I’ve recently shared with you my best attacking tactic for FM 2017 and I still love it and consider it great, but the truth is that sometimes I want to see my players play possession football a bit more and when I play top teams like Barcelona, for example, the tactic doesn’t work. I need possession combined with attacking power and I need it badly.
But no matter how much I tried to tweak my existing tactic to improve my possession without losing the offensive edge, I wasn’t able to. There was always something that didn’t quite tick there and it was driving me crazy. I actually started thinking that it’s impossible to get a solid possession tactic in Football Manager 2017.
And then I headed to the community which proved to be insanely helpful at all times and my prayers was finally answered: I found an amazing possession tactic for FM 2017. The bonus: it also uses a 4-3-3 formation, so switching from my attacking tactic to it and having players adapt to it is really fast!
The tactic, created by The Reckonist is available for download here and you should download it right away. All you have to do is to hit the Subscribe button and the tactic will be automatically downloaded by Steam. Launch FM 2017 again and you will be able to load it into your game – it’s that easy!
You have all the details for the tactic on Steam and it works just great with those defaults selected. However, in my case, since my team was playing a very narrow passing game, I tweaked down the passing a notch and made it shorter. I have no complaints about this tactic with the small change I made and I am happy that I finally have a solid possession tactic to face the more difficult opponents with.
Let me know if you download this tactic and manage to put it to good use as I did. And for scoring goals, don’t forget to create my Scoring Machine tactic and enjoy using it as well. These two work well in combination as they have many common grounds, so you can easily switch from one to another when the situation requires it!