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Football Manager 2018 Tactics

Football Manager 2018 Tactics

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

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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
105719   26139   3  
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
55270   6763   6  
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
70695   17235   3  
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
31566   4906   1  
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
21524   3955   1  
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
49853   6995   3  
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
45809   7966   6  
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
52254   10400   3  
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
24982   4497   1  
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
34735   4152   1  
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
171349   33535   18  
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
104975   15989   1  
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
31883   6648   1  
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
58044   10636   4  
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
55042   10067   1  
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
210966   28191   17  
"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
69728   11825   5  
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
329041   38514   43  
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
48940   8912   5  
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
23752   2764   2  
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
179078   37995   35  
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
94349   15870   27  
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
199779   48305   14  
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.
Sacuri's Spearhead 3.0 FM18 Tactic
Sacuri's Spearhead 3.0 FM18 Tactic
137300   33200   20  
The comeback of the highly offensive 4-2-3-1 that we've all come to know and love. An attacking tactic for FM 2018. Updated for 18.1.1
FM18 Tactic: Strikerless Destroyer 5-2-3-0
FM18 Tactic: Strikerless Destroyer 5-2-3-0
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Shadow strikers in a strikerless and wingless formation were OP in FM17. We tested that on the FM18 match engine and it still delivers. You need quality shadow strikers & wing backs for best results.
4-2-4 Maldini Doesn't Tackle for FM 18
4-2-4 Maldini Doesn't Tackle for FM 18
72958   14236   5  
This is a Counter Attack tactic for FM 2018 based on the 1994 Manchester United and 2015/16 Leicester City.
Quicksta's 4-2-3-1 Possession | FM 2018 Tactic
Quicksta's 4-2-3-1 Possession | FM 2018 Tactic
353736   98201   50  
I have used this FM18 tactic with Man Utd for 2 seasons; winning the Premier League, Champions League & Super Cup! Requires inside forwards.
Timeless 4-2-3-1 Glory | FM18 Tactic
Timeless 4-2-3-1 Glory | FM18 Tactic
237881   57554   21  
Being used since Championship Manager 97/98, this tactic can never go wrong. Winning titles with Wycombe, Everton, Fiorentina & many more! Remade & working for FM 2018.
FM18 Tactic: 2-3-2-3 is the Future!
FM18 Tactic: 2-3-2-3 is the Future!
121993   26896   20  
Premier League and Champions League! Double in the first season with LFC. At attacking tactic for FM 2018 that did wonders for my Liverpool side.

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