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    Khris – What you consider a reasonable expenditure on resources for a season?
    Well i think that the 100T income from a platinum asso + daily greens are good enough to play a good season ( especially if you have a good team already ). It also depend on the way you play cause if you manipulate the season by selling some player at the end of the season you will need less resources instead the harder way ( finishing the season over 120% Q) will demand more resources according to the goals you want to reach ( double, trebble or quadruple ). So the difficult part is the beginning , building a good base, but after that is not hard to maintain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khris View Post



    FORUMERS QUESTIONS:
    SillyBQ:
    What are your orders when you play hard attacking and when you play hard defending?
    I'm an attacking minded manager and i always play Hard attack, i like my team to play more in the oppo half than mine but some times i use also other mentalitys according to the opposition way of playing and %.

    Playing a high defensive line is a high risk style of playing and you need good players and the right formation , cause basically you are leaving a lot of space behind your defeners. The advantage of playing in this way is that you force the opposition team to lose the ball by doing mistakes ( wrong passes ) and once they lose it your team is more close to the goal.
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    By keeping the defensive line high , you decidehow much space the opposition team have to play, but in order to keep this space you need a " virtual chain " and this chain is the offside trap. once they manage to pass the D line the trap will kill the oppo counter attack. But if you play vs a good team that play defensive mentality it will be difficult to play such a high D line cause they can "escape" your press with a good passing pattern and exploit the space behind your defence.

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    My Orders when i play hard attacking:
    - focus passing - mixed ( but can change according to the opposition )
    - type of passing- short most of times ( i chnage it sometimes to mixed when i low my mentality )
    - Fource counter ON ( but sometimes i change , explanation below )

    Force counter:The role of this commad need to be explained cause is not always clear to many
    Basically it says to give up possession in order to have chances by countering fast the opposition. So is a
    Tempo command.

    Force counter OFF ( SLOW Tempo ) : This should be used when you want max possession , and it says to
    your players " once you get the ball , keep it ". they will play patiently till
    they found space to exploit ( TIKI-TAKA)
    Force counter ON ( HIGH Tempo ) : This should be used when you want you team to play more fast, they
    will not waste time by keeping the ball and they will perform high
    speed counters to reach oppo goal, and you will see more shots from
    player than passes ( an example is Kloop Liverpool style of playing)

    So i usually play short pass+ counter ON, is a balance between good poss% and good amount of chances, when i'm winning like 4-0 and want to
    waste time last 20/30 mins i switch counter off .

    -High pressing ( sometimes low press if the oppo is really weaker so i don't need to waste too much energy )
    -Zonal marking ( i only use MTM if i'm really much stronger and want to close the game fast )

    -Hard tackle: Tackling is very important cause determines the team aggressivity and if you play hard attacking is a must cause if oppo team manage to pass the press you need to kill the counter by doing the offside trap or ( if they fail it ) a hard tackle risking a card. Some say " i don't use hard tackle cause the risk of a red card is too high " but this depends on how much poss% you are doing , if your team have more time with the ball than your opponent they will not need to do much fouls. I played many seasons with hard tackles and i don't even remeber the last time i got a red .

    -Offside ON : is a must like i explained before


    When i play hard defending ?

    I play hard defending i some cases

    1- When opposition team is playing defensive, like i said before play a high line vs a defensive team can be a huge risk so what i do to beat defensive teams is "Counter the Counter". The aim of the defensive team is to exploit the space behind your defenders, ok, so why giving them that space ? you need to "counter the counter", lure them out, sit more back than them and they will come at you. They will leave space behind them and you will counter that.

