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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).
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Tottenham 4-2-3-1 Tactic for FM14
Tottenham 4-2-3-1 Tactic for FM14
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My top tactic for Tottenham, including both attacking and counter versions depending on the opponent. You must try it!
Classic Netherlands Tactic
Classic Netherlands Tactic
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Attempting to recreate the PES6 Classic Holland formation in Football Manager 2014.
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!
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.
Christmas Tree 4-3-2-1 for FM14
Christmas Tree 4-3-2-1 for FM14
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The rare Xmas Tree formation is fluid yet relatively narrow and depends on full-backs to provide presence in wide areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 ;)
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.
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.
5-2-3 Roma
5-2-3 Roma
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Won Seria A in first season with basic Roma team.
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.
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.
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.
5-3-2 Feyenoord
5-3-2 Feyenoord
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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.
Agung's 3-3-4
Agung's 3-3-4
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This is the best tactic I've came up with so far; had great results with Juve. Full attack, more scoring!
4141 Vodu Walking Dead 14.1.3
4141 Vodu Walking Dead 14.1.3
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Simple style of playing. Easy to use. I don´t promise the sky, but it works good for me.
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.

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