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FM20 Tactic: 4-3-3 High Tempo Press // Non League to Championship

A high tempo pressing tactic for FM 2020 which has taken my Wealdstone team up the leagues. Play out from the back and dominate possession!

By on Feb 26, 2020   47689 views   9 comments
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Football Manager 2020 Tactics - FM20 Tactic: 4-3-3 High Tempo Press // Non League to Championship
This year, I decided to challenge myself by starting in the National League South with my local team Wealdstone. The goal is to rise up the leagues and be in the Premier League within 10 seasons. I want my team to play attractive football and dominate possession.

We have gained promotion in consecutive seasons:

Despite no significant signings following promotion we now sit top of The Championship. I wasn't expecting this, and it's the main reason I am posting the formation here.

There is nothing original about the formation but it has proved very effective for my team:

In Possession:

In Transition:

Out of Possession:

Recommended Players:

Clearly you don't need world beaters, but if you can get players with the right strengths, it works.

FB: Decent pace and crossing ability.
CB: Pace is the most important quality!
DM: Preferred role of DLP. Once I signed a DLP their average rating was crazy.
CM: Preferred role of Mezzala.
W: Pacy with good finishing ability, Crossing is a bonus because the FB is the main source of assists from crosses. They swap sides and you need to set personalised instruction so that they are a Winger on their strong foot side, and an Inside Winger on their weak foot side.
ST: Pacy with good finishing.

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Discussion: FM20 Tactic: 4-3-3 High Tempo Press // Non League to Championship

9 comments have been posted so far.

  • lowerleagues's avatar
    After my Wealdstone team got relegated I stopped using this tactic! Might go back now; thanks for the feedback!
  • awiusz82's avatar
    PF_Pino. It sure does!

    Once again. BIG BIG credit to you for fixing this Tactic.. I can´t eaven remember when i conceded a goal against me from open play ( MAYBE 20 games ago ) only goals i conced is a Pen against me.
    But Tactic is ROCK solid in defence and so fluid and good in offence.

    I might ad that i putted in the: FM20 Throw-Ins Routine: Goal Scoring Opportunities as well in throw in tactic.

    After 1-2 Season with Barca i will start a new season with a lower league team to give a review if it works with a "small" team for me as well.
  • PF_Pino's avatar
    wondering if 2 mezzala midfielders work?
  • awiusz82's avatar
    Yes i just downloaded this Tactic with Barca. Got a job there after winning stuff at Liverpool with another Tactic that i wasn´t fully pleased with ( i went undefeeded 29-9-0 in the league) but the fluid of the game and chances created wasnt good.
    So when i got the Job at Barca i wanted to try new tactic. Had a OK start but still didn´t felt that the tactic was fluid and good.
    So i downloaded this tatcic and WOW.. Exactly what i was looking for!! First game A.Madrid home 4-0.. Second game Derby against Espanyol 9-0!!

    44 chances! and only 1 aginst me the 1 against me came in 93 min and wasn´t eaven a highlight :).. Don´t have a "Super" team.. Playing with young players like Fati, Puig,Todibo and so on. Only transfer was Piatek who works like SICK with this tactic..

  • PancioMateo90's avatar
    Has anyone tested this tactic in strong club like Real Madrid or Liverpool?
  • lowerleagues's avatar
    Glad to hear it worked for you too!
  • jabrantl's avatar
    Great tactic - just romped the Bundesliga with Hertha Berlin with one signing at RB
  • lowerleagues's avatar
    I use default player instructions, and delegate opposition instructions.
  • sc00by84's avatar
    hi, what are your player instructions please
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