I think it's awesome you guys chose Germany. Did you end up downloading extra German leagues or did you play with the original? What league level is that you're in now?
The Stuttgart 2 thing is hilarious, I like it when weird stuff like that happens in FM.
I predict the team promotes next year because of having 1 extra year of experience together (the players).
Nim, how did the diagonal DM/MC combo work? Sometimes when I do asymmetric like that it creates a lot of holes in defence. I find something like that suitable to having a counter attack tactic however.
I've been using the MCL-DMCL thing in all my games for awhile. I used it in my Schalke game and was comfortable with it enough to keep it at Lubeck. I just think the midfielders are in better positions on defense than if I were to put them in a vertical line, and it makes it easier for them to find some space in the midfield than if they were in a vertical line. Sometimes I wish my DMC would be more central, but I think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.
I played pretty direct this year though, just because they players are so relatively bad. It's kind of hilarious to go from my Schalke game to Lubeck, because the game is soooo slow and the players make such bad passes and decisions.
I also had to tell my GK to just kick it long to the striker because he was giving up too many goals trying to pass to the CBs, who would then lose the ball immediately, or not even beat the opposing striker to the ball. Route 1 long ball would be VERY effective at this level, incidentally. Defenders almost don't want to head the ball.
Thomas Muller: "We're not careless or arrogant. We're dominant'
Amc centered. I works good if you have an AMC. It would be unbalanced only in the MC position (one only on right-center/ or left-center). It actually doesn't work that bad, just slightly more freedom for the opposing MC which isn't covered, but not as much as the space created in your tactic (IMO).
There was a big tactic in FM11 or 12 that had that formation and got a lot of hype on the SI forums. Except I think it used MR/ML instead of AMR/AML. I would actually use MR/ML if you plan to use this but I know you have an advanced winger fetish . German boy.