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Counter Attacking 4-2-3-1

A quick, fast-paced tactic which will can make an average team look like a great team on Football Manager 2014.

By on Jun 14, 2014   84828 views   6 comments
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FM 2014 Tactics - Counter Attacking 4-2-3-1
The best teams must not only retain possession and pressurize the opposition team back to their own penalty box. A good team must also be able to counter attack with quickness, unpredictability and directness. Of course will there be teams who won't be able to switch between different playing styles that easy (as the players requirements and demands are totally different from what they possess). A Counter-attacking playing style can be very proficient to use as it strikes the opposition team when in unbalance.

Counter attacking football is somewhat opposite of possession football and relies very much on a deeper defensive line who looks to intercept the opponents passing play - taking merely advantage of the few seconds when no one has possession of the ball. It's a good playing styles for teams who are outsiders to the title, who often faced better opponents and who wants to utilize their main strength - stamina, aggression, creativity, quickness in movements and utilize a direct passing play. Players will look to play more direct with as few passes as possible to penetrate the final third. Counter Attacking football uses elements of both attacking, defending, short and direct passes. It's recognized by high match tempo leaving the opponents with no time to recover!

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Downloads: 17414 / Size: 872 B / Added: 2014-06-14
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Discussion: Counter Attacking 4-2-3-1

6 comments have been posted so far.

  • CR7's avatar
    how u doin basham97, i just downloaded ur tactic avnt tried it, jus wanted to ask quick question. what do u put for the player instructions mate? cheers mate
  • Dariio7's avatar
    Its Dario, lol, but what I've seen is that my team performs better without instructions then with them, don't know why but hey 5-1 is better than 2-0, anyways thanks and keep it up :)
  • basham97's avatar
    Direct Passing
    Pass Into Space
    Float Crosses
    Run At Defence
    Exploit The Flanks
    Play Narrower
    Push Higher Up
    Hassle Opponents
    Use Tighter Marking
    Use Offside Trap
    Much Higher Tempo
    Be More Expressive
  • basham97's avatar
    Great to hear that Darilo :)
  • Dariio7's avatar
    Amazing tactic, plug and play on my Bayern Munchen save, here's the proof, the games in the box were played with this tactic; PICTURE
  • Stewie Wong's avatar
    Sorry but the tactic which is attached does not have any team instructions ..can you post them ?
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