Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the second post about Football Manager Slack Tactics Challenge. After challenges with Nice and Anzhi, this time we took over Polish side Lechia Gdańsk with a 4-4-2 formation and to use Target Man and Poacher was a must.
Time from time I have to play something other than only my main save in concrete Football Manager. It’s not different in FM17 as I played for example with AEK or with Anzhi within FM Slack Tactics Challenge.
And a few weeks ago I made a step to the dark side as Guido like to say. Yes, you’re right. I decided to play with strikerless tactics.
As you may know we have Football Manager Slack community. This platform offers to all of us absolutely fantastic way how to talk between us and maybe more importantly it’s great way how to learn something new.
One of many interesting channels in FM Slack is also #fm17tacticschallenge. The first challenge was 4-5-1 formation with OGC Nice. I was unable to take part in this one but I decided to participate in the second one.
In the middle of November 2016 I published the fifth part of my Reading save in FM17. It was about my 4-3-1-2 formation and the changes I made after I played the first months of the save with 4-3-3 formation. The 4-3-1-2 tactical set up was changed during the next seasons and I decided to write about it once again.
Some of you wrote me in the recent weeks and months you want to read (but mainly download) the new and updated version of this formation. So there it is.
As I wrote at the end of the last part of my save with Reading I decided to change our formation from 4-3-3 to 4-3-1-2. It was very important decision for the third season as I wanted to make bigger impact in the Championship and finish higher than tenth in the league.
This post is not about results in the league and cup competitions but only about the new formation. Season summary will follow in the next post and you can expect more than good results.
As I wrote in the first part of this story about my FM17 save with Reading FC I set up 4-3-3 tactic with control mentality and high structured team shape. The reason why I chose this formation was simply – I wanted to try something new.
It’s a new FM so I did not want to play with same formation like during previous version.
There are many variations of 4-2-3-1 formation around the FM Community during FM16 time. I played with it too during first seasons with Akademisk Boldklub but I changed it to 4-1-4-1 after ten years in charge of the club.
It took some time when team played as I want. Especially some roles did not work and I tested it for more than one year when I was happy with that. One of the most important role is Wide Playmaker.
If you read the previous part of my FM16 save with Akademisk Boldklub you know that I changed our formation and style of play after the first nine seasons with the club. I thought it would be hard for players especially due to their preffered positions and roles but it went very good for us.
I really love 4-4-2 formation. Probably from the first day I started to learn something about football. But. In FM15 I play for Spartans FC and I decided to change formation after a couple of seasons to 4-2-3-1. You can try this tactic if you surbscribe to it via Steam. The link is below. Continue reading