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Brendan Rodgers Season13/14 Tactic

Tactic is based on a 2-4-3-1 Formation - a false 4-2-3-1. Yield's great results, I have only tested using Liverpool so I'm looking for other people to test this and share their experience with it.

By on Sep 23, 2013   46473 views   15 comments
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FM 2013 Tactics - Brendan Rodgers Season13/14 Tactic
Tactic Overview
The main philosophy is playing possession based football and controlling games. The team must have good passing pedigree to retain possession and pass their way into the game. Short passing, a lot of creative freedom and high pressing are the key features of a Brendan Rodger's team. Young talented fast attackers, Good midfield ball distribution and careful build up play from the defense!


My line up is as follows;

1. Goalkeeper; I use Mignolet and he is doing fine. Should obviously be trained as a Sweeper Keeper to build up his attributes for the role.

2. Central Defenders; I use Agger and Skrtel in these positions and use the Ball Playing Defender Role and the Defend Duty

3. Wing Backs; I use Enrique on the left and Johnson on the right, both in the Wing Back Role with Automatic Duty so that they drop back automatically to form the 4-2-3-1 when needed (hence why the tactic is a false 4-2-3-1)

4. Midfield; in the Midfield I use Lucas and Gerrard, playing as a Defensive Midfielder and Deep Lying Playmaker respectively, with the Defensive Midfielder set to Defend Duty and the Deep Lying Playmaker set to Support Duty

5. Inside Forwards; Both of the wide positions are based on the Inside Forward role set to Attack Duty, in these positions I play with Moses on the right and Suarez on the left, alternating with Luis Alberto and Raheem Sterling as backup/substitutes. Quite a few goals come from these positions with the player cutting inside.

6. Advance Playmaker; Naturally I have the wizard in this position which is of course Coutinho, he will be responsible for feeding the Poacher up front and passing like a boss. This position is Advanced Playmaker with Support Duty

7. Striker; In this position I play Daniel Sturridge who fits the bill perfectly with his Pace, Dribbling and Speed! He is of course set to Attack Duty

The Tactic is fully set up and can be tweaked to anything you feel is wrong/not right for your team. I haven't ever submitted a Tactic before, this is my first so sorry if my description is a it amateur sounding.

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Discussion: Brendan Rodgers Season13/14 Tactic

15 comments have been posted so far.

  • dani818e's avatar
    i would love if you made the 3-5-2 system ive tried but it didnt work
  • Justice's avatar
    @Roberto.Mancini, first and foremost, you are the most unpleasant and disrespectful member I have ever seen here, and I have seen a lot of bad people. Stam owns this site so if you decide to ignore his warnings by being as bullish, arrogant, ignorant and pathetic as you are, you are not welcome here. Your right to comment on article will be revoked very shortly, seeing as you have ignored countless warnings. You have any more to argue? You can leave FM Scout permanently, we don't need bad apples like you here. So you have two options:

    1) Grow up, learn some manners and be respectful to others, meaning you can stay at FM Scout.


    2) Ignore this/have a go at me, and you will lose all your rights as a member.

    Make your choice wisely. It is no skin off my nose to lose a supposed "tactical genius" like you.
  • Rablador's avatar
    Look, I know that you consider yourself a wonderful "tactical genius" or whatever, but you have absolutely no right whatsoever to be commenting things like this on other people's tactics. And, from what I heard, it's certainly not the first time you've done this either.
    Why do we have a Manager Stories section? So people can share their experience with the community. The same goes for tactics; when someone finds a tactic they really enjoy, they want to share it with the community and hopefully improve their games too.
    Don't get me wrong, your tactics are good, no one can deny that, but do you really think posting immature and vastly incorrect comments such as "I sympathise you because you dont know a word about tactics" or "You are stucked on your dreamy childish play station fantasy" is going to make people like you?
    And finally, these tactics don't have to be completely accurate compared to the real life version. Just because Rodgers sometimes plays a different formation means nothing, because at the end of the day, this is for improving someone's Football Manager game, not for improving their real life tactical knowledge.
    Now, I suggest you either man up, or you shut up, because you're hardly winning any fans like this.
  • Roberto.Mancini's avatar
    Define firstly what means hate and secondly we can see with our eyes who plays what .If someone has the ability to defend himself well done ,if not we cannot become his public lawyers .Life has rights and obligations ,facts and results .When some people cannot follow reality they need to blame themselves .We are not guilty when some users have built a fake world ,the majority prefers to live in reality .Or maybe not ?Search elswhere for racists and the rest ...You knocked the wrong door .Newspaper like Gazzetta dello Sport make tactical analysis of the game by postings graphs ,rulers and proper minute to minute tactical analysis .Did you think maybe why and how ?Not at all I guess ,the protestantic parody is going well as I can see .We post what we like no matter what and when we have to face some pragmatistic critic ,we are "offended" and "victims" so we can reply back with all the ferocity because "we have right" .Sorry ,I cannot play this game even if you would like to do so ;)Thanks a lot ,next time you will see who is Roberto.Mancini ))
  • Stam's avatar
    @Roberto.Mancini: You have to realize that anyone is entitled to an opinion and sharing a tactic means sharing the fun. Most people are not master tacticians and don't study or analyze real world tactics, but you still have to be respectful towards them. There's no point in posting hate and throwing insults, it doesn't make you look smart at all and you also violate our site rules by doing that. If you don't like something, simply ignore it, or at least offer constructive criticism.
  • MRCWARREN's avatar

