I didn't want to use a big team as I don't think its that much of a challenge to create a great tactic for a team full of stars so I wanted it to work at non league level first therefore I used Dulwich Hamlet in the Conference South (media prediction - play offs).
I wanted the perfect balance of great attacking play and solid at the back. It took a long time as at first I was either conceding less but scoring less or conceding more but scoring more. I tweaked and tweaked and tweaked and finally it clicked.
I wont go into the specifics but just have a look at those screen shots.
*You will also find the attacking and defensive versions of this tactic*
Use the attacking tactic when your chasing a game and use the defensive tactic if you have a narrow lead and the opposition are looking likely to score. I rarely have to use these but they also work wonders.
I'm currently halfway through my second season so there's more to come but I couldn't wait to upload it.
Also give it a chance and start it from pre season but if not then give it 5-10 games for your squad to get used to. I will also upload my training schedules which have been very successful in terms of player development and low injury rates which I always find a massive problem at non league level. I will include the link once uploaded.
Thanks and enjoy!!
Discussion: Boom! 4-2-2-2 Non League Tested | Goals Goals Goals!
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There's been an update since you posted this tactic, have you noticed any differences . . . . such as attacking long throws now being nowhere near as effective as they used to be?