From the SI forums.wwfan said:There shouldn't be exploits in the ME, but life is not perfect. TylerBode's system has found what I think is the last remaining serious one. For those that are constantly asking, it relates to how a flat middle three supported by advanced wingers easily hold possession because the middle MC doesn't get marked by the AI. He consistently provides an easy outball for the whole team, guaranteeing a large amount of possession and can pick his passes at will. Furthermore, because he isn't a DMC, he is higher up the pitch, making his aggressive passes far more dangerous as they have less distance to travel. He can thus easily step up and lauch a ball to the wings that the opposing full backs can't deal with as they are trying to press the midfield, and the advanced wingers are suddenly freed to break. Any semi-decent player in that position will dominate. Given that perhaps only 3 people have actually picked up on this, and have had to watch user tactics to have done so, it is unrealistic to have expected it to have been picked up in testing. It is a formation the AI doesn't use, isn't in the default shapes and the exploit is not obvious at first glance.
This is what makes Tylerbode's tactics work. So 4-3-2-1 for the win. Meh.