    2-When i play vs a much stronger team ( like 15+%) that play attacking( or hard attacking ) mentality, while against stronger team that play normal mentality hard defending is not much good ( from my experience ) cause they don't concede much space behind them and your team is to far from that line to perform an effective counter so in this cases i play normal+low press ( or defensive + high press ) in order to stop them near the midfield line( this helped me a lot in many events that Nordues did where there are 40% stronger teams, like the last one we had )

    3- When i want to keep a result but only in the last 10 mins
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    Quote Originally Posted by khris View Post



    FORUMERS QUESTIONS:
    SillyBQ:

    Usually MTM marking isn't a good idea against fast attackers but DCs in the game have speed as a grey skill.
    Does MTM just give a defensive bonus and there are no situations when we should not use it in the game?
    Because in reality, this shouldn't be the case.
    Usually fast attackers have great dribbling too so i never use MTM to stop them. The defender weapons are Marking and Positioning (+ speed for DL and DR ) and if they very good attributes they will not have problems to stop them ( especially Positioning ) by using the offside trap. Actually ( and also in the last 2 seasons ) i have 2 very fast wingers ( 250 + speed , one of them 270 ) and against very good defenders ( with low speed but high positioning ) they get trapped by offside. If your defenders are not very good in positioning play a lower defensive line.

    I always play zonal marking cause is more a team effort defending, they help each other so sometimes you can see also 2 of your players against 1 of the oppo one that enter in their "zone". With MTM your players will followr and stick near the oppo ones and this can be good in case you are the stronger team cause you will put more pressure on them, but only in this case so it should be used only if you team is much stronger , faster and good on marking. So yes is a like a bonus in that case. Be carefull with it cause is really high demanding , so players need to be 90%+ condition.

    In reality nowadays all teams ( or the majority of them ) play Zonal
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    Quote Originally Posted by khris View Post

    Offside trap is good with attacking and counter is good with defensive. Do you think it applies in the game?
    Yes both correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by khris View Post



    FORUMERS QUESTIONS:
    Narrative Writer;
    Are the best orders with attacking (against equal teams) are

    A. Normal tackle
    B. Man to man (I do this given in high press you use it to win back ball quicker)
    C. Offside on
    D. Counter off
    E. Short pass
    F. High press

    2. Are the best orders with defensive are

    A. Normal/hard tackle
    B. Zonal
    C. Offside off.
    D. Counter on
    E. Long pass
    F. Low press

    Please clarify my confusion on when to use man to man and when to use zonal? My idea is that if the strikers are too strong than
    defenders I play zonal.

    Why is the normal mode so vulnerable in this game? It always seems to be the losing case. Or the orders of counter ON doesn't work well with normal?

    I play 4 2 3 1.
    1 - Most Important orders for attacking that should be always used are : - hard tackle - offside trap ON . These are a must for attacking mentality

    While the other orders can change according to oppo formation , % and your style of playing.

    B - MTM only if you are much stronger. Always Zonal and you will be ok

    D - counter can be either ON or OFF with attacking , it depends on you if you want to play a more fast attacking(On) or possession based(Off) game

    E - You can play attacking football also with mixed and long passes not only short, like i said earlier it depends, for example if you are playing against a weaker team
    and your team is struggling with short passes to find space cause oppo is playing a very compact formation that is not simple to open you can use long passes to
    surprise them and win the match. I usually use always short passes but when i searche for goals sometimes i change.

    Another important thing is the passing focus : lot of variables are involved with this setting like oppo formation weak point , you players rating and more. So you need
    to give a look at the oppo formation and players to decide where to focus your " attacks ".

    -Examples : - oppo is using a 3DC + 1 dmc formation and i'm playing with AML;AMC;AMR. in order to have more good chances i should exploit his flanks, mixed
    would be abit of a waste cause my AMC vs his DMC( if he si good) can have some problems so better use the "free space".
    - during the match i see my wingers rating and the AML have 9+ while the AMR have a 6.9 and missing some goals in front ( even if is your best player ) , in
    that case i focus the attack in the left flank ( and this saved some matches ). Always watch players rating ,
    these are the only iteraction between the manager and his players during the match, and with experience you will know when a player is having a bad day
    or not performing.

    2 - Most Important orders for defending that should be always used are : -Counter On - Mixed pass( or long )

    Short passing is not good cause your team will be too slow , Slow = oppo team have time to reorganise their defensive shape -> fail counter. Your team
    need to exploit fast the space that the oppo left behind.

