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The analysis of standard team instructions includes all team instructions other than those for which the main recommended use is implementing match strategies.

Match strategy team instructions are analysed separately.

Detailed for each standard team instruction, where relevant, are:

  • Use - the recommended use of the team instruction and other advice regarding its use.
  • Related team instructions - the other team instructions that are compounding or contrasting in relation to the team instruction concerned. A compounding team instruction affects a particular playing method* in a similar way to the team instruction concerned, so their effects compound. A contrasting team instruction affects a particular playing method in an opposing way to the team instruction concerned, so their effects contrast.
  • Player attributes - suggested player suitability* for the team instruction, which can help you to decide which team instructions are suitable for your players. This includes player attributes for which good ratings can enable the team instruction to be more effective and player attributes for which poor ratings can be covered by the team instruction.

1. Team Mentality

The team mentality instructions, in order from higher risk to lower risk, are:

  • Overload
  • Attacking
  • Control
  • Standard
  • Counter
  • Defensive
  • Contain

A higher risk team mentality carries a higher level of tactical risk* while a lower risk team mentality carries a lower level of tactical risk.

The standard team mentality provides a balance between the higher risk and lower risk team mentality instructions.

1.1. Use

Higher Risk

Recommended use (attacking and control):

Recommended use (overload):

  • Implementing an extremely high tactical risk version of the attacking football core style as a match strategy that focuses on trying to penetrate space* and restrict space* to an extreme extent when scoring a goal* is an immediate priority.

Lower Risk

Recommended use (counter and defensive):

Recommended use (contain):

1.2. Effects

Higher Risk

Using a higher risk team mentality:

  • Instructs the team to use the attacking football core style.
  • Instructs the team to use a high risk mentality* to a greater extent.
    • Increases the player mentality bar for all players.
  • Instructs the team to use wide positioning* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Expands the team WIDTH slider slightly.
  • Instructs the team to use high tempo play* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Expands the team TEMPO slider slightly.
  • Instructs the team to close down* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Expands the player CLOSING DOWN slider slightly for all players. Expands the team CLOSING DOWN slider slightly.
  • Instructs the team to use a high line* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Expands the team DEFENSIVE LINE slider slightly.
  • Instructs most players who use a high risk mentality to make long passes* to a greater extent.
    • Expands the player PASSING DIRECTNESS slider for players with an attack duty, with the exception of players with a few particular roles.
  • Instructs most players who use a low risk mentality to make short passes* to a greater extent.
    • Compresses the player PASSING DIRECTNESS slider for players with a defend, stopper or cover duty, with the exception of players with a few particular roles.
  • Instructs the team to make roaming movement* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Assumed.
  • Instructs the team to make long passes to a slightly greater extent (overload and attacking only).
    • Expands the team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider slightly (overload and attacking only).
  • Instructs the team to use time wasting* to a lesser extent.
    • Decreases the team TIME WASTING bar.
  • Instructs the team to tackle* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Assumed.

The higher risk the team mentality is, the more pronounced these effects are.

Lower Risk

Using a lower risk team mentality:

  • Instructs the team to use the defensive football core style.
  • Instructs the team to use a low risk mentality* to a greater extent.
    • Decreases the player mentality bar for all players.
  • Instructs the team to use narrow positioning* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Compresses the team WIDTH slider slightly.
  • Instructs the team to use low tempo play* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Compresses the team TEMPO slider slightly.
  • Instructs the team to sit off* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Compresses the player CLOSING DOWN slider slightly for all players. Compresses the team CLOSING DOWN slider slightly.
  • Instructs the team to use a deep line* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Compresses the team DEFENSIVE LINE slider slightly.
  • Instructs most players who use a high risk mentality to make short passes to a greater extent.
    • Compresses the player PASSING DIRECTNESS slider for players with an attack duty, with the exception of players with a few particular roles.
  • Instructs most players who use a low risk mentality to make long passes to a greater extent.
    • Expands the player PASSING DIRECTNESS slider for players with a defend, stopper or cover duty, with the exception of players with a few particular roles.
  • Instructs the team to make short passes to a slightly greater extent (defensive and contain only).
    • Compresses the team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider slightly (defensive and contain only).
  • Instructs the team to use time wasting to a greater extent.
    • Increases the team TIME WASTING bar.
  • Instructs the team to hold off* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Assumed.
  • Instructs the team to use counter attacking* to a slightly greater extent (counter only).
    • Assumed.

