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FM21 Tactics by Knap: Recommended Tactic List

It's no secret that Knap Tactics are popular because they're the closest you can get to plug and play tactics. However, it can be overwhelming and confusing trying to figure out which tactic you need because Knap is constantly testing and releasing new tactics.
We have created this interactive table for your convenience. It's super easy to use and extremely useful. You can type in the things that matter to you to filter all Knap tactics in real-time fashion.

844567 127847 Last Updated: 11 January 2021

Knap Tactics FAQ

Which is the best Knap tactic?

That depends on a lot of factors. Top clubs should be able to use all tactics. Can also use a Top or Sub-Top for home matches, and an Underdog tactic for away matches.

What opposition instruction (OI) does Knap use?

None. Under staff responsibilities, ensure that you are in charge, not the Assistant to stop him adding them. OI can modifiy the intended behaviour of the tactic.

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Elite Top Sub-Top Underdog Direct Wing Play High Tempo Slow Passing Goals Solid Defence Gung-Ho
Set Tactic Date Team Style Shape Goals File Trend
Beowulf FM21.1.0 BEOWULF 442 P104 EC FA 11.24 Sub-Top Wing PlayGoals, Solid, Gegen 4x4x2 125-27 1283
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.1.0 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4312 P105 EC CC 11.24 Underdog High TempoGoals, Gegen 4x312 122-29 1857
Argus FM21.1.0 ARGUS 352 P99 11.24 Underdog DirectSolid, Gegen 323x2 103-22 935
Warrior FM21.1.0 WARRIOR 4132 P100 EC 11.24 Underdog High TempoWing Play, Solid, Gegen 322x3 116-26 360
Beowulf FM21.0.0 BEOWULF 4231 RMD P105 ALL CUPS 11.24 Sub-Top High TempoWing Play, Goals, Gegen 4x231 122-26 4601
Venom & Faith FM21.1.0 VENOM & FAITH 424 RMD P106 EC 11.24 Top High TempoGoals, Wing Play, Gegen 4x222 118-25 910
Preachin' Blues FM21.1.0 PREACHIN BLUES 23221 (451) P101 CC 11.25 Underdog Solid, Defence, Gegen 41221 111-24 606
Venom & Faith FM21.1.0 VENOM & FAITH 442 P100 CC 11.25 Underdog High TempoGoals, Wing Play, Gegen 4x222 125-35 732
Paranoid FM21.1.0 PARANOID 41212 P105 FA CC 11.25 Underdog High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 41212 110-21 261
Venom & Faith FM21.1.1 VENOM & FAITH 41212 P100 CC 11.25 Underdog High TempoWing Play, Goals, Solid, Gegen 41212 128-20 3268
Venom & Faith FM21.1.1 VENOM & FAITH 41212 P100 ALL CUPS NO LOSS 11.26 Underdog High TempoWing Play, Gegen 41212 111-29 5726
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.1.1 HOLY GHOST FIRE 41212 P102 ALL CUPS 11.26 Top High TempoGoals, Gegen 41212 125-32 952
Preachin' Blues FM21.1.2 PREACHIN BLUES 23221 (451) P110 EC 11.26 Underog Solid, Defence, Gegen 41221 101-19 2051
Preachin' Blues FM21.1.2 PREACHIN BLUES 23221 (451) RMD KLOPP P106 FA 11.27 Sub-Top Solid, Defence, Gegen 41221 111-27 1784
Warrior FM21.1.2 WARRIOR 4132 P105 EC FA 11.27 Sub-Top High TempoSolid, Wing Play, Gegen 413x2 100-25 877
Venom & Faith FM21.1.2 VENOM & FAITH 4132 MEZ P101 EC CC 11.27 Underdog High TempoWing Play, Goals, Gegen 413x2 124-34 214
Venom & Faith FM21.1.2 VENOM & FAITH 4132 VOL P101 CC 11.27 Underdog High TempoWing Play, Goals, Gegen 413x2 124-25 180
Venom & Faith FM21.1.2 VENOM & FAITH 4132 P103 ALL CUPS 11.27 Top High TempoWing Play, Solid, Defence, Gegen 413x2 109-23 296
Venom & Faith FM21.1.2 VENOM & FAITH 41230 P99 ALL CUPS 11.27 Top High TempoWing Play, Solid, Defence, Gegen 41230 102-14 264
Mad As A Hatter FM21.1.2 MAD AS A HATTER 4132 P104 CC 11.28 Top High TempoSolid, Gegen 413x2 109-19 1507
