Best FM 2015 Tactics: Tinkerman’s Goalscoring Strikerforce

FM 2015 Tactics

written by The Tinkerman

Best FM 2015 Tactics Goalscoring Strikeforce

Hi guys,

Welcome to the latest episode of the best FM 2015 tactics series. My latest winning tactic uses a 4-1-2-3 formation with a devastating three-man strike force. The tactic has been tested with Crystal Palace and Newcastle where we scored 99 and 111 premier league goals respectively.

Best FM 2015 Tactics: Formation

palace4

palace3

As you can see the mentality is control and the team shape is very fluid. I was able to use control mentality for all matches, home, away and against strong opposition, only getting beaten twice in the premier league all season. A fantastic achievement for my Palace squad. At one stage I thought we were going to be ‘invincible’ and go the entire season unbeaten with our two league defeats coming in the last four games, when the league was all but sewn up.

Anyway, you will score bags of goals, particularly from the central striker, Dwight Gayle managed 30 league goals. The wide strikers will also chip in, as will as the two CM’s who will score stacks, James McArthur managed 18 league goals.

Best FM 2015 Tactics: Team Instructions

palace5

Usually I prefer to not over complicate things here, but this blend of instructions seemed to work best for me with this formation. Basically we look to work the ball forward through the centre of the pitch, with players given freedom to express themselves. Width is provided by the attacking full backs and at times the two false 9’s as their individual instructions include the instruction to run wide with the ball.

Best FM  2015 Tactics: Player Roles

GK – Goalkeeper (defend) – Nothing in particular required, just your typical keeper.

DR/DL – complete wing back (attack) – I love this role in the game, they offer so much going forward, sometimes the best form of defence is attack. stamina, pace and crossing are important attributes.

DC – central defenders (defend) – Standard centre backs, strong players who can tackle and are good in the air would be helpful.

DMC – ball winning midfielder (defend) – Stays back with the CB’s when the rest of the team are attacking, crucial to closing down the opposition, breaking up attacks and making tackles.

MC – central midfielder (attack) – Regularly enters the opposition box and gets on the end of crosses and passes to score goals.

ST – false 9 (support) – provider of many assists, Chamakh provided 25 premier league assists during the season.

ST – advanced forward (attack) – main goal scoring threat, finishing and composure are key attributes here.

There are numerous individual player instructions with the tactic which will be included with the download. They are crucial to the tactic’s success.

Best FM 2015 Tactics: Results

Capital One Cup

palace6

Good to reach the semis but after the defeat in the first leg, I rested players in the second leg ahead of a league game which I was prioritising, as I couldn’t see us turning it around at Old Trafford, which I generally find to be a fortress in this year’s game.

FA Cup

palace7

Again, I put out a second string and it cost us, with defeat in the fourth round. However I don’t regret making our league form our priority because at this stage we where still unbeaten in the league and I wanted to give us every chance to go the whole season unbeaten.

Premier League

palace8

palace 9

Amazing league results for our squad, I have to say I was disappointed when we finally lost in our 35th game of the season. However there were some fantastic results along the way including doing the double over Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.

League Table

palace10

Best FM 2015 Tactics: Competition Results with Newcastle

newcastle1

Equally impressive results with Newcastle, winning the league scoring an incredible 111 goals, also winning the FA Cup and getting to the final of the Capital One Cup. I particularly enjoyed our 5-1 destruction of Arsenal and 5-2 destruction of Man City, both away from home in the league. The 6-2 demolition of Man United in the FA Cup semi final was also a highlight.

Best FM 2015 Tactic: Tinkerman’s Top Tips

  • Pre-season:  General training – team cohesion and fitness (alternate weeks) with high intensity, Match Preparation – match tactics.
  • During Season: General Training – balanced, Match Preparation – attacking movement, except away at Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge, Anfield etc. where I used defensive positioning.
  • Keep corner instructions as they are with the download but set your LB’s to take right sided corners and your RB’s to take left sided corners.
  • For opposition instructions use your assistant manager or coach with best tactical knowledge.

Best FM 2015 Tactics: Download

If  you would like to give the tactic a try follow the instructions below:

FM 2014 Download

1. Click the download link above and download the file.

2. Once the file is downloaded move it to the following folder documents>sports interactive>football manager 2015>tactics

3. Now load the game as normal and enter the tactics screen.

4. In the tactics screen, click the tactic you currently have loaded then select manage tactics from the drop-down menu

5. Then Import and then load ‘Tinkerman’s Goalscoring Strikeforce’ into your game, then you will be able to select the tactic from the list.

