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A formation is the way in wich a team is lined up. A formation decides the number of defenders, midfielders and forwards. Formations can only be changed by [[extra |repositioning]]. An example: "Inner midfielder 1" gets repositioned to play as an "extra central defender". He takes on the role of a centraldefender, just like an ordinary centraldefender. This means you've changed from the normal 4-4-2 lineup to a 5-3-2 tactic! Note that he's still called "Inner midfielder 1" (for ease of identification), but he plays in the position of a central defender. Without repositioning you will play with the basic formation 4-4-2.
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{{Interwiki/Formation}}
  
The following are the most used formations. With these you can reduce the chance of [[confusion]] by playing them often and acquire [[formation Experience]]. 4-4-2 [[formation Experience]] is always at excellent.
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Every [[manager]] sets '''match order''' for the week [[match]]es.  
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A match order is a formation fielded with 11 starter [[player]]s and up to 5 backup players.  
  
* [[4-4-2]]
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In addition to your league game, you may have a [[friendly]] or [[cup]] game scheduled.  It is strongly advised to play with different players in each game to maximize [[training]] potential.
* [[5-4-1]]
 
* [[5-3-2]]
 
* [[4-5-1]]
 
* [[4-3-3]]
 
* [[3-5-2]]
 
* [[3-4-3]]
 
  
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== Formation and Training ==
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{{Main|Line-up}}
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The training scheme you choose determines the formation and [[tactics]] you may use effectively to a large extent, as you can only maximise training by using certain formations.
  
Other formations can be used as well, but they won't gain [[formation Experience]].
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* Scoring trainers can use [[3-4-3]], [[4-3-3]], [[2-5-3]] or [[5-2-3]].
  
