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Johan Cruyff’s 3-4-3 Total Football Tactic for FM20 by RDF

Looking into the mind and thinking of Cruyff, RDF will try to replicate the 343 tactic for Football Manager 2020.

By on May 29, 2020   61934 views   7 comments
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Football Manager 2020 Tactics - Johan Cruyff’s 3-4-3 Total Football Tactic for FM20 by RDF

This formation naturally makes the team attacking, but its the way how Cruyff set his team up that made it just more than attacking.

RDF's ‘Total Football’ 343, a recreation of Johan Cruyff’s tactic for FC Barcelona

I recommend using this with a TOP/Elite team, with high work rate and stamina, teamwork, anticipation, decisions, off the ball and first touch.

It was the 1988–89 season that set the footballing world alight. Johan Cruyff changed peoples view on football and on how it should be played. Cruyff loved being in possession, whilst attacking. The finer details were important every day. He persuaded the minds of the Barcelona owners and totally reshaped the youth system, as we know it “La Masia”. Winning the league title 4 years running, with a European trophy and domestic cups, deserves credit and will we try to replicate that masterpiece in to FM20.

Cruyff’s system meant they were never outnumbered in midfield and the final third. Which left them light in defence, but with those defenders also positioned high up the field, this gave the opposition very little space to operate.

With this tactic, i will also be providing two training schedules which i believe are very important.

Cruyff’s team was very fluid. This meant a lot of movement and players taking on responsibilities of others. Teamwork really made the dream work!

Tweaking Tips

* “Shoot on sight” can be added
* Away - Attacking width can be altered. To narrow, this is to play closer together and less risk of getting countered.

Opposition Instructions

FM20 Results w/ Ajax

Total Football Video Analysis

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RDF is an FM Scout tactic creator who just loves to experiment. His quirky personality shines through his tactics but his main goal is create tactics/content that both achieves enjoyment and results.

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Discussion: Johan Cruyff’s 3-4-3 Total Football Tactic for FM20 by RDF

7 comments have been posted so far.

  • gadingww's avatar
    Let me ask some question about training schedule
    1. Don't you use the other match preparations like Attacking Movement, Defensive Shape, Match Tactics?
    2. How's the schedule for pre season? Do you leave it to assistant or just use the same schedule?

    Thank you for the answers
  • greeky's avatar
    @RDF Tactics any specifically player takes the corners?
    For example AP takes right corners and MEZZ takes left corners?

    Thanks in advance
  • greeky's avatar
    @Kaeanon other files are for the training
    watch the video and you will understand
  • Kaeanon's avatar
    One file is tactics, the others are used for what?
  • DarkHorseFM's avatar
    this looks great but with Ajax, we would love to see their performance in Europe to accurately rate the tactic
  • DomDeGea's avatar
    Looks great, might try it out with United. Just a Q. What were the results for Ajax in Europe?
  • VicVDM's avatar
    wow, this looks absolutely amazing
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