So this tactic was created and my passion was back on track.
4-1-2-2-1 explainedLeft Back: FB with attacking style - the fullbacks will always help you out in your attacking movement. They need acceleration and pace to be really threatening.
Central Defender: CD one defend and one stopper - the "CD - defend" needs good positioning to be able to cover up when the stopper is making he's moves. The "CD - stopper" needs a good amount of aggression, decisions and determination, and of course, a brave one!
Regista: With a supporting style this is a very important player. He will try to retrieve lost possession and always close down the space to win the ball from your opponent. Tackling, Marking, Strength is just some of the attributes he needs. Creativity is not a must, but it will help you start good attacking movements.
Midfielders: One advanced play-maker with attacking movement, and another deep lying play-maker supporting. Your AP is almost as the AMC play-maker, but needs skills off the ball and good anticipation is really useful. With high teamwork he will help you a lot! The DLP is focused to help out the defense but still have the capacity in your attacks. He will control the space between your midfield and defense, and will drop the ball to more creative players. Teamwork, Passing, Tackling and Creativity will increase he's performance.
Wingers: One classic winger with attacking movement and the other a inside forward, also attacking movement. Pace, Acceleration, Dribbling, Creativity and Crossing is important. The IF will benefit from good Long Shots and Finishing. They control your attack, always. Will score a lot of goals!
Striker: Your ever loved Poacher, either he scores or he does not score. Either way he is really important for your wingers. He will move into channels which creates good spaces for your wingers and if he his a good header, he will dominate the air and score a lot! Falcao is probably the best one for this position, but I will leave that up to you
Tested with 4 teamsI have tried this with Bayern Munich, Ath Bilbao, Everton and Dortmund.
The results has been really good, some amazing victories and your wingers are really important for this to work. If they are good, they will score at least 20 goals per season and help your team a lot with their movement.
And because this is a tactic suited for players focusing on their instructions a lot, it will help you to make individual changes and really watch your players working to get the most out of it.
I'm in love with the use of strong Central Midfielders who puts the wingers in such great positions! No more AMC and no more tears when özil leaves for Gunners..
Feedback is welcomePlease leave a comment and don't be afraid to speak your mind! It's up to you to make this work with your players.
Thanks a lot for reading!
2014-01-09Tested with a lot of different teams during the last months and with the latest patch it's still working great!
2014-01-26New save with Chelsea, first season first game against Liverpool - crushed them.
Notice 'pool just had 1 attempt at goal, in the last minute. Even thou the possession was almost 50/50, we created a lot of chances and goals, and always pushed 'pool to loose the ball high up the pitch.
I changed the role for the DM to a Anchor Man, this way he can concentrate of only retrieving the ball and press the opponent all the time - when he is in possession, he delivers the ball to a more creative player and keep his position in case of a counter-attack.
The second change is the striker, at the moment I'm using him as a advanced forward, just because he is not the main goalscorer in the team, and by using him as AF, he runs around creating minor problems for the opponents defense, which could lead them to losing the ball and maybe create chances for himself. In attack situations, he's role is to run, run run, always - create spaces for the wingers, confuse the defenders and sometimes sniff up a rebound or a loose ball!
Try it if you feel lucky