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Become a Club Legend // Timeless FM20 Tactic

Being used since Championship Manager 97/98, this tactic can never go wrong. This year, I waited to become a Man Utd legend before sharing it with you guys...

By on Jun 10, 2020   25041 views   5 comments
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Hey guys, if you want to become your club legend this tactic is for you.

Started my first save with Man Utd when the game was first released last year and just couldn’t stop keep on going. I re-built this tactic from the FM19 one I used to dominate the football world but I'm using the same team structure, instructions and anything else related to this tactic since Football Manager (or shall I say Championship Manager) season 97/98. In FM20 I used this tactics with many club like Man Utd, Tottenham, Maccabi Haifa, Sporting Lisbon, Dortmund, Milan, Chelmsford, Sunderland and many more, so regardless if you are playing with a top tier club or in the lower leagues, this tactic will make it work.

Episode 1 is up! To watch this tactic in action go to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCArwxHpRtvk6Xo0TssvVLtw .

Don't forget to hit the Subscribe button as I'll upload a full walkthrough of this legendary tactic by Sunday, June 14th!

Episode 2 - Individual Instructions Walkthrough is also live! Here's the link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa6LIlevReI

Let’s get right to the point.

Here it is; lineup (season 2025/26):



In this tactic the most important players you will have in your squad are the Inside Forwards. They will be your goalscorers and together with an excellent Advance/Complete Forward you will have a goal machine tactic in hand. But remember (!) it will take you up to a month until you'll start seeing the real results of this tactic. With every team, depends on how good my players were, they needed to get at least 85% familiarity before chopping any competitor. Until then, you should expect some tie away games and few 1-0 wins, but once all players are 100% familiar with this tactic you'll start hitting the net!

As this tactic is all about the wings while the secondary most important players are your attacking full backs. Note that you should set them to an 'Attack' role so they can overlap your inside forwards once they cross into the box to score some goals. I was really amazed to see how the ball goes for the keeper to the BBM to your Advanced Playmaker who pass it to the side and the full back gets the ball into the far side of the box so my left inside forward blasts it into the net.

Team instructions -







At your early days you don't want to make allot of changes but just play this tactic as is and let your players get fully familiar with it. As I said, you might get some draws along the first few weeks but it will be worth it long term. Once the team got familiar with the tactic you might want to take a look back at the team instructions when you are at the 2/3 of the first season. If you keep scoring and winning as you should - no changes required. However, keep an eye open on your striker. If he is more fit to play as an Advance Forward, let him play this position with few changes in his individual player instructions (I will upload a video with all the instructions to my channel later this week).

In regards to the specific individual instructions for all players, you'll see it once you load it in your FM18 save. It supports my description above.

Here's the league table at the end of last season and you can see I took 3 championships in 4 years (lost one to Liverpool by 1 point!) -



Also, here you can see my history and why I became a Man Utd FM20 legend!



To watch a walkthrough videos of this legendary journey, visit my revised new channel

If you don’t see the videos yet, hit the Subscribe button as I’m probably working on it…

Lastly, if you are playing FM18, here is the same tactic for that game (Tops 3 in downloads that year!)

https://www.fmscout.com/a-timeless-4231-glory-fm18-tactic.html

Now go and have some fun winning!

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Discussion: Become a Club Legend // Timeless FM20 Tactic

5 comments have been posted so far.

  • tsarla's avatar
    Amazing! Season 3 with Man Utd, Champions League quarterfinal against PSG, lost 1-0 away, and was looking for a tactical mirracle for the second match! Thanks to you i was able to beat them (3-1,Haaland scored twice) and proceed to the next round!
  • Mel@n13's avatar
    Good point! I will make sure to capture this on my next video but will also answer directly here - no changes on away games. However, until the players partnership achieved, away games are more challenging.
  • Unholy_Rebel's avatar
    Do you change anything if you are playing youre away games?
  • Mel@n13's avatar
    Thank you. As mentioned in the first paragraph:

    "I used this tactics with many club like Man Utd, Tottenham, Maccabi Haifa, Sporting Lisbon, Dortmund, Milan, Chelmsford, Sunderland and many more, so regardless if you are playing with a top tier club or in the lower leagues, this tactic will make it work."
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  • daherlihy's avatar
    Nice write-up and context.

    Have you tried this tactic with any top-teams or weaker teams? Or do you think it's just really for elite teams like Man United?
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