BJT
Hi

Out of curiosity from the 424 I recently had tested, I've changed the strikers to SS's and the wingers dropping deeper to a more defensive 460 shape and would be interested to purely see the impact this would make.

It still seems to work fairly well winning a quad 100 points with Pool and 3rd place with Fulham. If you could please give this a quick run for me that would be great.

Cheers
BJT
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Quick note - made a very minor tweak which I've named 1.1 - if this one could please be tested instead please. Ta
@Sandro Hi,

Yes, to supplement the narrow defensive strategy I'll show all players positioned on the left side of the pitch onto their left foot and players on the right side of the pitch to their right (shows them to the touchline), and I also show the central striker onto their weaker foot.
Hi, this is my first system created for the newest patch. I've wanted to create an aggressive 424 formation durable at all levels and be as consistent as possible.

It works well enough at the top level, so I ran a couple of tests with Fulham and Fylde and they fared pretty well, achieving 81 points with Fulham and a Vanerama North / FA Trophy double with Fylde.

If you could please give this a run for me that would be great.

Cheers
BJT
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Pwned :o)
Hi,

I've been working on an offensive double volante and IW 424 system which has achieved some v positive results at times, but I'm hoping it could please be tested for consistency.

My best results have been in the EPL, with some screenies below:

Cheers
BJT
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Thanks for the test on this - this is what i was kinda hoping & expecting to see, and i'd say it indicates this is a very good testing system you have in place.
Hi

Thank you v much for testing my original version of my system. After taking the results into account, I have decided to see whether I can improve this for underdog sides.

Instead of a VOL on attack, I have changed this to support duty. This has now become a very fluid system, but should be more defensively sound to grind out results - in theory. My offense is still very varied, so I'm hoping it will still have enough going forward.

My original tactic also gave me a Pool quintet with 100 points - this more pragmatic version gave it 96 points with a quintet too - but the Championship result with Watford gave a huge points total, so I think this may be a more stable system.

If you could please also give this one a run that would be brilliant.

Cheers!
BJT
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Hi

I have been working on a new tactic created in a completely different approach to all of those I have ever created so far.

In short, I've tried to create a system from my own thought process of what I would like to see in a tactic, which in short aims to be durable / competitive at all levels of football.

It seems fairly consistent, but I have had a particular standout one with York which indicates it may work fairly well both with points and a trophy.

If you could please give this a test run to see how well it fares consistently it would be really helpful.

Thanks Again.
BJT
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Hi

I was hoping you could please give this one a test run for me. It's my Sister Tactic for 253 SEEK AND THRILL.

This instead of using the Inverted Wing-backs / Winger combo, uses Wing-Backs and Inverted Wingers combo that keeps to a diamond formation, although this time around I'm using the DLP-S in the DM strata to be more potent on the counter, due to the alternate style of football I've looked to create.

The style of game instead of a Pep / Klopp, now more resonates with Klopp / SAF.

It's a system I really want to try and get to work well, but I've found it very hard to judge the consistency of this system in general, so a run through on this would be much appreciated.

Details of this can be again found under post #6 in below link (under Seek and Thrill).

https://fm-base.co.uk/threads/bjt-ball-fm21-x13-systems-new-253-system-110gd.164560/

Cheers
BJT
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Hi

I'm currently going through the process of updating my systems since the Beta. However the one system I have tested on the full game version which seems to have fared well on this version was my 253.

The most positive results have done well at all levels, so if you could please give this run when you get a chance that would be great.

With a second season Liverpool side (admittedly strong with 3 additions to suit the system), it achieved a +110GD and won all trophies.

The idea behind the creation was to have a blend of Pep and Klopp ball, but using this particular shape.

My page of systems are here:

Everything can be navigated on the first two posts, with this particular tactic screenshots under post #6.

https://fm-base.co.uk/threads/bjt-ball-fm21-x13-systems-new-253-system-110gd.164560/

Thanks! BJT
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BJT – 41212.Elegance-20.4



Hi, could you please also give this one a run for me?

I released a 442 diamond quite a while back now which utilised the attacking mentality and so naturally was a little more direct in its approach. (WOM version).

This time round I wanted to re-design this to go with a much more controlled and intelligent way of playing this diamond, and be more aesthetically pleasing in the process. So this version is a much more Italian styled tempo game, with shorter passing and lower tempo on the positive mentality that will look to stretch the opposition.

It will require highly technical players, and even more so in this version. Instead of the Regista pulling the strings – there's now two em them in the middle as you can add the Trequartista here into the mix. It also throws in the poacher in Pippo Inzaghi.

