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FM 20.2 Tactics  (includes Beta tactics and FM 20.2.4)

TACTIC LINKS AND TACTIC RANKINGS FROM THE INDEPENDENT TESTS (MR L & FM BASE) ARE NOW ON GOOGLE DOCS LINK BELOW

http://bit.ly/knaptactics

Because I test with top, the pts total in tactic name will give an idea of what is best for top club, Top Clubs should be able to use all of the tactics.

Top Club say 1-4 in League (Lpool MC etc)

Sub Top  3-7 in League

Sub Top 5-10 in League

Sub Mid 11-15

Underdog the rest

Can also use Top and Sub Top a Home Tactic Underdog Away or

Top Favourite Sub Top Evens Underdog if Underdog

MENTALITY MATTERS GUIDE

MRr Hough recommended shouts

Use shouts Show Some Passion and Demand More. Also concentrate if leading by a few goals

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Second season using 4141 vol2, and changing to 442 Beowulf P107, when i see the starting tac is not working well.  Thanks, knap!

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1 hour ago, knap said:

Google docs should be updated with latest tactics.

Noticed no 4-2-3-1 in the list - I was expecting Parisienne to be there but not sure if you've left it out for another reason?

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@stian

 

It is last years P108noloss. It was at top of testing last year so maybe sub top or mid.

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@knap

Do you have anything similar to the "Preachin Blues VOL 2 451" but with 3 out-and-out strikers (rather than 1 striker + 2 x IF's)?

I like the defence and midfield setup but LOVE 3 strikers! :)

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BlackEcho:

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Yeah I know that i'm PSG and that we are into the future but this is a great result, against a good Lille side. Complete control.

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Hi @knap

Thanks for all your tactics, can you post a screenshot of players you use with PILGRIMAGE 41311 with Norwich ? Did you make any transfers ?

Thanks

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5 hours ago, knap said:

 

Hi Knap, I've two questions. For this tactic could the winger roles be swapped or changed to both IF or both winger depending on the players available? Also, is there a reason your tactics use attack mentality but the guide says to start on cautious almost always?

I've been having a lot of success using a combination of wulf442P107 and wulf4411 with Man Utd. Thank you for another year of great tactics.

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5 hours ago, byang08 said:

 

Hi Knap, I've two questions. For this tactic could the winger roles be swapped or changed to both IF or both winger depending on the players available? Also, is there a reason your tactics use attack mentality but the guide says to start on cautious almost always?

I've been having a lot of success using a combination of wulf442P107 and wulf4411 with Man Utd. Thank you for another year of great tactics.

The mentality guide is a way of playing to try & safeguard results as much as possible, in essence it’s just a more cautious approach in general. Knaps tactic sets are - largely (there are a few exceptions ofc) - designed to start on attacking, which in the case of playing as a strong team could/should/is often enough - the mentality guide comes in more if results are a bit choppy (say during a rebuild), if you’re playing as a team not always expected to win etc or if you need a hand knowing how/when/what to react to against the match engine. If you create a CTRL/SUS variant as defined in the mentality guide, they would in essence have the cautious (or defensive) mentalities and Knaps core tactics would take on the role of the BASE (read: attacking) variant.

Fwiw, the reason I mainly advocate/advocated for starting games on a ‘cautious’ mentality is safety first & to avoid the occasional/irritating game where the AI/opposition would start on a high/overload mentality to try and nick a goal then defend for their lives (the classic FM 0-1).

Hope that helps! :)

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@byang08

There is no ral reason why you would need to change the set up because of players, unless they do not play well. The tactic is also set up so the BBM has more room to go forward with the winger on that side.

I am probably more gun ho and P&P Player. I tend to set up control and SUS tactics just with mentality changes and a few tweaks. However, the guide provides a much better overview of how to tweak and use tactics to your advantage, and if you read a few posts starting on cautious works as a plan. Also worth having a Plan B or even Plan C tactics rather than rely on just one. The whole package gives you an armory against the AI.

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, optimusprimal82 said:

The mentality guide

I'm going to go back and have a read of your mentality guide. I'm finding patch 20.2.4 very very difficult and frustrating.  The days of going on a ten match winning streak are long gone.

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38 minutes ago, priority76 said:

 I'm finding patch 20.2.4 very very difficult and frustrating.  The days of going on a ten match winning streak are long gone.

Who are you currently managing? 

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@priority76

 

Based on the Norwich results, another option would be to pick Argus  343IF as your defensive tactic wulf 4411 as Control and Black Echo 442 as Attack

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23 minutes ago, Heywood JaBlowme said:

Who are you currently managing? 

I'm managing Olexandriya in Ukraine, they are one of the best of the rest teams in the league behind Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar.  While I'm not doing badly, after four seasons I'm not making any progress.  In the previous patch I was challenging for the title until a post winter break calamity saw me finish fourth, and in the new patch I can beat weaker teams but it's a struggle, and Dynamo and Shakhtar are so much better than my team I feel I can never catch them.  Shakhtar just spent about £130 million in the transfer window while I have a budget of £1 million.  Anyway my team is built around sicilianvol2 and I've started using blackecho 442 sometimes but it has such low tempo that better teams snatch the ball of me and counter easily.

 

10 minutes ago, knap said:

@priority76

 

Based on the Norwich results, another option would be to pick Argus  343IF as your defensive tactic wulf 4411 as Control and Black Echo 442 as Attack

Thanks knap, I'll look into that.

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Guys which tactics you believe are the best for top team at 20.2.4 patch?

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Mr Knap, plz, if u can, tell me what tactic is the best for Wolverhampton Wanderers (Volves).  Ty

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@roantull

I would guess they are suited for a 442 tactic. Black Echo or Wulf 4132 with Preachin Blues 4141 as a defensive tactic.

 

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@roantull

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Can use it that way or for closing out games. It is about having options available It is the same with mentalities the options are there if you wish to use them.

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Should add there is a home advantage or away disadvantage built into game, so  using home and away tactics can always add some benefit.

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22 minutes ago, Spikester said:

Which tactic is this with?

!FM20.2.44141KnapPreachinBluesVOL2P107EC

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