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Just started an Arsenal save and used this tactic as a foundation to base it off...I twisted it to suit the players better. I have played one league game so far...

 

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Hat tricks for both of the new boys....

Here's my slight variation of the tactic...there's quite a few PI's such as both the wide midfielders cutting inside and dribbling more..Bellerin and Monreal fewer risky passes. Coquelin hold position, close down less and fewer risky passes.

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Great pre season too, I put the tactic to test by arranging friendlies with tough opponents:

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What a great OP....cheers mate

 

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Would love to know if original post uses any specific player instructions also or are all set with default?
Want to try something similar with lower league side.
 

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1 hour ago, saihtam said:

Would love to know if original post uses any specific player instructions also or are all set with default?
Want to try something similar with lower league side.
 

 

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Goalkeeper - Jens Lehmann

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: Petr Cech (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Goalkeeper (Defend): Distribute Quickly

Key Attributes: Experienced goalkeeper, solid across the board

Right Back - Lauren

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: Francis Coquelin (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Right Fullback (Support): N/A

Key Attributes: Stamina, Work Rate, Strength, Tackling, Marking, Positioning, Anticipation, Concentration, Bravery

Centre Back - Kolo Toure

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: Laurent Koscielny (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Centre Back (Defend): N/A

Key Attributes: Anticipation, Concentration, Positioning, Tackling, Marking, Strength, Pace, Acceleration, Balance, Bravery

Centre Back - Sol Campbell

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: Kurt Zouma (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Centre Back (Defend): N/A

Key Attributes: Strength, Pace, Jumping, Heading, Tackling, Positioning, Anticipation, Concentration, Leadership

Left Back - Ashley Cole

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: Jorge (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Left Wingback (Attack): N/A

Attributes: Dribbling, Crossing, Technique, Pace, Acceleration, Work Rate, Stamina, Anticipation, Concentration, Positioning, Tackling

Right Midfield - Freddie Ljungberg

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: Alexis Sanchez (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Wide Midfielder Right (Attack): N/A

Attributes: Finishing, Off the Ball, Pace, Acceleration, Technique, Stamina, Work Rate, Determination

Central Midfield - Gilberto Silva

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: William Carvalho (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Central Midfielder (Defend): Close Down Much Less

Key Attributes: Positioning, Anticipation, Concentration, Tackling, Strength, Marking, Stamina, Work Rate

Central Midfield - Patrick Vieira

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: Paul Pogba (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Central Midfielder (Support): N/A

Key Attributes: Leadership, Determination, Technique, Passing, First Touch, Vision, Dribbling, Balance, Off the Ball, Positioning, Concentration, Anticipation, Tackling, Decisions

Left Midfield - Robert Pires

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: Santi Cazorla (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Wide Playmaker Left (Attack): N/A

Key Attributes: Vision, Technique, Passing, First Touch, Flair, Off the Ball, Composure, Anticipation

Attacking Midfield - Dennis Bergkamp

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: Mesut Ozil (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Advanced Playmaker (Attack): Hold Up Ball, Get Forward More

Key Attributes: Technique, Vision, Passing, First Touch, Off the Ball, Composure, Finishing, Anticipation, Decisions

Striker - Thierry Henry

Attributes, Individual Training & PPMs: Anthony Martial (history)

Player Role & Instructions: Complete Forward (Support): Move into Channels

Key Attributes: Pace, Acceleration, Dribbling, Off the Ball, Finishing, Composure, Agility (Flair and Team Work would be ideal)

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1 hour ago, brigzi said:

 

hard to miss on the first post

Damn, read it all in phone, did not notice or skipped a bit by the player stats.
Thanks :)

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On 6/9/2017 at 08:44, andrewsgn said:

I'm having great success in FM 17 using this tactic as inspiration. Playing as Aston Villa, I'm 1st in the Championship after 28 matches. We've scored 52 (3rd in championship) and conceded 22 (1st). We just beat Southampton to advance in the FA cup and lost in the EFL cup semifinals vs Man Utd. Highlights of the season so far are a 3-2 win vs Southampton in the FA cup, a 1-0 win vs Tottenham in the EFL cup and a 0-0 away draw to Man Utd. 

