5-2-3 Defensive - 26 Clean Sheets in 42 Games

  1. 5-2-3 Defensive - 26 Clean Sheets in 42 Games

    I decided to start a new game with Hinckley Town my closest local team, they are currently the worst team in the english football league system sitting bottom of the Blue Square North with 4 points and a goal difference of -50.

    In the game they are predicted to finish 19th out of 22 in the Blue Square North and only have a wage budget of £600 a week and they are already spending £400 a week on wages.

    To start with I decided to try and add a couple of players to there tiny squad which was difficult considering there pitiful wage budget but I managed to sign the following 3 players:

    Matthew Harris a 19 year old English Winger
    Steffan Jones a 19 year old Welsh Central Defender
    James Pearson (Nigel's son) a 19 year old Central Midfielder on a season long loan from feeder club Leicester.

    I then made the following tactic with my main aim being to concede as few goals as possible and make my team very hard to beat.

    GK - Goalkeeper - Defend
    RB - Full-Back - Defend
    CB - Center-Back - Defend
    CB - Center Back - Defend
    CB - Center Back - Defend
    LB - Full-Back - Defend
    CM - Ball Winning Midfielder - Defend
    CM - Ball Winning Midfielder - Defend
    AMR - Defensive Winger - Support
    AML - Defensive Winger - Support
    ST - Defensive Forward - Attack

    Style - Very Rigid
    Strategy - Defensive

    The Results I had with this tactic were suprising to me as even with the weakest squad in the league I managed to finish well above expectations and survive relegation finishing in 13th place with the following stats:

    Games 42
    Wins 10
    Draws 23
    Losses 9
    Goals 25
    Conceded 21
    Goal Difference +4
    Points 53
    Clean Sheets 26
    0-0 Draws 17

    I found that the team did fade quite badly in the 2nd half of the season conceding 16 goals compared to only 5 in the first half of the season.

    I have included some screenshots of this tactic below and would like to get some feedback on this tactic.

    I plan on releasing this tactic to the community but need to think of a good name for it so if any body has any suggestions for a good name for this tactic please post them on here.
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  2. Thanks to Steam achievements for the name:

    the IRON CURTAIN

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    The IRON CURTAIN - Downloads - Football Manager 2013 Tactics, Wonderkids & Cheats

  3. you must be a professional bus driver, because I have never seen someone park a bus quite as well as this.

    But seriously, I'm using this with my lower league french side and it is the most effective was to stop a goal I've ever seen

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