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How To Get The Most Out Of A DM

Started on 25 November 2008 by Paddy_666
Latest Reply on 20 December 2008 by edora
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any theories guys???

i play 4-1-2-1-2
so basically 4-4-2 but a midfield diamond

everyone of my players in my squad has an average rating of over 7.10
apart from my 2 dm's who have only got 6.90 each

help
i wanna get the most out of them
they are quality
Who are they and are they pure defensive midfielders?
My defensive midfielder (Hargreaves) is doing pretty well on the defensive midfield position with a rating of 7.3 or higher. I just use the standard defensive midfielder mentality.
emm fackman, how do you meant by standard defensive midfielder mentality? Can you please answer???
hanifmahpa : emm fackman, how do you meant by standard defensive midfielder mentality? Can you please answer???

When you go to player instructions (on tactics page), he selects the defensive midfield option for his defensive midfielder.

These are pre-made options on the game and there are ones for all/most positions.
A DM can make all the difference in a team if you use him wisely. Make sure he does not clash with the other midfielder, next to him. Make sure you use him mainly when the priority is to defend. Like bringing him on to ensure you keep the lead. Just one example of using a DM.
_Man_u_barmy_army_ : A DM can make all the difference in a team if you use him wisely. Make sure he does not clash with the other midfielder, next to him. Make sure you use him mainly when the priority is to defend. Like bringing him on to ensure you keep the lead. Just one example of using a DM.

not really mate, its a bit more to what u said for a DM to do.

as u said DM is a bit more defending. But he is still a midfielder. He has the qualities of a midfielder like passing and such.
But they are also great fighters and can do good to win the ball and such.

The importance of a DM can be different. When a team is playing a flat midfielded 4-4-2 then u expect the CM's to be more balanced.

but when playing witha 4-4-2 diamond. Then the DM comes more handy as a DM.
Because in this case he has to make sure he has good positioning and such. He is the cover infront of the back four. And also the one to fill up at the back when the team is being counter attacked. in that way the AM can also keep himself more attacking all the time. and usually this formation is to get the more out of a midfielder who really just has attacking qualities.

But also when playing with a 4-4-2 diamond, u also give ur left and right back a bit more freedom going forward. But u also have 2 good left and righ midfielders, they have to work a bit more central when the team is defending as well. The both wingers cant be too attacking in this case either.

4-4-2 diamond is as i said to get more out of ur AM.

you can see Werder Bremen play the 4-4-2 diamond in real life.

they have Diego as their AM because they know he isnt good defensively they want him to control the counter attacks and be the attacking playmaker. He is usually also a bit "free roled" type of player.

But when u see this tactic deployed in real life for bremen, you can see that the left and the right wingers dont have too much freedom going to attack, they need to help out the defence. While they also have strikers that work hard as well. But with this tactic u wont be that good defensively on a bad day.

bremen are a really good team when they play attacking. But on some occasions they can have troubles as they are left exposed at the back.

but when they usually play good and attackingly (usually at home). then they will be able to put a lot of pressure on the opponent. as their back four is really high up and that their DM(frings) does a good job as a DM.
RedArmy20 :
_Man_u_barmy_army_ : A DM can make all the difference in a team if you use him wisely. Make sure he does not clash with the other midfielder, next to him. Make sure you use him mainly when the priority is to defend. Like bringing him on to ensure you keep the lead. Just one example of using a DM.

not really mate, its a bit more to what u said for a DM to do.

as u said DM is a bit more defending. But he is still a midfielder. He has the qualities of a midfielder like passing and such.
But they are also great fighters and can do good to win the ball and such.

The importance of a DM can be different. When a team is playing a flat midfielded 4-4-2 then u expect the CM's to be more balanced.

but when playing witha 4-4-2 diamond. Then the DM comes more handy as a DM.
Because in this case he has to make sure he has good positioning and such. He is the cover infront of the back four. And also the one to fill up at the back when the team is being counter attacked. in that way the AM can also keep himself more attacking all the time. and usually this formation is to get the more out of a midfielder who really just has attacking qualities.

But also when playing with a 4-4-2 diamond, u also give ur left and right back a bit more freedom going forward. But u also have 2 good left and righ midfielders, they have to work a bit more central when the team is defending as well. The both wingers cant be too attacking in this case either.

4-4-2 diamond is as i said to get more out of ur AM.

you can see Werder Bremen play the 4-4-2 diamond in real life.

they have Diego as their AM because they know he isnt good defensively they want him to control the counter attacks and be the attacking playmaker. He is usually also a bit "free roled" type of player.

But when u see this tactic deployed in real life for bremen, you can see that the left and the right wingers dont have too much freedom going to attack, they need to help out the defence. While they also have strikers that work hard as well. But with this tactic u wont be that good defensively on a bad day.

bremen are a really good team when they play attacking. But on some occasions they can have troubles as they are left exposed at the back.

but when they usually play good and attackingly (usually at home). then they will be able to put a lot of pressure on the opponent. as their back four is really high up and that their DM(frings) does a good job as a DM.

It really depends on the physicality of the player as most DM's are strong and can hold their ground. But I agree with you, to some extent. It really just depends on what formation you use to have a certain effect on the whole team with a DM added.
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my DM is Sissoko. playing Juve!. current date is July 2011. and right now he's been labels world class mid. and i think he's got the title because of his high work rate and tackling rate per game is high. he tackling the ball over 10 times per game.

btw, make your DM tackling hard, creativity little, forward runs little, short passes. if u can make him to play simple passes it should be good.
edora : my DM is Sissoko. playing Juve!. current date is July 2011. and right now he's been labels world class mid. and i think he's got the title because of his high work rate and tackling rate per game is high. he tackling the ball over 10 times per game.

btw, make your DM tackling hard, creativity little, forward runs little, short passes. if u can make him to play simple passes it should be good.

its different for everyone, and giving a dirty player hard in tackling will just backfire.
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RedArmy20 :
edora : my DM is Sissoko. playing Juve!. current date is July 2011. and right now he's been labels world class mid. and i think he's got the title because of his high work rate and tackling rate per game is high. he tackling the ball over 10 times per game.

btw, make your DM tackling hard, creativity little, forward runs little, short passes. if u can make him to play simple passes it should be good.

its different for everyone, and giving a dirty player hard in tackling will just backfire.

but weirdly, he doesn't get the booking too often. 10 yellow cards per season in whole competition. that doesn't look like he played dirty games right? probably because his workrate and determination is high (both of them 18-19).
Depends on how you want to play your DM. DM's like Red has said are basically midfielders who can defend. It is important to note that a DM not only acts as support for your CB's but can also push up to the center of the pitch and play the ball around. If your defense is leaky make the DM stay back on possession. If you're CB's can mark pretty well, make your DM a bridge to your midfield from defense.
@ edora, i wasnt talking about sissoko, i was talking about other players. its a hidden attribute about how dirty a player is.
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oh im sorry. i just want to let u know, i never use dirty tactic. HAHA

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