The lower risk the team mentality is, the more pronounced these effects are.

Higher Risk

Compounding team instructions:

  • More fluid team shape (closing down)
  • Increased team TEMPO slider (high tempo play)
  • Increased team WIDTH slider (wide positioning)
  • Increased team DEFENSIVE LINE slider (closing down, high line)
  • Increased team CLOSING DOWN slider (closing down, high line)
  • Get Stuck In (tackling)
  • Clear Ball To Flanks (long passes)
  • Pump Ball Into Box (long passes)
  • Exploit The Left/Right Flank (high risk mentality)
  • Exploit The Middle (high risk mentality)
  • Play Out Of Defence (short passes)
  • Increased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider (wide positioning, high tempo play, long passes, short passes)
  • Retain Possession (short passes)
  • Look For Overlap (high risk mentality)
  • Roam From Positions (roaming movement)

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Lower risk team mentality (all) - conflicting
  • More structured team shape (closing down)
  • Decreased team TEMPO slider (high tempo play)
  • Take A Breather (high tempo play)
  • Waste Time (time wasting) - conflicting
  • Decreased team WIDTH slider (wide positioning)
  • Decreased team DEFENSIVE LINE slider (closing down, high line)
  • Decreased team CLOSING DOWN slider (closing down, high line)
  • Stay On Feet (tackling)
  • Clear Ball To Flanks (short passes)
  • Pump Ball Into Box (short passes)
  • Play Out Of Defence (long passes)
  • Decreased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider (wide positioning, high tempo play, long passes, short passes)
  • Retain Possession (high tempo play, long passes)
  • Look For Overlap (high risk mentality)
  • Stick To Positions (roaming movement)

Lower Risk

Compounding team instructions:

  • More structured team shape (sitting off)
  • Decreased team TEMPO slider (low tempo play)
  • Take A Breather (low tempo play)
  • Waste Time (time wasting)
  • Decreased team WIDTH slider (narrow positioning)
  • Decreased team DEFENSIVE LINE slider (sitting off, deep line)
  • Decreased team CLOSING DOWN slider (sitting off, deep line)
  • Stay On Feet (holding off)
  • Clear Ball To Flanks (long passes)
  • Pump Ball Into Box (long passes)
  • Play Out Of Defence (short passes)
  • Decreased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider (narrow positioning, low tempo play, short passes, long passes)
  • Retain Possession (low tempo play, short passes)
  • Look For Overlap (low risk mentality)
  • Stick To Positions (disciplined movement)

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality (all) - conflicting
  • More fluid team shape (sitting off)
  • Increased team TEMPO slider (low tempo play)
  • Increased team WIDTH slider (narrow positioning)
  • Increased team DEFENSIVE LINE slider (sitting off, deep line)
  • Increased team CLOSING DOWN slider (sitting off, deep line)
  • Get Stuck In (holding off)
  • Clear Ball To Flanks (short passes)
  • Pump Ball Into Box (short passes)
  • Exploit The Left/Right Flank (low risk mentality)
  • Exploit The Middle (low risk mentality)
  • Play Out Of Defence (long passes)
  • Increased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider (narrow positioning, low tempo play, short passes, long passes)
  • Retain Possession (long passes)
  • Look For Overlap (low risk mentality)
  • Roam From Positions (disciplined movement)

1.4. Player Attributes

Higher Risk

Outfield players:

Players assigned deeper playing positions:

Players assigned more advanced playing positions:

Lower Risk

Outfield players:

  • Good physical abilities.
  • Perhaps poor mental, attacking and defensive abilities.

Players assigned deeper playing positions:

  • Good physical presence (Strength)
  • Perhaps poor movement (Anticipation, Decisions, Teamwork)
  • Perhaps poor defensive positioning (Positioning)
  • Perhaps poor tackling ability (Tackling)

Players assigned more advanced playing positions:

  • Good mobility (Acceleration, Agility, Pace)
  • Perhaps poor creativity (Anticipation, Decisions, Flair, Teamwork, Vision)
  • Perhaps poor passing ability (Passing, Technique)

At least one player assigned an attacker playing position:

2. Team Shape

The team shape instructions, in order from more structured to more fluid, are:

  • Highly Structured
  • Structured
  • Flexible
  • Fluid
  • Very Fluid

The flexible team shape provides a balance between the more structured and more fluid team shape instructions.

