Category Archives: Tactics

Sheffield FC – Improving Quality

Score Lines in real life can be deceiving and the same goes for Football Manager too. The results don’t always tell you what happened other than what the final score was. This isn’t always a good thing though as you could play poor and score three goals, yet all three might have come from the penalty spot, been own goals and maybe even set pieces. So you need to be very careful when viewing results as they don’t mean you’re playing well. Continue reading Sheffield FC – Improving Quality

The Spartan Way – A Tactical Identity Journey

This is a piece written by guest author LPQR who is quickly becoming one of my favourite FM writers. His content is high quality and very informative. Give him a follow on Twitter at the above link. You can also check out his blog which is very much a work in progress at the moment Continue reading The Spartan Way – A Tactical Identity Journey

The Santos Experience – The 3-2-2-2-1

A  3-4-3/3-4-2-1/3-2-2-2-1 formation isn’t something we see a lot of, especially in terms of European football. We’ve seen it briefly at times with Brazil and a fair other few teams, more notably Chelsea under Conte. It’s been a big factor in their recent upturn of form (at least at the time of writing this). Not only that but it’s also a formation that I’ve used for the past five years on Football Manager but I don’t recall ever writing about it. So I thought I’d share with you my own interpretation of the formation and how I make it work on Football Manager 2017. Continue reading The Santos Experience – The 3-2-2-2-1