* [[2-5-3]]
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* Playmaking trainers can use [[3-5-2]], [[4-5-1]], [[5-5-0]] or [[2-5-3]].
* [[5-5-0]]
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* [[5-2-3]]
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* Defence trainers can use [[5-4-1]], [[5-3-2]], [[5-5-0]] or [[5-2-3]].
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: 5-5-0, 5-2-3 and 2-5-3 are news as [[extreme formations]]. <small>'' Until season 42, it was impossible to gain [[routine]] in the highlighted formations, meaning that they would almost always result in [[confusion]] in club matches.  From season 42 onward, routine can also be accumulated in these formations.''</small>
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Goalkeeper or wing training allow more formation flexibility. Goalkeepers allow the use of a full range of the formation options. Only the experience with formations put a limit to wingers and goalkeepers.
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Of course, it is always possible to use alternative formations, but this will mean you are unable to maximise training for the week.
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At all times be sure that you do not have more than 3 players playing on same position, or you'll lose training for the week. E.g. [[3-5-2]] with 2 wingers and one extra inner midfielder is perfectly legal, while [[3-5-2]] with a single winger and 4 inner midfielders will lose you training.
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The players may get [[Injury|injured]], allowing for one of your substitutes to enter the game. A player assigned "Sub (forward)" will enter the field, should one of your forwards get injured. If you don't have a substitute assigned to a certain position, or if the substitutes is injured as well, one of the other substitutes will automatically get selected to play. If you don't have any able substitutes as your regular players get injured, you'll have to continue the game with 10 players. Always remember to name a goalkeeper for the game, if you don't an outfield player will move to the goalkeeper spot, thereby disrupting your overall tactics. Also remember that you must start your games with at least 9 players to avoid a walk over and prevent losing a week's training for all players in your squad, as well as a portion of your club's supporters.
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There are also five types of general tactics that you can use. These can be described as a common intention that the team has. All tactics except "Normal" have a benefit and a disadvantage, so choose carefully.
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==What abilities really mean==
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The following tables will help you somewhat when you select your team. Note that it's only an approximation. Some levels of abilities following each other may mean only slight differences in performance, and vice-versa.
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The state of the midfield decides how many opportunities your team will produce during a match. The other parts of the team will decide the probability of attacks leading to goals.
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===Individual orders===
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{{Main|Individual order}}
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{|
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|-
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|'''Position'''
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|'''Tactics'''
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|'''Effect'''
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|-
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|'''Wing back'''
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|[[Offensive wingback|Offensive]]
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|More Winger, more Playmaking, less Defending
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|-
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|
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|[[Defensive wing back|Defensive]]
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|More Defending, less Winger, less Playmaking
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|-
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|
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|[[Wingback_towards_middle|Centre]]
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|More Defending to the middle, less Defending to the side, less Winger
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|-
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|'''Central defender'''
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|[[Offensive central defender|Offensive]]
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|More Playmaking, less Defending
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|-
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|
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|[[Central_defender_toward_wing|Towards wing]]
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|Less Defending to the middle, more Defending to the side, a certain amount of Winger, less Playmaking
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|-
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|'''Winger'''
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|[[Offensive winger|Offensive]]
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|More Winger, less Defending, a bit more Passing, a bit less Playmaking
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|-
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|
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|[[Defensive winger|Defensive]]
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|Less Winger, more Defending, a bit more Passing, a bit less Playmaking
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|-
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|
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|[[Winger_toward_middle|Towards Middle]]
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|More Midfield, less Winger, more Defending to the middle, less Defending to the side, more Passing to the middle, less Passing to the side
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|-
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|'''Inner midfielder'''
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|[[Offensive inner midfielder|Offensive]]
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|More Passing, less Defending, a bit less Playmaking
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|-
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|
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|[[Defensive inner midfielder|Defensive]]
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|Less Passing, more Defending, a bit less Playmaking
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|
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|-
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|
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|[[Inner midfielder toward wing|Towards wing]]
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|Less Midfield, more Winger, more Passing to the side, less Passing to the middle
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|-
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|'''Forward'''
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|[[Defensive forward|Defensive]]
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|A certain amount of Midfield, less Scoring, more Passing (even more Passing if [[Technical]]), a bit less Winger
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|-
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|
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|[[Forward_toward_wing|Towards wing]]
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|More Winger, less Scoring and Passing in the middle, more Scoring and Passing to the side
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|-
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|}
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===A normal case===
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{|
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|-
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|'''Part of team'''
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|'''Factors (most important first)'''
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|-
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|'''Midfield'''
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|[[Playmaking]] [[inner midfielder]]s
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|-
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|
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|Playmaking [[winger]]s
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|-
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|
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|Playmaking [[Central Defender]]s
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|-
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|
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|Playmaking [[Defensive Forward]]s
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|-
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|'''Attack Left wing'''
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|[[Winger]] left winger
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|-
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|
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|Winger left [[wing back]]
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|-
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|
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|[[Scoring]] [[forward]]s
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|-
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|
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|[[Passing]] left winger
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|-
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|
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|Passing left inner midfielder
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|-
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|
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|Winger forwards
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|-
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|
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|Passing forwards
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|-
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|'''Defence Left wing'''
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|[[Defending]] left wing back
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|-
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|
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|[[Goalkeeping]] [[Goalkeeper]]
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|-
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|
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|Defending left central defender
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|-
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|
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|Defending left winger
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|-
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|
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|Defending goalkeeper
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|-
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|
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|Defending left inner midfielder
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|-
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|'''Attack Centre'''
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|Scoring forwards
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|-
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|
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|Passing forwards
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|-
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|
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|Passing inner midfielders
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|-
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|
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|Passing wingers
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|-
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|'''Defence Centre'''
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|Defending central defenders
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|-
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|
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|Goalkeeping goalkeeper
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|-
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|
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|Defending wing backs
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|-
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|
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|Defending inner midfielders
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|-
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|
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|Defending goalkeeper
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|-
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|
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|Defending wingers
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|-
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|'''Attack Right wing'''
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|Winger right winger
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|-
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|
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|Winger right wing back
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|-
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|
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|Scoring forwards
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|-
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|
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|Passing right winger
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|-
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|
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|Passing right inner midfielder
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|-
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|
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|Winger forwards
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|-
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|
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|Passing forwards
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|-
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|'''Defence Right wing'''
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|Defending right wing back
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|-
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|
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|Goalkeeping goalkeeper
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|-
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|
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|Defending right central defender
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|-
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|
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|Defending right winger
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|-
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|
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|Defending goalkeeper
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|-
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|
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|Defending right inner midfielder
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|-
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|}
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== Researching Other Teams ==
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{{stub}}
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It is always useful to research your next opponent by checking their previous games and also their best players. There are several tools to assist in this.
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==See Also==
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Match order features (initially only for HT supporters):
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* [[Custom match order]],
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* [[Head to head]].
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[[Category:Match concepts]]

Latest revision as of 10:33, 11 September 2020

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Old match order field design (2012)

Every manager sets match order for the week matches. A match order is a formation fielded with 11 starter players and up to 5 backup players.

In addition to your league game, you may have a friendly or cup game scheduled. It is strongly advised to play with different players in each game to maximize training potential.

