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Attacking 4-2-3-1 Asymmetric by Starfish

High tempo, lots of chances and more importantly LOTS of goal, this FM 2017 tactic has led me to back to back Champions Leagues and 3 Premier Leagues with West Ham.

By on Jun 10, 2017   14505 views   11 comments
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Football Manager 2017 Tactics - Attacking 4-2-3-1 Asymmetric by Starfish
I made this tactic a few years into my West Ham save after struggling to break the top 4 due to inconsistency and getting some very poor results against teams at the wrong end of the table. I thought I needed more creativity, more chances and ultimatly more goals!



In my most recent season, 2024/25, I went unbeaten in all competitions and scored a total of 130 league goals





In addition to scoring lots of goals this tactic restricted the opposition to very few shots, no matter how good the team.









Make sure you use players who are fairly adept to the roles as this will make them even more effective.
I have not tested this tactic with any other team so I hope it works for you guys!

I'd love to hear any feedback or if you have any questions leave them in the comments and I will hopefully reply.

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Discussion: Attacking 4-2-3-1 Asymmetric by Starfish

11 comments have been posted so far.

  • Flash09's avatar
    Hi, how do i go about installing these tactics? I'm really keen on trying these!
  • eagles2005's avatar
    starfish97: Super thanks go him try.
  • Starfish97's avatar
    Eagles2005 - try reading previous comments first before commenting....
    Match tactics until your players know the tactic very well then just train Attacking
  • eagles2005's avatar
    What kind of training ?
  • softer's avatar
    It's really nice tactic, like a cheat) Thank youl, bro!
  • Starfish97's avatar
    Thanks Aaron Wyn!! how are you getting on with it?
  • Starfish97's avatar
    Snackcracker, for Preseason training make sure you train match tactics and play friendlies against big teams, if you sign lots of first team players in the summer (4+) then i would recommend training team cohesion and maybe teamwork then during the season i just tend to train Attacking movement
    if you're conceding a few too many then train defending.
  • Starfish97's avatar
    Chris1784, i don't normally use OI's and as far as training goes, General training is on Attacking and and match prep is on Attacking movement
  • Aaron Wyn 10's avatar
    Love this tactic, works a treat with my man city save
  • chris1784's avatar
    Training and OI's?
  • Snackcracker's avatar
    This tactic looks cool, especially for my Universidad Católica save :)

    Any tips on Preseason/season training?
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