The changes I've made are:

- Control instead of Attacking. I started with Attacking but found we gave the ball away too easily. I think to play this tactic on Attacking you really need the right players, which Villa certainly do not have. With Control we are averaging about 51% possession but are still quite aggressive going forward. 

- Changed "Bergkamp" to AM(S). I added Get Further Forward, More Risky Passes and Shoot Less Often to mimic the AP role without the added dribbling/playmaker designation. I found the AP(A) recklessly dribbled into the teeth of the defense too often, probably because I don't have the right player for this role. I've found the AM(S) still makes a lot of forward runs but sits back a little more to pick out passes. The support role also has the added benefit of dropping back more to help defend. I find we often defend in a 4-1-4-1 with the AM(S) dropping into midfield while the CM(D) drops deeper.

- Added Close Down More to "Henry" and "Bergkamp". This was inspired by the video @Ö-zil to the Arsenal! posted above. A minor change but I've found pressing the CB's leads to a lot of easy turnovers. I usually disable this against tougher competition.

- Changed "Ashley Cole" to a FB(A) with Run Wide With Ball and Dribble More PI's. This is a minor change and probably makes no difference but I've gotten more assists without the Cross From Byline PI that comes hardcoded with a WB(A). 

- Added an alternate tactic that drops "Vieira" and "Gilberto" into the DM strata as a RPM(S) and A(D). This was to address the issue @ceefax the cat posted re: the CM(D) being hard coded to close down more. I usually only use this tactic when we are heavy underdogs or if I'm worried about an opposing threat from AMC. The RPM still gets forward to support the attack but the Anchorman does a better job of shielding the back line. 

- They key to this tactic for me has been Scott Hogan. I started the season with Kodjia as "Henry" but he has the Likes to Beat Offside Trap PPM which I find to be a deal breaker in FM 17. Things really clicked when I started using Hogan instead. For anyone trying this tactic I'd suggest somebody with the Comes Deep To Get Ball PPM for this role. Hogan leads the Championship with 19 goals in 21 starts for me.

I'm still getting fantastic results with this tactic. I easily won the Championship in my first season as Villa. Scored 91 and conceded 40 which were both best in the league. I'm currently 5th in the Premier League after 8 matches which is a great start for a team predicted to finish 16th. In terms of the tactic I've only made minor changes from my previous post:

- I couldn't get the 2DM version to work so I gave up on that and now drop the mentality to Counter in tougher games. I've used this version in away draws to Tottenham and Man City and a 3-0 home win over Liverpool so am happy with the results so far.

- I changed the "Bergkamp" role back to AP(A). I really think an attacking duty is best for this position but you need to have the right player, which I now have in Marco Asensio. Madrid transfer listed him and I managed to pick him up for 9m. He had 1 goal in 4 matches as AM(S) and has 3 goals and 3 assists in 4 matches since switching to AP(A). I may tinker with AM(A) to get rid of the playmaker ball magnet as I've noticed the attack is more focused on the right instead of the left. My "Pires" and "Vieira" have gotten much lower match ratings since making this change and "Bergkamp" now sees much more of the ball where it was previously spread evenly between the three. I'm worried about my attack stalling if Asensio is marked out. 

- I also signed Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic and am experimenting with changing the CM(D) to DLP(D) when he's in the lineup. I haven't used this enough to form an opinion on its effectiveness

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9 hours ago, metalface13 said:

I'm struggling to find someone to adequately fill the Viera role. Any recommendations for a top team like Arsenal?

There are quite a few box-to-box type players in the game with good attributes to take on Vieira's role, but not all of them with the same physical presence in height and weight. I'd probably try and train someone like Bazoer or Goretzka into the role. Bazoer in particular looks very promising in my save - young and still "shapeable".

