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Sorry for the silly question if it is one but can you train a preferred move one after the other? I have a 19 year old player who i'd like to teach a PPM too. I already coached him in one but the option to Suggest Preferred Move doesn't come up for him anymore?

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Sorry for the silly question if it is one but can you train a preferred move one after the other? I have a 19 year old player who i'd like to teach a PPM too. I already coached him in one but the option to Suggest Preferred Move doesn't come up for him anymore?

Yes you can. The thing is sometimes the option turns gray if the player is being tutored or if injured.

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I have two youth players who can slot into my LL senior team straight away, but my coaches advise both players "do not enjoy big matches".

Does playing these guys in important matches and gain experience actually help or are they stuck with this trait for life? Is there anyway I can "train" this negative trait out of player by mentoring?

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Tutoring changes determination and the hidden attributes: professionalism, ambition, pressure, sportsmanship, dirtiness, loyalty, consistency, and important matches. So yes, a good tutor would help them.

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I have two youth players who can slot into my LL senior team straight away, but my coaches advise both players "do not enjoy big matches".

Does playing these guys in important matches and gain experience actually help or are they stuck with this trait for life? Is there anyway I can "train" this negative trait out of player by mentoring?

It is something that can improve with time and experience, though I wouldn't look for it to increase drastically as a general rule. It is good idea to find a tutor that has one of the good handling pressure personalities: iron-willed, resilient, light-hearted, jovial, spirited, model citizen.

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Is a CM-s with hold position selected alongside a CM-d going to offer enough protection in 4231?

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Re a 4312. Not sure if anyone has any ideas for the three major problems I encounter with this formation?

1. Lateral movement of the forward three? Lateral movement in FM seems quite poor but trying to get the front two pulling defenders away for the AM seems very difficult no matter what roles you play. My main success goals wise in this formation is through a CF A on the right but no matter what role I play on the left they rarely score and again no matter what role I play in the AM strata it just doesn't click so wondered if anyone has any thoughts>?

2. Defending of the front three? Even with a high block with say closing down and hard tackling on the front three I don't think I have ever seen a mistake from the opposition, an interception from a forward or a rushed pass from panicking defenders. It seems to the eye that a high block is fairly useless for me, so is there any way to get it to work? Also is there any way to get those front three to come back and defend deeper? One of my main difficulties in FM is that it's pretty impossible to get your forwards doing anything more than hanging around up front when the opposition is attacking. I see a slight improvement on an AM if changed to a support duty but then he loses attacking intent so has anyone found a way to get a front three defending better?

3. If you play a flat three in midfield even a DLP D will not cover the DM strata well enough. If you play a Diamond midfield with a DM then the two CM's will be too narrow and not defend the flanks as well as the do in a flat three so has anyone found a way of getting a DLP D or a CM D to drop into that hole when the opposition attacks? When you have possession with a flat three the DLP D drops pretty much in between the CB's, especially when you have play out of defence ticked as he obviously comes deep to get the ball (will probably have it as a PPM). That is pretty much the area you want him if the opposition attacks but he never drops in. Even with close down less ticked he still stays pretty much in line with the other CM's, so is there anything you can do in closing that gap between the CB's and CM D or DLP D in the midfield~? I find that even pushing up makes no difference in closing that gap.

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Re a 4312. Not sure if anyone has any ideas for the three major problems I encounter with this formation?

1. Lateral movement of the forward three? Lateral movement in FM seems quite poor but trying to get the front two pulling defenders away for the AM seems very difficult no matter what roles you play. My main success goals wise in this formation is through a CF A on the right but no matter what role I play on the left they rarely score and again no matter what role I play in the AM strata it just doesn't click so wondered if anyone has any thoughts>?

2. Defending of the front three? Even with a high block with say closing down and hard tackling on the front three I don't think I have ever seen a mistake from the opposition, an interception from a forward or a rushed pass from panicking defenders. It seems to the eye that a high block is fairly useless for me, so is there any way to get it to work? Also is there any way to get those front three to come back and defend deeper? One of my main difficulties in FM is that it's pretty impossible to get your forwards doing anything more than hanging around up front when the opposition is attacking. I see a slight improvement on an AM if changed to a support duty but then he loses attacking intent so has anyone found a way to get a front three defending better?

