Remembering Kevin Francis - Direct Target Man 442 Tactic - 117 points Birmingham 1st Season

Remembering Kevin Francis - Direct Target Man 442 Tactic - 117 points Birmingham 1st Season 2

Babemocni1988

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The originator of this tactic uses Lukas Jutziwech and Piccoli both target men are slower than Gestede?

i always improve my coaching team season in, season out.
Ok I know but I always looking for some pace and off the ball,It gave me incredible results until now and only this tactic didnt let me down in such a long time,
 

Babemocni1988

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This is a platform for TARGET MAN in my opinion!
So look at the stats and find similar player=WINS WINS WINS ?

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And this is a striker that I have used in Serie B this season!
Find Similarity !!!!!

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After 3 incredible season we have done it!Again back to SERIE A where belongs!
I want to dedicate this for all people from Palermo!I have spent 5 years of my life there and was affected by the fans of this AMAZING town!
All the pictures are there!
It will be hard to make a team for Serie A because my wage budget is just 141,148 per week :)
Board gave me 8 Milion transfer budget but problem is wage budget too low for Serie A

Imagine maximum I could bring a player who is payed about 6 000 per week!Too low :) :)
So I will see what I can do but the most important thing is that we are in Serie A so we will work to earn some money during seasons and improve somehow transfer budget in future!!!!
I will again spend so many hours trying to loan some players who would be able to perform on this High level
Wish me a luck !!!!

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Brilliant tactic, won all the competitions I participated in the first season (NO CHEATING).
Lukaku and Martinez were monsters up top together.
Signed Sandro Tonali, Viktor Fischer, Kristoffer Ajer and Glenn Murray (Murray scoring a total of 0 goals).
Most games lost were due to heavy rotation trying to get players match fit or resting the first 11.
 

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Babemocni1988

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Brilliant tactic, won all the competitions I participated in the first season (NO CHEATING).
Lukaku and Martinez were monsters up top together.
Signed Sandro Tonali, Viktor Fischer, Kristoffer Ajer and Glenn Murray (Murray scoring a total of 0 goals).
Most games lost were due to heavy rotation trying to get players match fit or resting the first 11.
Yeah I remember in my Inter save I had score 20 0 0 in League,Lukaku Golden ball,Martinez second place,just keep Esposito in second season,he will brake any record!
 

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As you can see, it's worked rather well for my Boro team! Attached my signings for next season as well so fingers crossed it works as well in the Prem.
 

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ShikariFC

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I have had such problems with FM20 and finding consistent tactics, this is probably the best I have used. using with FC St Pauli I got a fairly easy first season promotion, first season in the budesliga predicted to finish rock bottom I ended up finishing 8th. I am however getting absolutely slaughtered away from home, massive scorelines haha
 

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Deportivo La Caruna'da taktiği denedim. İlk yıl Laliga'ya gittim. Görseller 2.it sezon olan 2020-2021 sezonuna aittir.


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So following on from my earlier post I wondered if anyone could offer any advice. So quick recap, fairly easy promotion to the Bundesliga followed by a first season finish of 8th (media prediction bottom) main problem I had in that first season was getting thrashed away from home, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0.

onto second season and its been a struggle the whole season, heading into the last few games and i SHOULD be safe from automatic relegation but theres still a real possibility of being dragged into relegation play off. Ive attached a fixtures photo and a squad photo with my TM stats. both strikers have 14 goals each but the next nearest scorer is on 4 goals.

As you can see from the squad list there are some lower position ability ratings, GK, LB, and both wingers, that may be making a difference. I really dont feel like Set pieces are being made the most of in comparison to some of the reviews of this tactic despite always adding corners and free kicks to training. my two highest throw in takers are a 12 & 13.

the two main things over the season I have noticed that are causing me problems are

Getting murdered by balls over the top to the wings - constantly being put under the kosh by this, I had been very hesitant to start fiddling with the tactic that seemed to be bringing most other people super results however during the last game against Frankfurt after 20 minutes of being bombarded I bought the defensive line of engagement back a little and increased the defensive width which really worked, unfortunately i was undone towards the end by the other problem I seem to have which is ....

Players regularly getting caught in possession - the amount of goals I have conceded this second season through the back four getting caught dawdling on the ball is infuriating haha, the midfield can be guilty of it too. I thought maybe trying to increase tempo in possesion may help this? or would be be player specific - too low composure stats ?

