To save clutter I wont quote but thanks for the advice
If I saw someone show the tactics I put out I'd probably feel the same way which is odd seeing as since I've changed to it I've won over 60% of my matches, at the beginning of the season besides the early signing of Weiss which was pre-agreed in January I only had Albrighton and N'Zogbia as wide choices and with Zogs attitude being terrible and Albrighton IMO not being ready for the main team I decided to go with a narrow diamond to make use of the central midfielders the club already had, which at the time worked to keep us up
I admit I'm not one to try educate others on FM as trust me I'm terrible at it despite pumping in 100s of hours each year but Makoun has been getting mid 7 ratings whoever he's been alongside
Those are his previous game stats anyway
I played him mainly in DM set to defend in the diamond where he had - Marking 13, Tackling 15, Position 15, Work Rate 18, Team Work 16, Stamina 16, Strength 12, Concentration 12 and Decisions 13 - honestly if you have better suggestions for that kind of role at Aston Villa with the budget I have I'd love to hear them! That's not me taking the piss either, I'm being serious, as when I load the game and read stats those aren't terrible
When it comes to knowing what your team has and working with it, Makoun is according to my assistant best at every midfield role besides out wide so when you say get rid of him I'm slightly confused, not saying you're wrong or anything but clearly the game feels he works in a number of positions better than anyone I have, so with that said when I start up a game and look to my team reports what do I do?
Oh and I didn't sign Delap, he was here once I came in during December, trust me I'd never sign him. Ever.
I find with this game there is just too much to look at which I why I inevitably give up, you go for key attributes which in many ways you'd think sure make it easier for you, for someone who wants to come in and do a job but you'll often find those attributes simply aren't enough