3. If you play a flat three in midfield even a DLP D will not cover the DM strata well enough. If you play a Diamond midfield with a DM then the two CM's will be too narrow and not defend the flanks as well as the do in a flat three so has anyone found a way of getting a DLP D or a CM D to drop into that hole when the opposition attacks? When you have possession with a flat three the DLP D drops pretty much in between the CB's, especially when you have play out of defence ticked as he obviously comes deep to get the ball (will probably have it as a PPM). That is pretty much the area you want him if the opposition attacks but he never drops in. Even with close down less ticked he still stays pretty much in line with the other CM's, so is there anything you can do in closing that gap between the CB's and CM D or DLP D in the midfield~? I find that even pushing up makes no difference in closing that gap.

I think choosing very fluid might help with the front line, I could be wrong but when I've played that way it appears strikers will come deeper without the ball to help defend, have a look at Rashidi's 4312 that he used with WBA for inspiration, don't blindly copy it though because it needs to suit your players and your style.

With the strike partner issue choose one role at stick with it for a few games, highlight that player and look at his work:

-Off of the ball in possession

-Off of the ball without possession

-And when he has the ball at his feet

That way you'll be able to tell whether he's actually doing important things that you've not noticed, additionally look at his stats, how many key passes, dribbles etc... that way you'll be able to gage if he's doing what you want.

If you're still not seeing what you like/want change the role and repeat the process.

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Yes you can. The thing is sometimes the option turns gray if the player is being tutored or if injured.

Ah i see thank you mate!

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I think choosing very fluid might help with the front line, I could be wrong but when I've played that way it appears strikers will come deeper without the ball to help defend, have a look at Rashidi's 4312 that he used with WBA for inspiration, don't blindly copy it though because it needs to suit your players and your style.

With the strike partner issue choose one role at stick with it for a few games, highlight that player and look at his work:

-Off of the ball in possession

-Off of the ball without possession

-And when he has the ball at his feet

That way you'll be able to tell whether he's actually doing important things that you've not noticed, additionally look at his stats, how many key passes, dribbles etc... that way you'll be able to gage if he's doing what you want.

If you're still not seeing what you like/want change the role and repeat the process.

Thanks Fosse.....

Another question for those who use a stopper/cover partnership in defence. How do you set up behind an attacking full back and a support full back? Eg

A)

FB A..........CB C..........CB X..............FB S

or

B)

FB A..........CB X..........CB C..............FB S

I guess in A you are covering the space left in behind the attacking full back, but in B you are controlling space in front. Guess there are pros and cons for both set ups so am interested how others set up?

In this case my defence is behind a midfield three of BWM S....DLP D.....BWM S

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Thanks Fosse.....

Another question for those who use a stopper/cover partnership in defence. How do you set up behind an attacking full back and a support full back? Eg

A)

FB A..........CB C..........CB X..............FB S

or

B)

FB A..........CB X..........CB C..............FB S

I guess in A you are covering the space left in behind the attacking full back, but in B you are controlling space in front. Guess there are pros and cons for both set ups so am interested how others set up?

In this case my defence is behind a midfield three of BWM S....DLP D.....BWM S

I would usually be hesitant to play an attacking full-back alongside a stopper, but in theory your CB-X won't be dragged out too far forward as you have a DLP-D occupying space in front, and the BWMs closing down the ball in midfield.

In your formation I would use the FB-A and stopper on the same side, so that the centre-back will aggressively close down the wide spaces left open by the marauding full-back. A cover player on that side would be more likely to give a winger a free run down that wing if he gets in behind the full-back.

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I would usually be hesitant to play an attacking full-back alongside a stopper, but in theory your CB-X won't be dragged out too far forward as you have a DLP-D occupying space in front, and the BWMs closing down the ball in midfield.

In your formation I would use the FB-A and stopper on the same side, so that the centre-back will aggressively close down the wide spaces left open by the marauding full-back. A cover player on that side would be more likely to give a winger a free run down that wing if he gets in behind the full-back.

Yep that's what I was thinking. It's got it's pro's and con's to both but I did wonder if you played a cover defender behind a attacking full back the gap in front would be too big. Guess it depends on mentality as well. If you are pushing up space in front is less of a problem but if you are dropping off the opposite could be true.

You have the same scenario with full backs on which side of strikers,. Do you put a FB A on the side of an attacking duty forward or a support duty one?

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What is the best way (in terms of individual instructions) to set up your Inverted Winger (A) as a Shadow Striker in a 4-3-2-1 formation?

