ahmed.sg Posted September 29, 2020 Share Posted September 29, 2020 (edited) Perhaps paradoxically I'm not looking for help with a tactic but rather I want to know why it works. I've stumbled upon a tactic that has led me to go 89 (and counting) undefeated matches in the premier league with Spurs. This honestly isn't an attempt at a humble brag; I am genuinely worried that I accidently created a tactic that exploits the match engine rather than successfully designing and implementing a philosophy. Over the years I've obviously acquired better players which explains some of the success (especially as I came fifth in my first season when I made no signings) but still, I'm not sure the answer is as simple as that. I was going for a hybrid of the default Control Possession and Gegenpress styles, what some on here (like @Experienced Defender) refer to as Progressive Possesstion and what I personally like to call Push and Run in reference to the style popularized by my beloved Tottenham way back when. The idea is to pass quickly then run to make yourself available when in possession in order to maintain it, while aggressively pressing whenever the ball is lost. Although it's working far better than I would have hoped for in terms of results, I am not sure it is actually achieving the stated tactical goals. In fact, most of our assists last season were crosses, though this season crosses and through balls are tied. I've attached a screenshot of my tactical set up with mentality, TI, roles and duties; none have any additional PI except the DPL who has "dribble more" but only when N'dombele is playing, otherwise it's ticked off. I sometimes up the mentality to attacking during games if I'm chasing a goal and recently this season (my sixth) I've started some games with it at home against weaker sides but I switch back to positive if we're 3 goals up. I've included all the information I think is needed but do let me know if other stats or any screenshots are required. Thanks. Edited September 29, 2020 by ahmed.sg 89 games undefeated, not seasons lol 4 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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