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Ever wanted help with your tactics, well you've come to the right place, theres threads made everyday, e.g.

"What formation shall I play?", "Shall I play x there?", plus many other scenarios, hopefully people will help you on this thread, so it would help if you post your whole team/playing team/available players and your current formation, thanks. :)

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alright so my team is facing fluctuating form somewhat (w/l/w/l/d/w) something like that.

here is my team

-------------------------Carrizo (GK 90)---------------------

Cicinho (RB 90)-----J. Miranda (CB 89)--E. Thiago Silva (CB 89)---J. Vargas (LB 90)

-------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Barnetta(RW, 90)---M, Hamsik (CM 90)---- N, Kranjcar(AM 91)-- Richarylson (LM, 90)

---------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------Pogrebnyak (CF, 91)------- Adriano (Fwd 91)------------

Subs:

Diego Alves (GK 88)

G. Obertan ( F / W 86)

D. Criscito (Cb/Lb 88)

F. Wagner (W/ AM 89)

G. Medel (DM/ RB 87)

okay so this is roughly my team, and the average FIRST XI rating is 90 which is quite good in my div (div 2 in a game world ). yet im languishing in mid table and only few points away from relegation zone.

can any 1 offer some advice? =D thanks in advance

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playing style normally would be

tackling style : hard

mentality : attacking

passing style : short

attacking style : mixed

tempo : fast

pressing : all over/own half

all these coupled with

counter attack

men-behind ball

tight marking

target man

my target man would usually be pogrebnyak or adriano.

and if i do use playmaker sometimes, it would be kranjcar

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I would consider maybe changing your passing style to direct in order to get the ball straight to your forwards, as these are your best players.

Other than that I would keep it the same, but drop the target man and counter attacking.

One thing to try and do if you do gat a short rough patch is to trust your tactics and ride it out, because your form will be even more erratic if you keep chopping and changing too much.

I usually restrict myself to a handful of formations (no more than 3), and build the depth of my squad aound that. It just gives you more tactical options, and can keep other managers on their toes. Don't however, change your formation just for the sake of it. If you are having success with one formation then stick with it unless you feel you need to counter a specific manager, and thats where the element of suprise will come in!

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This would largely depend on the other players in your squad. i.e how much depth do you have?

If you just have the players that you have listed then you have a problem, because you are kind of stuck with 4-4-2, and have no depth.

A good rule of thumb is to have a first teamer and a reserve for each position; so in a 3-5-2 you would have 6 CBs in your squad, 2 DMs, 4CMs, 2LMs or Ws, 2 RMs or Ws, 2 AMs and 4 Fs or CFs. You have the AMs as well because this then enables you to switch naturally between 3-5-2 and 3-4-1-2. If you also get a couple of each type of full back too this then pretty much opens up all the formations for you to use at your leisure.

I ideally aim in my best squads for the first choice player to be rated 91 or above, and then the squad players (they're replacements) to be rated 90. If what you have listed is all you have I would lose some of the quality personally, and aim to start all over again, getting some depth along the way. If you sell some of your quality players now and replace them with young risers you will have a good qaulity squad with depth in no time.

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i was wondering which formation and tactics work best against a team that has a lot of NMF, injured and suspended players.

Im in a GC and my next game is against a bigish team who have a SMFA champions league thing the day before our game. I do not have a large selection of players, however usually play a 3-5-2 with counter attack as nearly every team is unmanaged and i heard this counters the standard 4-4-2 (im doing pretty well in the league, 3rd with 9 games left.)

If someone could confirm that as well as help my initial request id be very happy!

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I've read a lot of tactic threads here and I still can't decide on the following two tactics, can I have your opinions please (defence and attack are the same in both, the attacker is Anelka F 92)

4-5-1 defensive:

-------------------------------------------Zanetti(DM 94)------------------------------------------------

-----Arteta(RM/LM 91)-----Ambrosini(CM/DM 92)-----Marcos Senna(DM/CM 94)-----Guardado(LM/LB 91)-----

the tactics would probably be:

tackling: normal

mentality: not sure, probably normal

passing: not sure, probably mixed

att style: through the mid

tempo: not sure, probably normal

pressing: all over

counter attacks: not sure, depends on tempo

men behind: not sure

tight marking: no

offside trap: no

playmaker: yes, Marcos Senna (or maybe Zanetti)

target man: no

Problems: only 1 player (a F) in front of the CM's so I'm not sure what kind of passing should I play and how easy/hard would be to score goals.

