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Thread: Secret Position - Shadow Striker

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    Lightbulb Secret Position - Shadow Striker

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    I decided to open this thread , in order to let people know about this position .Unfortunately, it's unkown to many and I find people getting confused over and over again,which isnt nice to see.

    Lets start

    Many people believe that by pushing your wingers more forward , in the ST line , they will play more forward.
    No , thats not correct and thats the basis of our position

    Where is this "secret" position?

    This position , is basically at the AML/AMR position , but a little more forward ,in the striker line . Watch this video at 0:45 to understand exactly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM36VpXHGKE

    So , pushing your wingers more forward , wont make them play in a more attacking role. Instead, they will play in the middle - centre . Its not a bug or a technical issue , its a legit role .

    Name


    We call this second striker , or even better , shadow striker (this name has nothing to do with the special ability "shadow striker" ) .

    Where is their starting position?

    Their starting position , is in the MC line , exactly the same as the MC . Thats why , sometimes , you cant see them because they are covered from your mc .
    They start their runs from the MC . So , yeah , your winger hasnt disappeared ,, he is just covered behind a MC
    To understand what I mean even better , watch the video at 4:06 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM36VpXHGKE

    So, whats this role?

    A shadow striker is basically a withdrawn striker that plays in a deeper position and performs various runs at all directions in the attacking zone
    His main duty is to assist the striker (so its a support role mainly) but he can also go alone and search for a goal.

    Movements

    for their movements , check the video at 2:21 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM36VpXHGKE) . Please , note that when you are playing with shadow strikers , you have no wingers ! This is useful when you have some very good wingbacks and you want some crosses in the overloaded midfield .

    How to recognize them?

    Shadow strikers appear -in the numerical formation- as strikers. so they will be in the same line as strikers. If you see someone playing a 42mc-3(AML/AMC/AMR)-1 , but in the numerical formation its not a 4231 but a 4213 , then the opponent is playing with shadow strikers . So , reinforce your midfield even more , and leave the flanks . Use 3DC instead of DL/DC/DR

    For another example , watch the video at 6:22 .

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    Thanks for reading , I hope that you learned something new today

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    Thank you. That's a very useful post. Personally I utilise this role when I need to reinforce the central midfield or want to focus the game to the center of the field. Mostly I combine it with DML/DMR positions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milpol View Post
    shoutout to @lmaestroll
    ----------

    I decided to open this thread , in order to let people know about this position .Unfortunately, it's unkown to many and I find people getting confused over and over again,which isnt nice to see.

    Lets start

    Many people believe that by pushing your wingers more forward , in the ST line , they will play more forward.
    No , thats not correct and thats the basis of our position

    Where is this "secret" position?

    This position , is basically at the AML/AMR position , but a little more forward ,in the striker line . Watch this video at 0:45 to understand exactly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM36VpXHGKE

    So , pushing your wingers more forward , wont make them play in a more attacking role. Instead, they will play in the middle - centre . Its not a bug or a technical issue , its a legit role .

    Name


    We call this second striker , or even better , shadow striker (this name has nothing to do with the special ability "shadow striker" ) .

    Where is their starting position?

    Their starting position , is in the MC line , exactly the same as the MC . Thats why , sometimes , you cant see them because they are covered from your mc .
    They start their runs from the MC . So , yeah , your winger hasnt disappeared ,, he is just covered behind a MC
    To understand what I mean even better , watch the video at 4:06 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM36VpXHGKE

    So, whats this role?

    A shadow striker is basically a withdrawn striker that plays in a deeper position and performs various runs at all directions in the attacking zone
    His main duty is to assist the striker (so its a support role mainly) but he can also go alone and search for a goal.

    Movements

    for their movements , check the video at 2:21 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM36VpXHGKE) . Please , note that when you are playing with shadow strikers , you have no wingers ! This is useful when you have some very good wingbacks and you want some crosses in the overloaded midfield .

    How to recognize them?

    Shadow strikers appear -in the numerical formation- as strikers. so they will be in the same line as strikers. If you see someone playing a 42mc-3(AML/AMC/AMR)-1 , but in the numerical formation its not a 4231 but a 4213 , then the opponent is playing with shadow strikers . So , reinforce your midfield even more , and leave the flanks . Use 3DC instead of DL/DC/DR

    For another example , watch the video at 6:22 .

    -----

    Thanks for reading , I hope that you learned something new today

    Regards
    milpol-Miltiadis K
    Good write-up from you

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    Thank Milpol. Now I understand while I am always struggle with 4 3 3 formation with 3 players on each flank. However, the positions of these AMLR players on the formation creates a lot of confusion.