2.1. Use

More Structured

Recommended use:

More Fluid

Recommended use:

2.2. Effects

More Structured

Using a more structured team shape:

  • Instructs the team to use a more structured playing system.
  • Instructs players who are assigned more advanced playing positions* to use a high risk mentality* to a greater extent.
    • Increases the player mentality bar for players in more advanced playing positions.
  • Instructs players who are assigned deeper playing positions to use a low risk mentality* to a greater extent.
    • Decreases the player mentality bar for players in deeper playing positions.
  • Instructs the team to sit off* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Compresses the player CLOSING DOWN slider slightly for all players. Compresses the team CLOSING DOWN slider slightly.

The more structured the team shape is, the more pronounced these effects are.

More Fluid

Using a more fluid team shape:

  • Instructs the team to use a more fluid playing system.
  • Instructs players who are assigned more advanced playing positions to use a low risk mentality to a greater extent.
    • Decreases the player mentality bar for players in more advanced playing positions.
  • Instructs players who are assigned deeper playing positions to use a high risk mentality to a greater extent.
    • Increases the player mentality bar for players in deeper playing positions.
  • Instructs the team to close down* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Expands the player CLOSING DOWN slider slightly for all players. Expands the team CLOSING DOWN slider slightly.

The more fluid the team shape is, the more pronounced these effects are.

More Structured

Compounding team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality (high risk mentality)
  • Lower risk team mentality (low risk mentality, sitting off)
  • More fluid team shape (high risk mentality, low risk mentality)
  • Decreased team DEFENSIVE LINE slider (sitting off, deep line)
  • Decreased team CLOSING DOWN slider (sitting off, deep line)
  • Exploit The Left/Right Flank (high risk mentality)
  • Exploit The Middle (high risk mentality)
  • Be More Disciplined (tactical discipline)
  • Look For Overlap (high risk mentality, low risk mentality)

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality (low risk mentality, sitting off)
  • Lower risk team mentality (high risk mentality)
  • More fluid team shape (high risk mentality, low risk mentality) - conflicting
  • Increased team DEFENSIVE LINE slider (sitting off, deep line)
  • Increased team CLOSING DOWN slider (sitting off, deep line)
  • Exploit The Left/Right Flank (low risk mentality)
  • Exploit The Middle (low risk mentality)
  • Be More Expressive (tactical discipline)
  • Look For Overlap (high risk mentality, low risk mentality)

More Fluid

Compounding team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality (high risk mentality, closing down)
  • Lower risk team mentality (low risk mentality)
  • More structured team shape (low risk mentality, high risk mentality)
  • Decreased team DEFENSIVE LINE slider (closing down, high line)
  • Decreased team CLOSING DOWN slider (closing down, high line)
  • Exploit The Left/Right Flank (high risk mentality)
  • Exploit The Middle (high risk mentality)
  • Be More Expressive (creative freedom)
  • Look For Overlap (low risk mentality, high risk mentality)

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality (low risk mentality, closing down)
  • Lower risk team mentality (high risk mentality)
  • More structured team shape (low risk mentality, high risk mentality) - conflicting
  • Increased team DEFENSIVE LINE slider (closing down, high line)
  • Increased team CLOSING DOWN slider (closing down, high line)
  • Exploit The Left/Right Flank (low risk mentality)
  • Exploit The Middle (low risk mentality)
  • Be More Disciplined (creative freedom)
  • Look For Overlap (low risk mentality, high risk mentality)

2.4. Player Attributes

More Structured

Outfield players:

  • Specialised attacking and defensive abilities
  • Perhaps poor intelligence (Anticipation, Decisions, Flair, Teamwork, Vision)

More Fluid

Outfield players:

  • Flexible attacking and defensive abilities
  • Good intelligence (Anticipation, Decisions, Flair, Teamwork, Vision)

3. Team Tempo

3.1. Use

Increasing the Slider

Recommended use:

  • Adjusting the team tempo set by team mentality and team passing directness.

