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Gengenpressing too good?

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I am playing with FC United. (Pre-Season Prediction 22nd in VNN! in 2018-2019)

I created 3 gegenpressing tactics: 4-1-4-1 DM Wide, 4-2-3-1 Wide, and a custom 4-3-3 wide (replaced DM with DLP-D in MC strata) with default settings.

I used the players on the roster and added a few backup players.....(no one I found to add to team made it into first team when using Quick pick button.)

I played out the first season and came in 7th! Was First in goals scored and 3rd in goals conceded!

This with Strikers and AMRL's with less than 10 finishing.

No Defenders more than 10 pace while playing a very high defensive line.

MC's with lowest tackling and passing in league.

biggest problem was AI teams "Parking the bus" against us even though they were favorites!

I have continued the save into next season....Preseason 14th and are now in 1rst after 15 games!

I brought in slightly better players and tweaked tactics following Assman's advice.....

In game Man U won the PL and Liverpool was runner-up. Champion's Cup winner was Liverpool! Klopp went on to become Real Madrid manager.

Is gegenpressing OP?

 

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I don't know if I would call it OP. 

Liverpool coming 2nd and winning CL with a squad made for gegenpressing. Can't say that it makes gegenpressing OP.

As for LL, I can see that it is very efficient pressing the opponent high and hard considering that lower league players lack good compusure and first touch which will give them very short time trying to handle the ball and do something cobstructive with it. Honestly a high line with slow players does not necessarily mean that you will have a leaky defence. If the opponent only clears the ball with no purpose most of the clearances shoukd be easily handled by most defences. 

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Gegenpressing is strong in real world. Klopp beated Bayern Munich (I am a Bayern supporter so I know this story) in 2010/11 and 2011/12. Heynckes came back to Bayern Munich, adopted Klopp's system and won the triple in 2012/13. That was an impressive demonstration of the power of Gegenpressing. Liverpool's success is another proof of this power. 

Edited by Tom 99

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Funny you should say as much about your 433.

In this 433 thread there are no key passes; no completed dribbles and no chances.  Somehow I feel you should join each other...:D

 

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4 hours ago, Robson 07 said:

Funny you should say as much about your 433.

In this 433 thread there are no key passes; no completed dribbles and no chances.  Somehow I feel you should join each other...:D

 

not necessary, Because the op on that post is also top of the league..

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Yes, I reported on this earlier. Gegenpressing with Liverpool is one thing, but a part-time outfit. I trialled all the pre-sets with a pre-season, unfit, amateur club that I put in Vanarama North. They played lovely football on Gegenpressing - and the Tiki-taka options. There was no end product because the strikers aren't up to it, but the hapless defenders and midfielders were playing lovely stuff. It's not right.

What fanboys responded was 'Yeah, yeah, but they'll be injured and dead on their feet by October, you can't extract any conclusions just from a few friendlies'. Well, the OP has just demonstrated that to be nonsense - these untalented part-timers can keep going all season. It's definitely not right.

So when I launched my real lower league career I opted to avoid those settings and go for a more expected counter-attacking tactic. It definitely needs to be scaled down for lower league sides and anyone who doesn't have a full-time training schedule.

Edited by phnompenhandy

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no it's just the game is too easy tactically and AI clueless even with basic stuff like role selection. best world managers all play with 2 B2B and wingers (playing them on opposite side of their preffered foot) in 433, come on where's the excitment part gone?

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If you have the right players it is a very good tactic. However, you need to rotate heavily (or at least I need to) as it is very intense. I sometimes change my style towards the end of a game, when it is won, to let them relax a bit.

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This is my team:

Results:

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The Assman Reports: (Star Ratings)

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Team Report: Notice I have scored 43 goals! with an avg. Team Finishing stat of 6! and my strikers only at 8!

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Comparison Graphs:

All Positions:

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Defense:

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Midfield:

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Attack:

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The Tactics:

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Please tell me why from the evidence presented you can come to a conclusion other than Gengenpressing is OP?

