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4-3-3 High Pressure & Counter-Attack Football

Beat Chelsea with Reading Away 0-3 - Lots of clear cut chances and goals home & away. I double dare you to try this!!

By Updated on Jun 04, 2013   78727 views   6 comments
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FM 2013 Tactics - 4-3-3 High Pressure & Counter-Attack Football
Hi everyone , I'm CookieMaker. I have played the FM series since 2008, and have become very addicted to it. This is my first time uploading a tactic to share it . I'll stop introducing myself because my English isn't my native language and I'm afraid you'll laugh at me at the end with my grammar mistakes, so lets get to the point.

I'm a big fan of High pressure & Counter-Attack Football. I have created lot of tactics but have only ever kept them to myself. When I started playing FM 13, I found it hard to win games. I used a lot of tactics from FM 12 but none worked so I thought I should do more work to analyse the game and how players pass/score and stuff like that.

I've been a Liverpool Fan since I learned about football. So i always start with Liverpool until I create a solid tactic before I use other teams and embark on other challenges.

First of all, I used two tactics:
1st: 4-3-3 (1-2-3-2-3)
2nd : 4-4-2
-Both tactics working like a charm, but I decided to use the first one.

4-3-3 (1-2-3-2-3)


I won't tell you what type of player this tactic need, I almost never do that. Just believe in your scouting ability :P. Look at player instructions, then find the best player you can to fill that position. For example, if the player required has to run a lot, you should look for players with high stamina, work rate, positioning, etc. In the end, you will find advice on what a player requires for each role and how to train them for that role in this guide made by RandydeB:
FM13 Individual Training Guide

Training & Match Preparation

Some Results


Installation Instructions

Step 1
Download the file

Step 2
Open it with 7-zip or win rar and copy + paste the file in to this folder:
Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2013 > Tactics

Step 3
In game, go to your Tactics Overview screen. In the formation selector box, highlight "Archived Tactics" and choose this tactic.


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Discussion: 4-3-3 High Pressure & Counter-Attack Football

6 comments have been posted so far.

  • agieluma's avatar
    can you recreate this for fm 14. looks interesting
  • Coullio's avatar
    This tactic worked like a dream. Was nearly away to lose my job at Southampton and started using this tactic, WOW. Won the Championship & FA with a win over Chelsea (beat Spurs, Newcastle, Fulham & Swansea on route)
    See league record below
    Won 28 drew 12 lost 6 for 103 against 49 GD +54 Points 96 finished 9 points clear
    My three main strikers season stats
    Played 41 scored 23 assists 23 PoM 5 AvR 7.54
    Played 40 Scored 32 assists 14 PoM 12 Avr 7.85
    Played 42 Scored 21 assists 8 PoM 4 Avr 7.58

    When I made signings made sure they where quality players and sign a few young up and coming players. Try this tactic you won't be disappointed.
  • CookieMaker's avatar
    johnwses this isnt my Web site im just simple user that create Fm 2013 Tactic and share it with all .
  • johnwses's avatar
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  • CookieMaker's avatar
    Jamie thanks for feedback ;) Good Luck Mate
  • JamieBhoy93's avatar
    Great Formation for Celtic in the group stages of Europe :) Thanks!
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