An individual order can be given to outfield players. Goalkeepers and repositioned players can't be given an individual order. The four possible individual orders besides normal are defensive, offensive, towards middle, towards wing.
Per default a line-up consists of a 4-4-2 formation with two wing backs, two Central defenders, two wingers, two inner midfielders and two forwards. All of them have the individual order normal per default.
An individual order, not to be confused with the repositioning of players, keeps the affected player on his current position, but his contribution to various parts of the match ratings changes. An offensive central defender will for example defend less, but contribute more to the midfield of the team.
According to the rules
|This is an extract from the manual, chapter 4|
|You can give all your outfield players on the pitch (apart from repositioned players) individual orders. You can for example order your inner midfielder to play "defensive". This means he's still an inner midfielder, but he concentrate more on the defensive side than normal, and less on attacking. There are four individual orders, see this table for full details what they mean for each position.|
Table of effects
|Wing back||Offensive||More Winger, somewhat more Playmaking, less Defending|
|Defensive||More Defending, less Winger, somewhat less Playmaking|
|Towards middle||More Defending to the middle, less Defending to the side, less Winger|
|Central defender||Offensive||Somewhat more Playmaking, less Defending|
|Towards wing||More Defending to the side, less Defending in the middle, a certain amount of Winger, somewhat less Playmaking|
|Winger||Offensive||More Winger, somewhat more passing, less Defending, somewhat less Playmaking|
|Defensive||More Defending, less Winger, somewhat less Playmaking and Passing|
|Towards middle||More Playmaking, less Winger, more defending in the middle, less Defending to the side, more Passing in the middle, less Passing to the side|
|Inner midfielder||Offensive||More Passing, less Defending, somewhat less Playmaking|
|Defensive||More Defending, less Passing, somewhat less Playmaking|
|Towards wing||A nice amount of Winger, somewhat less Playmaking, more Passing and Defending on the side, and less Passing/Definding in the middle|
|Forward||Defensive||A certain amount of Playmaking, more Passing (and even more Passing if Technical), less Scoring, somewhat less Winger|
|Towards wing||More Winger, more Scoring and Passing on the side, less Scoring and Passing in the middle|