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.1.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 3223 (343 IF) P100 ALL CUPS 11.28 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 32221 95-20 1473
Warrior FM21.1.2 WARRIOR 4222 P102 ALL CUPS 11.30 Underdog High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 422x2 114-23 626
Warrior FM21.1.2 WARRIOR 442 P104 EC CC 11.30 Sub-Top High TempoSolid, Wing Play, Gegen 4x4x2 103-26 5344
Warrior FM21.1.2 WARRIOR 4312 P104 FA CC 11.30 Sub-Top High TempoSolid, Wing Play, Gegen 4x312 101-27 937
Fire & Water FM21.1.2 FIRE & WATER 41212 P103 EC FA 12.02 Underdog High TempoWing Play, Solid, Defence, Gegen 41212 117-28 1245
Fire & Water FM21.1.2 FIRE & WATER 41212 P112 CC 12.02 Sub-Top High TempoGoals, Wing Play, Gegen 41212 128-28 1689
Venom & Faith FM21.1.3 VENOM & FAITH 41212 Rober tweak P100 EC CC 12.02 Underdog High TempoGoals, Solid, Defence, Gegen 41212 108-19 652
Fire & Water FM21.1.3 FIRE & WATER 4312 P101 ALL CUPS 12.02 Sub-Top High TempoGoals, Gegen 4x312 125-30 506
Fire & Water FM21.1.3 FIRE & WATER 4132 P104 FA 12.02 Sub-Top High TempoWing Play, Gegen 413x2 108-18 337
Kashmir FM21.1.3 KASHMIR 23221 (451) P101 CC 12.03 Top High TempoWing Play, Gegen 23221 102-30 1048
Kashmir FM21.1.3 KASHMIR 4123 P106 EC 12.03 Top High TempoWing Play, Gegen 232x2 118-22 572
Tea For One FM21.1.3 TEA FOR ONE 4411 P102 EC FA 12.04 Sub-Top Gung-HoDirect, High Tempo, Goals 4x411 131-31 740
Pilgrimage FM21.1.3 PILGRIMAGE 41311 P104 CC 12.04 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 41311 101-14 211
Argus FM21.1.3 ARGUS 3412 P106 EC FA 12.04 Underdog DirectSolid, Gegen 32212 104-35 519
Pilgrimage FM21.1.3 PILGRIMAGE 4141 P100 EC FA 12.05 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 414x1 110-16 887
Pilgrimage FM21.1.3 PILGRIMAGE 4141 CD P102 EC 12.06 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 414x1 90-15 389
Goodbye FM21.1.3 GOODBYE 41212 P102 EC FA 12.06 TopElite DirectHigh Tempo 41212 101-26 183
Goodbye FM21.1.3 GOODBYE 41212 WM P104 EC 12.07 TopElite DirectHigh Tempo 41212 125-21 302
Venom & Faith FM21.1.3 VENOM & FAITH Rober Tweak 41212 TH P91 12.07 Underdog High TempoGoals, Solid, Defence, Gegen 41212 215
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.1.3 HOLY GHOST FIRE 41212 TREQ P104 EC 12.08 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 41212 144-29 590
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.1.3 HOLY GHOST FIRE 41212 P104 EC FA 12.08 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 41212 139-29 207
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.1.3 HOLY GHOST FIRE 451 P100 FA 12.09 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 41221 83-21 733
Pilgrimage FM21.1.3 PILGRIMAGE 4132 P103 ALL CUPS 12.09 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 413x2 107-11 552
Mad As A Hatter FM21.1.3 MAD AS A HATTER VOL2 P101 EC 12.09 Top High TempoSolid, Gegen 412x3 141-40 656
Pilgrimage FM21.1.3 PILGRIMAGE 41221 IWB OXFORD P101 EC CC 12.09 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 41221 104-20 426
Pilgrimage FM21.1.3 PILGRIMAGE IWB 41212 P102 EC FA Salah 81 Goals 12.10 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 41212 125-29 949
Pilgrimage FM21.1.3 PILGRIMAGE IWB 41221 OX P101 EC G144 12.10 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 41212 144-39 1792
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.1.3 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4321 OXFORD P103 FA 12.09 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x321 127-34 2565
