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4-1-2-3/4-1-4-1 Counter Pressing FM18

My Counter Pressing tactic that has been working fantastically for me during my Wolves save, won promotion in my first season & won the league cup!

By on Jan 09, 2018   84748 views   5 comments
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Football Manager 2018 Tactics - 4-1-2-3/4-1-4-1 Counter Pressing FM18
My version of a counter pressing system, this isn't perfect nor is it a super tactic but its worked amazingly for me so I decided to share it for everyone to give it a try. (bare in mind this is with a side that was just promoted and really isn't all that great especially defensively wise) but if you have the right players, this should definitely work well for you!


You can probably tinker with these if you like, for instance for a few games the season before I played with a winger on the right as opposed to an Inside Forward and it worked fine, also feel free to change the roles of your full backs if you wish especially if you're a top side and not a small one like myself.

Team Instructions



Like the player roles, you can change some of these around if you like, keep the obvious ones like the high line, closing down, high tempo etc but you can play around with the rest of them.

Opposition Instructions



Hope you enjoy this & get the same kind of results I did, cheers!

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Discussion: 4-1-2-3/4-1-4-1 Counter Pressing FM18

5 comments have been posted so far.

  • HazzaMUFC's avatar
    @Corei Apologies for the late reply, I've been using this tactic on my Salford save, my second season in the premier league, here's the results -> http://prntscr.com/j59l8b & http://prntscr.com/j59lhj
  • jonty1379's avatar
    I'm currently using this tactic with inter Milan came 2nd in the league and won the coppa Italia great tactic the best one I've used yet!!
  • Vernak555's avatar
    This tactic has been brilliant for my Leyton Orient save. Got them back into L2 first time of asking, and I'm currently on course to go up to L1. In just over 1 1/2 seasons I've only lost 13 league games!!!

    I found it works a lot better with wingers instead of IFs, and I've made sure the two CMs shoot less, and play more risky passes to get it into the front man quicker
  • Corei's avatar
    Results please
  • Fifa_fanatic_123's avatar
    What a tactic!!!! I'm using Chelsea and I removed the offside trap. I beat city away 1-3. Thanks.
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