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Attacking 4-2-3-1 Pressing

A Football Manager 2015 tactic utilizing high defensive line and high pressing. My attempt at gegenpressing.

By on Nov 12, 2014   29810 views   2 comments
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FM 2015 Tactics - Attacking 4-2-3-1 Pressing
Hi guys, just uploaded the following tactic for you to check out / improve!

I've been reading about gegenpressing & this is my attempt at that high defensive line, high pressing tactic.


Mentality - Attacking
Team Shape - Highly Structured

Team Instructions:
*More Direct Passing
*Shoot On Sight
*Play Narrower
*Be More Expressive
*Roam From Positions
*Much Higher Defensive Line
*Lower Tempo
*Close Down Much More


So far, working pretty well with Portsmouth in League Two however I've found that my team may score a few goals but I'm also conceded a few as well, kinda like a Kevin Keegan tactic (gonna score more than the other team).


The roles & individual player instructions:

GK - Defend - Pass it Shorter

DR - Wing Back - Attack - Run Wide With Ball - Stay Wider
DCR - Defend
DCL - Defend
DL - Wing Back - Attack - Run Wide With Ball - Stay Wider

MCR - Advanced Playmaker - Support
MCL - Ball Winning Midfielder

AMR - Raumdeuter - Close Down More
AMC - Attacking Midfielder - Attack
AML - Winger - Support

STC - Defensive Forward - Defend

You could probably switch the Raumdeuter to either AMR or AML depending on which is your strongest side / best player to fit that role.

Let me know what you think & any improvements are welcome.

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Discussion: Attacking 4-2-3-1 Pressing

2 comments have been posted so far.

  • cimbom's avatar
    i have played this tactic with mufc and i won two consecutive premier league. also i won champions league. my starting eleven is de gea, rafael(chambers), evans(shawcross), balanta(phil jones),shaw(lucas digne), lucas romero (tielemans, kimmich), gil romero(niklas stark), bernard(depay), januzaj (halilovic,horvath), di maria(munir), welbeck(maupay,aboubakar,)for now
  • Acaccio's avatar
    I already have downloaded this tactic someone else was trying to make her more defensive, if you can help thank you.
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