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[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy

  1. [Barcelona][Tested With Several Teams] La Masia Philosophy [V.2 Updated]

    Other Campaigns
    Athletic Bilbao
    Tested this tactic with Athletic Bilbao and I think i'm having great success
    The evidence is on page 4

    Liverpool
    Also tested this tactic with Liverpool
    The evidence is on page 9and also here on page 14



    Introduction
    As a cule and a fan of fancy and beautiful football i'd like to present you my tactic that i called La Masia Philosophy. What i'm trying to do here is to emulate Pep Guardiola's tactic. To make xavi control the game, creating spaces and to make messi become the world best

    Formation & Tactic

    *Shape
    I used pep guardiola's 433 as reference and i'm using classic mode to implement it. The formation may looks strange as there is no strikers in this formation.

    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-5.44.00-pm.png

    For comparison we can use the image taken from last El-Classico match (2nd leg of Copa del Rey) below;
    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-2nd-leg.png
    The image and full article related to this image can be found here totalBarca.com

    Noted that, the only differences here is that Pedro (in the match occupied by iniesta before he got injured) role is in left side, where in this tactic is in the right side. And also Villa/Sanchez role is in the right side whereas in this tactic is in left side.

    As santos coach said after his said defeated by barcelona in club world championship " Muricy Ramalho (coach Santos): "Barcelona played with a 3-7-0 formation. They showed you can score without forwards". So that's why i made a tactic without a real strikers.

    And also, a statement from guardiola himself "Midfielders are intelligent players who have to think about the team as a whole. They are selfless players who understands the game better than anyone and the more midfielders you have, the easier it is to slot them into other positions" here's an excerpt of his remarks to
    FIFA.com earlier in the week just before the team's departure to Japan

    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-370.jpg
    This image is published by SPORT ( a Spanish daily sports newspaper based in Barcelona, Spain.) After Barcelona won the club world championship, and after Muricy Ramalho issuing a statement as quoted above. The translation and the full article can be found here totalBarca.com

    *In Match Alternative Shape
    However, because of fluidity of the system/tactic, actually shape this tactic in a match is 4-3-3 as we can find in the average position of the match

    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-edit4-2-2.png [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-02-02-10.27.13-am.png

    But it is also almost looks like 4-2-4, because the alternative shape of barcelona tactic is also 4-2-4. To support this statement there are some interesting articles that can be found in zonalmarking.net also here in totalBarca.com and also here twelvepointsports.blogspot.com

    Images take from those sites is below;
    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-4-2-4-ii.png [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-4-2-4.png

    *False 9/False 10 Partnership
    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-barcaaveragelineuparrow.png

    The above image is 3-4-3 system which use false9/false 10 partnership. But, i'm trying to implement this partnership into this 4-3-3/4-2-4/4-2-3-1/4-6-0 tactic that which seemed to have quite succesfully. The evidence below;

    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-02-02-9.31.13-am.png
    Xavi Control the ball and the tempo looking for iniesta in other side to help him and iniesta ready to offer him a help, Fabregas (Messi role occupied by Fab,because messi is injured) is upfront and Villa out wide

    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-02-02-9.32.06-am.png
    After giving the ball to Iniesta, he is looking for Villa out wide and give him the ball

    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-untitled.png
    After received the ball from iniesta, Villa quickly gave the ball to Fabregas upfront. One of Sevilla defenders trying to mark Fabregas quickly, leaving spaces (shown by yellow area) for Iniesta who makes run from deep towards the spaces (shown by Red arrow)

    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-02-02-9.33.13-am.png
    Unfortunately for Iniesta, after got the ball from fabregas his shot is pushes away by Javi Varas

    *More In-Depth explanation about Barcelona's Philosophy how they play can be found here;
    1. On Page 14
    2. On Page 16
    3. Another good article on totalBarca.com

    *Useful Tips
    Because i used classic mode, so there is no specific role for each players. But this is not a plug and play tactic. You have to analyze, how your opposition play for each matches, whether they play high or park a plane/bus, etc. This is what i usually do;
    1). if I find xavi making to many passes between him and the central defenders, I increased his passing range from 2 clicks up to 5 clicks
    2). usually when i find its to hard to open space to make some goals, I change Dani Alves RFD from sometimes to often
    3). Sometimes I change the width, the tempo, or time wasting to adjust to the opponent's tactics
    4). If your Xavi and Iniesta role players do not have Tries Killers Ball Often PPM change their players instruction for try through balls to often from sometimes

    *Player Preferred Moves (PPM)
    Useful PPM can be found in one of my posts here

    *Instruction & Requirements
    1). Pitch Size Maximum
    2). Never Used Any Specif OI
    3). Ask My Assistant For Team Talks

    Results/Fixtures
    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-11.55.11-am.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-11.55.23-am.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-11.55.39-am.png

    Have only tried this tactic with barca, if anyone wants to try it with another team, then give it a go . In my first season with barca i only lost 1 time and there is one remaining game with Man Utd.

