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4-1-2-3
This is the tactic that I have been using for a number of years since the sliders were removed from FM 2014. I just made modifications so that it would fit the changes in the tactics in every year`s game. It is not my work. I just adjust it to the changes in new games. The unfortunate thing is I don`t remember who made the original tactic after the number of years that have passed. So feel free to cite the name of the creator if you recognize the tactic from somewhere else so we can thank him or her.

I used it with Crystal Palace in FM15, 16 and 17, Fiorentina in FM14, 16 and 17 , Galatasaray in FM17 and 18, Astonvilla in FM18 and Milan in FM 2019. I would win the champions league with all of those clubs within 4 years.


The Tactic:


- The main advantage of this tactic is the transition game that you can have between a sort of 3-4-3 during attack and 4-4-2 defending. So you will score a lot of goals while conceding very few. My usual goal per game is 2.5 to 3 and conceded is 0.5 to 0.8 per game in FM 14-15-16-17-18 and 19
- When attacking the AML and AMR comes narrow to form a 3 men striker line. The DL and DR pushes forward next to the 2 MC giving you a 4 men midfield, The DMC is sitting behind the MC`s acting like a stopper defender and the 2 defenders are behind him like covers.
- With the DL and DR pushing there are many nice passing opportunities to them from the MC and AMR and AML. You have a lot of variety in wing attacks. Your Wingers are left with a lot of space. Besides when the ball gets to the byline there will be 4 players pushing against oppositions 4 defenders if they are using a 4 men defensive tactic.
- During defense it is a similiar to 4-4-2 stance with the 3 players in the midfield closing down the opposition attacks from the center and the wings and the attacking midfield wingers coming back to help the defense with the opposition full backs.
- Another defensive advantage is the compactness the tactic provides deying the opposition a lot of space in the close vincinity of the ball. That is why the SC, AMR and the AML are all set as support and they play closer to the midfielders.
- I used to use opposition instructions in previous games but with FM2019 I don`t use it anymore. It made no significant difference.
The most important players in this line up are the DL and DR. Spend all your money to buy 2 very good wing backs in the first season if your team doesn't have any decent ones. Also their strong foot must be matching the side they play. Your AMR and AMl must have opposite foot to the side they play.They make a lot of crosses so I recommend you guys to have a forward with a decent arial ability, Also have a tall DMC.

Also do not change any player roles. For example if you have a forward who has the strongest role as a target man do not change the tactic to suit him. Please have him play as the complete forward as in the tactic. He will do very well do not worry. This applies to all other positions and roles as well. This is very important.

I do no adjustments for home or away fixtures. The only weakness that I noticed in recent FM games is that more and more teams are playing with 3-5-2 and that tactic is somewhat proving to be boggey with the wing players limiting the space for my wingbacks. I also have a second tactic as 4-2-3-1 so if I can not find goals I switch to it. It is not like they dominate, the games just ends with a draw. I downloaded that 4-2-3-1 from someone in Sigames forums for FM2018. You can also do the same and set it as your back up plan if the game is 0-0 and very uneventful.

I set the youth team options as use the tactics of the main team. They dominate the youth league and I think that is a very vivid demo of the success of the tactic. I also added a screenshot of their fixtures.

It is a very aggressive domination tactic. I hope you enjoy it. Please give me your feedback and I am really looking forward to it. We can discuss more about my set-piece tactics as well if you wish.
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Hi can you upload the 4-2-3-1 tactic please ?

thanks
Hi can you upload the 4-2-3-1 tactic please ?

thanks


Hello Andre

it is zions tactic on fm scout.It wouldnt be nice for me to post it here. It is also a very nice tactic that works very fine.


Regards

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Doesn't work at all.

Checked on simulation with Gladbach. Fired after half-season (W5 D5 L6), 11th at the Bundesliga.
Doesn't work at all.

Checked on simulation with Gladbach. Fired after half-season (W5 D5 L6), 11th at the Bundesliga.


Hello Egor,

Thanks for your feedback. Never tried it in Bundesliga. What do you think was the problem? I think t is neccesarry to dicuuss the details for fixing it.

Regards
Hello Egor,

Thanks for your feedback. Never tried it in Bundesliga. What do you think was the problem? I think t is neccesarry to dicuuss the details for fixing it.

Regards


Hard to say, cause it was simulation. But after a month of senseless attempts of building any tactic, I believe that the whole problem is game engine. It defies logic. And there are a lot of complains on SI forum. So we should wait for a 19.2 update (better for 19.3 but it means early spring).
Hard to say, cause it was simulation. But after a month of senseless attempts of building any tactic, I believe that the whole problem is game engine. It defies logic. And there are a lot of complains on SI forum. So we should wait for a 19.2 update (better for 19.3 but it means early spring).


You have a point about the match engine. In my Milan game I have 30 shots but I fail to score 2 in some games.I will try tonight with gladbach tonigjt when I get back home.

Regards
Hard to say, cause it was simulation. But after a month of senseless attempts of building any tactic, I believe that the whole problem is game engine. It defies logic. And there are a lot of complains on SI forum. So we should wait for a 19.2 update (better for 19.3 but it means early spring).



Egor;

I think I know the problem.

I started a game late season from the 4th match and i got 5 defeats and 1 draws. I was like "this is impossible". Then I realized that the problem was the tactical familiarity. Then I restarted again and this time set the familiarity 100 with the editor and i got 5 wins and 1 defeat only from Bayern.

i would recommend that you start very early preseason and have 6-7 friendly matches to increase tactical familiarity as much as possible.

Regards

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