I want to start by giving you a little bit of background on the way I play FM, my views on creating tactics and the way I like to set up tactics.
I play the game by watching the games, and my tactics are set up to play like this. It may just be superstition on my part but I believe that an instant result function, holiday mode, and tactic testing leagues cannot replicate playing the game, I am not saying they cannot be a good indicator but I've lost count of the amount of times I have downloaded a tactic topping every testing league known to man only to be let down by it in game.
I would even go as far to say, that if I was building a tactic to perform well in a test or to use with Instant result I may build it differently. I am open to people testing the tactic in any way they see fit but the tactic was built to play the game with
SO Firstly I set up a tactic to be hard to beat, I don't want to concede. I achieved this, my first season with Milan and we kept 25 clean sheets and conceded 15 goals in the league.
As you can see from the league table I only lost one game, at home to Parma of all teams. Early on in the season I was performing great defensively but I picked up 9 draws in the first half, including six results at 0-0. I needed to score more goals and finish teams off, I could nullify teams attacking threats but it was coming at the cost of my own attacking prowess.
I made some tweaks around January and we became more potent in front of goal while keeping our solid defence. The second half I conceded a few more goals but we drew fewer games and finished teams off more efficiently so the end justified the means.
The tactic looks like this
Finally I believe a good indicator for a successful tactic is how it performs with the youngsters. The U20s and U18s both won their respective leagues. The U20s went undefeated.
I am going to start my second season with Milan and I believe now I have the tactic settled with no more tinkering required I will achieve even better results.
Download the tactic, play the game, see how you get on
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