So, I’ve designed my tactic and built my team. Now that I am 10 games into my league season, it seems like a good point to take stock and have a look at how it’s going, and perhaps fix some of the problems I have been experiencing.
I’m one of the Football Manager players who needs some sort of tactical vision to get my excitement going for the game. I’ve generally struggled with this in FM16, but I think I’ve found something now. This post will lay out how I want to play with Toulouse for the next 2-3 years, and will hopefully allow me to build the club to play a particular brand of football.
In my FM lifetime I have always struggled to produce a successful 4-3-3, or whatever FM calls it (4-1-2-2-1 DM?). So after a successful season with Hangzhou playing an attacking 4-4-2 it may seem curious that I decided to make the switch to a 4-3-3 for my second season. However, I have good reason for this which I will go on to explain. The main purpose of this post though is to troubleshoot the 4-3-3 I have produced by analysing a series of games to see why I still can’t make it click.