You can choose from 14 lineup formations. The best approach here is to select a system that fits best to your players (all players to have 100% in their position) and stick to that. That will give you a 20% bonus on your final scoring if you use only that system in the long run. If in a match you decide to play with a different formation that will increase by 1% and the others will drop by 1 point. For example, if you have 20% tactical bonus on 4-4-2 and decide to play with 3-4-3 that formation in the next match will give you 1% bonus and the 4-4-2 will drop to 19%.
Tip: Avoid systems with many CF positions (4-4-2 for example). Those players are the most expensive in the market and you will have a hard time finding them.
You can choose from three different game styles (Defensive, Normal and Offensive). If your defenders have higher skills than your attackers you will choose Defensive. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do those calculations by yourself. Before every match, play with all the options and your scoring will adjust automatically.
The same with the offside options. If your starting defenders have good speed and experience, by clicking on offside, the scoring will increase. If not, it will decrease. Just play with the two options and choose the one that benefits your Scoring.
Again the same happens with passing styles. Before every match choose the option that fits you best.
On the other hand, the Attitude of your team is a little different.
- The aggressive attitude increases your scoring by 10%, however, increases the injury chances.
- The Normal attitude does not increase the scoring and the injury chances are normal.
- The Passive attitude decreases your scoring by 10%, however, eliminates the injury chances substantially.
Tip: When facing a team with a lot higher scoring than yours you can play with passive attitude as you are going to lose anyway. Even if you lose with 10-0 or 1-0 the popularity will decrease by 1.5%.
The bonuses play an important role in your team’s scoring. The amounts that you can put there are defined by the total money you spend on your wages for the players that are in your first team.
- The match bonus is only paid if you win the event.
- The season bonus is paid instantly from your local currency balance every time you click OK on the amount you put there until you reach the limit. The amount that you put there adds up to the previous that you have already paid.
Tip 1: If your team is a lot stronger than the opponent do not put anything in the match bonus as you are going to win anyway.
Tip 2: Do not fill the season bonus right away from the beginning of the season. Instead, increase it gradually as the season progresses. If you sell a player with a high salary the max amount will be decreased and the extra money you have paid will not give you any benefit.
In the tactics page, you can also select your captain, the free kick, the penalty and the corner takers.
- For captain, you can select the players with the highest experience.
- For penalty takers, the shooting is taken into consideration.
- For corner and free kick, takers choose those with the higher long shot.
Those options take into consideration only the starting eleven players. So you must put many players with high experience as captain alternatives, for example, if your first choice is unavailable for a match or if you make him a substitution in the live event.
All those tactic parameters can change in the live event if you make substitutions. In a match with a close scoring opponent always check if can get a little more scoring if you change the tactics.
Tip: If you want to make substitutions in the live event do not do them in the halftime. When the second half begins, all the players lose some energy so you have to wait a few minutes to do the subs you want.
That’s all about tactics. In our next review, we will deal with the referrals and partners section of the game.