 

 

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Because there's no scientifical control. How about trying with no team instructions (as a control subject) and with other playing styles?

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1 hour ago, alexcelsior said:

Because there's no scientifical control. How about trying with no team instructions (as a control subject) and with other playing styles?

Hootie, like me, wants to actually play the game we paid for, and we want to enjoy it. We don't want to spend all our time doing experiments to prove what is bleedin' obvious to anyone who's not a one-eyed fanboy.

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2 hours ago, Hootieleece said:

This is my team:

Results:

XZGjW3.jpg

The Assman Reports: (Star Ratings)

945CzZ.jpg

Team Report: Notice I have scored 43 goals! with an avg. Team Finishing stat of 6! and my strikers only at 8!

Pq847m.jpg

Comparison Graphs:

All Positions:

ZUWeEe.jpg

Defense:

dnU8qQ.jpg

Midfield:

grhZtD.jpg

Attack:

y6uIFJ.jpg

The Tactics:

Wli76g.jpg

yaNOsZ.jpg

AcxNRU.jpg

 

Please tell me why from the evidence presented you can come to a conclusion other than Gengenpressing is OP?

 

 


I agree. I also use Gengenpressing with tici taca with my Arsenal team - and i win almost every game 5-0, and the opponent have 0 shoot on target :applause:

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2 minutes ago, phnompenhandy said:

Hootie, like me, wants to actually play the game we paid for, and we want to enjoy it. We don't want to spend all our time doing experiments to prove what is bleedin' obvious to anyone who's not a one-eyed fanboy.

:stop: just stop, he's not a fanboy

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If you're not gonna make an experiment, then don't throw around terms like OP.

And I fail to see the link between my post and what you call being a fanboy, care to enlighten me?

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7 hours ago, Hootieleece said:

This is my team:

Results:

XZGjW3.jpg

The Assman Reports: (Star Ratings)

945CzZ.jpg

Team Report: Notice I have scored 43 goals! with an avg. Team Finishing stat of 6! and my strikers only at 8!

Pq847m.jpg

Comparison Graphs:

All Positions:

ZUWeEe.jpg

Defense:

dnU8qQ.jpg

Midfield:

grhZtD.jpg

Attack:

y6uIFJ.jpg

The Tactics:

Wli76g.jpg

yaNOsZ.jpg

AcxNRU.jpg

 

Please tell me why from the evidence presented you can come to a conclusion other than Gengenpressing is OP?

 

 

Honestly, I wouldn't call this evidence. 

Sure you show that your squad have on average lower attributes than the league average, however it does not give information about the actual players playing. 

If you are able to create good chances you are less dependent on good finish, also finishing is just one of several attributes that decides the ability to put away chances. 

I still stand on my point that if your squad have relatively better attributes for gegenpressing than the opponent have composure and technical skills on the ball you will be able to stress them enough to win the ball back. 

I believe your results are more dependent on you choosing the correct formation and player selection rather than it is just to choose gegenpressing and you cruise home the title no matter level. 

Lastly, this is pure speculation on my behalf, but the managers in lower leauge are not good. I don't know if this has anything to say, but in my world a lower quality manager would have more trouble adapting to the opponent than a top manager. This is pure speculative though.  

Edited by MarcusCarl

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I have to agree with many here. I was wrong it isn't Gengenpressing that is the problem...…I think. I speculate it is the AI's inability to use more specialist roles and adapt to the Human Players ability to Tailor team and roles better.

 

I conducted a short experiment (not a lot of time to do a proper experiment) with my Current Team. I had the AI ASSMAN Manager use the 4-2-3-1 Wide with the same players with both TI's on and off for 8 games (about a month) from 12/28/2019 to 2/2/2020.

