in 4-4-2 tactic, but maybe there's no thread like that, neither here nor another forum. In fact I realise it's not the easiest tactic to use and maybe not even the best one for my team, but now it's more about stubbornness in finding not only problems, but also solutions. To begin with, as you can see on screenshots, my team is more like an asymmetric 4-4-2 than the standard one. I've decided to drop, in this case, Ndidi to DM position beacuse of loads of goals conceding by my team, but in a long term - it didn't help. I've been tweaking in this tactic for so long, that possibility of changing anything sounds almost nightmarish to me now. To explain some TI and roles - There are many players familiar with aggresive style of play, tight marking, high pressing and etc. No natural playmaker in the squad (now I've got Wilshere, but as I said, it's about proving sth). As team report concludes, team is aggressive and have very high work rate so more pressing and TI like tighter marking and get stuck in are quite natural for me here. I wanted to add another dimension to the team by using more ball playing, pass and move style and - to be fair - we can score from this. Attacking phase looks quite good, we're creating many chances, having the best shot accuracy in the league. Unfortunately, players miss clear-cut chances very often. Oh, and normally I don't use offside trap, dont' know why it's ticked. Slowish defenders force me to play normal or sligh deeper in defence, which is not exactly I would like, but I think there's no much choice. RB has attacing duty, so I decided to stick with suport duty for my Inverted Winger, beacuse I don't want to be too exposed in the right flank. But to the point - main concerns are very low percantage of tackling succes and many goals conceded from crosses. After reading one of Cleon's articles I realise that ball distribution to central defenders isn't the best idea beacuse of more pressing from other teams, that my defenders can't handle in a proper way. I almost run out of ideas, especially when can't defend the lead - My team was 2-0 up 3 times these season and we didn't get a single win, always allowing opposite team to score and draw. I would love to use 2 roles in this formation - Deep-lying playmaker and deep-lying forward, but it's not suitable to my best players right now, unfortunately. So, as I said, I've stucked and short of answers, so I hope to find them here.
  7. Hello there, First of all sorry for my english, it is not my native language, I understand it all, but can't write perfectly. I am a huge fan of the Football Manager series for a long time, and as you will see, a huge fan of Juventus also. Every year I play with them. Load up the team because I know them, search a tactic, that suits me, and hit the play button. And I get bored of it. Because it becomes a "push the continue button" play. So this year, I want to make a tactic, that works well for me. Plays as I want to play, and hopefully bring so much succes. So first I read a lot of this forum. I can't say, I understand it all the aspects, what you say, that is the reason I'm asking for help. As I know, that Juventus defensive shape is a flat 4-4-2. They usually, don't press the opponents, just the two forward players, the striker, and the attacking midfielder. On defence they are narrow. I found an article about it, with deep analyse. " Their 4-4-2 is narrow and compact. This narrowness and compactness are necessary because Mandzukic, Cuadrado, Dybala and Higuain have to be able to support Pjanic and Khedira during the defensive phase. This shape is similar to Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in the defensive phase. The major difference is that Athletic Madrid plays a very active defense where they use pressing to guide opponent's ball movements into areas (flanks) they want to defend. In contrast, Juventus 4-4-2 is passive. It is because none of these six players in front of the defense is a great 1-v-1 defender. If they are too aggressive in chasing down opponents, it will leave more space for other teammates to cover, thereby increasing the chance for the opponent to open up the defense if they can resist Juventus's initial pressure. " So, for the first part, I would like to play a narrow compact defensive line, with little pressure in our own half. So I decided to make the formation a 442 one. Here is the formation I want to use, because i think this is the best replica for the defence. I manually add close down much more for the DLF-A and the AM. And decrease closing down to my CB-D, and DLP-D, and Anchor. For the mentality I want to use standard, and Flexible. For TI-s i want to keep it simple. Higher defensive line, play out of defence. GK distribute to the fullbacks. So how i would imagine to work this tactic in attack. Hands down the best player in the club at the moment is Paolo Dybala. He is good at everything. He is a creator, but also a finisher. I Want him the new icon