Thanks for reading. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know how the tactic works for you. Hope you the enjoy :)

The Tinkerman

You may also like
Comments

70
Leave a Reply

avatar
48 Comment threads
22 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
38 Comment authors
JPC TennantOBCmiJohannesBMaia91 Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Toby
Guest
Toby

The problem I hate these tactics for the reason that 3 strikers is a formation which while being very effective after a while you dominate to such a extent that the AI becomes a pointless thing. I believe that these types of results are too unrealistic and that is the only problem if that can be called a problem haha. Well done on Tinkermans behalf though for making this disgustingly good tactic

alston
Guest
alston

you should also add a tactic for defending games when you’re winning at the end

Richard Williams
Guest
Richard Williams

What do you do when you’re winning and want to see out a lead?great tactic, truly immense

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

I’m going to share my tactics for defending a lead in the next few days :)

Richard Williams
Guest
Richard Williams

Good man, working like a dream.

Joe
Guest
Joe

One word. Brutal! Tried it with my Dinamo Zagreb save. Still undefeated with some great results in CL and domestic division. Great job man.

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

Glad it is working for you mate, enjoy :)

tactictotally
Guest
tactictotally

you are on fire man…

Liverpool
Guest
Liverpool

Can’t get the tactics file to be seen in the tactics list :o(

Donald Johnston
Guest
Donald Johnston

do u have any recommendations for ppms?

madhatter
Guest
madhatter

doesnt show up in tactics import screen

Pedro Camino
Guest
Pedro Camino

I love this tactic. Loads of goals! The only problem, at least in my save, is that we cocead to many goals from crosses. How can I manage this?

Josh
Guest
Josh

this is tactic is amazing! Thanks Tinkerman! I’m 28 games into my first season with Aston Villa and I’m currently W22-D4-L2. Only lost away to Man United and Chelsea and currently 6 points clear at the top of the league.

Wardy
Guest
Wardy

Brilliant tactic using it as Wealdstone from Conference south, promoted 1st season and sitting 4th in conference in my 2nd. Just a query would you leave your training as match tactics when the season starts if it isn’t 100% and until it is learnt or switch to attacking movement when the season starts regardless?

paulie b
Guest
paulie b

how you finding this tactic on the new patch

fullsynchro
Guest
fullsynchro

For me this was without a doubt the best 15.2.1 tactic im FM15 but the new patch killed it for me :( tinkerman do you plan on release new tactic for this patch? im a fan of your tatics :D

Chris Vasseur
Guest
Chris Vasseur

Oh my god.. I could go on and on about success I’ve had. It feels like cheating it’s so good. Tinkerman, do you have Twitter or your own page as well as the posts here?

StewG
Guest
StewG

For the latest update I had found the tactic was struggling away, simply making a copy of the original and changing to counter has solved this for me :) Back to dominating home and away.

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

I’m working on an updated version for the latest patch, hopefully it will be completed soon guys :)

Chris Vasseur
Guest
Chris Vasseur

Tinkerman, do you have a way to communicate outside of the message board. Do you have Twitter?

falseeight
Guest
falseeight

suss this first half vs real madrid in the 14/15 champions league group stage. This tactic worked a peach, could’ve been 7 or 8 tbh

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

great stuff :)

Jake
Guest
Jake

What pitch size would you recommend for this tatic?

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

I just used normal/standard or whatever was already in place at the club :)

Derek asamoah
Guest
Derek asamoah

Any news on an update of your tactic mate? I’m an eager beaver

Darren
Guest
Darren

In all honesty I don’t think it needs an update. Using it personally and still works fine for me…sure you maybe need more of the right players in the right positions but I think that is more a general thing rather than specific to this tactic.

derek asamoah
Guest
derek asamoah

Darren, do you change anything for any matches? Ive used this tactic for awhile now , ive won everything possible with this tactic 4 years in a row then suddenly it stops working which could be because they have sussed my tactic but I change things still nothing after 15 games , I change back to this tactic and cant win at all, ive got a squad with quality players in each position.im stumped and all I see everywhere else is these tactics that with corner and throw in exploits and claim to be the best.i find this site honest and you generally try and steer us in the right direction

Darren
Guest
Darren

I have made no changes, just as it is and don’t change from game to game. Just make sure you have the full backs taking the corners, that will make a difference if you don’t already.

All I can think is that maybe you bought too many new players? Too young or maybe lost a few too many older performers and upset the balance maybe?

Steffe
Guest
Steffe

Just as stated bellow this tactic was the beast for patch 15.2.1
But since the new patch I’m having trouble getting the same results. It’s not bad. I’m still doing ok. But I’m waiting eagerly for an update… Is it coming soon? ;-)

Matt
Guest
Matt

Hi Darren, as Tottenham would you retrain Lamela to ST and play him as one of the false 9’s? He is far too good to leave out

Darren
Guest
Darren

This is Tinkerman’s tactic so he would be best to answer but myself, I’d try that or if not happy with performance I’d train him as MC, he’d work well there too.

