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itsZdan Attacking 442 for 17.1.1

An effective 4-4-2 tactic for Football Manager 2017 with focus on attacking.

By Updated on Nov 04, 2016   55071 views   0 comments
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Football Manager 2017 Tactics - itsZdan Attacking 442 for 17.1.1
This tactic is a more attacking variation of my 4-2-3-1 V2.0 tactic. It can be used alone with great attacking record or it can be used together with the tactic mentioned above for more overall stability and options.

As the tactic it is based off, this one is also built from the front to the back, but this time with 2 Advanced Forwards that spearhead attacks. On this on there is no Shadow Striker making it for slightly less possession but more firepower. Helping them are 2 Inside Forwards with support duty, they will cut inside either dragging the fullbacks with them or creating chaos on the center-backs.

This is the attacking bit of the tactic so now we need to look into defending, and that is made by 2 Ball Winning Midfielders, the left one being slightly more positional, this will give good ball recovery in the midfield and the further ahead you get the ball the better.

Since the midfield is set to be recovery balls we need someone to make the plays and that comes from the Complete Wing-backs that will move into the space the IF's give them, making for great passing around midfield along with some crosses. The Central Defenders are set to Ball Playing Defenders, this is both important AND dangerous because you do need them to be good at it, composure is a must! They will be getting back passes from midfield and will start creating plays instead of just destroying it.

Now you ask yourself, "how can this work?", well, it can work due to the Sweeper Keeper on defensive duty, he will help clear balls, offer passing solutions and overall work almost as much as a defender.

The reason the tactic is Structured and set to Standard is so that the players don't deviate much from what is asked, again, YOU can make a more defensive or attacking variation but I do recommend using it together with 4-2-3-1 V2.0 in case you like having more than one option.

I use no OI's, preseason training is Fitness and Match tactics, when season starts I set it to Balanced and Teamwork. Make sure to rest players when needed.

When down to 10 men remove one of the Advanced Forwards and centre the other one.

All set pieces are done, both defending and attacking.

Hope you enjoy :)

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