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Kyznar's Strikerless & Fullbackless 3-4-3-0

No Strikers, No Fullbacks, It can't work surely? Well it does, to devastating effect! A bundle of 2 tactics for FM 2017 (home & away) boasting high level of movement & quick passing.

By on Mar 29, 2017   19807 views   1 comments
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Football Manager 2017 Tactics - Kyznar's Strikerless & Fullbackless 3-4-3-0
Hey Guys, I am a FM streamer over at and recently created this tactic set for Home and Away games with Liverpool. The idea is for high levels of movement all over the pitch, dynamically regaining possession followed by quick passing and working the channels to devastating effect!

The Tactical Shape

The Tactic is rocking 3 identical custom AMC roles, 2 Defensive Wingers, a Ball Winning Midfielder, an Advanced Playmaker and 3 DC's, two of which are Ball Playing Defenders, capped off with a Sweeper Keeper.

The Instructions



The difference between Home and Away tactics as you can see is that the team is setup up slightly more compact in Away matches compared to the more aggressive Home tactic. Also the build-up play and chance creation in the Away tactic is altered slightly to still create devastating quick passing moves when the AI takes different approaches when they are playing at Home.

The Players Needed

GK - He needs to be able distribute the ball well as the BPD's are not shy to play it back to him, so good kicking, passing and first touch is a needed. A GK with high reflexes and one-on-ones is also recommended to stop any counter attacks that might leave the 3 man defense exposed. I have used Ederson and Rulli here.

DC(BPD) - The left and right sided DC's need to be fast and be able to start the play from the back with sharp passing. Jumping isn't really necessary for the wider DC's, but all other defensive attributes are a must. I have used Laporte, Ruben Semedo and Joe Gomez here.

DC(Centre) - The central DC needs to be a strong, defensive beast. This position deals with most interceptions despite not being on "stopper" instruction like the wider centre backs are. I've used Manolas and Matip in this role to great effect, the latter being outstanding for me!

MR/L - These Defensive Wingers are a tricky position to fill, you need the same attributes of a very attacking, hard working wingback. They MUST be very fast with high levels of natural fitness and stamina. High dribbling and Off the ball attribute is needed too without sacrificing too much defensive capabilities. I've used Bernat and Ryan Sessegnon on the left, with Nelson Semedo and Marc Albrighton on the right.

MC(BWM) - Your standard Ball Winning Midfielder is required here, with high Teamwork and Work Rate attributes. Additional Attributes needed at a good level to really be outstanding in this position are Passing, Vision, Composure, First Touch and Finishing. The Support role means they can be involved in the build up of the fast attacks at times. I've used Eric Dier, Matuidi and Walace here to great effect.

MC(AP) - This player needs to be extremely creative and technically talented they are vital in the transition of possession into a clear cut chance. The speed of this player doesn't matter, it is all about technical and mental attributes, some defensive capability in these 2 areas helps a lot too. I've used Fred(Shakhtar), Lallana, Naby Keita and Koke here.

AMC - These are the vital positions for the tactic to be a huge success, speed, creativity, dribbling, finishing, they need to do it all offensively. Top quality AMC's with decent finishing and composure is the best way to describe it or a creative shadow striker. Being "reasonable" or better on weaker foot helps a lot too. I've used Griezmann, Coutinho, Mane, Woodburn, Havertz and Bernardeschi to great effect here as an example.

The Results


This tactic is something a bit different and it's fantastic to watch, the chance creation is unrivaled. I really hope you enjoy it like I do and have great success with it. Please feel free to give me feedback or ask any question in the comments, or alternatively you can find me streaming regularly at and talk to me there. Thank You.

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Downloads: 1852 / Size: 80.7 kB / Added: 2017-03-29
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