Straight in at 101I usually rely on tactics from great people like RDF or Knap but I decided to start with a clean slate for FM22 and create my own tactic.
I watched a few tutorials and video guides on YouTube on how to create a tactic and then created asymmetric 433. The tactics key strength is the high number of chances it creates while being strong defensively.
This is achieved by having a solid midfield base with a box to box (SU) and deep lying play maker (DEF) and a mezzala (SU) to cover across for the complete wingback (ATT) who bursts forward to provide crosses for the strikers and the inside forward on the opposite wing.
The deep lying forward (SU) also drops into the half spaces to link up and play in the complete wingback. The Full back on the opposite side provides plenty of assists for the 4 attacking players, moving into the space vacated by the inside forward as he drives into the centre of the pitch.
Player types you'll need:
Goal Keeper - Good aerial stats and distribution help dominate the box and cut down on chances from crosses
Centre backs - BPD needs good jumping/heading first touch, decisions and passing alongside the usual defensive stats
Wingback - pace, dribbling, work rate, off the ball, crossing, decisions - this guy is a key player!
fullback - the less technically gifted of your two fullbacks (there's a mirrored version to download too)
mezzala/box to box midfielders - work rate, teamwork, tackling, passing your mezzala should also have good decisions and anticipation as he'll be moving across to cover the wingback
Inside forward - pace, dribbling, off the ball, crossing, passing, finishing
Advanced forward - pace, off the ball, composure, finishing (heading and strength are a bonus too)
Deep lying striker - first touch, off the ball, decisions, passing, teamwork
ResultsCurrently played 14 won 14 with Ipswich, also took Newcastle to 3rd in the prem with it.
It's important to tweak the tactic to balanced, cautious, positive as the match plays out and based on the strength of the opponent and also to switch between this and the mirrored version to throw off the AI managers.
For set pieces I use a near post corner routine based on a tutorial from FMscout.
I hope it helps people, let me know what you think.