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Thank God for these old(ish) threads, these tactics (especially with inverted wingers) work a treat in FM18, this thread and Ozil's Sachi tactic have stopped me from going back to FM17.

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1 hour ago, axehan1 said:

Thank God for these old(ish) threads, these tactics (especially with inverted wingers) work a treat in FM18, this thread and Ozil's Sachi tactic have stopped me from going back to FM17.

What changes to this did you make in FM18?

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On 18/04/2019 at 15:27, Delial said:

Hi everybody,

Is there anybody trying to replicate this tactic in FM2019 ?
Definitely my favourite of all time. Congrats @Ö-zil to the Arsenal! !

I tried!

 

Shamelessly copied. Used BustTheNet for the medium block.

Attemped to use Inverted wingers on both flanks, but had more success with a WP on the left.

 

Playing with FC Copenhagen in the Danish league, I'm a very big fish in a small pond. So not sure if the tactic holds, or if the opposition just fears my team and play cautiously, and/or i field vastly superior players,

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Le 20/04/2019 à 16:12, Riquelme86 a dit :

I tried!

 

Shamelessly copied. Used BustTheNet for the medium block.

Attemped to use Inverted wingers on both flanks, but had more success with a WP on the left.

 

Playing with FC Copenhagen in the Danish league, I'm a very big fish in a small pond. So not sure if the tactic holds, or if the opposition just fears my team and play cautiously, and/or i field vastly superior players,

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Very cool results!

Do you have any PI’s ?

I’m trying to recreate the tactic with Napoli but I don’t think I have the right players to do it for now.

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17 hours ago, Delial said:

Very cool results!

Do you have any PI’s ?

I’m trying to recreate the tactic with Napoli but I don’t think I have the right players to do it for now.

Only the APM (Hold up ball & get further forward)

In a competitive league like Serie A, playing exclusively on Attacking might get you murdered though (Has been my experience using this tactic with Valencia)

Moved the APM forward to striker postition with some succes in la liga, till i can make some transfers. Countering teams on cautious has been somewhat succesful :thup:

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1 hour ago, gpassosbh said:

So, @Ö-zil to the Arsenal! came back strong again with his tactics, so it´s time for the famous question.

Anyone tried to replicate this in FM20?


This is possibly going to be another can of worms as I don't think it's possible to do a particularly good job using the FM2020 tactics creator.

Ideally you'd want a mentality distribution something like this:

            Attacking
                        Attacking
Attacking    Positive   Defensive   Positive
Attacking   Defensive   Defensive   Positive
                 Attacking

I'd recommend experimenting with:

  • Attacking team mentality with lots of Support duties
  • Balanced (or even cautious) team mentality with lots of Attack duties

Playing around with adding Play Down the Left and Overlap left to create that left flank.

It's absolutely infuriating trying to get the individual mentalities right. I think that the "Attacking" criteria must be narrow as I seem to go back and forth between Positive to Very Attacking; once I finally find a combination that works, it messes up something else or I end up changing so much it is no longer in any way reflective of the way I want to play.. :seagull:

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GK - Standard keeper. Lehman

RB - FB support. Might be wingback support. Lauren

RCD - CDd. Kolo Toure was the better ball player but dunno if he was a true BPD.

LCD - CDd. Campbell was a stopper, but the right player will play as one even wo the actual duty. Still it can work with it too if you want to migate space.

LB - WBs or CWBs. Cole.

RM - Raumdeuter but deeper. Ljungberg. Strenght was running and timing his runs.

CM - DMs or DMd. Silva, sat back and protected. Recycled possession.

CM - VOLs or BBM. Vieira, leader of the team. Did everything.

LM - WPa or IWa. Pires, the techically exellent frenchman.

ST - DLFs/a. Bergkamp linked midfield to attack.

ST - CFs. Henry was the outstanding player of this team. Deserved atleast 1 ballon d or.

