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Filthy Underdog 4-3-3 | Relegation to Europe

An asymmetric 4-3-3, that looks like a 3-4-3, but plays with a solid defence and great passing and movement

By on Sep 14, 2021   31130 views   2 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Tactics - Filthy Underdog 4-3-3 | Relegation to Europe
Created by Craig Shaw, he has had success in Serie A and on PVP with Wolfsburg, so it was time it was tested across Europe. I've not seen as contrasting set of results in FM21. However, it is a great tactic for underdog teams.

Make sure you check out the results for FC Twente and Granada.


The Tactic

Check out the video above for all the instructions, the mentality around the tactic and how it works.


This is so key to your team understanding this tactic. Weekly Match prep, including teamwork and match tactics are needed to help the players understand what's going on, as well as Match Review after each fixture. Do this early and throughout the season and you will see the benefits.

For the individual players, train them for the position they are going to play and the tactic will benefit.

Set Pieces

Set piece instructions are in the video and can be downloaded with the tactic.

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Discussion: Filthy Underdog 4-3-3 | Relegation to Europe

2 comments have been posted so far.

  • TheGibShow's avatar
    I said that on the video. It's a 4-3-3/3-4-3 hybrid. But you can't fit all that on the title. And the wing-back left can be classed as a defender or mid.
  • Skojardu's avatar
    more like a 3-4-3
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