Special tactics & Tempo


  • Dear all,
    :thinking: I'm wondering what is the outcome of passing setting and how the team performance is effected by this. Why someone should use low passing tempo? Is there any andvantage out of this? Please state your opinion and please do not put this topic under "tactics requests" because it isn't such a request.

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    @scarle4 said in passing tempo:

    Dear all,
    :thinking: I'm wondering what is the outcome of passing setting and how the team performance is effected by this. Why someone should use low passing tempo? Is there any andvantage out of this? Please state your opinion and please do not put this topic under "tactics requests" because it isn't such a request.

    Good evening Aris . :)
    I would love to share my opinion with you but personally I failed to understand your questions mate. Sorry :blush:
    Care to give us a better explanation please ? Are you talking about Passing game as Style of Play or are you talking about a part of the special tactics and the different scales ( % ) of the Tempo ? :confused:


  • @SUPERNOVA-8 I'm reffering to the scale of passing tempo, not the passing style of playing

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    @scarle4 said in Special tactics & Tempo:

    @SUPERNOVA-8 I'm reffering to the scale of passing tempo, not the passing style of playing

    Alrighty then. I will try to share my personal opinion in a general way of course Aris. Because the special tactics that each manager chooses to use are in a way his or hers own personal feeling or private recipe of success. :wink:
    So, the feature of Tempo has basically 5 different scales, starting from 0% to 100% :
    a) Play around the back, b) Slow build up, c) Play possession, d) High speed passing and e) One touch football.

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    I can honestly tell you that so far I haven't tried all of those scales for my own settings.

    As I see it I usually lower my tempo whenever I need to play defensively against a much better and stronger line up than mine or whenever I get to have plenty of tired players , not well fitted enough. And here's an example of hypothetical settings for let's say a 442 formation.

    1. If my first 11 line up is stronger and more fitted than my opposition's I could try to use the 442 with Passing game and as tempo I would use the High speed passing, but
    2. If my line up is weaker compared to my opposition's in any way then that means I have to play defensively and like I said I would lower my tempo to slow build up and maybe even change my Style of play too. Turn it from Passing game to Shoot on Sight ( aka SOS )

    I have mentioned several times that for me every single match is a different story , a new challenge. And all depends on the conclusion that I get after I compare my squad to that of my oppositions and after I use my Spy of course to help me counter my opponent's formation and tactics . Then I decide if I need to play in a offensive or defensive mode in total.

    Now let's see what the rest of our fellow managers have to say or add about your question. :wink:


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  • @scarle4 said in Special tactics & Tempo:

    Dear all,
    :thinking: I'm wondering what is the outcome of passing setting and how the team performance is effected by this. Why someone should use low passing tempo? Is there any andvantage out of this? Please state your opinion and please do not put this topic under "tactics requests" because it isn't such a request.

    Hi mate... I'm not really sure how to respond about your questions..
    For me, it's part of your game plan. How you would like your team to perform. It's different from one manager to another.

    I can not say which one is better, higher speed passing or lower one. It depends on your team's condition, and your opponent's as well. I don't think you can compare between those kind of passing tempos, because you will never have two games with same conditions, luck, etc..

    I agree with @SUPERNOVA-8 that every single game is a different story. In general, she has explained that very well. I couldn't agree more.


  • @scarle4

    Mate, i think i can answer your question:

    If you play a defensive style, like 4-2-3-1 or 4-5-1 with let's say SOS... it is because you have weeker team, isn is? If you have weeker team,put the passing low, you don't need very quick passes.

    If you play an offensive style, like 4-3-3, never put in my opinion play around the back. So... playing a more offensive game, and having better players in the lineup, play with more speed at passing ;)

    • Hope I answered your question and I hope you understood me :)
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