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The Haka / Deadly 4-4-2 / FM16 Tactic

Back to the old school with this massive yet high scoring 4-4-2 tactic for FM 2016. Tested with Wrexham.

By on Jun 29, 2016   76734 views   14 comments
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FM 2016 Tactics - The Haka / Deadly 4-4-2 / FM16 Tactic
Classical 4-4-2 with fairly aggressive pressing from the midfield. The team keeps it's shape in with this highly structured setup, but also offers to the players some freedom of movement. Most goals are coming from the strikers, but the wide midfielders are also have the potential to score and to create many chances.

Tactical setup, Team Instructions and Opposition Instructions

Wrexham test


Corners are done by ML from the right and MR from the left.

Most important player attributes

GK – Reflexes, One on Ones, Handling, Communication ,Command Of Area

CD – Positioning, Concentration, Jumping Reach, Tackling, Anticipation

WB – Acceleration, Teamwork, Work Rate, Crossing, Positioning

BWM - Work Rate, Teamwork, Passing, Anticipation, Tackling, Decisions

WM – Technique, Dribbling, First Touch, Agility, Acceleration

DLF – Finishing, Off The Ball, Composure, First Touch, Anticipation


Put the tactic to all 3 slots at the start of pre season and set match tactics as match training. The general training should be fitness for 2-3 weeks and team cohesion until the start of the season. During the season for general training use Balanced and Def.Positioning as match training. The slider should be 2 ticks from the left.

At the start of pre season (first 3 weeks)

Afterwards (until the tactic is fully fluid)

During the season

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Discussion: The Haka / Deadly 4-4-2 / FM16 Tactic

14 comments have been posted so far.

  • philipizmo's avatar
    The Best Offensive Tactic so Far! I can't Believe how WELL Im Doing With Brighton sitting in First Smashed Norwich 4-0!
  • alexandre0701's avatar
    the tactic is magical! unbelievable. I play with Parma. 1 ranking Serie D with 86 points.
  • acidicaquas's avatar
    absolutely destroying the championship with this (Sheff
  • zyndar's avatar
    I mean which players were playing as BWM for example?
  • derekfb's avatar
    I didnt change anything on the tactics ect just used what you created very good tactic
  • zyndar's avatar
    derekfb: how did you set up the squad?
  • derekfb's avatar
    barcelona screenshot for comment below
  • derekfb's avatar
    went with Barcelona and finished 1st using this tactic played 38 won 34 drew 2 lost 2 for 121 against 20 gd 101 pts 104
  • zyndar's avatar
    Yes, it is very interesting how different people do see this game :) The best way to prove him wrong would be to try in higher league, but I guess I won't be trustworthy, so I can only hope someone will try in higher league and post results.
  • Stam's avatar
    Here's an interesting comment from our facebook promotion for this tactic earlier today.
  • zyndar's avatar
    You are right, I will correct soon ;)
  • TPP's avatar
    My striker Score a lot of goal. They are the beast :)) .I love the way you tell people about the training, and instruction one by one. But, the order of your training is wrong lol. the second should to be last, and the last screen shot should go 2. Thank god i read before look at the picture, so. My team are doing really good. thanks for your tactic once again.
  • zyndar's avatar
    Thanks mate! How are your strikers doing?
  • TPP's avatar
    good tactic. win 14 game out of 18 so far, 3 draw and 1 lost with Zenit
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