Folks, not so much a blog but a cry for help.
I am no tactical expert, the only formation I have ever really been able to design myself with some success was a simple 433 which, if I am being totally honest, was a mishmash of things I had learned from other people. I am going to try and put together a 442 with some ideals that I will lay out below, but I need guidance and advice please.
So, the principles of what I am shooting for…
- Attacking & attractive
- Wins the ball back high up the pitch
- Solid defensively, but not at the cost of playing attractive football
- Avoids the usual 442 trap of straight lines
- Uses the wings and gets lots of crosses in
The two main strikers I am going to have for this project prefer playing as a Target Man and an Advanced Forward, but I would probably like to make the TM a DF.
I have wide players that seem capable of playing WM or as a W.
Central midfielders seem a mixed bag of everything.
I am happy to lay down a framework and start training the players to fit into it, rather than making a formation to fit the players – just the way I have always played FM.
If anyone has any ideas, thoughts, feedback on how I should set this up I am all ears 🙂
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