So you will really need some elegant players to fill the DMC and AMC positions in this tactic, and to utilise the pass into space option effectively, a Regista with great passing accuracy, vision, and a keenness to play killer through balls from deep to find either strikers breaking the offside trap, or the Trequartisa drifting into open spaces.

It’s a tactic all about the style and therefore not really designed for the lower sides so I haven't yet tested it at a lower level, but would like to see how consistent this version will be compared to the other and how possession will compare.

OIs

LB/WBL: show onto left foot
RB/WBR: show onto right foot

ML/AML: show onto left foot
MR/AMR: show onto right foot

SC: show onto weaker foot

Test Results



This positive system just fell short of 100 goals in the league, but it was able to complete the quad with my Liverpool side which in the English style of football with many teams utilising pace down the flanks to exploit the diamond wing-back system I don't think is too bad.

Thanks Again
BJT
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BJT – 442-Pulis Ball / BJT – 325 Fl00d

Hi, have another couple if you could give a run for me please.

BJT – 442-Pulis Ball



First is my other favourite style of football to watch compared to Barca – Pulis.Ball, based on his Stoke side and tweaked for this last patch.

You’ll get to watch your side keep lumping up to the two pressing forwards who will harry the opponents back line aggressively from the front.

The defensive side will see our back four be well positioned to drop deeper when need be, making the side a solid outfit to break down.

In all honesty, it might actually put some of you to sleep watching this sort of football in FM and the possession count can get very low.

Nevertheless, I do enjoy the style and hope there are some other defensive long-ball lovers out there that will resonate =)

And yes, this system does use the defensive mentality and for the first time in my tactics, I have a long throw routine setup in memory of Rory Delap!

OIs

LB/WBL: show onto left foot
RB/WBR: show onto right foot

ML/AML: show onto left foot
MR/AMR: show onto right foot

SC: show onto weaker foot

Test Results



If Stoke could get to an FA Cup Final with players who can’t play football, I was hoping that surely with a better group it could potentially give some success.

Albeit a low points tally, we won the premiership with my Liverpool season 2 side with a mere 88 points and 39 goal difference only! But this was along with winning the other 3 major trophies too.

With Chester, we comfortably gained promotion from the Vanarama North.

I’d like to see how this fares as a standalone system here, as I think I saw a defensive system struggle when tested.

I’m hoping it will perform reasonably okay, in the hope the long-ball may have a place in the next fm coming up.

BJT – 325 Fl00d



My other is what I’ve named a 325 formation, as through roles and PIs it probably comes closer to a 325 formation in the offensive phase.

It’s called flood, as its simply one of my higher goalscoring system along with one of my leakier defense ones. The player formation seems to be a successful one on this year’s FM, so wanted to try create something from it.

It achieved a 101 goal difference which I thought was pretty okay so wanted to give this a test run here too.

OIs

LB/WBL: show onto left foot
RB/WBR: show onto right foot

ML/AML: show onto left foot
MR/AMR: show onto right foot

SC: show onto weaker foot

Test Results



As mentioned it had a 101 goal difference in the league with Liverpool with a couple of other trophies also won.

With Chester we comfortably got promoted again from Vanerama North.

Cheers
BJT
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BJT – 2323-Peprique 20.4



Hi, I’m hoping you could please give this a test run for me.

I’m a big fan of possession football, and this is my system I have created so far last patch. The ME isn’t well suited to this style and will be highly inconsistent, but nevertheless I’ve tried to strike a balance where the tactic will play nice with the ball, with a degree of added effectiveness and durability.

I’m hoping this style can get some decent possession numbers with a relative degree of success – and with any luck FM21 might be a little more receptive to this style rather than overpowering gegenpressing and quick tempo again…

Pep / Enrique Hybrid

The tactic aims to replicate the very short and controlling tempo of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, mixed with the great tendency to counter-attack under Luis Enqrique. And roles are probably a hybrid of the two.

Rather than use positive mentality which is controlled football without a purpose, I’ve gone with attacking mentality where there is a purpose but with TIs that will fall under a more positive mentality.

When teams sit back, watching the team play you should get a feel of Pep’s Barca when trying to probe and camp outside the opponent’s 18 yard box patiently waiting for an opening to appear, further watching the opposition boot the ball back to us to rebuild patiently from the back again following intense counter-pressing high up.

I have also tried to set both defensive and offensive set pieces so it will play a little bit more like the Spaniards do.

Roles

Roles are always a bit ambiguous with defining Barca. However seeing a heatmap online and the general areas the midfielders tend to play in, I’ve gone with the roles shown with player PPMs and PIs being the definition as to how a player will perform within the role.

