Here I am, back again to bring you two tactics! For those who doesn't remember me, I developed one of the most entertaining tactics on FM2014, known as "The Truly TIKI-TAKA - by kun".
Well, now due to covid-19 I had more time to dedicate myself to the game, and I decided to recreate the Rinus Michels ideas. To do so, I really made a huge research on videos, some e-books and other stuff in order to be the more realistic possible and obviously, trying to recreate what is possible in FM, as this is "just" a video game.
Before talking a bit about the tactic, just clarifying already that I don't know if there is any thread already about Rinus Michels or Total Football. If it is, I just apologize. I just want to let you know my results and if you want, please try it out and let me know.
THE TACTICS (4231 and 433)
Just a brief explanation. Firstly, I created the 4231 (similar to the UCL semi-finalist Ajax side) but when I saw the goods results I had on Athletic Club (Bilbao) 1st season, then I decided to replicate it to a 433, as I wanted to give it a try on my main save, in AFC Wimbledon were I had a team builded for a 433. And what a surprise it was!! Won the UCL in my 1st appearance... without any loss! But we go there later...
SET PIECES: In any of these two tactics, on defensive set pieces (corners, free kicks and throw in), I just let that as default. Only made changes on Ofensive Throw In and Corners. Talking about that, in both tactics, it's recomended to use your inside forwards as corner kick takers, in order to not have your left or right back, for example taking the corner and let an open space for a counter.
In most of Athletic games, I used the full-backs one slot forward (before the midfield line). That may be good to be more agressive and if you want your wing back to get tons of assists (and a few goals).
You are free to try any other tweaks to suits your team the best way possible.
(Use the link before the team name. For example, #47 to be forwarded to SS of Harriers test)
- #47 - KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS (433)
- #57 - BAYER LEVERKUSEN (4231)
- #63 - QUEEN'S PARK (433)
- #127 - DERBY COUNTY (433)
(Here we can find human control tests on tactic already launched)
- #101 - AJAX - tested by kun
- #104 - US CRÉTEIL-LUSITANOS - tested by kun (***100% holiday test***)
- #89 - TELSTAR - tested by Superfarmer
- #94 - FEYENOORD - tested by laziokees
- #135 - RED STAR - tested by bna
- #144 - PSV - tested by Marcelp
- #162 - LEEDS - tested by Andyrob90
- #174 and #175- NEC NIJMEGEN - tested by tom91andre
*******4231 (Tested on 1st season in Athletic Club)*******
LA LIGA - 2nd place
Copa del Rey - 4th Round
European Competions - Athletic is not qualified in 1st season
In some of Athletic games, I used a Anchor man, mostly when we gonna face a good N10 player. When I did that, I dropped the defensive deeplying playmaker to defensive midfielder, and centralize the other deeplying playmaker. The midfield would be like a spine (DMC, MC and MOC). I'll not add any SS of players, as this is the 1st seasons and the players are default. But if you ask, I'll do it.
PREMIER LEAGUE - 2nd place
CARABAO CUP - 3rd Round ?
FA CUP - 4th Round ?
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - WINNER (without a single loss)
Well, I'll be very pleased if you can leave here your thoughts on this tactics.
Stay safe and have fun!