James Ducker accurately noted in The Telegraph that Man City’s “formation was invariably a sort of 2-3-4-1 but became a 2-3-2-3 at times,” and I’ve basically reshaped my previous variant of the tactic around that – and the results were spectacular!
By using this tactic your team will have a higher possession of the ball. The fully fluid philosophy ensures that all your players will get involved in the attacking phase (including the centre-back and even the goalie).
The charging full-backs will provide width as they will often open space whilst overlapping. The defensive midfielder will act as a pivot – he’s going to have to put up with lots of rough challenges.
All the attacking midfielders will get several chances to score, so make sure you place your best finishers there. On the left flank, you need an Inside Forward, whilst on the right, you’ll need a fast winger that can cross.
The lone striker will act as a False9 – he will drop deep in order to create space for the others to move into channels.
Although I’ve tweaked this tactic throughout the save, you can see that it’s capable of achieving pretty decent results…
The good thing about this tactic is that it works both home – in the Premier League:
and away – in the Champions League, against the likes of FC Bayern Munich…
But despite that I strongly recommend that you alternate tactics throughout the season – otherwise you won’t be able to maintain a long positive run.
Note: if you want to play like Guardiola and obtain a ridiculously higher possession reduce the Mentality and Tempo by one nudge (but expect to generate fewer goal-scoring chances).
See it at work
(Video) FC Bayern Munich 1 – 4 Manchester City (Goals)
(Video) Manchester City 6 – 1 Southampton (Goals)
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is there any change to get this tactic now?
Tried to recreate tactic for FM 2017 without succes…
Are you gonna create tactic for FM 2017?
Tnx in advance… 😀
There’s an FM17 adapted version in this eBook: https://theraumdeuter.com/fm-17-cant-win-to-champion/
This might seem a bit inappropriate question, but how to beat this tactic, if you were to play against it?
Thank you for any tips!
I did not have the chance to try that out 🙂 Not sure what to tell you tbh.
Seriously??? Just post the fucking Team instructions and player instructions here.
Downloaded this tactic out of curiosity, used the editor to set it to fully fluid for testing purposes, used it with spurs, using the players I had and beat arsenal (who were top) at the Emirates 9 bloody 1!
Can’t wait to see what this tactic is capable of when I build a team around it! Amazing work!, even if it does look bonkers! Cheers.
WOW! That’s truly impressive haha!
Where is the link?
So to have better possesion should I put lower tempo and defensive??
yes, try that if you want more possession but it can be annoying…
Please can you post the team instructions? I’ve downloaded the tactics at home but want to play on my tablet on holiday 🙂
Give us a shout on our Facebook page and we’ll forward you them!
how about no you sleazy fuck ,you either post TI here or we wont even bother using it .
Cba to forced to use facebook for something this trivial .
on the articles you said need inside forward on the left but in tactic is advance playmaker on the left …..
The Advanced Playmaker is the role set in the tactic, but he acts a lot like an Inside Forward – you’ll realise that when you’ll try it out.
Sorry if sounds missleading!
so it must be fit with ap player or if player?
how do you updated the team. Ex : nolito in man city, hummels in bayern??
Find the up to date database here: https://twitter.com/TheFMWhizzkids
Would this tactic work on FM Touch?
I bought your book can’t win to champion and I can’t win with the away tactics ughh. is there an update to it?
Then you need to try the 4-1-4-1 Home & Away BONUS Tactic – that one works very well away in the latest game version – but make sure you alternate tactics every now and then!
where i can find the 4-1-4-1 Home & Away BONUS Tactic?
What club are you using it for? Man City?
I haven’t had such problems…
Anyway, if you expect to keep a clean sheet then you need to reduce the Mentality and Tempo by one nudge, but that will also affect your goalscoring chanches – like in any other tactical system!
It’s not arrived in my email box… can someone please help? I have aol. I have checked both inbox and spam/junk and it’s not showing.
Give me a shout on our Facebook page and I’ll help you out!
opposition instructions? please… thank you
I don’t use any to be honest – as it changes the shape and flow of the tactic, but if you are used to setting up OI feel free to test out for yourself (in extremely difficult fixtures)