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.1.3 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4312 P108 EC 12.10 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x312 138-29 643
Pilgrimage FM21.2.0 PILGRIMAGE 4132 P105 EC CC 12.18 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 413x2 114-24 561
Parisienne Walkways FM21.2.0 PARISIENNE WALKWAYS 4231 P100 12.18 Elite PossessionGoals 4x231 103-19 6489
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.0 HOLY GHOST FIRE 41212 P100 EC CC 12.18 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 41212 138-29 518
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.0 HOLY GHOST FIRE 41212 P103 EC CC KINGSTONIAN AWAY 12.18 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 41212 128-30 241
Venom & Faith FM21.2.0 VENOM & FAITH 442 P101 EC FA 12.18 Underdog High TempoGoals, Solid, Defence, Gegen 4x4x2 115-20 1036
Venom & Faith FM21.2.0 VENOM & FAITH 4132 MEZ P101 EC 12.18 Underdog High TempoGoals, Solid, Defence, Gegen 413x2 126-29 359
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.0 HOLY GHOST FIRE 451 P99 12.18 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 41221 87-19 578
Paranoid FM21.2.0 PARANOID 41212 P104 EC FA 12.18 Underdog High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 41212 101-28 232
Venom & Faith FM21.2.0 VENOM & FAITH 41212 P100 12.18 Underdog High TempoGoals, Solid, Defence, Gegen 41212 133-34 557
Mississippi FM21.2.0 MISSISSIPPI 41221(4321) OXFORD P100ECFA 12.18 Sub-Top DirectSolid 41221 101-29 204
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.0 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4321 OXFORD P100 EC FA 12.18 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x321 107-22 342
Mad As A Hatter FM21.2.0 MAD AS A HATTER 4132 P102 ECCC 12.09 Top High TempoSolid, Gegen 41x32 122-22 141
Pilgrimage FM21.2.0 PILGRIMAGE 41311 P102 FA 12.18 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 41311 97-17 360
Parisienne Walkways FM21.2.0 PARISIENNE WALKWAYS 4231 IF P103 EC CC 12.18 Elite PossessionGoals 4x231 108-21 1856
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.0 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4312 DW P106 FA 12.18 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x312 122-32 260
Argus FM21.2.0 ARGUS 3412 P100 EC FA 12.19 Underdog DirectSolid, Gegen 32212 113-21 1970
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.0 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4312 P103 12.19 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x312 125-27 761
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.0 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4330 DW P107 EC FA 12.19 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x33x 119-18 436
Warrior FM21.2.0 WARRIOR 4132 P101 EC FA 12.19 Sub-Top High TempoSolid, Wing Play, Gegen 413x2 110-19 397
Beowulf FM21.2.0 BEOWULF 424 IF P100 12.19 Sub-Top High TempoWing Play, Goals, Gegen 4x222 126-36 2119
Preachin' Blues FM21.2.0 PREACHIN BLUES 4141 P101 EC FA 12.19 Sub-Top Solid, Defence, Gegen 414x1 96-15 509
Preachin' Blues FM21.2.0 PREACHIN BLUES 451 P103 FA 12.20 Sub-Top Solid, Defence, Gegen 41221 100-26 2442
Preachin' Blues FM21.2.0 PREACHIN BLUES 23221 (451) P103 EC FA 12.20 Sub-Top Solid, Defence, Gegen 23221 121-16 1513
Pilgrimage FM21.2.2 PILGRIMAGE IWB 41221 OX P101 ALL CUPS 21/1.08 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 41221 97-24 276
Beowulf FM21.2.2 BEOWULF 424 IF P100 21/1.08 Sub-Top High TempoWing Play, Goals, Gegen 4x4x2 118-25 227
Electric Funeral FM21.2.2 ELECTRIC FUNERAL 442 W AF P101 CC 21/1.08 4x4x2 129-39 205
Pilgrimage FM21.2.2 PILGRIMAGE IWB 41221 OX P107 ALL CUPS 21/1.08 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 41221 116-18 351
