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FM20 Tactics by Knap: ARGUS

Argus tactics for FM20 by Knap. Back for another season. This is a set of 14 tactic variations. Focus is on spreading the play, not as much of a press tactic.

By Updated on May 10, 2020   29351 views   5 comments
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Knap Tactics for FM20 - FM20 Tactics by Knap: ARGUS
This looks like attacking tactics, but it's not exactly that; it's the middle of the road. It's a sort of middle-way in what Knap tactics are usually about.

Argus was a huge success on FM18, and also somewhat on FM19 as a strikerless. For the FM20 Match Engine he has turned it into a wide tactic that has some players who looks for space between the lines and some who creates space for others.

It's not an adventurous set of tactics as certain variations only have 4 players on attacking duty, but it's hard to say it's not attacking either when utilizing 3 strikers and attacking wing-backs.

Mostly it has 3 strikers, and wing-backs on attack duty. 3 BPDs are left defending, with the help of the two MCs. One is box to box and another is a ball-winner. It gegenpresses the opposition in search of mistakes.

It focuses on spreading the play. The two wing-backs stay out wide, the two wide strikers continuously move into channels and are instructed to run wide with the ball to stretch play.

It's not much of a press tactic (most Knap tactics aim to win the ball back), as we have central players easing off tackles, while in certain cases the BWM is the only one who is forceful with challenges.

Knap has been creating Football Manager tactics since FM 2008. Knap tactics have raked up thousands and thousands of downloads because of his constant testing and tweaking throughout updates of Football Manager, making Knap one of the best tactic creators in the community.
This year he is back with more than 20 tactic systems! We aim to present them all here at FM Scout, and welcome you to test them out and give us feedback in the forum.

What's included in the ARGUS Bundle of FM20 Tactics

You will find 14 variations of Argus Tactics inside this bundle. They all apply to 20.3-20.4 Match Engine versions (mostly 20.4).

  • 20.4.1
    ARGUS VOL2 3412 P108

  • 20.4.1
    ARGUS 352 VOL 2 P101 EC

  • ARGUS 343 IF P99 EC CC

  • ARGUS 343 IF P102 CC

  • ARGUS 343 P100 EC FA

  • ARGUS 343 P102 EC CC

  • ARGUS 343 P102

  • ARGUS 343 VOL2 P101 ALL CUPS

  • ARGUS 352 pos P99 CC

  • ARGUS 451VOL 3 P104 EC

  • ARGUS 3430 P108 EC FA

  • ARGUS 3430IF VOL 2 P103 CC

  • 20.4.1
    ARGUS 32131 VOL 3 WH P103

  • 20.4.1

Argus should be more suitable to a top team, but it can work with lesser teams as long as you have players who fit the roles.


Most of the text above is written by Rober and RDF Tactics. They are the driving force behind our effort to bring you Knap Tactics in a way that does justice to his work.

At the same time we aim to making it easier for the community to familiarize with all the different variations and the relevant sets, because keeping up with his creations and figuring out all the what / where / why can be overwhelming.

Thanks to Knap for the kind permission to share his work on FM Scout. :)

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Discussion: FM20 Tactics by Knap: ARGUS

5 comments have been posted so far.

  • Faldi189's avatar
    Thanks for sharing I just want to try this
  • GraveKeeper's avatar
    What Position should be taking corners for ARGUS 343 P100 EC FA?
  • kostas_sko's avatar
    @RDF Tactics thank you my friend for your answer.
  • RDF Tactics's avatar

    they are basically the same. "ARGUS 343 IF P102 CC" was made on patch 20.3 and "ARGUS 343 IF P99 EC CC" is the updated version for 20.4.1

    VERY minor changes, i would recommend you use ARGUS 343 IF P99 EC CC if you were selecting between the two.
  • kostas_sko's avatar
    Which is the difference between first and second (in photos) tactics? I mean ARGUS 343 IF P99 EC CC and ARGUS 343 IF P102 CC
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