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  • Counter formations

    In this thread I will tell you which formations counter which. This is a simple, down to earth thread, easy for everyone to use.

    Enjoy

  • #2
    Re: Counter formations

    4-4-2 diamond also works well against 4-3-3 wingers when I tried it a few times This is useful when someone thinks you will choose the 3-5-2 and try to counter to 4-3-3 wingers but you just switch to 4-4-2 diamond to most probably win

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    • #3
      Re: Counter formations

      Originally posted by Elton View Post
      4-4-2 diamond also works well against 4-3-3 wingers when I tried it a few times This is useful when someone thinks you will choose the 3-5-2 and try to counter to 4-3-3 wingers but you just switch to 4-4-2 diamond to most probably win
      4-5-1 is good too, but I think 4-1-3-2 is best, the 1 DM/CM stops the front striker along with you CBs, the 3 AMs/Wingers and the 2 Fwds out numbers their defensive 3.

      What do you think?

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      • #4
        Re: Counter formations

        Originally posted by Hyina View Post
        4-5-1 is good too, but I think 4-1-3-2 is best, the 1 DM/CM stops the front striker along with you CBs, the 3 AMs/Wingers and the 2 Fwds out numbers their defensive 3.

        What do you think?
        I only ever used 4-4-2 diamond to counter it, never tried the other 2. Might give it a go and see what happens

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        • #5
          Re: Counter formations

          Originally posted by Elton View Post
          I only ever used 4-4-2 diamond to counter it, never tried the other 2. Might give it a go and see what happens
          Hehe

          .....................

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          • #6
            Re: Counter formations

            Originally posted by BenNewman View Post
            Hehe

            .....................
            Yes what is it Newman?

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            • #7
              Re: Counter formations

              Out of interest, what are these counters based on?

              How many times has 3-2-2-2-1 played 5-3-2 sweeper, and 3-4-3 played 5-3-2 defensive, what were the results, etc.?
              Last edited by Jooles; 06-04-2011, 03:10 PM.
              Man Utd, Man Utd, Spurs, Middlesbrough, Man Utd, Man Utd, Middlesbrough, Everton, Liverpool, Swansea, Spurs, Man Utd (congrats SOP)

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              • #8
                Re: Counter formations

                Originally posted by Jooles View Post
                Out of interest, what are these counters based on?

                How many times has 3-2-2-2-1 played 5-3-2 sweeper, and 3-4-3 played 5-3-2 defensive, what were the results, etc.?
                Results from friendlies, league matches etc..

                For the more rare formations I drew the formations out and had a thought about it. E.g:

                X
                X
                X-------X
                X-------X-------X
                ----X------X----
                ----X------X----

                It's difficult to display this on typing, I'll see if I can scan and upload some photos...

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                • #9
                  Re: Counter formations

                  nice guide of a thread
                  http://i26.tinypic.com/r26zcl.jpg

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                  • #10
                    Re: Counter formations

                    i was thinking to improve the thread you can include what tactics play style to use to counter the formation

                    mind you there is a thread about this sir metz's i think, but don't know if it actually still works
                    http://i26.tinypic.com/r26zcl.jpg

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                    • #11
                      Re: Counter formations

                      Testing this tonight with two teams with my own instructions.

                      My 3-2-2-2-1 against 4-1-2-1-2 & 4-5-1

                      Counter Attack
                      Use Playmaker
                      Use Target Man
                      Normal Tackling
                      Attacking Mentality
                      Mixed Passing
                      Mixed Attacking Style
                      Normal Tempo
                      Pressing All Over
                      If we don't finish 2nd, which is what I think we could finish, we will definitely finish 3rd. At the rate you lot are going im predicting Europa league football for now. When a average player like Sanchez Carrys a team for the amount of time he has, there comes a time where he just can't do it any more with out support.👍

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                      • #12
                        Re: Counter formations

                        Originally posted by 123_ABC View Post
                        Testing this tonight with my own instructions.

                        My 3-2-2-2-1 against 4-1-2-1-2

                        Counter Attack
                        Use Playmaker
                        Use Target Man
                        Normal Tackling
                        Attacking Mentality
                        Mixed Passing
                        Mixed Attacking Style
                        Normal Tempo
                        Pressing All Over
                        What is a 4-1-2-1-2 formation?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Counter formations

                          Originally posted by 123_ABC View Post
                          Testing this tonight with two teams with my own instructions.

                          My 3-2-2-2-1 against 4-1-2-1-2 & 4-5-1

                          Counter Attack
                          Use Playmaker
                          Use Target Man
                          Normal Tackling
                          Attacking Mentality
                          Mixed Passing
                          Mixed Attacking Style
                          Normal Tempo
                          Pressing All Over
                          Ok, good luck! (Or my thread is ruined )

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                          • #14
                            Re: Counter formations

                            Originally posted by Hyina View Post
                            Ok, good luck! (Or my thread is ruined )
                            4-1-2-1-2/4-4-2 diamond how ever you want to put it lol

                            Anyway this is like last resort for me cause I have good teams losing. many people say counters dont work but this is the test.
                            If we don't finish 2nd, which is what I think we could finish, we will definitely finish 3rd. At the rate you lot are going im predicting Europa league football for now. When a average player like Sanchez Carrys a team for the amount of time he has, there comes a time where he just can't do it any more with out support.👍

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                            • #15
                              Re: Counter formations

                              Originally posted by 123_ABC View Post
                              4-1-2-1-2/4-4-2 diamond how ever you want to put it lol

                              Anyway this is like last resort for me cause I have good teams losing. many people say counters dont work but this is the test.
                              suggestion: put a defensive arrow on one of your DMs. and no forward arrows needed on anyoneelse

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