This is a two tactic set up with different formations.
The aim is to employ possession and attacking football with lower/higher tempo depending on the situation.
- The highest possession I have achieved is 75%, the average after a full season is 60%.
- Awesome average passing success rate of 86%.
- With the tactics I have won all possible titles during 8 seasons, including a quintuple (5 titles) in my third season, an incredible septuple (7 titles) in my seventh season and a sixtuple in my eighth season. The Premier League was won 8 times consecutive, the Champions League 4 times (3 consecutive), breaking almost every competition and club record in the process!
The two tactics have slightly different team and player instructions and different mentalities.
Which one to use and when?
- The 433 AM or also seen as 4231 is a more attacking formation, it is best employed when the opposition uses more players in defensive positions and less than 3 players in attack (including AMR/AML/AMC/ST).
- The 433 DM is the classic version aimed more on controlling the ball anywhere on the pitch. It is generally a more defensive formation. Appropriate time to use it would be when the opposition uses more than 3 players in attack (including AMR/AML/AMC/ST).
- If the opposition is using exactly 3 players in attack it is important to decide which one to use depending on the quality of the opposition. If you are not sure go for the 433 DM because it is more balanced and I recommend it for most matches.
*This is just a guideline and doesn't mean that the tactics won't work against specific formations, use them however you think is best.
*Both tactics are created for attacking possession football, if u need a waste time defensive tactic better find another one and put it in the third slot.
The tactics have set pieces routines for every aspect and though I am no expert in them I believe they are good enough.
- Goalkeeper - defend: Any good goalie will do. Suitable wonderkids: Donnarumma, Ederson, Rajkovic.
- RB - Wing Back support: This player will run wide to provide support for the Inside Forward and also provide crosses. Suitable wonderkids: Henrichs, Bellerin, Lirola.
- LB - Full Back support: A less attacking full back, who will cut inside and cross less often in order to combine with the Winger. Suitable wonderkids: Grimaldo, Gaya, Shaw.
- CBs - CD defend: Typical offside trap setup. Suitable wonderkids: Rugani, Laporte, Zouma, Varane, Marquinhos.
- DM - DLP defend: Holding midfielder providing defensive support. Suitable wonderkids: Maia, Bazoer, Neves.
- MCR - BBM support: You need a player who can defend and attack. Suitable wonderkids: Renato, Dele, Cook.
- MCL - AP attack: A very technical role,acting as an advanced playmaker he will provide the link between midfield and attack. Suitable wonderkids: Bernardo Silva, Ante Coric, Odegaard.
- AMR - IF attack: Cuts inside and provides creative passes, dribbles and also shoots when in good position. Suitable wonderkids: Lemar, Ousmane, Ounas.
- AML - Winger attack: A wider attacking option to provide more unpredictability, he will dribble more to the wide and provide crosses, he will also shoot when in good position. If you have a right footed player, teach him PPM (trait) to "cut inside from the left wing". Suitable wonderkids: Mbappe, Pulisic, Martial.
- ST - False 9 support: He will link the two wide players and also provide the finishing touch. Any good striker can work. Suitable wonderkids: Origi, Kuki, Eggestein, Dybala.
- MCR - DLP defend: Holding midfielder moved to CM position.
- AMC - AP support: This is the player acting as a playmaker and providing the support between midfield and attack.
- ST - Advanced Forward attack: More advanced striker, because of the player behind him.
- If u get a red card remove the AMR or AMC
- The team training I use is balanced with average intensity, choose match tactics as preparation during the preseason and when the tactics are fluid switch to defending positioning for away games and attacking movement for home games. For individual training just train your players for the appropriate positions.
- No opposition instructions or put "Show onto weaker foot" on AMR/L MR/L and WBR/L
- I like to train my attacking players to use one-two passes, which helps a lot in creating chances in some matches. Train your MCL (AMC in 4231) , AML, AMR, and ST.
- Team talks are important to keep morale high, try to encourage your players and be less harsh in away matches. If the morale is low, a good way to lift it up is to arrange a team meeting.