@pwolf Yes, FM base has gone to shit (the tactics downloads section). There are several mediocre tactics released every week, which only work with specific type of players under specific circumstances that appeared in the author's saves.
On top of that, the "main guy" TFF has been releasing average tactics at best this year, and yet his fanboy army is behind him every step of the way.
And I won't even dwell on people testing and creating tactics with Man Utd, Juventus, Ajax, Porto...
I've noticed that. Even as they have lowered it from last year, byline crosses are still quite effective.
However, I want to try something different - not go where most other people go.
I've always found through balls more interesting and fun.
The days of Michael Laudrup in Real or Barca, and more lately Iniesta's through balls was a joy to watch.
I want to replicate something like that. Now my Defensive Wingers are creating a wide threat, while holding the line, most of their plays are crosses to my AMC, who then can setup either my DLF or AF.
However, if I find my opponent has a weakness on the sides, I can tell my Defensive wingers through PI, to Stay Wider, Get Further Forward, Run Wide With Ball, Cross From Byline and Cross More Often.
Defensive Wingers are quite flexible.