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Hi guys,

I am managing Sunderland but have started poorly in the season. So please help.

I am playing a 4-2-3-1 formation as follows:

Gyan
Sulejmani - Richardson - Henderson
Palacios - Cattermole
Olsson - Bramble - Onuoha - Angeleri
Gordon


Gyan- Complete forward - Attack
Sulejmani - Winger - Attack
Richardson - Attacking mid - Attack
Henderson - Winger - Attack
Palacios - Ball winning midfielder - Defend
Cattermole - Central midfielder - Support
Olsson - Fullback - Auto
Bramble - Central defender - Defend
Onuoha
- Central defender - Defend
Angeleri - Fullback - Auto
Gordon - Goalkeeper - Defend

Philosophy - Fluid
Starting Strategy - Attacking

Passing style - Shorter
Creative freedom - More expressive
Closing down - Default
Tackling - More aggressive
Marking - Man marking
Crossing - Default
Roaming - Default

Defensive line - Normal (Slider @ Halfway)
Width - Wide
(Slider @ 4 notches above halfway)
Tempo - Normal (Slider @ 3 notches below halfway)
Counter attack - Yes


Maybe I am playing a stupid formation or I have something stupidly wrong in my tactics??

Thanks in advance :)
 
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I actually thought your tactic was pretty good, perhaps change your strategy to control, its probably best until you become a stornger club, also where is Darren Bent?, hes better then Gyan
 
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I actually thought your tactic was pretty good, perhaps change your strategy to control, its probably best until you become a stornger club, also where is Darren Bent?, hes better then Gyan
Cheers, yeah that I suppose that would be better.

Ah...he's at Aston Villa in real life now? So he is at Aston Villa on my game too after the January Transfers update.
 
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I'm not an expert but I think that Richardson plays better on the wing. Asamoah Gyan is an OK complete forward but he is far better at (in fact statistically best) as a poacher. I think that the tempo should be three notches above halfway not below because I think they are a fast moving side. Creativity should be default - there isn't anybody THAT brilliant in the side. Lower the width 3 notches.

Hope this helps.
 
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