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Football Manager 2018 Tactics

Football Manager 2018 Tactics

Find successful Football Manager 2018 tactics to download. Share your best FM 2017 tactics to help fellow managers struggling to create good FM18 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.

5-3-2 Niko Kovac FM18 Tactics
5-3-2 Niko Kovac FM18 Tactics
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This FM 2018 tactic is inspired from the real life tactics of Niko Kovac who is using this tactical system with very good results at Frankfurt this season (finished 8th).
Goal Scoring Machine FM18 Tactic
Goal Scoring Machine FM18 Tactic
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Very fast paced attacking FM 2018 tactic with high pressing. Tested with West Ham (4 seasons) & Bayern (1 season). Goals galore imminent! Scored 207 goals in 47 games with Bayern.
Sarrismo - Legendary Sarri Tactics FM18
Sarrismo - Legendary Sarri Tactics FM18
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Replicating the tactics of mister Maurizio Sarri on FM 2018. Tested with Napoli.
Insane 4-3-3-0 FM18 Tactic
Insane 4-3-3-0 FM18 Tactic
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Best tactic for FM 2018 I've ever tried. Tested with great success at Napoli, winning everything and playing amazing football. Just try it!
TLD Attacking 4-2-1-3 WB
TLD Attacking 4-2-1-3 WB
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With this super attacking FM 2018 tactic, your team can go on to challenge for (and likely win) all the titles you're competing at.
JNC Attacking Beauty v1.0 FM18 Tactic
JNC Attacking Beauty v1.0 FM18 Tactic
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I tested this FM 2018 tactic on Fantasy Draft. It should be very effective for big teams, especially at home. Very nice fast paced build up play with high defensive line.
FMGizzmo 3-4-1-2 Control
FMGizzmo 3-4-1-2 Control
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A very successful FM 2018 tactic (for me at least) if you have the appropriate team of players for it. Speed and work rate are key.
Classic 4-4-2 Attack! FM18 Tactic
Classic 4-4-2 Attack! FM18 Tactic
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An attacking 4-4-2 tactic for FM 2018 with lots of goals. You need to have good strikers and wingers for best results. Tested with Leicester and Blackburn.
Joga Bonita FM18 Tactic - Lio's Ginga v2
Joga Bonita FM18 Tactic - Lio's Ginga v2
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A controlled "Joga Bonita" tactic for FM 2018, tested with FC Porto in the first season (2017/18). Got great results and played beautiful possession based football.
Sporting CP Champions 4-1-4-1 DM
Sporting CP Champions 4-1-4-1 DM
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Using this FM 2018 tactic I took Sporting CP to the top of Europe! Won Champions of the Liga NOS, Taça de Portugal and UEFA Champions League in the first season!
4-3-3 Asymmetric Crewe - FM18 Tactic
4-3-3 Asymmetric Crewe - FM18 Tactic
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A Very Sh-Crewe-d Tactic for FM 2018 that gives good possession, attempts on goal and defends solidly.
KasatO 4-3-2-1 Narrow V2 - FM18 Tactic
KasatO 4-3-2-1 Narrow V2 - FM18 Tactic
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Tik-Tok style tactic for FM 2018, utilizing short passing through the channels. Tested with Woking.
4-2-3-1 FeatDavid PGS FM18
4-2-3-1 FeatDavid PGS FM18
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A nice tactic for FM 2018 created in my Salford City save which has brought some great results. PGS stands for Possession, Goals and Style.
Scoring Machine 4-4-2
Scoring Machine 4-4-2
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With this FM 2018 tactic, you should be able to score plenty of goals and defend very well. Just be patient until the players familiarize themselves with the tactic.
Dominating 4-2-3-1 FM18 Tactic
Dominating 4-2-3-1 FM18 Tactic
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An attacking 4-2-3-1 formation that I used with Manchester United on FM 2018 to dominate in the Premier League and in Europe. Won 2x EPL and 1x UCL in just under 3 seasons.
