4-1-2-3 Unbeatable Engine Exploiter by Hazza22299

Cameroninio

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can anyone help? this tactic works great at the beginning of the season then results start going bad towardds the end of the season
 

toni dookie

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awesome tactic,tbh.wether with norwich or ac milan,these tactic works perfectly,just there is one problem,i always got **** result againt 3 central defender,any tips?
 

bibanuuu

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In pre-season, this tactic was wonderful! I won games like 11-0, 10-0. I'm with Norwich, but when the season started, I couldn't win only 1 match from 4:
2-2 against Villa
1-2 against Liverpool
2-1 against Bristol City
1-3 against Tottenham

What should I do?
 

toni dookie

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@bibanu maybe your team werent fluid yet with these tactic,man.o hei due my experience with these tactic,you may subs the player with body language of "playing nervously" ..that's all
 

Vhbhuk

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OK.

Firstly thank you Hazza22299, absolutely amazing tactic which has really given me insight into creating my own.

So far on my new game I smashed all the way up-to the Championship from League 2 with Accrington Stanley, got offered the Aston Villa job, and in my first season got into a European Cup place. Some good transfer activity in the off season got me an amazing line up which allowed me to win the Premiereship next season.

In my third season with Villa, I just beat Bayern 7-1 in the Champions League.

The tactic works home and away, and as you specialise your team more and more to meet the tactic's needs, you really start to rip through opponents with complete ease.


A few things I'd point out from my experiences:

It's still a leaky tactic, you will still lose some games, especially against fast counter-attacking sides. My goal ratio is currently 3.6 (Scored) to 1 (conceded) and that's actually a good measure of the tactic (yes, playing the 2nd version). I would point out though, that this is still better than any other tactic I've seen which gives such results, and the best teams are sometimes almost impossible to stop creating a chance or 3 and scoring. You simply can't expect to demolish everyone.

I have found a very dull flat back 4 actually works best to stop leaking goals. Indeed, when buying players for the Defensive line and DMC positions you should look for completely solid players rather than Wing-back types with high crossing etc. I have Steven Taylor as my Right Back, and I sometimes play Jolean Lescott as a Left Back. I've tried many matches with Leighton Baines types (who I bough) but they keep getting caught out of position and create good scoring opportunities down the flanks for good teams. A very defensively minded (don't change the tactic, change the personnel!) set of centre back types across the full back line still has me thrashing opponents 6-0 and 7-1 and the highest scoring total in the league by half again. but has given me also one of the best defensive records (so far!).

The two midfielders who sit in front of the DMC are actually one of the hardest types of players to find for the formation to work. I've found that to get the best out of the formation your MC's actually need very decent defensive stats alongside their good passing and creativity with the killer balls flying in. This is actually a very hard combination. You won't find many straight MC's with this combination of skills, and I had to convert a few DMC playmakers into MC's to get the best out of the formation. Once you do that though, that Midfield becomes a battleground where you recycle possession very fast into goalscoring opportunities. I finally managed to get Ramires, who in my game at least is pretty awesome, but really, getting the "perfect MC" for this formation is a hard hunt.

The strikers are a little easier. The centre striker is your 60 goal man, and need to be a finishing high speed machine. High Composure I've found is a huge difference here as well, the tactic creates so many chances that a high finishing/composure striker will start scoring hat-tricks almost every game. Real "Roy of the Rovers" stuff. The ST L & R are really the creative souls of the engine, Pace isn't really needed with them, but I've found that when you can line up all thee of your starting line with real pace you really do start demolition jobs.

Team talks. This is the "hidden sauce" of the tactic which seems to fire up your team no end. Aggressive "I expect a win" at the start of every match. At Half time if you're only 2-0 up or drawing, you go aggressive again. If you're 3-0 or upwards just say nothing. Anyone upset you passionately say that they're doing well. I've done this on a number of occasions to complete turnarounds, with a very remarkable game where we where 0-2 down at halftime and 2-7 winners at full time. The morale system, especially when your players are "all fired up" would seem to give a remarkable boost to your players.

Preferred moves really help here as well, especially for the STC. Likes to beat offside, Dribbles through centre, runs with ball often, places shots all really help, as does trying to train your entire defensive line to stay on their feet in tackles.

Regarding the corner tactic. It pop's up occasionally. I have my DCR (Robert Huth) set for it, and Robert Huth gets about between 10- 20 goals season. I've failed to really emphasise it in my set-up though, and I haven't specifically bought a great corner taker to maximise it's effectiveness. You actually at the top levels need fantastic stats on all involved to make it regularly work. My team *isn't* currently the team in the league with the highest goals from corners (we're second) and honestly I'm unwilling to compromise the rest of the team's balance right now to sign a "perfect corner taker" & "perfect header" combo. This tactic has it in, and it scores, but it really doesn't need it (just ask my 60 goal striker!)

So thank you Hazza22299, a tactic which gets Accrington Stanley to the Championship is rather broken and exploitive, but worth seeing! :) This tactic really does hark back to the days of Championship Manager 3 and the defenders completely missing the 3rd striker, it's *that* broken :)
 
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This tactic totally murders the game. I just started playing this cause I bought FM12 on steam a while back. I figured I'd finally try it and got addicted. Started as a sunday league player unemployed, hired by Rostock in 2. Bundesliga. (promoted season 1, new owner pumping funds so some decent pick ups but nothing too crazy)

I have been using goals galore and wonder tactics, mostly goals galore. Then I loaded this yesterday, second half of the season (after the break so no friendly practice), not gelled or fluid yet, and in the Eurocup knockout stage I took the first match against At. Madrid 6-1. 5-0 at the half! Two other matches were no contest. Goals galore was going well, but there were definitely draws and some losses. I feel like if I keep going with this and let the players gel with the system we will win almost anything--maybe a little too much for Rostock at this stage lol. Sanogo has 10 goals over a 3-game span (and I switch him with Soukoma and a AMRL/ST named Sidney Sam since I feel bad he doesnt score anymore). He could very well have scored 3-5 more during this span.

So needless to say I won't be implementing this as a full-time strategy, but it really is unstoppable for those handful of people that still play FM12 and want to cruise to victory. It took what I built into a competitive mid-table team and turned it into monster. Kudos to all the masterminds that contributed to this majestic beast.
 
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psycadelik

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hi guys, i just want to know if this tactic works for 12.0.4 patch.
if not, in what patches does it works?

thanks
 
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