It can also be used to implement high tempo play* as a team-based style method*.

Decreasing the Slider

Recommended use:

  • Adjusting the team tempo set by team mentality and team passing directness.

It can also be used to implement low tempo play* as a team-based style method.

3.2. Effects

Increasing the Slider

Increasing the team TEMPO slider, e.g. to Higher Tempo or Much Higher Tempo:

  • Instructs the team to use high tempo play to a greater extent.

The more the slider is increased, the more pronounced this effect is.

Decreasing the Slider

Decreasing the team TEMPO slider, e.g. to Lower Tempo or Much Lower Tempo:

  • Instructs the team to use low tempo play to a greater extent.

The more the slider is decreased, the more pronounced this effect is.

Increasing the Slider

Compounding team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality
  • Increased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Lower risk team mentality
  • Take A Breather - conflicting
  • Decreased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider
  • Retain Possession

Decreasing the Slider

Compounding team instructions:

  • Lower risk team mentality
  • Take A Breather
  • Decreased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider
  • Retain Possession

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality
  • Increased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider

3.4. Player Attributes

Increasing the Slider

Players who play in midfield and attack in particular:

  • Decent endeavour (Work Rate)
  • Good creativity (Anticipation, Decisions, Flair, Teamwork, Vision)
  • Good movement (Anticipation, Decisions, Teamwork)
  • Good mobility (Acceleration, Agility, Pace)
  • Good off the ball movement (Off The Ball)
  • Good control (First Touch, Technique)

Decreasing the Slider

Players who play in midfield and attack in particular:

  • Perhaps poor endeavour (Work Rate)
  • Perhaps poor creativity (Anticipation, Decisions, Flair, Teamwork, Vision)
  • Perhaps poor movement (Anticipation, Decisions, Teamwork)
  • Perhaps poor mobility (Acceleration, Agility, Pace)
  • Perhaps poor off the ball movement (Off The Ball)
  • Perhaps poor control (First Touch, Technique)

4. Team Time Wasting

The team TIME WASTING bar cannot be adjusted manually. It is set by the team mentality.

4.1. Effects

Increasing the Bar

Increasing the team TIME WASTING bar:

The more the bar is increased, the more pronounced this effect is.

Decreasing the Bar

Decreasing the team TIME WASTING bar:

  • Instructs the team to use time wasting to a lesser extent.

The more the bar is decreased, the more pronounced this effect is.

Compounding team instructions:

  • Waste Time

5. Team Width

5.1. Use

Increasing the Slider

Recommended use:

  • Adjusting the team width set by team mentality and passing directness.

It can also be used to implement wide positioning* as a team-based style method*.

Decreasing the Slider

Recommended use:

  • Adjusting the team width set by team mentality and passing directness.

It can also be used to implement narrow positioning* as a team-based style method.

5.2. Effects

Increasing the Slider

Increasing the team WIDTH slider, e.g. to Fairly Wide or Wide:

  • Instructs the team to use wide positioning to a greater extent.

The more the slider is increased, the more pronounced this effect is.

Decreasing the Slider

Decreasing the team WIDTH slider, e.g. to Fairly Narrow or Narrow:

  • Instructs the team to use narrow positioning to a greater extent.

The more the slider is decreased, the more pronounced this effect is.

Increasing the Slider

Compounding team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality
  • Increased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Lower risk team mentality
  • Decreased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider

Decreasing the Slider

Compounding team instructions:

  • Lower risk team mentality
  • Decreased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality
  • Increased team PASSING DIRECTNESS slider

5.4. Player Attributes

Increasing the Slider

Players who play in midfield and attack in particular:

  • Good creativity (Anticipation, Decisions, Flair, Teamwork, Vision)
  • Good movement (Anticipation, Decisions, Teamwork)
  • Good off the ball movement (Off The Ball)
  • Good passing ability (Passing, Technique)

Players assigned defender and midfielder playing positions in particular:

  • Good movement (Anticipation, Decisions, Teamwork)
  • Good defensive positioning (Positioning)
  • Good marking ability (Marking)

