quote harbinYeah the 4-1 was brilliant! the 4-4 against arsenal aswell.You missed out destroying Man Utd 4-1 at Old Trafford and Newcastle United 5-0. As usual it was just too many draws that did us in the end. Losing only 2 in the league wasn't the issue. It was the 11 draws we had. Still, we should've beaten Middlesbrough and Spurs on that form, certainly capable of being an 'Invincibles' side. I still think we should've kept Robbie Keane.
Then it all fell apart the following season when he forced out Xabi Alonso.
I like possession football but if his style gets me results on this game, I'll use it.
quote levi_liverpoolThat's nearly how I just remember it being setup although I might have an old tactic lying around somewhere like that.Yeah the way you set it up seems pretty much exactly how I would, its very hard to master cos we were direct but also at times you watch we played some pretty nice short passing build up, times when we would keep ball and play it around the back then suddenly BANG alonso gerrard torres GOAL! so deadly I miss that season. So hard to create on fm, I guess it will mean having 2 or 3 tactics and playing with the in game shouts even if I am going direct and attacking I can tell the team to retain possession etc and change to control anyway as irl. I think like you say as possession tactics dont really work it puts me off trying to re create a barca style or what Rodgers is trying to do so the 08 09 could be a gem if I can get it working.
quote PhelixThat would probably be the best bet for that, but it's hard to find anyone in the current Liverpool squad that put in the hardwork Kuyt did at winning the ball back. Kelly would be able to fill in at RB, but I'm still convinced he should be a CB. Still, Wilson and Coates can become decent CBs so one would have to be left out.You don't really have a ready-made replacement for Kuyt, which means your pressing game further up the pitch will be an issue. It would be a very interesting experiment to see if you can re-train Glen Johnson to play higher up the pitch. He has great attacking attributes and will be fantastic at winning the ball back in advanced positions.
I got him on the back of my shirt when we got him because of his (Wes Brown's) goal against United on his debut. Was at my uncle's wedding on that day as well, you have no idea how pissed off I was at him for setting his wedding up on that date
I would play an Anchor Man if I'm honest, think that role suits what Masch used to do for us best, just drop the BWM down a little. It is going to be very interesting to see who comes in in the Gerrard/Torres position, unless Suarez plays where Torres did. I would play Suarez as a Trequarista just behind the striker but I cannot think of anyone who could replicate what Torres was for us. Good luck with this mate, it's something I've considered before, in the end went to try and create my own possession philosophy as none of the others worked.
quote jackbauer_1He was a quality player.I don't know either of you, or much about Liverpool in 08. But jesus christ, did you just mention albert riera???
quote harbinHaha glad. I remember you to pal. Need to start posting on here some more, dunno why I ever stopped.Don't worry, I remember you.
quote harbinWe played a more direct and fairly attacking style of play. Basically a 4-2-3-1 in this style:
GK: Goalkeeper (although I'd say Sweeper Keeper would do best since a high defensive line is deployed)
LB: Full Back / Attack
CB: Limited Defender / Defend
CB: Ball Playing Defender / Defend
RB: Full back / Attack
CM: Deep Lying Playmaker / Support
CM: Ball Winning Midfielder / Support
LW: Winger / Attack
AM: Trequartista / Attack
RW: Inside Forward / Support or perhaps a Defensive Winger on attack?
ST: Complete Forward / Attack
Gerrard would be still be able to pull off either of the CM and the AM positions, along with the right wings or attacking fullbacks, however his best position is always as a second striker in the AM role behind the ST. In team instructions, the DLP would probably be the team playmaker with the ST being set as a target man with 'Run on to Ball' supply. Rigid in defence with perhaps AM and the ST being the only two given full creative freedom to do whatever the hell they please.
Certainly effective, and but for a few signings here and there with a bit more depth in the squad, then it would've been a title winning team. Rafa has everything set up to succeed at Chelsea unfortunately. I like the guy and would wish him well wherever he went but I just want to see Chelsea fail badly.
Would probably see if I could recreate that tactic on FM13 since possession football doesn't work properly. That or go for a pass and move but with a five man midfield.
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