Hello, my name is Tony aka FM DNA. Welcome to the debut of the new Football Manager Lower League Tactical Masterclass series here on Passion4FM.com.
Over the coming months I’m going to create some overpowered tactics for your lower league save. That is not to say the tactics won’t work if you’re a big club but this series we are just concentrating on leagues outside the top divisions. But if you do use it with a top team let us know your results.
About FM DNA’s 4-4-2 Champions Tactic
We are kicking off the lower league tactical masterclass series with a 4-4-2 Champions Tactic for Football Manager 2022. I’m calling it a 4-4-2 but you can call it a 4-1-3-2. The choice is yours.
When it comes to creating tactics my thought process is what works not how I want to play but what works in beating the game if that makes sense. Would you rather play attractive looking football or win games? I’m all about winning games!
GK is a Sweeper Keeper support and 2 Wing Backs on support with tackle harder and sit narrow because I like to keep it compact. With 2 Ball Playing Defenders with stay wide and tackle harder.
Starting with the Roaming Playmaker sitting in front of the defence with move into channels and tackle harder and mark tighter. With the move into channels he can cover the wing backs that are sitting narrow. Then we have a Central Midfielder attack with dribble more and tackle harder. On the left and right we have Wingers on attack with cross aim at near post with tackle harder. Cross aim at the near post is 1 of my favourite instructions if you’re using wingers.
In attack we have 2 Advanced Forwards on attack with tackle harder. You can’t go wrong with Advanced Forwards.
Out of Possession
Teams Tested With
Chesterfield – Vanarama National
Leyton Orient – Sky bet league 2
Wigan Athletic – Sky bet League 1
You can see all the results of the tactic testing within the video above.
Thank you for taking the time to read the write up and thank you to Passion4FM. More episode to come on the lower league tactical masterclass!
If you enjoy tactics testing videos, review of some of the best tactics within the Football Manager Community, head over to FM DNA’s Youtube channel for more Football Manager 2022 tactics being tested.