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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 #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

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

Inspiring Concepts #1 – Celtic’s Strikerless 1-2-to-2-1

This is a piece written by okereke over on the SI forums, he's also on twitter under the handle @chapulana. So if you like this article be sure to follow him, or if you have any questions he will be more than happy to answer them. Continue reading Inspiring Concepts #1 – Celtic’s Strikerless 1-2-to-2-1

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