Plug [Manage] and Play
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With SI confirming that the last hotfix/update would be their last and that the road ahead leads to FM16, it's now time to knock up a tactics thread which I've named Plug [Manage] and Play (or PMP for short). The reason for the title is because the days of Plug and Play are gone. Now, us managers, need to think that little bit more. Funny thing is as the series has grown (I've played since CM2), I think without players noticing we've evolved as the game evolved. We've gone from text based, load tactic and win every game to having to think about training, tactics, man management etc etc.
So what prompted me to have a pop at a tactics thread. Well recently I was playing on my Liverpool save and was down 1-2 away to Swansea when I said to myself (yeah I talk to myself sometimes when I play, we all do it) let's go gung-ho however not realizing that this was a term from an earlier FM. Nowadays it's Overload. And then it made me think, when the sliders were around I'm sure it was called All Out Attack? Crazy how that label has changed quite a bit...
So from that I "ok Googled" on my tablet the phrase "Gung Ho" and it's origins. Obviously there was a Wiki link about the subject and this is what it read :
Never had I been so excited to learn something new about languages since I learnt that Karaoke is translated in Japanese to "Empty Orchestra". Brilliant!Gung ho is an English term used to mean "enthusiastic" or "overzealous".
The two Chinese characters "gōng" and "hé" are translatable individually as "work" and "together".
It means Work Together-Work in Harmony...."
Right so back on topic. So after learning something new I decided to open a step by step tactics making thread in the spirit of Gung Ho. A tactic that makes teams work together and works in harmony. A while back, on FM12 I think it was, I created (on SiGames forums) a tactic called "Play like Pep" which allowed the user to use a framework which could be applied to any team and then use Shouts depending on match situation. I'm going to do something similar here but not so detailed. I'm also hoping to show that if you K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid) you can actually achieve really good results.
I hope you'll all enjoy the thread, it might take a few posts to get going but be patient, could be good fun this one!
Table of Content
[*=center]Great Managers Create Great Teams
[*=center]The Birth of the Furacão
[*=center]That 70's Show - The Formation
[*=center]Fluidity - The 5x5 Theory
[*=center]Finding the Right Balance
[*=center]Furacão - Team Instructions
[*=center]Water Carrier, Binman and a *********************
[*=center]Let's Get This Show on the Road
[*=center]The Defensive Unit
[*=center]The Squad 2014/2015
[*=center]The Rabbit and the Hole - 3rd and 4th Lines
[*=center]And so the Vultures Start Circling
[*=center]The "Chain" Players
[*=center]First Season Results and New Approach Needed
[*=center]Width, Runs From Deep and the "False 10"
[*=center]Tactical Tweaks and Expanded Approach
[*=center]Squad Rotation - My 22+(5) and 2x5 Explained
[*=center]Furacão - The Final Version