4-2-3-1:

-----------------Zanetti(DM 94)------Marcos Senna(DM/CM 94)---------

------------------------------------------------------------------------

----Arteta(RM/LM 91)-------Alex(AM/LM 92)-------Guardado(LM/LB 91)----

the tactics would probably be:

tackling: normal

mentality: normal

passing: short or mixed

att style: through the mid

tempo: fast

pressing: all over

counter attacks: yes

men behind: yes

tight marking: yes

offside trap: no

playmaker: yes, Marcos Senna

target man: no

Problems: My wingers are not W but RM/LM, Guardado's secondary is even LB so I think they may be too defensively oriented for this formation and will not play well.

I hope someone takes the time to analyze this and helps me. :) Cheers.

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hey mate i need help with my tactics, i've tryed everything i just don't win. i read your post it seems like u can really help me. plzz

this is my team:

CANIZARES, SantiagoGk 38 90

ABIDAL, ÉricLB 29 94

TONETTO, MaxLB/LM 33 90

ZAMBROTTA, GianlucaRB/LB 31 94

MATERAZZI, MarcoCB 35 91

AYALA, RobertoCB 35 90

RICHARDS, MicahCB/RB 20 90

DUNNE, RichardCB/RB 29 90

CAMORANESI, MauroRM/CM 32 93

WRIGHT-PHILLIPS, ShaunRM/Wing 27 90

MAKELELE, ClaudeDM 35 92

VAN BRONCKHORST, GiovanniDM/LB 33 92

KOMPANY, VincentDM/CB 22 90

JUNINHO, PernambucanoCM/AM 33 94

SNEIJDER, WesleyCM/AM 24 94

SEEDORF, ClarenceAM/CM 32 94

ELANO, BlumerAM/RM 27 91

ROBINHO, SouzaWing/Fwd 24 95

PETROV, MartinWing/Fwd 29 91

NÉMETH, KrisztiánFwd 19 81

VAN NISTELROOY, RuudCF 32 96

KANOUTE, Frédéric CF 31 94

hope you can help. thank you

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Hey, i would play 4-3-1-2, also get a better goalkeeper and better centre backs.

Canizares

Zambrotta Richards Materazzi Abidal

Juninho Sneijder Seedorf

Robinho

Van Nistelrooy Kanoute

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wht about my team style wht should tht be?

I would do counter attack and anything else you want. ;)

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nah mate thanks for the help

Also do pressing all over and maybe mentality attacking. ;)

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Hi, my team is on a frustrating run of three straight defeats. Doesnt sound that bad, but the team did really well last season and now they struggle to win. I blame it on the fact I spent about £50m on players during the close season. Ive tried 4-3-3 wingers and 3-4-1-2 and my results have been 2-0 loss, 4-2 loss, and 2-1 loss. Here is my squad

GKs

Joe Hart 21/89

LBs

Marcelo 20/90

Gareth Bale 19/87 (Sus 2)

RBs

Chris Gunter 19/85

CBs

Matt Upson 29/89

Ronald Zubar 23/88

David Wheater 21/88

Curtis Davies 23/87

Ds

Jan Vertonghen 21/88

RMs

Stephen Ireland 22/89

CMs

Luka Modric 23/91

Leiva Lucas 21/88 (Inj)

Mark Noble 21/88

Michael Johnson 20/87

Gelson Fernandes 22/87

Jamie O'Hara 22/86

Aaron Ramsey 17/84

Wings

Antonio Valencia 23/88

Axel Witsel 19/88

Fwds

Stevan Jovetic 19/88

Darren Bent 24/88

Victor Anichebe 20/87

Fraizer Campbell 21/85

Ched Evans 19/83

Amr Zaki 25/88

Eren Derdiyok 20/86

Out on loan:

Marko Marin LM

Bold are new signings

Derdiyok is soon to be leaving in p/e for a midfielder.

Please help, I won the cup last season but now Im bottom of the league.