This more noteable with Xavi, as his movements are box to box but PPMs will promote playing more a playmaker style / dictate tempo etc. I’ve also gone with attacking wing-backs in Dani Alves / Alba, with MSN as the forward trio.

This tactic will be best used in leagues where you’re allowed to play football with opponents less aggressive in their pressing, or where you have a vast superior side with highly technical players.

It should be a system enjoyable to watch in action, and for any that do give it a try will hopefully see what I’m visibly trying to create.

OIs

LB/WBL: show onto left foot
RB/WBR: show onto right foot

ML/AML: show onto left foot
MR/AMR: show onto right foot

SC: show onto weaker foot

Results




I’ve done a few test runs myself on this with the more positive ones available for viewing.

I would say it does have inconsistencies, but I guess naturally that will happen with high possession systems especially with this ME favouring gegenpressing.

But it does show a capability where it can work in a good year and be successful at both the higher and lower levels.

I’m hoping the tests will give a greater idea of the consistencies, and the possession it will currently generate on average as I can’t see this on FM touch.

Ultimately I would like to maximise possession with a degree of consistency in results so this should help provide me a benchmark for when the next FM arrives.

Thanks Again
BJT
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BJT – 4114.Destruktor - 20.4



Hi, hoping you could please test this brand new one for me. In a game I have going in France, in an attempt to score more goals with a good team now built that I hope can give PSG a run for their money, the players are currently suited my 442 inverted wingers Invincibles tactic.

However still lacking in talent both at the back and going forward, with more goals needed to win enough games in France, I have tried to further enhance a more gungho approach but remaining as solid as possible by way of asymmetry.

This as a result now has turned into a gegenpressing 4114 iw formation, with an attempt to promote a slightly greater degree of stability in defence whilst having a number of options going forward, both breaking at speed whilst maintaining the ability to play fluid football and create overlaps regularly in the opposing third.

OIs

LB/WBL: show onto left foot
RB/WBR: show onto right foot

ML/AML: show onto left foot
MR/AMR: show onto right foot

SC: show onto weaker foot

Test Results



My tests ran with Liverpool was successful winning all trophies and securing 103 points. We also comfortably got promoted with Chester in the Vanerama North controlling things throughout the year from match 4 onwards.

It’s a system very out of the ordinary for me and a couple of times it’s had over 60 shots at goal which is a decent number, so I’m hoping you could please give this one a quick run.

Cheers
BJT
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Bogeyman said: @BJT Hi, why don't you use Long Throw-ins in your tactics? They are much more effectite than Short Throw-ins and gives a lot of goals... it's kinda cheat... I see that all the tactics top tactics use Long Throw-ins :)

Hi mate - for that reason :) I like to play a realistic style of football to watch on the pitch without such exploitation. I'd only ever use them in a Pulis tactic :)
BJT – 442(iw.ver) Invincible / BJT – 4321.Compressor

Hi, after making my standard 442 with wingers, I decided to go on the opposite side of the spectrum with the clue in the name – Wenger’s Invincibles.

I’ve also tried to produce something completely illogical to me using a 4321 – which really is something outside of my comfort zone, as I always try to create systems built on logic.

A number of systems using this formation have tried to use wide players in the DM and Middle strata slots, so this has formed the basis of my 4321 shape tactic.

If you could give these both a run please that would be great.

BJT – 442(iw.ver) Invincible



This system attempts to create Arsenal’s Invincibles when Wenger had the magic touch. Using Inverted Wingers on the two flanks with the full-backs bombing up on each side, Dennis Bergkamp a constant menace looking to find room to work in deeper besides Thierry Henry.

The tactic uses very short passing at an extremely quick tempo, which should hopefully promote football on the deck, causing teams problems all over the pitch with the wide overlaps and creativity through the middle.

You won’t see any passing into space with this one, but much greater build up play on the grass, and with a more technical outfit this should play some great football.

OIs

The OIs for my 442 are as follows:

LB/WBL/ML/AML : show onto left foot
RB/WBR/MR/AMR: show onto right foot
SC: Show onto weaker foot

Test Results



It seems a fairly solid alternative 442, winning the Quad with Liverpool and also winning the VNL comfortable with a decent enough 94 points, missing 100 goals by the single one. Would love to see how consistent this variant is.

BJT – 4321.Compressor



This is my outside the box system for this year’s FM. The idea is to purely press, not a deal of creativity within the side, with the objective to try and win the ball high up, and try to create space for our wingers if building a little deeper.

They will simply chuck the ball into the box with effectively 3 strikers in their, with two coming in from deep, hoping these sort of runs will cause defenders more issues.

The midfield is comprised of Inverted wing-backs and a Deep lying playmaker to try to keep things ticking along.

