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Good evening everybody! After much reading (special thanks to Cleon and Herne79) and trying througout fm 15, 16 and now a bit on 17, I've finally achieved a simple 4-4-2 tactic that im happy with, mainly with the central midfield pairing who is working the way I want: bypass the opposition attacking midfielder or more attacking central midfielder, leaving them for the defenders and help the team charge forward (I'm thinking a bit like leicester). However, if I am being run over and loosing the middle of the park, i just change the BBM to a BWM on support (for instance). Formation and TIs are below. The only PI I use is asking the goalkeeper to roll it out. My main issue is with the striker partnership. I want a striker who indeed helps the midfield during the defensive phase. That's why I picked a Defensive Forward with a defensive duty. If the opposition has no defensive midfield and I'm feeling confident I usually change him from defend to support. Most times i notice he plays a bit like a Target Man on support, dropping to get the ball and hold it. I'm okay with that because it is what I itend (a striker that drops and another that pushes forward). But being a Defensive Forward most times he only plays a simple pass, even when a midfielder or his striker partner has space to go forward or is unmarked. I feel i could get a striker that would contribue more (like a false nine or a deep lying forward). I'm not sure about the other striker role. Nor if the defensive forward on defend is the correct role. - Perhaps, change is role to a deep lying forward on support, with closing much more PI? - Or change team shape to fluid (which I don't really want, only when I dominate possession and need a bit more creativity)? - Am I playing him in the right position (meaning in front of the CM s rather than the BBM)? - What should be his striker partner role? Should I just pick the role that suits best to whoever plays by his side? Thanks for your help!