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Total Football FM17 Tactic

A FM 2017 tactic featuring use of IWB's and a HB. Tactic covers short passing, well worked chances and goals from the front 3. A very creative and innovative tactic.

By on Jun 25, 2017   126293 views   3 comments
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Football Manager 2017 Tactics - Total Football FM17 Tactic
This tactic was designed to slightly replicate old Bayern Munich tactics in which the full backs would push forward and sit narrower and the defensive midfielder would drop back and become part of a back 3.

This is the basic defensive shape, the attacking shape ends up being essentially a 3-4-3 with the full-backs becoming the supporting central midfielders, the DLP being the spearhead of the three and the AP-Attack being the main creative outlet for the midfield.

The team instructions are based around a desire for a slow build up when in possession and a calmness when defending. It does however work really well on the counter, with the team shape changing so drastically from defence to attack, and the amount of players rushing forward, you will always find yourself with a lot of attacking options.

The narrow width is there to prevent the IWB's pushing to far out wide and leaving the DLP exposed to be overrun on the attack from the opposition.

The play out of defence instruction is there to quickly get the IWB's in possession as they will be the focal point for building attacks.

The higher tempo is in place in order to get the wingers involved as quickly as possible as they will be responsible for creating/scoring most of your chances and need to be as high up the pitch as they can be. It also prevents them from lingering around the halfway line and losing possession which would lead to an attack for the opposition.

Because this tactic calls for short passing and high tempo, there is not a lot of long ball distribution. So the work the ball into the box instruction helps to get the striker involved which was important for me because Embolo is one of the best players in the Schalke 04 squad.

The PI's are simple and are as follows:

GK - Shorter passing, Distribute to full-backs

IWB's - (Standard), Shorter passing

BPD - (Standard)

CD - (Standard)

HB - (Standard)

DLP - (Standard), Shorter passing

AP - (Standard), Get further forward, Shorter passing

W's - Get further forward, Roam from position, Short passing, Cross from byline, Shorter passing, Shoot more often

AF - Roam from position, Shoot more often

Nearly all of the PI's are centered around shorter passing and roam from position. This is to partner with the fluidity of the tactic and make the players harder to track. By creating more movement within the tactic, more space gets created as defensive players get drawn out of position to close down.

Just thought I'd post this to see how anyone felt about it?
Please feel free to post any suggestions or feedback for the tactic. First post so be kind.

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Discussion: Total Football FM17 Tactic

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • henkyh's avatar
  • ThisBoyBlogs's avatar
    Oh wow been looking for something like this for my Milan save I play with attacking full backs and 2cbs I'll give this a shot and see if it improves my defensive record
  • Liisandroo's avatar
    What training do you use in preseason and in season? What instructions do you use?
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