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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.


FM14 Tactic: Der BVB Arrow
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Solid 4-5-1 (4-1DM-2-2-1) tactic for FM 2014. Good scores against both weak and strong teams with a quite effective defense.
Boza's Unsymmetrical 4-2-2-2
Boza's Unsymmetrical 4-2-2-2
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Based to exploit the left flank as much as possible, but you can try and surprise the opponent with some action on the right as well (cwb, dlf, dlp).
4-4-1-1 Stable
4-4-1-1 Stable
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This isn't a perfect tactic but it's a strong, stable one. Hold the game, get the ball to the forward.
Cherifi Ali's 3-2-1-3-1
Cherifi Ali's 3-2-1-3-1
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A FM14 tactic that works well for my Barcelona side but also with various weak teams I tried. Please comment if you try it.
Coming Home 5-2-3
Coming Home 5-2-3
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Football's Coming Home 5-2-3 tested with great success in Serie A with Lazio and in Bundesliga with Bayern.
Krazii Manager 4-4-2
Krazii Manager 4-4-2
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The 442 formation is effective because it can be adapted based on whether a team is setting out to attack or defend.
MemzA 4-1-1-2-2
MemzA 4-1-1-2-2
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My own tactic you should try and you will never cry ;)
Von Elf's FM14 Tactics
Von Elf's FM14 Tactics
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If you are a fan of possession football combined with flowing attack movement, pin point set pieces and a reliable defense, this is a great tactic for you.
The Lone Gunman FM14 Tactic
The Lone Gunman FM14 Tactic
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Want a blast from the past? then check out this revamped version of the classic CM01/02 tactic, recreated for Football Manager 2014!
Charisma 5-2-3
Charisma 5-2-3
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One of the most successful tactics I have used on Football Manager 2014.
In Flames 4132
In Flames 4132
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This tactic has brought me great success in a short period of time. I'm not claiming it's perfect but it seems to be very effective.
The Better Half's Gyroscope
The Better Half's Gyroscope
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Focus the play using triangles. The key is to outnumber and overload all areas the ball is played on when in possession.
Whizzkids 4-5-1 by Martin
Whizzkids 4-5-1 by Martin
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Martin's 4-5-1 / 4-2-3-1 tactic for FM14, that worked well with clubs such as Schalke, Roma and PSV.
4-2-2-2 Four Playmakers
4-2-2-2 Four Playmakers
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Using this tactic I managed to win Premier League with West Brom. Created with the 14.3 patch by Meraklija Vujevic.
Galatasaray Tiki Taka for FM14
Galatasaray Tiki Taka for FM14
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An attacking tactic which works well on any team, against bigger and smaller teams. Be in control and in possession.
Los Merengues Silky Soccer
Los Merengues Silky Soccer
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This is my adaptation of how Real Madrid play. Great attacking football with width. In order to get best results use a good target man and fast wingers.
3-5-2 of Muricy Ramalho for FM 2014
3-5-2 of Muricy Ramalho for FM 2014
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Resilient, Ruthless and Intelligent play. Inspired from the Masterminded Game of Muricy Ramalho. The most successful Brazilian Coach on your Screens.
LLM Tactic 4-1-3-1-1 Passing
LLM Tactic 4-1-3-1-1 Passing
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Passing tactic for teams of lower leagues. Created by Pedro Rodrigues for Football Manager 2014.
3-5-2 Unic Firdaus
3-5-2 Unic Firdaus
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An attacking formation with high scoring chances that I created using 3 defenders. Try it and comment with your results.
Lucas' 4-2-4 Tactic v1
Lucas' 4-2-4 Tactic v1
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4-2-4 possession based tactic for Football Manager 2014!
Barca Passing JPEmulator
Barca Passing JPEmulator
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Using stat tools I have replicated the Barcelona passing patterns to make this FM14 tactic. Good possession, passing and results.
5-3-2 by Tiago Vieira
5-3-2 by Tiago Vieira
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A tactic with 3 centre-backs created for the FM 2014 14.3 patch. This is my favorite 532 tactical system I had success with.
Grid Tactic by rabbelsnake
Grid Tactic by rabbelsnake
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My super attack tactic for FM14 that got me unbeaten 3 seasons in La Liga.
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...
3-5-2 Wing Attack Ultra
3-5-2 Wing Attack Ultra
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This tactic utilizes the wingers who will attack on every chance they get. Criteria: pace and creativity minimal 15.
4-1-3-2 Poacher-Style
4-1-3-2 Poacher-Style
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Tried with Everton & Arsenal. Runner up with Everton 1st season with default team.
The Cynic - Strikerless Counter
The Cynic - Strikerless Counter
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Nothing but results, the Mourinho way. Won me countless back-to-back promotions and titles. One of the best ever FM14 tactics.
Super 3-2-3-2
Super 3-2-3-2
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An attacking style tactic for FM14 that requires defenders with high physical skills, especially stamina and strength. Dominated the game for 10 seasons in a row using this.
Portuguese Wonder 3-2-2-1-2
Portuguese Wonder 3-2-2-1-2
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This is a Football Manager 2014 defensive and deadly tactic created by Diogo Gonçalves. Tested successfully in several different leagues around Europe.
Ultimate Physical Tactic for FM14
Ultimate Physical Tactic for FM14
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Sick of this possession based nonsense? Want to get the best out of your players? Well, give this FM 2014 tactic a go!

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