The side has also been instructed to be more disciplined, using a more direct approach.

OIs

LB/WBL: show onto left foot
RB/WBR: show onto right foot

ML/AML: show onto weaker foot
MR/AMR: show onto weaker foot

SC: show onto weaker foot

Test Results




Well, the results seemed quite illogical as well on this one!

First test season with Liverpool Season 2 achieved 100+ goal difference. We won a treble, scoring 116 goals and conceding 16.

2nd test season in an attempt to scoop all trophies, we did complete the quad – with a mere 83 points in the league winning on goal difference, which was so much smaller compared to the first test. Big variance, but all trophies.

With Chester, a tight run thing but we snatched promotion on goal difference in the end. I actually thought this might have performed better with them given it’s a more disciplined approach and direct game.

It would be great to see how both these systems do, especially the illogical 4321 shape given the variance in league points but successful seasons.

Thanks Again
BJT
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Obviously said: i like team b :D
Haha, it's not just me then. I rekon Team A has Phil Jones and Chris Smalling at the back ;)
BJT 442.x3f2 20.4 /  BJT 235.fcb - Pep’s Bayern 20.4

Hi, I’m hoping to get another couple systems tested if you could do please.

My bog standard 442 is one that I always try to create that can be used at all levels, has now been tweaked for 20.4, and be the first 442 tested that isn’t full out long ball.

The other is an update to my original replication of Pep’s Die Bayern 235 formation now for 20.4. I have done a similar thing to that of my Pep 2323 Metodo City Taka system, trying to make the tactic more usable for the ME, but retaining everything else.

The result, being less possession and more purposeful in attack – with that said, Pep’s Bayern at times played this more cut-throat way compared to Barca and City, so it won’t be too far off the mark.

BJT 442.x3f2 20.4



I am a big fan of the old skool 442 style of Sir Alex Ferguson. It worked really well first couple of patches, but since it had progressively got worse from every patch released thereafter.

So I’ve had to change the style slightly for this to work on the latest patch, and consequently no dedicated thread.

Instead of a Keane Scholes combination, I’ve moved to a Xabi Alonso and Gerrard one in the centre with a much narrower defensive width in play. Everything else has remained the same. So it instead adds a creative box to box midfielder in Gerrard who will also dribble frequently, with a more stationary deep lying playmaker with a greater passing expansive range.

It still has the classic deeper forward in Yorke/Rooney and the poacher Andy Cole/Ruud Van, with wing play remaining at the fore keeping that high tempo game United were so renowned for, and whipping crosses into the box at every opportunity.


OIs

The OIs for my 442 are as follows:

LB/WBL/ML/AML : show onto left foot
RB/WBR/MR/AMR: show onto right foot
SC: Show onto weaker foot

Test Runs

My usual Pool and Chester tests worked well. A quad again with Liverpool getting over 100 points and just missing a 100 goal difference which was a shame.

Chester also performed well, comfortably winning promotion from the Vanarama North with 98 points.



BJT’s 235 Pep’s Bayern 20.4



I’ve desperately wanted to get a 235 working respectably okay, as it’s my favourite eccentric formation. It’s nice just to search and buy world class talent all in the top third of the pitch once in a while, and simply rely on two class centre-backs to hold the fort.

Inspired from Bayern’s 1-6 demolition of Roma with Robben running riot at the Stadio Olimpico, it features Xabi Alonso as a DLP-S in front of the two ball playing centrebacks.

Two wingers maintaining the full width of the pitch, to try and leave gaps for the deeper playing Mario Gotze, and Shadow Striker Tomas Muller to work in, behind the Complete support forward in Lewandowski.

The design of this system will naturally mean it’s always going to be very fragile to play with inferior players – so it’s designed for a world class squad.

OIs

For any users that choose to download this, to supplement the defensive strategy use the following:

LB/WBL: show onto left foot
RB/WBR: show onto right foot

ML/AML: show onto weaker foot
MR/AMR: show onto weaker foot

SC: show onto weaker foot

Test Results

How consistently well it will work I honestly don’t know, hopefully the tests will give a better idea. But it is capable of winning all four trophies as with my 2nd season Liverpool squad we won everything.

In contrast, I was expecting a much tougher time with Chester with promotion probably unlikely and a potential sacking – but to my surprise the tactic got the job done with a respectable 92 points.




Would be nice to see how both of these get on, especially the 235 inverted pyramid shape.

Cheers
BJT
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Yeah, that makes sense. Saw one of the bust the net videos not too keen on the trait, but to me it makes logical sense that if you can't finish well and also lack composure in front of goal, it's not a bad idea to just put your foot through it :)