KRO!
 

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Good job man, I'm also playing with La Coruna. Won the league first season with another tactic. But bought myself a real targetman and now going to try in the first league with this team.
 
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Babemocni1988

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So following on from my earlier post I wondered if anyone could offer any advice. So quick recap, fairly easy promotion to the Bundesliga followed by a first season finish of 8th (media prediction bottom) main problem I had in that first season was getting thrashed away from home, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0.

onto second season and its been a struggle the whole season, heading into the last few games and i SHOULD be safe from automatic relegation but theres still a real possibility of being dragged into relegation play off. Ive attached a fixtures photo and a squad photo with my TM stats. both strikers have 14 goals each but the next nearest scorer is on 4 goals.

As you can see from the squad list there are some lower position ability ratings, GK, LB, and both wingers, that may be making a difference. I really dont feel like Set pieces are being made the most of in comparison to some of the reviews of this tactic despite always adding corners and free kicks to training. my two highest throw in takers are a 12 & 13.

the two main things over the season I have noticed that are causing me problems are

Getting murdered by balls over the top to the wings - constantly being put under the kosh by this, I had been very hesitant to start fiddling with the tactic that seemed to be bringing most other people super results however during the last game against Frankfurt after 20 minutes of being bombarded I bought the defensive line of engagement back a little and increased the defensive width which really worked, unfortunately i was undone towards the end by the other problem I seem to have which is ....

Players regularly getting caught in possession - the amount of goals I have conceded this second season through the back four getting caught dawdling on the ball is infuriating haha, the midfield can be guilty of it too. I thought maybe trying to increase tempo in possesion may help this? or would be be player specific - too low composure stats ?

KRO!
I can advise you to find defenders with hight concetration,goalkeeper with hight areal reach and comunication,get rid of the players with low determination,find good assistant manager to take team talks and in game shouts,good coaches with decent motivation and thats it,ylu shouldnt have a problem if you have this in your team,i realy didint had that kind of problems when I manage to have those elements in my team in any league,and any save until now
 
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I can advise you to find defenders with hight concetration,goalkeeper with hight areal reach and comunication,get rid of the players with low determination,find good assistant manager to take team talks and in game shouts,good coaches with decent motivation and thats it,ylu shouldnt have a problem if you have this in your team,i realy didint had that kind of problems when I manage to have those elements in my team in any league,and any save until now
Absolutely. In November in 2023 and my Birmingham side have played 13 in the league, conceding 1 goal.
 
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Babemocni1988

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Short update about my Palermo save!Media prediction 15th place!

This is my first team



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As you can see I have added 5 new players with restricted wage budget even for loans,I spend hours to find players with low wage who was interested to come to Palermo!
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After few years in future I have found some teams in Serie a really powerfull like Juve,Inter,Milan,Lazio,Atalanta,Fiorentina adding in their teams some brilliant wonderkids,so I am not fighting just Juve like in first season in other saves :)
Its incredible hard with my low quality team but still I am going strong!


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As you can see this is valuation of my first 11,SEEMS LIKE A JOKE COMPARE TO OTHER TEAMS :)

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This is a proof how this tactic really good is!!!!

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Wow I have spend 3.7M :) :) :)

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So all of you that are talking about how this tactic is weak It do not agree! In my opinion Its the best one in long terms for this patch!

Important tips!
Keep morale high!play friendly matches against ****** teams :)
Find good Assistant manager with Hight motivation determination and discipline to take team talks and in game shouts!
Find goalkeeper with good areal reach and communication!
Find cental defenders with high concentration AND TALL!
Pair in MID must be combination of one good all round for CM role and one good with passing and vision for DLP role(two of them decent work rate!)
Pair in ATTACK must be a combination of one Target man( but MOBILE not just High but with decent movement) and one who is pacey BUT with ice WORK RATE!)
Overall WORK RATE and DETERMINATION of your players is THE most important thing!
Often when you concede a early goal if your players doesnt have HIGH DETERMINATION its impossible to come back in the match!
I hope so AUTHOR wouldnt mind,this is not my tactic :) but I just wanted to explain some things how to make this brilliant made system from the AUTHOR can be INVINCIBLE if you know how to play this game!!!!!
 
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