MemzA's 4-2-4 Control
MemzA's 4-2-4 Control
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This FM 2018 tactic is all about speed. You need to have at least one fast defender and one fast striker.
Pirate Poacher 3-4-1-2-by Vujevic
Pirate Poacher 3-4-1-2-by Vujevic
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An asymmetric 3-4-1-2 tactic for FM 2018 that requires a top notch poacher. Won division titles with Bologna, Deportivo and Bournemouth in 1st season.
5-2-3 High & Wide
5-2-3 High & Wide
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A high tempo and fairly wide tactic for FM 2018 that utilizes wing backs, a lone striker supported by a winger and an inside forward, as well as a mezzala at MC.
4-2-1-3 Goals & Titles
4-2-1-3 Goals & Titles
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4-2-1-3, control and offensive. Won 1x Bundesliga, 1x DFB-Pokal, 1x UEFA Champions League, 1x Ligue 1, plus some less reputable titles (super cups) while managing Dortmund and then PSG.
4-4-2 Avante - League Domination
4-4-2 Avante - League Domination
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This 4-4-2 tactic is inspired by Alex Ferguson. Tested with AS Roma; won 2x Serie A, 1x Italian cup in 2 years without reloading. Fast pace counter attacking tactic for FM 2018.
Everton 4-2-3-1 DM School Of Science
Everton 4-2-3-1 DM School Of Science
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I have made this FM 2018 tactic for Everton & adapted it to suit most of the current team. Based on the 4-2-3-1 DM wide preset tactic with roles enhanced for each player.
Motoring 4-4-1-1 FM18 Tactic
Motoring 4-4-1-1 FM18 Tactic
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A 4-4-1-1 for FM 2018 with narrow wide midfielders and overlapping wing backs. Creates overloads in the wide areas. Tested with Leicester City.
4-3-3 Control Possession FM18 Tactic
4-3-3 Control Possession FM18 Tactic
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A controlling 4-3-3 for FM 2018 which keeps possession excellently and very solid defensively. Tested with Bournemouth.
4-2-4 Fairytale Counterpress Tactic FM18
4-2-4 Fairytale Counterpress Tactic FM18
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The FM 2018 tactic I used at Torino FC for a season, finishing 2nd in the league and winning the cup. It's about fast, attacking football with incredible results for home and away matches.
4-3-2-1/4-4-2 LLM Dominator FM18 Tactics
4-3-2-1/4-4-2 LLM Dominator FM18 Tactics
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Using this set of FM 2018 tactics in the lower leagues of England with impressive results! Taking 21st place predicted Cadbury Athletic to Champions in the first season!
Turning Possession Into Points - FM18 Tactic CTW
Turning Possession Into Points - FM18 Tactic CTW
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Inspired by Pep Guardiola's tactics, the "Control The World" series continue with a new version for FM 2018. As always, we aim for possession play, high pressure & getting results.
Classic 4-4-2 Winning FM18 Tactic
Classic 4-4-2 Winning FM18 Tactic
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An attacking 4-4-2 which morphs into 3-5-2 with the ball. Developed after losing 6-0 to the computer and a season later finished with 103 points in the Prem.
Double-End Pressure Free Roam - FM18 Tactic
Double-End Pressure Free Roam - FM18 Tactic
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A high pressure possession tactic for FM 2018 with a 4-2-3-1 formation that aims to ruin your opponent's day.
The Minesweeper | FM18 Tactic
The Minesweeper | FM18 Tactic
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A FM 2018 tactic handcrafted by FM Wonderkid Mathias Svenson, acknowledged as a good tactic by FMScout's own streamer Jamie.
3-4-1-2 Balance | Firepower | FM18 Tactic
3-4-1-2 Balance | Firepower | FM18 Tactic
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I used this FM 2018 tactic for 1 season with Vitória Guimarães and I won the League and the League Cup, while being the team with most goals scored (99)!

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