Let's Be clear.
In football, each team has a different style.
Barcelona and Real madrid play an offensive football, while Rayo vallencano and triestina rely on counter attacks and on massive defending.
This tactic is an offensive one. If the sides are in EQUILIBRIUM, you will devastate them (like i have with psg in the screenshot, and i don't think my AS roma is stronger than PSG).
However, if your side sucks, use a 5 defender tactic or a tactic not meant to dominate the game.
WIth this tactic, my aim is controlling posession, clear cut chances, everything. So if you have a relegation side....buy some players or change tactic!
ZemanLandia:My Best tactic so far.
So, as usual I will give some broad info of the tactic, and then i'll be more specific. As and admirer of As Roma coach Zdenek Zeman i tried to emulate his playing style and offensive movements. Who knows this manager and how his team play...well, just scroll down and download tactic!
Who does not, let me tell you more!
"Zemanlandia" was a term given to Zeman's teams indicating a spectacular attacking football where supporters where unstoppably entertained and pleased by 90's Foggia. Then "calciopoli" (italian corruption in football), led Zeman to be relegated to minor roles because of his honesty and his words against the "system".
Until, Zemalandia was back last year at Pescara, when Zeman's super young team led by Verratti and Insigne scored 90 goals and finished unexpectedly first. As Roma decided to give an opportunity to this football teacher, and Roma fans are still waiting to see "Zemanlandia" again!
For now roma fans may be happy to see Zemanlandia is back on Fm 2013!
High defense line, offside trap, high pressing, zonal marking. But even short first touch passes. Wingers are set to move inside the channels. The whole of these things makes this tactic solid, spectacular and extremely versatile: it is good against top teams as well as low ones. Feel free to switch from attacking to control
Having the right players for this tactic is important, although no particular characteristics are needed!
Sweeper Keeper: It would be better if he had some good "kicking stats"
WBs: NOT FULL BACKS! they must be wing backs, and this is the zone of the field where you want to spend money to get good players. they make a difference1
CDs: Heading, marking, tackling, jumping, pace positioning and acceleration...
CMs: The center Cm must be extremely good in strength, tackling, work rate. the left & right one must be all rounded cms
Wingers: Wingers, yes, but instead of hugging touchline in this tactic they are set to move into channels. So they need to be some kind of Wingers/strikers, that have no problems in scoring and making the right movements.
AF: Complete, strong, finalizer.
Have tested this so far in 9 league games, 1 european super cup final, 2 ECL matches.
9 serie A games: 35 goals scored, 4 conceded. Won 3-0 against juventus away, 4-1 against napoli away.
ECL: tied with panathinaikos playing all subs after making more than 20 total shots. They scored from a set piece. Won AWAY with PSG 3-1
I know it's early but i know this tactic is great! I will post screenshots as i go!
Please give me feedback and keep me posted! Cheers, and good game