Here it is, the highly anticipated return of Alberto’s 4-4-2! Haha
The tactic is similar to its predecessors in FM11, FM12 and FM13. It’s a fluid and attacking tactic.
Nothing out of the ordinary here, typical goalkeeping role.
He has set instructions to play fewer risky passes and to distribute to defenders.
A flat 4 at the back. In the Left Central position is your stopper. He will push ahead of the defensive line and close players down before they get to the area. Both he and the right central defenders will, like the goalkeeper play fewer risky passes.
The fullbacks are set to automatic. They will switch between defend, support and attack according to your match strategy and how the game is going. They both have the instruction of running with the ball.
The left central midfielder is your Deep lying playmaker. He will operate the space between the defence and the midfield and aims to initiate attacking moves via pinpoint passes to players positioned higher up the pitch, so make sure the player you put in this position can pass, tackle, is composed and is creative.
The Right central midfielder is set to be a box to box midfielder. This needs to be your most well rounded CM. But possibly the most important attribute for this role is the players stamina. This player is going to be running literally from “box to box”, so he needs to have higher natural fitness and stamina.
The wingers are both Inside Forwards, with instructions to attack. They will look to cut inside and run directly at the defence of the opposition and works best when the players strongest foot is opposite of the flank he’s playing on. It’s also important to know that I have the AMR and AML switching flanks every so often.
Up here you have 2 strikers, a Poacher and a False Nine.
The false nine will look to roam from position and play short passes interlinking with the poacher, deep lying playmaker and the inside forwards.
This is a passing analysis when i played Tottenham away to White Hart Lane.
[Step 1] Extract the "Tactics" folder into your Sports Interactive folder, found in your my documents folder.
[Step 2] In FM14 go to your tactics screen, above the pitch, select "Add Tactic", tick "Use an existing tactic" and then select it from the "Archived Tactics".
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