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What is the best way (in terms of individual instructions) to set up your Inverted Winger (A) as a Shadow Striker in a 4-3-2-1 formation?

Well they're two completely different Roles, so you either want an Inside Forward or you want a Shadow Striker. I don't see the need to turn one into the other? Make life easy for yourself.

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AF and Poachers are the furthest forward playing striker positions, so I have found they will need an aggressive midfielder or two behind them not to get isolated during normal build-up. If you have an AM that will push up into the box regularly that would help. Otherwise you could look to a deeper playing role like defensive forward, and use attack or support duties as you see necessary to provide the right mix for you. A target man support will come deeper, but with the disadvantage that players will direct passing at him a lot more. What would be your objection to a deep-lying forward? I have used one as a lone striker and found it to work well, he still scored a gob of goals.

thanks for the answer.

So ,when we got attacking midfilder with attack duty,this willhelp poacher or advanced forward not to get isolated right?

about another role,like trequarista, Complete forward , in attack role,will they got isolated if nobody in central attacking midfield area aggresively come to box?

My striker seems got best role with attack role, I'm okay wth dlf-attack. just looking another role in attack duty

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thanks for the answer.

So ,when we got attacking midfilder with attack duty,this willhelp poacher or advanced forward not to get isolated right?

about another role,like trequarista, Complete forward , in attack role,will they got isolated if nobody in central attacking midfield area aggresively come to box?

My striker seems got best role with attack role, I'm okay wth dlf-attack. just looking another role in attack duty

Kind of but it's not that black and white. What determines if someone is isolated or not depends on your set up. The important two factors to remember are the supply a player gets and the support he gets. Those are what determine if someone is isolated or not. If it's poor for those then it doesn't really matter what role someone was. It's possible a AF and AM on attack can both still be isolated if other player around them aren't offering support or any kind of service into them.

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Kind of but it's not that black and white. What determines if someone is isolated or not depends on your set up. The important two factors to remember are the supply a player gets and the support he gets. Those are what determine if someone is isolated or not. If it's poor for those then it doesn't really matter what role someone was. It's possible a AF and AM on attack can both still be isolated if other player around them aren't offering support or any kind of service into them.

ok thanks a lot for your answer

well, now I got 3 attacking midfield , and 1 center forward. 2 or 3 of them are in attack role.

my set is Left winger (inside forward) central attacking midfield (could be shadow striker ,adv playmaker,or trequarista,but always on attack role) right winger (Inside forward) .the forward role is not yet determined that I keep changing his role.

my team using control mentality,flexible. no other team instruction nor PI are instructed yet.

My problem is,when I'm attacking,especially at counters, either my AMC or ST will dribbling forward. but,the problem, is only one of them who will bomb forward,which is the one who is dribbling the ball.

when AMC dribbling forward,he will past my strikers,and my strikers stay few distance before penalty areas

and when my ST dribbling forward, my AMC stay at his place

so it like I always got AMC who stay at his place. both of my winger are far wide (even when I tried to play narrower) from the strikers. so my central attacker ,most of the time, will shoot from outside of penalty area.

previously I'm using support role on ST, false nine, complete forward,deep lying forward. last 2 match I put him as complete forward-attack. still,the issue not yet resolved

thats why I'm thinking about poacher and advanced forward.hoping that they will stay high up on the pitch,forcing my AMC to dribble forward,but got option as my ST wont drop deep anymore.

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Quote Originally Posted by sebva View Post

What is the best way (in terms of individual instructions) to set up your Inverted Winger (A) as a Shadow Striker in a 4-3-2-1 formation?

Well they're two completely different Roles, so you either want an Inside Forward or you want a Shadow Striker. I don't see the need to turn one into the other? Make life easy for yourself.

Well I kinda phrased it awkward. What I meant is: I want my Inverted Winger (A) to be the goal threat/scorer of the team.

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I play in this formation and I want the left Inverted Winger to be more direct towards goal and act like a striker coming from deep.

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Any tips on how to make this work better?

Thanks!

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An IF (a) is already a goal threat, I think your problem might be with other players and not that one. You need players to feed the IF, an AP at the MO slot might be a good solution; a False 9 would also work good with the IF.

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Any tips on how to make this work better?

Thanks!

I will consider using a winger on the right to deliver more crosses. Your IF has good strength, a decent jump and header so he should be able to dominate smaller fullbacks. Also consider roam from position to give him more movement.