Jake
Guest
Jake

hi Tinkerman
Play online with a few friends as you can imagine it gets very competitive, can i download the tactic and use it in a game that’s already playing or do i need to start again?
Also had problems downloading it to a mac, is this usual?
Thanks for your help

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

Hi Jake, I have never heard of any problems downloading to a mac to be honest, it should work fine as far as I know. Yes you can use the tactic in a save which is already started. You shouldn’t need to start a new one. Hope this helps :)

Nikolay Florev
Guest
Nikolay Florev

Hello,Tinkerman!Would you write for me individual player instructions and corner instructions.Thanks for you help!!!

fmman
Guest
fmman

Would be good if you could put up individual instructions plz tinkerman

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

Hi Guys, I think its best to download the tactic, there is too much detail in player and corner instructions to do it manually. If you download the tactic it will be much easier :)

Nikolay Florev
Guest
Nikolay Florev

But i use an older version 15.1.3. and i can`t add this tactic,because your tactic is .fmf…..but i can use only .tac files

eightnight
Guest
eightnight

The only issue I have with this tactic is finding a way to describe it, without using language that will offend anyone. Its a monster! A real plug-and-play-destroy-your-way-to-the-top! Second season with Spurs, and not even half way, but I’m annhilating my way through the league. Used a 4-1-2-2-1 wide formation so I bought Depay first season. Won EL, and LC, 4th in the league, and struggled against top top sides (Chelski, LFC, Man Utd, etc). Not anymore. Outplayed Real Madrid in the SC, beat Chelski at the Bridge…Loving it! Absolutely loving it :D

I am trying it with Stockport atm, and a few adjustments need to be made. Firstly there are no F9’s to be had in the conference leagues, so I’m using DF-S instead. Considering the fullback/wingback issue, but can more easily be retrained, than F9. Have anyone else tried this tactic in the conference? If so, what is your assesments/adjustments?

To conclude: Tinkerman, you beast! This is the tactic I would have created for my self, if I only knew who. Cudos :D

eightnight
Guest
eightnight

Forgott to finish my train of thought with Depay. Like Lamela, he can easily be reformed into a beast of a F9, so Spurs now look like Barca. Also getting super preformances from Kane as an F9. Malcom and Gabby Barbosa fit like a glove. Get Shawcross, Romero and Balanta, and youre sorted :)

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

Glad your enjoying the tactic, I used the tactic with concord rangers and got promoted as champions during the first season, only changes I made were changing F9’s to DLF with support duty :)

james
Guest
james

How can you beat this…..I am playing a file with a friend and he’s dominating the league with thislol

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

If you can’t beat them, join them. You could try using this tactic as well :)

Joachim Stahr
Guest
Joachim Stahr

This Tactic is a Beast. Just won with Stuttgart the Triple four times in a row. Because i have Ruben Neves for my Defensive Midfield Spot, i changed the BWM to a DLP for even more game impact.

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

Thanks Joachim, glad your enjoying it :)

Nags
Guest
Nags

This tactic is definitely a beast, I have started with Leicester and won 9 out my first 10 games. My only issue is as its a very aggressive tactic, where the players get stuck, close down much more and players set to tackle hard, I have had 6 red cards and 25 yellow cards in 10 games. If i were to ease off on the aggressiveness, do you feel it would have a major impact on the dynamics of the tactics. Thanks for creating another great tactic.

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

Hi Nags, thanks for your feedback, glad its working well for you. In terms of the aggressiveness, it may affect the tactic, yes. To try avoiding red cards I would recommend, once defenders or midfielders get a yellow card change their individual instructions away from tackle harder.

Brutus
Guest
Brutus

Personally I try to train mostly all of my players individually not to dive into tackles. Could be worth a try, as my players rarely pick up bookings [using this tactic]. Then, of course, it also depends on the player profiles you sign. If you go after all the Pepes, Zebinas, Bartons, and Cattermoles out there, you should probably put more emphasis on the mentality aspects of your next signing, @disqus_QRKofjKPzg:disqus.

johnnywinter
Guest
johnnywinter

Playing with villa and its just not doing it for me. Certainly not going to win a cup or league trophy anytime soon, always concede, and very rarely win by more than one goal. Have strikers like Grealish, Perez, Feirro, Alcacer, got Romero, Teilemans, Balanta. Can dominate games but blow chance after chance, third season of it now and its driving me crazy. only got the game after the latest patch so I dont know if thats whats fucking it up or not, any advice?

