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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

The W-M Formation – Match Analysis

In the last part of the Paysandu series I wrote, I spoke about the W-M formation and explained how I was going to use that. This post is a follow-up to that but this time, we focus on the stuff that happens during a match. I’ll highlight the pros and cons of what I see and explain about possible fixes, if it’s something that is happening constant. Continue reading The W-M Formation – Match Analysis

The W-M Formation Revisited FM19

The W-M formation was created in the mid-1920s by Herbert Chapman of Arsenal to counter a change in the offside law in 1925. The change had reduced the number of opposition players that attackers needed between themselves and the goal-line from three to two. This led to the introduction of a centre-back to stop the opposing centre-forward, and tried to balance defensive and offensive playing. Continue reading The W-M Formation Revisited FM19