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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.

FMGizzmo 3-4-1-2 Control
FMGizzmo 3-4-1-2 Control
44   2  
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
274   41  
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
1034   162   1  
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
1599   334  
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
681   89  
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
1321   190  
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
1812   322   1  
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
8013   1975   2  
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
8423   1927  
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
2639   397  
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
3304   667   1  
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
2749   524  
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
3960   898  
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
4203   799   1  
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
4432   497  
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
3049   451  
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
6219   1319   1  
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
6240   957   2  
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
3776   696   1  
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
5737   1153   3  
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
5622   1254   3  
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
5332   1036   1  
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
3983   744   2  
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
7596   1735   3  
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)!
Fast Team Possession Pep Style
Fast Team Possession Pep Style
9331   2172   1  
The FM 2018 tactic is very efficient for fast teams, if you like to hold ball a lot Pep Guardiola style.
FM18 Tactic: Sweeper Volante by Reckonist
FM18 Tactic: Sweeper Volante by Reckonist
17366   1425   2  
A working sweeper system for FM 2018 with the added caveat of having not one, but TWO "Segundo Volante". Tested with AC Milan and AS Roma.
FM 18 Guardiola's 4-1-4-1 Possession Tactic
FM 18 Guardiola's 4-1-4-1 Possession Tactic
26691   5192   3  
FM 18 Guardiola's Tactic Won UCL Premier League Carabao Cup
Barcelgoala for FM18 v1
Barcelgoala for FM18 v1
27027   5552   3  
Barcelgoala is back for FM 2018. Tested with Rangers with surprisingly good results. Enjoy!
Unbeatable Tactic 4-2-4 iXiNhO Serbia
Unbeatable Tactic 4-2-4 iXiNhO Serbia
27009   6021   6  
This is a great attacking tactic for FM 2018! Every position is important. For best results, you need fast and technical players and physically strong CM.
Unstoppable Attacking for FM18
Unstoppable Attacking for FM18
128584   22905   119  
A cheat tactic for FM 2018 developed to break the match engine and maximize results. Suited for any team. Plus in-depth analysis explaining everything you need to know.

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