    Players and Team Stats
    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-11.56.08-am.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-11.56.14-am.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-11.57.09-am.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-11.58.59-am.png

    Messi Stats
    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-11.58.05-am.png

    Messi in my game manage to make 62 goals and 34 assists in 54 apps

    La Liga Table
    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-11.55.54-am.png

    Xavi Passes
    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.07.14-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.09.00-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.10.31-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.10.57-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.11.58-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.13.06-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.13.26-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.15.28-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.15.49-pm.png

    as you can see, sometimes my playmaker manage to hit 100 passes or more or less in a match. But it would not be always like this. Because for example if your opponents play high up the pitch, what is the point of having 100 passes? LOL

    In Match Stats

    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.00.40-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.00.45-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.02.12-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.02.17-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.03.06-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.03.45-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.03.58-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.10.04-pm.png


    [Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.12.36-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.12.40-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.14.44-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.14.47-pm.png[Barcelona][Tested With Athletic Bilbao] La Masia Philosophy-screen-shot-2012-01-09-12.14.51-pm.png



    Conclusion
    From the results i think i have managed to achieve the core and the philosphy of pep guardiola's barcelona. But i think there is a lot of things that need to be fix, for example i found it hard to shut the opposition, if they play high up the pitch or when they used 4-4-2. So that's why if someone here wants to try this tactic feel free for it and it would be nice if there is some feedback from all of you, cheers




    this second video is when my players scored from patiently build up play free kick

    nb: sorry for my poor english

    Download Link

    Original Version
    La Masia Philosophy (Barcelona, Jan 2012).tac

    V.2
    La Masia Philosophy v.2 (Barcelona, Mar 2012).tac

    Mediafire Download Link

    Original Version
    http://www.mediafire.com/?xxxg8ypaokbhad8

    V.2
    http://www.mediafire.com/?7prgrdtbw52qwgi

    IMPORTANT!
    Because this is a classic mode tactic you need to add manually your primary playmaker, your primary playmaker is the one who occupied MCR role

    How to;
    First go to tactic screen then go to set pieces tab, lastly you have to drag the MCR to the playmaker section in the right bottom corner

    *Useful Tips
    Because i used classic mode, so there is no specific role for each players. But this is not a plug and play tactic. You have to analyze, how your opposition play for each matches, whether they play high or park a plane/bus, etc. This is what i usually do;
    1). if I find xavi making to many passes between him and the central defenders, I increased his passing range from 2 clicks up to 5 clicks
    2). usually when i find its to hard to open space to make some goals, I change Dani Alves RFD from sometimes to often
    3). Sometimes I change the width, the tempo, or time wasting to adjust to the opponent's tactics
    4). If your Xavi and Iniesta role players do not have Tries Killers Ball Often PPM change their players instruction for try through balls to often from sometimes

    *Player Preferred Moves (PPM)
    Useful PPM can be found in one of my posts here

    *Instruction & Requirements
    1). Pitch Size Maximum
    2). Never Used Any Specif OI
    3). Ask My Assistant For Team Talks
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    Last edited by arikubis; 03/03/2012 at 04:30 PM.
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  2. I am gonna try it!!!

  3. Saya juga mau coba
    jhnnz likes this.

  4. Could you atleast tell us what formation and strategy you are playing,

    Cheers
    Kris likes this.

  5. I liked the passing movement of that video.
    arikubis likes this.

  6. Seems legit to me gonna try it on my 3rd season as a barca manager

  7. Quote Originally Posted by rosyidbudiman View Post
    Saya juga mau coba
    go ahead, i think we couldnt use bahasa here mas hehe

  8. Quote Originally Posted by goal2581999 View Post
    I am gonna try it!!!
    yes please give it a go mate, please give some feedback afterwards

  9. Quote Originally Posted by goal2581999 View Post
    I am gonna try it!!!
    yes please give it a go mate, please give some feedback afterwards

    Quote Originally Posted by maxy67 View Post
    I liked the passing movement of that video
    thx give it a try then

    Quote Originally Posted by PuppetMaster View Post
    Seems legit to me gonna try it on my 3rd season as a barca manager
    thx, please give some feedback afterwards

  10. Wahouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !! Best tactic ever ! I have never try a tactique like that !! Congratulation Arikubis !!

    I love Guardiola tactics and you realize my dream

    Il Devasto is to worry !!

    Thanks ^^

    P.S : (Sorry for my bad English :s)
    arikubis and olenkarl72 like this.

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