 

Style is kinda easy, focus down the left side with Cole, Pires and Henry. 2 Strikers can be used now due to intro of LOE.

They sat at with a mid block, struck on the "counter" with HIGH pace.

PI's on Ljungberg to create deepdeuter. On Pires to get further forward and on Henry to stay wide and run wide with the ball.

 

This gets:
BAL-BAL (or VA-VA on attack)

VA-POS-BAL-VA (POS)

ATT-BAL-BAL-POS

BAL

Lowering Ljugberg to support and adding get further forward gets him to POS.

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This is my favorite tactic on FM 18! I remember being bored at work, scrolling through the forums and finding this thread. I was reading and coulnd't wait to get home and try it out. I've used it with many teams and it was a success with all of them except one - a relegation side in spain that had massive problems so I don't blame it on the tactic, I just forced it on them and it backfired. But overall, it's great and not game breaking, just fun to play with if you have the right players. 

I also tried an inverted version with Roma, because my striker was lefty and it was great again.

The main weapon of this tactic is the WM. I am not on FM right now, but I have a screenshot here from another save using the standart version:

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Just look at those numbers!! 20 goals and 26 assists from 38 games with 8.18 avg rating. This is ISNANE!

Obviously this player is really good for the Swedish league, but still those numbers are amazing. The WM plays very differently from a typical Winger. He lurks around and makes runs at the right time, and he is on the end of the crosses coming from the attacking leftback on the opposite side. He also recieves a lot of great passes from the WP, who cuts inside and sprays through balls to the WM constantly. A winger stays much wider and does not have the same impact in the box as the WM. This works on FM 20 as well and I will cover that in a moment. 

I found that it doesn't matter which is the strongest foot of the AP. Right or Left works equally fine, as long as the player is a good playmaker in general. Just make sure the player here is a good finisher too. The WP, WM and AP get the best ratings. The CF as well if he is really good. The CMd gets low ratings most of the time because he is not involved offensivelly, but he is very important in defence. The CMs is as you would expect - solid box to box that supports the team in every phase. Defensively my teams have been a bit leaky, but we score loads so it evens out. The only changes I make in-game is to drop the defensive line deeper when we want to shut up shop. 

This tactic works with small teams, too! I've tried it succesfully in the Irish league, Swedish league, the conference and Serie B. It's beautiful to watch. But be careful, it's not a plug and play. I tried it in a team that did not have the right players and it was a disaster. 

Now onto FM 20 

Recently I put it on and I decided to try it out with Milan just to see how it would work. I replicated everything that I could. For the new stuff I just used common sense. Made the team press moderately in a mid-block and and put counterpressing and counter attacks on. The player roles are the same, only the CMs I made a proper Box to Box. 

I only played  5 games with it in won 4 of them I think. Buonaventura plays as the WM on the right and even though he is not natural in the position, he got a hat trick in the first game. Scored another one in the second game and did nothing in the last two. The WP was Hakan with the hard name - you know him, the turkish guy with good free kicks. He banged a few from range. The AP is some Pedro guy, good all rounder. He scored as well, but mostly from set pieces. The CFs did not get involved much in any of the games, this might need adjustment. Counter attacks were not there, we scored from build up most of the time. But that could be because of the opposition being super defensive.

The main difference from FM 18 is the possession. We are having 58-60% most games even away on FM 20, on FM 18 it was quite a bit lower . This is weird and again, it could be just the opposition. The defence also appears to be more solid. Barely conceded any chances in those games, one was against Lazio iirc. The other main difference is the wing backs involvement. Because they made them so dynamic this year, they are everywhere. Even the FBs gets involved a lot, that was not the case on FM 18. The attacking WB is a constant threat and got a few goals as well. He gets in the box quite a bit, I like it. 

Overall I would say give this a shot! One day I will get bored with FM 18 and play this more and report on this with some seasons behind my back. But I think solid football concepts should be appliable on any FM, so this should work just fine with some little adjustments. 