The outcome is remarkably close:

Starting Situation:

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AI with TI's:

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AI without TI's:

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Team without TI's Situation at end:

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Team with TI's Retained first place because of more wins. (Forgot Screenshot)

 

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I just am beginning to find the ability to create powerhouses out of hapless teams a little outrageous even as it validates my ego.

I remember my struggles with FM14...but then I log about 1000 hrs per FM

It is the same as creating a Huge Empire as an OPM in EUIV...…..

 

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4 hours ago, Hootieleece said:

I just am beginning to find the ability to create powerhouses out of hapless teams a little outrageous even as it validates my ego.

I remember my struggles with FM14...but then I log about 1000 hrs per FM

It is the same as creating a Huge Empire as an OPM in EUIV...…..

 

In my experiments with the pre-set tactics with a lower league team, I found that the more 'traditional' tactics for poor teams were not overpowered, eg Route One, Direct Counter-Attack. So to make my lower league career challenging I'm disciplining myself to avoid "exploit" pre-set tactics, formations and roles. I'm sticking to what feels realistic to me and as a result I'm delighted to be really struggling!!!

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I was playing gegenpress with Napoli and it is understatment to say I failed miserably so I don't think it's OP at all.

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2 hours ago, luka_ said:

I was playing gegenpress with Napoli and it is understatment to say I failed miserably so I don't think it's OP at all.

Believe it or not, it's not all about you. Napoli is up against some of the best clubs in the world. This thread is about a part-time 6th tier team that should not be fit and skilful enough to succeed with the tactic.

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18 minutes ago, phnompenhandy said:

Believe it or not, it's not all about you. Napoli is up against some of the best clubs in the world. This thread is about a part-time 6th tier team that should not be fit and skilful enough to succeed with the tactic.

Believe it or not, this thread is called "Gegenpressing too good" and in the OP there is an example of Liverpool and how good they are in the game. So based on my expirence gegenpresing is not overpowered. And anyway when you play with ****** team in a ****** level of football, all other teams are also **** so why wouldn't you be able to play this way and get results?

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I've played 3 seasons with Lazio. I'm in april of the 3rd season.

Liverpool won the last 2 CL

I went to the final of CL last year, lost against Liverpool

In a month i will play the second CL final in a row...against Liverpool, third in a row for them.

I'm champion in Serie A, 92 pts in 35 games....

The last CL final i've lost against Liverpool is the only CL game ive lost for the past 2 seasons

We both use Gegenpress...and we both dominate the world....

Clearly unrealistic, one dimensional and ME bug...

 

 

 

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On 06/11/2018 at 15:41, Hootieleece said:

I am playing with FC United. (Pre-Season Prediction 22nd in VNN! in 2018-2019)

I created 3 gegenpressing tactics: 4-1-4-1 DM Wide, 4-2-3-1 Wide, and a custom 4-3-3 wide (replaced DM with DLP-D in MC strata) with default settings.

I used the players on the roster and added a few backup players.....(no one I found to add to team made it into first team when using Quick pick button.)

I played out the first season and came in 7th! Was First in goals scored and 3rd in goals conceded!

This with Strikers and AMRL's with less than 10 finishing.

No Defenders more than 10 pace while playing a very high defensive line.

MC's with lowest tackling and passing in league.

biggest problem was AI teams "Parking the bus" against us even though they were favorites!

I have continued the save into next season....Preseason 14th and are now in 1rst after 15 games!

I brought in slightly better players and tweaked tactics following Assman's advice.....

In game Man U won the PL and Liverpool was runner-up. Champion's Cup winner was Liverpool! Klopp went on to become Real Madrid manager.

Is gegenpressing OP?

 

It's intresting. Could you upload your tactics? Or show PIs?

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14 hours ago, LeonardSnart said:

It's intresting. Could you upload your tactics? Or show PIs?

They are above already in a post in this thread from November 7th.

but they are stock(default) tactics you can create just by choosing gegenpressing when starting a new tactic.

That is why I started this thread.

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