Edited with loans

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Hi' date=' my team is on a frustrating run of three straight defeats. Doesnt sound that bad, but the team did really well last season and now they struggle to win. I blame it on the fact I spent about £50m on players during the close season. Ive tried 4-3-3 wingers and 3-4-1-2 and my results have been 2-0 loss, 4-2 loss, and 2-1 loss. Here is my squad

GKs

Joe Hart 21/89

LBs

Marcelo 20/90

[b']Gareth Bale 19/87 (Sus 2)[/b]

RBs

Chris Gunter 19/85

CBs

Matt Upson 29/89

Ronald Zubar 23/88

David Wheater 21/88

Curtis Davies 23/87

Ds

Jan Vertonghen 21/88

RMs

Stephen Ireland 22/89

CMs

Luka Modric 23/91

Leiva Lucas 21/88 (Inj)

Mark Noble 21/88

Michael Johnson 20/87

Gelson Fernandes 22/87

Jamie O'Hara 22/86

Aaron Ramsey 17/84

Wings

Antonio Valencia 23/88

Axel Witsel 19/88

Fwds

Stevan Jovetic 19/88

Darren Bent 24/88

Victor Anichebe 20/87

Fraizer Campbell 21/85

Ched Evans 19/83

Amr Zaki 25/88

Eren Derdiyok 20/86

Bold are new signings

Derdiyok is soon to be leaving in p/e for a midfielder.

Please help, I won the cup last season but now Im bottom of the league.

I would try the basic 4-4-2:

Hart

Vertonghen Upson Wheater Marcelo

Ireland Noble Modric Valencia

Bent Jovetic

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I would try the basic 4-4-2:

Hart

Vertonghen Upson Wheater Marcelo

Ireland Noble Modric Valencia

Bent Jovetic

Kk thanks for the help. I'll let you know how they get on this Wednesday. Also I sent Marin out on loan. Should I recall him?

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Hi All,

I've created a customer league for work with the best 18 in Europe. Unfortunately I got Ath. Madrid randomly and I just can't win! 3 games in, 3 games lost. I normally play 3-5-2. Here are my players.

GK

COUPET, Grégory

LEO FRANCO, Noeren

Defence

ANTONIO LOPEZ, Guerrero

PERNIA, Mariano

SEITARIDIS, Giourkas

UJFALUSI, Tomás

HEITINGA, John

PEREA, Luis

PABLO, Ibáñez

MACH, Petr

MD/WING

MAXI RODRIGUEZ, Pablo

PAULO ASSUNCAO, da Silva

RAUL GARCIA, Escudero

MANICHE, Nuno

MIGUEL DE LAS CUEVAS, Ángel

ANDREWS, Keith

DAVID SILVA, Josué

SIMAO, Sabrosa

LUIS GARCIA, Javier

Forwards

AGUERO, Sergio

FORLAN, Diego

DI NATALE, Antonio

RONALDO, Luiz

SAND, José

FELIPE, Almeida

Youth Team

THIAGO CARLETO, Alves

DZAGOEV, Alan

WILLIANS SANTANA, Santos

BURZAC, Marcelo

MANNSTROM, Sebastian

RYZHOV, Dmitri

PAMIC , Alen

The players in bold are the ones from my first 11. I generally play short passing, hard tackling, closing down in own half with a target man and normal speed.

A note thou maxi rod is about to be sold for a wedge of cash and nani and I'm hoping I've got a deal set up to get robinho as a straight swap for aguero.

Any tips? I'm thinknig about just going 3-3-4 all out attack for my next match against real madrid but not certain yet.

Thanks in advance

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To be honest, until changes are made to the result generator, i don;t think it matters what formation you play, or what players you have, or what tactics you use....it's all chance from what i can tell anyway.

Roll of the old dice is what decides if you win or lose, pure luck.

You will get a run of wins at some point, then that same formation, tactics and team will go on a run of loses..and there is nothing you can do about it.

:(

Has anyone ever lost a game that they actually deserved to lose? Not sure i have. All my loses come in games where i batter the opposition - in every dept, but still lose. When i win, i'm usually the one thats been battered. Strange.

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im in first divison say tactic ggood to me .