 

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3 hours ago, Impacto said:

Now onto FM 20 

Recently I put it on and I decided to try it out with Milan just to see how it would work. I replicated everything that I could. For the new stuff I just used common sense. Made the team press moderately in a mid-block and and put counterpressing and counter attacks on. The player roles are the same, only the CMs I made a proper Box to Box. 

I only played  5 games with it in won 4 of them I think. Buonaventura plays as the WM on the right and even though he is not natural in the position, he got a hat trick in the first game. Scored another one in the second game and did nothing in the last two. The WP was Hakan with the hard name - you know him, the turkish guy with good free kicks. He banged a few from range. The AP is some Pedro guy, good all rounder. He scored as well, but mostly from set pieces. The CFs did not get involved much in any of the games, this might need adjustment. Counter attacks were not there, we scored from build up most of the time. But that could be because of the opposition being super defensive.

The main difference from FM 18 is the possession. We are having 58-60% most games even away on FM 20, on FM 18 it was quite a bit lower . This is weird and again, it could be just the opposition. The defence also appears to be more solid. Barely conceded any chances in those games, one was against Lazio iirc. The other main difference is the wing backs involvement. Because they made them so dynamic this year, they are everywhere. Even the FBs gets involved a lot, that was not the case on FM 18. The attacking WB is a constant threat and got a few goals as well. He gets in the box quite a bit, I like it. 

 

 

Can you post a screenshot of your FM 20? You're referencing roles very different from the previous post so just not wanting to guess to much as I read your comments.

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Here you go:

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This is how the tactic looks. This is pretty much the main squad. 

I correct myself, we haven't actually conceded in the last 5 games with this tactic. The team hasn't even learned it yet. 

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The only PI in the whole team is for the AP:

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The rest of tactic looks like this:

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I hope it's all clear now.

Bear in mind, that I have only used this in 5 games, but I did like what I saw. No idea of how it will perform long term, but I really like the way the players on the wings move. I hope this helps :) 

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On 11/08/2020 at 23:56, Impacto said:

Here you go:

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This is how the tactic looks. This is pretty much the main squad. 

I correct myself, we haven't actually conceded in the last 5 games with this tactic. The team hasn't even learned it yet. 

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The only PI in the whole team is for the AP:

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The rest of tactic looks like this:

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I hope it's all clear now.

Bear in mind, that I have only used this in 5 games, but I did like what I saw. No idea of how it will perform long term, but I really like the way the players on the wings move. I hope this helps :) 

I like the set up.

Question: How do you deal with opposition build up? With the feature added for CB distribution(where CB's sit in the box during build up), even though it is helpful to us the users, it also means the AI uses this to the fullest(even small teams utilize it).

I operate the same type of press & block with my CB's, Blind & Veltman, who are not the quickest & i also utilize the PDKD + split block. It works, but we obviously get mauled once in a while by the big boys.

I'm just asking to know how you see your defense acting, albeit how solid your games have been.

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Honestly I can't tell you. I played only 5 games to quickly test it and I barely saw any highlights for the opposition(played on key). But we never played agains the big boys, so who knows. I am having so much fun on FM 18 right now and I haven't played further on this one. Once I play some more I will do a full season update with more details. 

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Alright I finished a season with it and... it's weird. The tactic is fine, we finished 2nd just behind Juventus and we were in contention until the last day. The problem is, it plays nothing like Wenger's invincibles. It's more like Simeone's Atletico tbh. There was no sexy football, the playmakers don't playmake at all and the striker barely does what he is supposed to. He playes as mobile target man at best. The WM is still great, Bonaventura got himself 15 goals, but he was the top goalscorer... for the whole season :( It's sad boys, what can I say. 

The positives are - we were rock solid in defence all season. Finished the season with just 19 goals conceded and 25 clean sheets. We were also on a massive 23 undefeated streak at one time and just two unlucky draws cost us the title. 

