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  1. Agreed entirely, it's like other detailed stats such as height; in my experience it seems to have no significant impact whatsoever regarding tailoring tactics to suit minor edges that you look to exploit. For instance there have been times where I use a guy up front who's 6"3+ like Dzeko and he has been up against Mascherano - one of the smallest players in the game who can be used in the CB position and we have had no joy whatsoever from crosses after watching text commentary. It seems that the only factors that the engine takes into consideration are your formation, ratings & condition in relation to the opposition.
  2. Re: Scottish Championship 1 - Season #28 with Rangers, a tactical analysis right... ok.
  3. Re: Players' condition. Does it matter?
  4. Re: Tactics Help Please I've guided my side to a few trophies by going with 4-2-3-1, hard/attacking/mixed/down both flanks/fast/all over + tight marking offside trap use target man It never lets me down If your opponents might match you up with 4231 then do 4-3-3 wingers w/ hard/v.attacking/mixed/DBF/fast/all over + counter/men behind ball/playmaker/target man And if they do 4-3-3 wingers, go 5-4-1 default w/ counter/men behind ball/target man
  5. Re: Scottish Championship 1 - Season #28 with Rangers, a tactical analysis Hey man, I don't know if you recall, but a few months ago I replied to your match report to discuss the impact of red cards, and I was a bit sceptical about the engine. Well now I'm absolutely convinced that red cards make no significant difference whatsoever. I was losing 1-0, 11 v 11, 20mins later I'm down to 9 men and end up winning 3-1 (go figure), and to bolster my claims (as well as adding to the hilarity of the situation), I remember a specific attack where my CAM (Pastore - red carded at this point), was crossing a ball into the box, but instead of the text saying 'Pastore', it went something like this "player______delivers the ball into the box" That's one brilliant match engine they got! Just erase the guy's name but the coding will always be programmed for 11 v 11 regardless! I'm not being critical or taking the pi$$, but in a way I'm glad I witnessed something like this because I think my theory has finally been proved correct. GL to your teams, keep the train running
  6. Re: Squad Opinions UPDATE! 89 - Begovic 78 - Martinez 90 - Danilo Luiz 89 - De Sciglio 90 - Kolarov 88 - Ghoulam (sold Moreno to get him' date=' young talented LB) 90 - Ranocchia 89 - Mangala 89 - Smalling 88 - Schar 90 - Henderson 89 - Carvalho 89 - Schneiderlin 88 - Wanyama 90 - Pastore 90 - Coutinho 90 - Roberto Firmino 89 - Tadic 89 - Sterling 89 - Barkley 89 - Sigurdsson 88 - Thauvin (Marseille, young star) 90 - Lukaku 88 - Morata 86 - Mitrovic (Anderlecht, young 20 y/o, 6"3, talented striker) + 84 - Charlie Austin (very cheap, 25 and he will deff rise so worth a little gamble) I appreciate everyone's advice, and this squad is [b']far[/b] from finished! Still more work to do
  7. Re: Memphis Depay Dilema I'm surprised that you are having all this success by just using one system. If that was me (I also rate Depay btw) I would look to rotate players to keep them fresh and change my system to 4-3-3 wingers to present the opportunity to put him on left/right flank, and see how he plays. When you take him back out of the side, you can go back to 5-3-2. 4-3-3 wingers hard/very attacking/mixed/down both flanks/fast/all over counter attack/men behind ball/play maker/target man use depay as playmaker & set piece taker for the best results
  8. Re: Counter formations I don't really agree with posting squads in a thread which is specifically regarding counter formations. Also, the team selection isn't that relevant, it's not hard to pick the best players for their respective positions. It's the tactics which are most important. It's not a dig at you personally, I'm annoyed at everyone who has done the same thing. Vs 4-3-3 wingers I win a lot of games w/ 5-4-1 the team instructions are all normal/mixed for playing style, I like 'counter attacks', 'men behind ball' & 'target man'
  9. Re: Scottish Championship 1 - Season #28 with Rangers, a tactical analysis Next Opponents: 4-2-3-1 (attacking mentality) For a while, I was having some joy with 4-3-3 wingers, going down both flanks and counter attacking. However recently I'd lost a couple of games and they were quite one-sided vs similar strength sides. This time I plan on switching it up with a defensive 5-4-1, placing emphasis on my fullbacks being disciplined and going backwards more often than not, whilst overcrowding the middle of the park in order to dominate possession. Would love to get your thoughts on this. Do you agree/disagree? Do you see any logic in this method? Cheers Again, sorry if it looks like I'm hijacking your thread, Tac, it's just that I'm unsure about my next match, and I know that like-minded guys such as yourself are pretty knowledgeable with this stuff so I felt it was worth sharing
  10. Re: Scottish Championship 1 - Season #28 with Rangers, a tactical analysis Nice result. I also noticed that you mentioned the sending off. I must admit, from experience, sending offs make absolutely no significant difference to the flow of matches. If we're dominant and calling the shots, and then my player goes in studs showing out of the blue and gets his marching orders, we remain dominant and sometimes go on to score a couple more! Interested to get your thoughts on this.
  11. Re: Scottish Championship 1 - Season #28 with Rangers, a tactical analysis
  12. Re: Scottish Championship 1 - Season #28 with Rangers, a tactical analysis YEEAHHHHHH! Get in there! "You can shove your better players up your ****"
  13. Re: Scottish Championship 1 - Season #28 with Rangers, a tactical analysis Although I've done ok I think, there are still things I'm trying to learn and get to grips with, but one philosophy I've gathered so far, is if you have weaker players, make sure you have your opponents matched/outnumbered in the center of the pitch (probably explains why most of my wins vs 4-3-3 wingers were with the 5-4-1), and try to make sure there's a decent contrast in your instructions, compared with the opposition. For example, if they are normal + attacking, I opt for hard + defensive. Obviously if your players are better, it's totally fine if you play it safe and match them up as much as possible, or even switching to your favourite system if you have one. I'm also a keen advocate of trial and error. I love experimenting and trying new things to assemble fresh information with regards to solid counter styles. In addition to this we have the knowledgeable guys on the forum like yourself with new ideas to propose. Didn't want to go off on a tangent, but I'm prone to that sometimes!
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