When I look through the tactics forum these days, I see a plethora of 4-3-3s, 4-5-1s, 4-2-3-1s and even some 4-3-1-2s/diamonds but the 4-4-2 doesn't seem to be get a look in any more! Indeed, whenever I read threads on these forums, it seems to me that pretty much everyone is obsessed with playing like the modern Barcelona! So I thought I would start a general discussion thread about playing the classic 4-4-2 formation for a change!
So, is anyone else still stuck in the 90s like me and reliving some of their favourite football tactical styles from that era? Or perhaps you've brought the 4-4-2 into the modern era and have it set-up to play out like a 4-2-3-1 in terms of player mentalities, free roles and forward runs?
Who in the community is still opting for the 4-4-2 formation on Football Manager rather than fancy modern systems with lone strikers and inside forwards? Are you enjoying playing with a classic strike partnership up front or attacking wingers down both flanks? Perhaps a lethal destroyer/creator partnership in the middle of the park that you're especially proud of? As long as it's 4-4-2, let us know in this thread!
What success stories do we have for the good old 4-4-2? Please share and show some love for 4-4-2!