It's a narrow 4-2-3-1.
The three main targets of my tactic are, Possession, CCC's and Clean Sheets.
Possession tactics are all well and good but if you aren't turning passes into goals, what's the point?
With this, The 5 midfielders make the key passes to each other setting up an average of 2-3 goals a game.
Watching the football played in the match, it's pretty realistic and scorelines never seem out of the ordinary, which i prefer.
All the players work together within the formation, controlling the ball, passing it around and playing high up the pitch keeping the opposition in their own half.
The Player Roles.
Wing Backs :
Centre Backs :
Centre Midfielders :
Attacking Midfielder :
Inside Forwards :
Wing Backs - Runs with ball down flank, Knocks ball past opponent, gets forward whenever possible, hugs touchline, shoots with power.
Centre Backs - Marks opponent tightly, plays short simple passes.
Centre Midfielders - Plays short simple passes, comes deep to get the ball, tried killer balls often.
Attacking Midfielders - Places shots, Tries killer balls often, plays one-two's.
Inside Forwards - Places shots, plays one-two's, moves into channels.
Strikers - Places shots, plays short simple passes, tries first time shots, moves into channels.
I rarely use them but i have made three which play a small part in difficult games.
1st. Time Waste - If it's in the last 15 minutes and your team is looking likely to concede, I'd use this.
2nd. Gung-Ho - If your losing and can't see any way back into game i'd use this and see if it has any effect, be aware that it could do you more bad than good, only use it as a last resort.
3rd. Rest - If your dominating a game and your players are a little tired, Use this a couple of times during the game to help restore the players fitness.
My personal achievements.
I started the season with Barcelona, currently 81 games unbeaten, winning every cup along the way currently quater way through 2nd season.
Using a left footed player on the 'Right Inside Forward' role and vice-versa goes hand in hand with the tactic.
Speedy Wing Backs are essential for this tactic.
The 'Attacking Midfielder' role is basically the 'False no. 9' role, so a similar type of player to Messi would help.
The 5 Midfielders do tend to have long shots, causing the Goalkeeper to parry it and usually there's a player ready to knock it in, so Long Shots would be a bonus attribute for your Midfielders.
Wing Backs must have at least 14 Pace and Acceleration, anything and they may disrupt the tactical plan.
I do have 2 other tactics similar to this one, but i hardly use them.
If anybody has success with this tactic or simply wants to know about the other two then just leave a message.
I think that's about it, if I've missed anything out let me know.
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