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Away Games

  1. Away Games

    Hi Everyone

    Does anyone know what the problem is with away games?

    I am currently in my second season with Chelsea and my EPL matches are as follows:

    Home

    Played: 5
    Won: 5
    Goals For: 22
    Goals Against: 2
    Average Possession Per Game: 62%
    Average Short Range Shots Per Game: 15
    Average Clear Cut Chances Per Game: 5
    Average Half Chances Per Game: 6

    Away

    Played: 5
    Won: 1
    Drawn: 2
    Lost: 2
    Goals For: 5
    Goals Against: 7
    Average Possession Per Game: 58%
    Average Short Range Shots Per Game: 8
    Average Clear Cut Chances Per Game: 2
    Average Half Chances Per Game: 4

    Is there some special way to win away from home that I don't know about? I am always dominating the getting more chances and more possession but my players just seem to be unable to score. 3 of the 5 away goals were goals by defenders from corners/free kicks. I shouldn't need over 20 shots a game as I get at home in order to score. I don't understand this game, It's just convoluted method after convoluted method you have to use in order to win.

    Can't do a counter attacking tactic because the opposition just sit back and defend all the time.
    Can't do an attacking tactic because the ai manager is so good at making a counter attacking tactic work.
    Can't do a control tactic because the team just pass it around for ages and then do a rubbish shot.

    I stopped for two weeks because it was so frustrating and I came back yesterday and I am starting to remember why I got frustrated.

    Does anyone have any ideas how to win away from home? Any advice would be much appreciated

  2. play on control at home and counter away

  3. don't expect to win every game away from home, yes your away form isnt great but could be worse
    this season the last 6 away games for the big 4 were

    chelsea - LLWWWW
    arsenal - DDWWDL
    man city - DWWLWW
    man utd - LWWDWD

    do you use scout reports on teams to see what tactics they struggle against? start games set at standard and design a few shouts to change strategies when needed. i use a more balanced tactic away from home then adapt as needed. looking at the stats you aren't creating enough clear cut chances away from home. try and see from analysis whether teams are pushing higher or sitting deeper against you and adjust a tactic for this
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Pezman123 View Post
    play on control at home and counter away
    All that seems to happen when I set them up to counter is the other team continue to play defensively and I still have the majority of possession but I get less chances and they get more.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by seacow View Post
    don't expect to win every game away from home, yes your away form isnt great but could be worse
    this season the last 6 away games for the big 4 were

    chelsea - LLWWWW
    arsenal - DDWWDL
    man city - DWWLWW
    man utd - LWWDWD

    do you use scout reports on teams to see what tactics they struggle against? start games set at standard and design a few shouts to change strategies when needed. i use a more balanced tactic away from home then adapt as needed. looking at the stats you aren't creating enough clear cut chances away from home. try and see from analysis whether teams are pushing higher or sitting deeper against you and adjust a tactic for this
    Yeah I know it's not awful but it's annoying because my home form is so good and Man City are already 8 points ahead of me after 10 games. I'm at work right now but I will post some screenshots of my tactics tonight :-)

  6. Tactics

    4-2-3-1 Narrow

    This is my main formation. I use this formation in all my home games and most away games and it makes a lot of chances and is fairly secure at the back.
    Shouts: Pass Into Space, Work Into Box

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    4-2-3-1 Wide

    This is my formation when strong teams away from home.

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    4-4-2

    This is my formation when trying to be more aggressive or trying to get a winning goal at the end of a game.

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    I tweak my tactics during games based on what I see happening using shouts and opposition instructions.

    My main tactic works really well but I could really uses some advice on my counter and attacking tactics.

    Any help/advice would be appreciated

  7. personally this is how i would change you tactics

    4-2-3-1 wide

    bwm - cm - d change to dm - dm -d
    cm -cm - s change to cm-cm-d
    t- amc- a change to dlp- cm -s
    af-cf-a change to p/tm - cf-a

    change the passing style to more direct and ensure your front 3 are quick, clear the ball to flanks. players in more defensive positions will draw the opponents to attack more and leave themselves vulnerable.

    other than that i dont see any huge problems with your tactics, it may just be time for a shake up, at the start of each season i usually create 2 new tactics and have one from last season, then through the season if a tactic wont work i just scrap it and create a new one.

  8. with your 4-2-3-1 narrow tactic change:
    ST - AF
    Either slow the tempo down or change strategy to attack and tick counter attack
    Dont! use pass into space shout
    Focus passing down the middle

    4-2-3-1 wide changes:
    drop the wide men deeper into midfield
    set as defensive wingers attack and change wide play to cut inside
    change the AMC to attacking midfielder
    change WB to Full backs
    also set Target man supply to 'Run onto ball' (make sure you have holds up ball ticked)
    change cahill to CD

    4-4-2 changes:
    Change style to very fluid
    Change strategy to overload
    CML Change to CM attack
    CMR change to BWM support
    Push both wide men into the AMR/L
    Press more
    tackle hard
    Change STR to Poacher
    Change target man supply to mixed
    change full backs to WBs attack
    Change cahill to CD
    Push up your defensive line
    Set play maker to none
    Set time wasting to minimum

    Soo m assuming the 4-4-2 is what you use to go all out attack to get a goal...

    make these changes and let me know how you get on

  9. Quote Originally Posted by seacow View Post
    personally this is how i would change you tactics

    4-2-3-1 wide

    bwm - cm - d change to dm - dm -d
    cm -cm - s change to cm-cm-d
    t- amc- a change to dlp- cm -s
    af-cf-a change to p/tm - cf-a

    change the passing style to more direct and ensure your front 3 are quick, clear the ball to flanks. players in more defensive positions will draw the opponents to attack more and leave themselves vulnerable.

    other than that i dont see any huge problems with your tactics, it may just be time for a shake up, at the start of each season i usually create 2 new tactics and have one from last season, then through the season if a tactic wont work i just scrap it and create a new one.
    Quote Originally Posted by awalker14 View Post
    with your 4-2-3-1 narrow tactic change:
    ST - AF
    Either slow the tempo down or change strategy to attack and tick counter attack
    Dont! use pass into space shout
    Focus passing down the middle

    4-2-3-1 wide changes:
    drop the wide men deeper into midfield
    set as defensive wingers attack and change wide play to cut inside
    change the AMC to attacking midfielder
    change WB to Full backs
    also set Target man supply to 'Run onto ball' (make sure you have holds up ball ticked)
    change cahill to CD

    4-4-2 changes:
    Change style to very fluid
    Change strategy to overload
    CML Change to CM attack
    CMR change to BWM support
    Push both wide men into the AMR/L
    Press more
    tackle hard
    Change STR to Poacher
    Change target man supply to mixed
    change full backs to WBs attack
    Change cahill to CD
    Push up your defensive line
    Set play maker to none
    Set time wasting to minimum

    Soo m assuming the 4-4-2 is what you use to go all out attack to get a goal...

    make these changes and let me know how you get on
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll try these ideas out I may not reply until the weekend as I like to test over a fair number of matches and I don't get much time to play mid week :-)

  10. I have given up on Football Manager. I tried all the tactics advised and they all failed to help. Not enjoying Football Manager as I have no impact on the result of the game. I'm just a passenger, Good Night :-)

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