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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
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Claudio Ranieri's 4-4-2 tested with Leicester
Claudio Ranieri's 4-4-2 tested with Leicester
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I wanted to mix things up so I made a one season challenge on FM 2018 with Leicester where the objective was to get them as close to their Premier League winning season.
Goalscoring 4-2-4 FM18 Tactic
Goalscoring 4-2-4 FM18 Tactic
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This FM 2018 tactic proved to be very effective. It allowed me to win the Premier League with Liverpool with the starting squad.
Guru's F16 - Blast your way through
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A deadly 3-4-3 made to go the distance while destroying anyone standing on your path to glory !
4-3-3 Quicksta Possession with 2 AF and 1 CF
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2x Def Full Backs 1x Ball Playing Defender 1x Central Defender 1x AP 1x DP 1x Carrilero 2x AF 1x CF
4-1-2-3 Quicksta Possession with 2 AF and 1 CF
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2x Def Full Backs 1x Ball Playing Defender 1x Central Defender 1x AP 1x DP 1x Carrilero 2x AF 1x CF
Possession is Everything - FM18 tactic
Possession is Everything - FM18 tactic
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"Keep the ball in your possession to win". Been using this tactic for many years, and eventually returned to it on FM 2018 as well. Tested with PAOK.
4-1-2-3/4-1-4-1 Counter Pressing FM18
4-1-2-3/4-1-4-1 Counter Pressing FM18
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My Counter Pressing tactic that has been working fantastically for me during my Wolves save, won promotion in my first season & won the league cup!
Control & Goals 4-2-3-1
Control & Goals 4-2-3-1
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Played this FM 2018 tactic with Tottenham Hotspur and won almost everything. Hope you enjoy!
Pressure Makes Diamonds FM18 Tactic
Pressure Makes Diamonds FM18 Tactic
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A 433 gegen press tactic for FM 2018 that is based on aspects from the Mentality Ladder guide. Play great football, quick press, dynamic organized chaos!
4-4-2 for small teams FM18
4-4-2 for small teams FM18
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If you are choosing a smaller team to prove yourself that you can beat the best teams in your league, you just need to try this FM 2018 tactic!
Nuno's Vision FM18
Nuno's Vision FM18
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Play entertaining football again with this FM 2018 tactic. Utilizing wing backs, one striker and two shadow strikers at AMC. Tested with Wolves.
4-3-3-0 No Strikers
4-3-3-0 No Strikers
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Tactic based on ball possession. Ideal for teams that do not have a scorer. I won several championships with the tactic.
4-4-2 FM18 Tactic by Volira
4-4-2 FM18 Tactic by Volira
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4-4-2 awesome tactic for FM 2018. Tested with Koln and Spartak Moscow.
Mayet's Ultimate Unorthodox FM18 Tactic
Mayet's Ultimate Unorthodox FM18 Tactic
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This FM 2018 tactic has taken my Liverpool team to UCL Finals, as well as challenging for the title and finally winning trophies. Try it!
Quantum 4-1-3-2 Tactic for FM18
Quantum 4-1-3-2 Tactic for FM18
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Extremely fluid tactic for FM 2018 focused on possession, discipline and restricting opponents from playing football. I like to call this "Creeping Suffocation".
5-1-1-3 Control FM18
5-1-1-3 Control FM18
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Good defensive tactic for FM 2018! Last season, strikers scored about 12x goals, and Harry Kane did 68 of them in 58 matches. No wingers, only wingbacks.
4-3-3 A Hole In The Hleb
4-3-3 A Hole In The Hleb
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This is the FM 2018 tactic i'm using on my current Journeyman play-through on YouTube. A solid 4-3-3 tactic which leaves you scoring a lot of goals.
FM 2018 SCT Attacking Possession v1.0
FM 2018 SCT Attacking Possession v1.0
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This is a possession 4-3-3 or 4-5-1 tactic based on the Tiki-Taka system of Barcelona, refined to be effective in the FM18 match engine.
4-2-3-1 Lower League FM18 Tactic
4-2-3-1 Lower League FM18 Tactic
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A FM 2018 tactic for lower league teams, untested yet with big teams. If you have the right midfielders and the right attackers, you're going to win a lot.
Vasco Attacking 4-2-3-1
Vasco Attacking 4-2-3-1
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Very offensive tactic that suffocates the opponent. Pressing and holding ball possession. Won Libertadores and World Club trophies with Vasco.
PPW'18 (Pass Possession Win) Tactic
PPW'18 (Pass Possession Win) Tactic
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This FM 2018 tactic is based on passing, possession and high pressing. Inspired by Zidane's Real Madrid (pass onto area, less crossing).
4-2-3-1 Unna Champions
4-2-3-1 Unna Champions
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An attacking low tempo tactic for Football Manager 2018 for big teams.
3-4-3/5-2-3 NWP Cheat Tactic for FM18
3-4-3/5-2-3 NWP Cheat Tactic for FM18
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"Neville Wears Prada" tactic for FM 2018 cheats the match engine that cannot cope with teams using a solid block of 3 (either as forwards or AM) with wingbacks.
Strikerless Tiki Taka FM18 Tactic
Strikerless Tiki Taka FM18 Tactic
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This FM 2018 tactic is based on possession football and high pressing. Inspired by Pep Guardiola and Arrigo Sacchi. Your team must be very technical and have high work rate.
Goals Galore FM18 Tactic by Guru
Goals Galore FM18 Tactic by Guru
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This is an attacking 4-2-4 for FM 2018 that works best for teams that have decent/good midfielders. If that's your case & you enjoy offensive & beautiful plays, it's for you.
Brasil 1970 World Cup Tactic for FM18
Brasil 1970 World Cup Tactic for FM18
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Trying to replicate the tactic Brazil showcased during the 1970 World Cup on Football Manager 2018. Tested with Fenerbahce with good results on my FM 2018 career.
Galatasaray 4-2-3-1 Asymmetric Tactic
Galatasaray 4-2-3-1 Asymmetric Tactic
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A fast paced attacking tactic for FM 2018 with very fluid team shape and extreme closing down, aiming to work the ball into the box via vertical passes through the middle.
FM18 Tactic: Suk Sam 4-4-2
FM18 Tactic: Suk Sam 4-4-2
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The classic 4-4-2 seems very powerful in FM 2018. Utilizing inverted winger and carrilero roles. Updated on November 10th with version 3.0.
Suk Sam 5-2-3 FM18 Tactic
Suk Sam 5-2-3 FM18 Tactic
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The most overpowered tactic on the full version of FM 2018; using 3 strikers is super powerful, while having 5 backs ensures a very solid defense. Plug & play against almost any formation.
Guardiola Invincible FM18 Tactic CTW
Guardiola Invincible FM18 Tactic CTW
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Turning possession into victories with this high pressing FM 2018 tactic and create space for clear cut chances. Inspired by Pep Guardiola's tactics. Part of "Control The World" series.

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