Tester Team ME Win % PPG AGF AGA GD PL W D L
Tikitakamaster Juventus 24.2.1 74% 2.4 2.3 0.9 55 38 28 7 3
Tikitakamaster Nottm Forest 24.2.1 71% 2.3 2.6 1.1 57 38 27 8 3

Hi guys, this time I emulated Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest tactic. To emulate this tactic I used some sources that I link below if someone of you wants to know more about this great manager.

Sources I used for my tactic analysis

● Brian Clough: The Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Damned_Utd
● The Damned Utd: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Damned-Utd-David-Peace/dp/0571224334
● Nottingham Forest: The Official History: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Official-History-Nottingham-Forest-Anniversary/dp/1849310874

Tactical Analysis of Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest
Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest stands as one of the most iconic teams in football history. Between 1977 and 1980, the side rose from the Second Division to consecutive European Cup victories, an unprecedented feat.

Playing System

Clough deployed Nottingham Forest in a fluid and flexible 4-4-2. Fullbacks Viv Anderson and Kenny Burns were both adept at pushing forward and supporting the attack, while central defenders Martin O'Neill and Frank Clark provided solidity.

In midfield, O'Neill acted as the playmaker, while Ian Bowyer served as a tenacious tackler. Wingers John Robertson and Trevor Francis were known for their pace and dribbling skills.

Upfront, Peter Withe offered physical presence, while Garry Birtles provided speed and movement.

Attacking Play

Nottingham Forest were a highly offensive outfit, adhering to a philosophy of free-flowing, possession-based football. Players interchanged positions seamlessly, creating scoring opportunities with intelligent movement.

Defense

Despite their attacking prowess, Forest remained defensively sound. The team was well-organized, difficult to break down, and adept at exploiting opportunities on the counter-attack.

In this video you will see some of Nottingham Forest's highlights,  how I created the tactic in Football Manager 2024 and finally, stats and highlights of my two seasons with Nottingham Forest and Juventus.  I won Premier League and FA CUP with Nottingham Forest, scored more than 100 goals dominated XG and possession. With Juventus, I won Italian Cup and finished 2nd in Serie A behind AC Milan. By the way, in that Nottingham the right full-back Anderson was a very attacking player and the team attacked more on the right flank while on the left, Frank Clark was more defensive and Robertson was more a kind of inverted winger. Obviously, if in your team you have the most attacking players on the left side you can change the roles (e.g. put the CWB on the left and the  WB on the right, you can manage it according to your squad features).
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Test Results


Nottm Forest

Tikitakamaster
1 year ago
11 hours ago
86
ME Win % PPG AGF AGA GD PL W D L
24.2.1 71% 2.3 2.6 1.1 57 38 27 8 3

Juventus

Tikitakamaster
1 year ago
11 hours ago
86
ME Win % PPG AGF AGA GD PL W D L
24.2.1 74% 2.4 2.3 0.9 55 38 28 7 3


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