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  1. if you've been using 2 central midfielders, AMR,...

    if you've been using 2 central midfielders, AMR, AML and 2 strikers, you've got the beating of 3-4-3. Use forward arrows on your AMR and AML, attack down the flanks, pass short and mark zonally....
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    When you come up against laterally asymmetric...

    When you come up against laterally asymmetric formations, you must attack down his weaker side. If you don't, and if he is strong in other areas, you are likely to draw blanks.
  3. Lost for ideas - interactive tactical tutor(ask to know)

    So, you've tried it all and it's to no avail. You're now running dry on ideas. What do you find the toughest 'conventional' formation? I bet most would say 4-1-2-1-2(narrow diamond). The engine has...
  4. 442 flat, defensive, down the flanks, counter is...

    442 flat, defensive, down the flanks, counter is a good counter for stronger oppo playing 4-5-1. well done tho. the dynamics of your formation is similar. ur wide midfielders will have had a field...
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    don't bother with special abilities. 50 skill...

    don't bother with special abilities. 50 skill points is worth 3.3 in player quality. Would you rather your player have 30 shooting ability or be a fk specialist with 20 shooting ability? Use the...
  6. Thread: Facing a 4-3W-3

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    go 3-4-1-2(that's 3 DC, 4 across midfield, 1 AMC...

    go 3-4-1-2(that's 3 DC, 4 across midfield, 1 AMC and 2 strikers) and mark zonally, or 3-1-4-1-1(3 DC, 1 DMC, 4 across midfield, AMC, ST) and mark man for man.
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    higher rating does not mean better performance....

    higher rating does not mean better performance. Some players are perennial underachievers. I had a scout CB when I was on level 5, my first ever scout player(bought him when he was 3 points off 6th...
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    if the opponent is far too good, say you're 40...

    if the opponent is far too good, say you're 40 something and he's 50 something, go for 3 centre-halves, 2 wing backs, 2 central midfielders, a central attacking midfielder and 2 strikers....
  9. I tend to sell the freebie youth player to raise...

    I tend to sell the freebie youth player to raise some $ and release the 3/4 star 'un. 15-24 tokens just not worth it for me.
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    To press whole pitch, you need more players in...

    To press whole pitch, you need more players in the opposition half than your own half.
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    narrow diamond yields mixed results against...

    narrow diamond yields mixed results against 4-4-2. If you have better players, go 3-5-2 or 3-4-1(amc)-2, hard attacking, play through the middle. 4-4-2 lends to breezy counter attacking football down...
  12. Flying full backs(forward arrows), attack the...

    Flying full backs(forward arrows), attack the flanks, start with normal and change as the scoreline dictates.
  13. Your shape wasn't wrong but tactics were...

    Your shape wasn't wrong but tactics were contradictory. You cannot mark zonal and play normal tackling when you're going all-out attack. You need to man mark and close down all over.
  14. Thread: Please help

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    4-5-1. Forward arrows on all your wide players,...

    4-5-1. Forward arrows on all your wide players, attacking, pass down the flanks. You'll hammer him.
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    4-1-2-2-1. 4 defenders, 1 defensive midfielder, 2...

    4-1-2-2-1. 4 defenders, 1 defensive midfielder, 2 central midfielders, 3 central strikers. Since you have a much stronger team, you could actually go hard attacking and hard tackling right from the...
  16. Since you need to win by atleast two clear goals,...

    Since you need to win by atleast two clear goals, go for 3-4-1-2. That's 3 centre backs, 4 across midfield, 1 central attacking midfielder and 2 strikers. No arrows, hard attacking, hard tackling,...
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    Wide diamond plays back to front. You need a...

    Wide diamond plays back to front. You need a solid base, 2 centre backs, an anchorman(def mid), and full-backs without arrows to account for his wide midfielders. So you've sorted the defence, now...
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    Start with 2 MC and 1 ST. Go 1 MC and 2 ST if...

    Start with 2 MC and 1 ST. Go 1 MC and 2 ST if you're struggling to create. With 2 MC you're also suffocating his midfield besides overloading the flanks.
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    Hard attacking mate, you're chasing the game from...

    Hard attacking mate, you're chasing the game from KO. Is it hard to fathom that you need to go for the jugular from the off!
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    If you think it's crazy, you may devise your own...

    If you think it's crazy, you may devise your own strategy. I've beaten this shape a myriad times. The reason most people fail against it is because they don't realise this shape is essentially...
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    Before anything else, set your win bonus to max....

    Before anything else, set your win bonus to max. As for tactics, his formation ostensibly covers all bases, which is why it's such a widely used shape. But remember, shape is 30% and tactics 70%....
  22. Use offside trap if u mark man to man and close...

    Use offside trap if u mark man to man and close down all over the pitch. it's a very dicey ploy though so i tend to use it if i'm desperate for a goal going on an all-out attack. As for counters, i...
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    defend your centre and right, unload on his...

    defend your centre and right, unload on his left(left back and left midfielder with forward arrow), use 1 central striker, normal mentality and counter. u'll most likely win by a huge margin.
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    4-5-1(def mid, 2 MC, RAM, LAM), forward arrows on...

    4-5-1(def mid, 2 MC, RAM, LAM), forward arrows on wingers and full backs, counter attack down the flanks
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    Pleasure ;)

    Pleasure ;)
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