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

Hi johnnywinter, this is strange I have to say. I assume you have the full backs set to take your corners as suggested. Sometimes the game can become ‘resistant’ to a particular tactic after a couple of seasons, almost as if to counteract its success, I think they also want players to continue to evolve their tactics season after season, which makes sense I suppose. In the real football world you can’t stand still and need to continue adapting tactics and systems etc. so I find that a change of tactics for a period and then revert back to the tactic you wish to play with might help. You could try the 4-2-3-1 for 5-10 games to see if that improves your fortunes.
Tinkerman

Marijus Kulvietis
Guest

I started this tactics for MK Dons in their league one. Results are very good and we get promotion. :) Interesting if anybody tried this tactics on Mk Dons. If yes, what players do you advice after getting to championship. As we all know-Mk Dons have no money, no normal transfers or loans. Only some cheap players in season n2:) I have no normal DMC-(used defender A.Kay as DMC). For new season i look for dmc, right winger and best strikers to loan or buy some young talents or smth like that. Any good bargains to loan or buy cheaply.:) Thanks for very nice tactics tips.

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

Hi Marijus, glad the tactic is working for you mate:)
Sorry I can’t be much help with regard to signings, haven’t played a lot of games in championship. You might need to rely on your scouting team. Enjoy :)

Brutus
Guest
Brutus

Try to get Vegar[d] Eggen Hedenstad! I got him on loan to my Boro side, then signed for free after end of season all the while in the Championship. He’s a massive player on FM who will attract all the big clubs, especially if/once you take the step up to Premiership. I just sold him to Lazio for about £17m, after two or three seasons, and after winning the FA Cup. A must-buy for any manager at any club on FM.

Jake Guinness Joseph
Guest
Jake Guinness Joseph

I keep getting battered 5 and 6-0 against decent teams worked well for a season now has gone horribly wrong

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

Hi Jake, have a look at my comments to johnnywinter below. If you further questions, please ask :)

Jake Guinness Joseph
Guest
Jake Guinness Joseph

ok do you have a good tactic I can use vs top teams I seem to struggled badly using any of the tactics available on the 15.3 patch

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

This one mate, its proven to work :)

Marijus Kulvietis
Guest

Thanks, i believe Goalscoring Strikerforce is the best tactics up to now in FM. :) I think 4231 is more for fun, if you have good team and want attractive entertainment to watch:) Mr.Tinkerman-when to wait for some new tactics. I believe game will do it`s best to upset your fans:)

Pete Tennant
Guest
Pete Tennant

Hi Tinkermans, thanks for this. Could you explain player instructions please, as I am playing on FMC IPad and cannot import tactics thanks in advance ;).

Marijus Kulvietis
Guest

You use defensive mentality in away games vs strong teams instead of control?

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

No, I used control for entire season :)

Pete Tennant
Guest
Pete Tennant

I ended up downloading the demo for FM in steam, loading up the tactic and copying PI across to my Ipad. Won Premier league and FA Cup with leeds second season! Thanks very much for this.

TheTinkerman
Guest
TheTinkerman

Hi Pete, no problem, glad you have got sorted with PI :)

Brutus
Guest
Brutus

“Our midfield is being seriously overrun…” ::DON’T BELIEVE THAT HYPE.

Freddy Koehler-Kruener
Guest
Freddy Koehler-Kruener

Just beat Chelsea 5-1 with Newcastle using this tactic. Ayoze Perez and Siem de Jong are unstoppable in the false nine roles! Thank you for such a powerful tactic!

BMaia91
Guest
BMaia91

Tried in Germany with Schalke and in Italy with Milan and it’s not very good

Johannes
Guest
Johannes

Fantastic tactic, it works like a charm. One thing tho. My fullbacks rarely do crosses, which really takes the sting out of many attacks. They get themselves in excellent crossing positions and the opposition aren’t in balance inside their penalty box. Instead they pass the ball to one of the CMs, and too often the CM gets tackled. How can I change that? :)

Cmi
Guest

This tactic is OP, it’s so OP I think it should be banned. I am beat BVB 5-0 and I have 2 stared strikes and one 4.5 stars https://gyazo.com/f5e4bbda0cf9523cbca055d343579c7f

Cmi
Guest

I love this tactic best one I have ever used

OB
Guest
OB

Tried this tactic with West Brom for my first season and it isn’t working, literally every away game I lose or draw, can’t beat any of the bigger teams either, just managed to finish 7th in the first season, got Angelo Henriquez/Rhodes, Babacar and Berahino up front

JPC Tennant
Guest
JPC Tennant

Converted this tactic into fm 2017 and it’s still beasting!!