After struggling with finding a tactic that worked for me on 11.3 I set out to make a realistic tactic that would be exciting as well. As a warning I don't think this is a "Player X scored 14 billion goals in six matches" Type of tactic, it produces fairly realistic score lines and has been extremely successful for me. In four and a half seasons with Liverpool I have won 13 trophies, including the EPL 4 times and at long last the CL last season.
Now for the screeny of the basic setup:
As you can see it's a flat 442. Despite the attacking nature ( indeed the staring philosophy is attacking) the tactic has been extremely solid at the back. It's very simple, relying mostly on unmodified instructions. We want to play a very fluid short passsing game and dominate possession. For the most part I have seen possession around 55-60%, although occasionally in tough road matches that will dip. Some things have been changed such as long shots. Corner set-up is default, do what you will. Let's start up top:
The forwards are a pairing of a Poacher on the left and a Compete Forward on the right. After a lot of tinkering this has seemed to be most effective. The left sider will hit the most goals on average in a year. Currently I have Aguero there and he has been bagging about one a match, but before him Kalinic had a respectable one in two average. The right sider is tougher to find you want pace, finishing, good mentals, and technicals as well. Suarez has played there and been very good. He may ot score as much as the Poacher but he is vital to the attack.
The midfield is built around a advanced Playmaker on support duty (MCL) and a Ball winner on defence (MCR). The idea is the simple, The MCR destroys the opposition attack and the MCL transitions it to our attack. The MCR has been consistently getting good ratings and sometimes gets some lovely goals via late breaks into the box. The MCL has been somewhat ho-hum in the system. Not a ton of goals or assists but good ratings. His job is to transition to attack, not spearhead it. Out wide we've got two out and out wingers. They have been the focal point of the attack, taking to ball up the pitch at pace slamming in crosses, as well as making late breaking moves into the box and scoring goals as well. Hell, on the left side Adam Johnson won English Footballer of the year last year! Here's a screeny:
We get alot of interesting goals from this set up, wether they be slowly built up through the middle attacks or lightning quick flank runs with the wingers crossing to each other.
At the back it's simple, fullbacks on auto (pay attention to your starting strategy) with CB's and a normal keeper. I invested in defense first, but is always bee very solid.
Other stuff: Team Talks I just use my head, tough away match use wish luck or we can win this, things like that. OI I fiddled with a bit and I think it works best with none. Pitch size is set to standard. I haven't used any shouts.
Some more screens:
Notice Ryan freaking Babel got their goal.
This is my most recent result. They had no shots, no corners nothing.
Feedback is welcomed.
hopefully it will be up soon!
I don't know if I'm allowed to do this but here's the mediafire link: