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My Own Philosophy

A recreation of the tactic I use in real life coaching an U13's team, which results in solid football with posession and high quality chances.

By on Nov 23, 2020   10456 views   6 comments
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Hi there, this is my first tactic on here.

I played FM20 mostly by just taking tactics from FM Scout because my own creations didn't work as I wanted too.

This year, I committed myself to making my own tactics, implementing an entire philosophy from Youth to first team.

I wanted to play technical positional football, just as I'm trying to teach the kids in the team I coach in real life. I used the role and tactics guide on this website to check all the role capabilities and chose the ones I'm trying to teach in real life.

I had a rough start at Feyenoord since they're more used to gegenpress or even catenaccio/counter football in real life under Dick Advocaat. Also I changed the strikers role after three games into the season because he barely got on the ball.

I tried to keep it simple, on the ball we play shorter passes in a tempo based on the mentality. This results in good passing stats, and still fast enough to create decent chances. Working the ball into the box and overlap results in numerical superiority on the flanks, which is something I believe all teams should be aiming for.

I use counterpress to get the ball back as soon as possible after losing it, and left the counter/regroup option open. This is because part of my club philosophy is signing players with decent decision making, because of which I trust them to make a choice based on the game to counter or not to counter.

Out of possession I use a higher defensive line and a higher line of engagement, strengthened by more urgent pressing. I find this to be the best out of possession options, because your team presses 1 on 1, meaning you'll be defensively stable.

Below are the results, I became Eredivisie champions (projected 5th) and got to the quarter finals of the Europa League.

Let me know what you think in the comments below, I'm always looking for tips to improve my game :)

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Discussion: My Own Philosophy

6 comments have been posted so far.

  • wilcada's avatar
    Ah good point I forgot about that. the roles are:
    false 9
    Inverted winger A inverted winger A
    Advanced playmaker s Central midfielder s
    Deep lying playmaker D
    Wingback s BPD d CD d Wingback s
    Sweeper keeper D
  • fikky.bam's avatar
    THanks a lot .
    one issue still I can't get the player roles in the picture in the main writeup because its not in english. a liitle help with that please
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  • fikky.bam's avatar
    heyyy @wilcada please can you put in a link or photo where we can see your tactics and the instructions. i want to try it for older version of FM
  • wilcada's avatar

    Thanks for responding! Never done this uploading thing before so thanks for pointing it out. I added the tactic and results!
  • HurkaDurk69's avatar
    I am ok with waiting for the result until the season is over, but please post a pic of your tactic. I have no clue on what formation you are Talking about(and your roles/instructions). Otherwise, Nice write up and I hope y i still find this to work in the the game and IRL
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