Formation and Training

   Find similar.png   Main article: Line-up

The training scheme you choose determines the formation and tactics you may use effectively to a large extent, as you can only maximise training by using certain formations.

5-5-0, 5-2-3 and 2-5-3 are news as extreme formations. Until season 42, it was impossible to gain routine in the highlighted formations, meaning that they would almost always result in confusion in club matches. From season 42 onward, routine can also be accumulated in these formations.

Goalkeeper or wing training allow more formation flexibility. Goalkeepers allow the use of a full range of the formation options. Only the experience with formations put a limit to wingers and goalkeepers.

Of course, it is always possible to use alternative formations, but this will mean you are unable to maximise training for the week.

At all times be sure that you do not have more than 3 players playing on same position, or you'll lose training for the week. E.g. 3-5-2 with 2 wingers and one extra inner midfielder is perfectly legal, while 3-5-2 with a single winger and 4 inner midfielders will lose you training.

The players may get injured, allowing for one of your substitutes to enter the game. A player assigned "Sub (forward)" will enter the field, should one of your forwards get injured. If you don't have a substitute assigned to a certain position, or if the substitutes is injured as well, one of the other substitutes will automatically get selected to play. If you don't have any able substitutes as your regular players get injured, you'll have to continue the game with 10 players. Always remember to name a goalkeeper for the game, if you don't an outfield player will move to the goalkeeper spot, thereby disrupting your overall tactics. Also remember that you must start your games with at least 9 players to avoid a walk over and prevent losing a week's training for all players in your squad, as well as a portion of your club's supporters.

There are also five types of general tactics that you can use. These can be described as a common intention that the team has. All tactics except "Normal" have a benefit and a disadvantage, so choose carefully.

What abilities really mean

The following tables will help you somewhat when you select your team. Note that it's only an approximation. Some levels of abilities following each other may mean only slight differences in performance, and vice-versa.

The state of the midfield decides how many opportunities your team will produce during a match. The other parts of the team will decide the probability of attacks leading to goals.

Individual orders

   Find similar.png   Main article: Individual order
Position Tactics Effect
Wing back Offensive More Winger, more Playmaking, less Defending
Defensive More Defending, less Winger, less Playmaking
Centre More Defending to the middle, less Defending to the side, less Winger
Central defender Offensive More Playmaking, less Defending
Towards wing Less Defending to the middle, more Defending to the side, a certain amount of Winger, less Playmaking
Winger Offensive More Winger, less Defending, a bit more Passing, a bit less Playmaking
Defensive Less Winger, more Defending, a bit more Passing, a bit less Playmaking
Towards Middle More Midfield, less Winger, more Defending to the middle, less Defending to the side, more Passing to the middle, less Passing to the side
Inner midfielder Offensive More Passing, less Defending, a bit less Playmaking
Defensive Less Passing, more Defending, a bit less Playmaking
Towards wing Less Midfield, more Winger, more Passing to the side, less Passing to the middle
Forward Defensive A certain amount of Midfield, less Scoring, more Passing (even more Passing if Technical), a bit less Winger
Towards wing More Winger, less Scoring and Passing in the middle, more Scoring and Passing to the side

A normal case

Part of team Factors (most important first)
Midfield Playmaking inner midfielders
Playmaking wingers
Playmaking Central Defenders
Playmaking Defensive Forwards
Attack Left wing Winger left winger
Winger left wing back
Scoring forwards
Passing left winger
Passing left inner midfielder
Winger forwards
Passing forwards
Defence Left wing Defending left wing back
Goalkeeping Goalkeeper
Defending left central defender
Defending left winger
Defending goalkeeper
Defending left inner midfielder
Attack Centre Scoring forwards
Passing forwards
Passing inner midfielders
Passing wingers
Defence Centre Defending central defenders
Goalkeeping goalkeeper
Defending wing backs
Defending inner midfielders
Defending goalkeeper
Defending wingers
Attack Right wing Winger right winger
Winger right wing back
Scoring forwards
Passing right winger
Passing right inner midfielder
Winger forwards
Passing forwards
Defence Right wing Defending right wing back
Goalkeeping goalkeeper
Defending right central defender
Defending right winger
Defending goalkeeper
Defending right inner midfielder

Researching Other Teams

Football.png This article is a stub. You can help Hattrick Wiki by expanding it.

It is always useful to research your next opponent by checking their previous games and also their best players. There are several tools to assist in this.

See Also

Match order features (initially only for HT supporters):