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  1. Re: Sir Metz's SoccerManager Guide to Football/Soccer.

    I would have a normal tempo, mixed attacking style and normal tackling style. If you have used the counter attack in the past and remember having success then you can use it if you want. I wouldn't use tight marking with offsides trap in any formation, because you risk having your players be too close to the offensive player for the trap to work....you want the other teams forwards to get away from your defenders to get offsides if that makes sense.

  2. Re: Sir Metz's SoccerManager Guide to Football/Soccer.

    Sorry to ask again but another crucial match my opponant has been using 3-5-2 formation (with number 8 in the formation making a forward run) with these instructions :

    Tackling Style: Normal

    Mentality: Defensive

    Passing Style: Direct

    Attacking Style: Mixed

    Tempo: Normal

    Pressing: Own Half

    Play Style: Counter-Attack

    I'm also away from home and have an 89 average to their 87' date=' good luck:).[/quote']

    If they are trying to pack it in on defense and get in behind, I would try and do the same to them. Go with a 4-5-1, but use an attacking mid however, instead of a DM. Use the AM as a playmaker and the CF as a target man. Normal mentality, mixed passing, play offsides trap, and defend own half. Hopefully with them using direct passing, and you having 5 mids and 4 backs, plus the offsides trap, you can get the ball right back easily, and then spring an attack on them.

  3. Re: Sir Metz's SoccerManager Guide to Football/Soccer.

    Aryaman...Sorry man!! I got busy and must have missed you post :o

    Here is my suggestion though:


    Ramos-Terry-Juan- Bastos



    Use a regular 4-4-2 formation, with men behind ball, tight marking, own half, playmaker as Gerrard, Target man as Villa or Eto’o (Use both target man and playmaker), have the LM and RM make runs down the flanks, mixed passing, normal tempo, normal mentality, corner taker as Robben, and Penalty taker as Gerrard.

    You can also try having Alonso make a run back into the DM role, and Gerrard make a run into the AM role, however I haven’t tried this out myself yet. I think it woud work, but I don’t know how it will work with the game simulator, but it may help you be more dangerous in the attack, while still being strong defensively since you have Alonse at DM. If you do this, I would not have the LM and RM make runs down the flanks however, or you may open youself up to the counter attack.

  4. Re: Sir Metz's SoccerManager Guide to Football/Soccer.

    I would go with a defensive minded counter attacking style formation yourself, such as a 4-5-1 defensive. Use a counter attack and target man, maybe try and use direct passing... otherwise, if you want to try and play them straight up, even though your players are fatigued, try using a 3-5-2 or similar formation

  5. Re: Formation and Tactics for my team?

    I would try a 4-2-2-2 formation if your looking to be a more attacking style team. Depending on the league/level you are in and the ability of other teams, you may want to go with a more defensive style formation, such as a 4-5-1 (Defensive)

    If you want me to go though and put player names to the formation I can do that too, but just put the best rated player in the best fitting position :)

  6. Re: Schalke Tactics

    I would use a 4-2-2-2 Formation







    Use Huntelaar as a Target Man, Raul as a Playmaker and have attacking style as Down both Flanks. Mixed passing, normal tempo, tight marking, huntelaar as pen taker.

    As far as players to buy, you may want to look for LM and RM position players, as your squad is loaded with wingers, but no actual LM's and RM's.

    I'm not the best player advice person however, just tactics I suppose, so I'm not going to recommend a player to get specifically lol

  7. Re: Sir Metz's SoccerManager Guide to Football/Soccer.

    Cheers mate' date=' but why shouldn't I opt for an attacking mentality ?[/quote']

    I went with a normal mentality because you said you have been using an attacking mentality. If you think an attacking mentality will work better or wish to try that, by all means do so....

    The only concern with an attacking mentality I have (which isnt a big concern to be honest) would be that your team would force the ball up to your CF/Target man too quickly. If he gets the ball too soon he will not have any support from the midfield and it would almost be like you are giving the ball right back to the defense since the defense would then only have to mark one guy. This will have your team possess the ball a little more before trying to have a shot and maybe allow you to get a better chance going forward when you have your entire midfield and forward going at goal instead of groups at a time...

    -I guess I am trying to slow down the tempo of the game by changing the mentality...but I wouldn't use a slow tempo, or your team will be slow at getting forward.

  8. Re: Help!

    Try a combination of the two formations, a 4-5-1.

    Use your normal back four from the 4-4-2, your normal 5 midfielders from your 3-5-2 and then use your best forward, preferrably a CF-Llorente or Cole, unless a Fwd has a much higher rating.

    Then you can hopefully have the stronger defense of the 4-4-2, but the midfield attacking and creative ability of having 5 in the middle...

    Yes, you only have one forward, however in the 4-4-2 you have 6 attacking players which is the same in the 4-5-1. Although you have 7 attacking players in the 3-5-2, if your losing with that formation now it may be becuase you do not have enough defenders...so looking at it defensivly, you have 8 defenders in a 3-5-2, yet you have 9 with the 4-5-1, boosting your defensive capabilities.

    I hope this helps/makes sense

  9. Re: Sir Metz's SoccerManager Guide to Football/Soccer.

    @Aryaman.sanganeria: Please repost the squad with player ratings and positions and I would be happy to help you. Unfortunatly don’t have the time to look all of that up for everyone everytime I go to help them with tactics :/

    @Dudeskin8: I would use a 4-5-1 mentality, with an AM and not a DM. If you have the personnel to fit the formation, use it with playmaker as AM, target man as CF and tight marking. Press own half, and normal tackling, normal mentality, mixed passing (or through the middle if you have CM, AM, CF 90 rated or higher), and normal tempo. Have your outside mids make runs down the sideline because they only have three defenders in the back. By having players wide, you will hopefully cause their two outside backs to have to stretch wide and leave your CF one on one against the CB…always a good chance of a goal with that.

    @philippeNguyen and Federico Macheda: I still cannot geet it to work, because of the … in the middle of the link, removing the extra http:// isn’t helping me :/ When I get rid of that it takes me to a gateway page and says the link can’t be found. If it works on your computer…then we can both agree that my gateway computer sucks big time and that I need to get a new computer lol ‘till then, I need a new link to see the squad unfortunately…

  10. Re: Best tactics for these Barcelona players!

    I might use a 4-5-1 formation.

    Use your normal back four




    Tackle: Normal

    Mentality: Attacking

    Passing: Mixed or through the middle (Since you have Kaka, Xavi and Mascherano in the middle, plus Villa up top, and your play maker and target man are centered in the pitch)

    Attacking: Mixed

    Tempo: Normal

    Pressing: Own Half

    Playmaker (Kaka), target man (Villa)

    If your still reallly reallly trying to get some goals, you have have your LM and RM make runs down the sideline, use a mixed passing style, and hope for some extra crosses and scoring chances from that.

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