Help reviving squad!

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  1. realmadridcf

    realmadridcf Senior Squad

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    Hey guys!

    My current real madrid game has been going very well, but now my team seems to be stalled... Im currently 6 points after Barcelona with 9 games remaining.

    And it's starting to piss me off.

    I would like to have a fresh look on my team, and maybe some points on how i can revive this squad... I guess some eyes from outside will help since i can't see how i can change anything....

    Casper
     
  2. realmadridcf

    realmadridcf Senior Squad

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    Here are the squad and the tactics screen:

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    casper
     
  3. Daz

    Daz Everyone's Favourite Diabetic

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    TACTICS

    i used to play a similar formation to that, then found that it gradually became less and less effective, so i altered it slightly to this:

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    i'll attach the tactic file if you want :)

    and perhaps playing Veron instead of Pirlo because he is more creative - he's not an as good defensive player but with your defense i cant really see you having too many problems ;)
     
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    realmadridcf Senior Squad

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    Thanks for sharing your view daz...

    Do you have some comprehensive individual settings?

    If not, i dont see why you should be troubled by attaching the tactic file...

    Casper
     
  5. Tom

    Tom That Nice Guy

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    just like real life then. Get the defence sorted and the goals will come

    TROD.
     
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    Daz Everyone's Favourite Diabetic

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    well heres the tactic file anyway...
     
  7. Frostwolf

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    You don't have a good proper defensive midfielder - AFAIK Pirlo has like, 12~13 for both marking and tackling. If you want to play Pirlo you need someone like Gattuso next to him. Or play Helguera instead of Pirlo.

    And don't have your attacking arrows for your wingers up so high, they leave your fullbacks exposed (especially seeing as how your fullbacks aren't very strong defensively and you don't have a proper DM).
     
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    the best way to fix your tactic is to actually watch the games and figure out a) why you're conceding, and/or b) why you're not scoring; and then adjust it according to that......... :confused:


    aside from that... i'd say that it would work better if you have the wingers going forward to AM R/L instead of F R/L, and have the attacking midfielder as it is, and maybe try helguera ahead of pirlo
     
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    cant put it any better than Parra, the best way to sort out a misfiring tactic is to watch all 90 minutes on 2D pitch, imagine it is a real football game, would your left winger really play thatfar upfront in real life? is your defence playing far too high?

    Just watch it for a while

    TROD.
     
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    draw your defensive midfield back or else you will keep conceding goals. imo, pirlo is a not a good defensive midfielder
     
  12. realmadridcf

    realmadridcf Senior Squad

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    Well, it's very different depending on opposition which backs i field...

    Teams with strong offensive players i usually play Chivu and De Jong on the backs....

    And maybe you're right about playing Helguera more regularly against strong offensive sides :)
     
  13. PSVFOREVER

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    you're midfield is too attacking. If you want success, pick yourself a nice 4-5-1 (or 4-4-2 with 2 defensive mids) and success is guaranteed.
     
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    Basic 4-4-2 with the right players is the solution.
     
  15. realmadridcf

    realmadridcf Senior Squad

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    I think 4-4-2 is boring....At least the the plain one...
     
  16. Rocky

    Rocky Forza Suarez! (ps brotha can you spare a dime?)

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    id say a nice diamond formation with wingers at a good defensive mid should do the trick
     
  17. ShiftyPowers

    ShiftyPowers Make America Great Again

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    I agree. And if you wanna switch it up go for the 5-3-2 with 3 centerbacks and two defensive wingers.

    Just want to mention that perhaps your dip in form has to do with the fact that you're playing better teams recently, or you have midweek games and are resting some stars, or there are many away fixtures recently. Lots of legitimate explanations.
     
      

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