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Yep that's what I was thinking. It's got it's pro's and con's to both but I did wonder if you played a cover defender behind a attacking full back the gap in front would be too big. Guess it depends on mentality as well. If you are pushing up space in front is less of a problem but if you are dropping off the opposite could be true.

You have the same scenario with full backs on which side of strikers,. Do you put a FB A on the side of an attacking duty forward or a support duty one?

I think it's less an argument between attack & support duty forwards, and more about their roles. If the full-back is in attack-mode, do you want the striker moving into channels on that side, or staying in the centre awaiting a cross? If you're playing a diamond, is the AM a creator or a goalscoring box-player? Ideally I'd want to see two players in the box and one supporting the full-back in the channels, but there's no one single right answer.

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Hey. I wanna play direct play using 4-4-2 diamond wide with wolfsburg club. Based on pairs and combinations article I decided to have this line up:

P(a) TM(s)

AM(s)

W(a) W(s)

DLP(s)

WB(s) CD(d) cd(d) FB(a)

GK(d)

I alos use these instructions : more direct passing - clear ball to flanks - run at defece - exploit to flanks - push higher up - get stuck in - higher tempp

Finally I have used flexible team shape and attacking mentality to play direct. It seems my team cant handle the midfield and we are mostly giving the midfield to the opponent. Wanna know what is the problem here? is it AM or sth else?

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Hey. I wanna play direct play using 4-4-2 diamond wide with wolfsburg club. Based on pairs and combinations article I decided to have this line up:

P(a) TM(s)

AM(s)

W(a) W(s)

DLP(s)

WB(s) CD(d) cd(d) FB(a)

GK(d)

I alos use these instructions : more direct passing - clear ball to flanks - run at defece - exploit to flanks - push higher up - get stuck in - higher tempp

Finally I have used flexible team shape and attacking mentality to play direct. It seems my team cant handle the midfield and we are mostly giving the midfield to the opponent. Wanna know what is the problem here? is it AM or sth else?

Your entire midfield is too lightweight which is the first major problem. Wingers offer little defensively, and both your other mids are on support, leaving you very exposed in midfield.

If you want to play with wingers I'd bring your AM back and make him a lot more defensive to compensate for their lack of work.

I'd also be careful of using attacking fullbacks with wingers against sides who are better than you.

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Hi, I have a question about tutoring.

I have a model pro. striker with continental rep. and a backup squad status.

But he can't even tutor my youngsters? I thought better rep. and better squad status is enough?

It says: "This player's importance within the squad is too low to offer tutoring"

What the heck? :(

Thanks

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Hi, I have a question about tutoring.

I have a model pro. striker with continental rep. and a backup squad status.

But he can't even tutor my youngsters? I thought better rep. and better squad status is enough?

It says: "This player's importance within the squad is too low to offer tutoring"

What the heck? :(

Thanks

It's the backup status. For whatever reason, backup players cannot tutor. Change his squad status to rotation and you should be able to select him as a tutor, but the be sure to give him a few starts so he doesn't get bent :)

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It's the backup status. For whatever reason, backup players cannot tutor. Change his squad status to rotation and you should be able to select him as a tutor, but the be sure to give him a few starts so he doesn't get bent :)

Edit: It did work! But somehow took a couple weeks to recognize in the system...hm

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Your entire midfield is too lightweight which is the first major problem. Wingers offer little defensively, and both your other mids are on support, leaving you very exposed in midfield.

If you want to play with wingers I'd bring your AM back and make him a lot more defensive to compensate for their lack of work.

I'd also be careful of using attacking fullbacks with wingers against sides who are better than you.

What if I changed my tactic to the one below? :

P(a) TM(s)

AM(s)

W(a) WM(s)

DLP(s)

WB(s) CD(d) cd(d) FB(a)

GK(d)

Does this mean I dont need to change AM(s) and DLP(s) anymore? If not what could be a wise choice?

Thanks.

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What if I changed my tactic to the one below? :

P(a) TM(s)

AM(s)

W(a) WM(s)

DLP(s)

WB(s) CD(d) cd(d) FB(a)

GK(d)

Does this mean I dont need to change AM(s) and DLP(s) anymore? If not what could be a wise choice?

Thanks.

You still have no defence mentalities in midfield. An AM does much less defensive work, Poacher does almost none. You are still gonna get cut up. I'd consider why you want a DLP with wingers as well. Essentially you have 1 player in central midfield. Against a 442 it will get killed, against a 3 man mid it could be destroyed.

