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General Tactics

Top Eleven Football Manager Walkthrough and Guide

by Mongoose General  

 
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General Tactics

Make sure that as many of your players as possible are playing in the position they are supposed to be. If necessary, try picking a different formation - for example, if you have too many strikers and not enough defenders, change formations so that the strikers can fit in. Your team will probably perform better even with a risky attacking formation than compared to a balanced one with players out of position.

Make sure your team has good Morale. You can combat this easily with Morale Boosts, even if your team is losing. Make sure you watch the live matches whenever possible as this earns you Morale Boosts and spurs your team on.

Make sure you monitor the fatigue of your big name players. Otherwise, they will become fatigued and their performance will suffer.

When planning your tactics, spot the weakest player in your opponents team. Focus your attacks on there.

As is your right as a football manager, you are able to play your players out of position, should you wish. Sometimes you don't have a choice, if a player is injured for example. Obviously this will have an effect on their performance, with some players being well suited to certain positions, such as a winger being able to play on either side, or a defender playing in defensive midfield. Others will not make the transition so well. Just use logic to think where a player would be able to do well, based on their natural position and their statistics. Players tend to have the ability to do well out of position in the odd game, but it you play them there regularly it will effect their morale and form - footballers do not like being played out of position! Although it's better than not playing at all surely?

Automatic Management:

If you find yourself struggling to put enough time inito Top Eleven, you are able to automate a lot of decision-making. We've already looked at how you can get the computer to manage your players' training regimes for you. You are also able to have the AI take control of your team during the game, with input in advance from you. So if you are not able to be on your computer for a particular fixture, you can have the computer make substitutions and decide on set-piece strategy based on what you have advised in advance.

To do this, go to the Squad Screen. The tabs you are interested in are Tactics, Auto-Subs, Penalty Takers Order, Free-Kick Takers Order and Captains Order. To use these settings, drag a player from the squad on the left-hand side of the screen into the position you would like them to fill on the right. The main benefit of doing this is to specify who should come in to replace a player if someone gets injured or sent off. For example, if your designated free-kick taker is injured, who then should take set-pieces? The game will use the Free-Kick Takers Order to decide that if you are not present during the game to do it yourself.



 
 
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Comments for General Tactics

 
 
16 comments, latest first.
 
Jul 23rd 2015 Guest
How to choose which players take free kick n corner kick
ID #588195
 
Apr 6th 2015 Guest
You can only change the time of the fixture if it's a home match, you can't change an away matches time
ID #538793
 
Mar 23rd 2015 Guest
Really expensive game
ID #532270
 
Oct 24th 2014 Guest
This is the real question that needs answering (because I am experiencing something similar and it makes NO sense)

"Im at level 7, quality 57.3 (7 stars) but m team does not perform well. I have always signed the best players on the transfer list but I havent seen much of a difference. I ahvent won last two league tournaments. Best quality team, still not very good results. Am I doing anythig wrong???
This season, I played this team 4 times in a week, 2 in Champions League 2 in the League. I killed this team in the CH. L. at home and away, 3-0 and 7-0 while in the League games this team beat me 1-0 and 2-1 twice, home and away. My level is way better than his. How come is that happening?"

This was posted by another guest -- Added 12th Sep 2014, ID #446963
ID #462306
 
Sep 12th 2014 Guest
Im at level 7, quality 57.3 (7 stars) but m team does not perform well. I have always signed the best players on the transfer list but I havent seen much of a difference. I ahvent won last two league tournaments. Best quality team, still not very good results. Am I doing anythig wrong???
This season, I played this team 4 times in a week, 2 in Champions League 2 in the League. I killed this team in the CH. L. at home and away, 3-0 and 7-0 while in the League games this team beat me 1-0 and 2-1 twice, home and away. My level is way better than his. How come is that happening?
ID #446963
 
May 16th 2015 Guest
Maybe because the other manager watches the game, and has 3 friends or so that support him, which gives him the upper hand in possesion, and that's how you can get defeated, even if you are the better team, and sometimes your team has a bad day, like in real life.
ID #556739
 
Mar 9th 2014 Guest
This comment is for jeff7. You can change time of your matches only in home matches. To do this, go to " Fixtures " menu .You will see a clock icon between the name of your team and the other team for your upcoming home matches. Click there and adjust the time. This, however, will require 2 tokens.
ID #362409
 
Jan 16th 2014 Guest
What are the red and blue arrows for???
ID #344493
 
Nov 26th 2013 keff7
i want change the match time but no sign clock there...what need to do?
ID #322277
 
Oct 13th 2013 Guest
How to make own player?
ID #314290
 
Sep 21st 2013 Guest
who can select captain
ID #310482
 
Aug 29th 2013 Guest
you can re schedule games by clicking the clock symbol next to the fixture ( go to fixture list ) ...it cost 2 tokens to re schedule a match
ID #307339
 
Jul 29th 2013 Guest
hi i was due to play a game but the other manager re-scheduled to 02.30 in the morning. how do you re-schedule games?
ID #301019
 
Jun 16th 2013 Guest
go to squad screen click general info and click selection view then it should show you your players morale/conditioning and you can select your players for a booster there
ID #290663
 
Jun 13th 2013 Guest
Go to squad, select the player with low morale, go to his health, press on morale and it will preview how much his morale will improve. Then just press the green button to confirm and spend the morale booster. Job done!
ID #289966
 
Feb 13th 2013 Guest
How do you actually increase morale with the boosters i have loads, but i don't know how to apply them?
ID #253723