Notes from the author:
Note that the playmaker and target man are not necessary, as for some teams I found it work and some it simply failed. Each player has individual instructions for mentality, and it increases as you move up the pitch. This allows for the team to keep its formation, which makes it much more solid. The tactic can be used for any team, but for optimum results these requirements would help (nothing means nothing in particular, just a good player in general):
DR/DL: Pace, Crossing, Fitness
DM: Creative, Passing
MC: Long shots, Passing
AMR/L: Crossing, Pace, Fitness
With these tactics, I found that I succeeded with the offside trap with good teams, although with Birminghmam I am not sure whether it's because they are not a good team or because it was against Man Utd, the opponents got through on goal a few times. So that will still require further testing. The DM is very good in covering the back 4, and also helps when counter attacking as he picks up the ball and passing it out quickly (hence good to have him with good passing stats would help tremendously). The wingers cross the ball a lot, and then if you use a target man then they usually score according to the type of service you put (to feet or to head).
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