Hey guys I have decided to release my best tactic this year based on the 4141 formation, using a very fluid philosophy. The tactic has been designed to play nice possession football and give intelligent movement between the lines.
How I came to design this tactic was simple, I thrust myself into google looking at guides, player roles etc and came across a post on si which i found very interesting, it is a 12 step guide by someone I believe has input into the match engine and can be found here :How to Play FM14: A Twelve Step Guide
The Formation and instructions:
As you can see there are quiet alot of instructions some may think its over the top but I think every aspect of a game must have some manager input.The formation, strategy and fluidity always stay the same, we want to be at our oponents as soon as possible.
The instructions are set to retain possession as much as possible, dropping deep and playing wider to stretch the opponents as much as possible. We also want to play aggressively putting pressure on the opponents in their space as soon as we loose the ball. This will allow us to win the ball back and recycle possession looking for the next break.
Player Roles: Playing very fluid we require all players to take part in all stages of play, therefore mostly generic roles have been chosen.
Goalkeeper : Defend, simply set up for stopping goals going in.
Wing backs : one support/one attack, creates movement between the lines to allow for more passing options.
centre backs : defend, simple again break up attacks and play it to more creative players.
Anchor Man: Defend, sits in the hole between the defense and midfield, breaks up play and recycles possession.
Centre midfielders: one support/one attack, again creates further movement between the lines.
Wingers: Attack, provide width, playing in crosses and showing up at back post to contribute to some goals.
False9: Support, Floats between the front line and the midfield, drags defenders around, creating space and scoring goals.
I have tested this tactic with multiple teams, which provided me the evidence that this tactic should work with teams of all different levels, provided you have the players for the positions. However this is not a super tactic where you will win 100% of games with the worsed or even the best teams.
Newcastle League and cup finishes 1st Season:
2 cup wins and an unfortunate bout of injuries left us 3rd in the league in the first season.
Leandro damaio would have been top scorer had he not been injured for 5 games at the end.
Marveux, top assists and he's not even that special a player.
Tim Krul: golden glove
Team of the year: 5 players in first team plus subs
Newcastle League and Cup finishes, 2nd Season:
Premier division win, capital cup win, community shield win, and most importantly champions league win knocking out real madrid and barcelona winning 3-0 at nou camp. Couldnt have asked for a much better season, maybe should have beat Tottenham in the FA cup too but unfortunately my second team wasnt up to the task.
Malmo results by Kiffe: Tactic implemented in Helsingsborg match highlited.
Kiffe won his league with Malmo with ease, scoring the most goals and also conceding the least. good luck next season mate.
Dag&Red results by Diegofr: Diegofr ran away with skybet league 2, and is enjoying FM again
Training and Match Prep:
I put the tactic in all 3 slots, team cohesion high/Tactics 50%
till first game then, Balanced average/defensive positioning 30%
Team Talks are important and are relative so you have to think about these depending on the team you are playing and the expectation compared to the result you are having.
Opposition instructions set to assistant manager.
Thanks for reading, and please if you have feedback give it, positive or negative.
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