Int

Int

VAN NISTELROOY, Ruud CFCF 32 96

£6.9M £20.0M 30 Jan 0.00 0(0) 0 2 yrs £75,200 0 0 0 0 Right 100

Int

RIQUELME, Juan Román AM-CMAM/CM 30 95

£7.8M £23.5M 08 Jan 0.00 0(0) 0 3 yrs £76,000 0 0 0 0 Right 100

Int

KANOUTE, Frédéric CFCF 31 94

£6.6M £10.2M - 0.00 0(0) 0 2 yrs £45,500 0 0 0 0 Right 98

Sus

DEL PIERO, Alessandro F-AMFwd/AM 34 93

£3.6M £3.3M - 0.00 0(0) 0 4 yrs £46,500 0 0 0 0 Both 100

Int

MAXI RODRIGUEZ, Pablo RM-AMRM/AM 27 93

£8.5M £17.9M 05 Dec 0.00 0(0) 0 2 yrs £45,000 0 0 0 0 Right 100

Int

BOSINGWA, José RBRB 26 93

£9.1M £25.1M 03 Dec 0.00 0(0) 0 2 yrs £44,500 0 0 0 0 Right 91

Inj

NIHAT, Kahveci F-AMFwd/AM 28 92

£7.2M £8.3M - 0.00 0(0) 0 3 yrs £59,185 0 0 0 0 Right 60

Int

HITZLSPERGER, Thomas CM-LMCM/LM 26 92

£8.4M £14.7M - 0.00 0(0) 0 1 yrs £44,000 0 0 0 0 Left 100

Int

TYMOSCHUK, Anatoly DM-CMDM/CM 29 92

£6.7M £10.4M - 0.00 0(0) 0 2 yrs £45,000 0 0 0 0 Right 100

Int

UJFALUSI, Tomás CB-RBCB/RB 30 92

£6.1M £7.9M 01 Dec 0.00 0(0) 0 3 yrs £45,500 0 0 0 0 Both 97

Int

BORDON, Marcelo CBCB 32 92

£5.0M £6.5M - 0.00 0(0) 0 1 yrs £45,000 0 0 0 0 Both 100

Int

GROSSO, Fabio LB-LMLB/LM 30 92

£6.1M £7.9M - 0.00 0(0) 0 4 yrs £45,500 0 0 0 0 Left 100

ABd

KALLSTROM, Kim CM-AMCM/AM 26 91

£7.7M £10.7M - 0.00 0(0) 0 2 yrs £44,000 0 0 0 0 Left 100

Int

MIGUEL VELOSO, Luís DM-CBDM/CB 22 91

£8.7M £15.7M - 0.00 0(0) 0 3 yrs £45,000 0 0 0 0 Left 100

TBd

ARANGO, Juan LM-AMLM/AM 28 91

£6.6M £8.0M - 0.00 0(0) 0 1 yrs £45,000 0 0 0 0 Left 100

-

VAN BUYTEN, Daniel CBCB 30 91

£5.6M £5.3M - 0.00 0(0) 0 3 yrs £44,000 0 0 0 0 Right 100

Int

JAASKELAINEN, Jussi GGk 33 91

£3.5M £4.6M - 0.00 0(0) 0 3 yrs £45,500 0 0 0 0 Right 100

-

HENRIQUE, Adriano Buss CB-RBCB/RB

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Re: Tactics Help Thread

Need some suggestions on a formation for my young squad, I have a few 90 rated players who are 27 years old or older but am going to just using my youth players.

My Youth Squad - http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7238/lyonqk1.jpg

I was going to go with a 4 - 4 - 2

GK - Sergio Asenjo

RB - Roberto Canella

CB - Vidrio

CB - Breno

LB - Cesar Azpilicueta

W - Witsel

CM - Dzagoev

CM - Nuri

W - Alexis Sanchez

CF - Derdiyok

F - Benzema

Substitutes:

G - Silva

RB/LB - Gunter

RM - Villaluz

LM/W - Marin

F/AM - Jovetic

Tackling - Hard

Mentality - Normal

Passing Style - Direct

Attacking Style - Mixed

Tempo - Fast

Pressing - Own Half

Play Style - Counter Attack | Tight Marking

Thanks for any help.

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To be honest' date=' until changes are made to the result generator, i don;t think it matters what formation you play, or what players you have, or what tactics you use....it's all chance from what i can tell anyway.

Roll of the old dice is what decides if you win or lose, pure luck.

You will get a run of wins at some point, then that same formation, tactics and team will go on a run of loses..and there is nothing you can do about it.

:(

Has anyone ever lost a game that they actually deserved to lose? Not sure i have. All my loses come in games where i batter the opposition - in every dept, but still lose. When i win, i'm usually the one thats been battered. Strange.[/quote']

Ok cheers dude

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To be honest' date=' until changes are made to the result generator, i don;t think it matters what formation you play, or what players you have, or what tactics you use....it's all chance from what i can tell anyway.

Roll of the old dice is what decides if you win or lose, pure luck.

You will get a run of wins at some point, then that same formation, tactics and team will go on a run of loses..and there is nothing you can do about it.

:(

Has anyone ever lost a game that they actually deserved to lose? Not sure i have. All my loses come in games where i batter the opposition - in every dept, but still lose. When i win, i'm usually the one thats been battered. Strange.[/quote']

I wouldn't of paid for membership and two leagues if I would know that really but not to worry :(

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