    -PRESSING:

    Usually defensive teams low press but this will be good if you are equal or stronger than your oppo, so that means you are"confident"
    with the oppo entering inside your half and they are sure to regain the ball . But if you play against a stronger team you can't allow them to enter too much
    in your half cause they can outplay your players( non more confidence) so in this case you need to play high pressing + defensive. Your team instead of
    regaining the ball inside in your half they will start pressing more earlier the oppo and recover balls near the midfiled line, always a defensive approach but
    more agressive in order to stop very good teams. To help understand this here some examples

    (Example of this is Mourinho's Inter defensive + high pressing trying to stop the oppo before they go more inside in their half - advantageof this is that the attacking players are near the oppo defensive line and if they are fast they can easily go past )

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    (Here instead a "confident" defensive team that low press and allow oppo entering deep in their half - Pro = more space to exploit cause oppo will be very high
    Con- if the team lose the ball ( or don't regain the ball )in that zone oppo will be very close to goal and probably score )

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    -OFFSIDE

    Offside trap for a defensive team is a risk cause the defensive line is already low and if they fail it the oppo player will be really near the goal and in a 1v1 vs the gk, but it doesent mean that they can't do it. For example i use it , but you need players that have very good positioning, all of them. While in attacking style few players are involved in performing the trap ( only defenders ) so easier cause they are less, in defensive style almost all the team is involved in it, cause they are near each other , and if only 1 of them fail to be in line = trap failed -> oppo score. So defensive teams can do offside trap but is more difficult cause the are amore players involved in it ( a MC for example that in not much good in defending can ruin the trap even if your defenders are very good )
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    Quote Originally Posted by khris View Post

    FORUMERS QUESTIONS:

    .Horcrux;
    Does overall rating matters when your player's white skills are terrific?
    I'm a bit worried about playing with a 90%+ AMR this season even though his white skills are very good.
    From my experience no, white skills still matter, my Legend player retired 2 seasons ago and was at 85-86% Q and he did a great season by winning a quadruple. So no worries but prepare a good sub in case in some matches is not performing

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    Quote Originally Posted by khris View Post
    FORUMERS QUESTIONS:


    Der rayan M;
    Are formations counter a thing or why are you playing irregular formation?

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    My aims are to : 1- counter opposition formation
    2- exploit opposition formation weak points by using these overloads
    3- have 1v1 during attacking pahse and +1 man in defensive phase ( in some case +1 man is not doable but still a 1v1 in both phases)

    "Weak points" = you control that area = cheap poss%, so you can change opposition defensive shape, and create space for you players to exploit

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    So that's why i play this strange formations
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    Quote Originally Posted by khris View Post
    FORUMERS QUESTIONS:


    Poseidonas;
    I want to ask @Illmaestroll but it's not about tactics.
    - Do you play for the challenge or for the titles ?
    I mean, do you drop quality to avoid +1 lv opponents or do you accept friends from the same lv and server with strong teams ?

    - Did you ever stay same season on purpose ? Why ?
    I play for both, i like the challenge but i'm also trying to get more titiles , I always play vs +1 lvl oppos and i got used to it , i like to play under pressure with good hard battles.

    This was my league 2 season ago for example ( won it for 1 point )

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    Some matches from this season for example

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    But like i said in a post of a Fb group this doesn't mean that some managers are better cause they play without manipulation, both ways have their obstacles , trolls, etc. Both ways are called harder and easier ( but it doesn't mean that the easier way= easy, you still have to manage the team) so no discriminatio everyone is free to play like he wants since the game allow it.

    No i never tanked, i don't consider it a way of playing cause is just a presence. if you want to take a brake is ok , but some managers tank badly conditioning a fair league battle and that's the thing i hate most. If you want to tank do it properly without interfere.

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    Ok so, the interview is over here. Thank's to @lllmaestroll for his dedication answering the Questions. Sure that this thread will help many managers to see the game from another perspective.

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