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4-1-4-1 DM by Daniel Gear

Article number two in the Community Blog series here at FMInside. After we posted a tactic created by Keysi Rensie not long ago, this time we post a tactic from one of our other favourite bloggers; Daniel Gear.

Who is Daniel? He is a bloke from Bristol in England and a happy father of 2 daughters. In his free time he loves to chat about Football Manager on Slack and he creates on his own blog. For the FM18 season Daniel has landed his feet in Turkey, taking control at Kasimpasa. It is his goal to become the number one club in Turkey, beating giants like Galatasaray, Fenerbache and Besiktas. In his save with Kasimpasa, Daniel has created a 4-1-4-1 tactic and we asked him to share it with us.

4-1-4-1 DM

The tactic Keysi shared with us was also a 4-1-4-1 tactic, but it shows many differences with the tactic Daniel has created. For example both wingers have different player roles. Daniel has used a Inverted Winger on the right side of the pitch, while the left midfielder is set as a Winger in an attacking duty.

Because of the Inverted Winger on the right side of the pitch, he has also instructed his right full-back to join the attack whenever possible. He will be asked to cross the ball into the box, hoping one of the forwards will finish the ball.

The lone forward is set as a Deep Lying Forward to assist play from the midfield, so they can move up the pitch into space. The Box to Box midfielder is expected to join attack, creating a secondary attacker when he arrives in the box. Also the second central midfielder has an attacking duty. He will also be pressing forward on the opponents half, reducing space for them to play in.


Looking at his team instructions, Daniel has instructed his players to play higher up the pitch and more on the opponents half. He asks them to Run at Defence, which shows his choice for a Box to Box midfielder is a good one.


After downloading. Make sure to place the .fmf file in the correct folder.

Look for the tactics folder in your Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2018/ folder.

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