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CREATING A TACTIC – THE PAYSANDU WAY #6

This is likely to be the last planned part of the ‘Creating A Tactic’ series before I move on and make a start on the Ajax series you are all patiently waiting for. I might end up writing more about the W-M when I pick up the Paysandu save and start playing again if I feel I can add more things that I perhaps feel I missed out mentioning throughout the series. But nothing is planned. In this last piece, I will be explaining how the W-M formation works with the roles I use and focus on the relationship between the roles and duties used. Continue reading CREATING A TACTIC – THE PAYSANDU WAY #6

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 #3

In this third part of the series, I focus on analysing matches and splitting it up into sections. If you've not yet seen the first two parts of the series, you can catch up with them here; Continue reading Creating A Tactic – The Paysandu Way #3

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