at the club. So he need to create, and also need to finish as well. And here we are, the problem I'm facing. In attack this I want to play. Play out of defence, most of the time around Pjanic as DLP-D. But I also think about a Volante-S, i don't know which one works better at the moment. With Douglas Costa at the left side Winger support gives us a width, he can dribble down the sideline and cross, and if the space is not avaliable, he has many options. Simple pass to the WB-S, DLP-D, AM (Dybala). On the right side i have Bernardeschi, who likes to cuts Inside, so this is the reason I decided a WB-a at his side, because the anchor man(Khedira) will stay deep, and the WB-A can use the space, when the IW-A cuts inside and hopefully pull his lb with him. At the front i have Higuain. Who is a big striker, not to pacy, but has very good finishing, and strength. He can hold the ball, arrive for crosses, or just make first time finishes, when the situation rise. And for Dybala. This is where i have problems. As I mentioned before, i want him a main man. Who create but also finish. He has a PPm the likes to come deep for the ball, so it won't be a problem, if he's got attack duty, because he won't be that advanced. Firstly I think about Enganche. He can drop to spaces both sides. Make himself avaliable for passes. He can do killer balls, both the winger, or the IW, or the WB-a. And also, he can dribble, or arrive the box for finishes. What do you guys think about my approach. Where could be the problems for my vision. Every help will be appraciated. Later today I would like to post some analyse if you say, what should I look. Thank you in advance.
  8. someone help,, My 442 formation at Forest green just doesnt seem to be working? can anyone help? i try to play very defensivley with 4 narrow defenders, and my two wingers coming back to defend, i want to quickly lodge counter attacks with quick pasey players and i want my team to sort of play a diamond in attack, the idea is to mot conceide goals so that i can accomplish back-to-back promotions by fustrationg opposition? anybody got any advice or have played with similair ideology
  9. A problem I haven't had til FM17, is how deep my support striker drops in a 4-4-2. I have two amazing strikers in a Newcastle save, but cannot make the most out of my tactic as my support striker stays in line with his partner when someone deep is on the ball. I play every game on standard (and alter if necessary). I have team shape on balanced. Now I've tried a few roles and altered team shape but I cannot get him to drop into the AM strata when we are on the ball. The most obvious role for me is the F9, but he won't pull back and offer support until the ball is in a very attacking position. I have tried DLFs, and I have tried going Fluid with the idea it would boost his input into the transitional phase of play, nope. If anybody could shed some light that'd be great! Thanks
  10. Hello, I am currently in my 4th season with Tottenham. I have used a few different tactics and all have been fairly successful - but have settled on one this season which is very defensively solid - we have conceded 6 goals in 25 premier league games (and also scored 51) and sit 5 points clear at the top. However, Harry Kane - my main striker - is not scoring as much as I would like him to. I have utilised him in a few different roles but have settled on a DF (s) at the moment due to my style of play - and he's scoring at the same rate in every role I have tried (CF (s/a) and DLF (s/a)). My aim is to get him to the 20 league goals a season mark - which I haven't been able to do. Perhaps it is because I have my secondary strikers, Munir and Berahino, chipping in with 4 - 8 a season as well as Eriksen, Alli, Ziyech and Son hitting that mark too - maybe a little higher. Or maybe it simply can't be achieved whilst maintaining the defensive solidarity I currently have? Has anyone got any suggestions? I have attached his history for the record, and also the tactic and goals scored/chances created screen too. On a side note, once I have finished the season and possibly made a few tweaks to my tactic (if I can find something beneficial) I am thinking of uploading it with a bit of a write up if anyone was interested? Thanks for your time and feedback.
  11. So I've decided to start a Leicester save - I know its late - and this is kinda a Career Update thread but I'm focusing more on tactics = good results, not buy players = good results. My goal is to win the Premier League by 2026. Set the clock ticking.... now! I think we've all realised (Claudio Ranieri included) that Leicester's reputation has shot up following their shock title win in the 2015-16 season. So sitting back, defending tight and hitting teams on the counter with Vardy and Musa, is no longer an option against the mid table sides. Leicester are now expected to beat the mid table sides 3 or 4 nil.
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