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Football Manager 2017 Tactics

Football Manager 2017 Tactics

Find successful Football Manager 2017 tactics to download. Share your best FM 2017 tactics to help fellow managers struggling to create good FM17 tactics.
How to create a successful tactic on Football Manager
What makes a tactic successful? Which factors can we fine-tune until we get ourselves a tactic that works? What steps to take? This is what you’ll learn in this guide.

Rui Vitoria 4-4-2 Benfica - FM17 Tactic
Rui Vitoria 4-4-2 Benfica - FM17 Tactic
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An asymmetric control tactic for FM 2017, aiming to replicate Rui Vitoria's style of play at Benfica.
El Loco Bielsa 3-3-3-1 Tactics FM17
El Loco Bielsa 3-3-3-1 Tactics FM17
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Marcelo Bielsa's philosophy 3-3-3-1 has revolutionised the football scene with his direct, attractive pressing style. 3 variations of the 3-3-3-1 formation for FM 2017.
SCT 4-3-3 / 4-5-1 Attacking Possession - 17.3 Update
SCT 4-3-3 / 4-5-1 Attacking Possession - 17.3 Update
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An update to beloved Scholes Can't Tackle for the 17.3 patch. Heavy possession based tactic for FM 2017 with enough risk/reward to play on any occasion.
Goruggio's 3-1-3-2-1 FM17 Tactic
Goruggio's 3-1-3-2-1 FM17 Tactic
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A balanced offensive tactic for FM 2017. Based on passing more and creating clear cut chances. Tested with Ajax.
Diego Simeone 4-4-2 Atletico Tactics FM17
Diego Simeone 4-4-2 Atletico Tactics FM17
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A very fluid control FM 2017 tactic inspired by Diego Simeone's 4-4-2 under Atletico Madrid. 2 variations included; strikerless with SS and with DLF strikers.
Lower League to Top Flight - FM17 Tactics
Lower League to Top Flight - FM17 Tactics
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Here's the 3 tactics I used in my last save with Real Massamá (Portuguese 3rd Division), managed to qualify for the UEFA Europa League in the 5th season.
4-4-2 Diamond v2 - FM17 Tactic
4-4-2 Diamond v2 - FM17 Tactic
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A fluid attacking FM 2017 tactic that utilizes fast tempo and short passing. Tested twice with Benfica.
Unbelievable 5-2-3
Unbelievable 5-2-3
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I have downloaded and tweaked several FM 2017 tactics from this site and the end result has given amazing results.
3-4-1-2 Unbeaten SCP
3-4-1-2 Unbeaten SCP
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Winning all with Sporting (SCP): Portuguese League (unbeaten), Taça de Portugal, UEFA Champions League. A very fluid control tactic for FM 2017.
Carcam's 4-3-2-1 Counter
Carcam's 4-3-2-1 Counter
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A counter tactic for FM 2017 that worked great with my Ebbsfleet side, winning 4 promotions in a row exceeding expectations.
Ashwin's 4-3-3 Possession
Ashwin's 4-3-3 Possession
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A perfect possession based tactic for FM 2017 with attacking dominance.
5-2-2-1 Counter Attack
5-2-2-1 Counter Attack
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A 5-2-2-1 counter attacking tactic for FM 2017 which I created in my Spurs season. Winning the League in my 1st season, losing only 4 games and conceding 13.
Counter 4-1-4-1 OP
Counter 4-1-4-1 OP
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Playing attacking football against big teams had been difficult, hence I settled for a counter attacking tactic with OP results. Inspired by Simeone. Hope you like.
4-4-2 Antonio Conte - FM17 Tactic
4-4-2 Antonio Conte - FM17 Tactic
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An attempt to replicate Antonio Conte's tactic that he used during his time at Bari (2007-2009) and Siena (2010-11). Tactic for FM 2017.
4-5-1 Montella Milan - FM17 Tactic
4-5-1 Montella Milan - FM17 Tactic
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4-5-1 that Vincenzo Montella is using in the 2016-17 football season at AC Milan. Tactic for FM 2017.
Klopp's Liverpool FM17 Tactic
Klopp's Liverpool FM17 Tactic
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A tactical philosophy inspired by Klopp's Liverpool. Aggressive pressing, high defensive line, and smashing the opposite defense! A super effective FM 2017 tactic by Mister Vitz!
VikingDan's 4-4-2 Diamond - Lower league to Premier League
VikingDan's 4-4-2 Diamond - Lower league to Premier League
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The 'as seen on stream' FM 2017 tactic that got Stockport County from non league, to the Premier league!
Lower League 4-2-4 FM17 Tactic
Lower League 4-2-4 FM17 Tactic
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A FM 2017 tactic most suitable for lower league teams which make use of wingers and overlapping fullbacks to cross the ball in. Tried and tested with Hereford FC. Inspired by Brazil NT 1970 & Conte's Juve.
Centric Gegenpressing - FM17 Tactic
Centric Gegenpressing - FM17 Tactic
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The most effective counter-pressing tactic I've created. Ideal for those wanting to emulate a style similar to Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola.
Ronin - Lippi's Italy 2006 World Cup Tactic
Ronin - Lippi's Italy 2006 World Cup Tactic
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This is the FM 2017 translation of the World Cup winning tactic of maestro Marcello Lippi from 2006. Perfect for counter attacking football.
Banshee 4-3-3 Tactic FM17
Banshee 4-3-3 Tactic FM17
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I don't like to complicate things and this FM 2017 tactic proves that simplicity is working. Pass, pass and score!
Kyznar's Strikerless & Fullbackless 3-4-3-0
Kyznar's Strikerless & Fullbackless 3-4-3-0
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No Strikers, No Fullbacks, It can't work surely? Well it does, to devastating effect! A bundle of 2 tactics for FM 2017 (home & away) boasting high level of movement & quick passing.
3-4-3 Strikerless - FM17 Tactic
3-4-3 Strikerless - FM17 Tactic
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No striker, no problem. Very offensive and fast passing midfield play. An attacking strikerless tactic for FM 2017, tested with Kasımpaşa.
Barca 2-5-3 Goalscoring FM17
Barca 2-5-3 Goalscoring FM17
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Attacking style tactic for FM 2017 that takes advantage of the magnificent trident. 132-41 in league last season.
Guardiola FM17 Tactic - Possession 70%
Guardiola FM17 Tactic - Possession 70%
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This is the dream team system of Pep Guardiola. Possession is not a romantic idea. Aim of possession is to concede less and create more scoring opportunities.
4-2-3-1 Surovilo Counter
4-2-3-1 Surovilo Counter
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4-2-3-1 counter tactic for FM 2017 with emphasis on wing play and advanced forward. Very effective for average teams, or lower leagues.
Samurai Elite 4-1-4-1
Samurai Elite 4-1-4-1
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Let me share with you this 4-1-4-1 style tactic for FM 2017, which was inspired by Bayern Munich under Guardiola.
FM17 Tiki Taka (700-1200 passes)
FM17 Tiki Taka (700-1200 passes)
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With the right instructions, you can succeed in every club with a tiki taka tactic in FM 2017. Tested with Fenerbahçe.
Counter Striking 4-1-4-1
Counter Striking 4-1-4-1
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4-1-4-1 tactic for FM 2017 with a fast counter attacking movement. Tested with Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership.
Luis Enrique Barca Inspired FM17 Tactic
Luis Enrique Barca Inspired FM17 Tactic
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A tactic for FM 2017 created to replicate Luis Enrique's Barcelona style of play. Best suited to mid-table and top teams. Tested with Ajax.

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