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Alright guys. Somehow I've fumbled around and created a very successful tactic for my Middlesbrough team. This is my first FM11 tactic I've been fully confident in sharing so don't be too harsh!

PLEASE READ.

Fomation: 4-4-2.
Mentality: Control. (Often change to counter after going 1-0 up away from home depending on opponents/how the game the game is going).
Teams recommended for: Lower to mid Prem, Higher Championship and League 1.




Above you can see the formation and player instructions, I would go through each individual player instruction but it would take to long and be tedious to read so when you download it you can see for yourself |).

Now, I know what you're all thinking, 4-4-2 is boring and unoriginal. That it may be, but in this case it has been very successful, as you can see here:



I am 11pts clear at the top after 31 games.
I've scored 17 more goals than the 2nd highest scoring team.
I have conceded the second least amount of goals.

This tactic also leads to a high number of chances being created, both from wide areas and from the central midfielders, as backed up here:



Miralem Sulejmani is my LW and Gary O'Neill is one of my CM's and they lead the assist charts together

Hope you guys can give this a go if you're looking for a new successful tactic, let me know any thoughts/suggestions and about ways in which it can be improved. All feedback is welcome, positive and negative.

Oh, and here's the download: View attachment 120984

Happy FM'ing!
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Gave it a holiday season with Liverpool. Signings were Ridgewell at left back, Hulk LM, Vidal CM, and Carroll upfront. Scored 83 or soemthing like that and conceded 34. Not bad at all! Going to give it a proper try now, I'm sure the results will be better when I'm managing :)
 
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Gave it a holiday season with Liverpool. Signings were Ridgewell at left back, Hulk LM, Vidal CM, and Carroll upfront. Scored 83 or soemthing like that and conceded 34. Not bad at all! Going to give it a proper try now, I'm sure the results will be better when I'm managing :)
Where did you finish in the league mate?

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how did u get sulejmani in the champoship
He was available for loan from Ajax, so I loaned him.
 
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Just to update you guys here's my current progress with this tactic in the Premiership, currently sit in 4th place on the 1st Jan...

First of all here are my transfers:

View attachment 121618

Here's the league so far:

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And the results:

View attachment 121617

As you can see for a newly promoted side I've been performing way above expectations after making a number of shrewd signings in the transfer window and moulding them together using my tactic.

Things I've noted about this tactic in the EPL: It's very Holloway-esque; by that I basically mean that if they get 3 we'll get 4 sort of thing. Clean sheets seem to be rare and I'm not happy until I've got a 2 goal advantage. The defence maybe needs to be looked at but the high number of goals in the game is making it more exciting so I'm kinda happy to leave it how it is for now!
 
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Has this been tested with any lower league teams? I'm in a save with Boston in the BSN, looked destined for promotion last season, but my 2 cm's got long term injuries and all went down hill from there. Now I'm mid-table in the 3rd season. I'll give this a go and let you know how it goes.
 
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Has this been tested with any lower league teams? I'm in a save with Boston in the BSN, looked destined for promotion last season, but my 2 cm's got long term injuries and all went down hill from there. Now I'm mid-table in the 3rd season. I'll give this a go and let you know how it goes.
No it hasn't yet mate, give it a whirl if you like and let me know how it goes with Boston!
 
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Pitch size match prep team talks Oi can you tell us these please
 
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required attributes for positions? :)
It would take me a while to go through them all mate, if you click on the player on the tactic pitch it highlight's the key attributes for that role, use that and then if you're really stuck I'll try and help :)
 
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It would take me a while to go through them all mate, if you click on the player on the tactic pitch it highlight's the key attributes for that role, use that and then if you're really stuck I'll try and help :)
I am in doubt on the attack oO)
 
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Target Man/Complete Forward and then a Poacher along side him.

Target Man - Heading, First Touch, Team Work, Strenth.
Complete Forward - Everything basically

Poacher - Finishing, Composure, Off The Ball, Pace/Acceleration
 
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Works really well
played 11
won 11
scored 29
and conceded 9
winning from 2-0 down on 2 or 3 occasions
 
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