Is the tactics system now too complicated? in Football Manager General Discussion Posted November 5, 2015 One of the 1st things I was taught when coaching by a professional was that 99% of the time, a footballer will completely ignore everything you've have said and will go out there and play like he usually does. (Automatic mode). Also if you feed him too much information the last thing you tell him is all he'll remember. The only question about tactics is "Would a manager normally be able to say that to a players(s)"? "I want you defenders to hold a line 14/20." is NOT something he would say. Hence all sliders had to go.