Hi there fellow football managers it's Artisan back after a very long hiatus to bring to you guys another tactical recreation for FM14. Like I have said previously, I enjoy football manager the most when I can succesfully recreate a real life tactic and use it sucessfuly.
Ferguson was an old fashioned English manager and up until he retired, he stuck to the old fashioned English philosophy of high tempo wing play. Players like Beckham, Giggs, Ronaldo (in his younger days) etc where massively key to his style of play and success. This is what I have tried to emulate with these football manager tactic. Ferguson also believed in structure and efficiency where players knew exactly what was expected of them.
The 4-4-2 seems to be gaining some popularity in recent times with teams like Atletico Madrid and Machester City adopting it.
There are three different tactics; the first being the base tactic which I use most often. The second tactic is a more cautious tactics where them team will play the safer option and try to retain posession and the third, is a more gung-ho one with more caution thrown to the wind.
The image above shows the diamond shapes that form. This is the the average positions for the base tactic.
Sir Alex argued in an interview conducted by Gialuca Vialli, that he never throughout his united carrier used the traditional 4-4-2 and instead used a 4-2-3-1. Based on the player roles seen above, the formation transforms into a 4-2-3-1 with the advanced wingers and deeper forward
The Central Midfielders as mentioned before work as a double pivot. Think of them as midfield generals. In my formation, I use a DLP and BBM combination. This is not exactly how Fergusons set up but remember what I said previously about stability. Both these players have to good on the ball going forward and competent defensively. Obviously, the DLP woud need to be more defensively adept while the BBm would need more of an attacking presence
The Fullbacks and Wingers offer I would say about 90%of all the width in this tactic. The other 10 % come from forwards moving into channels. Wide players will be quick direct runners who look to beat opposition fullbacks before delivering killer balls into the box. The Fullbacks will support their respective wingers and will sometimes overlap and deliver crosses as well.
The image shows the heatmap of the more attacking variation of the tactic. The AMR can be seen operating in a more central position.
The Strike Partnership is a techical player and atheletic player combination. The techinical player will drop deep and offer extra support in midfield. He will also arrive late in the box and look to get on the end of crosses. The more advanced technical player will need pace to run on to through balls and will look to work off opposition defenders shoulders.
The image abopve shows my first 11 during my test save with southampton. As you can see, most of the assists come from the wingers and the False 9. The goals are mainly scored by the strikers . Two of the goals scored by Tadic were penalties which is why he is higher up the scoring charts
If you buy a lot of players then focus on team cohesion for about 2 weeks after all players have arrived.
Pre season: No rest before and after matches. Match Prep Max on Tactics Only
During season: Allow rest after match and match focus on defensive positioning (Two clicks)
Reccomended Player Attributes
Heading, Marking, Tackling, Anticipation, Concentration, Jumping Reach, Strength, Decision, Positioning.
Ball Playing Defender
Heading, Marking, Tackling, Anticipation, Passing, Positioning, Concentration
Crossing, Dribbling, Marking, Tackling, Technique, Aggression, Anticipation, Work Rate, Acceleration, Piositioning, Pace and Stamina
Crossing, Dribbling, First touch, Passing, Technique, Anticipation, Off the Ball, Acceleration, Pace
Deep Lying Playmaker
First Touch, Long Shots, Passing, Tackling, Technique, Composure, Creativity, Off the Ball, Team Work, Strength
First Touch, Passing, Tackling, Technique, Dribbling, Creativity, Off the Ball, Team Work, Work Rate, Stamina.
Dribbling, Finishing, First touch, Heading, Long Shots, Technique, Anticipation, Composure, Creativity, Off the Ball, Strength
Dribbling, Finishing, Heading, Technique, Composure, Off the Ball, Acceleration, Pace
Nicolas Gaitan (ML)
Ryan Shawcross (DC - Limited Defender)
Jonjo Shelvey (MC - Deep Lying Playmaker)
Brian Oviedo (DL)
Looking at the players I signed, you can see my intent in getting the right personnel for the specified position. Jonjo Shelvey was my second choice after I lost out on Claudio Yacob. Gaitan was an amazing winger (after retraining position) and Shawcross was the tank I needed in defence. Oviedo had all the right stats to play full back and was affordable. The rest of the Southampton team slotted in very well into the system.
My testing was not as thorough as it usually is and i am hoping you guys can give this a go and give feedback so that tweaks can be made if needed.
1. Load up the German League along with any other league you wish to play in and start your save a month earlier in June. This gives tactics more time to gel
2. Arrange a lot of very easy pre season friendlies to keep your team morale high when the season starts. Especially the last game before the season starts
3. Rotate you team for cup games. I use an almost completely different starting 11 for Carling Cup games
4. Do not cry if you loose a match. It makes you weak and men are strong, so you must be strong and not cry
프리시즌 - 균형(매우높음) / 전술만
시즌중 - 균형(보통) /수비위치선정
FM-base 네임드 전술이다..
헤딩,마킹, 태클, 예측력, 집중력 점프력, 몸싸움, 판단력 수비위치선정.
Ball Playing Defender
헤딩, 마킹, 태클, 예측력, 패스, 수비위치선정 집중력
크로스, 드리블 마킹, 태클, 기술, 침투력, 예측력 활동량,가속, 수비위치선정, 주력,지구력
크로스, 드리블, 볼트래핑, 패스, 개인기, 예측력, 공격위치선정, 가속도, 주력
Deep Lying Playmaker
볼트래핑, 중거리슛 ,패스, 태클, 개인기, 침착성 창조성, 공격위치선정, 팀워크 몸싸움
볼트래핑, 패스, 태클, 개인기 드리블, 창조성, 공격위치선정, 팀워크, 활동량, 지구력
드리블, 골결, 볼트래핑, 헤딩, 중거리슛, 개인기, 예측력,침착성, 창조성, 공격시움직임, 몸싸움
드리블, 골결, 헤딩, 개인기, 침착성, 공격위치선정, 가속도 주력