Dont abuse the PPM.
Think like u do in real life. If you say to your defender to not dive into a tackle, what is he supposed to do then? just stand there?
it doesnt work that way. So dont use that function if you dont have to.
If you have a player that is getting booked because he is always arguing with the referee. Then u might use the PPM function and tell him to stop arguing with the ref. And that might help.
Other than that dont try to touch that too much.
And that function is usually just for youngsters, because players that are grown up wont change much.
if you want to change the outcome of how ur team plays on the pitch, alter the tactics/personal instructions. Thats how u are going to get the most out of ur team.
So im managing Man city atm and most of my players have lost confidence in me. Why?!! We're currently 5th in the premier division, qtr final for league cup, 3rd round FA cup and we've qualifed for the knockout round in Euro cup. All my strikers are in the 6.80-6.90 rating range while the rest of my team is 7+.
Wtf is going on. Another thing is i CANNOT stop players from crossing or long passing to Robinho (heading 7) even though i have another player as my Target man. Is this just because robinho is that good a player that hes getting into good positions. But he is beaten in the air everytime. So annoying.
dont use a target man when u have a good team and especially when u can play attacking football. FOr an example if ur playing with a lower league team and u are up against a big team, then u will play defensively. And then its the best to have a target man.
and u have to see that there are different types of target men. If you have a striker like Carew. Then u might want to give him less freedom and put the balls to his head. In that case he will come slightly deeper down and flick it on for a fast striker.
If u have a target man like berbatov u might want to play it to his feet. because he has great first touch and great passing. And in that case he will be able to create more to the other striker.
Then u can have 2 fast strikers and play run onto the ball.