The newly released Hattrick Tournaments…
How do people approach them in there early stages after being created?
Well… with my EVIL INC. and with regard to the Tourney that I have created just this week…
I plan to use these matches as more experimentation within my Club, with various Formations, particular Player Combinations, and more or less just to see how the current Training Regime is coming along! And by that last statement I mean my 10 current Defence Trainees… In the past 3 seasons during the 2 week off season I have used those matches to play all 10 of my defence trainees in the 1 match, with Set Pieces training in mind and to see what sort of complete defence ratings I can achieve with Hatstats totals in mind…
And I’m proud to say this training plan is coming along quite nicely indeed, albeit we’ve been struck down lately with Suspensions and Injuries, but that hasn’t stopped me (WozzaNoski) from putting out strong lineups in League, Cup, Tournaments and Friendlies.. and we will continue to do so!
But the whole reason for this Hattrick United Blog Post… is to ‘brag’… haha
I’ll start off by informing you all of my recent Tournament 1st Group Match against a fellow HT Manager from my City of Melbourne here in Australia, -wilson- of which I have had the pleasure of meeting in person just a couple of weeks ago now.. He is the Manager of an Oceanian Div III Team called Drumleagues United, who are currenty sitting in a very good position in their own League Series.. (3rd), they have been playing Hattrick 14 months longer than me, and seem much more knowledgable about the game than I.. also him and his team being up in III shows his total team TSI = almost double that of mine… Form, Stamina and player SPECS all seemed pretty close pre game…
So I had assumed, he being a PM/Passing Trainer would have his usual 5 players accross the middle and with nothing significant on the line other than bragging rights between us.. he would throw 3 forwards up front! So with that assumption in mind, my plan was to maximise my defence … and that meant putting all 10 trainees on the field, with a 5-5-0 Formation, also with the extra setting of everyone with defensive orders… Oh and don’t forget the Pressing Tactic! 😉
3 Subs orders were also programmed in late in the 2nd half, for stamina reasons..
and here below is the end ratings/score/tactics results..
|Drumleagues United – 0||EVIL INCORPORATED – 0|
|Midfield||excellent (very low)||poor (high)|
|Right Defence||formidable (low)||mythical (very high)|
|Central Defence||outstanding (low)||divine (high)|
|Left Defence||formidable (low)||mythical (low)|
|Right Attack||excellent (low)||poor (high)|
|Central Attack||inadequate (low)||disastrous (high)|
|Left Attack||formidable (very low)||poor (very low)|
|Indirect set pieces|
|Defence||formidable (low)||outstanding (high)|
|Attack||solid (high)||passable (very high)|
|Tactic skill||(no tactic)||outstanding|
|Average midfield||excellent (very low)||poor (high)|
|Average defence||formidable (high)||magical (high)|
|Average attack||solid (high)||wretched (very high)|
|Total average||excellent (high)||excellent (low)|
So yeah Guy’s… I am really happy with the first weeks game… and those defence ratings are HUGE! haha
I had realistically hoped for a draw, especially a 0-0 draw, and maybe even steal a 1-0 win via a SP or SE… but alwell…
I plan to use a different lineup next Monday… so watch this space!
Goodluck to everyone else in their respective Tournament games!
WozzaNoski over and out!