If you want a diamond I'd make the base a DM-D at least. For me a good rule of thumb is to each be solid on the wingers or in the centre and attacking via the other one. So if you want to play with wingers your central midfield has to be more defensive.

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You still have no defence mentalities in midfield. An AM does much less defensive work, Poacher does almost none. You are still gonna get cut up. I'd consider why you want a DLP with wingers as well. Essentially you have 1 player in central midfield. Against a 442 it will get killed, against a 3 man mid it could be destroyed.

If you want a diamond I'd make the base a DM-D at least. For me a good rule of thumb is to each be solid on the wingers or in the centre and attacking via the other one. So if you want to play with wingers your central midfield has to be more defensive.

Thanks for helping me. I actually have used a DM-D but it seemed my there was a big gap between midfield and defenders. In fact DLP-s helps a little. Well I changed it back to DM-D and make one winger as wide midfielder to see what happens, Do u think there should be something more defensive minded than wide midfielder? And one more thing, I actually did not understand this sentence : "For me a good rule of thumb is to each be solid on the wingers or in the centre and attacking via the other one". Would u help me out?

Thanks buddy.

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What role would use to partner a CM(d) in a 4-4-1-1 that offers another solid defensive base but also a bit more going forward than the CM(d)? CM(s)? DLP(d)/(s)?

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What role would use to partner a CM(d) in a 4-4-1-1 that offers another solid defensive base but also a bit more going forward than the CM(d)? CM(s)? DLP(d)/(s)?

DLP(S) imo. Can add roam from position if you think you need him to move around abit more.

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I think it's less an argument between attack & support duty forwards, and more about their roles. If the full-back is in attack-mode, do you want the striker moving into channels on that side, or staying in the centre awaiting a cross? If you're playing a diamond, is the AM a creator or a goalscoring box-player? Ideally I'd want to see two players in the box and one supporting the full-back in the channels, but there's no one single right answer.

Very good point. I tried a couple of things and noticed that Valencia my CF A on the right sided slot up top played far better with Jenkinson as a FB S rather than a FB A. Reason being probably that Valencia does like to drift wide and run with ball down the right, and has quite a few assists from his crosses. With Jenkinson on attack he is probably in the space Valencia is exploiting. In some ways it's a pity the IWB role doesn't work 100% (from what I have read) as I suspect you could do some interesting attacking things with strikers that move out wide and trying to get more midfielders in the box or even an IWB.

Re cover/stopper defenders I have worked out that there is no hard and fast rule as it all depends on the opposition to an extent. I find that starting both on defend is best and see how the game goes. If you have someone dictating things for the opposition in your DM area then changing a CB to stopper may help, whilst if you are having problems behind then moving to cover may help things. Definitely depends on how the other sides shape is.

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Hi,

need help to adress a problem from how my team concedes goals.

We play a pressing game and possession base style, and almost all my conceded goal come from crosses - we play a 4-1-2-2-1, and my question his how do i channel play inside, for them to go to my DM?

Thanks in advance

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Hi,

need help to adress a problem from how my team concedes goals.

We play a pressing game and possession base style, and almost all my conceded goal come from crosses - we play a 4-1-2-2-1, and my question his how do i channel play inside, for them to go to my DM?

Thanks in advance

What's your roles and TIs? PIs if any?

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Hi vasili07,

My setup his:

SK - S - Distribute to CD ©, Roll it out and Slow Pace Down

WB´S - A

CD - C

BPD - X

DM - D

DPL - S

AP - A

IF´s - A - Roam from position

F9 - S - Hold up Ball

TI´s:

Retain possession; short passing; play out of defence; much higher defensive line and Close down more.

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All your wide players are very attack-minded. Your WBs will push high up the pitch and get caught out of position easily, and inside forwards are going to be looking to cut into the centre of the pitch and won't be doing much defending. You're leaving a lot of space on your flanks which a half decent opponent is going to exploit. I can also imagine with a high pressing tactic that you don't have a large number of defenders back in the box to meet crosses coming in?

To some extent this kind of tactic is always going to be vulnerable to fast counters and long balls, but maybe try going WB or FB (S) to start and see if you still create decent attacking opportunities? In my experience a WB(S) will still get forward on the flanks and offer an attacking route, but drops back more readily to the defensive line than an attack duty. You could also try asymmetric roles - put a more defensive winger on one side or have one side hold while the other attacks. Having that extra man back defending could make the difference.

