Due to various reasons (absence from home, shitty FM19) I finally started to play FM on Christmas day. Like every year there is no any progress with match engine, they're only adding stupid features what I never use.
People who watch my You Tube videos know my poor opinion about Sports interactive and why I never use some features. One of my questions to Sports interactive why no famous tactician from the community is not working for Sports interactive, their response was that game is not created for tacticians but for average players who buy the game.
It was not easy task to create successful tactic with this type of match engine but somehow I managed to do the job and my Norwich team won Premiership in first season with 95 points.
For defense I wanted best setup to deal with opponent direct long passes.
When my team is under pressure I wanted to have 5 different players who can supply direct passes to my strikers and expose teams who plays with 2 central defenders.
Against teams who plays with deep defense line I wanted to have plenty people in opponent box to minimize chances for successful marking.
All set pieces are done by my shadow striker.
I do only individual training for my players, everything else including OI is done by my assistant manager.
All players need to have some kind of finishing move(placed shot,shot with power).
Wingbacks need to have good crossing and work rate abilities.
Complete forward on attack must be top player, with decent mobility and high finishing.
During games where I really need to score in last 20 min I change team width and tempo to maximum.
Be aware of get stuck in team instruction and also some of players have instruction to tackle hard so you need to be careful.
I tested this only with Norwich,so feel free to try it and tweak it if need.
Coming home in February so then I will do some videos.