Great guide GC, I've just read through it and opted to attempt a 'total football' replica. I'm far from good with tactic creation, but it seems to have promise so I may stick with it. Here are some screenshots:
I'm not sure on a few positions. The two central midfielders have to be capable of both attack and defence, so is box-to-box the best way to go? Also, is having two trequartista's counter productive? Marko Marin seems to be thriving in the role, but the other (either Lewandowski, Medina, Zidan or Kagawa) seem to have little impact.
Here are the results so far (start of 2nd season btw) :