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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

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