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    4-4-2 classic overpowered?

    It seems nothing can beat this formation at the moment.

    It's the formation that gives everyone a tough time... The butterfly, 4-1-2-1-2 ND and 4-5-1v have been unreliable in countering the 4-4-2. Yes, it works against weaker teams but against evenly matched teams it's not the case.

    I've done a lot of testing and observing and 4-4-2 does lose but the results are very random and there is no trend in the formations that can beat it.

    I also reckon that depending on HOW you play the 4-4-2, it becomes very hard to beat...As when I've used the 4-4-2, it sucks. So orders does come into play.

    Any experiences vs the 4-4-2 that you'd like to share?


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    i was playing against a weaker team with 4-5-1v. his formation was 4-4-2. in the first 45 minutes the score was 0-2. In the second half i decided to use the same formation. i switched to 4-4-2 and i scored 3 goals(3-2).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8r View Post
    I also reckon that depending on HOW you play the 4-4-2, it becomes very hard to beat...As when I've used the 4-4-2, it sucks. So orders does come into play.
    I think so, too.

    After I lose two times against 4-4-2 classic last season with my team that was much better then my opponent, I start testing how to beat this formation every day with friendly games. The results from opponent to opponent are totally random. The funny thing is, in every match I have more possession... and 75% of the goals against me come from corners or freekicks.

    I didn't found a key against 4-4-2 classic yet, which will be able to win constantly. :S


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    So how about the same formation? *also depends of your quality*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanoworlder View Post
    So how about the same formation? *also depends of your quality*
    Hm yes, I will do this in the future when my opponent is lower then my team.
    But what is the key against stronger teams or teams with the same quality.


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    umm.. do you have any experience with 4-3-2-1? Or 4-3-3? i always play with 4-3-3 when my opponent is stronger than me. ╬ťost of the results are D and W.

    -----------ST------------
    AML-----------------AMR
    ----MC---MC---MC-----
    DL-----DC---DC-------DR
    -----------GK-------------


    --------ST-ST-ST------
    --------MC-MC-MC------
    DL------DC---DC------DR
    -----------GK-----------
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    use the 352 v style
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    ive always struggled , used nd 1-1 away. 352 home lost 1-0 , and drew and lost to the 5th placed team in my league against 442, i used it lost 3-0 , its all in the arrows

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    And always the quality of the teams. Dont add arrows to all of your players. Add red arrows to your flanks and your AMC-DMC if needed. Also you need fast players to the flanks if you are planning to add arrows to the backs and play with offside trap.
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    I have the same problem.But I viewed a lot of matches in my cup and I tried a lot of things to realize that the new counter-formation of 4-4-2 classic is 4-1-3W-2.Maybe 4-1-3W-1-1 is better.There is one very important rule in the new game engine.1 DMC+1 MC are better than 2 MC's.But I still dont know what orders.When I play with 4-1-3W-2 Im using blue arrows on my DC's and red arrows on my ML and MR.It depends what type of formation he use but sometimes I use red arrows on DL/DR in this formation.I usually use attack from the flanks,but I dont know what is better against 4-4-2 - mixed or flanks.

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