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Help wanted

Need help with my tactic
Started on 7 November 2017 by grimmor
Latest Reply on 19 December 2017 by Wolbeas
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I am trying to figure out how to create my own tactics. Used to copy tactics. Heres what I have so far:

I lost 3-0 to Leicester :(

Any advise?
Okay here's my second attempt:

My problem is the striker, average rating is always bad.
A lot of people have reported problems with strikers. Me not so much. Maybe try using him as an advanced forward to get the most out of Lukaku, I personally think that's where he plays best.

Maybe use two IF on attack to try and link up the play between the strikers and midfield.
You're going to be a little vulnerable in midfield, particularly your right side. Playing a FBS, CMD and RMD is going to leave big pockets of space. Maybe try Lukaku on CFS, a right winger on support and the full back on a supporting role too. Also have a look how your midfield three are working in game as you may need to adjust the the shape.

Thank you for the help.

Changes: 1. Using the two new roles in FM18 for midfield
2. FB set to attack
3. IF set to support
4 Lukaku set to AF

Lukaku decent scoring rate and Avg
Pogba really gets involved now
Solid at back

Overall much better

Things to do: Improve conversion rate of shots to goals
Even though, I have managed teams with Target man type of strikers (and I have used them in Target Man role). I have not seen much success, but I believe the reason for that is when you use a target man, you will need set your team instructions based on how target man operates. I do not like when my striker holds the ball as I prefer it leads the way in a quick fashion or sends through balls to the wings.

I heard, but I have not experienced striker issues, but my tactic in FM18 has either 2-3 Strikers or 2-3 players in AM position. Therefore, I always see high amount of chances, unless game IA has figured my tactic out to counter around mid-season.

However, I can see that you right side is more open with attack duties. What I would do is to keep Stiker's and AM's duty as attack, and go for Support duties with the wingers. It would keep it more balanced.

I wouldn't use RPM role when you have only 2 midfielders as if Pogba roams out of position and a counter attack starts, you are leaving your midfield with only 1 player. You might wanna you Pogba as AP, and Mata in AM role with attack duties?

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