Tactical Reviews; A New Format

Our last tactical review dates back to 2015 which is a bloody outrage. The concept is still strong, but the delivery is perhaps ready for a new approach. This is where my good friend Matthias (@DerFManager) comes in. We’re going to try a video format now. Both of us have prepared our scalpels and wits, and we dissected the craziest tactic we could find as a warm-up. Give the video a look, like it and share it if you like what you see, let us know your feedback when you don’t, and feel free to suggest other tactics for us to review in the future.



Tactical Reviews; Chris Darwen’s Strikerless

It looks like the strikerless bug is slowly but surely spreading, which means I get to do these reviews more often. It hasn’t even been that long since the last review and there’s already a new one lined up. Chris Darwen, also known as @comeontheoviedo on Twitter, has submitted a 4-3-3-0 tactic he created for reviewing purposes, so once again I dove into a save-game to see what makes it tick and how it performs.


Tactical Review: Cheeky Deeky’s 4-5-1-0

It’s been a while since the last tactical review, but we’re going CSI on yet another tactic. This time, we’ll be dissecting a tactic created by Jonathon Aspey (@JLAspey, give him a follow!), who has contributed to Strikerless in the past and has his own blog, The Tactical Annals. In one of his latest blog posts, he mentioned creating a strikerless tactic, which is ofcourse exactly my cup of tea.

As a result, I dug out my scalpel, dusted off the whiteboard and started cracking on an analysis of this tactical find by my buddy. Are you curious yet? You really should be…


Hipster Overload: 3-5-2 Strikerless

In my humble opinion, footballing battles are won and lost in the midfield. The midfield is the beating heart, the living soul of any football team. It is the part of the team that dictates the play to the forwards in attack and shields the defense. It therefore makes sense to balance out your midfield as best you can. In an effort to bolster the midfield further, I have drawn inspiration from Louis van Gaal and his revival of the 3-5-2 formation. This is what I came up with.


The result of the planning was a new 3-5-2 formation where one of the defenders can be moved to the midfield so as to add more force, and hence the physical fighting ability, in the midfield.