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Vertical Tika Taka / 4 goals a game

High intensity 3-4-1-2 which dominates with the strikers and shadow striker. Over 4 goals a game in the league on average! With set piece routine collection as optional download.

By on Feb 20, 2021   23380 views   15 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Tactics - Vertical Tika Taka / 4 goals a game
Been an FM fan for years and I think I have finally cracked the game.

I designed a 343 which has got me scoring OVER 4 goals a game on average with a champions league win of 11-2 in my fourth season as manager of Hearts. I later went on to win the champions league in only 4 seasons using this ridiculous tactic.

Like many though it has small problems, the team might take a while adapting to it and AMR AML can be an issue if not man marked by your LM and RM.

The delight comes with the strikers and shadow striker who score BAGS between them. In my latest season just played I had my main striker score 68 goals in 55 games. My second striker score 42 in 45, third striker score 36 in 50. The assists come from all over the park mainly from the LM, RM, STs and SS.

Its the most fun I've had with any tactic on FM so far, and I hope you all enjoy it.

Set Pieces

This is the set pieces I use for it as well

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Discussion: Vertical Tika Taka / 4 goals a game

15 comments have been posted so far.

  • RaginCajun 77346's avatar
    "Like many though it has small problems, the team might take a while adapting to it and AMR AML can be an issue if not man marked by your LM and RM."

    So are the individual instructions for this in the tactic or do you have to set it up for when you play games against clubs with AMR and AML? (Remind me where to do that

    Also, I hit load all but don't see them showing up in set pieces.
  • Glenncos90's avatar

    Only tested for a few games but looks good! Playing with Tottenham
  • eliteyoda's avatar
    Tried and tested, can confirm it does work with big teams as well. Better if anything as they have the mental and technicals to get the job done.

    You can convert your Robertsons and TAAs to play LM and RM to aid in the Work Rate and defensive nature you need to take for certain games
  • Huguitch's avatar
    You think this will work in big teams like liverpool?
  • Greentrunk's avatar
    Make sure to click on "Load all routines"
  • Greentrunk's avatar
    Just downloaded the tactics, so gonna give that a bash. For people having issues with set pieces drop them into

    C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\set pieces
  • baldie's avatar
    i've downloaded set pieces but can't get it to show up when trying to load them. please help
  • eliteyoda's avatar
    Glad you are all enjoying it! Been testing it in the new engine and it's doing even better than before. Currently, the manager of Norway U21s in a challenge I'm doing and I'm winning 11-0 games.
    Keep me posted with how you are all finding it!
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    @Alfie Noakes - download the files then copy to the set pieces folder in my documents.
  • Greentrunk's avatar
    Smashed Trabzonspor in a friendly 5-1 first game. Think this could be an epic tactic for PSV, only one who may suffer is Ihhatarren but I'm not convinced he's gonna be world class. Extremely positive flow and transitions happening over the pitch. Dumfries is loving the role at RW, even better than RB whenever I've managed him. Brenner snapped up smashed in 3 first game. Malen scored five in first Eredivisie game. Will post screenies when finish work. 5* from me so far in a short time span of five to six games.
  • Greentrunk's avatar
    Will give this a blast with PSV as could be a good league to test with. Will report back with my findings bossman!
  • Alfie Noakes's avatar
    Looks interesting. Can someone please explain how to load/install the Set Pieces ? Thanks
  • Dimartino's avatar
    Congratulations. Still early testing, but certainly one of the best tactics I've tried this year. I'm not fan of this formation, but I've to say, the best xG - goals ratio I've seen this year! I'm having a xG of 1.5-2 and scoring 5 in some matches!
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