Decreasing the Slider

Players who play in midfield and attack in particular:

  • Perhaps poor creativity (Anticipation, Decisions, Flair, Teamwork, Vision)
  • Perhaps poor movement (Anticipation, Decisions, Teamwork)
  • Perhaps poor off the ball movement (Off The Ball)
  • Perhaps poor passing ability (Passing, Technique)

Players assigned defender and midfielder playing positions in particular:

  • Perhaps poor movement (Anticipation, Decisions, Teamwork)
  • Perhaps poor defensive positioning (Positioning)
  • Perhaps poor marking ability (Marking)

6. Defensive Line

6.1. Use

Increasing the Slider

Recommended use:

  • Adjusting the defensive line set by team mentality and team closing down (by adjusting the defensive block* accordingly).

It can also be used to implement a high line* as a team-based style method*.

Decreasing the Slider

Recommended use:

  • Adjusting the defensive line set by team mentality and team closing down (by adjusting the defensive block accordingly).

It can also be used to implement a deep line* as a team-based style method.

6.2. Effects

Increasing the Slider

Increasing the team DEFENSIVE LINE slider, e.g. to Slightly Higher Defensive Line or Higher Defensive Line:

  • Instructs the team to use a high line to a greater extent.
  • Instructs the team to close down* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Expands the player CLOSING DOWN slider slightly for all players. Expands the team CLOSING DOWN slider slightly.

The more the slider is increased, the more pronounced these effects are.

Decreasing the Slider

Decreasing the team DEFENSIVE LINE slider, e.g. to Slightly Deeper Defensive Line or Deeper Defensive Line:

  • Instructs the team to use a deep line to a greater extent.
  • Instructs the team to sit off* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Compresses the player CLOSING DOWN slider slightly for all players. Compresses the team CLOSING DOWN slider slightly.

The more the slider is decreased, the more pronounced these effects are.

Increasing the Slider

Compounding team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality (high line, closing down)
  • More fluid team shape (closing down)
  • Increased team CLOSING DOWN slider (high line, closing down)

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Lower risk team mentality (high line, closing down)
  • More structured team shape (closing down)
  • Decreased team CLOSING DOWN slider (high line, closing down)

Decreasing the Slider

Compounding team instructions:

  • Lower risk team mentality (deep line, sitting off)
  • More structured team shape (sitting off)
  • Decreased team CLOSING DOWN slider (deep line, sitting off)

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality (deep line, sitting off)
  • More fluid team shape (sitting off)
  • Increased team CLOSING DOWN slider (deep line, sitting off)

6.4. Player Attributes

Increasing the Slider

Players assigned defender, defensive midfielder and wing back playing positions in particular:

  • Good endeavour (Aggression, Bravery, Work Rate)
  • Good mobility (Acceleration, Pace)
  • Good closing down ability (Positioning)
  • Perhaps poor focus (Composure, Concentration)
  • Perhaps poor physical presence (Strength)
  • Perhaps poor aerial presence (Jumping Reach)
  • Perhaps poor marking ability (Marking)
  • Perhaps poor clearing ability (Heading)

Goalkeeper:

  • Good One On Ones, Rushing Out, Anticipation, Decisions, Acceleration, Agility, Pace.
  • Perhaps poor Aerial Ability, Command of Area, Handling.

Decreasing the Slider

Players assigned defender, defensive midfielder and wing back playing positions in particular:

  • Good focus (Composure, Concentration)
  • Good physical presence (Strength)
  • Good aerial presence (Jumping Reach)
  • Good marking ability (Marking)
  • Good clearing ability (Heading)
  • Perhaps poor endeavour (Aggression, Bravery, Work Rate)
  • Perhaps poor mobility (Acceleration, Pace)
  • Perhaps poor closing down ability (Positioning)

Goalkeeper:

  • Good Aerial Ability, Command of Area, Handling.
  • Perhaps poor One On Ones, Rushing Out, Anticipation, Decisions, Acceleration, Agility, Pace.

7. Use Offside Trap

7.1. Use

Recommended use:

7.2. Effects

Selecting Use Offside Trap:

  • Instructs the team to step up to a greater extent.