Going forward though we were crap. Ended up with just 59 goals in the league. 6 or 7 of those were penalties. We scored a bit from long shots as well. But the pattern of the WP drifting inside and finding the WM with a defence splitting ball that was so awesome in FM 18 is non-existant. Never saw it once. The AP also doesn't do much. I barely touched the tactic whole season, I only gave some PIs to some players - roam and move into channels to the AP, get further forward to the WP and roam to the WM, but not much changed going forward. I briefly tried to press higher up, but it didn't feel right and I dropped it right back. 

Here are some screens:

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Good season anyway. Just not much fun to watch and totally different playing style to the FM 18 version of the tactic

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The most unspectatular set of ratings I've ever seen from my teams :lol:

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The unbeaten streak was a surprise. Not playing in Europe helped for sure. 

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Never in my life have I ever seen those two messages. Not what I expected for sure :D

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Look at this... Kessie is MoM with just 29 completed passes.The team overall has below 400 for the whole game, while Atalanta have 700. Crazy. 

Overall I am very surprised. The tactic is very different in it's current form from what is intended, but it's still a good tactic. If you ever wanted to play like Atletico Madrid, this is a great option :D

I am sure with some tweaks it can improve offensively and maybe with some better players. But yeah, it can't compare to the awesomness of this in FM 18. 

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@Impacto I've generally found trying to set up attacking tactics in FM20 in the same way that would produce lovely football in FM2018 doesn't work and leads to dull football. Tried with something like this and Ozil's Total Football (my FM life has basically been stealing his ideas for the past two/three years) and both are really low on goals (defensively generally excellent, though). No idea what it is about the match engine but so far no adaptation I've tried has worked. Will basically have to end up trying something completely different.

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16 minutes ago, Kolarov's missing tooth said:

@Impacto I've generally found trying to set up attacking tactics in FM20 in the same way that would produce lovely football in FM2018 doesn't work and leads to dull football. Tried with something like this and Ozil's Total Football (my FM life has basically been stealing his ideas for the past two/three years) and both are really low on goals (defensively generally excellent, though). No idea what it is about the match engine but so far no adaptation I've tried has worked. Will basically have to end up trying something completely different.

Thanks for letting me know! I was just about to play around with his Total Football adaptations, but I guess there is no point. It seems that game just behaves very differently with this ME. Very dissapointing. I guess I can always go back to playing FM 18 to enjoy his masterpiece tactics, but it's a shame not being able to do it in FM 20. 

 

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7 minutes ago, Impacto said:

Thanks for letting me know! I was just about to play around with his Total Football adaptations, but I guess there is no point. It seems that game just behaves very differently with this ME. Very dissapointing. I guess I can always go back to playing FM 18 to enjoy his masterpiece tactics, but it's a shame not being able to do it in FM 20. 

 

Wouldn't want to discourage you from trying - it may be I haven't tried something quite simple. I've seen others who look like they've had more success (I think yonko had managed something that worked well). Tbh trying to get decent attacking football is a longstanding issue for me on FM, only managed it a couple of times to my liking. Once was on Fm18, of course!

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Oh no, I am trying it, no worries about that. Just because it won't be the same doesn't mean it can't work and be fun. And who knows, with the right tweaks it might become great. On FM 18 I tried his Pep Guardiola version of peak Barcelona and it never worked. Tweaked a few things and it became amazing. There is always a chance! :lol: 

14 minutes ago, Kolarov's missing tooth said:

Tbh trying to get decent attacking football is a longstanding issue for me on FM, only managed it a couple of times to my liking. Once was on Fm18, of course!

That's interesting, it's always been quite easy for me. Most of the time it's at the expense of conceding a lot, but the goalscoring was enough to balance it out. I've played on attacking as long as I remember. This is one of the reasons I like this and most of Ozil's other tactics - they are attacking, but very well balanced and not game breaking. 

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