OverviewThis is my favourite tactic at the moment in football manager, it is very much similar to the one that brought me lots of success in FM11 and is serving me well so far in FM12. It works best with fast players especially on the wings and brings plenty of goals.
This tactic is generally an attacking tactic with a control mentality, but there is excellent balance between defense and attack. Very rarely do I find myself being punished by a counter attack and theres always plenty of options going forward, the given roles create good angles between players
Key roles and player typesDMC - Deep-Lying Playmaker - Support - a key position in this formation and makes a big difference compared to having two players in the MC position, the deep lying playmaker controls the passing in the game and in the DMC position is always there to stop that opposition midfielder who roams forward. Key attributes: Passing, Tackling, Creativity, Positioning, Teamwork.
MC -Box-to-Box Midfielder - Support - supports in midfield and key in getting forward and supporting the strikers, scores plenty of goals for a midfielder. Key attributes: Acceleration, Passing, Anticipation, Decisions, Off the Ball, Work rate.
ST - Complete Forward - Support - In a support role often finds space between the defense and midfield and links well with everyone, gets lots of assists and goals. Ideal would be a very well rounded player with good attributes all over. Key attributes: All Physical attributes, Teamwork, Passing, Finishing.
ST - Advanced Forward - Attack - The spearhead of your attack, chases down defenders and puts pressure on them and as long as he has good speed will find himself in countless one on one situations. Key attributes: Acceleration, Pace, Anticipation, Off the Ball, Finishing.