Danny’s Definitive 4-4-2 (A.K.A. My Magnum Opus Ain’t Perfect)

Ah, the 4-4-2. Title winner. The bane of the naive manager. The bread and butter of every Dad who has ever put his hand up to manage his son’s under-12s side, and suddenly found himself out of his depth. One might describe it as the herald of the modern age of football. The old-school love Read more about Danny’s Definitive 4-4-2 (A.K.A. My Magnum Opus Ain’t Perfect)[…]

Wingerless (not quite strikerless)

First, an introduction

So you came onto Strikerless to read some brilliant tactical advice on the latest version of Football Manager. I can imagine your disappointment when you saw this… so, who am I? I’m 33, live in Sydney, Australia and have been playing FM since I was 18. I’m time poor these days so play FM Touch – the streamlined version of the full sim. It gives me all the tactical functionality without the “bloat” of the rest of the game. I also generally only play two saves – a first save with a strong club (this time it is Manchester United) that helps me develop a solid tactical base; and then a second save with a lesser known club.

Not quite strikerless

Ok, so Guido has been kind enough to let me publish some thoughts on my latest tactic for FM16 on his fantastic blog, Strikerless. Only thing is, well, I use a striker. I convinced him on the basis that the tactic was “wingerless” which would be a slight variance on the underlying theme of his blog – creating tactics that work even if you are deprived by a fairly commonly assumed role on the pitch. In my case, I am not using anyone in the ML/MR or AML/AMR slots.