7.3. Player Attributes

Players assigned centre back and full back playing positions:

  • Good movement (Anticipation, Decisions, Teamwork)
  • Good mobility (Acceleration, Pace)
  • Good defensive positioning (Positioning)

8. Team Closing Down

8.1. Use

Increasing the Slider

Recommended use:

Decreasing the Slider

Recommended use:

8.2. Effects

Increasing the Slider

Increasing the team CLOSING DOWN slider, e.g. to More Closing Down or Much More Closing Down:

  • Instructs the team to use the aggressive pressing defensive style.
  • Instructs the team to close down* to a greater extent.
    • Expands the player CLOSING DOWN slider for all players.
  • Instructs the team to use a high line* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Expands the team DEFENSIVE LINE slider slightly.

The more the slider is increased, the more pronounced these effects are.

Decreasing the Slider

Decreasing the team CLOSING DOWN slider, e.g. to Less Closing Down or Much Less Closing Down:

  • Instructs the team to use the containment defensive style.
  • Instructs the team to sit off* to a greater extent.
    • Compresses the player CLOSING DOWN slider for all players.
  • Instructs the team to use a deep line* to a slightly greater extent.
    • Compresses the team DEFENSIVE LINE slider slightly.

The more the slider is decreased, the more pronounced these effects are.

Increasing the Slider

Compounding team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality (high line, closing down)
  • More fluid team shape (closing down)
  • Increased team CLOSING DOWN slider (high line, closing down)

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Lower risk team mentality (high line, closing down)
  • More structured team shape (closing down)
  • Decreased team CLOSING DOWN slider (high line, closing down)

Decreasing the Slider

Compounding team instructions:

  • Lower risk team mentality (deep line, sitting off)
  • More structured team shape (sitting off)
  • Decreased team CLOSING DOWN slider (deep line, sitting off)

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Higher risk team mentality (deep line, sitting off)
  • More fluid team shape (sitting off)
  • Increased team CLOSING DOWN slider (deep line, sitting off)

8.4. Player Attributes

Increasing the Slider

Players assigned defender and midfielder playing positions in particular:

  • Good endeavour (Aggression, Bravery, Work Rate)
  • Good mobility (Acceleration, Pace)
  • Good closing down ability (Positioning)
  • Perhaps poor focus (Composure, Concentration)
  • Perhaps poor physical presence (Strength)
  • Perhaps poor aerial presence (Jumping Reach)
  • Perhaps poor marking ability (Marking)
  • Perhaps poor clearing ability (Heading)

Goalkeeper:

  • Good One On Ones, Rushing Out, Anticipation, Decisions, Acceleration, Agility, Pace.
  • Perhaps poor Aerial Ability, Command of Area, Handling.

Decreasing the Slider

Players assigned defender and midfielder playing positions in particular:

  • Good focus (Composure, Concentration)
  • Good physical presence (Strength)
  • Good aerial presence (Jumping Reach)
  • Good marking ability (Marking)
  • Good clearing ability (Heading)
  • Perhaps poor endeavour (Aggression, Bravery, Work Rate)
  • Perhaps poor mobility (Acceleration, Pace)
  • Perhaps poor closing down ability (Positioning)

Goalkeeper:

  • Good Aerial Ability, Command of Area, Handling.
  • Perhaps poor One On Ones, Rushing Out, Anticipation, Decisions, Acceleration, Agility, Pace.

9. Use Tighter Marking

9.1. Use

Recommended use:

9.2. Effects

Selecting Use Tighter Marking:

  • Instructs the team to use tight marking to a greater extent.

9.3. Player Attributes

Players in defender and midfielder playing positions in particular:

  • Good focus (Concentration)
  • Good endeavour (Aggression, Bravery, Work Rate)
  • Good movement (Anticipation, Decisions)
  • Good physical presence (Balance, Strength)
  • Good aerial presence (Jumping Reach)
  • Good mobility (Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Pace)
  • Good defensive positioning (Positioning)
  • Good marking ability (Marking)
  • Good tackling ability (Tackling)

10. Get Stuck In

10.1. Use

Recommended use:

10.2. Effects

Selecting Get Stuck In:

  • Instructs the team to tackle to a greater extent.

Compounding team instructions:

  • Higher risk mentality

Contrasting team instructions:

  • Lower risk mentality