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Can you play 3 at the back and be successful?

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absolutely, i played a 3-6-1 formation when i was stoke, and was really succesful, won 3 titles and a champions league in 6 seasons, but it really depends on who you have in cb, you need really good CBs to make it really effective
 
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Of course. Try it with Napoli, works well for them.
 
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I've found you have more success if one of the back 3 is a ball playing cb
 
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so what's suit role with them ?

cover-stopper-cover or what ?
 

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I am playing with Port Vale and I have 3 at the back. Top of the league after 38 games :D
 
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Marcelo Bielsa showed it works. I haven't tried it in FM, but apparently it does work well.
 
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I am playing with Port Vale and I have 3 at the back. Top of the league after 38 games :D
Sounds like I'm just using this to boast, but that's exactly what I did in FM 2010 with Port Vale. Went 3-5-2 and walked league 2, Brandy was a machine for me.

Tried in FM 2011 with various teams with little success though.
 
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I played 3 at the back with AC Milan on FM10 with Stopper Cover Stopper and won the league. Works very well if you play the right midfield formation!
 
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yes I did it on 010 and did fantastic with it tactic is on tactic downloads for 2010 if you want to try it
 
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