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CREATING A TACTIC – THE PAYSANDU WAY #5

In the last article I wrote, I spoke about one of the changes I had made in the W-M formation and how I changed the inverted wing-back to a complete wing-back. This article also follows suite discussing another change I made, which was a knock on effect of changing the wing-back role. This time I’m focusing on the roaming playmaker role and why I switched the role to a central midfielder on attack duty. Continue reading CREATING A TACTIC – THE PAYSANDU WAY #5

Creating A Tactic – The Paysandu Way #4

In the last article I wrote about creating a tactic, I spoke about how I break the match into sections or concentrate on specific time periods to make the game easier when analysing the games. I also gave examples of what I look out for during the games to see if I can spot patterns happening that might be problematic long-term. This article is a follow-up to that one and documents all the changes I have now made and discusses why. Continue reading Creating A Tactic – The Paysandu Way #4

Creating A Tactic – The Paysandu Way #2

In the last article I spoke about how I prepare for creating a tactic based on a real life team, concept, specific style of play and so on. This article will focus on how I approach creating a tactic based on just an idea I have. To start with, let me explain to you a bit about the idea I had. Continue reading Creating A Tactic – The Paysandu Way #2

Creating A Tactic – The Paysandu Way #1

I want to take a step back and talk about creating tactics before we jump ahead with all of the other stuff I have planned. This will be a comprehensive guide focused on designing, creating and maintaining a tactic. Be warned though, this is a very long read and will contain many different parts to it. So if that isn’t up your street you might want to consider tapping out now. Continue reading Creating A Tactic – The Paysandu Way #1

A Rough Diamond

The 4-4-2 narrow diamond is one of my favourite formations ever. That's why for this new project this is the shape I will be focusing on.

One of the biggest issues I’ve seen that a lot of users struggle with on Football Manager, is the relationship between the roles and duties they’ve selected. Some of the examples I’ve seen over the past few months don’t really take into account what the role does, how it links with the rest of the tactic and how it plays out in a game. In this article I hope to explore this side of the game more as I create a new tactic from scratch and explain why I pick which roles and showcase how they all function together as a unit. Continue reading A Rough Diamond