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Tactics for Blue Square North/South

Started on 6 September 2011 by Loki
Latest Reply on 7 September 2011 by JoeCAFC93
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Are there any major do's or don'ts for tactics in the Blue Square North/South divisions?

I am currently managing Boreham Wood in the BSS. I started off with a very generic 4-4-2 as considering the low level of players I did not want to make anything too complicated.

However, I possess a lot of players with good technical/attacking abilities in my squad and have opted for playing a Fluid/Control 4-4-2 for home games, whilst a Rigid/Counter 4-4-2 for away games.

Is having a formation with Fluid or Very Fluid suicide at this level of football? I want to trust my players with playing an attractive attacking style of play, however I understand how hard that would be considering their low attributes in general.

On the flip side, is playing a Rigid/Very Rigid system at this level works wonders? I am considering changing my own football philosophy for a more disciplined/hard working team in order to start producing results.

For those of you who've had success in the lowest English league, please offer any advice.
well it's all about what you want. if you want your team to play attackingly and fluidly then go ahead, you do have the pre season to check out your tactics and see if they are working or not.

also the best way is to try out your tactics and see how it's working.

i usually like people who keep their philosophy and try to make it work in FM. rather than just going along doing what everyone else does.

personally i wouldn't restrict the attacking players too much. whilst always restricting the defensive players.

also i think personal instructions you have to find a balance at such a level.
for an example if your at a good team then the stats of the players are much better and you can be more specific on what type of passing or mentality and such a player should have(etc:p).

but at lower league you need to find another level to be able to specify in personal instructions and overall tactics.
like passing might not exceed over 10 to often so u might keep a low stat of 8 as to those who are given a more creative passing freedom style. so it's upto you to find a limit and restrict them if you wish to do so(which i think is more important at lower levels).
Thanks for the reply RedArmy. I am going to stick with my philosophy and get the best out of my players.

Ironically I won two games 3-0 and 2-0 after posting the original post, then lost 3-0 and 2-0. Going to tweak the individual instructions a bit more than I have done.
i try playing a short passing game with ebbsfleet. however they never respond to my tactis and continue to pump the ball long!
I have taken AFC Wimbledon from BSP to League 1 in back to back seasons by playing normal and standard

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