Hello and thank you for visiting my new blog, my name is Luke and I am a long time player of Football Manager and a bit of a tactic fanatic. For my first blog save I have chosen a club that I have grown attached to over the years, during my many travels Real Betis is a club I have found a great love for.

Betis is based in Seville, Andalusia, playing their home games at Estadio Benito Villlamarín, they have won the La Liga just once in their history with two Copa del Rey wins to compliment that.

I can’t wait to get started with this save and i am particularly looking forward to unlocking such great talents in the Betis team such as Lo Celso, Canales and William Carvalho who will no doubt be the spine of my team in this first season.

Tactically I like the versatility of a 4-2-3-1 which is a multi-faceted set up that transcends beyond the simple positioning of players on the pitch, it lends to strength in both defence, transition and attack with two holding midfielders (or “double-sixes” in tactical parlance) provide a steadfast platform in the midfield strata while also offering an out-ball when possession is regained.

The goalkeeper’s role is self explanitory with two central defenders in front, the full backs are set to auto to give them autonomy in their decision making dependent on the scenario and position of the ball in play. A ball winner and a playmaker in the middle will help to recycle the ball quickly and provide penetrating passes for those in the attacking portion. Wingers provide width and should provide a wealth of chances through their crossing ability while an Enganch and Pressing Forward work in the attacking mid-striker area to win the ball back with gusto.

the winning formation

I can’t wait to get started with this season and I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as me. Thanks very much for reading my first post and don’t forget to follow me on twitter at @lukewarmfm

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