I decided to download a tactic that Craig uploaded here from Fuss who is a member of the SI forums, I rarely "use" others tactics but I do download and check out what people are doing, to be honest, I never used the original tactic as is, I immediately made dozens upon dozens of changes to it (its pretty much overhauled) completely but a few positions sliders are similar to the original, the formation was changed, it had 2 strikers, I needed to drop one to DM (and integrated my Mascherano role as the DM) and as I said dozens of other changes
The original tactic is very good and if you like a 442 you should use it!
I registered on SI yesterday to ask Fuss if he would mind me uploading my version of his original tactic, he was happy that I asked him! This was his original template of the tactic but I have changed it about 75% already
Please note, this is a classic tactic and no touchline shouts are used and is a Plug & Play tactic
I hope you enjoy it and you get the required results! Cheers, Neil
Raikan007's & Fuss' Complete Madness tactic 433 DM
(To download tactic click the heading above)
Formation & Instructions:
- Assign assistant manager via the Team Policy screen
- I suggest showing all their Attacking players to their weaker foots and closing down their main playmaker as well as hard tackling on their quicker strikers and wingers
- You can also close down and tight mark the most uncomposed central defender and show him to his weaker foot
Match Results, League Tables & Fixtures:
(only from my last season, the others were just as good)
(the reason why you need to leave it low during the season (when it is at least 3/4 of the way fluid) is that it takes a substantial amount of the training percentage away from the player so player progression is not affected as much)
- High to Very High: teamwork during pre-season.
- Low Defending Positioning during season
- Low: Attacking Movement For extra goals
Suggested Player types:
Good old fashioned Keeper normal shot stopper etc
(Maarten Stekelenburg, De Gea, Cech)
Good on defense and positioning, high work rate, good marking, plus: good at running with ball and passing/crossing is essential!
(Schwaab, Fucile, Bale, Gabriel Silva)
Composed and determined, pacey and good anticipation is a must, ball player, not necessary, just a good centreback!
Good stamina, work rate, tackling, strength teamwork, passing and positioning, good old fashioned Centre Defensive mid, an all round good midfielder adept at defending and attacking!
(Ognjen Vukojevic, Yann M'Vila, Javi Martinez)
Centre mid right:
good at passing, high stamina, good at tracking back helping on defence and picking up the ball deep, he will drop deep and and pick up possession and spray the passes out wide to the wingers, creativity is essential and a good first touch with technique/decisions/work rate
Centre mid left:
A good defensive type central mid, think CM - Support type player, good all rounded mid
Extremely quick, agile, determined good decision makers, high flair and dribbling and crossing. Good off the ball movement, stamina are also very important.
(Hulk, Willian, Di Maria, Gotze)
Poacher, quick and good at finishing, off the ball.
(Hernandez, Lavezzi, Welbeck, Pato)
1) Teach the MCR to try killer balls
2) Teach the striker places shots/runs with ball through centre/beats offside trap
3) Teach MCL Marks opponents tightly/short simple passes
4) Teach wingers knocks balls past opponents and runs with ball often
5) Untick the wingers hold up ball box!
This tactic does have a good corner tactic, but its not that unbelievable that it makes it easy.. So keep that in mind, I personally do not like to use tweaks like that but it should be fine, this tactic was made to exploit the ME initially, I have completely changed it to play very good attacking style of football, lovely one two's outside the box and wingers crossing from out wide!