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  1. MODERN ARGENTINA: Or, Trying to Defend with Attackers It would be an understatement to say that the national team of Argentina is loaded with attacking talent, with such players like Messi, Dybala, Aguero, and Higuain donning their colors. But the defensive talent is somewhat lacking, as evidenced by their dismal showing in the World Cup. As Crusadertar said previously, we want to avoid the mistakes of Sampaoli, although to call his turgid brand of football La Nuestra seems a disservice to the word (with no disrespect to the Sevilla teams Sampaoli led, which I very much admired). To try and combat these defensive frailties, I tried a 343, with Messi and Di Maria hitting through balls to the striker up top. We went with this formation into our first game against Spain, using a bit of a hybrid Geggenpress. This isn't entirely accurate to La Nuestra, but taking a tactic into the modern age requires some concessions. The Spain game ended in a pedestrian 1-0 to La Roja, a game which started badly after an early goal from Koke, and never looked to get going. This formation seemed ok, but to truly get the most skilled players out we would likely have to switch to four at the back, as none of our players seemed well-suited to the wing-back role anyway. Switching to a 4-2-3-1 seemed a good idea, as it gave as a chance to have our wing players as well as adding another attacking playmaker that we lacked against Spain. This resulted in a comfortable 3-1 win over Ghana thanks to Icardi bagging two goals. But something was missing, some final piece to elevate this team to another level. We were playing fine, but with these players we have fine is a bare minimum. I was not at all confident about the Superclasico coming up, and needed to find a way to get what I wanted out of these players, or risk going to way of every Argentina manager since Passarella, a failure who couldn't deliver what Argentina are capable of...
  2. If you're a fan of football tactics, it is highly likely that you've read Inverting the Pyramid by Johnathan Wilson. It's a fascinating read, one that has elevated the way I look at tactics. One of the most interesting topics was the one on La Nuestra, which back in the 50's was Argentina's romantic way of playing the game, a style built not on tactical prowess, but on showcasing skill and ability. This seemed different than the modern approach to the game, in fact, it was often said of the Argentina manager that he simply put the best players out there. And while La Nuestra was eventually extinguished after the players got too complacent, replaced by pragmatism and the darker arts of football, I was interested in seeing if I could get some success with that idea, a showcase of technical skill and ability while putting out the best players. So that is what I did.
  3. You wanna get good at this game? ADAPT. This game has become closer to life. A team with only one tactical style will get countered. If all you do is go with rock over and over again, it'll eventually get countered by paper. Look at scout reports. I usually only look at what kind of assists they most often give up. Then I use one of the pre-built tactic styles. Do I win every game? Of course not. But no one does. Expecting one-size fits all tactics is silly. That doesn't exist in football. You can decide to go with one style, but you need a. Players that fit it, and b. to expect to lose a few games because some styles will counter you.
  4. http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/share-download-fm-17-tactics/365891-durdle-turtle-532-defensive-minded-instant-button-non-strikerless-tactic.html
  5. Does anyone know how to play a Sean Dyche style in this game? I know his team is doing bad now, but they did play very well in that one 7th place season. I'd love to know if anyone has had any success with a 442 defensive, direct style.
  6. I think it's ridiculous to assume that SAF wouldn't at least have United challenging for the title this season. I think he's a better manager than Emery or Poch, and that's not just a result of the sample size, he was one of the most extremely adaptable managers of all time. The reason he went out with a bang and Wenger didn't is because one was able to change his team based on the players he had around him, and the other kept trying to put the same system out there.
  7. I have a few, mostly I model my approach after Fabio Capello. I also admire Klopp and Simeone, as well as Bielsa, Pulis and Herrera.
  8. Do you have any images, would love to know what you're using, tried something similar with Real Madrid, but didn't quite work out.
  9. I've been trying to get a Burnley style tactic going for a while, with little to no success. The 'Park-the-bus' tactic style seems awful against ever team I've faced. Has anyone got such a tactic to work yet?
  10. hey @knap, just wanted to ask you what you think your best tactic defensively for an underdog is this year. My team has looked a little leaky as of late.
  11. Love this! I'm gonna try it in a 442, we'll see how it works, it reminds me a lot of Jose Boradalis's Getafe , one of my favorite managers nowadays!
  12. Tika-Taka was one of the biggest tactical developments in football history, and even now we can still see it's influence. The problem with that, is there are many teams who took the wrong part of Pep's tactics. They took the short passing and long bouts of possession, but not the incisive passes and smooth finishing. But what if you don't need that part? What if we can win the game by not trying to score, but simply passing the ball about until the other team gives up? That is what I set out to do. Here is a bit of what I'm trying to do, as created by another user last year. http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/share-download-fm-17-tactics/365891-durdle-turtle-532-defensive-minded-instant-button-non-strikerless-tactic.html Now, we will see how I do.
  13. My tactic I hope to be replicating is Lobanovskyi's 442! Lobanovskyi, was one of the most innovative coaches of all time. The first thing he did when he joined Dynamo Kyiv was order a computer, unheard of at the time.' From 'Inverting the Pyramid' by Johnathan Wilson Inverting the Pyramid – ‘Everything was meticulously planned, with the team’s preparation divided into three levels. Players were to have individual technical coaching so as to equip them better to fulfil the tasks Lobanovskyi set them during a game; specific tactics and tasks for each player were drawn up according to the opponents; and a strategy was devised for a competition as a whole, placing each game in context by acknowledging that it is impossible for a side to maintain maximal levels over a protracted period. On the wall at Dynamo’s training-base were hung lists of the demands Lobanovskyi placed on players. Significantly, of the fourteen defensive tasks, four concerned the distribution of the ball and the establishment of attacking positions once the ball had been won. There was no notion of simply getting the ball clear, for that would have been to surrender possession and thus place their side back on the defensive. The thirteen demands on forwards, as well as including a line about pressing and attempting to regain possession high up the field, are also dominated by calls for movement and the search for ways to shift the ball away from areas in which the opponent has a high concentration of players.’ My next post will be my closest apporiximation of it, which will mostly be based on this chart from spielverlagerung, here's a link if anyone wants to read the article themselves ! https://spielverlagerung.com/2016/04/01/team-analysis-valeriy-lobanovskyis-ussr/
  14. I'm no great tactician, but one of the things that helps my defense is having both defenders be DFB's in a low block system, something that Pulis and Dyche use to great effect (not sure on Allardyce, haven't studied him enough). Another helpful tip is tackling hard on all the players in the opposition instructions, which means they'll disrupt the flow of the oppositions attack. Careful though, as it could lead to more cards!
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