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Ingo Ball Tactic for FM 2012

A Barca like possession play for small to medium clubs with high passing success rate.

By on Apr 04, 2012   37672 views   5 comments
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FM 2012 Tactics - Ingo Ball Tactic for FM 2012
This is a high possession tactic with high passing success rate against lower and/or equal clubs.

Against higher clubs the team will try to hold its ground and still try to create goalscoring chances to go for the win.

I tested this tactic with Barcelona and saw the passing rate from several players being over 100, so it should work fine for top clubs.

Example: de Graafschap 0 vs FC Köln 3, yet de Graafschap had 15+ shots at goal and over 65% possesion, I lost because my defenders are not ready to go up against players like Lukas Podolski and a Christian Clemens and my finishing simply was not good enough.

Here is a result of the very first practice game which was against a lower team, but the team played this game 24 hours after the latest team mate joined the club and from the basic 11 only 3 original club players are playing.

Click on the thumbnails for the full size pictures.


I hope you enjoy this tactic, please let me know the results (preferably from lower/mid clubs) by commenting on this page or posting on this forum topic (I posted the manual settings for this tactic there as well, in case the downloaded file does not work).

My Training Schedule

And here is my training schedule pack which enabled my newly gathered team to be fluid with the tactic in about 2 weeks time.

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Downloads: 10088 / Size: 1.0 kB / Added: 2012-04-04
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Discussion: Ingo Ball Tactic for FM 2012

5 comments have been posted so far.

  • trapusky's avatar
    Os Links, Os LInks.....................
  • Ikerccs's avatar
    Match Preparation ? Opp Instuction ?
  • adilpatel20's avatar
    play 4-2-2-2 or 4-2-3-1.
    Philos:Fluid
    Strategey:Control
    Pass Style:short
    Creative freed:More exspressive
    Closing down: Press more
    Roaming:more roaming
    Def line: above normal
    Width: above normal
    Tempo:normal
    Counter attack: yes
  • Roberto.Mancini's avatar
    if you want to drop down a team ,play possesion football .Athletic Bilbao lost just 3-0 against Atletico .Take me the possesion and give me the goals ,Ernst Happel ;)
  • heyya46's avatar
    The possession works like a charm (with Valencia, kept 57% vs Barcelona) but I barely create chances (more than the other team.) What shouts do you suggest?
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