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4-4-2 System Makrakis

Good possession football with decent results! You need fast wingers and full backs to make the best out of this tactic.

By Updated on Mar 07, 2012   28499 views   10 comments
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FM 2012 Tactics - 4-4-2 System Makrakis
In this system the two wingers and the strikers pressure the opponent. The midfilelders hold their position as the defenders. In some situations the fullbacks go to the offense. With moderate players Sheffeld United was promoted every year to Premier league from npower league 1. Now with some better Greek players and young loaned English talents, Sheff Utd in the 3rd year in Premier league(5 total from league 1) finished up in 4th place. I'm on the 4th year and I'm sure that if you use this system with good players f.e Verratti, Nainggolan, Manolas, A. Papadopoulos, Sanogo, Fierro, Tsontakis, Wallace, Fleck, L. Fer you will win the championship or you will be in the top positions(1,2,3).

Important player attributes by position

  • In this system the players must be fast especially the wingers and the fullbacks.
  • The center backs hold their position and they go to offense on at Set Piece.
  • One of the two center midfielders (the one that has a defensive role) must be tall with good marking and moderate pass. The other creative center midfielder has to have good passing, moderate marking and strength higher than 10.
  • The strikers, the poacher has to be fast, finishing, agility, acceleration and flair. The target man has to have good pass, finishing, strength and must be tall.
Also I have set-up Set Pieces. Usually I get more than 20 goals a season from corners.

With much better players I had won 4 continuous Champions League with Olympiakos before 2017. With bigger teams I have really good possession and plenty of goals at home matches. Also at away matches you can have good possession with good players.


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Discussion: 4-4-2 System Makrakis

10 comments have been posted so far.

  • trapusky's avatar
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  • The Rage's avatar
    Hi would like to try your tactic but the link is dead , any ideas?
  • The Rage's avatar
    Hi would like to try your tactic but the link is dead , any ideas?
  • aimang_2912's avatar
    why i cant download the file?
  • teknotel's avatar
    excellent tactic. Was playing as Barnet in League 2, survived relegation by one point in first season, was having a terrible second season, 1 point from bottom, could not get a win for love nor money.

    Changed to this tactic and saw results immediately, upto 16th place at the moment with 4 wins out of 5. Highly recommend.
  • Pão Velho's avatar
    I changed one striker to trequartista (Berbatov), worked very well with Defoe (many assists). I won everything with Spurs!!!
  • fmh40's avatar
    Brilliant tactic played it with wycombe a fairly low league 1 team and managed to rocket to the top of the table with only a few signings!
  • ataggy's avatar
    wow fantastic. i am flying high with my tottenham save, not won anything yet but i am half way through my 1st full season using it and i am on course for the league and 2 cups. one questions, how essential is it for the target man to be tall? while watching the games i find that it isnt very often balls get played to hes head for flick ons etc? more to feet even tho supply is mixed.
  • valan's avatar
    I had Αtromito (Greece) and won the Greek championship.With Portugal got the World Cup. With Greece went to the semifinals World Cup but i got Europe Cup and with Ivory Coast got the African Cup!
  • ataggy's avatar
    this has been excellent for me so far. ive beaten man utd, chelsea and arsenal amongst others. winning the champions league 4 times in a row is an excellent achievment with any team let alone olympiacos. what other success/things have you won?
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