The Art of the Counter Attack
After a member asked me to please recreate this tactic yesterday I decided that for the foreseeable future I will try and recreate certain tactics that are used in today's world of football using the teams these managers are currently managing!
This will be a discussion/tactic/request thread! I will be using the same tactic in every game for 1 season, my manager's experience will always be as Professional as well to have a decent impact on players from day one!
I am not going to rewrite the article above, however, Slomka took a devastated Hannover 96 team from the brink of relegation a few years ago to one of Germany's top teams in the space of just over a year or so!
Hannover were leaking goals and could not really score either, until Slomka came in (even though he lost his first 6 games I think it was) and implemented his Counter Attacking: Break on the Counter and since then has established Hannover as one of the best teams in Germany a few season ago! The past two season however have not been their greatest though!
The basis of this tactic is that the central defender passes the ball to the deeper playmaker who then looks up and passes it either to the fullbacks outwide, to the other playmaker who pushes forward to the middle of the park and then down the flanks or through the centre, this takes 3/4 passes, however, FM is not allowing such quick swift passing (nor do the players either)
My aim is to get the ball up in 5 or so (the less the better but at the moment its sitting around the 5/6 mark in my first game which I am leading 1:0 away from home against Austria Wiena in a friendly...
Final tactic & formation:
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get ball forward
clear ball to flanks (when away from home)
run at defence
Final update season & tactic:
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A very good 3rd place finish for Hannover 96 which saw them get to the 2nd knockout phase of the Euro's after beating Lyon in the 1st stage eventually falling to Inter Milan!
Quarter Finals of the DFB Pokal where it needed extra time and penalties for Bayern Munich to win the match!
All in all a very sound season especially Hannover were predicted to finish 9th in the league!
The defending was a let down, especially the errors from the keeper as well and defending set pieces!
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