Well im back with an old favorite, the Germany style tactics which i first created back in 2010 during the World Cup. These are quite different from those tactics although they do keep the 4-2-3-1 formation and attractive attacking football from the original ones. I created them originally using Liverpool, after 2 consecutive league titles i decided to test them further with Heerenveen in Holland.
With Heerenveen i was predicted to finish 7th by the media and was 100/1 to win the league, so a fairly average team in Holland. Add to that i sold my best player to Twente for 5m it was certainly going to be a challenge. The challenge was met though, the team stormed to the league title playing lovely attacking and most importantly winning football. It was double success too as the Dutch cup was also won. The tactic works amazingly well (even if i do say so myself) particularly at home were we won every single game fairly comfortably, even against the big teams in Holland, Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord etc.
The tactic as usual for me is designed for the lazy bastard which i am. No special instructions needed. Its designed totally using the wizard so you can use shouts if you wish although i must stress i never once used them. Its simply plug it in and play.
GOALKEEPER: Reflexes, Handling, One on Ones
FULLBACKS: Tackling, Marking, Crossing
CENTRE BACK (cover): Heading, Strength, Concentration.
CENTRE BACK: Heading, Pace, Concentration
CENTRE MIDFIELD: Tackling, Creativity, Passing
WINGERS: Crossing, Dribbling, Pace/Acceleration
ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: Dribbling, Flair, Technique
ADVANCED FORWARD: Finishing, Heading, Decisions
Those are just a guide for people who need advice on which players to go for, not rule of thumb by any means so feel free to buy who you want if you so wish.
NEED TO KNOW:
1. Don't Use Opposition Instructions.
2. Small pitch used.
3. Match Preparation to be given to your assistant.
4. Use for both home and away, don't change anything.
5. No shouts used.
One of the big improvements this year for me is the teamtalks. Now you can give a team teamtalk then also an individual one if you don't think your message is being drilled in. You now get to see players reactions too so you have plenty of opportunity to send your players out positively. You can always give it to the assistant if you don't feel up to it.
I hope you find success with these tactics as i have. Look forward to hearing your feedback. JP.
Ive now updated the tactics to include a 2nd version of the tactic which is now a 4-3-3/4-5-1 formation. Seems to be working well for me but whether its better than the 4-2-3-1 version i don't know so don't ask me, its personal preference. Ill put some screenshots on the discussion thread.