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4-1-3-2 Control

Effective Blanced Control Tactic

By Updated on Oct 22, 2011   102148 views   3 comments
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FM 2012 Tactics - 4-1-3-2 Control


This is my favourite tactic at the moment in football manager, it is very much similar to the one that brought me lots of success in FM11 and is serving me well so far in FM12. It works best with fast players especially on the wings and brings plenty of goals.

This tactic is generally an attacking tactic with a control mentality, but there is excellent balance between defense and attack. Very rarely do I find myself being punished by a counter attack and theres always plenty of options going forward, the given roles create good angles between players
and results in some very nice attacking football.

Key roles and player types

DMC - Deep-Lying Playmaker - Support - a key position in this formation and makes a big difference compared to having two players in the MC position, the deep lying playmaker controls the passing in the game and in the DMC position is always there to stop that opposition midfielder who roams forward. Key attributes: Passing, Tackling, Creativity, Positioning, Teamwork.
MC -Box-to-Box Midfielder - Support - supports in midfield and key in getting forward and supporting the strikers, scores plenty of goals for a midfielder. Key attributes: Acceleration, Passing, Anticipation, Decisions, Off the Ball, Work rate.
ST - Complete Forward - Support - In a support role often finds space between the defense and midfield and links well with everyone, gets lots of assists and goals. Ideal would be a very well rounded player with good attributes all over. Key attributes: All Physical attributes, Teamwork, Passing, Finishing.
ST - Advanced Forward - Attack - The spearhead of your attack, chases down defenders and puts pressure on them and as long as he has good speed will find himself in countless one on one situations. Key attributes: Acceleration, Pace, Anticipation, Off the Ball, Finishing.

Installation Instructions

Step 1

Download the file

Step 2

Place the file in this folder:
My Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2013 > tactics

I hope you find this tactic useful and please do post your results :).

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Discussion: 4-1-3-2 Control

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • Roberto.Mancini's avatar
    good enough for copying other tactics ;)
  • Evo's avatar
    No, Wolves in general are awful. Used this for Villa in my first season, currently 36 games played, 5th placed, just beat Man City 3 - 0!
  • Diplexbullet19's avatar
    Found this tactic awful, played as wolves and vitesse with hardly any success in 15 games with each. Nice idea but it just doesnt come off.
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