    Clearly you see yourself as a master tactician then, all on a game, I bet you wouldn't last 5 mins in the real world. Shove your defensive Italian clubs, mid-table at bes in the premier league. I won't waste any more of my time replying to arrogant idiots who think they know everything.

    bye bye segaiolo
  • Roberto.Mancini's avatar
    What you write here simply doesnt refer to reality .Maybe you will tell me that I have make crimes against humanity .Just take up something else ,because obviously football doesnt suits you so much .Its not bad though ,its simply dangerous to sell extreme and upbeat knowledge for somethings that you dont know at all .You never wondered why more and more squads are using 3 central defenders ...You are stucked on your dreamy childish play station fantasy and you think pretty much that you present us something modern and elegant .In fact you just recycle your own comments without being able to give us a proper technical response regarding the topics that you post .However ,I give you a point because most of you when you post some threads have consume big quantities of alcohol and so on ,so I am not angry or annoyed .I sympathise you because you dont know a word about tactics .However if you pay attention to the italian clubs you will learn something one day .

    Forza Italia ,Forza citta de la Roma ,Forza Calcio d'Italia ))
  • Justice's avatar
    @Roberto.Mancini, the amount of times you have been warned for slamming other people's tactics must be hitting three-digit numbers now. I'd advise you to stop trying to make other people's tactic downloads look bad just because your's isn't as popular. Besides, acting like a douche only makes you look like a douche, not that you're reputation here is that great anymore anyway.
  • MRCWARREN's avatar

    So Liverpool have never played either a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-2-1?
    There is an excellent tactic on here called "The Brendan Rodger's System" that uses both of the above formations, suppose that's FAKE too?
    I think that the way the team plays with this tactic looks like a Brendan Rodger's team therefore I would call it that.

    I don't sit around all day "Analysing" football. I do have a life aside from playing FM for a few hours, you should try doing it sometime.
  • MRCWARREN's avatar

    Thanks for the positive comment.
    Well done with the Bournemouth achievement :)
    That sounds like a great idea but I haven't tried it, I may well give it a go and see what happens! :)

  • Roberto.Mancini's avatar
    Rogers plays a typical 3-4-1-2 and definetely here the 2yrs old kids are the people who think that Liverpool plays 4-2-3-1 .You dont know to distinguish very basic things and as for your english they are much below average .You cannot make a proper analysis in football terms ,you just impose your personal opinion and prefereneces and then you present it like a fact .Its false ,to expose a tactic which is not applied in the club that you mention .If someone is not showing respect ,its the author of the tactic who tries to cheat the readers by presenting them a fake tactical emulation .
  • Eddy_B22's avatar
    I like it a lot, would it work better with Stevie G pushed up into CM working more in a more forward role as a playmaker with Lucas in support.

    I have a similar idea working well for my Bournemouth team. managed promotion to prem and not last so doing well after 4 seasons.
  • MRCWARREN's avatar

    Thank you for that...wonderful....piece of information.
    I barely understood a word of it, I have heard more sense from a 2 year old.
    Just because Liverpool played a 3-4-1-2 then that makes my tactic FAKE?
    Okay, cheers. I called this the season 13/14 tactic because I was making it based on this season, BR usually uses a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-2-1, so all I did with mine was push the 2 wingbacks up to create what looks like a 2-4-3-1.

    Please, comment in English.
  • The_Dark_Side's avatar
    Really Nice. Quality Mate!
  • MRCWARREN's avatar
    Update after more games;
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