View Full Version : How to know what formation will work for your team?

24-11-2009, 12:07
Is there any way of knowing what will be a successful formation/tactic for a certain team?

If I set up my own personally preffered tactic and it isnt working well with my team, how do I know what to change it to? Is there any pointers?

24-11-2009, 12:48
IIRC the FMReal Time Editor shows a 'best' formation when scouting clubs.

24-11-2009, 13:37
I believe your assman can suggest what formation would best suit your team in the feedback tab.

24-11-2009, 13:39
I build my formation around my players.

E.g if you have 5 very good midfielders and one excellent striker I would play 4-5-1

Depends on your players really mate

24-11-2009, 14:09
Its trial and error but listen to yr Asst Mang first then adapt around that. I now have 3 usefull formations that I can deploy depending on who I am playing and lenght of pitches.

24-11-2009, 14:11
Three words, trial and error :)

24-11-2009, 14:17
Each club has a preferred formation in the editor. What does that mean? Does the team get a bonus when they play with that formation or does it just mean AI managers are likely to employ that formation at the club?

24-11-2009, 14:36
How do I get my Ass Man to tell me his preferred formation?

Bromley Raven
24-11-2009, 14:46
How do I get my Ass Man to tell me his preferred formation?

When you first join the club there should be a meet the staff button on one of your inbox items. This will contain lots of advice, including best formations.