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Hi I'm five seasons in a save and got myself a great youth set up. I now have 8 homegrown players in my line-up (all from my youth) but I scout and buy mostly in Argentina. I already have the best (affordable) belgians at my disposal so there is no need to buy domestic players, they are coming trough my youth academy. But in every article about me they say I have had criticism of my reluctance to buy domestic players, while I have 12 out of 18 domestic players... It's a small thing but I feel like I deserve recognition for that Thanks for reading!
I was scrolling through my Twitter feed today and I came across a post from a media outlet that stated that a club was willing to sell a player but for a certain price. now the story claimed that sources to the club has told them it will cost £20million to purchase this player. it got me thinking, what if we were able to "leak" to the press the value of certain players. the leak may be some psychological game to a rival that wants to buy our player. now, I know we can offer players for values and so forth but from the perspective of getting the media to play a bigger part in the game (as in real life) we can create relationships with certain media outlets that will tell the world what you want them to hear and potentially ban certain companies from attending conferences etc... on the flip side we can have some outlets that perhaps twist the words that we say to worsen things for us. just a thought
Hi all, Apologies for being back so soon to ask for more help! Special thanks to @lemeuresnew , @WhyMe, @OrientTillIDie, who helped me solve my last issue with my tactics. For a little context, I’m 10 years into my most successful club experience yet, having taken the helm of Cambridge in League 2 and guided them into the Premier league. I’ve been in the Prem for 6 years or so, and have been a Europa-league quality squad for the last 3 or 4. Last season I actually managed to make the final of the Europa league, but lost on penalty kicks to Sevilla. I’m still bitter, but anyhow – I really want to make the jump to the Champions League this year. I used to play a narrow but low tempo, high press, 3-5-2 (3 defenders, 2 wingbacks, defensive midfield Triangle, and two strikers), which brought me quite good results (especially in the lower leagues). My team DNA is based on Teamwork and High Work rate (lead the league in those attributes). However, in the last two few years I stumbled across two phenomenal wingers that I just HAD to buy (Fabio Marcucci and Raul Vergara). They didn’t fit the formation, but their talent was undeniable and I figured I would work the formation to them. They seem to be world-class wingers, and I am absolutely salivating at their identical 20 ratings for crossing (screenshots of attributes attached). So I figured I would change my tactics to a 3-4-3 (see attached), a 3 defender, 2 wingbacks, 2 CMs, 2 wingers, and 1 striker). I kept the high press as it’s a critical part of how I want to play, but switched from a Narrow to a Fairly wide playing style to spread the game further, especially given that I’m a more dominant force than I used to be. First game of the season is against Leicester, and they play a narrow 4-3-3 so was hoping I could take advantage on the wings. Instead it was a disappointing 2-0 loss. My wingers were useless, seemingly just chucking up crosses to no avail. Does anyone have tactical suggestions? I really think I could achieve something special with these wingers but can’t figure out how to get the most out of them. A few ideas I’ve thought of include (1) Change one of the CMs roles to be a Box to Box midfielder or CM/attack so that he can get ahead to join my striker while the ball is on the wings, (2) My striker (attaching image of him as well) isn’t exceptional at heading, so maybe change crosses to be low or whipped? (3) Changing to a control mentality might help my players get up more, (4) maybe keep the narrow formation? To allow my wingers more space What do you think? I'm open to any and all suggestions! Thank you
I love football manager. The tactical depth is pretty good. I would love to see even more layers of tactical depth. For example, pressing. It real life, there is more than one type of pressing. Is it a general full team press as soon as you lose possession? Is there a particular trigger to set of the press? Does it start when a player miscontrols? Or when the opposition have possession in certain areas of the pitch. Or when ertain players receive the ball? Do you press with multiple players to the man on the ball, or aim to cut off the supply to possible team mates? Is pressing only done during certain phases of the game? Maybe just the first ten minutes? Or first twenty, to try and Crete an early goal? Which player is responsible for starting the press on your team and why is their trigger? How about offside tactics? There is more than one way teams implement their offside traps and it is fairly sophisticated and done through constant drills and repetition...do you select a centre back to lead, or does each player refer to the next players position and take lead from the closest full back to the ball? Attacking tactics in real life are also often the result of preset drills and runs. It would be amazing if the training could involve a training pitch to incorporate setting up drills for pressing, offsides, what type of runs for your forward plyers to make. I don't mean in general "run forward", I mean specifically what common runs should your forward make when our right full back has the ball in his own half? How do the likes of Jermaine Defoe or Michael Owen being a good example in his prime try to beat the offside trap and play on the last man? It was making the same curved run again and again, not even getting close to receding the ball nine times out of ten, but doing it again and again every time certain players had the ball in certain areas. All done through repetitive training. I would like to setup where and when these types of runs should occur. Should they run the channel, make a curved run to beat the opposition offside trap, drop deep, pull wide or stay central...but not just a generic command...I would like to have a pitch setup where you could create the drills and position players into certain situations, then drill and instruct exactly where from and to each player's common movements should be. The quality of your ideas to counteract your opponent and coaches quality, plus the ability of your players to learn the routines can then increase or decrease the likelihood of success in game. How many top teams just rely on stay forward, or hover around the edge of the area type commands during set pieces? The top teams use meticulous planning and variation during attacking set pieces, with players involved making very specific runs, off the ball blocks, dummy runs intentional offside positioning, adding attacking players to defensive walls, plyers peeling off of walls for a pass "down the side" The potential for tactical depth is limitless. I realise this will be of no interest to many people, but I would love to see various subtleties added to the tactical approaches possible.