Y.N.W.A WIDE V7.5
Aim of Tactic:
#Be in control of matches
#Pass & move based play ( and higher % than opposition but not tiki taka obsession)
#No need for separate tactic for away days
#Set style so players can be sold in prime and replaced by younger talent and doesn't affect results and carry on European dominance
This tactic has been developed over a 6 season period (in my Liverpool save)
and now continued in a new game where i am Swansea and currently just finished my 2nd seasons coming 4th in the Premier league (1st season finishing 11th).
It is currently version 7.5
Success So Far
(2nd Season Just Finished)
Position Played Won Drawn Lost For Against G.D Points 2012/13 11th 38 13 8 17 63 68 -5 47 2013/13 4th 38 24 4 10 76 37 +39 76 * + / - +7 - +11 +4 +7 +13 +31 +44 +29
* Finished the season as joint top goals scorers with Man City, 5th best defense in the league.
( due to losing game can be updated)
Just Finished 4th Season
15 Cup Trophies 3 League Titles
English Premiership League 2014, 2015, 2016
English Community Shield 2014, 2015
English FA Cup 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Capital One Cup 2016
UEFA Europa League 2013
UEFA Champions League 2014, 2015, 2016
European Super Cup 2013, 2014
Club World Championship 2014, 2015
Statistical Progress So far With Tactic
Position Played Won Drawn Lost For A.g G.D Points 2012/13 4th 38 23 5 10 72 43 +29 74 2013/14 1st 38 27 6 5 100 41 +100 87 + / - + 3 - + 4 - 1 +5 + 28 + 2 + 71 + 13 2014/15 1st 38 30 6 2 118 45 +73 96 + / - - - +3 - +3 +18 -2 +2 +9 2015/16 1st 38 28 6 4 81 26 +55 90 +/- - - -2 - -2 -37 +19 -18 -6
Now Story of The Tactic!
The back story of this tactic is basically a pass and move based attacking tactic that focuses on passing and creating space and wingers who disrupt the opp team, young players can come into the squad and not be the weak link, can be used right through the season no need to change depending on home or away, can score goals and pleasing on the eye.
Players like the passing can be recycled if a player gets to a certain age he can be sold of for profit and a younger maybe more technical can slot in for a fraction of the price in a nutshell it is my version of Brendan Rodgers module/vision of what he wants to do with Liverpool IRL.
Although this tactic is attacking minded probably 90% of its build up is started from the goalkeeper and the play will be passed around till a chance be it a clear chance or half chance is open also even though it is a pass & move based tactic and build from the back and pass around it is not a Barcelona style tiki-taka tactic rather a mixture of tiki-take and pass and move of the Liverpool gold days it isn't about how many passes my players make but about using the ball to create chances and being in control as much as possible.
Player / Player Roles / Role Within Tactic
Goalkeeper Sweeper Keeper Defend
Always looks for short pass and only hits long when desperate. Collect any loose balls as the opp team tend to get frustrated and just smack the ball up field do to the high pressure and lack of possession ( death by football )
Center backs Central Defender Defend
Always looking for short pass and being in a position to receive the ball and being composed under pressure to play it out of defense
Full Backs Full Back Support
Push up to support build up always open for pass, once in last 1/4 of pitch look to pass the ball inside or run the byline and cross in. if i'm honest as mad as this might sound to some i tend to see the full backs as more of wide defensive midfielder as opposed to an overlapping attacking wing back as seen in tiki taka tactics as in early stages of tactic would ship goals due to full backs being out of position.
Center Mid Anchor Man Defend
Is basically the brain of the tactic a xavi style ball carrier always moving and there for a pass doesn't bomb up and leave defense unprotected as found with earlier versions of this tactic but when help is needed to keep the ball in the final 3rd with our team he pushes up to support the players
Center Mid Ball Winning Midfield Support
If his partner in crime is the brain then the B.W.M is surely the heartbeat, for ever giving players an extra option for a pass, closing down opp, he is always doing what he can to keep play moving help looking for that opening or help pressure opp players into mistakes without this man the tactic falls on its ass.
Attacking Midfield Center Attacking Midfielder Attack
Is the main outlet for play he keeps play moving in an advanced position free to do what he wants within the tactic looks for the opening draws players around him to free up space he is the main man to inflict damage on the opposition be it through his runs, passes or movement opening up space for other players.
Midfield Left & Right Wingers Support
Are there to cause panic and confusion to the opp def, always running with/without the ball, always moving and open for a pass,press full back into mistakes to help get the ball back quickly and efficiently direct runs at players, stretching play and cutting inside and always supporting the build up by the box to open up space and chances and get on end of moves when possible.
Striker Advanced Forward Attack
Is the main man of the attacking side of the play always pushing and trying to find space, open up play for supporting cast, running after loose balls to keep move ticking closing down of center back and help stretch the space between opp back line and mid, once team is gelled and a unit this man basically scores for fun and in doing so is targeted none stop by every team which gives space to other players around him
Match Training & General Training
General Training Focus:
until the squad is fully fluid with the tactic.
General Training Focus:
Once fully fluid with tactic move on to ball control.
Once squad is fully fluid with tactic, focus on Teamwork so that players are comfortable with each other and know how they are going to act on the pitch, then switch between defensive positioning and attacking depending on who you play and if your assistant recommends to change to defensive or attacking.
# Play Out Of Defense
# Pass Into Space
# Play Through Defense
# Work Ball Into Box
# Look For Overlap
# Retain Possession
# Hassle Opponents
Tactic Link ( 19/04/13) YNWA Wide v 7.5.tac