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FM 2014 Tactics

FM 2014 Tactics

Find and share successful tactics in Football Manager 2014
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.


Beautiful 2-3-2-2-1 • Possession/CCC's/Defence
Beautiful 2-3-2-2-1 • Possession/CCC's/Defence
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Added advanced forward for increased amount of goals from various positions, also ball playing defender for increased retaining possession.
3-5-2 of Gennaro Gattuso for FM14
3-5-2 of Gennaro Gattuso for FM14
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The most battling and commanding tactic for FM14. Defeat anyone home/away. A very reflecting tactic of G.G.
3-5-2 of Muricy Ramalho for FM 2014
3-5-2 of Muricy Ramalho for FM 2014
17137   2582   1  
Resilient, Ruthless and Intelligent play. Inspired from the Masterminded Game of Muricy Ramalho. The most successful Brazilian Coach on your Screens.
4-3-3 Tiki-Taka Tactic
4-3-3 Tiki-Taka Tactic
55894   13750   1  
Great tactic for keeping possession and pressing teams. I have had a lot of success with this tactic with teams such as Southampton, Aston Villa and Liverpool.
4-3-3 For The Ultimate Underdog
4-3-3 For The Ultimate Underdog
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Are you fed up of trying to create your own successful tactic for an underdog side? Well look no further! This is the perfect tactic for the underdog!
3-5-2 Van Gaal football by Danecr7
3-5-2 Van Gaal football by Danecr7
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Luis Van Gaal's tactics. He used it during the world cup and with Manchester United during the pre-season's games...
4-4-2 Counter Posession
4-4-2 Counter Posession
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Your Classic Possession tactic for Football Manager 2014!
5-2-3 Roma
5-2-3 Roma
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Won Seria A in first season with basic Roma team.
4-2-3-1 Goal Storm 2014
4-2-3-1 Goal Storm 2014
99091   24412   5  
A surprisingly effective 4-2-3-1 working great with any medium team and even greater with better clubs. Lots of pictures with details included.
V Counter 4-5-1
V Counter 4-5-1
27223   5167   1  
A counter-attacking tactic with very fast passing and movement for Football Manager 2014.
4-1-2-1-2 (Wide Diamond) Sefa
4-1-2-1-2 (Wide Diamond) Sefa
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2 Finisher, 2 Good Crossing Wings and 1 Technical AMC, Wide Play and Hopefully Lots of Goals :)
Eat. Sleep. Conquer.
Eat. Sleep. Conquer.
47855   10052   10  
Win every accolade, every championship with one simple tactic in Football Manager 2014.
The Alex Ferguson 4-4-2 Tactic
The Alex Ferguson 4-4-2 Tactic
70589   16537   2  
Recreating the Man United glory days with a classic a 4-4-2 formation for Football Manager 2014.
The José Mourinho System for FM14
The José Mourinho System for FM14
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José Mourinho's "Anti-Football" system at Chelsea, including the infamous "Park The Bus" tactic.
Martin's Van Gaal by FM Whizzkids
Martin's Van Gaal by FM Whizzkids
37601   7980   10  
Admin Martin from the Facebook page 'The Football Manager Whizzkids' on Louis Van Gaals famous Holland National team formation.
Tiki Taka by ugurhero
Tiki Taka by ugurhero
73015   18670   15  
Truly, play like Barcelona, with high ball possession at home or away to bigger teams or lower teams and good results.
Altmis6Bir1 Tactic 14.3.1 by OgunHaci
Altmis6Bir1 Tactic 14.3.1 by OgunHaci
37866   8404   5  
A balanced tactic that works well against big teams in Football Manager 2014 14.3.1. Successfully tested with Ajax and Trabzonspor!
Ancelotti's Real Madrid 2013-14 for FM14 (version 2)
Ancelotti's Real Madrid 2013-14 for FM14 (version 2)
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I tried to make real-life tactic of Real Madrid in 2013/14. Carlo used 4-3-3, but I used 4-5-1 (a.k.a. 4-1-2-2-1) 'cause it's the most flexible FM 2014 formation which gives me everything I need to interpret Ancelotti's 4-3-3.
Guillermo Morente FM14 Tactic
Guillermo Morente FM14 Tactic
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This tactic is inspired by Pep Guardiola's Bayern. Use it with big teams as it's made for players with great skill.
Coaching philosophy of Arrigo Sacchi - FM14
Coaching philosophy of Arrigo Sacchi - FM14
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Modern, evolutionary, perfectionism, high standards and masterminded work from Arrigo Sacchi. Apart from his classic 4-4-2, I give you two bonus surprise tactics.
Gomu Gomu 4-2-3-1
Gomu Gomu 4-2-3-1
50713   12946   6  
My best FM14 tactic so far, 8 titles in 3 seasons including 1 Uefa Champions League with Benfica (100% Portuguese squad).
Strikerless Football in FM14
Strikerless Football in FM14
36315   8490   8  
Creating a narrow 4-1-2-3 strikerless tactic in Football Manager 2014 the way Gullit envisaged it; fluid player movement and smooth passing. Insightful videos and pictures inside.
Tellak's Tiki-Taka Tactic for FM14
Tellak's Tiki-Taka Tactic for FM14
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A strikerless Barcelona style tactic for Football Manager 2014. Play possession football with great results. Successfully tested with various teams.
France WC2014 Tactic
France WC2014 Tactic
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A tactic based on the way the French national team has played in this World Cup. It combines an unbreakable defence with a quick, wide, and very effective attack to produce a great tactic.
Megalo's 4-2-3-1 Counter v2.0
Megalo's 4-2-3-1 Counter v2.0
37748   9036   25  
Used for 5 seasons so far with great success. Finished in the top 3 every season with Granada and won the Champions League! Also tested with Sport Recife, Almere City (Thanks to Andrej1972) and Wolfsburg (Thanks to scorpy95) with very good results.
Netherlands WC2014 Tactic
Netherlands WC2014 Tactic
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A look at the tactic used by the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup, specifically to defeat Spain 5-1 in the opening group game. Expect goals galore and some amazing wide play.
Counter Attacking 4-2-3-1
Counter Attacking 4-2-3-1
75696   16580   6  
A quick, fast-paced tactic which will can make an average team look like a great team on Football Manager 2014.
Poetry In Motion (BR System)
Poetry In Motion (BR System)
50648   10970   15  
4-1-2-1-2 formation add-on to The Brendan Rodgers System
5-3-2 Feyenoord
5-3-2 Feyenoord
24624   4531   7  
The 5-3-2 tactic Feyenoord utilized this season (2013/14), also the one the Dutch national team is going to use on the 2014 World Cup in Brasil.
Control, Command And Conquer By James Beedie
Control, Command And Conquer By James Beedie
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My Sporting Lisbon tactic on FM14 that has seen the team lift 11 trophies and were currently in our 8th season.

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