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4-1-2-1-2 The First Love

Using this tactic myself since FM 2006. Tested it on various teams in different leagues and it worked every time. Solid defensive line, pass the ball to the wingers, cross it into the box with three players waiting for it.

By on Dec 20, 2014   24142 views   3 comments
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FM 2015 Tactics - 4-1-2-1-2 The First Love
Hi, this is my first article, so be kind with me. The origin of this tactic in my head comes from that Chelsea team with Makelele as a DM, and that later Mourinho used the same and he did won the Champions League.

With that in mind, and of course the fact that I wanted something else than possession, I ended up with this formation.

I tried to play the most simple football I could, which means, a solid defensive line, and when I got the ball pass it to the wingers, who crosses it in the box where I got three players waiting for it. The tricky part is setting up player roles. I got something for the Deep-Lying Forward role, so I use it everywhere... Based on this I'm using the classic set-up for a two forrward system, an AF with my DLF. I have to mention that I'm focusing enterily on the DLF. I'm training him as a target man, because that's what I want from him to collect he high ball and distribute or shoot them.



The most important player, I guess, it's the DM, who gets the ball from the defenders and distribute's it too the wingers, training him as a regista by the way. The wingers are the connection between the back and the front, so they have to be good at Crossing, Dribling have a good pace and Acceleration. I use a Shadow Striker because I don't want to use three central strikers...


The mentality I used is Attacking but you can change it to a counter attacking one if you play against stronger teams. The shape is a Fluid one, but you can change this as well, if you got more technical players, who have good mental attributes too you use a more fluid shape, if not you can change it too a flexible or rigid shape.



Instructions, I've tried to keep it as simple as I could. This is for two reasons; One: I'm trying to score a goal from at most 6-7 touches; and Two: because all time when I'm creating a new tactic I get myself in as much trouble as you can't imagine. :)




I played a few games on this save, but I used it on various teams, in different leagues and it worked all the time. Good Luck! :)

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