It is no surprise when Jonathan Wilson writes about a tactical development someone will find a way to implement it into Football Manager. Football history just like any history is written by the winners and there is no bigger winner the World Champions Barcelona. The Spanish derby though is what has sparked an interest into the 3-1-4-2.
So I thought why don’t I give it a try, I have similar sort of players that could play the system and if I can impose some good looking football.
So first of all the research.
- The Question: Is the 3-1-4-2 Formation on The Rise? – Jonathan Wilson
- Real Madrid 1 – 3 Barcelona – Zonal Marking
- Valencia 0-1 Barcelona - Zonal Marking
- Barcelona: My Interpretation – WWFan
I have looked at WWFan’s piece which speak more about the old system interpreted in Football Manager. This tactic has come about from evolution rather then revolution, so knowing how Barcelona used to play will lead us to realise how to adapt.