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Introduction Something I love about FM is the way there are many different ways to be successful, just like in real life football. For example you can mainly focus on tactics, scouting or youth development. You can tweak tactics game by game, analysing the smallest details. You can concentrate on improving your squad year on year, built around one main system. You can develop your own players from your academy, or completely ignore it and sign players rejected by other clubs. On FM16 I took Merthyr Tydfil from non-league to the Premier League. My aim was to do it playing passing foot
Hi everyone, I'd like to ask a theoretical question. For this application, we are to assume that both teams are completely equal, and that it is only the strategies in play that define the game. With that in mind, if we were to have several strategies play against each other, which ones would come up out on top? I'm talking attacking, defensive, counter, possession, long ball etc. Take for example, attacking football vs possession football, long ball vs counter attack etc. What would win against what and why?
I play a 4-2-3-1 wide. I set my defensive line to drop deeper, so I'm not sure why I still keep getting beat over the top by long balls. My mentality is standard, both fullbacks automatic and defenders set on defend. Do I need to make one of them cover? Also, Danilo, my right back, keeps getting burned on through balls even though I tell him to mark tighter and mark specifically. I do the same for Luke Shaw, my left back, and Rugani, my center back. Not sure what I'm doing wrong, any help would be greatly appreciated!