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**NEW** The Art of Counter Attacking #FM16 RT'S APPRECIATED @Cleon81 I struggled for consistency on the counter - I'll definitely be. There seems to be a lot of confusion with regards to creating a pure counter attacking tactic on Football Manager. I'm not sure why it seems a How counter-attacking football works in FM. Counter attacking football can be a thing of beauty, that's why in this article I focus on what is needed to make it work in Football Manager.
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A proper understanding is needed so you know how the changes you applied work.
So shall we now get on with the match analysis and show you how it all works and why? The art of counter attacking is a game I played against a very strong Newcastle United side in the cup.
For this game I decided to use a defensive forward for the reasons mentioned earlier in the post.
Newcastle have six players inside my half as they try to attack me in this move. As you can see my back four looks pretty solid and because I use an anchor man, when the box to box midfielder steps up to deal with threat, I still have a four man midfield.
A little later in the move; I still have a very strong and disciplined back four who are holding their position. The the art of counter attacking although not as a solid flat bank of four, is still structurally strong and dealing with the threat of Newcastle.
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There is no immediate threat, not even if they switch play to the other side as my team will just shift across to deal with the danger. I also have all ten outfield players back in this the art of counter attacking. You can see how deep the defensive forward is coming which is making him closer to his team mates, which prevents isolation.
The move comes to nothing in the end due to the offside. This screenshot highlights the risky side of counter attacking football and why you need the defence to be sturdy and strong.
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It also shows why I had an anchorman in the side. Look at the positioning of the box to box midfielder, look how far up the pitch he is due to a move breaking down.
Then before you know it, the whole defensive unit is trying to do someone else's job rather than their own. Luckily I already accounted for this with the inclusion of the anchorman.
No matter what system you use it will have the art of counter attacking or players who will at times fail to recover their positions when the ball is lost, so you need to take things like this into consideration when handing out roles and duties.
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Gone is the big crunching tackle that sends player and ball into touch. Instead, possession is stolen and a clever player will look forward to make things happen. A good striker will be aware of possession being won and look to get on the outside of his centre-half.
Video 6 — Counter Attacking via Long Passes — How to expose the opposition on the counter attack by playing long balls directly into the path of forwards and midfielders making runs from deep to beat the first defender. The art of counter attacking then hold the ball up or roll off defenders and pass to a third man.
Coach Lambert in action during a halftime team talk Video 7 — Combination Play and Third Man Support — Using one touch passing to create counter attacks with 2,3 or 4 the art of counter attacking combining. This enables the full pitch width to be used to help stretch the opposition and create gaps.
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Video 8 — The importance of body shape in counter attacks — Body shape is the art of counter attacking for one touch passing. Video 9 — Ball Possession Concepts — Lambert gives his insights on coaching players to perform more effective passing patterns with players dropping into position to face the forwards and receive the ball.
Using diagrams of setup combined with real game footage, he explains how to creating passing patterns in the midfield so that openings are created for playing the ball forwards into the final third.