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Celtic Series - 2003 The Road to Seville 1

Match Engine Version
v2040
Formation
352
My Introdction

Being a huge Celtic fan i have decided to do a series of tactics which are based on my favourite Celtic teams from the past. So over the next week or 2 i will be uploading more tactics that i have tried to recreate.For the 1st tactic i will post all details but the others i will just give a brief description as i post on fm scout and it saves me typing everything out twice

Tactic Testing

To test my tactics i will be doing 1 season on holiday with Celtic and also Liverpool as i usually test with them as it is a way of gauging how it performs. Will post screenshots of both tests.

Tactic Intro

My first tactic is Martin O'Neill's 2003 team which came agonisingly close to emulating our greatest team, The Lisbon Lions, and lifting our 2nd European trophy only to narrowingly lose 3-2 AET to Jose Mourniho's Porto which went on to capture further European glory the following season winning the European Champions League which shows just how much fo an achievement it was to come so close to toppling such a magnificant team assembled by 'The Special One'.


The Tactic

The tactic is based on The 352 system that we was so susccessful during Martin O'Neill's time at Celtic.

Goalkeeper

Rab Douglas - As was seen by many as the weak link in our team he tended to flap at crosses and heavily relied on our back 3 to deal with any airel threats. Was a good shot stopper and did have some good moments on our run to the final.

Defence

Bobo Balde, Joos Valgaeren and John Mjallby - We played with 3 huge CB's in Balde, Valgaeren and Mjallby who were not only great defensively but could play a bit too not to mention were a major threat from set pieces.

Wing Backs

Alan Thompson and Dider Agathe - The 2 wing backs could not have been much different from 1 another. Thompson was a midfielder that was converted to Wing Back due to his excellent crossing ability and good engine to get up and down the flank and Agathe was a striker converted to wing back due to his electric pace and dribbling ability. Agathe was by far the fastest player in the team which earned him the nickname meep,meep in referencde too the road runner!

Midfield

Neil Lennon and Paul Lambert - A fantastic midfield duo with Lennon covering every blade of grass and Lambert using his experience and fabulous football brain to control matches. They complimented 1 another magnificantly.

Linking Midfield and Attack

Stilian Petrov - Anyone in football who knows about 'Stan' know what a great player he was. Had a very rocky start at the club when he 1st joined but went on to be a mainstay in the team for years to come.

Forwards

Henrik Larsson and Chris Suton - These 2 guys had a fantastic relationship and Sutton deserves alot of credit for helping Larsson become Celtic's top ever goalscorer and 2nd best player of all time behind 'Jinky' Johnstone. Larsson's performance in the final was nothing short of phenomenal.
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