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Hi Kelron,

You ideas sound good, but the reason why i have so many attacking minded players his because of the mentality that i employ, i play on the counter mentality.

Despite having 5 attacking duties, i average one of the lowest goals concede in the league.

I just wanted to know if one could channel play inside via OP or any other way.

Ty

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I don't think you can direct your opponents in the way you're suggesting because it's up to them where they go when they have possession - and they'll naturally head towards the most open areas of your defence. Maybe a more experienced player will have other suggestions, but I think it's a case of deciding whether conceding from crosses is enough of a problem to be worth having your wide players hold back more.

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Is there any way to defend from throw-ins? I saw one thread about this from 2014, but with no to proper answer. I am finaly playing good with Atalanta but my main rivals for title - Juventus, score every their goal after throw-ins, when playing against me.

3 throw-ins 3 goals :seagull:

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Anyone have a clue about how to deal with super goalkeepers? In my last 11 games all opposing gk have had a rating of 7.1 or above. I simply can't score ( I have no issue creating chances and being in good positions for shots, but I feel as if it's me vs their GK).

Maybe try and press him? Or use the press to undermine his confidence ( though I'd have to do this before every single match)? IDK what to do here.

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I know, its all about making a system work but all systems have weaknesses, and what i was wondering his there was a way to minimize this "problem"

Ty for your input

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Is there any way to defend from throw-ins? I saw one thread about this from 2014, but with no to proper answer. I am finaly playing good with Atalanta but my main rivals for title - Juventus, score every their goal after throw-ins, when playing against me.

3 throw-ins 3 goals :seagull:

Defending long throw is the same set up for defending corner. I suggest bringing everyone back. 2 defend posts, 2 mark tall, 1 man mark, 3 zonal mark, 1 close down and 1 on the edge.

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I know, its all about making a system work but all systems have weaknesses, and what i was wondering his there was a way to minimize this "problem"

Ty for your input

You can try using the opposition instruction to show them to foot. IE, right midfielder show left foot and vice versa for the opposite midfielder. But this could create other unknown problems to your tactics.

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Defending long throw is the same set up for defending corner. I suggest bringing everyone back. 2 defend posts, 2 mark tall, 1 man mark, 3 zonal mark, 1 close down and 1 on the edge.

Hm.. that is also in that thread from 2014 year, but it makes no sense to me. I am not conceding much from corners, i have one winger on the edge and striker stay forward for counter attacks, but i have never seen in real life that everybody goes back when it is throw in. They are realy too powerful in FM 2015. But ok, i will play just against Juventus like that

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Are CCC's something I should pay attention to? I'm seeing my team creating 5-8 CCC's in most games, but I usually only score one, maybe two. Should I find better strikers or what?

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Are CCC's something I should pay attention to? I'm seeing my team creating 5-8 CCC's in most games, but I usually only score one, maybe two. Should I find better strikers or what?

Watch them back and see if you consider them to truly be Clear Cut Chances. If they are, look at the players taking the shots and see if there are patterns to the missed chances.

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If I use standard mentality with much higher defensive line TI, can i use offside trap? Or is it too dangerous? Thank you.

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How do you guys sort your team when you go down to 10 men?

I was 2-0 up away at Chelsea in a big game regards to the title. Then Alex Song, the idiot, inexplicably goes in two footed and gets himself sent off, despite the fact that I ask them to stay on their feet!! I play a 4312 attacking and withdrew my left sided DLF S leaving the AM behind the CF A but leave mentality as it is.. Immediately Chelsea get an Azpil,,,,whatshisname throw in and surprise, surprise chaos reigns and Fabregas gets one back. Then a Chelsea free kick is launched in and once again chaos reigns and the ball finds Fabregas who shoots. The ball hits the post and comes out to Murillo who scores. I then switch to play narrower and defensive yet a long ball takes out my high line (weird I am playing defensive!) and a Azpil,,,whatshisname deep cross is met by Bertrand who heads against the bar and it falls to Fabregas for a tap in and we lose 3-2.

Not sure really if I could have done anything. Those long throws I hope get toned down in FM16 because they are un-defendable and what do you do about balls hitting woodwork and falling to an opposition player?! Maybe I should have gone defensive or counter earlier but then you just invite Chelsea pressure so just intrigued what you do when leading and going down to 10 men?

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