Category Archives: The Art of Attacking Football

Ever wondered how to create attacking football?. Finally you’re in luck as we explore the finer details of the art of attacking football in Football Manager.

The Art of Attacking Football – The Final Chapter

In this part of the series I’ll be focusing on the analysis side of things and fixing the big issues my formation has as well as making slight tweaks to be competitive and to give me consistency. Continue reading The Art of Attacking Football – The Final Chapter

The Art of Attacking Football – Part Four

I was going to use the 3-4-3 that I had posted about and change the roles on it, to highlight what happens if I change the roles of the front three. However someone replied to one of my articles with a system that I think will highlight everything wrong with badly balanced created attacking tactics. So I’ve decided I will use this as the base to show why it’s wrong and give little hints on how to make it better. Continue reading The Art of Attacking Football – Part Four

The Art of Attacking Football – Part Three

Now that we’ve got the introduction out-of-the-way and in the last article, I showed you the shape I’d be using and briefly explained why, it’s time to try to answer a few remaining questions like Does the tactic work as intended? Does it have issues? If so how can we fix those? Those are the questions we will be looking to answer in these next few articles. Before all of that though I will be looking at two particular issues as well. Those being breaking sides down who have little desire to come forward. And the other is looking at how we handle sides who attack us. Both of these brings about two big issues, that we will look at quickly below. Continue reading The Art of Attacking Football – Part Three

The Art of Attacking Football – Part Two

For this project I wanted to create a new formation that I’d not wrote about yet this year and there was two choices. Both of them were loosely based on the club I had chosen, the second best club side of 2011 without a doubt, behind Barcelona. Both choices were similar to how they played during the 2011 season depending on your interpretation. I also liked the idea of using a back three or a back five. Continue reading The Art of Attacking Football – Part Two