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343 Crusher by Muzungu | Asphyxiating opponents

This tactic is offensive, lots of ball possession, lots of passing as well as effective and aggressive defense but low set.

By on Dec 07, 2022   16155 views   2 comments
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Football Manager 2023 Tactics - 343 Crusher by Muzungu | Asphyxiating opponents
It is certainly standout tactic unlike any other. Characterized by offensive play, high ball possession, many passes, solid and aggressive defense, but set low.

I tested the tactic in 2 clubs:
1) PSV - Top Eredivisie team aspiring to the highest targets
2) Pogoń Szczecin - a team forecasted for 4th/5th place in the league

PSV test

In PSV I played for a long time with completely different tactics and it brought mediocre results. At some point I changed tactics (to this one) and it was a bull's-eye. Since changing tactics, my game record is 15-1-1. Including wins against Ajax 5-0 or Feyenoord 3-1. They failed to win the championship due to a poor first half of the season, but the progress after the changes is impressive.
Including wins over Ajax 5-0 or Feyenoord 3-1. I didn't manage to win the championship for a poor first half of the season, but the progress after the changes is impressive.

Pogoń test

In Pogoń Szczecin I won the first championship in the history of the club. I surprised everyone. The points advantage could have been even bigger if it hadn't been for one poor month when I didn't have many key players at my disposal and my squad was very small. I also advanced to the group stage of the European cups. I also include statistics that are outstanding compared to the rest of the teams.

Example statistics from Pogoń's career (in the league):
Most points per game - 2.26
Most goals - 76
Most shots - 629
Most shots on target - 241
Average shots per game - 18.50
Average ball possession per game - 59%
Most chances created - 168
Most intense sprints - 3853
Most fouls - 479
Most yellow cards - 80
Most red cards – 6 ;)

Allowed modifications:

Depending on the striker, you can modify the cross option. Mixed crosses will work with universal strikers, with an emphasis on effective in the air. Low crosses will work with small, mobile strikers.

I intend to play the next seasons in the Pogoń career (in other careers I will also test this tactic, so you can expect updates of achievements and statistics.

I recommend this tactic for underdog and teams aspiring to the highest targets.

Have a nice game!

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Discussion: 343 Crusher by Muzungu | Asphyxiating opponents

2 comments have been posted so far.

  • atomzero's avatar
    I haven't given this the test I'd like to yet, but I switched the outfielders all to Tackle Harder, and have been using this as a tactic to see out matches when I have the lead. In that role, it has been very effective.
  • detroitrex's avatar
    I haven't had a chance to try the tactic yet, but I just wanted to say I think this is a really nice write-up. Thanks!
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