Pilgrimage FM21.2.2 PILGRIMAGE IWB 41221 OX MU P102 EC 21/1.08 Underdog Wing PlaySolid 41221 680
Warrior FM21.2.2 WARRIOR 442 IWB P104 EC 21/1.08 Sub-Top High TempoSolid, Wing Play, Gegen 413x2 102-11 296
Dark Side of the Moon FM21.2.2 DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 4321 TREQ P102 ALL CUPS 21/1.08 EliteTop Wing PlaySolid 4x321 123-28 717
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4321 OX P106 FA 21/1.08 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x321 114-20 970
Mad As A Hatter FM21.2.2 MAD AS A HATTER 4132 P104 CC 21/1.09 Top High TempoSolid, Gegen 41x32 131-23 455
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4330 DW P103 EC FA 21/1.09 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x33x 123-26 292
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 451 P107 EC CC 21/1.09 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 41221 110-20 5149
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 41320 P106 EC 21/1.09 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4132x 108-18 360
Preachin' Blues FM21.2.2 PREACHIN BLUES 451 P103 EC FA 21/1.09 Sub-Top Solid, Defence, Gegen 41221 95-26 836
Time FM21.2.2 TIME 4231 C P100 EC 21/1.09 Elite High TempoGoals 4x231 119-33 1784
Preachin' Blues FM21.2.2 PREACHIN BLUES 451 W P102 EC FA 21/1.09 Sub-Top Solid, Defence, Gegen 41221 112-21 759
Time FM21.2.2 TIME 4231 C HOLD P103 FA CC 21/1.09 Elite High TempoGoals 4x231 114-31 999
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4321 OX P101 ALL CUPS 21/1.09 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x321 123-32 363
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 442 MEZ P107 EC FA 21/1.10 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x4x2 133-24 875
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4132 VOL PF P102 EC FA 21/1.10 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 413x2 120-28 162
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4132 VOL MEZ P106 FA CC 21/1.10 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 413x2 130-23 577
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 442 MEZ P105 FA CC 21/1.10 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x4x2 124-32 281
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4312 C P107 CC 21/1.10 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x312 129-31 740
Venom & Faith FM21.2.2 VENOM & FAITH 4132 C P108 CC 21/1.10 Underdog High TempoGoals, Solid, Defence, Gegen 413x2 124-25 2515
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 41122 VOL PF P103 EC 21/1.10 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 41122 112-27 615
Venom & Faith FM21.2.2 VENOM & FAITH 41320 C P101 EC CC 21/1.10 Underdog High TempoGoals, Solid, Defence, Gegen 4132x 111-13 622
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4132 Narrow P104 ECFA 21/1.11 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 413x2 112-29 1788
Holy Ghost Fire FM21.2.2 HOLY GHOST FIRE 4312 Narrow P102 EC 21/1.11 Top High TempoSolid, Defence, Gegen 4x312 112-30 1642
Beowulf FM21.2.2 BEOWULF 442 W AF P106 ALL CUPS 21/1.11 Sub-Top High TempoWing Play, Goals, Gegen 4x4x2 117-21 5269
Warrior FM21.2.2 WARRIOR 442 P106 21/1.11 Sub-Top High TempoSolid, Wing Play, Gegen 4x4x2 109-21 1573
Dark Side of the Moon FM21.2.2 DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 4312 P107 ALL CUPS 21/1.11 EliteTop Wing PlaySolid 4x312 132-25 1350
Warrior FM21.2.2 WARRIOR 4222 IWB P101 ALL CUPS 21/1.11 Sub-Top High TempoSolid, Wing Play, Gegen 422x2 109-21 545
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